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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Course Catalog into Journal? on: February 04, 2008 08:39:06 AM
I received a pretty cool course catalog book from The Academy of Art Uni in SF, when I inquired about their photography program. Some of the pages have a fold out. Anyway, I am thinking of turning this into a journal. So, do I just journal on a piece of paper and glue it in the book? Do I remove some of the pages (It is a very thick book)? If I paint over some of the pages, what sort of paint should I use that would allow me to later write on the page? Any ideas or advice is greatly appreciated! TIA
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Woven Hearts? on: February 03, 2008 06:17:28 AM
Hello fellow Craftsters! I am looking for a tut on making woven hearts...two paper hearts and you somehow cut into them and then weave them together...? I am hoping one of you can help me! TIA
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Jewelry Site? on: January 05, 2008 02:26:50 PM
Okay, I tried a few searches and didn't come up with anything. So, all of you Craftster people who have been around for a while (a long while)...I was thinking that once upon a time there had been a post in which we shared our favourite crafty sites...anyway, I am thinking that is where I found the link to this awesome site that happened to be in maybe Chinese, but it had a bunch of cute jewelry ideas, designs, patterns. Anyone remember or know of a site that sounds like what I am referring to? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Foxy Mama! **Edited to fix photos!** on: January 05, 2008 01:27:38 PM
So, I took the Buy Handmade Pledge this year. Behold...the Best Christmas Gift EVER, or so my seestor thinks!

Anyway, there was a pattern for this somewhere online...knitty.com maybe? Being as I can't knit a whit, I improvised and came up with my own pattern for crochet. I used some great vintage buttons from my stash for the eyes and nose and in the original pattern, she didn't use white yarn for the tip of the tail, but I decided to, I think it makes it more distinctly foxy.
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Paper flowers? on: March 05, 2006 11:43:40 PM
Hi! I am wondering if anyone knows how to make paper flowers (roses, hydrangeas, tulips, lillies) from coffee filters? I would like too learn how to do this and I am hoping someone here has a tutorial. Thanks!
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Our invitations.. on: March 05, 2006 09:43:53 PM
Well, after one very long trip to Hobby Lobby, browsing some online invitation sites, checking out what some of you all have posted, a trip to Jo Ann Fabrics and another trip to Hobby Lobby...we finally decided what we wanted our invitations to look like. They are very simple, but nice looking, I think. Anyway, they are one-sided card stock, cream with a pearl cream border. We bought a Marquis/diamond pattern stamp, a funky heart stamp and a wedding themed stamp pack. I stamped the diamond pattern with gold ink, then the heart in walnut, as well as the words underneath, which read "and they lived happily ever after...". And I used a q-tip to fill in the heart with a tattered rose distressing ink, but I took a picture of this invitation before I did that part. Since it is just a single sided card, we bought some vellum and we will print the details out on these in a brown ink, after I do the wording and decide on the font, using Paint Shop Pro. Then, when those are all printed, I will use some scrapbooking glue to securely attach the vellum to the back side of the invitation, then I will use a hole punch to punch two holes above the diamond pattern and thread this really great yarn we found that basically has our wedding colours (pink, brown and champagne) in it and tie it on the front of the invites. I still have to do the matching RSVP cards. Our envelopes for the invites have "Once upon a time..." stamped on the flap in the walnut ink and the RSVP envelopes have "and they lived happily ever after..." stamped on the flaps in the walnut ink. I really think they turned out pretty good. I kept having all of these ideas, but I had to force myself from getting carried away. I didn't want them to be too much...or overdone, I guess. What do you think? I hope the pictures are clear enough, my digital camera isn't the best.
Here is the invitation...

and here are the envelopes...
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Earrings, most recent pair. on: February 22, 2006 05:51:06 AM
These are my most recent pair of earrings.The picture doesn't do them justice (how can a more expensive, higher megapixel Kodak take worse pictures than the cheaper, less megapixel Kodak camera? Please, someone explain this to me.) I wish you could see them more clearly. But, I think they're cute, don't you?

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Need Kitchen Redec. Help!?! on: February 18, 2006 01:30:09 PM
I am wanting to redo our kitchen, and I have the ideas in my head...well, then I was watching HGTV, like I always do, and the show was Divine Design, and I think it was like the opening credits or whatever, and there was like a flash of MY DREAM KITCHEN. Well, I have looked on the HGTV website, under Candace Olson's portfolio, and I can't find that kitchen anywhere!!! So, anyway...what I am wanting is like beadboard halfway up the walls, painted a distressed black finish, then paint red on the upper half of the walls, then paint the cabinets in the distressed black finish. I will leave countertops and floor as is, cause they are new. The design was inspired by a picture something similar to Le Chat du Noir, if anyone knows what that is...all I can say is something French inspired? Though not French Country, or whatever. Can anyone direct me to some further ideas to expand my design?
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Need help with Hair! on: February 07, 2006 10:39:45 AM
I will be getting my hair dreaded this coming Saturday, and now we've decided we are going to get married (no date yet). Well, now I am concerned about styles for my hair on my wedding day. Any ideas on how I can dress up my dreads, somehow make my hair elegant for the big day? I've decided that since I am finally getting to have a wedding (already married once, just did the vows at the Mayor's office, blah.), I want to do the whole dress-up thing, though I had previously envisioned something hippie and simple, I am hoping for elegant and simple.
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / WTH??? I am so dismayed. on: July 15, 2005 12:26:00 AM
So, the other day we want to rent a movie or two and what do I see when I walk in the door? A display full of felted monsters, called UGLY DOLLS. I was just so peeved that someone, somewhere in Corporate America would mass produce these little cuties. I know Hastings only exists in like Texas and the one lonely store in Indiana near where I live, but I am sure there are other stores selling these! Just like all the awesome HOMEMADE ones here. I looked on their site, but they don't have any shown there. Rrrr.
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