Friday, April 11, 2014

Bleach Bottle Bunnies


This is a craft project I do every couple of years with my students. The hardest part is collecting a bleach bottle for every child! This year I discovered other bottles that are similar in shape and that helped!

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Directions for Bleach Bottle Bunnies:
1. Adult cuts an opening on the opposite side from the handle. (I also put tape around so there are no sharp plastic edges to hurt children.)
2. Students cover the entire bottle with cotton. It takes about one large bag of cotton for the gallon bleach bottles. I usually give them a bottle of glue with a paintbrush to apply it.
3. Students cut white felt and colored felt for ears. I drew free hand a simple pattern for them to trace.
4. Adult hot glues a Styrofoam shape on the neck of the bottle for the head. I like the egg shape but I've also used ball shaped when the craft store runs out of egg shapes!
5. Adult hot glues felt pieces together with a half of a chenille stick sandwiched in between.
6. Students stick the ears into the foam.
7. Students use glue dots to attach wiggle eyes.
8. Students use Sharpie markers, pom poms, and chenille sticks to complete facial features.
9. Adult hot glues a pom pom under bottle's handle for a bunny tail.
10. Students tie a ribbon around the neck.




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Joyful Stars April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars April Blog Hop. This hop is a circle, so it doesn't matter if you are coming from the talented Betty Locco's blog or if you start here on my blog. Just continue around until you're back to the blog that you started on to make sure you see all the fabulous projects. 

Do you love punch art? I do! I have a Pinterest board devoted to it! However, I don't have the space to store the myriad of punches needed for some of these projects. So I improvise! Here is my "faux punch art bunny".




The bunny on this 5 x 7 card was made with shapes from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I used the Cricut Craft Room to create a file. I sorted the shapes on the mat by color so I could cut it all at once.



Yes, I use Washi Tape to hold paper down on older Cricut mats!
I sponged the white pieces with Whisper Ink before I assembled. Then I drew features with a black marker, black jouranling pen, and white gel pen. Also, I created a sponged cloud background with Sky Ink.



The grass border was cut form the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Did you know that Close To My Heart is offering a free Cricut Collection if you sign up to be a consultant this month? Ask your consultant about this great deal!

If you are interested in downloading my Cricut Craft Room file of bunny shapes you can get it here.

Now let's all do the bunny hop to the wonderful Nancy Brown's blogFor a full list of bloggers on this hop or in case you get lost on the way look here.



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Picture My Life for Cardmaking


Earlier this week I posted my part of the Joyful Stars Blog Hop about using the Picture My Life scrapbooking program for cardmaking. This is another card I made but didn't want to post then, because it was for a fellow CTMH consultant who visits my blog! Her birthday is today and she should have received it in the mail by now.

Materials:
Picture My Life™ Skylark Scrapbooking Program (Close To My Heart)
Base & Bling Teal Jewels (Close To My Heart)
Just Blooms Paper Flower and Leaf (Retired Close To My Heart)
Large Green Gem (unknown)
Gelly Roll Stardust Pen (Sakura)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Joyful Stars March Blog Hop


Welcome to the Joyful Stars March Blog Hop. This hop is a circle, so it doesn't matter if you are coming from Cindy's blog or if you start here on my blog. Just continue around until you're back to the blog that you started on to make sure you see all the fabulous projects. 

My project this month features the Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program.




That's right I said scrapbooking program, but I'm showing a card! I need a couple of birthday cards for this week and didn't have a lot of time for creating. The cards from the Picture My Life program are perfect for that. Of course I am looking forward to using this system to scrap pictures too! This card uses the Picture My Life™ Avonlea Scrapbooking Program.


Here's an organization tip for anyone using pocket scrapbooking, like Picture My Life or Project Life. Our Medium Organizer work perfectly for storing all of your 4 x 6 and 3 x 4 cards!



I have three Picture My Life kits so far and a set of cards from Big Picture Classes for a class I am currently taking. Plenty of room for more kits or if I'm travelling to a crop I can put my pictures in here.

I found the card dividers on Amazon.


Thanks for stopping by! Now it's time to hop tNickie's blog for more inspiration. For a full list of bloggers on this hop or in case you get lost on the way look here.

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Special Birthday Card


Recently a coworker commissioned a handmade card from me for her aunt's 90th birthday. I just received some of the new paper from our Spring / Summer 2014 Idea Book and thought Ariana was a great paper for this occasion. I think it is my favorite from this Idea Book.



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