Sunday, September 13, 2009

recipe for glimmery mist

Take any pump style hair spray (got mine at Dollar Store) - pour into a mini mister bottle ( I got mine at Walmart for 97 cents in the toiletries aisle - by the trial sizes) fill the rest of the bottle with water. Add a 1/8 teaspoon of perfect pearls or pearl ex (I used gold) and about 10 drops of re-inker in the color of your choice. (Stampin Up is what I used). Shake well. Spray onto item you want to color - let dry, usually overnight - may help it along w/ a blow dryer on low.

Variations - I have also heard that others have used alcohol inks instead of the re-inkers. Also others have substituted rubbing alcohol for the hair spray.
I figure any way you make it it has to be less expensive than the brand name which sells for around $7 for the same size!

Experiment and Enjoy.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Here is the latest LO I have beautiful grand niece Leah.... a close up of the butterfly I made
a close up of the title - hand cut letters, inked then sanded down

homemade glimmer mist on flowers

I even used my Pixie!
the paper I used was Basic Grey - not sure of the collection but thought it was sophisticated yet suitable for a baby girl

more Halloween cards

here are more Halloween cards - most of the paper is from DCWV stacks - if you want to know anything else - ask me!

I love them all but don't really know anyone to send them too so off to the soldiers they go!!

and still MORE cards!!

I think I'm a card making machine lately - I haven't scrapped in ages but, man I have pumped out the cards. This first one is an anniversary card I made for my sister and brother in law. I used some lovely Anna Griffin ribbon that I was RAK'd. The background paper is Magnolia Moon (ran it thru the cuttlebug) with some non descript purple cardstock (also ran it thru the cuttlebug - Swiss Dots this time) the couple is a clear stamp - I think its an Inkadinkadoo. This card was created to accompany the 30 cards I made for the CFS challenge this month - I like to make a little Thank you card for Pat Sugg whom I mail my completed cards to . The background paper is DCWV summer fun in the sun glitter stack the bird is a clear stamp that someone got for me, I think it was my NSSS Sara. Anyhoo I colored with bic markers and threw on a couple acrylic flowers and dots as accents.
This card was for my brother in law Dan's birthday - paper is Cosmo Cricket. Really not my style paper and I would NOT have bought it but it came in a pack from the Q that I just had to have!

This is Lindsey's birthday card, not sure of the origin of the paper, the orange circle is Co'ordinations with a Snag 'Em stamp of a chick because, well, she's my littlest chick!!

And I made a matching gift bag....because I am that good of an Auntie!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

100 CARTS!!

As most of you know I love the cricut from ProvoCraft (and the message board even more!)

In celebration of this great accomplishment they are giving away 100 cartridges over then next 5 weeks ...

Here is a link for the info for the 100th cart created...Winter Woodland...definitely on my wish list! Come join the fun!

Monday, September 7, 2009

more cards

I made these two cards to thank my co-workers that covered for me while I was on my 2 week vacation.
This card was for Zack and Emily congratulating them on the birth of their baby girl, Leah. Zack commented that the ruffle was "like a curtain" just don't get it...

One of my NSSS Avra was having a rough time of things so we all sent her some cards to cheer her up.

This card was made from a recycled image from an old SU stamp camp - the original card had the dress on a green background- it was hideous... I like this subtle glimmer of the cream paper and ribbon much better... this card was for SarahL whom I drew as a winner when I hosted the weekly challenge.

I really enjoy making all these cards - just wish I didn't have to work so I would have more time to play!

Birthday cards

The end of August and beginning of September is always a busy time for birthdays for me so I have been really busy making cards.

This is one for my sister in law Kim - I used a stamped image that I got in an image swap.

This was for Jane, used the cuttlebug for the background, some skittles and a house mouse stamped image from the swap. I colored with markers as I really can not figure out the copic or gamsol technique.

This card was for a friend of Chuck's whose daughters were throwing him a surprise birthday party...yep, he was 70. DCWV school stack paper, On Board chipboard from SU.

I can not figure out how to get my pictures in order yet...this is a close up of the star I made for Kaytlyn's 10th birthday... I punched the SU large star 5 times with white card stock, then 2 times with the glitter paper then layered...used MS gold glitter marker on the edges.

There is Kayt's card.... I used the K&Co paper that my NSSS Sara sent me.. the butterfly and puffy flowers are coordinating embellishments. The Happy Birthday cuttlebug embossing folder was used and I chalked in "Happy Birthday".

This is Ryan's birthday card, DCVW paper and the SU large star punch. The Celebrate in the white glittery circle is from a Studio G clear stamp set from Michael's, have no clue what series.

This was a quick card I threw together to accompany Kaytlyn's gift for her birthday party; yes its' her second card for the same birthday. You can't just give a present without a card! Specially when the recipient thinks "Aunt Juju makes the best cards!" I used Magnolia Moon background paper (the card is SU kraft card stock) and a stamp from Joann's.

This is Lindsey's card that accompanied her present (the girls had a dual birthday party this year - much easier on the adults!) - SU kraft card stock for the base, DCWV Nana's kids for the background, a chick die cut from Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts that I picked up on clearance, and the corners are a clear stamp, not sure where it came from or what manufacturer.