Some Handmade Gifts

April 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi there!  I wanted to do a quick post to show you what we made for our family members for Christmas (and an upcoming wedding!).  I started with a few simple stone tiles from Menard’s.  I used a flat round brush, a stencil, and some solid paint pots.  I dabbed the paint on over the stencil without wiping.  I then added some clear coat and some felt pads to the bottom corners.  Now…we have personalized coasters!  I know I have seen this done before, but I had to share because they turned out so sweet and simple.  And, they didn’t break the bank!

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What do you think?  I think they turned out great and it was a lot of fun making gifts this year instead of buying something no one needs! 🙂

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A Few Layouts

February 4, 2009 at 10:16 am (Scrap-booking) (, , , , , , , , , )

Last night was a quiet, restful night at our busy house. Having the puppy has meant little sleep and rowdy evenings at home. So, no projects for us last night. But, I did do a few scrapbook layouts. I thought I would share these with you. Hope they are inspiring. Let me know what you think and if you have any ideas!

I did the black swirl as well as the spider web lettering for Halloween by hand.

I did the black swirl as well as the spider web lettering for Halloween by hand.

I love torn edges, especially when usign vellum.  And, its so easy!

I love torn edges, especially when using vellum. And, its so easy!

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Something I Love

February 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm (Scrap-booking) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Through my many recent projects I have found a product that I love.  Undo Adhesive Remover!  This stuff is amazing.  I started using it while scrap-booking.  You stick a sticker to a page and realize that you want to move it.  No problem for Undo.  It not only removes the sticker with no harm to the paper or the sticker, but it also brings the sticker back to it’s original stickiness when it dries!  I have also used this to un-peal photos and other papers that I have stuck down with glue.

After using and loving this product on my scrap-book, I decided that it was worth a shot on other projects as well.  Yes, it can safely un-stick stamps, labels, and even gunk.  The possibilities are endless!  My next project involves a very pretty bottle of liqueur that I would like to remove the label from.  I want to leave the label in good condition to use for something, and also have the bottle sticky-free for use for something.  No problem for Undo, I’m sure.

I highly recommend for every do-it-yourself-er!

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