Saturday, September 26, 2015

Running with Glitter is... RUNNING

On my 35th birthday I decided to CHANGE. I was tired of being tired. Tired of being asked when my baby was due.  Mad at myself for gaining over 50 pounds in two years.  I want to be on this beautiful earth for many more years.. I want to CELEBRATE LIFE. Then something happened. The tomorrow I always say that I will start.. actually came.

One foot in front of the other... I'll run three mail boxes then walk two.... I will run to the light post and walk. That is how this addiction started. What started as cheap exercise and a way to get healthy has become something that I love. Somedays it seem impossible. Somedays it is effortless.

For years I have said this year I will run a 5k. But never in my wildest dreams would this girl be running a Quarter marathon and placing in the top half. For once in a long time I can say I AM PROUD OF MYSELF.

TULSA RUN 10-31-15
RT 66 1/2 Marathon  11-22-15

Friday, April 12, 2013

Run with Glitter Etsy

Have you had a chance to check out my new Etsy Shop
Where Handcrafted Glass Jewelry & Unique Treasures are found. You  will find an AFFORDABLE blend of fun, beauty and imagination. Beauties that you will want to wear everyday! All hand crafted with love from my glittery heart!  

Here is the link: Running With Glitter

Keep Calm and Love On Rose NecklaceCustom Monogram Glass Rose Necklace-White and Light Pink Rose Earring StudsPersonalized Pink Fairy Dust Glass Star NecklaceTiny Vintage Glass Turquoise EarringsTeal and Peach Rose Bobby Pin SetFull Moon Glass NecklaceCustom Monogram Letter Glass Type Writer Necklace- you pick the LetterVintage French Cupcake Necklace
Custom Monogram Letter Glass Necklace- you pick the LetterVintage Dictionary Word Mother Glass NecklaceFairy Tale Glass Necklace- Fairy Tales Do Come True

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Personalized Tea/Coffee Mug Tutorial

 Today I'm going to share with you a super cute and easy gift idea.
Browsing Michaels armed with a 50% off coupon I found these blank photo mugs. They were $10.00 but my coupon made them $5.00. I have made a couple of trips this week :) The wheels began to turn... Then I spotted Amy Butler paper... SQUEAL!!!! Amy Butler is truly my favorite fabric designer and now this! Obviously this has been in the store a while because when I went to check out the Butler paper pack rang up $3.99! SHOCKING! I'm not a scrapbooker so I'm not familiar with paper.. But I'm familiar with the brand and know I got a smokin' deal. I right then decided that this paper was meant for this cup... Project problem solved. I came up with a Personalized Coffee/Tea mug. A couple of my girl friends have birthdays soon and they would drool over this paper... These mugs will make PERFECT gifts for them!  Here is how I made them........

First find a good quality travel mug. This one is a Michaels brand mug. It feels nice and heavy and seals up nice and tight. I'm sure you can find these at about any craft supply store.

Unscrew your cup and clean it. Then remove the fake family photo that was in the cup. Trace it on the back side of your paper. I use a pencil so I don't  have any pen marks on my paper.
Slip the paper you just cut out inside the cup and make sure it fits perfect.

This mug would be pretty if I just stopped right here! But decorate and personalize it I must.
I used my Silhouette SD to cut a frame and my name from the coordinating {yes, I bought one for myself too. I love it that much} papers. If you do not have a die cut machine you can always just cut out a shape with scalloped edged scissors and use letter stickers for the name. Have you seen the stickers at Hobby Lobby? SO many possibilities. It will be just as cute, I promise!
Glue your Frame and all your pieces to your main paper directly in the middle.
This is somewhat how your  paper should look like too. Easy peasy right? Roll your paper back up inside the cup, slip the cup back together and screw it together tight like Popeye the Sailorman and ENJOY! I'm making a few other little things to go along with the cups but I'm really excited about giving these away to my girls!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Chalk Board Easter Bucket

I'm going to share with you how to make these beautiful Chalkboard Personalized Easter Buckets.  The cool thing about these is that they can be used long after easter. Just turn the rabbit side around and place it on a shelf so you can use the chalkboard to label what is inside. I truly love these and think I will make a few more for storage in my daughter's room.

Here is how they are made...

Supplies Needed:
Metal Bucket
Paint Brush
Painters Tape
Mod Podge, Matte
Scrap Book Paper
Fine Sand Paper

I found these metal  buckets at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. Most craft stores sell metal buckets unpainted. {If yours is unpainted you can just spray paint it the color of your chioce.}
First you need to prep your bucket for the Chalkboard paint. 
Tape off a rectangle with your painters tape. 
I used the sticker decal that came on the bucket as my guide to tape off the area for the chalk board. 
Lightly sand your area so the paint will adhere . Dust off.
Apply as many coats of the paint as needed to cover the area completely...It took me 5!
Carefully remove painters tape.
Let dry overnight. 
Time to make your Rabbit.
Cut out an oval and a rabbit silhouette. Here is the rabbit silhouette I used. It is a free download.
For the name you can cut it with your die cutter or add letter stickers. 
Start Mod Podging the decal together. Mod Podge rabbit to oval then Mod Podge name to the Rabbit again,  Mod Podge over the entire decal now to seal it all together. 
Then, add a layer of Mod Podge to the bucket. It is okay that the Mod Podge is not perfect. It cleans off easily with a damp rag. {How many times can I say Mod Podge??}
Place your decal on the bucket and smooth it out making sure it totally adheres to the bucket bubble free. Clean off any mess that is on the bucket. Let dry a few hours.

TA-DA!!!!!! WOW these turned out GORGEOUS! 

Hoppy Easter!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fabric Tape- Etsy Shop Idea

The other day I shared that I opened up an Etsy Shop. I'm still super excited.
 Don't be surprised If I post a ton of etsy tutorials and ideas :) xoxo

I am working on my packaging...

I ordered this cute mini Business Card Stamp from Paper Sushi 
Mini Business Card Stamp - Custom 2" Business Card or Etsy Shop Stamp for business cards and shop packaging
I can not wait to get this in and create my business cards!

Also, I found this super cute tutorial on fabric tape. How cute would it be to wrap up a necklace in a Kraft paper bag and tape it closed with this! So going to give it a go. 
Fabric Tape Tutorial here

Monday, March 18, 2013

Running With Glitter Etsy Shop

Keep Calm and Dream On NecklaceI opened up an Etsy Shop. As many of you know this has been something I have wanted to do for a long time!!!

I have a few items listed but by the end of next month should be stocked up and ready to start doing giveaways and marketing. I would love to hear your feedback and love your ideas!

South Korea Glass Map NecklaceFeel free to take a look around and if you decide you love something use code "FriendShip" for free shipping!!!

Running With Glitter the Etsy shop

Vintage French Cupcake Necklace 1

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Eve Clue Scavenger Hunt

On Christmas Eve our Elf (Elfis) is going to fly back to the North Pole for his final report to Santa. When the kids tell him goodbye for the last time, our elf will have a special clue scavenger hunt game for them to play. At the end of the game there is a special gift that he has left behind for them. My husband will handwrite each of the clues on Official North Pole note cards and place them in envelopes. I will hide all the clues and then the fun begins.  
Elf on the Shelf Christmas Clue Eve Scavenger Hunt

Clue #1
Tonight I'm heading back to the North Pole. But before I go, a special present is yours to find. Jump up now! Move your behind! Yes it's the truth....You don’t have to go far. Just go to the place where we park our car.

Clue #2
Oh this game is so fun..Is it one of your wishes?....Just go look where Mom cleans the dirty dishes (this would be in sink)

Clue #3
Very good, moving right along....but to get the next clue you'll have to sing a fun Christmas song. How about a song about a reindeer? (after they sing hand them the next clue)

Clue #4
What a nice song....Run, run, run as fast as you can to the place where the laundry is done.

Clue #5
Now for a little rhyming fun...this clue will be harder...but it doesn't take a key or locks...I've hidden a clue in one of your _____ (socks) (this one I would plant the clue in a sock in their sock they have to dig)

Clue #6
Wow you're doing great! It's in the place where you keep your shoes. Please put them on to get ready for the next clue.

Clue #7
Hurry up now...don't move like a snail...outside you'll find your next clue where they leave the _______ (mail)

Clue #8
Are you having fun? Maybe upstairs or maybe down, the next one can be seen in the place where you get clean.

Clue #9
Twas the night before've searched all through the house. I hope my game is not getting too old. Go look in the place where it's really cold (the freezer. I end it in the freezer so they don't see the gift as they are clue hunting) Before I go I have to say.. I'm reporting to Santa you are on the good list to stay! Merry Christmas!

Have fun!!!! I can't wait until Christmas Eve to play this with my kids!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Personalized Cup -Christmas Teacher Gift

Personalized Cup-Christmas Teacher Gifts
Looking for a quick Personalized EASY Christmas Gift?

I found these cute Christmas cups at Hobby Lobby for 50% off! Christmas Chevron..AWESOME!

It was so easy to make these. Any plastic or glass should work. Simply cut your vinyl or buy vinyl stickers at your local craft store. (I used my Silhouette) and stick on the outside of the cup.
I cant wait to fill these with Hershey Kisses and gift them away!

Merry Christmas!!!!!
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