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Ok so Misfit Crafter, let me explain. To me being a maker, crafty person, artsy being has made me feel less like a so called Misfit. So really Misfit I see as someone who just goes with the flow of life. So I am a Misfit Crafter. Also I am a mom of two beautiful beings & a wife & so much more.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tsunami Rose Butterfly Bottle

I made a pretty little bottle for my project for the Tsunami Rose Design team.

I used the butterflies from the Epherma Set 14 on the Etsy Store...get it here...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Paris Themed Room Decor and New DCWV Stack

Hey all, I am so happy to bring you a cute little project I made for my daughter's room using the new ...

DCWV Meet Me in Paris Stack

I used four 4" x 4" canvas that I painted in two types of pinkish coral colors.

I then used various papers from the Stack to embellish the canvases.
Here I used a simple worded background and glued it on using Scotch Quick Dry Glue.

Next I fussy Cut out some other pieces like the Eiffel tower above.

 I attached the cut piece using quick dry glue as well.

Some pieces were pop dotted onto the canvas.
I also added small punched out flowers. I used a Fikars small punch to cut papers from the stack and make a little floral accent.

Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial.
The Meet Me in Paris Stack is available at JoAnn's Store.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Chalky Finish Coffee Table with Papered Table Top

Hey all, Monique, Misfit Crafter here to bring you a fun Home Decor Project using DCWV's Project Paper! Oh my gosh I so love the way this project turned out...okay so this is my first time decoupaging a large surface and I learned a few things. So don't judge to harshly...lol.

I love love love how pretty this table has turned out...and as you will see in the next picture it had quite a transformation.

 Now this table has had a make over before but it was time for a new one. This was actually a Goodwill find many years ago. It was still new in the box but was put together slightly wrong the whole for one of the legs to go in was put in upside down so I had to drill a new one.

I last painted it partly blue and made the tabletop chalkboard so the kids could draw on it.
Well the novelty has worn off so I had to do something with it. So when I got my hands on some of DCWV's Project paper and thought here is my chance.

So first things first I cleaned this table off really well to remove any oils and dirt which I am sure it was covered with...otherwise the paint would have spots. Also this is a good time to sand down any bumps...but this table was pretty good and just needed a good cleaning.
Then with the help of my daughter we painted the entire table grey. And yes the top too but just a quick coat to even out the color and texture
Now the paint I used was found in the clearance at JoAnn's stores. It is called Buttercream Luxe Craft Chalk paint in Soft Smoke...well now I have used many chalky paints...i must say this was not my favorite but it did the job.

I painted two coats on everything but the top.
 Letting the table dry about 30 to 40 minutes between coats.

Once the paint was dry I sanded down the table top to smooth out the surface to prep it for the paper.

To decoupage my paper on to the tabletop I used Mod Podge Furniture Satin. Love this stuff.
I also used a Mod Podge roller & squeegee kit, taklon brush and of course the DCWV project paper in Chrysanthemum. This is such a fun pattern.

I cut the paper just a little bigger than the table and decoupaged (glued) down the paper a section at a time. Sorry forgot to get action pic of this...just be sure to start at one end and smooth out any bubbles while it's still wet. Small sections at a time. This stuff dries nice and quick.

Once it was all dry I used sand paper to rough up a few areas of the paper and sanded the edges to help remove the excess paper and smooth the edges.

Once the paper was all dry and trimmed, I added a layer of Mod Podge on the top of the paper.
I let the paper dry 1 hour between coats...3 coats is what I am using since this table gets lots of drinks and feet put on it.

 One last closeup!
Now what to do with those couches...lol

Friday, February 3, 2017

DCWV Stack A Holic Challenge- Love Card

Hey all wow I am on a roll today...2 posts today...be sure to catch the other one.
So it's that time again...the DCWV Stack A Holic Sketch Challenge.
Now the people at DCWV are recovering from Creativation so the post may not be up yet on the blog...but here is a look at the card sketch and my version of it below!

I used a simple red card base I had in my stash and the DCWV Black & White Stack  available at JoAnn.
I cut a piece of heart paper just under the card size, hand cut out two hearts using the black & white glittered paper from the stack, hand cut the rose using the same glittered paper. And used a lattice Bigz Die from Tim Holtz to cut out more black glittered paper. Hand cut out a sentiment from the stack and attached everything using my two favorite xyron machines. And then added a little bit of bling and ribbon.
I love using my Xyron X to sticky ribbon and little things.

Then I use my Creative Station Lite for the bigger pieces.
Be sure to join in on the challenge over on the www.DCWC.com/blog for a chance to win a DCWV Stack. And to check out last month's winners.

Valentine Love Loaded Envelope

Hello all Monique here bringing you my first project for Tsunami Rose Crafts Design Team this year...yes I am on the Tsunami Rose Design team again, but with a little twist, we will be featuring crafts you can make using Tsunami Rose Printable designs, papers, ephemera, tags, envelopes and more.

I am in love with all these printables. I used papers and ephemera from a few collections all found on the Tsunami Rose Etsy shop.

 Check out the video below to see all the contents of the loaded envelope and how I assembled it.

 Has lots and lots in this envelope. And it is all held together by removable glue dots.
 Love those glue dots.

To grab your own collection of printable papers and more follow the links below.

TRD Etsy shop: http://bit.ly/tsunamirose
TRD FB Fan Page: http://bit.ly/trdfbfanpage
TRD FB Group: http://bit.ly/trdfbgroup

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

LOVE Canvas Decor Set

Hi all Monique Leslie here Bringing you an easy and fun project for the DCWV design team for Valentines.

I made these fun Canvases to spell out LOVE for my Valentine Decor.

I prepped the canvases by painting them with Gold Metallic Paint.
I used DCWV Canvas stack to cut a simple 3 x 3 square background piece.
Next I cut the letters on the cricut using DCWV's Embossed white stack.
Here is a link to the Cricut Explore File
I cut the hearts from the Denim stack & Double sided brights cardstock stack.
The denim hearts where cut by hand and the pinks using a 1" heart punch.
I added a touch of gold paint to the hearts as well.
I attached everything to the canvases using Beacon 3 in 1 Glue.

They were fund to make and so quick to make.
Hope you like them and make some of your own.

Supplies Used: 
Paint Brush & Scissors, Heart Punch 1"
Cricut Explore to cut Letters. Amazon has it at a great price right now BTW!
Most stacks are still available at JoAnns, Michaels or online

Michaels, Amazon  and more.

Alternative Tinsel, the one I used was a
Christmas ribbon from Michaels
Celebrate It 360 Double-Faced Satin Ribbon, 5/8", Teal
Craft Smart Multi-Surface Premium Metallic Acrylic Paint, Bright Gold
Michaels-This the brand & color but it's the thinner one I used.
Sorry could not find a picture to that one