Friday, September 4, 2015

WINNER WINNER! Blogiversary Grand Prize!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped celebrate my big Blogiversary event.  I especially would like to thank We R Memory Keepers and American Crafts for donating the Fuse, and Carri at DoubleClick Skittles for donating the fun bubble embellishment set.

Special acknowledgement goes to some of the companies who make the other favorite things I'm giving away:  ADORNit, May Arts Ribbon, Tombow, Unity Stamps


If you've been getting notifications from my Event page on Facebook, then you know my outline for choosing a winner, from all comments left on the blogiversary posts, at all my social media sites, and those who left hashtag #wavingmywandblog .  I've used random.org to select the winner and that is #119 who actually commented over on the week one post of my Instagram page.

Congratulations to:
#119 Justyolie

She will receive the We R Memory Keepers brand new Fuse, a trio pack of DoubleClick Skittles bubble embellishments, a grab bag of Unity Stamps, 5 yards of May Arts Ribbon from my personal stash, a brand new set of Tombow Dual Brush markers (Bright Collection) and a selection of Adornit Art Play Paintables.

Thank you everyone for celebrating with me.  I wish I could really express my gratitude and give every one of you a prize.  A thank you and a universal hug will have to do!

Terri from Waving My Wand


#wermemorykeepers #americancrafts #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #adornit #unitystamps #tombow #doubleclickconnect #skittles #cre8time #fuse #blogiversary #artplayaday

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Oversized Vellum Sleeve for Cards & More

(FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)

I recently found myself in somewhat of a dilemma.  I made a really cute, really LARGE card.  The envelope that I thought it would fit in, didn't.  What to do?

Make an oversized sleeve!  Ding, ding, ding!  I decided to wing it (like I always do) and see what I could come up with.  It was a lot easier than I thought, so I thought I'd share this technique with you.  You can make this plain if you like, although, I chose to emboss it using my Cuttlebug.



You can really make this as large or as small as you'd like.  I'll give you my dimensions for making a sleeve to fit a card that was just over 6"x6".  My sleeve was approximately 7"x7".

You need:

- A trimmer/scorer such as the We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board 71337-1  
*embellishing tools, optional





First, trim your vellum sheets down to 8.5"x8.5".  I didn't go quite this large but I wish I had as it was a tight fit for my card.  Next time, I'll know better.

I used a 5"x7" embossing folder and scored both sides of my vellum to be able to fold the edges over the top of the embossing plates.  To fully emboss the vellum, I chose a design that could easily be turned upside down to finish embossing the bottom section, as my vellum was longer than the 7" folder.

 

Now, you're going to want to flip both sections of vellum over so the scored edges are facing down.  Add your Scor-tape to the outer side edges and bottom of one sheet of vellum. 



Now, add the second sheet of vellum by adhering to your taped sheet, to form this pouch or sleeve.


If your edges are uneven, simply trim with scissors.
Isn't it beautiful?  It's just what I need for this large card, plus it makes a lovely decorative presentation for the card and can be upcyled and used again.

Make several to have on hand for future projects.  I trimmed and scored both pieces of vellum at once, to save on time.  I can think of so many ways to utilize this sleeve; a gift set of smaller cards, thematic items such as teacher supplies, or crafting supplies for your crafty friends.  So many options.


 If you'd like to give this technique a try, I've included some shopping links in my post so you can easily purchase some of the items needed.  I would love to see what you make!  Feel free to share them and tag me at facebook.com/wavingmywand , instagram.com/wavingmywand or twitter.com/wavingmywand

Additional supplies:
Couture Creations Hyper Magical embossing folder 5"x7"


(FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)
#bazzill #americancrafts #envelope #emboss #embossing #cricut #cricuteverywhere #cuttlebug #provocraft #couturecreations #cre8time #vellum #simonsaysstamp 


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New Challenge at DoubleClick Skittles - Monsters or Robots

Welcome to another DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Challenge #30 - Monster or Robot

Sept. 2 - Sept. 15


For this challenge I decided to go with Monster.  I had the perfect Fancy Pants Design papers and a digital image that I hadn't used yet.

The Skittles that I'm using are Citrus and Believe in Magic.  You know how sometimes you have a little accident while crafting?  Yup, I had a bit of a smudge with my liquid pearls.  What's a girl to do?  Cover it up with a Skittle!  I popped that Citrus Skittle on top of that green smudged mess and covered it up perfectly.  I liked the look so much, I decided to plop one down on the other side too.  I love how Skittles magnifies whatever is underneath it.  In this case, the Citrus Skittles, which are a pale green, were further enhanced by the green liquid pearls.  Bonus!

Let me tell you, I really jazzed up this Party Monster.  I used my Cricut Explore's Print and Cut feature which I love, because you don't have to worry about assembling a bunch of tiny die cut pieces with an svg file.  This monster was green all over so I added some spots of brown and white.  Isn't he adorable?

Skittles come in a multitude of fabulous colors and are handmade in batches in Carri's "lab".  There are 25 of these fun, bubble embellishments per bag and you can purchase most 3 pack sets for under $4.00 or individually.  Plus shipping is FREE in the USA and PAYPAL is accepted.

You can purchase Skittles here:




The newest release, "Believe in Magic" is still available.  Perfect for all your Disney themed projects (Mickey, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.)







Come join the Skittles challenge here.  There's always a fun prize up for grabs and plenty of inspiration.

Be sure to read the rules for the challenge as backlinking is not allowed. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Terri

Additional Supplies:
Fancy Pants Design Be Different Paper collection
May Arts Ribbon/The Ribbon Resource
Tombow Adhesives
Too Cute By Jessica Party Monsters svg
Ranger liquid pearls
Gelly Roll white gel pen
Star punch
Zig Clean Color Markers

#cricut #cricuteverywhere #skittles #doubleclickconnect #ranger #mayartsribbon #theribbonresource #zig #kuretake #tombow #cre8time #toocutebyjessica #svg #fpd #fancypantsdesign

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New! 5 Yard Ribbon Options + Enter to Win at The Ribbon Resource

The Ribbon Resource has a big announcement today and the design team is helping to spread the word.  As the retail store for May Arts Ribbon, you can now purchase smaller bundles of ribbon starting at 5 yards - perfect for smaller projects.

Of course, such great news deserves a bit of a celebration, right?  Make a purchase and be entered to win this totally awesome ribbon rack!  Isn't it amazing?  We're all buzzing about it and just a tad jealous!

Head on over to The Ribbon Resource to get all the details, do a little shopping and see what strikes your fancy.  Here's your link:





#mayartsribbon #theribbonresource #ribbonrack #promotion #entertowin #newsletter #facebook 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Decorative Halloween Party Jars

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Fall is just around the corner (yay!) and today I've got a super easy and fun design team project to share over at 

The Ribbon Resource, the online retail store for May Arts Ribbon.




Hop on over to The Ribbon Resource Blog and check out the rest of my project and leave a little love if you want.  Then feel free to go shopping for these yummy ribbons!


May Arts Ribbon used:
424-18-28 1/8” Orange Striped Ribbon (three 4” pieces)



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Friday, August 28, 2015

Making Stickers With Cricut and Xyron

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My Xyron Creative Station and my Cricut Explore have been getting quite the workout lately.  I've been a devoted user of both products for many, many years.  As a craft blogger, I'm always looking for ways to incorporate these tools into projects for daily life.



Many of us have kids involved in sports, band, dance.... the list is endless.  I can tell you this; kids love their name on stuff.  T-shirts, cups and even book covers for school.  I made these big 4" stickers for that very purpose - Emmah's notebooks for school.  She loves them!  I'm sorry to say, I can't claim Emmah as my own, because she's a real sweetheart, but my friend informed me that  Emmah went all nutso over these stickers.


Emmah is a star pitcher for a very well known and successful traveling softball team.  Of course, her friends are going to want some too.  Who are they going to call?  Hopefully, me! 

If you're a crafter who sells their wares, this is another fun item to make and promote.
So how did this come together?  I created and welded my design in the Cricut Design Space™ which is exclusive to the Cricut Explore, and chose the print and cut option.  I LOVE this feature!  You can design something, print it and then cut the image with your Explore.  When it prints, there are line markers when the Cricut then scans and perfectly cuts.  It's fabulous.  Truly.


 To finish off my project, I ran all my die cuts through my Xyron 9" Creative Station.   It quickly and completely covers the back of your die cut with adhesive.  It also has laminating capabilities and so much more.   The final touch is a little bit of glitter glue on the wording.  Because, glitter makes the world a happy place......  


These fun stickers are perfect for your sports fan.  Stick them on a thermos, lunch box, inside a locker, on school notebooks.  Get creative and make one for every member of the team! 


(FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)

#cre8time #cricut #cricuteverywhere #xyron #sports #baseball #softball #soccer #basketball #volleyball #hockey #football #tennis #stickers #print

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blogiversary Event Final Week! New prizes + a Weekly Giveaway!

 I'm a little behind this week, as life has been super duper crazy.  However, I'm here now and adding 2 more prizes to the Grand prize package to celebrate my month long Blogiversary event!

Today, I'm adding a selection of ADORNit Art Play Paintables

and

5 yards (various selections) of May Arts Ribbon from my own personal stash.  Yummy!



I'm also giving away another weekly prize, valued at $10 or more.  To qualify for this weeks' prize I'm asking everyone to visit Adornit and The Ribbon Resource (May Arts Ribbon's online retail store) on Facebook.

Comment on their FB pages and say "Waving My Wand sent me"

Click here: The Ribbon Resource on Facebook and comment
Click here: ADORNit on Facebook and comment

If you're not on Facebook, visit any of the other social media sites for ADORNit or The Ribbon Resource, leave the same comment on any post and add this hashtag: #wavingmywandblog

Good luck!  This weekly giveaway ends at midnight on 8/31/15.


#cre8time #adornit #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #unitystamps #tombow #wrmk #wermemorykeepers #americancrafts #skittles

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Week 2 - DoubleClick Skittles Bug Challenge

Welcome to Week 2 of the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Challenge #29 - Use a Bug

Aug. 19 - Sept. 1


For this week's challenge, I chose to feature my Skittles on one of Adornit's Art Play Paintable images and make a fun gift tag.  I'm thinking about using it on something homemade from my kitchen.  Yum!

This image is from the Ladybug collection and I colored it up with my Zig Clean Color markers.
I trimmed the top from a gold tag that I had, and adhered it to the backside of my colored image.


There are so many ways you can use the Skittle Bubble embellishments.  Here, they're popping out on a couple corners and also on the center of one of my flowers.


Skittles come in a multitude of fabulous colors and are handmade in batches in Carri's "lab".  There are 25 of these fun, bubble embellishments per bag and you can purchase most 3 pack sets for under $4.00 or individually.  Plus shipping is FREE in the USA and PAYPAL is accepted.

You can purchase Skittles here:




The newest release, "Believe in Magic" is still available.  Perfect for all your Disney themed projects (Mickey, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.)


Click on the Skittles image to purchase "Believe in Magic".



Lastly, here's a couple close-ups of my Skittles.  I added a touch of glitter glue to the bottom of my Sunset Orange Skittle.  Looks like a juicy orange!




And here's my Citrus Skittle up top, with a red Skittle, from the Believe in Magic set, on my flower.


Come join us in our Bug challenge.  There's always a fun prize up for grabs and plenty of inspiration.

Link up here and be sure to read the rules for the challenge as backlinking is not allowed. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Terri




I'm also linking up to these challenges:





Additional supplies:
Ranger Stickles glitter glue 
Pretty Pink Posh mini sequins
Tombow adhesives
May Arts Ribbon natural burlap string and orange striped trim
Marvy Le Pen ultra fine point black
Gelly Roll white gel pen

#skittles #ladybug #bug #zig #kuretake #adornit #prettypinkposh #skittles #ranger #stickles #glitter #mayartsribbon #bubble #coloring #homemade #homebaked #foodgift #tombow #ssswchallenge

Monday, August 24, 2015

Giant Halloween Bookmark

(FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)

Have you wandered the aisles of your local craft store lately.  Seasonal items abound.   Fall and Christmas items are already in many stores and in some cases, have been for at least a month or two.

I've been wanting to pair a Harry Potter die cut image, with the Rare Oddities collection from Graphic 45, so I finally sat down and came up with this Giant Bookmark.  Perfect for the Potter fan and back to school fun.



To begin, I cut two of the Rare Oddity pages that featured library books and cut them down to 3"x 8" with my We R Memory Keepers scorer/trimmer.  These are the perfect pages for a book lover!  

from: Scrapbook.com





I ran all my elements through my Xyron 9" Creative Station to turn everything into stickers.  It's such an easy process to add sticky adhesive backing with this tool.  A few turns of the handle, a little rubbing with a bone folder or even something like a credit card, and you are finished.  Just peel off the backing.  
from: Scrapbook.com


Next, I stuck my too library pages together so they are the same design front and back, then added my toppers, lining them up and sticking them together as well.


This Harry Potter-ish die cut image was perfectly pieced and placed and was cut with my Cricut Explore using the Too Cute By Jessica svg file, Worldly Wizards.  

I fussy cut the owl image with shelving and placed it to the left of my wizard.  I ran my wizard and owl images through my smaller 2.5" Xyron Sticker Maker which is perfect for smaller jobs.


Now check out this topper.  I used the Rare Oddities quote from the Tags and Cardstock set.  There was only one, so I traced the outline on a piece of coordinating paper, to use on the backside. 



Everything is finished off with these brand new super cool ribbons from the Ribbon Resource online store.  

Get 10% Off Your Next Order at The Ribbon Resource



These ribbons are not yet available at the Ribbon Resource, but they soon will be so check back!  The fuzzy wired pom poms and mini wired pom poms are just too fun!  And, I'm addicted to their 2 mm baker's twine

To make sure my twine bow doesn't come unraveled, I dropped a little hot glue in the middle and added a black bubble embellishment from DoubleClick Skittles.











As an avid crafter, my day wouldn't be complete if I didn't link up my crafty project to some fun challenges, starting with this one:





 (FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)

#mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #graphic45 #rareoddities #gildedlily #harrypotter #owl #wizard #nightowl #cre8time #xyron #wrmk #wermemorykeepers #americancrafts #cricut #cricutexplore #cricuteverywhere #tcbj #toocutebyjessica #svg #ssswchallenge

Friday, August 21, 2015

I'm a Prima Ribbonista! May Arts Ribbon Introduces the 2015/2016 Design Team!

Today, May Arts Ribbon is introducing their new Design Team, of which, I am so grateful to be a part of.  Soon, you will see my projects on the Ribbon Resource blog, the online retail store for May Arts Ribbon, as well as the May Arts Ribbon Blog. 

Until late last year, May Arts has always been a wholesale distributor.  Now, they've opened up the Ribbon Resource store, so you can purchase them too! 

There's also a giveaway to go along with the new design team introduction.  Visit the Ribbon Resource blog here:  https://www.ribbonresource.com/blog/meet-the-2015-16-prima-ribbonistas/
and then follow the instructions for a second entry at the May Arts Ribbon Blog.

(My DT finalist entry)

Check out the design team bios and get to know us, and look around at some of the projects for a little inspiration.  While you're there, subscribe to the newsletter so you'll be notified of new sales, project inspiration and giveaways. 

Are you ready to look around the shop?
Why not get started with the Ribbon of the Week, 2.5" Natural Burlap Ribbon?



#cre8time #ribbon #giveaway #ribbonresource #mayartsribbon #designteam #Fall #Autumn #seasons #Christmas #birthday #holiday #wedding #easter #Halloween #celebration #sew #heart #valentine