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Coasters!

Ok, so here’s my latest project.  I should have enough done to make coordinated sets for everyone by the time next Christmas rolls around!  A couple of things I’m trying to figure out, however:

  • A way to make them less tacky when faced with a hot beverage container
  • avoiding “coaster stick” from condensation from a cold beverage.

There’s a Christmas themed one in this batch, as you can probably tell.  The basics are can lids, patterned paper, and fifty billion layers of Mod Podge.  All the paper you see here is from Paper Source.  The smaller coasters are perfect for wine glasses and the larger ones can be used for tumblers and other kinds of glasses.

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Make a Moo or Two: Dance

The theme over at Make A Moo or Two is “DANCE.”

As you can see, I made two horizontal moos–one traditional, one in honor of halloween!  The latter isn’t very “macabre” given the nature of the three little guys, but you get the idea.

Dance Moos

Dance Moos

MATERIALS: wrapping paper scrap (music background), “Ballet Shoes” stamp #568 D (All Night Media); colored pencils, block letter stamps (Hero Arts); black pigment ink (Color Box); Ranger clear e.p.; orange label (Paper Source); “The Bones Brothers” stamp #610 E (All Night Media); cotton ball spread over glue stick applied to moo (I do have fake spider webbing, which is easier to work with, but I’m in the middle of a “moove” and have no idea where it is)

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Goodbyes and Open Doors

Two recent projects.

First, is my postcard for this week’s challenge over at Sunday Postcard Art. The theme is “doors.”

This is an interactive postcard :-). Since once the door is opened it isn’t meant to be closed, I didn’t remove the ribbon completely in order to photograph the version with the door open. 🙂 Sorry.

door postcard (closed)

door postcard (closed)

door postcard (open)

door postcard (open)

MATERIALS: scalloped cardstock (Target kit) on Strathmore watercolor postcard; 5th Avenue shimmer stickers (Making Memories); acrylic/clear stamps–Swirls V: I by Rhonna Farrer (Autumn Leaves); paper by Anna Griffin (AG933); flower cut from an old notecard I received (Pepperpot by Gift Wrap Co.); Ranger Clear E.P. on Black Pigment ink (ColorBox); metallic red curling ribbon; black eyelets (for latch).

Now, while I have been working mostly with scrapbooking and cardmaking, I do like to do other types of projects. I altered this plain wood picture frame for some friends who are moving away. The picture is a well-loved photo of the four of us together.

altered picture frame

altered picture frame

I painted it with DreamCoat acrylic paint, used an Amy Butler designer mat (K&Co) K, some ribbon from my stash, some wooden tulips I picked up years ago, and a Sharpie!

My first musical Moo

No, it isn’t a stuffed cow that plays music for a baby…

It is, however, my first stab at a MOO. I’ve been admiring this blog for awhile now, but figured the time had come for me to participate when the theme of the week is MUSIC!

So, here is my very humble homage to one of my favorite pieces. I had these pretty darn awful (tasting) “Composer Chocolates” from Vienna many years ago, but I saved the wrappers. This one featured a painting by L. Eichhorn. I had plenty of ideas for this theme, but only about half an hour’s worth of time!


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