Friday, August 31, 2012

~Halloween Fun- CLASS!~

Good morning my crafty friends, 

This is what I am working on right now....
Halloween projects! :) 
For the Fall Semester at My Creative Classroom.
This class I am joining with Jennifer Priest and Kim Parkinson
and we will teach a 6 week ONLINE class all about Halloween. 
These two are my projects.  and they have many more in the class! :) 
You can find the class here
I think it's going to be alot of fun, we will play with alcohol inks, 
paper, scrapbook pages, albums, and cards! 
Good stuff!!! :) 


Thursday, August 30, 2012

~Stamping On Fabric- Fabric Card Tutorial~

Good morning my crafty friends! :) 

I have a fun post today, you know I am designing with Avocado Arts
and I thought it would be fund to do something a little funky this time around
and just dive in and make a fabric card. 
You might recognize the fabric from yesterday's Rice Bag Tutorial post,
I really thought it was perfect for the Grateful Season- 
Avocado Arts Stamp set I am using.

So here is what I did:
Step 1. Using creamy ink (not a dryer ink it needs to have liquid) & Grateful Season
stamps from Avocado Arts- lay fabric onto hard surface, and stamp directly onto fabric. 
Press firmly.
*tip* make sure plenty of ink is applied to stamp*
 Step 2. After it dries for 5 minutes, using very sharp and micro tipped sheers
cut stamped images out. IF you use fabric bond you could cut on machine using
SVG/cut files from Avocado Arts. I prefer to hand cut fabric. 
 Step 3. Trim out 4.5X6" paper for card base. 
Step 4. Trim out 5.5X4" paper.
Step 5. Adhere fabric to paper from step 4. 
Step 6. Trim adhered fabric using paper as cutting guide to get it nice and even. 
 Step 7. Using sewing machine stick around adhered fabric from step 6. 
The paper gives it stability. 
Step 8. Adhere stitched paper onto paper from step 3. 

Step 9. Using Beacon 3N1 or strong versatile glue, adhere stamped images onto
card as shown below. 
Step 10. For the sentiment I followed steps 1 through 8 using the sentiment stamp.
Revising size of cuts to match sentiment. 
Step 11. Adhere sentiment to card. 
Step 12. Take leftover strip of fabric, run through fingers to fray and create bow. 
Step 13. Adhere bow to card. 
Step 14. Apply lace to card and stitch. 
Step 15. Adhere card to full size card base. 
That's it! A beautiful fabric card! :) 

Don't forget to visit the rest of the crew! 

  • Ashley Harris
  • Becky Oehlers
  • AJ Otto
  • Vera Yates
  • Latisha Yoast
  • Avocado Arts

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    Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    ~Making Therapeutic Rice Bags~

    Good morning my crafty friends, 
    I was on a mission yesterday to make Therapeutic Rice Bags for a friend
    who is dealing with migraines and pains, as I made them I thought
    I would also make a tutorial on how to make them. 

    Rice bags are great for pain or aching muscles. They are 100% natural. 
    You heat them from 1-3 minutes in the microwave or store one in the freezer. 

    Step 1. If you are using oils, layer rice about 1" then drop 1-2 drops oil (really 1 is good enough)
    then shake around, repeat until you have around 5" of rice. Set aside overnight. 
    Peppermint is wonderful for freezing. 
     Step 2. Using 100% cotton fabric or all natural fiber fabric (Do not use any synthetic, it will melt in microwave) Trim out size and shape of your rice bag, I like to do rolls myself. 
    Step 3. with fabric turned wrong way, stitch- leaving a 2" hole to fill with rice. 
    (with the roll shape you just seal one end and leave one open)
     Step 4. Turn stitched fabric right way, fill with rice.
    Do not PACK tightly or overfill, leave at least 1" empty, but preferably 2"
    so you have room to close and it is flexible. 

    Here I made one plain, one cinnamon *shown below*, and one using
    the peppermint oil. 
     With the cinnamon you just layer and stir, the rice becomes a cinnamon
    color as it coats completely. 
     Step 5. Fold ends in and stitch close, I stitch 4-5 times for a nice sturdy
    seal. I also stitch the other end so they match. But I like funky stitching on them
    some people prefer they look perfect and hidden, well we all know I am not perfect LOL

    I added little loops on these as well for hanging on hooks. 
    They make wonderful gifts, you can make little covers for them if
    you are worried they will get dirty, but honestly they are so cheap, 
    it's easy to just make a few more. 

    Ok I will see you tomorrow! :) Happy Hump Day my friends MUAH!


    Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    ~View From Home Layout~

    Good morning my amazing crafty friends, 

    Today I have a layout to share, I have been playing with my new camera
    and took this photo last week across the street with the fog. 

    For this digital layout I used the new Rosie Collection from SW,
    it's so fun and vintage I just love it. Here are the 3 collections. 

    Beautiful aren't they?
    I have not digital scrapped in a little while, felt good to play again! :) 

    Ok I am off to cook today, I am baking homemade bread and
    some chili for a friend. So blessed with beautiful and kind people in my life, 
    it's always good to return the kindness. 
    Going to be an amazing day! ♡♡♡♡♡


    Monday, August 27, 2012

    ~Washi Tape Winner Winner Come On Down!~

    Good morning my crafty friends, 

    Remember this giveaway from the Scraptastic Club Blog Hop? 
    Well it is time to pick a winner and just to refresh you, the winner
    will receive one of EACH roll of Washi Tape shown below!

    Thanks Freckled Fawn and Scraptastic Club!!
    And the winner is....
    Blogger Ange said...
    Super cute card! What a fun idea!!
    Saturday, August 25, 2012

    Please email me your information and I will pass it along to 
    The Scraptastic Club for them to ship your prize! :)

    Thanks everyone for commenting!

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

    ~Birthday GIVEAWAY *HUGE* Scraptastic Club!!~

    Good morning my friends!!

    It's a HUGE blog post today and I have a special giveaway PLUS you have
    a chance to win a 3 month subscription to the Scraptastic Kit Club on top of that!
    It is the TWO YEAR Birthday for Scraptastic Club!!!

    Jessica at Scraptastic Club has been so amazing to me, I am excited to celebrate with them.

    Hop to ALL the blogs, gather all the letters and you could WIN BIG!
    My letter is....A
    Make sure you gather all the letters and UNSCRAMBLE the word
    then email it to and don't forget 
    that on the Facebook Page they are also giving away a 
    3 month sub when they hit 1500 fans!

    Oh and my project is this clear acrylic card using the amazing Barn Door Kit

    I used the fun rub-ons on the flaps which I turned into "doors".
     Beautiful colors and rich style. 

    Happy Birthday to Scraptastic!!!

    Here are the blogs to hop to...
    You Are HERE⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓
    Headed to HERE!!!

    This is what you can win on my blog today!

    1 roll of each Freckled Fawn Washi Tapes! :)  
    So you could win SIX rolls!

    SPREAD the word on Facebook and Twitter, Scraptastic Club is amazing! :) 
    Thanks for hopping along with me today! :) 


    Friday, August 24, 2012

    *Giveaway* Thinking Of You & Upcoming Online Classes

    Good morning my friends, 
    I am excited I have several online classes coming up! :) 
    This class is for making 4 cards and a wall hanging using your die cutting
    machines or die cuts- it's called Layer It Up
     Here are 2 of the cards I will be sharing. 
    The class has step by step videos and yes you can use any die cutting system! 
    You use your own supplies I just guide you step by step! :) 
    We used

    Also I Have this mini album class coming up. 
    It's an acrylic mini album using Clear Scraps acrylic. 

    This one shares how to stamp, emboss, stitch on acrylic!
    It's a fun class! :) 
    This class also has step by step video tutorials.
    You can find the information here 

    Now if you want to win a seat to the Layer It Up Class, just leave a 
    comment here and spread the word! :) 
    I'd appreciate any word I can get!!! 

    A winner will be chosen in a week. 
    And come back tomorrow for a special giveaway on my blog...
    It has to do with Lawn Fawn...and the Scraptastic Club!!!! :) 
    BIG PRIZE!!! 


    Thursday, August 23, 2012

    ~Enjoy...With Glitter!~

     Good morning my friends, 
    I have been swamped with sick little people this week! 
    Thankfully they are almost all well and back to school finally....

    Now I get time to play again. :) 
    This is a fun little Easel Card I made using the Piccolo/Globecraft Easel
    card and the Momenta paper and Metals
    You can find a step by step tutorial on the Globecraft Blog right here
     I shared how I made the chipboard frame using Clearsnap Glitter. 
    And made the glitter word using Clearsnap Design Adhesives. 
    I love those little things!!
    I also love the metal butterflies, I think I will be going to buy more metals. 
    They are so easy to apply, just stick them on because they come with adhesive. 
    Ok that's it for me, I am off for one last day with my little munchkin, then
    happy weekend to come...with the fam & my girlyfriends! :) 

    Hey every girl needs a day off with her chickitas!