Thursday, August 10, 2017

ST. Timothy's Craft Fair

Every year in Oct. at St. Timothy's in Bedford they have a great Craft Fair. This is so much fun and they only charge $35 for a booth. Everything is hand crafted! I could not afford what they charge at some of the other larger craft fairs. The proceeds go to their youth programs. If you would like to get your own booth call Ellie Knight at 817-919-0900 she can send you the form to fill out. This year The schedule will be: Oct. 13, Friday inside space set up 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Oct. 14 Saturday space set up 7:30 a.m. Show hours 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m. Lunch 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Even if you don't set up a booth come out and browse it is too fun! You can come by my booth and say hi. "-) You can find Christmas gifts, Gifts for any holiday, decorations, cards, so many different things. I love to leave my booth with my friend who comes with me me to help and walk around and see all the wonderful creations. You can even get ideas on things you want to try yourself. Come and look, you will have a great time!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

August "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

August 19 at 6:30 pm to Midnight will be our next event. Please text me if you want to reserve a seat. 817-999-8223.
Here is the craft we will be creating. I love this one because I love Sunflowers, so this will be our them.

I started off with a 12" wire wreath form I purchased at Walmart ($1.77)

Then I took 122 clothes pins and dyed them with Ritz dye over night. I did this times twelve you won't have to if you are just making one wreath.

 Next I put the clothes pins on the lower (largest) ring making sure that the wire is in the smaller whole notch closest to the clothes pin spring. Then put the next row over the two smaller rings of the wreath also making sure you are clipping then into the small notches.

Next I took a bottle of brown paint and brushed paint all the way around the center of the flower and let it dry.

You will need to hear up your hot glue gun. I will be adding this pretty dragonfly when I decorate it.

 I made this burlap bow to decorate my wreath $1.00 from Dollar Tree for enough to make 3 bows
The dragonflies were two in a pack for $1.00

These pretty purple flowers and sweet Sunflowers were $1.00 per bush from Dollar Tree

Once I hot glued my decorations to the Sunflower wreath, it cam out so sweet,
boy I really need to paint my door!

But despite my ugly door, the wreath looks very nice.

I can't wait to create this with you. Don't forget to text me so I know how many to prepare for.
Marye Bird

Now for the Card we will be creating.

Staying with the Sunflower theme, I created this 4 fold card. Sorry this came out blurry. But you get the idea.

Here is a view with the card open completely. You can read the inspirational Verse and quote.

Here is another view, this card was so much fun to create. The flowers came form Cricut Cartridge Walk in My Garden. The Picture of the sunflower, I printed from the internet.

Someone will love receiving this card!

Ok, Next is the two page scrapbooking pages we will create.

Here are the tow pages side by side. The smaller flowers came from Cricut Cartridge Holiday Cakes, it cuts 5 flowers in one cut. This is also where I cut the green vines that I put the flowers on for the right page.
The flowers on the left are from Walk in my garden again and so are the stems. I layered the flowers to give them the 3-D look putting foam squares to keep them lifted up and over the photo frames so pictures can be added. 

I found some sweet quotes and verses to add and make the pages really special. This is the right page.

These are the verses on page 2

I hope you will enjoy working on these projects as much as I enjoyed creating them for you.

Don't forget to text your seat reservation or call me if you like. 
Marye Bird

Thursday, July 6, 2017

"Craft & Crop" at the Bird House for July 2017 Projects

Here we go with another fun event. Our theme for July will be Summer Snapshot. Our pages are so cute.
I used a few Cricut Cartridges for these pages. Life is a Beach for the Flip Flops and I added some rhinestones to them to give them a little Bling! Plantin Schoolbook for the font. Mickey and Friends for the Film for photos. The cute design at the bottom I got from Paper Lace 2. The little embellishment on the bottom right, I used a circle punch and scraps from other cuts.

 I loved making these little Flip Flops

The wavy water designed paper was cut with Paper Lace 2, the picture frames came from Mickey and Friends. The embellishment on the top right side came from a circle punch and scraps from other cuts. I used some pretty ribbon on the picture frame tags and added a rhinestone to each of them.

The design holding the surf boards came from Paper Lace 2. The surf boards came from Life's a Beach and I used the scraps to decorate every other surf boards. The word Smile came form "Going Places".  It was fun going using "Cricut Cheet Sheet" to find all the cuts I wanted to use to do these pages.

If you want to join us for "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House, text me to reserve your seat it will be July 15th this month from 6:30pm to Midnight. We will be permanently changing back to the third Saturday of each month. Text at 817-999-8223.
Marye Bird

Next, here is the card we will be creating. This is called a Peak a boo shutter card. I changed it up a little to make it easier to open and close. 
 I love this quote. I used my Cricut to make the scallop embellishment and added some rhinestones, also I chalked the edges of everything.
 When you open this shutter card the little round window begins to open revealing the picture. When you close it, it is hidden again. I made a place inside that you can sign. Printed Thinking of you with my computer and cut it out and chalked it. I used my new We Are Memory Keeper Stub punch. I love it!

Here you can see the window open all the way. This was so much fun making, I know you will love it too.

OK here is the craft we will be making. I stayed with the Summer theme when  I created this.
I have been looking at all the different wreaths made with flip flops and I really was not excited about them. They are so huge and bulky. So I finally found one that was similar to this. I toned it down and added some cute embellishments I created with my Cricut. When I was a Girl Scout leader we ripped strips of fabric and tied them to the straps and I did the same with ribbons to embellish the first flip flop. Then I found a scripture I liked and printed it with my computer and framed it a couple of times. I did the same thing with the phase for the second flip flop and then added the sun glasses and pink flamingo. I made a couple of layered flowers and added rhinestones to them I made another layered phase for the third flip flop and then for the last one I made this Sun cut the shadow in black then the main sun cut in yellow and then cut circles of yellow and put a foam square to pop it out for that 3-D look. Then I cut a sweet green salamander. I chalked most of the items and added googly eyes to the flamingo and salamander. All of this was hot glued to a doubled 12 X 3 1/2 inch strip of cardboard you could use wood or chipboard. and I used a large brad to go through that all and the ribbon that I used to make the hanger. It is hanging on my dirty front door, but it looks so good!

Well there you are. Hope to see you come Saturday July 15th!
Don't forget to text to reserve your seat.
Marye Bird

Friday, June 9, 2017

June 2017 " Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

Here are the pages for this months. Sorry I am so late, I had two graduations, Family down to visit, Dentist appointments, Job interviews and life happening all around me.
But now that that is over,

This is a sweet couple of pages and I love the verses and quotes that I found to top them off. 

I use these flower patterns a lot they are so pretty!

Sorry the focus was bad on this one. but you get the idea.

This is our craft for tomorrow, When you come and make this album, you will receive enough Graphic 45 Precious Memories paper to complete this album. Those of you  who know Graphic 45 know what beautiful paper they create. I love most every collection they sell. Here is what the cover looks like. You don't have to make yours like mine, You take your paper and do your own thing!

 Here is another view

 The inside cover I cut two lines in the paper and added little cards. I love this page

 On the right is a side pocket with a little folded card and I made two bands on the pocket to fit little cards in.

 On the right is a blue checked pocket open at the right side and I placed a black card in it so you could see. and then I put a large card from the collection but made a pocket out of it too the top is open and a card placed there.

 Here is some more of the ways you can use the cards and paper to decorate.

 On the left I created a pocket at the bottom and flap at the top to resemble an envelope. I used a ribbon to hold it shut.

Here you can see it opened and it has one of the sweet cards cut from this collection.

 On the left is a band and a flap made form the pretty paper. On the right I created a waterfalls section and used the cards to decorate the flaps.

Here is the under card

 Again an under card.
 This is under the waterfall flaps

Here is just another page.
This paper is so sweet. It was fun creating this. I hope to see you tomorrow June 10th at 6:30 at my house.
Text me if you want a reserved seat so I will be prepared.
Marye Bird

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 2017 "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

I wanted to share with you the 2 page Scrapbook kit we will be creating for May, the theme is "Spring".

 I wanted to use more of this beautiful Graphic45 "Time To Flourish" Collection. Our pages have 6 spots this time for photos. I have created 3-D flowers and embellishments with my Cricut Die Cut machine. Some blue ribbon from my stash and some rhinestones to add a little bling. This page was simple to make, and looked a little boring till I added the embellishments and bling.

 I cut the word "Spring" with my Cricut and used the shadow button to give it a little pop.

 Here is just one of the embellishments I added. I used some little square foam stickers to make the flowers 3-D and the little blue and yellow design is layered. then I added the leaves and rhinestone.

 I found this scripture on line and printed it using the font I liked and cut it out and added layers in the contrasting colors I needed, then I used foam stickers to make it 3-D. the flower, leaves and blue and yellow design have foam too to give it that 3-D look.

And finally these are done in the same style as the other flowers using foam squares oh, I chalk most everything. I love the way it makes things look. If you are not familiar with using chalk or ink. Make two of something and use it on one and not on the other and you will want to chalk everything. "-)  I added the rhinestones to finish it off. It came out so cute.
Hope you will join us for food, crafts and fun.
Don't forget to text me for your reserved seat at 817-999-8223.  See you there.
Marye Bird

May 2017 "Craft & Crop" Card Project

Here is the card project we will be doing. It was requested that I do a "Spring" theme. So all of the May projects are bursting with flowers, scripture and quotes about Spring.

 This a simple stair step style card. I used my Cricut die cut machine for all the flowers and the center card holders. It makes little cut outs to slip in the cards and hold them in place. You could even change the quotes if you wanted to say something different. Perhaps a Birthday or Friend sentiment.

 Here is a side view so you can see how the card is folded

I added a ribbon and bow from my stash, and some different size rhinestones to add some bling. Then last I added some leaves also cut with my Cricut die cut machine. I love this machine!
Remember to text for your reserved seat. 817-999-8223  for May 13th, 6:30pm to Midnight. We bring a dish and eat, craft and have a wonderful time. Can't wait to see you!
Marye Bird

2017 May "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

Ok ladies, here is the craft we will be creating.

 This is a sweet 6X6 photo album with multi folds, multi pockets, and multi tuck spots. This album has a ribbon closure. I have used some beautiful glossy papers, some of my favorite papers from Graphic45, and more that I purchased from Tuesday Morning, I love that store!

 Here you can see the variety of page and flaps, a pocket and tuck spot for you to add your photos to.

 Here I have you can see some of the wonderful Graphic45 paper from their "Time To Flourish" Collection. I have also added some 7Gypsies paper.

 I am partial to birds since I married one, and 7Gypsies has this cool paper with birds that I have used here and there throughout the album. That cool paper with the butterfly is glossy and I added that tuck band using the "Time to Flourish"  from Graphic45.

 From the left to right, I used 7Gypsies with the pretty bird cage, Graphic45 " Time To Flourish", then on the center flaps I used 7Gypsies cut in half so when the flaps are closed you can see the whole picture, and behind the flaps is glossy green design and I created a pocket for photos with Graphic45 "Time To Flourish", next is glossy paper with yellow flowers and a tuck spot, then again on small flap I used 7Gypsies.

Here is a better view of the center with flaps open so you can see the pocket.
This was a fast project and fun to create, you could whip these up in a pinch to give as a gift or use in a craft class.
Hope you will join us to create this pretty photo Album.
Remember to text me if you want a seat reserved, 817-999-8223. We will meet this Saturday May 13th at 6:30pm to Midnight.
Marye Bird