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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Glitter and packing tape

Want to add some sparkle to your paper arts?  Try using detailed dies to make shiny additions to your cards or layouts.

You will need a detailed metal die, die cut machine, glitter, a piece of cardstock and clear packing tape.

Using the die and die cutting machine, cut your image out of the middle of the card stock. Keep all the pieces (even the tiny ones from the "e" and "a").

Turn your cardstock upside down and place a piece of packing tape across your image.

Turn the cardstock right side up and carefully place the small pieces from the "e" and "a" in the appropriate places. The packing tape with hold it in place.

With the sticky side of the packing tape exposed, pour your glitter over the image.

Rub the glitter over the image with your finger. 

Brush off the excess glitter and you will have a glittery image ready for your paper art!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Subway art

I got a book on mixed media and had to try this out.  Glue chip board letters on a board cover with foil.  Then paint read and yellow.  Let dry.  Paint whole thing black, rub off the black paint on the letters.

Kind of fun and funky.  Don't you think?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

My Hero

For my friend, Michelle's last birthday I made her this...

Saturday, October 5, 2013

THE ABC's of Sami

As a mom, I feel that I am always learning ways to improve.  I recently was certified as a Nurtured Heart Approach trainer.  The basic stands are:

1.  Absolute clarity,
2. Absolute NO to energizing the negative and
3. Absolute YES to energizing the positive.

I am pretty good at the first two but really am not good at pointing out what is going right.

In another class, I was asked to create a praise certificate for my daughter.  So I took the time to increase my vocabulary with positive traits that fit my daughter.  Here is what I came up with.

I love it and I love that she knows why I believe each of those traits fit her.