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
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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!!!