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!