Thursday, July 28, 2011

Visiting Be Different Act Normal

Hey Y'all today we are visiting.
Be Different Act Normal

Go and see how to make a
Book Lamp...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gradient Finger Nails

Are your Finger Nails ready for some FUN?
Here is a great way to dress them up.

Tequila Sunrise

Different shades of the came color nail polish
(we used 5 different shades)
Sponge (Porous)

Paint nails lightest color.

Dab small amount of next darkest color onto sponge.

While sponge is still wet dab lightly onto nail a little above cuticle.
Do all nails.  You might need to add more polish to sponge.

Dab next color onto sponge and dab onto nail a little above last color.

Repeat with each color.  End with darkest color on tips.
Making an Ombre effect.

Let nails dry a little and apply a top clear coat.
If nails look a little choppy apply a glitter top coat like below.

Margarita Nails 

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
George Carlin

Friday, July 22, 2011

Stash Busting September

How many of y'all have a
of anything and everything
for crafting?

Come on now - admit it
We all have a problem.

are co-hosting StashBusting September.

They even have a hunky mascot-
meet StashBusting Sam
What is Stashbusting?
This is were you give up buying craft supplies for the entire month of September.  This is a fun way to blog about how creative and crafty you can be with out going to to the craft store, goodwill, or yard sales. 
You can purchase items for your business.

Are you game?
to sign up.
You even get this cute button to display on you blog to let everyone know you are StashBusting September.

A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.
Patti LaBelle

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hogswart Cake

We are so excited to share with you our

Hogswart Cake

This is the cake that almost did not happen.
The morning of the Birthday party I dropped the CAKE.
Yes, the WHOLE CAKE!

What's a Mom to do???

Talk about a mad dash to come up with a cake.
Walmart- did not have any plain cakes.
Albertsons- They need 24 hour notice.
Small Bakery around the corner- Yes but lots of $$$$
You guessed it, the $$$$ won.

What did we use to make the cake? 

Romantic Castle Cake Set

We wrapped each piece with gray or black color fondant.

How do you pronounce fondant???

Spray the cake with edible spray paint.
What- you ask?  Yes, Edible Spray Paint!

Halloween Color Mist™ Food Color Spray
Again from Wilton

It would not be a Hogswart Cake with out ...

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Hedwig

We could not forget

or the Sorting Hat

Each of the characters were hand made by sculpting colored fondant.
Think of playing with edible play-doh.
Fun Fun Fun - Yum Yum Yum

Happy 25th Birthday Sarah

We even had Wands for the Hogswart students
Here is a link on how to make the Wands
Easy Peasy!!!

We are soooo lucky because look at all of the celebrities who showed up at our party.

Luna Lovegood and Rita Skeeter

Hagrid consoling Moaning Myrtle and He who should not be named and Fleur Delacour

Tonks and two of the Weasley Kids
Is that George or Fred??  I can never tell them apart.

Bellatrix with a Golden Snitch and a Numbus 2011.

Look even the water bottles came in costume.

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.  ~Albus Dumbledore

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Marinara Sauce

I am so jealous of all of my luck friends with gardens.

But I am so lucky to have friends with gardens
because they bring beautiful veggies like these.

So, what are we going to make today?

Marinara Sauce

1 1/2 cups tomatoes- chopped or more if you wish to increase the recipe
1 cup chicken broth
1 6oz can tomato paste
1 Tablespoon basil- dried or fresh
2 Tablespoons onion, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste

Chop tomatoes or puree in a food processor or hand blender for a smoother texture.

Add all ingredients to saucepan.  Cook for 30 minutes to an hour.  Stir often. 
Season to your own taste 
Allow the liquid to reduce or add additional water to achieve your desired consistency.

You now have a healthy, tasty and homemade Marinara Sauce.

Will your family belive you made dinner yourself?

When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, go by your own taste.  ~Laiko Bahrs

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cork Board

Last week we were so excited to be visiting
Someday Crafts!

This is what we shared with our Someday Craft friends.

At Chameleon Girls you never really know what you are going to get.

We are a lot like Chameleons because
Some days you might get




But one thing for sure, what ever we do we always have FUN!

Today we are sticking with crafts and going to show you another
fun, easy, simple and useful idea
or an amazing gift for that hard to shop for person who has everything.

Cork Board

How many of you have a collection of wine corks?

Wine corks are pretty and qurky.
Like this one in the center.

Gund Lach Bund Schu
Gun Lock Bun Shoe

It's OK if you don't. 
You can order them off of Ebay, or ask your favorite cafe or bar if they have any they are tossing out.

  • Wine Corks
  • Hot Glue Glue
  • Glue Sticks (plenty)
  • Frame
  • Thick Cardboard to fit frame

 First step is to figure out who is this gift for? 
You or that special someone? 

That's what I thought- 
What room are you going to put it in?

Now gather all of your corks and place them two by two on the cardboad in frame (do not glue yet).

No it's not Noah's Ark.

Fill the entire frame with the corks. 
It will get very tight and you might have one row going stright across or you might need to shave a couple, but don't worry they will fit.
By filling the frame first you will know if you have enough corks and if you like your design.
If you don't have enough or don't like the design we will show you another version.

Now for the tricky part-
Pick out each cork and hot glue it into place.

Tutorial of swirl finger nails coming soon...
and Sarah says sorry for her un-finished nail.

Second virsion
Stenciled Cork Board

With this version you will need a sheet of cork board
and glue into place where you would like the stencil.

You can free hand a design or even add a monogram.
We when with a Fleur de Lis.

TA-DA you now have a Cork Board.

You don't want to use plain ol' tacks do you?
How about making

 Come visit us at Chameleon Girls and see
what caper we will tackle next.

Wine improves with age.  The older I get, the better I like it. ~ Anonymous

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pig Pig and More Pig...

Have you ever had one of those weeks when everything is going to the PIGS?
Well this week the pigs have come to us.

Meet our Pigs

We "Pig" sat for friends.

Potbelly PIGS

 Guinea PIG



This little Piggy went to market.

Balloon PIG

and went weee weee weee all the way home.

I would like to tell you an amazingly sweet story about our piggy.  While doing our shopping with Ted (that was what Katie was calling him).  We met a lady who had on a breathing mask and gloves (and talking to herself).  I have to admit I thought she was a little strange.  When she noticed I was behind her she laughed and said oops I guess I was talking to myself.  I said the best of us do.  After a few minutes of us talking she asked about "Ted".  I told her he was staying at the market.  She turned to Katie and gave her money so Ted could come home with us.  Katie was uncertain if to take it.  I shook my head it was okay to take the money.  Our new friend Molly explained she has stage 4 Cancer and this was her 4th bout.  She said  her Doctor keeps asking how long she needs and she keeps giving him a time line.  When he asked this last time she said she needs 4 years.  She would like to see her youngest son graduate from College.   All she asked was for us to keep her in our prayers.  You bet we will keep Molly in our heart and prayers.
The moral of this story is-
LOVE more and JUDGE less!

All you need is LOVE
The Beatles