my obessesion

my  obessesion
To live a creative life ,we must lose our fear of being wrong
Joseph Chilton Pearce

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Product review 11/22/09 pop up Glue dots

I tested this project I was making that involved fabric and a photo album I did get the inspiration from
the book i reviewed Fabrics and Florals.  I wanted to get this done quickly and this product
was definitely right for the job! There are 75 medium sized dots so they are larger and denser than
the other Glue Dot's products but it didn't quite give me that 3-d effect you would get from a foam adhesive
like the Pioneer brand I've used before I do recommend this if you have heavy embellishments you
want to add to your layout without the agony of waiting  for glue to dry. 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Book Review:Crafting Beautiful Journals and Albums

Crafting Beautiful Journals and Albums by Anna Morgan
there are  Four Sections of the Book
Getting Started
5 chapters detailing what you need to do the projects
On the Covers
Projects suchas Mosaic Albums,Wedding Albums,Beaded Diary etc...
to mention a few of the chapters
Each project has step by step instructions  with either illustrations
for each and every step (or photos for each step in a few sections)
Which is the biggest benefit to this book
Between the covers
one chapter on Decorating Paper
another for Making paper
and Additions and Insertions for some reason this section only had 3 chapters
Making Books
Floral Fabric Scrapbook,Lover's album and Scallop Shell book to name
a few.  I enjoyed looking through the book but because it had too many supplies to
obtain I am not recommending this book

Book Review:Fabrics and Florals

Fabrics and Florals by Jill Miller
I have always wanted to experiment with Fabric but don't have any sewing skills
by any stretch of the imagination much less a sewing machine.So it was a very happy moment
when I discovered this book
Chapter one: No Sew Fabrics
The other thing I find very helpful  is that by each project she will put Beginner, Intemediate, or Advanced
I think this is great because you can start wherever you are comfortable and as you skills improve
you'll have a project that will suitable for the new level
Chapter 5:Salvage Scrapbooking
I found very interesting because this a way to preserve your kids old onsies, or preschool years or
any person in your family whose memory you wanted to preserve.
Chapter 9:Silk Flowers and Foliage
This chapter is awe inspiring.Normally I hate too many florals on a layout but this is not the case.  It has
collage feel all over it .  There are some projects that incorparatae digital elements  that can be used but
definetely not mandatory
Chapter 12:Printing and painting on canvas
You can learn to print on canvas and cotton or use Fabric Paints with Paper just to mention a few of the
projects
I am only showing a part of the table  of contents there were alot of cool projects in the book that didn't
take up a lot of time or money which is why I strongly recommend checking this book out

Saturday, November 7, 2009

product review 11/7/09

I just bought the DCWV paper the sweet stack with Glitter and i love this paper.
It has the three things I look at when buying paper
      -CuteFactor
      -Versatility
       -Durability
I am embarrassed to admit I have bought those huge stacks of paper(the ones with a 180 sheets)
and ended up only using it for one specific projects.Who has money to waste like that I sure don't
I got three kids and that youngest can eat!.  Any way this paper stack has 48 sheets. I went to Hobby Lobby
and got on sale 50% off.( they also have coupons online).I feel that because this stack has all three factors
it's better purchase because I will actually use it

yum

yum

About This blog

My fondest memoreis in my life are the ones at my grandmother's table.I loved not only the warm,velvety ,slightly sweet 7-up cake, but the affirmation that I was loved. What started out as a creative outlet and a place to honor her loving,generous spirit has evolved into a food blog where I can blather on about recipes, food trends, and basically any food related topic that foodies would like, ....you get the idea. I am sure my family and anyone I've been friendly with for more than 2 minutes will breathe a collective sigh of relief, since I don't have to dump my food conversations on them all the time. Also to mix things up I will share scrapbook pages. I want the blog to refect who I am and what I like to do when apart from being a full time Mama and part time college student.Thank you for sharing this journey of exploration with me.