Monday, July 25, 2011

Stampin' Up! Happiest Birthday Wishes gift for the MIL

I forgot to share this with you back when I made it...good thing I remembered to photograph it!  It's a card and gift for my wonderful mother-in-law.  I made her a brown sugar facial scrub (which is DIVINE, by the way) and this gorgeous (if I do say so myself) quilted card featuring the LATTICE BIGZ DIE (115958) for the Big Shot.

I ran about 4 sheets of the BEAU CHATEAU(122357) ( designer series paper and Very Vanilla cardstock through the Lattice Bigz Die.  On a 3 3/4 inch square of the designer paper I glued the Very Vanilla lattice in the middle. Then I meticulously pieced in the pieces of designer series paper.
For the tag and greeting, I stamped the image from HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY WISHES (hostess set, only $15 hostess shopping dollars for the clear mount set, $21 for wood....and for a $150 party you get $25 FREE shopping dollars) in Soft Suede on Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist and twice on Very Vanilla card stock.  I used the scalloped circle, the 1 3/8inch circle punch, the 1 1/4 inch circle punch, and the 1 inch circle to punch out all the pieces and parts. Ribbon used is Pink Pirouette 3/8 inch taffeta and Marina Mist 1 1/4 inch striped grosgrain.  I also used the Square Lattice (119976) and Finial Press (115963) embossing folders for the background of the Marina Mist card and the square quilt embellishment respectively.

Now, about the Brown Sugar Scrub...We moved to western Nebraska, an extremely dry and windy climate,  from southern California (a very temperate climate) about 2 years ago.  After my first summer I thought my face would fall off!  I just couldn't get enough moisturizer on it!  Then I happened upon a recipe for this Brown Sugar Scrub and since it fell in line with my philosophy of using pure and natural products I tried it.  (It also conforms to my philosophy of making your own, cheaper and better, if you can.)  I do not suffer from dry skin any more!!!  I'll share the recipe...try it...and then come back and tell me about it!
Brown Sugar Scrub
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place the brown sugar in a medium-size bowl.
Add the olive oil. (You can use any other plant-based oils in place of the olive oil, such as coconut oil, sunflower oil, or almond oil, to name a few.)
Add the honey. (Honey not only moisturizes your skin, it helps hold moisture in.)
Add the vanilla.

Stir to combine.
Scoop mixture into a container. 

You do not need to refrigerate, it really won't last long enough to go bad. You will need to mix before each use if the oil separates.
To Use, scoop about 1 teaspoon into your moistened hands and rub in a circular motion into the palm of your hand. Once the sugar begins to melt and the scrub starts to emulsify into a more cohesive substance, rub into your water moistened skin with a light circular motion.  You don't want to cause damage to your beautiful face, but on the other hand this is sugar, so it won't last long in this granular state.  Rinse and dry and enjoy your beautiful, rejuvenated, exfoliated, moisturized skin!  Use 2-3 times a week.

I found this recipe at www.chickensintheroad.com  Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by!
Kelly
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2 comments:

  1. Hi Kelly!
    I tried your sugar scrub and loved it! I even made it and gave it as a gift for my cousin! The entire bridal shower guests loved it! I also gave her a handmade card with products that I bought from your stampin up website! Needless to say my gift was a HUGE hit thanks to you!!!!

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