Monday, February 27, 2012

Teach Me Tuesday - Making Acrylic Flower Stickpins

Hi all my crafty addicts,

Today we will be doing another fun segment of Teach Me Tuesday! For those of you joining in for the first time Teach Me Tuesday is where every Tuesday ( a Design Team member from MBT, shares a new technique on how to make something fun and creative. Some techniques may be more advanced and some extremely simple. The one I will be showing you today is extremely simple, yet fun and super cute!!!

So we all love those acrylic flowers that MBT has in different colors in her shop, but most people only think "inside the box" while others tend to "jump out the box", me. A darling friend of mine, former DT, had made some head bobby pins and it sparked a great idea in my creative side of my brain. LOL...Why not make some stick pins??? Well, I thought it would be a fabulous idea and a new way to have some real cute and innovative stick pins. There are several ways you can make them so check below for an entire Bloggy tutorial on this Fabulous Teach Me Tuesday!!!!

 Supplies you will need:
Glossy Accents
Cutting Tool
Stick Pins (any kind) these are from MBT of course ;)
Acrylic flowers from MBT
 You can either choose to leave the head of the pin on or remove it, 
as I did with the Red one. Totally  a preference choice. I will show
you both ways.
Make sure you remove the flower from its stem properly, just cut it with your 
favorite scissors, mine are Timmy of course :)
 Take your glossy accents and add a drop of it on the pin, where the flower will go.
This doesn't matter if you decided to remove the head or not.
 Slide the stick pin into the hole on the back of the acrylic flower.

 Hold still and let dry completely, specially if you have removed the 
pin head from the stick pin.
 Then, you will have completed your first stick pin with an acrylic flower.
 (This one I left the head on)

Here is what you will have when you continue making them. 
MBT has lots of vibrant colors for you to choose from. 
Just check out the shop and you will be on your way to 
making some great stick pins for spring and summer!
Simple and Easy as 1..2...3...LOL

Hope you all enjoyed this segment of Teach Me Tuesday 
and we look forward to seeing your creations, stop on by our fan page and 
show us what you made with out techniques...Oh don't forget to let Misty know
Liz sent ya :) Happy Tuesday!!!


Love, Smile Rejoice, Card tutorial

Happy Monday everyone. I made a card using the fabulous items from MBT. I used the gorgeous new My Minds Eye Be Happy papers. The card is super simple and you can make it to if you follow along with me in this video tutorial.

You can find the items in the MBT store.

Hope you enjoyed the video and make sure to subscribe to the youtube channel.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

MB's Treasurista Sneak Peek Sunday

Welcome! It’s time for Sneak Peeks to begin for MB's Treasurista's upcoming March Release! The newest release will take place on Thursday, March 1st. Until then, I hope you enjoy samples from my amazing design team. 

Today, my designers are working with the soon to be released acrylic wheat leaves in 6 new colors, 4 different types of new flower trims, 1" crystals in 4 new colors, round pearl bead sprays in 4 colors, new rhinestone trim, Picot trim in 6 colors, crystal w/ bead cap spray, ivory double scalloped lace, 3/4" acrylic butterflies, acrylic butterfly w/ stem in 2 new colors, mini acrylic flowers in 2 new colors, and 4mm pearl trim in 7 new colors...whew that was  I can’t wait to see what the girls have done with all that goodness. :)

Be sure to visit with the following designers for your first sneak peeks, and hope to see you again soon! 

***Thanks for Stopping By***

MBT Kiss Me I'm Irish Blog Hop Winners...

Thank you everyone who hopped and gave us support and love!!!! Please read below for all the winners....

Grand Prize
$20 gift certificate to the MB's Treasurista store!!!

And the winner is.......


TrishaFeb 19, 2012 12:32 PMHappy Sunday, Misty. I am so looking forward to this hop for inspiration. Time to get started on St. Paddy's Day projects. I am a follower and a fan on facebook. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Trisha, Please send me a confirmation email at, you have 2 days to claim your prizes. Have a great day!!!

Thank you again everyone for participating in the hop and be sure to join us 
every 3rd Sunday of the month for our MBT hops!!!

There will also be a MBT March Product Sneak Peak and Inspiration from all the designers on Feb 26th! So please check back!

***Thanks for Stopping By***

Friday, February 24, 2012

MBT "Love & Romance" Creative Challenge Winner...

Congratulations to 


Please check out her project HERE

Marg, Please send me a confirmation email at, you have 2 days to claim your prizes. Have a great day!!!

There will also be a MBT How Lucky are You? Contest March 4th-17th! So please check back!

***Thanks for Stopping By***

Monday, February 20, 2012

Teach Me Tuesday- Victorian Top Hat Pin Cushion

Welcome everyone to the MB's Treasurista Teach Me Tuesday! This week I'll be showing you how to create a Victorian Top Hat Pin Cushion. Sounds complicated but trust me... it's easy peasy!

This is the list of supplies you'll need other than adhesive and embellishments.
1. Chipboard circle cut to 5 1/2'' with an inner circle cut at 3 1/4''
2. Chipboard sheet cut to 4 1/2'' x 12'', marked at 4'' x 12'' with a pen
3. Piece of design paper cut to 4 1/2'' x 12''
4. Piece of design paper circle cut to 5 1/2''
5. Design paper circle cut to 5 1/2'' with an inner circle of 3 1/4''
6. Piece of fabric, roughly 15'' x 15''
7. Poly Fill

Here are the steps to follow:
1. Adhere card stock (4 1/2'' x 12'') to chipboard back to back. 4'' pen marking should be visible on the back.

2. Turn over covered chipboard and cut slits to the 4'' line. Fold back tabs.

3. Adhere card stock to chipboard circles (with inner circles)

4. Roll the 4 x12'' piece into the circle pieces. Once inside, the piece will overlap into itself. You'll want it to overlap for stability.

5. Glue all the little tabs on bottom of "hat" down with hot glue. When done, also glue together overlapping piece.

6. Your hat should look like this:

7. Now we're going to make the "pin cushion" part of the pin cushion. Take the fabric and wrap it around your poly fill.Your cushion should be as smooth as possible at the top and should measure about 4 1/2- 5'' wide at it's widest point. Secure with string or rubber band. Trim excess fabric.

8. Insert the cushion into your hat and hot glue securely from the inside.
9. Your pin cushion should look like this... Don't worry if your pin cushion looks a bit messy. It'll all be covered by lace and your embellishments.

10. Add the last 5 1/2'' card stock circle to the bottom to cover the mechanics of it all.

11. Now it's time to embellish! Add your lace around the entire body of the pin cushion. This will cover any visual imperfections. I personally love to use the 4'' wide vintage white scalloped flower lace from MBT. It's the perfect width and stunning!

12. Now embellish any way you'd like! Add great supplies from MB's Treasurista.
BTW- Don't forget about your stick pins. Misty carries a great array of supplies from pins to crystal pins, to bead caps.

Good luck and have fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
Big Hugs, Lina :D

Sunday, February 19, 2012

MB's Treasurista Kiss Me I'm Irish Blog Hop

Welcome to the MB's Treasurista Blog Hop

This month we are celebrating 
Clovers, Leprechaun's and all things Lucky!   

Top O' the Morning to Ye! If you are looking for St. Patricks Day inspiration you'll want to check out this months Blog Hop! The theme is Kiss Me I'm Irish!!! There are several New February items weaved into the designers projects so please make sure you visit all the stops. I know you won't want to miss a thing. Now before you say omg new items....please check out the blogs and keep hopping, as there is a grand giveaway and hidden blog candy throughout the designers blogs as well. I hope the MBT Designers inspire you as much as they do me! ;)

Please make sure you leave a comment and follow all the blogs as there is allot of blog candy to be won and of course here is the Grand Prize:

$20 gift certificate to the MB's Treasurista store!!!

Check out the STORE!!!
To be eligible for the grand prize you must do the following:
*Must* "like" the MBT Facebook page- Page LINK
*Must* be a MBT blog follower- Blog LINK


Here is the lineup if you get lost:

Misty <---- You are Here
Leslie<---- Next Stop

Next up is the super talented and my sweet friend Leslie! I'm certain she will blow you away with "Lucky" project! So hurry up and click on over....

****Have a fantastic day!****

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Teach Me Tuesday

Teach Me Tuesday

Today's tutorial is brought to you by the talented 
leslie! Today she will be showing you how to make flower centers! 


Here are the supplies you will need:

~hot glue gun
~3/4" circle punch
~1" circle punch (for larger bling)
~assorted bling
~white cardstock

Start off by punching out the amount of cardstock circles you will need.

Put a small amount of hot glue in center of circle

Press down on bling until it dries

Place silver mesh bling around the bling in a circular motion 

Keep going around the bling

until you reach the end...

Cut the bling off of the strand

And there you now have a blinged flower center.

You can also use any other shape of bling you might have...
Use the larger cardstock circle and place glue in the center of the circle

and press down on the bling until dry
Place silver mesh bling again around the edge of the bling

until you reach the end

As you can see the cardstock is larger than the bling, so you 
just trim off the excess cardstock

 And now you have another awesome center to use in your flowers!!

What a neat idea! Thanks so much Leslie. Please visit MB's Treasurista for these supplies! Tune in next Tuesday for an awesome tutorial from Lina!

***Thanks for stopping by***

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Tag Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the Valentine Tag Blog Hop!

If you are coming from Ashley's blog, you are right on track. If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start over with Liz she is our lovely hostess.

Now who doesn't love tags. They are good for everything...right? I hope you find some inspiration while hoping through. And if you have never made a tag before, i encourage you to try, they are so fun and easy too. Here is my tag ! I just love the way it turned out! Enjoy!!!

Papers are Martha Stewart "In Key and Heart" Mat Pad
Flat back pearl trim is from MB's Treasurista
Burgundy Satin Trim is from MB's Treasurista
Clear Wheat Leaves are from MB'a Treasurista
White lace is from my stash
Small White Gardenia from Iamroses
Sm. Clear Acrylic Butterfies coming soon in March Release at MB's Treasurista

Your next stop is Lina's blog!

Thank you for hopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!
***Happy Valentines***