Friday, November 18, 2011

3D Ornaments

I cleaned my scrapbook room a bit yesterday to unbury my Cricut machine and desk. My doTERRA business has taken over my room and my scrapbooking needs some love!

I made this ornament using an ornament shape, my Sure Cuts A Lot program and my Cricut. It is 9 inches tall. I cut out 4 of the ornament shape, then 4 of the round top shape and then 4 of the metal topper shape. I scored them all down the middle so it would be easier to fold and then I used adhesive squares to put it all together. I did put a line of wire down the middle before I adheared all four pieces. I used this wire to add a little bling on the bottom. Next time, I am going to glue the wire down the middle so it will not feel so loose. I added ribbon to the top and look how pretty!

I want to grunge the next one up just a bit, so if anyone has any ideas, please let me know!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

BIG Tim Holtz announcement this morning....

CLICK HERE to visit his blog.

I love everything Tim! This announcement is pretty awesome, I LOVE the colors! I think the only outlet you can get this limited edition set is through Ranger Products but when I find out for sure, I will let you know!

Tim Holtz® Seasonal
Distress Ink
Fall 2011

Exciting news from Ranger and Tim Holtz just in time for Fall creativity! A limited edition
collection of Distress Inks in harvest hues is now available. Like the changing of the seasons, this Autumn set is only available for a limited time, so collect them now before they’re gone.

Made from the unique Distress Ink dye formula, these fade-resistant, non-toxic and acid free ink pads will add a timeless nostalgic flair to your Halloween and Thanksgiving craft projects.

The Autumn Set is available in 3 rich harvest
colors* for the season that’s pure Distress.

Seasonal Distress ink pads are conveniently
packaged in a stacked set with a top label
identifying all 3 rich colors. Each ink pad
includes a QR code for smart phone users.
This links to a video of Tim Holtz personally
showcasing and demonstrating these special inks. Check in on the blog frequently for Distress Ink contest opportunities.
Remember, the Seasonal Distress Inks will only be produced in a limited quantity, so order yours now before they are gone!

MSRP $17.99
ORDER LIM IT: 12 sets of Seasonal
Distress Inks per retail store

Shipping September 2011.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Collaborative Painting at Michaels

We held another Collaborative Painting event at Michaels and Josh lead this event again. It was fun to watch him paint and interact with the customers. He makes it look so easy!

Josh even had a 5 and 7 year old painting the water on this one! Here is the final piece, framed:

Here is what the first Collabrative Painting event produced. We decided to frame both pieces and display them in our classroom, they are just too beautiful not to show off!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

OT: Amazing Shade Illusion

I found this on Yahoo this morning and I thought this video was pretty neat. I have seen this done on paper but not in motion.

"It's a pretty impressive effect -- but it's not entirely new. The Checker Shadow illusion was published back in 1995 by MIT professor Edward H. Adelson, though optical illusion guru 'brusspup' really gives it new life by bringing it off the page and into the real world.

So how does it work, exactly? The key lies in the shadow cast by the cylinder and how our poor, confused brains process light. The shadow darkens the central square, but it still appears to be "light" in color because of the contrast with its darker neighbors. Our brains are so fooled by this local contrast that it's difficult to perceive that the "light" square in the shadow has the same absolute shade as the "dark" square out of it." ~ Yahoo

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Memories Suite

I made this page using a Digital Scrapbook software program called My Memories Suite. I have never used Digital Scrapbooking Software before so I thought I would give it a try. I have always used Paint Shop Pro, a graphics program. I decided to try this program and see if it would be easy to use because I am always getting asked what program is easy to use to make scrapbook pages. I was pleasantly surprised!

The program comes with basic scrapbooking supplies and you can download more at their website: My Memories Suite. You first select an album to create the pages in and then start building pages. You can save your album at anytime and you can export your pages as .jpg to share in your online communities.

I loved this program so much, I signed up to be an affiliate! Another suprise I didn't expect was the My Memories Suite owners gave me a $10 coupon code to share with you to get the program for $29.99 PLUS a $10 coupon to spend in the store! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?? To purchase this software, just go to My Memories Suite and put this code in the promotion box at checkout: STMMMS2703 .

Go take a look at their website and let me know what you think!

Collaboration Art

This was done at my Michael's store about 2 weeks ago. It is a Collaboration piece that involved many different people who stopped into our store and added a little bit. Josh, who is our framer and a local artist, hosted the event. He said it was so much fun to have everyone do a little bit and to see the entire piece come together. Even a 7 year old girl helped!

It is so beautiful and well put together... I think this is truly a work of art made from everyone!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Showing some love...

I have been so busy with my new doTERRA Essential Oil blog, I have not been showing my crafting blog some love! If you have not seen my doTERRA blog yet, YOU REALLY NEED TO! CLICK HERE!! doTERRA Essential Oils have changed my life! I don't feel sick anymore, I stopped going to get my weekly allergy shot from my allergist in April AND I have learned a TON about my body and how to let it heal itself naturally. Please CONTACT me if you would like more information, doTERRA Essential Oils are the BEST oils in the world and safe to ingest. They are Certified Pure Theraputic Grade oils and you will LOVE how they smell!

OK. Now, back to crafting! I will be posting again soon, and I can't wait to show you what I have in store!

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Hi everyone! This doesn't have anything to do with crafting but my Cousin is holding a Give-a-way on her blog and it is AWESOME!!

to be taken to Our Dandelion Wishes and join! It is THAT EASY!
Oh, if you win, Let me know!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cricut Swap - April


I participated in another swap at . It was fun and challenging. The categories where "Let the music move you", "Tropical Vacation" & "Journals & Tags".


The luggage tag was easy to make and it was fun. I used an SCAL file from . Others in my group where making coconuts and palm trees and titles, so, hopefully, this will be a great addition to the group.


This cut was more challenging because I had higher expecations on what I wanted to and I was trying to overachieve, again. I need to remember that simpler is better! I received the dancer SCAL file from: Dancer Sihouette:
and the Musical Note from: I like how this turned out... simple and elegant!

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For the tag, I use a free font dingbat from: I loved this file and will be using it many times!

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Michaels Arts & Crafts

I work at Michaels Arts & Crafts and I have been given a coupon to pass out to my Friends & Family.

CLICK HEREto go the the link to the PDF file at the Michaels site.
CLICK HERE to go the the link to the PDF file at my website.

I hope you all enjoy your shopping weekend!