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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Making A Shape to Something New & Faux Rhinestone Tutorial

Today I made a new video showing how some of the designs we already own in our Studio libraries can be used to make other designs. I also briefly covered the "Nesting" tool in this video.

I also have a couple of other things to share. One is about making your own faux bling and the other is about some future plans.

A little persoal news; my degree in Visual Communications hasn't taken me too far in the work force. I've been searching for a job and then realized I needed to go into something that is in more demand so I retuned to college to get another degree in Medical Administration. Currently, I am two classes away from getting a certification and only a few more away from my degree. Many of the courses I had already taken applied so this left with with just a few classes to take. Hopefully, I'll be returning to the work force and be able to contribute to our household finances. When this happens I know I'll have less or very littel time to blog andmake videos. I'll miss it a lot and really miss those I have bonded with through my blog and videos. Thankfully, the Silhouette Plus forum has one wonderful Co-Admin who is most capable of taking this over. She handled everything while I was away fro the past eight months. Gayle (Cut-It-Out) is a lovely, intelligent person and so is Diane and Debby the awesome moderators of the forum. I wouldn't have known what to do about the forum if she wouldn't have agreed to take over as the Co-Admin and Diane and Debby as the wonderful moderators they are. These ladies use their valuable time to keep the forum running and I love and appreciate them all so much for all they do.

Time for the video on Making A Shape to Something New. Below the video is the tutorial for making faux rhinestones.

This next fun thing is for those whom love to bling things up. Have you ever found yourself out of some of that pretty rhinestone bling and just knew the added bling would make a card or scrapbook page? You never have to run out again if you have or buy these supplies.

This is not a good picture but the rhinestones look great. I used some of the paper I had sved from my Glue Dots to place the rhinestones on. As you can see I already used some of them. 

High Gloss Silver Mirrored Board

3D Crystal Lacquer or Glossy Accents

Aleen's Tack It Over and Over

Adirondack Alcohol Inks  or any brand of your choosing including your ProMarkers, Copics or other alcohol based markers.

The metal board is rather thick so I had to set the cut setting to chipboard and do a double cut. On a piece of slick paper or you can use freezer paper add a tiny dab of Aleene's Tack It Over and Over. This will be the place for you to place your metal board shapes once the Aleen's Tack It Over and Over it sets up a little.

After you have placed the cut shapes on your Aleen's glue dots you can color them wih an alcohol ink ( I used some Copics) or leave them silver. Cover the shapes with the 3D Crystal Lacquer or Glossy Accents. Let it dry and wait to see your lovely new faux rhinestones.

Happy Crafting Everyone! biggrin


  1. Debbie, thanks for that you do and have done for the crafting community! I know you have taught me a lot about my silhouette and software. You have given so much to the crafting community. Your almost daily in put will be missed, but, contributing to the family always comes first. God bless you and your family and your continuing education. I pray that you get the dream job. You so deserve it. Thanks for the great video. Much love and many hugs, Patty

  2. Oh Debbie, what can I say. ....We will miss you so much on the forum. Thank you for all that you have done & for all the help you have given everyone with your wonderful videos. I hope that you find the perfect job soon & that you will still be able to pop in & visit everyone from time to time.
    Wishing you all the very best for the future.
    Tine :)

  3. Patty and Tine, I will be around as much as I can. Right now it's just going to be a part time job of 30 hourse a week and this even depends on whether or not I get this job. I've not been too successful at finding a job in my filed. Hopefully, all of the extra classes I've taken and will take can get my foot in some You all will probably still see me more than you want to see Hugs, Debbie

  4. I hope you get the job - we both know that if God wants you to have it that it will happen. It is tough to land work right now so do your best to stay positive. Remember, any no's you get are God telling you that He has something better waiting for you down the line. I'm praying for you to land the job God has set aside for you.

  5. Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful videos and blog which I haven't followed for that long but have avidly caught up with since getting my sill in Nov. Wishing you all the best and hoping you still have time to enjoy being creative :-)

  6. Thankyou Kim and Ciloma, I don't know what I would do if I never found the time to be creative or help others. It's sort of a fun therapy for those tough or boring days. I know God will direct me and have prayed for the perfect job for me. I want to enjoy the work I do. I think when people enjoy their jobs they better serve others. Hugs,Debbie

  7. Oh Debbie I will miss you very much as I feel like you are a friend just up the road from me.It is my prayer that all the blessings will come that you so deserve>Things always happen for a reason,as we know who is in control of all things in our life.I hope you still have a little time to create for yourself.Good Luck.
    Blessings Jocelan

  8. WOW! that just takes the simple designs to a totally different level! thanks for all of your time in making new videos. i have learned so much from you. I hope you get the job you want and still have time to pop in and visit us. Will miss your teachings. XOXO

  9. Hi Debbie, wishing you all the very best of luck with a new job. I will certainly miss your AMAZING videos, I have learnt so much from you. I have been having fun doing designs with this video, never knew this was possible. :) Good Luck

  10. Hi Julia and Phylllis, If I get this job I am still hoping to be around as much as I can. I just remember when I was working before, with all I ended up never having enugh time to do all of the things I wanted to do because of all those not fun things like grocery shopping, cleaning the house, and other not fun home I will still have evenings and weekends to do some things and hope I will find the time to make videos, blog, and be on the Silhouette Plus forum. I love the crafting community and all of the wonderful people I've met. I sure would hate to lose contact with so many of the bright lights I've been blessed to have found and now have become a part of my life. Love and hugs to all, Debbie

  11. I don't know what to say. I've been with you almost since you started the forum. I don't do change easily, but I understand where you are needing to be. We'd better see you often! 'Scuse. me. I need a Kleenex.

    1. Barbara, I may be the one needing a tissue. I've still not heard anything back about the job. I was so sure this was the one. All will work out the way it's suppose to work out but I am a little sad.

  12. Debbie, I too, am praying that you get the "PERFECT" job. I know you will still find time to create...after's in your blood.

    Good luck and God Bless You in all your efforts.


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