Guess What? It is March and it is also National Crafting Month!! Hooray!! If you have not been crafting, this is the month to do so. There is a myriad of exciting projects out there right now, no matter what your craft of choice is! I can’t seem to keep up with all the WIPs (Works In Progress) – cards, scrapbook ideas, paper crafting projects, knitting, and more that are overflowing in my craft studio right now. One of the reasons my crafting space is bursting at its seams is because of all the fabulous stuff from Close to My Heart!
Last year, Close to My Heart launched a new line of jewelry that you can customize yourself called, “Base & Bling”. Now if you know me, crafts + jewelry = one happy momma! I was absolutely beside myself when this premiered! I made several pieces to wear and taught a group of girls from my daughter’s home school group how to make one of the rings from this collection. Here is a picture below of some of the girls with their flower rings. Well, Close to My Heart has done it again! They have added to the Base & Bling line in the 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book & catalog. They now have charm necklaces that you can customize, accessorize, and of course, the possibilities are endless. Today, I have a quick video tutorial of one that I created as a monogram charm necklace! I see many of these as great gift ideas for weddings and graduations as Spring is approaching!
Enjoy and of course, Happy March Madness Monogram Crafting!!
One of the hottest home decor items these days is photo canvas. A photo canvas is where you turn your favorite photo into an instant work of art by having your photos mounted onto a piece of canvas. Many photo centers like Walgreens and Walmart or online companies such as Snapfish offer this service. The prices range from $25 and up depending on the size of your canvas. However, did you know that you can do it yourself for a fraction of the cost?
Today, I want to show you an easy, simple way to make your very own photo canvas. Using some very basic supplies listed below you can make one in an afternoon to give away as great gift. All you need is:
– Close to My Heart 6″ x 6″ My Creations Canvas Display (Z1818)
– Mod Podge (Matte)
– white tissue paper
– a piece of basic card stock
– spray adhesive
1. You will start with a blank canvas
2. Set up your photo using a photo editing software of Word on your computer. At this time you can add words onto the photo if you like.
3. Lightly spray your card stock with a spray adhesive
4. Apply a piece of white tissue paper a little larger than your photo onto the card stock.
5. Print picture onto the tissue paper/card stock.
6. After photo dries for a few minutes, carefully peal away the tissue paper from the card stock.
7. Apply a coat or two of Mod Podge onto the blank canvas.
8. Carefully place the photo onto the canvas and starting in the middle of the photo, smooth out the wrinkles.
8. After it dries, apply whatever type of embellishment you desire and enjoy.
It is so easy and fun that you will want to make several. You can purchase the Close to My Heart canvas (product # Z1818) directly from me at http://kayrochestamping.ctmh.com
And as always, “Happy Crafting!”
I know, I know, I know. It has been a long time. I can’t believe the end of a year and the beginning of a new year has come since the last time I posted. So much has taken place in my life, it will take me a while to blog about it all.
Oh my! I know it has been a minute. I have so much to share with you all. Thank you for your patience and your continued following.
So, last week, I was able to go to the Southern Christmas Show here in Charlotte. It was absolutely wonderful. It is so refreshing to see all the gifts and talents of so many people from all over the country. Here are some of the highlights from my visit.
First up is this gorgeous Christmas wreath. It is made from Deco Mesh. It is seems as if this all the rage this year because this stuff was everywhere you turned in various colors.
Now, this just took both my assistant and my breath away. It is a dress, vest, belt, purse and earrings made from recycled bottle tops from soda cans. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was truly unique and a pretty penny as well.
And finally, these necklaces with the flowers made from t-shirts seem to be another big hit this year. It is so simple, but again, so elegant.
Good morning everyone. Have you looked outside your window lately? The leaves on the trees are absolutely gorgeous!! Everything is turning those wonderful golden, autumnal colors. I was sharing with someone recently that the visual I see is God coloring with huge crayons and the world is His coloring book. 🙂
Have you been in the stores lately, already you see Christmas decorations and signs that winter is coming. The calendar is moving fast.
If you are already starting to plan out your holiday season and are looking for some great gift ideas, I will be sharing some with you in the coming weeks. Today’s idea is a monogrammed tumbler.
It looks like a disposable “to go” cup ,but both the straw and cup are made of acrylic. It can be decorated with anyone’s initials in various colors or other graphics. These can all be ordered through our sales division of KayRoche. If interested, contact me about the specifics.
I hope you are having a fabulous autumn day and are you looking?