May 1, 2014

Baby Card using Spellbinders Scalloped Circle and Napkin Transfer Technique


Hello!

Thanks for  visiting today,  I am showing a baby card I made for an order and I love how it turned out. 
I used the Napkin Transfer Technique  for the background and the teddy bear with loads of glitter which I am surprised shows up quite well in this photo.

I used Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die cut that I cut using my Grand Calibur , I inked the edges with yellow distress ink and stamped small flowers around the edge using Simon Says " Doll Pink" Ink Pad.

 ***I realized I haven't been using the small stamps in most stamp sets , they tend to get left out but not any more! I used a small flower from my Hero Art's Stamp set to create the boarder around the Scalloped circle , I also used the small hearts from my stamp set from Alley Way Stamps " Priceless Joy", I think they added dramatically to the cuteness of this card.***



The baby image was a freebie a while back but for the life of me I can't remember who created it and I have searched endlessly, if you know who could you let me know so I can give credit to the creator, it is so incredibly sweet isn't it!  I used Spectrum Noir Pens to color it :
Hair : LY1,FS6
Skin: FS2,FS3,FS6
Clothes: LG2, LG3





 I found a Birthday Napkin with this adorable bear on it so once again I did the 
Napkin Transfer Technique and fussy cut the bear.

All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

Have a fantastic day my friends!

April 28, 2014

Make your own Enamel Dots Tutorial


Hello!!!

Do you love Enamel Dots?  They are the shiny  fun dots used on cards and projects , you have likely seen them lately no doubt for they have become extremely popular. You can buy them at different costs  depending on the amount but to give  you an idea:
54 for $5.50 
and that of course is not including exchange rate, shipping or gas money if you have to travel to get it... I have to travel 72km's

I really wanted to buy these but personally I thought they were too much when I considered everything so I went on the hunt to find a better solution... I found countless Youtube tutorials that show how to make them at home but everyone had different times and different heat temperatures so I decided to experiment on my own and share my results with you! They came out PERFECT!!!!

So I made 140 for less than a dollar and  have lots of beads left over.




What you will need:

Pony Beads (they come on lots of colors)
Pyrex  Dish (I am using 8" by 12" which holds 3 qrts to 2.3 L)
Parchment Paper  (Do Not Substitute with Wax Paper)
Oven ( I have a Digital GE{General Electric} )

First lay your Pony beads about an inch apart on the parchment paper in the Pyrex Dish so they don't combine as you will see I did  with some of them ...



Such as here, I put black and white together which in turn creates a pill that would be perfect for a get well card...


Preheat the over to 475 degrees  and place in oven anywhere between 13 and 15, I took mine out at 13 min's
 If you want them flatter give them an extra 2 to 3 min's and less time if you want them more plump.

*** Note some will be out of shape  like the 2 purple showing in the next image but they look just like tear drops so still can be used so I didn't have to throw any in the trash. ***


Carefully lift the stiffened Parchment paper out of the oven using oven mitts and place on counter so they can cool faster, I give it about 3 min's although they probably cool faster than that. I then take a small ruler or my bone folder  to scrap them off and in a couple of sweeps...



VOILA!!!!  I can't wait to try other bead types and colors!



Check out these pills!!!! Are they fun or what? Could also be a cute bug if one were to draw legs and attach google eyes.


Finally I gave them a home.



What are the cons?

Some may not like the faint plastic smell it gives off but I assure you if you have the oven vent on and a window cracked like I did you will hardly notice it... Michael is super sensitive to smells and he had no prob  which made me very happy.  I hope you try it and save money and be sure to let me know how it works out for you!

Have a great day!!!

April 27, 2014

Creative Bug Digital SnapShots is Sponsoring {PIN}spirational Challenges This Week

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When I said goodbye for two weeks, I forgot about this post.  Actually, then I forgot to post this post.  Sheesh!  Swiss cheese for memory or what?! 

So, I'm just popping in to let you know that Creative Bug Digital SnapShots is one of the sponsors this week over at {PIN}spirational Challenges.  If you are not familiar with this challenge blog, there is always great picture inspiration to help get you motivated.  This week for Challenge #104, the picture is of a fairy reaching down to pet the top of a cute little winged rat's head.

This challenge will run until April 28th at midnight.

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Take care everyone!