Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Glitter Cups

Last week I made these Halloween Glitter Cups so I thought I would post a tutorial on how to make them. I know its not Rocket Science but I've always wanted to do a tutorial! I originally found this blog, Over the Tipsy Top Design on glitter cups, I thought they were so cool and decided to try making my own.

On there blog they use sonic cups, I love sonic but we don't have any sonics in Florida, so I'm using a Styrofoam cup from Chick-fil-a. You have to use a Styrofoam cup because any other kind will sweat and ruin your hard work. You can used just one color of glitter but I decided to mix it up and use several colors.

Ok, so your gonna need a Styrofoam cup, modge podge, sponge applicators, and some fine glitter. I used the Martha Stewart glitter in Halloween Colors.

First Step apply a thin coat of Modge Podge on your cup, I wanted to do the orange and red on top and black on bottom, but you can do one color all over if you want. I actually should of done the bottom first and the top second, it would of made it easier, but ya live and learn!

Second Step is to apply your glitter, let dry for a few hours, then re-apply modge podge and glitter a second time! Let dry over night then you can spray with a gloss sealer/finisher. Just make sure its a gloss finish.

Now noticed I left the top rim unglittered, this is if you plan on drinking out of it,but for cup I'm not going to worry about it because I'm filling my cup with candy to give as a gift.

The next step is to Decorate! This is the fun part you can let your imagination go wild and don't be afraid to used a glue gun on here either.

I made a tag to put on mine . . . .

and finished off with some Halloween Ribbon and filled it with halloween candy. You can do these cups for birthdays,graduations,Easter . . . I've got so many more ideas on ways to decorate them, can't wait to make some more!

I was playing around and tried to give my picture some spooky effects!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Cure for the Common Life

"The Cure for the Common Life" by Max Lucado

"God gave you... a zone, a region, a life precinct in which you were made to dwell. He tailored the curves of your life to fit an empty space in His jigsaw puzzle. And life makes sweet sense when you find your spot. Look back over your life. What have you consistently done well? What have you loved to do? Stand at the intersection of your affections and successes and find your uniqueness.You have one. A divine spark. An uncommon call to an uncommon life.Don’t worry about skills you don’t have. Don’t covet strengths others have. Just extract your uniqueness. And do so to . . . make a big deal out of God. Everything comes from Him . . . and exists for Him. We exist to exhibit God, to display His glory.We serve as canvases for His brush stroke, papers for His pen, soil for His seeds, glimpses of His image.Sweet spot. You have one... You can do something in a manner that no one else can.And when you find it and do it, another sweet spot is discovered..."

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wall Art

Here's the most recent canvas I made to hang in my scrapbooking studio . . . Used the Tim Holtz Grungeboard Letters on it.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Fall Yall

So I decided to try and get in the "Fall Spirit" by making these Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins I got the recipe from Margie's Blog you can get the recipe here but in her original recipe she forgot to add the pumpkin, so you need to add 4 cups of can pumpkin to the above recipe. Now in this recipe she says it makes a million muffins, she's not joking people do yourself a favor and 1/2 the recipe! I didn't do this when I made them and I have a TON of muffins, I ended up wrapping them in cellophane bags, tying ribbon to them, adding a tag and sending them to a bunch of the teachers at the kids school. Everyone said they were delicious! I sent them to the guys at work and I still have muffins!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Did you eat your Frog?

Catchy title right? This all stems from the fact that I consider myself the "Queen of Procrastination", but they say the first step to getting better is admitting the problem and believe me I know I have a problem. I've been on a long journey to try to help myself with this problem and that led me to this book titled "Eat that Frog" , 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time!

Here's a short introduction to the book Preface

The Truth about frogs
Mark Twain once said,that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that its probably the worst thing you'll have to do all day!

Your frog is your most biggest task, its the one your most likely to procrastinate on, even dread. Yet its also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your life and create positive results immediately!

Then today I found an iPhone app (that's where I took the above information) for my iphone entitled "Eat that Frog", I swear there's an iPhone app for everything now!

So my biggest frog I need to swallow everyday that I KNOW is going to have the biggest impact on my life is exercising, so I'm just going to swallow that frog first thing in the morning and get it over with! What's your frog? I challenge you to think about your frogs and Eat them right way each day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

No Excuses!

Ok, my friends you all tell me I need to teach you how to digital scrapbook or hybrid scrapbook. There's tons of resources available to get you all started and teach you the basics of digital scrapbooking! Here's one of my favorite Digital Scrapbook Teacher's and here's a link to one of her free how to video tutorials! Its super simple, she gives you a pre-made page to start with all you have to do is add a photo and some journaling! Here's my layout I used taking her class.