Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Faux Pottery

It is my turn up on Creative Paperclay blog!

I am sharing what I call Faux Pottery, I love the high gloss finish and funky shapes. I just love the way the finish pottery looks. I have never done pottery and wondered if I could achive a look a like version. Best I could do is try.....so that I did.

Hop on over to the Creative Paperclay blog and check out how I did it.

Here is a sneak peek!

What do you think?

I think it looks pretty darn close!

Thanks for popping by!

Monday, March 30, 2015

It's A Baby Shower!

Welcome Leo!

Anna-Karin is a very special member of the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team. Last year there were a lot of changes in her life, including a move from one continent to another and just a few months later, a new baby! Leo arrived weeks ahead of schedule (and just 20 minutes after reaching the hospital!) but thankfully he and Anna-Karin are both doing well. 

We want to show Anna-Karin how special she is to us, so we are giving her a virtual baby shower today to celebrate Leo's birth! Even though we can't be with her, we send our love and a special crafty surprise. We invite you to visit each team member/shower guest's blog to see what they created for this new little guy. 

If you have a message for Anna-Karin, please visit  Eileen's blog  to leave your well wishes in the comments- then she can read them all at once. Thanks for being part of our celebration!

I didn't have any little boy stamps....so I put my drawing cap on and went to work drawing a romper made just for Leo! I then colored it with colored pencils, I now had my image for my card! Has his name on it and a tag with love. 

I used Eileen's NEW Passport Book die to make Leo a little photo album.

 I added a flip page with his name 

 Some inserts
 Another flip page

 I hope she loves it as much as I loved making it!

Congratulations Anna-Karin! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Art With Heart Challenge-Go Green!

Hey everyone!  It’s hard to believe that March is here and spring is right around the corner. This month our Art with Heart Challenge is “Go Green”.  Whether you want to interpret that theme with a St. Patrick’s day project, an up-cycled creation or simply add a little greenery to your piece, it is completely up to you. 

We can’t wait to see what you create for the Go Green challenge.  

As always there is a fun Sizzix die up for grabs from my From the Heart Collectionthe mini shopping bag! What a FUN die!

 Let’s Go Green!

I made a wreath!

Check this out! I used Eileen Hull Garland die! I also used oly*fun! Have you heard of it? It is a multi-purpose craft material! It can go outside or inside! Fun and easy to work with! Want to learn more about it? Check them out HERE!

What you need:
Eileen Hull Garland Die
Old wire hanger
Sizzix die cutter
Small piece of wire
Removable Glue Dots®

1. Cut garland out using Eileen Hull Garland die. I used one 20 inch X 3 yards of each color.
2. Shape hanger into a circle.
3. Using your garland pieces, tie them on or you can make a slip knot around the wire hanger. (fold in  half,wrap around hanger and pull through loop)

Continue all the way around the wire hanger until full!

There are 3 shapes on the garland die, so what I did was one white and one green of same shape. On to second shape, 3rd shape. Repeat all the way around.

4. Make a bow and add to wire hanger using a small piece of wire.

Close up...............

Obvious reason for wreath......it is green and I used a old wire hanger (recycled) but..........the BEST part of this Wreath is.............I used removable Glue Dots® on the shamrocks so I can take them OFF! You say sooooo? Well now I can put Bunnies or eggs on. When Easter is over I can remove them and put on flowers! Halloween a witch or ghosts, Christmas I could pop some red in here easy! Talk about recycle!!!!!

I hope you liked my Go Green Art with Heart challenge piece!

Want to play along?
Head on over to Eileen's Art with Heart challenge HERE!
You might just win a prize, come play and have some fun!

Thanks for stopping by!