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    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    Hometown Love!

    I sadly missed a week of Iron Craft because the real world got away from me somehow and I had to catch up. Whew!

    Now, this week's Iron Craft challenge is Hometown! My hometown is Rohnert Park, California in the middle of the beautiful wine country! Emers & I will be visiting there this spring (So excited -Thanks Daddoo!) I realised I don't have too many photos of good old RP so I just made a tribute scrapbook page rather than filling it with actual photos of my life... they're mostly still at mom & Daddoo's house. I recreated the old RP welcome sign and photo copied the map, along with some photos offline. Add some cardstock & glue, and viola! Ah, memories.

    Here's a quick munchkin catch up. In her Blue Fairy dance outfit (Yes, she wears this almost every week to dance practice.)

    And here she is goofing off on the slide at the park last week.

    That's all she wrote folks! Check in next week for the next Iron Craft challenge!
    Oh and there's a CT contest going on at Nuthouse Scraps! Come join us crazy bunch of scrappers and get free kits to work with!

    Wednesday, February 09, 2011

    That Winter Feeling

    The week 6 challenge for Iron Craft was a "Winter" theme. I decided to try out some fun Christmas ice candles I saw on DollarStoreCrafts.com but with a winter spin to them.
    First, I made the ice candle using crushed ice, a candle taper, a few blue crayons and 1/2 lb of parafin.
    Next, for the decorations! I took another 1/4 lb of parafin an after melting it I beat it to a froth with my electric mixer. Spooned it on and stuck in some decorations.

    I made two using some pieces off a christmas garland, a couple of white glitter ornament balls and a few plastic scatter flakes.
    I think they turned out pretty well for my first try. I can't wait to see how the light flickering through the ice candle will look!
    I wonder if I threw some gree crayons into the parafin before I beat it if it would look like grass? Then I could make some spring candles!
    Well, I hope you enjoyed the craft for step-by-step instruction check out the DollarStoreCraft.com. And if you're looking for some scrapping, the new Mega Kit from Nuthouse Scraps, Lover's Sky is in the store now! It's SO pretty!

    Wednesday, February 02, 2011

    Getting Crafty for Valentines

    Well, I joined in on the Iron Craft this week! Don't know what it is? It's a weekly craft challenge that is full of fun and inspiration!

    This week, #5, the challenge was "Be Mine" to make a Valentine. So I headed to the Dollar Tree and Target Dollar Spot to get some supplies. I ended up finding some cute small mailboxes at Target and I used one of those for this craft. I then decoupaged some newspaper strips and shapes on. Did some painting with acrylic & nail polish (for a translucent effect). Finally I printed out some words on the computer and decoupaged them on as well. I think I need to still add some embellishments but I'm happy with how it turned out.

    See that side below the bubble wand needs something and I think I need to add a 3-d key onto the end.

    Next, here are Emma's nails that we painted for valentine's day. I snapped this shot on my phone this morning so the detail isn't the best. But we did a layer of red, a layer of iridecent sparkles and the white hearts. Too cute!

    I've bought all my supplies for making the candy cane heart pops next week, but I was unable to find a cheap supply of the 6 in rulers so we've switched Emma's Valentines to these cute and affodable bubbles by Care at Dollar Store Crafts.
    What are you making for Valentines Day?
    Happy Scrapping!