Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Watercolor Wednesday

 Welcome to Watercolor Wednesday!  This is a new feature here at Oh Snap Lizzie and I'm doing it along with one of my crafty buddies, Carisa
Last weekend I attended a baby shower to a really awesome lady and her hubby, the baby's room is Star Wars, like legit, light sabers hanging up, Wookies and Yodas all over, it's just so cute!  I wanted to make something that wouldn't take a long of time (momma of three over here) and that would look great hanging up on the walls.  Enter the Star Wars Watercolor.
I found some Astrophysics book scans and then some free Star Wars images.  Combinded them in Photoshop and then printed out on water color paper.  Using my brush with just water, I predrew my lines with lots of water.  Then I went over them with my brush.  It lets the water colors kind of do it's on thing while keeping the drops and splatters and runs where you want them.  Of course there was some heavy paint slinging, I mean that's the most fun of painting with any medium.   And there ya go!  Layered it with some Cardstock and pattern paper and it's ready for a frame.
I told you it was easy peasy!!
Please visit Carissa's blog to see what amazing Watercolor project she has for you.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mmmm Puddin' Pops

 What's Up Puddin' Pop?
Stamp:  Zap Pow Designs
Media:  Aquamarkers, Water Colors
Paper:  Echo Park
Elements:  WRMK Washi Tape, Studio G Gems

Challenges Entered

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Comicpalooza 2014

Holy crap!  I can NOT say enough amazing and great things about Comicpalooza this year.  Srsly... We got a FAMILY PHOTO with Stan Lee!  Yes... THE Stan Lee.  I meet so many childhood favorites and had so much fun with the kiddos just walking around the showroom floor.  And the panels and workshops were AMAZING!  From crafty things to helping with photography and even drawing workshops, it was everything you could ask for.  Here are some photos from that very epic weekend.

ohsnaplizzie's Comicpalooza 2014 album on Photobucket

What about the Stan Lee photo Liz?  Why here it is!  And you better believe it is going to be blown up, put on blankets and enjoyed forever!!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Teacher appreciation gifts and crafts

June... it's JUNE PEOPLE!  While some of you might already be on summer vacation and out of school for the year, here in the Sanchez Shack we are wrapping up one amazing year of learning and growth.  School gets out on Thursday and I am in a mad dash to come up with THREE teacher appreciation gifts.  Thanks to the kiddos school for giving the oldest 2 teachers this year!  Oh what am I gonna do when they are in Middle School?
Here is a list of awesome crafts and gift ideas that will make any teacher feel like the super star that they all are.

 

 

  


 


 



 

Honey and Sugar facial scrub. The perfect gift. Amazing for your skin! entirelyeventfulday.com #beauty

tutorial sugar scrub

teachers gift candygram

Teacher Survival Kit 

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea - Free Printable Tags

Blog_teachercups 

If you have any totally amazing and adorable Teacher Appreciation gifts that you want to share, please leave a comment!  I would love to see what you all are handing out or have handed out this year.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Grand Opening Event with Spellbinders

Hey Houston!  Did you know that the North West side is getting a brand new JoAnns?  And if you are one of the first through the door on Thursday and Friday they are giving out amazing coupons and door prizes?
And did you know that Spellbinders will be there with moi, my big pink machine, and a FREE make & take?
Need the deets?  I thought so!

Thursday & Friday
9am - Noon

But the fun doesn't stop then.  Stay all day or join JoAnns on Saturday and Sunday for more Grand Opening fun.  

ps.  How do you like the new design here?  Pretty snazzy huh?  And simple... who would have thought that Lizzie and Simple could work together?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

To Cosplay or not to Cosplay

Comicpalooza is coming up QUICK!  And as a big ole nerdy momma I have no idea what to go as.  But why would you go to a convention dressed up as something?  Well in the nerdy, awesome world we call this Cosplay.  To Cosplay is to dress up and become one of your favorite characters.  It can be from anything, Mario to Link, Doctor Who to Yoda or maybe Finn and Jake.  Or wait... Fiona and Cake!  Now I have this problem, what shall I go to Comicpalooza as?

Amy Pond (Doctor Who)

A family from The Hidden Leaf Village (Naurto)
 

 Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
 

A Zombie Family
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 These are just a few things that I'm pondering... my hubby really wants to do the Hidden Leaf Village, me?  I'm digging Amy Pond!  Plus... it wouldn't be a lot of work.  I'm always down for something EASY PEASY!
Are you in the Houston area or can travel down for Comicpalooza and want to win FREE 4 day passes for up to 4 adults?  You totally need to enter the amazing giveaway I have going on.  Hurry up!  It ends in a few days!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Comicpalooza is coming!

Not to be confused with Winter, but the summer here in Houston is about to kick off with a big nerdy bang.  But first, I have quick survey for you very awesome readers:
Do you like Doctor Who?
Are you a fan of Sci Fi?
Do you read Comic Books?
Are you in Texas or able to travel to Texas Memorial Day Weekend?
Are you a fan of the OG Red, Blue, and Black Power Rangers?
Did you watch Buffy The Vampire Slayer in your youth?
If you said yes to any or all of those then you my friend are in for a treat!  One very lucky family will receive a 4 pack of 4 DAY PASSES to the 40th Comicpalooza that takes place May 23rd - 26th at the GRB in downtown Houston, TX.
Cary Elwes 
James Marsters 
Mike Mignola 

Comicpalooza is proud to introduce the Education Track. New to this year’s convention, the Education Track is full of panels, workshops and demonstrations. The offering allows educators and students of all ages a chance to learn and have fun at the same time. Topics include art, writing, film making, animation, science, robots, theater, prop and costume fabrication, voice acting, video game development, with others to be added.
Educational offerings include
  • Featured concentrated lineup of How-to and educational panels, workshops, and seminars on Friday, May 23 from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • How-to and educational panels, workshops, and seminars will be offered throughout the 4-day weekend,
  • Professional seminars for educators and librarians
 So you can put that Family 4 Pack of Passes to a good, educational, fun use!  I plan on taking my kiddos to a day full of science and nerdiness.  I'm sure their school will give them a pass if they come up with some sort of age appropriate report right?
Want to know how you can win?  Just complete the form below and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Want to get your passes now?  Enter the code HoustonNerdsUnite at checkout and get $5 off a 4 day pass or $3 off a day pass.  And don't forget to check back here all month for tons of Compicpalooza and Nerdy tid bits!
*disclaimer: this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own*

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

#HoustonNerdsUnite and Whovians at Comicpalooza

 If you have been hanging around here for a while at Oh Snap Lizzie, then you know I'm a big ole N E R D.  Yup... I'm not ashamed of this.  And if you know this then you know that one of my all time favorite fandoms is no other than... Doctor Who.  So when I saw that not one... not two... but FOUR Doctors from the show included Madame Vastra and *gasp* Capt. Jack Harkness of course I was all in for Houston's 40th Comicpalooza!  It is going to be E P I C!!
If you just can't wait and need to snag up your passes now, you can get $5 off a 4 day pass or $3 off a 1 day pass by using the code 'HoustonNerdsUnite'.  
Check back later this week for more Comicpalooza info and you know there will be some awesome goodies involved!