Wednesday, December 30, 2009
If you ever have the Chance to make it to this state park, it will be way worth it. We took the kids there for the very first time this summer, and it was a blast. We got to walk up to, play behind, and explore waterfalls. This is something that we will be doing every year from now on!! LO inspired by Julie Bonner's December Monthly Sketch!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Here is an upclose picture of the flowers.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Hope Everyone has a nice Holiday!!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I have been making light bulbs,
and many, many frames.
I will also be selling lots of other things...such as...candles, and coasters and trivets and ornaments and decorations for Christmas. But stay tuned for more on that.
Some other exciting news is that I got to meet one of my scrapping friends this past weekend.
I have only ever talked to her when we are scrapping and we are using the web cams. It was so much fun to get to hang out and IN PERSON!!! Thank you Celina I had a blast this weekend.
Stay tuned for more!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I have made 3 of them total (with more on the way...lol) They are super easy to make.
I hollowed out the light bulb by using directions that I have found on the Internet. Really easy to do, and once you have all the parts out you can get the white powder coating out by pouring salt into the bulb and swirling around. If its giving you trouble discard the salt and try sugar(it works a bit better but costs more so use the salt first :) )
I used alcohol inks by ranger to "paint" the bulb. You can also use glass pains, stazon, or even regular paint. The inks give you a really nice "see through" look.
To finish it up add wire, to make a hanger and a design if you wish. You can add beads and charms to get the desired look. And that's it...very cute!!
I have also turned a Corona bottle into a very cute vase.(original idea seen here she is amazing!!) Not much to it, just paper and ribbon :)
Just remember when adding the water to the vase(for BOTH projects) be sure to use a funnel so that you don't ruin any ribbon or paper that you have on the project :)
I have also gotten a few Lo's done. The LO above has a hand made flower by CELINA (i love scrapping with her over the web cams...and I can't wait to meet her in person in 24 days) The flourishes were cut using the SLICE and the design basics 3 card.
Nothing to special about this LO. I tried something new by sanding the edges of my pictures and I am really pleased with how it turned out! And last but not least...
That's it for now come back tomorrow I have 1 more LO to post
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
They are so cool. The Brookfield zoo opened the exhibit this year and it runs through October. If you live in the Chicago area go check it out, four of the Dinosaurs are radio control and you can move them yourselves(Alex really liked that part). Of course Alex's favorite part was getting to eat ice cream :)
My little man has also graduated from Pre-School. I can't believe how fast he has grown up on me. It seems like just yesterday he was a tiny baby in my arms. The kids performed all of the songs and nursery rhymes that they have learned. I am so proud of my little boy.
Last but not least is the canvas that I made his teacher to remember the AM class by. The tutorial that I used was done by my friend Celina. I am not sure if she posted it yet or not, but check her out here. Thanks Celina for the wonderful directions. His teacher really liked it.
I wanted to use a mask to make the back round but it was not working, so I tried something new, and I must say I really like it. I painted the base of the canvas yellow and let it dry. Then I clear embossed a flower image over the yellow. For the final step I went little by little and painted a blue as the top coat. I then took a paper towel and rubbed it over the embossed image to bring the yellow through, I am really happy with this and I cant wait to make another one.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Things have defiantly been crazy around here the last few weeks, and if you ask Rob I am sure he will agree..lol. I have finally finished scrapping 2008 photos. Man it feels so good to have that book finished. I only had 3 LO's left to do. I also made 4 plaques for my scrap girls, and a frame for Lori's (ne,neh,ne,neh) birthday. The plaques were fun and easy to do and I am really happy with them. The papers came from the dollar spot at Michael's and are by colorbok.
This is the LO for Hannah's 10Th birthday that we had at Brunswick zone.
Good Times: This is from Rob's 35th birthday. The kids had so much fun making him the cake.
This is the picture frame that I made for Lori's birthday. The frame is from the dollar section at Michael's(I love that section :) ) I cut the swirls using my slice.
Here is the blushing bride...Cherie had a blast at her bachelorette party...an so did we..lol We bar hopped around downtown naperville and eventually called it a night at Tommy Nevins pub. That was definitely a blast and I am glad that I could join in!!
For the first time as husband and wife: Mr and Mrs. David Bruce!! Cherie and Dave tied the knot on Sunday at starved rock. It was a beautiful ceremony and i am glad that I was invited to share their special day with them. Cherie looked so beautiful in her dress and I am sure we will be scrapping the event as soon as they get back from the honeymoon.
(Lori Janeic, Diana Tumillio, Kathy Ramundo)
And last but not least is a picture of my little man on Easter. He ha so much fun running around the yard finding Easter eggs. He was able to fill his whole basket.
Sorry that this post was all over the place. Check back tomorrow for my design team LO.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
While I was waiting for Renee to arrive I made this key rack. Rob and I have been looking for about a week and had no luck finding anything. This started out as a picture frame and a bit of paper and paint later, it made the best key rack. I am really happy with how this turned out!(do you like it too??? Shoot me an e-mail and we will talk firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last but not least, I have finally made a LO. It has been over a month since I made an actual LO and I am very happy with how it turned out. Only 5 more LO's and I am all finished with 2009!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Soooooo....this is what I walked into Friday afternoon when I went to go and wake up the kids(they were supposed to be sleeping) from their nap. All my make up, everything thing that I own was smeared onto by bed. A whole tube of toothpaste was smeared onto my bed(its now minty fresh and has no cavity's..lol)
All my Blush and eye shadows were smashed into my blankets and my carpet...waterproof and regular mascara were "painted" onto my night stand
The bathroom was hit too. The little girl took EVERYTHING out of the cabinet and threw it everywhere. She opened a whole bag of cough drops and threw the wrappers on the floor and put all the drops on my bed.
Friday was definitely an interesting day