Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What's New?

Hi Everyone! Wow... what a weekend! Or should I say... what a week! :-) My baby Logan got sick Saturday, my son Dylan got sick on Sunday, then my son Jarrod gets sick yesterday. We had all 3 kids home sick today with temperatures galore! It's been all about chicken soup, juice and miserable little men. Sigh! :-( But we're all hanging tough and hubby and I are taking Emergen-C, a vitamin C supplement you toss in water. I'm on my 3rd dose for the day! hehee!

Sorry I've been MIA, but I do have a few updates I wanted to share...

First of all, I want to thank my sweet girl Velma for the beautiful, beautiful Prima flowers she shipped to me. What a wonderful RAK! :-) I emailed Velma after seeing her Flower tutorial on YouTube and had asked her where she buys her white Prima flowers. Those are really hard to come by and they don't have them at any of my local scrapbook stores. Next thing you know, she emails me and tells me that she ordered me some and she's shipping them out to me... OH MY GOSH!!! I was so excited!! And, she shipped some to my best gal Bona too. SUPER SWEET! Velma, you are the best ever! I can't wait to play with my gorgeous Primas! Please check out Velma at Creatively Outta Control -- she is an amazing artist and person! :-) Here's a pic of my pretty flowers plus the cute butterfly card she sent with it...



I haven't had a chance to play with my new iTop brad maker since I did a YouTube tutotorial. With Halloween around the corner, I wanted to make a cute spider for my mini-album. I used the 28mm iTop brad and a piece of black felt for the spider's body. The spiders head is a black pompom. I added googly eyes and adhered black hemp to the back of the brad in graduated sizes for the legs. I think this little guy came out kinda cute (and I detest spiders and anything else that creeps and crawls... eewwwwww! hehee!) The paper I used is from the Recollections Halloween collection and I distressed the paper with Black Soot Distress Ink using the Tim Holtz spider web mask.

Keep on reading... there's more! hehe! ;-)

I purchased a QuicKutz mini-file folder die at Expo that measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. I thought it would be a cute idea to make a mini-mini album using the die. I created this mini-mini for my best gal Bona. I totally forgot to do a vid on it before I gifted it, but Bona did a video on it so check her out at "livelovescrap" on YouTube. Here are pics of the final project:

It's difficult to tell on the pics but I used a ton of Tattered Angels glimmer mist on the pages and Shimmerz paint on the Prima flowers. This was a super fun project! :-)

One last thing... hehee, I promise! :-) I just finished my mini-album for Cara for the September Trade Wind Scrappers mini album swap. I'm so super excited!! I did a vid and will be posting that to YouTube tonight, so check it out (click on my YouTube badge on the left.) I'll be posting the pics to my blog sometime soon too!

Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week!

hugs,
Arlene

7 comments:

Marie said...

Awe! Too sweet of Velma! White primas are hard to find. I agree. LOVE the spider! Too cute! Miss ya guys, Marie.

Liann said...

what a great RAk from velma...i just discovered glimmer mist and it is so awesome...tfs your creativity...hope your boys feel better...take care...Liann

Stephanie said...

love that Mini!! :) so talented YOU ARE!!
happy saturday..Just stopping by to see what you up to? any new projects!!?? Have a great weekend!
with a grin,
steffogal1

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KeeponScrappin said...

OMG! Super cute spider! I love what you did with the TH mask. Very cool!

Jody said...
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Jody said...

Arlene

You are ridiculously talented! WOW!

I wanted to thank you personally for your purchase from our store (www.hallmarkscrapbook.com) and for putting a good word in for us on your recent video! We'd LOVE to have you be a guest designer on our blog and FB. Videos are great too. You can get a $75 Gift certificate at out store for being chosen. Email me at customerservice@hallmarkscrapbook.com if you'd like to do it. LOVE your work

Jody

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