Monday, August 23, 2010

Clink...Personalized Wine Glasses

I didn't realize this but I never posted about my first SYTYC craft.  Week one; the theme the Dollar Store. Holy challenge that was!  Where I live we have multiple Dollar Stores...none that great and almost all the same.  Granted tehre are endless possibilites I just needed to find inspiration.
I have been toying with the idea of painting on glass, be it cups, plates, or bowls. I love to give personalized gifts. I went to the Dollar store and walked around for 15 minutes to try and find some sort of inspiration-then I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a whole wall of wine glass, pub glasses, water glasses, martini glasses, and even margarita glasses! Jackpot! I took that as a sign to stop looking and buy.

Being a beautiful crystal clear glass it was an open canvas. I didn’t want to do my first thought because everyone would know it was me, so I went with my next favorite pattern-Paisley's! Come on-who doesn’t love a paisley print. Yes, some would say you are going back in the day to the 70’s, not me! They always come in fun happy colors!

This may be the simplest project ever; all you need are glasses, mine were $1 a piece, acrylic paint, and an oven. Three things…well and a little creativity. I will admit I put on about 4 coats of the lime green background mainly because I wanted a very smooth coat; the others are just one coat. The darker the colors may streak more.

A close-up of the bottom of the glass-that needs a little attention too!

Be simple or go crazy with this is quick, inexpensive and fun project-run don’t walk to your Dollar store!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Color My World Crayola

Who doesn't love to color? I know I do!  Its peaceful, relaxing, fun, and a great time for kids to learn.

This year was Alyvia's last year of Pre-School.  We have been going to Little Sprouts for 3 years, we love Mrs. Wheeler.  She is a great teacher, friend, and mom.  Over the last three years I have come to know her outside of school, she is now one of my best friends.  I wanted to make her something special for Alyvia's graduation and to celebrate her achievements.  (PJ will attend Little Sprouts as well but not for another year.)  I made her this picture so she could hang it in her class room.

Thanks Mrs. Wheeler-you rock!

T (and Alyvia)

Friday, August 6, 2010

trying something new

Ok, who noticed my fun new header?
I am changing things up a bit around here...starting with my header. Next I added in a fun day on my blog.I love photography; its such and amazing way to capture that little moment, express yourself and have fun.  Therefore I am dubbing Fridays as:


Every Friday I will post a picture for the week I took personally that I really am proud of.
Happy Friday and enjoy!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stand Up To Cancer

I just thought I would share this PSA, it is awesome. 

It's a PSA for Stand Up To Cancer, which airs to primetime TV on September 10, 2010, at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT. The one-hour fundraising event will be simulcast live and commercial-free on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, Discovery Health, E!, MLB Network, The Style Network, VH1, HBO Latino, Showtime, TV One and G4.


Monday, August 2, 2010

have you seen this?

First let me say I am not by any way being paid by Sharpie (however it is my favorite writing tool-home and work)  to endorse this product.

I found these little paint pens at Michaels...I will admit that I hesitated on the purchase due to the price (yes I am frugal), man was I happy when I used them!  They are simply amazing. I used them on my wine glasses and for my peggies, two different mediums; glass and wood, and they worked amazing.

I would highly recommend purchasing a couple; at least in the basic colors anyway.  I am tempted to get every color (who knows perhaps a Sharpie person is reading this right now and a box of Sharpies will come to me---ahhh wish, dream, wake up).  Check out for all the amazing colors there are! One day to have them all.

So clip that coupon and run on down to pick up your very own little slice of heaven!