Friday, December 31, 2010

These are a Few of My Favorite Things...

I'm playing along with Nathalie Kalbach...these are the last 6 of my favorite LO's from 2010. I don't do as many LO's as I should because I prefer creating STUFF...I resolve to do more this year...really! These LO's have incorporated Tattered Angels glimmer mist on each that stuff!!! Drum roll please....

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I'm playing along...are you??

I love this end of the year challenge by Nathalie Kahlbach...12 favorite layout's and 12 favorite photos.

Here are the first 6 layouts that are fav's!!Hope you enjoy them and I will be back tomorrow with the last 6.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


The joy of brightening other lives,
bearing each others' burdens,
easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts
becomes for us the magic of Christmas.
WC Jones
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Let it Snow...Let it Snow...Let it Snow...

Greetings y'all {that's my southern accent}...For the Dec. TATTERED ANGELS design team projects the challenge was to work with glass and Tattered Angels paint products. I made several attempts and discovered that these 2 products, with a little pre-preparation, work beautifully together. If you have viewed all the other Design Team projects you have seen a vast plethora of projects. I'm pleased to show you what I have created.

{Designed in 1973 by Ann Warff}

This project was an easy one to complete with the irregular shape of this Swedish designed glass votive. I applied 2 thin coats of the Glimmer Glam and the glass took the finish immediately. I set it aside to dry overnight and jokingly thought that if I didn't like the effect I would just wash it off...ha...the finish wouldn't budge! So Lesson #1...Glimmer Glam will not wash off if applied to an irregular glass shape!

Kosta Boda Snowball Candle 
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam MERMAID

Here is the Snowball CANDLE holder paired with a wood frame that I made along with last month's wood projects. I set it aside thinking that it would work well for Christmas decorating. It is a reminder of how well Tattered Angels products work on several different surfaces and I think the candle holder fits right in with the snow theme.
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist...Santa Baby, Jack Frost & Gum Drop
Tattered Angels Glimmer Chips in Ephemera Frosty Memories 
brushed with Glimmer Glam Chandelier

Project #2 Glimmer Glass with Glimmer Glam
Since I was on a Christmas kick I thought I would try the effect on Tattered Angels Glimmer Glass products. I was digging though various supplies and pulled out this chipboard mini-house. Hmmm...the wheels started turning...I then stumbled across the Glimmer Glass snowflake and it all came together. I stamped and misted, I glammed and glazed and created the outside of this little house.

Here is my little snowflake window which has been coated with Glimmer Glam Chandelier but again hard to capture how sparkly it really is.

Now for the inside I wall papered & covered it with my absolute favorite finishing spray...Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold...unfortunately I couldn't get my camera to capture how pretty it looks. I used 2 Glimmer Glass for the outside and the other for the inside to give it the look of a window. Of course I had to fill the inside with 2 of my most favorite people in this daughter Cait and grandson Shane,framed in misted & glazed Tattered Angels Framed Fonts.

Project #3 Christmas Snow Globe
I can't help but think of Christmas snow globes when it comes time for decorating. Unfortunately I don't have any...until I saw this flower vase stuck away in my pantry. Perfect shape but how was I going to get anything to stick to the smooth & slick surface. My mind started churning...I realized I need something for the product to stick to. I painted a very thick coat of Clear Gesso onto the top and let it drip down over the globe. Once it dried overnight I was then able to give it a coat of TA Glimmer Mist Chalkboard in Chalk followed by Dazzling I will tell you that I over sprayed until I was happy with the result. I finished off my snow globe with several coats of Glimmer Glam in Chandelier. Again I found it hard to capture the true sparkle that stems from these different applications. I added several plastic crystals to the top for the appearance of ice crystals. I now have my very own...giant sized snow globe. 
Doesn't my little house look right at home with it?

 as my friend Clark Griswold 
of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation fame
once said so wisely...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tattered Angels DT Dec. Reveal

Where has Dec. gone? It flew by between work and creating I'm hard pressed to say but I guess ...."TIME FLYS". Look what Santa is delivering to me tomorrow....I peeked...tee-hee.

Tomorrow is my reveal day for the Tattered Angels Design Team. Stop back tomorrow...we'll have some egg nog and cookies and take a look at what Tattered Angels paint products look like applied to glass. Stay warm and will all get done.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Erika Taylor & Harry Potter = YUMMY!!!

You must take a look at Erika Taylor's Tattered Angels Dec. project...TDF!!! Really...OMG TDF. It is also Erika's blog anniversary and she has pulled out all the stops. Check everything out at her blog...OMGTDF!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010


READING blogs CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR wallet! As I was reading Design Sponge Online{} I ran across this site.

There is something so refreshing about SUBWAY gimicks...just right to the point. Check out this site...after the Holidays I think I NEED a few of these!


Monday, December 6, 2010


Over the Thanksgiving weekend I traveled up to Buffalo, NY to attend a family wedding and was very fortunate to not only visit my favorite LSS, BUFFALO STAMPS & STUFF, but actually got to take a Tim Holtz Christmas Configuration class with Sharon Klima, the owner. This place is filled with the best scrapbooking/stamping eye candy and I just get giddy with 
              excitement when I'm wallet on the other hand cringes...LOL! 
                         Debby Schuh was teaching a class the next day but I wasn't able to take her class :( 

Here are just a few pics of Buffalo Stamps & Stuff, 
if you ever get to that neck of the woods you MUST stop in!
Sharon Klima...Creator of all this Goodness
Mike Klima...Official Snowflake Hanger
Maddie the Mascot
My partner in crime and ENABLER...Kathy Gielow[rt.]

Buffalo Stamps & Stuff3314 Sheridan DriveAmherst, NY  14226

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Thursday, December 2, 2010


Will be back this weekend with a glimpse of my trip up to Buffalo, NY, a class @ Buffalo Stamps & Stuff {my fav. LSS}, a family wedding & snow! Lots of pictures...thank you tomorrow is TGIF!!!