"If I had a Star for all the times you made me smile,I would Hold the sky in my hand."

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ribbon Rose

Hey Crafty friends!

 I hope everyone is having a great weekend! (little update) I never had a chance to work on that thanksgiving banner I wanted to make but I did get a chance to make a new type of flower (new to me anyways).I made a ribbon rose ( as I call it ) , I've never made one before nor have I seen one made, but I was in a creative sorta mood so I decide to go for it and I think it turned out just great! Best part about this ribbon flower is it's super simple to make! All you really need is a ribbon (with wire running threw it) , some thread or sewing floss ( a color that matches your ribbon), Needle (of course), Pearls for the center (or whatever you prefer as the center).

I just love this!
(strip I used to make a small ribbon rose)
I used Blue Moon Pearls.
 Step 1: Get your ribbon and fold it over so it looks like one strip, then do a straight stitch along the edge. (Note : I used a wide ribbon with wire running threw it)
Step 2 : Remove the Wire from one side of the ribbon and tie a not in the other side of ribbon so wire does not come out ( Note one side of the ribbon must remain with wire running threw it in order to make this work correctly)
Step 3: Now that your ribbon is stitched closed ,you will pull on the wire that is left on the one side of the ribbon making sure it's ( Not) the side where you tied a knot in the wire to make sure it does not come out of the ribbon.
Step 4: Now that you have completely pulled the ribbon towards the knot so the ribbon is all bunched up ,start rolling it around itself (using your hot glue gun  every layer apply a small amounts to secure the flower)
Step 5: Add the final details by adding some pearls or a cute button..whatever you fancy!
 (Note: I tied together pearls with red floss to secure to flower and added small drop of hot glue to the bottom)

*( I will post a video soon showing this process for you guys so that you can see the process in better detail) *

Thanks for stopping by My blog

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mixed Media Album

I can't believe how this Month is just Flying by! Its almost thanksgiving and yet still so much things left to get ready (crafty things that is lol)..I'm blessed enough not to have to cook on this holiday , so all I have to do is just enjoy family and feasting! I would like to make a little crafty gift to the Thanksgiving cooks if time permits me ( cross your fingers). I've got quite a few projects in the works and the first one is a (Mixed Media album series) that I will be doing over on my youtube channel (starsinpalm). Naturally all my Blog followers will get to see each page and the final album all put together at the end but feel free to follow along with the video series as well! This is the current page I'm working on but that will get all the small details once all the pages are ready to be bound... ( basically its not fully done yet) 

Album is meant to be in a Cup shape.
Thanks for stopping by my Blog! 
I love how the color turned out.

Supplies Used ;
Gesso (Golden Brand) but any brand can be used
Soft gel Meduim Matte (Golden) other brands work well too.
Arylic paint (Americana) you can use whatever you prefer
Paint brushes ( I forget the brand but whatever you have is fine, Note: The better the brush the less hairs in your project)
Lumiere paint : Halo Blue Gold
Chipboard ( can be store Bought or you can use an old cereal box and be green!)
For any extra info or questions feel free to comment below! Thanks

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Card

I have finally made my first official Christmas Card of the year! I was inspired to make this for a challenge I had in mind and because I just love Christmas (hehe). This card came together very organically and I decide to record the process on my laptop camera so you guys could finally see a little bit of my creative process ( This will be on my youtube channel shortly). I really love sharing my passion for crafts with you guys, and reading all the positive and encouraging words! Thank you so much for following my blog, and feel free to let me know what you would like to see more of on here or if you just have a question on anything!

Supplies List:
My Minds Eye (paper)
Stampotique (Main Image)
Memento Ink ( Tuxedo Black)
Felt Sheet (Red)
We R Memory Keepers floss (Red&White)
Chip Board Element
Kraft Cardstock
American Crafts Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Barn Door, Black Soot , Vintage photo, Tea dye, Shabby Shutters)
Gold Wire ( use with Jewelry Pliers)
Image was Colored with Copic Sketch markers
Corner Chomper
I wanted the focal point to look like an ornament.
simple stitch on felt

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Finished Altered Box

I handmade the flower on the top of it

I love the look the metal gave it!
Hey Crafty Friends!

I woke up extra early today so I could head over to the post office before work to mail my (altered wooden box to it's new home. I never mail anything (btw) so I  kept asking the post office lady questions ( because I like to be informed) lol..she looked like she was getting annoyed! (Oh well)
In the end I spent close to ten dollars mailing out my box,  because I bought a box from them ,plus packaging supplies ( That's what happens when you go some place unprepared I guess lol). Most important things to me were, that I get it mailed out on time and that my swap partner (Carolyn) ,just loves her box! I can't wait to show you guys the box she created for me and I'll be posting pictures of my finished box . I'm so happy to be involved with this swap and getting to know such nice crafters!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Altered Box

Hi Crafty Friends!
I decided to do a video showing my first altered wooden box as well as more fun stuff! So please enjoy and feel free to let me know what you think at my first attempt at it.I will have pictures of the box up very soon so stay tuned for that and I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Paper stack :DCWV "Once upon a time"

Brown Arylic paint (generic)

Golden :Soft gel medium matte

Tim holtz distress inks :Walnut stain,Vintage photograph
Tim Holtz :alcohol inks (stream,Butterscotch)
Metal Sheet

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Handmade Flowers

Rolled Flower Made from Felt

 I had a little time and wanted to experiment working with some of the random things I just had lying around my craft corner. Decided I'd show ya'll what I made, just to inspire you to make something random with things you might not normally use. In my case I tend not to work with fabric very much but I really want to use it in more area's of my paper crafts, because I really feel like it adds a lot to a project. Hope you guys like them!  Remember to keep stopping by, to see pictures of my finished altered box which will be up in very soon.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Trinket Box

Hello , My crafty Friends
I  did actually get to craft this weekend so yay! Sometimes I get in craft funks where I can't seem to really craft much a all. I find that the best remedy for a craft funk is simply join a swap or just challenge yourself to think outside the box. This weekend I got to work on a trinket box for the swap I've joined.Since I've never done a swap before I was kinda nervous and over thinking the whole process.Finally I just told myself if you love what you make than so will your swap partner ! ( LOL)
Anyways I'm so exited to show you guys how the box is coming along but it's no quite finished yet so you will have to wait a few more days to see it! I will also be showing you the box I get from my swap partner but thats later.I'm posting a picture of the box I started off with ( which I already had in my craft stash) so you can see the before.

Hop over in a few Days to see  my altered version of this box.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Mixed Media Art Jornal

Hey Crafters!
 I didn't have any time to craft on the weekend but it was still pretty fun because I got to visit with family I had not seen for a while. I did however get to do a page in my art journal on Halloween so its kinda of mix of what I was feeling that day ( Oh and a tribute to how much I happen to love Tim Burton movies).Anyways I hope you guys enjoy it and decide to start some crazy crafty Journal just for fun ,and by the way I will be using a good camera and posting a new tutorial on my( YouTube: Starsinpalm) hopefully by the end of this week.I have my very first swap coming up and I'm excited to be starting a new project! I hope ya'll are finding  time to craft just to let you unwind after work because for me its my zen time.. see ya soon and remember to follow My blog! thanks

Products I used :

Golden ( gesso)
Neenah Card stock (solar white)
Tim holtz Distress inks (Peeled Paint,Wild Honey,Shabby shutter,Spiced Marmalade, Black soot)
Liquid Pearls (Emerald)
Distress stickles
Zig pen ( For my Doodles)
Martha Stewart (Fence punch)
Recycled Materials (cereal Box)
Stampotique Stamps
Fiskars Punch