It was ALL CLEAN!. No stickies anywhere, no notes, no cd's all over the place, no memory cards, no lists of things to do, no project samples for future blog posts.......NOTHING! as I gasped and stared in bewilderment at my empty space, I faintly heard a little voice behind me saying, "mommy, mommy, I cleaned your desk for you, aren't you happy?" the words sounded to me like this, "mommy, mommy, blah blah blah TRASH blah blah blah TRASH blah blah". Such scary words coming out of a little angel's lips. He cleaned out my desk alright, my little trooper, by throwing everything away......yesterday.......on trash day.....sigh. I was going to run out to the landfill, but then I remembered......... I'm not a crazy person. All this happened while I was out. How did my husband not notice, is beyond me (between you and I, I think he was napping on the sofa while all this was going on).
Gotta love those special moments. Once I came out of my coma, I hugged the little one and said thank you! and tomorrow......I'm buying a lock and key! LOL.
I have this cute little pendant tutorial today that I made. This is a perfect gift and it's so easy to make, you won't believe your eyes.
Here's what the finished pendant looks like:
Isn't that cute?
Here's what you need: Scrapbook paper, silver plated bail, one inch glass pendant, light grit sandpaper
scissors, Glossy Accents (arts and craft store),
E6000 Glue (Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart)
First, cut the paper to size one inch by one inch. Apply Glossy Accents to the flat side of your glass and spread with finger. Place your scrapbook paper face down on top of the Glossy Accents and burnish (press) the paper with your finger so that it lays flat on top, this way you won't get air bubbles.Let this completely dry for a couple of hours.
Once it's dry, take your sandpaper and carefully rub your four sides on the sandpaper:
Once that's done, you'll have clean edges.
You can color the back of the pendant with a Sharpie or leave it as is. The one on the right in picture below has been colored in with a black Sharpie:
Once that dries, give it a couple of hours, squeeze some Glossy Accents on the back of your pendant. This protects the back of the paper.
The back will look like this once you squeeze Glossy Accents, it stays in place, it doesn't run:
Let it dry over night.Once it's dry, take your silver plated bail and add a little bit of E6000 glue to adhere to the back of your glass pendant:
You can also use pictures but you'll need to print them on a laser printer first. Here's some more I made in just a few minutes time: On the one below, I used scrapbook paper and a rubber stamp:
This next one was from a post card with dozens of little Frida Kahlo pictures:
Scrapbook paper, copies of photographs minimized to one inch by one inch, your own art work, rubber stamped images....the possibilities are endless!
Stay tuned for a special giveaway coming this Friday June 10th!