Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Unique Crafters Challenge #6 ~ Shine and Sparkle


You still have a couple of days to create some "Shine and Sparkle" for this month's challenge.Go to Unique Crafters Challenge for great inspration. I want to see what you can do!

Don't forget to check out the Brag Gallery! Even if you don't have any sparkle or shine, please let us see what you're doing and get a look at what others have done. Awesome inspiration!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's A Boy!

I'm so excited about the upcoming birth of my second grandchild! He is due early October and I can't wait! I made this sweet keepsake box for him and of course, soon I'll start working on one for Chandler, my first grandson who will be 5 years old in January. I'm going to fill it full with goodies for Amanda's baby shower.

Make sure you check out Hiding in My Craft Room Blog. This month the challenge is "Share a Challenge" where you share with them one of your fav blogs!

Supplies used
Michaels Crafts: paper mache box 6 inch size, wooden buttons and ball knobs (for feet), eyes for giraffes, Paper Glaze, 2 way glue, blue rick rack trim
Archivers: plaid, green cardstock
Colorbok: brown, tan, blue cardstock
Cricut cartridges: New Arrival, Heritage
Cricut Expressions cutting machine
Apple Barrel Acrylic paint in China Blue
Scotch ATG 700 tape gun
Fiskars paper trimmer
MTC: Storybook font

This box is entered in the following challenges:
Divas by Design: Challenge #49~Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday: Challenge #84~Happy Birthday To Us
Party Time Tuesdays: Challenge#83~Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge#113~Color Crazy
Decorate To Celebrate: #32~Baby Shower
Hiding in My Craft Room: #60~Share a Challenge (sharing with Decorate To Celebrate)
Celebrate the Occasion: #77~Child's Birthday
Paper Crafting Journey ~ Anything Goes Challenge

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Unique Crafters Challenge #6 ~ Glitter and Shine


Wow! What a fun month we're going to have! This month at Unique Crafters we are all dancing in glitter with our shiny shoes! Yes, it's time for Challenge #6, "Glitter and Shine". One very talented winner will receive a fabulous prize package from our sponsor, Scrapbook Unique! There will be 3 runners up, as well.
Creating anything with glitter is the most fun I can have making a big mess! But, I do think it's worth it. Glitter seems to get one's attention and that was exactly my point in making my Fleur de Lis and Geaux Saints stand.
Okay, I'm a HUGE Saints fan and have been for years.....when they were the "aints" I still supported them and it's paid off. Who thought the Saints would ever make it to the Super Bowl? I'm hoping to see them there again. Soon.
Now that you've seen how I can "glitter and shine", I want to see what crafty ideas you have up your sleeve (or craft room). So, get out all those shiny baubbles and beads, sprinkle glitter over everything, and enter this month's challenge!
I used a balloon weight for the base of my stand and LOTS of Paper Glaze! The letters are from Cricut Storybook cartridge. The Fleur de Lis is white cardstock painted gold, then covered on glitter. The edge is painted black (to give it a little depth) and sealed with Paper Glaze.