Thursday, July 16, 2009

Design Team Challenges

Hi! Debbie here! The month of July has always been one of the busiest months of the year for me. In my home town we have a huge Old West celebration complete with a rodeo, carnival, parades and so much more!! The Design Team has been working hard to come up with some great challenges to inpire your creativity! Shannon has inspired the challenge for this week here it is in her words.

We're going exploring......locally -- what can you do around town? The zoo, the park, waterpark, flea market, a farmer's market, the library, local festivals? Let's see 'em!

Here is what she inspired me to create.

Stop by the boards and join us in some fun and inspiration!!!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Technique Tuesday!

Today I'm going to show you how to make your own Dew Drops, I call them Skittles. This is a very inexpesive way to add embellishments to your layouts and flowers. They are easy to make and less expensive than buying them at the store. The bag of filler will cost around $5.00 and you willhave enough Skittles to last you forever!!You will need to make a trip to your local Michaels for the vase filler needed to complete this project.

Making your own Dew Drops (Skittles)
Supplies needed
1 bag of vase filler – can be purchased at Michaels in the floral section
Alcohol inks in various colors
Zip lock baggies

Pour a handful of skittles (or however many you want to color) in a baggie.

Add about 5 drops of Alcohol ink into the baggie and shake until all of the skittles are colored. Add more ink if you want them darker.

Leave baggies open to dry skittles. (about 5 minutes)

Organize in a container.

Use on your layouts!

Have fun with this!!