crafts, dollar store crafts, Uncategorized

Dollar Store Crafts

Just a quick post today to show you what I made with the rest of the stuff I bought at the dollar store the other day. (Same shopping trip,as the black tinted glasses that I etched in previous post! 😉)

I while back I bought 3 rolls of burlap from the dollar store for $3 per roll. I have hung onto this all summer but I did see that these rolls are still available at my local dollar store. I hope this is something that they stock regularly because it is a great deal and I want to make more burlap crafts!

I make this autumn wreath for about $12 in supplies and it took a little less than 1 hour to complete! ALL of the supplies came from Dollar Tree except for the burlap that was Dollarama.

In the craft section I found the wire wreath base in square and round shapes. I bought both but only used the round one for this project. The patterned wire ribbon, mesh, pumpkin 3 pack, leaves in a pack of 2, scarecrows in a pack of 2, metal word 3 pack (saved 2 for future projects) and 2 pack of bows. Each package or item was $1.25!

I loved making this project! I am going to have to try this dollar store crafting again!

Cricut

Glass Etching With Cricut

I was killing time in a dollar store last week when I found some gorgeous black tinted tall glasses. I put 4 of them in my cart along with about $40 worth of other stuff. I knew just what I wanted to do with them and today I finally found a little time to work with them!

A bit of back story here:

My 11 year son has been bugging, I mean seriously driving me crazy, to watch the movie IT. I told him under no circumstances was he allowed to watch it but that I would find him a different show that would be a little more age appropriate but was still “scary”. I had watched a few episodes of Supernatural a couple years ago but for some reason I never really got into it. I decided to give it another try but this time I would watch it with someone. That someone is my son. (It is rated PG according to Netflix so judge me if you will) Anyways he loves the show and we have been binge watching it all summer. We are currently half way through season 8. He loves it so much that he is going to dress up as Dean for Halloween. I will post more on that closer to Halloween as he wants us to make a hunting kit and everything!

Back to the present:

As I said above my son loves Supernatural. I thought that these black tinted glasses would make great themed glasses for him. I had purchased the svgs previously to make t-shirts (we still have to do that!) I cut the svgs out of a stencil vinyl with my Cricut Explore Air 2 and weeded out the parts that I wanted etched into the glass, placed the stencil on the glasses and made sure that it was firmly attached especially around the inner edges where I wanted the etch to be crisp.

I put a generous amount of Rustoleom Tub & Tile etching cream. I left it on for about 15 minutes. I scrapped off as much etching cream as I could without moving the stencil then rinsed the rest off in my stainless steel kitchen sink.

After all of the rinsing I removed the stencil and rinsed again. I love the finished look! I was only able to make 3 this afternoon because I didn’t realize that I had broken the 4th glass on the way home from the store. I will go back tomorrow to get a few more of these black tinted glasses!

Here is the set of 3. If you are a fan of the show you will know the significance of these symbols.

I am most excited with how this one turned out! I had planned on giving these to him for Christmas but I was so excited with how they turned out that I decided to give them to him today! I will work on a different theme for his older brother.

Supplies needed

  • Cricut Explore to cut stencil (or prepurchased adhesive stencil)
  • Stencil vinyl
  • Etching cream (I used Tub & Tile by Rustoleom)
  • Sponge paint brush
  • glass
ball hockey, Uncategorized

Lessons Learned The Hard Way!

This is NOT craft related but it is life related so here goes.

My son’s ball hockey team stunk this season! Like seriously stunk! It was so hard to see them loose game after game. We were 1-11 at the end of the season which put us in last place.

It got to the point that none of the team even wanted to play anymore but most of them stuck through it. It really stinks getting blown out week after week and watching your kid be so hard on themselves. In our league the tournament structure was changed to have an A & B side winner for the first time that I had ever seen. Knowing that we had no hope in winning anything I still went through my usual drill of making playoff shirts to cheer on my player.

We played our first game. And guess what? We won! You would have thought that we had won the lottery that night everyone was crying and the kids dog piled in the middle of the rink. If they didn’t win another game the rest of the tournament I think they would have still been so happy!

We played again the next morning and we won again! WTF?

We did lose our 3rd game by 1 point but it was still enough to get us into the B side gold medal game!

We won gold! It was amazing!

My son is so proud of that medal. He slept with it that night and proudly wore it to school the next morning. He still occasionally walks around with it on!

It was hard earned.

The best part of this story is the life lessons that came with it. He learned that working hard doesn’t always mean success but you can’t succeed if you don’t. He learned not to give up even when he felt like it. He learned to take one for the team (his body was covered in bruises from blocking shots) He learned that he sometimes you don’t always get your way. ( he likes to play forward and is pretty good at it but coach tried to break the slump and shake things up a bit and put him defence and he is amazing at that!) Preserverance, drive and determination! He also learned to be a sweet, caring friend, consoling other team members. It is after all a team effort! These are all lessons that he never would have learned if we had a winning season!

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

July Mouse-Creative Moments Challenge #146

I am back with one last project made for the Creative Moments Challenge Blog.

This week the challenge is SUMMER.

My sponsor for this weeks challenge is Rick St Dennis.

There are so many images and colouring pages to pick from so it was a hard to decision but since the theme was summer I chose the Helen’s Mice July digital stamp image!

Here is my finished project!

card making, design team, Stamprints

Sew Happy-Stamprints

I thought that I would try a different style of digital image this month so I picked a lovely digital stamp set! I used several of the images for the Sew Happy set on a card.

I coloured the images with my Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut around the images.

And here is my card in its entirety!

Supplies used:

Digital image-Stamprints

Prismacolor pencils

Patterned paper and tassel bow-Pinkfresh Studio

Miscellaneous gold sequins and lace ribbon

You can find these images and so many more at

Stamprints Etsy

Stamprints Blog

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

Cupcake Kitty-Creative Moments Challenge #145

National sewing day is just around the corner do the theme this week is “show some stitching, real or faux”

I had the pleasure of using a Knitty Kitty image this week!

The image that I have chosen is the Cupcake Kitty. I coloured the kitty with Prismacolor pencils. I just added faux stitching around the edge of the stripped patterned paper using a fine black marker.

Supplies used:

Digital kitty stamp- Knitty Kitty

Prismacolor pencils

AC cardstock

Patterned paper-CTMH

“sweet” sticker-Jillibean Soup

Miscellaneous sequins

I think that I am going to send this cutie to my niece for her 7th birthday this month. I hope she likes it!

card making

Besties-Creative Moments Challenge #144

I am here with a whole lot of cuteness! The theme for the Creative Moments Challenge #144 is ANIMALS!

My amazing sponsor isMy Besties Shop.

Here she is!

Products used to complete project:

Digital image- My Besties Shop coloured with Prismacolor pencils

Cardstock-Craft Smith

Patterned Paper-Pinkfresh Studios

Stickers-Simple Stories

Glossy Dots-Pink & Main

card making, design team, Stamprints, Uncategorized

Tulips Vase-Stamprints

Hi I am back with a couple of projects that I have made using the ever lovely Stamprints digital images.

I chose a clean, simple yet very elegant image. The image that I chose this month is the Tulips Vase.

I printed two of the tulips images. I was undecided what colour combo I would do for my project so I used both of the images coloured.

Here is card #1!

And here is card #2

With both projects I used the same supplies but in different colours.

Here is my supply list: Tulips Vase digital image from Stamprints, Spectrum Noir markers, textured cardstock is by Bazzill Paper, enamel hearts Doodlebug Designs, Happy Birthday Stamp By Lawn Fawn, CTMH polka dot ribbon, white cardstock Recollections

You can find the Tulips Vase image as well as many other Stamprints images on Etsy here Stamprints Etsy

Which colour combo do you like best?

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Jewellery By Scrapatini-My Other Hobby

You all know that I love to make cards and scrapbook. Some of you may also know that I also love to make things with my Cricut, like t-shirts and more. I bet not all of you know that I also like to make jewellery and hair clips.

Here are a few of my favourite jewellery pieces that I have made. I have kept some for myself, given some away as gifts and sold a whole bunch. Please contact me for custom orders!

Hair Jewellery

Charm bracelets

Just this week I made these dragon scale earrings.

Druzy Earrings

Here are some necklaces that I made today!

Well, what do you think?