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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / photo box on: September 28, 2004 01:39:37 PM
ugly, boring photo box + denim, pink felt, and rhinestones = hooray for pretty photo box!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/sarcasmik/crafts/Mvc-548s.jpg
22  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / hollister coasters on: September 28, 2004 01:35:35 PM
i am so proud of these lol, even though they're pretty basic.  my sister just got some new furniture from ikea, and she's kinda anal about using a coaster on the tables.  the problem was that the only coasters she had were these hideous things that my uncle's wife's mom gave our mom for christmas.  so one day i was shopping in hollister and noticed those little booklets they give you to fill out when you get a hollister card.  they had some really pretty pictures of ocean waves, so i snagged a few to use for scrapbooking or decoupaging.  but when i got home i decided to make them coasters instead since they matched my sister's room so well.  here's the final product:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/sarcasmik/crafts/Mvc-551s.jpg

cute, huh?   Cheesy
23  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / stenciled binder on: September 28, 2004 01:30:43 PM
ok so this was attempt numero uno at stenciling.  since school was about to start when i did this, i used black paint on an old binder to see if i could spruce it up.  it may not be a work of art, but i think it looks good.

front:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/sarcasmik/crafts/Mvc-552s.jpg

writing:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/sarcasmik/crafts/Mvc-554s.jpg

back:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/sarcasmik/crafts/Mvc-555s.jpg
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / another mod podge problem on: September 18, 2004 09:22:19 PM
i thought mod podge would be the answer to all of my decoupaging problems, but i'm beginning to think i was wrong.  or i'm just a moron lol.

i'm trying to decoupage the front of a greeting card, but when i mod podge the pieces of magazine cut-outs to it, they buckle and wrinkle up.  is this because it's magazine paper?  if so, is there another product i can try that will work better?
25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / problem with marble magnets on: September 18, 2004 10:27:45 AM
i tried to make some of those simple (or so you would think) marble magnets last night.  i used page pebbles instead of marbles, though, as someone else on here suggested.  i used mod podge to adhere the pictures to the pebbles, and the magnets to the back.  but now some of the pictures are blurry.  i pulled one apart, and i think it's because the mod podge is still gummy where i glued the magnet to the back. 

was mod podge the wrong thing to use, or did i make some other rookie mistake along the way?
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / mod podge questions on: September 17, 2004 05:23:27 PM
i feel like a moron asking these questions, but i'm a complete newb at mod podge.  in fact, i just bought my first bottle today.  but when i got home i noticed that most of the back of the label is ripped off.  i can see that there is a tip for gluing together a puzzle written there, but i can't read the rest.  does someone love me enough to tell me about the other projects that are written there?  (it's the 8oz bottle, if it makes a difference.)

also, i am thinking about re-covering some coasters for my sister (she just bought a new table for her room that she's really excited about, and she's using these hideous coasters that she got for christmas from our uncle's wife's mother.).  will mod podge seal them enough to be completely waterproof?
27  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / chocolate soap? on: September 01, 2004 02:27:35 PM
i thought i stumbled across this like a week ago, but i can't find the thread now...

i'm looking for a step-by-step on making chocolate soap.  i'm trying to get some christmas gifts out of the way since i have alot to finish, and chocolate soap is absolutely perfect for my grandma - she's a chocolate FIEND.  anyway, i'm not that bright, not to mention i'm pretty new to crafting, so the instructions would have to be pretty specific for me to understand them.

help?
28  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / christmas is a'coming on: August 31, 2004 08:26:42 AM
(again, i wasn't sure where to post this, i hope this is the right place.)

i know most people don't get into christmas mode until thanksgiving, but i'm not most people so...  any ideas for fun, creative gifts for friends and family?  i know there's clothes, handbags, and photo albums/scrapbooks, but i've pretty much exhausted those categories.  i want something new or different, and i bet most of yall do too.  so...  ideas, anyone?
29  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / stencil resources on: August 27, 2004 10:36:28 AM
i was going to post this on the stenciling board, but there is a grand total of ZERO posts there, so i figured i wouldn't get a response.  i hope that's alright, i donno how strict things are here.

does anyone know of any websites where i can find good-quality stencils?  i'm not very good at making them, i have found out.
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / boas? on: May 28, 2004 09:57:35 PM
i've never posted here, but i thought it would be a good place to find a quick answer...  i'm trying to decorate my room, but i need some black or bright highlighter green boas to finish a few random diys.  problem is, nobody (and i mean nobody) carries those colors!  anybody know where i might find some?  *crosses fingers*
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