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Month: May 2009

Faux-crylic Flowers Tutorial

Faux-crylic Flowers Tutorial

I have had a few emails asking some specifics about the recent “faux acrylic/plastic” flowers that I’ve had on the last several posts.   I thought I would show you how I made them and hopefully ya’ll aren’t sick of them yet. LOL!  This is a really easy process and you don’t need anything special… I think most crafters have a heat gun and embossing powder… and I KNOW you all have stamps! 🙂 This is also a great project for…

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Thoughts for Thursday: Music – Symphony & Schmidt

Thoughts for Thursday: Music – Symphony & Schmidt

Music has always touched my soul. I played trumpet & baritone junior high through high school and trumpet in college. There’s something about playing in a concert band that just gets you right in your heart. I don’t know if it’s the feeling of being a small part of something so big and beautiful, the exhilarating feeling of playing powerful music, or the lack of oxygen in your brain because you’ve blown all your air into your instrument. I guess…

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Home!

Home!

I’m back from Iowa. It was a FABULOUS trip. I need to pull my photos off my camera card and share some of the fun! I got to meet Jeanne Tomshack on the way home because we decided to come back through Colorado instead of Wyoming. It was AWESOME! I’ve got a busy few days, but I will be back crafting and sharing asap. 🙂 I’ve had a few requests to show how I made the flowers for my luminary…

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Watercolor Irises

Watercolor Irises

I needed a simple and quick card to send to my friend, Kathi, with a packet of goodies for a challenge that we’re going to be doing here on the blog in June.   I’m not good at keeping “ready made – ready to go” cards on hand… I should really get better at it.  {I think I do mo bettah at actually creating if I HAVE to create something… still working on Jeanne’s advice to “create just to create”}   So…

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Enjoy

Enjoy

{scheduled post} {did i tell u that i heart windows live writer?} {WLW ROCKS} So while I was cleaning up my studio before the Iowa trip {and waiting for Brent to get off work so we could finally LEAVE}, I decided not to save my scraps and odds & ends. {More items to find homes for…. ugh!} I had this cool “Enjoy” stamp from Heidi Grace that I picked up in the Hot Spot bin area at Archivers about a…

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Delight

Delight

{scheduled post} {i heart windows live writer} {amen & hallelujah} Here’s a fun little card that I made with a leftover flower and extra piece of scalloped mat paper for a friend.  I ‘ve decided that I have to just sit down and create… my friend, Jeanne, told me that not every piece needs to be a “masterpiece”… “JUST CREATE!!!”  LOL!  And you know what, she’s right….  sometimes we just gotta sit down and create for the sake of creating. …

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Brilliante!!

Brilliante!!

Hey, so I scheduled this post before I left… let’s hope the other two actually work, too! LOL! A while back, Tresa Black gave me an award for my blog…. and I failed to follow through on passing it along… so I think now’s a perfect time, eh? So without further adieu….  I nominate the following folks…  for various reasons…. because they are BRILLIANTE in my books!  Stop by their blogs, check out their brilliant works of art and give…

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On The Road Again….

On The Road Again….

…….I just can’t wait to get on the road again….. da da da daaaa daaa… something, something… I can’t remember the words, but I just can’t wait to get on the road again……. I’m checking out for about a week. (In order to be fair, I must admit that I am 99.9 100% sure that the sign has been poorly altered. See the seam? LOL!!) We’re headed to Iowa today to visit my parents, sibs, nieces, and nephews… Yah, I’m…

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What’s This – A Bouquet of Flowers!

What’s This – A Bouquet of Flowers!

I joined Curves almost a month ago. I finally decided that I needed to something about all this extra hamburger I’ve been packing around for years. PCOS and all the many years of infertility drugs have done a number on me… UGH! Went by Curves to “check it out”…. did you know they make you stand on a SCALE and MEASURE you during an assessment before you even sign up??? MY LANDS! The nice little old lady had me kick…

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What is this?

What is this?

Teaser….! Can you guess what this is? LOL! I just wanted to share a sneak peek and show ya that I have actually been crafting this week! My studio is an absolute pigsty right now… I’ve got to run some errands, but I will be back later to show you what this is! Inky Smiles! Erin