Monday, January 26, 2015

I believe in Pink

This is the recent art journal page we did in art journal class last week at the crafting place. We did clear embossing resist with a clear embossing pad and Ultra high gloss clear embossing powder from Viva Las VegaStamps! I love this embossing powder. If you saw my youtube video I did of this age you know my jar of it is running out. :)

After I came home from class I felt like finishing the page. I took the 2 pages this page would go on and painted them black (and yes I did take the binding off of the book and using 2 binder rings.It was getting to hard to work with as the book was getting fluffy.). As that was drying I took the watercolor sheet and trimmed it to the size of the pages. I have to say this is probably the best job I did with cutting the watercolor paper to size and not be crooked or not cutting it right so I can have a nice border like I have here.

I then stamped the filmed strip stamp and the dandelion and extra seeds stamp in black Versafine ink pad. I originally was going to use a Mary Vogal Lozinak image, and a VLVS! sentiment. I took out the containers I have them in. Then I saw the Audrey Hepburn stamp sitting on my computer and had to use her.I do not remember who makes or made that image. I had gotten that stamp a long time ago at a rubber stamp convention. Stamped her on white cardstock with black Versafine ink pad, and then embossed her with the Ultra High Gloss embossing powder.The "I believe in pink..." quote by Audrey is from artistic Outpost. I took a piece of photo paper (I had no idea where my Kromecote ran off to.) I sprayed the paper with Dylusion Bubble gum pink. This one had a little bit of the color left int he bottle, So I had added some water to it.(yes I do have an other bottle of that one. but waste not want not. :P ) I then stamped the sentiment with the the ink pad and embossed it with the embossing powder. I rounded the corners with the We R Memory Keepers corner rounder. I also went around the edges with a black ink pad. The glued it to the page. I attached the pages with Aleen's tacky Glue. I really love how this page turned out!

napkin art jornal page

I finished a Art journal page from the art journal class at The Crafting Place back in Dec. when we worked with napkins.

A few days after the class I stamped the coffee ring stain stamp with a red recollection ink pad that my cousin had given me when she borrowed my Christmas stamps last Christmas, The ink pad a little dried but It was fine. I also stamped the writing arrow in the Silver ink pad from ColorBox that my cousin gave me. I also stamped the skeleton family on a piece of white napkin that was pulled from the pattern of the napkin. (Napkins have 2 or 3 lays of white.) I glued it down on the page, and it melted right on the page. It looked so cool. and then I ruined it when I forgot it was still wet, and tuned the page to work on something else. Turned back to it and saw that they were peeling off of the page. GRRR So I took a piece of scrap Watercolor paper and re stamped the family and glued where the napkin of them were.

Then It sat around for a while, Then I finally finished the page last week. I stamped the line of Chevrons with black versafine ink pad. I then stamped on white cardstock the sentiment I would like to apologize. It seemed to fit the skeleton image and how I felt at the time(and sort of still do. LOL).I cut the words apart and glued them to the page.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Anything but a card challenge 43: new beginnings

Happy New Year! This months theme at Anything but a card challenge blog is new beginnings. Very fitting for me. We just moved to a new city in a new state and into a new house. Defiantly new beginnings for me.

On to this months project.

I started out with a page that had some left over paint on it. I glued a napkin with Glue and Seal from Ranger. After heating it with the heat gun, I cut a piece of plastic canvas to use as a stencil. I sprayed Radiant rain apple blossom and pearl glimmer mist through the plastic canvas. I then took Warm Lipstick Distress ink pad and rubbed some of the pink on there with a foam sponge. I then took black gel stick(kids version of Geloto by Faber-Castell). around the edge of the page and rubbed it with my finger. I took 2 pieces of Studio G pink 6x6 pad and die cut with with the Sizzix square die and the tag die. The bigger tag and used Ferro Special effect paste through a Prima stencil. I took the bigger square cut it corner and corner and he same paste through another Prima stencil. I glued the triangle to the tag to make a roof. I added a door from the little square. Glued the house to the page. I found these letters that I bought at a thrift store when I was still in Chicago. for the letters to spell out new beginning. Not that you can read it but I wrote in pen new state new house.
So that's it for this month. Be sure to go to anything but a card blog to check out what the other team members did this week and play along.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


The last ARC book of the year! This month I read "How (Not)to Kiss a Toad by Elizabeth A. Reeves. Its book one of Cinder Eller series.

Cinder Eller (yes thats her name)  works at a bakery. making tasty treats. She is also a witch. Every man she meets she turn them into a toad after kissing them. In most of the book there been a toad living with her and her roomates(Tansy and Jessi), which was a former date. So its hard for Cinder to find the man of her dreams without making him in a toad.

One day she meets Timothy a nice guy lover of food like her. Who happens to be the grandson of the owners of the bakery who are going to be retiring and giving him the business. But he has a secret of his own too.

Because of her toadasterfy (HA!) she has to see the council of witches to see she looses her magic powers or not. See she's not very good at magic. She's getting lessons from her stepfather.

I really did like the book. I didn't think I would. The book was funny and a quick read. Course I knew how it was going to end. lol

My journal page

The page was sprayed with greens Dylusions a while back, And stamped with one of the stamps from Dylusions too. I glued a cookie as a moon since Cinder is a baker. I used a Prima girl and made her a witch hat from scrap. The toad and sentiment is from Stamps by Judith. The sentiment says "Star bright Star light. Where the heck is Mr. Right?"

Edited to say that this year I have read 84 books this year. :)

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.