Saturday, March 24, 2012

Easter Egg Fun

Hi Everyone,

Today I want to thank Dawn for
the honor of being guest designer

Dawn is amazing, as you well know, and
has so many wonderful projects.
She has helped me in so many ways
in my journey as a blogger and crafter.

This is what I have created today, I
hope you enjoy the Easter eggs.

I started with white acrylic paint
 and some paper mache eggs.

Painted them white, and let them dry.

Then pulled out some twinkling H20s,
rub ons and crafting foil.

You can use any kind of rub ons.
( The bugs are great for the boys)
I purchased these at the local craft
store. And the Fairyopolis decals are from

Then just have fun.
Rub the decal on first, then paint
over the top with the H20's.
If you don't have the H2o's just use
watercolor paints with a little pearl ex.
Or you can get "Iridescent Medium", and that makes everything water based sparkle.
(You can get that at Michael's)
After you get the eggs the way
you want them, just spray with a
glossy sealant. This way even if they
get wet they will be O.K.

For the craft foil, I just sprayed the
eggs with a good tacky glue and wrapped
the foil around it, and peeled it off.
Then sealed it.
So easy!

These eggs are for the older children,
or the  adult baskets, please do not put
them in the little ones baskets.
They may think they can eat them,
and that would be a no no.

Here are a few more pictures of some
 of the eggs I made, I hope you enjoy

You will have splits and cracks
when you use the rub ons.
They were not designed to be put on
a round surface. Just do the best you can.
They are not meant to be perfect.
Just have fun!!!

These were so fun to make!!
Maybe this would be something you might
want to do with the kiddos.
The paper mache eggs can be kept.
You can use water color paints, just
like the ones they use in school.
And stickers.
Put some old clothes on the children
and make a day of it.
Start a new tradition.

If you have any questions about products
or techniques, please let me know.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a happy Easter everyone.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sheena Douglass,Treasures

Hi Everyone,

Today I will be working with the new stamps by
From her stamp line "A little bit sketchy".
I used this stamp to make a birthday card.
After layering brown, yellow and green card stock.
I stamped the image on white card stock and airbrushed it
with  splashes of green. I colored it in with my
I used a little 3-D Crystal-Lacquer over the
 windows to give it a glossy look.
Then added the sentiment card with the
skeleton leaves and flowers.

I just love the Sheena Douglass line of stamps.
Pop over to 
and take a look.

Also Pop over to the
The theme this month is "Going  Green".
Remember you can enter 3 times.
Just use one of the Crafter's Companion stamps
and make something pretty.
They are also giving away 2 stamps per week,
and it's so easy to win, check it out!

Well that's about it for today.
Come back next week and see more
wonderful stamps by Crafter's Companion.

Thank You For Stopping By!!
Have A Scrappy Day!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Guest Designer, Cathy,from Cathy Plus 5

Hi Everyone,
I have a wonderful treat for you today.
Her name is Cathy, and she is my guest designer today.
Her cards are amazing!!!
Please pop over to her blog and check out
all her wonderful projects.
Here is what Cathy has to say.

 Hello my crafty friends., Cathy here, 
Did you all have a nice weekend?  Did you all have fun celebrating St. Patrick's day.  I sure did, the weather here in Maine was gorgeous, specially Saturday.  Come on Spring!!!     

     Well, today is a special day for me, I was asked to be a guest designer  by Kathy at Kathy's Double K Krafts.  When she asked me, I was so excited..  The blogging  world is still kind of new to me, as well as the card making.  I just started a little over a year ago and I am so in love with it.  Soooo, that being sad, I set my mind to thinking what can I make for this special day, and the card below is what I came up with.  I tried to choose some festive papers to portray the excitement in making the card   for today.  I recently won these papers in a giveaway from blog and thought they would be fun.

   As you can see, I decided to add "Hilda Hippo Tear bear"  which I made with the template and supplies I bought from recently.  I just love the patterns, they are made from acrylic and last forever.  Below you will find a list of the supplies i used for today's project.

1~Cardstock from DCWV
2~Prima marketing flowers
3~White ribbon
4~Rhinestones from Michael's
5~ Atg gun
6~"Hilda...fabri-tac, Mulberry paper, waterbrush, tools to brush the paper
7~Create a critter cartridge for Easter basket and scalloped square
8~coil paper clip from my stash of clips
9~ paper trimmer
10~ patterened paper from Glimpses Crafts
11~ pop dots
12~ Martha Stewart embossing powder
13~Versamark stamp
14~ Stampin up marker to color egg
15~ pink chalk for Hildas' cheeks

     And that is it:))  I hope you like it, and i hope you will visit my blog and become a follower.
      I want to thank Kathy for inviting me, she is awesome, a very talented lady, if you have not been to her blog , you need to!!   You can find her here.

thank you for stopping by... Happy crafting~~ Cathy

Is that just to cute, or what...
So colorful, and the work is amazing!!!
Thank you so much Cathy for the awesome card.
I hope all of you will take a look at her blog, leave a comment
and become a follower.
Thank you for stopping by.
And have a scrappy day.

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