yay after a very long delay and a plethora of life changing experiences and transitions i once again have internet and am once again addicted to endlessly poring over this lovely website and thank god just before christmas cuz im gonna need all u guys help this year!!! lol i missed u all and m glad to be back!!!! yayyyyy!!!!!!!
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Posted November 24th, 2010 17:43
ok so i didnt make barrettes the other night, i decided to make cards instead. My mom and grandpa got me a very generous Target gift card for my birthday, and since i spent most of it on craft supplies (Target has crafts? yes, not the best selection but some stuff), i wanted to make them thank you cards.
so after perusing CO+K for some ideas, i had chosen Magazine Envelopes but couldnt pick a card style i liked. But i was remembering seeing a certain card folding style on here in passing and i had done it before but i couldn't for the life of me remember what it was called. So after a million Bing searches, (folding styles...no not napkins, paper folding styles...no not origami...oooo there's a CHINESE art of paper folding??.....oh thats it!!!! IRIS FOLDING!!!!!) i found it. oh wait you need a template?? and i dont have a printer...oh well screw it im going for it!!!
so i did...and although i think it would be easier with a template, because then the little papers would be equidistant from each other, i think they turned out great....you tell me...i got a little carried away with the one on the right lol, it went into a spiral.
lol gawd, my camera sucks, i have to try to take some better pics for when i post the project. so for the envelopes, the magazine pages ended up being to small, so i used blank white scrapbook pages, had my 7yo daughter decorate them with some bold bright colors and shapes, and voila! Non-magazine envelopes lol
so theres my project of the day!! hopefully tonight i'll make those barrettes :D Happy Crafting!!!
Posted November 23rd, 2010 00:37
I didn't make anything today because I had a ton of organizing to do. Things had gotten stacked up pretty bad around here--lol--so before I started any new projects, I needed to clean up a few old ones.
However, I have been thinking about my next project, and I think I'm going to make some hair barrettes tonight. I've been very inspired by the projects on here and just got a pack of generic hair barrettes from my grandpa (picked up at the flea market--lol--he's so funny) and want to try out my brand spankin' new hot glue gun. So I'm thinking flowers from a Hawaiian lei and a few other odds and ends and we'll see how they turn out. I will post pics when they're done.
If anyone even reads this....LOL... oh well, I'm mostly just wanting to blab to someone and if that someone is ME, that's ok too. :D I love this site and I'm on here pretty much every day, getting inspired. I've even seen a few things on here that I'm like.."Hey, I made one of those a long time ago!" Like the duct tape rose pen. I have a pink one and I plan on taking a pic of it and posting it as a version soon.
Well my children are screaming for their supper--lol--so I guess I'm done blogging for now....Happy Crafting!!!
Posted November 19th, 2010 23:53
It seems odd to be naming my first blog entry on CO+K "Finally", but i have been trying to figure out how to do it since i first signed up! lol and i finally figured it out thanks to a scavenger hunt on the forum.
I'm not even sure if I'll keep this up....but i might as well try. I've been on this site religiously for a few weeks now and i'm amazed at the creativity i see. I was at an impasse in my creativity. I was kinda blah and was having trouble being inspired. And now i'm going wild!!
A bit about me...I'm a stay-at-home mom of three kids and it's been driving me crazy!! lol. i've been so bored and now i feel like i have a new lease on life. Maybe that seems a little melodramatic but i'm happy and i want to spread my happiness with crafty goodness :)
I've been creating stuff my whole life, anything i could come up with, you name it, ive done it. Lately i love cutting up t-shirts lol and i dont have a sewing machine and i dont have the patience for sewing by hand so a lot of my t-shirt creations are no-sew. I plan on putting some of them up on here soon.
Well i suppose i've blabbed on enough for today, except to say that i love this community and can't wait to share more and be inspired.....Have a great day!! :D