Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some exciting news...

Have you been wondering where I have been? I have been working my butt off BECAUSE i have started my own business. I will be opening an site soon so please stay tuned. I am very excited and have been working as much as I can to make things.
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

Wow it has been...

A really long time since I have blogged. I have been super busy this summer, but I have managed to make a few things this week. First off I have found that if you hollow out a light bulb they make a really cool vase to hang on the wall. I found this idea while blog surfing at Lissa's page. She is an amazing artist, so you should go check her out(her post on the light bulb was done on June 10Th)

I have made 3 of them total (with more on the 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