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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas projects

Hello my friends,
today I would like to share few Christmas projects, that you can make yourself on the budget. Yes, Yes, I used Dollar Tree and Thrift store finds...
First one is Little Knome  Christmas House... I used small wreath as a base, gifted cardboard house, knome from the thrift grab bag and greenery...

 
 
 Second project is button ornament.... For the base I took a Styrofoam ball , added old ornament hanger and hot glued assortment of buttons.... Fast and easy!

 And last, but not list using all Dollar Tree products Altered gift box with scenery....





I hope you enjoyed my creations and will go check out challenge that Luisa hosting on her channel.
Hugs and kisses, Natasha

Monday, November 28, 2016

100th Birthday GIVEAWAY Challenge!

Hello my dear friends,
Today I would like to share with you a quick Birthday card project.
It is Parisian themed and challenge inspired..
I pulled from Pinterest few Parisian/fashion illustrations ...

 and choose one to work with..
 I wanted to make a shaker card, so I cut multiple layers of paper to create a window, used some cellophane from packaging, die cut decorative border out of paper line; sprinkle some sequence and
Ta-Da!!!






Love how this card turned out!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me,
Hugs, Natasha

Sunday, November 27, 2016

3rd Annual Christmas on a Dime YouTube Hop

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Simple Christmas Cards tutorial

Hello my friends,
I needed to make few Christmas cards for childrens hospital as an entry to "Cards & Teddy's for kids & seniors challenge"
so it had to be something very simple... I searched Pinterest on that subject and came up with few card designs...
There cards were made with ribbons
 Here I used washi tapes and glittered foam with cotton balls
 And these are made with buttons and Christmas stickers....
I think all of them came out adorable!
I recorded the process of assembling these cards, so if you need to know how - watch the video below...
Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great day!
XO-XO-XO, Natasha

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Vintage Christmas Grab Bags

Hello there!!!! I am offering 10 Vintage Christmas lots for sale all under $15.00 Just go to my channel on YT and comment to secure your lot!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Welcome Back NSK challenge

Hello my friends.
I would like to invite you to my "Welcome Back NSK" challenge.
"Welcome Back NSK" challenge open till November 30th
(Internationals are welcome to participate).
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Prizes are: gift cards to NSK shop with amounts of $10, $15 and $25 (gift card amount doesn't cover shipping charges).
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You can earn up to 3 entries:
1st entry - do a VR (video respond) & title it "Welcome Back NSK". In that video you have to:
- show NSK website/shop;
- show sections of the shop (look on the left side);
- mention your favorite section (s) and item (s)
- leave following links in your video description box:
Welcome Back NSK challenge: https://youtu.be/zE9WdmDnPPY
2nd entry - place an order with NSK any amount & leave a note under that order: "Welcome Back NSK" .
3rd entry:
- create something (no shipping) using NSK or simular to NSK products;
- do a video showcasing this project and mentioning which products you used (NSK or simular);
- name you video "Welcome Back NSK";
- leave following links in your video description box:
Welcome Back NSK challenge: https://youtu.be/zE9WdmDnPPY

In order for you to be entered, please leave one comment per entry in the comment section below this video with the link to your video or phrase "I placed an order with NSK".
Thank you very much for your help and entries!

Good luck everyone!

Alice in Wonderland Decorative Outdoor Floating Frames

Hello my friends,
today I would like to share with you my Floating Outdoor Frames a-la Alice in Wonderland.
Those frames are created with 4 Dollar tree plastic frames, printed images, old chipped tea cup, wire, ribbons (wired prefer), glue and some bling trim.
I did recorded process video in small step by step segments, so you can get an idea on how I made those:
















I enjoyed making those and here are few pictures of display, that I used in my outdoor decoration





Hope you will give it a try and create your own beautiful outdoor party decor....
XO-XO-XO, Natasha

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Alice in Wonderland Card of Hearts Soldiers

Hello my friends,
Today I want to share with you how I made waterproof outdoor Card of Hearts Soldiers
(unfortunately I couldn't do a video recording of process, but I will try to walk you through the process)
Supplies for this project:
2 - Large white foam boards (at the school department/boards for presentation/Dollar Tree);
1 - rectangular white table cloth (Dollar Tree);
2 - red 12" by 18" foam thin sheets (any craft store/mine from Hobby Lobby)
1 - white A4 foam thicker sheet (any craft store/mine 1/4" thick from Hobby Lobby)
Proportional template of Card of Hears Soldier you can find here.
Shipping Scotch tape; scissors; E6000 glue (craft store); cardboard (any shipping box); wire (any wire).
Lets get started:
1. Wrap your large foam boards with white table cloth and seal edges with scotch tape (2:50 time frame in the video).
2. Cut out of red foam (3:10 time frame in the video):
- 2 pcs of Head/Face (1st just a solid shape & 2nd as a solid shape + flip heart element for the nose. Att!!! don't cut on fold line) see the template;
- 2 pcs of smallest heart (these will go in the opposite corners of your card under the numbers);
- ... pcs of medium hearts ("..." means - # of your card. Expl: if you are making Three of Heats, you need to cup 3 pcs).
- print # of your card using word document with font "MS Mincho" and size from 150 to 200 (#should be about 2" tall); cut out numbers; trace those on the foam and cut out.
3. Cut out of white foam: 1 pc of cheeks.
4. Take one of the red head foam pieces ( the one with flipping nose piece) and white foam cheeks.
- position your Head red heart piece upside down (pointy part of the heart up);
- flip nose cut UP and insert white foam cheeks inside opened flip (white heart positions correct way as a normal heart shape); close nose flip down on the white foam = you should have triple sandwich of the foam layers: red, white, red; (5:50 time frame in the video)
- adhere with E6000 all overlapping foam pieces.
5. Start adhering foam pieces to your wrapped large foam board (#1) with E6000 and putting some weight of top of adhered pieces (Expl: books/magazines)
I started with the Head/Face; you are going to create a sandwich of layers:
bottom layer - solid red Head/Face piece of foam + middle layer - body of the soldier (wrapped white foam board #1) + top/final layer of red Head/Face piece of foam with the nose #4.
Lets start:
- find middle of the shortest side of #1 and lay it down with front side up on the working surface (I did mine on the floor)
- take a solid shape (w/o nose cut out) of Head/Face red foam, apply E6000 all over it and place it under your soldier body #1 in the center with glue side up, slightly overlapping curved shapes of the heart with foam board;
- take #4 shape (Head/Face with cheeks), apply glue on the inside and place it on top of #1 body of the soldier & solid shape of the Face/Head trying to match all sides;
- adhere red foam #s in the opposite corners of the soldiers body (top left and bottom right);
- under numbers of the card adhere smallest heart shapes;
- equally redistribute middle size hearts (check on internet proper positioning of hearts according to the #) almost like buttons on the shirt;
- lay your soldier down on the floor, add protective layer of clear paper (just in case of glue goosing out) and press it with heavy weight books or magazines.
Let it dry over night ( or you can do #6 right the way).
6. Flip your soldier face down and adhere on the bottom back side all the way across L shape cardboard piece for a U shaped ground anchors and one or two smaller L shape flips somewhere in the middle of the body of your card soldier for the wire attachment (6:12 time frame in the video). Be sure let glue to set over night before putting your project on display.
Thank you so much for stopping by, hope it was helpful!
XO-XO-XO, Natasha