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Archive for October, 2008

…in the Bind It All??  I don't own one, but I've thought about it from time to time!  I have also had friends and customers ask me about it too.  Since I can't really help them, I thought maybe this video would explain a lot for them.

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I do a lot of blog surfing when I have time!!! I love looking at everyone’s talent and sometimes it actually inspires me!!! The other day I was checking out one of my regular’s...Techno Stamper by MaryJo Price-Williams. She had this AWESOME gift giving idea! Check it out!! You can find her complete tutorial here!

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Until Next Time…..Happy Stamping!

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Mood Matches Weather…

Well, today it has been raining all day. Days like that make you tired and usually make me feel lazy or a tad bit down. Well, my mood would definitely be categorized as “down” right now. I just got word that a fellow church member and friend has lost his battle with cancer. I celebrate in the fact that he is no longer suffering from this awful disease, and that his body is now perfect. But I feel so sad for the family as I know he will be dearly missed. Tonight at AWANA I want my Jr. Girls to be able to express their feelings to his dear wife. I have made this Card holder from Lauren Meader’s Timeless Templates. This one is the Music Makeover template.

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I wanted to accent the “Prince of Peace” name, so I traced over it with my Diamond Stickles. Inside is a card that I made a while ago and hadn’t given it to anyone yet. You can find that card here.
Please remember the Marsh family as they go through this difficult time.

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At my workshop that I had this weekend, I had several people ask how to make a descent bow.  I am definitely not a professional at that by any means!!  I actually learned from Valerie Stangle.  Her video is posted under video tutorials here as well (in the left hand column of my blog).  Another bow tying video you’ll find here is one by Kristina Werner.  Make sure you check them all out, because everyone has a little different approach.  One may work better for you than another!  Today in my blog reading, I stumbled across another video made by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace.  Here is her video!  It also helps answer the question of how to use one sided ribbon and have your bow turn out correctly!  I hope this helps you all!


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Mrs. Frankie and Frosty…

After I finished Frankie yesterday, I knew I really wanted to complete a candy bar wrapper and then make a Frosty with the same concept. I first saw Frosty on Dawn’s blog. Dawn also made the Frankie candy bar wrappers!! She’s been busy getting ready for their fall party. Here’s mine! I decided that Frosty needs some Holly on his hat, but I don’t think I have anything like that. I’ll have to look later when my basement is more in order!! I still need to replace 2 of my cabinets so I don’t have things put away yet because there isn’t any place to put them!!

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I’m not sure what size Dawn made her snowman card, but mine measure’s 3-1/2″ x5-1/2. I used my 1/2″ circle punch for his mouth. The eyes are made from the 1″ circle punch and the 1-3/8″ circle punch. The nose is 1/2 of a circle punched with the 1-3/8″ circle punch!

Until Next Time, Happy Creating!!

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Here’s Frankie!!

I am not much for Halloween. I HATE most of the costumes out there, and who really needs all that candy anyway!!?? Even if you’re not big on Halloween like me, everyone loves Frankie! The card version anyway!! This was the first chance I’ve had to make one! I’d really like to make a Mrs. to go with him too! Dawn G made a cute candy bar wrapper out of him too! You can find her post here! I also don’t have the stamp that says “Friends. Good. Frankenstein” from the Smarty Pants set. Oh well! I think he’s still cute!

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Until Next Time…..Happy Creating!!!

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I haven’t had a chance to check out the October issue of Sheetload of Cards yet, but I LOVED the card on the front cover. I need to find out who made it so I can give them proper credit, but you can find it here! Anyway, who doesn’t LOVE Blue and Brown? I love it almost as much as I love Pink and Brown! I decided this would be the perfect card for my workshop this weekend. I scaled back just a little, but I still like the final product!

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Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Priceless
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Paper: Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Ribbon, Circle Punches: 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″, and Scallop, Dimensionals

I am very slowly trying to get my basement back in order from the water problem. We found a spot that we think may have leaked water previously as well. Two of my craft cabinets are going into the trash. 😦 I just got those for Christmas last year too. They are just laminated, particle board and two of them are ruined. Because of that, and the area we need to keep an eye on, I’m going to have to rearrange a little bit. I’m not exactly sure how that’s going to work, but we’ll see. I wish I would have taken pictures before I started the clean up process. You’d be surprised at what a mess we had!!! All I have to say is that I am very thankful that I was able to stamp tonight! It’s been almost 2 months since I’ve been able to PLAY in my craft area!!

Until Next Time…..Happy Stamping!!!

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