Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fun Ways To Decorate Wood Easter Eggs



Handmade projects don't have to be complicated to be impressive! Join us through out the month of April for ideas that are easy DIY, that will satisfy your desire to create, and will wow your family and friends!                                                 With Easter just around the corner, let your kids decorate with out the mess of dyeing eggs!

Supplies:
  • Wood Eggs
  • Lara Crafts mini wood candle sticks (4 in a package)
  • Chalk Board Paint
  • Acrylic paint for your candle bases
  • Foam Brush
  • Wood Glue
  • White Chalk (for seasoning)
  • Bistro Marker
Directions:
  1. Paint your eggs with chalk paint. Let dry.
  2. Paint Each candle base a different color or all the same. Let paint dry.
  3. using wood glue, glue the egg on top of the candle base and let adhere overnight.
  4. Then season your egg with white chalk.
  5. Then decorate with bistro marker!

Here is another fast and easy way to decorate wood eggs!


Supplies:
  • Wood eggs
  • Bling, stickers and washi tape!
  • Becon 3in1 glue for whatever doesn't want to stay on.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wood Burning Easter Eggs


Handmade projects don't have to be complicated to be impressive! Join us through out the month of April for ideas that are easy DIY, that will satisfy your desire to create, and will wow your family and friends!

Cathrine, from our Gresham Craft Warehouse, created these beautiful wood eggs using a wood burning tool! Then when she was finished sealed it with a clear finish. 


You can also use colored pencils to add a flair of color to your project like she has done in the photos below. She also found inspiration from the Zentangle books we carry at our stores.
To see more demos from your local Craft Warehouse store, check out our events page on our website, right here!

Good As Gold Mason Jars



Handmade projects don't have to be complicated to be impressive! Join us through out the month of April for ideas that are easy DIY, that will satisfy your desire to create, and will wow your family and friends! I'm so in love with these gold mason jars. They were so simple you just have to spray then with Montana Gold, Gold Spray Paint!


Designer Tip: If you don't want the drip look here are some tips on what to do.
  1. Put mason jars in the oven at the lowest temperature to heat the glass up a bit. You don't want them hot just not cold. This will keep the paint from running and the paint will dry faster.
  2. Bring jars into a ventilated area and lightly spray 1 coat. Let it dry completely and spray a couple more coats and you are done!
  3. If you want a more rustic look use a sander and sand the raised letters on the jar. 








Monday, April 14, 2014

Hazel and Ruby Handmade Etched Glass Project




Handmade projects don't have to be complicated to be impressive! Join us through out the month of April for ideas that are easy DIY, that will satisfy your desire to create, and will wow your family and friends!


This simple technique using frosted glass spray has such stunning results!



Supplies:
  • White Whimsical Open Back Frame 16" x20"
  • Conversation Glass 16"x20"
  • Krylon Frosted Glass Spray Paint
  • Large Ruler
  • Paper to fit under your glass 16"x20"
  • Hazel and Ruby Handmade Mask Stencils Blindside Alpha and Broadside Alpha
  • Painters Tape
  • Red Chunky Glitter
  • Martha Stewart Glitter Glue
  • Cereal Box (for the heart)
Hazel and Ruby Handmade (Broadside Alpha

Hazel and Ruby Handmade (Blindside Alpha)




Directions:

   1. On the 16"x20" paper you are going to make a template to put under your glass to help keep everything straight. I have a list of measurements to help you make your template.
     
       Start at the top of your paper:
  • Measure 7" down and draw a horizontal line. (this is were your Love letters will go)
  • Measure 2.25" down from your 3rd line. (Deeply)
  • Measure 3.75" down from your 2nd line. (Laugh)
  • Measure 2.25" down from the 3rd line (Loudly)
  • You should only have 4.5" from the 4th line to the bottom of your paper. (trust me this will all make since!)
  • Know you are going to draw a vertical line measuring 2.75" from the left side of your paper. (this is to help you to start your word Love & Laugh)
  • Then one last vertical line 6.25" from the left side of your paper. (this line is to show you where to start your Deeply & Loudly words.
   2. After you finish your template place under the glass so you can position your letters where they need to go. Save a spot where your glitter heart will go between the L and V. In the photo above I have more line then you need so just follow the measurements I listed for you.





 3. Once the letters are on top of the glass, place painters tape around the side of your glass.              (I used 1.5" painters tape, but you can make whatever width you want.)

   
 4. Take glass in a ventilated area and spray it with frosted glass spray. You will need 2-3 coats. Let dry and peel off letters and tape.
      5. Place glass into open back frame and glue in using E6000.
      6. While the glue is drying create your glitter heart. Cut out a heart to fit in the O spot on your glass. Then brush it with Martha Stewart glue and sprinkle with chunky glitter. Let dry then add to the front of your glass using E6000 glue. Let everything dry overnight.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hazel and Ruby Handmade DIY Mason Jars



Handmade projects don't have to be complicated to be impressive! Join us through out the month of April for ideas that are easy DIY, that will satisfy your desire to create, and will wow your family and friends!

Use a heart-shaped punch to punch out of
some tissue paper; then wrap it around
our glass jars! It doesn't get much easier than this to make the classic mason jar POP!




Supplies:
  • Mason Jar
  • White Spray Paint
  • Jute String
  • Hazel and Ruby Handmade Tissue Paper
  • Hazel and Ruby Handmade Scalloped Washi Tape.
  • Heart or Star Punch by EK Success.
  • Mod Podge Matte or Gloss
  • Sand or Small Rocks for the base
  • Tea lights
Directions:
  1. Cut your tissue paper to fit around your jar.
  2. Using a shape punch, punch out of the tissue paper.
  3. Mod Podge your tissue paper on to the glass jar.
  4. Once the tissue paper is dry add your washi tape.
  5. Spray paint your lid ring white in a ventilated area.
  6. Tie just string around the top of your jar.
  7. Add a filler of your choice and a candle!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Becky Higgins Azure Project Life Core Kit by Design Team Member Schona


Hi everyone my name is Schona and I am going to walk you through my All of the supplies I used are available to purchase at Craft Warehouse. Luckily for me I have two within about an hours drive...and a third down in Salem I have yet to visit.

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Supplies from Becky Higgins Azure kit
Becky Higgins Design A Page Protectors
Becky Higgins Date Stamp
Studio Calico Alpha Stickers
Studio Calico Geo Tags
Studio Calico Cameras
Studio Calico Dots
Studio Calico Wood Veneers
Other Supplies also available at Slick Writer
Black StazOn Ink
Scissors
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Glossy Accents
 
After going through my supplies and choosing the papers I want to use for the spread I go through all of my photos using the free Picasa program from Google. It is there I can decide if I want to use a 4x6 of one photo or make mini collages. I take so many photos that it is rare for me not to need to make multiple collages for each layout. Once I have my photos printed I put them in my album in order of date taken.

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It is then that I choose what papers go where on my layout. I like to use a kit per spread this year instead of one kit per year. For this spread I enjoyed using the Azure kit from Becky Higgins.

project life

I place my papers where I want them to go and then start trimming any photos that may need trimmed down. I just adore my tiny attacher and use if often in my album. It makes the process go so much faster than using glue and is just so cute.

project-life-process

Once I have my photos trimmed and securely attached to the papers I am then able to start embellishing. I just love tiny alphas and wood veneers so this spread is just up my alley. ;) I usually add washi tape to my spreads but I decided to go without it for this layout.

project-life-close-up

I love embellishing my spreads with a bunch of different items that add texture and color but do not distract from the photos. I often choose too many fun things to add and have to put some away to not look crazy. lol Here is my completed two page layout.

project-life-layout

I hope you enjoyed seeing my process and know that Project Life has no rules...whatever you say goes. I just love that!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Craft Warehouse Project Life Design Team Member Schona Kessler


Welcome Design Team member Schona Kessler! Schona's passion for Becky Higgins Project Life is contagious! Not only is Schona a local Northwestern, but she also shops at Craft Warehouse! We love how she has built a Project Life Facebook community where "Project Lifers" can communicate all over the world in one place! This is how I met Schona and fell in love with her pages!

How long have you been crafting?

I have been scrapbooking since 1998. I got into it right before moving to New Mexico for four years.
I still have my first and I laugh at how it looks. I am so in love with Project Life and never plan
on going back to traditional scrapbooking. ;)


What inspires you to be creative?

I feel inspired by my kids and by the products I use.
I love bright fun and happy colors.
I am not into vintage looking products they just
are not my style. If I had to make something with
that style I would make a gift for someone.


What Craft Warehouse products do you love to use?

I love to go to Craft Warehouse once a week now that I live so close to both the Vancouver and Gresham stores. There is just so much to choose from all in one place I can't get enough! I love using the washi tapes, the sheets of journal cards, Thickers and the mini alphas offered. I use all of these products on my project life spreads each week. I love how the washi is so colorful and fun to add to everything. I adore how the mini alphas and Thickers make my words pop off of the page. The journal cards are great for when I am looking for a specific color or theme in my album.


How can you encourage others reading this column?

I hope I am able to encourage others by showing them how to you can use multiple products from different lines and incorporate them into your spreads and still have a nice cohesive layout. I have gotten behind each year but it is really so easy to catch up with this style of scrapbooking.

Join Schona and thousands of others at her Project Life Facebook Page, her website, and on Instagram! Make sure to visit us tomorrow as Schona shares her pages using the NEW Project Life Azure Core Kit!

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