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Friday Night Fab Five

Hi everyone!

Long before marriage, kids, heck even blogging, I was (and proudly am) a geek. Lots of geeks specialize in one or two areas (i.e.-gamers, Trekkies, LARPing, etc), I'm more of a "jack of all trades" sort of geek, dipping my toe into various geeky pools. Here's 5 things I'm geeking out over this week in the Friday Night Fab Five:


1. "I'm So Happy I Can Dance" by The Salteens



My girls are obsessed with Yo Gabba Gabba and I'm woman enough to admit that I like watching it too. Not sure what it is but I think it could be that it reminds me of the freaky shows I use to watch as a kid. But another thing is that they feature super cool bands the parents can get into. Like The Salteens and their song, "I'm So Happy I Can Dance". I'm pretty sure there are more adults that watch this show than there are kids...

2. Doctor Who is Back! Doctor Who is Back!


How in the name of geeks did it take me SO long to get into this show?!…

Friday Night Fab Five

Hi everyone!

Welcome to another Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things I'm obsessed with for the week. This week is all about random awesomeness. BEHOLD!

1. Cat Sings Game of Thrones Theme



I don't know if I was just very tired when I first watched this video or if it's really just freakin' awesome but I laughed until the tears came. Actually, it wasn't fatigue, this is just funny...

2. Gilbert Blythe Pillow


When I saw this on Twitter the other day, I almost passed out (as I Tweeted, my 12 year old self did.) I cannot express to you how OBSESSED my friends and I were with Gilbert Blythe and how stupid we though Anne was for taking to darn long to be with him. Were I still that 12 year old girl (instead of just acting like one), I would be begging for this pillow!

3. The Ragtime Gals



What do you get when you combine reggae and a barbershop quartet? Magic.

4. Country Crock Cinnamon Spread

Oh my goodness, this stuff is SO good!

5. Labyrinth

I watched this movie o…

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Hi everyone!

Well, my Hatter-esque character is finished! You may remember her from such posts as Creating My Own Wonderland and Tea, The Tea, You Must Have a Cup of Tea.



I had a lot of fun working on her and making her into her own character. I like to call her Harriet.







She'll actually be heading off to a new home in Portugal very soon where I sure she'll throw many a mad tea party...

Sailing Takes Me Away to Where I'm Gluing

Hi everyone!

I bought this busted up shadow box on clearance at Hobby Lobby a while back:


And there is sat in my box of, "Well, One Day...Maybe" box of things to alter for years. But I decided to give it a new life once I got the Mile High Club mixed media kit.

There is SO much vintage ephemera in this kit so I decided to use pieces of it for my travel shadow box:


I also added some Dylusions mists, pink and blue - one of my favorite color combos.


For the inside, I decided to make "clouds" up top by stenciling modeling paste and using a paper towel roll as my "cloud" stamp.


Happy Monday everyone!

When Good Clocks Go Bad

Hi everyone!

I bought this sweet little Winnie the Pooh clock at a thrift store a loooooong time ago. It's been sitting in my "To Alter Someday If I Don't Forget I Have It" pit, otherwise known as the craft room.


Isn't it sweet? Hmmm...maybe a little too sweet. After all, what do I need a sweet clock for? Wait a minute...I just happen to have this full page vintage Playboy ad from Gauche Alchemy's Mile High Club mixed media paper craft kit.


6 exciting days at Jamaica Playboy for only $105?!?! I'm so there! Okay, not really but I did take this ad and violated a clock with it!


Some painting, some stamping, tra lalalala, etc and so forth...


I also altered the inside of the little drawer:


I used an image of the resort for the top:


My favorite part of the ad was the Bunny serving drinks in the pool so I used that for the face of the clock:


I had so much fun with this project! And yes, the clock actually works. :D

Friday Night Fab Five: Rewind

Hi everyone!

I originally published this week's Friday Night Fab Five back in 2009 but thought I'd repost it again for a couple of reasons:

1. This week has been a tough one as my brother's birthday was yesterday and instead of celebrating with him, my parents and I were busy spreading his ashes.

and 2. I know there are some new readers out there so I thought you might enjoy reveling in some of my most embarrassing moments. I'm giving like that. :P

So without further ado, here's an old post with no pictures that's been slightly updated!

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Originally published on 4/3/2009

So I had this idea to post 5 things you may or may not know about me for this week's Friday Night Fab Five. I can't decide if this is an awesome idea, an arrogant idea or an idea that I will immediately regret as soon as I hit "publish". I decided to go ahead with it because in the World Of Blogging, nothing is quite as powerf…

I Got Nothing...Well, Maybe

Hi everyone!

I would love to say that today I've got some wonder of a creation that will make you jump up and slap your grandmother but alas, I do not. *shame spiral* This week marks a difficult one as tomorrow would have been my brother's 32nd birthday. (For those of you that don't know, he died on April 7th.)

So needless to say, I've been dreading this week for months but the funny thing about Time is that it stops for no one. Not even when you beg and/or try to bribe it with an unlimited minutes cell phone plan.

So here's a modge podge of who knows what. Hopefully I'll have a more coherent, dazzling, eye melting post for you soon...but I make no promises. :P

First off: PHOTO BOMB!



Second: New kit day at Gauche Alchemy! W00t!


We've got a travel themed kit called, Mile High Club and it is freakin' awesome so go check it out!

Next: Princesses! That tip over!


Andddddddddd I'm spent.