Hi!!! Sanding and Craft Fair

This week is really busy for me! I am getting ready for Super Saturday! I started sanding all those boards by hand and decided that it was worth the investment in a sander! So we bought a sander and are trying to learn how to use it!! No fun pictures, sorry!! It is definitely a lot faster but, we are not very good or consistent yet!

We went to a craft fair this weekend! It was fun and interesting. The fall is really a craft fair time here and every little town seems to have their own. There is always more than one to go to!! It was interesting to me to see the prices for things here and to see what people were buying. Good market research! But even the things we liked, the thought in our head was…then we have to store it and move it!! So we didn’t end up coming home with anything!!! I hope we can get into our own place soon and then we can do some more of the shopping!!

Have a good, creative week!!

Lu

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This Week -Watercolor and Dremel tooling for Christmas

Sorry that it is so late in the week that I am getting to this. I was trying to actually finish something!! That didn’t happen! It seems like it has been a busy week but I can’t figure with what! So I will just show you some of the practice stuff I have done.

I want to play with watercolors some more so I did these flowers. They aren’t done as I want them yet, they need some highlights and I am still trying to figure that out.0930161019c1

I really want to do this thing with Christmas ornaments and a Dremel tool. I figured out I need to draw on the shapes I want first and then use the Dremel. I’m not good enough to freehand it. And then it is going to take some more practice!! But here is a peek at the attempt!!09301610201

 

Lu

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Simple Step Card

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Today I just made a simple step card! They can be a lot more elaborate than this one, but today I went for simple. There are a lot of tutorials out there for these kinds of cards, I have just not ever made one and I’m betting a lot of you haven’t too! It can look intimidating! But I have to say that a good tutorial and it makes it seem easy. If you want to make one I’d be happy to Skype with you and walk you through it step by step!!

Have a great, creative week!!!

Lu

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Birthday Boy!!!

This week, 22 years ago, one of the best crafts I ever made arrived! Today our son turns 22. And this is the first time in 22 years that we haven’t been able to be with him on his birthday. Sometimes, even when you know you are in the right place, it is hard to be there!!

There seems to be a lot going on in my little world this week. Steve made a casual statement in a craft store check out line and now the craft store wants me to be a teacher and someone else wants private lessons!! They think I am an expert!! lol lol lol I’m not an expert and their machines are brand new and mine is ..the first one out! So this week has been spent in finding out if I felt like I could help them. It has stretched me a little and I am no way going to be an “expert” but I think I can help them.

So no pictures this week, sorry. But hopefully something fantastic next week!

Lu

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Super Saturday Craft

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Well, this is the one project that actually came out ok and I am going to send it to the ladies for Super Saturday!! I’m a little nervous about it because I’m not sure about what they like in Missouri!! I hope they like it!

The blocks are the same just the other side!!

Lu

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A Little Christmas

This week I have been trying some projects for my church group and they haven’t worked as well as I would like. But here are a couple of ideas for some easy, inexpensive ornaments! This last one is supposed to be a pine cone. I’m not sure it looks enough like one. I think maybe the paper is too patterned, or maybe I still don’t have the shape correct.  Anyway, I am trying one more thing this week and then will decide if and what to teach!!!

 

Have a great week and do something creative!!!

 

Lu

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Watercolor Card

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I tried a technique that I saw with embossing and watercolors. I’m not very good at watercolors! But here is the idea.

You emboss the paper and then draw over the raised parts with a crayon and then the watercolor doesn’t go past that. I did a couple of different color crayons so you could see.

I’m sorry I am doing mostly paper crafts but that is the stuff I have unpacked! Lol.  We are signing the papers Friday for a piece of land, but it still will be some time before we get a house and space for me to unpack everything. So please bear with us!! I am working on my red 3 wreath project and I am getting to the point I can see it being done soon. So maybe I will post an update to that later!!!

Thanks for reading my blog!!!

Lu

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“You Make My Heart Smile” Card

This week I made this cute card! It is a simple card but fun to make and it has lots of places to write a note! I found these papers that I think match each other and then had the black pattern on the back! I’m not so good at figuring out how to get the paper cut the right way, so it took me a couple of tries. I’m sure that as I do more of them the cut will be easier to remember!

I’m also working on that 3 wreath thing I’ve had started for a long time. I’m trying to figure out the center part and will post pictures when I get that started!

Have a great, creative week!!!

 

Lu

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Never-ending Card

This week I have had a couple of projects going. One is this basket form I bought cheap and then I wanted to give a never-ending card a try.

The basket is just a form and you get your own yarn or whatever to do it with. It was a little time consuming but I like the end result!

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The never-ending card took a couple of tries to get right. You have to get the measurements right and straight and then the adhesive needs to be strong enough to hold. I have some cheaper tape runner that didn’t hold but then I used my CM and it held great. A never-ending card is a card that you can open to 4 different sides and then it repeats those sides as long as you keep folding. I have a lot of photos this week, I hope they show things clearly!

 

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!

Lu

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Star Explosion Card


 

 

This week I wanted to try a new folded card. So I tried this star explosion one. The instructions were a little confusing for me, but I think it still turned out cute! I am going to try a couple more so I can see if I can get it a little easier and a little more straight!! I’ll keep posting as I do!

I hope you are enjoying seeing what I am working on each week!

 

Lu

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