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Photo by Roberto Caruso I’m giving away trade secrets here. You know those beautiful floral looking decorations you sometimes see in magazines hovering over a festive table? Or in a kid’s room, re-invented as a mobile? They’re little more than a few sheets of tissue paper and take about ten minutes of your time to create. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create your own pretty decoration: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. At this point, you can either tie it onto the top of a gift for a big impression. Or try hanging it from a ribbon over a Mother’s Day brunch table.
Life As Lou :: Artsy-Fartsy Scrapbooking Stuff
I used the extremely lovely Basic Grey Hello Luscious paper line for this layout. It is my favorite of the four new releases. I also used brown bloomers (possibly Webster’s Pages), Jenni Bowlin pins, American Crafts thickers alphabet an & My Mind’s Eye lace trim and brads. Now these are becoming very popular as embellishments sold with new product lines. Start by cutting a strip of paper. Once your strip is pleated, put it into a circle shape and adhere the ends together. Now you can push them into a tighter circle, and apply pressure down in the center to create your flower wheel. Cut scrap paper to a size slightly smaller than the diameter of your flower. I really hate holding things and waiting for them to dry, so I am a big fan of clamps. If you have a few clamps, you can have them drying as you make more.
Life As Lou :: Artsy-Fartsy Scrapbooking Stuff
Welcome to the hop from My Scrapbook Nook!!!! We’re offering one lucky lady a 3 month subscription to these gorgeous kits and several smaller prizes for other hoppers! We have hidden 7 birds among the design team blogs….so hop around, find the birds and keep track of who’s got em’. One random winner will be drawn from those who find all the birds and will receive a 3 month subscription to the Nook Kits! As for the rest of the prizes, they will be drawn from the designer’s blogs at random. The Nook kits are filled each month with the latest paper collections and embellishments! Each blog you visit will have brand new, never before seen projects- so you should get a creative boost along with your chance at a prize! Thanks for looking and here are your hopping orders! Shelley Danni Kim Pamella Nicole Jaz Deanna Lisa Carol Hilde Lilith Marinette Anna Jessy Katarina Gina Leah As you can see, I’m the last lady on the list, so you might need to hop back to the top to see it all! Winners will be announced on Sat.
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The shade in my kitchen window has been driving me nuts ever since we moved in, about 5 months ago now. I have been meaning to replace it but didn't want to spend the extra money. Then I remembered an awesome window treatment my friend Amber made for her bathroom a while back, so I decided to give it a try. I'll be honest, I am NOT a sewer, which seems kind of ironic. I mean, you would think an interior design major would be a able to sew herself a nice throw pillow or something. With that in mind, Let it be known that I sewed this shade all by myself! I really like how it turned out, and I REALLY like that the total cost for the project was under $10! My husband even made these fancy pulls in place of the plastic ones that come with the blinds, aren't they fabulous? Click below to get the full Tutorial! Ps.
59 Open Source Tools That Can Replace Popular Security Software — Datamation.com
It's been about a year since we last updated our list of open source tools that can replace popular security software. This year's list includes many old favorites, but we also found some that we had previously overlooked. In addition, we added a new category -- data loss prevention apps. With all the attention generated by the WikiLeaks scandal, more companies are investing in this type of software, and we found a couple of good open source options. Thanks to Datamation readers for their past suggestions of great open source security apps. Anti-Spam 1. ASSP (short for "Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy") humbly calls itself "the absolute best SPAM fighting weapon that the world has ever known!" 2. Used by more than 100,000 sites, MailScanner leverages Apache's SpamAssassin project and ClamAV to provide anti-spam and anti-virus capabilities. 3. This Apache project declares itself "the powerful #1 open-source spam filter." 4. Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware 5. 6. Anti-Spyware 7. Application Firewall 8. 9. Backup
10 lightweight apps to make older PCs fly
Your desktop PC might have been slim and speedy five years ago, but keeping up with application upgrades and filling your hard drive with feature-bloated commercial tools can soon make your machine sluggish. If your computer feels underpowered, there's no need to ditch it and reach for the credit card to buy a new model. Instead, try our pick of free, lightweight tools and it'll soon be back to its sprightly self. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Now read 10 cheap and easy upgrades for your old PC Sign up for the free weekly TechRadar newsletterGet tech news delivered straight to your inbox.
Continuous-Petal Method - How to Make Crepe-Paper Flowers - DIY Weddings - MarthaStewartWeddings.com
Cut 18-gauge cloth-wrapped floral wire to desired length: 12 inches is a good starting length for a bouquet; 6 works well for a boutonniere. Clockwise from top left:Button: Cut 11/2-inch square of crepe paper. Place thumbnail-size wad of cotton in center; push end of wire into cotton. Wrap paper around cotton; twist ends around wire. Bud: Cut a 3-inch square of crepe paper; fold it into a triangle. Pistil: Cut a 1/2-by-6-inch strip of off-white crepe paper. Floret: Cut 6-by-2-inch strip of crepe paper; fold every 1/2 inch. Triple Button: Cut three 1-inch squares of crepe paper; make three wads of cotton the size of a pinky nail. Fringe: Cut a 6-by-2-inch piece of crepe paper.
Life As Lou :: Magic Boxes: A Life As Lou Online Class :: January :: 2008
Due to popular demand, I am doing a tutorial on the Magic Boxes I showed off in some previous posts. To begin, choose your paper. You need six sheets of matching paper (preferably a heavier weight). Choose one for your outside, budgeting for a contrasting one for your lid, and 4 to create the inside boxes. Cut as follows (all measurement are in inches): Outside: 6 x 11 3/4ths Lid: 8.5 x 8.5 4 inner boxes: 8 x 8 The only challenging part of this project is creating the lid and inside compartments. 1. 2. fold the tips of your paper in so that they meet at the center. Fold in all four sides, and then unfold. 3. This fold gives you the sides of your box. 4. I have also colored four triangles. 5. 6. Do the same thing on the other side. 7. Repeat this process on your 8 inch and 8.5 inch papers. Now for the outside. 1. 2. To put the boxes in, first adhere one to the very top right corner, making certain that you are flush with the corner of the outside paper. Here are a few that I’ve made.