Thursday, February 22, 2018

Glass Decorating with Marabu Creative

Welcome to the Marabu and DCC Blog Hop where you could have a chance to win $75 worth of product from Marabu! Scroll to the bottom of my blog post for more info on how you can win.
These porcelain paints are so much fun to use and easy too! Check out how made this plain white mug into some bright and cheery.


I freehand painted the word "happy" using the Marabu Cherry Porcelain paint.


Then I freehand drew some flowers with the Marabu Porcelain & Glas Painter in Sunshine Yellow. In the middle of the flowers, I used the Marabu Porcelain & Glas Painter in White.


I then allowed it to dry for 4 hours, then baked the mug for 30 min. 320°F in a non preheated oven and let the mug cool down in the oven.  It is now dishwasher safe!!



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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Stamping & Stenciling Technique Using Brusho Crystals

Hello! Today I would like to share some fun techniques I did using Colourcraft Brusho Crystals to make some quick cards. I have had these Brushos for a long time but just never used them and they are fun to play with. My only suggestion is, if you don't like to have stained fingers you may want to wear gloves. I had to go to my daughters basketball game after I played with them with green fingers...lol


Watch my video tutorial below to for the Brusho techniques I used to create my cards.
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I love how vibrant all the colors but I think the blues and the greens are my favorite. I used Sea Green, Lime Green and Cobalt Blue on this card for the stamping technique.



On this card, I used the stenciling technique and the Simon Says Stamps Mosaic Stars Stencil.



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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fading Technique With VersaFine Clair

Hello, everyone! A fun background idea for your cards is creating a fading technique using VersaFine Clair Inks and some Ink Potion No. 9 with a stencil. This is a super easy technique that will make people ask, "How did you do that?"


Watch my video tutorial below to learn how I created the fading effect on my card.
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I love how bold and bright the new VersaFine Clair Inks are.




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Monday, February 12, 2018

Save The Crafty YouTuber Hop - Mixed Media Easter Card


Hello! I am one in over 50 participants in the Save The Crafty YouTuber Hop that was put together in order to help out many of the crafters that are affected by the new YouTube rules. Some of the biggest names in the industry, along with some companies, have come together to help those in need and to bring YOU, the audience, some amazing new tutorials.
I made an easy mixed media Easter card using mostly supplies I have had for a long time.


After you are finished watching my video, you can click the link in the video description of my video on YouTube to check out the next person on the list. The more videos you watch and comment on, the better your chances are to win 1 of over 120 prizes! Just by commenting on my video on YouTube you could possibly win a $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp, two Catherine Pooler Inks or one of two $25 gift certificates from Rinea.


You can start the Save The Crafty YouTuber Hop by clicking on my video link below to take you to my video on YouTube.






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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

My Craft Room Organization

Hello! I do not normally like to show my craft room as it is organized for me but is also rather cluttered at the same time. About six months ago, I ended up having to move my craft room to make room for my mom to move in. So we turned the front dining room which is much smaller than my old craft room into my craft room and my old craft room became my daughter's bedroom.  The fact of the matter is that I just have waaaayyy toooooo much stuff so moving into a smaller room has been challenging! I guess I am kinda a hoarder when it comes to my craft supplies, but aren't most of us?
So I thought I would share some of the ways I "try" to keep myself organized even though it is not a pretty craft room like so many others are.


Here a quick photo of what it looked like when I was trying to get my new craft room organized while they were building the new wall with a pocket door. The chandelier was taken out and replaced with a fanlight and some recessed lighting was also added.


All those bags on the shelves are paper collections and kits and my shelves and desk are from the Container Store. The white boxes are from Michaels.


  

I am one of those crafters that I like to have things in sight and nearby because once it is out of sight it is out of mind and does not get used. So I use a lot of clear and metal mesh drawers.

One of my favorite organizers that I have nearby my main crafting area is the Deflecto Craft Tilt Bin. I have them in all sizes!


Below is a video I did showing how awesome these Deflecto Craft Tilt Bins are.


On top of my workspace, I have some Deflecto Stackable Cube Organizers with 2 Drawers and 4 Drawers. These work great to have those items I use regularly close by.


Below is a video of the Deflecto Stackable Cubes...



My next favorite organizer is my Deflecto Stackable Caddies and the Stack n' Go Wheel Base. This is such an awesome system! I love how it can be rolled around and how each caddy can be taken off and brought to where I need it.


The caddies fit perfectly under my workspace when not in use.


For the items I do not use as often I have these two big wood pantries.


On the opposite wall behind me is my husbands work desk which I will be honest and admit has turned into an extra place for me to pile things onto so I won't show you that side of the room... lol
Next to his desk though I have an old bookcase that I use to store all my scrapbook albums on. I really need to actually start putting my layouts into those albums.

In front of the bookcase, I have some more rollabouts. The one with the color drawers is where I keep all my flowers, I organize them by color in each drawer. My two crafty sidekicks are in the window enjoying the sun.


I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my craft room. Hopefully, you got some craft room organization ideas that you can use for yourself as well. Now, are you ready for some more great craft rooms?



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