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April Bulletin Board – Easter/Christ

For the April bulletin board we went with the Easter/Christ theme.

From our decorations we came up with these colors for the title.

We started with some 5×7 canvases and painted them with a festive pink background.  We used a matching paper for the background and put lettering to convey our message.

 

For the Risen, we used popups to make it stand away from the canvas.

Here it is, all together.  We think it turned out cute!!!

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Lu

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Hershey Nugget Valentine Mailboxes for your children and their friends.

Need some Valentine treats for your children. We have a Hershey Nugget Valentine mailbox.
Here are some examples of some we have done. Each mailbox is $0.70. It comes with 2 Hershey Nuggets. Nuggets are assorted. Valentine patterned paper will vary.
Taking orders now. If you would like to see them in person. We have a boutique this weekend.
2663 State Hwy A, Auxvasse, MO Friday Noon to 8 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM.

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Valentine’s Boutique Sign

Needed a sign just for us. So we found a yard sign that we brought with us from Utah. And with some Cricut vinyl, we have a sign.
Put it out on the driveway this morning.  Don’t worry about the snow, it was just a little dusting.
Boutique is open tomorrow and Saturday. Address is 2663 State Hwy A, Auxvasse, MO. Short distance off of I-70 at exit 155.
Gifts for your Valentine. Pictures of some of the items to follow

 

 

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Scrapbooking Night

We haven’t been scrapbooking since our move to Missouri.  The time was an issue.  Also with a lot of things still packed, we couldn’t find what we needed to add to albums.

This last week we found a box from Lu’s mom, Lucy.  It had some pictures she was planning to scrapbook,  A few of those pictures were from our wedding so many years ago.  We checked them against what we already had in the album and found a bunch we wanted to add.

We scheduled a night to add them to the Wedding Album.  We invited some people in our church to come scrapbook with us.  No one came that night.  Whether it was that we are too far away from them or the new snow that fell that day, we don’t know.  We will schedule another one for February, maybe on a Friday night instead of a Saturday night.  It is always fun to scrapbook with others.

Here is the cover of our wedding album,

In some cases we could just redo the page and add the pictures.  In other cases we had to add new pages to the book.  Here is one of the pages we added.

We love the way that you can add pages to a Creative Memories Album.  Just make the page and rethread the binding.  We put page protectors on the new pages.  It is so nice to get something taken care of.

It was good as well to revisit the past of happy times together.  Some things like cutting the cake we don’t remember very well.  We have pictures in the scrapbook, so it must have happened.

Steve

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A Simple Card

Sometime you just need a card to show someone you care.

So open up the Cricut app and away we go.  Find a card you like, find some paper.  Get a mat, put the paper on and load into the cricut.  Make sure you put the scoring tool in, and change it to a pen when you need to.

I wanted to say that I am not sure what direction life is taking us right now.  We are together in this journey.

Plenty of room to write something inside.

I did let the Cricut write it in here.  Just covered it up so you could see the space.

 

Steve

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November Bulletin Board

We have the November bulletin board done. As usual we used a lot of supplies from our favorite discount store! We reused some things from a few years ago as well!

That’s about all this week as we are busy busy busy getting penguin kits together!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Lu

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90th Birthday Card for a Co-worker’s Neighbor

This is Steve.  I like to make cards too.

Last year, I reached out to co-workers at work to send my father a birthday card.  I waited too long to ask.  It was his 99th birthday.  He received about 35 birthday cards.  Never in his life had he received so many birthday cards.

Last month a co-worker reached out for a neighbor who is turning 90 this upcoming weekend.  I wanted to try something new so I found a new design on the internet.

This is a simple cart.  It is a bi-fold card.  with a couple of layers on the front.

Laying flat it looks like this.

Here you see how the front is angled.

 

 

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Steve

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Snowman Glass Block

Another thing we made this year for gifts were these snowmen!

Again they are done with the rectangle block and then lighted and filled similar to the nativities.

 

 

These ones that we filled with stuffing we added a snowy glitter to the stuffing as we went.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We want to make some more for next year, some to sell and some for us!!!

 

 

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Lu

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Glass Block Temple

A friend of mine asked me if I would help her make a gift for a friend of hers.  She wanted to do an LDS temple on each side, as well as some wording. I thought it would be a pretty fast and easy thing! It wasn’t and so I thought I’d tell you some of the things I learned.

The first thing was finding the pictures and I had her do that so she got the views she wanted.

Then deciding on the fonts and placement of the wording was the next thing, Again I was letting her decide on the fonts. We gave her too many options and so this took longer!  The placement is something I worked on later and it had it’s own challenges. The font she chose had the capital letters spaced differently than the lower case and she wanted those moved. Then to get it centered in the temple shape made it so I had to separate some of the lines.

Then I cut it out of shiny, black vinyl.  It cut ok but by the time we sized it to the block the parts were so small that weeding was a challenge!  I had to get a magnifying glass out to get it done!

When I finally was ready to put it on the glass I ran into more problems. I don’t know if it was because the vinyl was older or if it was the way I was applying it but I ended up with bubbles everywhere that wouldn’t come out. So I had to start over with the cutting and weeding and applying. I looked online to see if I was doing something wrong. I even contacted Cricut to see if they could tell me what to do. They couldn’t. So I ended up having Steve hold the vinyl up off the glass while I worked it down about 1/8″at a time. I still had bubbles but not near as many.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it has been a long time since I did one and the kicker to all this is that I put the design on so that the opening was on the bottom! After all the problems we left it that way!

Next was the filling and ribbon and attaching the battery packs.

The filling I left up to my friend. Here are a couple of pictures of what she tried. She ended up liking the clear stones the best but it makes the block very, very heavy.

The ribbon was just a matter of finding one she liked and then the ribbon was easy but attaching the 2 battery packs was a bit of a challenge because she didn’t want the black to show. We ended up covering 2 ends with ribbon and making the bow tight enough to hold them in place.

Overall I think it turned out ok but I would sure do things different next time!!!

The final recipient really liked it and that is what matters!!!!

 

 

Thanks for checking in!

Lu

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Christmas Boxes

We had a few requests for some Christmas boxes like we did for Halloween. It took us a little bit to find the boxes and we found some that weren’t the book style first.  So we decided to tie them all up with ribbons!!! There are a few more that I don’t have tied yet, we will add the pictures in the next couple of days!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are just $12.00 a set!  Just shot us an email if you are interested in one!

Thanks for checking in!

Lu

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