Friday, April 24, 2015

Makin's Clay® Sunflower

I've been obsessed lately with polymer clay flowers and decided to give it a try for myself.  I created this Makin's Clay® sunflower and I'm pretty pleased with the result!  Find the full tutorial on the Makin's Clay® blog here. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Country Wedding Bouquet with Decorative Trimmings

This month the Designer Craft Connection is hosting a blog hop featuring the fabulous product line from Decorative Trimmings.   They have colorful trims, sparkling trims, and great neutral trims.  Something for almost any project.   I ordered 3 different trims.  One I'm featuring today as part of this Wedding Themed hop, the others I'll be sharing soon in another post.   Be sure to follow the DCC link in the column on the right so you can see what other creative projects the participants are sharing!

This wedding bouquet is perfect for a simple country wedding.  It's mix of flowers, ferns, and twisting vines & twigs, combined with burlap ribbon wrapping, and a touch of pretty ivory trim with a crochet feel is casual, yet elegant at the same time.


Decorative Trimmings 1 1/8" INCH COTTON DRAGONLOOP TRIM 

Flowers of choice
Vintage Mason Jar - Optional 


Arrange flowers as desired.  Cut all stems to uniform length.

Wrap stems of bouquet with burlap ribbon, pin in place to hold.

Cut 1 yard of burlap ribbon.  Use Fabri-Tac to mount ivory crochet "dragon loop" trim to center of burlap ribbon.

Tie bow around base of flowers.   The addition of the ivory crochet trim adds a beautiful feminine touch to this country style bouquet and will coordinate with  the bride's crochet style wedding dress beautifully.

After the big day, the bouquet would be beautiful displayed in a vintage Mason jar.  Either leave the pretty burlap & crochet bow on the bouquet, or tie it to the jar itself.  This second option would also make lovely centerpieces for the reception tables.

Decorative Trimmings has a vast assortment of beautiful trims - perfect for any wedding accessory or decoration - whether your theme is bright and bold colors, subtle tones, or country style - they have something for almost everyone's style! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Felt Travel Jewelry Pouch

This colorful felt travel jewelry pouch is my most recent Cindi's Simple Solutions project for When Creativity Knocks.  Featuring Kunin Felt, Loew-Cornell wooden flower tag, JudiKins products, Plaid Gallery Glass paints, and Beacon Adhesives.  You can find the full instructions and supply list here. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Flower Balls with Smoothfoam™

Spring is springing up everywhere in NC these days!  Whether it's arrived in your home town or whether you are still patiently waiting, these colorful, whimsical Spring Flower Balls will bring a blast of spring to your home decor.   Find the instructions on how to make these for yourself with Smoothfoam™, Kunin Felt, Makin's Clay®, Sizzix® and Earth Safe Finishes Ann Butler Designs Iridesents here on the Smoothfoam Blog -

Thursday, April 9, 2015

All-Star Designers Spring Series: Secret Garden Bracelet DIY Video


I had an absolutely blast designing this Secret Garden Charm Bracelet for the WCK All-Star Designers Spring Series!  I was challenged to use products from all of our sponsors, and I almost made it!  The only one I didn't find a way to work in to this bracelet was Beacon Adhesives - but I love their products and use them daily so I don't feel too guilty lol!   It's got JudiKins, Plaid Mod Melts & paints, Etchall, Makin's Clay,  Sizzix, and even a little Connie Crystal sparkle. The video can be viewed above, and here's the link to the written instructions and full supply list -

Monday, April 6, 2015

Mixed-Media Bleeding Hearts Canvas - Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop

It's the first Monday of the month!  Which means it's time for the Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop!  This month our theme was hand-made flowers.   I've been pretty busy the last few weeks with an HSN appearance on behalf of KellyCraft™, and all the preparation that went into it - but wanted to share something with you as part of this hop so I'm sharing a project I created in 2013 for Jacquard.

I love making hand-made flowers whether it be with paint, paper, metal, or clay - or a combination of all of them!  This mixed-media Bleeding Hearts canvas combines many of those components with a photo from my garden.  You can find the full instructions for this mixed-media canvas here on their website.

Take the time to click through the DCC blog connection link in the column on the right so you can see the other amazing projects our participating designers are sharing!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gems of the Sea Bracelet & Earrings

My Cindi's Simple Solutions project for WCK this week is this this fun Makin's Clay® seashell & Connie Crystal pearl set - Find the full instructions here.