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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Santa Sleigh (Pion Design/Green Tara)

This a was a fun project that I stumbled accross. I was searching for a kid's craft project (www.busybeecrafts.com) when I found this cute little sleigh template at that I just had to try out for myself.

I slightly modified their template (enlarged the template and put a deeper curve) used some Pion design paper and Green Tara metallic swirl embellies and trim. Makes a cute and easy little candy dish for the holiday season!

BTW, Pion Design is looking for guest designers. Scroll to my next post for the details!

Pion Design is looking for designers!


We are looking for crafters from all over the world who love to create with Pion Design papers!

To start with, we are looking for guest designers, and later some of our guest designers will have the chance to become Pion Design Team members for the rest of 2012.
As a team member, you will receive a generous amount of Pion Design papers to work with. What we would like from you are a minimum of 2 project posts per month on your personal blog as well as for our blog and to promote our products on at least one major online gallery. Anything extra is appreciated.

Please send your application to jenny@piondesign.se Write a little about yourself and tell us why you want to be a member of the Pion Design Team. Link to your blog and let us know if you have any other design assignments. Send us 3 pictures of projects made with mostly Pion Design papers in size 1000x1000 px. These projects do not have to be newly created for this call and may be older projects. We just want to get a sense of your design style and how you use our papers.
(If you are from a country where we do not have any retailers it is ok to apply with projects without Pion Design papers)

Please write Pion Design Team 2012 Application as your e-mail subject.

This DT call is open until the 8th of January 2012.
International applicants are welcome.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Just for me!

I took some very good advice from my friend Tara Orr. She once told me that "sometimes you just need to craft for yourself, no DT deadline, no specified product to use... just something for you". That's what I did! I actually made 5 of these pretties for my Christmas tree. I have a "thing" about ornaments being in sets of 5, 7 or 9 - all exactly the same.
The round crochet doilies and foam balls I had bought on clearance from Michaels last Winter and the cameos are The Girl's Paperie. The cameos are actually buttons, so I threaded the seam binding through (2 strips) and tied a bow - no glue required! I bought the seam binding off Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Bluebirdlane because I was too lazy to tint and crinkle some myself, LOL. I love them and since I got really good sales on all the materials, they didn't cost me much more than $3 each to make. I'm, thinking these would look pretty with Bo Bunny or Prima Trinkets too! Hmm, now to find more doilies :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Got my old blog back!

I am thrilled to report that ITKUPILLI at http://blo64rt.blogspot.com resolved the issue of shrunken backgrounds and she updated ALL of her backgrounds with new code to fix the issue and comply to the new blogger ways (Oh Blogger!). She is so wonderful to have done this and her backgrounds are truly the BEST! OK, so I have my old template back... but I'm keeping the pink links (used to be blue). Small changes - baby steps (LOL!).