Friday, April 29, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Sorry about the pic, it was at night so there is some flash on the page. Got to try another during the day!
Here was one that was finished:
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
So, the group of these layouts or pages will start showing June 15 on IIG If It's Groovy
OK, I am off to get some things done since hubby came home unexpectedly (He was supposed to have a double tonight) Little housework, clean up and hopefully watch a DVRed show or two!
Monday, April 11, 2011
I love how Deb titled it! If you read my message you will understand more!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
MY Favorite Color Blue!
So my challenge to you is to make a thank-you card. If you send it to the person you had in mind, so much the better! Monday morning I will choose a random winner to receive a set of Zig Chalk Writer pens in lovely pastel colors!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
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Michelle's Blog for If It's Groovy - "No Housework Day"
Here is a quote My Aunt passed on to me, which is so true. If you stop
and think about it!
"The only advantage in not being too good a housekeper is that your guests are so pleased
to feel how very much better they are."Eleanor Roosevelt, "My Day" syndicated column (June 7, 1939)
OK, that is usually what happens when I do an online crop....But since
this one is actually titled NO Housework maybe I could work on things
that involve housework. The first thing I thought of was my laundry room.
I have always thought of making something for those "treasures" you find
in the wash. Since, I am always finding "treasures" in the laundry. I
usually just placed these items into a basket that I keep a pair of
scissors, a pen of two and those dryer balls in.
What was in the basket most recently?
My husband is an Ironworker; so the most commonly found "treasure" is a
piece of soap stone. He uses soap stone to mark steel. Other work related
"treasures" are tips for wire feed & bolts. I used to check his pockets
before washing until I ended up dirtier than the clothes themselves. OH
and his work jeans are carpenter style so there was just too many pockets
to deal with! Since I just wash the work stuff together it is not a big
deal. Of course, some days are better then others when it comes to the
"treasures". So, there are other "treasures" such as screws from projects
around the house, bits and pieces from my daughter's small toys that were
grabbed out of my 1 yr olds hands before reaching his mouth and list goes
As anyone knows if they have the laundry duty, finding the coins and bills
are the best "treasure". Too bad it doesn't really pay off in end!!!
Here is my BIG find!
For the Blog Hop I made two different projects for my laundry "treasures"
one is a bank and the other is a catch all.
Below is the step-by-step directions.
Washing Machine Catch-All
I used an old tissue box:
Cut two 5 1/2" x 12" pieces of white cardstock. I gently creased the two
pieces of paper around the tissue box. After, I got the correct fit and
gave each fold a good crease. Set them aside.
Using another piece of white cardstock I cut a 4 1/2" x 12" piece to make
the top of my washing machine. I cut out the top to the washing machine
using the largest Oval from the Spellbinders Classic Ovals S4-110HL. Then
fit it around the top of the tissue box, gently creased the edges. Figured
out a height I liked for my dials and creased that too!
I cut a strip 4 1/2" x 1 3/4" out of a piece of blue scrap I had. Took 2
clock faces (1 clear & 1 chipboard) punched holes in the center using an
eyelet tool. Added 2 Large White brads to the clock faces and attached to
the blue strip of paper, making my washing machine dials. (A package of
the Clock Faces are apart of my RAK)
OK, next I attached the top with the hole First! Then attached the front
to the tissue box and followed with the back.
Using those two pieces cut for the sides attached them. Making sure I had
a smooth front and the overlap was at the sides of the tissue box.
Finished my basic white washing machine! The top of the washing machine
was bugging me! It was the hole not perfect and the top blue paper by the
dials. So, I cut a ¼” strip of white paper and attached it to the top edge
and fixed my crooked looking blue strip. I also bend it down to give it a
little more dimension. I will get to fixing the opening in a minute.
Now, it needed something and a label/saying stating it’s purpose! Since, I
have a girl and a boy! I used pink and boy ink with my SU Jumbo Roller and
the “Wash Day” stamp. Fussy cut the stamped images out and attached.
Now, for the opening fix! Of course, I didn’t have a big enough piece of
scrap in the same blue I used on the top with the dials! But I had some
Blue Swirl that looked like soapy water. Using Spellbinders Large
Scalloped Ovals (S4-111HL) I taped my largest and the next one down
together with Scotch tape. Then cut the paper out and got a border scallop
and a solid piece.
I attached the border to the top and put the solid piece inside on the
For my label/saying I used Spellbinders Classic Paisley cutting one out
of the Blue Swirl and a smaller one out of White Cardstock. Hand wrote I
saying that fit and attached.
My finished Catch-All
Hope you like what I did! Let me know my commenting!
Remember to do the following to be in the running for my blog hop prize!1) Leave a comment sharing you thoughts, insight, laughs, etc....2) Answering the 2 questions honesty:What is the first thing you think about when you enter a room?What is the first thing you do after entering that room?and you will be in the running for my blog hop prize.If you want another chance to win:**Become a follower of my blog.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Just saw this post:
The winner of the recycle challenge was...
Crabbing Life by mishodris
I case you missed the layout. Here it is:
Want to win the best blog candy ever?
It's April and it's time to celebrate! Why? Because it's Einat's birthday month and the 1st anniversary of her blog! So, go over to Scrapinit is giving away some gorgeous blog candy!!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Challenge - Wonderful BD!My challenge to you is a Technique challenge with the BD Theme of course! So, I dare you to create a BD/Anniversaty layout with the following requisites:
- Grab some of those old BD papers and supplies that you bought and had not use yet!
- Incorporate a handcuted portion(s) of pattern paper
- Use pop dots to add depth to you handcut image(s)
- Use at least 2 different alpha stickers! This is a great time to use those leftovers...
- Remember those stickles or glitter? You need to use them to add some blign to your master piece
Challenge - SketchSketches always help me when I'm in a rut, so I just knew that I had to host a sketch challenge! They're so much fun and you can really get inspiration from any aspect of them!
The little twist with this challenge is to use the sketch and include some sort of celebration theme (since we are celebrating a birthday, afterall)!
So, Now moving onto my card swap cards that need to be finished and the up-coming weekend blog hop.
Here is a Snip-it of my Blog Candy for this Blog Hop:
Monday, April 4, 2011
Check out this blog!
Random Memories: Blog Candy - Giveaway!!: "Random Memories is 1 1/2 years old today! I thought it might be time to celebrate with a giveaway. I spotted this stamp set from Glitz ..."
Come on and Check it out!
On my website under the side bar. Click on "Shop Online"
Then look under "While Supplies Last"
Great bundles with paper, stickers and embellishments!
SHOP WITH ME!
I am a new Consultant......MY CTMH modriscoll
I was able to finish two more Challenges from Paper Secrets - Birthday Bash!
One was a Birthday Card using all or some of the colors in their logo:
The challenge... make the journalling reflect the number 2. It could be a simple journal of the age or number of friends or it could be more 'imagined'... sound challenging??
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their age and signs of wear and tear or new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, minimalistic, and feminine feel is emphasized to differentiate it from regular vintage decor; hence the "chic" in the name.
If you decide to do the layout the following must be used on your page...
- A vintage photo pre 50's must be used.
- Pastel Tones
- Soft prints