Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Mist Inventory!

On the Studio Calico blog, I'd seen someone (I think Maggie Holmes??) post about their mist inventory. They just took some white cardstock and sprayed on different sections and wrote the name down after. It looked very functional but not very pretty. (Well, the colors were scrumptious!!!)

Anyway, it got me thinking. Monday, when I had some scrappin' time and very little Mojo I decided to put my idea into action.

I punched out a bunch of white cardstock with my EK Success Realtor Sign punch and then sprayed each one with a different colored mist.

After they dried, I punched a hole in the top (the lightest sprayed end) and wrote the company and color name on the back. I used black cardstock for my white mists and my trusty Signo Uni-ball pen in white to write the names.

I also thought ahead and punched out a bunch of extras so that when I add to my collection, I'll only have to spray and write and not dig everything else out again. (Now, that's using your noggin', Er!)

So, that's my pretty, new, functional mist inventory! In ROY G BIV order, right Joscie??? ;)

Edited to add: It was Maggie Holmes and here's her post!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Guess What???

I cut my hair!!!

I'm donating my ex-mop to Beautiful Lengths (kind of like Locks of Love but more geared towards cancer patients). Well, as soon as I can get the kids and I to the post office.

It's a good thing hair doesn't go bad! Hee!

I actually really love my "grown up" hair. I also love calling it my "gown up hair" as I'm skipping towards my brother and cousin at the movie theater.

My hair may have grown up but that's as far as it got! ;)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dress Pattern Flower Tutorial

Here's a tutorial for the flowers I made using the dress pattern that came in my April Dixie Pieces kit.

The supplies you'll need from the kit are the buttons, a scrap of cardstock and your dress pattern. You'll also need adhesive and a small circle punch, mine just happens to have a funky edge, you could also use one with a scalloped edge.
First up, punch a circle out of your scrap of cardstock. It really doesn't matter which color you choose as we will be covering it up. This is just our base to work on. Then, cover the base with adhesive. I left the middle empty because we'll be using a different kind of adhesive in the center of the flower. Next, fold up your pattern and punch through multiple layers of it.

I folded mine a ton and with only two punches had enough circles to complete my flower.

Now, we are going to scrunch of one of the circles. I folded mine loosely in half and then when I went to fold it in half again, rolled it a bit.

Adhere your scrunched pattern petal to the edge of your base circle.

Continue building your flower, petal by petal.

When you are finished it should look something like this.

Now, find a button that covers the cardstock that is showing in the middle and adhere it using a glue dot or two.

Fluff up the edges and you are finished!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and here the projects I made using this technique.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask away!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Audrey's Tutu Sweet Birthday Party! ***The Event!!!***

Please excuse the unedited pics. I decided to post as is or I'll never get them up! So here they are, crappy light and wonky colors and all!

Audrey really got into the theme of her dress-up party because she had a ton of wardrobe changes! This was her first outfit of the day. :)

The little nut with her grandpa.

A bit excited.
Our guests.

Mickey & Ellie get in on the hijinks.
Opening the first card.

Liking it already!

Asking grandma to "open?".

Moving on.

Fabric paper dolls made by grandma!

An awesome book from Uncle Doug.

Ooooh, what's this?

I think we see where this is headed.

Wardrobe change! Dress up stuff from brother.

Brother is helping.

Guess what's next?

Wardrobe change!

Blowing out candles all by herself!

Lovin' the cupcake!

A late arrival means...more presents! :)

Quietly enjoying another cupcake with brother.

After the party, playing with the new dolls.

All in all, it was a succesful party. The food was eaten, the guests had fun and Miss Thing really enjoyed herself and loved all her presents.

Now, if I could just get the thank yous done!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Super Scrappy Weekend!!!

This last weekend was the Stash Your Cash crop at Dixie Pieces so I told my hubby I was scrappin' all weekend! I busted my tuckus cleaning the house so I could let it all go this weekend and just scrap and be with the kids. :) Such a great weekend and sooooo productive!!

I made four cards...

Two tags...

I altered a frame (I'll post a little more info about this later)...

A two-page layout (that I subbed so I can't share it yet) and four one page layouts!!!

I also participated in My Scrapbook Nook's Spring Fever Crop and I was actually able to complete all 10 challenges within the deadline! Whee! I hope you had an awesome weekend, too! :)