Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Buckle Boutique bunny box and gift bag!

Oh. My. Cuteness.
Feast your eyes on this adorably blinged out Easter bunny!!!!
It was so easy to do since the rhinestone sheets are self adhesive!

I had so much fun using my punch that I punched out some matching rhinestones to adorn the butterfly tag that came with the gift bag.

And it was super easy to cut a strip of green rhinestones to trim the bag with! 
How easy to jazz the simple bag up!!

I just loooooooooooveeeeeeeee how she turned out!!
Get your own rhinestone sheets and enjoy in on the blingy fun!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

eating chocolate + crafting...priceless

My Helmar post is up today, can you guess what it is?
 If not, hop on over to the blog and check it out!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Double the fun Wednesday!

Reverse stenciling, it's fun...go figure that one day I would be spraying ink onto the stencil instead of through it...but I kinda like the result. I'm up over on the Sin City blog today with some heart tags I created to along with some gift giving for Easter. Hop on over, will ya?

And over on the Arnold Grummer blog I have a video that I promised showing how easy it is to paper cast your own bowl....and I threw in a little Wabi-Sabi philosphy with some kintsugi art.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Gold Dazzling Diamond luggage tags

Hi everyone, this is my first post for The Buckle Boutique!

Wow, I'm not sure what I like the most about these rhinestone sticker sheets....
1. That they are a sheet of rhinestones just turns me on...just saying! lol
2. They have awesome sticking power!
3. AND you can slice and dice right through them!!
seriously amazing!

I know I'll have the best luggage tags around and with all that bling my luggage will be a snap to recognize on that turnwheel. Go ahead...oooooh and ahhhhhh...I'll wait for you ;)

 I followed the cutting instructions for using the sheets with my Cricut.
 Link for cutting instructions is at the bottom of this post.
Cricut's free cut for the week - Luggage tags 
round one cut at 2 3/4"
scalloped tag - 2 3/4 x 3 3/4"
Gold Dazzling Diamond Self Adhesive Sticker Sheet

LOVE how they come out!

Next I peeled back the adhesive from the sheet and used the insert to cut out a piece of acetate for the tag making sure to leave one end covered with the adhesive backing paper so that it stays open where I can slide my information in and out of. 

Next is just layering, The front of the tag ( Dazzling Gold Rhinestones ), the middle layer is white card stock, (which you could omit if you want to), and the third layer is the back of the tag ( DCWV from the Stardust Stack).

This is my first official project for the team!
How did you like it? If you want to try and win a sheet of the rhinestones then you can enter the giveaway. Hurry though, it closes on the 14th!

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Tips and videos for cutting our rhinestone sticker sheets can be found HERE
Are you a retailer who would like to carry The Buckle Boutique's products in your store?
Please contact us for wholesale pricing information.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

hidden secrets and hidden supplies!

OK, so over on Sin City today I have created a motivational magnet to keep me inspired while continuing my diet. Now as many of you know I always try and give you a little tidbit of information over here on my personal blog that you don't get over on my official post....and today's tidbit.....
is there anything behind the magnet?
Well, yes there is, thank you for asking...but this secret is one I don't share with anyone in my "real life"'s a record of my weight I would die if they peeked!
Before I made my new motivational magnet, I hid my weight loss records behind a measurement magnet ( there is some irony there, don't you think? ) lol And the old motivation was written on a post it note. Not very fancy or cute, I think the finished version is much better. Please go check it out!

And over on the Arnold Grummer blog I created an Easter diorama out of a hand casted paper bowl. And what is my special tidbit about this you ask?
It's about me...organizing myself into chaos!
huh? you ask?
Well, I have a box of napkins that had been stored in the bottom of my closet and a few months ago I reorganized ( aka cleaned ) my closet out. So as I went in search of my napkin supply ( to decoupage the inside of the bowl with ) I walked straight to the closet....and stared into it. I knew I moved it, I remember the act of doing it, but couldn't think for the life of me think where I moved it to!! I'm searching the closet shelves, looking for places I could have moved it, exasperated I plopped down into my studio chair wondering what the heck was I going to do...
and then I spied it.....if it was snake it would have bitten me....I even labeled it!!

Do it ever cross your mind that we have too much stuff?
No, not me

Have you ever just had to make something but you had no idea of what it was going to turn into. This happens to me with techniques, I usually want to do it, but I don't know how I am going to use it...I know it confuses me too. lol AND you know by now I have been in a paper casting craze of late so sooner or later I was bound to try a bowl....which ended up like this (pppsssttt's a corn cob holder)

I truly was stumped with what to do with it after I made it....and I posted it over on my art Face Book page which by the way, I would love for you to go over and like the page. I'm not expecting you to buy anything but the amounts of likes increases my professionalism....don't laugh!

So if you're interested in what I made with my corn cob bowl, lol Please take a moment to pop on over to the Arnold Grummer blog and while you're there, please leave me a comment...I'd like for them to know you stopped by!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Birthday Blessings

Recently I joined The Awesome Ladies over at Rukristin. They have a monthly challenge and I thought I'd join in...Join up, it's free!

I really like layering stamped images that I cut out.

A closer look at the tiny sequin hearts.

Fly Away stamp set
Live in Color paper

I'm also entering this card in:
Word Art Wednesday #172 Anything Goes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Giveaway! Ends March 14th, 2015

I have recently joined a new Design Team: The Buckle Boutique which specializes in Rhinestones and other exquisite embellishments for stationery, events, floral and crafting.

The Buckle Boutique’s Website . . . click HERE
The Buckle Boutique Blog . . . . click HERE
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Want a chance to win a sheet of their rhinestones? And a free art bin tote?
Then check this out!
Bling Your Bin Project and Giveaway!