Thursday, December 16, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop - The final project - this time anyway!

Christmas is around the corner and I am running to get there. I apoligise for missing the last two hops but my excuse is bound to bring oohs and awhs from most of you as well as perhaps as Oh you poor baby!. I was on a cruise with my hubby and frankly blog hopping is too expensive from a cruise ship and I am not together enough to have worked all the projects our before hand. OK enough - this project was no brainer as we are hosting a party this weekend and I love to have goodies to send home with my guests after the party comes to a close.

Eileen's treat topper die was perfect to top off my chocolate dipped pretzel creations. Loving all things fabric I, of course covered the die cuts in fabric using a fusible web (luckily I have access to Eileen's dies as she lives so close). I then used ink to add a shadow to the ends of the die cut as well as to cover the white mat board edges. Next I ran a sloppy line of hot glue around the outside edes and spinkled lots of sugary glitter. I did it a second time in some spaces. No trouble at all and I am sure my guests will be pleased.

Happy Christmas everyone,


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanks Eileen for creating this fun frame. I however did not know what you had intended it to look like so I made art. Double stick foam dots were used to add the painted pieces to become my art piece. Really simple and kinda cute.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fall is here and with the windy days and all that leaf raking I like to wear a hairband so that my hair stays somewhat out of my face. I used a dollar store hairband (7 for $1 actually) and tore off the horrible fabric if was covered with and then wrapped it with fabric strips. I like to use double stick tape along the top edge of the hair band before wrapping and then everything stays nice and neat. When the hair band is covered I added the flower accent made from the Brenda Pinnick Sizzix die. I grundged it up a little with inks and played with the pieces, cutting some and then wrapping them tightly around to form the bud centers. Kinda cute and Ever So Fast.....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Triple Play Bloghop - Twist cube

Good Morning Everyone,

This is going to be quick as I am headed off to volunteer at a Wounded Warriors Event in Fairfax, VA. We will be sewing up a storm - not unlike our ancestors who rolled bandages to help during previous conflicts. It's Veteran's Day or Remembrance Day in Canada and a time for us all to reflect...

The 'Twist Cube' - I must admit, I was intimidated and frankly a little worried about this one. I however found out that Karen's instructions could not have been more clear and it really was worth the effort as I have spent some considerable time playing with my box. It folds perfectly every time. Wow!

I chose a birthday theme and will place a gift card in my box before presenting it to the Birthday
Girl. I used The Birthday Scrap Kit from K & Company featuring Tim Coffety's artwork. The kit came with everything I needed.

Until Next Time.......

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Triple Play Bloghop - Candy Stripe House

We're up and running.... What fun - I have to tell you a little story about my house. Recently I spent a day decorating a store front with my good friend, Cyndi. Well as you can imagine I was covered in glitter upon returning home soooo... I decided this was the time to decorate my little house since glitter was already in my hair, up my nose etc. While this seemed like a good idea here is the problem.

Never try to use an iron on anything while covered in glitter it does not work as the glitter covers the fusible web and then sticks to nothing. My advice: give yourself a good shake and then proceed to work on your blog hop entry.

Here is mine:

I used fabric, buttons, fusible web, spray adhesive, fringed trim and lots of glitter. Oh Yeah and all this wonderfulness is on top of Eileen Hull's Scoreboard die # 656836 Simple and clean kind of like me when I brush off the glitter.

See you next time.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Upcoming bloghop

Having a Halloween Party in the next week or so? I could not resist lacing up Eileen's cupcake die to create corsets for my delicious cupcakes. So Simple - honestly! Punch some holes - lace them up and add some metallic accents with a silver rub-on product. Slip in the cupcake of your choice and viola they are done. What fun! I am looking forward to creating a few more perhaps with a wedding or holiday theme. Lots of sparkle.

The 2010 bloghop is set to go next week and I have my project ready to go. Tune in on the 4th to see it along with the 50+ artists playing along with Eileen, Karen and Brenda.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Visiting with like-minded business women

Recently I had the opportunity to drive up to Maryland with Eileen Hull to visit with Tiffany Windsor, Heidi Borchers and Candice Liccone. It was a true pleasure and really an inspiring afternoon as each of these ladies talked about their businesses, the past and what the future might bring..... We might have different paths for our individual businesses but I believe the thing we have in common is that we are all in the business of providing inspiration to others. We either create beautiful things for publication, teach creatively challenged people how to let go and just create, inspire others through the written word, provide internet TV production or we sell finished projects and supplies on-line or in a store-front. Some of us do all of these things, some of us do a few of them.
I think it is essential to have people around you who understand what you do for a living. Having a hobby and having a job within the 'hobby' industry is two different things. Defining the difference is not always easy. Having someone get the difference right away is wonderful. Friends are Fun - Friends are Necessary - Friends are Life.