Friday, September 27, 2013

September ARC book

This month for the ARC reading challenge I read "A Brisket a Casket" by Delia Rosen. This is the first of the Deadly Deli mystery series.

Gwen is divorced and leaves New York when she inherited her uncle Murray's deli in Nashville. Running the deli is a little harder than she first thought. Her uncle took the recipes and food suppliers to the grave. There is also a real estate developer who has been trying to get his hands on the property even when Murray was alive. On one of the most popular events at the deli Kosher Karaoke Night, one of their long time customers, Buster, eats some brisket that has been poison. While cleaning up and going her uncle's(now her's) office while finding how who poisoned Buster. And at the end of the book there are some recipes. :)

I thought the book was okay. I didn't expect who did it. I would read the next one in the series.
(sorry for the short review.)

My journal page. I did another print transfer(I got to do something else for the next book. LOL) I printed 2 pictures of Manny's Deli in Chicago. (you got to go there!) The one of the restaurant and the Chicago skyline I printed it bigger and did the transfer. Then I glued the smaller picture of it and also one of a corn-beef sandwich, even though the book its brisket, but I like corn-beef. lol

next book I'm reading is Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Anything but a card challenge #27 Hit the books

The challenge over at Anything but a card challenge blog is Hit the books! There is so much you can do with this theme!

I used one of the pages in this Prima journal that someone sent me. I like to call it grunge pretty Prima paper, or Tim Holtz meets Prima. The paper in this journal is pretty and shabby and if you know me and my style, you know shabby isn't me. lol 

First I looked through my Prima dolls that I made when I first got the stamps. I narrowed it down to a couple of them. Then I looked through the journal to pick a page that would go with the doll. I picked the grayish demask page. Then I chose the doll that I dressed in Tim Holtz paper in the Travel stash (and yes, I know the paper in the skirt is upside down). The girl is stamped on dictionary paper.

So once I picked the doll and the page I set the doll aside and grabbed the Distress stain in Faded Jean and my harlequin stencil and rubbed the stain over the stencil. I heat set that, then I took some water down white craft paint that I put some in a little spray bottle and sprayed some of that for some drips. Heat set that. then I took 2 of my new VLVS! stamps to use. I used the coffee ring stain stamp with walnut stain distress ink pad (After I stamped I did spray a couple of them to try to get it to drip) I used faded jean distress ink pad with the recycle heart stamp. I then glued the Prima girl down the page using Ranger glue and seal. 

I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do for the sentiment. I looked through through this old children's book I have and saw the first sentence in the Alice and wonderland story in the book Liked it and cut it out and glued it on the page. I didn't think 2 lines looked pleasing the the eye so I cut the next sentence out and glued that down on the page.

So Come on and join in this fun challenge! you can alter a book, or make a bookmark, or anything you want with book pages!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

8 track mini

So over at the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog they have a monthly challenge. Where you can make anything you want, using a VLVS! images of course, using what you feel inspired by in the inspiration board. I was inspired by the Recycle sign. I finished up another 8 track mini that I saw the Scrappy Camper Sisters do on their Ustream(who by the way have a ustream Saturday).

After taking the 8 track apart, with the window open, I took a heat gun and melted the plastic that was sticking up on both sides so I can get a smooth on both sides to glue down paper on the edges of the 8-track. I also had to melt it so I could make holes on the one side of the 8 track so i can get binder rings through it. Once side was a little thinner than the other side.

The mini itself I used black Recollections card stock to make the pages. The decorative paper I used was DCWV Glam Rock stack. I had just bought this paper when the Scrappy sisters did this project and I knew this stack would be perfect for it. After the pages were made(used Miracle tape to attack the decorative pages to the cardstock. I took some of my VLVS! stamps and stamped them in various spots in the mini. I also used some of the cutout in the cut out sheet in the mini as well. I used 2 inch binder rings to bind the album together. added some suri silk ribbon to the rings. Yes, the mini doesn't lie flat, but its not meant to be. You can lay it down and have a page standing up for display. It was a fun  project. Though not something I would make all the time because of the fumes of the melting of the plastic. LOL

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Party like a rock star!

I made this birthday card for a friend of mine who's birthday is comeing up soon.

I took some of the scraps I had from the Glam Rock stack by DCWV and punched squares with the EK Success 7/8 square punch. I then glued them down with Helmar Craft and Hobby PVA glue on a separate piece of black Recollection cardstock cut a quarter inch smaller than the black card base(also by Recollections).

I then took one of my Julie Nutting girls that I had already had made(made a bunch of them when I got them.) She is dressed with some scraps of Rock Star stack from DCWV. I backed her on black card stock scrap and cut her out and glued her to the card.(I did at first pop dotted her to the card, but decied to tape and glue her down because I was mailing it.

The inside of the card I used some more scraps of the Glam Rock stack and cut a piece of white card stock that is a scrap to size. taped it down. I printed the sentiment that I found online. I then added some stickopomus stickers from my stash. The sentiment says :

soon stuff for sale

As soon as I figure things out I will be putting things from my stash up for sale. Will most likely be in lots. We are putting the house up for sale and getting rid of the old stuff I haven't used in forever(which is probably everything in my craft corner of the basement. LOL As I do my crafting in the corner of my room (another craft corner) in front of the computer.). Will be on the Stuff for sale page on the blog(like I said I have to figure it out. :P)

I also have stuff for sale in my Zibbit shop. button is on the right hand side will take you there. :)

Edit to say. I'm now thinking of doing videos on youtube of the stuff for sale. Like I said I'm still figuring stuff out. LOL