Friday, November 21, 2008

Name necklaces for the girls

This idea was much cuter in my head, but the girls are easy to please and love their new "neckies".

The pink glitter is chunky, but I threw in some super fine glitter last minute and it floated to the top. Didn't really want that to happen.

I probably won't be making any more striped cane borders around a round shape. What a PITA.

The hearts and flowers are polymer clay also. Original idea was to have many more in the necklace, but it looked too crowded. Now I think they look bare. LOL! Oh I said, the girls love them. And it's practice for me and the resin. I think I need to buy new resin, btw. Maybe this weekend I'll pick up fresh resin and some molds! Fun fun!

This is Lydia's "I don't want you to take my picture" face. Ornery girl.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Felt clippies

I've finished a whole three clippies for the girls. Look out! I'm on fire! :)

Here they are in chronological order, left to right.
Felt clippies
They are getting better. The 1st one is not great, but it still looks cute in Lydia's hair. I'm getting better cutting out the teeny flowers. I got a new pair of teeny, pointy scissors...I hope they will make cutting easier next time.

After I choose the felt colors I let the girls pick the shape they want, and they pick the seed beads. And they crowd in around me to watch me stitch and drive me nuts. So it's a group effort. :) I'll slowly make more to match their wardrobe.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I can't draw

But I think the envelope came out cute in spite of me. I need to send a thank you card, and keep forgetting to buy one at the store so I made one. (Thanks to our nifty new printer we got last week!)

Anyway, the card is a big half-folded 8 1/2 x 11 sheet so I needed a large envelope. I used an envelope template from Creative Park and cut it out from plain white heavy cardstock. Since I didn't have any decorative cardstock I improvised with paints and simple flowers. I went overboard with the polka dots (the purple ones are too big, too) but that's ok. It's the thought that counts. :)

Oh, and no I'm not mailing the card in the big padded mailer. That's what the gift came in (with return address). :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Alternate use for acrylic rods

Warning: creepy faces ahead.

Garrett started it.

Then I had to try it.

The 1st time I saw my picture full size, my Mom's eye peeping over my shoulder scared me!! Like heeby jeeby moment. Then I realized who it was. LOL!

Lydia was next. Her pic is the best! She looks like a Twisted Whiskers card.

And Miss Emily kept squishing her eyelids.

* On a crafty note...I'm slooowly making some stitched/beaded felt clippies for the girls. Maybe I'll have a picture to share in a few days.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

2 new Etsy finds

Last week I received a sample size lotion from Red Leaf. The lotion feels so nice on my skin and doesn't leave any greasy or stickiness. And it leaves a nice amount of fragrance that lasts for quite some time. I'm planning to order a couple more samples of fragrances and then order a large bottle.

And look at what isewcute made custom just for me! Isn't he adorable?! I loooove snowmen. Love them! I'm excited for this little guy to arrive in the mail.

Maybe it will arrive Saturday...then it will be a birthday present to me! :) I'm turning 29 this Saturday. For the 5th time. HA!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Happy but sad

I have sat down and walked away from the laptop several times, debating on whether to write this or not. I've finally decided to get it off my chest so I can move on with my day.

I am full of mixed emotions today. I am so incredibly happy and proud of America for electing an African American president. I can't even really wrap my brain around what an amazing thing this is. It is HUGE! (HUGE! HUGE! HUGE! infinity!) I do not think a person should be judged, persecuted, or for that matter promoted based on the color of their skin or gender.

I am a very liberal American, but I do not identify with either party. Nor totally agree with either candidate. I feel like this election was a choice of the lesser of two evils. I wish I had registered to vote here in time to be eligible to vote this election. I may be a liberal American but I do not think the right man got the job. I hope with all my heart I am wrong.

Both men gave great speeches last nite. McCain gave the most gracious speech I think I've ever heard. Bravo to them both for taking the high road last nite.

But I still can't be 100% happy that America elected a president who won't salute the American Flag and pay respect to all the brave people who have died to defend it.

And since I didn't register in time to vote, I guess that old rule applies to me:
If you didn't vote you don't get to complain. So I'll move along now. :)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Resin question

Ok, my smart crafty readers...could you please help me with a resin question? I would like to use printed paper clippings. It's from a junk mail letter, actually. So it's laser printed I guess? Do I need to seal the paper before it goes in the resin?

I learned from this video tutorial that you should seal printed images. Does this apply to ALL print? Better safe than sorry?

Also, do I have to use Mod Podge or can I use Elmer's white glue?

Thank you for any help you can give. The all knowing Google isn't helping me so much this time. :)

Monday, November 03, 2008

Halloween pics

A few pictures from our Halloween. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time. My little candy monsters thought the entire concept of knocking on the door and getting candy was fantastic! Once they got home they wanted to go walking again. LOL!