My first mixed media burlap canvas and dang proud of it!

I bought this canvas @ TJ Maxx knowing that I must make something spectacular out of it for Lynne (boyfriend’s mother).  I really wanted to push myself to start using mixed media so I scrounged up all my coupons and bought some supplies (no one should pay full price if they can help it right?).  Actually I didn’t need a coupon for the modeling paste, the clerk @ Aaron Brothers gave me a 50% discount anyway!!  He took pity on me hahaha. I was also set on using the latest of the coveted papers released by Prima: ROMANCE NOVEL.  This line is so inspiring, the colors and designs are easy on the eyes.
I can truly say that I am proud of this latest creation I managed to crank out in 2 nights.  Well night 2 was more like adding finishing touches and taking lots of pictures and filming the project.  You’d never guess where I filmed this…lol.  Took a lot of rearranging, but the kitchen has the best lighting of all the areas.  I don’t plan on posting a video on this until after I give this to Lynne because she does follow me on youtube so that would totally ruin the surprise.  So for now it’s just pictures on my blog because she doesn’t know about it yet.  Actually not many people know about this blog because I forget I have one and I don’t mention it in my videos.  I will have to do a better job for sure on getting more traffic here.  I think I’ve rambled enough and now it is time for a cornucopia of pictures YaayyY! =D

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Hot glue drama behind the frame creation

As most of you all may have seen, I altered a frame for a good friend.  I’d like a rant about the hot glue drama I had, a behind the scene of sorts lol.  I mean, don’t you experience some sort of small road block from time to time when you are working on something special??  So I got my frame and embellishments in front of me as well as my trusty glue gun.  Plug glue gun in and wait…come to find out that the glue has melted all over the inside of the gun.  I don’t know what made me think that a new glue stick would fix the problem but I went through all my bags looking for my glue sticks and they were no where to be found.  A future post of my problematic storage solution will arise with possible pics.  So I bust out the tacky glue and glossy accents.  They took way too long to dry and could not work with them as my embellishments were drooping as I held the frame up!  Anyway, I decided to pick up a new pack of glue sticks on my way to work and then work on the project the next day.  Next day comes, new glue sticks are not working!!  The glue gun is as good as gone.  So I make a short trip to a local craft store and get one of those small inexpensive Sure Bonders.  After that, all was good in my world of adhesives and merrily glued to my heart’s content.  But I was wondering; I don’t use my glue gun all that much… how could this happen!? And WTH happened to my first pack of glue sticks =(  I checked everywhere 3 times!!   Anyway, I hope I have better luck with this new one.  As of now I still have a nice mess on the dinner table with my glue sticks out where I can see them and it’s (the mess and glue sticks) have been there for 3 days.

Here is a video with detailed pics finally!  Just had to get that off my chest.

 

I finally got off my a$$ and did some crafting…

Self explanatory title and very true.  I decided to join a swap just so I can create something.  Without a deadline, I would not bother finishing anything.  I have a couple of mini albums I started for myself but never finished!  One day…one day…  Anyway, I joined a shabby chic dress form swap @minialbumscraps.ning.com just because it sounded easy and it was my favorite theme.  I’m also excited to see the dress forms I get back!  That’s the exciting aspect about swaps, the surprise!   Check out the video below the photos for more details.  I hope you all enjoy❤

Some of the supplies used were: Tim Holtz sewing room die, distress inks in Vintage Photo and Victorian velvet, vintage music sheets, seam binding, tulle, lace, fabric, fused pearl beads, pearl sprays, skeleton leaves, rosette trim, sookwang tape, tacky glue, glimmer mist in marshmallow, chipboard, flower.
To make the info cards I used: sizzix label frame die, french book pages, distress ink in vintage photo, antique white acrylic paint, memento ink in rich cocao, eyes stamp.

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Prima warehouse sale and giveaway!

So I decided to drive all the way to Chino for the prima warehouse sale this past Friday and I gotta say that it was worth it.  I got to buy some goodies for my scrappy bff Van (yes same name!) who loves in Portland, OR, got a few flowers for my boyfriend’s mother for mother’s day, and decided to get some things for my 100 youtube subscribers giveaway.  I ended up getting a little sun burned because the sale was held in the parking lot but they did have some tents and bottled water available so I lived LOL.  I can definitely say though that this sale was better than the last one held late last year.  I am totally going back to the one later this year!  I still need to use up the stuff from last years sale! HAHAHA  I’ve quickly learned that this hobby has gotten me into some bad tendencies such as hoarding and buying more than I use!  I keep telling myself that I will avoid all crafty places but I happen to work in a scrapbooking store!  Wish me luck!

Anyway, check out the video for my haul and rules to the giveaway!!!

Mother’s Day Easel Cards

Hey everyone and welcome back.  Hope everyone had a great mother’s day this past weekend!  I wanted to make a couple of simple cards for my mom and my boyfriend’s mom but if you really knew me, simple is never an option!  I somehow ended up with cards that took me all night to make but turned out beautiful!  I am very proud of them and know that they would love them…and they did =)

I used Bazzil cardstock, Graphic 45 domestic goddess paper collection, Echo park dots and stripes, various buttons, vines from Michaels, flowers I got from downtown LA, Lindy’s stamp gang starburst sprays, vintage laces, want 2 scrap bling, and tim holtz hanger.  I distressed the edges of the polka dot paper with my finger nail and inked the edges with distress ink in vintage photo.  My adhesive of choice is sookwang double sided tape and hot glue.  Stick pin made with decorative head pin from michaels and various pearls, crystals, and bead spacers.

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Tea for 2 mini

Hey fellow crafties!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  I sure did!  I got to give this mini album away to my good friend Van.  We decided to do a mini album swap after our first swap together.  I was so glad she liked it, even her hubby liked it!  I hope you enjoy too!

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Welcome!!

Hi and welcome to my crafty/maybe personal blog. I created this blog to showcase my creations, share mishaps in my crafty journey, or maybe just blab about the great deal I got at Joanns on buttons lol. Maybe I’ll even show you how I’ve made a tripod with a box of oatmeal and tape (ghetto camera setup). I’m not gonna admit that it’s ghetto gone wrong because it worked out but it is ghetto lol. Luckly my boyfriend’s mother let me borrow her tripod so no more ghetto! YAY!!

Anyway, today was my first day on the job at Remember When Scrapbooking and I love it! I feel very lucky to have landed this 2nd job because who doesn’t need the money right?? I’m hoping I can keep a good hold on my purse strings and not blow my money in there. Just stare at the stuff and hope I get sick of it and not buy it…hahaha…a very big HAHAHA.

I’m currently working on a mini album and hopefully I can finish it up soon so I can post some pics and a video of it.

I hope you all take care and have a good night/day depending where you are =)