Surprise! I was cleaning my craft studio and I found a box (ok several boxes) of these adorable little craft frames. The only problem was they were the color of balsa wood. So I took a chance and stained it with Gray Granite ink! I was so surprised at how ell it turned out and I absolutely love how it turned it. It turned down the yellow and gave it a weathered look.
You can do it too! You'll need a Gray Granite re-inker, an Aqua Painter full of water, and a Sponge Brayer . Mix the ink and a several drops of water in the lid of your Gray Granite ink pad. You'll want it to be pretty watery since this is a stain. Soak it up with yourSponge Brayer and roll it over the frame, making sure to get the inside and all the edges. For the corners, you'll need to use yourAqua Painter. It didn't take too long to dry either.
It's going to look great with the rest of my fall decor! Now, if only it would cool off!
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Truly a good time was had by all today over on my Crafty Saturday Facebook Live Seriously...you need to watch the whole video because there's a surprise bonus craft at the end. You decide...was it an Easter Egg or a cactus? Let me know in the comments below!
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Those of you who know me, know that my decorating is pretty minimalist. I don't collect anything so I don't have collections or displays around the house. And any time I buy something, I hear my dad say, "It will only gather dust." In fact, I showed my sister this pretty pendant light from Pier 1 last night, and her reply was, "It's pretty, but how will you clean it?"
So, other than Christmas, I don't do a lot of seasonal decorating. However, I found these cute bottles at the store the other day and I thought they'd make cute Valentine's party decor.
It didn't take long. I ran a few Love Notes hearts through the Big Showww.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=143263&dbwsdemoidt and wrapped some Sending Love designer series paper around the milk bottle. And I was thrilled to find a new use for the mini pompom trim! I even colored a paper straw by sponging on some Real Red ink.
Now...to go find the peanut M&M's that didn't fit in the bottles!
How is this even possible???
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I was pretty shocked when I saw these this morning. Project Life makes photo organizing and memory keeping a SNAP! All you need is a box of cards, the accessory pack, some pocket page protectors, and a journal. No more worries about losing your phone and all your photos. They're all in one place, preserved for everyone to see. What a wonderful living heirloom for your family!
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I could hardly work yesterday because I had this idea in my head. I had to make a collage out of the tree stamps and dies from the Thoughtful Branches bundle! By the time I made it to my craft studio after 8 pm, I pretty much had a vision of what I wanted. I turned the tv on to keep me company and got to work.
This set is remarkably easy to use. I love that you can layer the leaves for added fullness, or trim them to add the spareness of autumn. The hardest part of the whole project, was getting the measurements right for the squares and layers.
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