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"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." ~ John C. Maxwell

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's a Bling Thing

I know it's been a while but I have been on the road to dog shows and then tossed a quick trip home to Canada for a funeral...  Not the reason I wanted to see everyone but catching up with them all was wonderful!  Add to this that my son needs to have all his lessons completed by the 15th for promotion with ID Virtual Academy - I hope you'll understand my absence.

While at the dog shows in Montana I had a chance to be reintroduced to a lovely young woman who has two of the best parents.  And when I stumbled across a sheet of paper by Marah Johnson for Creative Imaginations I just knew I *HAD* to do something with it for her.  I hope she enjoys it when it eventually gets into her hands as much as I did making it.

So I found out that Qiana likes purple, pink and sparkles from her Mom.  Plum by Making Memories went well with the paper I was using but once done it seemed, well a tad bland so I dug out some glitter I have had for ages and then sealed it with Diamond Glaze (note to self:  it needs time to dry - DUH! But no one will know I had to make a new I right?!?)  Don't you agree that the bracket on the left is much better than the one on the right?

 Here is the front of the completed composition book I altered as a note/coloring book.  Between the glitter and the foil on the paper we needed to take the photo while I tilted the book as the bling was too for the camera to deal with.

Unfortunately to use the "I'm kind of a BIG DEAL" and keep the scroll intact I needed to turn the book on it's side it also made it impossible to use one sheet of paper for both sides of the book without piecing together the back.  I 'hid' the seems with some huge flowers from My Mind's Eye that were hanging around just waiting to belong to some special little girl.  The butterfly begged to go with them [wink]. 

Sorry for the crooked photo it's been a long day here.  I normally put at least 2 layers of decoupage over the covers but worry about drying time as we are using the swamp cooler all day every day and the extra humidity is playing havoc with things (did you read about the I?)  It's only the back that really needs to be sealed due to the layers but my mind is not allowing me to make any more decisions tonight.

Next post will be a belated look at what I made for my hubby for Father's Day - I was off at dog shows for it so hid it and had him and our son find it that morning.


  1. It is amazing how a bit of glitter can really make projects pop! Nice job with the book. Thanks for visiting the Making Memories blog and commenting on my project. I really enjoyed making it and sharing it.

  2. I love this! But Betty dear- pink? purple? bling? do you have a fever?