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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Fall-themed place holders: laminating autumn leaves! (big photos) on: November 29, 2010 01:53:50 PM
So beautiful! It reminds me of collecting leaves as a child and putting them in books to press them. The color never stayed. I am curious to see how long the color stays.

Here I am with an update! After a little more than a month and a half, the only leaves that still have some color left are the red ones. I wonder why....the other ones started turning brown after 10 days or so, and they became pretty ugly! The red leaves are turning a little brown too.

So I guess the best use for the laminated leaves is as decoration for a dinner table, as long as they are made not too long before  Smiley They do look so beautiful when they are "freshly" laminated, and I'd say they hold well for minimum a week.
2  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Easy Baking: Soft baked Chocolate Chip with Oats Cookies on: October 24, 2010 05:45:34 AM
they look so good! do you know if I can use regular oatmeal flakes instead? thank you  Smiley
baking = cooking right? haha ... i guess you can.

so did anyone try this recipe at all? i'm thinking of adding cinnamon to it the next time i bake it.

Yes, I made them on Friday, and they are really good - I like that they are not too sweet.  Cheesy
3  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Easy Baking: Soft baked Chocolate Chip with Oats Cookies on: October 19, 2010 12:35:42 PM
they look so good! do you know if I can use regular oatmeal flakes instead? thank you  Smiley
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lime green/purple leopard dresser refresh on: October 13, 2010 02:18:58 PM
Awesome!!!! I love the colors, I LOVE tacky!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Fall-themed place holders: laminating autumn leaves! (big photos) on: October 13, 2010 02:14:34 PM
I think they're great! You could stick them to the window or make a little mobile out of them :-)
This is another great idea  Smiley it would be fun to make it using leaves made out of different materials as well, like fabric or paper...
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Fall-themed place holders: laminating autumn leaves! (big photos) on: October 13, 2010 01:48:43 PM
Gorgeous! Love fall leaves, but the problem is always preserving the colour. I have laminated other organic materials i.e. flower petals and the colours always faded in a matter of days. Wish there was a way to preserve them indefinitely but I have not found it yet  Undecided

I would love to laminate flowers...too bad the color doesn't last. Do you have any photos of the laminated flowers? i thought about laminating lichens, too  Wink
but I will definitely re-post photos of the leaves in a couple of weeks!


And yes, laminators are kind of expensive, but luckily we found ours at the recycling center,yeah! this is actually my first project with it  Smiley   
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Fall-themed place holders: laminating autumn leaves! (big photos) on: October 10, 2010 01:09:34 PM
great idea. i too would love to know how long they last.
they would make great book marks.

the pretty red one looks like some sort of japanese maple.

LOVE the idea of making bookmarks! Thanks Erbeerblau, I didn't even think about it. :-)
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Challenge 2: White Trash Beer Soaps-Ginger Bergamot-Recycled Packaging on: October 10, 2010 10:18:03 AM
I love the soaps!! great job on the packaging, too :-)
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Featured Member--mcook72677 on: October 10, 2010 10:14:57 AM
Nice post! I love the rug too...And the soaps looks amazing.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Fall-themed place holders: laminating autumn leaves! (big photos) on: October 10, 2010 10:11:35 AM
Hi Blackie.sage, yes this is all experimental...I guess I'll re-post in a month from now with the results. And as for the the red leaf, I'm not sure what tree that is, but I'm planning to find the name for all the leaves :-)
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