Friday, March 26, 2010

The Bind It All Zutter Zisters Blog Hop

Howdy y'all! The Zutter Zisters are having a blog hop today and there are great prizes to be had at EVERY Zisters blog! Start here with Design Team Coordinator Nan Paturzo and hop along for fun and inspiring projects and some prizes too!

Here are the other Zutter Zisters blogs to hop too:

Camilla Isaksson - Sweden
Linda Elbourne - UK
Sophie Sim - Australia
Fleur Smith - BC, Canada
Lynne Forsythe - New Hampshire, USA
Pam Sandy - Michigan, USA
Shelley Haganman - Iowa, USA

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Some Random Art

an update and a prayer request.

I love birds and bird cages....but I hate the mess it presents. So when I found a beat up bird cage at a flea market I snatched it up. Not content to leave it plain Jane (no offense to anyone named Jane), I decorated it with Cosmo Cricket Chemistry papers using my Cricut and Purple Cows #1060 Trimmer and decorative blades. Then I addes some faux birds to complete it. Here's the finished product....whadda ya think???? BTW I'd like to mention that I used Helmar PCV Glue....if you haven't tried this glue, you need to! It glues anything to anything!!

I have an eldery neighbor that I will probably be giving this to. I hope it is something she will enjoy...

The update...sent out packages today to my runner up winners for my huge blog giveaway. I also sent antoher RAK owed to Katie. Sorry for the delay ladies!!!!

I am awaiting an email from Ann Arbogast with her snail mail to mail out her grand prize for my huge blog giveaway.

I am also awaiting emails from Connie and Ellen S. for my Purple Cows Blog Hop RAKs...ladies I need this information by Friday, March 26 at midnight CST OR I WILL DRAW NEW WINNERS!!!

And a prayer request: I have a friend who has recently experienced a sudden family tragedy, please lift her family up in prayer, May God give them the strength to deal with this all. Thank you all in advance for this!!!!

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'm Sorry!

I have had some personal issues that I am dealing with. I have gotten waaaaaay behind in following up on emails, sending out RAKs etc.....I am trying to catch up now. If you are owed a RAK from me that you have not recieved please email me at with your snail mail. I will get these out this week....

Again, I am deeply sorry!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Blog Hop RAK Winner

Sorry readers, I was very busy buried in laundry and such after our Spring Break camping event. I did't post my Purple Cows Blog Hop Winner as promised! So, I did it today! And, because I was late... I've picked TWO winners!

I had 41 comments (thank you ALL!!) and the random number generator picked numbers 26and 40. My winners are:

connie said...
I love your ACT and thanks for the tutorial.

March 15, 2010 3:54 PM

ellen s. said...
oh totally festive and cute!

March 17, 2010 8:24 PM

So, YAY!! Connie and Ellen S!! Please email me your snail mail so I can get these RAKs out to you!!!

PS......this is Rori, she is saying CONGRATS!!!

Bad Girls Project 52: Guest Designer Challenge!

3~D Homes:

{paper, board, fabric, box, metal etc. Any material choice. All sides must be considered, Art in the round!!}

THEME: Dreams
{past/present/future, actualized or not, night/day etc.}

Buttons {any type/shape/size/number/color/material}



Here is my interpretion of the challenge:

copper wire
packing paper
mod podge
elmer's glue
glimmer mist: fall leaves
flocking: brown, green
beads: various colors and sizes
buttons (tabbed, they are mushrooms!)
clipart of Alice
white card stock
vintage book pages
acrylic paint: robin's egg
prima flowers (mini) & patterned paper
fiskars butterfly punch
circle punch 1”
martha stewart glitter: green
chandelier crystal
knobs-4 (feet)

Tip for re-creating this at home:
Break twigs off even at one end to glue to cardboard. Once glued and dry, wrap with copper wire to form “branches”. Paper mache this to form tree trunk and branches. (have them come together in the middle to form “roof” for your house.) Paint on, don't spray the glimmer's easier to control this way. Use buttons with a shank as mushrooms. Punch circles in patterned paper , cut circles in half, trim with scissors to form grass tufts. Decorate your forest “house” area with flocking for soil and grass; flowers, beads and can use mod podge to get this all to stick. (if you spray this all with a sealer once it's dry, the flocking won't come off at a touch). Decorate a chipboard girl shape for Alice. Attach her with a copper wire up through the chipboard and into the cardboard base – this way she moves around! Punch out TONS of butterflies, for lots of magic.

Find more creative interpretions of this challenge on the Bad Girls Project 52 Blog !

Happy Creating!!!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Craft Critique's Spring Blog Carnival

I'm happy to be part of this fun, fun event again hosted by Craft Critique! My Spring project is one I shared with my blog readers a little while back. You can see the full post here!!

Here's a peek.....

Happy Spring!!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Good morning all! Welcome to the Purple Cows St. Patty's Day Blog Hop! If you have started here, please go to the Purple Cows Blog to start!! If you've hopped here from Tanisha Long' blog.....Welcome!!!!

I have a St. Patrick's Day themed ATC to share with you today. It uses four of my favorite Purple Cows products: the #1040: 2 in 1 trimmer, decorative blades, #3020 laminator and small laminating pockets. Here's what I did:

1. Cut a 2 1/2"X3 1/2" piece of white cardstock. Ink the edges with ColorBox liquid chalk.

2. Sprinkle the inside of a laminating pocket with alcohol ink, let dry. Run this through laminator on one end of the ATC. Cut off excess on sides, trim bottom with decorative blade. Cut slits every 1/8" in laminated piece.

3. Punch out and cut out St. Patty's Day items. Decorate ATC.
4. Chalk edges of Petaloo flower, add to front of ATC with ribbon strips and extra small brad.
5. Add punched shape to back of ATC to cover back of brad. Spray with Smooch, let dry. Add strips to back.
6. Decorate front and back of ATC with rub ons to complete.

Hope you enjoy my project!

Please leave me a comment by Sunday, March 21, 2010 and be entered for a random RAK drawing!

Now hop on over to Paula Nelson-Hart's Blog for more inspiration. Remember to comment at each blog and then go back and comment that you've finished hopping at the Purple Cows Blog .....YES!!! THERE ARE PRIZES INVOLVED!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Hopping! I'll be back to announce my RAK winner on Monday, March 22, 2010! Happy creating!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hey! Guess What?

I am honored to have been asked to be the March Inspirational Scrapper at Art De Scrapz . I have an Altered Ceiling Tile Tutorial that I created for the blog. Here's a peek.....

Hope you can stop in, say Hi! and check it all out! Happy creating!

Scrapperie Crop! ....and a contest!

Scrapperie is having a March Madness Crop! March 19-21st, to be exact! Just in time for the first day of SPRING to arrive!

And you won't believe all the amazing challenges, games, and FUN the Tres Chic Girls have in store for this event!


-=March Madness=-
Come join in for March Madness at Scrapperie! This month, there are all sorts of fun things coming your way... from Wednesday night Bingo to a crop near the end of the month and everything in between.

And to kick off the month..... a mini contest: Scrapperie is REALLY close to having it's 1000th member. Start spreading the word and you could win REALLY big! The rules for this one are pretty simple - bring in the 1000th member and you (and the new member) will win a huge cache of scrappy goodness. This is the only catch: You will need to make sure that the new person joining our forums puts your name down as the referer upon registering. (If you register from this post, please use txscrapaddict as your referrer.)

That's it... there's nothing more to this super fun and super fast mini contest! So get out there and start bringing your friends in! The contest will be over as soon as we get our 1000th member and that's REALLY close!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jean's Art Dolls Cyber Crop!

Jean's Art Dolls is hosting a cybercrop March 19 - 22nd! Come join us for challenges, games and, of course, prizes!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bad Girls Create Each Day

If you haven't visited Bad Girls you really should! There are so many wonderful and inspiring things going on. For instance, take the new Bad Girls Create Each Day. In Wendy Rago's own words it's...

"CREATE EACH DAY"...something new and VERY EXCITING at BAD GIRLS....meant to be your GO TO...EVERY.SINGLE.DAY for all your artistic inspiration....home decorating you can see...we are really going to WOW you and keep you guessing as to....


I think we all need to nurture our creative souls and we need that daily dose of INSPIRATION to get us open up the creative window and get us make us fall in love with what we cherish....ART!!!

So...make sure you check in every single day to be INSPIRED!!!

It is in the forum where we will add a little tidbit....

And the full details and photos will be on the Blog every day.....

I hope you enjoy the journey with us!!!


Wendy Rago, Owner

Head to the Bad Girls Blog to see what intersting and inspiring artisitic prompts the elite Artistes have in store for you!!!! Come inspired!!!

Purple Cows St. Patty's Day Blog Hop!

The Purple Cows Design Team is having another blog hop! This time we're doing it in time for St. Patrick's Day. Hope you'll come and join us for inspiration and prizes! It all starts Monday, March 15th at 10:00am CST. You'll start at the Purple Cows Blog ! Hope you can join us!!!

I'm Back!!

Sorry to be MIA for so long! Our entire family had this really yucky stomach bug that lasted DAYS....we're all well now!

Hop over to the Bad Girls Project 52 Blog for the latest challenge!

Challenge #11 3-D Figure (jointed, pattern, stuffed, simple/complicated, on stand, wall display, sitting, painted, glued, stitched, very open options, etc…)
Theme – Gods & Goddesses (human, animal, cultural myth, invented, etc…)
Required Material– Fibers (ribbon, yarn, string, lace, floss, cord, etc…)

SATURDAY MARCH 20,2010Please load your creation to the Project-52 Gallery ( and then link back to this forum post Project-52 Challenge #11

Have fun and bring a friend along to play too!!!!

Winner of this challenge will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in the Bad Girls Kits store!!!!

Ch3ck out what the Proejct 52 Designers came up with!!