Sunday, July 28, 2013

Add Dimension and Sparkle!

Here is a quick look at my lasted project for the Art Glitter DT.  I am going to enter this in the Moxie Fab World Birthday Card Challenge.   To get all of the details please visit the Art Glitter Blog HERE.  Thanks!
Art Glitter 18 Purple Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter 22 Lilac Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Glue
Art Glitter Ultrafine Metal Tip
Penny Black Sweet Dahlia Cling Stamp
Momento Black Ink
Copic Makers
Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge
White Card Stock
Violet Card Stock
Green Card Stock
Assorted Ribbon
Angel Compnay Stamps (Happy, happy Birthday)
Assored Zig Makers

Thursday, July 25, 2013

What to do with Mom's Apple Saucer Masher

I am loving all the planter ideas on Pinterest this summer, but can't afford the pretty ones or find the vintage ones.  So, I came across my vintage applesauce masher and made it a planter.  Now I can have a memory of my Mom in the garden!  And let's be honest, I'm not mashing applesauce any time in my near future:   Okay, in my lifetime!  Just line the masher with landscape cloth and weight the bottom with a rock.  add your plants and potting soil and water.  But what do I do with the wooden masher?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Body Jewelry with Art Glitter and TRN

I am so loving the Art Glitter Body Glue and wanted to try and make some 3 dimensional glitter jewelry/tattoos.  Yes, the glue is able to hold bling!  I created this shape using SCAL2 straight lines and one of the stock swirl shapes.  I cut it using the Art Glitter Sticky paper.  I placed the Glad Press and Seal wrap on top and removed the portions for my glitter, and then the protective layer on the Art Glitter Sticky paper.  I then adhered the sticky paper to my foot and applied the glue as directed.   Use a small amount and allow it to dry to a tacky consistency.  Apply the Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest first and then apply the Art Glitter.  Allow to set a few minutes and remove template from the foot.  Rinse off excess glitter with water and enjoy!  For more info on making and applying glitter tattoos cut with an electronic cutter you can visit the Art Glitter post Here.
The bling on this body jewelry is wearing like the glitter and I can shower and bath if I just rinse carefully.  The dew drops can be removed for use on another project too!  Once the dew drops are removed on the next day, I just cover the spots left with glue with the glitter and I can wear the glitter tattoo for the rest of the week!  I tend to react to cheap metal so I did not want to use rhinestones.  I love the transparency of The Robin's Nest Dew Drops!
I love the price of this jewelry too!  Glitter, Body Glue and a bottle of dew drops will last a long time!  Order from Art Glitter the entire month of July in the amount of $25 or over, use the code PB20, and you will receive 20% off your order total! And remember, Art Glitter and The Robin's Nest are MADE IN THE USA!!!

Art Glitter Body Glue
Art Glltter Sticky Paper
Art Glitter 211 Glacier Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
The Robin's Nest Dew Hydrangea Drops

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Beach Wedding on a Budget

My niece recently got married and had a beach wedding.  I thought I would share some of the things she did to save money and stay in her budget!
1)  DIY-What every you can do, Do It Yourself!
Some of the DIY items for her wedding were:  candle votives made with pages from old romance novels cut with Sizzix hearts and glued to jars with glue sticks, then tied with some twine and ribbon for a fabulous look!  Some jars were spray painted for an etched look.  Here is a list of the DIY's:  Rosette's for chairs, candle votives (spaghetti and mason jars), heart banner, card holder (old suitcase embellished with lace from relatives wedding dresses), glitter tattoos and signage.
2)  Rely on Relations-Get the family involved in all you can for help with location, decorations, planning, set up, etc.  My niece found decorating ideas on Pinterest and sent them to me.  I let her know what we could make with my tools and we held 2 family craft days.  We cut the rosettes for the back of every chair using SU's rosette die.  My niece found her location through relations.  Her Mom and Dad had a cottage in the Palisades Park, where she had her reception.  Her Father-in-Law married them at a natural center near the park and both places were wonderful for photographs and atmosphere!  Here is a list of the relative's contributions:  location, decoration craft days to make rosettes and votives, wedding ceremony planner/decorator (cousin), wedding reception planner/decorator (cousin), set up for reception decorations only (caterer set up tables), glitter tattoos, flower girl wands, signage to event.
3)  Source Savvy!  Think outside the usual to find your cost effective sources!  By shopping the local farmers market (the summer before the wedding) they found a local source for wild flowers at a great price.  They made arrangements far in advance, so they could get a local source at the best price!  (see 2nd photo for a look at her flowers).  Her are some of her savvy shopping ideas:  use farmers market, shop online, location at family summer home community, rented tent, caterer, trellis for ceremony from craft store (can be used in garden later), buy your own beer and wine, make your own signature cocktail, and hire bartenders.  This is blueberry country, so you know the cocktail had blueberries!
4)  Make it Your Own! She loves to read and chose reading as a theme.  Along with the candles, she used the cut out hearts to make a banner that was hung in the bushes to show guest the way to the bathrooms (no picture).  Along with her theme she chose a location that has special meaning and memories (for the whole family too!)  She had photos taken throughout the park and at the beach.  I love the one above on a sand road in park and how it symbolizes the beginning of their life together!
5)  Spend Wisely- the bathroom facilities at the beach were not suitable, so she rented a deluxe portable potty, and the air conditioned beautiful bathrooms were worth every penny!  Instead of henna tattoos, I used my Cricut and cut templates.  I used Art Glitter's body glue and glitter to make tattoos for the bridesmaids and bride.  They actually went barefoot and I will try and post pictures from the photographer when available!  She and I both think the Art Glitter tattoos are prettier and lighter than henna!  And on a side note, I found the Art Glitter body glue if FABULOUS for holding up a dress!  Works better than double stick tap and more comfortable to wear and remove!
6)  Have fun!  The nature center had a butterfly house.  This is one of the flower girls in the butterfly house after the ceremony.
I hope this post gives you some ideas to save on any wedding and to makes your day special in every way!


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