Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It is the Right Time of Year for Making Blissful Memories!

If you live where it snows you have learned that winter is the right time of year for making blissful memories! Sledding is one of my favorite childhood recollections. Grandma's driveway and a good runner sled were the perfect recipe for learning to fly!
~ Winter ~
The blue and silver theme of this decorated sled 
brings the joy of snow into the house 
while leaving the cold and wet outside! Stop by the 
for a full tutorial on this project.

Supplies:
Sled:Darice
Glue:ScraPerfect
Brad:Spare Parts
Snowflake Punch:Fiskars
Decorative Corner Punch:Kreaxions
(Instructions for Blue Glitter Snowflakes here)

Scrap On!

~charity~

How to Make an Absolutely Beautiful Choker From Lace



Gather bits of vintage lace and a few snazzy beads and you'll be ready to learn how to make an absolutely beautiful choker from lace. I keep my lace collection in beautifully shaped glass jars, like candy for crafters! When I learned we were having a gift 
exchange to accompany our ladies tea, I dug through
 my candy jars. With the help of 
 ScraPerfect 
and the
I quickly pulled this sweet choker together.
You can find the full tutorial on the

Supplies:
Lace:Vintage
Beads:Cousin
Thread:Beadalon
Metal Findings:Jewelry Shop
Glue:ScraPerfect

Scrap On!

~charity~

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

How To Remove Adhesive Using the Best Cleaner Ever

I am delighted to show you how to remove adhesive using the Best Cleaner Ever.
The Robin's Nest and ScraPerfect design teams are participating in a cross promotion, resulting in a wider variety of product in my latest shipment from The Robin's Nest. One of these products is an earth-friendly solvent from ScraPerfect.
The Best Cleaner Ever is non-toxic, non-hazardous, biodegradable, and has no harmful fumes. Too good to be true? I tried it out on a selection of brushes, stiff with adhesive. After placing them on a plastic lid I spritzed them with the Best Cleaner Ever. When I checked them later that day they were good as new, just needed a little soap and water.
This set me onto a path of discovery! 
What could I try this new cleaner on that would prove its worth?
My first thought was those fabulous faux suede
and fur boots I bought last winter...fancy,
 but with an adhesive stain on the right boot.
I have tried a few products to remove the adhesive, 
but they just left a smear and still the adhesive remained.
I spritzed the adhesive stain and let it sit for 15 minutes.
First I wiped the stain with a clean dry cloth, the adhesive came away instantly. Then I wiped the area down with a wet cloth, the Best Cleaner Ever rinsed off easily.
I left the boots to dry overnight. There is no evidence
of a stain or of the cleaner I used to remove the adhesive!
Not only do I now have perfectly clean boots, 
but I also have many items in mind for my next cleaning spree!!!

Purchase your own bottle of the Best Cleaner Ever directly from ScraPerfect
Or from one of the retail locations listed here:
http://scraperfect.com/retail-locations/

Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Make a Wonderful Wreath that Dazzles and Delights

With Valentine's Day only a month away, there is just enough
time to make a wonderful wreath that dazzles and delights.
I can't start soon enough on my heart day cards and decor!!!
Today I am sharing this gorgeous mini-wreath on the
Chattering Robin's blog. Stop by for the full tutorial!
~ Valentines Wreath ~
 
 Supplies:
Wood Embroidery Hoop:Darice
Drafter's Vellum:
Love Chipboard:Gina's Designs
Wood Heart Frames:Stash
Heart Punch:EK Success
Crown Punch:Kreaxions
Adhesive for Vellum Cones:Sraperfect Best Glue Ever
All Other Supplies:The Robin's Nest

Scrap On!

~charity~

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Dazzling Snow Makes for Happy Days and Simple Joys

Non-Traditionalist here!
I love creating with unusual colors and pops of glitter.
The unicorn-bright colors for this card all come from the
Kreaxions Sparkle Duo Paper. This two sided paper has
an opalescent finish with bits of sparkle.
~ Happy Day ~
To duplicate the gold glitter snowflakes:
Step 1: Cut a 3" circle using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter.
Step 2: Use a protractor to divide the circle into 6 even sections
of 60 degrees each.
Step 3: Center Kreaxions Punch #907 on each section.
Step 4: Add glue to half the snowflake, dust with glitter, let dry.


Supplies:
Paper, Punch #301, Punch #312, Punch #907:Kreaxions
Trim:Webster's Pages, Buy-the-Spool
Sentiment:Crate Paper
Alpha:Prima
Gold Glitter:Martha Stewart
Brad:Spare Parts
Gear Punch:Stampin' Up

Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sparkles on Things and Fairy Wings

Today's project is a Fairy Wing Dispenser.
One of the best things about paper crafting is the ways we find to illustrate our memories. My kids and I have a weakness for vending machines that spit out the latest collectibles in toys and trinkets. We have quite a stash from our visits and keep a quarter jar on hand. This vending machine commemorates those fun times and is for all the little fairies who visit my house.
Free wings for all!
Stop by the Chattering Robins Blog for a full tutorial.
~ Fairy Wings ~ 
Supplies:
Paper, Dew Drops:Robins Nest
Stamp:Hot Off The Press
Ink:Clear snap
Embossing Powder:Wow Embossing Powder
Trim:Webster's Pages
Glitter:Martha Stewart
Paint:Delta Creative
Adhesive:E6000
Punches:Martha Stewart, EK Success, McGill
Flourish Die:Poppy's Stamps

Scrap On!

~charity~

Monday, December 12, 2016

Scattering Holiday Cheer with Kreaxions' Snowflake Punch

The last week before winter break is such a hurry scurry of school events. Parent-teacher conferences, choir concerts, and exams jockey with shopping, baking, and holiday plans. It was no surprise that my eldest rushed down the stairs this morning exclaiming, "Mom, Mom, I need Christmas cards for all my teachers!!!" I knew I needed a quick, cute, and easy to reproduce design, not to mention limited to supplies on hand.
 ~ Snowflake Tab Cards ~

Stop by the Just Imagine Crafts Blog for a full tutorial.
Supplies:
Paper:Teresa Collins
Doily:Spiegel Mom Scraps
Snowflake Punch:Kreaxions #312

Scrap On!

~charity~