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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Photobook subject?? on: June 18, 2010 12:56:56 PM
I recently bought a credit to print a photobook- but am not sure what topic/subject to do it. Please help!

My choices/ideas:

- My studies in Egypt
- My studies in France
- General: Friends & Family
- Childhood
- Relationship
- College

The one dilemma I have with doing either of my studies abroad is that I also saved a lot of papers etc from that and think it may be better suited to a traditional scrapbook, where I can incorporate that.

Honestly, what I have the most pictures of is my relationship with my boyfriend, since we traveled to Boston, NY etc... still I am wondering if that would be prudent, and what everyone else here would recommend?

Thanks so much!
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Opinions on Obama stencil?? on: March 07, 2008 09:25:01 AM
I bought a blue hoodie to stencil with something Obama inspired. I had considered doing a face like http://www.spraypaintstencils.com/a-zlistings/barack-obama-image.gif. Now though, I'm thinking I will just do the logo.
For reference, the logo looks like this:

 or this:

So, QUESTION: Because the hoodie is blue, should I paint the entire circle white first (like the first)? OR should I just paint the inside white like the second logo?

Also, the hoodie I'm using is a zip-up, so I was thinking I'd put Obama '08 on one side on the front, and the logo on the back.

Any help or advice would be seriously appreciated!!
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Johnny Depp Pirate Pillowcase on: July 23, 2005 11:14:46 AM
Since my friend loves Johnny Depp I decided to make her a johnny depp themed gift for her birthday. I made her this bag and to go with it I also gave her a pillowcase. I bought the pillowcase already made and ironed on the picture. My printer completely messed up the first time, so I had a useless image on my beautiful transfer paper. Sad I switched printers and it came out decent so I ironed it on. Since it was completely black it didn't really matter how long I ironed it, which was quite nice, unlike my first try Here are the pics

And a close-up,

Also, the pillowcase is wrinkled, not the transfer in the second picture.

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / I Heart Johnny Depp Jordy on: July 23, 2005 11:05:16 AM
My friend loves Johnny Depp, so for her birthday I decided to make her a Johnny Depp themed gift. I made this bag out of magazine clippings from People magazine's list of 50 sexiest men alive (or something like that). It's inspired by this bag. The pictures are a bit blurry because I took them in a rush- I had in fact already packaged the gift and had to take it out to take the pics. Anyways- here it is,

And some blurry close-ups

Since it's a jordy I had to pull it through the hole and it wrinkled the big picture, but in person it doesn't look quite so wrinkly. Also on the big picture of Johnny there are some stripes on the side, thus the lining fabric's stripes. Oh and I made her a Johnny Depp pirate pillowcase to go with it.
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Twister shirt- first try at transfer paper on: June 26, 2005 12:46:36 PM
After hearing so many great things about Avery dark transfers I decided to give it a try. I got my image from a twister game mat. The front got really screwed up and dark. I had assumed that after peeling the tissue it would be white and shiny, but no.

So here's the image:

The back:

The back's fine because I did it after the front and turned down the heat. In hindsight I should have done the back first..

So that's my first try at transfer paper.. I think the front got messed up because it was too hot.. Any suggestions for improving my next attempt?
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Paint Chip Wallet on: June 18, 2005 10:48:35 PM
After seeing the ad for Nara's original paint chip wallet in Readymade, I searched on craftster, and low and behold, I found Jesser's paint chip wallet with awesome tutorial, I decided to try my hand at it.

Luckily we had an entire book of paint chips from when we painted our house:

So I ripped out a few pages, sliced them and sewed them together... BUT I made it too small and since the inside wasn't lined I couldn't put money in easily. Oh- and I forgot to make a pocket for cards. So that was sad...

After that I tried it again, this time I made two rectangles, not just one big folded rectangle. I lined the inside of each with masking tape and I remembered the card pockets. Much better AND functional!

I added ribbon on the side too, so I can tie it shut.

Please excuse the hugeness of my pics and my fingers in them Smiley

ETA: a pic of it closed

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Cat Contraption! (pic heavy) on: June 11, 2005 11:47:58 PM
Well, I always wanted to buy one of those cool cat scratching trees for my cats, but they were too expensive. My dad said he could make one himself.. so that's what we did! Initially I had planned to help out a lot, but it ended up being me designing it and getting the materials with my mom and him making it (though I did sit with him when he did Smiley). It was very inexpensive and totally worth it!

The materials were lumber, carpet, a cardboard tube (usually used for cement pouring), stapler gun, nails, sisal rope, and lots of hot glue. We've had it for quite a long time now and we've replaced some of the carpet on one of the bottom legs because the cats scratched it so much, but otherwise no problems. If I did it again though, I wouldn't put on any sisal rope because my cats don't scratch it, it's rather expensive, and it's hard to keep tightly rolled on. The cats, Rudy and Riley, love it and are always playing/sleeping on it. Anyways, here are the pics:


By the looks of this pic we should probably replace it again



full shot

Rudy on it

Rudy on it again

Riley on it

You can see how much they love it! Cheesy Enjoy!
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Lean on Me...Bohemian Rhapsody stencils on: May 27, 2005 07:31:13 PM
Well after finding out what stenciling was via this board I decided to try my hand at it. I didn't have any shirts or fabric paint available initially so I just stenciled on some little canvases I had left over from a project. The first one is of Bill Withers  and the other is of Queen, as from this post. Here are the pics:

Bill Withers Stencil


Queen stencil


And after getting fabric paint and taking one of my sister's old tees, Bill Withers again:


Sorry it's upside down.

I haven't really finished the Queen one, I'm gonna add their name to the bottom. As for the shirt I think I'm gonna add some text, as you can see I smudged some fabric paint on the shirt accidentally and I'd like to cover it up. My friend told me that she was against me putting "lean on me" on it... and my sister was simply freaked out that I had a huge face on my shirt..

Anyways, any suggestions for text on the shirt or comments would be appreciated.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / From Necktie to Belt on: April 17, 2005 07:29:20 PM
Ok, so this is my first post Smiley I've been hanging around for a bit just looking at everyone's cool stuff-- it's all so amazing!
Anyways I saw these belts and decided to make one of my own

So, after my father refused to sacrifice any of his ties because he was too sentimentally attached, I turned to my grandfather for help- who was kindly willing. Thus, here is the original tie in all its glory:

I made all of the width equal to the neck part and then sewed on d-rings I bought at JoAnn's:

Here it is being worn:

Overall the belt cost about 80 cents (the price of the d-rings, 4 in a pack for $1.59). Also, you can't really see but there is stiching all around the edges.

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