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Lori Simpson
I am a married, 39 year old mother of 4 (14,13,11,9) 3 girls, 1 boy.
Interests: scrapbooking, i love photography, artsy projects, although i am in the process of changing that :) i cannot live without my "grey's anatomy"., and staying busy with other various home/diy projects. i collect old windows and am always looking for inspiration on what to do with them.
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I know, Natalie and FB should have a LOVE button too!! I miss him, though. a lot. :(
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2011 on Sunday Gratitude-The Smile at Pink Hello Kitty
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Uh, GOR-GEOUS! So bright and cheery. So ready for that as I am super tired of the grey outside. You are amazing and inspiring. Keep up the fabulous-ness! xoxo
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These are the Champagne Cupcakes I made for the New Year's Eve party hostess and my great friend, JoJo Girl. They were perfect and yummy and I have to give credit to my other great friend, Lori Renn. She posted the link on her Facebook, so the other credit, and recipe can be found here! WOW! Amazing the power of The WWW and Social Networking! Thanks to all :) Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2011 at Pink Hello Crafty
Simply Adorable!!
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH YAY!!! I am one of the lucky ones!!!!! I am so excited I could pee my pants right now!!!! And after this week of work...well let's just say i could just come to Arizona without a class to got to but honestly I cannot believe my good fortune to be included in this event!!! I am sooooo grateful and Carol, thank you thank you thank you for ALL your hard work!!! hugs in person after 2 more sleeps! :) xoxoxo
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2010 on getting ready... at be yourself: live with passion
Fabulous? Fabulous?? FABULOUS!!! Done! Paid! Going! Serendipity I tell you! xoxoxox
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Mar 15, 2010
Beer Batter 2 1/2 C flour 1 1/2 C Corn Starch 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder approx 1/2 tsp white pepper or cayenne for a "hotter" bite 1 egg approx 2 - 4 tsp salt (to taste) 12 - 36 oz beer. Start with 12 - 24 depending on the consistency that you want. (I used 36 oz). Thinner batter is like a tempura. With 36 oz beer I achieved a good consistency and it coated nicely. It was great on the Lobster AND the Onion rings! I think it would be amazing on a variety of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
This is a super quick and easy way to show your guests you are thinking about them by putting these cute and simple little cards at their place setting, or if you are serving buffet style, put them in a cute little basket as a favor. I took a kraft colored butcher tag, (LOVE these tags!) took my HS heart mask and placed the 3 hearts in a random pattern on the tag. I simply sprayed a quick layer of Shimmerz Vibez in "Razzle Dazzle Berry" right on top. It dried quickly and sparkled A LOT! I stamped a quick... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
I completed my first embroidery project, and it didn't take more than but a few hours! I have wanted to do it for a while but I was pretty nervous and now I don't know why because I LOVED it! I wish the color in the picture was better because the ribbon and wording is actually chocolate brown to match the fabrics.I started with a chipboard cut-out of a bird, where the wing and heart popped out separate from each other. I knew when I picked it up in Arizona that I wanted to save it and use it with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
Those turned out super beautiful and I am so inspired...of course I have been on fire since my trip out to see you!! I am a creating fool!! LOVE it! Several things I've done rather shabby chic and thought of you each time. Take care lovely lady!! :)
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2010 on "VALENINE" at be yourself: live with passion
I love these pictures of Marissa and wanted the layout to be somewhat special for her own album. I saw this paper, (which is a Christmas paper...Shhh...don't tell!) but it was a shade of purple, with music notes, both of her favorite things, so I knew it was to be used for her at one point. This weekend I was doing a lot of creating because MY SPACE WAS CLEAN (hehe) so I was very motivated. As I was surfing I saw this challenge for February and had thought in January I might like to try it one of these... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
Here is my crafty space that Bryan built into a recessed wall of my livingroom using mostly all scrap materials that we found at yard sales, and had lying around from other home improvement projects. As you can see the actual desk top is an old door that I had used as a display when I had the store. It had been given to me by a very special friend so using it in this capacity is awesome for me! It seats 2 people comfortably, with my large paper cutter in between us. The cool thing about it is, of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
I started this layout something like 5 years ago, put it away, forgot about it, then found it this weekend. It was like Christmas! I had the background finished, the pictures matted in both the pink and chocolate brown cardstock, and the whole thing inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger). It needed something...or some THINGS...but what?? I added the strip of pink vintage trim I picked up on my Inspiration Trip to Arizona, and I started doing the two things I am really into right now, collage and handmade flowers. I used a blank manila butcher tag and began... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
L.O.V.E!! I totally want to do that with some of the fabric and trims we got when I was there!! I also did a post about my trip and of course you are in it. Thank you again my lovely friend!! xoxo Lori S.
This is a canvas project I have wanted to do for a long time, not necessarily a Valentine one, but the technique of tissue paper squares as a background. I just so happened to be inspired by the season! I cut my tissue paper into approximate one inch squares, (random, not perfect!!) I then put Mod Podge in a matte finish onto a paper plate. I used my foam brush to apply the Mod Podge onto the canvas, working in only very small sections because you have to put the tissue squares on quite quickly to avoid tearing it. After... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
I am very pleased with how simple, yet beautiful the Hawaiian themed wedding invitations turned out for my friend, Anna's wedding reception. She is getting married in Hawaii with just a few close friends, but wants to have a Luau reception when she returns from the Island. The Invitations are made with fudge, ivory, and sea glass blue shimmer cardstocks from Archivers Brand. The HS Hibiscus mask I have had for years, and it was the perfect flower to use with the New Shimmerz VIBEZ in "Penny Pincher" because it matched with the sparkly hibiscus paper from "We R Memory... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
I took an "Inspiration Trip" recently to Arizona and part of what I wanted out of that trip was to be able to create while I was there. I came up with this ingenius (I thought...hehe) idea of a travel kit. None of the "scrapbook" bags that I had were small enough really, so as I was packing I saw this jewelry travel bag hanging in my closet...LIGHTBULB MOMENT!! This made the PERFECT CRAFTY TRAVEL KIT! Here is a list of what I packed, all the basics, and of course papers, trims, fabrics and ephemera were picked up while I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
Can you feel the VIBEZ ?!? I sure could when I was using them to create this week!! They are a brand new product from SHIMMERZ PAINTS. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them and so will you!! They are richer in color, the are sparkly, they are AMAZING!! I Love the fact that they are water based so I can spray and not worry about what is around cleans right up with soap and water. Here is a sneak peek at my project using them. I hope you are getting as excited as we are to have them released and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
Happy Birthday Vern!! You and I are both lucky ladies to have guys like Bryan and Vern to love us in all our crazy creative fabulousness...LOL! xoxo
YUMMY!! It is pouring down rain here to and so grey, but I DID create and post so I already feel better! Have a plan to create some more after work by the woodstove...THAT makes the grey okay for sure :) xoxo
I am soooooo excited to be involved with the brand new product release for Shimmerz Paints! They have teamed up with Teresa Collins and created Shimmerz Pearlz. They are thick and creamy and more opaque than regular Shimmerz, with a pearly finish. I used several of them to create this card. Here is a list of supplies as well as a step by step: White cardstock Swirl background stamp Brown stamp pad Shimmerz Spritz TC Shimmerz Pearlz Vintage lace Decorative tape Embellishments for collage (i.e. fabric scraps, tulle, ribbon, charms, pins, images) Adhesives Cut your white cardstock 8 1/2 x... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
Check this out!! You can also go to the Shimmerz Blog to win BIG!! YAY Shimmerz!! Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2010 at Pink Hello Crafty
LOVED your post!!! My word for this year is COMMIT, so I am right there with a lot of others!! I am sooooooo excited about Tuesday and your post again, PERFECT! Everything I am feeling right now!! Less than 48 hours!! :) xoxo Lori