Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hi everyone!  Hope your all surviving the heat.  Here in Arizona, were at 104 degrees today.  As they say at least it's a dry heat.  It's so much worse when our monsoon hits in July and August.  Then you ad in the humidity and it's truly miserable.  Especially if, unfortunately, like me you don't have air conditioning. I, and many others have swamp coolers that work great unless theirs humidity.  Then it's horrible.

On to the crafting!  Today I thought you all might like to see a different type of craft than what I normally post.  I've posted before on the great benefits of decoupage.  Last time I used a pickle jar.  Take a look at my previous posts, and you'll find the jar I did.

Today I decided to use a cute heart candy bowl that I got from Dollar Tree.  Can't beat the price either.  I used Mod Podge to glue down the light pink tissue paper on the bottom of the bowl. Then I cut out some really cute butterflies and a bird from designer paper napkins that I picked up at Tuesday Morning.  There are usually 2-3 layers of the napkins, so if you can, try and peel them apart to make the napkin more transparent.  If not, don't worry about it, your project will still look great.  Then I glued down the butterflies all around the inside edge of the bowl first.  Next I glued the tissue paper over the butterflies. Now you can only see the butterflies from the outside of the bowl.  Then I tried to match up the same butterflies and glued those on top of the first butterflies.  I then glued the bird to the bottom of the bowl.  Last thing I did was to take a Krylon leafing pen and inked the top edge.  I think this came out so cute.  All you need is some Mod Podge, glass, and some tissue paper, or even a magazine cut out.  Can you imagine the possibilities!!!  Your only limited by your imagination.  Give this a try.  You'll be presently surprised.  Happy crafting!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I'm such a terrible blogger!  So sorry everyone, but it's been a busy month around here.  Just got back from a great vacation in New Mexico, and didn't realize how long it's been since I posted on here.  I have been busy creating lately, so that has been great.  Can't wait to start sharing with you all some of my creations.

I've told all of you what a big fan I am of Julie Nutting.  I bought her first book called Collage Couture.  Now she has a new book (that I already ordered, and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival) called Collage Couture Studio.  I'm so in love with all of her products.  She has a paper doll line through Prima Marketing.  I think I own all of them but 4-5.  That's a lot!  Well I wanted to share a tag that I created with one of her paper doll stamps.

This paper doll stamp has a country western feel to her.  I wanted to make her a little more feminine, so I used paper from My Minds Eye for her clothes and hat.  The pinwheel is from Recollections.  I love adding kites to my creations, and this one is from Basic Grey.  The stamp with the saying on it is by Tim Holtz.  I used a cute paper doily, and added a beautiful blue bird from Martha Stewart.  I'm sure you will be seeing a lot more creations with these stamps, because they are so versatile.  You could even stamp them, then scan them into your computer to increase or decrease their size for different projects.  I hope you all enjoy my country gal, and I'd love to hear from any of you that are as addicted to these stamps as I am.  Have a great day, and happy crafting!!!!