Saturday, March 28, 2009

RAK Friendship Card

RAK (random acts of kindness) they are so wonderful to receive. Andrea sent me these wonderful friendship cards. They are even better in person. I know the recipients will love them too. Thanks Andrea. Check our her inspiring blog Here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Photo Edit

I saw several blogs with before and after pictures. They also had some Adobe Photoshop techniques I had not used before. I can't give credit to just one site, because I used tips from several and only took notes. I can credit the frame to Pam LeFors Designs 

It's Spring break can you tell...two posts in one day.

Door Toppers

The hardest part of making door toppers is getting them balanced to sit on the small door jam . The front can not be too heavy. I like using black foam board the best, but sometimes it can be a little expensive. Mount the graphic on foam board and cut out with a hot knife or scroll saw. Graphics are Laurie Furnell and Shelly Cominskey from

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Recycle Glue Tape to Adhesive Dot

I love using adhesive dots for my projects but they are so expensive. On the project above, I used homemade small dot for the button and a large dot on the flower.  They work wonderfully. Here is a picture of the two sizes I used. Hint: don't put them so close together.

I recycled the used roll from my ATG and I recycled postage stamp sheets. I also saved the wide paper, roll and box from use Glue Dots. I found the stamp sheets hard to store and probably won't use them again. The glue I used was Aleen's Tack it Over and Over. The small dots and thin 1/2" dots only need 24 hours to dry. The 1/2" thick dots, I let dry for two days.

 I used an empty 1/2" ribbon roll for the ATG strip. For the small dots I liked the shallow roll instead of the deeper.

Thanks to Linda, here is a video instruction from Stampbuster  on making your own glue dots. 

Saturday, March 14, 2009

St. Patrick's Bracelet

Fred Meyers had green bead bracelets, one with small beads and the other with larger beads. Mixing the green beads with some silver, I have my own creation. To complete the gift, I wrote a little ditty:
St. Patty's Day is the day you know
For wearin' of the green.
So here is something green to wear
A little bit of bling.

Monday, March 9, 2009

100th Birthday

This was truly a labor of love. I worked up several ideas for the invitations. Some were too cutesy and some to gussied up. In the end, I went with something that shows the simple elegance of this wonderful classy lady,  my Grandmother.  It was a challenge restoring the photos. The elements corners is from Pam LaFor Designs.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Repair Photo

I received a email with the following photo of my DGM who is having her 100th birthday this month. As you can see, the photo was is sad shape. Thanks to Adobe Photoshop, I was able to do a pretty fair job of repairing the photo. Even the torn section, looks pretty good.
I am working on invitations for her birthday party. Guess you know what I'll be working on all day.   I'll try and post them on Monday.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Envelope Card

This card is so easy. It's almost done before you start. I used this graphic in the "Little Sentiments" collection by Carolee Jones found at

I printed two on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of 65 lb cardstock. There was enough room for extra flowers and two yellow strips down the front.  I used dotted swiss Cuttlebug embossing folder on the flap and strip for the front of the card.  With my ATG gun I attached the embossed strip and use tacky glue for the flowers. Once the flowers were dry, I touched up the center of the flowers with a sparkle gel pen.


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