Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cracker Barrels, Subways and Free Stuff

Hey y'all! I'm coming to you live from sunny Bronx, New York! :D

I'm trying to keep up with uploading pictures and videos while we're here so I thought I'd drop in and let you know that today there's an interview with yours truly over at Artistic License! Now, you may already know all you ever want to know about me BUT if you leave a comment over there you'll be entered for a chance to win a Mixed Media Color Kit from Gauche Alchemy that I donated to for my interview giveaway. How's that for a bribe? :P

As an added bonus, here's Toot at the Cracker Barrel! (We stop in Virginia on our way to NY and always eat at this restaurant.) :D



Have a great day everyone! :D

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Best Tea Parties Are Mad Tea Parties...


For those of you joining me today from A Fanciful Twist's Mad Tea (Blog) Party, welcome! Please remember to keep all hands and feet inside the blog at all times. I hope you'll enjoy your stay and thank you for coming!

Now, on to the party!

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Finally, you're here!

It's time to give a cheer!

You are such a smarty

To come to my Mad Tea Party!


Please come inside at once my friend...Don't be shy, we're all quite mad here you know...What's that? This all looks familiar? Why that's absurd, don't lets be silly!



Now, that's better! After all, if you were not here we would be greeting no one now wouldn't we? Which is absurd because no one hates being greeted...



Please do hurry with your hellos, you're not the only one we're greeting you know! And if you aren't careful, you'll miss the performance of the White Rose. And if you miss the 5:00 show, you'll have to wait until the 5:05 show! (Confidentially, they are the same show, you cannot learn a lot of things from the flowers you see...)



A cup of tea! You must have a cup of tea!



Clean cup, clean cup, move down!

Perhaps something sweet to eat?



Stop! Stop!

Is it me or do the tea cups look larger than before?



*gasp* We shrinked!



Excuse me? What do you mean it is "shrank"? After all, if we had shrank, that would have been in the past and I most certainly did not shrink in the past but shrinked now not then, see?

Well, while we are down here, we might as well pay our respects and all.



But first, I must find my shoes! Now where did they run off to, shoes do that you know...



No, not that pair...



No...



No, not those either...All these shoes and I have nothing to wear!



What's that you say? Rabbit, what rabbit? Why, he's two days wrong!



Your majesty!



Yes, yes, we must leave at once! Croquet with the Queen and all that. Good bye! Good bye!

What? How do you get home and unshrinked??? Why, go Thru The Mirror of course!!!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

I Blame New York

Hey y'all!

You may have noticed that I've been pretty absent of late around the blogs and at first I was thinking, "Oh everyone will understand and figure that I'm just taking a short break, no worries" but then I came to realize that a little bit of an explanation may be in order.

I've been feeling pretty lousy the last few weeks, extreme fatigue and what not. And being the type of person that doesn't go see a doctor unless a limb falls off (no real philosophical reasoning here, I'd just rather spend that co-pay on glitter :P) I let it ride. I'm feeling better now and figure this is probably just a blip on my hormonal radar. (And to answer the question no one is asking: no, I am not pregnant and yes, I am sure. :D) On top of that, it seems that every crafty type thingie I've attempted to make lately has been caca poopy yuck yuck, therefore nothing to post about anyway. LOL

Plus, lately I have felt the need to "unplug" a little bit. I spend A LOT of time online and while my husband has never been anything but supportive and never questions my "hobbies", I've been feeling like I need to back away just a little bit. That being said, I have missed y'all so much and hate that I've missed so many awesome things that you have blogged about.

BUT the silver lining is that I will be absent for about another 2 weeks! Wait, did I just insult myself? Anyhoo, this weekend we are off to sunny Bronx New York! Woo hoo! As you know, my husband is from the Bronx so we're off to see family and friends and of course, hit up Manhattan so I can spend way too much on vintage who-knows-what and Japanese dolls that I could just buy online and pay half as much. (Yes, I am just that addicted to instant gratification so there.)

For those of you that have been hanging out with me for a while, you'll remember in August of last year we did this trip and had a blast! Toot loved the bus ride into the City:

Toot in Times Square! (She was 10 months old then I believe...)

And I finally got to realize my dream of eating at Ninja New York where I ate delicious Japanese food, drank diamond sake and had this dessert:

It was also during this trip that I bought a vintage hat so expensive, I still throw up in my mouth a little when I think about how much I paid. Ah well, I blame New York. ;)

Anyhoo, all that to say that I will be around as much as I can but will have limited internet access. I may or may not be posting for Vanessa's Mad Tea Party on Saturday but will try my best to post something here while I'm gone. :) I hope y'all are all having a fabulous week and look forward to catching up with you soon! :)

P.S.-If you've blogged something super awesome that I really should see, please leave me a link to the post in your comment! :D

*air kisses all around*

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

When Hobbies Collide...

Hey y'all!

Don't you love finding things that you can use in other ways? I've always thought these mini t-shirts you can find among the scrapbook embellishments were super cute but not really anything I wanted to use on a layout:


I found some of these on close out at Big Lots last week and funny enough, scrapbooking never crossed my mind when I looked at them. Instead, I got an epiphany...doll clothing! Y'all know I love my Pullip dolls so I started wondering if these embellishments would fit my dolls. And guess what....

SUCCESS! How cute is that? You have to cut a little slit in the back in order to get them on over their hips but add a little velcro or tiny snap button and voila!

What things are you using in different ways?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Get Your Mixed Media Game On!

Hey y'all!

The new monthly Gauche Alchemy challenge has been announced and this time we want to see your creations with a gaming theme or game pieces or about games or a game you made, anything at all with a game theme! :)

I altered this little wooden box using game pieces from our Mixed Media Color Kits:


You have until midnight on Sunday, June 27th to get your entry in so make sure to link up in this post and share you creation with us! The prize this month is a $10.00 gift certificate to the Gauche Alchemy store AND just by commenting in our challenge post you have a chance to win a bracelet made by our own DT Alchemist Angela. So head on over for two chances to win a prize. :D

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

If You Give a Toot a Pen...

Hey y'all!

First some big news! For the next two days only, Gauche Alchemy is having a sale: 20% off your ENTIRE order! Just use code: SUMMERSALE OR instead of 20% off you can get FREE SHIPPING (US and Canada only) just use code: FREESHIP610 (Codes expire 6/17, one code per order so get to shopping!) :D

Now being a creative type person, I could only hope that Toot would get bit by the crafty bug and I'm happy to report: success! Toot really loves to color:

Awww....isn't that sweet?


Her coloring spot of choice is having her paper on the couch. (Notice the red shoes as scrapped in my last post...Then one day I saw:



Hmmm...not so sweet....But no worries! I mean, everything's washable, right? Besides, these are times we should treasure. For one day soon my little girl will be all grown up and will say...What the what?!


Well, it's just her legs, so let's just get her ready for a...Oh come ON!



Now how in the Wide Wide World of Sports did she 1. Get a pen and 2. Get a pen and color on almost every inch of herself without me seeing???

*hangs head in shame and lifts head slightly with pride* Come on, she is talented when it comes to abstracts. :P

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Hey y'all!

I was inspired to play along with the challenge blog, These Are a Few of My Favorite Things and their newest prompt: Your Favorite Shoes. Now, I'm a huge shoe freak...or I was at least until I had Toot. lol But that's okay, it's in her blood as you can see in the layout I made for the challenge:

I used some pieces from just about every Gauche Alchemy Mixed Media Color Kit as my embellishments and the paper is Daisy Bucket. :) These shoes are actually too big for Toot but she found them one day in her shoe drawer and has yet to take them off. LOL

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Night Fab Five: Cinema Lurve

Hey y'all!

Welcome to this week's Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things I love this week. But before we get to that, we have a winner! The winner of my little crocheted campfire buddies is...

*drum roll*
CAROL!!!

Congratulations Carol! Please e-mail me your address ASAP to: justaddglitter at gmail.com so I can get these little guys mailed off to you Monday. :) And don't worry if you didn't win this time, I'm crocheting as fast as I can to give away who knows what else soon! :)

So now on to this week's Friday Night Fab Five! Yippee! Okay so this week it's all about movies and/or TV shows that I love that I bet you either have never heard of or hate. I myself am a softie when it comes to super funky cult type movies and shows so I will defend my choices to the death! THE DEATH!!! :P

1. Xanadu

Come on, it's got everything! Olivia Newton John, music by ELO, Gene Kelly, the cute guy from The Warriors, seventies hair, disco music AND roller skating!!! Speaking of roller skating...

2. Switchblade Sisters


My favorite of all of the 70's exploitation films, "Switchblade Sisters" also has everything: Funky 70's music, a girl gang dating a boy gang, the guy that plays Donna's dad on "That 70s Show", bad acting AND a gang fight at a roller rink! Seriously, three gangs fight each other while on roller skates! Awesome!

3. Grease 2

Yeah, yeah "Grease" is the media darling BUT Grease 2 has Michelle Pfeiffer, Adrian Zmed, super cheesy music AND Biker Heaven! Come on, this is awesome!!! "I wanna C-O-O-L R-I-D-E-R!"

4. Drop Dead Fred
I actually saw this one in the theater. Not sure why I like it so much...Maybe it's because I talk to myself a lot...hmmm...

5. The Guild


Okay, there's no reason not to love the web series The Guild, especially if you're a gamer. Love love love this show!

So what movies or shows do you love and feel the need to defend??? :D

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Only You Can Prevent Crocheted Fires...

Hey y'all!

I got the latest issue of Crochet Today and of course saw about 10 patterns I wanted to try all at once. But I did my best to restrain myself and choose just one (for now) and ended up deciding to make this one:

(Picture from CrochetToday.com)

Awwwww...Isn't that the cutest thing you ever did see? A teeny tiny precious camp fire with a happy sweet marshmallow friend on a stick...

Wait a minute...why would a marshmallow be so happy to get lit on fire anyway? Yeah, that's what I thought so I decided to take this pattern and "snark" it up a little bit, Maggi Style...Ka-POW!

That's right...TWO marshmallows on a stick, one of which has already been put through this darling little fire that looks wayyyyyy too happy to be lighting things aflame...then again, that's what fires do so his joyful expression is actually a fair representation.

Anyhoo, there you have it! Poor little marshmallows...at least they got the Toot Seal of Approval:

You know what, these guys deserve a good home. How about a giveaway? My little fire and marshmallow friends are looking for a new pad and if you would like to be that...uh...pad, just leave a comment on this post and I'll announce the winner this week during my Friday Night Fab Five.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Me Need Coffee

Hey y'all!

Just a quick post today as it's my blogging day over at Gauche Alchemy, I hope everyone had a great weekend! :D This month's theme for "My Favorite and My Best" was Favorite Drink and I did a super simple ATC this time around...

Bada bling bada boom! :D Have a great day everyone!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Night Fab Five: With a Little Help From My Toot

Hey y'all!

Welcome to this week's (late) Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things that I love for the week. Actually, I'm going to list my 5 things via some help from Toot. :) Let's get started:

1. Hats


I l-o-v-e hats! Doesn't even need to be vintage, just has to be awesome. :)

2. Crochet

I love being able to be creative while turning off my brain and watching TV. :)

3. Cupcakes

Who doesn't love cupcakes?! Crazy people, that's who...

4. Climbing Onto Vintage Tables

Wait, that's not right, that's Toot's thing. Ugh.

5. Video Games

What I used to do before babies and gluing stuff onto other stuff. :P

And there you have it, another Fab Five in the vault! What are your favorites this week?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Toot Scraps the Music

Hey y'all!

I'm so excited, Gauche Alchemy is sponsoring this week's challenge over at Scrapping the Music and we got an amazing prize in store for the winner so I hope you'll play along! :)

For Scrapping the Music, you take the song they provide and use that as inspiration for your layout. The challenge we're sponsoring is Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing". Here's what I created:


These are some pictures from Toot's first birthday. She slept through most of the party but once she woke up was more than ready to dig through her first cupcake. lol I used Bo Bunny's Back to Basics paper along with some Ouchless Cardboard, Doodlebug Loopy alphas and pieces from the Pink Parts and Wedding Night Mixed Media Kits.

Join us over at Scrapping the Music and play along for your chance to win!

Have a great day everyone! :D
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