9.29.2011

Tickled Pink No. 67

Happy Weekend!
504 Main
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Hi all!
Warning:
No ryhme or reason to my ramblings here...
that is what my brain feels like right now!

It is CRAZY HERE! I am CRAZY!
There are lots of changes here...none bad, but lots all at once.
I will share this CRAZINESS soon!
Thanks for your patience.

We had good - no beautiful -weather - 80 yesterday - that is unheard of!
It was gorgeous and so I kept doing outside projects.

I am taking a quick (and much needed) break from supervising a 5th grade state report
(trust me, I need a break. I cannot say "focus" one more time)
to get Tickled Pink happening!

Every week gets away from me...I still have links I wanted to share form last week!
I will be super busy next week as I putting some finishing touches
on the SoCal Social (see below) and some project...like my deck,
but just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone
who links up, reads, and visits. I truly appreciate it.
How about a giveaway in a couple weeks
- something homemade and some craft books -
to celebrate!!!!
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There is still time to register for the SoCal Social and shop and dine with some great bloggers and TV host, designer, and artist, Mark Montano!
We have the BEST sponsors too!

The event is October 8 and we still have a few tickets left!
Go HERE to register!
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There is still time to win a FAB ottoman kit at The DIY Club!
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The DIY CLUB is also having an online DIY auction called
31 Days of Hope
There are a few more parties happening too - more details to come!
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Meremade has some great projects as part of her Back to School month!
go check out my school organizer and all the other great ideas!
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Want to craft your gifts for the holidays?
Skip to my Lou has the answer! 
I have a FUN project I am sharing over there on Friday.
Lots of other fun inspiration too!

I know I am not the only busy lady or man out there..
I know I have been awful at returning emails and comments.
...so THANK YOU all for coming by! I appreciate it!

I LOVE the ease of sharing links on Facebook, so this is how I will make my way through Tickled Pink links. I will now get more active with that!

So, go on over and LIKE 504 Main on Facebook!
I am also inviting you to share your
link on my FaceBook wall.

Please no giveaways or etsy shops or "please follow" messages,
but whatever you link up here, feel free to share the link on my Facebook Wall.
(be sensible peeps...I reserve the right to DELETE!)
If I feature you on Facebook or twitter, be sure to grab a button HERE!

Have a GREAT weekend!
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NOW FOR TICKLED PINK!

A craft...a recipe...a tip...a party...a short story...a  poem...
a  fashion find...a  favorite product...your favorite  post...
whatever makes  your blog  fabulous!
That is what Tickled Pink is all about!
{and it does NOT have to be PINK}



504 Main
PRACTICE PINK KINDNESS
1. Link  up...whatever makes  your blog  fabulous. Family Friendly please. Guess what? Your post does not have to be PINK!! 
2. PLEASE LINK TO A POST URL, ****NOT YOUR MAIN URL****
3. Pretty please...add the Tickled Pink button to the post* {people need  to know what the heck they are doing!}. 
4.  I reserve the right to remove posts that are offensive or do not  adhere  to the rules, without any discussion, at my discretion.
5. Please visit at least 2 other links!
TICKLED PINK Now Has Categories
I won't banish you if you mess up, but try to link appropriately, pretty please!
Craft, DIY, Decorate
crafting, diy, decor type links


Cook, Bake, Eat
stuff to eat, cook, drink, and bake




Read, Write, Share

posts you love, stories, favorite things, ideas to share


DIY! Painting and Designing T's!

I have not painted a T-shirt since high school...
at least not one that I would wear.
I did paint some puffy ghosts and pumpkins
with my son about 5 years ago...
but seriously I will not be blogging about that!
That is about the stiffest article of clothing
(and I use that term loosely)
I have ever seen.

BUT my daughter gave me the perfect opportunity to try it again...the right way! And with the help of DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paint, I think we had SUCCESS!

This is surely not the fabric paint I remembered from my youth. So Soft has a really nice  "So Soft" hand when it is dry. It is easy to paint with - and I used a variety of different brushes/items to do just that...and when it dries it feels comfortable and relaxed (yeah no stiff T-shirts!)...and I had fun being creative and coming up with designs.

These designs are my own and I will figure out how to load them here,
so you can print them if you want.
I think my T's turned out awesome!...
And, I may be partial, but I do think my model is awesome too! 

SUPPLIES
  • T-shirt or garment of choice
  • Variety of brushes (see below for each T)
  • DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paint. Colors for T's follow
  • Cardboard or something to place between the layers of the shirt to protect back/side/etc.
  • Image/Design
  • E-xacto Knife
  • Freezer Paper
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Ballerina Shirt: 
So Soft Fabric Paint: Fuschia, Baby Pink
So Soft Fine Glitter Paint in Celebration Pink
Brushes: Medium pouncer, small/tapered regular brush

Surfer Shirt 
So Soft Fabric Paint: Bright Coral, Bright Avocado
So Soft Glitter Paint, Lemon Drop
Brushes: Medium Pouncer
Old Toothbrush

Flower 
So Soft Fabric Paint: Fuschia, Baby Pink
So Soft Fine Glitter Paint in Celebration Pink
Brushes: Medium pouncer, small/tapered regular brush

DIY IT!
It is super easy and fun to create custom garments!
Go check out the full tutorial at The DIY Club
The new Project Party starts October 1!
What will you enter?????

DIY Club
Pick a garment!
PRE-WASH YOUR GARMENT!

Design It
I wanted to do something fashion-y but thought my daughter would give me "the stink eye" if it was not pink and fluffy...so I drew a (slightly) fashion looking drawing of a ballerina. I decided to paint this in all pinks other than the hair. Just because - it is a design thing.

The surfer was from a previous project as was the flower. The surfer called for bold colors and I wanted to try something light, soft, and blended for the flower.

Place it!
Determine the placement.


Paint it!


    Surfer

    Flower

        So, what do ya think?

        Ready to try your hand at fabric painting!?
        I am making some towel and placemats too!

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        9.26.2011

        Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails

        My Girls Night In party was a week ago already!
        I just had so much fun and we thoroughly enjoyed
        watching Bridesmaids and sipping on a cocktail.

        For this evening we had to have a pink cocktail!
        I adore champagne cocktails...oooh my fave for sure,
        and perfect for a Parisian inspired event!

        This is a super simple recipe and can also be made non alcoholic
        by using gingerale, sprite or sparkling water in place of champagne.

        Ingredients
        • Sparkling Wine (or champagne). When I mix a drink like this I like a good base but I did not go for the super-expensive champagne. I picked a good quality sparkling wine. You can do whatever the heck you want though!
        • Bitters (found in the liquor section)
        • Sugar cubes
        • Pomegranate juice (Pink)
        • Rimming sugar, optional

        MIX IT!
        Optional: Ms. Rook No. 17 brought some pink rimming sugar! To use, dampen the rim of the glass, and then dip it in the sugar. Easy-peasy!

        *Place 2 sugar cubes in a flute.
        *Sprinkle (I prefer to douse, but I like the bitters) the biters on the sugar cubes - start with a few sprinkles and work your way up from there - be sue you find the taste you prefer. Let absorb.
        *Pour champagne about 2/3
        *Add pomegranate juice to top off. Enjoy!


        I used these CUTE Canvas Corp Chalk Stock Cards to write the recipe for the cocktail. I wanted to make sure there were instruction available to guests so they could make their own cocktail, or at least know what is in the cocktail.

        Have you had a champagne cocktail?
        Do you have a favorite champagne beverage?

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        9.22.2011

        Tickled Pink No. 66

        Happy Weekend!
        504 Main
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        Hi all!
        Wholly Cow!
        I forgot it was Thursday...again!

        What are you all doing this weekend?

        I will be BUSY cleaning my deck
        (I will share that soon - so you can see the torture I am enduring)
        so we can enjoy our gorgeous Fall weather -
        the best weather we have all year.
        It is kind of a pain, but I know I will be HAPPY soon!

        Then, I hope to relax with some friends...and craft!
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        There is still time to register for the SoCal Social and shop and dine with some great bloggers and TV host, designer, and artist, Mark Montano!
        We have the BEST sponsors too!
        The event is October 8 and we still have a few tickets left!
        Go HERE to register!
        *********************************************
        Truly, thank you for coming by each week.
        It does not go unnoticed!




        I know I am not the only busy lady or man out there..
        I know I have been awful at returning emails and comments.
        ...so THANK YOU all for coming by! I appreciate it!

        I LOVE the ease of sharing links on Facebook, so this is how I will make my way through Tickled Pink links. I will now get more active with that!

        So, go on over and LIKE 504 Main on Facebook!
        I am also inviting you to share your
        link on my FaceBook wall.

        Please no giveaways or etsy shops or "please follow" messages,
        but whatever you link up here, feel free to share the link on my Facebook Wall.
        (be sensible peeps...I reserve the right to DELETE!)
        If I feature you on Facebook or twitter, be sure to grab a button HERE!

        Have a GREAT weekend!
        Signature


        NOW FOR TICKLED PINK!

        A craft...a recipe...a tip...a party...a short story...a  poem...
        a  fashion find...a  favorite product...your favorite  post...
        whatever makes  your blog  fabulous!
        That is what Tickled Pink is all about!
        {and it does NOT have to be PINK}



        504 Main
        PRACTICE PINK KINDNESS
        1. Link  up...whatever makes  your blog  fabulous. Family Friendly please. Guess what? Your post does not have to be PINK!! 
        2. PLEASE LINK TO A POST URL, ****NOT YOUR MAIN URL****
        3. Pretty please...add the Tickled Pink button to the post* {people need  to know what the heck they are doing!}. 
        4.  I reserve the right to remove posts that are offensive or do not  adhere  to the rules, without any discussion, at my discretion.
        5. Please visit at least 2 other links!
        TICKLED PINK Now Has Categories
        I won't banish you if you mess up, but try to link appropriately, pretty please!
        Craft, DIY, Decorate
        crafting, diy, decor type links


        Cook, Bake, Eat
        stuff to eat, cook, drink, and bake




        Read, Write, Share

        posts you love, stories, favorite things, ideas to share


        9.20.2011

        Only 95 Days Until Christimas! Be Splendid

        I am a last minute type of holiday decorator...
        OK you can say I am a procrastinator....
        but I have already got a jump on some Christmas goodies
        - a few ornaments, a couple of gift tags,
        and a sweet nutcracker art piece.
        (which Jules has already claimed)

        After all there is only 95 days until Christmas!
        What? Why am I so on top of it?
        Well, the answer if Lifestyle Crafts Be Splendid Collection,
        as well as their Jubilee Printing Plates, all for use with the Epic 6!
        (Of course, the dies can be used with any manual die cutter!)
        My family room has turned into Craftapalooza right now and I have so much more to show...and I will be putting together full tutorials this week for these projects (I really mean it) but here are a few ideas to get you going... 

        ***Please understand, I love ornaments***
        I used the Bird Die - he is so cute - for a little ornament.
        I have some gift tags too (coming soon!)

        I adore this Santa Silhouette Die and this little ornament!

        And the Wreath Die - I used funky colors and LOVE it!


        The Nutcracker Die has a lot of pieces...like a puzzle but I accepted the challenge. My little girl LOVES nutcracker - and yes she loves this, and it is going in her room right now!

        I have also been using the Letterpress function of the Epic 6 a lot and have some ideas in the works...but look how pretty the Jubilee Plates are!
        (this image from lifestyle crafts)

        OK...back to creating for me!
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        NOW is the TIME to get CREATING for the HOLIDAYS!
         Use the PROMO CODE 504MAIN
        and get 20% off your purchase!
        Lifestyle Crafts

         If you are not familiar with how to use the L Letterpress...don't worry it's simple...just look at the letterpress tutorial HERE or watch the <>video tutorial HERE.

        So, what do you think?
        Remember there are only 95 days left!
        The Epic 6 would make a great gift!
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