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Month: July 2008

Thoughts for Thursday – Appreciation

Thoughts for Thursday – Appreciation

I received this quote earlier this week via email. “Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement — and we will make the goal. ” ~ Jerome P. Fleishman And then I received this one: “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” ~ Margaret Cousins, author Do you know of someone who…

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Thoughts for Thursday: Happy Pioneer Day!

Thoughts for Thursday: Happy Pioneer Day!

Today is Pioneer Day, a holiday celebrated in Utah, commemorating the arrival of the Mormon Pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th, 1847. The Pioneers had quite the journey getting here from the east. Some rode in wagons and some walked with pull behind handcarts. When I think of how they wore out the soles of their shoes, lost loved ones, and endured months of agony I am grateful for the modern conveniences we have today. I am…

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We Have Some Winners!

We Have Some Winners!

It’s late and I am EXHAUSTED… The bathroom is on it’s way back to some semblance of normal and we’ve got the kitchen base cabinets and appliances back in the kitchen… well except the kitchen sink. I purchased a nifty new black one and the old faucet doesn’t work, and you can’t use Plumbers Putty on granite… ugh… so back to Lowes we go tomorrow! The flooring arrived at 1:28 pm. We heard a big rumble and the dog went…

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It’s All About Numbers…. A Guessing Game

It’s All About Numbers…. A Guessing Game

Well, we’re making a HUGE DENT in the house projects and this means I am that much closer to getting back to paper crafting, which I am MISSING IMMENSELY!!! The walls in the basement are patched and drying. The carpet has been re-stretched in the family room and some of the office furniture has been moved from upstairs back down into the family room. (We still have to put the baseboard trim back up, but it was 11 pm when…

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Nine Years, Baby!!

Nine Years, Baby!!

Last night we snuck away for a train ride and hoedown dinner/dance trip up in Heber City on the Heber Valley Historic Railroad for an anniversary celebration… mooocho fun and a much needed break! Our anniversary was Thursday and we were incredibly busy with work and tracking down tile and supplies for the flooring and preparing to to tile (but that’s another post). I am sneaking away from installing hardibacker board (subflooring) so I can quickly do this post…. shhh!…

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Happy Birthday Mom!!

Happy Birthday Mom!!

This is way late… well late for posting, but you know how it’s been at my house lately… LOL! I made this card for my Mom in May, before The Great Flood. I played around with some Papertrey Ink papers and my Nestabilities Ovals. I also did some real stitching with my old machine across the center of the card. One tip for machine stitching: try to use as little adhesive as possible where your needle will be stitching. The…

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Digital Delights…. shaZAAAM!!

Digital Delights…. shaZAAAM!!

Today, for her Photoshop Friday tip, Jessica Sprague showed us a WAY STINKING COOL filter/layer/enhancement technique to jazz up otherwise blah photos. She calls it shaZAM ….. And boy does she mean it! Here’s my photo straight out of the camera {S.O.O.C.}: I followed Jessica’s super easy and clear instructions on her blog. and…shaZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!!! I have a fabulously shaZAM’d photo. Here are the before and after shots side by side…. What a difference a Screen layer and an Overlay layer…

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Thoughts for A Day that ends in -day: Color Theory

Thoughts for A Day that ends in -day: Color Theory

Yes, I missed my TFT Deadline yesterday, so I’m back today with a thought for you on the subject of “COLOR”.Lately I’ve been reading about color and how it all works together and then about how colors make us feel, happy, sad, energetic, cold, etc. (Still trying to decide on the “right green” for my studio.) There seem to be a lot of “hard and fast” rules about color, yet still with some room for leeway. I found this interesting…

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Remember those altered letters I did for some girlfriends a while back? I made one for mE, too! It’s an altered paper mache letter. I painted it with acrylic paints and then covered it with paper and altered some Maya Road flower petals with Cloud 9 Design paper, Stickles, and glitter to make a flower.