Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Woo Hoo...hoppin' with the Bombshells!!

I miss everyone at Bombshell Stamps so much!
I hope this hop gets your mojo going like mine!!

I actually spent some time reminiscing and thought that I would
show you a couple of past projects of mine.

The theme..of course "Let's Hear it for the Boys!"
Yes...its about guys, but it did make me get an 80s feeling groove,
so here's to the 80s

I guess that card really goes out to everyone on the Bombshell DT...
I do miss you guys!! 
Thanks for inspiring me
to come back and join in the fun! 
Maybe I will see you a little more often now!

But we can't forget that it is about the guys, so here's a "guy project"
The Manly Man Bath Salts

Bombshell Stamps are ALWAYS great for making guy cards, presents, etc. It doesn't matter how young or old.
I use them for my son, and my dad.

OK...enough reminiscing..get Back to hopping !

Kas <---- That's where you are!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Scrap ' n Easel by Contain Ya Crafts - LOVE IT!!!

I can't tell you how excited I am about my new toy!!
I am more impressed with it than I thought I would be. 
It is sturdier, and the quality is amazing!

I was really impressed by the magnets.  In the video on the website she said 4 maybe 5 sheets of paper.
I have 7 without a problem...which I would of course never probably have on a layout.

Friday, May 4, 2012

NSD sale!!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

OK Guess I am a little behind

I have been crafting, but not posting. My life has gotten a little crazy.  I am going to start with today's post...then go back and fill in the days with some of the other projects I worked on. Today is not a real craft post...but more a Pinterest "SAVE". My daughter told me she was tossing a pair of jeans because the zipper was broken and wouldn't stay up.
I remembered seeing this pinterest pin....I was sooo glad (she is too, she loved the jeans)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 40 February 9

Maybe your kids aren't like mine were...but we had a couple of cork boards that were on their way OUT!
They had been drawn on, and pinned to the extreme!
It seemed such a waste, so they were still hanging around. I figured I would at least use the frame.

BUT...then there was THIS PIN

and voila...

I also recovered a ratty looking old barstool.  It was a cheap black metal stool but loving the way it looks with the fabric!

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 39 February 8

This is a late post....Life has been super crazy this week.

Clementines were on sale this week, so I HAD to try THIS PIN

The directions were very good.  The "wick" is just as they say....hard to light. let the oil soak on it for a couple of mins, and be willing to use more than one match!
I wish that I would have made the whole smaller so that more scent came through.
The great thing is that clementines peel so easily that no fruit is wasted...and I have a whole bag to practice with!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 38 February 7

I really loved the "lace tiles" and I have been dying to make these.
Since we finally got a day with sun...I took advantage of it!

I sprayed the back of the lace with adhesive spray then placed it on the tile. (we had sun...and wind)
It took very little spray paint, I can't wait to get some other colors and try it!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 37 February 6


Baked Avocado recipe.

Well this is another odd pin. When I went to the website, the recipe wasn't there, so I had to go searching and found it HERE on Foodbuzz.com
I followed the recipe pretty closely. I used sea salt instead of kosher salt and didn't add the parmesean.
I made a much larger batch than shown...my family started digging in before I got back with the camera.

We had some great salsa we dipped it in.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 36 February 5

OK...on a baking kick, so today's pin is a breakfast caserole. I have a really busy week and I am glad breakfast
will be done for a couple of days.

 This is my original pin for the inspiration, but I didn't have all of the ingredients.

So I went in search of another recipe and found this....

And here is the final result...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 35

yum yum yum...just dying for some cake today and I remembered this pin.
I wanted to see if it worked...it did with some clarifications.

The recipe was quite simple...take 2 boxes of cake mix. One MUST be angel food.

I placed both mixes in a large plastic container.
Put the lid on (holding tightly) I shook it to mix it.

After shaking I used a whisk to further mix it and break up any lumps.

Next add 3 TBS of the mix and 2 TBS of water to a mug...stir...then microwave 1 minute.

It came out perfectly. It wasn't dry, perhaps a little boingy....not really rubbery but maybe every so slightly.  That is from microwaving and it also being angel food.

**********Clarification ************
The Angel food cake mix is basically unflavored...just a slight vanilla, so you are reducing the flavor of the mix.
When I make my next one, I may add a squirt of lemon juice before microwaving so that it is a little more flavorful. With Chocolate or vanilla it may have been just fine, with lemon, it was weak in my opinion.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 34

I LOVE the peg board idea.  I am going to make another board to put next to this one.

This piece of peg board I got at our local Restore (the habitat for humanity store)
It is a thrift store and home supply place. I love buying home items there and
knowing I get a good deal..and they get money...there is always a great deal..like $5 doors and
$2 window sashes, etc...
I took the piece of peg board and created a 1x1 frame on the back to mount it to the wall.
I am trying to keep items in packaging now so that I can use it for supply lists for the magazine.

I used to just pull stuff out and file it..can't do that now I can't remember manufacturers if I do that.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 33

Today continues the transformation of a previous pin from Day 18
I had previously made some shelves out of an old window.

Yesterday I finally got some chicken wire, so I added it today.
There were several inspirations.

I used a heavy duty stapler to add it. I did 2 sides then stretched it and stapled the last two.

Yes upon finishing it and hanging it, I realized the chicken wire goes two different directions....ugggghhh
Oh well, hopefully I will hang enough stuff to make it not so noticable.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 32

I had help from my "youngest" taking the pic today...I will repost tomorrow. 

OK today is a weird one I guess. I LOVE the skirt in the pin, and I set off to go to Goodwill
to find some brown skirts to deconstruct to make it.

BUT I found an awesome long dark brown suede skirt (THAT FIT ME) it has squares..not ruffles, but...
I still liked it.

THEN I found that lacey shirt and the pink suede jacket. Because I bought it all at the "by the pound" Goodwill
it was between $5 - $10. I bought other things so I don't know  their exact weight. I left the tag on when I took the pics. SUPER happy with my finds today....2 suede jackets (1 to sell) and a pair of dusty rose leather pants that I will be selling!!!

I wasn't thinking about this jacket for me at first...but I pictured it with some embellishments so I will be adding those soon (inspired by a couple of jackets I have pinned). Can't wait to start on it.

All that "romantic western wear" posting the other day on my clothing pin got me on a boho western kick.
Tomorrow back to crafts and then I have a few "clothing" make overs to share.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 31

Quick Post tonight...I will add to this story tommorow.
OK...I would love to make a Day of the Dead bracelet more like the pin, but I had these skulls and this band (that has a story behind it)

So, work with what cha got!

and one more angle

Monday, January 30, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 20 Update....the birdcage

OK..well since my birdcage did not come out like a beautiful little cage...I decided to work with it.

It looked liked it fit this little skull more than a beautiful bird.
With a little ribbon it is a necklace or decoration.
No craft is a fail...it can always evolve (knock on wood)

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 30

OK...that mac n cheese was eating at me.  (no pun.yes..pun intended...)

so I had to make some, but a SLIGHTLY healthier version. Homemade with broccoli.

My girls LOVE broccoli and cheese. and it was yummy. I steamed the broccoli in the microwave then added it in. Cut up broccoli, put in a large microwave bowl add about 1/4 cup water to bowl, place a heavy lid on top...then 1-2 mins later...perfectly steamed broccoli. I also added garlic (of course)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 27 *out of order (catching up)

These were so beautiful, I had to try it.  I made painted Mason Jars on Day 23, but
loved how sheer the color was.
Taking pictures was not easy. I wanted enough light to see the color but not too bright..so forgive.
The pic with the paper behind it makes it look like the color is darker at the bend of the jars, but
it isn't. Keep in mind these can't be used to hold water.

The tutorial I used was at:

I didn't have strawberry baskets so I used a pizza screen.
We had no red food color, and two bottles of blue...so blue it was.
It will look cloudy and thick for hours until it is completely dry.
I did one thicker for a slightly more opaque look, but I like both.

I used a PLAIN jar for one

I twirled it a little while drying to keep some thinner areas covered, but
it all seemed to dry evenly so next time I won't worry so much.
When I took the final pics there was still a blog or two of the thicker one
that hadn't dried, but that's how it all looked before.

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 29

LOVE goat cheese and balsamic.

I didn't have any candied Pancetta, but here is what my salad had>

Baby greens and lettuce, craisins, almonds and my dressing

I dont have amounts because I never measure it and everyone will adjust to taste:
It has:
Goat cheese (room temp)
Balsamic vinegar
Olive Oil
salt, pepper, onion & garlic powder (I was out of fresh garlic today)
I place it all in a mason jar stir with a fork then shake

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 26 *out of order (catching up)

Well for this pin...you are only getting the pin.
My camera was having issues and the bread didn't last until it was fixed.
I made it to go in the bread machine, but the paddle was missing, so it ended up in the oven.

I used part whole wheat flour to make it a little healthier. It is a fun "healthy" bread.

I made cream cheese frosting to go on top, and I didn't have pumpkin seeds to add to the top but
it was mmmmmm  yummy. 

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 25 *out of order (catching up)

OK...I am going to be making some light bulb crafts, so I needed to clean out some bulbs.
I used the tutorial at:

It is a good tutorial, but I will add some comments, because it did not work as easily for me.

1. Glass pieces can fly...don't do this in your bedroom where you will have bare feet.
Everyone in my house knows that if you come in the craft room bare foot...it is at your own risk.

2. Ok the step where you "grab" the solder point...ummmm NOT.  the solder doesnt stick up enough,
or I don't have the right tool.  I went right into ...break the glass insulator which is the dark area inside the
metal piece.  I proceeded from there.

3. I used a metal file to smooth the glass pieces left on the inside of bulb.

4. Reveal bulbs have a beautiful blue/purple tint to them...Pretty happy with that.

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 24 *out of order (catching up)

For the shelves that I made on Day 18 I used the pop top hanger idea.  
I used a larger "pop top" off a veggie not a soda and was quite happy!

If you were worried about the tab coming off you could use a washer.
For me it worked out to have it loose as this was quite large to hang, it 
gave me some wiggle room.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 28

I am posting today's pin...then I will add back in the last couple of days.
This one includes sort of a little tutorial.

Supply List:

Adhesive: Beacon Adhesive "3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue," Glue Arts "Adhesive Squares: Perma Tac"
Ribbon: Doodlebug Design Inc.Twine: Valentine Assortment
Misc: Vintage Spool, Pin, Pearl bead

Vintage Ledger will be available in my Artfire Store on February 1st when the store reopens.

Pinterest Update to Day 22

Ok...I may be coming out of the computer ick that I was in.
Here is the shirt from Day 22
I took in the sides and added the Oscar graphic from the other shirt.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pinterest Update

Per yesterday's post, I am not adding new pics to my computer until I clean some off later....
so I am going to do some pin clean up on the boards.
Some are in the wrong section...some just need updates.

I have found that when a board starts getting full it becomes hard to find things,
so I am going to add some tags to the descriptions and maybe break some boards up.

HOPEFULLY- this won't give any of you following me on Pinterest TOOO many update notifications.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 22 1/2

Here is some more of the t-shirt redo...
First thing was that horrible neck...it had to go.

There will probably be a day or two with no pins.  I am having some computer issues....OVERLOAD...
I have filled memory with THOUSAND of pics that MUST come off.  My memory shows in the red.
Last thing I need is a crash.

I have several pins to put up when I have this cleared....which could potentially early tomorrow depending on my schedule.  I am honestly afraid to upload one more.

Please don't give up...check back!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 23

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these mason jars all painted up.  I am going to get some spray paint and do some more.
For today I used Gesso and paint to make jars for my craft room bathroom.  It was a storage area and sink for rinsing brushes.
I have decided that I want to utilize it more and make it more presentable.These cute jar look great!

I hung the shelves that I made.  I added cup hooks to hang a few necklaces.  I am going to get some chicken wire and add to the bottom sections for earrings...which I plan to post in a few days. I used this old vanity case to keep make-up in. More update pics soon!

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 22

This is a t-shirt make-over pin.  I thought for sure I would get it done in no time flat...but life got in the way.
I do have part done....

I am starting with an unflattering shapeless t-shirt with a strangling neck and a t-shirt too small to wear.  I love the Oscar pic and hate throwing it away!

The first thing I did was to get rid of that horrible neck.  So I removed the banding at the neck of the grey shirt from the shoulder seams forward.  Then I removed the entire neck off the black t-shirt.  I cut a comfy v-neck on the grey shirt and re-edged it with the black binding.

Next I will be appliqueing the Oscar pick and words on....but not today.

I will show my progress over the next couple of days.

Pinterest Promise 2012 - Day 21

OK...computer issues and time constraints have kept me from posting regularly the last few days.
Hopefully I will be all caught up tonight.

Saturday my pin was a little different.  It was not a craft pin.  I was off to make scrapbooks for Let There Be Mom. lettherebemom.org/ Think about how you might be able to use your crafting skills to help someone else. Need a suggestions read the "Dare To Care" articles at Scrap n' Art Magazine scrapnart.com/

This was a pin that I had added awhile ago. It's true.  There is something good you get..its a feeling in your heart that you can't get from anything else. It was a difficult day knowing that we had to hurry to get these books done.  We wanted to make sure that we got the books done while she can still share it with her children. A lot of her friends were there...usually it is just scrapbookers that don't know the family.  So it was difficult dealing with all the sadness. I can only hope that knowing what a wonderful thing they were doing for this family helped to take some of the burden from their heart.

Scrap n' Art projects - last winter

I have been designing for Scrap n' Art Magazine now for over a year.
I couldn't be any happier!! It's an amazing team of people.
I thought I would take today to show off some of my previous projects for Scrap n' Art Magazine.
These are from 1 year ago for the Winter Issue.
Hopefully if you like some of these you will consider subscribing and checking out of the other
FABULOUS designers.  
We have scrapbooking, mixed media, digital and more.  
Always great digital freebies too!

3D - altered tin Christmas Card

The following projects are all using Bo-Bunny's Olivia Collection.
There is a 12x12 layout and a card

Altered Clock Book using Paper Dreams Factory German scraps

Decoupage gift soap using Paper Dreams Factory German scraps