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Happy Mail      Encouragement Folder

Happy Mail Encouragement Folder

Hello and HAPPY Friday! These days, I need to look at a calendar to figure out what day it is! Today, I am posting a project that came out of necessity (sort of) for me. I‘ve been thinking of ways to encourage friends and family…

Quick Fun Project

Quick Fun Project

I have been spending a bit of time, looking for projects you might enjoy. I found this cute bound journal and wanted to share it! Perfect for Spring! The video tutorial I used for this WATERMELON JOURNAL is below. Jennifer, from “Sea Lemon” provides easy…

Mini Clipboard Keyring

Mini Clipboard Keyring

Hello and Happy Spring! (we had snow this week in Cincy!!)

Today’s post is a  project highlighting both our April Frog Dog  Studio Kit and Amazing Crafting Product Clear Cast Resin part of our April Add on Kit.

and, of course…

And from my own supplies…

The Crafters Workshop stencil below (life shapes)

I can be a bit forgetful, especially when it comes to dates and times, so…when I opened the April Kit and saw the mini clipboards…a little message pad that would fit on my giant key ring came to mind.

Um, I confess, I misplace my keys sometimes  a lot…this is why I keep my keys on a BIG ring with a giant heart…to help me find my keys when they hide from me.

The small clipboard was just the right size to add to my ring, and will be a handy message reminder…it even holds a little pencil, in case I want to leave someone a note:)

I placed the stencil on top of the mini clipboard piece and used embossing liquid over it.

Next, I sprinkled the Alumidust powder over the top, tapped off the excess…

and used my heat gun to set.

I decided to try “mixing” the StazOn inks, by first pressing my stamp into the

Claret and then in the Blue Hawaii, and it came out a beautiful deep burgundy:)

I made a little message pad, and tied in this cute bee stamp with the words…“Bee Reminded”

Using a black Gelato, I added color to the edges of the clipboard.

Finally, I mixed equal parts A & B of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin (about 1/2 a TBS. each)

to cover and seal the front…giving the clipboard a hard protective surface.

Pour the two parts together, and then allow the air bubbles to rise, slowly stir until combined (no more visible “swirls”) and then carefully pour over the surface.  I used one of the popsicle sticks included to “encourage” the resin to spread to the edges.

Allow it to dry overnight.

As always, our April Kit provides countless project options!  I love to see how many different projects the design team comes up with using the same kit! I hope you do too, so keep “watching!”

 Stop by Frog Dog Studio!

Happy Spring!

Sue

Holiday Cards & Tags

Holiday Cards & Tags

Happy FALL! The Fall and Winter months remind me of all I am thankful for!  I love this time of year and look forward to Spending time with loved ones as we enjoy Hot Soup and Chili, Logs on the fire, Homemade Caramel, Gingerbread Men,…

The Next Level: Totes:)

The Next Level: Totes:)

I’ve been expanding my horizons from paint, ink, and pens on paper & canvas to Fabric. I have extremely basic sewing skills, and have never been one to have a mind that enjoys following a pattern…too precise…but, with a desire to paint on textiles, I…

The Zippered Bag goes MIXED MEDIA:)

The Zippered Bag goes MIXED MEDIA:)

I’ve been wanting a fun personalized make-up bag for awhile.  I kept asking myself, “can’t you just make one?”  my answer was…”well, I don’t really sew.”  -and that is the truth.

BUT, I am trying to learn…hence, the daily zippered bag projects:)

This is the bag I had in my head…well, at least ONE of them:)

Mixed Media Bag

I wasn’t super happy with the last zippered bag I made…I like this one  better.

I do admit that I really had some “needle troubles”

Not sure the cause…bent one…another kept falling out…I think I need a few more basic lessons from my Daughter:)

Go HERE for the step by step bag tutorial.

For the design, I used inexpensive acrylic paints mixed with textile medium, which when heat set, becomes permanent but still soft and flexible.  For the lettering, I used a permanent black XS PITT multi liner pen.

The material I used for the bag is an inexpensive muslin.

Please send me a message, if you have any questions!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Super Easy 30 Minute Headband

Super Easy 30 Minute Headband

My daughter is the seamstress, but she has bitten me and the “disease is spreading!”  I don’t think I’ll ever sew the beautiful clothes that she does, but I sure like trying smaller projects that I can ink and paint!  I found this great pattern…

Easy Zippered Tote

Easy Zippered Tote

I don’t know about you, but I can’t ever find a cute zippered make-up bag…other than plain black, or odd colors I don’t really like.  (neon pink:) ) I’ve been wanting to sew one myself, but knew it would have to be very simple! This…

Love Beyond Measure: Mixed Media Card

Love Beyond Measure: Mixed Media Card

Mixed Media Greeting Card

 

Mixed Media Greeting Card

Vintage Book Page Card

Vintage Book Page Card

I lOVE  anything with a history…a story…so, one of my favorite things to do is to go hunting in our local antique mall…I could spend all day there. I get lost imagining who would have used each found treasure and what that person’s daily life…