Friday, June 27, 2008

A bit of this and that, including a contest, and of course, some Friday Freebies : )

I have a few pictures to post tonight, a neat technique, a few cards, and a small contest! Yes, I EVEN have a small prize (a brass template for piercing). So, where should I start? How about with a picture of "Brutus" who is now back with his original owner (see the post from yesterday).

And we were very close to having three cats, Brutus is adorable!

Ok, on to the next topic, here is the card I made for my hubby for our 26th Anniversary, cased from this SCS card:

And here is an angle where you can sort of see the mica paint:

I used alcohol inks and a bunch of other ink pads for the background, then stamped a word stamp, then for the pear I painted with some watercolors, waited for them to dry, then went over them with the mica paints, really neat effect.

And I have this picture for you, not a card, but loved the way the chalking came out (yes, it will become a card very soon):

This is a double pop it chalk method. First you lightly chalk your background (don't add versamark or anything else yet), then stamp an image with versamark, and then add more chalk, and you get that cool effect and the chalking just "pops." I LOVE it, and can't wait to try it some more. Also, cotton balls work really well with this method, and they are cheap : ) You do have to seal the chalk with this method, otherwise the chalk will rub off.

Moving along, here are the pictures of the project from the other night, same as what Dannie had on her blog, and this is the one I made at the class. Dannie had most everything cut (we scored and had to do some minor cutting), a few things stamped, all the ribbon pre-cut so the hard part was just putting it all together. Wonderful project, and if you are inclined you might still be able to order them for $30, go to Dannie's blog and send her an email.

Alright, now on to some bargain hunting (and almost to the contest).

I went to Longs today to pick up a few things (they had some great sales on food) and found a package of foam makeup wedges (32 to a package) and some eyeshadow applicators (20 to a package) , the wedges were $1.99 and the applicators were on sale for $1.27.

I use the applicators for chalking, and am working with the wedges as a replacement for daubers (which are really expensive). So far the wedges have worked fairly well, will go further into that in a later post.

Here is what I bought:

The wedges left a nice layer of ink, but there are a bit different then the daubers and will take some getting used to. I also want to see if I can wash and reuse them.

Contest time! (Finally)

I went to Michaels the other day and found some GREAT deals on things, especially three sets of scrapbook kits, complete with cardstock, designer papers, die cuts, stickers, frames, letters, just a whole assortment of things. Here are the three I bought:

The one above was called Friends and is perfect for summer, and as I don't really scrap all that much, everything will be put into cards.

Here is set two:

This one has lots and lots of glitter, paper and a ton of die cuts and frames, and it is just perfect to get ready for the fall season!

Here is set three:

Again, has over six sheets of designer 12 by 12 paper, die cuts, stickers, frames, just adorable.

Then I also rounded out my shopping with these items:

Now, for the contest. You must guess how much I spent on all these things. Enter your guess in the comments section by Friday, 12 pm. I will announce the winner on my Friday evening post, so make sure and check back to see if you won.

Who ever guesses the exact amount will win! You may guess only once, and if more then one person guesses correctly, your names will go into a bowl and we will do a random drawing.

As mentioned above, the prize is a brass piercing template, which I will mail to you.

Last, but never least, Friday Freebies:

  • Raggedy Scrappin Templates: Here are some recipe templates, a book mark template and a few others, some are colored for you, some you will need to color, all are adorable.
Sorry this post was so long, hope you were able to get through all of it : )

Enjoy what is left of Friday and do something new and exciting Saturday.


Anonymous said...


Cute! Love your blog.

Unknown said...

erm $40 (not v good with guessing dollars but thats what i think it would be in pounds so i made it half that for how much cheaper u seem to get everything over there lo)

StampinCathy said...

It looks like you had a fun time in the clearance section. I'm asking 25.00. Can't wait to hear what you really spent.

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Fantastic. Love the shine of the mica and I can't wait to see your pastel piece on a card. The colour you got is luscious! SO very beautiful. For the money you spent. I'm guessing $22.43. :0)

Cath said...

I'm guessing $34.09?

craft mad Jenny said...

I reckon about £18, so I guess that makes it about $36


Bridgett Owens said...

Oh! I love a good bargain! I will say you spent $15!
Bridgett SBS18

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