Monday, September 29, 2008

Yummy....Homemade Strawberry Syrup!

First time I've tried making homemade syrup...and it's yummy! I made these labels and tags to go on the syrup bottles with Sugarplum Paperie's Mango Sorbet. I used recycled olive oil and Star Bucks bottles. The labels were printed on print and stick paper from Office Depot. I topped the bottles with a lunch sack that was cut out with scalloped sicssors and ribbon. Did I mention that I just love this kit!

Tutorial on Transferring Digital Images to a Candle

Here are the supplies you will need:

wax paper, sicssors, white or very light colored candle, tissue paper, digital image, tape, heavy card stock and heat tool. Sorry, I forgot to put the tape, CS and heat tool in the picture.

Tape the tissue paper to the CS and make sure that it is nice and flat with no creases. I taped mine all the way around with wide tape so it wouldn't get hung up in the printer. Print the image in the center of the page on the best print setting for a nice bright image.

Here's a picture of the image after I printed it. I used Sugarplum Paperie's Whimsey Doodle kit.

Cut out your image. It's not necessary to cut off all of the white part of the tissue paper. Just cut along the outside of the image. When the tissue paper is melted into the candle you won't see it.

Position the image on the candle.

Wrap wax paper around the candle and hold it as tight as you can. This will insure that your image will not move and it will be nice and smooth.

Warm your heat tool up a bit and hold it next to your image until you can see it melt into the candle. This will only take a bit. My heat tool in the picture is too close as I only had one hand to take the picture.

Next, peel away the wax paper. Your candle might look a little dull, so just rub your hand across it to get the shine back.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mango Sorbet Candle

Here's my Sugarplum Paperie Candle Project I made today. The candle reads:

Thank You Friend
I never came to you, my friend
and went away without
some new enrichment of the heart;
More faith and less of doubt,
more courage in the days ahead.
And often in great need coming to you,
I went away comforted indeed.
How can I find the shining word,
the glowing phrase that tells all that
your love has meant to me,
all the your friendship spells?
There is no word, no phrase for
you on whom I so depend.
All I can say to you is this
God bless you precious friend.
-Grace Noll Crowell
I am way tired right now, but tomorrow I am going to post a tutorial on how to make these awesome candles.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Here's one more of Mari Kegelenberg Collabs Hooty Toot. This is the cutest little boy, my son Joshua, made with a super cute collab, go check it out!

Our "Great" Grand-Mother

My sweet Grandma with my beautiful boys! I made this digi page with Mari Koegelenbergs, A Touch of Magic. Check out her awesome stuff at The Digichick! You will be seeing a lot more of her awesome digital products on my blog as I am now on her Creative Team. Woo Hoo!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Flirty Skirty Purse

And finally to complete our outfit, I designed this cute little purse. I again used the Flirty Skirty Kit by Sugarplum Paperie. I put faux stitching around the top and on the two half circles at the bottom. I used the 1 3/8 inch SU circle, scallop and flower punches. I put eyelets in the sides and ran a ribbon through it for the handle.

Friday, September 12, 2008

If the Shoe Fits...

I love shoes! You almost always know your size and they always look good. I designed this shoe pattern. I posted the template below. Please use it for personal use only and a link back to my gallery or blog for credits would greatly be appreciated. I used the Flirty Skirty digital set from Sugarplum Paperie and recolored one of the papers to red. I also used it for challenges WT183 and challenge LSC185. The card reads- If the shoe fits, buy it...and the other one too!

  • I paper pierced and faux stitched around the top and back of shoe and all the way around the outside of the card.
  • Added embossing with CB folder.
  • Sentiment from the computer and punched out using square SU punches.
  • Paper flower with rhinestone in center.
  • Attached everything to a piece of black CS.

The shoe should fit on an A2 card.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Whimsy Doodle Ornament

I know, I know, I'm crazy...posting Christmas Ornaments! Let's just say I'm a year behind and wanted to get last years Santa picture Ornament finished for this years tree! Anyway, I used the same techinque on this as I did my Flirty Tile that I posted earlier in the week. I used Sugarplum Paperie's new Whimsey Doodle kit and recolored it to Christmas colors. The star is ceramic and sell for a $1.00 at Michaels craft store.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Flirty Tile

Oh, we look so sweet! I've tried this techinque with stamps before, but not with digital scrapping and tissue paper. It's really cool how you can't see any of the tissue. This is what I did...

1. Digi scrapped picture with Firty Skirty set by Sugarplum Paperie.
2. Taped tissue paper to a piece of CS and printed picture on it.
3. Cut out tissue paper to the size of the tile.
4. Put layer of Mod Podge on tile.
5. Carefully put tissue paper picture on tile and smoothed out any creases.
6. Let dry and added a layer of Mod Podge to the top.