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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Re: finished cheap pages on: July 17, 2007 09:16:26 PM
i love it!! i read your post before i looked at the actual page and all i could think of was big blobs of neon pink and yellow and green... but i love it! seriously, i love simple scrapbook pages so much more than fancy-pants ones... oh well, just my opinion : )
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: cuttlebug vs.Criket (sp)vs sizex cutters on: July 15, 2007 01:24:11 PM
they are not discontinuing the sizzix dies. i just redid the sizzix section at the joanns i work for.. there aren't as many dies as we had before.. but there are a lot of new ones. also, we stopped selling the large sizzix machine and we're now carrying the side kick and the big side kick which i believe are more or less the same, just lighter weight : )

as for which one to use, i can't really help you there.. i hear that the cricut machine is awesome.. but i've never been able to buy one myself... farrrr too expensive for me!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: sorry...somehow managed to make the same post twice. on: July 01, 2007 08:05:55 PM
i love it!! such great colors.. and i loooooooooove lion brand yarn.. especially landscapes (its just so cheap yet not too cheap feeling!!)

great job!!
4  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Simplicity 3885- Jessica McClintock dress on: July 01, 2007 08:00:29 PM
thanks for all the comments!!

this is my first post of any of my work and it makes me so happy that everyone likes it : )
5  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Simplicity 3885- Jessica McClintock dress on: June 30, 2007 09:25:17 PM
After taking my boyfriend to my two proms, I made him promise me that he would take me to his. When I made him promise me this though, I didn't think about how I would get money to buy a new dress (because of course I couldn't wear one of my old dresses!!).

One day though, I was working (at Jo-Anns) and found this amazing raspberry-purple silk that was clearance for $9/yard.. ON SALE 75% OFF!! This brought it down to like 2 dollars and something a yard.... and all I could think of was prom dress!! Oh yeah, did I mention that there was a coordinating silk that was something like $6/yard on sale for 75% off too? Shawl, anyone?

I wasn't completely thrilled with the outcome (I finished about a half hour before prom). The pattern was really easy.. but since I lost a bit of weight just after I made a muslin of the dress but just before the prom, I didn't have much time to alter the final dress. Thats all right, I got a lot of compliments and it did it's job.

I would definitely recommend this pattern. It worked up fairly fast. I didn't really have any complaints whatsoever about it!!


front view

side view.. I'm not sure what the deal with this face is though.

(I apologize if the pictures are too big.. this is my first photo post and I'm not sure how to make them smaller!!)
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Clock-yes it works on: May 30, 2007 08:27:12 PM
love it!!! i think i have a new project idea!! : )
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: music notes skirt on: May 28, 2007 05:20:09 PM
thats so great!!

i work at joanns and sold a girl that same fabric the other day. she was planning on making a jumper. i thought she was crazy, but i love the way that the notes look from far away... they look ultra cute close up too! Smiley

good job!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: painting a bulletin board on: May 23, 2007 07:53:08 PM
i'm not sure if you have your heart set on painting it, but for my design board, we (my mother and i) have white flannel. it holds the quilt up perfectly..

just some flannel and some spray adhesive and you're good to go!

sorry, i just realized that i absolutely did NOT answer your question... i'm not sure about paint. it doesn't seem to me that the latex paint would stay on the oil based primer... could you get a piece of cork and test it out?

sorry again for my lack of knowledge... but again, flannel = fabulous!
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: iron-on transfer to a canvas? on: May 20, 2007 05:48:29 PM
that sounds like a good idea!! i might try to do the photo transfer in color and then print the photo on tracing paper in black and white... hmm, oh the ideas!

thanks a lot!
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / iron-on transfer to a canvas? on: May 19, 2007 08:53:36 PM
for a gift, i wanted to make a photo montage of sorts on a canvas. i had thought about printing onto tracing paper and then modge-poding it onto the canvas, and then i ran across this thread.

do you think that i could print out a picture on transfer paper and then iron it onto the canvas? has anyone tried this?

thanks for any help!!  Grin
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