Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wow, time does fly.  I've been camping in New Mexico.  What an amazing beautiful area.  I actually brought a suitcase filled with craft projects.  I even decoupaged a walking stick in camp.  That's a true craft addict for you!  Believe it or not, I actually did craft in camp.  It was truly an amazing and fun experience!  I can craft anywhere!

Today I wanted to share my artist apron with you.  I bought a canvas apron at Michaels.  I then decided to spray it with Dylusions spray ink.  I put down a doily stencil, alphabet lettering stencils, a banner stencil, and a honeycomb stencil.  Then I sprayed the inks on top of it.  I used a lot of bright colors, and tried to let them dry between each color.  I then stenciled a couple of birds on top of that.

Then I cut out some butterflies out of fabric, and glued them down with fabric glue.  This particular apron didn't have any pockets, and when I'm working I really need pockets to help control my crafting messes.  I had gotten some cute fabric a long time ago, at Hancock's, and thought it would be adorable on the apron.  I was right.  I then sewed on the fabric, making pockets for even more organization.  As you can see below, it turned out so cute that I don't want to wear it.  I don't think the inks I used are washing machine proof, but that didn't matter to me, because I doubt if I will ever wash it.  I used Tim Holt's tattered angel die to create a flower on the top of the apron.  I put a button in the middle of the flower.  It's a messy flower, but that is the charm of it.  I hope you all enjoy this cute and easy project.  Happy crafting!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Exciting news!!!  I've been published!  I can't believe it!  It's the first time I've submitted my stuff into any magazines, and they actually published two of my steampunk creations!  This is the magazine (Volume 3):

I'm on page 79, and page 89.  These are the two projects I have in there:  

I found the gear at Target, and had no idea what I was gonna do with it.  So glad I decided to make it a steampunk theme.  I'm in love with steampunk, and someday hope to sew my own steampunk clothes!  The paper's are from Graphic 45.  I love their stuff!  The flying man is a Lost Coast stamp.   My first project with the flying man actually had a full page spread!  So amazing!!!!!  

These are pictures that I took of my projects.  The pictures in the magazine are just amazing!  You can't tell from the pictures, but the notebook project is actually a composition book that I used a rusting technique on.  I love the feel of it.  

I can't tell you how excited, thrilled and shocked I am.  Now I want to send in some of my other projects to different magazines!  I'm just on cloud nine, and don't want to come down.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hello everyone!  I hope all is well with you guys.  I'd like to share a neat project that I did involving a wine crate that I found at the thrift store for only $3.00!  I decided to leave the outside the way it was since it was such a beautiful color of wood.  This is a side view.

I decided to use Tim Holtz's paper tape to cover the side walls and edges.  This covered great, and was really easy to apply.  Even if I messed up, it was easy to peel off and do over.  Then I used a variety of paper tape as a background in each cubby.  I'm not sure of the manufacture of the tapes, I know some of them were made by Recollections.

Here are some close ups of the cubbies.  I just love all the cute things I had laying around.  I couldn't tell you where I found all of the items, some are Avon, some are from the dollar store.  The mannequin image, the sewing machine, and the pin cushion is by Hot off the Press.  Some of the other items are from the miniature section of my local craft store.  Whatever I could find, I threw them it in.  This is a close up of the top half:

This is a close up of the bottom half:

I hope you all enjoyed this project, I know I had a blast making it.  Give the washi (paper) tape a try.  It's amazing stuff, and you'll love it.  I just noticed how cute this looked along side my blog design.  It just kinda blends in.  Happy crafting!!!