Feb 24, 2012

DZ Doodles March to April: St. Pat's to Easter and Avon's Give-A-Way Chance To Win Product!

Hi Fellow Doodlers!
It's becoming that time of year when Spring tries to arrive while wintertime hangs in there every now and again! One day you're wearing winter gear, next few days you're wondering about spring colors and dusting off those sandals in preparation for the days and month's to come. Back and forth we go! March arrives with just one nationally known holiday, St. Patrick's Day. But of course there's some that aren't as recognized throughout the month, such as March 1st - SHARE A SMILE DAY.
  • 6th - Dentist Day
  • 11th - is the day to Spring ahead in time once again!
  • 20th - is the First Day of Spring!
  • 26th - is Make Your Own Holiday.
  • and the 30th is Doctor's Day.

Campaign 5
Campaign 4

CAMPAIGN 4 and 5  have technically "ended" on my Avon Store's SHOP MY eBROCHURE listing and Campaign 6 is now selling. However, if you've held onto these Campaign Brochure's you can continue to purchase the items as the item numbers are listed in each brochure using my Avon Store's "QUICK ITEM ENTRY" by Campaign 6 "Brochure effective until March 6th date"OR if you've "saved" previous brochure item-numbers to your shopping bag from these brochure's.

Take a moment to read my Glamour Style Avon Blog using Avon's products!

CAMPAIGN 5's deals and saving's that I've found!
Pages 2-3: Shine Attract. Absolutely a must have luscious color hydrating gloss lipstick ... You'll love them!
Pages 6-7: "Awesome" NEW Pro Nail Enamel's ... my favorite nail polish for Febr. through March! If your craving a new pastel instead of something predictably Valentine-y like dark red, this one feels just right--cool enough to not look odd in mid-winter, but hinting towards spring ... #775-489/Loving Lavender reg. 5.00 4 fl. oz. $2.99 SAVE 2.00 (26 shades)
Pages 20-21: Rich creamy color Ultra Color Rich Lipstick and Beyond Color Plumping lipcolor -- 24 fabulous shades 3.99/Each SAVE UP TO $4 "My absolute favorities to wear!"
Pages 40-41: ANEW GENICS $38 -- Visibly reduces wrinkles, discolorations and loss of firmness. All-in-one anti-aging secret weapon "and I am completely loving this product!"
Pages 42-43: Retexturize your skin in just one night! ANEW CLINICAL Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid $38, overnight transforms to look younger, smoother and revitalized! IN 3 DAYS dramatically retexturizes skin to reveal the look of youthful radiance. "I absolutely can't say enough about how this product makes you look--it's terrific!"
Pages 66-67: ETERNAL MAGIC ENCHANTED Eau de Toilette Spray, NEW Body Lotion and NEW Shower Gel ...$44 VALUE All 3 for 14.99 "you'll love it-love it-love it!"
Pages 100-101: The look of silver & diamonds -- CZ Carat Count 5 PAIR SET EARRINGS 9.99 SAVE $15! "Everyone I've gotten this set for just love's them, and at this price it makes a great "under $10 gift' for just about anyone!"

"I could go on and on about the awesome 'savings' in this Campaign Brochure -- **Register to receive Avon's Campaign Brochure updates** AND take a moment to READ MY AVON BLOG "Glamour Style" suggestions using Avon's products!

Those of you registering from NOW! until MARCH 6th will be entered into MY Avon "New" Forever Eau de Parfum Spray + Plus Free Gift of Body Lotion and Shower Gel Give-A-Way just for doing so! Winner to be announced on March 19th on MY AVON BLOG post! No purchase required, but-of-course, **$30 or more order's** get a 2nd entry chance (**Already registered**). Available only to U.S. and Canada.

Remember, you can place orders anytime, as many times as you want to from Campaign 5 Brochure using my "on line" Avon Store's QUICK ITEM ENTRY Tab up until Campaign Brochure 8 "Brochure effective until April 3rd date"(DO NOT add the dash between item code when entering product numbers). Any questions please email me.

But I'm looking at March and the month's "one" holiday that comes and is gone as quickly as it came. So prepare some crafts ahead of time and it won't seem as if it were here, then gone so fast!

Parents Newsletter is where you'll find a great roundup of St. Patrick Day goodies including these easy-to-make four-leaf clover cupcakes. NOTE: You do have to register for the newsletter to acquire their Library Recipes -- it's a great site with great ideas for all ages!

Bake up your favorite batch of cupcakes! And use these cute topper designs to spread your wishes of "luck."

Party Planning Center has FREE Printable 3D St. Patrick Day Decoration Cupcake Toppers for you to download and spread some green!

I'm just loving Studio Girls Scrapbook Graphics Rebecca McMeen's design kit of ERITHEA! I chose this particular kit of Rebecca's because Erithea is "determined to start living life the way she's always dreamed of ..." and asks, "She's ready. Are you?" The Kit is my colors, my thinking, and my sentiments as well! And I want something unusually different to digitally scrapbook with and challenge my imagination! And you may too.

"OMG!" When I first happened upon ODD FAE and AUTUMN THINGS the first thing I viewed was Dawn Schiller's "Chonoseidh."  I cracked up at this wonderful sense of humor while relating to this fellow's feelings of "time" and just had to show you this awesome work-of-art. I think at 60-ish this year I'm going through some-type of crafting-change-of-life with feelings of reverting back to the many other crafts, besides my cardmaking, from early adulthood that I've set aside far too long. I need to get this longed-for-sense-of-humor back into my life by playing with polymer clay once again and creating with it too! I grew up on Play Dough and bread dough crafts :0)

"Oh so many ideas and so little time!" Hambly Screen Prints has the DT Tutorial by Maisa to inspire and help you to re-create your own version of this adorable photo framing project -- great addition to any home decor or for a gift that keeps on giving -- Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13th!


Craft Gossip's Beat John's has a great TUTORIAL at her Splitcoast Stampers showing you how-to-color with pastel pencils on black (dark) cardstock!

Make~Grow~Gather  by Kelly Wilkinson gives you a quick and simple-easy Tutorial in creating stamps, using adhesive backed foam sheets -- how inexpensive is that?! It isn't a stamp technique that will replace the crispness of hand-carved-rubber, rubber or acrylic stamps, but it's fast and easy! I'm thinking STEAMPUNK projects for these types of stamps!

Ideas to Inspire's Easter Basket tutorial will guide you step-by-step to re-creating this adorable rectangle basket project!

There's more to come ...
Diane :0)

Feb 6, 2012

DZ Doodles Rubber Stamps/Polymer Clay, Vintage Needlepoint Purse, Valentine's Day Card Designs, Heart Embossing,Clear Stamp Mini's!

Hello Doodles Followers!

With Valentine's Day on my mind, I thought I'd show a card idea that I came up with using a variety of stamps, available at budget prices, with my free-hand heart cut outs. There's really no need for a die cutting machine and dies when it comes to making hearts. Sometimes the cutest "hearts" are created when you just fold paper in half and start cutting -- then I make one as a template to use over and over again!

Barb Schram's Valentine Cookie Packaging (candies or treats) are ready for those special Valentine's in your life! Find the supplies list details HERE.

Rubber Stamping meets Polymer Clay to create this lovely "ring dish" by Leslie Andersen at Leslie's Art and Sew. You'll find her picture tutorial and project details HERE.

And while on the subject of polymer clay projects, for a clever polymer clay and favorite photo magnet project click HERE for the photo detailed tutorial by Linda of "pane amore e craetivita," (Italy) to inspire you to create a frame of your own design! Be sure to translate the page if needed. Or you could re-create Linda's darling felt fabric Valentine Purse. For tutorial details click HERE.

It only takes a crazy-silly-and wild imagination to create something such as this with felt fabric! View the short video HERE.

With just some scraps of Paisley printed paper (and solid), a Darice heart background embossing folder, and some crochet thread scraps, it came out better than I thought my doodle-design would! Now that I have a basic "card pattern" I can't wait to use it with other embossing folder backgrounds, stamps and die cutting designs for other cards -- using flowers, or shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day ... "snowflakes!" And Thank You note cards, simplified, would be gorgeous too
Card size: 6"W x 5.50"L

Thanks for stopping by and as I create I'll post more designs and ideas! :0)

Back to the drawing board ... "Happy Craft Day!"
Diane :0)

Vintage Needlepoint from the 50's, 60's and 70's inspired Danielle Thompson to create a stylish needlepoint purse with a design that's a modern twist on this favorite from the past.
I enjoy working with plastic canvas and love "different" purse designs as well ... so this is a great combo idea for my next plastic canvas-felt fabric project, and I can use up many of those mini-ball scraps of yarn left over from my crochet projects!
Craft: transforming traditional crafts site has the tutorial details plus PDF Needlepoint design download (in addition to a Supplies/Resources Guide list way below the tutorial), available HERE. 

Feb 2, 2012

DZ Doodles Heart Doily, Wall Art, Bookmarks, Felt Flowers Suggestions

Hello doodles followers!
It's February! Congratulations if you've made it through January in your 365 Promise -- even if you've missed a day. Some of my projects took 2 to 3 days on average to complete as most were crochet, felt fabric designs of mine, and bits 'n pieces of plastic canvas projects to finish up. But between all that I filled custom-made orders, and made sure to gather up card inspirations; filing them, box ideas and other paper craft ideas to keep me busy with my card-frenzy crafting! February's Valentine's Day always gets me in-the-mood for "cards" and crafty designs.

Just getting started? No worries! Browse the projects listing on my past posts, and enjoy the process. Scrappers, what are you doing with your photo's? There's several freebie layout sites I know you can access for a Layout-A-Day project if you plan on scrap booking them.

WICKED WITCH/RUBY SLIPPERS BOOKMARKS and varying other, what I would call, Steampunk Art style designs by Kira Nichols at "Oops, I Craft My Pants" blog is just "too inspirational! Take a look-see HERE. AND I also came across this fun stamps collection HERE.

I was thinking of making something "bookmark-y", using polymer clay, with cookie cutter hearts dangling and stamping heart designs onto each. "OH!" glitter embossed! :0) 

THERE IS A NEW ART FORM and KULTURE HITTING THE STREETS -- that has been around for over a century -- everything old is new again! It is called STEAMPUNK, which is not just an art style, but even more: a fashion statement, lifestyle, design asthetic and a huge part of kustom kulture. While the name Steampunk may have been coined in 1987, the artform embodies the asthetic principles described by Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs and even Mark Twain.

STEAMPUNK ART mixes modern ideas and technology with those from the past, namely the Victorian Age, when the 19th Century Industrial Revolution was in full swing and steam was a major source of power. The genre started with literature, where science fiction and fantasy met Victorian era scientists, but has since evolved to include all art forms, according to Web Urbanist. Steampunk materials are often things you would find in an old science lab or industrial lot. Lots of wood as well as copper, brass, steel, iron and other heavy metals often comprise many of the pieces. Glass, old-fashion light bulbs and watch parts, clockworks, rivets, cogs, levers, springs, gears and other pieces of machinery are also popular materials. Leather is another Steampunk style, often sewn crudely together with thick stitches and heavy cord.

TIP: Heart Paper Doily From Circles.

Betsy Veldman turns paper circle doilies into a heart doily to create a lovely background for a Valentine Day, wedding or anniversary card!

Paper Rose. A plethora of Ellinee's FABULOUS FREEBIES printable cut outs of not only a this rose, in various colors, but envelope liner color pattern collection, recipe cards, baby shower stuff, birthday party, and so much more ... find the Paper Rose Templates and Making A Paper Rose Instructions HERE.

If your home needs a refreshing pick-me-up and change in scenery, try these 19 Cool wall art and decor Ideas, great for any room in the house. This guide includes ideas for home decor wall art and outdoor wall decor, as well as vintage and modern bathroom wall decor ideas to liven your wall decor and home accents. It also includes projects for peel and stick wall decorations if you are looking for a temporary change but don't want to make a full commitment to a new design. And the kids can get involved too, with easy kids wall stickers decorations, perfect for livening up their rooms too. 19 Cool Wall Art and Decor Ideas

Re-purposed Soda Can Wall Art! Before you toss your soda can, take a second to consider the creative can possibilities! Make re-purposed soda can wall art from Tiffany Windsor and find a sense of empowerment! Re-purposing materials for crafts like this is a great green option! Spellbinders Dies by Julianna Hudgins were used in this project: LF-013 Jewel Goddess, S5-097 Jewel Treasures, S5-098 Jewel Stones. The dies for this project are "pricey" but who's to say that free-hand cut outs wouldn't work just as well? 

It's easy to misplace bows and hair clips. A Bow Holder Frame is a great option if you want to keep all of your accessories in one place. This is a cute and girly up cycled idea from Jamielyn Nye that little girls will love.

VALENTINE FELT FLOWER Headband Tutorial, using 3-D Bigz die flowers with polyester flet fabric; this wool felt works best with this type of cutting, by Rachel Morris can also be made for numerous other crafting projects and can be found HERE.

Take a moment or two to browse My Avon Store and don't forget to click on my BOG TAB for tidbits of information on how easy-it-is-to-place-an-order on line and some Glamour Style tips with Avon products! 

Happy Crafting!
Diane :0)

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