Welcome Friends…

Dec 31, 2008 by

[amember_protect [object HTMLTableElement]]Below you will find the complete list of supplies needed to create all 8 of the Cupid’s Workshop projects. If you are like me you will first want to look through and gather items from your present stash of supplies and then purchase those needed. (Remember most items for these projects can be substituted with similar items you already have on hand)

Paint:
Acrylic Paint – Rose Petal (Making Memories)
Acrylic Paint Dabber – Metallic Silver (Ranger)
Acrylic Paint – Cranberry (Making Memories) or any red paint that is close to the color of your glitter
Maya Road Maya Mist (Pink)

Glitter:
Fine Silver Glass Glitter
Red Glass Glitter
Iridescent or Clear/Pearl Glitter
Making Memories Light Pink Glitter
Mica Snowflakes (optional)
Christmas Red Stickles
Diamond Stickles
Golden Rod Stickles
Platinum Stickles

Paper:
Ledger Bookkeeper (Making Memories) or Vintage Ledger Paper
Smooth White Cardstock or Heavy Weight Computer Paper
Book Pages

Flowers:
Miniature Flower Bunch
23 Miniature Flowers (approx. 1/4 inches wide)
Similar to the ones shown here in this Etsy store (please note I have not purchased from this seller just want to give you a visual)

Ribbons, Twine & Trims:
Pink Sand Seam Binding ½” (Martha Stewart Crafts)
White Seam Binding or Ribbon
White Crepe Paper Streamer
Cream Embroidery Floss
Red or White Embroidery Floss
Light Pink Embroidery Floss
Brown & White Baker’s Twine or Brown and White Embroidery Floss
Red & White Twine or Red and White Embroidery Floss
Cream Velvet Trim
Pink Tulle
White Tulle
Dresden Trim Baroque Border W217 (Pink)

Felt:
Cream
Pink
Red

Adhesives & Ink:
Elmer’s School Glue no run Gel
Crystal Lacquer or other similar product
Instant Decoupage (Only needed if using Mica Snowflakes)
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown)

Buttons and embellishments:
4 Mother of Pearl Buttons
2 Pearl Buttons
Gold Button with Rhinestone Center
6 Silver Eyelets
Chandelier Pieces
Clear Rhinestones (Small, Medium and Large)

Misc. Items:
Chipboard Heart will provide a template
Paper Mache Box 1.75 in. W x 2.5 in. L x 1.5 in. H
Maya Road Heart Chipboard Coaster (or use heart template provided)
Office Tags
Red Chenille Bump Stems (Michaels, Hobby Lobby or other Large Craft Store)
White Chenille Bump Stems (Michaels, Hobby Lobby or other Large Craft Store)
Silver Pipe Cleaners
White Mushroom Birds (Found at large Craft Stores in a package of 6 or singles)

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Sidebar Image Badges…

Dec 31, 2008 by

Below are two graphics for you to place in your blog sidebar.

To add an image using html, copy the html code below and paste it into the template for your sidebar.

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Hand Stitching…

Jan 2, 2009 by

There is one project in this workshop that has some hand stitching. I thought maybe you all might like to practice the Back Stitch before the workshop. All of Primrose Design’s explanations are simple to understand and include great photos of each step. Make sure to notice on the side bar of her blog all the links to her Stitch School Posts… she is a wealth of stitching knowledge.

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Cute Valentine Swap Themes…

Jan 4, 2009 by

If you like to participate in creative swaps and want to start one with some of your friends here are a few Valentine themed swaps I found on 2Peas. You can search their gallery for additional swap ideas. These are just a few that came up rather quickly. I must say, I am really intrigued with this “inchie” theme… I love creating in a miniature format and will have to give these a try at a later date.

Valentine Advent Envelope Swap
Valentine Inchie Swap
Valentine Charm Swap
Valentine Tag Swap
Valentine ATC Swap

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All Hearts Wreath and other really cute projects…

Jan 8, 2009 by

Here is a really cute Valentine’s Day wreath that is pretty simple to make especially if you used these coasters and these glitters Fine Clear Glass Glitter and Medium Clear Glass Glitter. Collage Pauge is a great decoupage glue… it comes in Glossy, Matte and Sprarkle. I use it on lots of my projects.

Check out this cute little Mouse Valentine… oh does this ever have lots of different possibilities… so cute!

These would make a great hostess gift for a Valentine Luncheon with friends…

Have fun! And just one more week until the Workshop officially begins. I cannot wait to start sharing my projects, downloads and simple decorating ideas. Lots of behind the scenes work is going on right now.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

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Supply List for Week 1…

Jan 10, 2009 by

Supplies Needed:
White Mushroom Bird (Found at large Craft Stores in a package of 6 or singles, these come in different sizes mine is medium in size)
Making Memories Light Pink Glitter
Iridescent or Clear/Pearl Glitter
Fine Silver Glass Glitter
Maya Road Maya Mist (Pink)
Instant Decoupage (Only needed if using Mica Snowflakes)
Ledger Paper or Ledger Bookkeeper (Making Memories)
Book Page
Pink Felt
Red Felt
Book Page
Silver Pipe Cleaner
Brown & White Baker’ s Twine
Platinum Stickles
15 Miniature Flowers
Miniature Flower Bunch
Mica Snowflakes (Optional)
Crepe Paper Streamer
Golden Rod Stickles
Embroidery Floss
Gold Button with Rhinestone Center
White Seam Binding or Ribbon
Office Tag
Velvet Trim
Ledger Paper
Dresden Trim Baroque Borders W217 (Pink)
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown)
Acrylic Paint – Rose Petal (Making Memories)
Acrylic Paint Dabber – Metallic Silver (Ranger)
Ledger Bookkeeper (Making Memories)
Miniature Pink Flowers
Paper Mache Box 1.75″ W x 2.5″ L x 1.5″ H
Pink Sand Seam Binding ½” (Martha Stewart Crafts)

Tools Needed:
Paint Brush
Tweezers (makes adhering the miniature flowers and bow much easier)
Needle
Decorative Scissors (Pinking)
Adhesive (wet and dry)
Crystal Lacquer
Scissors
Distressing Tool (Tim Holtz has a great one)

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Altered Love Bird…

Jan 15, 2009 by

YAY… it is finally time to start… I am so excited to share these projects with you. Trying to decide which project to start with first was quite the challenge but I kept going back to this little cutie and must admit it is one of my favorites. So lets get started and have two weeks of fun creating sweet little projects for your Valentine.

I think this altered bird is just the cutest and sitting there accenting my pink feather tree makes it even cuter. There are so many possibilities for this project. It could be attached to a garland, placed into a floral arrangement or even clipped onto the edge of a plate greeting a Valentine’s Day brunch or dinner guest. You can make one or create a flock it is up to you. Just have fun and let the glitter start flying. I can’t wait to see what you create.

Make sure you post your finished projects in the gallery because a RAK will be given to one lucky winner near the end of the workshop.

Altered Love Bird

Supplies Needed:
White Mushroom Bird
Making Memories Light Pink Glitter
Iridescent or Clear/Pearl Glitter
Fine Silver Glass Glitter
Maya Road Maya Mist (Pink) or other dye type product you have on hand
Instant Decoupage (Only needed if using Mica Snowflakes)
Ledger Paper
Book Page
Pink Felt
Silver Pipe Cleaner
Brown & White Baker’s Twine
Platinum Stickles
15 Miniature Flowers
Mica Snowflakes (Optional)

Tools Needed:
Paint Brush
Tweezers (makes adhering the miniature flowers and bow much easier)

Instructions:
1. Place a few drops of Maya Mist into a small cup of water, mix together
2. Using a paint brush, apply dyed water onto white bird, let dry (can us a hair dryer to speed up the drying time)
3. Using a small paint brush cover the body of the bird with instant decoupage, apply Light Pink Glitter, let dry
4. Using a small paint brush cover the wings of the bird with instant decoupage, apply Iridescent Glitter, let dry
5. Using a small paint brush cover the beak of the bird with instant decoupage, apply Fine Silver Glass Glitter, let dry
6. Create a cone hat out of a book page
7. Adhere silver pipe cleaner to the base of the hat

Altered Love Bird

8. Optional Step: Using a paint brush apply instant decoupage onto hat, adhere mica, let dry
9. Adhere cone hat to birds head
10. Create tiny banner out of ledge paper with XO XO typed or printed on it, trim ends and accent edge using Platinum Stickles and add a felt heart, let dry

Altered Love Bird

11. Adhere banner onto beak using a strong liquid glue or hot glue gun
12. Using a glue gun adhere 12 miniature flowers around the neck of the bird and 5 miniature flowers around the top of the cone hat
13. Create a bow using brown & white baker’s twine, adhere to front of flower garland

Tip: If using the birds with a clip or wire, temporarily attach them to the end of a ruler. This makes working with and holding them much easier.

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