Playing With ICE RESIN®


My mother sent me some ICE RESIN® to play with recently and I thought I would share what I made with it! I had an art journal that I have been playing in, but the cover really needed to be decorated and after I made my resin pieces, I thought they were perfect for it!


I used one of  the ICE RESIN® mixed metal bezels, colored the inside of it with some white alcohol ink, and then adhered some Susan Lenart Kazmer Belles Dames Francaise collage paper along the inside of the bezel. * My mother actually suggested adding the white alcohol ink because this would help the collage paper show up a little better and the colors stay brighter after I added the resin!


Next, I decided to color a smaller mixed metal bezel with some white alcohol ink as well because I thought it might help whatever I decided to cover it with show up a little more and make it brighter!


I covered the metal bezel with some ICED ENAMELS®



* Then I decided to fill the empty little square with some German Glass Glitter!



I glued the smaller bezel to the inside of the larger one, and then I filled the whole thing with ICE RESIN®.
It was super easy to use actually, and my 9 year old daughter even joined in on the fun and made her own mixed metal bezel pendant!


Now I did help her just a bit, but she picked out all the elements for it and told me where to put them and even helped me mix and stir the resin!



I know…it’s been like forever since I’ve blogged, but I’ve just been taking a little break I guess you could say and trying to focus on everything Family! I have the mother/daughter retreat coming up and since I’ve started planning and working on things for that, it has sort of stirred up my imagination again and inspired me to start creating more.

Creatively Yours,

Sunshine & Glitter Retreat 2013!


{Sunshine & Glitter Mother/Daughter Retreat}

A special 3 day event filled with activities and unique opportunities to spend quality time with your daughter. Grandmothers, Aunts, Nieces, & Cousins are also welcome. We are going to celebrate and pamper our relationships with the young girls in our lives who mean the world to us. This weekend will be all about giving them and ourselves a chance to just have fun with one another, and create some awesome memories!

Date: July 26th – 28th

Place: LaQuinta Inn & Suites Russellville, AR

Time: 2pm on Friday – 12pm on Sunday

{Retreat Includes}
- Goodie Bags
- Mother & Daughter Photo Shoots
- Art Class with April Derrick
– Beauty Salon Set Up
- Glitter Tattoos & Hair Feathers
– Pedicure/Manicure Station
- Afternoon Tea
– Jewelry Class with Cindy Edwards
- Slumber Party Madness
– Free time for Shopping, & Swimming!
- Door Prizes
– Dinner Date Night
- Take Home Scrapbook Kits
- Farewell Brunch

{More Details}

* Cost of Retreat: only $97 if you sign up before June 26th,
or $117 after that.

** The first 6 moms who sign up will receive a special surprise!**

(This special price includes everything above for one mother/daughter combo or one adult and one child. Each additional youth will cost $48 extra if you would like to bring more than one.)

You can pay by check or through paypal with a cc or your paypal account. Just email me at to let me know which you prefer and I will send you an invoice.


*(Ages: All ages over 5 are welcome!)

* All attendees can choose to stay at the hotel or simply come and go during the weekend.

The price of the retreat does not include lodging at the hotel or meals during the weekend. The LaQuinta will be offering everyone attending very special rates if you would like to stay at the hotel during the retreat and you just need to tell them you are with the Sunshine & Glitter Mother/Daughter Retreat!


* To sign up or if you have any questions, please just email me at

Creatively Yours,

Sweet Summer Giveaway Winner!


** I just want to say thank you to everyone who left comments on my blog posts last week during our blog hop with Stampendous. I truly appreciated every single one of them!! Unfortunately their could only be one lucky winner for the Sweet Summer Giveaway and Ava – you are the lucky Gal!!

I got so many awesome comments on my posts that I decided I would draw two more names and just send them my own lovely little happy mail prize package…so Angel and Barbara y’all are going to get a little something as well. :)

Ladies, please email me (at your addies and phone numbers and STAEDTLER and I will get your packages out asap!

Creatively Yours,

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