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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / temporarily papering a wall? on: May 20, 2010 08:30:57 AM
Monday's my first (paper) anniversary with DH and I'm planning on running this beautiful image from one of his favorite games through the rasterbator and putting it up on the wall behind his desk:

http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/wallpapers/Okami/item85817/

I'm not going to be going *huge*, probably about 4x7 (for a total of 28 pages big - if he likes it I plan on promising to cover a wall w/ it once we finally get into a house)

Anyway I was just wondering if anyone has any experience putting something like this up on a wall temporarily (we rent).  I know I could just go w/ double sided tape, but I'm curious if there's a better method out there.
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Bachelor Party T-shirt on: April 21, 2009 01:47:48 PM
So my future husband's friends are kidnapping him on Friday night (shh, its a surprise... good thing he doesn't ever read craftser ; p) to take him to VIRGINIA (we live in upstate NY) for a Video Games Live Concert.  I decided I *had* to make him a t-shirt that announced to everyone "I'm getting married" and increase his chances of getting called up on stage for one of their interactive segments.


incidentally... it is really hard to put a veil on a chain chomp  Wink
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / centerpieces of strife on: February 25, 2009 07:18:12 AM
Ok, our centerpieces are seriously referred to as that around here : p 

So I'd planned to make the centerpieces for my May wedding myself.  after seeing this:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2115/2269982984_11c275b400_o.jpg

I bought ten of these:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10122987

Well, we went to make our "final arrangements" with the reception hall last week, and apparently, not only do they need any centerpieces we're making to be delivered a week before the wedding (ruling out anything alive, like plants) they will charge us $150 to put anything on the tables that is more complicated than just plopping them down (they don't want to have to unpack or set anything up)

::siiiiiiiiiiiigh::  Does anyone have any ideas for what I can do with these lanterns that 1)can survive a week sitting in my reception hall and 2) doesn't require any setup?

I'm seriously so close to calling the florist...   Cry
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / impossible stencil?? on: December 15, 2008 02:22:43 PM
Last year I made a t-shirt for my sister that had her grumpy cat, Nobu, on it:



This year I wanted to make my sister in law a tshirt with this picture of her mopey dog, Lola, on it:



but for some reason I can't get the image right!  I've been playing w/ Gimp for 2 hours now and can't seem to get something I think will stencil well.  Is this picture just too complicated? 
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Cake topper woe on: July 09, 2008 06:39:59 AM
Mans would I love to have these mii cake toppers at our wedding: http://www.miisculptures.com/

But they are just not in the budget : (  Any insight as to how hard they'd be to make or what materials to use?  I'm thinking polymer, but I have zero experience w/ it...
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Colors/theme for a May wedding? on: March 29, 2008 08:43:14 PM
So the fiance and I have decided that it would make the most sense for us to tie the knot in May '09.  I originally had my heart set on a fall wedding, but nursing school does not seem like it wants to let that happen ; p 

We're thinking about doing a brunch reception (the wedding has to be on a Sunday for religious reasons and I can stuff myself and my guests silly on french toast, bagels and lox, and mimosa's and still save big $$ Wink ) I have so many neat ideas/things to craft but I'm really really struggling with colors!  I have no ability to tell which colors look good together and am making myself cross eyed staring at little colored squares trying to picture what they'll look like on dresses/flowers/invitation/everywhere!  I'd really like to avoid some of the more... um pastel colors associated with spring, but would still like a bright/airy feel.  I'd like to have a sort of garden/country look to the whole shindig.

So far these are the two color blobs I like the best:


(inspired by kitkabbit's gorgeous bouqet - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=53280.msg1307479;topicseen#msg1307479 )  I used this awesome palette generator (http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/colors.php )that extracts colors from photos and then tinkered with the color levels in the gimp until I was happy

Are these too dreary?  Any ideas on a third coordinating color (perhaps some shade of green?)

(edit because once you start to share your planning details with craftsters its really hard to stop ^_^)

Here's my ring (teehee):

And what will most likely be my dress:
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Gift for new neighbor with new baby? on: March 18, 2008 03:28:40 PM
So, my fiance and I just moved in to a new building and the neighbor downstairs just had a new baby.  My fiance and his friends introduced themselves by way of a VERY loud rock band party last Saturday night when I was out of town ::siiiigh::

I'm thinking about bringing a small token of apology/hi, we just moved in/congrats on the new baby, but I'm not sure what would work.  So what would all you lovely craftsters with new little-uns appreciate from a new neighbor who-usually-isn't-that-loud-and-is-very-sorry-about-all-the-racket? (aside from some peace and quiet of course >_< )

 I can knit/stencil and bake, I'm leaning towards baking or cooking them something, but I really don't know!
8  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Challah braiding ^_^ on: February 22, 2008 04:59:15 PM
I found an amazing video online on how to do the 6 braided Challah and thought I would share since a) I've been battling w/ my challah braiding for a while and this video was the key for me to finally understanding how to do it.  b)My result tonight was so pretty!! ^_^

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22p3wIHLupc

Bread: Grin
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help! (with knitter's bible pattern ; ) on: February 12, 2008 07:42:31 PM
So i got myself some *gorgeous* cashmere/silk merino (yay for having a sister working at Webs! ^_^) to make the "in a twist" wristwarmers from the Knitter's Bible Knitted Accessories book.  I'm not quite the sharpest crayon in the box when it comes to reading patterns sometimes and am mega-confused!  It has a 12 row cable panel on the side and the pattern starts you out by knitting 2 foundation rows and the explicitly states how to knit the next 4 rows incorporating the first 4 rows of the cable panel.  The next line says

"These 4 rows form rib and set cable panel.  Beg with row 5 of cable panel, patt 22 more rows ending with row 10 of cable panel."

So here's my question... does this mean I should repeat only rows 5-12 of the cable panel for the next 22 rows?  When I do the math thats the only way 22 more rows can end with row 10 of the cable panel... so I knit it that way, but my cable doesn't look right!  I might be crazy but its not doing the nifty little twist that's pictured.    Huh
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / creative engagement announcement? on: December 19, 2007 07:42:38 AM
Hi wedding board craftsters!  My boyfriend proposed on Monday night, so expect to see me around here a lot in the next 10-22 months ^_^

Anyway, I've decided to wait until I go home next weekend for Christmas to tell my parents/extended family and my brother has insisted I come up with an imaginative way to announce the engagement at our Christmas Eve party (since "everyone, we have an announcement" sets off everyone's 'they're getting married' alarms ; p)

I'd like to give my mom a present during our big gift exchange that somehow told her I'm engaged.  So far all I've got is maybe a picture of me and my fiance and "the rock" or maybe a bottle of champagne with a note... 

Anyone have any great/crafty ideas??
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