Sunday, July 11, 2010

Another weekend goes by...

And unfortunately, I was not feeling very good on Saturday, so no crafting for me.  Mostly laying in bed watching stupid TV.  I hate that...when I have so much in my head that I want to do, but my body says..."nope, you are not doing a thing".  UGH!  Oh well...can't do anything about it.
But today I did get up a bit early and started crafting right away.  I started a Mini-Album for my bestest friend Dawn.  She gave me the idea when she was over last weekend and said that we need to take more pictures together, that we don't have many of us.  Even though we both HATE getting our picture taken, we decided that we will try to take more of us together.  I did go through all of the pictures I have and we don't have many, but we do have some.  Most of them are from our various concert adventures.  Wild how we have known each other now for over 30 years and we only have a handful of pictures.  We definitely need to change that.  But anyway...I decided to do a mini-album for her of what pictures of us I do have.
There is one problem...I am stuck.  I mean I decided on the pages, and even covered them with paper, which was a task in itself.  I had to do each page and sandpaper the edges, then do the other side and sandpaper the edges again since the sizes were so wacky.  But that is done and some of the pages are done, I am at a stand still though.  I don't really have a lot of embellishments and would love any suggestions you may have.

So, I would love any help you can give, it would be most appreciated.
Here's to another work week and getting to the weekend fast!!!
Take care!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

One more for the road...

Hello Everyone!!!
I had all these plans for today, my last day of vacation, but no...I wake up with a bad tummy and wound up staying in bed most of the morning.  I did get some energy up by late afternoon and made some, or tried to make some ribbon roses.  I think it came out ok, but I have to practice a bunch more.

Here's my attempt...(picture didn't come out so great)

I guess I really can't complain about going back to will be Thursday, and then Friday...then the weekend is back!  I really plan to only do two things over the weekend, I want to make at least one mini-album and I really want to clean up our guest room.  Our family is planning on coming by soon and I hate waiting til the last minute (Like I usually do! LOL)
I did have a great vacation, I got to craft and make a bunch of things that I have been wanting to, but hadn't yet.  I got to hang out with my bestest friend, which we haven't in WAY TOO LONG...and I got to relax, which I always do! LOL!!!

Ah yes, I changed it up a bit around here too...tell me if you like it.  For some reason I can not get the header to leave and for the picture header to I figured I'd leave them both!  Maybe I will figure that out one day.

Ok, I guess I better get to some sleep...back to being up at 5 a.m. and back home by 6 p.m....such fun.
Weekend here we come!!!

Take care!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Flowers really do intoxicate me...

Hello Everyone!!!
Today was my 'Flower Day'.  I have watched so many YouTube videos and searched so many blogs throughout the months and saw so many flower techniques I decided to try my hand at it.

So here is my version of 'mammatiffy' on YouTube's Destiny Flower:

That was my first one, and I know you can see the hot glue, but for my first try I think it came out well.
Next time, lighter on the glue though! LOL!!!
For someone that does NOT work with material, and does NOT was pretty easy.
I did not have a die-cut to do the circles, I just made a template with my circle cutter of a two and three inch circle and cut the material around them.

So now on to the Tomiko Flower...

I glued these two together and added them to an altered Lunchbox tin I also made today.

Here it is before I altered it...

As it looks now...

Which brings me on to the next flower I made...The Lollipop Flower.  I followed Arlene - 'My Butterfly Kisses' on YouTube.

Now, I do not have all the goodies that everyone else has for these...but I don't think it came out so bad for my first try.  You definitely need a long handled lighter though!!! LOL!!!
I only have white material so that is why all of my flowers I did today are white, but they were all so easy that I will have to get some different colors asap!  I also would like to get some sequins.  Enablers...all of you!!!  LOL!!!
Anyway, I did find some gold beaded vines I had in my stash...and I bought a while back some white petals from Michaels (even though I had no idea what I was going to use them for) and misted them with Blue Smooch spray.  I did try with Glimmer mist, but it didn't penetrate as much as the Smooch.  And I only have blue leaves it is!  Have to improvise, I guess.

So after the material flowers, I decided to try one more flower...the Tim Holtz GrungePaper Flower.

First let me say, I do not have a 6-petal flower die-cut or punch.  I honestly do not have many die-cuts or punches at all.  (another thing on my wish list).  So I made a template again, and tried my hand at it.

I used my Blue Glimmer Mist (yes, I get everything in blue, my favorite color) and also added some Clear Stickles.  I want to do this once more, and I think that hot glue would actually be better and faster than Glossy will have to try my hand at it again soon.

Whew...I told you it was my day of flowers!!!
Tomorrow is my last day of vacation, so I am not sure what I will try tomorrow.  Decisions, Decisions...LOL!!!  Guess I will search around YouTube tonight and see what I may try tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for stopping by, would love any comments you may have!!!
Take care!