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