Saturday, May 22, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
My new t-shirt from a local scrapbook store in MN.
This little guy I bought for 2 dollars at Marshalls. It's a mini vacuum! It picks up those little paper snippets when you don't want to break out the big vacuum!
"What Style, What Grace, What a Silly Face!" Thought of my friend Shar and her Grandaughter Gracie when I saw this. And of course I had to buy it because it has vintage pictures of kittens!
Now this is really cool! Apparently a little company makes these paper grided sheets and "how to" books along with it. This is to line up your mosaic pictures! Really cool...just cut your picture into 1 inch squares and the paper has faint lines so you can put them on perfectly straight..instead of eyeballing it. You can fill up the whole sheet with more than one photo..and you don't have to stick with all 1 inch squares..you can throw in some bigger size ones and surround it with little squared pictures. I will be creating a layout to show an example soon! The company is "Mosaic Moments" by Tami Potter at www.tamipotter.com Check it out! Here is the creator's "how to" video from her blog. http://tamipotter.typepad.com/how_do_i/
Even though I am not a teacher, I still get to decorate bulletin boards! Talk about a large layout here! The school had their prom so I took pictures and made this using my polaroid qk diecut, damask border (halved), and Moxie Classic Font. I plan to hang this up at our health center where I work as a school nurse.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
So I stopped by the local antique store to pick up more perches for my bird houses. I've been having a hard time finding the Tim Holtz hitches so I used my version. Apparently these were used as collar buttons. I found metal, shell, and wood ones! I guess that means more birdhouses! :) I also found old eyelets too!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
These little buggers are from IKEA. They are pink LED lamps that clamp onto my desk. They are super bright and are bendable so I can shape them how I want!
Bryan picked up these corner round pieces, they were on super sale, just 3.99 each! I think they finish the room nicely. There are 3 on this end and 3 on the end of the other cubes.
Can you see my little helper in all of this craziness? It is still not quite finished yet. I have to pick up some more making memory jars. We called the manufacturer of these cubes to order some label metal plates to attach to my desk so everything matches. They are sending us 6 for free! Yay!! Now I need to label all of this!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Thanks to Rhonda from http://snapwhiz.blogspot.com! I saw her birdhouse and wanted to make one too! The template was created by Nichole Heady at www.papertreyink.com. I used my quickutz cartoon house for shingles and rolled up a piece of brown paper for the pirch. All paper is Basic Grey. I am thinking about making ornaments out of these and putting pictures inside!