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Friday, October 3, 2014

Craft Your Stash Book Review with Lisa Fulmer

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I am honored to be part of this GREAT book review!  Lisa Fulmer hits the nail on the head with this insightful look of how and what we create!  Tools, Organization, Storage & Project Ideas make this a MUST HAVE!  Also, as much as buying new things is fun, using what we have is more fiscally responsible! As a single mom with a boy in high school and one in college, I have had to look at things in a different way.  This book inspired me to look at all the stuff I have and make something cool.  As it happened, my dear friend Haley and her husband just adopted a sweet little girl.  Also, as it happened, I did not HAVE to buy anything for this project.  I did purchase a LARGE "K", even though I had one in my stash.  I would have used the one I had but had just planned another project using the one in my stash.  

This project was inspired from a combination of projects from the book.  The Mosaic Scrapbook Layout,  Photo Cube & Door Plaque.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Paper
Acrylic Paints
Crackle Paints
Sponge Brushes
Crochet Flowers
Pastel Fran-tage

The wooden letter had some rough edges so had to be sanded some.  I took care of that and then painted both sides and the edges of the "K".  The paint gives a better surface for adhering.

I used colors from the nursery in case paint peeks through.

I traced on the back of the papers for the front.  I placed them paper and then started gluing the paper to the "K".  I used the foam bush to apply a nice, smooth even layer of glue so the paper would not buckle.  I made sure to not get too much so the paper would not buckle from the moisture.  I used glue instead of double stick tape to adhere the paper more securely all the way to the edges.

I added some crackle paint in areas and let dry.  I decided to mute the colors a bit more later by adding more white in areas and started playing with embellishment placement.

This is a close up of the finished "K" bottom left.  A teddy bear button was added and some of the fun faux stamps from the paper pack.  I also used buttons and the flowers.  The flowers were also made by a good friends daughter. (She did these around age 8!)  Thank you Noelle Wagner!!!

This is the right side of the "K"

I personalized the "K" even more with scrabble tiles to spell out the new special life!  Welcome to the Kahn Family Kennady Annmarie!  

The final project!

Even though you probably won't see the back very often I still wanted it to be pretty and look finished.  I added more paper and then a few cut outs from the paper.  I also used the gift tag from the paper as my gift tag!  Love G45 Papers!!!

A final look at the finished project.
Again, make sure and get your copy of this inspirational book TODAY!

Other blogs to visit today...
Tanner Bell    
Kristi Parker Van Doren           

3 Ways To Buy!
1. Signed copies for sale on http://craftyourstash.com
2. Amazon (See Link)
3. Local craft and book stores

Thanks for stopping by...Keep Creating and BUY LOCAL WHEN POSSIBLE IF YOU DON'T CRAFT YOUR STASH!                               Kristi


  1. like your k,,its a good book to use up our craft mountain

  2. This is a beautiful way to celebrate the new little princess to the world! LOVE G45 papers myself! Gotta get my hands on this book!! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  3. So sweet - love this K! Thanks for being on the tour!


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