Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Red is SOOO my color!

My friend, Holly, just posted pics of her daughter's first adventure with lipstick. So, I thought I'd share the pics of my baby girl during her moment of beautification!!!

Pretty good application, right?!?!

I have since gone through multiple tubes of red. She ONLY grabs the red. I LOVE MY GIRLY GIRL!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009


As I was loading pictures to the computer from my camera, I found a little surprise...

GOOFY BOY!!! If only ALL their antics were this cute...

Nice fort!!! Maybe I could get them to build one around my scrap room for me...could be AWESOME!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Sharing Kinda Mood...

I saw this cute little "share" on a couple of the GGS gal's blogs (check the GGS blogroll for some great blog hopping!!!), and thought I'd give it a try! I'm in a sharing kinda mood today ;)

Outside my window…rooftops, street lamps and tree branches.

I am thinking…my scraproom is calling me! I hope my kiddos sleep in today...

I am thankful for…my lovely family and my super-scrappy friends!

From the kitchen…COFFEE!!! I so need coffee this morning.

I am wearing…you really don't wanna know! Super neon, lime green tee I'm sure was produced in the 80's and some yoga pants. I figure putting the exercise clothes on may trick my brain into actually exercising...MaYBe?!?!

I am creating…THREE different mini albums, as well as about 6 different birthday layouts. One of the mini's is almost done...just some fine tuning.

I am going…absolutely nowhere today!!! Maybe a short trip to Crazytown when my boys wake up...

I am reading…Harry Potter with my kiddos. I like them to read the book before they see the movie.

I am hoping…for a restful day. I have to work tonight...GRRR!

I am hearing…a/c white noise. It's kinda soothing.

Around the house…racing cats! They have a "TAG! YOU'RE IT!" race every morning. Kinda sounds like a mini heard of elephants running through, lol!

One of my favorite things…just one?!?! My GGS Mini Album Kit! I got it yesterday...stay tuned for a post on that ;)

A few plans for the rest of the week…scrapping, playdates (for me and my four year old baby girl!!!), and FiREwoRkS!!!

A picture to share…

These are my babies. Dig Josh's muscle shirt! No complaining least he's wearing a shirt in this pic, lol!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

UTEE Image Transfer

I decided the Star Wars LO needed some texture...HELLOOOOO UTEE!!!

This was created using UTEE from a Melting Pot and an image printed with toner ink.

I love how you can see the light shining through the piece...

Perfect for the LO!!!

In my next post ~~~ a COMPLETE Star Wars LO!!!

Glossy Accents Image Transfer

For the longest time, I've been looking for Star Wars stickers great enough to put on a birthday LO for my son...with no luck!!! Everything was either too small or wasn't worth the cost to ship.

So I made my own!!! Kinda...

This was created using Glossy Accents, acetate and an image printed with toner ink. I think it looks pretty neat! I'm off to spruce up a Star Wars LO!!!

Next up??? Darth Maul...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Stenciled Card Tutorial

For this card, you'll need...

3 colors of cardstock, a stencil, a stipple brush, 2 (or more) colors of paint, ink, thread and beads

Start by positioning and taping the cardstock (sized 5in x 3in) to the back of the stencil. Post-it notes work great! They have just the right amount of adhesive to hold the paper in place without ripping it when you remove them.
NOTE: For my card I used light blue cardstock, but for the purposes of this tutorial, I just used white.

Make sure to mask off (more Post-it’s!!!) the front of your paper to avoid getting paint in the wrong place. The only paper visible should be what you see through the stencil.

Stipple the paint (I used acrylic black) onto your paper. Make sure you use just a little paint on the brush at a time to prevent it running under the stencil. You can always add more, but can’t take it back off again!!!
NOTE: Stipple = up and down bouncing motion of the brush

Remove the stencil and set your image aside to dry. Keep your Post-its to reuse with the second color. Wash your stencil and brush.

When your image is dry to the touch, reposition the stencil and Post-its. You want them in the exact positions they were before.

Stipple on your second color (I used acrylic, metallic silver). I only put highlights of color around the wings, but you can apply as light or dark a coat as you wish.

Remove the stencil and set your image aside to dry.
NOTE: You can continue with these steps with as many colors as you want. MAKE A RAINBOW!!!

When your image is dry to the touch, tear all 4 edges. If you happen to tear into your image, GREAT!!! It just adds to the vintage feel of your finished card.

Distress away!!! My favorite part…

Tear your image into thirds. If you are doing a larger image, you can always tear more sections…or even in different directions…HMMM…that gives me an idea, lol!

More inking!!!

Adhere the sections to your cardstock (sized 5in x 3 1/2in, I used white). To finish, FIRST add beading or any other embellishments you choose, and THEN adhere the image your card base (sized 4in x 11 in folded in half, I used black). This prevents your sewing from being visible in your finished card.

I love, Love, LOVE these cards!!! They’re simple, but very pretty.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hidden Box

Just an ordinary stack of envelopes, right?!?!?

WRONG!!! A cute little hidden box :)

You can use larger envelopes for a larger box, but these were the envelopes I had on hand...

I added cute little paper clips to hold pictures. You could slide a little note into the envelope, or just clip a little note with the paperclip, instead of just photos.

And yes, those are my babies!!! All three at about 6-8 months old...sigh!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wall Hanging Challenge

I finally finished!!! Here's the Wall Hanging I just finished for a challenge :) I think I like the challenges 'cuz I'm soooo "The Queen of Unfinished Projects"...I definately need a deadline, lol! I really love this project and it looks great on my daughter's bedroom wall :)