Saturday, February 19, 2011

Random creativity

 beaded with new and recycled glass beads with plastic 
and seed beads, re-purposed in a thoughtful random pattern

Just playing around with a new stamp and some techniques...
my friend saw it, said, "Thanks for the bookmark!" and shoved it in her book 

Another experiment! "Heart Queen" is  fun foam heated to imprint the stamps
and cannibalized Christmas ornaments for arms and legs

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WTH? Wednesday

Stories that make you say WTH??

(find this poster at

Russians are the center of the universe-or so they think.  Read full story here:

Chinese synchronized fish trick sparks complaints. Read full story here and watch the video!

ND Team Exposed to Racoon Pulled From Tournament.  hmmm, the racoon was our high school's mascot. Read full story here:

The Pills Made Me a Sex, Drug Addict  It's not my fault!  Read full story here:


Sunday, February 13, 2011


Cake and cookie decorating is not my forte. I like doing it, I'm just not very good at it!  However,  left over icing from another project, purchasing a lips cookie cutter and it being Valentine's Day tomorrow, I decided to try my hand at it again. 

I used  Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix (super easy, tasty and cheap!), and Betty Crocker Cookie Icing in the handy pouch with tip.  Mix, roll out, cut out, bake, cool and frost! 

At least you can read my writing!

...and a day later, all that's left is the LOVE-awwww!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Time for door decos again

The radio station studio doors are not safe from my spontaneous and seasonal decorating.  Here is the latest in time for V-day:

These are made with mostly up-cycled and recycled ingredients-old Cd's or the plastic disc that comes in the case, 3-D felt stickers, collage pieces, fun foam, yarn hangers and heart shaped fasteners.   Alcohol inks, Stamping Up! stamps embossed with clear powder  and some glitter add dimension and fun to the Cd's 
Here are a couple of close ups:

I like Jen's background best-this one had a white Lightscribe coating on it, so the alcohol inks really pop. I used terra cotta and cranberry with the blending mix and tool.

mine was on clear plastic  protector from a pack of Cd' got a little bendy from being heated during the embossing process (step away from the heat tool)

Sadie's was a dark red CD so only a little dabbing of alcohol inks was needed for additional color

Karl's was also a clear plastic cover, but it didn't warp (learned my lesson) and I only inked the back.  The hearts really pop on this one.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WTH? Wednesday

Things that make you say WTH?!

Sega Installs ‘Toylet’ Games in Japan’s Urinals  a modern twist to the Cheerios game?  see full story here:

Man killed by bird during cockfight  Avian Revenge is sweet.  see full story here:
15 Gifts That Will Surely Piss Off Your Valentine  These are just funny, mean and rude!  see full story here:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WTH? Wednesday

Things that will make you say WTH?

This first one hits close to home...There is massive winter storm raging across the US-we in Northern Colorado didn't get much snow, just bitter cold for the last couple of days.  This prompted a 2 day NO SCHOOL DUE TO COLD hiatus.  WTH?  Feel free to join me in a round of, "When I was a kid..."

Although I get that -13 with windchill of -30 is pretty cold-where I grew up, a lot of the Winter was like that!  The school district's concern is about kids walking to school  or waiting for the bus in bitter cold temps.I'd like to think that parents and students would have enough sense to dress appropriately for the weather, but  I guess there is always that one kid who insists on wearing shorts and flip flops in the dead of winter.  I can see the lawsuit already...

Other WTH? moments from around the globe:
Pantomime dame accused of contravening Geneva Convention Do not use the Red Cross symbol lightly.  see full story here:

Man puts homemade bomb in sex toy for ex-girlfriend  wow, that's harsh...see full story here:

China TV 'substitutes Top Gun for air force footage'    I feel the need... for speed! see full story here:

Grow Your Own Security: Prof Breeds Bomb-Spotting Plants  Another reason to love foliage. see full story here: