Sunday, March 28, 2010

Glitter Headbands

My latest victim project are these headbands I picked up at the Dollartree.  They come in a pack of 6 for a buck!  They offer a wide variety of colors and I thought they would look adorable covered in glitter.

Boy was I right!  I love these.  I can match them to shirts and wear multiples if I want.

But remember ladies, wearing too much glitter can backfire.

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Beyond The Picket Fence

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday

Wow, a week just flies by when your have fun!  Here is a page that shows a beach trip my best friend, Caron, and I took awhile ago.  It was such a fun (but chilly) day on the Oregon Coast.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Should I?

I have been thinking about purchasing Adobe Photoshop.  There are so many versions out there.  I am getting more into photography and scheduling some weddings to shoot for this summer.  I would also like to make my blog photos better.  Is anyone out there familiar with any version of Photoshop?  If so (or if you know someone who does) PLEASE HELP!!!! 


Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I had the pleasure of visiting the Oregon Coast with my boyfriend.  The sun was out and the beach was gorgeous.  Even with it being spring break here in Oregon, we were able to find secluded places on the beach to take in the view.

We did see an odd sight though.  SURFERS!!!  Now surfers themselves are not odd, but seeing them on Oregon waves is.  Even in the middle of summer our oceans are freezing, so surfing is not a huge sport here.  I felt the water today and you couldn't pay me enough to submerge myself in that salty ice bath!

All in all it was an amazing day.  Love.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Not What I Had in Mind

So this project started with the best of intentions.  I had dreams of a gorgeous banner made up of egg shapes in pretty pastel colors with E-A-S-T-E-R spelled out on them.  Well, that is not how it turned out.

I was frustrated at first and thought about trashing the whole project.  Then I thought about my wonderful bloggy friends.  I was sure others out there have failed at accomplishing exactly what they had envisioned, so why not post this project and share one of my mishaps?  

I remember seeing projects similar to this around Valentine's Day but can't remember where I saw it. (if you do, let me know and I will give them credit)  I remember making 'stained glass' projects in Girl Scouts using this same technique and some fall leaves.  Here's how I did it:

Start by shaving some crayons.  Any colors you want.  I chose a wide variety, but in hindsight (it's always 20/20) I should have stuck with strictly pastels in only a few colors.

Then take a long strip of wax paper and fold it in half.  Set the wax paper on a towel on a heat safe surface.  Lay the wax paper flat and sprinkle the crayon shavings over one side of the wax paper leaving at least an inch on all sides.  Fold it back over and cover with a towel. (it will protect you iron)

Using a high heat setting run your iron over the towel.  I kept checking the paper to see how melty the wax was getting.  If you iron too much it will turn into a nice brown blob.

After it is the correct swirly-ness, let the paper cool completely.  After it has cooled trace the shape you want to cut out and start cutting.  If the two sides start to separate you can iron them again.  To string my eggs on the ribbon, I cut two slits in the top of each egg and used a big gauge needle to thread the ribbon.  I added letters and a little bow to each egg to complete the look.  

If I had used less colors then I would completely be in love with this banner.  
Well, that's life.  Maybe I will try again........

PS - I got this awesome iron a few weeks ago at Joann's on clearance.  Reg $60 and I got it for $15.  It has a great digital display, quick heat up, and it also doubles as a steamer!  I am a little embarrassed to admit that it's been about five years since I have owned an iron.  I love it!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday

In an effort to eliminate greatly reduce the number of pictures I have waiting to be scrapped I am going to start a weekly feature.  Every Saturday I will finish a scrapbook page and post it here.  Maybe one week we will even do a linky party with a giveaway!  So, on to the scrappin'......

I worked on the photos from a family birthday party last year.  The kids are born in the same month so mom and dad decided to combine two parties into one. 

And this is one of my favorite stickers!  I love this sticker and have been waiting for an opportunity to use it.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere

I am currently in the midst of a glitter bender.  I am compulsively finding things that I think would be better with glitter.  Does anyone know where a Glitteraholics Anonymous meeting is?

Anyway, these are some earrings I bought to go with the bracelet in this post.

They were not so bad, but I never wore them.  Enter Martha Stewart glitter in tourmaline, a beautiful deep pink hue.  I used Mod Podge to adhere the glitter, but decided to not give these a coat to seal it in.

These are another pair of hoops (I really like hoop earrings) that I didn't wear because the cheap-o metal was starting to tarnish.

One of my favorite colors of this spring is turquoise.  I have a few new shirts in that color that desperately needed something glittery to match.  Enter Martha Stewart glitter in feldspar, a gorgeous almost aqua glitter.

I love how these turned out and even wore them today.  I didn't seal in the glitter on these either, and loved the subtle dust of glitter it gave me after wearing them for awhile!

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Frugalicious Friday
Show Off Your Stuff

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Feelin' Lucky

OMG!  I realized I haven't made any St Paddy's Day decor this year!  I am such a slacker.

I blame it all on school.  This week is finals week, so I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Anyhow, I had a sign leftover from some Christmas crafting I was doing and decided it needed a makeover.

I painted it a light green and used my Cricut to cut out 'Lucky'.

I decided to add some buttons and ribbon to just dress it up a little.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 15, 2010


I have had this frame lying around for a few months now.  I happened across it while I was cleaning up my craft space (don't you LOVE it when that happens?) and I was struck with inspiration.

It would look adorable redone Easter style.

I had the perfect egg paper for the background and chose all the other colors to match it.  I forgot to take a before picture (I hate when that happens) but here is how it turned out:

I had everything on hand so this was free (score!).  I used purple acrylic paint on the frame and my Cricut to cut the letters out of paper I had on hand.

I love it!  Now I just have to decide where to put it.

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It's Glitter Time

A few years ago we had an 80's night at work and to complete my costume I bought some jewelry.

Since that night I have not worn this bracelet (or the necklace - but that's another post).  I was looking for a fast and easy craft to work on last night when an idea popped into my head.

Why not add some glitter to the bracelet and turn it into something I actually would wear?

So I did.

I used Martha Stewart glitter in Sterling.  I used Mod Podge to adhere the glitter.  I applied one coat and waited for it to dry, then added another.  After the entire bracelet was dry, I sealed the glitter in with another coat of Mod Podge. (I used the shiny Mod Podge for this project)

I love it and will probably wear it today to show it off!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Friend Friday

Go check this out:

The Girl Creative

It's a great way to find new blog friends!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Argyle(ish) Cork Board

My issue:


I have jewelry that I would wear, but every time I try to find something it's tangled or has sprouted legs and walked away. 

This is my solution:

But it's oh so boring.  I knew I needed to spruce it up, but couldn't decide what I wanted to do.

Enter argyle.  I absolutely love everything argyle.  I thought about covering them in fabric, then chose to paint them instead.  Here's how I did it.

Start by taping off your squares.

Carefully remove the tape before it dries completely (if you wait till it dries it may pull paint off with the tape)

Next, tape off the thin lines

For the stripes, I taped off in one direction painted, then taped off the other.

I really liked it, but thought it was a little flat.  To really make the brown stand out I used some Martha Stewart glitter in brownstone on the brown paint.

I hung them above my dresser, they looked so cute blank I almost used them as art.


Love.  Now maybe I will actually wear some of my baubles.  

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