Make this for Valentines or Anytime!

Hi Friends! I am so happy, I feel better today than I have in days! I am loving my upstairs art table in my office where I can work in heat (although I have not had much time to enjoy it with the sickness and all the darn snow days) but the other day I made this pretty set of jewelry using new supplies from Panda Hall:

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I was really inspired to use the lovely beaded chain, faceted glass hearts and tiny brass star charms on these pieces. The earrings have hearts making them perfect for valentine’s day but since I added the star element and went with a non traditional color scheme they can be worn anytime and are not overly feminine. The great thing about getting supplies from Panda Hall is that you get a lot if items in a pack, I am still using those flower toggle clasps from my December haul. Buy those beautiful basics in bulk because you will return to them again and again in your designs. Watch the video to see how easily this set goes together and for helpful tips. This is a beginner project.

I know you have some great idea for jewelry making. Panda Hall would love to see what you are up to and they are having a contest too for any interested folks on YouTube! They are giving away four cash prizes to the top 4 winners and all entrants will receive Panda Hall coupon codes of $50, $20 and $10. The earlier you submit the entry, the higher value of coupon you will get. You can get the full contest details here.

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Good luck to everyone who enters! Thanks to Panda Hall for sponsoring this post, if you want to see the other goodies I received from them this month you can see my haul video here. I also have some coupon codes for everyone: Save $20 on your order of $200+ with coupon code: PHYoutube20 or Save $10 on your order of $120+ with coupon code: PHYoutube10 valid at Pandahall.com through May 1, 2015. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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My Quickest Classroom Valentine Ever!

Hi friends! Do you have kids in grade school? Valentines Day is just around the corner so it is the perfect time to whip up a batch of handmade Valentine treats! These come together so easily using a few supplies from our sponsor Papermart.

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Now you have a good excuse to buy a box of large shipping tags or the beautiful washi tape you have been eyeing! Plus, if you have been following my blog, you know lots of other ways to put this versatile craft room staples to good use. Watch how quickly these favors come together:

I also used some 2 3/4″ wide organza ribbon to top it off. I hope you give this easy Valentines day craft a try. You can also save this idea and make it for other holidays by changing the colors and stamps (that big box of shipping tags just keeps looking better all the time right?) Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Woven Hearts & Ribbon!

Valentines Day will be here before you know it. Why not make a special little treat for someone you love this year?

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This woven heart pocket is simple to make and double the fun because you can put candy inside. To make it more special I embellished it with lovely ribbon from Offray. In today’s video I’ll show you how to weave the pocket, add a ribbon ruffle and tie a perfect tiny bow!

Supplies:
Scrapbook paper (two 3″x12″ strips)
Pencil
Compass or something round 3″ in diameter to trace
Scissors for ribbon and paper
Offray Ribbon:
1/4″ sheer Asiana in Antique white
1 1/2″ Single Faced Satin Ribbon in Navajo Turquoise
3/8″ Double Faced Satin Ribbon in Sherry

Watch the video to see how to make the woven heart. Follow along and pause if needed.

Thanks to Offray for sponsoring this post. Use the coupon code FRUGAL15 to get 15% off your order at Offray.com. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

*Details: Use FRUGAL15 during checkout on Offray.com to receive 15% off one order. Offer expires 11:59 PM eastern time on January 31, 2015. Discount excludes applicable tax and shipping costs. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases. Subject to change or cancellation without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

A freebie for you!

Happy Monday folks! It is Martin Luther King day so most of us in the States have little ones home from school today, take some time to craft with your kids today, I know I will 🙂 I have added quite a few new cutting files and stamps to the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Shop. On this Layout I used the Pretty Banner SVG set and the Winged Things Digital stamp set. I love this photo from our wedding:

SVG die cuts, Digital stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Paper: DCWV

To color this dragonfly I used a teal Sharpie for the dark areas then blended it with a light blue prismacolor marker.

notice the glitter paper (scallop circles) I got 2 12x12 sheets for $1 at Target and it cuts beautifully in the Cricut!

The secret to this project is hot glue! I curled the wings of the dragonflies and put hot glue on the bodies and glued them to the page, it gives wonderful dimension, it is nearly clear and so quick! I used hot glue to glue the circles to the banners as well. Love the mini clothespins!

The banners are from the pretty Banner SVG set from Lindsay's stamp Stuff and the little birdies are from Cocoa Studio, both are available at MyGrafico.com!

I also used hot glue to put this decorative banner together, it was hard to photograph but you get the idea 🙂

To make the top die cut layer stand out I used an old scrapbook staple: Craft-T Metallic rubons, just rub a bit of this metallic paste on the edges of your design for a subtle color and sheen. If you can’t find them in the craft store try a ceramic shop, this is great stuff and it lasts forever!

This sweet bird svg is from the Love is in the Air set from Cocoa Studio 🙂

And now for the freebie, one of my SCAL friends asked me if I could make a cutting file for a friend’s wedding album of a flower girl, how could I resist? I also made a png and jpg digital stamp version. This would be cute to put on a thankyou card to a little flower girls don’t you think? Click the picture to download 🙂 PS. today is the last day to save 10% on SCAL with the coupon: 9388463

A freebie for you, click the picture to download!

Now lets see what the LSS junior dT has for us today:

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Cheryl Gorka

Cassandra Cushman

Tanya Johnson

Shannon Neparko (Senior DT member with a bonus project!)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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