Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Whoops, gotta run, forgot I left water boiling on the stove. Know that I will post pictures of whatever is created here soon.
Wish me luck! I feel like I end most of my posts with that statement. :)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I really enjoyed going out of my comfort zone and experimenting with acrylic paint. It wasn't as messy, or difficult, or time consuming as I had previously thought.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
And Makaela's tag. Again with the note on the back.
And the family picture. No, we're not all angry people. It was just very bright and I was being too stubborn about my photo location. One of these years I will get these family pictures right.
So I hope to soon be posting some pictures of projects I am working on for Scrappin Good Times. Speaking of which, they just put out a ton of new product. There's lots of good stuff to be had.
There's also a little matter of my baby's first birthday coming up in a couple of weeks. That will keep me busy. Gotta get crafty on some party favors. I was a bad mommy and sent out an eVite instead of making invitations. I just ran out of time. So I will have to mock one up for her scrapbook.
OK I am off and running again.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I am still in Easter Bunny mode as I try to assemble two Easter baskets. The curse of a scrapbooker (or probably any crafter for that matter) is that you can't just shove a little grass in, top it with some goodies and be done. Oh no! I am trying to persuade my Silhouette to cut several different flowers in various sizes so that I can adhere them to the side of Hannah's basket. Her favorite color is purple and Michael's didn't have any purple baskets. So she got a normal basket and Mommy (aka Easter Bunny) is on a mission to make the darn thing purple.
Then once that's all done, tags need to be made for the baskets. Again, no small task. Gotta have layers and inking, and bling and flowers and more. I think it'll be a real late one tonight. I am now very happy we went to Church this evening.
I hope it's a wonderful day for all of you tomorrow. I am going to try my hardest to just enjoy the girls enjoying themselves. So what if there hair is all messed up in my pictures. Or if they're still in their PJ's during the hunt. Whatever right?
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Here are some detailed pictures of each egg. I colored them with my Ranger Adirondak Alcohol Inks. Just place some drops of various color inks on a felt pad, add some Blending Solution, and "sponge" away on the egg until you reach the look you're going for. It's fairly simple. Clean it is not though. My fingers were stained some pretty funky shades for a day.
Then you just embellish to you heart's content. Here I glued some trim around the egg and topped with some flowers and a crystal. (Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink colors used: Lettuce, Meadow, Raisin, Butterscotch, and Stream)
A closer look at those flowers.
This one just got some sheer ribbon and a strand of sequins. Can you see the gold in that egg. I used some Gold Mixative (also from Ranger). (Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink colors used: Gold Mixatives, Stream, Lettuce, and Meadow)
Believe it or not, this egg was my least favorite til the end. I glued some Prima flowers around the middle and topped each flower with a teeny little butterfly. The butterflies have a dot of Stickles on them. (Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink colors used: Wild Plum, Stream, Stone Washed, and Butterscotch)
Some ribbon, ric-rac, and a crystal flower to dress this guy up. (Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink colors used: Wild Plum, Red Pepper, Butterscotch, and Cranberry - I think)
Still not totally sure about this guy. I created a swirl out of crystals and dots of Stickles. (Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink colors used: Wild Plum, Stone Washed, Bottle, and Butterscotch).
For this one, I just tied a piece of ribbon into a knot and glued to the top. Then I sporadically placed crystals all over the body. (Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink colors used: Lettuce, Stream, and Raisin).
I had the hardest time standing this one up its photograph. The charm and button make it a little side heavy and it kept taking a dive on me. (Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink colors used: Wild Plum, Butterscotch, Stream, and Lettuce).
I like this one a lot too. There's 4 mini butterflies randomly placed on the upper half of the egg. Then two Making Memories flowers are layered with a larger butterfly resting on top. I used Perfect Pearls to add a little something to the bodies of all butterflies. (Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink colors used: Butterscotch and Red Pepper).
In keeping with Easter preparations, Hannah and I just finished some egg coloring. She was SO much better this year than last year. Definitely more careful which is a wonderful thing. So far, no broken eggs and no spilled cups of color. My hairstylist friend told me last night that she can't say dye, even though that's the proper term to use with Easter eggs. It's because "you don't dye someone's hair, you color it." I think she passed her complex onto me, because notice Hannah and I "colored" eggs.
So here's a picture of my little girl who is growing up WAY too fast and her masterpieces. More egg coloring to be done tonight when Daddy gets home.
Also, I found out what was wrong with my blog or should I say computer. Somehow I had managed to expand the font size on my web browser so anything I was looking at was much bigger than I am used to. This explains why no one else saw the problem. All is well again.
And check back either tonight or tomorrow for an Easter project I am so excited to share with you. I am pretty happy with myself and that doesn't happen too often. Just need to find some spare minutes to add some finishing touches and then snap a few pictures.
Sunday, April 5, 2009