Monday, June 22, 2009

Pretty Spanish Paper Flowers

These are really simple to make and very pretty. The book pages I used are from a very old book that was sent to me from Mexico. Perhaps I will write a tut on how to make these later. Gotta hurry...gotta hurry. Don't wanna be late for work!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cool Downloads Found

I found these really cool bookplates at Martha I think they have a kind of Old World look to them. They would look great on my favorite hard back so I will be printing these out later. You can download there --->Here<---

Oh-M-Gee! Just what I needed for the summer! I also found this great recipe at Martha's site to make body scrubs. It's a really simple recipe. You can use sugar or salt. She even provides the template for the labels. My daughter and I decided to make these for my mom and some for us too. Everyone could use a good exfoliation from time to time. I'll be making pink grapefruit for myself. (my favorite!) My 14 year old wants to make a Sweet Pea scented scrub for her. I think I'll make a mint scrub for my feet as well. I have fresh mint in my garden that's taking over! I might as well put it to use. Might even make some Mojitos to drink while I'll doing all that mixing. :)

Look at how simple the recipe is.

Tools and Materials
2 cups Epsom salts or organic cane sugar
1 cup carrier oil
8 drops essential oil(s)
1 drop food coloring
Special equipment: plastic pipette, canning jars

Get the Recipe and Download Label Templates

PS. Speaking of Martha, does anyone know what happened to her show. I used to watch it everyday and now I it's not recording anymore. Strange. "Oh Martha...Please come Back!!"

Friday, June 19, 2009

I climbed out from under my rock

Thanks to those of you who have visited me. You've convinced me to post! I guess I've been a bit lazy. Here are the things that I've been working on. I am obsessed with art journaling! I mean truly obsessed! Below are a couple of pages that I've done recently. The boy on the red page is my son Alex. The other pink page with the eye on it is a poem that I have fallen in love with by Bertrand Russell. Enlarge the photo to read the full poem.

This a notebook that I altered for the Shabby Chic Altered Notebook swap that I hosted. I had so much fun making the paper flowers. I book pages I used to make the flowers are in Spanish. I swear I looked high and low for a French book, but no luck.

And finally....just look at this handsome guy. I caught him hanging out in a tree. His colors were so vivid I just couldn't resist.