Imagine Layout using Rinea Foiled Paper

So many photos of this sweet cutie to scrap. She is so much fun to have in the house- she makes me so happy. Everyday photos are my favorite to use on layouts. Those little moments that I don't want to forget. 

Scrapbook layout
For this Imagine layout I used Rinea Foiled Papers. I love the shine and sparkle they add to my projects - but no glitter!  

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Paper punch
I used a border punch to shape one edge of Lavender/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper. Did you know that punching foiled paper will also sharpen your punch? How awesome is that! 


Park Swing

I layered the punched piece into my photo mat. I love layers of paper!  Layers give so much visual texture without adding a lot of bulk. I inked the edges of my layers using DewDrop Inks and added faux stitching to some of the edges.  My title is a chipboard piece from Michael's - I left it bare because I liked the natural look for my park photos.  The flower is from Petaloo.

Rub-on embellishments

Are you like me and hoard supplies forever? I love rub-ons and when they were a big part of the embellishment world I bought a bunch of them. Like a drawer full of them. I use them on layouts all the time.  This one is from Creative Imaginations. 

Scrapbook page

My papers are 49 and Market. Have you ever used these papers? I adore how thick they are! They are not cheap, thin, paper.  I used papers from the Cottage Life and Bold and Beautiful lines.



Laugh Out Loud Layout with Ann Butler Designs

The hubs' sure does love this little girl. She has him wrapped around her little, tiny fingers. She loves her Gramps - and takes every chance she can get to hang out with him.

Together Layout
For this layout I used Ann Butler Crafter's Inks and stamps. These inks are great- they are so opaque, and they have great coverage on fabric, paper, chipboard, and many other surfaces. Since they are a fabric ink, they need to be heat set when using on paper. On the paper strip behind the photo I used the Ann Butler Stamp by Unity: 2: Square, Doily

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Crafters ink
 I started by coloring a piece of natural colored lace with the Berry Colorbox Crafter's Ink. I used a heat gun to set the ink. Yes, I use an old phone book to stamp/paint/and make messes on. It's FREE and works great!


Colored chipboard
I used the same Berry ink to color my chipboard title, then heat set.


layered paper
I inked the edges of my papers using DewDrop VersaMagic Inks from Imagine Crafts. I have always loved the way that it differentiates the different layers of paper and adds so much visual texture to my projects.  I adhered the piece of lace using my SureBonder® Low Temp glue gun.


heart punches
I used an older Fiskars paper shaper and a LittleB die to punch hearts from coordinating papers, then inked the edges with Petal Pink VersaMagic ink.


embellishments
I added some die cut stickers from Webster's Pages (I know! From way back in the day!) and Kaisercraft.  My title chipboard is from a Melissa Frances set of chipboard pieces; Creativity.  I added some faux stitching around the edge of the papers using a fine line black pen.

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DIY Crafty Apron

Are you like me and have several aprons from different companies? I love my aprons and wear them often. I like to decorate them too - just to give them that little bit of extra flair!  For this DIY Crafty Apron I used Joy® Iron on Embroidered Letters and my apron from Deflecto®. Super easy!

Irish Wolfhound Crafty
Yep - that's my hound! She cracks me up. I was having a hard time getting a good shot of the apron so I decided to have her model it. That just made it harder to get a good shot!!  In case you are wondering she is an Irish Wolfhound, she is just over 4 years old, and she weighs in at about 175lbs. She is a big girl! We also have a Wolfhound Puppy right now too - it's crazy at our house!

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DIY Apron

This project is so simple and you probably have everything you need to make one!
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letters
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered appliques
  • Apron that you have laying around
  • Iron
  • Ironing pad
That's it!

Iron on letters

I use an ironing pad when I am crafting. It is so much easier than using an ironing board. It folds up and goes in the closet when I don't need it. It is super light weight but it protects what ever surface I have it on. I have used it on my craft cabinets, my kitchen counters, and my good dining room table with no problems. I am using the same Black and Decker Iron that the hubs had when I met him 31 years ago. Yep - it is still working beautifully!

Follow the instructions found on the packaging to adhere your letters and floral applique. I cut my flowers into individual pieces instead of the spray.

Joy Iron on letters

I love this style of letters - they come in a variety of colors and they can be used on so many different projects. They are perfect for kid's projects.

Craft apron
 Look how cute it is! I can't wait until the next craft show or crop to show it off.

Irish wolfhound apron
Yes, we had out takes. Lots of out takes. Like 30 of them. This dog is crazy and she never stands still. I have literally hundreds of blurry photos of this dog.













DIY Etched Harry Potter Wine Glasses

Who has a Harry Potter fan in the family? My little kid is crazy about Harry Potter. I am always looking for fun ways to include that theme in her gifts. It is so easy to etch wine glasses - be sure to give it a try.

Harry Potter glass

How cute is this? This is a pretty simple project, you can have these done in under an hour.

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Harry Potter wine
 I hope she likes these! I was never into the books but I did watch a few of the movies. They were so much fun- who remembers which one this was from?

Silhouette Cameo

Start by creating a cut file in Silhouette Studio then cut out on your Silhouette Cameo using etchmask®. Be sure to leave space around the design to cover the glass you don't want to etch.  Cut a piece of etchmask® transfer sheet to slightly larger than your design and use this to apply the cut mask to the glass. Tape off any areas you think you might accidentally get etching creme on.

Harry Potter stencil
Apply etching creme and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Return excess creme back to the jar and rinse your project under cold running water. Don't worry - water deactivates the creme so it won't hurt your pipes.

DIY wine glasses

I used Art-C Sparkling Glitter Paste from Momenta to color the etched portion of the glass. I am super happy with how it covered the etching and really made it stand out.  I hope you give this a try - it is so fun and easy. Think of all the great gifts you can make!





4th of July Wall Decor

Create a fun piece of wall decor to celebrate the 4th of July!

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USA Decor
How fun is this? Do you love to change out your home decor pieces with every holiday like I do? I am always looking for fun new pieces to put out each month. Creating this one was fun and fairly quick. Please see the bottom of the post for the supplies I used.

Base Coating wood
I started with a premade wood base from the local big box craft store. I used a base coat of Cottage White Pickling Wash by FolkArt. I was not concerned with getting a smooth coat of paint and really just brushed it on at will.

Modeling paste
Have you tried this stencil paste yet? I was able to try it back at Creativation in January and I LOVE it! It is so smooth and lightweight and drys super quick. It is really easy to spread over the stencil and I have not had it leak under the stencil at all. Give it a try, you will love it!

Using a stencil
After the paste was dry I used a dollar store make up sponge to very lightly brush paint across it. I love how much texture this gives a project!

Dragonfly Glaze
I used a piece of chipboard from the {a vintage girl} line and base coated it with light gray paint. I lightly sponged on a brown paint randomly and then added a splotches of the new Dragonfly Glaze from Plaid. This stuff is awesome y'all. It is a color shifting glitter that you can add on top of other paints. 

Embroidered letters
See that sparkle at the top of the chipboard piece? That's the Dragonfly Glaze!  I added the chipboard to the base using a low temp glue gun, then added my Joy® Iron on Embroidered Letters. The letters are SELF STICK y'all so they are easy to use in craft projects like this one. 

I used a 3D Foam Star from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and coated one side with a bright blue glitter. I removed the backing from the other side and added it to my ribbon. 

Plaid Craft Paints

I used the following supplies on this project: