Monday, November 22, 2010

Altered Letter - R

This was a very fun project, I think start to finish, a day.  Most of that time is in drying.  If your kids are into such things, have them help you tear up the paper.  I’ve learned putting all the torn up pieces in a Ziploc is a good way to shake them & get them all mixed up without making too big a mess.  Also, if you have to set it aside during the middle, it helps make speedy cleanup.  After modging all the scraps in place, you’ll want to put another coat on it to seal before attaching your embellishments.  You can’t see, but I also covered the backside.  I’m just like that.  I would sit there & think about how the backside isn’t finished all day if I didn’t do it.  So I did it.  But it’s not a requirement.  Just have fun.  Your kids might even like the modge part.  I like it when it gets all thick & sticky on my fingers, but I’m just like that, kinda weird… ;)  This letter is approximately 24” tall, I got it at Joann’s.  Hobby Lobby doesn’t have the great big ones (at least not the one here) but do have smaller ones if you want something smaller.  Michael’s also sells them.  Not sure how big theirs are.  You could do wood, this one is papier mache.  Again, that is not the important part, the having fun part is…

Papers are Daisy’Ds, French Market I think is the name of the collection.  Flower from dollar store, Prima flowers too, Bazzill Basics Chip toppers, 7 Gypsies stickers, pictures, various buttons & ribbons. NJoy!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New product & facebook coupon, I've been using the Etsy app to link to the Facebook page when I post new product, but it goes to my account page, not my fan page.  So I posted from my fan page the link, but then forgot that I should have done it from here as this updates the fan page too.  I'm a little scatterbrained tonight!!  I've been really intrigued by page & photo a day/month/week/whatever you can do type projects so I have been making a whole slew of stuff for that.  I think I'm going to do some boy stuff next.  Anyway, here's the link & if you go to the Facebook page, you can get a coupon good at the Etsy store for 10%.  I can't believe they started doing that, it has been a big thing for me, I've wanted one for so long!!!

Anyway, here's the new stuff....
Bracket Tagz - Months

and you can get to the FB page on the right.

Thanks so much & have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

ATC Share

I’ve been busy this week getting new product created & ready to go up to the shop, also did some scrapping – made a cute little mini book for my dad, all 007 first year stuff.  Here’s an older project I’ve had done but not shared yet….

Finished size is 8.5x11, I used baseball card pockets for the interior pages.. It holds my growing collection of ATCs from swaps and such.  My Mind’s Eye paper, various stamps & chipboard letters, ribbon.  Prima flowers.  Bazzill Basics buttons.

TIA for looking!

Outside front cover

Inside front cover

Inside back cover

Outside back cover

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sketch Journal

I know it has been almost forever since I have shared anything.  Really trying hard to find a pace & rhythm that doesn’t stress everyone out, but I still get stuff done.  I guess that is a life-long process!

This is a little sketch journal that I altered back when I first started going though my separation, as a way to try and work through the issues I was feeling & facing.  It then just sort of morphed from there.  Not really going to share anything on the inside as that is a bit raw, but will show you the pretty outside.

Paper is Gen-X, rub-ons are Making Memories, Stamps are Stampin-up and ??, flower is from the Dollar Tree or someplace like that.  Cover is sealed with mod-podge.