Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
When I planned my rub on class I had this idea in my head how it would go, and it isn't at all how it went. But I think we still had fun. Basically what we learned is, you can't rush a rub on, and some materials work better than others. And for some people. Also, rub ons aren't automatic, it is a learned technique, but well worth the effort.
At about 10:30 and running on 4 hours of sleep, and delirious from the days' events, I thought I would rub on my scrap book, pretty cool, huh?
I think that you will love rub ons, but know that the first few times may be practice!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Pretty much anyone who has ever talked to me knows how amazing my mom is, or at least how amazing I think she is! When Dana and I were pouring over the new catalog, mom overheard us discussing how we didn't like some of the new patterned papers, then we would see it in a project and LOVE it! So mom suggest that I make a sampler of all the papers.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
We will meet Monday, the 21st at 7 pm. Come and make a mini card, and a treat. I have candy to fill it with! I will have lots of the new catalog stuff for you to see, touch, etc.
Scrappers, I have had this layout in my head for some time, the Card Stock is where pictures will be including the designed paper. One blank said has journaling lines (not straight ones tho!) All I need is a title! If you have a thought, please pass it on! And if pinks and brown aren't your thing, no worries, I am whipping up a "boy" version! This is one of the new sets, design papers, and punch! I love the new stuff.
Frustrating, I know. It happens to me a lot, mainly bc I cut my stamps so close and bc they get heavy traffic.
I called home office to ask what best to do, and they said.... are you ready? RUBBER CEMENT!
slap some on the rubber and some on the foam, wait a few minutes and smack them pieces back together. (that was a quote too, I often talk to ladies when I call in, today it was a guy, and that was his step by step instructions!)
I only wish that I had called before I went to Wal Mart!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
I took a small tera cotta pot and painted it with crystal effects and ink refill. Then (say it with me) I put on a Rub On! The flowers are on twizlers, and weighed down with candy corn. Mom is bringing chenille stems, if you'd rather use those. I think this is just too cute and fun! I will post the card and 6X6 page asap, and a slide show with all the projects.
This is what my pastor would call a freebie. Anytime he makes a point that isn't the sermon point, it is our little extra... here is yours! I love my lady at stamp on this! She has great things that are so fun to stamp on, customer service is superb, and the prices are the best around. She also has an idea gallery, and for Valentines... Cupid's Arrows! how fun! She used a kabob stick, but I used the twizlers, I would have loved to use a pixie, but couldn't find them. you can find the directions here http://stamponthis.com/SOT-IDcupidsarrow.htm
the home page is http://stamponthis.com/index.htm check her out!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Soon I saw things that I thought would make great cards in everything I saw where ever I was. What do I see now? Everywhere I look, I see something that needs to have a rub on. Things in my house, things at the store, things I see when I am driving... beware, I may put a rub on on you if you stand still for long! Isn't the new catty fun?
So I find these GREAT oval platters for our rub on class... so pretty. And I don't really like my first go. so, I remember reading about the little eraser (adhesive remover) taking it off, and what do you know... it worked. Below is my second try, much better. This will be one of the projects at the rub on class on January 29th.
Well, we all LOVE Dana, and she is so good to all of us. I thought as we were 30 minutes out of Red River that I should have gotten her a little something from there to thank her for letting me use her coat on the trip. As always... too late. My mind works, which is a good thing, it just doesn't work in time. anyway, I had received this little jar with brownie mix for Christmas, and washed it out real well, and planned to use it for something.... so I got some fancy chocolates, and decorated it up, just a little something to thank her for letting me use her coat. If I had to get something to show Dana how much I appreciate her, I just don't know if she'd have a place big enough to put it ;), so this small token will have to do. She seemed to like it. the second picture is a close up of the rub on detail.
Well, I have created other items I can't wait to share, but I must pace myself. I have to say, this class will be my favorite so far! I only have enough supplies for ten.... so sign up fast, while you can! Tomorrow I will post what I am doing with another fabulous jar I got for Christmas!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
This is a little candle with a border and an image as well as wording. I got a bit carried away.
The new demo sites are supposed to be live today, but my link isn't working, plus I don't have it all edited yet, so don't rush over just yet. hope you all have a good day and are getting geared up for my wild creative streak that I am planning on having..... be scared! ;)
Monday, January 7, 2008
I would much rather the items be here though. I will let you know ASAP when I will reset the date, if they ship it today, then I can have it Thursday, if not, I will have to have it Tuesday or during the crop..... hmmm, I will let you know, sorry to rearrange the calendar right off the bat like that, but I just think the products should be here for the open house.
thanks guys for your flexibility!
Well, we are home, and the laundry has been sorted, and we are semi unpacked. I have tons to tell you all, but will try to keep to the high points.
We got the boys in ski school (BIG WASTE OF $$$) and Jonathan had a rough start, I was really concerned. Jeremiah seemed to catch on quickly, and started entertaining himself.
We finally hear from Michelle, she has cracked her pelvis, can you imagine? However, we were thankful for nothing worse, I saw more ambulances those three days, and I heard of two deaths. Yes folks, skiing is dangerous! I have to say I was very impressed with the youth and their willingness to serve and take care of their own during this time, and sweet Michelle never complained or fussed about having to sit in the condo injured. In fact she seemed appreciative of the chance to get to know the other youth better. Wednesday morning Scott had to go back to Taos to get Michelle's medicines (next time I ski, it will be near a hospital and pharmacy!) and I stayed with her at the condo. that afternoon Scott and I took the boys back to ski, I just wore my snow boots and Scott was on his skis, and we practiced some more. I can't tell you how fun it was to get the boys in line for the lift, and run up the mountain to meet them when they got off, to help them ski down, just to go back up again! ;) Friday was the last ski day, and I was going to ski. We got the boys to the bunny slope and got right to work, in no time Jonathan was able to stop and turn, and didn't fall much after that, he finally got it! Here he is, skiing with Sam. They rode the lift together and raced down the mountain. Later on he got to go up to a bigger run and did well.
It became obvious that headstrong Jeremiah just wanted to go fast, he had no interest in stopping or turning, he just went straight down the mountain, and would fall when he was ready to stop, or run into someone/something. but by the end of the day he was stopping, they called the snow plow a "pizza" and we yelled "pizza Jeremiah!" all day!
I was shocked at how quick it all came back, I haven't skied since before Jonathan, so 10 years. But I did OK, didn't get far from the bunny slopes, but I did make one run with Jonathan on the bigger beginner slope. I wasn't too sore, thank goodness! I would have frozen to death without Dana's coat, thank you Dana!
It was a fun time, but we are glad to be back. I just wish someone would have cleaned up the house while I was gone! Michelle is doing fine, and will be much better in about another week, however, she is a tough and brave young lady. we made the trip back in 13 and a half hours! We aren't looking forward to being in the van any time soon!