Saturday, 20 March 2010

Easter wreath for the Hopkins' front door

Easter is right around the corner so Breanna and I made a wreath last night.  We found the grapevine wreath at the dollar store.  And those cute little chickies.  Breanna grabbed some little styrofoam balls and glittered them.  We found some wire edged ribbon in pink at Walmart.  Dad found the glue gun in the garage and we went to work sticking things on. 

The eggs were from Walmart too.  I strung them on ribbon and we used sticker letters to spell out Easter.
Don't you love the bunny with the floppy ears?

And here are pictures of our clocks all finished.

Breanna's is so soft and pretty looking.  I think I'll go lighter on the spray inks next time.

Here's mine.  I had to take the big black flower out of the middle because it wouldn't let the hands turn.

Friday, 19 March 2010

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Thursday, 11 March 2010

We made clocks

We didn't actually 'make' them.  But we did pretty them up.
Breanna and I were in Walmart on the weekend.  We were looking for a bench for our front entry.  We ended up in the clock section and Breanna was saying she wanted a clock for her room  so we browsed.  Didn't find one she really liked but then we spotted an entire end shelf of these white clocks ~ only $2.88 each. 

Hmmm. We could do something with those.

We took off the clear plastic lid and the clock hands. The paper face was ripped off and replaced with a clean circle of white cardstock and then we started spraying.

and spraying.
We used Maya Mist, Glimmer mist and some ink mists I had made myself.  I think it was the red Nick Bantok ink spray that wouldn't dry on my clock.  I ended up using paper towel to wipe the droplets down the morning after spraying.
I started prettying up my clock with Kaiser pearls and Hero Arts bling. I'm worried that the Prima flower will be too bulky for the hands to move across. 
I just added the 4 numbers so as not to clutter up the clock face.

I stamped a flower image a few times and added some punched butterflies before replacing the clock hands.
I think I'm going to have to take out the black Prima flower.  It's interfering with the movement of the hour hand.

Here's Breanna's clock.  She used a little more self control while spraying.  I love the soft colours of hers. 

She sprayed two of her numbers with green and two with turquoise mist before glueing them down.  She used kaiser pearls to mark the rest of her numbers. What a good idea!

I'll post a photo of her holding her completed clock tonight.

The kids and I spent this morning in Dawson Creek at the Optomotrists.  Last night I was thinking how I was so glad I'd made the appointment as both Duncan and Breanna managed to break their glasses yesterday.  Duncans are unwearable and beyond repair.  Unfortunately we got down there and were told the lens cutter had been shipped out for repair so we couldn't get glasses that day.  All three had their exams and all three need stronger prescriptions which apparently is normal as long as they're growing.  I got a copy of their new prescriptions and I'm thinking we may order discount glasses through though I'll have to get Duncan something sooner than that, even if it's just getting his old lenses put into new frames for the interim.

Both boys want contacts so we're heading back to Dawson Creek next Monday for them to try some on.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Missy Munchkin and the Scrapmojo blog

The Munchkins are from the fictional Munchkin Country in the Wizard of Oz.  My little girl has always been my 'Missy Munchkin'.  So when I came across the Scrapmojo blog and their Wizard of Oz challenge I had to play along.  I found a couple of photos of my little Munchkin from when she was just a baby and scrapped them.

The papers are all from an old Club Scap kit that's been sitting in it's pizza box, untouched, for years months (just a couple :) )  I loved the Aromatherapy kit as soon as I opened it, but I've never used it.  Now I have.

I used the negative of Tim Holtz's swirl mask and some purple shimmer dye ink I made to spray on the purple behind the photos. The title chipboard is Basic Greys Halloween alpha.  The bubble yarn is from a Making Memories card. 

Friday, 5 March 2010

Breanna's pottery

Here's the rest of Breanna's pottery projects.  She made some beautiful pieces.  My favourite is this dish ~ the photo really doesn't do it justice.

This bowl is so cute too.  I think I'm going to find something interest to put in it and I'll display it down in our new entry way.

This little pot was supposed to be a sugar bowl, but it's rather small.  I've been using it as my espresso shot glass with my latte maker.  It's the perfect size! Don't you love his 'ears' :)  He makes me smile in the morning.

She made herself a jewelry holder... because she's a girly girl and loves jewelry. 

And lastly she made a soap dish for our bathroom.  Here she is with all five pieces proudly displayed on the table in front of her.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Breanna's pottery projects

Breanna came home from school on Monday bearing gifts. 
She made a mug just for me.

It says I 'heart' Mum.  Awwww.

And this is what she made for her Dad.

Just look at those big teeth.

It's a toothpick holder.  I think he looks amazing.  Wish I got to make one.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Prima has a BIG SECRET

Prima is giving away two more AMAZING prize packages in conjunction with our BIG SECRET!  You can check it out on their website here.
This is what you could win.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

More Club Scrap Culinary

I'm down to scraps, but still having fun with this old Club Scrap Kit.  Haven't used it for any 'culinary' themed photos yet but the colours are great for all types of pictures.
I used this weeks sketch from Sketchy Thursdays for this layout.
I used my border punches on a few of the strips and the tiny snowflakes that came from one of those borders I glued randomly to the border I drew around my page with a white pen. 
The journaling is about a toboggan afternoon at Beatton Park.  We all piled on the toboggan, me on the bottom and the kids on top of me.  Comfortable for me until we hit a bump and flipped the toboggan.  All of a sudden I was on the top of the pile.  Poor Daniel was on the bottom with the wind knocked out of him.  He couldn't make a noise for a couple minutes so I didn't at first realize he was hurt.  But he was fine after a short break and a can of 7-up.