I’m back!!!

I’m back fellow readers but on a new site. I’ve gradumacated and am now blogging at studioxtine.com. I’m doing the same stuff like DIY creative projects and tutorials with more focus on doing them using the amazing Silhouette CAMEO cutting machine.

As a member of the 2017-2018 Silhouette Design Team, I will be showing you many ways to use the cutting machine on various materials for all kinds of projects! The Silhouette CAMEO has been a huge gamechanger in my life, from making cute craft party supplies to practical home needs like return address labels.

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diy: Halloween Craft Project Ideas

My favorite holiday is just around the corner! This weekend, I’m pulling out some cute Halloween decor I made over the years. If you’re looking for quick ways to add some spooktacular flair to your home, check out the following DIY projects/tutorials. These creepy creations are simple enough that kiddos can join in on the fun!

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Looking to add quick Halloween decor? Swap out photos with these printables, my latest addition in my etsy shop.

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diy+fyi: a snapshot of my olympics party

Hey hey! I know I’ve been a little MIA (boy, do I sound like a broken record!) but I’ve been busy crafting away preparing for my olympics party this past weekend! No joke, I’ve been planning this party for a couple months now…not serious spending-everyday-planning but doing it piece by piece, scouring pinterest for inspiration, and I was thrilled on how it turned out! :) [I’m sure my husband is jumping for joy in the background since now he’s free from my pleas for craft help or incessant need for moving house furniture around…haha!]

To me, the party begins at the front door so I thought I make a decorative yarn wreath, inspired by the many beautiful ones I’ve seen on pinterest, and mimic the London Underground logo. This simple project took a few hours and was super easy to make. Supplies needed: styrofoam wreath, red yarn, blue foam paper, and a silver marker.

The next photo shows two craft projects: the iconic Union Jack flag hanging as a centerpiece over the food table and Olympic medals. The flag was fairly simple although if you look at it with a critical eye, the “x” in the background isn’t quite aligned properly. Oh well, close enough! :) Supplied used: dark blue poster board, self-stick white felt, red felt, and craft glue.  And you can’t have an Olympics party without playing some games and we always play games at our house. I made the medals so that our friends could go home with a little souvenir. Supplies used: wooden circles, ribbon in red, white, and blue, hot glue gun, paint brush, and acrylic metallic paint in bronze, silver, and gold.

Onto my favorite decoration…the London skyline! This was a random idea that came to mind while I was at church (I promise I was paying attention during the service!) and I wasn’t sure how to do it but that’s the fun and beauty of creativity. I looked at images online and recreated the look with just three supplies: yarn, black paper, and tape. I’ve never been to London so its kinda cool to have it in my house!

Lastly, I believe every party must have food. So in the spirit of the Olympics, I asked my friends to make/bring a dish of their ethic background. It was quite the cultural feast! Nom nom nom! :)

Hubby and I had a really fun time at our Olympics party and I can tell our friends did too! So…shall I start planning for the 2014 Olympics?? ;)

diy: card for my faja

This card was made for my dad for Father’s Day…yes, I’m a little late posting this, I know. Anyways, my dad loves to cook and grill so I immediately thought of using the BBQ stamp for his card. Needless to say, he was quite happy and giddily proud (haha) when he opened the card! :)

SUPPLIES:
Solid Card:
Recollections cardstock and DCWV cardstock
Paper: Recollections – Boy Plaid, DCWV – The Green Stack
Stamps: Ditto Clear Stamps, BBQ Stamp (unknown, came in a set of three stamps)
Other: Foam squares, Coptic marker in Pale Blue