Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Oly*Fun - Halloween Blog Hop

Designer Crafts Connection members are hopping again with product from Fairfield World.  It's a busy time of year, so here's a project you can make in 30 minutes, or less.

You'll need:
12" x 12" pillow form
 Oly*Fun Craft Pack - white
Joy embroidered 3D letters B O O
Joy embroidered 3D number 8
Krylon Glowz (Optional)
Tacky Tape and/or Lo-temp Glue Gun
2 small black buttons

1. Place the pillow at the center of a  20" x 28" piece of Oly*Fun.  Wrap as if you were wrapping a gift.  Glue ends in place at the back.

2. Tear 28" x 3" wide strips of Oly-fun. Wrap around the pillow in layers then overlap and glue ends together at the back.  


Note: Oly-fun is hard to tear.  Make a snip with scissors to start, then tear slowly.

3. Spray with glow in the dark spray, if using your pillow as a decorative accent outside.

4. Remove the backing from each letter to expose the adhesive then attach to the pillow. It isn't necessary to iron in place since this project is for decorative purposes only.

5. Place a small, black button behind each opening in the number 8, then place horizontally behind one of the layers for eyes.

Place your finished pillow either indoors, or outdoors and enjoy!

For more fun projects hop thru the DCC webring via the blue logo in each member's sidebar, then check the DCC blog for even more inspiration!

Yours truly,
Julie :)


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Preserving Memories

I've had a camera since I was 11 yrs old and have been taking photos ever since. I also kept them in a photograph album.  This was in the 50's before "scrapbooking" was invented and became a billion dollar business.  If you sense a note of sarcasm, you'd be correct.  I never understood what all the fuss was about when it came to scrapbooking.  I'd been doing it since the 1950's.  Of course it wasn't commercialized back then.  We didn't have any of the supplies and embellishments available to us now, but we could still be pretty creative.  My dad was a scrapbooker too.  I have his album from when he was in the RAF in the 1940's. He journaled and even painted on his pages! Its what we did.....

A few years ago, Fiskars issued a challenge and asked designers to create ways to display our photos using supplies found around the house.  Here are my projects:

Can you identify all the things I used?  Check back in a few days and I'll list everything for you. Let's see how many you found.  Enjoy!  Y'all come back now...............

Yours truly,
Julie :)