Thursday, March 21, 2013

Switching to BlogLovin

Hey everyone, me again. Don't get too excited though this is just an information post. LOL. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am switching over from Google Reader to BlogLovin since they apparently are doing away with Google Reader. I'm not entirely sure what that means but since I see everyone else switching, I figured I might as well. If anyone can explain it better, please let me know.. =)

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Easter Tags

Look at me on a roll with another blog post! I have two more projects to share that I worked on yesterday.
For every holiday I usually make my kids either a card or a tag to go along with a little goodie bag. Lately I have been making tags more than cards. I find it more fun for some reason, not exactly sure

So first up is the tag I made for my daughter.
For this tag, the cute little bunny is from a digital kit I purchased online. I cut her out and added stickles to her hairbow and glossy accents to the egg to make it appear more shiny. I also popped her up with pop dots to give some dimension. I then added some background paper, washi tape and various ribbons and lace. Also some little glittery epoxy stickers that remind me of jelly beans.  I am so thankful that I had a least one girl that I could make girly frilly things

This next one I made for one of my boys. I haven't decided which one yet. =)
Again, I used a digital image, various ribbons and washi tape and a button with twine. No frilly lace here. Sorry about the lighting on this one, I took this picture at night.

I still need to make two more, but they will look similar to the ones here as far as the image and embellishments that I use.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Recycled Projects

I wanted to share a little recycling project I did a few weeks back.  One of my favorite types of coffee drinks are the Starbucks Frappachino that come in the little glass bottles. I always save the bottles and the container they come in because I figured there must be something crafty I can do with them. Well lo and behold, two projects came to mind. For the first one, I took the bottles and cleaned them out really well and removed the stickers from the front and back of the bottles. Then I took the caps and spray painted them white. Added a few decorations and viola...
Instant (well sort of instant with a little work) Valentine Teacher gifts.  They were a hit with all my son's teachers.

The second project was to make something from the carrier that the bottles come in. So I took some gesso and covered the entire thing.

Then I covered it in different types of cardstock paper and added embellishments to make....a craft caddy to hold all my markers, pens and important crafting tools.
This one I did in an English/British theme.

And this one in a pink and girly theme. I love how both of them turned out. So before you throw out those bottles and boxes, give them a new purpose. Thanks for stopping by!!