Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hanging Mason Jar Lights

Happy Friday! It's been a while since I last posted but for good reasons. Remember that scrapbooking store I love ( Well, I am working there part-time now and loving it! How could I not when I get to be surrounded by cool product and talented people all day?! I have also been working on a big project for the Giant for his upcoming birthday in June for the last few weeks and can't post the layouts...yet. I did, however, get around to this month's Scrappin' in the City DT challenge-using washi & sequins. I decided to go off the page with these easy to make mason jar lights. No doubt you've seen the hundreds of variations on these easy to make home decor accents on Pinterest.

I poured some leftover glitter (a mix of Martha Glow-in-the Dark and tinsel glitter), in the jars and layered Doodlebug sequins on top (they come packaged in adorable test tubes). The washi tape was a combination of Doodlebug and My Mind's Eye and of course you can find mason jars at many retailers. I used a thin wire to wrap around the jar's lip and created a handle. Easy peasy! The twine around the top is leftover Strawberry Stripe and Sea Foam from The Twinery. The tea lights are battery operated.

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy!

-Gina & the Hounds

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mischievous Girl & Goodbye Hair!

Happy Saturday! Today's featured hound is Bailey. Here is a layout I did for Scrappin' in the City's DT this week.

*tag reads: Our good girl can be a naughty girl.

Materials Used:

*tube sequins from Hazel & Ruby
WP=Webster's Pages

I am loving Chic Tags' wood veneers, Wink of Stella pens, and am such a fan of Webster's Pages. Great products that make your layouts looks amazing!

In Other News:

After several weeks of careful deliberation, I decided that it was time to hack off the rat nest that was posing as my hair. I went searching for an app that would let me get a sense of how short I wanted to go. I'm not sure how useful the app was (as you can see from the photo below). The app is called Hairstyle Pro.

Doesn't she look like a pop diva?
If you liked it then you should've put a bone on it.

 I went from this:

To this:

And let me tell you, it really did feel as if 20 lbs. came off my head. A total of  7+ inches were cut (sigh of relief).

Have you ever chopped off your hair or are you thinking about it? If so, did you love it or hate it?

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy!

-Gina & the Hounds