Thursday, August 9, 2007

Thursday Aug. 9

I did a challenge on twopeas this week. I didnt really have a layout to get done, I have just done Claire's kindergarten one. So I took a flower that I saw in the ladies gallery and tried to duplicate it. I didnt do a very good job. I dont really like how mine turned out, but here it is.
Also, as I mentioned before, I got Claire's kindergarten layout done. Here it is.

I got a great idea from a newbie the other day. My friend Sandy loves the gel pens. I have a few, not many. I always use them to write on the inside of the card. Well, she is actually coloring in her stamped images with them. They look so neat! Gel pens are so cheap. Only about a dollar each. I got 4 for $1 at Target in their dollar spot a long time ago and that is what I used to add a little glitter to the images I stamped on this layout.

Have a great day! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

New do...and stuff

Well, I finally did it. I bit the bullet and got my hair cut and professionally dyed! Oh about a stretch for me! I never ever ever ever spend money like that, and while I had no business doing it now, I was tired of having brassy, dry, dead-end hair. I got about 5 or so inches cut off, put it in a little bob and got it back all brown with just a few highlights to frame the face. Hopefully it will be simple and easy for me to do and still look good. Only time will tell.I was a bit sad however when I pulled it in a pony last night to do some cleaning and it is a little midgy now.

I did however want to brag about my friend KIM! She is one of the best crafters I have ever met. She's one of those genius's that can take trash and make it look like something you will pay big bucks for and display forever! She has never really been into paper crafting like she is into home decor crafting. Well, she is finally coming over to the dark side! And man, is she gonna be good! Here are the two sign's she made for her neice's bedrooms. She painted the canvas, then put paper on it and the chipboard letters are those great Rusty Pickle letters. Didnt they turn out cute!!

One more quick note, I added two more blogs on my list over there to your right. Daily Dose of Spazz is a wonderful blog I found from twopeas. This gal is just hilarious and I love reading all about her day, her adventures and seeing her artwork.
Also, My Creative Treasury. Kandis has the best artwork. I love her layouts and cards she makes. Seem's like such a sweetie! Check them out when you have time and have a great week!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Make it Monday

Liquid Glass!! Well, for Stampin Up ppl it is called Crystal Effects, The Angel Co. calls it 3D Crystal Lacquer and CTMH calls it Liquid Glass. Another name for it is Diamond Glaze. Whatever you call it, it is cool! I never had alot of use for it before. I had a bottle from SU for years before I really started using it. Now i love it! Not sure where my current obsession with it comes from..but oh well.

For those who have never heard of it, the bottle says it is a clear, dimensional embellishment. Dries to a clear, hard, glossy finish. You can get it through any of the stamp companies I mentioned above, or at Hobby Lobby. It is called Glossy Accents. I am sure you can get it other places too, but those are the one's I am most familier with. Now what can you do with it you ask??!

Here is a quick list of things you can do with Liquid Glass.

1. Adhere transparencies

2. Glue Metals and other heavy embellishments on card/page.

3. Make water droplets onto your flowers.

4. Make water droplet's on your pool pages to look like water or crying or for a "wet" look.

5. Sprinkle glitter on it when wet for a nice glitter effect.You can also use this technique after outlining a sticker, word, or stamped image in a thick layer of liquid glass and then adding the glitter. This will give you a nice raised glittery outline around the image.

6. Encase button's or letter stickers in a thick layer of liquid glass. It will look like an epoxy sticker!

7. Add a few drops of a re-inker to some liquid glass to use as colored paint.

Those are just a few ideas of things you can do with Liquid Glass. Here are two cards that I made using technique #3, #5, and #6.

I stamped the typewriter keys and then put a thick layer of liquid glass over them to give them that 3D look. Then I painted my F chipboard letter in green paint. After that dryed, I put a thin layer of liquid glass on my F and sprinkled it with glitter. You can see on that last picture that there is the "raised" effect on it.

On the next card, I put little drops of liquid glass on my flower to look like dew drops.Im sorry you can't see the dew drops very well. I tried and tried to get a close up, but it just did not work. What do you think? Cute??

Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon this week if you will be near one this week. When I purchased my liquid glass, it was 5.99 there. Using the coupon will bring it down to 3.59!!! If nothing else, it really is a wonderful adhesive for embellishments and other small items!

Have a great week!