Saturday, June 28, 2014

Do You Want To Build A...Birdhouse?

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

If you love Disney Pixar and crafting, you came to the right place!  We have been sharing Disney or Pixar inspired projects ALL MONTH.   If you missed the first three weekends, you can still go back and see all of those projects too.  Just click HERE to see the projects from the first weekend, and click HERE to see the projects from the second weekend and click HERE to see the projects from the third weekend.  

If you came here from Niki's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon this Blog Hop, make sure to head over to Shawn's blog so that you see the full hop from the very beginning.  

For my project in the Disney Pixar Blog Hop I decided to make a bird house, but with a winter twist on it! I used Olaf from the Disney movie Frozen as inspiration for the bird house because Olaf loves summer so much, but needs something cool so he won't melt! So I decided to make a winter birdhouse with Olaf standing in front of it. Here is all of the supplies that I used for the project... I got the pre-made birdhouse on sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
 I started with painting the birdhouse in the colors I picked out, using "cool colors" to go with the winter theme. For the main blue part of the house, I used a sparkle paint.
 Then, I began the decorating! I added some cool looking beads to the edge of the roof on the front, just using some glue to stick them on.
I also decided to paint the top of the roof white, to look like snow. Once I was done painting on a few coats, I decided to add a touch of glitter glue to the edge of the snow!
I also decided to add a little bit of glitter glue to the top of the fence, and added some fluff around where Olaf is standing. I made Olaf by printing out a black and white picture of him that I liked, coloring it in, and cutting it out by hand. I used a little cardboard stand that you can't see to keep him standing up.
Here is a picture of the finished project!

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This weekend is our last . . . at least for THIS time around.  We are such big Disney fans that you KNOW we will do this again.  Some of us have been doing this Disney Pixar Hop for over three years.  If you want to stay in the loop for future hops, be sure to like Shawn's Disney Pixar Blog Hop Facebook Page.

Now it's time for you to head over to Lori's blog.

Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way





Bobbi Jo


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Squirrel Thank You Card

Challenge #12: Add Texture

How do you add texture to your paper crafts? We can't wait to see!

Create a paper craft that showcases how you add texture, 

and tell us about it in your blog post. 

Codes: M, 3E, C10

Challenge ends July 14th.


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Since my birthday was a few days ago, I knew I would have to be making a lot of thank-you cards, so I decided to do one for my example to the "Add Texture Challenge"  by ScrapbookerPhD. This is my first challenge example as a member of the design team, and I am super excited! Since we are moving, most of the crafting supplies had been packed away, so I had limited tools to make this card.
First, I started with adding some texture to some plain green paper with a Cuttlebug, using a heart patterned embossing folder. I got the cute squirrel image from Some Odd Girl's digital stamps, and printed it out on printer paper, colored it in, and cut it out. I cut out some strips of orange, and a colorful patterned paper, then made a tag to put my sentiment on. I inked the edges of my tag, then stamped on "thank you!" as the final touch.

This card was super easy and fun to make! It shows that you can be crafty, even if you don't have a lot of supplies! I hope this helped inspire you for the "Add Texture Challenge" to make something creative yourself!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

My Trip To California

Hello everybody! Some of you may or may not know this but... I have a YouTube channel! It is a different one than my Creative Ninjas channel, and on this one I post all types of different things, and I have a new video that comes out every Friday! My newest video shows all of the fun things that I did while I was in California for CHA! You can watch the video below, and if you enjoy it, make sure to like, comment, and subscribe!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Divergent Wall Art

If you are a fan of the Divergent books or movie, you will probably like this project.

It started off with an old wall art piece I had that I did not really like any more.  It has been hanging in my room for years and I really wanted to change it.

I started off with some light blue paint and painted around the outer edge of the wall art.

I used a simple sponge brush.  This kept the lines nice and clean . . . no brush marks showing.

Then I taped off the edges and painted the top black.  I had to do a couple of layers to get it nice and dark and cover up all of the bright colors underneath. 

I attached a movie poster to the center with double stick tape.

Then I was able to get my Mom to help me out with creating the images that represent the five Factions in Divergent. . . Abnegation, Candor, Amity, Erudite and Dauntless.  We cut them out of vinyl and applied them above and below the movie poster.

We used blue painter's tape to transfer the vinyl cuts off of the backing and onto the wall art piece.  This helped to keep all of the little pieces for each symbol lined up.  We also used a large ruler to make sure we kept everything straight.

Once the vinyl was stuck to the wall art, we just peeled the blue painter's tape away.

Some of the images were really easy to transfer . . . others that had a LOT of little pieces were harder to do, but we finally got them all on.

And here is how the final project turned out!  I love it!

I am going to enter this in the Anything Goes Vinyl Challenge over at 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Brilliant Bowmaker - CHA 2014

I found some MORE photos of The Brilliant Bowmaker from Little Pink Ladybug and the recent CHA show.  It is funny how once you get home and start to download photos, you forget that you had some on your camera and some on your phone . . . and maybe some more on your parent's phone.

This is a photo of the Ultimate Kit which includes templates for several different styles and sizes of bows.  We ordered one of these for my Mom.  She was so happy that now she will be able to make PERFECT bows!

And you can also make sculptures out of ribbons.  I like the orange fish.  That would be so cute on a underwater themed scrapbook page!

Here are some links for Little Pink Ladybug
Tell them Beth sent you!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CHA 2014 - Duct Tape Cuff Bracelet

I was able to see some of the friends I have made while I was at CHA. Tanner and Court from A Little Craft In Your Day were at the Sizzix booth demoing a new line of dies designed by Marisa Pawelko from The Modern Surrealist.

Using Duct Tape to create the base of this cuff, I was able to cut the rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique (yes, that is the company my mother is working with) into a fun checkerboard pattern with the dies from Marisa and Sizzix.

Since the rhinestone sticker sheets have adhesive on the back, ones you cute them you just peel off the backing and you can stick them right to the Duct Tape cuff.  EASY!  Just think of all of the fun fashion items you could make for yourself and your friends!

To purchase the rhinestone sticker sheets for your next project, head over to The Buckle Boutique.

The Buckle Boutique's Website // Blog // Facebook Page // Twitter // Pinterest

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Have stickers made for YOUR school! - CHA 2014

Have you ever seen stickers or scrapbooking embellishments for National sports teams and thought that it would be cool to have stickers for YOUR local sports or school team? Now you can!

Scrapbook Customs has a whole line of items that you can have customized with the logo or images from your school or local team.  Things like scrapbook paper, stickers, brads, albums, borders and MORE!  To see all of the different options just click HERE.

I have included links to Scrapbook Customs for you below.  Tell them Beth sent you!