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The Heartland of America
I'm a wife, mother and grandmother, with a passion for crafting and creating.
Interests: needlework, reading, scrapbooking, crafts, computers and photography
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Andrea here and I'm excited to make a second appearance as a guest blogger again. if you read my last post, you'll know that I enjoy seeing what I can find at a local thrift store. I found some lovely... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Izbzee
This week's craftiness was lots of fun and is a quick project over all. So let's get started! You'll need: Heart Plaque (heart and back from Thoughts in Vinyl) Modeling Paste Gesso palette knife eBrush, siphon adapter and Marker adapter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Izbzee
Lia Griffin has a fabulous set of patterns for some succulents. I used the pattern from her site to create this mini. You'll need: paper (8.5 x 11 sheet) eBrush, adapter markers glue glue dots twine mini clay pot Spanish... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Izbzee
Hi, Andrea here as a guest blogger! I was so excited to be asked to do this -- so let's get this started. I always find skirts that are long enough for me at the local thrift shops and they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Izbzee
Origami Hearts! These puffy vellum beauties are fun to fold, but even more fun to add color and embossing to. Let's get started. You'll need Vellum (4 inch squares) eBrush with marker adaptor Markers (Tombow for this project) LED Fairy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Izbzee
These were so much fun! Print 2 Print, Foiling, and the eBrush and dry embossing were techniques used to complete these. Let's get started You'll need: cardstock electronic cutting Foil Transfer Sheets (iCraft) laminator eBrush Markers Embossing folder Cut-n-Boss laser... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Izbzee
I was so excited to get to attend Creativation this weekend! OH Heavens! Crafter Overload! New products! Meeting friends I've only known through social media -- but never met in person! Feeling the crafting love for sure. I arrived in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Izbzee
Our 23rd anniversary is just around the corner and I found this saying on and it's perfect for what I had in mind.... a not so mini way of sharing a bunch of photos we've taken over the years... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Izbzee
Just a quick tip I've found really helpful. Once your cuts are made, there's more fun to be had. Prep your pieces of foil (I used Therm O' Web foil transfer sheets) Warm up the laminator and set as 5ml... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Izbzee
Image has a growing "library" of fabulous craft files! Freebies and paid! The freebies change often, so be sure to check them out and grab all you want. I'm having a difficult time choosing which ones I want to use... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Izbzee
Just a quick stop by to share a fun and easy project for the holidays-- would be good for birthdays, and Valentine's Day too. You'll need Kiss box from the Beary Sweet collectionPaper (1 full sheet of 12 x 12)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Izbzee
Up-cycling an old bottle, a pop can, a stripe of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint and some twine makes for a quick bit of home decor for the foyer to light up a shelf. You'll need: eBrush, Siphon Adaptor Cut -n-Boss... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Izbzee
Hi all. Hoping you're all getting in the mood for some fun holiday crafting. I chose a fun wood project for today featuring Dixie Belle Paint, our sponsor for the month. The Chalk paint is creamy and a delight to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Izbzee
Hi again! Just wanted to share another fun technique using Dixie Belle paint - our featured sponsor for December! You'll need: paint (Dixie Belle) brayer (plain rubber) paintable surface (I used a wood cut for this project) Embossing Folder Sealer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Izbzee
Hi everyone. Hoping your fall days are creative ones.... While thumbing through the pages of an old paper-crafting techniques book I have, I ran across this one and thought I'd give it a try - You'll need: cardstock kitchen foil... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Izbzee
We were so excited to see some "flakes" this last week, that we just had to get a start on some winter decorating! I'd seen something similar on Pinterest and wanted to create one of my own.... Even T was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Izbzee
Last week's post featured pumpkins.... I regret to inform you that today's post features more pumpkins! I hope you'll bear with. I didn't want anything too formal looking, but not quite prim either. Maybe this leans a bit more on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Izbzee
via Check out Debi's cool eBrush Tote bag -- love this idea and think you will too. Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 3, 2016 at Izbzee
We've put all the jack o lanterns, mummies, ghosts and trappings of Halloween away -- Turning the calendar to November still brings lots of fond memories of crisp leaves, pumpkins, apple cider and most importantly, family gatherings. Pumpkin puree for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Izbzee
I mostly used double sided tape to attach the paper to the cans. I used the glue stick for the edges that weren’t laying perfectly flat. I also used an X-acto knife around the rim of the can to even... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 1, 2016 at Izbzee
All of the die cuts were transformed with my eBrush which adds so much depth and dimension. The eBrushed leaves are so colorful and unique based upon the color of the Sharpie pens used on each leaf. I added a... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 31, 2016 at Izbzee
Just a quick post to share a couple of projects that were completed this past week. Feeling accomplished! Using SVGCut's Football file from Game Day marquee collection. Fun! AC textured and smooth papers. Title from Miss Kate Cuttables. I colored... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Izbzee
Halloween isn't all that far away and we've been opening a few boxes finding some older decor and creating some new! We've had a Halloween tree in the past.. and we're putting one together for this year too; taking it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Izbzee
It's OFFICIAL! I've been selected to be on the NEW Craftwell Design Team through April 2017. So excited and have already started on some fun projects to share.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Izbzee
Isn't he cute? We used a shelf from a broken bookcase unit as the base for this recycling project and with the help of the eBrush, some markers, painter's tape and a "stencil" made with some mesh and cardboard, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Izbzee