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New: Personalized Quiz Tracker Track your progress, earn merit stamps and compete against yourself and your friends. Sign up for a free account and you'll be able to keep track of all your quiz completions, high scores, modes and work towards mastery in many categories. More info on the Personalized Quiz Tracker. Quick introduction to the Personalized Quiz Tracker The Personalized Quiz Tracker saves your best scores and awards you with stamps as you progress. Have you tried Study Mode yet? Study mode, launched at the end of March, provides all kinds of additional material on countries, and on the US states. Attention, teachers and students! You can now get your test results formatted to print and hand in. Having trouble? Decorating, DIY, Room Design Ideas - Shelterness.

How to transfer a photo to fabric. Did you know you can transfer photos to fabric without using iron-on sheets?

how to transfer a photo to fabric

I love this technique. It's simple to execute and the end results are really pretty. It's another method for hand printing! I made some fabrics the other day and used them to add pockets to one of my wool skirts. Do you want to learn to transfer photos to fabric? Supplies Needed: Fabric (I used white quilting cotton), Gel Medium (I used this kind from Liquidex), Paint Brush and the image you want to transfer.

How to transfer a photo to fabric: 1. Note: Don't be alarmed if your transfer isn't completely perfect. Well there you go! Colorizing a Black & White Image. This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.

Colorizing a Black & White Image

Building upon our previous Photoshop tutorial, Using Overlay to Change Line Colors, now we will fill in some areas with solid color. This works best with black and white images. Open the image in Photoshop.If you have not already done so, change the image mode to RGB Color. Use the menu path: Image > Mode > RGB ColorPick the color you would like to use and select the brush tool. (You may need to return the Mode back to Normal.)Create a new layer for your image.In the Layers palette box you should currently see a drop down list box with Normal as the selection.

Artist: unknown Image Appears In: The Nursery, A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers Vol XVIII - October 1875 Date Image Published: 1875 Check out ourAbout Us page for more information on Copyright Durations. Test Your Geography Knowledge. Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers.

Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning.

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers

Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord.

She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. You can see all the details on Jessica’s blog. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am? Instructions: 1. No Outdoor Space? Try Gutter Gardens : katyelliott.com.

Posted on | April 29, 2009 | 12 Comments I love this garden idea! Great for tip for urban living. Attach gutters to the back of a house/building or to a fence. Gutters are available in many different sizes which makes them ideal for fitting into a small space. Brilliant! (discovered via Make via lots of other blogs that lead to juneauempire.com) Related Post:diy: Colorful Tomato Cagesdiy: Cement Flower PlantersWood Slice WalkwayWillow Edging & LavenderMore Garden Inspiration Comments.

Readers' Wise Tips for Using Borax. 10 Excellent iPad Applications for Teachers. With the iPad2 on the launching pad, it’s a great time to share this list of useful iPad apps for teachers from guest writer Paula Dierkens.

10 Excellent iPad Applications for Teachers

There’s no doubt that the iPad is an excellent device, and if you own this gadget, it makes sense to pick up the applications best suited to your lifestyle and profession. So if you’re a teacher, here are ten great iPad apps that you must try out: [Note to readers of this article! I conducted a survey in March of 2012 to update this list of iPad apps that educators like to use in their professional roles, so it is based on actual teacher input.

The results are available in this post. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. By-line: This guest post is contributed by Paula Dierkins, who writes on the topic of PhD Online Degree . As always, comments and questions are encouraged and welcomed. About Kelly Walsh Print This Post. Free Technology for Teachers. Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help. 100 iPad Tips and Tricks.pdf. 40 Amazingly Educational iPad Apps for Kids. Adults are obsessed with the new iPad, but have you ever thought about sharing your new toy with your kids?

40 Amazingly Educational iPad Apps for Kids

Just like online education games provide kids with fun outlets for learning, iPad apps help your kids review basic skills, improve critical thinking and decision-making skills, and even learn to read. Hand over your iPad this summer, and take a look at these 40 amazingly educational and fun iPad apps for kids. Language and Vocabulary Here you’ll find apps for learning the alphabet, using the dictionary, reviewing grammar rules, and more. History These American and world history apps involve your kids in making decisions that determine the success or decline of whole civilizations. Math and Science These apps use flash cards, games and interactive displays to teach your kids about math, astronomy and more. Reading Help your children learn to read and get excited about reading the classics with these apps. Art and Music General Education and Life Skills. Recommended Free iPad Apps - Handy Tips from TeacherRicks.

How to use fancy gestures on the iPad (and why you should) — Apple News, Tips and Reviews. 50 really useful iPad tips and tricks. With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a Retina display, the new iPad is the world's best tablet device.

50 really useful iPad tips and tricks

It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. Here we present 50 really useful iPad tips. We cover everything from customising your Home screen through to getting more from built-in apps like Mail and Safari. 10 best tablet PCs in the world today The vast majority of these tips will also work on the original iPad and iPad 2, so owners of any generation of iPad shouldn't feel neglected. For 50 more iPad tips, check out a new iPad app called 100 Tricks & Tips for iPad 2, brought to you by our colleagues on MacFormat. 1. iOS now supports folders. Your iPad will create a folder with both the apps in. 2. Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar along the bottom of the screen. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The iPad supports a VPN connection. 10 Essential iPad Tips & Tricks.

ManyBooks.net - Free eBooks for your iPad, smartphone, or eBook. 28 iPad 2 Tips and Tricks. Your new iPad 2 might not be as full-featured (or as complicated) as a laptop or desktop PC, but a few neat tricks are still hidden between the surface.

28 iPad 2 Tips and Tricks

Read on to learn how to secure your iPad, sync your bookmarks, and more. Download the free iPad User's Guide: You may have noticed that your iPad didn't come with a big printed manual--that's not Apple's style. However, you can download the PDF version of the iPad User's Guide from Apple's Web site, or you can read it in iBooks if you have that installed (iBooks is available as a free download in the App Store). Make sure to download the manual for iOS 4.3. Take a free guided tour: Apple provides video tours for each of the preinstalled apps, so you can get a good look at how to use them. Use the Side Switch: You can use that neat switch on the side either to enable and disable audio alerts (this doesn't affect video/audio playback) or to lock the screen's orientation in portrait or landscape mode.

DIY Project: Repurposing your maps! Good Morning darlings...Hope you have a fabulous day today!! With the use of GPS there is really not much use to all those maps we collected through out time...but somehow I have a hard time throwing them away. How about this lovely way of repurposing them?? I think they are super cute for a corridor to the kids room, or a small side wall!! I also love the vignette inspiration (Tray + vintage spoons & other + apothecary jars= total bliss!!). Can you think of any other great way of repurposing your maps?? {Image via 1. Find quotes about anything and everything. 10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes.

Here is a nice stack of different recipes for making homemade laundry detergent that I’ve collected over the years.

10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes

Do they work? Yes, I’ve had good luck with them. At the time I was using them, we had a relative who was in trade school living with us. Every day he was mechanic grease from head to toe–the clothes still cleaned up nice! Making your own is a discipline and it’s not for everyone, but it definitely saves money–sometimes just costing pennies a load! For the bar soaps required in the recipes, you could try Fels-Naptha, Ivory, Sunlight, Kirk’s Hardwater Castile, and Zote. Here are ten different recipes you can try, I’ve also added a very useful Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of the page. 1 quart Water (boiling) 2 cups Bar soap (grated) 2 cups Borax 2 cups Washing Soda Add finely grated bar soap to the boiling water and stir until soap is melted.

Hot water 1 cup Washing Soda 1/2 cup Borax 1 Soap bar Grate the bar and add to a large saucepan with hot water. Ugh! DIY Suds. Update: If using a HE washer, our readers have suggested throwing the mix directly into the wash load, rather than the soap dispenser.

DIY Suds

Please read through the comments for more Q&As, as you have all been so wonderful to share your experiences! And if you’re looking for even more information on our DIY suds, see our sudsy update to this post, right here. The last time I purchased laundry soap, I threw a fit in the cleaning aisle and spent the drive home moaning over the high coast of detergent. I always knew I was thrifty, but even that took me by surprise. Since then, Scott buys the suds. First mentioned here (whew, I was on a rant that day), I decided to heck with it all, and I went and did something about it. I kid you not, the steps are even easier than getting in your car, driving to the store, and buying the 3 ingredients. While we could’ve left the mixture in the tupperware, I spruced up the display by using an on-hand Ball jar instead. Ooh, and here are some random mentionables. Wood Butter – The perfect thing for your wood bowls and utensils. — Recipes - A Denver Colorado Food Blog - Sharing food through recipes and photography.

Several months ago Wendi with Bon Appetit Hon, did a post on Wood Butter; like you I had a moment of Huh? What? Well, typically called Spoon Oil, Wendi had decided that Wood Butter fit better and I agree; leave it to another food person to put the perfect name on this elixir that is so simple but so perfect for the care of the wood items we use in the kitchen. A necessity but also a bit indulgent…yes, butter is perfect! We need to take special care of our wood kitchen items in Denver due to the low humidity in our environment and I can be as lax as the next person. Making your own ‘wood butter’ makes it simple and inexpensive too. Though Wendi had to find an online resource for the beeswax part of the magic, I was lucky to find a local resource. The process is easy but can be messy. What better way to show you the magic of Wood Butter than a Before and After photo.

Wood Butter – A Recipe for Your Utensils! Ingredients 8 ounces pure beeswax - measured dry. Preparation. Getting whites clean. "One Good Thing" by Jillee: Whitening Whites...Can This Cami Be Saved? My post about getting armpit stains out of t-shirts apparently struck a nerve or something. It has received almost 100,000 pageviews and is the 2nd most viewed post of all time! Apparently I’m not the only one obsessed with concerned about white clothes being WHITE. While getting the armpit stains out of my sons’ t-shirts and out of my camis was very satisfying indeed…my quest to salvage perfectly good articles of clothing from the trash merely because they have lost their lustre, continues. This past weekend however, I feel like I made a breakthrough of sorts and feel compelled to share.

Once again I drag out my poor stained, dingy camis as my “makeover” victim recipient. In my numerous field trips to the laundry section of the grocery store, searching for answers to this age old dilemma…I spied the Rit dye section. Long story shortened…I bought it home…used it…was fairly impressed with the results…but wanted more! Here are the “after effects”: And that’s today’s…. Rainbow Cake in a Jar. I’ve always had a penchant for sunshine in a jar. Doesn’t the very phrase itself, “sunshine in a jar,” roll off your tongue and fill your mouth with magic? While I’ve never yet found myself a sunshine in a jar, I think we may have just concocted it in our kitchen tonight. In this simple recipe, a basic white cake is turned into a slew of bright colors, baked to perfection, then topped with a creamy white frosting.

Cakes baked in jars can be topped with traditional metal canning lids and stored in the fridge for up to five days. They make a great treat to ship to someone, so long as you can ensure delivery to it’s final destination within 3 days. Rainbow Cake in Jar 1 box white cake mix made according to package instructionsNeon food coloring in pink, yellow, green, turquoise, and purple3 one-pint canning jars1 can vanilla frostingRainbow sprinkles Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop about 1/2 cups of cake batter into five small bowls. No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars. Make-Ahead Apple Pie. Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicle Recipe.

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