Friday, June 14, 2013

I am Back...

but in a new place.... 
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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Taking Time

I will be taking some time off...

Please visit my main blog Blessed and Distressed for more inspiration.
See you soon.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You Hold the Key

Happy Valentine's Day!  Here is a cute and fun project to give to your special loved one today or any day...  You hold the Key to my Heart!
Supplies Needed:

Paper Mache Heart
Cream Paint
Glitter Paint
Distress Ink
Seam Binding
Bits of Vintage Lace, Rick Rack, Buttons, Key
(whatever makes your heart happy)
Vintage Journal Paper
Glue Gun
Paint Brush

Paint heart and let dry.

Add distressing ink to the heart to age it.

Add glitter paint over the top. 

Print out your words on vintage journal paper.

Then add your vintage treasures and words to complete your heart.

This heart I will be giving to my special someone today... and it will be hanging up year round as a small reminder of our love.

Wishing you all a creative day, sweet friends.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Exclusive Kit for February

This month Sarah, brings you a Vintage and New Paper Doilie Kit for all your crafting needs.

Sarah as put together a little kit mixed with vintage and new paper doilies that are perfect for mixed media arts, scrapbooking and more.

You will receive 8 different doilies, 3 heart shaped and five round doilies.

Click here to grab yours now!

Wishing you all a beautiful day.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Kid's Corner - DIY Personalized Valentines

There is a really fun and easy way to make DIY personalized Valentine's for your kids to give out in class on Valentine's Day!

Step One - take some pictures of your child

Step Two - pick out your favorite photo and using your favorite photo editing program, edit the photo and add frames, clip art, etc. to the picture.

Step Three - order online at a place like CVS, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, etc. and have them print them out one hour.

Step Four - pick them up!!!

Step Five - let your little one personalize them on the back with a marker

Hope you enjoy making your own Valentines!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Patterned Paper Tutorial

Hi there! I am happy to be here again with you as today’s Guest Gardener. My home blog is Kids Napping? I’m Scrapping! and I’d love to have you visit after you’ve soaked up all the sweet ideas and tutorials here on The Creative Patch.

Valentine’s Day, my favorite holiday, is upon us. All of my favorite things celebrated on one day: love; hand-delivered mail; flowers; chocolate; romantic picnics; the colors pink, white, and red, kisses; gift-giving; baking; bling (adhesive gems or diamonds are both winners with me); love notes; and hearts.

I love Valentine’s Day crafting, and today I will be sharing how to make your own patterned paper to use on your projects.

You will need:
light, neutral-toned cardstock (you could even use music sheets)
ink pads or paint
rubber or acrylic stamps

After you’ve gathered your supplies:
Ink the stamp of your choice:Start stamping on your cardstock:Be sure that the images are somewhat offset. It is more pleasing to the eye and looks more natural.To stamp on the edges, you will need a scratch piece of paper:Put the scratch sheet of paper behind your patterned paper:Now, stamp the edge of the paper allowing the other edge of the stamp to come off the edge. This will give the patterned paper a continuous look:Once you have completed stamping your paper:You can take a very, fancy pen for coloring:a nearby crayon will work fine, too, if all of your crafting supplies are still in boxes. ;)
Voila! You are all done:I used my paper to make a heart.
I took a chipboard heart to use as a template:I traced the heart on the back:Cut out my heart with scissors:And now? There is a naughty message for my husband on the fridge:;)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Love Notes

Here is a little love from all of here at the Creative Patch.....

We you enjoy!

Heather, Sarah & Sheila