Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - January 31, 2017 - Birthday Bright Project Kit

I know many of you have purchased or want to purchase the Birthday Bright Project Kit.

I have heard that there were a few problems putting them together.  I had a class using this kit and we came up with a couple of tips.  One of the problems we heard about was putting the flags on the string of the flag card.  Second one was keeping the flags on the string.

Though in the video we thought that liquid glue would work but after 2 days they popped open so now it is glue dots so after 5 days they are not open.

Let me show you what we did to make this kit easier to put together.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Grandma's Rocking Chair - January 30, 2017 - Not really feeling old.

Saturday was my 60th Birthday.  People keep asking if I feel 60.  Sometimes I do especially in the morning but inside I still think I am 25.  I really don't feel like 60.  When I was young like in my 20s I thought 60 was really old and never thought I would be that old.  Now that I am that old I really don't think it is so old.  I still have tons of energy and have a lot of things I would like to do.  Though my knees hurt, my shoulder doesn't work right, and my back goes out, I do feel OK.

I have a ton of friends that showed up for my birthday party and that was really cool.  I have a great family that called all day long and my husband threw me a great party.

So I think I hit 60 pretty well.  I really don't feel that old.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, January 26, 2017

There's A Card Thursday - January 26, 2017 - One Sheet Note Cards

Today I would like to show you how to make some note cards with Designer Series Paper.  This was suppose to go with a box to put them in that I wanted to do on Tips & Techniques Tuesday but it seems like I lost part of the video for that sorry I will try and remake it soon.  But I still wanted you to see this great video.  I have the supply list for a Christmas one but this is a regular on so just substitute the designer series Paper.

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Greetings From Santa Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Greetings From Santa Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Merriest Wishes Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Merriest Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Tin Of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes
Real Red 3/8" (1 Cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon
Very Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Lace Trim
Real Red 3/4" (1.9 Cm) Stitched Edge Ribbon
Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine
Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Glue Dots
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Big Shot
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Punch Corner Project Life
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Simply Scored

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - January 24, 2107 - Adoring Arrows Paper Pumpkin Jan. 2017

Today Let's Look at the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin Called Adoring Arrows.

I love the January Paper Pumpkins they are always so Loving.  I am going to fill these with candy and deliver them to hard workers this Valentines Day.

Let's Look at this one.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Grandma's Rocking Chair - January 22, 2017 - This and That

Today is just a mixed bag of thoughts and life.

I usually don't like to go into the political realm but Yesterday I marched in the Women's March.  I think the last time I Marched for a cause was back in 1978 in college for course back then we marched for everything.

I didn't March because I don't accept Trump as President but in fact I do accept him and that is why I Marched.    We have to have a voice in this admin and I mean a voice that can be heard and I think Marching is just one way.  Someone asked why I marched and here is why

- I marched because I have an daughter who was born in China and I never want her to feel scared and wonder if because she was not born here if someone will want to send her back.
- I marched because I am a Native American and we welcomed everyone here, even when they slaughtered and butchered us. That is this country, we welcome all people.
- I marched because I have friends who are disabled or differently abled, I never want to see them being made fun of especially by our government and elected officials.
- I marched because I have friends that are LGBT and Jesus never turned them away or told them they were not worth anything and we can not either.
- I marched because I have relatives and Friends who need the Affordable Care Act because they can not get insurance anywhere else. They have pre-existing conditions, they can not work, they can not afford their medications, we need to help everyone.
- I marched because I am PRO LIFE, I believe in all life. I believe that if we really give women choices they will not choose abortion, but that means choice of affordable health care, choice of reasonable day care, choice of a living wage and jobs that they can do while still caring for their children, Choice of not being physically or emotionally abused, choice in homes they can live in without fear. I am PRO LIfe which means we should take care and respect everyone no matter their religion, color, where they were born, how much money they have, if they talk with an accent and even if they committed horrible crimes Their Lives matter.
- I marched because I am a woman, I am empathetic, I cry at silly things, and I love all.
Am I perfect? no, is it hard? yes but I do have God helping me if I let her.

I guess also this really hits home, as this week I turn 60 and I use to think that was really old.  My dad died when he was 48 and I thought he was old and now I am really going to be old.  I don't feel old I still feel like I am in college other than my knee and shoulder and feet surely don't feel like I am in college, but inside I still do.  I still yearn for those carefree days.  I tell my daughter all about what we did in college and try to tell her she will look back on it as the greatest experience she could have and really want to go back to it.  She still doesn't believe me.

I see myself as now having a limited time left.  Not that I am sad I have had a great life but I think I am realistic that it may not be longer.  So I want to do things.  I am going to Hawaii with or without my husband.  I want to go to Greece and my youngest and I will in a year and a half.  I want to visit the rest of the states I haven't been to.  I want to go back again to China. So there are things I know I have to do in the short time.  At least a lot shorter than when I had the wishes before.  

I realize that my girls are growing up Kayla is a Junior in College and Megs is a Junior in High School just a year and half more to have her in the house.  Have I enjoyed them as much as I could? Probably not so poor Megs is getting it with double barrels this year.  Movies, lunches etc and she has her first boyfriend so, he is coming over for dinners and game nights, things her sister never wanted to do with her boyfriend. So hopefully I will get a taste of the boyfriend thing more with Megs

Well  I said this would be a mixed bag.  I hope you all have a great week. continue stamping and enjoying your art.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, January 19, 2017

There's A Card Thursday - January 19, 2017 - Strip Card

Last week I showed you how to use some of your Designer Series Paper Scraps and that is what we will also be doing today.  I call this a Strip Card where you Designer Series Paper Strip to make a card.

You can use strips of scrap Designer Series Paper and make this great card.  Let's see how to do this.

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Supplies: Please substitute your Stamp set, Card Stock and Designer Series paper for your own.
Stamp Set - Flourishing Phrases [Wood 141531, Clear 141534]; 
Ink - Dapper Denim [141394]; 
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight  4 ¼ x 11 [119683]; 
Designer Series Paper - Moroccan 4 1” strips different lengths  [141645]; 
Accessories - Emerald Envy 3/8" (1 Cm) Ruched Ribbon [141425], Banner Triple Punch [138292], Glue Dots [103683].
  1. Cut your Designer Series Strips to varying length and with the banner triple Punch,  punch out one end.
  2. With Glue Dots attach the strips to the card.
  3. Wrap your ribbon around the upper portion of the card and tie in a knot. 
  4. Stamp your Saying either on the front or inside.

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