This is the time of year when chocolate is around every corner! So many Holiday favourites! After Eights, Turtles, Toffifee, M&M’s, Ferrero Rocher, Black Magic, Godiva, Peppermint Bark! So how do you enjoy the chocolate, but still either maintain or lose weight? Moderation!! The good news is that After Eights, Toffifee, and Mini York Peppermint Patties are 1PP! Most of the other chocolates are 2PP each! However, if you have a 2nd chocolate, it may be an extra point. Such as 2 Turtles are 5PP! So if you are out and you want to enjoy a chocolate, stick to 1 and track it to be 2PP!
This past week I walked and walked and walked! So much so, that I walked 1.2lbs away!!
Today I am using some new products from Spellbinders Media Mixage. They released some new Hat Pins, in a variety of shapes, in silver and bronze. Of course there are dies to fit into all of the shapes! I ended up turning the pins into pendants. I added a few beads to the pin, then using my jewelry pliers, I twisted the pin. You can use these to make jewelry or even ornaments for your tree! After I turned the hat pins into an ornament, I cut out a piece of Ephemera Paper using the co-ordinating dies. I glued it on and sealed it using Multi-Medium. I then used the Multi-Medium to adhere the items I wanted to embed into the ornament – metal charms, resin flowers, crystals – whatever you want to add to your design.
Once you are happy it is time to add the Ice Resin. This is a 2-part jewelry resin. You need to plunge some into a disposable container. You then stir it for a minute. Now pour it into your bezel. Prep all of your ornaments then pour the resin in at once. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then use a pin to pop some of the air bubbles. Then let it sit 12-24 hours. It will harden to a crystal clear finish.
If you have extra resin, I like to pour it over paper. The Ice Resin makes the paper translucent. I used this paper to die-cut some butterfly wings to add to the ornament.
I also used the new Poetry texture plate on some craft metal, and die-cut it into butterfly wings to add to another ornament.
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Ep. 908 – Spellbinders Media Mixage with Ice Resin from Mark Giles on Vimeo.
On the next episode I am talking about the latest book from Laura Child’s and giving away a copy!!
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This past weekend we went to the Lowe’s Christmas Market at the Distillery District! I love visiting the Distillery, and the Christmas Market gives us another reason to spend time there!
There are a bunch of vendors set up selling everything from Hot Food, to chocolate, ornaments, and gifts! There are performances throughout the day. We caught the Candy Cane Carollers and got to sing along to a bunch of Christmas Classics! There is even a Santa Lane!
Gemma and I got to meet with Santa!
We had dinner at the Mill Street Brew Pub, but there is so much food you can buy from the vendors.
The Lowe’s Christmas Market runs until December 15th! Try to plan your visit to see the lights at night fall! It gets really busy on the weekends, so be prepared for crowds!
Today I am showing you the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board. You can make Small, Medium or Large bags, using 10″, 11″ or 12″ wide paper. This will determine the width of the bag. The height of the bag is determined by the length of your paper. When you start to make the bag you are actually making the bottom flaps and scoring the sides of the bag. In the video I show you each of the steps as we make a bag. Once the bottom is complete, you can then punch holes across the top to add in your ribbon. I made a pile of these bags for Gemma’s advent calendar as well. They were great for some of the taller items I had bought for Gemma. I used the North Pole Collection to make all of the bags!
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You can also buy it through Simon Says Stamp!
Ep. 907 – WRMK Gift Bag Punch Board from Mark Giles on Vimeo.
On the next episode I am showing you new products from Spellbinders Media Mixage!
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I am a Coca Cola drinker! It is my vice. I allow myself a 1/2 can of coke a few times a week. A full can of Coke is 5PP. A half can is 2PP. So I was surprised to find out that a full can of Canada Dry Ginger Ale was only 3PP!! So now if I am out and want a pop, I get myself a Ginger Ale! But, I still don’t drink the whole can.
This week I went up 0.2lb! Didn’t walk enough!!
Today I am showing you the We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board. This will make square and rectangular boxes from 1.75″x1.75″x1.85″ to 4″x4″x4″. I have used these boxes to make Gemma’s Advent Calendar! I used the North Pole Collection papers! It is great to use double-sided papers, so when people open the box, there is another print inside! The great thing about these boxes is that no glue is required. These boxes are quick and easy to make! Check out the video for step-by-step instructions!
The links in this post take you to the new ShopWeR site! You can now buy directly from WE R Memory Keepers! And you can receive 20% off your entire order at ShopWeR when you use the promo code “SCRAPTIME”!!
You can also get the Gift Box Punch Board from Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com. When you shop at Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com, Scrap Time receives a percentage of the sale and we appreciate your support!
Ep. 906 – WRMK Gift Box Punch Board from Mark Giles on Vimeo.
On the next video I am showing you the WRMK Gift Bag Punch Board!
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One of my yearly Holiday favourites is checking out the 12 Trees of Christmas at the Gardiner Museum! 12 Top Designers put together amazing trees based on a theme. This year the theme was G is For…Gingerbread, Glitter, Galaxy, Grinch! We had a great time checking out all of the trees. Enjoy the pics of pieces of the trees and check out the exhibit if you are in Toronto! It runs until December 15, 2013!
Looking for something Crafty to do this week! The One-of-a-Kind Craft Show runs from November 28 to December 8! As well, Lowe’s Christmas Market is open from November 29 to December 15!