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Tote Craft - Making a Purse

Tote Craft - Making a Purse

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Splitcoaststampers Tutorials: Alcohol Ink by Cindy Lyles: Card Making Techniques Dominos are non-porous too! The application for this techique is endless. Glossy paper, buttons, CDs, and so forth. If finished product is to be worn or handled roughly, consider sealing it. DecoArt DuraClear Varnishâ„¢ is recommended, available in gloss or matte. Done. It’s 9:00pm. We have officially finished up our valentines-for-classmates preparations. Things I’m thinking: 1) I have a lot of children. 2) Those children have a lot of classmates. It turns out Colorado has bigger class sizes than New York. It took me until Valentines Day to notice.

Tutorial: Making a Stencil UPDATE: If you are here at All Things Thrifty for the first time, WELCOME!! Since I wrote this post about making a stencil I have found that making stencils are MUCH easier with my Silhouette Machine. So, if you would like to see an easy way to make a stencil with a Silhouette check out that post! flower corsage for celebrating mom Being a mom sometimes isn’t the most glamorous job one can have. Being a mom sometimes means walking around with food or boogers on your shirt, and sometimes not getting into the shower till afternoon . we’re busy driving kids to school and activities, busy folding laundry, busy wiping away tears, busy reading bed time stories, busy making it all better, busy cooking meals, busy keeping house, busy cleaning toilets. Yes, not so glamorous indeed, but probably the most important. We are the ones who help mold, uplift, and carry our children when they need us to. We are the ones they turn to when hurt, scared, or proud. We are their mothers and we have been given the opportunity to love them like no one else in this world.that makes a mother beautiful in my eyes.so to help mothers feel a little more pretty on the outside, I’ve created this lovely flower corsage, made out of satin ribbon.

DIY Rock Ring 20110324013041 on Audrey Kitching's Blog What you will need: plyers, rock bead with, gold wire, ring sizer ( you can get one HERE for $6 ) 1. Break off a peice of the rock if its too large, I broke mine into 3 sections. 30+ Ways to DIY Sliced Wood Are you ready to try your hand with sliced wood? It’s one of the best ways to add a little FOREST GLAM to your home and garden decor. But don’t go choppin’ down the neighbor’s tree – ’cause you’ll be busted next time you have them over for a dinner party and they admire your new-natural-tree-coat-rack in the entry way…which looks suspiciously like their missing birch! No, I’m not speaking from experience…but I can’t say I haven’t thought about it!

Paint chip greeting cards Like most of you, I’m sure, I tend to go through a lot of paint chips when trying to decide on a color to paint a room. And when the project is done, I toss the paint chips into a box I keep in my craft room. They are the perfect “I’ll use these one day” items, right? Well I stumbled upon the box a few days ago and realized just how many I’d collected over the years. Oh the memories this pile brings back! There are the numerous shades of tan that I went through when painting the kitchen.

BABYmania {Beatles Inspired Birthday} – Pt. 2 In continuation of yesterday’s insanely creative Beatles-inspired BabyMANIA party from Suzanne of SHEPAPERIE, here we go with Part 2 of that same birthday bash, which just might be your favorite part… because we’re covering the FOOD! And speaking of things that are insanely creative… check out the adorable edible “Yellow Submarines” above – made from twinkies, skittles, and drinking straws! That’s just one of the fabulous themed treats that were featured on the “ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE AND SWEETS” station… which offered up sweet treats guests could enjoy after filling up on SGT. PEPPERoni Pizza, LET IT B-L-T Bites, an OCTOPUS’s GARDEN Salad Bar, and more… Read on for LOTS more fun pics, plus all the witty & inspiring menu details from Suzanne! PARTY DETAILS, as told by Suzanne…

Wristlet Sometimes you want to travel light – with just the essentials at hand. For this, you need: the wristlet. A tiny, tidy tote that hangs from your wrist. It's just 5" x 7", but holds all the necessities with room to spare. Zip up your spending cash, a couple o' credit cards, maybe a bit of makeup and a comb. Ours has a detachable strap, so you can unclip it, and drop it into a bigger bag, like a handy wallet. How to Marbleize Paper and Cards - Introduction - MarthaStewart.com Immediately after removing the paper, place it in a pan, and pour water over it. Hang paper to dry, marbleized side up. Do not touch the paper until it is dry (typically within 2 hours, depending on humidity levels). Decide whether to keep or discard your solution (it can be used several times). To change paint colors, lay strips of newsprint across the solution's surface, then remove; repeat with clean strips until the solution is clear. You can store the solution in an airtight jar for about a week.

Paper-Back Planters: Recycling Books to Pot Indoor Plants Have books finally met their match with the Apple iPad, or is it just another fad like the Amazon Kindle? Readers may find some poetry in these volumes regardless of whether they are willing to give up their favorite paperback companions: potted plants put into scooped-out sections of beautiful old hardback books. Gardenkultur (via Inhabitat) makes a simple recycling project out of even the most complex novels, but carving into the heart of a book, sealing off the resulting space and putting seeds of little trees or other plant life into the curved void. Of course, this would work just as well as a do-it-yourself gardening project for those green-thumbed enough to provide proper moisture barriers for their own plants. But if a picture is said to be worth one thousand, at how many words do we value a wee plant? Hopefully these books were beyond repair and those ripe only for reuse.

Surprise Balls This article is also posted at Squidoo! Inside this ball of yarn are all sorts of little goodies I chose for a friend. I wanted to send them to her in a way that’s entertaining, and since the gift will travel a long distance, I also had to come up with something that would take the abuse of going through the mail. My solution? I turned a pile of ephemera and goodies into a surprise ball.

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