Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My Pimp Labor For Love

Notice I did not say Labor of Love??? My idea of fun is not gluing over 450 crystals on to a glass. ;) So this is Matt's Pimp cup for work. See his company is going green which means they were going to quit supplying the company styrofoam cups for their water or drinks there and bought everyone a travel mug with the company name on it. So Matt and a few of his cohorts got together and decided to really amp up their mugs and then it turned onto how gaudy it could get and the next thing I know my hubby is acknowledging my crafty pursuits and asked me to make him a PIMP Chalice to use at work, the more jewels the better. So of course I said yes and set out to find a chalise to use, well after searching High and low for one an not wanting to spend $20 on a cup I would alter, I decided to just use this acrylic cup from Target. Well then I thought, I will find strands of rhinestones to use that I could glue on, well I was wrong you cannot find those and I know I just saw them someplace recently, i knew they were not cheap but that was ok. I went to every craft and fabric store in a 50 mile radius and could not find them, so I settled on 5 (150 count) plastic crystal beads that I painstakingly glued on one by one with a pair of tweezers and you know what if you turn the cup before they dry, they slide off! And the big jewels are even worse, the cup can be sitting still(actually laying on it's side to help prevent slippage) and next thing you know that big jewel is halfway down the side of the glass, what I thought might take a couple of hours wound up taking about a month, it might have taken less time but school was ending and My aide quit and I was either swamped when I came home at night or tired. I bought 3 other cups because I am suppose to make them for all the guys with "KRUNK" names on them, we will see. Matt takes it to work tomorrow.

Wish the pics were better but how do you photograph a glass??? I know, I know, I am married to a photographer but he was already in bed and besides, sometimes he complains when I ask for his help, I guess it is because he does it all day and I had already asked him to do manual labor today twice! If you know my hubby, you know that is more than he does in a week :) Buthey, things have to be done before we leave for vacation ;)

Have a good evening, I am going to go make some paper bag scrapbooks to take with me, Matt's 15 year old cousin will be in Florida with us and she loves to craft, she would be the daughter I would have if I had had one :) She is so much fin and she thinks I am cool !?!?

Monday, June 16, 2008

MawMaw's Rolls

SO Matt's Grandmother passed away earlier this year and although I only met her a few times, everytime we got together we were like old friends. Maw Maw used to make the most amazing yeast rolls, I have her recipe and am getting closer to replicating them but Matt says I am not there yet and she is the one who taught me how to make them. Maw Maw Developed Alzheimers about 5 years ago after Grandad passed away and it was sad to see her go because we lost her long before she actually died. She was a God Fearing woman who raised 4 boys 2 who went into the ministry. and she will be missed. In honor of her, I took an old recipe card that she wrote her roll recipe on and made a memorial to her for my inlaws for Father's and Mothers Day since they live in Canada and we never get to see them, when we go to the beach next week with them we are giving it to them. I made a color copie of the aged recipe and used the last picture we had made with her about 3 years ago, so my boys are little in it. My MIL kitchen is painted in Pumpkin so I did the background in pumpkin and got a real pretty paisley paper in varying shades of green to go with it. I also added scripture at the top, John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from Heaven; if any man eat of this bread he shall have everlasting life. Matt says it does not really apply to mawmaw, but her bread could be the rolls and she raised my FIL to love the Lord with all his heart and has spent his life spreading the Gospel of Jesus, so in a way it is fitting.

Thanks for looking, keep an eye out for a few more things I am crafting away on!They are almost done!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Inspired by a dress

So, Peyton and I were out looking for me a sundress yesterday and having no luck, but we went into TJ MAXX and they had the cutest dress, It was a black and white swirly pattern more black than white looked just like the background I used for the card and it was a baby doll style dress and right under the chest area they had laced a Hot Pink bow. It was absolutely adorable, but not what I was looking for and I did not want to take the time to try it on with a sleepy 5 year old who has been sick for a week. But it stuck in my head so as I was going to sleep last night I started envisioning it as a card, so first thing after my boys made their Fathers Day cards ( I will post tomorrow). It was so simple I made it in like 20 minutes. Matt says I have been using too much brown and I need to move on to my new color patterns for a while so I am looking brighter, although I am doing baby announcements for a friend in Brown and Blue, I will post those as soon as I have stats. Anyway, heres to a bright and sunny Summer!

I used Baroque Motifs
Basic Black ink
Whisper white and Black cards stock
Regal Rose Ribbon
Glam stone brads in pink

I need to work on my threading and punching skills but I was thinking about making this again with turquoise too.