Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Little Bliss Break

I don't know about you, but my days seem to fly by faster than I want them to. 
Slow down girlie - time for a bliss
Lori of Mudpie Studio sent me some sweet paper covered clothespins.
They are so cute and inspired me to make a quick bliss break for a crafty girl.
Here are the supplies I gathered:  Some yummy Martha Stewart paper,  old book pages, Mod Podge, foam brush, clear chunky glitter (go to the kids craft section of your local craft store - it is cheaper than the clear German glass glitter you will want to save for other projects) and of, course clothespins.  What
package did you spy?  Oh, yes, that would be the Heidi Swapp Tattered Angels Glimmer mist (eep, just makes me jump for joy, lol)

Glimmer mist just makes a girl happy, don't you think?
This is Viva Pink and
Silver Sugar

This project is a great way to recycle some of your pretty paper scraps.  (is it silly to think some paper is just too pretty to toss ~ even if it is just a snippet?)

Once you have trimmed all of your papers, adhere them to your clothespins using Mod Podge.  If you are going to use some distress inks, do that before you Mod Podge over the top of your papers.  Swipe more Mod Podge generously over your clothespins and press into your glitter.

I must confess - I was so excited about playing with this project that I used the book page scraps I had already cut out previously to glimmer misting the other book page.  I think they still turned out beautiful.  (When I finish a project with the glimmer misted pages I will do another post on that, lol!)


Another idea - I white washed some clothespins with diluted white paint for a shabby, distressed look prior to applying Mod Podge and paper.  Here are the Martha Stewart paper covered clothespins.

Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope it was a bliss  break for you!  Have fun my Sugahs!
xo's, Heidi

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Celebrate with Cassi and Victorian Cuff goodness!

My friend Cassi is celebrating 400 followers with a super sweet giveaway and a Lollishop flea market giveaway!
Cassi is incredibly talented and offers a variety of e-zines sure to enchant you.
Please stop by her blog, My Artful Adventures, and show her some blogging love!

Cassi's sweet giveaway - girlie bliss!

More exciting news - my friend Shelley of Honey Lamb and I and her friend Natalie of Hungy Hippie are hosting a Victorian Cuff swap!
See post HERE.

I have been saving up some vintage trims and baubles - this looks like the perfect project to adorn with some vintage treats!  Shelley has a great tutorial on her blog to get you started.  Her sweet cuff creations are gorgeous!

What is your favorite project you have been working on lately?

I am making a pocket wall hanging for my Bloggerette sorority. {will post the pics when I get it finished!}
{think chenille, ribbons, sparklies, shabby sweetness}

I have never made a pocket wall hanging before but then this is what I love about all of you.  You inspire me to try new things - stretch and add to my tool box.  {insert blogging hug here}

xo's Sugahs!  Heidi