April 26, 2007

I've Been Tagged!!!

It has finally caught up with me. This game of blog tagging. Thanks to my wonderful sister Francine I have been tagged. :-) So here goes.

7 Random Facts or Habits About Me
* All the hangers in my closet are white and they all face the same way
* I can't scrap if my area is too messy or disorganized
* I still have sheets of Club Scrap stamps to mount. I was a member in 2005 :-O
* I an semi-vegetarian. I have not eaten chicken or meat in almost 15 years - no reason other than I just don't like it.
* I finally found the perfect storage that works for me to store my foam stamps after trying various things for the last couple years.
* I worry that people think I am strange when I pull out my camera and take pictures of ramdom stuff (LOL)
* I am a huge procrastinator but I do my best work under pressure.

I am going to pass the fun onto:


April 15, 2007

Once upon a time...

I finally finished my first assignment for the class When I grow up that I taking from Shimelle. We were asked to write our own children's stroy about one of the things we wanted to be when we grew up. Here is my little book that I did for this assignment.
The story reads:
Once upon a time on an island paradise far far away (well not that far) there lived a little girl who dreamt of becoming an Air Hostess, as this is what Flight Attendants were know as during the era this little girl lived.

Although the little girl had flown from the time she was two years old it was not until she was around seven when she flew on Air Canada to visit her aunts and uncles in Toronto that her dream of becoming an Air Hostess was born. She just fell in love with how glamorous the life seemed. The little girl dreamt of jet setting from city to city, country to country, and continent to continent. How fun that would be she thought. She would lie awake at night imagining herself hurrying through the airport pulling her carryon luggage behind her in her smart Air Hostess uniform looking forward to her next world wide adventure.

Unfortunately as time went on the little girl found out that in times of crisis or problems the Air Hostess was the last to leave the plane and slowly the job did not seem as glamorous as she once thought it was. So she decided that she would just have to see the world as a passenger instead.

The End

I used Sassafraslass patterned paper, Bazzill Bling cardstock and Purple Onion stamps from my Self Addressed Kit; Sugarloaf, Inkadinkado, Rubber Stampede, and My Sentiments Exactly stamps; Ranger Archival and Colorbox Chalk inks; Royal & Langnickle rubons; Wal Mart ric rac; Junkitz stickers; Signo Uniball pens; Microsoft Clipart; postage stamps from skyblyepink.com; and unknown ribbon, shrink plastic flowers, eyelets, and stickers.

April 13, 2007

Baby Shower Stuff

I went to one of my very good friend’s baby shower today. Lots of fun!! Here is the gift bag that I decorated to hold her gift and the matching card. The bag was a plain white one that I got at Target. I used Making Memories patterned paper and textured tape, Provo Craft chipboard letters and stamped with some foam stamps that I had using Ranger Sea Shell ink and then embossed with clear Ranger Embossing Powder.

Card has Making Memories patterned paper and textured tape. I trimmed the edge of the front with deco scissors and punched holes with my Crop-a-dile (love this tool). Ribbon was then threaded through the holes. Those cute metal tiles I got at my LSS and they were attached with eyelets. Congratulations and Celebration were stamped in Ranger Sea Shell ink for a subtle look.

Everyone loved the bag and the matching card at the shower today so I was very happy

April 7, 2007

Altered Easter Eggs

I am one of the Inkling Moderators on the yahoo group RangerInkLink since last July. Here is the latest how-to that I did for the group. The idea came to me when I was in CVS and I saw the plastic eggs and the cermaic egg cups that they would be perfect to alter for my table for Easter.

Easter Eggs a la Ranger

Ranger Adirondack Dabbers
Ranger Stickles
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Perfect Medium
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Range Perfect Pearls Brushes
Plastic Eggs
Egg Cups/holders (optional)
Sand Paper or Acrylic Gesso
Foam brushes
Ric Rac

Using sand paper, sand plastic eggs to create a rough surface for the paint to adhere to. Alternatively use a very thin layer of acrylic gesso to cover the surface of the plastic eggs.

Use Adirondack Dabbers to “paint” the eggs the color of your choice. Let dry completely. Using a foam brush apply a thin layer of Glossy Accents over the paint to give them a sheen. To add sparkle dab eggs with Perfect Medium and then dust on Perfect Pearls (Perfect Sparkle used for this project).

To decorate add ric rac around the middle (seam) of the eggs. Paint ric rac if needed with Acrylic Dabbers to match the color of the eggs. Use Stickles to hand draw patterns onto the eggs. Let dry completely. Enhance the design with rhinestones. Decorate egg holders with Stickles and ric rac. Put eggs into holders and display.
Happy Easter!!!