Friday, June 29, 2007
There we go :)! Happy Canada Day everyone! I know it is early to be wishing this I suppose, but we are having a rather busy weekend and I won't be online over the weekend. So, I HAD to come on this morning and wish it now :D! Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend :)! Oh, and that flag is supposed to be flapping...but there is no flappage happening :(!
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Thursday, June 28, 2007
I used medium images for the tutorial, but thought it looked huge...so for one of the one's in my tutorial I used a small one...oh I dunno bout this...guess I will have to play around with it a bit more...Since I am a newbie at this thing called Blog :p!
2. Slide the word window punch in from the cards front's long side until it doesn't go any further and punch. OR you can do what I did and use the Paintbrush program on my computer and printed out a shape (long narrow rectangle) that I could use to cut out my slot. Oh yeah, and only punch 2 slots out on one side of your cardstock not both!!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Well, as of a few minutes ago my counter on my blog said 1011 :)! Ty, to all of you who posted something...and to all of you who read my blog :D! I loved all your comments (or ramblings as Jim would most likely call them), great ideas they were :D and I can't wait to incorporate them all :)! I hummed and hawed about this and have decided to award 3 blog candies to 3 people...this means however, that the candies I talked about will have to be used at a later date! I have chosen 3 of you to recieve something, and would love for you to e-mail me to give me your snail mail info. Without further adu (think this is how you spell it...):
The 3 winners are:
Tracy: for her comment on using labels for my posts
Kim: who suggested using larger pictures (sorry for the small pictures, will use bigger one's in the future)
Cakvd: who suggested doing more tutorials on the projects/cards that I make (will try to do this more often :D)
There we are folks, thank you again for stopping by and reading/entering for blog candy/ replying :)! Congrats to the 3 of you!!! firstname.lastname@example.org to e-mail me your snail mail addy's
Okay, I do have some pictures to show you all of my sons preschool graduation ice cream social that we had today but my battery died and it is currently plugged into the wall charging. Once I get my battery charged I will upload some pictures :)!
What a hot muggy day here, ugh!! Where I live it was cold, foggy, wet and nasty...so I dressed my children accordingly, well let's just say that by the time I got to the preschool it was getting hot fast and sunny. That'll teach me, from now on I will carry clothes for all weather conditions...lol, I will be prepared...okay...or not!
My dd had her follow up appointment today, basically to get the test results back that she had when she was in the hospital and her upper GI test and reflux test results too. Well, all the tests came back negative...but her EEG came back inconclusive because she is a wiggle worm. They are talking of doing another one (as if she will be any less wiggly, sometimes I gotta wonder about these dr's), but they said they want to wait to see what happens. We have another follow up appointment in July sometime, gotta call tomorrow to see when it will be!! So still no idea why she blacked out etc., scarey but frustrating not knowing..but hopefully it was a one time thing and it won't happen again.
Please head over to www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/doubleslidercard.php, check out this fun card. Try to make one....I dare you :D!
Monday, June 25, 2007
Yip, yip, yip, it is that time again, but this time the blog candy is because I have/or will have 1000 hits on my blog. So, I am going to have to start looking for some goodies...I have no clue what they might be, but will figure it out and let you all know. Here are some hints: Michael's $1.50 stamps (if they are at either of the stores in my area), ribbon, a gift card perhaps to Michael's and perhaps a Penny Black stamp.
To get this blog candy I would love to hear what you think I should add to my blog, or perhaps help me improve on explaining how I did a project or a card...cuz' I know I am not very good at it by any means. There that should do it :), oh yeah and one more thing: Good Luck!!
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Thanks to a lovely phone conversation with Julie, I was reminded that I had to come up with another teacher gift for our children's pre-school teacher. Their last day is tomorrow, my son is sad that he might not see the love of his life again (that would be Julie's daughter)...he is also upset he might not see his other friends from preschool again either. Anyways, enough about my sons love life (tee hee- he is only 5)....I decided to create some lovely candles for this teacher, she isn't really his teacher...but the two classes are always together.
Here is my brief tutorial on making these kind of candles :)!
1. Get candles of any size, would be best to use round ones (I got these one's from the dollar store...shhhh, it's a secret)
2. Next I used tissue paper (the same color as your candle), I stamped my image onto the tissue paper.
3. Color your image in to your liking, then cut it out using your scissors.
4. Next take your stamped image on the tissue paper, place it where you want it to be on your candle.
5. Take some wax paper, put it over the stamped image on the candle and hold tight so there aren't any air bubbles. Use your heat embossing gun/dryer, to melt the wax from the wax paper onto the tissue paper...you will be able to tell when you've melted the image into the candle. It looks sort of glossy looking once you've melted the image into your candle, then carefully peel off the wax paper...make sure the image is melted into the candle. If it isn't just place the wax paper back over the image and heat until it is into the candle.
6. Now you have done your candle :)! Add ribbon or any sort of embellishment that you would like, or let it be like I did :)!
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Oh dear, now we are stuck!!
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Friday, June 22, 2007
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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This card was made from chocolate chip, white plain cardstock and some pink paper that I had purchased at my fav. little stamping store called "Carousel Rubberstamps". I used the dragonfly from the set called Tags and more I think??? I also used the $1.50 Michaels stamp to create the sentiment :)! Enjoy!
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The final picture is of my parents cutting that beautiful cake, Happy 40th Anniversary Mom and Dad :)!
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Monday, June 18, 2007
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Friday, June 15, 2007
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You'd think these toy compnies would check to see if their product paint would be dangerous before they produce mass quantities, but what do I know I am only a parent. Don't think they realize how upset my sons and thousands of other children will be...mine will be hysterical, just frustrating that is all...sorry for my rant :P!
here is the link to check out to see if you have the trains or not that were recalled:
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Just to let you all know my dd tests seemed to go well today, we get to hear the results on the 26th of June...while we were there though she had another sort of tremor of her head but of course no one else saw it. Sigh, I am going to be grey haired by next week :p! Sorry this is such a short post, but I have to get my 3 children fed because Mommy is going out tonight with some other mommas like Julie :)! I soooo need this "me time" after a day like today....I will post more over the next couple of days, I have lots of pictures that I took that I would like to get on here :). Here's the angle shot of my tin that I did, lol, thought I would play around with this shot:
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Okay, I did my first altered tin...it wasn't as horrible as I had imagined it to do :)! My first idea was a really really good one, I was going to get a picture of my son on a coffee mug...but they said it would take 2-4 weeks to get done. I don't have 2-4 weeks, hello!!! So next best thing, goto Michael's and get into trouble by not coming out with just one thing, lol! I will post pictures tomorrow, with all the materials listed :D! Sorry for the lack of posting, will do better over the next couple of days :)! Please take care everyone, and Julie don't stay up until 1 or later :p!
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Monday, June 11, 2007
Here is the card that I created for my brother and his wife :)! I used some green avacado paper that I picked up from "Carousel Rubberstamp store", and I also used the blush and the white linen paper from there as well :)! The stamp set that I used to create this card was "Polka Dots and Petals" set and the "Best Blossoms" set too. I really like these two sets, they are great to come up with a different but fun kinda card :)!
The gift that I made them is this cute box ( I will let you know the link to where I cased this project later) , with some of my handmade greeting cards inside, I know I got behind on making it but it will be made in time to give it to them next week :)! I used some cardstock that I picked up from the "Photo Memories" store in my area, it was chocolate card stock and also the patterned paper I used was called Pheobe "Angel Island" by Basic Grey. It isn't a pattern that I necessarily would have chosen to have used, but I thought that this time I would step out of my usual kind of paper pickings and get something fun :)! The "Photo Memories" store is one I have talked about before on my blog...it is kinda expensive, but at the same time I just tend to go there for their beautiful cardstock collections...then I just so happened to come across 18 different other things and that is when I get into trouble :p!
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This is a candid picture that I took, I just happened to look out my window to see this great picture and so I got the picture just in time. Just after I took this picture, they got up and ran away ... They were outside playing in the sandbox/water table that we have out on our front deck. Sometimes they can be the best of friends like in this photo, and others it can be a full out war of "it's not fairs"...
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Friday, June 8, 2007
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