Tuesday, April 29, 2008

No internet makes me cranky...

Still have no wireless, I have to sit in my cramped office at the desk(the horror!) I have decided to sell some of the frames. I got so into making them that I made a lot! so if you want one, they are Here. I am just doing this as a hobby. I don't excpect to make much. I have a lot of new ones there. Have fun!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A little tutorial...

For M3. Seriously, these frames are so easy to make! I got the frames at Michael's for a dollar!

I didn't even paint them or prime them, I left the back unfinished. Then I picked my papers. I have to admit, I used my scrapbook of the month kit, so I knew all the colors would coordinate well...

Then I laid the frame face down and used an exacto knife to cut around the paper and cut out the center. I put a cutting mat down first. You could also trace it and cut it with scissors.I used two different papers for each frame. sometimes I put half and half, sometimes just a different strip down the side.

Then I painted the chip board I wanted to use. I love these little paint dabbers, but I also use these wet chalks a lot. Both chipboard shapes and the paint and chalk can be found at scrapbook stores.

Then, the embellishments! There are so many to choose from. Buttons, ribbon,crystals, brads,stickers and cute quote pages.

Then I arranged it how I wanted it and glued it down with quick dry tacky glue. Then glue the entire thing to the frame. That's it! Here is one of my favorite tools. It is the cropodile, and it can punch holes in anything.. thick paper, cardboard, metal, or leather. You Can also use a paper piercing tool, like this one.

If you are like me, and get overwhelmed going into a scrapbook store because you can't decide between all the different Patterns, you should join a scrap at home club. Every month, they send you huge kit with everything coordinated to go together. Paper, stickers, chip board and embellishments. You can make some scrapbook pages, cards, or anything you want. I used one kit to make these frames and that kit cost about $30.00. Here is where I get my kits from. Scrapbook Nook.
Happy crafting!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Teacher Gifts...

I had the day off today, so I started on the teacher's end of the year gifts. This school year is flying by! I am making frames. Here is what I have so far.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Cool Kids

In the convertable enjoying 80 degree(in the city!) weather. It was 55 and windy today, but it was nice while it lasted...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lazy Blogger...

I've to busy/lazy (is that possible?) to blog. So here is what I have been up to. That and American Idol, which I am prety pissed about, right now. How could they vote off Michael Johns? He was one of the best ones...Happy Almost Friday!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

A relaxing weekend...

Yes, that's right! because my sister rocks! She watched the kids for us so we could go and have a couples massage and stay overnight by ourselves! I have never been so relaxed! Then today we decided to try Geocaching. I had been wanting to try since Stacey(PW) introduced me...it was fun and we found two caches! the kids were very excited. (me too!) Now we are hooked. Well, here are some pictures from the weekend...

Spring Flowers

Beautiful church at Stanford

Hill rolling (aunt Michelle, too!)

We found our first cache!!

The view from one of the cache spots.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Very late Easter pics

Easter kind of snuck up on me and was gone before I knew it! I can't belive it is April! So here are the very late Easter pictures. I am not sure what is up with Gracie's expression, she does this whenever I take a picture, now. I call it "scary Gracie"