Jewelry Chest Redesign

Just completed a redesign of my jewelry chest. My wonderful husband gifted this chest to me several years ago. I knew I had to give it new life in the home we recently purchased. Teal is an accent color throughout our home, so I chose that as the base color.

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I used Prima Marketing Inc products, Fuchsia Sunset Redesign Transfer and ArtAlchemy Metallique and Opal Magic Wax Cire Cera for the distressing. I used Craftsmart Multi-Surface Premium Chalky Acrylic Paint and finished off the chest with Krylon 18 Karat Gold for the hardware and Minwax Polycrylic.

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It’s an amazing transformation that fully met my vision for the chest.

The products I chose truly exceeded my design expectations, and I look forward to working with these products on another project.

Acrylic Pour Earrings

Happy New Year to all!

Just getting back in my craft room and working on projects.

Last fall at the ScrapNCreate Retreat in San Clemente, California, I had the opportunity to meet the wonderfully creative Martha Jackson, who inspired me with her woodworking talents and designs. I was able to purchase a few earring bases from her collection and decided to see what I could come up with.

For this first pair of earrings, I used a variety of FolkArt Acrylic Paints and Liquitex Pouring Medium.

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I will be posting more earring and jewelry pieces using my acrylic pour designs soon.

Gift Idea – Birthday Reminder

Christmas is over and I can now share the gift I designed for my siblings.

I designed this birthday reminder because throughout the year inevitably someone calls to confirm or inquiry about a birthday.

The photo is a little grainy. I swiped it from my sister-in-law’s thank you text. I hadn’t quite finished the one for my home.

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I used Silhouette Design #18658 “Swirls” and a rectangle drawn in my Silhouette software to create the base. I used a variety of mixed media pastes from Art Alchemy to create the metal affect on the Silhouette chipboard. I used Silhouette Design #16857 “Circle Tag” and merged the family member’s information onto the tag.

Using jump rings from my jewelry supplies, I attached each tag by family group. The last tag as a bead charm I created to weight the row and stop the tags from flipping around.

I’ll be posting a tutorial on my blog soon.

Wrapping Up Holiday Gifts

Been busy with family visiting for the holidays, cleaning, and squeezing in some holiday crafting. Whew!

I decided to make holiday gifts for our new neighbors.

I used elements from my Silhouette library to decorate the cups and cup holders (#355500, #34959, #34958, #34960, #35501). I also used a 2019 calendar (#273759) download from Silhouette.

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Wrapped the goodies with some sweets, and they are ready to go! Can’t believe I’ll have time to bake this year.

Wishing everyone a wonder holiday. Merry Christmas

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Holiday Decor Idea #2

I needed a little something for our loft space for the holidays. I wanted to keep it simple as to not get Max and Rocky’s attention, they are very curious cats.

For this decor design, I used the Merry 3D Box Ensemble cut file from Silhouette America and Snapdragon Snippets #107860.

I chose Echo Park Paper Company and Lori Whitlock’s “I Love Christmas” paper collection. I wanted a rustic look to the individual ornaments and overall calendar design.

The mini gifts were made out of small matchboxes. I used my scallop StampnUp punch to cut the tags.

I used greenery, a fun tree, and ribbon from my local Michael’s store to finish off the project.

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Holiday Decor Idea #1

I updated our monthly calendar with a holiday theme.

I used a variety of 3D Layered Ornament cut files (104959,104962,104968,104974, and 104983) from Silhouette America and Jamie Cripps. I modified the files to downsize each ornament in order for them to fit in the frame.

Mini matchboxes are the base for the gifts.I added a small tag to each gift by punching at a scallop tag from some of the designer papers. I added holiday greenery from Michael’s, and mad a festive bow with ribbon also purchased from Michael’s to finish off the calendar.

The paper I chose was from Echo Park Paper Company and Lori Whitlock, “I Love Christmas”. I really loved the colors and whimsical themes in this collection.

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