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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Guys. I need help. Please. *Wedding Scrapbook* on: January 02, 2013 08:44:22 PM
Hi everyone,

Last June I was the Maid of Honor in my best friend's wedding. For the happy couple's firat anniversary I wanted to give them a scrapbook of their wedding.

I did a pretty good job stealing things from the wedding (napkins, bubble wands, etc). We made all of the invitations and programs ourselves, so I have those as well. I also have access to her professional photos.

Unfortunately, I am a terrible terrible scrapbooker-person. It all looks so nice in my head. Then it looks like complete junk in real life.

All I'm looking for are some simple layout examples. So if you know anywhere that might showcase a simple how-to I would really appreciate it.

I'm currently looking on Pinterest and scrapbooksetc.com. But everything seems overly doo-daa-ed...if you know what I mean.

My major problem is always that I can only be crafty if I have a detailed set of instructions to follow or a picture that I can recreate....so I'm in trouble.

If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / So...600 Squares Later.... A Lap Quilt on: March 06, 2009 12:44:19 PM
So my friend's birthday is coming up soon and this year I decided to try and make her a lap quilt. She really likes bright colors, so I chose a bunch of reds, yellows, oranges, pinks, and whites. I was thinking of Starburst parctically the whole time I was sewing. I cut the fabrics up into 2 inch squares, and used over 600 of them. Anyway, here it is:

It ended up as 45 inches by 35 inches, and is a little wonky in places, but I still think it's cute. Here's close ups of some of the fabrics I used:

And here's all the ties on the back, done in a light pink embroidery thread:

Thanks for looking, and comments would be appreciated, thanks!

---Whoops, I don't know why some of the pictures are kind of pixelated, sorry.
3  COOKING / Dessert / It looks so easy on tv...[fairly img heavy] on: August 30, 2008 01:25:44 PM
Ok, so my friend decided that she wanted to make her boyfriend a Super Mario birthday cake this year.  We looked on the internet to get (aka copy) ideas and this is what we came up with: [ps- please have a little pity because we're newbies to crazy cakes and fondant(which seems so much easier to use on television)]

FIRST LAYER: (our favorite part)

FRONT: (he's a little lumpy)

BACK: (um, super lumpy)


And our extra mix became little mushrooms:

Comment appreciated, and thanks for looking!

4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / T-Shirt Quilt #427 on: June 24, 2008 11:00:05 AM
   I know so many people have made amazing t-shirt quilts, but I'm proud of mine and I wanted to share it too. Smiley  I finished this a while ago, but I never got around to taking pictures of it until today.  It's 48 t-shirts sewn together with a full-size black sheet as the backing, and because I like thin blankets I only put one sheet in the middle instead of batting. And now, the feature presentation... 

Whole thing:

The Xs I put in the corners to tack everything together:

And a corner, because I'm proud that they look decent, lol:

Thanks for looking!! 
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My First (sort-of) Quilt on: April 06, 2007 02:12:53 PM
    Ok, so I know it isn't techinically a quilt because I didn't actually quilt it, but I did piece it together. I made it as a gift for my friend's upcoming birthday. It's my first big sewing project and I'm ridiculously proud of it.
    I knew that I wanted it to be based on The Nightmare Before Christmas, and I ended up using these two posts as inspiration:



And here's what I came up with:

Jack's side-

Sally's side-

And these are two pillowcases I decorated as well (I had to throw Zero in somewhere)-

Sorry this is so long, but thanks for looking!

PS- I got all the stencils from Stencilry.

6  COOKING / Dessert / Fondant? on: November 09, 2006 01:35:29 AM
Ok, so I love to make and decorate cakes (whether or not I'm good at it is another story). And the last time I made a cake I used cut-out fondant shapes to decorate it. I think it came out good, but no one ate the fondant, because it was...gross. I thought it would taste like sugar, but it wasn't sweet at all.
    You are supposed to eat it, right? I was wondering if anything could be added to make it taste better? I love the way it looks, so I would like to continue working with it - but not if it doesn't taste good.
   I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions.
   Thanks so much.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New Earrings! on: July 25, 2006 07:54:47 PM
I made these earrings last night, I love the little hummingbirds!

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Goofy Pillow on: July 23, 2006 10:07:29 PM
I made this pillow for my roommate. For some reason she loves teeter-totters.  But I put the stencil too low, grrr...

9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / My first two stencils on: July 23, 2006 04:42:25 PM
After looking at all the awesome shirts on here, I figured I'd give it a try.  This is what I came up with...

My first two shirts...

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