Monday, September 23, 2013

Graphic 45 Top Hat

 Whoo hooo!

Hello there, Fans, Followers and Friends!

I've been up to some paper crafting goodness.  With the gorgeous products from Graphic 45, your creativity can reach some oxygen lightening levels!  Check out this top hat I made for a future Graphic 45 workshop.

I used a cereal box for the base.  It's really just two circles,  a cylinder, some strips of paper, ink, a lot of double sided tape and glue dots.  Then a drop of paint, glitter and some good ole bling!

I always keep the green wire on my paper flowers and wrap it around a thin paint brush for this spiral effect.  Cool, eh?  Do the same to get the paper spirals.

I wanted to keep some goodies around my hat so you can get an idea how small it is as well as see some of the products I used.  It's a collaboration of manufactures like BoBunny, Webster Pages, Graphic 45...

Here is the front view.

This is a good view of the top and the back.  I covered the seems with fabric tape and added blingy dots for more drama.

Loving the veneer bike with bling, too.The glitter was already on my flowers, that I bought at a discount store.  I'm pretty sure this paper tape is from Hema.  All of the papers are Graphic 45's Bohemian Bazaar collection.  I'd be more than happy to make a tutorial if anyone was interested.

I put this whole thing together in a couple of hours, while watching TV.  Hehehe...

Thanks for hanging out at The Cherry On Top.  Be sure to make it a habit!

Monday, September 9, 2013

New Furry Friends

A lovely day to you!

Yesterday, for the first time in my life and my boy's life, we went to a pound.  Like most children, my boys are crazy about animals and I figured there would be some shedding of tears, but I was determined to get some kitties and perhaps another, small dog.

This little fluff ball, affectionately know, for now as Pudding, is yet to be seen.  She is VERY shy.  We managed to scoop her up after everyone was in bed and hold her to us and give her some lovely din dinns on our lap.  She was just lovely and finally started exploring after the dog was locked up in our son's room.  (whispering...I just found her behind my printer.)

While on the other hand, this little devil is not shy at all, which is why we thought she would be great to take home.  Bring the other out of her shell as well.  She is extremely affectionate to all of the people here, but not so nice with the kitten and just a nightmare to our sweet doggie.  

Liam fell in love with a skinny, black kitty that was just bonkers.  He was all over the place.  No wonder there was an attraction there!  Hehehe...However, the lady suggested that he didn't get along well with other kitties.  There were the tears!
Then we moved on to the dog area.  The first dog was the kind of dog I would expect to see at a pound. OMG!  What a creature he was.  His bottom teeth stuck way out, his fur was abominable and of course, he was thrilled to see us.  Liam wanted this dog.  He told us that the doggy told him he didn't want to be here.  Brought tears to my eyes, but so did the sight of this poor beast!
While I fell in love with two little doggies.  One was a Papillion mix.  He was gorgeous and a real sweety.  He clung to me and the boys and got along swell with our Bichon.  He was not allowed to be released because he hadn't even seen the vet yet.  While back from her walk, came Dora.  An adorable Yorkie.  She was just the most sociable thing I have ever seen.  Unfortunately, we found out that she had cancer and would cost a fortune to fix.

While here at home, Poes (Pus) devoured several portions of good, kitty food and is enjoying exploring around the house.  Her favorite spot is the window, of course.  We have lovely, large window sills for her to sit it.

As cute as she appears, she is quite the little monster.  I'm afraid I'll have to buy more band aids, keep her far away from the dog and hope for better days ahead.

My idea of how it would be to go to the pound was exactly as I thought it would be...heart renching!