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Month: April 2011

E is for mE… or sprEEEEng…. or ….

E is for mE… or sprEEEEng…. or ….

I made this cute little E a while back for the wall/window of E’s in my studio.  I’m really enjoying altering things with Mod Podge and paper.  The past couple of weeks I have Mod Podged fabric, ribbons, paper, wood, fabric over paper, ruffles, chipboard, all sorts of interesting things.  And did you know??  You can Mod Podge carefully over rhinestone bling and it still SPARKLES! (I found this out on accident.. tee hee!) So anyway.. here’s my E.  It’s…

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My Sunshine….

My Sunshine….

I love my husband. He is my best friend and he brightens each and every one of my days.  He also just celebrated a birthday… which meant I needed to make him a card.  I always struggle with masculine cards so I went with something super simple but to the point.  I gathered up some miscellaneous buttons and pulled out some my scrap paper bin and searched through the patterned paper for something fun and a little funky. I kinda…

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Bargain Basement – A New Addition

Bargain Basement – A New Addition

Hey inky friends!  I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been making some changes on the blog.. I’m cleaning up a few things and created a new navigation menu along the top of the blog, just under the header.  (A lot of you read blog posts in your reader or other rss feeds so I wanted to let you know of some updates.) For a long time I’ve talked about doing an Inky Smiles Yard Sale but I…

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Happy Little Breadmaker!

Happy Little Breadmaker!

Lately I’ve felt the need to learn a different set of “skillz”.  I’ve never really been able to make bread and I hear my friends talk about their “breadmaking days” and I’ve always felt a little bad cuz I haven’t been able to make a decent loaf of bread.  {Brent usually makes the bread and pizza dough in our home. He’s pretty good at it, too!}  Don’t get me wrong.. I like to cook and like to think I am…

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Wiiiillllmaaaaa!!!!

Wiiiillllmaaaaa!!!!

A few weeks ago I went to the Gem Faire show/exhibit/bead buying heaven with some friends in the Salt Lake area.  We had a blast perusing and purchasing fun beads and trinkets.   I went with a small budget (since I have tons from the last gem faire that I haven’t touched yet) and didn’t buy tons, but I DID find some fabulous-out-of-this-world-must-have-them red coral CHUNKY beads.  I’ve wanted to make a Wilma necklace for a while now but hadn’t found…

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Why I Won’t….

Why I Won’t….

Dear friends, I generally try to keep religion and politics and other discussions that can cause contention and get tempers riled up off of my blog. I am a “Mormon”, a Latter Day Saint, and I am often asked which #wife I am.  Well, I’m wife #1andonly.  (Please know that polygamy was discontinued and banned over 100 years ago by the LDS church.  Those who practice this are excommunicated.) Over the years I have taken and can continue to take…

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Lime Twist Necklace

Lime Twist Necklace

So my sister, Elizabeth, called me this weekend and asked me to make a necklace for her sister in law’s wedding… which is in two weeks… yikes!  Cara’s (the bride) colors are lime green, teal, and the bridesmaids are wearing black dresses. These are the shoes and the dress Liz gets to wear.  They are SOOOOOOO darling! I wish I could wear heels like this without falling over and breaking my ankle.. or leg… or hip… hehe!                                 …

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Woman vs. Mod Podge: A How To

Woman vs. Mod Podge: A How To

I’m starting an online class today called Soul Restoration (part 1).  Many of you are already familiar with the Brave Girls Club and their wonderful community.  Some day my goal is to GO TO Brave Girls CAMP, but until then online Soul Restoration will do… I am excited to do a little “soul cleansing” through art.  There’s nothing terribly wrong or anything, but thought that this would be a good way to get a jump start on finding the “old…

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Spring Madness.. Signs of Spring

Spring Madness.. Signs of Spring

I’ve lived in Utah for almost 17 years now and you would think that by now I would be used to the weather. Nope… every year I am “shocked” at Mama Nature’s “bipolar“ disorder in this wonderful state.  One minute it’s beautiful and sunny and we’re workin in the yard and getting sunburned… and the next, well, here, I’ll show you.  {I missed the deadline for Wendy Tunison’s photography challenge so I’m sharing my photos for this week’s “Signs of…

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