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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Color Match Help Needed on: June 09, 2010 11:22:04 AM

I am in need of advice. I recently moved to the east coast in a friend's house and was given a small room to call my own. I love my room but it is small and therefore decorating has been difficult for me. Also, my walls are a light violet color (which I looooove) but I am having problems deciding what colors to use in my room because of it. I was thinking a darker purple color and teal would be a nice combination but I'm trying to figure out if that would look well with the walls. When I attempt to catch the color of the walls, it doesn't work well but this picture (found on google) is very similar to the color of my walls if not the same color.

Also, what is now my room used to be a small office. I am having trouble making an attractive room with the space I have. Does anyone know of any good sites that could show me pictures of pretty bedrooms in small spaces? Or if you have any advice on how to work with a small bedroom that would be great too. I have a twin size bed and a dresser among other pieces of furniture and I'm thinking of turning the dresser around (it is currently flush with the wall and using the back of it as a headboard but the problem there is putting it in a place where I could still access the dresser. Tis confusing.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Help On Treasure Bottle Necklaces on: December 21, 2006 03:36:08 PM

I'm making last minute Christmas presents for two friends of mine and need some help. I wanted to make treasure bottle necklaces for them and myself. Sort of as a best friends type necklace dealie. I have the basic idea and the bottles, but have no idea how to secure the bottles. The bottles I have are from skybluepink and have a stopper in the top with a hole in it so you can easily thread them on a necklace. Example picture here: http://www.skybluepink.com/images/smallbottles3.jpg. Mine are vial D.

The stopper seems pretty secure but what I'd like to do is somehow add a ring around the bottle neckitself and string that on the necklace instead. Any ideas? I thought tying a loop around the neck and adding a jump ring. Is that a good idea? If I did that I would make sure the ring was tight against the bottle. Does anyone else have any ideas? I can't make my own metal rings or finding but I can spring for something that will help if it's inexpensive. Thanks in advance!

-- Lissi
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Harry Potter Swap Round 6 on: April 23, 2006 04:37:52 PM
I know that round 5 is still going on but I just wanted to create this and see if we could drum up interest for a round 6. I am kicking myself for missing the round 5 signups and I'd kill to be part of a round 6.

So, would anyone else be interested at all?

-- Lissi
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Cigar Box Purse Questions on: March 19, 2006 03:56:50 PM
I've made two cigar box purses in the past and both times I had some problems. So I was hoping to get some feedback.

01) Paint - What paint do you use when covering the cigar box? I used Acrylic in the past but the top would stick to the bottom even when air dried first before being closed. Do you use a different paint or do you have another way of avoiding this issue? Would house paint work and not be as sticky?

02) Protecting paint and art - What do you use to protect your art and paint jobs? Would a coat or two of polyurethane (sp?) protect decoupaged paper on the box? I don't want the purse to be ruined if I get caught in a surprise storm.

Also, any tips that you have would be wonderful. I will be using sandpaper first (I did on the last ones as well) and then painting my base coat and then using a sponge technique to actually paint the box.

-- Lissi
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Simple Spring Fling Cards on: March 12, 2006 11:37:51 AM
I made these cards as a gift for someone in a kawaii swapping group that I am in. I think they came out well =)
Very simple and very easy to make, but lots of fun and I think they are cute!
Let me know what you think =)


Sorry for the crappy quality of the picture. My cam sucks.

-- Lissi

Oh! This was my inspiration: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83778.0
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Condom Compact on: February 27, 2006 05:37:09 PM
I was surfing the net as usual and came across this: http://www.justincaseinc.com/ It's a compact with a "hidden compartment" for condoms.

I know that this is the purse section but since this would go in your purse I figured it was appropriate and that there would be someone out there who could figure out how to make their own =)

-- Lissi
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Creative Wedding Invitations on: February 23, 2006 07:20:05 PM
I found this site awhile ago and have used their ideas as inspirations on my own hello and thank you cards and I noticed they had a wedding section. If you have not visited Impress Rubber Stamps, check them out now. They have so many wonderful ideas.

Wedding Cake Card using Border Punches:

Cherry Blossom Invitation:

Rose Branch Invitation:

And they have some cute ideas for bridal showers, save the date cards and even wedding favors.

-- Lissi
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Still Trying To Tie The Knot! on: February 23, 2006 06:09:25 PM
Almost a year ago I posted here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32504 that we were planning a December wedding. However, December has come and gone and we are still not married. There are many reasons. One main one is that I spent the last half of the year sick. I'd get better and get worse. Now I'm all better. (It was virus that wouldn't leave). Anyway, now we have a new date and are making new plans.

Our new date: May 20th 2007 (our 8th anniversary).

Our theme: Ain't That A Kick (as in the Dean Martin song)

Location: Probably Templar's Hall in Poway

Guests: We are having no more than 50 people. Family and close friends.

Colors: Baby blue, baby purple (like a lilac color) and silver

Flowers: Calla Lillies preferably. Worse comes to worse, carnations and mums. Mainly in white but some carnations may be dyed blue to match the wedding colors. (I already know not to mention wedding when visiting a florist)

Jewelry: Minimal. I am having my bracelet made: http://smudgedproducts.livejournal.com/5622.html#cutid1. It's called the Eliza and the beads will be in our wedding colors. I'm thinking of ordering earrings to match as well.

Wedding Clothes: He's wearing a gray afternoon suit and I will be wearing a platinum colored semi formal dress. No clue on style yet. That will be decided on soon.

Need Help On:

Invitations: Will be handmade by me but still need to work something into the theme I can't draw a straight line to save my life. Can anyone suggest a free image place that might have some cure ideas that works with the theme? Maybe a 50's retro idea?

Favors: I will be handmaking them all. For the women I can easily make handmade soaps and roll on colognes and maybe some edible body powder. No clue what to do for men. Or I may just do one thing for everyone. Completely open to any and all ideas.

Food and Drinks: The hall we are thinking of using allows alcohol but you have to pay and arm and a leg for it. Plus, we're not big drinkers anyway. So I'm thinking mock martinis and the like to fit in with the theme. Plus we can always go to a bar afterwards. But food is another story. We can't afford a caterer. At least not one that charges $20 a head, and they pretty much all do. So, what's a way around that? Deli platters? Most of the people don't live here so pot luck is nearly impossible. I'd love to cater but unless our guests chip in we can't. And it's too tacky to ask everyone for $20 for food, isn't it? I'm open to suggestions!

Thank you in advance! I'd love to hear your ideas =)
-- Lissi

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Glitter tips and how to's on: January 28, 2006 05:31:02 PM
I apologize in advance if this should go somewhere else but i wasn't sure where to put it.

Glitter is wonderful. I love glitter. But at the same time, it's a pain in my ... well, you all know where it's a pain.

Anytime I add glitter to a card or something, I always shake off the excess and then leave it alone for a day or two. But any time I pick it up after that, the glitter keeps shaking off. Does anyone have any tips to stop this?

Also, what is your favorite way to use glitter? Do you prefer glitter shakers or glitter glue?

-- Lissi
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Valentine's Gift for Music Lovers (idea inside) on: January 12, 2006 07:30:41 PM
I have no clue how original this idea is but it seriously hit me last night like a ton of bricks. Anyway, if you like this idea, please feel free to use it and post your ideas and pictures if you actually do this.

So my fiance is an almost 25 year old (bday tomorrow) music lover. He seriously loves music. All kinds, all eras. And I wanted to make him a vday gift that he would actually like. And it hit me.

Love Songs through the Ages.

The idea is to create several cd's filled with love songs all the way from the 40's til now. I will be creating cd sleeves and labelling each one with it's one title, and then I plan to package them in a nice box if I can find that one that will work.

Here are some song ideas I have had:
01) Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
02) That's Amore - Dean Martin
03) Chances Are - Johnny Mathis
04) Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
05) Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
06) All I Need - Jack Wagner (sigh)
07) Hello - Lionel Richie
08) Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen
09) Lost on the Moon - Duncan Sheik
10) I'm Confessin (That I Love You) - Brenda Lee
11) Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O' Conner
12) In the Mood - Glenn Miller
13) Deliver Me - Sarah Brightman
14) Ain't That A Kick - Dean Martin

And of course, I have loads more. Feel free to mention any older 40's 50's staples. And feel free to come up with your own ideas for this one =)

-- Lissi
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