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Friday, December 18, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
This one uses the Dotted Swiss folder
and a penscore block.
Take the block, heat with heat tool
and lay over the folder. Ink the
block, stamp it and you have the opposite of your folder,
and a nice background...in this case, the darker blue.
Friday, December 11, 2009
volunteered to sub for music at church, and made a lot of cards
trying to use up scraps :-)
Weather was nice 2 days, but otherwise has been overcast,cool
and windy weather. Good for chicken soup and card making!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thought we may have brought the warm Texas weather with us, guess not!
Dang! Well, at least we had a few warm days till this cold snap hit, although
it's not unlike southern Texas in January. Going to try and get some things going
here again. So check back when you can :-)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
It was awesome to see, am so glad we stayed for it.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Corner Bookmarks -
Have been making these to use up scraps and junk mail. Fun to make and useful ;-)
Cut the corners off a junk mail envelope...dimensions 2"x2" is good.
Leave 2 sides open to slide over corner of book page.
Then take scrap cardstock, cut and glue to both sides of envy corner to stiffen.
Next collage, draw, stamp, punch whatever you want to create art on them.
I used the gold edge from recycled Christmas cards, cut and scored to trim a couple.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Just above the penny are 2 sea burgers. The round pods along the top are sea coconuts. Even found a lotus pod, far right center.
A good day treasure hunting!
It reminds me a lot of Berlin up home, small town. Everything's there you might need, but not the traffic. Getting around is real easy. Did the usual HEB and WalMart things and stopped at a great little Mexican restaurant for lunch. When you see the Firemen and EMT's eating there, you know it's good! And reasonable. $4.99 and we couldn't finish it all. Back to the old diet today :-P
Just a note...added YouTube and Recipe Search gadgets over on the right. Type in any recipe or catagory (for YouTube) and the info will come up. Real handy!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Take your 1/8 or 1/16 inch circle punch and punch them out of aluminum cans, yogurt container sealers, flaps from fancy gold Christmas card envies or colored cardstock. Then just
glue them to the corners of your card.
Want a fancy brad? Take a 3/16 flower punch, punch out flower, indent the center on a mousepad with a dry ballpoint pen or an embossing tool. Then punch the corners of the card layer you want to put the "brads" on with a 1/8 inch punch. Attach this layer to you base card. Put a teeny bit of tacky glue in the holes and on the back of the flower "brad". Insert in hole. The holes with the glue help to keep these 2 dimensional brads in place. (A tweezer helps a lot in glueing and placing them) See "Iris" photo on right.
Friday, March 20, 2009
The beach gets crowded late morning and afternoon, but that's not when I go down there
anyway. Of course there were a few "incidents" on the news. The only thing I notice was the beachcombing is not as good for some reason, it may be the tide schedule, don't know. But haven't picked up much lately. Am going to make some cards using coquina shells later today. Will post. Oh...friend Debbe sent us a real cute musical St. Pat's Day card...AmberJo hates it. It started playing and she attached herself to my leg! Whenever I open it, she's in attack mode, even from a sound sleep. It plays bagpipe music. roflmbo!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
a Cuttlebug die cut machine.
It's everything it's cracked up to be! So been playing around a bit.
Searched for "sandwich" recipes and been experimenting with those too.
They say every machine is a little different and not to force anything through that's too tight.
Brass stencils are supposed to work in it also. And here's where the "Aha!" comes in.
Thought, what about the thicker plastic stencils??? Here's the sandwich I came up with
that produced results even better than the brass stencils. Will get a picture in as soon as I can get it in the puter.
A piece of cardstock (used as spacer)
A piece of fun foam
Red rubber plumber's gasket
Cardstock that will be embossed
All that "stuff" in the trash-bin surely has another life as an "art supply" - Yesterday the discovery was date pits ;-D
They scrub up well, have a nice rustic, "woody" look and make great beads when drilled with a fine dremel bit. Have also just discovered "sea beans", along with the lovely shells on the Texas beaches. The teeniest bit of baby oil shines them up nice. Avocados, apple seeds, prune pits, etc. can all be used as well. http://www.beachbeans.com/bean_descriptions.html