Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Metallic Luxe Holiday Glass Jar Decoration

Hello and Happy December!! Can you believe the year is almost over?! YIKES! LOL! Today I am starting my holiday-related projects with a post on Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog with this NEW favorite project of mine :)

The trend of glass jar is going strong and I wanted to see what I can do with it using the Texture Luxe™ Pearl medium. What is Texture Luxe™? It is an opaque acrylic paste designed to create a thick texture with a shimmery metallic finish. So I used it as a paint to cover the glass jar! What do you think?

I started with a clean glass jar and painted Texture Luxe™ Pearl about 3 to 4 coats with dry time for each coat. While the last coat dried, I cut Holly Wreath die three times with thin chipboard. Then I stacked the die cuts, gluing each with Gel Medium to create a thick embellishment piece.

Just a few peeks and you'll have to visit their blog for more details steps...

See you over at Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog for more details and a full supplies list!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Margie xo

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

2015 One Of A Kind Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Show in Madison WI

This is where I was this past weekend - One Of A Kind Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Show in Madison, WI AND right before Bella, a huge snow storm (our first snow fall of the season). It came in fast and furious (Friday night through Saturday mid-afternoon, dumping between 4" to 14"). Madison accumulated about 4". Schaumburg IL (home) had 6" but other areas got up to 14" - not fun.

I hitched a ride with my favorite LSS (Local Scrapbook Store), Craft Fancy (they were vending at the show). 6 am on Friday morning we headed off. To "earn" my ride, I helped set up the booth a little while making a mental shopping list - LOL!! Look how nice the booth turned out - beautiful!

After helping, I went off to say hello to Greg Smallwood and my "home" booth, Marco's Paper, for the weekend. Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® asked me to show off their products to his customers. Who can say no to sharing my addiction...er, love of their stuff?! LOL!

After checking into my hotel which was connected to the hall, I came back onto the floor to get ready for the Make'n Take Market. From 6 pm to 10 pm, vendors had a table at their booth for customers come in and create a project. They had four hours to create as many projects as they can or get a head's start on shopping. Here are some of my new friends creating my project...

My table was busy. Then it was quiet for five minutes - perfect time to clean. When I looked up, I see five happy faces ready to go and they were my last group as time was called! Boy, 10 pm went by fast! LOL! This was what they made...

Guess who was at the show?! None other than the talented Wendy Vecchi! She was demonstrating at the Stamper's Anonymous Booth. I was excited to see this booth...no stamp shows in the Chicago area so I never seen their booth - only images. So I got to see it up close and live! LOVE!! Thanks for taking a picture with me, Wendy!

Special thanks to Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® for sponsoring me, Greg Smallwood of Marco's Paper for being such a wonderful host, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for providing the adhesives for both Make'n Take and demos, and Craft Fancy for putting up with me! LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Turkey Take Out Tutorial

Hello and Gobble Gobble~!! I am sharing something off the Thanksgiving table. You will see cards, place settings and such but what about leftovers for guests to take home? Yup, impress them right down to the details! LOL!!

Today, I'm on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog, using Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products and items from the Adhesive Value Pack, this is what I came up with...

Just a few peeks...

For detailed step outs and full supplies list, visit and comment on my Turkey Take Out Tutorial!

ALWAYS THANKFUL for the support and encouragement you all give me - Happy Thanksgiving!!

MargieH xo

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: New Barnes &Noble Mixed Media Kit LOVE Card

Hi, all! I'm up on the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog today with their NEW Mixed Media kit available now at Barnes & Noble!

Using just the kit and a piece of cardstock, I created a mixed media card with a ton of easy techniques. Then transferred those techniques into an art journal project. So for anyone who isn't familiar with mixed media, this kit is perfect to try!

A couple of peeks...

For detailed step outs and full list of supplies, visit and comment New Barnes Noble Mixed Media Kit: Love Card post!

See you there!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Harvest Embossed Card with 3D Designer Foam Shapes

Happy November~!! I'm up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog with a card created using the 3D Designer Foam Shapes in the Leaves and some of Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products!

I have detailed step outs and full list of supplies on how you too can recreate this Harvest card...Thanksgiving is around the corner! Hmm...maybe I can give you a couple of sneak peeks (shhh...don't tell the boss lady :) )...

That's all I can show! LOL!! So visit and comment at Harvest Embossed Card with 3D Designer Foam Shapes post :)

Hope you are enjoying the fall season and all that it brings. Thanks for visiting me!

Monday, October 19, 2015

An Elegant Door Knob Hanger Tutorial

I am doing something outside my comfort zone by creating with beautiful products from Mon Ami Gabby! See the amazing trim, spray and flowers. Mixed with an equally wonderful stencil design by Rita Barakat (her first design - congrats girlie!) and Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® products, I came up with this creation...

After I painted the door hanger in Chalkboard Paint (use two coats - allow dry time for each coat), stencil using Whipped Spackle and let dry.

Paint over the stenciled area with a coat of Chalkboard Paint - LOVE the embossed look of the design!

After the paint dried, I colored the embossed area with Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® - Gold Champagne. Tip: outline the area and spread the color with your finger towards the middle. Add color until you get your desired look. What a stunning backdrop as we start to layer on more items!

Add 4" Black Diamond Mesh Classics trim around the bottom area of hanger (see image) and secure with Extreme Double-Sided Tape ½" Permanent.

Add three clear rhinestones on the lower left corner as accents, using your Tool 'n One.

Add Tiny Gold Sequins (aren't they cute?!) with Dodz™ - Small (I tore them into smaller pieces) and adhered them.

Using several Dodz™ - 3D, I adhered my Crystal Wheat Spray/Gold Glitter Flowers cluster to create the focal point of the project. The combination of gold, glitter and the sprays against the trim make a stunning design :)

For a more personal touch, I added an initial in gold to the project by adhering gold mirror cardstock to 3D Foam Creative Sheet and cut/emboss with a letter die template. Place on top of the sequined area to finish.

Here is another look...

Supplies List:
Stencil: Rita Barakat Designs (First Fairy Stencil)
Embellishments: Mon Ami Gabby (4" Black Diamond Mesh Classics Trim, Moss Crystal Wheat - Gold Wire, Gold Glitter Flower and Tiny Gold Sequins)
Mixed Media: Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® (Chalkboard Paint, Whipped Spackle and Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® - Gold Champagne)
Clear Rhinestones: Want2Scrap©
Gold Mirror Paper: WorldWin Papers
Die & Tool: Spellbinders® Creative Arts (S6-009 Font One - Uppercase and Tool 'n One™)
Other: Door Hanger

If you are interested in Rita Barakat, she has ready made products with her signature designs on them at her Esty store, check out Rita Barakat Designs! I think I purchased her last stencil - SORRY!

Many thanks for stopping by!
MargieH xo

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Woodland Forest Fox Canvas Pennant Tutorial

Today I'm sharing my Congratulations Fox Canvas Pennant on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog!

This is part of my Woodland Forest Fox Birthday Ensemble featured in the Spellbinders Whimsical Woodland Blog Fest a couple of weeks ago. Isn't this Forest Fox just too stinkin' cute?! Get the full step outs and detailed supplies list over at the Blog. But here's a couple of peeks (wink, wink)...

OK - that's all I can share! But come visit my Congratulations Fox Canvas Pennant post on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog!

As always, thank you for stopping by!