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NEW create to remember: marquee love glitter

Are you a glitter lover OR a glitter hater? usually you are one or another. i am a GLITTER LOVER! i love glitter and i especially love it on my new Marquee Love letters!

there are several different ways to decorate my letters – you can spray paint them, use my new Marquee Love Washi Tape, or you can GLITTER them!!!! today i have a NEW episode of ‘Create to Remember‘ on My Craft Channel where I share how fun it is to glitter them.

here are a few tips to before you get started:

1. Use wrapping paper as your surface so you can spread out on a counter top and recycle it when you are finished!

2. Spray paint the letter first with the same color you are glittering. This helps the white of the letter not be as noticeable if it peeks through your glitter job.

3. Apply my Marquee Love glue to the inside of the letter first!

4. Use a foam brush to brush the glue on while working fast! You want the glue to be wet when you apply the glitter.

5. When doing the outside, glue one side at a time before applying the glitter.

6. When you are all finished, clean up your wrapping paper and use a lint brush to pick up any left over glitter on your work space. No one will ever know you were there!

Watch today’s episode right here to see how I glitter this letter “T” in gold! If you create your own Marquee Love use the hashtag #hsMarqueeLove! I can’t wait to see you “make pretty stuff!”

Wanderlust and my BOYS

You know how sometimes you get pictures back – and you just can’t stop looking at them?

Well… these are right in that category. My little men. GEEZE… where does the time go? I took a few minutes out of my regularly-scheduled laundry and meal prep time to create. I have been itching to just PLAY… which for some reason always translates to messy, inky fun!  I have so many EXCITING new products, and I haven’t even had a chance to play with them all and explore the possibilities! I am working on a whole series of new videos to showcase some of this new stuff… my mind is just swirling with things I want to try, and share!

Bottom line is that THESE 2 characters… the DO ‘make me smile’… and they remind me all the time how lucky I am to have them to make me laugh and help me not have such a boring lame life that I would be sure to have without them…. I am afraid that it might be true! I LOVE spending time with them… I LOVE these boys. and just like all mamas… I worry. I wonder… I hope! As I worked on this layout, I was flooded with these emotions and indeed overcome with my deep love for them…. Which is one of the true gifts of the PROCESS involved in scrapbooking!

In my new “Wanderlust”collection there are a couple really cool stencils… the size is based around the 5×7 size for journals that are also included in the collection… but they are just perfect for adding little touches of pattern onto a background!

The grey paper is actually from the Memory Planner “Hello Beautiful” 12×12 paper pad. I used Tinsel and Navy Color Shine to modify the background paper… then— this was so awesome. You know how when you use color sprays on printed paper, it tends to warp and bend a bit… I put it right through the Minc., and it totally ironed it out – dried and flattened! Awesome!

The “you make me smile” die cut page is a 5×7 piece designed to work as pages inside journals… but I love how it looks as a page element. I used a mix of Magic Medium, teal, tinsel and navy Color Shine, along with the same stencil to create a unique colorful effect.

I used other pieces from the Wanderlust collection: Shipping tags, Dex envelopes & overlays, and the super cute mini wood veneer words! The color was just right to tie in the natural colors in the photos – so I didn’t add any Color Shine there. I like to attach the wood veneer with Glossy Accents by Ranger. Hold it in place for 20 seconds for it to bond completely.

As a finishing touch, I used my new ‘adhesive rub ons’ to create a little corner-element in the upper left corner of the photo. SO there are several different skus available in this same concept- basically you rub it on just like any rub on you have ever used, but when you peel back the backer, you will notice the rub on is STICKY! Simply place a piece of ANY foil – (I used the Holographic foil from the Minc stuff). You can softy brayer the piece … OR I shoot it through the Minc at ZERO heat so it applies even pressure – the results are fabulous! (note: you do not NEED the Minc to use those… just works awesome!)

I did spend a few minutes jotting down some of my profound MOMMY thoughts… I love these guys. Even if they don’t know how much RIGHT NOW… SOME DAY I know the little notes that I have written to them on these pages over the years will mean the world to them. It’s totally WORTH REMEMBERING!

introducing minc!

i am so excited to show you another sneak peek at what is to come to the ‘Craft and Hobby Show’ (CHA) this coming weekend! if you have been following me on my Facebook or Instagram feeds you might have seen me posting a few pictures of my NEW Minc (Metallic Foil Applicator). you might have seen me link to this video and webpage —> but NOW i am so happy to show it to you on today’s episode of ‘Create to Remember’!

First, let me introduce to you some of the things in my Minc collection

there are 12×12 sheets of paper with details so beautiful! each paper comes with the black printing on it so that you can customize the color foil – there are 10 to choose from! you will see how easy it is in the video that you will not want to stop foiling every sheet!

i LOVE party planning!!! there are tags, banners, stickers, papers, address labels, cards, envelopes, layered die cut flowers… perfect for scrapbooking, cardmaking, or the next party you are planning!!!

i also love beautiful inspirational quotes hanging in my home… here are a few i designed that you can quickly frame and hang! they will be the fastest DIY you have ever done!

inside the box, you will get the Minc machine, instruction handbook, carrier sheet, sample foil, and sample tags.

here is how easy it is!

1. place your paper or stickers right side up in the carrier sheet.

2. cut the foil to the size of your project and lay color side up over the paper.

3. using the correct heat setting (regular paper and cardstock is on setting 3) hold the carrier sheet to the front opening and let the rollers grab the carrier sheet.

4. When it is finished running through the Minc, remove the foil and see the – FABULOUSNESS!!!

look at that!!! isn’t it so much fun?!!

ok… enough of me ‘talking’ about it… you HAVE TO SEE it!!! click play and be amazed!!!

introducing marquee love!

I am super excited to finally introduce you to my NEW Marquee Love collection!!! i have been working on this for what seems like FOREVER and now it is finally time to show you these fun letters!

i have been DIYing marquee signs for a long time now! it always includes wood, power tools, lots of cords, and a lot of help from my husband Eric! ha!!! Now it is easier than ever and i can’t wait to show you because i know you will love it as much as i do!

Every box comes with the letter, strand of lights, clear bulb caps, instructions on how to strand the lights perfectly, and a template so you can customize it! with the template, you can use it with my Marquee Love glitter or patterned paper!

Just trace and cut out. you don’t even have to glue the paper because the lights will hold everything in place and then you can change it out later if you want! Fabulous, right?! In this collection there is also washi tape, glitter, and glue if you want to try a different look besides the paper!

Make sure to keep the directions that are in the box. They show you exactly how to thread the lights so that there isn’t excess cords in the back – that way the battery pack and cords are completely hidden!

i had so much fun with making a few for my home! here is a photo of what i made for my son Cory for his bedroom! i used paint, a bit of black ink, and some sanding to give it a galvanized look!

you can see all the products on my website here that will be available at Michael’s stores at the end of the month! what will you spell?

today on “Create to Remember” i show you how much fun Marquee Love can be! you can watch the episode on My Craft Channel right here! if you make Marquee Love, make sure to take a photo and use the hashtag #hsMarqueeLove so that I can see! I can’t wait to see you ‘make pretty stuff!’

my craft channel: interactive cards!

hello!!! i can’t wait to share this tip and trick with you because every time i show someone this Interactive Camera on a project it gets the WOW factor! my #HSProjectLife Interactive Cards come in a package with two – a camera and a spinning wheel. i decided to use the spinning wheel ‘idea’ with the camera on a scrapbook page so that i could add more photos inside the lens!


I also added some other items from my other #HSProjectLife Becky Higgins Project Life products like this clear overlay gold foil quote that comes with the Foil Photo Pocket Pages

other items i used were the chipboard embellishments from the Clear Overlay Value Kit, ‘Smile’ wood veneer from the Color Magic Value Kit, paper from the Favorite Things 12×12 Paper Pad, and September Skies Word Strips!

now just turn the wheel to watch all the pictures go around in the lens! it is so much fun! it really is so easy! watch the full video tutorial right here to see how i did it!

now that you see how much fun this page can be, go and get yourself an Interactive Card camera and ‘make pretty stuff’ and WOW your family and friends!

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