Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Wicked Candle Shoppe

Good morning friends and welcome to my blog post for Deco Art Media!!  I was asked in a Facebook group to participate in a Mixed Media Challenge using new products from Deco Art and create two projects.....here's the 1st one!! I love to alter things, I had this lantern I brought from Ikea last year and had not yet created with it so I knew this would be the perfect project!!  Check out some pictures and a list of what you'd get in the starter kit. The products I've used are highlighted in red. Thanks for stopping by!!

Here I used my cameo and created a sentiment for the front.
It reads "Wicked Candle Shoppe"  In person it is perfect!! 
I also added some gold trim, roped the handle and added
pieces of some fall harvest sprays from my stash.


DecoArt Media Starter Kit

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This introductory DecoArt Media™ kit will let you sample the wide range of products available 

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thoroughly explain all the products in the line and offer you techniques for using them together.

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The kit includes:

· Crackle Paste - 4 oz

· Modeling Paste - White - 4 oz

· Liquid Glass - 2 oz

· Gesso - White - 4 oz

· Matte Medium - 4 oz

· Fluid Acrylic - Interference Gold - 1 oz

· Fluid Acrylic - Metallic Silver - 1 oz

· Fluid Acrylic - Carbon Black - 1 oz

· Fluid Acrylic - Titanium White - 1 oz

· Fluid Acrylic - Primary Yellow - 1 oz

· Fluid Acrylic - Cadmium Red Hue - 1 oz

· Fluid Acrylic - Primary Magenta - 1 oz

· Fluid Acrylic - Primary Cyan - 1 oz

· Mister - Carbon Black - 2 oz

· Shimmer Mister - Turquoise - 2 oz

· Antiquing Cream - English Red Oxide - 1 oz

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

File It Away!

Hey friends and welcome back to another inspiration post for The Cutting Cafe!!  This week we were able to play with an adorable File Folder Box Holder cutting file Regina created and I absolutely love it!!  I kept this one really simple with just a little decoration; I'm letting the paper by DCWV stand out most, with this file folder created to hold my recently purchased butterfly stickers and how perfectly they fit!!  Check it out:

I love working with Regina's files, they are easy to use, can be cut by hand or using a cutting machine and come in a variety of formats!!  Checkout the blog to see all that The Cutting Cafe has to offer and to see the design teams projects!!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win free files from the Cafe!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Sunday, September 6, 2015


Hey there my friends!!  Welcome to my blog post for The Cutting Cafe!!  I took a little break but I'm back and raring to get some crafty time in!!  I love designing projects for The Cutting Cafe, Regina's cut files are so easy to use, assemble and make great gift ideas too!!  This 7th day of the month we are playing with The Assorted Shapes Milk Carton file.  There are so many different reasons you can use this file and it was super easy to cut! 

I decided to create gifts for my staff's children who have recently gone back to school for the 2015-2016 school year. I love gifting others and I know the "little people" (children) always enjoy receiving something special.  I created four milk cartons with different designer sheets of paper all by DCWV, a very old stack I have been hoarding for a few years now; The Celebration Stack. Check it out my creations:

The file comes with several designs, this one cuts an apple image on the front of the carton.  I added a leaf with veins I drew on with my hunter green gel pen.  I also added a hole to insert a pencil where a straw would be inserted.  Some trim and some ribbon complete this cutey.  

I shimmer misted the mini tag from Hobby Lobby with some homemade spritz, added ColorBox yellow ink to the edges and stamped to and from on the tag.  It is tied with some jut like string I kept from my chocolate covered strawberries box from Godiva!!  Haha, I love to recycle/repurpose stuff.

Here are the other three milk carton boxes I created.  You can see I used a different shape for each one.  All these designs plus about 8 more are available.  I will finish up the decorating on these tomorrow (Labor Day) and add (as with the pencil box above) some goodies.  I was able to fit a mini note pad, a tic tac box, some fun-dip ((do you remember fun dip??) I ate one!  LOL) and krimped paper to each box; plus the pencil!

The file comes with a topper for the carton but I simply punched two holes so I could string up some ribbon to make a bow.  Also, these three designs have a sheet of vellum behind the cut out, the pencil box I used a clear sheet from a box I cut up.

This file was great to work with and I had all four designs cut and assembled in about an hour or so.  Check out The Cutting Cafe to see all the great cut files....for very little money you could be creating your very own gifts!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and I'll see you next time!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!