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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Letter perfect

I put this together one weekend with things that I already had. The letters are leftovers from the chair project, (pictures coming soon)the canvas was part of another project that I loved but didn't have a space for and the picture frame was an old one that I painted black. Originally, I had planned on painting everything outside the frame in black, but I changed my mind once I had it laid out. I put it for sale on my etsy account, but I'm not sure I want to part with it!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

All set up and ready to sell at the performances of CATS! I love using the black ladders for setting up. They are fast and easy and let me display things at different levels.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a present for my "womb mate" (twin)

The idea for this gift began with the shirt. My sister (and I) love the Life is Good shirts. I picked out this one for her but it didn't seem like quite enough so I decided to make it part of an icecream package. I bought cherries, cookies, and fudge. Then I found a round box to put it all in. To cover the top edge, I cut a 2" strip of paper and folded it in half. Then I cut slits all the way around so it would bend. Then I added the other strips of triangular paper and scrap book letters. The other things were pretty straight forward. The glue that I used is called Crafters Pick. It's the best that I've found for this kind of project.
I got the graphic for the card off of the "From my Kitchen" cartridge on my Cricut. The inside of the card says "SWEET"
The other day I saw some Modge Podge that said "Paper" on it. It was different than what I've seen before. Has anyone tried it? I've always had problems with modge podge wrinkling and bubbling and I'm wondering if this one is any better.

Monday, August 2, 2010

baby elephant

Instead of wrapping up these baby gifts, I simply covered a can (mine was from formula) with scrapbooking paper. Punched a hole and made it look like it was tied on with a button. The scalloped piece that you can see on the side was made by tracing a water bottle cap.