Monday, December 6, 2010

Winter Scene Window Painting

The girls at work informed me that I was in charge of painting a window for our window display...yay.  For those of you that don't know me...I procrastinate about procrastinating.  But even I surprised myself on this one!  LOL  I went to the salon on my day off and in 4 hours got it mostly done.  The following day, I put in two more trees, and while my client was in the pedi spa, I "found" the snowman sitting in the back yard waiting to be seen, so I picked up my paint brush and got him in there.  I really wanted to redo the sky because it isn't how I wanted it to be, but DH said it was done. looks like Lake Michigan.  I used acrylic paints for all but the sky.  The girls at work thought I should use window paint  You can't layer with that stuff to make it look realistic.  They thought that we...I...could just wash off the window and paint something else for next  I will fix the sky next winter, and I will find another window downstairs and paint something else on it to use in the display.  So help me if I see someone with a razor blade heading for that painting! ;)  Here's a few pics I took of it on my iPod...just incase I can't save it from the co-worker that doesn't understand how attached I am to my artwork. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Inkspot Workshop Hump Day Giveaway!

Inkspot Workshop and The Twinery are teaming together this week for an AWESOME Hump Day Giveaway!  Check out Inkspot Workshop's blog site for details!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Best Buds...

So we went to visit our best buds in Indiana last weekend and had a fantastic time as expected!!  Of course I had in mind that I wanted to make a scrap book for Debbie...just didn't know exactly WHEN I was going to actually start't that sound just like me???!!!  Well, after a few attempts in DS and then decided I love MTC far more, I went ahead and started my project.  Worked on setting up the pages for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, only to forget to save the darn thing and closed out of the program,  Yeah, dumb me.  But all worked out in the end, because on further meditating on the idea, I went about it way too difficult.  That's what I get for not pounding out projects on a more frequent basis.  Well with a few very late nights, I got 'er done just the way I had imagined...with a bit of extra ideas that came to me because I had actually gave it more time and thought.  I was kind of worried about Deb's reaction towards it.  She's not a scrapper, and is a very thrifty and practical person.  When we were discussing my addiction to this hobby, she was kind of callused with her comments.  Before I gave it to her, I at first doubted if she would appreciate the time and effort I put into the book.  But she was THRILLED with it!!! was her hubby! :)  I had left one mat empty because I could not find a pic with all four of us together, but she and Aaron ran to find their photo albumns to put a pic in the spot and we completed it together.  I only wished that I would have gotten a final picture of that page.  But any how...this is the book.  I like how it turned out and have plans to make other books as gifts also...but ahead of time...right.  hahahahha....


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Winter Bears colored in MTC

Here's something I did with a new stamp image I found.  I just LOVE Make The Cut!  It is so easy to convert images into layers for scrapbook pages and cards.  Isn't this image sooooo darn CUTE!!!!  The eyes were too small to cut out, so I'll have to draw or stamp them on.  You can download your own copy of MTC by clicking on the icon on my sidebar.   

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OKAY!!!  Here's the cut!  I used my Make The Cut software to make the layers and cut it out with my sweet Pink E.  See Amy...I can multi task too!  LOL  My DH was razzing me too...he said this was cute, but what am I going to do with it!  HA...I need to get a couple pics together and put this on a layout.  I'll show him! ;)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Altered Tin Box

Alright...this is a metal box that I've stored my gel brushes for work for the past 6 years.  I found it at Hobby Lobby, and it had the Disney Princesses on it.  Yes...I kept it like that and it was a topic of conversation for a while.  :) Well...I decided it was time to "mature" the look...just a wee bit...Won't my clients be shocked!!  I took some of my pretty paper from the My Minds Eye~Simply Delightful paper stack, a bit of Modge Podge and this is what I came up with.  I am still undecided if I like the bling I put on it...some random and a few aligned...just don't know if it's working. I keep moving the bling around, but am afraid one of these times I'll tear the paper when I do it. Why do I stress over things like this???!!! {I'll probably change it another time or two yet...sigh}  So here it is...leave me your thoughts on what I should do.  Thanks a bunch!  This reminds me that I'll have to take pics of my tin I altered when I first started scrappin'.  I put my Cuttlebug folders in it.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Testing out Bloggers' new insert image tab...and a pic from my Breyers party

This is just a pic of the items I got for free for my Breyers Ice Cream party from Pretty cool, huh?!

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Okay...I'm getting closer. I still need to tweek a bit...but after I go pick up my 12x12 mats from WalMart.

Monday, May 17, 2010

More Cards...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Breyers Ice Cream Invitation

Well okay...I should have put some of these up sooner, but here are a few cards I had worked on recently. The Breyers Ice Cream card is an invite that I slapped together quite quickly for a Breyers Ice Cream party through I'm having on Saturday. I used my Make The Cut awesome software program to weld the Breyers logo to a ice cream bar coloring book page I traced into MTC. I decided to color the image with Copics instead of paper piecing...very terrible job at that, I was trying to rush the project and didn't stay in the lines!!! I told DH I wanted to make a better card, but he reminded me it was just an invite...LOL!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I'm in the Paper!

Our salon was featured in the business section in our local paper! Yish...I hate looking at myself in pics...but at least I was having a good hair day!! . Glad I colored it when I did! ***I'm the one on the brown...LOL! Here's the article:

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Disney Autograph Book

The questions to ask are..."How long did I know in advance that my little great niece was going to Disney World this week????" Answer: A few MONTHS!!! Next question..."WHEN did I actually start making the autograph book that I wanted to send along with her????" Answer: THREE DAYS BEFORE THEY LEFT!!!! I am officially the Procrastinating Queen! Needless to stay after pulling off two consectutive scrapping till 3:30 in the morning and having to be at work by 8:00 am....running home on a lunch hour and feverously trying to put some sort of finishing touches on the darn thing before presenting it to the 6 year old...I got it MOSTLY done. With the promise I will finish, embellish, and mat the pics they take when they return home. Please be kind. There are a few "scarey" eyes on the a bit of shakey lines drawn on a few pages because my body was starting to shut down with shear exhaustion! But here it is...I think it's pretty cute despite the limit of time I put on myself. I can only imagine how nice it could have been if I took all the time I had from when I decided I would like to do this.

I really don't like the pressure to finish in a short when will I learn??
BTW...I cut Kamiko's name using my Make The Cut software! Such a cool tool! I found a free Disney font and uploaded to the software and within minutes I had it cut out...COOL! :o)