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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Make and Take

This weekend we had a fun make and take using the butterfly from the one of the new cartridge releases for today, Tablescapes, Spring and Summer.  I added to it some ink, glimmer mist, ribbon, brads, and flower to jazz it up a bit!  

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shawnee Kansas Crop - I'm back!

Back from the crop in Shawnee and I had a great time getting to know the wonderful ladies that were there AND I was able to get a lot done.  I can't post all my projects here - not yet anyway, but will post a couple of the layouts I finished!

Here we are at The Scrapbook Page and it was an amazing store!  I would love to go back there sometime!  

I finally finished one of my winter 2011 layouts.  I had a lot of fun combining 2 sheets of paper to make this one geometric sheet.   I used Winter Frolic for the snow angel, Carousel for the banner and I can't recall the font I used at this point.

Finished up the Play-Doh layout.  These were all during the 2011 blizzard.  We were stuck in the house being creative so we made our own purple glitter playdoh with a flour recipe.  I used Hoot N Holler, Zoo Day, Cupcake, and my new Cuttlebug emboss/cut in one letter folder for the HOMEMADE part of it.  

Homemade Glitter Play-Dough

1 cup salt
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons cream of tartar (I bought mine from a bulk bin at the organic store, but you can buy it at most grocery stores)
2 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
food coloring
In a medium saucepan, off the heat, combine the salt, flour, and cream of tartar.  Stir in water and vegetable oil.
Heat and stir over low heat until the mixture becomes a cohesive mass, like gluey mashed potatoes.  Let cool for a few minutes, then turn out onto a counter and knead until smooth.
Knead in food coloring and glitter as desired.  Store in an airtight container or plastic bag.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Crop next weekend

One thing I'm excited about is the crop in Shawnee, KS next weekend. It's been so long since I've had my crafting mojo. Disappointment in my Gypsy being out of service for a month (again) a busy school year, and lack of friends to craft with has really got me down. I am really looking forward to a weekend to scrap, chat, relax, and find my drive that has carried me these years. I need something really good to perk me up and get me going again! Here's hoping for the best! Working on my calling cards now, so I will post those when I get them done!