What would you do for love?

My husband hates having his picture taken.

But, for love, he graciously poses time and time again so I can take photos.

I created this page to thank him for his support …

soul mat by Candy SpiegelI used a few simple techniques to modify some of the pieces this time … learn all about it, here.


Share the Love

Love Charm Candy SpiegelValentine’s Day is just a few days away so I decided to show you how easy it is to make a “Love” charm. This one takes just a few minutes and is so easy.

I started with a bookboard charm from Globecraft & Piccolo and enameled it with Vintage Silver Embossing Powder. Because this could be a piece of jewelry, you want to do both sides. I do the front side, then use tweezers to do the back and then do a second layer on the front.

Love Charm Candy SpiegelThen I add a thick layer of Glastique Gloss and let it dry it overnight.


Love Charm Candy SpiegelFinally, I added a Silver Bail and it is ready to be attached to a necklace, bracelet, card or whatever you wish. See, super simple!

Love Necklace by Candy SpiegelI made another necklace using Globecraft & Piccolo charms for their blog today. Click here to see how to do it …

The Love Monster

Yes, I realize we haven’t even had Christmas yet and that you are not ready for Valentine’s Day, but I had so much fun making this little guy, I couldn’t wait to share him.

Meet The Love Monster!

The Love Monster began life as a Color Blank from Rose Art. Technically, it is a new “toy” that comes with markers and stickers to decorate as you please. They cost about $4.99 and are available in a variety of shapes at most major retailers. Visit http://www.colorblanks.com/ for details.

So, I turned this little guy into the Love Monster by painting him with a Ranger Paint Dabber and then adding stickers for the eyes and drawing on the mouth.

Then, I used the brand new Bo Bunny Crush line to accent him.

Using a QuicKutz butterfly die, I cut out the wings. I chopped off the butterfly head and used a Micro Glue Dot to attach it to the top of the Love Monster. Then, I used the Continuous Line Glue Dots, cut to size, to attach the wings on the back of the monster. The heart was cut out of the paper and attached with another Micro Glue Dot.

For the nose, I used Micro Glue Dots and covered them in Sparkly Fluff by Our Craft Lounge.

Finally, I rolled a bit of paper (you could write a message on it) and used a Removeable Glue Dot to hold it in place. Then, I tied a bit of fiber by May Arts around it and tucked it in the monster’s hand.

Cute and simple. Just my style!

This post was written while serving on the Glue Dots Design Team.