Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mom's Altered Pieces...

So, as many of you know, I just love all creative ideas. Below I wanted to show you some altered hair accessories & flip flopes My Mom made for my 5 year old daughter. Hope you all enjoy!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Super Easy Paper Bows

Hi, Everybody! Today I would like to show you how to make a Super Easy Paper Bow to decorate any of your gifts with a little of your own personal style.

Step 1:

Gather the following items:

-Your favorite pattern 12"x12" paper. (I chose Florentine (Product# X7153B) B&T Duos Paper from CTMH)

-Paper Trimmer (Product# Z1783)

-Tombo Mono Adhesive (Product# 1514)


-Glue Dots (Product# 1772)

Step 2:

Once you have gathered everything that you need, cut your paper into 3/4 inch strips. Leave 6 of the strips full size. Cut 1 inch off 4 of the strips. Cut 2 inches off 1 of the strips. And lastly cut 1 strip down to 5 inches. The remaining strips put aside as backup fillers.

Step 3:

Twist each strip with loose loops on each side (except for the 5inch strip). Secure the ends to the center with the double sided tape. Then take the 5 inch strip & form it into a circle & secure it with a glue dot.

Step 4:

Take 3 of the larger pieces & layer them on top of each other. Make sure to space them evenly & secure the center with a staple. Repeat process with remaining 3 large pieces. Then stack & secure the 2 pieces with a glue dot.

Step 5:

Take 4 of the 11 inch pieces & layer them on top of each other. Make sure to space them evenly & secure the center with a staple. Then stack & secure it to the center of the bow with a glue dot.

Step 6:

Take the 10 inch piece & secure it to the center of the bow with a glue dot.

Step 7:

Finally, take the 5 inch loop & place it into the center before securing it. If it looks like the bow may need some extra loops then take one of your extra strips & cut it down to 10 inches. Twist the strip with 2 loops on each side, secure it the center of bow & then secure the 5 inch loop. If it doesn't need the extra loop then secure the 5 inch loop to the center.

That's it, Your Done! Get busy making your bows today as the Holiday's are rapidly approaching us.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Award Blog Nomination 2012!

WOW!!! Today I just realized that my Blog was nominated for it's first award! I would like to say Thank You to Ashley Greaux for nominating me for the "Liebster Award"! It really made my day! Be sure to check out her awesome Liebster blog at http://cutesyandsillscrafts.blogspot.com/

It's full of great stuff.

Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.Post the award onto your blog.Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers.Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

My 5 nominations are...
Diana Mejia: http://dianasfreemoments.blogspot.com

Cathy Derouche: http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Amie Kiger: http://mimimyselfandibykigz.blogspot.com/

Tiffany Simmons: http://www.angel4ever-thecraftyteacher.blogspot.com/

Stacy Burch: http://www.stacysscrapcorner.blogspot.com/

You ladies are great crafters! Thanks your creative inspiration! Now it's your turn! Choose one of the following to post on your blog and then choose your five to share the with.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Perfect Pair...

During July, get a free paper packet and coordinating accessory—a PerfectPair— with every qualifying online purchase thru my website.

Place an online order of $75 or more in July on my website
http://www.love4creativity.ctmh.com/ and we’ll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! That’s a retail value of up to $17.90! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs.

Place your
order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last. Offer valid July 1–31, 2012. While supplies last. Additional shipping/handling and tax may apply. Discounted products to not count toward a qualifying purchase.

Below you will find the Order Dates, Perfect Pair, & it's Retail Value:
July 1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462) $15.90

July 6–10 Dreamin' Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633) $14.90

July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $17.90

July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment
(X7137C) $17.90

July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C) $17.90

July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C) $17.90

July 30–31 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR
Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C) $14.90