Friday, October 26, 2012

My Creative TIme For Me Friday Tip of the Day

Heller wonderful people! 

Its my monthly Guest Spot with My Creative Time For Me and I am in the fall mood now which you know how it is fall has gotten shorter and shorter. The leaves here start to turn and before you know it they have fallen off.

I love the colors that fall creates. It makes me all warm and fuzzy. I love sweatshirt weather when it is a bit nippy at night but still warm enough to not be freezing. I love the air and how it smells in the fall just like after a good rain. And of course I LOVE HOT CHOCOLATE especially Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate that is some good stuff right there.

Ok on to the crafting! I made this cute little candy box using the SVG files from SVGcuts Acorn Autumn Kit. Love the way there files cut and always turn out. I used Emma's set "Piles of Smiles" for both of my sentiments and the die for the leaves. WOWSER these leaves are super cute. I like the way she added the stitching around them they are super cute! I used multiple colors of paper for the leaves. And you guessed her Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink!! ha ha  I know do I own any other color? (said in a Jim Carey voice)

I did an "Impressionistic" yeah its a job on the stalks to just give them a little something something.

If you all follow along with my blog you probably seen my Timeless Twine post and
my zombies curlie hair. Well Here is how to accomplish that:
I put in a bowl some "Scotch" Quick Dry i am sure you could use
other kinds this happens to be what I had on hand and I like that it dries quick hence the name
(See the marshmellows in the background....doesn't everyone have them in their scrap rooms? Can I 
get a WOOT WOOT for marshmallows! PS my dogs like them its a treat for them.
Ok back to the elixir...I mean the glue stuff. Just pour some glue in the bowl (hey I didn't say it 
was rocket science) and pour some water into the bowl and mix up. Throw your twine
in the bowl to get all loved by the glue. I pull it out and kinda "wring it out" a bit cause it will
be really wet. 

Wrap it around something metal seems to work the best cause it doesn't
stick. I have a metal skewer I believe I got at Bed Bath & Beyond (don't 
they have everything there!) I like this too because it makes my curls so nice and small.

Let it dry and just slide off, and then you will get this results! 

another example from my zombie layout

Next time I will try to do a video. I have a technique I will share next month
using Epson Salts!

Thanks for stopping by!


jessica said...

Morning my friend!! GREAT project!! LOVE the adorable box and all the stamps and dies you used!!
(I have this file and I have yet to use with tons of my files...too many not enough time to cut them all out..LOL)
GREAT tip!! I just tried this out for the first time...LOVE it!!!
Awesome post crack me up! Always a fun read :)
TFS and have a GREAT Friday!!!

Jayne said...

Love your candy box...fab decorations and thanks for the tip with the twine.
jayne x

Kim H said...

Debbie ~ OMG! That box is BEYOND FABULOUS!! I LOVE the corn stalks and the paper you used! You even doodled on them too! Well I must say I LOVE the stamp set you used ~ and your inking is FABULOUS!!! Look at the YUMMY candy inside! Well YES ~ marsh,ellows and any kind of food in my craft space is TOTALLY allowed!!!
Well, well, well! I just LOVE this idea on how to curl the twine! OMG!! Best part is I have EVERYTHING you mentioned too! AWESOME, AWESOME tip!!!! You know i ADORED that layout!!!
WOOT WOOT!!! On you project and tip and the fact it is FRIDAY!!!! YEAH!!!!

Craft Me This said...

WOW pretty awesome. You always manage to creat some really special projects. I am a follower now somkeepmit coming. A thanks.

Christine said...

Your project is great. Thanks for the tip with the using skewer. I've done something similar on balloons for Easter Eggs. Love this idea for CRAZY hair etc. TFS --C

quilt4fun2 said...

Love your fall leaves candy box...looks great with the leaf dies and stamps from MCT. Great tip on making curly hair from twine. I am keeping my Cricut Expression and carts. I feel some cuts from the carts are hard to replace and handy to find...Create a Critter, Birthday Bash and Happy Hauntings are a few favorites!
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Annette said...

wow wee this is AMAZING...girl you have got talent.. love the curly twine..i must try..

Mary said...

That is such a great candy box. I love the corn stalks, they look so real! Thanks for the great techique for the hair. It looks great, but seems pretty easy!