Monthly Archives: June 2011

Off to Paris

I wish, in the meantime I did get to play with some Parisian inspired items thanks to Tattered Angels and Pink Paislee. If you follow the Tattered Angels blog (of course you do right? if not no time like the present to start) then you have already seen some of these projects, but here in my blog land you get a bonus feature- an extra layout

Up first a layout about my love for small vintage things – curio boxes, alarm clocks, apothecary jars, handkerchiefs from my grandmother.  Many of this items hang out on a small side table in my bedroom – I call it the table of pretties.

It’s a little hard to tell from the picture but the lace is also misted with Cherub Pink — the perfect soft touch.  So you know that glimmer glam is a fabulous paint full of glimmery goodness, but did you know that you can also use it as a fabric stiffener? The bow on this page looks so perfect because it’s hardened to be so.  Just apply the glam to any fabric – shape and let dry – voila!

Up next a party page – nothing better than turning 3 and getting a box full of princess barbies.

I used the mono-print technique with the butterfly screen, some shipping tags and Turquoise Blue and Cherub Pink.

Have you seen all of the beautiful butterfly wreathes popping up on Pinterst?  I couldn’t help myself, I just had to make one.

I used the Slice to cut the butterflies and then misted them with turquoise blue and mustard seed, these two combine to make a great green too. I spray painted a grapevine wreath with white and then used floral wire to adhere.  That’s another tip – buy the wire by the floral section – not beading – same stuff but cheaper and comes with a built in cutter in flowers – silly!

One of my favorite mist techniques is using the background/leftover page that I have sprayed on top of.  This time I set out with intention and temporarily adhered the butterflies to another piece of paper to make this last layout

It was awfully kind and smart of Pink Paislee and the House of 3 folks to make a resist grid paper so I could get my butterflies to line up perfect.  Once the background was dry I did a little paper quilting.  Ribbon is actually athletic tape misted with Dragonfly mist.

There you have it – be sure to pop over to the Tattered Angels Blog and check out what the rest of the team did this month – really fabulous creations.  I think we are all happy to be in our paper and mist comfort zone.

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ready, set, go

So I’m searching for my creative mojo – it’s in deep hibernation after a long and stressful school year.  I started by trying to organize and purge some of my stash.  It never fails that I find something buried deep in the pile that I just love and can’t bear to part with.  This round it was the Earth Love line from Cosmo – at least a year maybe two old – so instead of putting it back on the shelf to see if can survive the next round of purging I decided to put it to use with a challenge.  1 hour to make as many cards as I could with it and the rest goes in the give-away bin.  So how many card can a mojo challenged crafter like me make in an hour.

The answer — 7! Not the fanciest or most challenging, but 7 cards in an hour is pretty good if I do say so myself.

What can you do an hour with some old items from your stash?


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Just Because

Came across this today and just had to share


Be back tomorrow with photo challenge pics from this week.

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Way #1278 to freak out the dog aka Photo Challenge Days 3-5

it’s no secret that Tanner is a little sensitive, so I knew it was going to be a challenge to get him to stay still for the ‘take a photo from a high angle’ shot.  Poor guy it’s not everyday you see mom stand on a chair with her camera.  Here’s his first reaction…pretty sure he’s saying ‘woman, you have lost your f’-in’ mind’

Lucky for me he is a dog, so can be bribed – after a little reassuring therapy and a milkbone he cooperated a bit more.

Confession time –  According to the challenge I was really supposed to do this type of shot yesterday – but I got mixed up and thought it was a ‘take a photo of whatever you please day’ which was convenient since I was on a beautiful hike outside of Lyons yesterday.  My shot for the day  was this one of Long’s Peak and the Ralph Price reservoir

Last but not least – the day 3 challenge a photo of your favorite place to be…I have lots of favorite places – my bed, my craft room, the trails around my neighborhood, but for today I thought I do something a little bit different.  I love live music and have really been trying to make an effort to get more of it into my life this year.  So for this one I took an iPhone – hipstamatic photo of one of my favorite local bands – the 6 Million Dollar Band.  If you are in the Denver area and love 80’s music these guys are a MUST there you have it – 5 days, 5 photos.  Time to think of something creative to take a picture of from a low

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30 Day Photo Challenge Day 2…What to Wear

so my car broke down this weekend – on the canyon with little one in tow – not so fun, but as they say every cloud has a silver lining.  In this case, it forced me to stay home on Memorial Day and I took the time to do A LOT of laundry and clean my closet.  The result almost everything in my wardrobe was available to wear this week.  So today’s photo challenge ‘a photo of what your wore’ was an easy one – out came my new favorite summer dress and black cardy some cute black sandals too sadly I couldn’t figure out how to get them in the shot.

How about a little craftiness for a bonus…here’s a layout I did last month for Tattered Angels wedding theme. I hand painted the bottom of this Pink Paislee Paper with Tattered Rose Glimmer Mist and a little Olive Garden Glam. The rest of the paper is misted with Cherub Pink.  If you are looking for a good pink mist to add to your collection look no farther than Cherub – just the right balance of brightness and shimmer.

Speaking of mist did you know that this month in Tattered Angels land the design team is showing off fun projects made with the Color Connections lines from Pink Paislee and Tattered Angels.  I am working with the Parisian Anthology set…so much fun I can’t wait to show you my projects. Be sure to check out the Tattered Angels Design Blog for great work from the other girls.

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Return of the Living Dead

Ta-da — to steal a line from Emily. Here I am, here I am

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, I’ve even given thoughts to hanging it up all together, but here I am giving it another shot.  Ronda gave me a little boost in the arm with this challenge it’s my goal to do this AND blog about it throughout June (hey I see you in the back placing bets on how long it will last, stop it, stop it now)

First up – the dreaded self portrait.  I’m not particularly fond of pics of me and even less so when I take them myself but a challenge is a challenge and you know I am a competitive girl.  In fact I couldn’t stop at one – oh no- I had to take about 40 to be sure.  Here a few of the good ones…

Ready for Zumba!

argh stringing hair - now you know why it was pulled back


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