Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Wonder Why?

I have noticed a distinctive trend amongst my loved ones since Friday.

It doesn't matter who I tell that I am officially an Angel, and they practically choke on the laughter that spews forth as they remind me I am a tattered Angel. Now quite frankly I am darn proud to be a Tattered Angel, so I fail to see why they are rolling on the floor laughing their socks off.

I am just working a a few more things then an approval from the head Angels and we can start teaching and sharing with you the wonders of Glimmer, Glam, Glaze and Chalk not to mention all the great embellishments and journals that they make.

See there goes my family again choking on their mirth as I read this post to them............I just don't understand........after all I am an Angel in every respect (wink wink)

Monday, January 25, 2010

I Finally Have Set Foot Back on Canadian Terra Firma

Well first off my dear blog peeps I aplogize for not getting my followup post to the educators tutorial up yesterday. Wireless connections in the airports were horrible and despite my very best efforts I couldn't get things to work very well. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I am going to jump right in and share with you finished pages and how to turn "totally ruined" to TOTALLY FABULOUS!

This page background was finished off with laying the chipboard letters from the framed fonts and misting lightly over them and adding a gold sticker sentiment to the heart.

As you can see I gave this layout a bit of a twist and decided to do all the black doodling by hand, and then added the green sparkle to highlight it all.

So right now some of you are sitting there shaking your head going I could never, I would mess it up. Well let me tell you my dear scrappy friends that we never make mistakes what we do is make are CREATIVE ALTERATIONS and we should embrace them.

So here you have my sheet of paper that I was using to try and make the layouts above. Now I admit that I was already to just write this sheet of cardstock off and the glimmer mist wasted. Well shame on me. After some contemplation I decided that there had to be something I could do to make them usable.

Well here they are !
I grabbed my favourite black sharpie and started my doodling. But now I have to tell you that I then made a HUGE doodling creative alteration that I thought for sure would write this off ........but some rooting around in my sticker collection made me realize that I could use these to finish off my creative alteration.
For this Creative Alteration I pulled out my Tattered angel swirl stamps, and Sharpie and the two together have given me an amazing card front. This time I used a opalescent glitter to accent flourishes and curves.

So don't feel bad about using your Glimmer Mist because even your oooops will become beautiful works of art.

Friday, January 22, 2010


And that is more than I can say for many of my Scrappy pals that were trapped at various airports around North America. I must say that in all my years of air travel this is the first time that I have experienced such severe delays and cancellations due to weather. However, I find that I am not really as upset or put out as were many people that I encountered yesterday. I knew that sooner or later we would get here. Face it, we humans think we control the world but realistically it is Mother Nature and Old Man Winter and if they are bored with their lives you know that they are going to be throwing curve balls at us for their amusement. I mean who ever heard of +5C in Saskatchewan in the middle of January...............-50C yes, +5C not until this year.

So after a long day of not eating Bob and I were ready to head off to this restaurant that we discovered last year and were eager to return to this year. BUBBA GUMPS. I lurvvvvve this place. So I thought I would share with you some photos of the cool memorabilia that you find.

Here is the front of the restaurant.... I must admit that I am totally clueless as to why this person had an umbrella open because it was a wonderful night and very dry.

This has to be the most fun about this restaurant are these license plates. As long as your license plate is blue.........staff go about doing their thing.
But if you flip it to this plate no word of a lie, the very first staff person to walk past your table will stop and attend to your need. Your not told I will get your server to do that or any of the other standard lines one gets in this situation. In our case the manager was walking by and she took our order for dessert and brought the drinks we asked for. Speaking of drinks.....Not sure how this all started last year but I took pictures of Bob with all these cool glasses that we got. So here is this years photo I actually really like these glasses they are nice and heavy.....oh and we did not have to take the dirty ones home with us......They sent us to their little market and gave us brand new ones in their boxes.......that alone was worth the cost of the glass.I apologize for the crappy photo, I so have a lot to learn, but the tables are covered with Forest Gumpisms. This is so cool.I love the movie memorabilia that is all around the restaurant. What I hate was that there are these low hanging lights that hang in front so its really challenging to get a good photo of them. Guess when they designed the restaurant they never thought of us crazy nut bar hobbyists (to quote Rambling Dave from C95). I will give great ackolaids to our server Andrew who did not flinch or give me the `dumb` tourist look when I asked for sheets of the printed paper that they use in their tin buckets and baskets they serve the food in. So watch for some really fun layouts coming up with it.

Before we headed home we stopped in the market place and acquired the Bubba Gump wear, and I picked up some cool stickers and Postcards to use in my layouts....had to have them you know they were so dang perfect!

Well Friday is CHA Supershow day so I hope to have some photos to share with you all in the next 24 hours or so.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Good Morning From Calgary

Well my journey down to Los Angeles has certainly been interesting and certainly not what I was expecting.

We arrived nice and early at Saskatoon airport (Wednesday night) just like all good international traveler's should. We stood in line to check in, we stood in line to go through security, we sat for 90 mins to find out that due to bad weather conditions in Calgary our flight was canceled. Ok, back down stairs to the check in counters to get re-booked. An hour later... we are going home for the night only to find out that 4 does come twice in one day............oh my goodness. Well the dogs were happy to see us back home....and one very sad daughter and mother combination because the redirect although through Calgary did not allow for time to visit.............in theory.

Well..........here we still are in Calgary the airport brought to a standstill by thick fog, flights are delayed by hours so not sure when we will get to leave and finally be on our way to LA. Not even able to spend the delay time visiting with my parents because we are in the US secured area...........sheesh

I thought I might provide you with some Tattered Angel facts to pass my time in the air port.

1. When you purchase a Tattered Angel Misting Mat, a part of the proceeds goes to Breast Cancer research..........and why it is pink. The owner of Tattered Angels lost her mom to breast cancer, and of course with the recent transpiring's in my life this past year and that of my Mom three years ago, and now one of my best scrappy friends this means a lot to me.

2. Do you get so wrapped up in your misting of projects that you fail to notice you have misted your favourite t-shirt? Never fear......Glimmer Mist is water soluble so you might have to wash it twice but it will come out. As per Heidi 's recent mis-adventure it doesn't come out of carpets so well when whole bottles are dumped on it.....Check out the recording of Heidi's live telecast to get the whole sad story.

3. If you go to the main web site for Tattered Angels and click on the Educator's blog you will find lots of cool projects and useful information. If you check there on Sunday January 24th My technique will be there for you to try............ here's hoping I pushed all the right buttons in the right sequence to make it happen LOLOLOL

Well it looks like some planes are moving so off I go to stand with all the tired travelers hoping that there plane will be the lucky one.

See you soon!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Winds of Change are Blowing in 2010

Hi Everyone,

Hope your all doing well and enjoying your January.

My blog has been pretty sketchy for the last year as I battled with Cancer. I am happy to say that treatments are over, surgery is done and I am on the road to recovering (oh, there are still gonna be some bad days but fewer of them) from a very trying year. I have hair now, and in a couple of weeks I hope to have some cool new photos to share with you. My hair came back with a whole lot of grey......and mice have nicer looking fur than what I was getting. So Last weekend Sheryl (my very good scrappy friend) gave me a trim (not there was much to trim) added some cool color (gold and Ginger), so now I have this realy zesty strawberry blonde hair color. What my Grandma Wyder wouldn't have given to see this. So there was one of the changes for 2010.

In just a few days I will be a Tattered Angels Endorsed Educator, see I told you guys a million times I was an Angel, and nobody believed me, so now I will have proof! Seriously for those of you that know this has been a dream that I dared to reach for in 2009, and a dream of mine for many years before! So another change for 2010 as I begin a year of sharing Tattered Angels scrappy goodness with those that would love to learn. More about this later.

In the next few months I will be changing and expanding my blogging capabilities so watch for that change because I am excited about it!

Each month for 2010 there will be a tutorial featured each month, and sneak peeks for upcoming classes.

I am going to be switching up my style of scrapping somewhat and making my presence known in the scrapping industry - this is my year to start making my dreams into goals, and taking my goals and making them a reality. If you have been keeping an eye on The House of Three you will have heard about the Simply Amazing Year for 2010. I have to be honest I am not sure if it was the title, Heidi's passion for this when I heard her talking about it or just that I had this incredible new lease on life and I wanted to make it the best one that I could.......... Doesn't really matter what the reason was, what matters is that I have chosen to make 12 changes in 12 months to make my life better......and as Heidi said... I wrote them in pen so that I couldn't just change them.

Jumping backwards abit to oh say December 14,2009 I was supposed to announce a winner for my questions when we were announcing that Heidi was the newest Angel. The winner was Sherbear and Braunc 13. I got in touch with them and they each received one of the winter release Glimmer mists.

I am going to leave you with a little sneak peak of something that you will see more of on the 24th of this month.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Check out this chance to win!

I was doing some blog hopping tonight and found this great little blog Posh Scrapbookers she is giving away an amazing prize pack......so run check it out!

Monday, January 11, 2010

They did it again!


So if you have no idea what we are talking about when we refer to Marshmallow, Marshmallow Glimmer Mist is a semi-opaque Glimmer Mist that was white and had a beautiful Glimmer. Because of it’s popularity, we have decided to continue in the fun and add 11 more colors to create a 12 color collection. This art medium will give you the same beautiful Glimmer as Glimmer Mist, yet the base will give you a semi-opaque finish that blends just like chalk. This is just like using art pastels or chalks! it will blend nicely with other Chalkboard colors or even with the original Glimmer Mist to create a variety of transparencies and add depth to your project.

Monday, January 4, 2010



This innovative product will give you that beautiful vibrant color and Glimmer of Glimmer Mist, yet will also offer you the versatility of being a more permanent medium that will stick to any surface. This also will offer you a variety of finishes in this one bottle, this product will give you a matte glimmer finish if applied finely yet if you continue to layer the Glimmer Glaze, you will receive more of a gloss finish giving you so many more opportunities in just one bottle! Each bottle will come equipped with a brush attached and a wide enough opening so that you can easily pour the product directly onto your project if you wish.

This product has a water base so it works wonderfully with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to provide you with a multitude of blending options. As well we have developed two clear based Glimmer Glazes to also offer YOU a brand new “resist” agent that can be paired with Glimmer Mist. These will be amazingly versatile colors that will work well to resist Glimmer Mist offering you that much more of a technique based mediums.
Tattered Angels has also announced the new Educator Team and the launch of the Educator Blog, drop on by, leave a comment and have a chance to win some great prizes!!