Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Flaming Fun!

So I'm in love love love with Mod Podge, I've been using it for all kinds of projects, today I covered some lighters! 
So I bought a 5 pack of regular Bics for about $3, and a 3 pack of minis for $2, you will also need scrapbook pages (or any paper really, newspaper, comics, or candy wrappers would be cool), Mod Podge, scissors, ruler, plain paper, and a pencil

So measure the lighter top to bottom, I forgot to remember the measurements, my b, to get the distance around, I just used some scrap paper, cut it the top to bottom length, then cut it with a little overhang as a template for the regular and the mini.  Cut out the square from your fancy paper of choice.

Check and make sure it fits.

Put on a generous layer of Mod Podge 

Slowly wrap around your lighter, then paint a little more Mod Podge on the end to glue it down as well.

Another layer of MP to seal it in, now let dry, till it's clear.

Be careful when placing your paper, to avoid this tragedy :( 

Dry, and all done, your very own custom lighter, super easy!

Trip Pics!  I finally found the ones from my camera!

Our tiny tiny room (aka our "cell"), that's one of my cellmates, my cousin Chase, we made him sleep on the sketchy top bunk!

Most ridiculous bathroom ever, the shower was half this size!

Fancy dinner, we were all very out of place!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Throw Some Glitter Make It Rain!

So, I kind of always love when a project fails but turns into something better!  So anyways I ended up with the Mod Podge out, and somehow, the glitter snuck out as well.  I have this wallet that is so fabulously red glittery, like Dorothy's slippers!  My friend Carmela loved it, and she needs a new wallet so I decided to try and recreate it.
So this is the old ugly granny wallet!

This is the look I want to achieve, so sparkly!

I so love Mod Podge, expect many more projects!

So I thought of a few different methods, but I researched and discovered you can add glitter straight into your MP, so I wanted to see how that turned out!  I used one of those medicine measurement cups to mix, and just kept adding glitter till I thought it was enough.

So, it was extra glittery, I just painted it on and let it dry.

This is one coat, glittery, but deff not what I wanted, I decided to paint over it again with plain MP and then sprinkle glitter onto wet MP, let dry, shake off excess glitter, then do another think layer to seal it all in.

So here is my finished project, copy cat on the right, one I bought on the left (Rue 21).  I had trouble capturing how glittery they are with my camera, but it turned out pretty amaze, except it doesn't have that super glossy look, and you can see the snake/croc skin design still.  All in all I'm pretty happy with it, hope Mela likes it!

My new fav hairstyle!  Waterfall french!
Trip pics!
I'm very upset that the pictures I took are missing, these are from my mom's camera!

This is our ship, The Monarch Of The Sea, it was huge!

Lighthouse we passed pulling into Nassau, Bahamas.

Fruit Daiquiri  in a Pineapple, yum!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Long time no post! Apple Dump Cake!

It's been like 23274739 years since I posted something so much stuff has happened that I can't even write about it all.  Anyways, I went on a vacay at the end of May for about a week, we went to Florida then a cruise to The Bahamas.  It was a pretty good trip, but I was so glad to be home, I'll try and post some pics.  When I say we, I'm referring to my granny, my momma, and myself, on our way down we met up with my granny's sister then to her other sister's, and my cousin and her son in Augusta, then we all went to Sanford and stayed a few days, then got on the boat.  So...on to my reason for posting, Apple Dump Cake, my cousin in Florida made us one with pineapples and blueberries, it was amazing, and sounded super duper easy, so I thought I can do that!
So, I used 2 cans of apple pie filling, I'm pretty sure it will work with any pie filling or fruit, but I love apple!
I spread it out in a glass baking pan, I'm not sure the measurements, but I'm sure any pan would work.
One box of yellow cake mix, again, I think you could use any flavor, I'm interested to try different combos.
Sprinkle the whole package of cake mix over your fruit filling, the flash kind of washed it out, but it's just loosely sprinkled, don't pack it down.
Last ingredient, the recipe I found said one stick of butter melted but after I poured it on, it didn't look like enough, so I ended up using 2 sticks.
Pour as evenly as possible on top of your cake mix, it really looks like too much butter.
Bake at 350 to 375 till crisp and golden brown, it didn't turn out very pretty but it was delicious!  I felt like it took forever for it to crisp, perhaps I used too much butter, next time I'll try with less, still worked out pretty good!

Trip Pics!!!!
Me and my momma when we finally got into Florida!

It's wwwaaayyy hotter than Georgia

But they have free OJ!

And there's palm trees EVERYWHERE!
That's all for now, yay for finally posting!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Duo-color big bow with wire curlies!

So after I did the first one I thought it would be cool to do another version with the top color being shorter.
So on this one, I started with one piece about 10-12 in folded in half long ways (white), and two pieces the same length stuck to to each other (black)

I decided to do a zigzag design on both

In and out stitches, pull tight to crinkle!

For some reason it ended having a very big hole in the center, so a button was necessary.

I put three long pieces through the two holes, making 6 all together.

The curling part is pretty fun, sometimes painful, I've just best using whatever is handy, but you can use just about anything, I've been favoring this chopstick, it's the perfect size.  Just wind it around till you get to the base.

Do the same thing for all pieces, then arrange the way you want, oh also backing and a clippy or headband and you're done!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Duo-color duct tape bow!

Before I start I just noticed this yesterday and felt I needed to share.
I have Old Navy flip flops in just about every color they make it seems like, and I like to coordinate my outfits.  When I come home I just take them off wherever it feels right, and this is no joke how this happened, I feel like a crazy shoe lady!

So this is pretty much exactly like the other ones, but with two pieces so you can actually see the two different colors.
I started with two pieces about 12 in, which actually could've been shorter but worked out fine.

Fold them both in half long ways.

Get your needle loaded with similar color thread, and put the two together, folded sides at the top, begin sewing at the opposite side.

Same old thing, in and out stitches!

Pull tight to begin crinkling.

Arrange the way you want it, I put a couple of dots of glue to keep it in place.

Glue your backing to the duct tape, clip to your backing!

Choose something for your center, I've been wanting to use this one for a while, this didn't turn out exactly like I pictured it, but still pretty cute!