Sunday, January 26, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
I love, love, love butterflies!!!
I created this tiara from a photo I took on a recent outing. I printed it on hard plastic so it will become a cherished heirloom for many, many years. It's now available on my butterfly etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/ButterflyGiftShop?ref=si_shop
Neighborhood Gift BasketMy neighbor has an amazing lemon tree and every couple of months I am gifted a bag of lemons. I too give them away, bake with them, slice and freeze them, etc. Before Christmas I taught a Gifts from the Garden class and created Limoncello using my neighbor's lemons.
When the last bag arrived about Christmas time I made my neighbor and his wife a batch. There are many recipes on the internet so for my class, I made a quick version (5 days) and then a longer version (about a month). The ladies in the class said the quick version was stronger and the longer batch more mellow. I let this batch ferment for almost two months.
Being the crafter that I am and getting back into my love of shrink plastic, I created a quick label using some clip art I found on the internet, added their names, printed it off and shrunk it. If you're not familiar with shrink plastic, it starts out very thin and when you place it in the oven it shrinks in about five minutes to the thickness of a nickel and very hard. Perfect for jewelry, gift tags, cupcake picks, etc., etc. I LOVE it!
My neighbor was so surprised when I took over the basket last night. Random acts of kindness make my heart sing...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
If you haven't played with shrink plastic, it starts out thin enough to run through your printer, cuts with regular scissors and when you place it in a warm oven it shrinks 50% and to the thickness of a nickel. It's great for jewelry, Christmas ornaments, cupcake decorations and on and on...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
I had such a fun time making all of these projects using the EZScreenPrint product. You start by creating just the design you want - yes, you use your own design - that's what makes this product so neat - you can totally customize whatever you want!
Greet your guests with a cute hanging decoration. I put cup hooks under the handrail on my stairs so I can decorate for all of the holidays. A few of these would also look great hanging from your light fixture.
You'll want to make your gifts extra special too. Stencil right on the wrapping paper, gift bag or card. Sprinkle on some glitter if you'd like and be ready for a special evening.
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Saturday, January 04, 2014
I'm having a fun play day getting ready for Valentine's Day using the EZScreenPrint. I was amazed that in less than an hour I could make my own custom silk screen stencils and be ready to make awesome creations.
Once you print your artwork, it only takes 1 minute exposure to the sun to 'develop' and a little bath time. Love, love, love EZScreenPrint!!! For those who are having less than sunny days at the moment, they also sell a light kit so you can make screens 24 / 7. (Since I live where we sometimes have dense fog, I know I'm going to be using my light a lot.) Check out the Customer Showcase for year round inspiration. www.ezscreenprint.com
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I'm outta here and back to making Valentine's Day projects with the beautiful hearts. Check back because I'll post my finished projects very soon!