3.03.2015

Leprechaun Trap

Check out this Leperchaun Trap I made for (and with) Glue Dots ®!



This fun trap is set up on my mantle...waiting to catch one...
Be sure to check out the Glue Dots ® Blog to read directions on how to make this
fun kids craft for St. Patrick's Day!!

Magical Masking Tape


I'm super horrendous at techniques....
I think I fuss too much.
But today, I tried the Magical Masking Tape Technique.
Though, after so many attempts, I ended up using scotch tape on this finished card b/c I liked the width of the color bands better.

I used Mini Glue Dots ® for the sequins...
and the stamps can be found at Starving Artistamps.

3.02.2015

Quacktastic notebook!

Earlier this year, I spent time with my extended family at a funeral. 
To entertain the younger ones, I pulled out a decorated notebook from my purse for them to write in.
It was a hand made one from a friend.
But...after seeing how cute a notebook could be,
my neices needed one for themselves!
So, I have been making them per their request.  
I was told that the youngest who just turned two would love a duck and the colors purple and grey.
That is some sophisticated 2 year old! haha



I was so glad to see that Pretty Cute Stamps came out with a duck image during the most recent release.  Perfect timing for me!




Here I used Easter Cuties
which is on sale through March 5th along with the other newly released sets.
Bundle them up and take them home in your crafty Easter basket today.
(The last notebook I need to make is for a 3 year old
who likes fans, washing machines, and vaccums!
Wish me lots of luck!!)


I used bling from The Eyelet Outlet.
And...Pop Up Relief Glue Dots ® give paper layers a bit of "umphf!"  and make them stand out to be seen and admired.  I love using 1" Glue Lines ® when I am cover notebooks. This adhesive is strong and easy to work with!

Thanks so much for waddling over  to my blog today.
Hop on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog for more inspiration.
Then, leap frog over to the Glue Dots ® blog...and you'll have many more projects you want to try!

2.28.2015

Favorite Holiday...

My neice's favorite holiday is St. Patty's day.  And now,
b/c we have such a special relationship...I'm starting to get excited about this March holiday too!
I also have a fairy, named Melody who lives in my house...and sends my neice treats and notes.  (She sends to  Melody too.)  So, I was so surprised when one day, a small, blank, 4 inch square canvas showed up on the popcicle stick easel she made for Melody.


It's not blank any more!
The fairy glued a piece of paper from DCWV Vintage Essentials onto the canvas.
The edges were distressed with brown inks.


Then, felt from Michaels was cut into 4 hearts using Spellbinders Heart Nestabilities.
After stitching the four leaves together, that crafty fairy used Craft Glue Dots ® to secure the clover to the panel.  A bow was made using 3 Girl JAM Peach ribbon along with silver cord.  More Glue Dots were used to hold all these layers together!  Advanced Strength Glue Dots ® were used for that rhinestone button after the shank was cut off...just in case any little siblings got a hold of this art piece.


Other straight pin embellishments were added.
Green Memory Keepers Washi Tape adds more lucky green to the sides of the canvas.
Bling Strips from the Eyelet Outlet, as well as Bling sheets and sequins add a flash of light and interest.  The sentiment can be found at Starving Artistamps.  

I don't know about you...
but I know I"m pretty lucky to have one sweet neice...and a live in fairy in my craft room!
What fun things do you do to create bonds with loved ones far away?

3 Girl JAM's March Challenge is:

So, create and link up! We want to see it!!




2.27.2015

Lucky!

This is a flap card...


Super fun and interactive...cute and easy.

But how do you keep that flap to stay down?
Repositional Glue Dot ®!!

Nice and flat...secures your flap...but easy to open and shut your card!

Are you ready for St. Patty's Day?

Stamps from Starving Artistamps
Paper from DCWV

2.24.2015

Warmth of Friendship

The winter weather is definitely upon us.  
So, why not warm up someone's day with a special card
 to let them know how much you care about them!  


Warm colors will brighten their day,
as well as a cheery sentiment!
I used Navy Jute String to "tie" up these mitten brads.
You will be amazed by the many, many delightful brad shapes you can find
Don't you just love the texture of the ends?
After making a knot and securing it with a Mini Glue Dot ®,
 I unraveled the string to make the fringe.
Gorgeous!!


Make a cup of cocoa, with lots of whipped cream..
and then pull up a chair and fill up your shopping cart with fun embellishements 
from 3 Girl JAM.  Ribbons, cord, string, lace, buttons, oh my!
 Your friends will thank you!!

Thanks for stopping by today to view the company blog.
Feel free to browse the company blog for more ideas using 
products from 3 Girl JAM.

2.19.2015

Teddy Bear Parade...

This week, The Eyelet Outlet is showcasing some new products which were rolled out during 
CHA.  Today, I'd like to show you a couple of swell cards in a teddy bear theme!




Supplies:




Supplies:

For more inspiration,
waddle over to the Eyelet Outlet Company Blog!!