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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Belated Merry Christmas and Happy Happy New Year to all!

Whew!  Can you believe that it's almost 2010?  I have been MIA 'cause there has been so much going on.  I've baked, and baked, and baked....and this is where all my creativity has baking! 

Just a quick note to wish everyone a wonderful and safe New Year, 2010! 
From Blogger Pictures
My son had no idea that I was going to kiss his cheek...

From Blogger Pictures
My son and his friend are volunteering at the Insight Bowl game with the Boys and Girls Club right now. I am going to pick him up at our friends house and I made these cupcakes to take over there...

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2009

H{ippity} Hop Today...Welcome!

Hello {ippity} fans!  I'm loving my {ippity} stamp collection so much!  Have you played with these stamps yet?   

I took the SCS featured stampers challenge on Sunday, FS150: She's BENZI-riffic!   I used my {ippity} Because of You stamp set.  Here's the card that I came up with:

From Unity Projects
Stamps: {ippity} Because of You

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, PInk Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Sizzix-Wild Dashes Texturz, SU Subtles Beads
If you would like your own {ippity} Because of You set (or any other terrific set), you can get them HERE!
Thanks for stopping by and have an {ippity} kind of day! *smile*

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas to all Friends with Flair!

Yes, you heard it right...this will be the last Friends With Flair Friday for 2009!
Can you believe it will be 2010 in...14 days?!  Can you believe Christmas is in...7 days?!  I am totally NOT ready, are you?
It's been a fun year participating in Unity hops and challenges...can you believe that they are such a great company?! now, can you believe that I had not inked up the snowman from the {ippity} Kissmas & Mistletoe set yet?!  So, of course, I just had to!  I inked him up with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap.
I embossed the white c/s with a Sizzix Texture Plate, (can't see it that well in the picture) and embossed the sentiment in silver.  Then, I used this stuff called Snow Writer, by DecoArt to outline the white hills and make the snow falling, and covered it all in Diamond Dust.  The sparkle looks cool IRL!  After I did this, I felt this card had enough texture and shine, so I just added a scarf to the snowman and Stickled him some buttons:

From Unity Projects
Stamps: {ippity} Kissmas & Mistletoe
Cardstock: SU! Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White
Ink: Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber-Snow Cap
Accessories: Red Gingham Ribbon, DecoArt-Snow Writer, FloralCraft Diamond Dust, Top Boss Embossing Fluid, SU Sterling Silver Embossing Powder, Stickles-Star Dust, Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Texture Plate
A couple of years ago, I put this quote in my Christmas cards...luv this:
 "And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before...
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?!" ~Dr. Seuss
Hope your Christmas 'means a little bit more' too!  Happy, Happy Holiday's!  Be safe, and above all, ENJOY and BELIEVE! *smile*

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My 'Fondant' Cake...and updated Birthday Blog Candy Winner...

As I mentioned on Monday, I took a 'Wilton fondant cookie' class, and am now taking a four week 'Wilton fondant cake' class. Here's a picture of my first 'fondant' looks like a birthday present with a bow and curly ribbon. It's an 8x8 two layer french vanilla cake with a thin layer of strawberry in the middle.  I love how smooth the fondant looks:
From Misc Pic's

Thanks for coming by!

P.S. updated birthday candy winner:

CONGRATS TO #9: Gwen said...
Happy Birthday! and thanks for sharing the joy by having a giveaway! :)

GWEN, please email me at: with your address and I will ship out your goodies right have 48 hours to contact me! Hope to hear from you soon!

Monday, December 14, 2009

"Fondant" Cookies...and Baseball...

Okay, so one of the classes that I have recently taken was a Wilton Cookie Class. In this class they showed us how to make Christmas cookies with 'fondant'. You know, fondant is the thin sugar layer that you roll out and it looks so smooth over a wrinkles, no lines, looks so perfect! It was a fun class and we added cookie sticks so we could put them together in a bouquet. Since this was a trial run, I didn't make the cookie bouquet. However, I am making some of these cookies for Christmas gifts and will put the bouquet arrangements together then for each family. The Wilton sugar cookie recipe is quite delicious too!

Here is a picture of the cookies that I made (the one of the left is not finished, but those colors are pieces of fondant that I was playing with):
From Misc Pic's
Tomorrow, I'll share the fondant cake that I made.

Also, I wanted to share one picture from my son's baseball tournment this past weekend. This photo was Austin on first base and the other team was trying to pick him get him out. Here he is sliding back to first base and NO that girl didn't tag him out. They tried to pick him off a few times and he was safe every time. He wouldn't have liked it if a girl got him out...there are very few girls that play competitive baseball, especially in the 14U age bracket..yay for girls!
From Misc Pic's
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Baseball all weekend....and....Winner of Birthday Candy!

It's Sunday already?!  My son had baseball tournament games all weekend and before driving all the way back home today from Big League Dreams in Gilbert, we had to stop for dinner.  The team lost their last game, but the tournament was fun and all the boys were in a pretty good mood (even after the loss).  This is such a great team of 13 and 14 year old boys...they're smart, they LOOOOOVE baseball, they all get along (many are good buddies) and they just have a fun time.  I will have to post a couple of pictures, but I am so exhausted right now, perhaps I'll post some tomorrow. 

Anyway, I wanted to post the winner of my Birthday Blog Candy...and the winner by out of 23 comments is...

updated:  #9 !!!

(I tried to post the actual box that shows this number, but it wouldn't let me keep the image...hmmm, I'll have to figure that out).

CONGRATS TO #9:  Gwen said...

Happy Birthday! and thanks for sharing the joy by having a giveaway! :)

December 11, 2009 8:43 AM
Gwen, I have no idea where you live, so please send me your address/info to my email: and I will send out your goodies.

THANK YOU everyone for playing and THANK YOU so much for the nice well wishes too!

Good night!....yawn.....

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tickets to Happiness...

Happy Friday...Friends, Flair, Unity...what else could you need today!

Sharing a card today to give you all "tickets to happiness"! I used the November KOM, 'simply magical':

From Unity Projects
Enjoy your day!

P.S. Added 9th item to candy: 4 feet of ribbon!
You can enter by leaving a comment on my 12.09.09 post below (drawing on Sunday evening!):

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Added 8th item to candy...

1 package of Metal Edge Tags...aluminum white squares!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Birthday Candy Here!

When it comes to my birthday, I simply enjoy the day and marvel at the little things in life that mean so much to me. Ahhh, what a wonderful life it is to have family and friends!

I don't know about you, but I never say anything about my birthday. This year, I'm actually going to give away some birthday candy...woohoo! I am starting with a few items below, and will add more each day! You can check back each day to see what I've added to the candy, but make sure to check back late on Sunday evening 'cause you will have 48 hours to claim your prize!

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner on Sunday evening, December 13th @ 8pm (PST) to win these goodies. Only one comment per person, please!
From Misc Pic's
Contents, so far:
1.  {ippity} Kissmas & Mistletoe stamp set;
2.  Unity--unmounted Distressed Dots background stamp;
3.  Unity--Dream Tree background stamp;
4.  Stampin' Up!--Alphabet Soup stamp set (retired/new/unmounted)
5.  Lil' Davis Designs--Patterned Chipboard Alphabets, Bubble Gum Dot,40 letter
6.  Unity--Palette Hybrid Ink Pad, Burnt Umber
7.  Stickles--Orange Peel
8.  1 package of Metal Edge Tags...aluminum white squares
9.  4 feet of ribbon
10.  5 pocket note cards (pink) and envelopes
11.  Sizzix Snowman #2 Sizzlits die
I'm meeting one of my friends for lunch today and will keep dinner simple tonight. Hope you have a chance to remember the little things in life today!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

THE SCRAP REVIEW...woohoo, this is a cool camera bag!

Okie dokie, it's been a pretty busy time for me ever since leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday! I haven't been around much and am trying to get back into all the crafty stuff...I'm even taking some Wilton classes to work with fondant! As soon as I get the pictures loaded I will share that too!

What I want to share now is soooo exciting...I won an Oasis MiMi DSLR Handbag from THE SCRAP REVIEW! Woohoo! Have YOU been following THE SCRAP REVIEW blog? They have lots of great reviews of products and even get them donated for give-aways...go check them out here!'s the camera bag that will be arriving in my mail...soon...
From Misc Pic's

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friends with Flair Friday!

It seems like I've been gone forever, but it was only one week...whew...time sure does fly by!

I needed some quick tags to attach to some gifts for school, so I used the Unity October store kit {}. These were quick and easy, and I will write the recipients names on the back....thanks for coming by!

From Unity Projects

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

{ippity} PEACE

I was so excited to get with my new {ippity} stamps! So, I played along with two SCS challenges: TLC248 Stocking Gift Card Holder template; and CC246 to use colors Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink today. You lift up the front flap on the stocking and it holds a gift card...pretty neat.

The {ippity} set I used is the new Kissmas & Mistletoe...aren't the stamps cute?!
I had some old SU lined c/s, and made it plaid by drawing additional lines with the same color markers.  I decided to dangle three of the trees from twine, embossed with dazzling diamonds on the snowflakes, and use my Glassy Glaze Enamel Powder on the word PEACE and the trees...they shine IRL much more than this pic!

From Unity Projects
Stamps: {ippity} Kissmas & Mistletoe
C/S: SU Petals & Paisleys (retired), Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink: Unity Palette NOIR (crisp, bright and non-bleeding impressions), VersaMark
Accessories: Star Eyelets, SU Glassy Glaze Enamel Powder, Twine, Scallop Edge Punch, Pretty in Pink Ribbon (retired)
Thanks for stopping by and if YOU want your own {ippity} to play with, click on this link below:


Saturday, November 21, 2009

I've got {ippity}, how about you?

My new {ippity} is here, my new {ippity} is here!

I'm adding a little sweetner to celebrate my 'grand opening', which will run through midnight on December 1, 2009!

Sweetner #1:
All customer orders from November 21 through midnight December 1, 2009, will receive an embellishment goodie bag surprise package* with your completed/paid order by December 1, 2009!

Sweetner #2:
All customer orders from November 21 through midnight December 1, 2009 will be put into a drawing to receive one paper pack of My Mind's Eye "be loved" (6-double sided 12x12 sheets)! Drawing will be held on December 2nd.

Please click on my {ippity} badge to the right and go check out my Jen's Cup of {ippity} grand opening!

Happy {ippity} !

Friday, November 20, 2009

Unity's FWFF!

Friends with Flair Friday and it's been a busy week!  My son just had his braces put on, so I'm having to make "soft" foods for dinner, since his teeth are sore.  Good thing Thanksgiving is coming...lots of mashed potatoes for him!

I hope you enjoy all of the yummy Unity goodness as you browse through all the customer much to see!

Today, I am sharing my entry for the final Unity Bachelor Bro Challenge. There were seven of us participants, and we were to send in an altered gift to our "boyfriend Bro"! Even though I did not win, it was so fun, and I was honored to be able to join these talented gals in this last challenge!  Take a look at their fantastic creations here!

I sent Ryan a magnetic calendar, created from a picture frame.  All of the days on the calendar, and the sentiments to be placed under the "today" sign, are all exchangeable (magnets).  I painted the overall frame, distressed it a little and then modge podged it.  Then I put all the embellishments along the outside of the frame.
Here's a full view:
From Unity Projects
The top half view:
From Unity Projects
The bottom half view (oh btw...the round circles are magnets too, and you can just put them over the appropriate month and day):
From Unity Projects
Now, if you want to check the details out are some detailed views of the outside frame.
Around parts of the frame I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with SU Classy Copper Embossing Powder:
From Unity Projects
This sentiment is tied with twine to the ribbon, and popped up on the frame:
From Unity Projects
I stamped Ryan's name and popped up the letters:
From Unity Projects
Rock-On cut out and more heat embossing:
From Unity Projects
I paper pieced the guitar, popped it up, and used twine for the guitar strings:
From Unity Projects
Popped up the heart and placed an arrow behind it:
From Unity Projects
This is the small 3x3 card to Ryan:
From Unity Projects
This pouch has various embellished sentiments that I made to exchange daily (or whenever) to be placed under the 'TODAY' word on the top half of the calendar:
From Unity Projects
One last photo of everything:
From Unity Projects
Sorry for such a long post, but I wanted to get these pic's in.  Make sure to explore Unity's sales items too!  Thanks for coming by and have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Peak at {ippity} quality!

Here are some pictures to show the quality of {ippity} stamps.  Unity always puts out great quality deeply etched red rubber stamps! 
Simply Home Set:
From {ippity}
Because of You:
From {ippity}
Side view of deeply etched red rubber stamps:
From {ippity}
Green Packaging:
From {ippity}
Stay tuned...these are only a couple of days away from arriving!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

{ippity} doo dah

{ippity} yay! My, oh my, what a wonderful day!


You've seen the {ippity} badge on my right sidebar, right? My first shipment of {ippity} is being delivered THIS week...I'm excited!

What is {ippity}, you ask? It is only the most amazing, awesome, fresh, fun, sassy, sweet new stamp line made by Unity Stamp Co!  This NEW-EXCLUSIVE line of product will NOT be found in retail stores.  YOU can get this new line of stamps from an {ippity} chick, like ME! 

I am so excited to be able to offer these high quality deeply etched red rubber stamps…unmounted, pre-cut, pre-foamed.  These red rubber stamp images come out so clean and crisp...luv it!  What? are wondering about your clear blocks that you already own?  Why YES, you can use your own clear blocks, or Unity handles with these's your choice!

Interested in these stamp sets? Keep an eye on this blog for my 'go live' date...soon, and I will announce an upcoming special too!  Here's a preview of the sets that will be arriving:

Kissmas and Mistletoe

From {ippity}

Simply Home

From {ippity}


From {ippity}

Because of You

From {ippity}

Just Wanted to Say....

From {ippity}

Straight from the Heart

From {ippity}

Alphabetically Adorable

From {ippity}

Life's Little Moments

From {ippity}
Have an {ippity} kind of day and stay tuned for my special to be announced!  {ippity} yay!

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's Freakin' Friday already???

Yay, I ordered the "Freakin' Unity" t-shirt, did you? It seems like Friends with Flair Friday came by so and in the fast lane...soooo fast!  Okay, let's get to my post.

Today I'm sharing a door hanger goodie box filled with hot apple cider packets (or I could use this for a cute little gift to fit inside), and stuffed it with shredded card stock.

I used the Unity Royal Day background stamp all over the box. Then I made a belly band layered with Purely Pomegranate cardstock (retired SU) and My Mind's Eye Laundry Line paper. Wrapped a satin ribbon around the belly band and added a tag with twine. The tag sentiment is outlined in Stickles. Then, I cut out the stick hearts from the September KOM, tucked them in the ribbon, and covered the swirls with a gold Gel Burst pen for some shine, which shows up more IRL.

From Unity Projects
Have an {ippity} 'hint, hint' coming soon kind of day and enjoy the rest of the fantastic Unity inspiration as you peruse the Unity customer blogs! I'm still trying to catch up on all the blogs from last week...wish me luck to get through them all today! *smile*

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Finally mailed in my "Broman" Gift and... {ippity} coming soon!

Ack! I think the stress is finally over! I wanted to get my Broman challenge completed this weekend, but you all know what happens when you are picking up and dropping off the kids and running errands! Yea, and I only have one 13 year old son, but his friends are also my sons, ya KWIM?!

I finally got my "gift" to my boyfriend Broman in the mail today! No, he's not really my boyfriend, but Unity asked us to make sure the package clearly stated it was sent "to my boyfriend Broman"! The challenge was to send an "altered" gift, so I hope my package gets there okay. I will show my gift after Broman receives it, so I won't ruin the surprise...geez, I hope he likes it?! Heck, there's big winnings at stake...I have no idea what the other gals are sending in, but if you know the Unity addicts...there are going to be some terrifically awesome gifts! We'll have to see if mine lives up to there's, so now it's waiting time, waiting, waiting...till the November 19th announcement (insert finger nail biting here)!

The big news...drum roll...woohoo, yay, YES, I have joined the {ippity} chicks to represent that exciting new, fun and fresh line of stamps! Woohoo, yay, I can hardly wait for my inventory to get here. If you are interested in purchasing these stamps from me, I will have a new post/blog area shortly, so keep on the lookout, okay?! And, as an added bonus...if you are in close proximity to Phoenix, Arizona, I'd be glad to drop by with the new goodies so you can see what fantastic quality these stamps are. Deeply etched rich red rubber...WHO DOES THAT? Well, Unity and {ippity} by Unity, of course!

Till next time, have an {ippity} kind of day!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I'm one of the 7 Finalists!!!

Woohoo, the game is on! I am one of the 7 finalists for the...Unity Bachelor Bro Challenge! This is our...


**This will be ONLY FOR THE WINNERS the past 7 weeks.

***Make an altered ITEM OR GIFT and SEND IT TO Bachelor Broman AT UNITY.

So this means that I have to have my item in the mail soon! I'm in Arizona and it needs to travel all the way to...New London, I hope the weather stays great this week and not have any mail delays!

The Unity blog says that they will have some videos during this process too! Now, WHO DOES THAT? Only Unity Stamp Co, of course! Good luck to all the other finalists...I'm sure we are all having fun with this and even though there will be only one grand prize winner, EVERYONE AT THIS STAGE IS ALREADY A WINNER!

News will be posted on November 19th...woohoo!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Flower friends

Happy Friends with Flair Friday! Wow, can you believe the news about 'ippity' by Unity? How fantastic is that?
Only our fabulous friends at Unity, of course!!!

Here's a quick card that I made...a little different on a 6"x3" tall card:

From Unity Projects

Have fun hopping through all the Unity goodness that is being shared by all the Unity customers, and have an "ippity" kind of weekend too!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pink and Brown...with green eyes>

Happy Friday, friends with flair Friday, that is!

I had the blinkie last week and it was so fun! Thank you to everyone for the nice comments, you are all terrific!

Here's a quick post for the card that I made for last week's Unity Bro challenge...a "sweet pink and brown manly card" (with a little green Smooch on the spider eyes):
From Unity Projects

Stamps: Unity Distressed Spider Dance, Mix Up of Cuteness
C/S: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Misc DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Stickles, Green Smooch, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, distressor tool

Hurry, go find that blinkie...I'm looking for it too! Have a blinkieful Friday! *smile*

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Unity 25 Random Stamp Winner...

Thank you to everyone who participated by leaving comments on my blog during Unity's Friends with Flair Friday!

The winner of the Unity 25 Random deeply etched red rubber Stamps...

chosen by random org ...


"jennifer mitten said... Cute card - love that clever window for the owl. I really admire your creations!October 23, 2009 5:03 PM"!

The announcement is on the SCS--FFF thread here!

Woohoo, congrats and thanks for playing!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Flair with Friends...

...hey, did you notice I reversed the title? Yup, the ~Friends with Flair Friday~ title still works when you reverse the words...chuckle... Well, if you are anybody who looooves Unity, you are sooooo nice to hop on by and enjoy everyone's creativity today!
Oooooh, by the way, Angela and the Unity gang are having a tremendous 'GARAGE SALE' that you don't want to miss HERE!

I just received my October KOM the other day and had to play...yay I LUV it! I'm still playing, 'cause how can you not keep playing with these stamps??? Here's one card that I made:
From Unity Projects
'Thank You' for being so kind to leave comments on as many blogs as possible and making our day!

Unity Flair!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What, Starbucks called me???

Okay, I just have to share...My friend Tammy and I went to the Women's Expo this past in Phoenix. It wasn't the best show that they've had 'cause a lot of vendors weren't there this year (like the food vendors!) Heck, how are you supposed to go through a Women's Expo without sampling different snacks and food in the aisles, geez???
BUT, my favorite all time coffee place was there...yup, we found the Starbuck's booth and they had samples of their new VIA instant coffee...yum.
Well...on Monday morning I realized I had a message on my cell phone...oooh, I thought maybe it was a job offer. Heck no, it wasn't a job offer, BUT it was waaaay better... Guess what? Did you guess yet? I WON the Starbuck's gift basket that they were raffling! Woohoo, oh yea, I won, I won! insert jumping up and down with excitement here!
I just picked up this basket today! I know that many of you gals loooove Starbuck's and I'd invite you over for some coffee and cookies, but since you all live far, far away, I will share a photo of my basket...all pretty tied with a bow:
From Misc Pic's

The contents contains:
From Misc Pic's

The contents: Starbuck Mind Matters Book (of games); 12-pack VIA Colombia instant coffee; 12-pack VIA Urban Roast instant coffee; 1 lb of Pikes Place Roast Coffee beans; a pretty white Starbucks Leaf Mug; Venti size Starbucks Coffee Cup (green lid); a Starbucks Solo Coffee Press (silver); 1 bottle Starbucks Vanilla Syrup; 1 container Starbucks Fruit & Nut Medley; Elegant&English Honey & Almond Biscuits; Miller's Stones Wheaty & Crumbly Sweet Biscuits; and Baci Di Saronmo Italian Biscuits!
Thanks for sharing in my excitement!

Friday, October 16, 2009

sending happy thoughts...

From Misc Pic's

Did you hear? Unity is having this spectacular sale through Sunday! Now, wHO dOES tHAT?

I'm sharing a simple card for Friends with Flair Friday...hope you enjoy it! This card uses the March '09 KOM called Simple Life. I incorporated two SCS challenges..Sketch Challenge SC250 and the Ways to Use it Challenge WT240, which was to use leaves:
From Unity Projects

Stamps: Unity March09 KOM: Simple Life
C/S: all SU--Garden Green, Whisper White, Junto's DSP (retired)
Ink: all SU--Mellow Moss, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, square punches, distressor tool
See, I told you it was simple! Have fun wandering around the Unity customer is so worth it to check out all the flair and inspiration!
Have a marvelous weekend and don't forget to get working on the new Bro challenge too!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Recipe Card for Bro...

Friday, Friends with Flair Friday @ Unity!
The latest challenge for Week 4 that Bro has dished out is to make a recipe card using Unity stamps.'s my Chocolate Trifle recipe card that I'm entering. This trifle recipe is the "adult" version (with vodka and kahlua), but you can omit those ingredients if you must. The layers look awesome in a clear trifle bowl!
I used lots of Unity stamps and made that little flower behind the 'Desserts' out of a coffee filter. I punched it out with a round scallop punch; crinkled it up; sprayed Maya Mist in Iridescent Pearl; and scrunched it up a little again. Then I sprayed a little more of the Maya Mist towards the lower left hand corner of the recipe card to give it a little more shine:

From Unity Projects

From Unity Projects

Stamps from: FEB09KOM, Mix Up of Cuteness, Homemade By
C/S: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Whisper White, Sweet Slumber Specialty (retired)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Rose Red
Accessories: Iridescent Pearl Maya Mist, Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Coffee Filter, Scallop Circle Punch

Thanks for scooting by and please leave some 'luv' for as many Unity customer blogs as you's a happy feeling!

Monday, October 5, 2009

What is the "Melting Pot", you ask?

No, I'm not talking about the restaurant with all those fantastic items to dip in various sauces...yum! I'm talking about a "Melting Pot Magic" class that I took at one of my LSS "Madscrappers" on Saturday, World Card Making Day. Then, I took the "Melting Pot Magic Advanced" class right after! Even though these were not cards that we made, everything I did make can be used as elements on a card or page or...

I had never even tried the Melting Pot before this class and oooh, I LUV it! There are so many endless possibilities with UTEE (in many amazing colors) and this Melting Pot. We used Melt Art™ To Dye For™ colors We learned to use molds, red rubber stamps, how to do faux soldering, create jewelry, use chipboard, create paper beads and on and on and on.
This first photo (from left to right) is pouring clear UTEE over these images:
a) cut out round cardstock image(haunted house/moon/tree) and placed in a round silicone baking cup, then poured UTEE over it;b) placing a diamond cookie cutter on cardstock image (spiders), then poured UTEE over it;c) placing a square cardstock image (witch on a broom), placing it in square silver case, then pouring UTEE over it.The UTEE dries sooo quickly that your piece is done in no time and you can just pop out your project out of the molds:
From Miscellaneous Items

This next photo show the paper/UTEE beads and the center image is faux soldering (I need LOTS of practice on this one)...ha! I also made this silver square necklace stamped with the Unity Flowers from Neverland stamp:

From Miscellaneous Items

I poured the hot UTEE (with color) into a necklace square and then used my 'red rubber' Unity stamp to make the impression and highlighted it with a little Pearl X:

From Miscellaneous Items

This last photo...
a) I tried to make little round pearls in this UTEE colored in pinks...this bigger pearl is what happens when you can't get the UTEE to stay 'round' and I kept dipping this back into the hot UTEE and it eventually grew bigger than the one that I only dipped once..heehee!;b) This second necklace is experimenting with various colors and letting it melt into the UTEE without mixing it;c) This flower is actually chipboard dipped in hot UTEE, and it's pretty tricky to get it coated just right without 'falling' back into the hot UTEE:
From Miscellaneous Items

If someone actually read this entire post, 'THANK YOU' for letting me show what I was really a fun time playing with this stuff! Now...should I purchase the tools to continue with this...hmmm...not sure yet!