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Friday, October 21, 2011

Crayon Art

I made two AWESOME tutus this week, but my sister has my camera (AGAIN!) so I can't post pics.  I am also almost done with the wolf tail...  :)

This is Crayon Art.  I say examples all over the net, and had to try it.  I had the 10x10 canvas already, so all I had to purchase was two boxes of 24 count crayons.  (They were on super back-to-school sale!)  I glued them (glue dots and with my ATG gun) all along one side of the canvas.  Then I cut out the word "create" from cardstock with repo adhesive on the back and positioned it on the canvas.

After a long wait, my niece came over to help me melt the crayons.  (I knew she would want to be in on it!)  Out came the heat gun (couldn't use a blow dryer- mom would kill me if I hurt her blow dryer!) and off we went.

The wax did get behind the letters some, but I still think it looks cool.  As I have nowhere to hang it, my niece is putting it over her art desk.

We also used the puddles (MUST do this in a well protected (IE lots of newspaper down) area!) also, melting them again on cardstock.  I will show some cards made with them later.

Hope you like it!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

few projects


One of my nephews is having his tonsils out next week, and I wanted to make him a small gift.  I had heard he recently told his kindie teacher that there is "NO PAPER" in his home, so I figured a book of paper would be appreciated.  It was easy to put together... I simply gathered on 8.5x11 piece of cardstock (brown), a piece of cardboard the same size as that for the back, and a piece of red cardstock that I trimmed to 4 and 3/8ths x 11.  I scored the red piece at 2 inches (going the long way) and adhered to to the brown.  Then I scored it at two inches on the opposite side (leaving the 3/8ths for the spine) and adhered the cardboard piece.  I used padding glue on the spine to hold the printer paper so he could easily remove pieces.  Add the name, and it is done.

What is padding, you ask? I have been asked many times, so I took a picture of the bottle.  Basically it is the glue that holds notepads together.   You can easily rip off one page at a time.  :)

Mom used up the last few sympathy cards this week, so I had to whip out some more.  I still laugh how stunned I was, when I first started stamping, that my friend had a WHOLE SET of sympathy verses.  Now I have several. 

Have a good week!


Sunday, October 9, 2011


These cacti are another christmas gift.  They took a LOT of stuffing!  :)  The flower on the "girl" cactus would make a great headband flower.  You just start with a 6 stitch magic circle and double every row until you like it.  I think it would look cool with a contrasting color for the last row.

More christmas gifts to come!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

fall birthday and finishing the advent

My sister's birthday is in november, and my almost sister in october, so I made them matching cards.  The branch and leaves stamps are from SU! and my sister got them for my birthday.  (From a garage sale.  I haven't seen them in the SU! catalog since I started shopping with them.)

   The background leaves are from Close to My Heart.

I did some felt die cuts for the front of the calenders.  I had some sticky back felt already, and just ran it thru my big shot with a Bigz die.  It cut very nicely.
Have a great week!