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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Quick and Easy Handmade Journal/Mixed CD ~ Sweetest Day Gift on: October 27, 2011 11:20:20 AM
A little late, but wanted to show off the gift I gave my husband-to-be for Sweetest Day.  We are getting married on January 28, 2012 and so I wanted to do something handmade that would mean a lot and yet not break the bank, so I came up with this.

I listened to a TON of songs and collected 14 that had the most meaning to me and related the most to our relationship.  I didn't include any wedding songs at all, because I'm going to do another mixed cd for our anniversary that includes wedding songs!  I took snippets of lyrics that meant the most and wrote them out on notebook paper.  I made them into a booklet journal of sorts by using scotch tape.  I then took those songs and put them into a mixed cd.  I included a letter in the front that served as his card, and then also included another card that just told about my hopes and dreams for us as a couple.  He really enjoyed it!








Thanks for looking!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Cricut Graduation Cards on: May 28, 2009 10:20:18 PM
So my mom and I just purchased a Cricut Expression and I used it tonight to whip up some cards for my students.  Friday is their last day of class before they graduate, so I made them cards and wrote messages inside them.

This is for my class of students with special needs.  I just kept the design simple and clean.  I used two different colors of cardstock and just reversed the designs.


Design 1.


Design 2.


Both designs side by side.


And finally all packaged up in their envelopes ready for delivery!


For this being my first time using a Cricut, it made it so quick and easy.  I literally took them off the cutting mat slapped on glue and they were done!  I was glad it didn't take too long, because I still have so many things to do before tomorrow for their graduation party. lol

3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Clay Ornaments on: December 16, 2007 01:44:04 PM
I'm a college student majoring in Human Services, and as a part of my requirements, I have a certain number of Practicums to do.  This is my last one before I start my Internship.  Technically my classes don't start till January 7, so all the time I've spent with the class so far is just volunteering, because I want to.  They're a local class that goes to a Technical high school, which teaches trades like Horticulture, Cosmetology, Masonry, etc. while they are juniors and seniors.  The class I've chosen to do my Practicum in is a Multi Disabilities class, full of 8 various special needs students.  There was a user on Live Journa's craftgrrl community who posted the recipe about the Arm & Hammer Play Clay, and I wanted to make some so bad!  I went to a local Menonnite store that has bulk supplies to buy the baking soda and cornstarch, so it ended up costing me about $ .50 to make an entire batch, and wrap them all up in the bags and tissue paper.  I worked on these 2 weeks ago, and finished the personalization, strings, and wrapping today.  I figured today was a perfect day since we've had just about a foot of snow fall since Saturday evening.  The personalization was done with a green Sharpie, and then I went over that with a glitter green gel pen.  It made it look like I used one of those expensive glittery paint pens!  I'm very happy with how they turned out.  I colored the batch green and made them into trees.  I sprinkled clear glitter on them all before they dried, so it looks like they have snowflakes on them. 





I also made some for the teachers and various other staff members I know from when I went to the school.  I can't wait to take them into everyone on Wednesday!  I'd definitely make these again next year, they were so quick and easy to do!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Fat Pride! My First Ever IOP! on: May 31, 2007 01:51:36 PM
So today I was feeling extra ambitious, so I decided to take a plain white tank top and turn it into something that really makes a statement.

The design was created and edited by myself.  I just adore the way it turned out.  And even though it's a little thing, I think it says a lot about Fat Acceptance!

Again, I just took a plain white men's tank top from Walmart and a sheet of Mead Iron-On Transfers.  The quote has been floating around in my head for a while.  I just wasn't sure what or how to incorporate it.


I didn't realize but my iron had dirt in the steam holes, from being out of use for a bit.  I sure hope those dots come off. 
My mom has some great color-safe bleach that gets anything off, so I'll have to try that.

And here I am modeling.  Don't I do a great job?!  Tongue



5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Patriotic Popsicle -- better known as a Bomb Pop on: May 06, 2007 05:19:51 PM
My contest entry is of a Bomb Pop.  I remember buying these from the ice cream man when I was little.  I loved how cool and refreshing they were on a hot day!  But more importantly, I loved the colors; red, white and blue.  Such a big meaning to a little girl.  I've always been very patriotic [still am], and today I still enjoy seeing these and how they remind me of the USA with those three important colors.  So, I dedicate my contest entry to my cousin David that is stationed in Iraq.  I love you and hope you come home safe!  Cry

This is a free-form crochet project.  No pattern at all.  I had a visual image in my head and just went with it.  I love how it turned out and I hope everyone else will as well.   Smiley

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/CONTEST%20ICONS/001.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/CONTEST%20ICONS/003.png

And here's what Miss Bomb Pop did today...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/CONTEST%20ICONS/002.png
She lounged out in the yard trying to get a tan, but she started melting, so I put her back in the freezer so she could come back and play another day!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / I'm Selling Address Labels.... on: April 21, 2007 03:33:51 PM
I'm starting to sell customized address labels, and I was wondering where my best bet is to start selling them online.

Thanks so much!  purplelipgloss@gmail.com
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crocheting Rugs on: March 10, 2007 07:04:18 AM
I want to crochet some rugs for my house, but unfortuately where I live we cannot get rug yarn. So what kind of yarn would you recommend using?

Thanks for any help. Oh, also, does anyone have any good rug patterns for crocheting?
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I Need Help Finding A Pattern - Crocheted Dog Sweaters on: November 04, 2004 12:02:44 PM
I'm interested in making my Mikey and my grandma's Roxie sweaters for Christmas.  I've looked through tons of websites, and all I find are knitted dog sweaters.  I've just learned to crochet, but I can do anything now, and I really wanted to try these.  If you have a pattern, that would help me out immensely.  Also, I need patterns for xsmall or small breed dogs.  Mikey is part beagle part springer spaniel and Roxie is a mini poodle.

I also forgot to mention exactly what I'm looking for.  I would prefer something that would cover their entire body and would have holes for their feet.  Something like a person's sweter, how it covers you fully front and back, but have the opening down towards the end, so they can go to the bathroom with 'easy access' for lack of a better word. lol. 

Thanks,
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Child's Hat And Scarf - My First Ever Crocheted Items! on: November 03, 2004 08:35:26 PM
I recently took a course at my public library on how to crochet.  I didn't really learn that much from it, I actually learned the most from what my mom and grandma taught me.  But anyways, our project was to make a hat and scarf for a child.  I used Red Heart 4ply Worsted Weight Yarn in a pink color.  It took one 8oz skein and I still had some left over.  

It took me a bit to get the hang of it.  Mom started my scarf for me, and did around 5 rows on it for me.  The hat I did all by myself.  I really think I ripped the hat out completely about 50+ times.  If it's not worth doing right, it's not worth doing at all in my book!  I knew I could get it.  And boy, it was such an awesome feeling when I was done and I could show off what I had done all on my own.

The hat and scarf were donated to a local Helpline in my community.  The items I donated will be given to a child that is less fortunate for Christmas.  That's what made it so neat for me.  Just to know how it would benefit someone else and they would be nice and warm this winter, all because of me.  Smiley

I took several pictures of the project, so here they are.
I even had a cute little model to show my project off  Cheesy

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/CRAFTINESS/MY%20FIRST%20CROCHETED%20ITEMS/S4200165.jpg
This is the full view of what my hat turned out like.  I did the hat all by myself.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/CRAFTINESS/MY%20FIRST%20CROCHETED%20ITEMS/S4200166.jpg
A view of the hat and scarf.  My mom helped me with the left side (the beginning), so that's why that side looks so good : )


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/CRAFTINESS/MY%20FIRST%20CROCHETED%20ITEMS/S4200168.jpg
Close up view of the hat and scarf to show the pattern.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/CRAFTINESS/MY%20FIRST%20CROCHETED%20ITEMS/S4200167.jpg
Close up view of the scarf to show detail.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/CRAFTINESS/MY%20FIRST%20CROCHETED%20ITEMS/S4200163.jpg
Silly boy, I told him to get the hat, so he goes and gets his leash!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/CRAFTINESS/MY%20FIRST%20CROCHETED%20ITEMS/S4200156.jpg
Doesn't the pink make his coloring look so nice?! lol


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/CRAFTINESS/MY%20FIRST%20CROCHETED%20ITEMS/S4200159.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/CRAFTINESS/MY%20FIRST%20CROCHETED%20ITEMS/S4200161.jpg
He finally sat still long enough to take some good pictures of him.  He's such a great model!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / One Of The Valentine's Presents For My Mother on: February 10, 2004 12:27:50 PM
First off, I'm a newbie *waves hi to everyone*.  This would be my first ever post.  I love crafty forum sites, so pm me if you know of anymore!

::Onto the project::
*Previously posted over at LJ*
Since my dad got laid off, I didn't want to go out and spend money on something, like candy or flowers for my mom.  Since after they are gone, there is really nothing left to show for it.  I decided to do something crafty, that she will love, and she will have for a long time to come.  I took an AOL tin, and altered it, and added some marble magnets inside.  I've messed with the marble magnets before, but this is actually the first time, anything productive has come out of my testing around.

All supplies were bought at Michaels, except the colored glue was bought at Meijer's.
I had leftover glass marbles when I bought them on sale, a while back.  I bought some e600 craft adhesive, and some paint.  The paint I used was a combination of Electric Pink and Barnyard Red.  This was acrylic paint.  The images were taken from Martha Stewart Living, Rite Aid's sale flyer, and Kipp Bros Catalog.  That was it.  The magnets, I had at home on the fridge.  They are pretty thin, like the business card type you see a lot.  I added a silver metallic Sharpie heart outside, and a message inside.  I added the word LOVE with a Elmer's 3D Glue Tube in Primrose, which turned out kinda purpley/fuschia.  Once I put everything together, this is how it turned out:
http://img3.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/Craftyness/VDay/01.jpg
This is the shot of the outside

http://img3.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/Craftyness/VDay/04.jpg
Here is what the front and back looks like

http://img3.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/Craftyness/VDay/05.jpg
The front and a bit of the inside

http://img3.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/Craftyness/VDay/03.jpg
Here's what the inside looks like.  The inside message says "Happy Valentine's Day Mom! Love, Katy"

http://img3.photobucket.com/albums/v12/katebug48/Craftyness/VDay/02.jpg
A close-up of all the magnets.  
The first and second row are all various hearts.  The third row are random words like "LOVE", "I LOVE YOU" and "LOVE ME".  The fourth row are Conversation Hearts, A Cupid and Some Hearts, and A Random Heart

The marbles I bought were really cheaply clearenced = like fity cents.  They were really mis-shapen, and not 1/2" that I usually work with.  I use a 1/2" circular hand punch, to cut out the images.  Because the images were smaller, than the nugget, it left some clear area sticking out.  I thought this was very unattractive, and I didn't like it.  I just covered around the excess area with the Sharpie marker in silver metallic, and it worked like a charm.

So what do you all think of this?  I'm very pleased with it, and I know mom will be very excited as well!
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