so much sparkly, so little time!


It’s about TIME!

It’s about time I got back to you and to my creative passion.  Here’s a simple project I love, special thanks to Mini BAGS miniature club and bead shop for the inspiration! 

First you begin with an old fashioned glance-at-the-wall-and-know-time clock The clock I choose is a simple $4 dollar store clock in neon rainbow colors.  I removed the bright silver hands and inked them with black staz-on ink.  I measured the clock diameter and cut a circle to fit with my cricut machine.  I should have cut another circle in the center of that circle for the hands.  Instead I punched a hole with scissors and used an “O” from a scrapbook alphabet set to cover the rough edges.  If you don’t have a cricut, you could use a protractor or a dinner plates, sanding the edges once the paper is adhered. 

After the glue dries, add a few stickers, maybe a special photograph and put the hands back on. Voila…your very own perosnalized time piece.  Just remember: don’t put anything on the face of the clock that will interfere with the hand movement of the clock.


Happy Creating!



All that Glitters

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hearts amongst the fairies

As you probably know by now, I love sparkly things…if it glitters chances are, I love it! I FINALLY figured out how to make those really cool glitter ornaments from empty glass ornaments.

After trying reinkers and glitter, paint and glitter, just plain paint and, no thank you, I did not try pine sol and glitter (although that’s what I saw on Pinterest). Here’s what DID work:

hearts and fairies

Glimmer mist and colored glitter (you know, the kind you buy in little tubes?). Just spray the glimmer mist inside the glass ornament (I used about 5 squirts for each ornament), then sprinkle the glitter inside and roll around for good coverage). Leave it to dry overnight, then dump the excess glitter…voila!


I just love the results! Now I can start decorating for Valentine’s day!

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, time is running out to grab the awesome Whoo’s Your Valentine kits for $10 from my website: overhobbied.ctmh.com. I need to buy candy for mine, but here’s what I’ve come up with so far…I can see using these stamps over and over again…a few hints, if you purchase a kit:

1) stamp before you put together
2) let the ink dry before putting the box together
3) use a quick drying glue and let each side dry before moving to the next
4) use your 1″ square and circle punches to add interesting dimension to your boxes!

My friend Angie’s Super Powers !

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My friend Angie and I have been scrapping together for awhile.  In fact, she got me into modern scrapbooking (now THERE’S a story).  Angie amazes me with her creativity and never ending energy and enthusiasm.  Please check out her blog.  She used the Close to my Heart Super Powers Stamp set and some Tim Holtz embossing folders and stazon inks. 

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card:

If you want to see the outside, check it out here: http://arukeeper23.blogspot.com/2012/11/dads-bday-card-dumb-excuses.html

If you decide you need this stamp too (especially the city scape, which Angie has used three times, adjusting the levels and selectively trimming each piece), you can get that here:  http://overhobbied.ctmh.com/Retail/Search.aspx?SearchValue=super+powers

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Hello world!

Hello out there!  Welcome to OVERHOBBIED! 

That’s me…surely someone else out there suffers the same illness?  I can’t help it…I’m overwhelmed by ADOS…attention deficit…oh…sparkly!  Ask my husband…he’s FINALLY adjusted to my limited attention span around bright colorful papers, flowers, birds, threads, fabrics, beads, glitters, metals, bugs and people! 

So what hobbies are we going to visit here?  Scrapbooking, card making, mixed media canvases, and  dollhouse miniatures (1″ scale and 1/4″ scale mostly), maybe a little jewelry making and sewing as well…I just can’t sit still…so grab a chair and hang on…I’ll start by doing a variety of posts on projects past. 

Oh, did I mention I like to cook and have been playing with a little canning as well…yeah, welcome to my world…everything sparkles here!