Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I really need to do better at paying attention to the supplies I use so I can list them properly.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
This has been a pretty good Spring Break week. I was off Monday and Thursday with my kids and we had a lot of fun. Our trip to Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells was wonderful. The kids had a great swimming, playing, and eating of course. Thursday was another water adventure. The boys were invited to a birthday party at another indoor waterpark which is about 45 minutes from us and again they had a great time. Here a few picts of the kids... Here's Nick...
And here's Alex...
O.k., on to some card stuff. I did get an opportunity to do a quick card for my hubby. His Chief is retiring and he wanted me to do a card. Now he is always complaining about me spending money on stamps and such. But guess what he asked me when I handed him the card last night? "Don't you have any police stamps?" Now that sounds like a question that gives me permission to spend some money! What do you think? Any suggestions on where I can find some police stamps? I'm thinking I should have some since both my hubby and brother are policemen. Also some firefighter ones would be nice too-gotta make cards for the brother-in-law.
Have a great weekend. I probably be back sometime this weekend. I made a couple of purchases and have been trying to clean/organize my stamp room.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
- If using food coloring or tablets to dye your eggs make sure your eggs are completely cooled off before dying. Cold eggs adhere the color better. But if you are coloring or using wax, warm eggs work best for this method.
- Wrap rubber bands around your hard-boiled eggs, then drop them in food-coloring dye. Remove eggs, pat dry with paper towel and remove rubber bands. The parts of the egg covered with rubber bands will not be colored. Once the rubber bands are removed, you can drop the egg into a different color dye.
- Make a design on an egg with a clear or white crayon, and then dye it in a light color. Once it’s dry, draw more of the design with the crayon, and dye it a slightly darker color. You can keep doing this from lighter to darker colors until you have a brilliant multi-layered display of loveliness. This method is called Psyanky, and it’s a Ukrainian folk tradition. Doesn't that sound neat?
Have a wonderful Easter weekend everyone!!!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Fun to decorate? Yes
A hit at the baby shower? Yes
I really did have a lot of fun decorating this. I had so many ideas running through my head that I know I will have to do more of these. And since I don't know of anyone in my circle of friends or family who are expecting anytime soon I just might have to do them and put them on the market! I first saw this done on someone's blog a couple of months ago and when the opportunity arose for me to do it I jumped at the chance. I like the fact that you can customize them by color scheme, boy or girl, characters, it's up to you.
Here are some pictures of what it looked like in the early stages...
As you can see, I made some changes along the way. Oh, and guess what's in the middle-a nice bottle of red wine. Something for the mommy to look forward to-LOL. I also folded and stuffed the bibs around the bottle, which is why you don't see them in the final picture. Now I have also heard you can do a version of this for a bridal shower or wedding gift using towels, so I'll be looking into that also. This baby shower really kept me busy this past week so I'll have more to post tonight or tomorrow.
Friday, April 3, 2009
O.K. enough of my whining, let get to some tips:
- Keep a Swiffer cloth or lent brush roller near your crafting area. Now you can easily clean up pearl ex, embossing powder and pastels.
I came across this tip on SCS. I don't have many wheels but this is a nice cheep alternative to purchasing the clear storage boxes.
- Use empty Pringles cans to store your wheels. Take some computer paper (CS is too thick) and then wheel each image on the paper so you know what's inside each can. Adhere the paper to the outside of the can so at a glance you know what's in each can. You can store 7 small wheels and 3 jumbo ones per can. And it was also noted the Crystal Lite containers can be used also.
Now don't forget, if you have a great tip you would like to share for the "TIPS" Thursday post? Then email me at email@example.com with your tip and blog address. I'll include you in a "TIPS" for Thursday post with a link to your blog.