Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FaveCrafts: Best Blogger 2015 Contest

Hey all! Starting from today until March 10 2015, FaveCrafts/Prime Publishing is hosting a Best Blogger Craft 2015 Contest for those of us who attended their Blogger Networking Event at the Winter CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) Trade Show last month in Anaheim, CA.


I NEED YOUR HELP: if you like my project (and I hope you do! lol!), please VOTE for Margie Higuchi: Beautiful Moments Chalkboard Tray DIY Wall Decor. I hope you SHARE with friends and encourage them to join in on the fun - it would mean so much :) THANK YOU~!!


The contest was to use products from the sponsors (thank you!) to create project(s) that inspired you. I had one of those throw away silver trays which I picked out of the trash - someone spray painted a shinny black color in the center and I guess they didn't like it. BUT it spoke to ME! LOL!

At the CHA Bloggers Event, I met so many interesting bloggers in the industry as well as the fabulous manufacturers who were the sponsor of a generous swag BOX (thank goodness it was delivered - otherwise, need another suitcase!).

A couple of pictures taken at the event (I forgot my camera...GRRR!) but talented Maria Del Pinto let me share these pictures she took - thank you, Maria!

L to R: Sherry Cheever, Bunny Vance & ME!

ME & the fabulous Amy. from Fairfield World - LOVE her style!

Thank you always for stopping by my blog - don't forget to vote!
MargieH xo

Sunday, February 22, 2015

FaveCraft CHA Bloggers Event: Beautiful Moments DIY Chalkboard Tray

Updated post to add:

YOUR VOTE NEEDED (please): I'm up on the FaveCraft Best Blogger Craft Contest for this Beautiful Moments Chalkboard Tray DIY Wall Decor (Margie Higuchi). If you like it I hope you'll vote for me. Voting until 3/10 Midnite CST & Vote Only Once THANK YOU!! Link: http://www.favecrafts.com/contest/blogger-contest

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This throw away silver tray was found literally in the trash…someone had sprayed a shiny black paint finish on it and didn’t want it. Well, this DIYer did! LOL!!

I painted the center with Plaid FolkArt Home Décor Chalkboard Rich Black Ultra Mat Paint to give it life, along with accents of rick rack trim and flowers. Do a little chalkboard lettering and this piece is seriously rescued from trash to treasure! I plan on hanging it on my craft room wall.


Apply FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Rich Black in the center of tray. Paint three coats with dry time in between coats. Love the result as it has an ultra matte finish to it - beautiful!


While waiting for paint to dry, create Little B’s Pull Flower Roses as directed on package. Make two of each color. Set aside.



Once the last coat of chalkboard paint is dried, edge the painted area with ¼” Baby Rick Rack and Aleene’s® Always Ready Tacky Glue Turbo. Let dry.


On the computer create a sentiment to fit the center of tray and print out. I also drew some accents around the words. Chalk over the back of the copy paper of sentiment with white chalk. Place chalked side down on to the tray and beginning tracing the words. The white chalk will transfer to the painted area. Use white marker to finish the sentiment.




Cut and emboss Foliage set Die #6 (the smallest size die is #1) with No. 11 Green cardstock for a total of six die cuts. These will be placed behind the Pull Rose Flowers for accent.


Place a cluster of three Pull Flower Roses (pink, red and yellow) and adhere with Dodz™ XL on the upper left edge of tray. Repeat another cluster of roses to the lower right edge. I ended up using two (keep the other for another project). Add in leaf die cuts - the upper left corner, double up the die cuts and for dimension, use 3D Foam Squares, White Small.



It’s ready to display either by easel or attaching a wall hook in the back of tray to hang. Here's another look at the DIY Chalkboard Tray...


Materials List:

Plaid®: FolkArt® Home Décor Chalk Rich Black
Little B™ LLC: Pull Flower – Roses
iLoveToCreate: Aleene’s® Always Ready Tacky Glue Turbo
Simplicity Creative Group: ¼” Baby Rick Rack
Sizzix®: Core'dinations® Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection by Tim Holtz™
Disposable Silver Tray
Foam Brush
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Dodz™ XL (extra large adhesive circles) and 3D Foam Squares, White Small
Hazel & Ruby™: Chalkboard Kit (White Chalk, White Pencil and Practice Slate)
Spellbinders® Creative Arts: S4-328 Foilage (Die #6)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Silver Luxe Wintery Willow Rd Canvas

Today I am posting a guest design team project on Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog and featuring a couple of their newest releases from CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) Mega Trade Show last month :) These are perfect additions to your Design Memory Craft® supplies!


Just a few sneak peeks...







....that's all I'm allowed to show! LOL!!

So see the rest of the step outs and a full supplies list by visiting Silver Texture Luxe™ Wintery Willow Rd Canvas Tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Whimsy Ribbon Flower Hello Card Tutorial

Today I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog with a cheerful grouping of Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products. Using her ribbons, I made a series of flower embellishments to accent the card.


Here are some steps on how I created this card....






Oops! Can't show you any more :) For detailed step outs and entire supplies list, visit Whimsy Ribbon Flower Hello Card Tutorial post and let me know what you think!

I appreciate you stopping by and taking time to comment xo
MargieH

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: Shaped 3D Foam Key To My Heart Canvas Tutorial

Hello! Today is my turn to post on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog :) It's all about hearts and Valentines - most especially 3D Foam Hearts accented with their newest 3D Foam Keys to create a sweet and fun canvas piece!


Some sneaks from the Blog.....






OOooooo!! Can't show you any more...if you want to know how I created some of the textured background, check out my 3D Foam Key to My Heart Canvas Tutorial. It has detailed step outs and full supplies list.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Donna Salazar Denim Friendship Book Cover Tutorial

I am up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog using their newest release introduced at the 2015 Winter CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) Mega Show, an annual trade only show in Anaheim CA last weekend.

Girly Grunge Guru, Donna Salazar and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® joins forces to create a line of mixed media products. Using her Denim Book, I created a Friendship Book Cover. This book measures 8 x 10" and has two denim material covers. There is a total of five medium weight chipboard pages to withstand layers of mediums.


Here are some sneaky peeks from the post I did...





OK...no more! LOL! You'll have to come visit Donna Salazar Denim Friendship Book Cover post for full tutorial and supplies list. Let them know what you think too!

Thanks for stopping by!!
MargieH

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Seasons Givings Holiday Blog Hop 2014 - WINNER!!

BRRRR...it is COLD in Chicago today. This morning, I went out to shovel snow with my glasses on in 4 Fahrenheit/-16 Celcius! My glasses warmed up but imagine only 1" diameter circle (aka eyeballs) on each lens after a minute being inside the house! LOL!!


Ah, the perils of living in the Midwest! Hope you are warm and safe in your home...we had an hour drive in the snow blizzard last night for a business dinner (could not cancel - meeting with an overseas guest who was here for one night). YIKES!

OK....now to the WINNER of the Seasons Givings Giveaway. First of all THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all who took the time to comment on my blog!!!!!!!!!! Meant SO MUCH to me esp. the ones who ventured into my other blog posts and/or are new followers!!

The winner of this..................

is......
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Patty of Hap Scrappy!!!
"Patty said...
Beautiful New Years card!! I too watch all of Christina's wonderful cardmaking videos..she is truly amazing!! You make some pretty amazing projects yourself!!
7:39 PM"

AND I decided to surprise another person with the card I created from the blog hop (and a little something), the winner is TracyM #6773!!!!

Ladies, please email me with your mailing address so I can get this out to you all!
Again, THANK YOU ALL~!!!

Warmly (or trying to....),
MargieH