Monday, April 24, 2017

WWC115 - Gail's Clean & Simple "Spring Theme" Challenge

Happy Monday Everyone! Here is my entry in the Watercooler Wednesday Clean and Simple Spring Theme Challenge.



One thing that always says Spring to me is hearing birds singing, and this little bird was singing to me to use for this challenge! Then just add some watercolor!

If you would like to play along, please check out this wonderful challenge blog here! http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/04/wwc115-gails-clean-simple-spring-theme.html
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Idea With Craft Fantastic

Hi All! Today I am bringing you a Mother's Day Gift Idea. I have made many wonderful pieces for my mom over the years with Craft Fantastic and this year will be no exception. For this project I am using ALPHABET#1 Image Sheet, Tiny Glass Rounds, Tiny Round Link Trays, Small Jump Rings, Lobster Clasp, Multipurpose Jewelry Pliers, Fantastic Sticky Dots, Fantastic Glaze & Glue, and a scissor and qtips.



To begin I trimmed out the letters from the image sheet to spell out GRANDMA.

Next I put one dot in the center of the flat side of the glass with Glaze & Glue and carefully placed over each letter. While the glue was still wet I made sure that the letters were centered within the glass before that moment when the glue really grabs on to the glass.

Next I trimmed around the letters.

The next step was to place the Sticky Dots into the Tiny Round Link Trays. Now I did cut down the Sticky Dots because they are the same size or even slightly bigger than the surface of the Tiny Trays. Then I attached the glass to the trays.

Add small jump rings to connect the trays as well as using a small jump ring to attach the Lobster Clasp and a small jump ring to use as the other end of the bracelet for the clasp.
Now a few sizing notes. My Mom has tiny wrists and this size is perfect for her. If you need to make the bracelet longer you can do several things. First, I used seven trays. You could use more trays which will add length. Second, I used one small jump ring to connect the trays. You could also use more, but use either one, three, or five between links so that the bracelet will lay correctly. I also used a small jump ring for the Loop to be used with the Lobster Clasp. The large jump ring could certainly be used as well. This is personal preference. And finally you could add a series of jump rings by the ends to connect the Lobster Clasp and the Large Jump Ring at the other end. This would also give you a way of adding a little lengt based on how much more length you need.

I do hope you have enjoyed this Mother's Day Project and will see you all again soon!

Hugs,

Judy

Sunday, April 16, 2017

WWC114 - Penny's Colour Challenge

So today I am playing along with Watercooler Wednesdays Colour Challenge 114. This time it is a colour challenge featuring Stampin Up colors Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Island Indigo. One thing I always love about color challenges is that I wouldn't necessarily choose a combination and this stretches my creativity. Here is my take on this weeks' challenge. What do you think?
You can check it out and play along here! http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/04/wwc114-pennys-colour-challenge.html

Hugs,
Judy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Kraftin Kimmie Guest Design Team Application

Hi All! I am throwing my hat into the arena to try for a Guest Design Team spot for Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! I love the images and the stamps are always amazing! Anyway, here is my first project!

And here is my second project
Wish me luck! And please let me know what you think in the comments below! I really appreciate feedback!
Hugs,
Judy

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Growing In Unity Blog Hop

Hi All! Today I am sharing with you a favorite stamp set of mine from Unity, although I really adore them all! This set is called Selfie Girls and actually it is on the sale this weekend for $10.00!!!!!

I have used a no line technique with Copic markers, and I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by and keep on hopping with us!

Hugs,
Judy

 
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

WWC113 - Libby's Sketch Challenge

UPDATE!  YAY!!!!!!


Hi All! Here is my entry for the Watercooler Wednesday Libby's Sketch Challenge!

I just love this mommy and baby owl image and it works great with the sketch for this challenge!

What do you think?

If you would like to play along you can find the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge here: http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/04/wwc113-libbys-sketch-challenge.html

Hugs,

Judy

Monday, April 3, 2017

Craft Fantastic Cards Anyone?

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine, TX. I got to meet our very amazing team members at our Craft Fantastic Booth, and let me tell you, these ladies are nothing short of amazing! If our travel schedule brings us to your area, please come and see us!
So after a very busy papercrafting weekend I thought I would bring to you all some ideas of how to use your Craft Fantastic on a card . I will be working with an A2 size card and some various papers so you can see some different ideas.
First I am using our small glass rounds and our Fantastic Glaze and Glue. A note to all you paper crafters, this glue is really amazing even on your other projects. It really has a fabulous hold and I will show you more on this in upcoming blog posts. Now I wanted to see how different papers would look under our glass. So just as you do if you are making a jewelry piece, put your glaze and glue on the flat side of your jewelers glass and adhere to your paper. When the glass can't be wiggled any more it is dry and you can go ahead and trim around the excess. Always trim around your glass at a 45 degree angle. This will let you get a closer cut along the edge of the glass.


Now I tried several different things. The pink is shimmer paper, the pink with a pattern is pattern paper, the two images that have words on them are from our Inspiration Image Sheet and the turquoise one is Glitsy paper.

A note, it took a lot longer for the glue to set on the Glitsy paper then it did on all the other papers. Once these were all dry and trimmed I used them on the front of a card that I was working on. As a paper crafter for many years, I have a supply of paper flowers. I decided to use my glass circles as centers for the flowers. You can see the different pieces on the card. Also, I decided to use our wonderful bling for a flower center too! So which is your favorite? What do you think?

Hugs!
Judy