Congratulations to Stefanee!
For having the winning post from my January 17, 2007 blog!
Please email me personally with your mailing info so I can get your prizes in the mail.
We took all the names and put them in a hat and my daughter Katie who is 14, drew the winning name out !!
Thanks to all my readers for all the fun comments! This was a blast! I will be watching the numbers for when we hit 10,000! I wonder what I will do then? Thanks to all who participated you rock!
How to turn coasters into a cute box!
Recently I discovered a Chipboard Coaster Boc Tutorial at Splitcoaststampers. Stamper Taylor Van Bruggen shows us how to make these with such eash and the Valentine box in her tutorial is just breathtaking. It appears as if these Chipboard boxes are all the rage over there, and I decided I'd get in on the fun! As a matter of fact, this tutorial inspired me to sue a sheet of cardstock I had stamped last fall with Stampin' Up!'s Seren Sunflowewr Stamp set.
I cut the cardstock into 4" squares as suggested in the tutorial. I applied modpodge to both sides of cardstock and laid it aside briefly while I applied mod podge to the coaster. I then put the stamped cardstock to the chipboard and applied more modpodge to adhere it setting it aside and continuning with the other 3 stamped pieces. I took the bottom piece of chipboard and coated one side with m/p and let dry then coated the other side. I like to coat all sides so that regardless of what I put in the box, the Chipboard is protected. I also like to coat the 3-d pieces so that the project is uniform in color. Do you notice how the colors popped when I used the mod podge? Love it!
As you can see, I was able to follow Taylor's instructions without a hitch... however, I noticed that when I adhered the decorated paper to the Chipboard coaster with the Mod Podge, the coasters warped a bit while drying. Hmmm... I wonder what I could do to prevent that from happening? Oh well, then I attached the ribbons through the holes using a large needle to form these coasters into a box, but the sides didn't seem to straighten for me. Perhaps I could have tried placing them under a concrete block to see if that would flatten then out? Maybe I'll try that next time when I'm not in a hurry.
Many stampers including Taylor, have used a Crop a Dile to create holes in the chipboard coasters. However, I had no trouble using the Stampin' Up! 1/8th hand held circle punch. I was fast and did the job just fine. If you will notide in the photo at the right, I threaded the ribbon on a needle to run it through the holes! WOW! Quick and easy!
Then, I placed the sides of the box on the table in an upside down position and put Crystal Effects on the bottom of the coaster edges. I laid the glued-edge bottom onto the box sides, lining up the sides and bottom as best as I could. As you can see in the photo, I used a giga punch and ink pad as weights to hold it in place while the adhesive dried. Worked like a charm!
All in all, I enjoyed following Taylor's instructions and I think my box is super cute!.... Well, I'm not sure I like the 3-d sunflower that I put on the front but oh well, it's done and now I know what to do and not to do! The next one will be better. I have no clue what I will be putting inside- probably a bag of sunflower seeds! I could also add a cello bag of bird feed as a gift!
Vanessa! come on over and make one of these with me! Plan for a 3 hour event!
I normally do not post on Sunday, but with the weather as bad as it is, and church closed, I thought I would share some finished and in process projects that I have going on!
What are these you ask? Well, take a guess and I will show you tomorrow when they are finished! I couldn't make just one, and as long as all the gluing was going on it was easier to glue them all at once!
Accordian envelope album-Download accordianalbum.pdf
This fun project is made using The Friends & Flowers Simply Scrappin kit see it here ask me how to receive this kit for FREE!
See more photos here .
I am having a lot of fun taking my time working on this journal. The left page is made from a card I received in a swap and I added the winter word in rub on form. For the right page, I left it blank so I can add a photo.
I am using the onboard journal from Stampin' Up! As well as various snowmen that came on cards or card fronts, rub on words, Stampin' Up! designer papers, cardstocks, inks and accessories along with whatever is in my drawer!
If you love ribbon, but hate buying it in full 25 yard rolls, then this one time purshase club is for you! I have finally revised my form for ribbon club, feel free to email me for the information! firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been tagged on Lorie's blog. Here is my reply and check out who I tagged !
Onto the next order of the day...I've been tagged! It's my turn to answer the following questions...
A - Available or Single: Neither...married! Worms
B - Best Friend: My Husband Kay!
C - Cake or Pie: Cake (chocolate)
D - Drink of Choice: Diet Pepsi
E - Essential item you use everyday: My computer and toilet paper
F - Favorite Color: Pink, pink, and more pink...any color of pink!
G - Gummy Bears or
H - Hometown: as a kid, before I was divorced or now?
I - Indulgence: cheesecake
J - January or February: February (short month)
K - Kids & Names: Ray (m) 24, Morgan (m) 22, Katie (f) 14
L - Life is incomplete without?: my relationship with God and family
M - Marriage Date: August 30, 2003
N - Number of Siblings: one ½ brother Ed and a Sister Pat
O - Oranges or Apples: apple
P - Phobias or Fears: spiders
Q - Fave Quote: Right now. That’s life – get over it!
R - Reason to Smile: My health, my family, my stamping, my religion! (my stamp room)
S - Season: Spring
T - Tag 3 or 4 People: Vanessa, Kim Dent, Merr!
U - Unknown fact about me: Rodeo Queen
V - Vegetable you don't like: okra
W - Worst Habit: snacking
X - X-rays: right wrist in 8th grade, ankle last year
Y – Your FAV food: pot roast, taters, gravy and home made biscuits
Z - Zodiac Sign: Taurus the bull!
So, there you have it everyone...a little slice of me! I hope you enjoy it and I can't wait to see my blogger friend's posts!
Have a fantastic Saturday everyone! Now I am off to work in my quilting room and find the floor so I can sew quilts and then to the stamp room and work on my snow journal! LET THE SNOW BEGIN I AM READY!!!
Welcome Carol Lavrich!! I fell in love with an email post from Carol yesterday, so I asked to feature it here today and share with all of you. I am truly blessed that she so graciously agreed.
OSW= One Sheet Wonder
Take a sheet of whisper white cardstock, your favorite stamp set in your chosen colors and stamp all over the entire sheet.
Thank you Carol for sharing your talents with us! We are expecting 4-8 in of snow this weekend on top of all the ice we already have. Fortunately the roads have been clear but if you look at the storm folder in my webshots folder, you can see the havoc the ice is having on our trees and shrubs and powerlines.
Today I am borrowing a project from Vanessa see her blog here and chat. Vanessa is about 6 miles the other side of town and they were without power for most of an entire week! I just love her and her sweet funny disposition and willingness to share with me!
The sun has disappeared and the "storm" clouds are approaching. They say we are to expect 4-8 inches of snow over the weekend on TOP of the ice we already have. The kids and I went to Wally World (I found jumbo paper clips YAY!) we bought milk etc... had lunch with Dad and came home to find ourselves locked out of the house- NO elec to open the garage door and the key inside on the counter! So we had to hang out with the neighbors who had no elec since 11 am either until it came on and we RAN to open the garage door just to get in! the Key is now on my truck ring!
Have I ever told you that I drive a F250 extended cab diesel truck? Her name is "baby" and she is a cowgirl truck- red and gray/silver. Do you also know that my favorite color is chrome and then pink? Yes, I was born a cowgirl and was even Rodeo Queen when I was 18! Wow, that was a long time ago! Before I married Kay 3 years ago we lived on a 60 acre cattle ranch, horses, goats, cow dogs, barn cats, chickens etc... nope no sheep - allergic to wool! Check my webshots where you can see photos of it there. I married Kay who lived in the city of Boise and we lived in town 2 years! I HATED IT! We moved here to Rural Missouri a year ago and we now have 4.5 acres of rocks and red clay mud, various trees and a wonderful home that I love and adore! hmm what else do you want to know? lol I talked about my 2 acre garden in a previous post here is a photo of part of it and a photo taken today of my COW DOG "TANK" (his brothers name is dozer) I love this dog! He lives outside- he hates being in the house it makes him nervous.
He's my calico cowdog! lol 3/4 Border Collie, Kelpey and McNab. One blue eye, one white eye and no he's not blind in either eye. I want to find him a cute b/c girl friend so I can have a pup before he is any older and I lose the line.
The mountain that you see is Mt Adams in the left photo (facing north) and it was 15 miles from my front door to the base of it in Glenwood, Washington. In the foreground of the right photo between the garden and timber is 40 acres of pasture where a min of 75 head of ELK would graze.
I love my online friends! I made a trade of 2 of the mini mailboxes for coasters with Lorie Ames and she included this GORGEOUS card!!! I am truly blessed!
see Lorie's Blog and check out her cute creations!!
THANK YOU LORIE! I cant wait to come see you this summer!
Sewing a ROYAL Knight costume for my stepson Kasey. (yes, Kasey the tree climber) I thought I would have to leave off the left sleeve, but we tried it and it fit over the cast so I put it in! I have 2 things left to do- sew down the gold trim, you can see it is "pinned" and add hooks and eyes to the collar/neck line. When we finally have the Renaissance choir concert and I have photos I will share them but for now I wanted to show you my creation! green suede and gold satin, its much nicer in person and looks great when he puts it on- he doesnt believe its "renaissance" so I keep showing him the pattern photo! lol TEENAGE BOYS! grrrrrrr I cant begin to tell you how glad I will be when it is all done! No school again today or tomorrow and "maybe" they go back on Monday we will not know till Sunday night. For ice storm photos that my husband Kay shared with me today click the link in my webshots file I have updated it to take you directly to ALL the folders not just the one I had it linked to! Hooray for progress! I will be making upgrades to my blog in the next 40 days, so stay tuned and watch my blogging knowledge grow! hahhaha
Today, Merr and I went to some scrap stores and a stamping store where we made a make & take and learned a new technique. I cant wait to have time tomorrow to make some ideas that are swimming around in my head! I hope you have a wonderful rubberstamping and scrapbooking filled day!
HIP HIP HOORAY! It's time for a freebie!
All you have to do is comment here about this article and on Friday my hubby will pick a name from a hat and our lucky winner will receive:
A trio of "THANK You" stamps !!! YES!! ALL THREE will go to the person who's name is chosen from the list of today's comments!! (insert jeopardy song here)
I would like to express MY thanks to all of you for your encouragement, comments not only on the blog, but to my personal email, your support and your lovely friendships. YOU ROCK and I am truly blessed and grateful!
NOW for todays photo! It's just "UDDER STUFF"
check my fav blog list for Di's Diecuts- this is one of her diecut boxes and I embellished it! I plan to add "milk duds" and give it to someone special for valentines day! Di uses all SU! cardstock for her diecuts and we can choose any colors! Let her know I sent you!
Hmm- so if we are at 7500+ views, what do you think will happen when we hit 10,000 or more? Yes! More prizes, lots more prizes!
PS! did you notice at the bottom right column that the subscribe feature is FINALLY UP AND RUNNING? Now to figure out HOW to move it up the page! lol (another day I MUST go finish the Knight's costume "just" in case we actually have school this week and they DO hold the school choir concert that my son is in! hee hee) I figure if I finish it they wont but if I dont they will and then I am really in trouble! The good part is... I only have to set one sleeve because of his cast!
I owned a business a few years ago called "Wild Rose Herbals". A 2 acre organic market garden the ranch where I grew 165+ herbs, flowers, vegetables and fruits. I ran a CSA /aka/ Community supported agriculture business. My point is- I have been crazy about roses my entire life! PINK Roses are my favorite and antique Cabbage roses are my choice above all others. I also love reds, cranberry colors muted tones, so I decided to make some items for my desk using the Wild Rose Stamp Set and recollections coordinating designer papers from Stampin' Up! My desk items include, Wood Tissue box, Wooden Pen container, Chipboard photo album and 2 note books- 1 chipboard and one regular. I plan to make file folders and some hangy items for the knobs on my desk, a photo frame and a couple beaded pens using the coordinating paper. I love this look and it's so ME! Now to keep my desk clean! roflol
Ice rules our part of the world. Here are a few more photos taken this morning. I am also including my project a 12x12 scrap page of my daughter Katie and her friend Josh . The photos were taken last October. I plan to work on some pages today for my sons. We will see how many interruptions come from the house bound teens and husband ( no work for him today no elec in Springfield and the roads are solid ice). I hope to find some solitude in my stamping room! hahhahaha
you can see the limb on the right hanging within 6" of the ground. I am worried that the limb on my gorgeous Dog wood will crack and drop too. The wind is blowing and making the limbs "click", if the wind gets worse we will have a lot more tree damage. We are moving into single digit weather- so whatever you hear on the news is true but may or may not be as severe here at our house.
I made this 12x12 page this week with many times starting and stopping for interruptions. I finally forced myself to finish it last night! I am VERY pleased with the results and I have to say how much I love, Stampin Up! Simply Scrappin Kits! Not only are they great for scrap pages in any size, they make cards, invitations and paper sack books as well as many other things! I love to hold Simply Scrappin Classes, come on over and we will crop!