Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bombshell Hop BANNERS

Hello lovelies, It's time for the Bombshell Hump Day Hop!!!!  Wooo hooo! Now if you have started here please head over to the Bombshell Stamps Blog to start your hop journey! This month Alison set us to use Banners.  Now bombshell has several stamp sets with Banners in them so there are plenty to choose from.  I wanted to make an ATC for my project and have a different banner design so I made my own using Butterfly Dreams.

Now head on over to see what Kathi has made for you and continue your hop journey.

Remember to leave everyone love on you hop journey!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunscreen Protection Day


Hello Lovelies, over at Bombshell we have started doing Wacky Holidays.  This month Alison picked for us to do Sunscreen Protection Day and we all know how important that is!!!  So I decided that my Bombshell was going to be well protected with a huge bottle of sunscreen…. I just didn’t know what I was going to do with her.. I had the image stamped out and colored and the bottle of sunscreen was free from google.  So I started browsing the internet to see what I could find for inspiration as I often do and I came across this song…



Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
than my own meandering
experience…I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with
people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you
succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe
you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t
congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,
use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever

Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for

Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will
philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will
look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
ugly parts and recycling it for more than
it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen…



Now I thought this could be applied to anyone/thing that needed a inspirational speech.  Not just the class of 99 but all the classes… So I made a journal page with partial lyrics but wanted you to have all the lyrics!!  Hope you enjoy my Wacky Holiday!!!


Friday, May 24, 2013

Journal remake with Bombshell stamps

Hello Lovelies, today I have a tutorial for you.  I love journals as do a lot of people, especially my daughters friends.  I  found ourselves in need of one such journal last month and decided to make one.  Here is how I did it!

Supplies Needed:
Molding supplies of choice, I used Amazing Mold Putty
Clay of choice, I used paper clay
Item to alter, I used a journal from the dollar store
Decorative paper napkin
Paint colors of choice, I used Golden Brand Quinacridone Magenta, and Cobalt Turquoise
Rub –n-buff, antique gold
Fluid Matte Medium
Stamp set of choice, I used Butterfly Dreams

Step 1: Following the directions on your molding compound make molds of your stamps.

Step 2:While your molds are setting up, Gesso the cover of your item, if your item is one light color you can skip this step.

Step 3:  Once your molds are done use clay of choice to make your pendants.* 

Step 4:  Separate your napkin, make sure to keep your non decorative layers for next months tutorial.  My napkin had 2 non decorative layers, yours may have only one… Using the matte medium adhere the napkin to the outside of your item, journal for me. 
Step 5:  Once your clay pendants are dry paint them.  When your paint is dry apply the rub-n-buff to bring out the details.
Step 6:  Adhere your pained pendants to your item, add a pen and you have a pretty little gift all ready to go.  (do not be like me and lose the pen that came with your journal if it has one)

* I found it helpful to make several pendants at one time so that I had some on hand for future unexpected gifts.  Which  I used recently for another gift… Also keep in mind the drying time of your clay, it takes paper clay 3 days to dry completely!*