Saturday, August 29, 2009

Now for something glam!

My friend Lisa is a HUGE Adam Lambert fan. Which totally cracks me up. When my daughter saw this, she said "THAT is for Miss Lisa? Wow! That doesn't seem like her at all!" Which just goes to show that my nature loving, straightforward, sensible, station wagon driving friend has a dark side! lol

She went to the recent AI concert and snapped these photos and they totally inspired me! I don't get to play with concert pics, so I totally jumped on this and made her a mini album out of altered CDs and lots of bling! It was so much fun to make and it went together so fast! (Of course, I love any excuse to throw alcohol inks on things and the glimmer mist on mulberry shines soo my black gold!)

Hope you like it Lisa!

(And my 9 fell off, I have another but wanted to get this up, I'll dig for it in my huge mess later. SO just ignore that for now)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just some quick cards

I needed a card this morning, for some reason I really don't enjoy making cards. I'm the worlds WORST card sender so that is probably the reason why...instead of sharing them, I have a HUGE pile of cards that I made and do nothing with. Of course, since I made them, most likely they have been posted and when I do need one, I have to make a new one, since I feel like if I send one someone might have seen, then they feel like I didn't care enough to make them one that was new.

Anyway, that was more than you needed to know, right?

What I do love are my glimmer mists and screens. When I need a card, these are the QUICKEST way to get a something uber fun looking quick. And they look so impressive. Not like something it took seconds to create.

I grabbed 4 card flats this morning that I had sitting here, my basket of glimmer mists (yes, I have a basket full of them) and my pile of glimmer screens and a tattered angels stamp set (they only have a handful of designs but what they do have I LOVE) and 5 minutes later, I had not only these 4 cards, but everything was put back away.

Awesome, quick and easy and they turned out quite pretty, imho!

I finally scrapped!!!!

Yesterday was literally the first day I had scrapped in over 2 months. Wow! For me that is unheard of. But, I was too busy making memories this summer to preserve them. So, now I have a HUGE pile of photos to scrap!

This was a quick page to get me started. Just some pics from a park in downtown Sandusky on the Lake Erie shore.

Then, yesterday I got my CTMH card kit. The papers are sooo cute! I'm not a card maker for the most part, but I loved the papers so I used them to make this page. The card kit is a special this month, it makes 16 cards, comes with a stamp set, papers and everything you need for embellishing plus 2 mini inks in two of my fave colours dutch blue and chocolate. If you spend $60 on stamps, you get it free or you can earn it by hostessing a show through the end of September or signing up to become a consultant during this time. Contact me if you want more info!

In the meantime, here is my family at Tofts ice cream at their factory's sooo good! Ice cream is a major no no for me, but this stuff is soo worth the pain I suffer!

Altered Book - Fairy Theme

Well, it's been a busy summer, so that's why I haven't posted much.

We've been camping, to fairs, I don't know how many museums, played with my nephew, been town name it, seems like I crammed it in somehow. And in the midst of all that, my mom came to visit and I got my upcoming class/event schedule done along with my curriculum for this year.

Oh yes, I also joined an altered book group.

THis is an ongoing project and the group meets monthly so hopefully you'll keep seeing more and more of them.

I had never done an altered book and wondered if there was some special trick to them...for some reason they intimidated me. So, I figured the class was a great place to start.

Guess what? They are just like altering anything else. You just need to take into account that paper buckles a bit more than wood or chipboard or so forth.

I was trying to think what to work on and I have a small collection of fairy stamps and ephemera. With the fairy garden workshop I had taken as inspiration and a pile of Cecily M Barker books to spur me on further plus a nice pile of glimmer mist for sparkle (must have the sparkle and I so love my glimmer mist!) I got started!

Materials: CTMH Paper Garden papers, ephemera, Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist (for making ephemera aged), CTMH stamp, sticker hinges, grungeboard, copper adirondack dabber, DCWV chipboard, random flowers, lace doily, dusty concord distress ink, ctmh black archival ink, K& Co sticker

Materials: Juneberry Wine and Patina glimmer mists, glimmer screens, Tattered Angels stamp, K& CO stickers, Cecily M Barker colouring page, Tim Holt tag, Smooch ink, CTMH rub on

Materials: Sunflower and Juneberry Wine glimmer mists, felt lace, ephemera, Darice flowers, CTMH sparkles, Coffee filter flower I made covered with oriental poppy glimmer mist

Blog Candy....we have a winner!

Okay, so I'm a little late! Sooo sorry!

Using a randomizer, the number picked was.....


That made me smile, as it is always fun when someone you know wins! Congratulations Adina! I know I had your address at one point, but if you can send that to me, I'll get your goodies out to you.

And, for all you others, be on the lookout...I have a brand new set of CTMH stamps here that need a home and I'll be posting another blog candy soon!