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Hi everyone! Well it’s almost Halloween here and I’ve been busy with papers, work, and designing my Halloween Costume. I decided I wanted to be a flower fairy, but knowing me and how much I hate pre-made costumes I decided to make my own. I will post the rest of the costume a bit later in the week… but stage one has been completed and I’d like to share it with you.

When I decided I wanted to be a Rose fairy I didn’t realize how hard it would be to find red wings that would match my outfit. This became increasingly frustrating leading up to this week. Finally, I found something I could work with at Party City… however they needed a little sprucing up.

Wings before

Wings before

I decided these wings needed a little more.. pizzaz so I picked up a few supplies to help with the transformation.

Supplies!

Supplies!

I used three different color fabric paints, Metallic red, Ruby Glitter, and Diamond Glitter. I had paper bowls to put the paint in, as well as one for water and a paint brush to apply the paint to the wings.

First I added red glitter over the gray painted areas to make it sparkle.

Red Glitter!

Red Glitter!

Then I added the red paint and some shimmery glitter paint to make the wings look really different.

Finished Wings!

Finished Wings!

I really like them. I think I’ll add a few red roses to the center when I go home for Halloween but I think the wings are definitely a success.

Later this week I’ll post the making of the tutu for the costume as well as the final product!

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I have some last minute ideas for your Valentine if you are still looking to create an extra special card! The other day I had a “card party” with two of my good friends and we made a bunch of cards. These are the ones I made to give you inspiration. The stamps I used were from Stamp It Up! and the cards were precut and came with envelopes in a collection of pinks and browns. I also used some Valentine’s ribbon from Marshal’s. All in all these cards took approximately 2 hours, but that included the design process.

Valentine 1

This card uses three colors of paper, six stamps and three stamp pads.

Valentine 2

This card used three colors of paper, two different stamps, two colors of ink and a small piece of ribbon.

Valentine 3

This simple card used three colors of paper, three stamps and two ink colors. A great idea for an simple, elegant card.

Valentine 4

This is one of my favorite cards. I used three different heart stamps, three colors of paper, three ink pads, and a small strip of ribbon. It was made especially for my friend Charleen who is very interested in card making and scrapbooking.

I hope you enjoy my card designs. Have a great Valentine’s Day!

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