Thursday, November 19, 2009

To Glimmer Mist or Not to Glimmer Mist....what will it be?

The answer of course has to Glimmer Mist.  I love them and can't get enough of them.

For those of you who haven't come across glimmer mists they are made by Tattered Angels.  You can spray them over any surface including paper, acrylic, metal, and fabric and it is perfectly safe to use on your projects as it is water-based, archival safe, acid-free, and non-toxic.
A couple of sprays of Glimmer Mist delivers a touch of glimmer making your project shine.

Now, the only problem that i have discovered is that it very quickly becomes addictive making you want to own all the colors available.  And bearing in mind that there are well over 100 different colors, it could turn out to be a very expensive addiction :)

Glimmer Mists are mainly available in a range of different shades of every color you can think of.  These will not also add the glittery shine but also color the paper you are misting.  So they are great for using on white paper, card or for giving color and shine to white paper flowers like prima, bazzil etc therfore allowing you to customize them to your project.  This is great but as i already mentioned it can become a little costly.

But, i have recently come across my very own saving grace......Pearl Glimmer Mist.  This delivers a fine mist of glimmer without altering the color of your paper.  You can therefore glimmer all your current primas without having to own every color of glimmer mist  in the rainbow and even spray them over your patterned papers to give them that extra sparkle. 

For those of you who would like to know more on how to use them pop over to youtube where you will find some very good tutorials on this product.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Black Friday Giveaway

The very generous Steph from 'with a grin' will be giving away a fab "Thankful"mini album kit.  Pop over to her blog and see her great work.

Friday, November 13, 2009

What makes you smile?

Many of you will have already seen this video, but, for those of you who have not i thought i would post it here.  No matter how many times i watch this video, it never fails to make me smile :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

December Daily Journal

This year i will be trying to complete my December Daily album inspired by Ali Edwards.  I attempted Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas last year but struggled in keeping up with it.  What i found most difficult was relating to the daily prompts provided by Shimelle and creating daily layouts.  December is just too busy to be able to keep up with the layouts.

So, learning from this experience i have decided to prepare my basic pages ahead of time, from the 1st December to the 1st January, and then only have to add on the photos and some few embellishments on a daily basis.  As i will still be receiving the prompts from Shimelle i will be referring to them on days where i feel there is not much to scrap about.  So, i suppose i will be creating a type of December Daily/JYC album :)

I have purchased this Making Memories felt album which will be housing my pages in the next few days.

So, i am setting myself a keep up, enjoy and complete my December Daily Journal.

Friday, November 6, 2009

'So Lucky' mini album

Mini album created using Polka dot whimsy monthly kit.

Rock Candy

Following my previous post, some of you have asked what Rock Candy Crackle Paint is. Its a distress medium made by Tim Holtz / Ranger which is available in 28 different colours and has recently been brought out to the market in a clear medium, called Rock Candy.

It is an acrylic paint which can be applied to surfaces like paper, grungeboard, chipboard or primed canvas. As it dries small fine cracks appear on the surface adding a distressed, aged look. The thinner the layer applied, the finer the cracks and the thicker the layer applied, the larger the cracks. Distress inks can then be rubbed over the cracked surface to accent the crackle.

The new clear crackle paint allows you to apply it over regular 'shop-bought' embellishments resulting in quick and easy distressing.

Tim Holtz demonstrates this product in this video.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Creature comforts :)

Well a girl is entitled her creature comforts isn't she? Oh, and to change them as her mood dictates :)

If i had to list my top 5 creature comforts at this moment in time it would have to be the following:

1. Prima flowers - whatever color or size it doesn't matter i'll have them.

2. Bling, a girl just can't have enough bling :)

3. Rock candy crackle paint - i really must stop crackling every surface i come in contact with.

4. A freshly baked muffin (no raisins please).

5. Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers online class.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Christmas, what does it mean to you?

Christmas is nearly here, and although there are still around 6 weeks or so to go you can't help but start thinking about it when all the decorations, trees etc are already out on the shops.

Thinking back, my perfect christmas memories include family. I picture christmas with all my family sitting at the table wearing our christmas cracker paper crowns (i know, i know). Then eating up our lunch and sitting together in the living room playing board which only tend to surface from one christmas day to the next. That's how i picture my perfect christmas day.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Its a perfect way of documenting your feelings, opinions, creations or even the most mundane day to day occurrences. But why does it seem to come so difficult to me? I regularly read quite a few blogs which are all inspiring and funny at all seems to flow quite well on the page when you read it. But when it comes to writing up my own blogs i tend to hit 'bloggers block'.

My aim over the next few weeks is to 'loosen up' and try to create posts which are more me :) We'll see what comes out of this.......