Crafting Live on Craft Roulette

Here is something I never pictured my crafty self doing – a LIVE game show called Craft Roulette.  Yes, you read that correctly.  A game show for paper crafters.  This weekly paper-craft challenge takes place on Mary GunnFunn’s Facebook page and you get to participate as Mary and her guest crafters create a randomly selected craft …. and guess who was chosen as one of her guest crafters??

Let me just say, this was one of those experiences that a crafter like me doesn’t really have on her bucket list, but it should have been on there because Mary and her son were wonderful hosts.  If you have never heard of Craft Roulette, the game starts with the spinning of a wheel where four random crafting parameters are chosen. 

PROJECT

COLORS

ELEMENT

RANDOM

In Mary’s video she states that there are 331,776 project possibilities and no one knows what they are going to be ahead of time.  That’s right! I had to wing it and grab whatever I could find in my crafting space after the wheel was spun and make something based on the four guidelines chosen. Here is what I came up with. 

The wheel of randomness chose Fancy Fold, Red, Yellow & Orange for colors, a Butterfly element and  Shimmer.  I had no knowledge of any of this ahead of time. The game show is LIVE on Facebook and both Mary and I found out about the requirements as the wheel was spinning.  

To be honest, I was rather frightened at first.  Not only was I going to be live on a public Facebook page (a first for me), but I was going to have to make something on-the-spot in front of people I didn’t really know and hope for the best.  Then that wheel spun and I was given colors I rarely use and told to make it a fancy fold. Thank goodness for the shimmer – if all else failed, I would just brush it with sparkles and call it good.

So as you can see, not only did all the viewers get to seen my crazy “what the heck am I going to make” face, but they also got to watch Mary and I create a fancy fold project using all the colors required with a butterfly and some shimmer. 

I kept my fold very simple and used some paper scraps I had on hand with a single stamped butterfly image and Bloom with Grace stickers.  At first, the color combination threw me, but then I realized that I didn’t have to use primary colors, I could use fall shades – Paprika, Scarlet, and Sundance. 

For the shimmer, I used a strip of red glitter paper. Again, I struggled with this because I don’t usually use glitter paper on my projects, but it was a scrap that was sitting on my desk from my Christmas Card video, and I decided to go ahead and use it.

For those of you who missed the show, you can go view it in Mary’s FUNN Facebook group or check it our on her website, or view it here on YoutUbe.  If I were you, I would join Mary’s Facebook group so that you can play along next time. 

Speaking of playing along – YOU CAN PLAY, TOO!!  Each week, you can submit the projects you have made based on these four requirements.  You can also join to fun every Friday, and watch Mary and her friends create.  

Again, I want to thank Mary and her son for being such lovely hosts and allowing me to come play on Craft Roulette.  I hope to join you again and look forward to seeing one of you at next week’s game show. 

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Welcome to the October SOTM Blog Hop

This month, our team has twenty wonderful projects featuring our Stamp of the Month entitled With All My Love.118614968_10157792607342686_4140577875045841570_n This stamp set is full of some wonderful images and sentiments you can use all year long.  If you have come here from Katy Taylor’s Blog you are on the right path. When you are finished viewing my beautiful Fall Florals Card, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog


There have been so many wonderful products arriving on my doorstep this fall, and it has been hard to choose which ones to use on a project.  It’s like information overload – or crafty goodness overload – in my craft space.  Today, I decided to pull out some new Thin Cuts dies that I purchased in August and showcase them behind some images I created using the beautiful With All My Love stamp set

The French Vanilla and White Glitter background for this card was created using our new Layered Floral Background thin cuts.  These metal dies come in a set of three and are designed to help you to create this beautiful layered background for your card. Isn’t it just stunning?

I love how simple this background was to make! All you have to do is choose the three colors of paper, cardstock, or specialty paper you want to use and the dies cut out perfect 4¼” x 5½” backgrounds that you can layer together for an incredible effect. 

After assembling the background, I added a strip of Floral Mix-Ins paper wrapped in Gold Embellishing Thread and tucked two leaves behind the paper strip.  The large Maple leaf was cut from Toffee paper using our Leaves Thin Cuts and stamped using the “heart” image on the With All My Love stamp set.  The second leaf was stamped in Cinnamon using the Textured Leaf stamp set. 

The flowers were also created using the With All My Love stamp set.  I stamped the images in Intense Black Ink, then used Desert Rose, Cinnamon, Sundance, and Avocado inks with a waterbrush to shade the images. I plan on showing this technique in my VIP Community Group this month.

After the ink had dried, I splattered the flowers with a Toffee Shimmer brush, cut them out, and layered them onto the card using foam tape. I had debated adding some stickles to the center of the flowers, but I am glad I chose to keep them as is. 

The sentiment on this card was heat embossed onto vellum using Clear Embossing Powder and Cinnamon Ink, then tucked behind the flowers. To finish the design, I placed a few loops of Gold Embellishing Thread behind the flowers and added some White Flower Sequins to the card.  Those little flowers have become a new favorite of mine. They are so sweet and delicate looking and add just the right amount of elegance to a project. 

I hope that this Fall Florals card inspired to to try something new and give a few of these techniques a try.  Now ‘Hop” on over to the talented Brandi Robinson’s Blog to see her work!   

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.  Don’t forget! The With All My Love Stamp Set set is only available until October 31st.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00 or free as a VIPwith a qualifying purchase.

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Here is a List of the Items I Used Today

Creating Fall Décor for the H2H Challenge

Fall is one of my favorite seasons to create for and, today, I have decided to jump way outside the box and create a home décor piece for you.  One of our challenges this month at Heart2Heart is a Fall Fun challenge, and what is more fun than creating a project that you can display in your home. 

This challenge ends in just a few days, so make sure to stop by and share your fall projects with us before September 30th.  


Like I said, I chose to make something a little different that I normally do for this design team.  Home Décor is one of my favorites to create and I truly enjoy sharing with others how to make their own decorations.  For this round, I decided to pull out my Cricut and HTV (iron-on) vinyl to create a little tutorial for you. 

Before we jump to the video, I want to show you a few details on this project.  It is a very simple project you can make on your Cricut.  I started out with one 1″ x 2″ slats of wood that my husband painted and sanded for me.  If you are not handy, or don’t have a handy hubby, you can purchase a sign like this one on amazon.

After the wood was finished, I created the design in Cricut Design Space then cut the letters from Black HTV (or iron-on vinyl). When you are using this type of vinyl on your design, always make sure to “mirror” your image and place the shiny side down on your mat.  

One the vinyl was cut, I was able to weed the images and iron the letters onto the wood using my Easy Press Mini.  “Weeding” is very easy to do. It involves removing the excess material from the backing sheet so that your image is ready to adhere to the project. 

I used the Cricut Heat Guide to determine my temperature setting and got to work adhering all the vinyl to the wood slats.  Once that was complete, I began assembling the flowers and leaves.  

I used images from the new Bloom with Grace Cricut collection. There are quite a few unique sunflower images in this collection and it was hard to pick just one.  Those little grid patterns spoke to me and so did those stitched leaves, so I chose to add them to my design and cut them out from Espresso, Sundance, and Copper Order paper. 

For those of you who would like to create one of these projects for your home, I have created a simple to follow Cricut tutorial for you.  In the video, I show you how to make the design in Cricut Design Space, how to adhere the HTV (iron-on), and how to assemble all the pieces for the sign. 

Once you have completed the project, I would love for you to share it with me.  I always love seeing how something I made inspired others. 

You will need to purchased the Bloom with Grace collection if you plan on using the same images I did. This collection is only available through my affiliate link and is not available in Access. 

I hope you were inspired by this project I created for the Heart2Heart Fall Fun challenge and you were encouraged to add one of your own creations to the challenge. 

Make sure to stop by the blog each week for a new challenge. Our Design Teams always have some amazing projects to share and there are always creations to inspire you. 

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.


Here is a List of the Items I Used Today