Friday, March 25, 2011


I love the painted bottle that start out looking like this and end up a beautiful new color, thanks to acrylic paint. They are soaking the gunk off, so they will magically change colors, hopefully, tomorrow. The bottles were free at a garage sale, yeah!

I added a page to my blog, Heart of Texas Studio, hopefully I can get more pictures and videos added to it.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

We Love Our Job

99.9% of the time. Today for about 30 minutes was an exception. Rich was in the laser room cutting CIMG0014and I was in my space( I have more space) on the phone. He kept telling me to come in there, but nope, I was busy. I hung up and walked in there to see what he wanted. Ummmm, his right arm up to above his elbow was stuck in the laser machine.Yes, it was! The machine was off so no problem, there. Somehow he managed to get his arm wedged under a 100 + pound plate and it wouldn’t come out. He was not hurt, just stuck, and I was laughing so hard. On your knees with your arm stuck in a 500 lb. machine is funny to some and not so funny to others, guess which is which. I turned on the machine and Z’d it so the plate would lift, and then ran for my life after snapping this picture. All in a days work folks! Your orders may be delayed a day or two, his arm is sore and I am sore from laughing and running.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chipboard and Acrylic Summer Beach Mini Album

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I started this a few months ago and then hung it up and forgot it . I used G45 On the Boardwalk and May Arts Ribbon. The top is chipboard and bottom is acrylic shaped arrows in various sizes. I love all the layers and the colors in this paper. Fun way to remember our 09 vacation.acrylic hanging beach 003

I died the white satin ribbon used to hang the album, using Glimmer mist and water, love the aged look and color.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Ride ‘em cowgirl

Rodeo week seems to bring out the cowgirl in some people. Teysha tried her hand, and the rest of the body on this lovely mechanical bull.

189745_1922949636122_1313527640_2253256_61147_nLeft hand up in correct position, spurs set, ready, set, go!

bull ridingThis is fun??? Brains and body being tossed around.

189136_1922952156185_1313527640_2253267_7089323_n-1Still hanging on. At least the landing looks well padded.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pluck, Haul, Hey Cupcake Day

This was Pluckers new transportation mode. Love the chicken feet. Linda, Janet and I had a fun lunch of chicken wings, salad, and french fries.


CIMG0008Before lunch we were at the scrapbooking garage sale to end all sales by 9 am. There were not too many people there and we all made a haul! Hundreds of dollars of new, never used goodies for $30. We went to A’s to use our coupons and then to see Scrapology’s new location. It is an awesome new location

andCIMG0006 you should check it out. To make the long drive worth while we had to stop at Hey Cupcake for some trailer food. I had delicious carrot, Janet had sweet berry and we took some home. ( it’s a long drive home and we might get hungry)CIMG0007This sign is so true, although I think we preferred to just lick the icing off.

Great spring Saturday, with fun friends, good food, and great shopping!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Guess what this is

Give up? It is a reused TH adage ticket album.

I just painted, inked, ribboned and added some fun things for the front. Viola!! A fun and easy mini! I love dying the white May Arts silk ribbon. I used Peeled Paint and it became such a soft green with a hint of brown. I also dyed the bright green and white twine, just dulling the color a little. Found an old HS foam stamp, inked with saddle brown and the went over it again with some antique white acrylic.

live mini 001 I cut manila folders and attached them to the tabs at the top. I used TH edgies and cut the bottom mini 004I sprayed the manila folders with Peeled paint, coffee shop, and simply khaki. Inked the edges with saddle brown. There were 12 tabs, I sandwiched the cut manila folders in between 2, so I had 6 pages.

live mini 002This is the inside front. Added G45 Steampunk, and stapled adage stickers to the ticket cut out. Love all the flourishes in pretty green that were already there.

live mini 005The inside back page. Used all G45 Steampunk, and a really old HS stamp.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Aggieopoly

All decked out in various shades of green and ready to kick our butts playing Aggieopoly. Will the Luck of the Irish hold out?

phone 017phone 018Yes, I do believe that the wearing o’ the green paid off for her.

Ink Storage Answer

This was made by Napa Valley, but discontinued a few years ago. I found 3 in a thrift shop a few weeks ago. It is a holder for cassette tapes but works so well for the ink pads. Check the thrift stores and good luck!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fishing Fun Spring Break

Fishing on Lake Georgetown, fun time on spring break. We took friends and dogs on the boat today. The dogs were not too sure about this riding in the boat adventure.

fishing 3-16-11 001fishing 3-16-11 004Tiki settled down on a blanket and spent a nice day napping. Shenzi on the other hand wasn’t too sure she cared much for the wind in her face and strange surroundings.

fishing 3-16-11 008The girls just enjoying the time fishing, snacking, and visiting.

fishing 3-16-11 010Can you tell she absolutely loved holding the fish she caught!! I pulled it out of the live well, showed her how to hold it and after 2 tries,and the threat of drowing, we snapped the picture. Mr. Bass had to go back and grow a few more inches. Our one and only fish, but lots of fun!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Ink Holder

I found this fabulous holder for my ink pads! I love that it hangs and holds so many ink pads. Now just to find all my ink pads, even though I don’t have enough to fill holder 001