Sunday, February 22, 2009

I scrapbooked my guitar!

I've always wanted to go artistic on a guitar. I found one cheap at a yard sale that was pretty beat up, with scratches etc. I thought it would be perfect for this project. I wish I had taken pictures of it before I started, but at least I have the after views. I spray painted the top white, inked the edges with brown stazon and stamped turquoise stazon swirls. I put on a few DaisyD's rubons and sprayed it with clear laquer. Now I have a very swirly, girly piece of music equipment that my family likes to tease me about. Secretly they want theirs done too. LOL.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Here is a pocket card I made not too long ago. When you touch the letters b,o,y the stars bounce, shake, and rattle. It was a lot of fun.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day -my valentine projects

Here is a Valentine tag I made for the Legacy Scrapbooking and We Are Memory Keepers online Valentine Challenge . I think it turned out pretty cute! A lot of fun!
Next is a candy box made from 2 small canvas panels. I used the We Are Memory Keepers paper line and a few other odds and ends I had laying about. I plan to fill it with Hershey's kisses today.A pic of the inside of the box.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Peanut Butter Brownie Bars Recipe Published

As I forgot to post this before my Peanut Butter Brownie Bars recipe was published in the new book... Paper Crafts Gourmet. It's a very well made book with tons of great recipes. Each recipe features 2 awesome paper craft projects. I got mine in the mail. I was delighted! You can get your own copy here...

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The Incredible Shrinking Woman-Part 2!

Ok, last night I had one of those moments of happy disbelief that only comes to a woman when she's been a big gal all her life and she truly reallizes she is getting smaller after so much struggle. After I went to the store and tried on all those jeans yesterday and bought them believing that I was now 2 pant sizes smaller I was in for a shocker of a night. After work I went to pick up my daughter from school and while sitting in the car waiting for her to come out I was looking at the jeans I bought. I pulled one pair from the bag and saw that it was a size 16 (I started out as a size 22 then bought sz 20 night before last, tried them on, too big, went back to the store tried more on, sz 18, was extatic that I was 2 pant size smaller, woo-hoo) now I'm looking at these jeans thinking I bought one pair the wrong size and that I'll have to give them to my daughter cause I grabbed the wrong ones. We go home, I grab a pair from the bag realize they are the sz 16, went to trade with my daughter and realize they are both sz 16. Now how did that happen? I know I bought a pair of sz 18, how did I end up with 2 sz 16. I'm thinking I have to go back to the store again, then I decided to try a pair on and what do you know, I was trying on sz 16 the whole time yesterday morning thinking I was trying on sz 18 jeans. So what this slowly came to mean was that I have now, in 1 month, gone down 3, count them, THREE pant sizes! Holy Crap! The last time I wore a sz 16 jeans I was in Jr High school. The last time I wore 18s I was in High School, I'm 34 now. Holy Crap! I thought I would lose some weight with Special K cereals but not this kind of weight. WOW! I'm not exercising yet, though I plan to, I just stopped drinking pop, and started drinking skim milk instead of whole. (I'm a milk junkie) And so far that is working for me. And with Special K snacks it's not that hard to stick to it, so I think I can keep going. And boy what an incentive, smaller pants!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Incredible Shrinking Woman!

Ok, so maybe not incredible but definately shrinking! I've been on a Special K diet for about a month now. I haven't been weighing myself or exercising but I have been paying close attention to what and how much I'm eating. Apparently that's enough for now because my jeans are getting loose. I went to buy the next size down last night, brought them home and they were too big too. So naturally I thought it was just the style I bought, cause some are bigger than others, and I went to return them this morning. I tried on a lot of jeans this morning and have come to the conclusion that I am indeed shrinking because I am now two pant sizes smaller! Oh Yeah! Nothing will keep you on track with your diet than fitting into smaller clothes, LOL. Can't wait to see what my next smaller pair of jeans will look like!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A ton of ice and turmoil! This is the view from our back deck last week during the ice storm in NW Arkansas. We got hit pretty bad. Most of the trees in our yard lost their tops and many MANY branches. Ice was an inch and a half thick on everything, on tree limbs, car windsheilds, streets, even on single blades of grass making them look like strange coral from the depths of the ocean. Walking across the yard was a trip. There were all these strange stalagmights growing up from the ground so that you could imagine yourself walking across the surface of a strange planet. We woke up Tuesday morning with no power, Tuesday we decided to go stay at a hotel only there was a little hitch, we were trapped. We have three driveways that wind their way down to our house in the woods, which is about an acre from the road, and all three were covered with fallen trees and branches, so we just weathered out the storm at home. The kids "camped out" in the living room and we closed off the other rooms of the house to conserve heat. Every few hours we got up and turned the oven on for a little bit to warm it up in the kitchen/living room (thank goodness we had a gas stove) Then we would turn it off (no need to risk carbon monoxide) and went to bed until we woke up cold again. It really wasn't TOO bad. We didn't freeze. The next day we spent ALL day hacking and cutting the trees and branches from one of the driveways and finally made it out to town. We had to get a battery for our cell phone because it wouldn't hold a charge anymore, oh and a car charger for it as the power was out to the house. When we got home the power was on, YEAH! For the rest of the week power was off and on and off again. Glad that mess is over with, wait did I say over? We have so much brush to clean up it will take us a year to get it all done. UGGGHHH! On a happy note, we won't have to cut so much as a stick for the cookout fire on the 4th of July this year or any year here after, LOL.

Yellow & Gray Challenge #2 Moxie Fab World

Ok, this has been too much fun! I've really enjoyed this challenge.
Here is my second project using colors I NEVER would have tried on my own, Yellow & Gray for the Moxie Fab World Challenge. Nifty! A bright cheery little gift box. I think I'll give it to my best friends mom who is in the hospital this week. Now for the hard part, deciding what to put in the box, Get better Mary!

Friday, February 6, 2009



After surviving the ice storm we had last week (destruction everywhere) I needed a little pick-me-up. When I saw the Yellow and Gray Challenge on the Moxie Fab World Blog (Paper Crafts Magazine Group) I knew I had found the way. Normally I wouldn't touch this color combo with a ten foot pole and I very selfom use yellow on my pages so this really was a new challenge for me. I am very pleased with the end result. I've got a cheery little wall hanging to brighten my dullest winter day. Thanks for the inspiration.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Paper Crafts Magazine 5th Birthday Prize Winner!

I'm so excited! I just found out that I won the Paper Crafts Magazine 5th Birthday prize pack! Not sure what all will be included so I can't wait to find out. Lots of fun little goodies to include in my scrapbook pages and altered projects. If you haven't seen the new Paper Crafts blog yet you gotta check it out.

They've got some great challenges, fun ideas, new products, and prize drawings. I won by just posting a comment on their blog. The folks at Paper Crafts really know their stuff. Thanks a bunch to them and Happy 5th Birthday!

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