Thursday, December 24, 2009

"Remember George: No man is a failure who has friends"

Merry Christmas Everyone

Monday, December 21, 2009

Part 2 of Make Mom Cry for Christmas

I found this image in a card my brother and I made for some family member.

My favorite picture of me and my brother

I believe this is Easter, really I just use it because that hairdo of my mom's cracks me up. She's on the far right.

Again all about the hair. Dont you think by cousin on the left looks like Susan Day back in the day of the Partridge Family?

And finally I had to end on my Christmas Puppy Strangulation photo, it's a family favorite.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bind It All

I purchased a Bind It All a few months and of course stared at it for a few months. But I just lost my job this week, and we all know what happens when unemployment occurs around the holidays, homemade gifts! *insert groan here*

I made a book for my mom. I also made one for my cousin with her pets, but neglected to take pictures before I wrapped it up so I'll have to get some pictures after she opens it.

I'll just spread out the pages in the next few posts, cause I know the excitement will kill you. Hee.

I have this fabulous handmade paper that I simply adore. You know the kind of item that you loved and hate to use because you WILL NEVER HAVE IT AGAIN?!

I hand inked all the inside pages with Tim Holtz's technique of distress inks and water. I love that look and use it on everything.

So off we go ... You know but before we go I have to say Blogger has the worst photo uploader EVER. Now we continue on our regular program.

This is the front cover. It it's got polka dots I love it.

The inside cover

Me, my mom and that furry blurry thing in her lap was our dog Duke

My papaw, and the passer-oner of my curly hair gene.
I found out much later in my life that without his financial help we would have had a hard time making it.
He was our hero.

My mom and her sister who passed away 2 years ago.

To be continued ...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Custom Photo Pendants

Just in time for the holidays, turn your favorite photo into a lasting keepsake. I can make pendants, ornaments, magnets, the possibilities are endless. I will add some more examples of the ornaments and magnets later this week.

I hope you like! Please find the listing in my Etsy store MisfitGirl

Monday, December 7, 2009

Where did all this s**t come from?

You run across that product you were SO EXCITED to buy and try, and then you bring it home and stare at it. And stare at it some more. Then you send it to live with the Island of Misfit Craft Products.

Rudolph and Santa freed Pearl Ex for a moment today.

Pearl Ex: So Pretty
Pearl Ex: Such a pain in the ass to use

I do (err did) use it with clay and liquid clay, but when it came to paper crafts not so much.
For it to adhere you have to mix it with some varnish, oil or acrylic.
I'm not normally lacquering my cards or books, so there it sat.

I'm making a little Xmas gift book for a present and ran across some Jolene embellishments of autumn leaves. Boooring colors.

See for yourself

So I almost reached for my Perfect Pearls which will set with water, but the lonesome Pearl Ex cried out to me. So I took a dab and mix them with an acrylic vanish and VIOLA!

The green really shows up the best in pictures, but they are all equally pretty.
Pearl Ex you may have more use out of you yet.

Gomez and Morticia Wish Everyone a Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Every Who Down in Whoville Liked Christmas a lot…
But the Grinch, Who lived just north of Whoville, Did NOT!
The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all,
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
Whatever the reason, His heart or his shoes,
He stood there on Christmas Eve, hating the Whos,
Staring down from his cave with a sour, Grinchy frown,
At the warm lighted windows below in their town.

aka Sidney :-)