Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jenni Bowlin Recipe Box

I've been wanting to make a recipe box for a long time now.  Not sure why, but it has been appealing to me and I found the best wooden box for a steal the other day.  Now think about this recipe...
a wooden box, a fabulous flower I created, AND the Be Our Guest line by Jenni Bowlin!!! 
Stir together and you get....

Now to finish that wooden star, burlap, and rub-ons creation I started.  Perhaps tomorrow?


Friday, April 15, 2011

The Kitchen Keepsakes Food Network Mixer is coming up!!

Kitchen Keepsake is cookbooking at its finest! Come and find your creative culinary muse!

The designers have cooked up some fun challenges, games, and prizes!

All challenges will be posted on Friday, April 29th and will be due on May 4th.

We hope you'll join us in the kitchen and get those creative juices flowing!


Friday, April 8, 2011

I'm Friday's Featured Artist at Ideas for Scrapbookers!

I was asked to be Friday's Featured Artist at Ideas for Scrapbookers for today!  :) 

I created a Glimmer Mist Resist tutorial for my post. 

Here's a peek at the finished product! 

To learn how to create these, check out the tutorial at Ideas for Scrapbookers! 

Have a great day,

Monday, April 4, 2011

How to Dye White Ribbons with Mists

How to Dye White Ribbons with Mists

Have you ever wanted to have a special ribbon in that custom color that just works for your project?  Well, look no further and let's see how we can custom dye them with the popular papercrafting mists, some ziploc baggies, and sunshine. 

First gather together the colors of the Mists that you are looking to dye your ribbons.  I used a large collection of Glimmer Mists and Shimmerz spray mists. 

Place the lengths of ribbons individually in each ziploc baggie. 

The ribbons that I am dyeing for my project are all from May Arts: 
Satin Pleats in white: 379-58-01
Satin Pleats in White: 379-15-01
lace: 390-34-09
grosgrain ricrac in white: 330-01
Faux Linen: 368-15-01
crinkled ribbon: EA01
silky crushed: UK01
faux suede leaves XL09
leaves BY66

You can see what I started with a fresh, clean white slate of ribbons for my project. 

Once the ribbons have been divided into their bags, the fun begins!

Spray the mist on the ribbon in the bag here and there.  Scrunch the bag with your hand once and awhile to blend in the color.  You can add more than one Mist color for added shimmer, shine, and depth of color. 

When done misting and scrunching all of your ribbons, set to dry in the sunlight.  The length of time in drying them will vary depending on the material of the ribbons and also on how much dye was used.  It would be best to leave the baggies open partially so air can get in there and help facilitate the drying process.

Once dry, you will have a fun collection of custom colored ribbons! 
Here are mine!

I was so inspired by the colors I created with the ribbons.  I went and made this floral bib necklace to celebrate the arrival of Spring! 

I did add another fun May Arts ribbon to my necklace:
pearls beads wired: FY09
It has added that extra luxurious touch and feel to things. 

Thanks for reading about how to dye some custom ribbons!  It is fun and easy and adds a whole lot of punch to a project!

Have a wonderful Spring day!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Sweet Peach of a Sunday!

Good Sunday Morning!

This Sunday I am a featured subscriber in the Sweet Peach Crop Shop's Anniversary Celebration!  
Corrie asked if I would want to be a blog contributor today for her and Sweet Peach and I said "YES!"  I've been adoring her kits for quite some time now and simply love what is offered each and every month.

This month I was lucky enough to get my kits, the Sweet Kit, Embellie Add-on, and the Fabulous Anniversary kit, early so I could play with them for the Sweet Peach Blog.  I have been creating with them since they arrived and here are a few of my creations.

I feel Pretty Layout - featuring the Sweet kit and the embellie add-on.  I did supplement with a few other products.
Oh Hai! Layout - featuring the Anniversary Kit

My Shoe-per Star Layout - featuring the Anniversary kit and a few other goodies from my stash.
The blog post at Sweet Peach is HERE!  You can learn a few fun things about me over there!

Thanks for sharing in my Fun-day Sunday at Sweet Peach and also in their Anniversary Celebration!  Have a wonderful Sunday!!

All my best, 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April's Scraptacular!

It's April Kit time at Scraptacular!!
This month features the Echo Park "Playground" line.  The colors are FAB and the papers are so cheery and, well, playful!  I had a blast creating these layouts with the kit. 

Thanks for looking!
Have a great afternoon! :)

What's Scrapping ~ Saturday Sketch for 4/2/11!

Here's this week's sketch!  I apologize for the clarity.  I had a small run in with my scanner and well, it won right now.  Anyway, here it is!

And here's my LO!  That's my Cleo begging at the back door to some in.  Silly cat Loves outside, but not the cold.  
Be sure to go check out the rest of What's Scrapping for other fun inspiration and scrappy goodness!

Have a great Saturday!