Thursday, December 23, 2010

Awesome Technique!

You all have to try this... it's my new favorite technique! You all should know by now that I love, love, love glitter, shimmer and pretty much anything shiny or sparkly!! AND, you know that I love to candy coat just about anything or at least a portion of what I am working on... well, here's how you can add just a touch of sparkle without over doing it! See the shadow of the sentiment? That is covered with glitter! Click on the image below to see a larger view... it looks awesome!!!

And here is how I did it... I took just the shadow portion of the sentiment and sprayed it with Helmar's V2 Vellum Adhesive... it's not JUST for Vellum ;) I let it set for 5 minutes and then applied the sentiment on top of it so the V2 adheres it to it's shadow. Now sprinkle it with glitter! I used Stampendous Fine Glitter, it's my fav!! I popped it up with Zapdots on a matt and adhered it to a card :) To see the instructions on the card, you can visit the Mixology Crafts Blog. If you are interested in the gypsy file, just send me an e-mail and I will send it to you :)

Now for my future DIL... LOL!!! Aren't they adorable together? Cullen is just SO smitten with Lainey :)

Here's wishing you all a very MERRY Christmas!!!
Becky Teichmiller

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vintage Frost

I have been so busy doing this that and the other thing for other people that I have not had a chance to play with my Vintage Frost Kit *gasp* and it's been killing me too! From now until Christmas I will be creating gift after gift after gift for my family. Come and see what I am creating next Wednesday live on UStream. I will be using the Vintage Frost kit and Helmar Adhesives!!! As always, I will be giving away Helmar Adhesives and BLING, but you need to be logged in during the class for the chance to win. Check out details here on fb and let me know if you will be able to make it! Check out Vintage Frost - YUM!

Cassidy just adores Smokey and LOVES to dress her up! FYI that is a Build-a-Bear outfit - LOL! I think I posted a pic a while ago with the same cat dressed up. I'm not sure if it was the same outfit though. Smokey doesn't really mind as long as she is getting attention - haha

And the "Hey Mom, take a picture of this" turned into a full-on photo shoot, complete with over 100 pictures and I didn't even get that perfect one... this one was pretty darn good though:
Smooshie isn't smiling, but she doesn't look horribly awful either! I can't believe how hard it it to get 4 kids to smile at once and look decent! I absolutely love Cassidy's huge smile with her missing tooth!!

I hope to see you all at my class next Wednesday!!!
Becky Teichmiller

Saturday, December 11, 2010

More Projects and More Classes!

I am so stinkin' excited about my Helmar Class on Monday, December 13th at 8:30PM CST! The clock that I made turned out better than I expected, so that's a BIG plus - LOL! Here it is:
I do have most of the products in my store. I am not going to make a kit out of this, you can buy them seperately and all of the links are below:
Acrylic Sealer
Acid Free Glue
Gemstone Glue
Tape Runner/Refill
Zapdots - 1/4" Square White Zapdots & 1/4" Circle White Zapdots  
450 Quick Dry

Clock Frame by Kaiser

Basic Grey Urban Prairie Paper Pack
Curls Large Flourish by Kaiser

Life Rub-Ons by Kaiser

I used the alphas from this kit - Chocolate Cherry Cordial
Soft Pink Rhinestones by Kaiser

Hot Pink and Teal Pearls by Kaiser
Tropical Water and Lime Green Acrylic Paint by Kaiser and School Bus Acrylic Paint by Making Memories
Jazz Blue, Key Lime Pie and Pineapple Glimmer mist
Rhinestone Brads by Making Memories
Large Yellow Flower by Prima

You can find additional information here and even RSVP to let me know you will be watching! Hope to "see" you there ;)

My latest creation for the Mixology Crafts Blog is my rendition of a Miche Purse Charm. Click here to see the instructions and other images. It was fun and super easy to make. The best part was that I had everything to make this right in my scrap room!
Happy Weekend! I hope it rocks for you!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Mama 'Tude - Helmar Blog Hop

Welcome to the Helmar Holiday Blog Hop! You should have come from the very talented Sherry Mendoza's blog... if you just happen to visit me today and you want to participate in the blog hop, make sure you start from the beginning :) I did a class this morning creating a similar project showing you how easy it is to work with the wonderful Helmar Adhesives!!! You can see the UStream videos here: Part 1, Part 2 and part 3. Not sure why they were broken up into parts, but UStream did that! ???

I love making trees for the holidays! Do you see the tree on the right of my blog banner? Yes, scroll up ;) I made her a few years back, her name is Tude since she has such attitude. I love her so much and I have been wanting to make another.... So, I had to make a Mama Tude! Basically the same concept, but bigger :) For Tude, I used a template from For Mama Tude, I used the same template but at 150%. And I only used the 3 largest cones, I did not add the 4th (smallest). Here are the FABULOUS Helmar Adhesives I used to create Mama Tude:

And here she is..... Introducing Mama Tude (drum roll please - lol)!!!

Isn't she cute?? She's got such great swagger!!! Instructions: Check out the bottom "cone"... I sprayed V2 Vellum Adhesive on it, let it sit for 5 minutes, covered it with glitter and adhered the tinsel with Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to the bottom. Easy! The middle cone is super easy too, but a smidget more time consuming... I adhered the rhinestones and pearls using Helmar's Gemstone Glue! I adhered some to the polka dots and also adhered them around the bottom of the "cone". Easy (again!), but like I said a bit more time consuming. The top "cone" is the most simple.... All I did was adhere 2 different ball trims, one on the outside and one on the inside, with Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Glue! Once, again.... Easy!
Now for the most complicated part of Mama Tude... the flower topping. And it's really not complicated at all!!

The burgundy flower is a flower from Prima that comes with the glitter and feathers attached already, I didn't have to do anything to make it look so great except take it out of the packaging ;). I did want a "topping" that was slightly larger than the flower I chose and could not find another flower that was the perfect size, so I made one using 2 flowers that were the same size of the burgundy one.
As you can see from the back, pictured above, I cut apart the individual petals and glued them on with Helmar's 450 Quick Dry so just a small portion of the petals were showing... not too much. I also adhered the swirly doodle, beads and leaf with the 450 as well :)

Like I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I did a live showing on UStream showing you all how easy it is to use Helmar Adhesives liks are above!
If you are going to make one of these trees... Post a link here or tag me on fb, I would love to see what you come up with!! Happy Hopping!!

All of the Helmar Adhesives are available at Scrap-Tastic where Helmar Adhesives are ALWAYS 10% off!!! Mention that you are part of Helmar's Blog Hop and receive an additional 10% off all products purchased today, Sunday December 5th :) Yes, including an additional 10% off the already discounted Helmar Products!!

blog hop

Make it a great day!!!
Becky Teichmiller

Friday, December 03, 2010

Happy Friday!!

Happy Happy Happy Happy Friday!!! Not that I am really excited for weekends, they are usually as hectic as weekdays for me, but this week I have had project after project due... still in the works with 2 due today and Sunday, but I'm happy with what I have accomplished this week! Plus this weekend is more exciting than most... I am teaching Zumba tomorrow morning and then have a wedding in the afternoon. The bride wants all the little girls to walk down the isle as flower girls... how cute is that??? My girls are really excited! So excited that they are demanding new dresses - LOL! I don't think so ;) Then Sunday is the Helmar Holiday blog hop!!! I will be doing a class at 10AM CST for Helmar on UStream - YIPEE!! Come and watch! Besides my class, you need to check out the Q&A with Tracy at 3PM CST and Stayce DeWid will be doing another class at 5PM CST!!! Besides all of this... Helmar will be giving out prizes galore!!! Check out the video! This is an event you won't want to miss!

Wednesday I did a class - Rockin the Bling - check it out! Kits are available here..... the kit is worth about $45 and you get it for $36, that's 20%off!!!

You will see the Mixology Crafts project that I did this week is from this class! So you can see it from start to finish :) Make sure you check out the Mixology Crafts Blog for great ideas on how to use Provo Craft Products for Home decor, Jewelry, fashion and just a bit of everything else inbetween!

So many exciting things in the works... I can't wait to share them all with you!!!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!!

I hope you are all enjoying your Thanksgiving! I just wanted to let you all know that I am going to be doing a class on Saturday in place of last night's class. I will be creating a December Daily Journal :) I made one last night for the Mixology Crafts Blog. Isn't Bambi cute? It won't be the same exact journal as this one though. You can see more of this album at the Mixology Crafts Blog as well as instructions. Class will be on UStream at 8:30PM CST... See you there!

eat turkey.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welcome to your first stop...

Welcome to your first stop for Urban Swank's Holiday Blog Hop! I have created part of my gift for my mom. I will have to make the second portion of the gift a bit closer to Christmas. I decorated a bottle that I am going to fill with Apple Pie. It's not a real Apple Pie... it's a type of drink. And I have the recipe for it at the end of the post if you are interested in making it :)

Here is the card and the decorated bottle along with the adhesive I used. You can see all the other products I used, but you can not phyically see the adhesives, so I included them in the photo ;)

I will start with my bottle since I really love how it turned out! I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to glue the first layer to the bottle... 450 is perfect for things like that!! Then I used the Acid Free Glue to adhere the next 2 layers of paper. I applied Step one of the Crackle Medium over the entire bottle. While that was drying/setting (it needs to sit for 10-15 min) I played around with one of my Urban Lily Secret Keeper Windows. First, I cut the "windows" off because I wanted more of a frame.... perfect! Then, I Glimmer Misted it with Peacock Chalkboard and Riptide. I used the Acid Free Glue again sporadically on the window and added some glitter. The glitter was chunky and larger than what I wanted, so I went over the same areas with the acid free glue again and this time I added beadazzles. You can still see the glitter and I really like it, it's just not so "in your face" ;) And then I adhered the happiness definition to the back of the window.

By now, Step 2 is ready to be applied, so I applied it all over the bottle. I used a heat gun to speed up the process of the dry time since I am impatient - lol! I tied tulle around the neck and adhered the window to the bottle and it was done!

Check out the crackle in full force.... it looks SO awesome on the glass:

Onto the card!
I used 4 different Urban Lily papers for the matts and distressed the heck out of their edges! Then I took a Secret Keeper Window and Glimmer Misted the heck out of it... Red Velvet, Cherry Limeaide, Peppermint Stick and Snow Angel! I fussy cut the sentiment and the flowers... used Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots and Zapdots on the flowers, added a bit of ribbon and called it a day ;)

Becky Teichmiller <---- You are here
Erika Taylor <---- Click here to go to the next blog!
Apple Pie

1 gallon apple cider
1 gallon apple juice
3 cups sugar
6 cinnamon sticks

mix and heat until the sugar is dissolved and just before it boils. Let it cool completely. Add 1 bottle (1 liter) Everclear. Pour into bottles. Serve chilled.
Enjoy your hop!
Becky Teichmiller

Thursday, November 18, 2010

All new and exciting things....

I am in such a whirlwind of stuff going on here! First off, I made the short list for Theresa Collins Design Team call, but did not make the final cut. That's okay though, it was awesome to know that I was a finalist!! Plus, after I saw the list of talent, I pretty much knew I wouldn't make it ;) I am absolutely floored that Aida did not make it though... SHE is my scrappy hero!

Today is my first day of being a part of the Mixology Crafts Team! I will be posting today :) Here is my project:

That's my daughter, Cali.... we call her Smooshie :)
Back to the Butterfly Barrette... you will have to check out the Mixology Crafts Blog for instructions ;) I used Helmar's Gemstone Glue and 450 Quick Dry Adhesive for the rhinestones and to put the flower together.

I did another class last night :) You can view it here. And at the end of class, I showed December's Kit, Vintage Frost - it's BEAUTIFUL!!! It won't be available for a few more days, but you can see a preview in last night's class :) I will NOT be doing another class next Wednesday, but I WILL be doing a class on Saturday the 27th in place of Wednesday's class. I will be creating a December Daily Journal! Read about it here.

Here's last week's Family Friday project:

I am going to have everyone add a few things that they are grateful for in here and then we will read them during Thanksgiving dinner :) See all the dimension on the heart and L.O.V.E.??? That is thanks to Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots! I made them all different heights!

Holy cow! I just saw this post at the Helmar Blog! Are you a fan?? I sure hope you are ;) Be pround of being a fan and get your blinkie here!!

As if that was not enough *winks*, that is all for today! I know there is more, just out of time!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Marathon post!

If I could only run like I am about to type this bad boy up! I would be in serious shape! Although, I did run for 3 miles the other day *gasp*!!! I really despise running and would rather Zumba for 20 hours rather than run for 2 ;)

I'm super excited to share my first Family Friday Project but first.... My OTHER EXCITING news!!! WHOOT!!! I was chosen to be an educator for Helmar!!!! It's not going to be much of a transition since I was on the DT and already doing UStream videos always highlighting Helmar Adhesives - lol!!! Yet, it is still thrilling for moi to have such a title :)

I had a project picked up for publication too!!! What a week it's been!

K, here it is!!! My Family Friday Project! My kids were so excited about this! I did most of the embellishing, but they painted ALL the ghosts.... even my little Squooshy! She did such a great job!

Unfortunately, Cullen was gone, but I had to get this started pronto! He did help out along the way though :)

Here is my banner.... unfortunately (AGAIN!!!), my hubby's schedule did not allow for time to get him to get the nails in the wall for me to hang this yet. But my girls were more than happy to help out ;) They were over at the neighbors and did a little face painting, can you tell??
And here are all the the ghosts AND Caytlynn's Goth Girl (she HAD to! It's hanging from the Y ghost):

I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry because I want my glue to dry fast! There's nothing worse that gluing something down and then having to wait for it to dry in order to continue working on it!! I used Helmar's Zapdots to pop the letters up. Did you notice the bling bling on the orange part of the letters????? yes, last, but certainly NOT least... I used Helmar's V2 Vellum Adhesive to adhere the letter's together and add that bit of sparkle on the shadow. You can check it out here at the Helmar blog. I have the 450 Quick Dry, Zapdots AND V2  in stock ready to ship :)

Tonight was our first sleepover! Our neighbor, Alayna, slept over. I made no-bake cookies.... tastes pretty similar to cooke dough, but w/o the eggs, so no one will get sick.... that is unless you eat TOO MUCH! So, like I mentioned...NO-BAKE cookies.... you with me? k... Alayna said "those were so good! I love your cooking!" LOL!!! Regardless, I took the compliment and Corey says "you probably won't ever hear that again". I'll show him tomorrow when he doesn't get to eat my DE-LISH enchiladas!! tee hee hee :)

Finally... Wow, OH, wow!! I am super duper excited about the Pretty Little Things KIT!!!!

And the Pretty Little Things Add-On Kit - this is INSAINE!!!

The Add-On Kit is ONLY $28.50!! Now, if you purchase it with the Pretty Little Things Kit you will receive 10% off. Now... if you are a kit member... wait for it..... you will receive 30% off!! WOW!!! Anyone that is interested in becoming a member... it is free! All you need to do is commit to buying a full year's worth of kits! You get perks and 10% off of kits and orders! Contact me for more details:

Love you all and I will catch you on the flip side my schnizzles - MUAH! haha

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Exciting News...

First off... I tried out for a Family Friday Design Team (binkie is on side bar) because I thought it would be FUN, FUN, FUN!!! And I made it!!! My first project will be up here, on my blog this Friday!! WHOOT!! A special thank you to Jenny for choosing me :) :) :) Not only am I excited, but my kids are too!! I told them that I made the Design Team, but they will be helping me with my projects, so "WE" all made the design team ;) Yep, they are happier than pigs in mud!

FYI! In case you did not know... Build-a Bear clothes fit the average size cat - LOLOLOL!!! I did NOT know this information until Sunday until Smokey was weaing a dress.

More exciting news coming, but I can't share just yet! And no, I am not preggers!!! Stay tuned!!

You can check out the techniques I used on my clock (below) here at UStream. It is called Techniques Class and there are 3 parts because UStream kept on freezing on me :( I will be finishing up the project tonight here on UStream.... fingers crossed that I will not freeze! Plus I will be making a spooky layout :)

That's it for today! I hope you are all having a wonderful week!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Welcome to the Helmar Halloween Howler Hop!!!

MUAHAHAHAHH! Muahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! BOO! I hope I didn't scare you too much! K, Ok, ok, even though I did a fall themed project doesn't mean that I can't get into the Halloween spirit!! This might scare you too... but I assure you that all these adhesives are harmless... I used ALL of these to create my project. I used a combination of Helmar's Craft Glue, 450 Quick Dry, Crackle Step 1 and 2, Liquid Scrap Dots and Craft and Hobby PVA Glue to put this entire project together. There are SO many things that I did with this clock that I can't even begin to share them all with you right now! I am going to tell you what I did using the Helmar Adhesives here, but you will have to tune into UStream here tonight at 8:30PM CST to see all the other really cool techniques I used while creating this clock.... there are A LOT! Make sure you are a follower of my blog and tune in tonight... I will be giving away Helmar Zapdots along with some bling bling! You can let me know you will be there here!

I love Halloween and everything about Halloween even creating Halloween projects, BUT... I really wanted and needed to make this fall project! My hubby re-did our bathroom 11 months ago and I STILL do not have anything hanging in it! So, I bought this clock at a rummage last summer for only 2 bucks and decided it needed to be in that bathroom! I had the perfect place for it... just not the perfect look as of yet ;)
And here is my finished project:
From start to finish...Ok, you saw the "raw" clock. I sanded it down... more and less in certain areas than others because I wanted the distressed look. Then I started to distress it a bit more with some StazOn... then, I water mark stamped it so I could gold heat emboss and heat set certain areas which you can see plus a few flowers and the title.

I wanted the title on before I put the crackle on so the title would be "sealed". Look at the picture above and that is the picture that I took before I put the crackle on..... I put a generous amount of step 1 all over, even on the title but not on the flowers. I waited 20 minutes just to be sure it was dry. Then I generously applied the Step 2. THEN...  I waited 20ish minutes and put the second step on AGAIN, but only in a few select places to give it a distressed look. It has a very fine, almost bubbly effect...  it looks so awesome! Make sure you click on the picture (below) to see a close up. The 2nd coat of step 2 was used on the bottom left and on the bottom left of the butterfly:

I used the Craft and Hobby PVA glue, I used it to "seal" my paper flowers! I made a mix of the Craft and Hobby PVA glue, water, acrylic paint and Glimmer Mist. I "dipped" the larger flowers in it twice making sure they dry completely before I do the second dip. It colored and sealed my flowers so I don't have to worry about them wilting ;) Check out my UStream class tonight to see all the awesome tehniques I used!
Here a few more close ups:

Happy Halloween!! I have all Helmar products 10% off at all times here including the Craft Glue, 450 Quick Dry, Crackle Step 1 and 2 and Liquid Scrap Dots!

Photo Hop

Here's your list of hoppers!
Helmar USA Design Team Blog-

Tracy Weinzapfel-

Erika Taylor -

Laura Achilles-

Marci Knecht-

Becky Teichmiller -

Shelly Hein-Simmons-

Gayle Martin -

Tanisha Long -

Aymee Gandy-

Cathy La Hay-

Pamela Young -

Tina McDonald-

Eva Dobilas -

Karen Maldonado-

Amy Teets-

SPECIAL Guest Designer Lolly Chops -

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Two More FREE Scrapbooking Classes!!

Helmar is going to have a Helmar Halloween Howler Hop if you haven't heard the past 3-4 times I mentioned - lol! I have so many tips and techniques that I used while creating the clock that I am going to do a UStream class to SHOW you all what I did! So, the techniques class will be on Sunday, October 17th. You can see a sneak peek in the post below.

In the second class I will be creating a Halloween "Spooky" LO using the October Add-On Kit:

I have a little givaway at every show so make sure you are logged in... I have some Helmar Zapdots and bling bling to giveaway for the next few weeks!
I was looking through some pictures and found this.... Cali loves the tea party set and had a little party all to herself while Cullen was playing with Braeden and Cassidy was watching!
Make it a great day!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Good Times and Sneak Peek!

Here's a peek at my Helmar project for the Helmar Halloween Howler Hop on the 17th! Yummy, hey? I can't wait to show you the rest of it!
We had a few playdates this weekend... it started out with Braeden on Friday.... These boys played logos for an hour!!

Saturday Gina and I team taught Zumba at Preferred Fitness. We had a blast! The kids love going there since it doesn't happen often ;)

Then today Elaina came over for a bit... just snapped this one before she had to go.
And Hannah was here too... in this picture, there is actually FIVE kids in the Jeep... you can't see Cali, but she's in there, in the middle!


Have an excellent week!