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Friday, October 26, 2012

My Creative Time For Me Friday Tip of the Day

Heller wonderful people! 

Debbie with Bugjuiced here again for my monthly project and tip of the day!  I am in the fall mood now which you know how it is fall has gotten shorter and shorter. The leaves here start to turn and before you know it they have fallen off.

I love the colors that fall creates. It makes me all warm and fuzzy. I love sweatshirt weather when it is a bit nippy at night but still warm enough to not be freezing. I love the air and how it smells in the fall just like after a good rain. And of course I LOVE HOT CHOCOLATE especially Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate that is some good stuff right there.

Ok on to the crafting! I made this cute little candy box using the SVG files from SVGcuts Acorn Autumn Kit. Love the way their files cut and always turn out. I used Emma's set "Piles of Smiles" for both of my sentiments and the die for the leaves. WOWSER these leaves are super cute. I like the way she added the stitching around them they are super cute! I used multiple colors of paper for the leaves. And you guessed it Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink!! ha ha I know do I own any other color? (said in a Jim Carey voice)

I did an "Impressionistic" yeah its a job on the stalks since I used pattern paper to just give them a little something something.


If you all follow along with my blog you probably seen my Timeless Twine post and
my zombies curlie hair. Well Here is how to accomplish that:
I put in a bowl some "Scotch" Quick Dry i am sure you could use
other kinds this happens to be what I had on hand and I like that it dries quick hence the name
(See the marshmellows in the background....doesn't everyone have them in their scrap rooms? Can I 
get a WOOT WOOT for marshmallows! PS my dogs like them its a treat for them.
Ok back to the elixir...I mean the glue stuff. Just pour some glue in the bowl (hey I didn't say it 
was rocket science) and pour some water into the bowl and mix up. Throw your twine
in the bowl to get all loved by the glue. I pull it out and kinda "wring it out" a bit cause it will
be really wet. 

Wrap it around something metal seems to work the best cause it doesn't
stick. I have a metal skewer I believe I got at Bed Bath & Beyond (don't 
they have everything there!) I like this too because it makes my curls so nice and small.

Let it dry and just slide off, and then you will get these results! 

another example from my zombie layout

Next time I will try to do a video. I have a technique I will share next month
using Epson Salts!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Great project and tip! For those of us who don't have Quick Dry glue, Elmers and water works just as well. I use it often in my classroom. :)

  2. LOVE the project and GREAT tip!!! Thanks Deb for sharing another GREAT friday post!!

  3. Your project is absolutely adorable, and I LOVE your tip! I need to try that!!!

  4. Great project...neat that curly twine! Lee-Ann :)

  5. That is amazing!! I had no idea you could even do that!

    I know EXACTLY what you mean about short falls. It's already full-blown winter in my part of Alaska. *shrugs* It wouldn't be Halloween without snow.

  6. Debbie ~ ADORABLE treat box!!! I LOVE the paper you used and the stamp set tooo! One of my FAVORITES! You inked those leaves up PERFECTLY too!!! The wagon is colored perfectly too! Well this tip ~ OMG!! I LVOE it!! I have to try this and thank goodenss I have those metal skewers too ~ bought them there too! LOL!!! So glad you said about not using wood ones!! AWESOME project and tip!! You always have FABULOUS projects and tips! Have a AWESOME weekend!! WOOT WOOT!!

  7. Friday is one of my fav days....for many reasons, one being Tip of the Day! I just love these new ideas. This project box is great. And I just love the tip about the twine and using the skewer. TFS --C

  8. Gorgeous project and what a fun tip! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Great job on your candy box...I like how you made fall colors on the box. The leaf dies and wagon from MCT look great on the box also. Mint hot chocolate sounds yummy. I have York Peppermint Pattie coffee creamer that is close. Love your tip of the day. I need to get some twine and try the curls. You could also use fabric stiffener or fabric startch...but everyone has glue! Love your technique for making curls :D Epsom Salts?? Can't wait to see what you do with that.
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  10. What a great tip for making the curly cues! I will have to give this a try here soon. Loved you fall box and love Emma's stitched leaves!

  11. Great Project, thanks for the tip. Love your commentary. LOL! Smooches...

  12. What a cute project! Thanks for sharing your technique with us:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  13. Great tip...I will try that look!!!

  14. I love it!! Great tip. Thanks for sharing:)

  15. thank you sooooooo much for this idea! my sweet friend kimberly harris directed me here as ive been trying to figure out how to curly up thank you to her too:)

  16. What a cute idea You really did a great job on this!!!

  17. Oh I want to see more of the Zombie. So cute as to what I can see. Love the leaves and the wagon too.

  18. What a cute idea!awesome Tip!!TFS

  19. super awesome tip11!!! I will have to remember this!!!

  20. SUPER job with your great project and AWESOME tip Debbie!!!:)

  21. Thanks so much for this AWESOME tip!! I already used it and I love it!!! :)


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