Friday, August 7, 2009
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Friday, July 17, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Haven't been posting much lately :( While out of town at my Mom's for the weekend,
my family got me hooked on playin' a virtual game called "Farm Town". Do not... I repeat, Do not get started on this game. Takes tons more time than you realize, but it is a cute game. Any hooo...
Wanted to come on to post some pics of a couple projects I have been working on while playing Farm Town. One is a paper bag album about some of my favorite things from my child hood. The other is a gate fold album I created from scratch. Luv working on albums:) What a scattered mess working on more than one project at a time can make!
Hope everyone will have a great week!
Until next time.....
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
*Deneen over @ "A Path of Paper". I was hooked at the first look! Wow!! The kind of blog I like to visit!! Really neat and cute blog. Go see 4 yourself! :)
*Chris over @ "Chris's Creative Corner"! Go say hello!
*Amy over @ "I Like to Make Stuff!" Really nice LO's!! Go see!!
*Jena @ "Live, Love, Scrapbook!" Just what the title says. Hard to not scrapbook without including the family. The two go hand in hand :) It's all about the balance:)
* Kathy, creator of "Chocolate Chips and Coffee!"
Go show her some luv :)
Okie doke! Will be adding more great blogs later :) Until then...
Congratulations Kat!! over @ "Getting A Life" (ramblings about a 'mid-life crisis' and what I'm doing to get a great life).
1) Accept the award. (that means right click, save it to your computer, then up-load it to your blog.)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Dawn over @ "Dawns Craft Place" has awarded me with my very "first" Blog Award!! I am utterly estatic!! Thank you so much Dawn! I will in turn be listing the Blogs here that I will be passing this award on to. So, check back to see where it goes!
Again, Thank You Dawn!
Friday, June 19, 2009
I was browsing you tube for cool paper crafting ideas when I came across these two characters! They were soooo cute I just had to stop and take time to make them! They are made to wrap around the snack size Kit Kat or Hershey chocolate bars. I thought I'd try my hand at writing the tutorials to make these cuties here on my blog. Sooo here it goes!! This tutorial is for "Mr. Mummie".
*All cardstock and ink pad are "Close To My Heart." If you need supplies contact me via my email addy on my CTMH Biz web site.
The supplies you will need for Mr. Mummie are:
Black Cardstock #1386
Desert Sand Cardstock #1273
Bamboo Cardstock #1301
White Daisy cardstock #1385
Chocolate Stamp Pad #Z211
Paper Trimmer #Z338
5/8 Circle punch
1/4 Circle or Hand Punch
Craft Tweezers (opt.) but I can't live without 'em!
Glue Pen and/or snail adhesive -Glue Pen #Z553-Snail #1514
or Glue of your choice
Kit Kat or Hershey snack size candy bar
For the candy wrapper:
Using the Desert Sand cardstock,
Cut one 3x31/2 inch piece.
On the 3 1/2 inch side
Score at 1 1/8 & 3/4 on each side.
I did not crease the folds until later.
For the Mummy Body:
From the Bamboo card stock cut
2 pieces at 3x1 1/8
Across the 1 1/8 side, tear one piece of the Bamboo card stock in smallish strips.
Using the cosmetic sponge, start sponging the chocolate ink onto the edges of the torn strips.
Do a test on a scrap to determine how heavy to apply the ink.
For the Eyes:
Punch two 5/8 circles from the White Daisy cardstock.
Punch two 1/4 circles from the Black cardstock.
Finishing the mummy:
Before applying my torn strips and eyes to the second strip, I laid them out dry for placement.
Cover the second strip with glue or snail adhesive. Begin applying the torn strips to the solid strip. Add the eyes at the position you would like them. (Be sure to cover portions of the eyes with the torn strips.)
Apply adhesive to the back of your mummy and center him onto the scored 3x3 1/2 wrapper.
If you had not already you can burnish the score lines now.
Apply a narrow strip of adhesive to the right side of one of the back flaps.
Place remaing flap over the adhesive and finger press closed.
Congrats!! You have made your very own Mummie!!
Leave me a link in the comments box so I can see your creations!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Have a super day!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Here with a few projects I have just made.
I just had to make this criss-cross card after I'd seen it numerous times across the internet. Really fun and quick card to make. For this one I used the Close To My Heart "Emporium B&T Duos from the Level 2 paper pack," as well as a couple stickers from the "My Stickease" stickers in the "Emporium" group for the tab to pull out the card. The card is made from the buttercup and white daisy cardstock. The green dotted ribbon is offray. The words and circle were stamps from the "Noteworthy" and "Connections" stamp sets.
Here is another really fun, but quick gate fold card to make. This card I made using Close To My Hearts "Unforgettable B&T duo Level 1 kit which includes the stickease adhesive sheet."
And one last card, a double pocket card. Made also from the "Unforgettable" Level 2 paper packet.
Okie dokie. That is all for now. Have a happy day!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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Friday, March 20, 2009
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmKgfuuBY6g&feature=related for part 2.
This one is not woven, but still has a similar concept. I thought this would make a great project to do with the kids or with a class of kids. There is a listing on you tube for a much smaller, much simpler little easter basket by Dawn as well. Dawn has quite a few how to videos on you tube.
For anyone owning the Cricut, you could use the Cricut cartridges containing decorative envelopes to make this basket as well.
Maybe I will get the chance to make one myself. If I do I will post it here on my blog.
Happy Easter crafting everyone!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
So... I am going to get out there and prepare for Spring!!
I have finally bought some healthy blueberry and raspberry bushes to plant. I have been wanting to plant some for years.
I have some new tulips and other flowers to plant as well.
Lots of work to do today, so I'd better get going. Have a lovely pre-Spring day!
above art work by: Tina Wenke for PC Crafter.com
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
It may lead you to
Believe you can.
If you believe you can
It may lead you to try.
You may find success.
If you succeed but fail
It may lead you to keep trying.
And as you keep trying
You “will” succeed.
When you do succeed
Be always thankful,
Always be grateful
And never forget your sources
Of inspiration and encouragement
Along your way.
February 12, 2002
This poem is dedicated to, and stands in memory
of my wonderful, loving father, E.J. Davis who
taught me to know that I can accomplish anything
I set my mind and heart to do.
"Whether you think you can, or that you can't,
you are usually right."
"I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I have recently found really cool scrappin' videos on you tube! I even placed the video links here on my page. So I have been watching them, and watching them, and watching......
So, I got a little tired of watching and just decided to try something I had seen! The explosion box album has always intrigued me, so I decided to give it a try. So now you can see why I am so, so, so, excited to share this with you!!
This is my very first "explosion box album!" So far all has gone pretty well except, that I had to make a second lid for it, as the first one was a bit too snug.
I have the foundation all together, now all I have left to do is the funnest part of it all, decorating it!! Well, for me it could be the hardest part just deciding what theme and which pictures I should use! But I can hardly wait anyway! Oh how much fun this has been so far!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
If you peer close enough I am sure you will see
my nicks and my scars
from those who have gathered ‘round me.
Just so you know they are not in vain
They are from littler, much smaller hands
with no remorse or regret nor sorrow of any kind.
Almost always covered with ickies, stickies, and grime
Cookies and jam and yummies of all kinds.
Happier days, joyous occasions, and even sometimes a little sad
all shared by this family through both the good times and bad.
In just a moment, a small moment in those times
these little fellows to me were not always so kind.
With fork in one hand and spoon in the other
they would sometimes get silly and just wanting to play
they would bang and drum down on me my soft wood giving way.
Making nicks, cuts, and scratches that none would repair
whether they could or could not those scars remain there.
So these dents that I bear both smaller and huge
were made by those whose times gathered round me
will be all too few.
So I bear them in mind to all those who see
Not only adults, but children gathered ‘round me.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I have been shopping and browsing the net for the past few days. Got a couple of good deals on E-bay. (Yay for me!) lol!
I've browsed a few really nice looking blogs today. I really liked the headers on their blogs. I have got to figure out how to make my own so I purchased Corel's Painter X today so I can. Can't wait to get it. I already had the corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, but it is not really an artsy program. I have had, or I should say, have various versions of Paint Shop Pro before Corel took it over but I never really got in full swing with it. Hopefully version X will not be so complicated to master or at least do what I need to with it. I suppose I'll have to get totally focused to get all this stuff done that I need to do, like focusing on a way to publish my own art. Which actually brings me to the topic I really wanted to post on my blog today...
My youngest sister, being a fellow chocolate lover but not near the chocoholic that I am, had mentioned to me on several occasions about trying this chocolate that I had not tried before, so, the other day while at the local super store, I purchased some. Brought it home and tried it. Yes, it was very good chocolate. Very creamy good. Well I quickly noticed that inside each individual wrapper was a phrase. Pretty interesting ones too but the one I opened yesterday, I kept in hopes that I will apply it to my own life. it read like this, "Bring your life to life: stop planning, start doing." Seeing that I have been wrestling with myself since the first of the new year, to finally focus on just a couple of the talents that I have and develop them fully and leave the rest to fill in any blanks that might be along the way, I took this little phrase straight to heart. But as we all know change isn't easy for most of us. So, I decided to try to focus on the things I really need to, no, I am going to change in my life. Focus on them until they are changed. This blog for instance, is one thing I have wanted to do for quite a long time, I just did not know how or where to begin, but because of my greater desire to do out weighed my fear to do so, here I am! Writing my very own blog, even if no-one reads it but me, I will always be glad that I did it.