Showing posts with label Jo-Ann. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jo-Ann. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Father's Day With Tim Holtz...Well His Assemblage Line

I hope everyone had a Happy Father's Day with the Dads in their lives. Sharing what I gave Mr. Chocolate which was seriously the easiest project I've ever done EVER, thanks to Tim Holtz "Assemblage" line. 

If you haven't seen it, it's available a Jo-Ann (exclusively) and if you've ever wanted to make jewelry and thought it was too difficult, you definitely want to check this out. This isn't even a sponsored post lol. I was just on my own weekly wander through there and it screamed at me. Loudly!

It comes with mix and match pieces that all work together but the best part for me was the inclusion of "MAN STUFF".  

I chose this textured leather band and these slider charms that come two in a pack. This is how simple this was: 

  • Remove strap and charm from packaging
  • Slide charm onto strap

Do I need to repeat that? 

It was serendipity when I saw the Wanderlust charm.  Little could he know the night before when he randomly brought up the term that he'd be seeing something using it the next day. We have been married for 25 years so maybe we have developed a freaky psychic connection? 

The card was simple as well. One sheet of patterned paper, some coordinating scraps, and the focal was made using graphics downloaded from Creative Market ( Boho Style collection I talked about here).  I created the focal image in PicMonkey. 

Now I have to go back and get another band to use the other charm!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Blue Moon Beads Urban Warrior Chain and Pearl Necklace

Urban Warrior Pearls and Pendants

Blue Moon Beads has a line that was made just for me! It’s called “Urban Warrior” and while I’m a suburbanite and definitely not warrior like, the pieces this line includes are 100% me. Bold metals in antiqued gold, silver, and copper. Chunky chains and funky elements. Very Industrial Chic. Just stole my heart. I’m sharing my latest design team project made using this line.

Blue Moon Antique Gold

These are some of the supplies I used. You can find the Urban Warrior line and other BMB supplies at JoAnn's.

I don’t have pierced ears but when I looked at the ear wires I decided I could easily straighten them out and use them as eye pins. So I did. As much in love as I am with the metal pieces, I used light bronze glass pearls to contrast the industrial look with a completely opposite effect.

Blue Moon Urban Warrior Closeup

I used my straightened ear wires turned eye pins to string the pearls, and attached gold and metal pendant pieces  to heavy gold chain with silver jump rings.

Urban Warrior Metal Teardrop

I attached the chain to a multi strand waxed cotton thread necklace with large connector rings.

Blue Moon Beads Connectors

PS This week's BFF Open House link party is still going strong here

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Everyone's A Card Maker With David Tutera Celebrate

David Tutera Celebrate Birthday

You might remember a few weeks ago when I posted a video about the new David Tutera Celebrate line that’s available (exclusively)  at Jo Ann’s? I’m so excited to post today about what I made with products from this fun new line of cardmaking and paper products.

This line is perfect for the novice or seasoned cardmaker. It requires no tools beyond adhesive and your imagination and takes no time at all to whip up a card that looks like it took hours and cost a fortune.

David Tutera Haul

The Celebrate line is literally as easy as 1, 2, 3 which is how each of the components are labeled.

1.) The Card. Cards come in 4 x 5.5 or 5x7 and come in everything from plain white to metallic to natural and several colors.
2.) Layers sized to match you card. These are wonderful for those who may not have a fancy die cutting or embossing machine because the work is already done for you.
3.) Accents. These include borders, tags, layered sentiment stickers, rhinestones and smaller diecuts.

Tutera 1 2 3

For the birthday card above I used a metallic silver 5x7 card  (Step 1), a grey layer with scrolled edges and a center cutout, along with a white embossed layer underneath ( Step 2) , some borders, birthday sentiment, and small diecuts ( Step 3).  1.2.3.

Tutera Celebrate Layer Sanding

One of the things included in my package was this sanding block . His line uses papers by Core’dinations, one of my favorite papers to use in cards and other projects. When you sand the papers you reveal some of the color underneath and it completely changes the texture and appearance of your piece.

Tutera Celebrate Sanded Layer

I love the shabbied up look after sanding and my supplies also  included a wonderful rag that wipes up all of the dust without affecting the paper.

I cut two of the  borders the width of the grey layer and adhered with a glue dots runner.

Tutera Layer with Border

The borders are already textured for you so you there’s no dry embossing required.

Tutera Birthday Stickers

I chose one of the layered birthday sentiment stickers, and placed it in the window of the grey layer and then finished off with a coordinating layered flower:

Tutera Birthday Closeup

This card took me 10 minutes or less to make. Seriously. I think you’ll take longer deciding which combination of card, layers, and embellishments to use than to actually make the card. It’s so easy.

David Tutera Celebrate Thanks

I had so much fun with it, I whipped up a Thank You card as well.

David Tutera Thanks

Again, 1. Card 2. Layers 3. Embellishments.

David Tutera Celebrate Thanks
I don’t ever want to hear from anyone that they can’t make a card. Thanks to this line I’ll have to call fibs on you.

Now for even more excitement. You can enter to win $300,  yes $300 worth of David Tutera Celebrate products of your very own! How awesome is that?


Three lucky winners will receive a $300 grand prize pack of supplies fromDavid Tutera’s Celebrate cardmaking line AND a personally signed book from David! 20 additional winners will receive a $50 Celebrate prize pack.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

These Turkeys Were Screaming For a Makeover

I was wandering through JoAnn’s ( I swear, the car just goes there by itself) and even though I’m a crafter and thus a season ahead, it wasn’t even Halloween yet and the Fall and Thanksgiving stuff was already 70% off. Who am I to argue? Had to peek!

I stumbled upon a pair of these poor turkeys who’d been left behind when all the other Thanksgiving stuff went home with people. They were sitting there,  kinda pitiful looking. Just staring at me.
Turkey Makeover Before
The were covered in some sort of foil but these poor birds were molting. I mean this stuff was coming off:
Turkey Makeover Peeling
I picked them up. I put them down. They kept staring at me. I walked away. I came back. OMG, they brought friends! Now there were two pairs of them. I figured I better just get them for a whopping $1.19 each before they multiplied. Again.

Once I got them home I started picking off the foil but that got tedious fast. So I figured what the heck. I’ll just paint over them. I gave them a coat of a satin finish acrylic paint, let that dry, then went over with a similar color glitter paint. They were better after the first coat, but here they are after two coats of glitter paint. What do you think?
The Answer Is Chocolate

Turkey Makeover

Turkey After

I’m thinking they’re much happier with their new look. And I’m happy with my $5 investment!  They’re either going on my dining table or mantle. Haven’t decided yet.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All That Glitters Thanksgiving Wreath

Can you believe it’s November?! Me either. I’m very excited because it’s exactly three weeks until our son comes home from college for Thanksgiving. Not that I’m counting the 21 days until then or anything.

I don’t even try to fight my paper addiction. I know who will lose. I found this superfantasticawesomewonderful glitter cardstock at JoAnn’s. I don’t even know the brand, but it came in metallic gold, silver, and bronze. MUST HAVE (and yes, I got all of the colors)! Then of course the question was what to do with it.
Glitter Turkey Wreath
I decided on a wreath but I also decided I wanted one to hang from a mirror above our fireplace. I wanted one that was not too bulky or heavy. I was wandering around Michaels (they’re going to start charging me rent) and found these in the floral aisle:
Perfect! Headed home and cut out a bajillion oak leaves on my Cricut Expression ( Doodlecharms cart)  from my glittered cardstock in gold and bronze ( actually about 36 ) and sat down with my hot glue gun.  My leaves are 4” and 3 1/2 “. I alternated the colors of the larger leaves around the wreath form and then took one of each color of the smaller leaves, glued them together and then stuck them on using foam dots because I wanted some depth. Finished off with these glittered turkey embellishments by Recollections that matched the brown cardstock perfectly!
Glitter Turkey Closeup
Haven’t hung it on my mirror yet because Halloween’s still up!
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fat Quarters Aren’t Just For Quilting!

I’m not a quilter, but I can’t keep myself out of the quilting fabric. I especially love “fat quarters”….they’re about 18”x18” pieces of the same fabrics you can buy by the yard. They’re also a perfect size to wrap a wine bottle.
Starting this week, the first wave of my son’s friends  leave for college. We were stopping by one goodbye party and I was trying to think of how to wrap a bottle of wine and didn’t quite have time to make a wine bag. Fat quarter to rescue! I just placed the bottle in the middle, gathered up the edges wrapped a rubber band around the neck and finished off with some ribbon!
The tag is one I had on hand for just such an occasion (it was really a card and I cut along the score line to have twice as many tags and embellished with some paper scraps, KandCo scrapbook borders etc.) I just threaded some of the same ribbon through the holes in it and tied to the bottle.
I also wanted to bring some cupcakes but with everyone so busy didn’t want to worry about getting a container back etc. Enter aluminum pans from Dollar Tree along with a plain white flour sack towel from the same. The hostess can use these for something else and not have to worry about returning.
The paper flags I simply made using my Printshop Deluxe Program and printed on a patterened scrapbook paper in the Freshman’s school colors.
And I’m still using up the edible gold glitter stars I bought for my son’s graduation which seems like an eternity ago and now they’re all leaving for college! YIKES! Maybe I should have bought two bottles of wine.
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