Monday, March 30, 2015

Surprise Online Baby Shower

What do you do when you can't attend a Baby Shower on the other side of the world...you hold a virtual one!  
Anna-Karin Evaldsson is a very special member of the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team. Last year there were a lot of changes in her life, including a move from one continent to another and just a few months later, a new baby! Leo arrived weeks ahead of schedule (and just 20 minutes after reaching the hospital!) but thankfully he and Anna-Karin are both doing well. 

We want to show Anna-Karin how special she is to us, so we are giving her a virtual baby shower today to celebrate Leo's birth! Even though we can't be with her, we send our love and a special crafty surprise. We invite you to visit each team member/shower guest's blog to see what they created for this new little guy. 

If you have a message for Anna-Karin, please visit Eileen's blog to leave your well wishes in the comments- then she can read them all at once. Thanks for being part of our celebration!

I decided to create Anna-Karin's card using the 12 Tags of 2015 March Tag techniques.  I love all the vibrant colors, perfect for this baby shower card.

I lined up all my pretty distress paints...

I don't have a lot of washi...but I had enough.


Had to use the Lion from the Big Top stamp set.


Clear embossing powder...check.


Mask...check, check.


With my new Dollar Store Tins inked with DecoArts Chalky paint right on my desk, my Wendy Vecchi goodies are a quick grab.


I used the Arrows stencil and cornflower embossing powder.


I also used the stars stencil for the rest of the card accented with tree branch embossing powder.


I like to use a small paint brush to dust off some on the embossing powder before I heat set.


I cut "Leo" on mat board using the XL Vintage Market die.  Inked with cracked pistachio, broken china and brushed pewter.


Look how it all shines!


I attached the metal Love and hammered out the brad.


I decided to attach LEO with my tiny attacher.


A little more metal never hurts.


I inked the edges with black soot distress ink.


I used the sentiment from Big Top for the inside card.


I wanted the lion to peek on the paper so I colored some of his head with my distress marker.


I stamped without a block just in the corner.


Everything is stamped, distressed and ready to assemble.


I love how this turned out...the perfect baby boy card.


His name pops above the enamel texture.


I love the stenciled arrows.


The embossed lion looks amazing and the mask was great!


I'm trying to remember to decorate the inside of cards too.  I love the peeking lion.



Welcome to the World Leo!


I hope you like my Baby Card.  The techniques used for March Tag were great on a card.  I love all the bold colors and how "LEO" came out.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by Anna-Karin's blog and welcome baby Leo too.

Check out the rest of the Design Team's awesome creations!



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Deco Art Quick Chalky Tins

Who doesn't love chalk paint!  I do!  Here's a quick afternoon project, simple and fun!
I recently asked to join and was accepted to join the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program!  Basically, I come with an idea, select some product and once accepted it gets mailed to me!  Here are the Chalky Finish paints I requested.  Aren't they delicious :)


I started with these AWESOME enamel tins I found at the $1 Store for $3 each!  LOVE THEM!


A little paint goes a long way here!


I painted long strokes staying even.  These paints build so multiple thin coats are best.  I painted a few coats leaving the little lip the creamy enamel color it came with.  


I painted the little handle too.


Then with a baby wipe I took off the excess.  Dry time is quick!


I picked up a set of 3 tins.  Paint with the DecoArt Chalky Finish Paints is a beautiful subtle accent, perfect for my style!


For the black chalk paint labels I used Eileen Hull Sizzix Kitchen Labels Framelit dies.


These labels are a great fit!


I made these to store some craft room goodies.  But on a kitchen counter with sugar, coffee and tea!  OMG SO CUTE!


The painted matching handle is a subtle burst of color.


These will store on one of my shelves in my crafty space.  


If I change what's inside I simply write a new label with chalk.  Love that.


Check out the whole line of DecoArt.  Watch for more projects on my blog using these awesome goodies!  Thanks for checking out this easy project.


 
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Focus- Distress Paints

Happy Friday!  I'm hosting this round of Friday Focus on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!  This time we are focusing on Distress Paints!  YAY!!!! 
 
Here's a little peek at my project.  To see more swing by Frilly and Funkie!  Be sure to check out the latest challenge, get inspired and take advantage of the great Friday Focus sale!
 
 
Below are the thumbnail links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for all the products used in my project.   Don't forget, we sell at 20% off MSRP for almost all our products.  Here's a look at the products I "needed" to create! 




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