Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team: October "Tricks & Treats" Challenge

This month's Eileen Hull Inspiration Team post is very special to me!  I recently got to see Eileen during her Paper Trail Tour and her energy is so contagious.  I am so proud to see Eileen road tripping through the United States - meeting old friends and making new ones.  It is an honor to be her friend and on her Design Team!!!
This month ends in the holiday that kicks of the Holiday Crafting Season!!!  We will celebrate and craft up goodies for Halloween, then Thanksgiving and then... Christmas and New Years!  This is a busy time - so I created a craft that has the "busy bee" in mind.

These tags can be used for a neighborhood "Boo" Bag, for bags of candy or for a Hostess Gift!

Here is the Supplies List for my "Boo" Tags:

1.  Sizzix Products - Scoreboard Dies:
- Bigz Die - Tags #3
- Eileen Hull - Flower Layers with Heart Petals
- Eileen Hull - Labels & Buttons
- Eileen Hull - Borders & Hydrangeas
2.  Kraft Cardstock Paper
3.  Halloween Scrapbook Papers
4.  Tape Runner Adhesive & Foam Dots
5.  Bling
6.  Ribbon and/or Twine
7.  "Boo" rubber stamp and black ink stamp pad
8.  Pumpkin (or any shape) paper punch tool
How to Make a "Boo" Tag

Step 1:  DIE CUT:  I first die cut the Kraft cardstock for the tags.  I then die cut the Halloween Scrapbook Papers with the various Eileen Hull Designs dies.

Step 2:  PUMPKINS:  I then punched the Pumpkin pieces and stamped them with the word "Boo".

Step 3:  GET CREATIVE:  I then mixed and matched the Halloween Scrapbook Paper die cuts with the Pumpkin pieces.  The pumpkin pieces are adhered with a foam dot and the Halloween die cuts are adhered with a tape runner adhesive, or Aleene's Turbo Tacky glue will work too for the smaller pieces!

Step 4:  RIBBON & TWINE:  I added a ribbon to the tags for a finishing touch and tied them with twine to mason jars filled with kraft colored shred and mini candy bars!  I am planning to give them to some of my special friends who help me with my craft business.
Are you going to join the "Art with Heart Challenge" this month?  I hope you do - we love to see what fun projects you create with Eileen's Sizzix Scoreboards!

For the information of the October Challenge click here:  

Happy Tricks & Treats!

- Miss Rina

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Craft Room Organization: The 6-Month Rule

I am so happy to welcome back XOXORGANIZING for another blog post on Craft Room Organization!  The tips that their owner, Sara Barba, offers are so smart and easy to implement!  Today she provide an approach to "managing your crafty stash".

6-Month Rule for Crafty Gals

We’re constantly bringing in new craft items into our lives- more buttons, more embellishments- do we ever not love anything crafty?. How can we possibly manage not to be buried under our craft supplies? The answer is the 6-month rule. Follow these rules to be the most organizer crafter you know:

1. Every 6 months, I want you to go through your craft drawers, boxes and bins. Take a look to see what you have and what more you really want. 

2. If you make a squishy face when you come across a crafty item, I want you to think about whether or not you'll still use that item. A good indicator of future behavior is past behavior, so ask yourself, “When was the last time I crafted with this?”

3. If you decide you won’t be using a craft item, I want you to immediately put it in a donate box (or toss it if it’s totally unusable by someone else.) Get the item out of your life within a week (two weeks maximum). 

4. After you decide which unwanted items are to be donated/tossed, I want you to go back and evaluate each drawer, box and bin to make sure your crafts are organized by like categories. 

Make sure you repeat these steps every 6 months.

XOXOrganizing is also generously hosting a giveaway for a $60 Gift Certificate towards an Organization Session with XOXOrganizing on our blog this month!  Enter via Rafflecopter and Good Luck!
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

3 Things on My Craft Table

Well hello CRAFTERS - I can't believe it's already OCTOBER!!!

Here are 3 things on my craft table now:

1.  Buttons Galore - Buttons by Laura Kelly

I love buttons, I love my dear friend and craft extraordinaire - Laura Kelly - good thing she makes buttons!!!  She is always creating and is an amazing inspiration and mentor to me.  

You can buy the buttons here:  http://www.buttonsgaloreandmore.com/product-p/lk150.htm
2.  Crafty Chica for iLovetoCreate - Dia De Los Muertos Papers  

These fancy papers were at Michael's for the month of September and are now available online at http://www.ilovetocreate.com/store/default.aspx
3.  Pencils 

My favorite are the ones from my paper flowers class with Tania Fischer Design.  These pencils make my crafting times even happier!  You can buy them online on Tania's Etsy Shop: 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

NBC Parks & Recreation Season 7 Inspired Blog Hop: DIY Friendship Card & Waffle Bar

Thank you for joining the Parks & Recreation Season 7 Inspired Blog Hop!

I am sharing a DIY Friendship Card & Waffle Bar!  Amy Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, is known for her love of waffles and once said "We have to remember what's important in life:  friends, waffles, and work.  Or waffles, friends, work.  But work has to come third."  I love this quote!

Here is my supplies list for the DIY Friendship Card (I kept it simple!):

- Cardstock paper for card and "waffle"
- Black Marker
- Pink Marker (for "Leslie Knope" signature)
- Bling or sequins for the "butter"
- Circle punch to create the "waffle"
- Ribbon or twine

This card could actually be an card to a good friend or an invitation to a Waffle Bar Party too!

Here are the steps to make the card:

Step 1:  Fold the cardstock (I used white) to create your card.  You can select any size, I make a 5 by 7 sign as I planned to use it as an invitation for my Waffle Bar Party.

Step 2:  In your own handwriting writing with a black marker, stickers or die cut letters write out "Waffles, Friends, Work", or "Friends, Waffles, Work" - just be sure that "Work" is last. 

Step 3:  Create the waffle that goes in the bottom right using yellow cardstock and weaving it togeher, once you have a small square you can use your circle punch to create your "waffle".

Step 4:  Add some gold bling to be the "butters" on your waffle - I used pop dots so the butter would look like it was floating on top of the waffle.

Step 5:  Use a hold punch in the top left and right corners and thread a ribbon through the holes.  You can use this card as either a greeting card, invitation to a Waffle Bar Party or a sign at your party!  
Here are some "yummy" waffle toppings  ideas for a Waffle Bar Party!

- BUTTER, of course!
- Peanut Butter
- Bananas
- Maple Syrup
- Nutella
- Strawberries or any kind of berries
- Jelly
- Whip Cream
- Cake decor sprinkles

Here are 8 other blogs to check out on the Hop too!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Eileen Hull Class at Prima Outlet Store this Saturday, September 27

Eileen Hull (and Scotty her camper) are traveling teaching from Virginia to California and Prima Outlet Store in Ontario is one of the stops on the Paper Trail Tour - this Saturday, September 27th from 10 am - 3 pm!
Sign up for this exclusive workshop where you'll create two adorable projects using Eileen's Sizzix dies as a base and decorate with beautiful Prima flowers and embellies. 

Cost is only $65. Since Eileen will be on the road, the best way to pay is through Paypal. Just go to Paypal.com and select "Send money", type in EileenHull@aol.com, enter the amount, and send. 

This is truly a unique opportunity to meet and learn from Eileen!!!


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