Thursday, August 19, 2010

artful thursday - momma said

hey girls! hope all is well!!! things are B.U.S.Y. around here. these past 4 days feel like a month! welcome back to reality!

okay, my project this week comes to you with absolutely no clear step by step instructions. sorry. think vague.

make a collage.

this lovely is my great grandmother. she was a tall strong woman. i've been told that one time at a restaurant, she ordered a hamburger. when it was served to her and she didn't like it, she threw it across the room!

anyway. copy collage onto shrinky dinks paper. follow their directions. voila. it's a mini-me.

make it into a cool one-of-a-kind necklace. i really want to wear this one, but i also want to give it to my grandma.

that's it.

now can you say TRASHED? seriously. i've got a problem.

guess what i'll be doing this weekend!!!
happy day, friends!
thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the world wide web! you make me happy!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

artful thursday - a little something

hi girls! i am back at school, so my artful thursday project is going to be short and sweet. (and tiny.)

i love moo cards. they are so stinking cute and look so professional and it is so totally fun to hand them out to friends. i just wasn't that crazy about the ziplock baggie i had been using to tote 'em around in my purse, soooo....

here we go!
1. select cardstock that you like.

2. trim down to 2 inches by 8 inches.

3. lay your moo card on the strip so you can decide where you want your folds placed. fold. you can see here that i used scalloped scissors for a pretty edge. think itsy bitsy manilla envelope.

4. with the fold in place, stitch all around the rectangle. this creates the mini pouch. (i used pink thread on the top and brown thread in the bottom, just for something different.)

5. slide in your moo cards!

6. using some really good glue, attach a button with twine, string, ribbon, or embroidery floss.

7. let it dry...

and ta-da! a little something!

meanwhile...i will be here.

i will do my best to get my posting groove on!
happy day to you!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

today i am...

i am determined to greet this new decade with happy and joy!
i'm off to start my new year.
smiles to you all!