Saturday, February 27, 2010

Porzellan Potch Mug #1

This is Riley the Moose, stamped with stazon on to tissue paper and coloured with my prizma colour pencils with mineral spirits. I then trimmed the excess tissue paper off, applied a coating of Porzelan Potch on the mug, placed the coloured image onto the Porzelan Potch, the brushed another coat over top of my coloured image. You bake your mug in the over at 130 Celsius for 90 minutes.

Vowla, a dishwasher safe personalized mug!

My journey or obsession, what ever you want to call it started last summer when I first saw one of these mugs done. I am not exaggerating when I say it took me months to find an English site where I could order it. This product is made in Germany and sold in Europe. But eventually I found a site it Cyprus that was English and ordered it and had some shipped to me (and two of my friends).
This is my first attempt at the technique!
So far I am very impressed. 

They also sell a similar product for candles (of course I bought it a matching cup, mug and card sounds great to me), and for fabric.

I can see many of these mug or other porcelin pieces in my crafting future! What great gifts you can create!  I am picturing thank you gifts for teachers, Christmas gifts, mothers day.........

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flutterby Wednesday #98

I have had these butterfly card floating around in my mind for awhile now, I have pictured them in a couple of different ways!  I actually purchased this "Close to my Heart" butterfly stamp set months ago for these cards. At our club get together this past friday night, I sat and got my mojo flowing by colouring butterflies.  Tonight the creativity bug bit my finally and vola, two cards.  While I was sitting her posting them, a thought hit me, I wonder whats up this week at flutterby Wednesdays, and its an open challenge week, so my cards are perfect!! Couldn't have worked out better if I planned it!
I hope you enjoy them!

2010 Card #1 - Happy Birthday Mom

Well even though my goal is to scrapbook this year as my focus, there are still birthdays and other occasions that need cards and when you are a papercrafter, there is no buying cards accepted! 
So I have cards to make.
I like to get them done ahead of time so there is no last minute rushing, I have made a list of occasions and will work on them here and there.
This is for my Mom's Birthday in March!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

House of Mouse Card

Well I have to say I have been very busy the past week with life in general.  So my paper crafting has had to slip to the back burner!  I decided I would post one of my favorite cards I made years ago. 
I hope you like it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Who Am I - Post ninteen

First of all I would like to thank my dear friends that have had concerns that there is something wrong or that I am going thru something serious. Bless you all! But the truth of it is, I am just doing a book about myself and how I have personally evolved dealing or not dealing, with my weight issues. It is therapeutic and why not scrapbook and blog about it. It’s the world’s most public diary you could say. I used to keep journals of my thoughts and now I am expressing them through my favorite pastimes scrapbooking and blogging!

That being said, these two pages are of my husband and I when he was sworn into the police department and the after party, at the private police bar. I was so proud of him that night and I felt so embarrassed to have to meet all these new people. You all probably think I am being silly, but I felt as self conscious that night, as you would walking through your local grocery store naked.