Friday, December 9, 2011

Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe and Vinyl Cut from the Cricut for the Jar

Homemade Soap Powder and a Wal-Mart large jar, using the Cricut Expressions and vinyl.
The carts I used were All Mixed Up on 2 and A Country Life on 2 1/4.  I originally saw this on Pinterest, which now I can say I am addicted, its like looking at thousands of blogs and remembering by pinning on your board....just too cool! I  also had a pin for the laundry detergent from and here is the original pin from Being Creative to Keep My Sanity Blogspot, go HERE. My recipe is as followed at the bottom.
Using Zote Soap  and a cheap grater from Wal-Mart purchased just for the soap for $2 bucks, that way I didn't have to use the one that is much nice for my foods.I purchased the soap from  because I could not find anywhere around here even in the small Spanish/Mexican Latino stores, but if you live near one that is much more stocked you may find it there. It smells soooo good a lemony fresh scent.

Here are the rest of the ingredients, Baking soda I purchased from Wal-Mart or any other store, the Borax (20 Mule Team)from any store such as Food Lion, Wal-Mart, etc. and the Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda.

Grate the soap right on the package, it goes very quick and stays in side the grater, you can then just pick up all the pieces and place in a bowl, so you can mix before placing in your large jar. Mixing in the jar will leave a dirty look on the side of the jar from the soap hitting the sides of the jar.....lets face it looks pretty not being smeared all over.

It will look like this add the other ingredients, the Borax, the baking soda, and washing powder to the Zote and mix well. I put a small scoop in, you should use approx. 1/8 cup per load or 1/4 cup for extra dirty.

4 cups Borax
 2 cups Baking Soda
 2 cups Washing Soda
 2 cups Bar soap (grated) I only bought one bar from Amazon

Mix all ingredients well and store in a sealed tub.
Use 1/8 cup of powder per full load

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Say It With Letters 12" WREATH Using Bo Bunny Noel Papers and Prima Flowers

The wreath is 12" fits perfect on a 12x12 sheet of paper from Say It With Letters. The DT has such beautiful inspiration of the Say It With Letters blog go check it out HERE. They all are so different and just gives you the warm feeling of the Holidays. Here I used the 12" wreath as a base and covered with the Bo Bunny Noel papers. Then using the Prima Flowers to fill the wreath. Okay I know my past came!! I used to teach flower arranging at the local college here and you know what I could not doing anything else but use was just then flower arranger in me that came!
The accents are Tim Holtz holiday Christmas Adorments. You can also see them HERE.  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby  and floral wire.  All the chipboard charms are Bo Bunny from the Noel Collection. I had a lot of fun making this, the sides are painted with an eggshell white which is more beige.

Here the wreath is on my newly repainted door. Just perfect!!

Close up view of the wreath.

The Tim Holtz Christmas Adornment and the Bo Bunny post card from the Noel Collection

The deer from the Tim Holtz Christmas Adornments lying on the Bo Bunny chipboard ornament.

I was trying to show how much it sparkles and is just so beautiful!

Close up of the Prima flowers just beautiful!!! They have some amazing flowers!! Thanks again Prima!

The ribbon was made and floral wire to tie the bow together. The gold just glistens. I used Helmar glues, the best!!!

         Well Hello I know it has been awhile.....but let me explain!! LOL! It all started with September being so busy and going to Art Bliss which anytime I go on an Art takes alot of planning because my whole clan goes......well the ones that are left at home. This was also Cody's birthday and Cooper's. Cody turned 14 and Cooper 5!!! Coop will be starting school this coming year....yikes! Most of you who read my blog remember when Coop was born......well hold on because it ha been five years already!
          In the mean time I knew Crystal my 21 yo dd was due to come home from South Korea on Oct. 20.......WOOOOHOOOO! Well we were planning a HUGE party....which took a whole lotta work....oh my!!! Not only getting the house ready, the decorations, the food, the cake, just everything and I know all the planners out there know what I mean....!!!! I was also still teaching and holding down the! Then my husband decides well we are gonna paint the whole house after the party....mind you I live in a three story big house...well it seems big! So now we just finished the first floor and we took up the old flooring which was only three years old...and replaced with a gun stock hardwood floor.....just gorgeous!! I also have been to two other art retreats since Art Bliss....well the Donna Downey Art Journal and the Copic Intermediate Certification which was in Georgia over nine hours from here. Yep you can find me coloring too!! LOL! So I hope you see why I have been too busy to post.....I know no excuses but I tell ya there is not enough time in my day!!! I have soooooo much to post and tell ya...but it will just have to wait! Cyber Hugs, Dawn Gallop
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