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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Amy Butler Snow Mum Pillow on: January 19, 2009 06:52:00 PM
I got this pattern too and I can't WAIT to make it!!! Yours turned out soooooo cute!!!!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / New Pages on: August 10, 2008 01:57:44 PM
Well I'm addicted to scrapbooking.  I'm not the most professional scrapbooker, but I love to put pages and pictures together to keep memories alive.  Recently, my boyfriend and I celebrated three years of dating and I figured it was time to start scrapbooking some of our own memories.  I wasn't going to make a scrapbook for Joey (the boyfriend) because he's not into that sort of thing.  But I wanted to make one for me--to have to show our future children and friends.  You might say I'm looking pretty far into the future, but it's realistic (I promise).  So here's what I've come up with so far...

The Opening Page:

Quote: "Love is Friendship set on fire"


At the Renaissance Fair:

Kind of plain, but I thought it was alright...

We met and fell in love working at a Boy Scout Summer Camp:

Up-close Detail:



We Like to Party:

Quote: "Live, Laugh, Love"


We love to take trips and explore the outdoors:

Detail:



Well, what do you guys think?
Its simple, but it's a start...
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Chic Apatment.. Re-decorated!!! on: May 26, 2008 08:36:10 PM
I love the sofa and the hot/cold towel holders!  That was really clever to do that! Did you make that or find it somewhere?
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Black painted walls.... yes black!! on: May 26, 2008 08:20:15 PM
so chic!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My CUTE duplex! (img heavy) on: May 26, 2008 08:17:48 PM
I love it!  The colors and decorations go so well together!  Triple Kudos!!!  I can only hope my apartment will look half as cute as your duplex!  Tongue
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: CheckerBoard Curtains. on: May 26, 2008 08:03:54 PM
They look AWESOME!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / A Productive Afternoon of Boredom on: May 21, 2008 09:04:24 PM
The other day I decided to play with "Fried Glass," so I bought a bag of flat marbles from the dollar store and followed this tutorial (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=202515.0).  Next thing I know, I've got probably 50 fried marbles and no idea what to do with them.  And then I remembered a craft project I did in high school where we turned the flat marbles into pushpins!  So that's exactly what I did with my fried marbles!

Materials:
Acrylic paint and paint brush
Thumbtacks
Fried Marbles
Hotglue and hot glue gun

For Non-Fried Marbles:
Thumbtacks
Elmers glue
scissors
old magazines
hot glue and hot glue gun
flat bottomed marbles

I painted the tops of the thumbtacks pretty colors so that the tacky brass wouldn't show through (I just used a couple of coats of acrylic paint that I had laying around).  And then put a dollop of hot glue on the flat part of the marble and stuck the thumbtack in!  And voila!  A pushpin!  I love how the color comes through the fried glass!!
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o164/bkl1217/IMG_6445-1.jpg

I also made some pushpins with non-fried marbles and glued (with elmers glue) cut out patterns (pottery barn catalogues are great for these!) and glued them to the back of the marble, then hot glue dollop, then the thumb tack.


They're fantastic!  Look how many I made!!! LoL... I was seriously bored!  Tongue
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Chandelier painting on: May 21, 2008 10:34:04 AM
I think this is amazing!!!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Roadside Find on: May 19, 2008 07:33:45 PM
It's Apple Barrel brand paint (54 cents a bottle at wal mart!), color diva pink (lol)
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Roadside Find on: May 19, 2008 09:48:39 AM
I found a stool on the side of the road and knew that it would be perfect for my new little apartment!  So I stashed it in the car, drove it home, and began to decorate it (who wants a plain old stool when you can have a pretty stool?)

Here's the end result:

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