Saturday, June 28, 2008

Its Official

I'm a new consultant for Close To My Heart. I took the plunge and signed up. I received my "kit" yesterday evening and will spend the weekend going through it. Hopefully I will have a website by next week. I'm looking forward to learning about the products and then teaching what I love to others.

Otherwise, things on the home front are quiet. I completed a couple of pages in the last few weeks, one for an online contest and another for my husband's book. I will try to post pictures soon.

Have a great weekend and let me know if you need any CTMH products. Check back soon for the web address.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Make Your Own Shimmer Mist

Found this while surfing around. Its from a lady named Beth. Thanks Beth for the great recipe.

Make Your Own Slimmer Mist.

To make the spray, get a small spray bottle.

Add to it: 1/4 teaspoon Perfect Pearls
1 ounce water
reinker - depends on how intense you want it. About 10 drops is a good place to start.
Shake well and spray on your project.

Of course, how close you are to the project when you spray will determine the amount of coverage and wetness. You do not have to measure the ingredients exactly. A popsicle stick works well too as a spoon/scoop. It is important to use Perfect Pearls and NOT Pearl-Ex. Perfect Pearls has a binding agent in it and it will “stick” to your project. Pearl-Ex will fall off your project after the water dries unless you use the alternate recipe…..

Alternate method:Get a travel size bottle of Hair Spray and add Pearl-Ex and reinker to it. Shake well and you are good to go.

Some combinations to try:

A light yellow re-inker with gold or bronze Perfect Pearls
A green re-inker with gold PP
Burgundy re-inker with gold PP

Hope this helps someone out there....

And thanks again to Beth for sharing the original post....

Friday, June 13, 2008

Results of Cropping in the 60s

I had an absolutely fabulous time at "Croppin in the 60s" last weekend. I had never been to a large mega crop before and loved every minute. I met some wonderful ladies that I can now call friends from Shreveport, New Orleans, Mississippi and East Texas. I was able to get a lot of pages done but now know that I need page kits prepared to get even more done.

Here are a few pages I did....

This page is part of my husband's book. Its a picture of him at the camp in Toledo Bend during the late 80's. I know its hard to see, but I used silver thread for fishing line.

This is another page in his book. Its his first date. The Journaling reads:

Who: Russell and Shirley
What: Russell's First Date
When: April 1964.
Where: Rayne, Louisiana

Funny thing about this layout is he is going on his first date and I'm only 4 years old.

This layout is my favorite, however, Im stuck on what to title it. Its pictures of my husband's hands. I love his hands, so gentle. He is holding hands with the grandbaby and the other he is patting the grandbaby's bottom as he napped.

Someone help me with a title. If your title is chosen, I will send you some scissor jewelry. So, leave me a commend with a title and your email address and I will chose one I like.

You have until next Wednesday, June, 18th to inspire me with a title.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My first ATC

Here is my very first ATC. I signed up for an ATC swap and this is what I am turning in. I wanted something that would reflect who I am. The Fleur de lis symbolizes Acadiana, which is where I live. I know its hard to see, but the Fleur de lis is embossed with a glittery embossing powder from Ranger Industries. Its is gold in color but has irredescent flakes of glitter. I first stamped the image with black ink on brown cardstock, then stamped over the image with versamark and embossed. The title was computer generated and printed directly on the cards, I created text boxes in the size I needed then cut them out. I think I got 8 on a page.
I leave for Croppin in the 60's tomorrow. I will try to scan and post all the ACT I receive next week.
Here is a link to Croppin in the 60's