Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I'm home

Hi Guys! just a post that I'm all moved in. We got the cable and internet hooked up on Monday, but the wireless router got hooked up today after my dad's desk got delivered.

We had the house painted (it needed it very badly.) We were hoping the painters would be done by the time our stuff was here on Saturday, Dec. 13 but they weren't done. Almost done though. So the movers put the furniture in the house and the boxes in the garage because of the painters. The other day, I hauled in all my box for my room and my craft room. Boy was my lower back screaming at me. Its been hurtin for a while (I haven't found a new Chiro yet.) but it was really painful the last few days. I haven't done anything the last 2 days. 

So look for updates on my new craft room. I started unpacking, but not too much. Some time next year we'll be taking out the carpet in here and putting in a new floor so I would just have to move everything out, and probably rearrange my room. I know 2 things are going to go to the other side of the room. Another downer is there is no lights in the ceiling. We never noticed when we looked at the house. but its really dark with no lighting(Hard to craft in the dark. lol). The contractor said because of the slanted ceilings its would be hard to put lights in the ceilings(there are 2 ceiling fans in the house one in the living room and one in the master bathroom.) I did do a video of a tour of the house the other day(no one was home). Just have to upload it.

As for year long crafting challenges I'm going to Documented life for 2015 and maybe journal 52(I failed so bad this year because of the selling the house and the move). 


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Anything but a Card: challenge 42- Celestial

This month's theme over at anything but a card is Celestial.  The moon, the stars, the sun, or what you think celestial is.

I'm still in the apartment and my stuff is in storage ( This is the last time in saying that) So all my suns, moons and stars rubber stamps are all in storage in cold Chicago. But I did manage to do a celestial project.



One of the weeks of Documented life the prompt was Stars. I stamped a Julie Nutting stamp on newsprint. painted her skin an hair with Neo Color ii's. I then stamped her outfit using Lady Bird 6x6 pad by Prima. After I dressed her I used the scraps for the stars. I just drew stars on the back of the papers and then cut them out. and glued them to the planner pattern side up. then I glued on the girl. I added some washi tape also the same collection by prima. I outlined the stars with a black Bic pen. and I added a crown sticker to her.



Friday, December 5, 2014

Product reivew: NesCafe with Coffeemate

Tonight I'm going to a review on Nescafe with Coffeemate coffee. I received this product from smiley360 for reviewing purposes.

The Nascafe with coffeemate comes in three flavors, Hazelnut, French Vanilla and Sweet and Creamy original. I picked the sweet and creamy original to try for my review. The canister is 12 ounces. Depending where you go it cost between $5-$7 (I've seen it once at a grocery store can't remember how much it was. my price range is based on google search on it) You scoop 2 table spoons in to a mug and add hot water and stir. pretty easy.


Here is what it looks like. I like my coffee a little creamier so I added another tablespoon to my cup. You can easily make this in your Kurig by just by pressing the button on it for the hot water. As you can see we don't have our Kurig yet (soon!) So I just made the hot water with the coffee pot.



It taste really good, no bitter coffee taste. The powder dissolved no lumps. Though if you want to try it cold, don't add ice cubes til after you put the powder in. I also tried this just as a creamer to my coffee when I ran out of my regular Coffeemate creamer. It worked well.  I will defiantly will try the other 2 flavors. 

Here is a link for a $.75 coupon for you to try. 



Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nov. ARC

Again I looked through Media on Demand site to see on my wish list I wanted to read that was available to borrow, and not wait around for it to borrow it. I found this fun little read. "Classic Candy: America's Favorite sweets 50-80's by Darlene Lacy. I've read similar books to this one(Candy Freak by Steve Almond for one).  If your into nostalgia and pop culture this book is for you! The books has 5 chapters(not including introduction and further reading and places you can go). Covers Classic Chocolates, to and Classic Sweets, to fads and Trends(pop Rocks), Celebrates(Reggie Bar, E.T & Reese's Pieces) and Holiday Candies) From reading Candy Freak I knew a lot of the small company's were bought out by the big ones(Hershey, Mars, Nestle's). And I knew from reading (Veruca Salt) that Quaker was in the candy biz for a while (at least while they made the movie). But there were thins I didn't know and Candy I never knew that was made and now gone from was not selling or not P.C.

The pictures in the book were awesome! She had old ads of Candies through out the book. When I was reading the chapter of Holidays There was a picture of this little Halloween goodie bag that people could put candy in for the trick or treaters from I'm guessing the 60's.

 from the book

I saw it and was like "I have some bags similar to this that Rose gave me" So when I went downstairs to grab my stamps of candy for my art I grabbed one of them too for my journal page. :D





Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Cards 2014

A few weeks ago Susan of Amazing mold putty DT posted something on Facebook about a challenge over at Unruly paper arts for November. The prize is products from Amazing company. Makers of the Amazing Mold Putty, Amazing Mold Rubber, Amazing casting resin and such.


I already planned to make card using the Julie Nutting card set with the Santa outfit. I made some card bases using the Christmas Cardstock 6x6 pad by American Craft. But I had to stop for a bit waiting for decorative paper to be sent to me. Once I was delivered I finished the cards.



I stamped the girl and the bell on water color paper with  Black Stazon Ink pad. I colored her with Neo Color ii. The white I used diamond Stickles. The decorative paper is by Lawn Fawn Snow Day. I also used some decorative tape from Dollar Tree. I used Miracle Tape to attach the decorative paper and the Naughty or nice I used Aleen's Tacky to glue down the girl, the bell. 


I wanted to play with the new Julie Nutting stamps I stamped her on the same water color paper using the same ink and colored her skin and hair with Neo Color ii's. I thought that paper was so cute for her dress. Attacked the papers with Miracle tape and her with Aleen's Tacky glue to put her on the card.



Monday, November 17, 2014

back to basics

Yesterday was another art journaling class at The Crafting place. Taught by DeeDee Catron of UmWow studio and Viva Las VegaStamps! Last class we did transfers with laser printed images and heavy matte gel medium. Yesterday we learned how to use the heavy gel medium as an adhesive.

I had a hard time with taking a good picture of the page. Either it was too dark without the flash or too bright with the flash. sigh. But I managed to get a couple good ones.


The Bloom spray I used was the teal. The glitter I used was silver from the luminous set. The stencil is Netting mask by UmWow Studio.

After all the matte medium was dried I cut the page to fit in my journal.



Monday, November 10, 2014

NaNoJouMo days 4-9

Got around to take finish a couple pages and taking pictures. I can't wait to get a new place so I can have my camera tripod back. Then hopefully my pictures won't be so blurry and I won't have to take a zillion pictures to get 1 good picture. :/ Day 6 and day 7 are on tags. so hopefully I will have enough pages for the rest of the month. :)


Sorry for the blurry pic. I tried to get a decent pic. it wasn't happening. :(