Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More FUN Necklaces!

I've been working on making more fun necklaces for my store, Scrapping Lounge, along with some nifty jewelry stands to display them on. I went ahead and made a few stands for sale at the store too. I have one in my bathroom with most of the necklaces I currently wear; I actually wear my stuff more, being I see it every day and actually pick something out! They don't take up much space, and are very decorative. Swing on by the Lounge and check them out for yourself!

Bunco Banner Fun!

Hey Gang, how 'bout a Bunco Party? I have the perfect banner for you! I'm going to have a vendor table at a bunco party at the Sierra LaVerne Country Club on April 8th. I'm working on creating a few items with a bunco theme for the even, including a few necklaces with dice and beads on them. Nearly burned out my Dremmel drilling the holes in all the dice I'm using! so, warm-up the Crock Pot, bring a covered dish and enjoy an afternoon of BUNCO!

Spring "Birdhouse" Project

Thought I'd post a picture of this fun birdhouse I made last Spring out of chipboard and paper. Now you have to understand, when I was a kid and had to make a simple 3-D box out of paper, mine turned out abstract! I had no idea how to make all of the sides equal! (this was in Mrs. Maruca's third grade class.) So, for me to come up with this project totally from scratch, with no measurements or plan to follow is HUGE for me! This piece can be functional too; just pop off the roof, and you can store all kinds of fun inside! (no live birds please!)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Canvas Project DONE!

Hey Gang, I fianlly finished this piece entitled "Rose Ballet"! I kinda made it up as I went along, as I do with most of my art. I tend to get a picture in my mind, then move on from there. The paper roses were and inspiration from my fellow artsy friend, Lynn. She did a lovely version of these in fabric~which I'm now playing with. I think my next canvas project may be a larger size with either a bride or lady-in-waiting in a gown with a long train and flowers, to represent the beginning of Spring. I'll keep you all posted...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Holy Lip Balm Batman!

Hey Gang, I had a blast yesturday making my own lip balm in the kitchen! It reminded me of my lab days back in the 80's. (for those of you that don't know, I used to work as a lab assistant in a local pathology lab; oh the stories I could tell...) I dygress,
The little pots of lip relief are made of all natural ingredients; I made three flavors~lemon, orange and peppermint. I gave some to my hiking girls on the trail this morning and the balm really did the trick with today's windy weather! I also had fun making my own body scrub and face scrub, which I used last night; great exfolliators gals! And so easy to make using items that most of us have in our pantry. I also made what I call a dry "toothpaste" with baking soda, peppermint oil and dryed finely grated lime zest, refreshing! I love knowing the ingredients in some products I'm using, ingredients I can pronounce!