1.08.2009

A weighty post :)

Well, I've already folded a couple of loads of laundry, and have another load in each the washer & dryer... say hello to my extra day off this week! Yep, it is beginning, and so far, I like it :) I actually COOKED last night... I'll wait for you to pick yourself up off the floor...
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I made my Chicken Manicotti... so fattening & yummy. Email me and let me know if you want the recipe... I substituted turkey last night, but I still prefer chicken.

Anyway... on to something cah-yoot!! Yep, it's the return of the Early Bird set that is part of the Winter Wishes promotion from TAC... so freakin' cute. This is a glass paperweight I altered... I found it in the $1 Spot at Target. They have pink ones, too, so RUN {don't walk} to your Target and see if they have any left! And don't forget about the 50% OFF SALE that TAC is having!!!

I first colored everything with some Copic markers, then HELLO Stickles! Stickles Stickles everywhere. I let all of that dry, cleaned the back of the paperweight really well, and covered it with Crystal Laquer. I then placed it over my image, and cleaned off the laquer that oozed out around it :)

I've got to be more careful next time to make sure there are no tiny air bubbles that get trapped... it's a toughie, though, because the Stickles is dimensional... it's really easy to see around the flower centers.

I've had the wonderful pink rick rack ribbon (I can't remember who makes it), and it worked perfectly! I glued it to the back and then glued some thin chipboard slightly smaller than the paperweight to help hold down the ribbon. I finished it off with a heart of cardstock that I had sponged & stamped. I bent the edges down to cover the chipboard and to give an extra detail to the back.

Stamps: Early Bird, Tag Tidbits (only $5.48 for 36 stamps!)
Paper: Premium White & Bazzill Mono-Greens
Ink: Noir Palette, VersaMark (back)
Other: Copics, misc. rick rack ribbon, Crystal Laquer, & Stickles: Waterfall, Cotton Candy, Fruit Punch, Goldenrod, Brown, & Lime Ice
What do you think?

11 comments:

Chaffin Channel said...

LOVE THIS! Too cute. As far as the whole Holly Homemaker - - so proud! And, a bit jealous. Is your sink shined?

Bridgett said...

You come up with the best projects! This is so awesome! I love it!!! I am glad to see you are enjoying your day off. I would love your recipe...it sounds great!! I can't wait to see what you post next!
HUGS,
Bridgett

Kim said...

YEA for cooking! I'm very proud of you!!! This is an adorable altered item. I'm so loving that bird. Too cute.

stacy said...

WOW this awesome! So creative!!
Enjoy your extra day off :)

Diana said...

Gorgeous my friend I love those stamps too!! the The Angel Company on the back is from the Retreat set? I love it!!

Joan B said...

this is adorable!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Adorable!! Love it chick!!

Percy said...

Barb, this is gorgeous! I need to run to Target!!!! I hope they have some left! I love your creativity, you are so talented!!!

Suzanne said...

Saweeet!(sweet)

Rach said...

love it, you really are very creative...hugs rachxx

Tobi said...

Mmmm...Manicotti.
Instead of the recipe, could you just send a batch of the cheesy goodness along to Texas?

Thanks in advance.