Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Birthday gift for Bella

How is the end of your summer going... yea even for dry, HOT, Arizona we are "cooling" down.  It was only 103 yesterday and mornings are actually very nice..

So I had to take a break from my Halloween crafting and make a birthday present.  My mother babysits two little kids about once a week so mommy and daddy can have a date night.  Bella will be turning 3 at the end of this month and I wanted to make her something that my mother can give her and she will be soooo excited.  Mom explained to me that Bella is a little Princess, a very girly girl.  I decided I wanted to make her some bows and that lead to a bow holder. 

I am sorry I don't have pictures of the steps in making it but it was so simple. In prep use a large flat area and spread the newspaper or the best is wax paper so if you get a little messy it won't stick.  Also have a paper plate ready to catch the excess glitter.  You will want to reuse whatever falls off and a paper plate is easy to fold so you can slide the extra back into the container. 

At Mikes I found in the $1.00 bin a large B, the ones that are painted white and wood.  If you're a crafter I know you have seen them.  I already have every glitter known to man.  Who doesn't love glitter!  You know when people ask you "if you were stranded on a desert island"  glitter would be in my pocket!   I wanted to make this very PINK!

Along with my glitter supply I always have a lot of Glossy Accents or Crystal Effects.  Just a word of warning.  I have done this glitter thing before using older glue and it was a disaster.  I also have tried it using Mod Podge and that didn't work very well either... so I will always just use either Glossy Accents or Crystal Effects. 

 I picked Pink Poka Dot ribbon: 

To start, cover a large area with the Glossy Accents.  Start at the edge and work your way across.  You don't have to put a thick layer on at first because after you cover the whole thing you can then go back and do another layer if you want.  Fill up the whole thing little by little and layer by layer until you get the look you want.   I painted the edges pink, used the thin ribbon and glued it all the way around the edge.  I also decided to put felt on the back since there were some messy pink paint spots I needed to cover.  Then I cut a long piece of ribbon and glued it to the back.  So here is the finished the project.

Here is the side view. 

 Check this one off my list and on to the next.  Have a baby shower coming up and have a few ideas in the works.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

More Halloween crafts

 Hope everyone is well.  I've been working alot but have been lucky to have a couple days off in a row for the last two weeks and those have become my craftin days.   Yesterday my bestie and I got up semi early.. I do love my sleep ins.  We both had coupons for free Rootie Tooties and we headed off to IHop.  Breakfast was great and my total bill came to $2.12.  Gotta love that!

Next we headed off to get supplies at HL.  Loaded up we then headed for her house.   All the kids in school and a really big table it's the perfect place to get our craft on.  We have a few projects in the works but my goal was to get the two frames I had started completed and start our next Halloween project.. a wall hanging.

As you saw my last Wiggle Eye Frame I decided to make two others in a smaller version.  The first one I knew I wanted to use this ghost die by Sizzix I have.  My vision was to have him peeking out the side of the window.  After a few attempts this is what I came up with.

So on to the next one.. this one I made a big boo boo.. LOL  after I got it all completed and sat back to take a look I realized that I had made the whole thing upside down.  The frames are the real inexpensive ones from Mikes that have a little dowel that you slip in the back to hold it up.  Well the little hole was on the top and not where it should be.  So had to think fast!  I decided to make it a wall hanging.  I think it turned out better than a stand up frame.

So there you have it.. a day of crafting.  There is one more Halloween project in the works so stay tune and this one is even bigger and better.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011


 I am already gearing up for the best holiday there is.... HALLOWEEN!!!!  I can't get enough of the spooky day.  I start very early getting ready... think about the cards I want to make and how I want to decorate.  As I was surfing the web I came upon the cutest craft idea.. a Goggly eye frame.   

 My BFF and I headed out to one of our favorite craft stores and bought our supplies.. 
1 - Wooden Frame.. just $1.99
2 pks of assorted googly eyes
Little wood letters  ( I spelled EEK)  they were on clearance for . 19 cents each   ..   SCORE!
Green Paint
Glue/Glue Gun

Of course both of us had the glitter, glue, glue gun and ribbon.  So the whole project really only cost us the Frame and the goggle eyes.. and paint..  so under $10.00.

Let me tell you about a great idea that any crafter should consider.  At my work we sell a little 7.5 oz jar of Ultra Behr paint just for $2.97.  They are really for a customer to get a sample of the paint they are thinking about purchasing.  Paint changes so much sometimes when you paint it on the wall that it is a good way to make sure you like the color before you buy so much and then find out you hate it.  The best part it can be mixed in about 3500 different colors.  So I picked a green out called Appletinie.  It was more than enough for both our frames. 
As you can see in the background just paint away.  Paint the frame completly.  I even painted the back of mine but that's all up to you.  I did give it two coats but don't worry if it's not perfect.  Most of it will be completely covered up by the eyes.

Ok.. wait until it is all dry and start gluing your eyes on.  I bought two bags of assorted.  There were about 4 or 5 different sizes.  I used all of them but the littlest and at the end filled in the holes with the littlest eyes.  So here is what it should look like when done.
Getting the idea yet? 
 Next I took the little letters I bought and spread Crystal Effects on them, then sprinkled black glitter all over.  I let this dry completely and then did it one more time.  This gave it thickness.
 To finish this up just wrap the ribbon across the bottom, make a bow, and glue on your letters.

 What do you think? We have fallen in love with these and plan on making a few for gifts.  I decided to cut some scrapbook  paper and add a Halloween Tag instead of a picture.  You really can't see the EEK letters but I wish you could in real time.. the picture does not do it justice. 

Well get your supply list and hurry up and get started.. Halloween will be here before you know it!

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Friday, September 2, 2011

One great idea!

 Thought I would show you a cute idea I thought about all by myself.  Who would have thunk I had this in my little pea brain.  

I was cleaning up my room and doing a little redecorating last week and as I was moving a piece of furniture around in my room came up with this awesome idea.  My bestie gave/loaned me a beautiful dresser hutch that was her grandmas.  

As you can see I keep some of my crafting and stamping items.  I wasn't very organized and had that empty shelf FULL of ribbon.  As I was taking all of it down and trying to breath from all the dust... lol  I was looking at my ribbons in that cute little holder above and came up with a perfect idea.  
Yea I bought two spring tension rods $2.48 each at Wallyworld and now look!

Isn't that so much neater and how great .. I probably could get another rod in there with no problem.   I had a few ribbons that the holes in the middle were to small but a hack job with the scissors and not a problem!

I hope someone out there can make this work for them and make their ribbon mess... ahhh I mean pile look this great.

Everyone have a great and safe Labor Day Weekend. 

Big Mamma Luvs Ya

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