Saturday, June 25, 2011

Glitter Butterfly Tee

Our very own Laura is famous!

She earned a position as a guest designer for Art Glitter for the next three months.

For her first project, she put her scrapbooking skills to use and made this fabulous glitter T-shirt:

Isn't it beautiful?

Here is a closer look at the butterflies:


Here, in her own words, are the directions:
 Hey, it is Laura.  I have been chosen to be a guest blogger for Art Glitter this summer!  I am very thrilled, as I have used their products for years now. This post was the first project that I made for them and has been on their site. I started with a project that showcased the beautiful range of Art Glitter colors and allowed me to use the holographics. I also got to combine this with my love for the Silhouette Machine.  This butterfly shirt was so easy! 
      First, I used my Silhouette Machine to cut the butterflies out of their black flocked heat transfer material.  All of the designs were available on their site, so I didn't have to create any of the butterflies from scratch.  After I removed the inside pieces and ironed them on to my shirt, I got to the really fun part.  I had a "coloring book" to fill with glitter. For each butterfly, I used the Dries Clear Fabric Adhesive fitted with the fine metal tip to fill the "wells", leaving a little white right around some of the edges to create extra interest.  I used a variety of glitter styles and colors, but focused primarily on opaques, because I wanted the intensity on this project. It was like painting with glitter, each individual container a new well on my artist palette.  
     I let the glue dry for a few hours.  Then, I used a large stencil brush to remove the excess glitter. I set the glue by leaving it for 30 minutes in a warmed oven (according to package instructions).  Then, I washed it inside out in cold water so that I could wear my piece of glittered art.
 
The Glitter I used:
32 True Blue Ultrafine Opaque
62 Copper Canyon Ultrafine Opaque
66 Yellow Ultrafine Opaque
94 Key Lime Ultrafine Transparent
128 Quark Ultrafine Holographic
140 Canadian Blue Ultrafine Opaque
155 Red Velvet Ultrafine Opaque
189 Pearl Ultrafine Pearlescent
329 Egyptian Blue Ultrafine Opaque Holographic
336 Alien Ultrafine Opaque Holographic
500 Ruby Red Microfine Opaque
501 Monarch Microfine Opaque
510 Terra Blue Microfine Opaque

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ready to shop til you drop?!

Tell your friends ... we still have this great stamp set to give away.

All you have to do to enter is sign up to follow our blog. When we get 50 followers, we'll choose one and send this great set of stamps designed by Leere Aldrich for Stampavie.


Aren't they adorable? Stampavie always make high-quality clear stamps that produce crystal clear images and are beautiful colored with Copic markers. Plus, they are made in the USA!

Right now, we have 41 followers.  When we get to 50, we'll choose one randomly to receive this special gift.

So, tell all of your friends, spread the word on Facebook and if you read the blog, but aren't signed up as a follower, be sure to sign up. Good luck!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jamie created this adorable layout with products from My Mind's Eye and the Sew Easy Tool and Banner Attachment.

Here is a close up of the banner


And some of the details ...

For more information, visit Jamie's blog at http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/

Time for Cupcakes

A new trend in paper crafting is decorating cupcakes. Candy created this one using American Crafts' City Park papers and the Scalloped Cupcake Liner from Lifestyle Crafts.


On the opposite side, Candy used the button die and threaded the baker's twine through it.

But, cupcake liners are not just for cupcakes. Look at this 12x12 layout Candy did using papers from My Mind's Eye:

The scalloped edge is actually the cupcake liner. The flowers are made from the extra dies that come in the set.

Monday, June 6, 2011

With My Mind's Eye

Jamie created these adorable cards with My Mind's Eye products ...



For more information, visit Jamie's blog at http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 3, 2011

Celebrate the 4th of July

From Candy ...

When this line of patriotic papers from My Mind's Eye came into the store, I knew I had to use them. Slightly softer than traditional 4th of July paper, yet not quite rustic, they have just enough vintage appeal. And, the die cut sheet that accompanies the set provides dozens of quick and simple options.

For my first project with these papers, I decided to make an entire place setting. I made a place mat, name card, and napkin ring, along with a decorated bottle to hold working pinwheels.

Here is a close up of the bottle ... I cut one piece of paper to use on it and the rest is from the die cut sheet. It has borders, die cuts, labels and more.

And, here is a close up of the napkin holder and place card. Both are made with things off of the die cut sheet.


Click here, http://candyspiegel.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/summer-party/ for step-by-step directions on all of these projects, plus the WORKING pinwheels!

The jar and pinwheels are also in the store, for a closer look.