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First Day Of School Sign!

Friday, August 26, 2016
School starts in less than two weeks so lets make this First Day of School sign before the actual picture day!  This project is super easy to make, all you need to do is cut out the shapes in svg file provided and assemble them all the pieces together. 
Someone looked really excited to go back to school! :) The lighting was a little too bright when I took the picture so it's difficult to see all the different colors especially the top of the pencil. And guess what, my son insisted to wear an orange shirt so picture turned out very "orangy". Oh well...

Direction:
Step 1: Download the svg file and cut the image. Following is the cut image on my silhouette studio.



Step 2: Followings are the cutouts from Step 1. Assemble the pieces together by following the number sequence below.



Here it is! Done! As easy as 1-2 without 3! I hope you enjoy this simple back to school project. - Alexia


 Supplies:


Download SVG file: Back To School Sign

LEGO Party Hat!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Yesterday was my son's birthday and I made this party hat for him (per his request) and it turned out exactly the way he wanted it. I'm so happy I was able to make this special for him. I had made party hats for my boy and girl for the past few years for their birthdays and it's joyful to see the smiles on their faces, priceless. That's the thing I love about crafting, to see someone enjoys the things I create. 

So here is the party hat.... ta-da... I'm so glad I left him another wonderful memory. Happy Birthday my precious boy, I love you to the moon and back, forever and eternity. 


Colorista Blog Hop!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Welcome to the Crafter's Companion Colorista blog hop, I'm so happy you are joining in the fun! My team members and I will be sharing so much project ideas with you today creating with Colorista products! 

The project I'm sharing today is this DIY journal. I first color the large size (A4) Colorista markers pad with Colorista pens and then cut the colored image into smaller size to create a 5 1/4" x 7" journal. I also prepare a stack of copy paper in the same size, divide them into four smaller equal stacks. Cut four 5 1/4" x 7" patterned cardstock to use as stack dividers.



I like to make my own journal because it allows you to personalize it and add special elements to it. For instance, I created a little keepsake pocket at the end of the journal to store little important things such as photos, notes, and other memorabilia.

Here is the complete list for the blog hop, make sure to stop by each blog and leave some love and who knows you just might be one of the lucky winners selected to win some fabulous Colorista goodies! I heard it will be more than one lucky winner for this hop! **hint hint** 

Spectrum Noir
Chrissie Tobas
Laine Webb
Jodi Clark
Lis Murphy
Kendra Weitstock
Jo Mckelvey
Annie Wills
Mari Kocjancic
Dana Warren
Nicole Bretherick
Lori Barnett
Tracey Freeman
Giovana Smith
Alexia Misso  --- You Are Here!
Bianca Shervington
Debbie Seyer
Jennifer Ingle
Sara Davies
Crafter's Companion US

Supplies:
- Big Score Board
- Colorista A4 Premium Markers Pad
- Spectrum Noir Colorista Pens (Sorbet, Magenta, Nectarine, Canary, Leafy Green, Forest Green, Pear Green, Cerulean, Orchid, Coral)

Others:
- We R Memory Keeper Cinch Binder (Square)

For more information about the Colorista line, you can visit following links:

Info on Spectrum Noir site: http://www.spectrumnoir.com/spectrum-noir-colorista/Coloring Course sign up: http://www.spectrumnoir.com/sign-up-for-our-free-online-coloring-course/COloring COurse chat event on FB: http://www.facebook.com/events/1617261211937651/Colorista on SN Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/spectrumnoir/spectrum-noir-colorista/Colorista on IG: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/spectrumnoircolorista/Thunderclap flashmob sign up: http://thndr.me/7RVV71Colorista giveaway (only open until 26th Aug): http://a.pgtb.me/MPFRSF

Also, don't forget to tune in next Tuesday, August 30th to see Sara in action with the new Colorista coloring line and some more new goodies from Crafter’s Companion too!

New Dies!! Tri-fold Elegant Card!

Friday, August 19, 2016
Made a tri-fold card with the soon-to-be released Crafter's Companion Create-A-Card hybrid dies! They are a total of nine dies in three separate sets, the die used for the card below is called Toulouse, doesn't it look so elegant? These will look so good on wedding or anniversary invitations. Again, they are on HSN this coming August 30th! There will also be stamps, embossing folders, new Spectrum Noir Pens (Yes!!!), Gemini Machine, the entire Colorista line and so much more! To see all the items that will be showcased, see Crafter's Companion website!





Supplies:
- Create-A-Card Hybrid Dies (Toulouse)
- Verity Rose A4 Luxury Paper Pad
- Texured Words Rubber Stamp Set (Word 1 & Word 2)
- Crafter's Companion Big Score Board

Others:
- Gold Embossing Powder

Happy Birthday Giveaway!!

Sunday, August 14, 2016
***Post Update --- Lucky winner announcement! Congrats to Natasha Areena! Please send me an email with your name and mailing address using the contact form above and I will ship the prize out to you! Please reply before 9/7/2016 or a new winner will be selected! Thanks everyone who entered the giveaway and left me birthday wishes, check back my blog from time to time to catch new giveaway! ***

Hi all my crafty friends!! It's my birthday today and I'm giving away some goodies to one very lucky reader that leave me a comment here! Right at this moment I'm spending time with my family at Disney World in sunny Florida. Not gonna lie, this is my first Disney experience! ***blush*** My DH arranged this surprise to celebrate my birthday at Disney this year, so I'm so excited and grateful for his loving act. This is my kids' first experience at Disney too so I'm sure we will treasure this special moment for the rest of our lives. I made sure to include the Memory Maker in our package so we can take a lot of photos of us all (usually it's only me and the kids or my husband and the kids since one of us will be taking the photo!). I will share the experience with you as soon as we get back from the trip!

Anyway, here it is.... one lucky winner will get the new 5 x 7 embossing folder from Sara Signature Together Forever collection. This is not even available on Crafter's Companion website yet! You will also receive a brand new Sand It tool by Coredinations, one mini journal made by me , Faber Castel Color Pencils, DCWV tags, stamps by Unity Stamps and two Chromatix markers (perfect for Christmas crafting!). All you have to do is leave me a comment, it would be nice if you could follow my FB pageInstagram or subscribe to my blog but it's not necessary to enter this giveaway (however, each social media you follow will give you another chance to win, simply leave a separate comment and tell me which one you are following). So enter now! (who knows...you might also find couple more things coming along with the package - shhhhh).


Have a fabulous day all my crafty sweeties! Happy Birthday to ME! lol...

Back To School Drop-Off Mailbox For Teacher

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Bake to school time is close and what's more fun than welcoming the new school year with this adorable little drop-off mailbox for teacher? Let's make this mailbox together and stuff it with gifts or delicious goodies for your kid's teacher! It could also be used as a real drop-off box for mail, since the Esse cardstock used for this project is thick it's not a problem for storing letters. 

Take a quick peek! 

Mrs. Murphy was my son's Kindergarten teacher last year and sadly she will not be teaching at the same school this coming school year. So I made this and hope someday I can gift it to her. Check below for a full tutorial to create this cutie (SVG is provided!).


Directions:

Step 1: Download the svg file at the bottom of this post. Open your Silhouette designer studio and cut all the images. The total should be eight separate cut-out pieces.

Step 2: Take the two side pieces, cut the top of the curve to something as shown below. 

Bend the result from Step 2 inward, fold along the dotted lines.

Step 3: Glue the other two side pieces (as shown in white cardstocks below) onto the inner part of result from Step 2:

Step 4: Take the front and back pieces (referring to the names in the svg file) and glue/connect them to the two side pieces. Tips: Glue from bottom-up.

This is how it should look like after this step.


Step 5: Apply a patterned paper over the front and back of mailbox, a regular 12 x 12 patterned paper will not be long enough so cut it into two separate pieces and glue them the same way the front and back pieces are glued in Step 4.


Step 6: Take the bottom piece to glue it to the bottom of mailbox, this keeps the mails in place.

Step 7: Take the back opening cover piece, fold along the dotted line and glue the folded part to the inside of the back opening window. Apply Velcro to snap the door/cover close.

This project requires some patience to put together all the pieces but the good thing is the machine will do the job cutting the pieces out for you! And you can make a lot of this mailboxes at once! I hope you enjoy this tutorial and love the project I share with you today! Have fun creating! - Alexia

Download the cut file here: Drop-Off Mailbox SVG (personal use only, thank you!)

Supplies:

Coming Soon!! - Crafter's Companion Colorista Line!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Do you love to color? If yes this is for you! Crafter's Companion is coming out with their own coloring line called Colorista! More products information will be revealed on HSN the end of this month - August 30th! So make sure you set the alarm to catch the show. I can't tell you how much I love these coloring pads and I wasn't even into coloring before, now I'm addicted. The line has its own coloring pens collection, yes it's also called Colorista pens. The markers are perfect for both beginner and intermediate "coloristas" since all the pens come with dark, medium and light colors that blend very well together. 

As for the Colorista coloring pads (or marker pads) you can choose from the glittered, foiled or normal coloring pads. I personally love the glittered very much because the glittered area allows me to play with the color a little longer without having the inks soak through the paper. 




Supplies:

- Colorista 5 x 7 Premium Marker Pad

- Colorista Pens (Orchid, Sorbet, Nectarine, Canary, Pistachio, Leafy Green, Forest Green, Pear Green)
- Textured Words Rubber Stamp Set - Word 1
- Crafter's Companion 12 x 18 Pearlescent Cardstock 
- Create-A-Card Hybrid Dies (Butterfly Garden)
- Sara Signature Butterfly Lullaby 6 x 6 Paper Pad


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