Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Let The Good Times Roll...

I know it's been a while since I posted anything new, but now that I am on summer break from the school I work at let's just say.... my creativity is in full bloom and I'm ready to....
Let the good times roll!!

I have two mini pomeranians that are so fluffy that if you put a collar on them you can't see it for all the hair. I decided I wanted to make them pretty collars that we could see and dog tags to match. I used Tim Holtz's fragment pieces for my base. I cut out paper to fit the dog-tag shaped fragment and used glossy accents to glue it on. Then I drew the design on by hand and added three star jewels. I then covered the top with resin and let them sit for three days. I know that's a long time, but you have to be patient not to touch before it has fully cured.

The collars are made out of pretty wedding ribbon with tiny pearls. I measured the length of ribbon then added an inch so that I could fold over a half inch on each side an hand sew to the clasp. On one side I also sewed on a metal loop to hang the tag from. After sewing on the clasp, I cut 8 inch strips of pink and black ribbon and hand tied them all around (This is so we can see the cute collar!!), then I attached two jump rings to the dog tags and secured it to the loop on the collar.

I had the best time making these for my babies. They are not to sure about them, yet.

Hope you enjoy Diva and Angel modeling their new collars. (They are three yr old sisters and Angel is the smaller girl)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Best Garage Sale EVER Continued...!!!

Well, we thought we'd stop by the same sale early Saturday morning to see if they put out anything new...and boy did we hit the Mother-load!!! The lady who owned the supplies was in the house "going through more" and would send he son out with a box at a time. Each box was full of new or gently used scrapbooking supplies!! Since we arrived when they opened, her son would bring the boxes out and hand them to us to go through first!!

$60 for all of this...

and this...
Do you see the Prima flowers in the unopened boxes, the Sizzix dies and stamps, brand new Ranger Archival stamp pads, brads and stamp markers!!??

This stack contains the Xyron-900 sticker maker and laminator machine plus two refills!! The Xyron 250 & the xbox sticker maker plus refills!!! Oh, and the pink tote is FULL of Tim Holtz metal tags, fragments and lots of rub-ons stickers and so much more!!!

There are five Glimmer Mist and UTEE and my Favorite is the 18 bottles of STICKLES!!
This tote has 78 Martha Stewart glitter colors plus 8 stackable foil glitter sets!!

There are 32 Ranger Dabbers and 18 alcohol inks!!

Best Garage Sale EVER!!!!

My daughter and I went to a garage sale last weekend and got some awesome craft supplies.
$20 for all of this...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Recipes Never Looked So Good...

I had a blast creating this recipe box. I was going for the "Vintage, Italian Fat Guy" look. I think it turned out better than I expected, especially since I have never done anything like this before. I hope the birthday girl likes it!

My First Blog...

My daughter Courtney talked me into starting a blog to showcase my crafts. So, this is my first posting. I hope you all enjoy it and will hang in there with me as I learn how this all works.