Thursday, May 12, 2016

Class of 2016 Frame: Deflecto

Graduations season is upon us. Weather your graduate is moving up from High School, College or even where a construction paper morter board and yarn tassel in their Kindergarten commencement they must be celebrated. After all the effort and support from mom and dad, the hours of home work, ALL those school supplies these grads deserve to be honored in style. I have used the same techniques from my last project, Marquis Frame, featuring led stickers to bring light and bling the sparkle in these great graduation stickers by Jolene all set on the perfect Deflecto frame awaiting your grads picture.

This is what I used:

Deflecto Clear 8" x 10" Frame - 597901CR
Chibi Tronics light
Jolene's Class of 2016 stickers
ThermoWeb 3D White Foam Squares • 1/2 in

This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Marquis Frame: Deflecto and Chibitronics

Electronic meets craft in this fun joining of forces of Chibitronics and Deflecto. The only knowledge needed is how to build a simple circuit. Fear NOT all of the instructions are included in the Circuit Stickers Sketchbook which is included in the STEM Starter Kit.

Black cardstock

Paper trimmer

1   Create simple circuit using copper tape provided in STEM Starter Kit. Centering circuit on black part of frame. I rigged my battery pack around the back so I can turn it on and off.
2   Space chibi lights evenly around frame making sure to keep ALL you positives on one side and negatives on the other. Test lights.

3   Create black top frame by cutting 5”x 7” hole in the center of a  7” x  9”  piece of card stock. Center paper frame over and press against lights (this will emboss the paper a bit to help find light placement). Punch holes where the lights embossed the location.
4   Punch holes in center of 14 ThermoWeb Foam Squares. Place these on black cardstock back centered on punched holes. Add a few more foam squares between light placements Peel away paper backing and place over lights.
Place picture and enjoy! Wouldn’t this be fun for a movie party!!
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This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions - See more at:

This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Keeping Organized with Deflecto

Keeping organized with a little chalky paint and alot of Deflecto!! What a fun way to keep your organization personal.
Function and fashionable the Deflecto Carousel Rotating Organizer 9 Bin (Item Number: 3901CR) will hold and more then you can even imagine!  Mine are filled with key sewing supplies and labeled to match: piping, thread, elastic and the like.

What you need:
Chalky Finish for glass (used Deco Art ADCG02)
Cosmetic Sponge
Painters tape
Wax paper
Paper Punch (Used: Decorative Label Punch)

What to do:

1. Lay strips of painters tape overlapping on wax paper. Center punch on tape and punch to create template.


2. Peel template from wax paper.  Apply to center of container.

3. Apply chalky paint with a pouncing motion over the template. Let dry and add repeat. 3 layers seems to be a nice coverage. (If you are impatient like me you may choose to dry it with a heat gun or a hair dryer in-between layers)


This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions

Saturday, April 2, 2016

World Autism Awareness Day: Weighted Lap Fuzzy

Inspired by a service project I spotted online my original plan was a striped inch worm. As the project moved forward with these fabulous Cuddle fabrics by Shannon Fabrics they look more like a soft candy treats tied up with pretty ribbons by May Arts.
If you are not familiar in the value of weighted items for autism here is a little info I found that explains it perfectly:
"Weighted things like weighted blankets, weighted lap pads and weighted vests can be very calming for some children with autism. The weight provides calming proprioceptive input and many occupational therapists recommend appropriate weight for individuals with autism and sensory issues who can be overstimulated or anxious. Weight can also help some kids with autism or ADHD focus and pay attention in the classroom or during mealtime."
I will be using these myself as I filled them with rice and I can toss them in the freezer if I need a cold pack or the microwave if I need a hot pack. ;) I LOVE multi-fuctional items that are awesomely cute too.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Minnie Pattern Mash-Up Bag

Simplicity 1439
3/4 yard cotton fabric,lining
1 yard cotton fabric, ruffles & outer
Wood handles 9"
Masking tape
1.      Measure and adjust pattern pieces 15 (reduce 2 1/2" in width), 18 (reduce 3" in width and add 4" in height depending on handle size) & 22 (reduce 3" in width).

2.      Cut Four (4) 3 1/2" strips WOF from ruffle fabric. Cut 2 fabric and 2 lining from piece 15. Cut 1 piece 17 from lining fabric, Cut 2 piece 18 from outer fabric, and Cut 1 outer and 2 lining from piece 22.
3.      Roll hem the bottom of each strip 3 1/2 inch strip of fabric.

4.      Place lace along raw edge of  3 hemmed fabric strips and baste along edge. Pull thread to gather. 
5.      Follow pattern directions for Bag C. using piece 22 for bottom instead of piece 16, this creates a rounder shape for a fuller skirt look! Use on laced ruffle layer at top.

6.      Complete as directed by pattern.
Any bag that makes you smile should be the one you carry every day! Happy Sewing!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Simply Sampled: my 2 cents

I have never really considered myself a quilter, although I have dabbled a bit in it, I thought taking a class would be a fun way to acquaint myself with the terminology and hone some self taught skills. Authorized Sew & Vac was offering a class based on Simply Sampled by Jeni Baker. I am 2/3rds of the way in and really enjoying the class. I absolutely love having others around to bounce ideas off of and to cheer each other as we succeed.

Today I completed "Block #3:  Disappearing Nine" today independently. This is a fun twist on a classic block, for the full instructions you will want to go get the pattern, I wanted to share my 2 cents on how to make a key directional fabric be right side up at the completion of the block.

My focal fabric are these fun type writers from the Windham Fabric collection Type by Julia Rothman. Since this block has a fun twist I flipped the fabric upside down on the top left and bottom right corners of the nine patch block.

Here is where the fun comes in...this block divides into quarters and then.....

Flip! and magically those upside down type writers are right side up!

and done!

I have several more blocks to go but am feeling more like a quilter each session. I may have a crush on it...and of course all the beautiful fabrics are addictive so I may be a goner!

happy sewing!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

May Arts/ G45 Hop: just in case

What a fun pairing of fab May Arts ribbons and beautiful graphic 45 products. Welcome so glad you clicked over. I am so happy to share my fun little project. Before we get down to what I did don't forget about the fun opportunity for free goodies! 3 - $25 gift cards from May Arts Ribbons and a prize pack worth $60 and includes May Arts ribbon so you can also create from the beautiful inspirations you have seen on your journey this week. All you have to do to enter is comment here on the blog and on May Arts blog or on the graphic 45 Facebook Page. May the odds ever be in your favor.

My project is a fun chipboard lunch pail style gifting box. If the outside looks this cute the gift inside must be delightful. Using a sanding block I distressed the graphic 45 paper and chipboard pieces. A note or card can be slipped in the envelope for the perfect functional embellishment. 
If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear them!

Supply List:

5/8 Inch Natural Crochet Ribbon

3/8 inch Navy Mini Pom Pom Ribbon

1/4 Inch – RIC RAC – IVORY

Natural Burlap String


Children's Hour 8x8 CALENDAR Pad

Children's Hour Journaling Chipboard 

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

3D White Foam Squares • Combo Pack

Sticky Tape Mini Runner™

Kraft Glassine Envelope 

Cute paper lunch box ( I grabbed mine at Marshalls, random I know!)


Sanding block





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