Tuesday, December 27, 2011

faux mercury glass votive

I used the "Krylon Looking Glass" spray paint today and tried my hand at making something look like it is mercury glass. I used an empty votive glass container and placed a small flameless candle inside. The picture has glare on it so it is hard to get the effect but it is kind of interesting for my first attempt. Practice will make more authentic faux mercury glass! I did spray the inside lightly 5 times as the directions said then took a paper towel and rubbed some of the paint off to give it that splotchy mercury glass look. Pin It

Monday, December 26, 2011

xmas presents

I have to show you the most beautiful Christmas presents I ever got.  My dear, dear Cissy has given me all kinds of crafty goodies to play with and then blog about with ya'll. Pin It

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tiny pink rose topiary

Isn't this sweet. Pin It

small topiary

I am just dropping by to show you the little gift I handmade for the girls in the office.

 It is really easy to make, small walmart clay pot, small styrofoam ball, a package of dyed green moss from the florist section, assortment of small ribbon flowers from craft aisle, a small twig from outside, floral pins and a glue gun.
1. Hot glue a small piece of cut styrofoam to fit inside the little clay pot then set it aside.
2.Stick the twig in a round styrofoam ball then hot glue together, add moss with floral pins to the round ball and embellish your little form as desired using hot glue.
3.Stick the stem with the embellished moss ball into the styrofoam inside the clay pot and hot glue if not stable, add moss to top of pot and you are good to go and give or save if it is too cute. Pin It

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Paper Craft Magazine card challenge

Hi there,
Cissy and I decided to make our own versions of a card we saw in the most recent Paper Craft Magazine.
I thought I would do a digital version of the card "you made me feel right at home".

Equipment needed:
Photoshop or similar graphics editing program. Open a new document, size it to 8.5" wide, 5.5"length, 300 resolution, transparent background. Place a vertical grid line at the 4.25" to divide the right side (which is the front side of the card) from the left side (which will be the back of the card). All elements will be placed on right side of the card.

Supplies needed:
 Glossy cardstock 8.5"x11", I used white for my card base but you can use any color you like since we will make the card on a transparent background.

(3) images- googled from the web, scanned from paper, or from a digital kit that you own, each image should be scaled to about 1 1/2 inches square- change their backgrounds if needed to beige or white- the 3 images side by side should equal 4.25" overlapping images if needed to make the three images the width of the card. I googled from the web using the search word "dimestore".

The free digi kit Holiday Party by Brandy Buffington at Two peas in a bucket. I only used the red and blue scallop edge from the kit.

O.K. Let's get this started in here.

Layer #1  fill with white or desired color.
Layer #2  fill with kraft paper color, I used #c6af8d in PS then scaled it down to 2 3/4" tall by 4.25" wide and placed 1" down from top edge of paper.
Layer #3  place your 3 images in the center of the kraft paper layer (my final image color was different because I was running low on ink).
Layer #4  place your scallop edges on top and bottom of 3 image panel, flip horizontally to place one scallop facing downward.  Move the edges around until happy with placement.
Layer #5   text layer- add "You made me feel right at home" in black ink with any font you like. I used Papyrus 20 point and moved it under the kraft colored layer.
Turn off layer #1 (the white background) before printing. Merge all layers if you do not want to edit or move images again.
Print on glossy paper and then send to your hostess with the mostest! Pin It

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas bakery box and card

Hi Ya'll, 
I just have to show you what Cissy made and gave to me.
She made this adorable Christmasy box that had yummy scrummy cheese straws in it. Let's ask her for her recipe.
And she made this precious Christmas card using her Papertrey Ink stamps,  the sentiment "There's no place like HOME for the holidays!, how true Cissy how true. She is one talented little lady.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Stella and Noah Save the Date

I just received a save the date from my friends Stella Live and Noah Pulse, let's wish them luck! Pin It

Monday, October 10, 2011

Totally lazy, cheesy way to make a fabric flower necklace

Muslin fabric, ranunculus template copied on tracing paper, ribbon necklace with round bezel, pearl brad, foam mounting tape

1. Place tracing paper in printer and print ranunculus template.
2. Place piece of muslin fabric over the template and trace petals using a pencil.

3. Cut petals out and stack together, use a crop a dile make a 1/8 inch hole in center of all pedals then place a pearl brad in center.

4. Using a ribbon necklace with a 1 inch bezel stick a piece of foam mounting tape inside the bezel and then stick your fabric flower on the mounting foam. Ta-da, easy peasy so mac and cheesy! Pin It