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

 
Here is our random hop order:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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

Watercooler Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge 112

Hi All! Here is my post for Anything Goes Challenge 112.

This card is featuring a Unity Stamp set called Autumn and of course my favorite flowers from Queen & Co., Blossoms in Blue and Purple. Hope you like it!


Would you like to play along? Here is the link and come check it out!http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/03/wwc112-anything-goes-challenge-and-our.html

Hugs,

Judy

Monday, March 27, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge-WWC111 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge! Take 2

UPDATE! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you ever do something and just feel that it just isn't quite finished? Well that is me today. I made a masculine card and I love it but it just doesn't feel finished to me. So I have added watercolor and finished it. What do you think? Which do you like better? Please feel free to leave me a comment! aAnd let me know your thoughts!

The After Picture

The Before Picture
And here is the link for this challenge if you would like to play along! http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/03/wwc111-marshas-anything-goes-masculine.html


Hugs!
Judy

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge-WWC111 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge!

Hi All! And Happy Monday! Here is my submission for the WWC111 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge!

I hope you all like it! I love the simple elegance of this set. And finding masculine images can sometimes be tricky. But what is wonderful is as is, using watercolors or using copics, this image is super versatile!

 
I Love it but it just doesn't feel quite finished to me so I have added watercolor to the image. Which do you like better?
 
 
I have used a stamp set from Unity Stamps called First Love First Hero and I have paired this set with papers from the Madison line from Anna Griffin and the Mac line from Bazzill Basics Paper.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Hugs,
Judy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Any Harry Potter Fans Out There? Craft Fantastic is Perfect for Custom Projects!

 

Hi All! Do you have any Harry Potter fans in your life? I certainly do! My baby is a huge Harry Potter fan and her birthday is coming up! Customizing with  Craft Fantastic for that perfect gift to the rescue! Today we will make three projects that are being customized for my harry Potter fan, but you can customize these whether you us personal photos or other images that have special meaning for that special person.

First up is our Black Retro Posh Bracelet. This bracelet comes with six large glass ovals. These are perfect for pretty good size images and would also be great for images of family, friends, and even fur babies.

I chose for this the Hogwarts Crest and the various Hogwarts House Crests. I found images on the internet and brought them into Microsoft Word. I made sure I sized them to fit the glass and printed them out on my printer. I then took the color printouts and made color copies. I used the color copies for my actual project. The rest is simple, apply Fantastic Glaze and Glue to the flat side of the glass and place over the image. Wiggle to make sure the glue is spread over the entire image and make sure you have the glass over the image as you want it to appear. Hold in place until it stops wiggling. Use a Q-tip around the edges to wipe off any excess glue. Then take a scissor and trim around the edges holding the scissor at a forty five degree angle.This will allow you to get a closer cut to the glass.

 I did use four Fantastic Jewelers Dots per glass piece. This is probably a little excessive, but my recipient is going to be eleven and she can give a bracelet a workout. Check out the finished project!

Next up is an adorable Harry Potter necklace. Again I followed the same procedure for grabbing an image as above. I used the Small Rectangle Pendant Kit in Silver. Both the tray and the glass come in this kit. Follow the same procedure as above using Fantastic Glaze and Glue and adhering to the tray using Fantastic Jewelers Dots. For this I only used two dots.

I then finished this project off with a 24 inch Silver Ball Chain.  How cute is this!

And finally, a ticket on the Hogwarts Express! I used a craft tag and used Fantastic Glaze and Glue to adhere a Hogwarts ticket image to the tag. Next I took one of the adorable Owl Tray in Silver and using the Hogwarts crest adhered the image to a Medium Glass Round and attached the glass to the owl tray with  Fantastic Jewelers Dots. I then attached the owl tray to the tag using ribbons in Hogwarts colors. This will be perfect either for a card or as a bookmark for my daughter!

What do you think?

As always, i do hope you have enjoyed these fun projects and please post in the comments below if you have any questions at all!

Hugs,

Judy

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Touch Of The Southwest Pendant

Hi All and Happy Tuesday! Today I am bringing you a really fun Touch Of The Southwest Pendant. I warn you, this is one technique that is so much fun that you may want to get some extra glass. Once you start it is hard to stop!

Ok, lets get started! For this project you will need three strands from the Faux Leather Necklaces Assortment, Small Silver Jump Rings, Multi Purpose Jewelry Pliers, Fantastic Jewelers Dots, One Opera Tray and Medium Glass Oval from the March Kit Of The Month, and nail polish!

Please note, the picture shows large jump rings butI realized in order to be able to take the leather cord on and off the pendant you need the small jump rings to fit through the loop attached to the Opera Pendant, and also I inadvertantly left off the wire cutter.

First, on the flat side of the jewelers glass you must remember that you are going to apply the nail polish from the top layer first. I have used two different shades of glitter polish for this first layer.

Then I applied two different shades of turquoise nail polish.

Your first layers should be transparent, and as you add layers, the layers should become more of an opaque coverage. Set this aside to dry.

While this is drying you are going to take three leather strands and snip off the clasp pieces from both ends. Using a small jump ring on each side attach the three leather strands so that they form one piece. Using the pieces that you clipped off, add the clasp onto one jump ring and the chain piece on the other jump ring.

Once your pendant is dry, adhere to the opera pendant using the Fantastic Jewelers dots and thread your leather necklace through! And there you have A Touch Of The Southwest!

Try this technique using various shades of polish along with various specialty coats! Can't wait to see what you all come up with! And make sure to check out our Shows and Workshops page on the Craft Fantastic webpage and come out to see the amazing Craft Fantastic Team when we are in your area!

Hugs,

Judy

Friday, March 3, 2017

Kraftin Kimmie Saturday Challenge

Good Evening All! Here is my entry for the Magical Challenge! Hope you like it!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sharing some Prima Projects

Good Morning All and Happy Thursday! As many of you know, while I have been crafting for many years, I have only recently started working on my blog and so today I would like to share some of the projects I have done featuring Prima products. I have been a huge Prima fan for many years and just love playing with all their different product lines. I will be featuring some tutorials for Prima products in the upcoming weeks but for now, a taste!
This is one of the Prima bird cages and features many gorgeous Prima flowers along with Finnebair stencils, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Opal Magic and of course a string of Prima Lumies. 
And here you can see a bit more of the detail.
Next, here is another fun project using some more of Finns fabulous products

 And another featuring Frank Garcias Memory Hardware.

And one more for now which features some pieces from the Relics and Artifacts line as well as some of Finnebairs Art Ingredients, Prima Paper Collection, Dresden Trim and much more Prima goodness!

I do hope that you have enjoyed this peek into some Prima fabulousness and will be sharing more soon!
 
Hugs,
Judy

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Challenge Entry

Here is my entry for the KKS wonderful wednesday challenge.

I just Love Rosie Fairy!
Enjoy!

Craft Fantastic For Planner Fun!

Hi All and Happy Tuesday! Today I am bringing you two fun projects really for everyone, but I made these with our planner girls in mind.

Our first project is a planner marker. Now this can also be used as a purse hangie thingie as well. I am not really sure of the technical name so purse hangie thingie will be what we call it!



We are going to start by using a key ring clip and a large jump ring and a peacock tray and attach the peacock tray to the loop of the key ring clip with the jump ring by using two pairs of the multipirpose jewelry pliers. Next  we are going to use a piece of rolo chain and a small jump ring. Use a wire cutter to snip a piece of the rolo chain. I used a piece that is about 4 inches long. Use the small jump ring to attach the piece of chain to the large jump ring. Now at the other end of the piece of rolo chain, using a small jump ring, attach the love key tray. Now in the center of the piece if chain we are going to use a small jump ring to attach tiny pretzel tray. Then use a small jump ring to attach the cute heart charm halfway between the peacock tray and the pretzel tray, and finally use a small jump ring to attach a wing charm halfway between the pretzel tray and the love key. Your project is almost complete.

 Now I used two word images from the Inspiration Image Sheet  for the two small glass rounds and some origami paper for the image for the one tiny glass oval. Use your Fantastic Glaze & Glue applied on the flat side of the glass and then placed on top of the image. And finally use Fantastic Jewelers Dots to adhere the finished glass to the piece.


Our second project is to make planner clips. Now to ne perfectly honest I did go through a bit of trial and error to make sure I was giving you the best way to do things.

First you are going to need a few large paper clips. Second choose which Craft Fantastic pieces you would like to use. (note here, this is really easy and once you start you really can't stop). I used a scallop tray with a small glass round, a paisley tray with a medium glass round,  a pocket wach tray with a small glass round, and an owl tray with a medium glass round. I used two images from the Valentines image sheet and two of the images were also taken from a piece of origami paper. Take your four pieces of glass, and using Fantastic Glaze & Glue create your images on your glass and set this aside to dry. Now here is that trial and error part I was talking about. Use the protective plastic sleeve that the image sheet comes in and put your paper clips on it as if you are using the sleeve as a page. Now you can use either E6000 (my tube in the picture is 2.0 oz and the one in the shop is .18oz) or krazy glue and put either on the side of the paper clip where you wish to adhere your tray and then place the tray on top of the adhesive. Krazy glue does hold more quickly. E6000 is more forgiving but does take a little more time to dry. Let this step dry completely. Once it is dry you can remove from the plastic sleeve. Use your Fantastic Jewelers Dots  to adhere your glass onto the trays. I then finished off with some ribbon I have in my stash to decorate where the loops are. Really fun and really easy!

So what do you think? Did you enjoy this tutorial? If you have any questions at all on either of these projects or any of the other projects shown please feel free to ask. We love hearing from you! I do hope you have enjoyed these projects and I will see you again soon!

Hugs,

Judy
Products Used In These Projects
peacock tray
love key tray
tiny pretzel tray
scallop tray
paisley tray
pocket wach tray
owl tray
Small Glass Rounds
Medium Glass Rounds
tiny glass oval
cute heart charm
wing charm
key ring clip
large jump ring
small jump ring
rolo chain
multipirpose jewelry pliers.
Valentines image sheet
Inspiration Image Sheet
Fantastic Glaze & Glue
Fantastic Jewelers Dots
E6000