Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I'm On a design Team

The Announcement has been made . I am On a great Design team for

I am so excited to have been chosen to be a part of the Design team for Glue Paper Scissors ( check it out on the right side of my Blog for the link). It is such a honor to work along side such talented Ladies. I am excited to start the new challenges and get to know some wonderful people .
I have admired Ms dee and MyraB, blogs and work for a while. imagine my excitement when I was chosen to be a part of this wonderful challenge Blog. It is a very cool site. Challenges, and prizes be sure to sign up to follow and see all the wonderful ideas.

So New things are in store for me in the New year .Looking forward to a Fun and Creative year.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Glass Etch Nativity

So this is what has kept me busy this week.

Please excuse my mess behind some of the pictures and there is a line going across the one picture not sure why I will come back and edit with better pictures
I have to say this Is not my original Idea . a Friend Shared this project with me and she was taught by someone else

Supplies used
10 x18 piece of Glass edges polished so not sharp.
Clear Contact paper 10x 18 piece
Exacto knife ( or similar knife I got mine at lowes)
Glass etch Cream  I used Armour etch ( used a coupon at micheals)
sponge brush
2x4 with 1/2 inch grrove cut down middle
Black acrylic paint

You first stick the contact to the front of the glass sticking down carefully so No bubbles
Then tape stencil or template behind glass .
You then cut away the areas of the contact paper that you want etched. With the black template behind .I cut away all the Black parts then peeled them off.
Then spread cream on the glass following manufacturers instructions.
Just remember this is a acid like chemical use in a well ventilated area . I use a sponge brush, although you should really wear Gloves I guess . I don't as the sponge brush keeps it away from my skin. I then leave My glass etch cream on for about 20 mins. I think it actually works in about 5 But I just leave it on for longer just in case.
Then peel off pattern from back of glass,
Then rinse Cream off under running water, then peel off remains of contact paper clean glass well and you are done with the etching.
Then paint 2x4 base Black then when dry Brush with varnish of your choice.
The cutting out of the contact paper to make the stencil does take awhile.takes me an hour , and if you start it while your standing you need to finish it while your standing. and the same If you start it while sitting finish it sitting. as It changes your view or angle on the glass. It is not hard to do just like tracing really but with a Knife. and you don't have to press real hard as the contact paper is really thin.

But I love the results I am already thing about other images, or sayings I can etch.

I already have orders for these for next Christmas. At least I have a whole year to get them done !
Contact me if you are interested. But in interest of my sanity I can't make them by this Christmas sorry LOL

Merry Christmas

Hi sorry I haven't updated my Blog lately. I have been busy making gifts. and Its killing me that I can't post pictures of some of them yet. as I want them to be a surprise for friends.

I am so Excited for my Son to be coming home from His Military training for Christmas. Although he does have to go back out till March

I'm realising Christmas is changing so much from When My kids were small. But I am enjoying them as Young adults now . So I am looking forward to spending time with them this coming couple of weeks.Traditions May change. But then New ones start. One thing I can share is some picures of some glass etch Nativitys I have been working on. I love Nativitys and collect them when I see them. And love the spirit they bring to this season. It helps us to enjoy the true meaning of christmas.
I went to one of My Best friends houses for a few days last week , and we worked on a wonderful project together. And My Husband was even impressed and said they would make a great gift. So in my insanity I said yes and made 4 of them in a week! details to follow.........

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Surival Kits Gifts

I made up these gifts for my Secret Sister. Hi Jocelyn
One was a wrapping surviavl kit I cut a little door in the back of a 2 litre soda bottle decorated the bottle . filled it with Bows Tape, Tags and Chocolate Of course. and It's a wrapping survival kit

So now she can enjoy some chocolate that is hidden in this bottle behind the bows etc

This is the door in the back

I also made a Shopping survival kit It includes
Chocolate, ( of Course)
Hand Sanitizer Personalised with rub-ons
Christmas shopping list and mine clip board
And a Pedicure set to pamper those feet after a long day shopping

Close up of shopping list / clip board. the story behind this mini clip board is It started out as a plain red mini clip board with High school musical note book attached.Which I bought on sale for a whole 49 cents! so I took of the high school musical note book and added my own. and a little pen holder

Close up of Hand sanitizer. i took off the label and added rub-ons and initials then she can refill it and carry it in her purse

Sorry Its been so long and I haven't posted . just been Busy with Christmas Prep.
This is the second year I have organized and hosted a 12 days of Christmas Secret Sister exchange. We had a blast at Our reveal party I will post some pictures of the gift ideas when I get them.
Here are a couple of things that I made for My secret sister

This is a Bed warmer ( it is folded in half ) It has an inner pillow filled with feed corn then a removable cover to wash

This is the bed warmer unfolded and I made a little eye pillow too same concept although the eye pillow is filled with Flax seed and lavender can be cooled in freezer or heated for 30 seconds in the microwave.

Here's the directions for the bed warmer