June 2014 archive

Sparkle Frozen Crown at the Disney Craft Hop

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

If you love Disney Pixar and crafting, you came to the right place!  We have an entire month of fun planned for you, with a new group of crafting bloggers every Saturday in June.
 
If you came here from Kathy's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon this Blog Hop, make sure to head over to Shawn's blog so that you see the full hop from the very beginning.  If you missed the first two weekends, you can still go back and see all of those projects too.  Just click HERE to see the projects from the first weekend, and click HERE to see the projects from the second weekend.
 
Here is my Awesome Disney Craft: The Sparkle Frozen Crown
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The Frozen items are super hard to find, so it has come down to making some of our own for dress up. I made this crown by finding one of the many templates on the net, a quick search will yeild you with many printable options. I found one that was the closest to Elsa's in the movie. I printed it out and traced it onto the back of the Dazzling Diamond Sticker sheet from The Buckle Boutique. I hand cut it out using a craft knife. For the gemstone I cut a piece of Rowlux Illustion Film. Next, peel the paper off the back of the sticker sheet crown, place the gemstone cutout in place and stick it to a piece of craft foam. Trim the crown out with the craft knife again. Then I hot glued the crown to a hair comb and let the glue cool.
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Then comes the fashion show:
 
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blog.

Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way

Shawn
Kathy
Stephanie
 Katherine
 Ellen

 

 

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ModCloth offers Full-Range Fashion!

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ModCloth is celebrating a very exciting milestone this week — the one-year anniversary of officially launching plus-size clothing on their site! In just one year, they’ve expanded their product catalog with more
items that fit all body types. Check out the full-range fashion page in their Style Gallery, which showcases community-uploaded photos featuring ModCloth items that are available in a full size range. Why? Because fashion should be for all!

#Love2Pley LEGO Movie Release Twitter Party!

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Oh you need to attend this! I am currently trying out Pley and it's awesome. The Legos arrive, they are played with and then packed up and sent back. Super fun!

Join the Twitter Party to win Lego prizes!

June 17 – 9pm

Hosted by: Ellie Petrov from “Creative Geekery” and co-hosted by Pley and Fadra from “All Things Fadra”

Everything will be awesome on June 17 when the LEGO Movie DVD will be released! Pley is throwing a party and giving away some great LEGO gifts (yes, including copies of the DVD) to celebrate! If you’re a LEGO-lover, you HAVE to attend.

What’s Pley? Pley is the first ever LEGO rental service that allows members to sign up for a monthly subscription and get LEGO sets delivered to their door. They have 3 different levels of membership depending on set size, shipping is always free, and all the sets are clean and sanitized when they are returned. Stop spending boat-loads of money on new LEGO sets!

Pley brings the sharing economy to children and encourages educational playtime. What better way to spend time with your children than building with one of the most iconic toys ever created?

Everyone who RSVPs will receive a special deal to join Pley after the party.

Prizes:

4 LEGO DVDs

2 Super Fan Pley Subscriptions

2 LEGO sets (priced between $20-30)

Faux Lucite Cuff

I LOVE Lucite! I think that this Tory Burch cuff is super hot. The see through Lucite is awesome with the gold accents.

Since my daughter wanted to have something like this but she is only 5, we came up with a little craft that creates the fun look of the see through cuff but is made from recycled materials.

Here is our version of the Faux Lucite Cuff:

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I know you are dying to know how to make it, so head over to Create for Less' Blog – Think Crafts for the full tutorial where I will reveal how crazy simple this cuff is!

I am a Kids Craft Contributor for Create for Less, a great source for all your craft needs.

Frozen Bling Candle

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The options for cool birthday number candles are nonexistent. Especially when you are cheap like me and want to pick them up at the dollar store. So, when looking for a number candle for a Frozen party I could only find this beautiful multi-colored polka dot one.

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Well, 10 minutes in the craft room and it was transformed into this beautiful sparkle piece that will make any little girl smile.

I used The Buckle Boutique's Dazzling Diamond Stick Sheet in Sky Blue to fill the body of the candle. Then used matching glitter to cover up the red outline.

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I used tracing paper to trace the inside shape of the number. Then, on the back of the Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheet, I flip over the traced number and rub my finger over the pencil lines to transfer the 5 to the sticker sheet. Since I'm cutting from the back, the number has to be in reverse. I use a craft knife to cut the stick sheet with ease.

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Once the number is cut out, peel the back off and stick it to the candle.

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I used tacky glue on the red outline. Sprinkle the glitter on and tap off the excess. Once the glue is dry, use a soft brush to knock off any extra glitter that stuck to the resin gemstones. (Nobody wants glitter on the cake.)

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This project was simple and quick, just the way I like it!

 

I'm part of The Buckle Boutique's Design Team

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

My iPhone got a Snugg

I recently got to try The Snugg case for my iPhone 5C, it's like a snuggle for your phone. I love it. I'm sure the company intended it to be as in "keeping your device snug in place" but I like to look at it, in all it's pink glory, as giving my phone a "snugly hug" (and keeping it safe).

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The case fits the phone like a glove and with the nubuck fiber inside lining there is no chance of it getting scratched. The sides have been reinforced to give a sturdy hold. There is a heavy cotton stitch finishing the edges making this case look high end. There is a card slot on the back of the case to hold your license and credit card – great for a night out without a purse!

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On the front of the case is a tab which pulls out to pop your iPhone out of the pouch. The tab is on a strong elastic strap that retracts quickly back into place when you release it. The tab is also magnetic so it sticks to the side of the case meaning it always stays in place.

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This product comes with the Snugg Promise of high quality materials and craftsmanship and a Lifetime Guarantee.

I love the color options of this case. My Hubs just recently picked up a summer bag and it's HOT Pink so when I saw that the Snugg came in the same color it was a must have. Snuggle-4

I like the Snugg because it conceals the phone. Yes I'm sure that everyone in the world knows that I'm carrying a phone but this case hides it a little better than others. Plus, when I use the outside pocket of my purse it blends in.

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I like the pull tab and it is just as easy to get my phone out as it is using some of the other cases I have had in the past.

Head on over and grab a Snugg for your Smart Phone – not just for iPhones!! Or Tablet, Laptops, eReaders and Cameras. Great product line to protect all of your hi tech gadgetry!

Visit TheSnugg or follow them on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Quick Summer Crafts for Camps

I have a strong feeling about crafts for children. They are fully able to make great items if given the right tools. Kids love making things for Mom and Dad and these crafts are things that make great gifts and are easy to make.

I write craft posts for Create for Less on their blog Think Crafts. follow the links below for full tutorials.

Ribbon Keychain – I love mine and use it all the time since we made it!!!

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Ok, I love this one too – Leather Fringe Keychain

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Table Cloth Weights – PERFECT for Picnics! Plus what kid doesn't like beads?

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 Just a couple of quick and fun ideas for summer vacation. Check out all of Think Crafts Blog for more terrific ideas!

Rock N’ Roll Record Vase

I have been dying to make something out of old records and I finally figured out how to! I made this fun vase that now holds a wicked cool plant from Ikea.

I shared my tutorial over at Create for Less' Blog – Think Crafts, follow the link to get the full instructions.

Record Vase

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