Saturday, July 16, 2011


I finally have Internet!  I don't know how long it will last, so I'm going to try and get my project up ASAP with not much chatter!

This weekend the E-Team was challenged to play with new product from Tattered Angels.  I personally, LOVE the glimmer mists and was very excited for the chance to play with the Chalk, Glam and Glimmer Glaze.

Quick details:  You have until July 17th to leave a comment on each of the team member blogs for a chance to win one of three prizes.  Two winners will be randomly selected from the E-Team blogs to win a $25 voucher from eclectic Paperie.  One winner will be randomly chosen from the eP blog to win new Tattered Angels mist assortment and some other goodies.  


One of my favorite techniques utilizing Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist is with the Wrinkle Free Distress technique.  I swipe my Distress Inks in a random pattern on my Craft Sheet, but! Instead of misting with water, I mist with the Glimmer Mist.  I love how it just gives a soft shimmer versus a "in your face" sparkle. 

This gave me the idea to use various Glimmer Mists on my craft sheet versus Distress Inks.  I randomly spritzed different Mists onto my sheet and then gave the overall puddles a misting of Glimmer Mist Pearl (my FAVORITE Glimmer mist!!).  I then layed my card stock in the puddles, repeating until I got the look I wanted.  The result was a mottled design paper with a soft shimmer.  IN LOVE!!  You'll be seeing this version of the Wrinkle Free Distress more often!!

The results: 

I actually went back and added more Hay Ride glimmer glam along the edges of the flower and leaves and to the wings of the butterfly after these photos. 
I wish I could get the shimmer to show in the photo, but with the Glossy Accents over the stamped image Time Flies (from Unity Stamp/Marah Johnson Itty Bitty line, with some selective masking to fit my project), it was hard to get an angle that didn't glare! All the papers used for the background, flower (created with the Chalkboard/Glimmer combo), leaves and butterfly are from the various papers I created with my combinations.

I  painted one of Wendy Vecchi's Art Part Pocket Watches with some acrylic Antique Gold. I then coated the frame heavily with Glimmer Mist Antique Brass. LOVELY!

Supplies:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists:  Antique Brass, Pantina, Pearl, Cranberry Zing, Tuscan Sun, Frost. Old Olive, Cherub Pink.  Chalkboard:  Apricot Nector Glam:  Hay Ride and Dirty Martini.  Paper:  Pure Luxury Stamps:  Time Flies from Unity Itty Bitty, Fabulous Flourishes.  Other:  Pocket Watch Art Parts, Chain, Glossy Accents, Spellbinders Posie, punches

Ended up chatting more than I thought! LOL! I'm going to get this posted before I can't!! 
Till then................

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tattered Time

Hey peoples! I'm still having computer issues (yes, I know, I need to do something about it. Reality is, it's not likely to happen soon!)

But! I wanted to drop in (via phone) and let you all know that the E-Team has another great ride for you today! Stop by the eP blog,, to get all the team member links and info on blog candy and specials that Daisy is offering.

Unfortunately, since I can't connect to the Internet, I will have to share my project at a later date. I hope it will be sometime this weekend! But, my connection is fickle, so who knows for sure!

Until then.........

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teenage Angst

Hey Peoples!!

Have you all totally given up on me ever posting again?  Between my psychotic computer (yes, yes, I know I need to do something about the stupid thing....but I'd so much rather spend money on other things!) work and life in general, things have been rather slow in the crafting department.  I'm thinking that with some recent changes that have been made in our household, that I may find myself with some more time to get back to my creative side.

Over this past weekend I made a couple of interesting discoveries.
1) I have been immersed in a home, surrounded with testosterone for so long that I've found my tastes in movies now seem to run along the lines of Transformers (haven't seen the newest one's on the schedule) Ironman (I and II), and the likes.  Still not as thrilled with The Three Stooges, but hey!  Give me time, I'm sure I'll start rattling off lines from them too.

2) While I still have enough estrogen in me to appreciate a feminine card, it would seem I have NO STINKIN' IDEA how to make a card for a teenage girl.

3) When one gives her mojo an extended vacation and then tries to force her mojo back for a card that is needed NOW, it would seem that mojo will dig in her heels and scream and fight every last step of getting the needed card done in under 3 hours. 

The oldest Kiddo needed a birthday card this past weekend for one of his classmates.  Who just so happens to be a 14 year old girl.

Have I ever mentioned that I am surrounded by males in my household?  Even the dog is male.  I have NO IDEA what 14 y/o girls are into (besides 14+ y/o boys).  Originally I thought to myself "Self (or mojo), just make a You Rock" type birthday card in girly colors, since all teenagers seem to have some type of music device forever attached to their noggins.

The the oldest Kiddo drops the bomb that this particular girl likes country music.

Uhhhhhh.  While I can do western themes, I don't do rockin' country themes. 

After literally 6 attempts at creating SOMETHING, this is the CAS card I came up with.  Seriously people.  Only give your mojo a couple of days off.  Much longer than that and things start to get ugly.

Base is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Pure Luxury that is folded along the side.  The circle collage, from my new set Live Life Loud (Gina K) was randomly colored with SU markers in Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Regal Rose and Melon Mambo. The sentiment is from SU's retired set It's Your Birthday.  I inked it up with the Melon Mambo marker, since I don't own that ink pad.  

6 attempts at this.  Sad, so sad!!

I'm hoping that after this creative struggle, Mojo will decide to come back to work and help me out with less of an attitude.  

Cross your fingers.  I don't know if I can battle both a psychotic computer and a temperamental mojo.  

Till then............................