Thursday, May 29, 2014

Shoreline Bracelet-Polymer Clay Tutor Lesson


Hi all!  Well, I am pretty new to working with polymer clay.  I have goofed around here and there, but never done any real work with it.  Then I started watching some YouTube vids and I started to fall in love.  Just what I need, one more crafting hobby to love…lol!  Anywho, I came across Cindy Leitz, Polymer Clay Tutor.  She has some great free videos.  And she has a website where you can purchase a membership for tutorials.  Her membership is super reasonable.  So, I decided to give it a go.  Her blog is :  Her website for membership is
The tutorial for the month of May was all about the Shoreline blend.  This was my second blend and I love the way it came out.  Cindy also teaches you how to do the findings.  I have to work on my wire work, so I decided to use ready made findings.  I put the little pearl and crystal charm together myself. 
I think I will really enjoy working with polymer clay and all that goes with it!  TFL!

Friday, March 21, 2014

It’s Your Day-Fold Up Flower Card


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I made this fun box card with my Silhouette Cameo.  The paper is called Today Tomorrow Forever by Recollections.  The cut files are by Lori Whitlock and I got them at the Silhouette online store.  She has a whole fun line of them in the store.   The card is a box that folds completely flat for mailing or gift giving.  I am a total fan!  TFL!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Circle Chalkboard Plaque


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     I have been in the frame of mind lately of wanting to alter things.  So, for this little project, I decided to alter a piece of wood I got at Michaels.  The back of the wood measures about 6 3/4” and it tapers off to about 5” at the front of the wood.  

     I sanded and painted the whole piece pink.    I cut a piece of Recollections Chalkboard paper and glued it on the front.  I used the Scotch brand liquid adhesive.  I wanted it to stick and stay.  I find it is one of the better brands to use with paper.  I used a piece of Spring garland around the edges.  I hot glued it down in a few different places so it would still have some movement. 

    The flowers are all from the Los Angeles Fashion District.  I took a trip down there recently and had such a good time!  There are so many crafting goodies!….Not to mention all the other great stuff!  The large flowers were originally much more white.  I added a bit of the pink paint that I used on the plaque so they would match better.  The medium white flowers are part porcelain and part rolled ribbon.  They are sooooooo dreamy!  Then I popped a few small white mulberry roses in to fill out the flower layout.

     I still needed a way to hang it.  I found some ribbon that I like.  It’s kinda shabby chic.  I hot glued the ribbon to the back.  Then I cut a piece of really thick black cardstock and glued that to the back and on top of the ribbon.  Now it is all set to go and write small messages on .  TFL!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Steampunk Altered domino


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     I recently came across altered dominoes.  I then realized it is not a new thing, but it is new to me and I just love it.  Such a fun way to do some “mini” art.  Anywho, this is one of my beginner attempts.  I looked up some YouTube videos to see what some good ways to do things were and away I went.                                      

     I started digging through my kids toy box for some dominoes and hit the jackpot.  I had a few missed attempts before I was able to get it right.  But, I really like how this came out.  I used Graphic45 Steapmpunk Debutante paper for the lady on the front.  I created the paper on the back using a technique I learned from Fi on YouTube (technique here: )

Fiona Jennings YouTube Tutorial

   I knew I wanted to use mostly what I had on hand and not buy too much to make the domino.  First I glued the paper on the front and then used Glossy Accents on it and let it dry overnight.  It needed a second coat, so I did it again.  Next, I created the chain and charm part of the domino.  I used head pins and wire and hat pins and chain and beads and just attached it all to one bigger wire that I glued to the back of the domino with glossy accents.   I found a piece of ribbon I liked and glued it to the back.  I let it dry and then I attached the back paper. 

     I used a mix of Citrus and Stream colored alcohol inks on the sides of the domino so it would blend with the colors of the paper I picked.  I wanted to dress up the sides a bit so I used some faux rhinestone.   For the finishing touches I used a bit of blue bling on the side and the top.  I also use a gear and some blue half pearl. 

     This was such a fun and artistic endeavor!  TFL!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thanks Typewriter Box from SVGCuts




Hi All!  Here is the nifty little typewriter box from the “Good Day at the Office” svg kit from  Here is the direct link to the kit:  The paper line is Retro Collage by Recollections from Michaels.  The flowers are Prima.  This was fun and easy to do!  I can’t wait to fill it with some goodies and give it to a friend.  TFL!