Saturday, July 19, 2014

Creative Paperclay Koala Bear Pencil

Come visit me on Creative Paperclay® blog

I have done a cute project for the kids!

Visit me HERE!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tips for Creative Paperclay


I just want to let you know that I have some tips up on the Creative Paperclay blog!

Great tips for beginners!

I am loving working with Creative Paperclay and I think you will too!

If you have not tried it, you should!

This week the other designers are showing you some AWESOME projects to get you started!

Head over and check out Creative Paperclay blog, just click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Now go enjoy your SUMMER!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Eileen Hull Flowers Red, White & Beautiful! Happy 4th!

Flowers for the 4th or any summer picnic!

I could see these made for baby showers, bridal showers, receptions or just for fun!

First you must have this AWESOME die from Eileen Hull. It is a must have. You can make flowers so many different ways with it, but this is the way I choose to do it this time.

You will need:

Eileen Hull/Sizzix die Sizzix Bigz Die - Flowers, 3-D #2

Small_657118You can get it HERE 

Eileen Hull 3pk-lovely-labels-set You can get that HERE
Paint or ink spray
coffee filters
Glue Dots® Pop up
Seam binding
Tim Holtz Rub on
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

1.First you will cut out your coffee filters from the Flowers 3D #2 die

2.You will then dye them-just spray or insert into bowl with paint/water mixture. Squeeze out excess water and lay them on paper towel to dry

   The white ones just wet and lay out to dry 

3. Once petals are dry. Take 3 stamens and fold in half

4. Place them in the middle of 5 flowers

5. Twist the bottom of flower with stamens

6. Then turn your flower over and using a Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz's stapler)
    staple the bottom. Then fluff flower to your liking

7. Easy peasy attaching with Glue Dots® Pop ups. I just wrapped the wire with the Glue Dots® and then adhered the back of the flowers to the wire.

As you see here, just take the bottom flower and attach it to the Glue Dot® and it holds beautifully.

Here is my 4th of July flowers and my favorite ever Tim Holtz's tag that I have done!

Which gave me the inspiration for my tag to adhere to my jar. I used the Lovely Labels die by Eileen Hull and die cut a piece of water color paper. I then swiped my Fire Brick Distress ink and added a paintbrush of water across it. Then repeated for the Blue. I used Faded Jeans Distress ink. I also colored my seam binding the same way. Add a Tim Holtz Rub on to the tag and wrap around the jar to finish it off.

Don't forget that each month on Eileen Hull's blog there is a challenge and there is a prize to be won!

HINT........... awesome prizes!
Art With Heart Challenge |

So please join us in this months challenge "Red, White & Beautiful!

I hope you enjoyed my post and I wish each and everyone of you a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Thanks for stopping by!

All comments are appreciated and cherished!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Creative Paperclay Compact Mirror

It is my turn on the Creative Paperclay® blog today!

So if you would like to see How I turned this Compact Mirror into..................


Come on over and pay a visit!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Glue Dots and Marion Smith Designs Blog Hop!

I am so glad you have come to visit!

First I have to say, when I received the Marion Smith Designs paper....I confess! I did not want to cut them! I really had a hard time! I wanted to use both sides and I could not, no matter how bad I wanted to! This line is called "Never Grow Up".

The paper dolls in this line are sooooo cute!

I have 3 projects to share today!

First up is the Flower
Marion Smith cardstock is a sturdy cardstock, I love that! This means it works really well for using with die cut machines. It is not easily torn. 

So to try it out, I first started with a flower cut on my Silhouette.
I used my handy dandy Glue Dot® dispenser with my Glue Dots® Minis loaded in it. This makes it so easy to put the flower together. 
Just add your Glue Dots® and stack your petals until finished.
Here is the finished flower. See the little nest with the bird?
This is also part of Marion Smith Designs, they are called Junque & Gems! LOVE them!

My next project is a card for the new baby!
Again using my Glue Dots® dispenser I cut out my card and then adhered the pieces together.

Do you see the paper doll up there? I love them!
Once everything was adhered down I added the stamp and fussy cut the little outfit to go on the front of this cute little dresser card! Check out that little resin flower, isn't that super cute! 
Another of the Junque & Gems by Marion Smith Designs! 
Such a great cardstock, cuts well, inks well and love the weight of this cardstock!
And the designs are soooo cute!

Next is my final piece and I LOVE the way it turned out! I hope you do too!

It's a Paper Purse!
Look at this fabulous design! I love this large floral print! What a great print for a purse!
I cut all my pieces out and started putting this purse together. 
(Watch out Coach) LOL!

You can see why I like using the Glue Dots®. They fit nicely on each of the little tabs and they hold in place. If I were to use glue I would have to hold that area till it was tacky enough to move on. But with the Glue Dots® I can continue to work! I love that!
The purse itself is so cute! Then if you used it as a gift card holder or for a small gift bag! PERFECT!
See the flower I used for the "snap"? Again Marion Smith Designs Junque & Gems! It was a perfect finish to this gift handbag!

Marion Smith products are available at and for online ordering. 
Glue Dots® products, including the new Desktop Dispenser, are available online at or at your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

I hope that you hop to the rest of the designers blogs. I am sure they have some fabulous eye candy!
How could they not with this fabulous line by Marion Smith Designs!

Glue Dots®
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Party Banner with Eileen Hull

It's that time of the year..............Party time!

                                           Graduations......Picnics.....Family Reunions.....

whatever the occasion, you need a Party Banner!

I used Eileen Hull's Mini Album die #658982

I also used Eileen Hull's Bird die.

Using Eileen Hull's Mini Album die made making this banner so EASY!

Did you know if you only cut half of the book as shown below, you will get a perfect size for a banner? Yes that's right, I just cut half of the book. It also gives you perfectly rounded corners
and..........wait for it .....................................Scored lines to fold over you ribbon!

I thought that was so AWESOME!

I then added stitching around each of the banner tiles. Each one with a different stitch.

I  use different embellishments to decorate each of the banner tiles.

Here is where the scored lines were used, I just folded on the score line 
and used my tiny attacher by Tim Holtz. So EASY!

I then adhered all of the embellishment down and then hung to enjoy!

Here is a close up of the bird with her party hat on!

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did!

Don't forget to enter Eileen Hull's Art with a Heart Challenge for a GREAT prize!
You will enter you piece on Eileen's blog HERE!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tips for using Creative Paperclay®

I am up over at the Creative Paperclay blog today!

I get asked all the time...."How do I use Creative Paperclay"

The BIG question is........"How or what do I use for a base"

It can be as easy as you want it to be. Don't be intimidated by wire armatures! Start easy if you are afraid, it does not have to be hard. And it should be FUN!

So I am giving you some really easy bases to start with and maybe it will get you to think differently when you look at something!

What do you see?

 Before you head over to Creative Paperclay® blog.

I want you to do me a favor and tell me what you see. Use your imagination.....come

Tell me!!

Okay, now head over to Creative Paperclay® blog and find out how easy it can be to use Creative Paperclay®.

Thanks for playing and stopping by!