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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Carrie from greenbean caserole blog site shared this awesome GLASS ETCHING 'recipe' and I am sharing with you.

doris...so you want to try glass etching, huh?...it's super easy...and very addicting!...so you've been warned!...

first you'll need glass etching cream...i use armour etch...you can get it at michael's or joann's...so make sure you take a coupon!...because it's a little pricey...

then choose whatever surface you're wanting to etch...and clean it very throughly!...don't want anything on there like finger prints and smudges...that'll mess with the etching process...after i've cleaned...i put on gloves...that way i don't touch it accendentially...

i've done the tiles...mirrors...windows...glass doors on my entertainment center...ornaments...vases...wine glasses...glass blocks...casserole dishes...pretty much everything!...see..told you it was addicting!...

just a side note...if you're doing casserole dishes and containers like that...do not use pyrex!...it does not etch evenly..it's best to stick to the cheaper brands...like anchor...which is walmart brand...

then you'll need vinyl or contact paper and some blue painters tape...i've never used the contact paper...but i hear that people get great results with it...plus it's cheaper....

then cut your image out of the vinyl...peel away the backing...and stick to your surface...i find it much easier to use transfer tape...that way the image is all together and you don't have to worry about placing little pieces...the transfer tape is usually sold right beside the vinyl...

now...once the vinyl is placed on your surface...make sure all the edges are down...don't want anything to seep under...just keep rubbing your fingers over it...and if you're doing this without gloves...you'll want to take a paper towel and get all your smudges off...if you're doing something like the tiles...and don't want the edges etched...this is where you'll use your blue painters tape...run it all along the edge...and make sure it's tight with no lumps or bumps...

then grab your etching cream...i like to apply with a foam brush...for me...it gives the most even coating...pile on a a good amount!...you don't want to be able to really see your vinyl through the layer...make sure it's to all the egdes of the vinyl and tape...don't want any bare spots...then leave on for 5 to 10 minutes...sometimes 15...or longer if you forget about it like me!...

then with warm rinse all the cream off...peel off your tape...peel off your vinyl...and it should be all etched!...

hope i did an ok job explaining...if you have any questions...just let me know!...good luck...and i can't wait to see what you come up with!...

carrie aka greenbean

Sunday, May 22, 2011

could you use an extra 100$ from Micheals - enter this blog site

http://keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com/2011/05/its-giveaway-time.html

and while you are there -sign up for future posting and inspiration!


have a great day!
Doris

Saturday, May 21, 2011

4 post it notes and 2 ink pads and a stamp set - how fun could this be!!

I was going through past cards and projects i made and thought this was a fun card to make. SO.. I wanted to share it with you.  POST IT NOTE were used. I believe I only used 4 sheets.  I used  2 colors of ink and a Close to my heart stamp set  ANY stamp set would be ideal...   I positioned the post it's in a design to leave a space on the card.  I then inked that area with a color.  move the post it's to different areas and switch colors.  I left a space in the middle for the highlight of my card; here it is a flag.  when the card is covered I used a tissue or a sponge and wiped the card, it kind of spreads the ink across other colors. You then use the stamps of choice where ever you choose.    Make sure you position the stamp set off the page for a more realistic look.          EASY PEESY and such an unique, fun card.

just to let you know.... BRENDA is selling... and MARGO is selling...

Brenda is selling Close to My Heart.  So, if interested - e-mail her.  I love CTMH as well...
 lvmygrkids@aol.com

and Margo is selling Creative Memories.  So, if interested - e-mail her.  So many awesome CM has!
 mjwalker5@juno.com

Are you selling a product that you would like me to share with everyone

Friday, May 20, 2011

CRICUT has a new blog!!

Posted: 19 May 2011 12:49 AM PDT
Just a quick post tonight to let you all know that Provo Craft has launched an official Cricut blog!  It looks pretty awesome, and sounds like they're going to keep it active with tons of great stuff going on.  There was even a video of Jinger Adams showing her gorgeous craft room.  Be sure to go check it out here:  http://cricutblog.org/ and become a follower for chances to win shopping credit on cricut.com.


Cricut: The Official Blog

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

another giveaway!! awesome site for ideas!!

http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/      EVERYDAY POP UP CARDS   it's a new cartridge!

 come check her out - i am hooooppping for a win on this cartridge..   are you??

have a great day!!  :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

come join us and show us your project!! I did...

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YOU had me at craft is an awesome site for ideas and to share yours....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

give-a-way check out this site!!

http://blog.craft-e-corner.com/

come check this out - awesome cricut cartridge give-a-away  and much much more that they offer.!!   sign up for their newsletter!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

weekend Swarm.. it's this weekend... a question for you.

I would like to know who is coming this weekend.  .Could you please let me know??  Friday and/or Saturday...
Thanks for letting me know by Wednesday..   If there is not a good response - i will cancel for this weekend.  I have out of state family BUT I want to be at the Swarm -  if you are too.....
so please let me know.....

Saturday, May 7, 2011

give-a-way's it's national scrapbooking day.. will be several posts about giveaways today..

I won a cartridge (best of 2006) through one of the give-a-ways posted.  so it could happen - you could win.  check out this site

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!! We are celebrating on the blog today with lots of giveaways!! Make sure you enter and enjoy your weekend!! -Erin http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2011/05/happy-nsd-giveaways-galore.html
dcwvinc.blogspot.com
Congratulations again to your DH!! I am off to shop for some B&W DCWV stack for my niece's wedding album I have to pull together ASAP!Wish me luck! :)