Friday, September 18, 2015

Tombow USA & Stampendous BLOG HOP!

WELCOME to the Stampendous and Tombow BLOG HOP!.  Each of the designers were sent some wonderful products from Stampendous to create with!  I received this cute snowman stamp along with a matching die cutting and stencil/masking set, glitter and bling - and, of course, my markers and adhesives from Tombow!!  YUMMY!
I decided to get an early start on my Christmas ornaments this year with this cute and flaky Snowman in a Snowflake!  Living in Florida makes me miss all things snow, but I can build a snowman anytime of the year with Stampendous and Tombow!

Here's what you will need:
Maya Road 6" x 6" Sheer Snowflake Coaster Album; Archival Black Ink; White and Black Cardstock; Sizzix Big Shot; Scissors
Here's how to make it:
1.) Stamp the Snowman head, face and snowflakes with archival ink on white cardstock four times from the Stampendous Create Winter Stamp Set .
2.) Draw outlines and details on sheer snowflake coasters with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue.  TIP: I used a piece of black cardstock, so I could see my snowflake more clearly.  Sprinkle with  Stampendous Winter Micro Glitter over black cardstock.  Tap off excess and place snowflake to the side to dry.  Fold cardstock in half and funnel remaining glitter back into container.  Repeat with all snowflakes.  Once first color is dry, add a second color of glitter to each snowflake.
3.) Add color to Snowman faces and snowflakes with Tombow Dual Brush Pens.  Shade the face and snowflakes with Sky Blue #451; carrot nose with Orange #933; coal eyes and mouth with Cool Grey 5 #N65.
4.) Die cut Snowman heads and snowflakes with Sizzix Big Shot using Stampendous Create Winter Die Cut Set.  These Stamp and Die Sets are amazing because they match up perfectly and make cutting out your images a piece of cake!  Apply Tombow 3D Foam Tabs to back of Snowman heads and snowflakes and attach to sheer snowflake coaster.  Repeat with all snowflakes.
5.) Embellish with Stampendous Dot Sparklers Turquoise.  Thread silver ribbon through hole in top of completed Snowflake Ornament and tie a bow.
These Snowman in a Snowflake ornaments were quick and easy to make, so create a blizzard for your family and friends this Holiday Season!
Now on to the GOOD STUFF - PRIZES!
There will be 2 prize packages that include:
A roll of Tombow Foam Tape
Your choice from Stampendous Create Fall, Create Christmas, Create Winter or Create a Poinsettia Cling Stamp set and Matching Dies
To win:
Have a US Mailing Address
Follow @tombowusa and @stampendous on Instagram
Follow Tombow USA and Stampendous on Pinterest
And comment on all the blog posts from both teams all week.  We’ll give you until Tuesday, September 22 to get all those great comments in, then we’ll choose 2 winners on Sept 23.

Here's the line up:

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Glow in the Dark Monster Eyes

I just love Halloween for all the crafty possibilities it brings and what better way to celebrate and showcase Halloween than with a week of Craft Lightning projects!

I love participating in this quick and crafty collaboration with other bloggers and I am so appreciative of the Hosts: Angie from the Country Chic Cottage, Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts AND for this edition of Craft Lightning there's guest host Jen Goode, from 100 Directions!

Click on the link at the end of my post to check out all of the other great 15 minute Crafts from the bloggers participating this week!

Now on to my project - Glow in the Dark Monster Eyes!

Here's what you will need:
Paint Brushes - 1" flat wash and #4 round, pencil, 8" Circle Template and 4" Circle Template (I used a dessert plate and a drinking glass).

Here's how to make it:
1.) Base coat both half balls with Glow in the Dark Paint, let dry.
2.) Trace 8" circle in center of each half ball to create pupil.  Trace 4" circle in center of 8" circle to create iris.
3.) Paint 8" circle Lavender, let dry.  Outline with jagged lines in Lemonade, let dry.
4.) Paint 4" circle Lamp Black, let dry.  Outline with Desert Turquoise, let dry.
5.) Create bloodshot veins with dimensional fabric paint, let dry.

Insert your creepy Monster Eyes in a shrub, vine or bush in the front yard to let all of the neighbors know why "I always feel like somebody's watching me!"

The Monster Eyes will also make the trick-or-treaters do a double take when walking up to your front door!

They are quick and easy to make and are a great project to tackle with your kids.  Make several sets in different sizes and colors to create an entire gang of monsters for Halloween!

Now it is time to click on the link below and discover all of the Craft Lightning 15 Minute Halloween Crafts that all of my designer friends have created this week!

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth

Thursday, August 13, 2015


I have had the privilege of getting to know Ann Butler through the Designer Section of the Craft and Hobby Association over the last six (or so) years.  

Ann is an inspirational Role Model, fearless licensed Designer, digital magazine Entrepreneur (with Lisa and Theresa) and a I am honored to call her my Friend!

Today is Ann's Birthday and Larissa had this great idea to throw a surprise BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!  Each member of the Ann Butler Design Team has created a Birthday card especially for Ann!

Since Ann loves sewing and quilting I decided to make a Spool of Thread card!  Now, as most of you know, I am not a scrapbooker or a card maker, but I have to say that I love the way this card turned out!  Cute, cute, cute!

Here's what you will need:
Here's how to make it:

1.) Measure a 6" by 6" square on scrap paper.  Create an "X" by drawing straight lines from corner to corner, diagonally.  Measure in 1" on each side and draw straight lines intersecting with diagonal lines to create spool shape.  Fold 12" by 12" piece of Kraft Cardstock in half.  Trace and cut out spool, leaving fold at top edge.

2.) Stamp Colorbox® Background Basics Stamps by Ann Butler Diamond along top and bottom of spool with Ann Butler Crafter’s® Ink by Clearsnap Bark, let dry.

4.) Wrap stamped twill tape around center section of spool and secure with Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.  Tie 6" length of stamped twill tape in a knot and secure to front with Tombow Xtreme Power Tabs.  Attach green button to center of knot.

5.) Stamp Colorbox® Background Basics Stamps by Ann Butler Checks on lavender cardstock with Ann Butler Crafter’s® Ink by Clearsnap Lilac, let dry.  Write sentiment on stamped square with Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker.  Cut a notched end and attach to front of card with Tombow Xtreme Power Tabs.

6.)  Stamp Colorbox® Background Basics Stamps by Ann Butler Woven on pink cardstock with Ann Butler Crafter’s® Ink by Clearsnap Berry, let dry.  Write sentiment on stamped square with Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker.  Attach to inside of card with Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.

I hope that you have enjoyed my special stamped Spool of Thread card for Ann's Birthday!  Please HOP around to the other Design Team Members' blogs listed at the bottom of my post.

Now it's YOUR turn to wish Ann a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Just visit her blog at Ann Butler Designs and link up your card.

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

Monday, August 3, 2015

Crafting with School Supplies Round Up!

Good Monday morning and WELCOME to the Designer Crafts Connection August Blog Hop!  This month we a re crafting with school supplies and I have created this round up of projects to share with you today - ENJOY!

First, let's start out with this Vintage Ruler Picture Frame created with mini wooden rulers from 7 Gypsies. 

Up next is a quick and easy craft that can be completed with items you already have around the house!  Eraser Stamped Confetti Cards!

The next project is a Teacher's Apple Terra Cotta Pot that would make a perfect Back to School gift filled with some candy or a gift card!

This project is a great addition to any Teacher's desk a Pencil Holder created with #2 pencils!

And here are a few more, just for inspiration - ENJOY!

Chalkboard Tool Bucket...

Beary Special Teacher ornament... 

Terra Cotta Pot Teacher Angels...

Now it is time to HOP around to the see what the other Designers have created using our SCHOOL SUPPLY theme!  I can't wait to see the creative inspiration!  Use the Designer Crafts Connection navigation tool on the right hand side of my side bar to HOP FORWARD and HOP BACK through the ring.  

You can also visit the Designer Crafts Connection BLOG to see a round-up of all of the projects together!

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Ann Butler Designs and Deflecto Craft Blog Hop!

Good Saturday Morning and WELCOME to the Ann Butler Designs and Deflecto Blog Hop!

Deflecto sent each of the Design Team Stars a sample of the craft frames that they feature on their website, so we could dress them up with lots of Ann Butler Designs goodness!

You probably arrived here from the fabulous Paula DeReamer's blog, but if you stumbled across my blog, please go to Ann Butler Designs blog to start!

Now on to my project - 


Here is what you will need:

Here is how I made it:
1.)  I received two Deflecto craft frames - 12' x 12" and 8" x 10", but decided to use the smaller because I had the perfect photo for this frame!

2.)  Stamp each of the four Colorbox® Background Basics Stamps by Ann Butler – Checks, Diamond, Basket and Picnic with the Ann Butler Crafter’s® Ink by Clearsnap – Limelight, Aquamarine, Sunshine, Lilac and Berry on the coordinating cardstock.  I love how Ann's brightly colored inks pop off the pastel cardstock colors! Trim each square neatly with scissors.

3.) Attach two contrasting squares together with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive. Draw lines from corner to corner, then measure 1" on either side of the center line.

4.)  Cut on each of the four solid lines, stopping at the 1" mark.

5.)  Attach a Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tab to the center of the square. 

6.)  Fold in every other triangle point and secure to the adhesive to create a pinwheel.

7.)  Select a contrasting button and tie a bow with embroidery floss.  Attach button to pinwheel with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tab

8.)  Trim photo to fit frame.  Stamp Background Basics Picnic stamp on a 1" strip of green cardstock with Limelight Ink, then stamp sentiment with Night Ink.  Color a small heart with Tombow Dual Brush Pen.

9.)  Attach four pinwheels to top of frame with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs.

Here is the Blog Hop line up in case you get lost:


Thanks for joining us on this creative blog hop today!  I hope that you have enjoyed all of the inspiration!

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For more project ideas, tips, tricks and techniques!

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth