Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Copic recipe: YR01,12,15,20,68. E0,000,11,13,15,31,35. R20(cheeks), V01,05,06,09 (dress & ruffle). G09,20,21(leggings), BV000, C00,02,03,04,05,07, Black100 (Shoes and Hat), Uniball Signo white pen and at you Spica pens 0,06,07.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Oh the Red Rock of Sedona, How beautiful and unique
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Okay so what's new? More rain of course. (To be followed by sunshine all through the weekend. UUGGHH... I need a little glimmer so, I decided to create a new instructional file on how to make your own glimmer mist with stuff you might have hanging around the house. It's cheap and easy. It was either that or post a fav no bake cheesecake recipe (only to land on our hips). I still might do that tonight :) I'm stuck on the cake thing as I've been cought up in the Magnolia-licious birthday celebration. The Yahoo group is turning 2! Gee folks with kids, remember the terrible 2's? What a whirlwind. I think we the Mods at Magnolialicious have a wonderful, exciting and creative year in store for everyone. With such a large group and so much creativity, your cardmaking, scrapbooking and papercrafting skills can only bloom and grow. As most of you know, I love all things bling so I thought Shimmer mist appropriate for a tutorial.
Ingredients: Stampin Up Shimmer paint or similar (it is not in the catalog any more but it is still available), Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, item # 116806, $5.95 (gold - only one with glitter)
hand sanitizer, I purchased Walgreens brand hand sanitizer. It comes in individual packs for around $1.69 or packs of 5 for $4.99. You could use any brand you want, just be sure that the active ingredient is alcohol. In the Walgreen's brand the active ingredient is: Ethyl Alcohol 62%. I've used rite aide brand liquid as well with good results.
an eye dropper (medicine dropper), plastic cup, water.
If you choose another brand of hand sanitizer you will also need to purchase a mini mister of some sort such as from Ranger (pictured above).
Unscrew the top of the hand sanitizer and pour out a small amount (This will not be used)
Drop in 5-7 drops of shimmer paint (I love the champagne color) into the hand sanitizer. Screw lid back on. Shake extremely well before misting. If there is paint showing on the bottom of the hand sanitizer bottle, you need to shake it some more.
Put water in the plastic cup and clean the eye dropper so that all the shimmer paint is removed. You might have to do this a few times.
When spraying with the mist use some type of container or box with sides to it, to prevent the mist from spraying on things other than your project.
When spraying, it is okay to see water spots or paper rolling. The spots will dry and fade, plus the paper returns to its normal shape as it dries. Don’t over saturate though. Allow time for your items to dry thoroughly before using. It does dry quickly.
When you make up your Shimmer Mist, be sure to take a marker and label your container so there is NO DOUBT as to what is in it! If someone would accidentally use this on their hands, they will be one twinkling person. I store my shimmer mist separately from the regular hand sanitizer and store the container vertically NOT horizontally.
USES: You can use on cardstock, silk flowers, paper flowers, ect. Knock your socks off
Hope you Enjoy. Carpe Diem!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Well, since we are a week away from May i'll say it...It's finally spring! As with any part of the country the weather in New England can be quite unpredictable in the spring time. We haven't had too much rain thank goodness. Today it should hit upper 60's. Good for yard work and planting of the flowers. I finished a scene card last night that will be mailed out to a new friend as a thank you. I apolagize for not listing the Copics I used as I was trying to be good and clean up right away. You know, the OCD thing (I obviously did't have enough chocolate while I was working!) I did use 15-20 along with the clear atyou Spica on Tilda's shoes. The DP is Pinecone Press, CS- Bazzill, Flowers- Magnolia & Prima, Embossing powder- Ranger, Distress Ink- Ranger, Pearls- Recollections & The Robin's nest, Sentiment- Close to my Heart. Hope you enjoy.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Hi everyone, happy Tuesday. It's nice and sunny here in MA. Took Curtiss golfing yesterday evening, first round of the season. It was nice to just take in the fresh air, and enjoy my son's company. I know it won't be long until it's "Uncool to hang out with mom. It took a little bit but here's my first card using a Magnolia stamp. I'm so excited! I think I will send her out to spread some cheer this weekend as it is supposed to rain.
I figured out how to use the Spellbinders dies in the Revolution machine as I have long been a QuicKutz and Cricuit girl. I just love the Nestabilities though. They are easy to organize and store. (Back to that organization thing again). I really need more hours in a day! "Just to play" of course. My goal with summer coming will be to complete one card and on scrapbook layout per week until school starts again in the fall. I know that without goals and timelines, I get very little done.
Another first about this card is that I actually broke down and used my bowdabra for the first time! I can't believe all the peripherals that have accumulated over the years! I don't think I would ever withstand a move with all this stuff! I guess it could be worse, it could be shoes :)
I lined the inside of the card with DP from Basic Grey from the Sugar rush collection. Everyone will soon see just how crazy I am for Basic Grey paper! The new Tim Holtz line is my runner up. Love it, love it, love it! Hope you have a wonderful start to your spring. With the flowers come the birds, butterflies and barbeques! Bring em' on ski season is over!
The Copic color combination used for the dress: B28, B26, B24, and B21. I also used RV17 for airbrushed edges, Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV21. Waterfall stickles, Prima flowers, The Robin's Nest Dots and Recollections Pearl stickers. Cardstock: Bazzill and DP: Basic Grey
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Happy Wensday all. Hope everyone had a lovely Easter. I broke down and told Curtiss that I was the Easter Bunny! OMG, the kids grow so fast. I know, I know he already knew, but it is still fun to pretend. Maybe that's why I have so many wonderful Springtime memories from my own childhood. Playing softball and neighborhood wide hide and go seek. It seems to me that kids don't have enough play time these days. Much like adults. I continue to make playtime for myself. Went to a Crop Saturday and enjoyed the company of Michele, Anita and Tanya. I completed a few layouts in anticipation of my Easter pictures.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Massachusetts is where I call home. A lovely piece of land where Cloe (Our yellow lab) can freely run. My son is involved in several sports including hockey and lacrosse. Needless to say my weekends are usually jam packed with little time for me. This blog is what I will refer to as "my" time. Time to connect with those who love to keep their memories. To those who know what a Brad is. (not the one married to Angelina). Time is something everyone I know, could use more of. I have often said that I could get so many more layouts done if I could just find all of my embellishments when I need them. Therefore, I would like the focus of today's post to be on organization.
How organized are we really? Do you organize your cardstock, patterned papers, embellishments, tools and ribbons? or Do you just neatly pile "old" vs "new"? Several thoughts immediately come to mind. Mostly where to begin. I don't recommend emptying the closet or chest of drawers first. What I have found that works well is to isolate one group of scrapbooking ingredients such as my tools and organized just the one grouping. Taking inventory first, PURGING the unused/unwanted items and then considering what type of container to store in (Creative free reign). I love soft storage such as bags and binders. Hard plastic boxes and containers tend to take up too much space. Anyone who has seen my "studio" remembers it as a nursery for one tiny baby. To say the least, it's a bit more than a closet! Lastly, I label everything! The best purchase I've made this year is a new Brother P-touch. Brother even has a really cool pink tape. Those of you who love pink need to check out Robyn at my www.mypinkstamper.com. She's a whoot, you'll lover her!
Another site to help with creative storage ideas is the crafty storage blog. See sidebar. The more organized we are the more layouts we finish. Just give yourself ample time. Some items will need much more time than others (clear stamp storage). On that note.....Happy Sorting. Carlotta