Well, I've still got egg left on my face; but after church yesterday, many prayers, comfort from family and friends, and reading through all your wonderful comments, I feel better. Besides I love you all and miss you too much to have stayed away much longer. So here I am. I'd like to thank you for all your kind comments; you are all wonderful and your words very comforting. If anyone were to ask me, I'd say I've got the best blogging family than anyone in the entire blogging community!!! In the world!
I still haven't been up much for crafting, but I did have to do a another birthday present for a relative, so I got up and got busy. Didn't have a clue what I was going to do and just kept looking through my supplies, and spotted this stuff I bought a while back ago at Michaels:
My cousin loves Betty Boop so I found and transferred this image using the kit:
While in a General Dollar Store some time ago, I purchased several double-mirror compacts. Didn't know how I was going to use them at the time, but they came in pretty handy for this project:
Before I could transfer the image, I had to remove the printed or painted imprinted product name. I tried several things but I found nail polish remover (the acetone kind) did the job perfectly.
I transferred the image to the compact following the suppliers directions, made a matching box for the compact and a matching card -- now I have a birthday set for my cousin. Before I let you see it, if you decide to use any kind of transfers, test print first to make determine whether you need to lighten your image before printingit as the print here came out very dark (I didn't do a test print). Here's the set:
My cousin's name is on the compact across Betty Boop's forehead in red but, as it does shows okay on the compact, it didn't show up well on the photo (neither does her other eye...lol!!!). You might be able to see it if you click to enlarge it, but I don't know for sure.
Of course, for me, it wouldn't mean a thing if it didn't have that bling, so I added my Stickles and rhinestones. And, she'll love it because it's Betty Boop and her name is on it!
So, this has at least got me off to a start, and it felt good doing it. It's something, at least. As for now, I've got an errand I'm off to. When I get back I'm going to see if I can figure out another project to share -- maybe I'll be able to finish one I'd already started.
I'll be seeing you beautiful people, and thank you so much for being my family!!! Love you all!