Thursday, April 28, 2011
We wil not have power for 5, 7 , 9 days. They say we will lose water soon. No phone service and cell phones are extremly hard to get through. Couldnt reach my parents until about 7pm.
We had chicken tenders, fish sticks, carrots and tater tots for dunner. Thank goodness for the camp stove. We r eating mostly out of the freezer so it doesnt waste.
My company doesnt shut down, but we are suspended until further notice.
Have you seen this on the news where you live?
I am posting via my phone...and will continue to as long as I can.
Thanks for the prayers!!!!! Hugs to you all!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
My daughter is graduating from preschool in May. We have a project for graduation...we have to trace the letter "C" onto a poster, cut it out and decorate it with items that begin with letter "C". They suggested cutting images out of a magazine...haha, no way!
These are my first images for her letter. Doesn't the little cat look like a Pet Shop toy??? I think she is going to love it when I show her tomorrow morning. Her Pet Shop animals are her favorite toy!
I am soooo happy I didn't have to calibrate the SIL like I had to with my Imagine (which I never got calibrated 100%). When I have a little extra time, I am going to get my Imagine out and try to get it calibrated correctly.
These images were all blank - meaning they had no color, I was able to choose the color and pattern in the SIL Studio software. I need to learn how to import my own...not sure I can even do that.
I haven't embellished these, just wanted to let you know...I'm still scrapping! :-)
Hope you guys are having a good week. Tomorrow is Professional Admin Day so I am taking in the bouquet I made for our OA in along with a breakfast casserole. I arranged for everyone (about 80 people in our building) to bring in snacks for a snack day. She is getting a gift card, a snack basket and some fresh flowers. Should be a good day!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
While I was at work this morning, the thought of swirls with beads to match the candy popped in my head. I was able to leave work a tad bit early and thank goodness my daughter was awake when I picked her up from preschool...we rushed to Michaels as I explained to her how we had to quickly shop so we could make it to school to pick up my son on time. She did GREAT and we made it to pick up my son on time!!!
So, when I should have been working tonight, I was playing with my Expression, beads and flock. I cut the swirls at 3 1/2" (I used left over food packaging [boxes] to make the swirl stronger). Then, I inked the edges. Next, I glued the swirl to a dowel, then I embellished! I added Stickles to the middle of the beads to hide the hole.
I am still not finished with this project - I forgot to buy some ribbon. ;-( Another shopping trip to add to the list for this busy weekend!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This is an unfinished project but I wanted to show you my idea from last night. I cut the flower using my Gypsy and Expression, yes I pulled my Expression out and used it again, finally!
To cut the fabric, I ironed Heat N Bond (HNB) to the back then I placed the HNB directly on my sticky mat. I cut it probably 6-8 times but this fabric is so thick it wouldn't quite cut all the way through so I used a cutting knife to free the flower from the fabric. I frayed the edges a bit more with my fingernails.
For the center of the flower, I used a 1.99 candy mold from Hobby Lobby and cut one mold out in a circle shape. For stability I cut a flower from cardstock and taped that to the back of the fabric flower. Next, I put the mold in the center of the flower and then added candy. I cut a circle from a clear plastic bag so it can be easily opened from the back.
Last, I taped the little bags of candy to the stem of the flower which is a wooden dowel.
This is an unfinished project, I want to make more flowers. I want to add some vinyl (maybe) and a bow to the vase.
I am making this for our Office Administrator for Professional Admin Day next week so please provide constructive feedback. She likes my creations and appreciates them- otherwise I wouldn't make this for her. I am lucky to work with a lot of supportive men and women, even though none of them scrapbook.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
(Click picture to enlarge)My next project will hopefully include what you see in the above picture. The bird pattern is fabric. I have ironed on Heat N Bond to the back. I am not sure how this project is going to turn out...I was going to try to add a bubble to to the inside of a flower using the pretty candy (unwrapped of course) but now I kinda have a different vision. We will have to see how this turns out. Whatever happens, I think the candy will be a part of this project, even if the fabric gets replaced with paper or a different fabric.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Envelope and card
I made this sympathy card for a co-worker. His mom passed away last week. I used my printer and Silhouette to create this card. I embossed the scalloped frames behind his name on the envelope and I also embossed the back top part of the envelope. On the front of the card, I printed the sentiment on cardstock, then ran it through my Silhouette to cut out the shape I wanted. I added more space for our team to write a message on the inside upper part of the card. I cut the envelope out by hand. Something new I taught myself tonight. No template, just fold and cut. :-)
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
To cut the dragonfly and butterfly, I used the Slice Basics 2 cart. I think the dragonfly is cut at 3" and the butterfly is 2". The tag is from the K&Company Sweet Nectar Tag Pad that Tanya sent me :-) (Thanks again, I ♥ it!) The jewels are by Recollections and are also from Tanya. I used the Bind it All as a punch on the top, didn't turn out great but it is OK for my purposes. "Spring" is a stamp (from Tanya, isn't she awesome!) Check her out http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com/
I was just playing - not really making this for anything but thought I may put it on a card. Before my daughter went to bed she said she wished I would give it to her...how can I say No??? So, now I have to go make something for my son...he loves for me to make things for him too.
Thanks for looking and leave a comment if you like!