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Articles & Advice from Service Central

Articles & Advice from Service Central
Rate article: · 5 ratings· Flooring doesn't need to be boring. Here are 22 unique twists on your traditional tile, timber and carpet flooring options. What's your favourite? 1. Wooden Puzzle Pieces Flooring Fun for a kids room (or any room, for that matter), this example is cut from various types of plywood. Image Source 2. It's probably no secret that I'm a huge fan of plywood. Image Source 3. Look closer. Image Source 4. Love the warmth of timber flooring, but can't resist the bold patterns that tiles afford? Image Source 5. Sometimes the best flooring material is actually ceiling material. Image Source 6. This is a beautiful combination of ceramic tile and clay brick. Image Source 7. You would probably be arrested if you tried to export this many pennies from the US. Image Source 8. If you're handy on a sewing machine, you could whip yourself up one of these beautiful patchwork rugs. Image Source 9. When thinking about flooring it pays to think outside the box. Image Source 10. Image Source 11.

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Cute and Funny Illustrations by David Olenick Creative illustrator David Olenick is absolutely knows how to reflect human frailties in a minimalist and simple way. Through his drawings, our inner voice becomes the words of alcoholic beverages or high calorie foods which defines why we can’t resist them. Below you can find a few of his recent artwork and check out more of his work by clicking, here! Needle Lace Skeleton Leaves Skeleton leaves are a scrapbooking/paper art supply that are very beautiful but also incredibly fragile. I wanted to make something that was pretty in the same way, but wasn’t going to crumble if I used on an apparel or accessory item. This needle lace skeleton leaves method is the perfect way to create the look in a way that would hold up to a lot. They’re delicate and airy but surprisingly durable. It’s also a neat project because if you prepared a bunch of leaf templates ahead of time you could definitely make a travel kit that would fit an empty altoids box. Supplies:

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations. Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging.

Traditional Japanese Crafts: Silk Folded Flowers I run Atelier Kanawa (which means “studio to play Japanese harmony & peace”) and I would love to share my stories of my ancestors who were in Kimono business and how I am trying to keep these traditions alive. My great grandfather was an artisan who dyed Kimono designs, mainly Yukata, the Summer Kimono. My grandmother was a Kimono tailor, and both my mother and my aunt graduated from Kimono academy. My aunt has been teaching Kimono classes in Japan. Since January in 2005, I have been studying Kimono and dressing with them myself. 11 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes The days are finally getting longer, the snow is (slowly!) beginning to melt, and spring officially arrives in just a few days! While the prospect of warmer weather has us all a bit giddy, we can’t forget the unwelcome intruders that tag along with the sunny summer weather. Yes, we are talking about mosquitoes, and everybody knows that they can be a huge nuisance. However, using chemical products to keep them away is not on the top of everyone’s wish list.

Vintage Printable Postcards did I say postcards ?!!?? Did you know that we NOW have postcards from our Best Selling Paper Designs? We DO have postcards & you're able to get a FREE set HERE first! They are going on sale on our website on Monday & you're able to get a FREE set here today by simply stopping by to say Hello! I will select FIVE random comments on Monday for a VERY COOL FREEBIE FRIDAY! Winners will be annouced Monday! DIY Geek Dishes (LOTR, Star Wars, Zelda, more) - Our Nerd Home Originally we were going to make a few DIY geek dishes, using only geeky maps (you know… Middle Earth map, a map of Hyrule, Westeros…) but then decided we needed a whole set of geek dishes, since they were so easy and fast to make. **UPDATE! CLICK HERE for a quick video tutorial for the project!**

Photoshop Effects: recreate the look of a medium format portrait When I first got in to photography, which wasn't quite 100 years ago, there were three reasonably clear groups of camera user. The happy snappers used compacts, the enthusiasts used SLRs and the professionals used medium, or large, format. If you were a really 'serious' amateur, and every club had at least one of these Yodas, you might have got yourself a medium format system, using 6x4.5cm, 6x6cm or even 6x7cm frames of 120 roll film. If you were a professional wedding or landscape photographer you wouldn't have dreamt of using a 35mm SLR, for credibility reasons as much as for quality, and a happy snapper wouldn't have known which end of a 35mm SLR or medium format camera to look through. Not much of that has meant a great deal in the last eight or so years, and the lines between what is professional equipment and what is amateur are exceedingly blurred. Old format, old hat

DIY Silent Disco Dorm Party By reThink Israel on Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 at 06:33 PM It’s 2 a.m., the kegs are tapped, the fraternities are kicking people out, but you don’t want to stop dancing. The party continues back in your dorm room but before you know it you’re getting written up by your very cranky RA for being too noisy. Free Vintage Frame Cards & Labels We’re now offering spectacular fillable vintage framed labels and cards for free in PDF templates. Use them for flavor box labeling, invitation cards, wine labels, name cards for tables at your wedding or any other great ideas you can come up with. All sizes available in our WL-450 size, 4.25 x 5.5″, 4 labels per sheet, Some designs also available in our WL-150 size, 4 x 3.33″, 6 labels per sheet Each template is available in Autofill – populate the complete template by hitting your tab button and input individual information into each label cell. Specs: These vintage cards and labels in PDF are cross-platform and application independent. They will work on Mac OSX, Linux, Windows, Solaris and other operating systems.

Drink Can Tinwork Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations. The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. The Most Popular ArticleOn Atomic Shrimp No, really! I created this page towards the end of October 2008. Tutorial: More Texturing- Photoshopcontest.com By: ledirlo This tutorial demonstrates an effect that gets so photorealistic it led to some cheating controversies in the past. Aside from the interest of the created effect it also gives key layer technique information.

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