Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Seahorse Toy Bucket

The toy situation has gotten out of hand here at our house, so I'm always looking for fun ways to contain the mess....

The last time I was in IKEA I picked up an inexpensive plastic bucket and turned it into something the Princess loves to put her toys into by adding some fun vinyl decorations.  She is all about all things underwater right now so a Seahorse was just the thing to get her attention.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Marabu Creative Blog Hop

This month designer members are creating with Porcelain paint from Marabu Creative.

Porcelain is a medium viscosity, highly pigmented, water-based paint designed for glazed and unglazed ceramic. Porcelain can also be used on other surfaces such as Plexiglas, vinyl and polypropylene. Let the paint cure for 3 days, or bake in the oven at 320F for 30 mins to make it dishwasher safe.

Made in Germany for over 150 years, Marabu has a wide range of environmentally friendly paints and markers.  Development and production of their range of currently 20,000 products is always focused on the customer and the market and luckily for us, it is now available in the US.  

Check the Marabu website for more information then follow the links below to see what DCC designer members have created using the selection of Porcelain paints and markers they received:


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Handmade mini journal

Don't you just love hand-painted papers? Marbling, stenciling, monoprinting with a gel much fun to make. Now what do you do with them? Wrap them around plain cardboard (save those cereal boxes) to make mini journals!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Potions Master Mixer

I'm just wild about Harry....

My youngest daughter is wild about all things Harry Potter and a stand mixer was on her Christmas list this past year. I just had to add some fun decorations to it before I wrapped it up and Potions Master was just the thing. I cut and layered a variety of vinyl to create the look. To see how everything came together check out the full blog post.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Beauty Lies Within...

Who doesn't love a brand new bottle of paint?!! 

Except when it bursts all over the place - YIKES! In an effort to clean up a bunch of spilled paint – I quickly grabbed a bunch of stuff to paint red in a hurry. This beautiful tag full of mixed-media LOVE is what became of my crafty accident... 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Hello Spring! Slate

Spring is Coming!

Chirping birds, blooming buds...  say "hello" to springtime with this decorative slate plaque.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Stitched with Love

Stitch! Die-cut! Emboss!

These are easy ways to add dimension and personality to a project.  I used all three when I created this tag!


Friday, February 2, 2018

Valentine ATC's with Video Tutorial

When I was a kid trading Valentine Day cards at school was one of my favorite things to do, besides eating the candy of course.  The one thing I wish I would have done was to make my own cards - instead of buying them, and hoping that no one else bought the same ones. So each year my daughter and I have the best time making her cards together. They are so easy and fun to create!