Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Fantastic Find and Great InFo!!!

Hey there everyone...well I'm not posting a card to today but will be posting links and feeding you all some terrific info...

A very dear friend of mine whose daughter is a grand Make-Up artist now has a blog of her own. I always get irritated when I have to buy a piece of make because testing it in the stores are not always going to look the same as when you bring it home and then put it on. Then that is when you end up deciding if it suited you or not...then decide if was a waste of money. Been there DONE that!!! lol

The links below will get you directly to Karleigh's Blog

Here is a link I think everyone would get something out of

This link too Is also extremely helpful

Here is a tip with using eyeliners

Now for me personally I love make up and have used almost every product under the sun so the info I'm finding on her blog is actually helping me decide on what my colour swatch should be. Highlights, foundations...lip colors and so what do you do with the make your not using...

Well Ladies!!! we all Make Cards and Scrapbook and there is lots of info on the net about how to incorporate unused make items instead of dishing out mounds of money that some of us either don't have or are not just willing to spend..Links for those too will soon follow.

Enjoy the info and let me know what you all think or better yet leave her a comment letting her know how she was found.
Have a good day all!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Challenge #100 Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and a Story :)

Hello everyone :)

I'm VERY late with all my challenges but what I have done is combine all the challenges missed into the Reuse, Reduce, Recycle challenge # 100!!!

So here is a cap of what I've done with this card.

For Challenge #97 Purple and Yellow I had some Tulips that I had die cut from an older Sizzix Die and assembled them with the stems from awhile back. I trimmed the Tulip heads and the leaves and pop dotted them onto an oval Spellbinder Die cut. The Butterflies were punched from a MS punch which was accented with light purple wings. The yellow was the ribbon and bow. Also as you can see I had decided it looks better without a sentiment. Whaddya think...? Ya no..?

For Challenge #98 Sketchy Time I decided to keep it completely white because I liked the contrast with the Purple and Yellow. It wasn't a hard Sketch but I did find it difficult to use when I was combining everything. But I managed :)

For Challenge #99 Lace and Pearls I used white lace to enhance the Sketch from the week before and pearls on the leaves which I thought set it off simply and elegantly.

For THIS WEEKS Challenge on Corrosive was the Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. I guess your could say I reused the tulips as they were just sitting there not really being used but the real recycle item was the yellow ribbon from and organza bag I was going throw out. I decided it was perfect because it was yellow for an earlier challenge and it was part of this weeks'm so clever J/K..I did have to flat iron the wrinkles out so the bow would sit properly and that was not easy because the ribbon is a thin organza and so I put it between a piece of cotton material and away I went :)

So there is the story behind this card for the :) I hope you all enjoyed it.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sorry I've been MIA

Hey everyone just a short note that my life has been a little busy lately and there have been lots of changes going on. I'm hoping to get some cards posted up this Sunday and get back into gear with Corrosive Challenge Blog. I'm not gone as I have a couple of things coming up that I'll need my readers to get involved with so hopefully when life gives me a day to work I'll have the opportunity to share with you what's been going on.