Sunday, January 22, 2012

Scrabble Tile Pendant and cheese box :)

A friend of mine had a birthday last week and we celebrated with her Saturday night. I tried my hand at a scrabble tile pendant for her. There were several mistakes along the way but I like how this cam out. I cut out a seahorse motif from Webster's 6x6 papers (these were from late 2010 or early 2011 I think??) and mounted them on a square from the opposite side. Afetr gluing it to the tile, I inked the edges and used gelly roll stardust pens on both horses. Finished it off with diamond glaze and a bail- I purposely left in air bubbles to mimic underwater.

I was concerned with how much time the diamond glaze had had to cure and wanted a box to keep it from getting hit. I ate a cow swiss cheese and suddenly had the epiphany to use the box. A little MME paper and ink for all the circular areas and washi tapes (Dear Lizzy and Amy Tan) on the sides and I had a cute gift box :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Echo Park - What's so Merry?

This is the other LO I got done at Archivers last week. I wish I could remember what R was so annoyed about but he this face is so funny- esp since it was Christmas morning :D

Supplies: EP paper, Bazzill CS, CC Tiny Type, AC Thickers, Prima flower, Imaginisce brad, Jillybean labels. Long border strips unknown

Thursday, January 12, 2012

MME Love Me

I finally got to go to Archiver's last week and actually scrapbooked!! I did not get a lot done but had so much fun. I had reserved tables for 8 of us and then a few more friends had a table in the other room. It was also my birthday and I feel so spoiled and loved by my friends who brought me cake, balloons and flowers. What could be better than a scrapbooking birthday "party" with good girl friends?? :)

Anyway, I had a lot of fun playing with the MME Love Me line and an old, old pic of my husband and I from when we were newly engaged. The pic was taken by someone else and hung on my cubicle wall for a while so is not that great. But, I love it nonetheless and my friend scanned it for me so I can maybe tweak it later and re-print. The LO pic is not that great either but I have given up on ever seeing the sun again :P Damp, rainy, windy, and cold are the order of the week.

Supplies: MME Love Me paper and Die-cuts, Archivers CS, Martha Stewart paper tape, AC Knock Out punch, Sakura Micron pen, OA Sprinklers, SC Mr Hueys, KI Memories tape, QQ Ink

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Internet Implemented - Mercury Glass Ornaments

This was another crafty something I did over the holidays. While looking at all the DIY glass ornament tutorials, I searched for some using alcohol inks because I don't have many regular reinkers but I have a gajillion alcohol inks from the days of making my own "skittles" (remember those??)

I found this Ranger tutorial  that looked super easy. Turns out Mr Holtz just tends to make things look that way. I found it needed a little practice; but, the results are super pretty and it is quick and fun - not to mention inexpensive enough that I didn't mind experimenting :P  All it takes is some plain glass ornaments, alcohol ink, metallic mixative, and compressed air (which we have 6 cans of for some odd reason). The end result is a multi-colored glass ornament with some opaqueness from the metallic mixative (which gives that mercury glass appearance). Lots of fun. I gave one to each couple in my family but did not keep one for myself (need to make another) so this is the only pic I have. If you clcik on the pic, you can actually see a second ornament that blogger is cutting off

Monday, January 2, 2012

Internet Implemented - Christmas Card Display

So, my poor blog is dusty again. It's been that kind of year :P I have barely done anything scrappy in months- just my Christmas cards and 2 mini-books I made for my nieces that I didn't even photograph before the gifting occurred plus the 1 LO posted below. Oh well. New Year, new scrapping commitment I hope :) I am scheduled to go to Archiver's on Friday so that will hopefully help.  But, I did want to post this slightly crafty project because it was a super-easy to make card Christmas card display that cost maybe $5 (if that) I had the ribbon and the angel ornament as well as a glue gun in my stash. I bought decorative ornament hooks on clearance last year at Target (but the hooks like those of the Clip-it-up would work) and the dowel was a buck or 2 at home depot and cut by my husband for just "thank yous"

Anyway, I just had him cut the dowels in incrementally smaller lengths (6,8, 10, 12 and 14") and hot glued them between a folded up length of ribbon. Added the angel and a hanger to the top and I was done. The one I saw on the internet last year (wish I could remember where so I could give credit) did a better job of arranging the cards to look more tree like but I still like how mine looked and I really enjoyed having all the cards visible instead of lumped in a basket together.