Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Transparency Challenge

For a transparency challenge on Frosted Designs. I stamped on the transparency and then backed it with cardstock.

Friday, March 26, 2010

March Blog Hop

Welcome to Lovebug Scrapbooking's "INSPIRE US!" blog hop!! Our blog hops take place on the last Saturday of every month. Thanks so much for joining us!

If you just happened by this blog and didn't realize a blog hop was taking
place, please go back to Lovebug Scrapbooking and start the Hop. You won't want to miss all the ispiration from our members....... or the prizes.

Our theme for March is "EASTER"

When my kids were little we used to make these candles at Easter time. We saved up candles and crayons during the year so we could use them. I had a helper with this challenge. This was his first year of making these candles.

Step 1:
Wash the eggs and dry them off.

Parent Step Only:--Step 2:
Poke a hole in each end. One end bigger than the other

Step 3:
Have someone blow the egg out

Step 4:
Rinse the egg out and let dry while you are melting the wax.

Parent only Step: -- Step 5:
Melt the wax. I save candles throughout the year and them put them in a plastic bag and heat in hot water on the stove. You can add broken pieces of crayons for color.

Step 6:
Use duck tape to cover the smallest hole at the bottom.

Parent Step Only--Step 7:
You will want to do this and not let a child as the wax is hot. I used the container that the eggs come in to stand the egg shell in.If you have a small funnel it works great to put in the top of the egg and pour the wax in until it is about 1/2 full.

Step 8:
Stick a birthday candle in the wax and let set for a few minutes.

Step 9:
Finish pouring the rest of the wax in the candle and then put them in the refrigerator to cool or leave them out overnight. We could never wait overnight.

Step 10:
Peel off the shell

Parent only step--Step 11:
Parent please do this: use a knife to shave off a little at the bottom so it will sit up. Then put then on a glass plate and lite them.

This blog hop will run from today, March 27th until March 30th. We will be
drawing for winners on March 31st.

I will also draw a name and be sending out a free gift this month as well. If you become a follower your name will go in twice.

Follow along in our blog hop! Your next stop is Dee

Have fun and I hope you give this a try with your children or grandchildren.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Future Stars

This is a layout that Tyler helped to do. We painted the cardboard and then glimmer misted it and he helped cut out the stars. Great job Tyler.

Let's go fly a kite

You can tell it is spring when you see kits in the air. This sure back memories, his daddy use to fly kites every spring.


For a blog challenge on Scrapfit. You had to go from blog to blog and pick up one more piece that you needed to add to your layout. By time you hit the last blog you needed to add the following:

something spring looking
something green
some bling
one insect
handmade flower
something pink
a button

Here is my layout:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Great Grandparents

Need to find out their names from my mother but I want to know where I came from and this is a far back as I have photos.

Monday, March 8, 2010

How to make the fabric flowers

I have been asked to do a tutorial, which I have never done before. I am hoping this makes sense to you and that you will give it a try.

You need to buy some Synthetic Fabric, you choice of color. I have always used a pretty plain fabric but you can use a printed as well. Just make sure it isn't too heavy.

You can use Nestabilities, sizzix or just cut cirlces. I use 3-4 different sizes. I usually use 2 or 3 of each size and layer them on top of each other. You don't have to be percise in lining them up, not every flower in the field is the same so yours don't have to be either.

Put your brad through the center, I used a hole punch for mine.

Then apply heat, with your heat gun. Start in the center with a circular motion and just keep going one layer at a time. The material will start to shrivel up. Keep the heat gun moving all the time so it doesn't burn the material.

You choose when to stop, after all it is your look and there is no right or wrong.

Have fun creating.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March Give Away

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Would you love to win this March Give Away? Then head on over and give yourself a chance.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


from the Lovebug's INSPIRE US! blog hop!! is


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