Monday, January 30, 2012

Fabric flowers

     Just thought I'd share a few of the fabric flowers I've been working on lately.  I gotta tell ya ladies there is absolutely no reason to throw away old clothes and such.  Almost every single flower in this video is made from old clothes.  There is no need to go out and buy new fabric just to make some flowers.  Just use it as an opportunity to give your closet a much needed purge.

Thanks for visiting and I'll get off my soap box now. ;o)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tiny Valentine

Hello everyone,

     My daughter asked me to do some Valentines for her friends so I decided to do a video of what I came up with.

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Life with a jar and a cup of coffee...

(I did not write this but felt that it was share worthy.)

When life seems to be too much to handle, just remember two things...
Life with a jar and a cup of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.  When the class began he wordlessly picked up a very large, empty jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.  He shook the jar lightly and the pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He ask once more if the jar was full.
The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the space between the grains of sand.  The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life...

The golf  balls are the important things - your family, your children, your health, your friends, and you favorite passions - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles re the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car.  The sand is everything else - the small stuff. 

"If you put the sand into the jar first," He continued, "there is no room for the pebbles and the golf balls.  The same goes for life."

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness...
Play with your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter.  Set your priorities.  The rest is just filler, like the sand.

One of the students raised her hand and asked what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled and said, "I'm glad you asked.  It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there is always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Homemade Glimmer mist

I've discovered that I don't have to pay full price for glimmer mists for my projects. Yay!!!   I ran across a video on youtube about making your own.   I watched every video I could find on the subject.  Most said to use water.  Some said use glue or hairspray.  Some said you don't need it.  After watching several of these videos (and a bit of trial and error), using only things that I had already I made a very nice shimmery white pearl mist.

Things I used...
    ~ 1 cheap mist bottle (from the travel sized section in the health and beauty aid section at WM. $.99)
    ~ 1 tablespoon (or about) Folk Art Metallic Pearl White acrylic paint
    ~ about 4 ounces of rubbing alcohol

From watching the videos I found that the only time you have to use glue (like mod podge) is when you are adding shimmery powders to your mist because the powders or glitters need a bonding agent or they'll rub off your paper.  When using an acrylic paint you don't need it because the paint already contains a bonding agent.  I also discovered that using rubbing alcohol instead of water allows for a quicker dry time and less warping of the paper.

I hope this helps you in your quest for happy scrapping!


Monday, January 16, 2012

Cardofmyeye on Youtube is giving away a VAGABOND!!!

Cardofmyeye on YouTube is giving away a brand new Vagabond to celebrate 5000 subscribers!!!

Wow!  What an awesome giveaway to enter!!!  Click here To go to his Youtube channel to enter to win...