Archive for October, 2010
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
|By Michelle V.|
This is so easy: The instructions are as follows…
Cut a piece of pattern paper (double sided is nicer) to 3″ x 6″.
Cut a piece of cardstock to match (or pp if you choose) to 2″ x 6″.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
~ Mae West
By Andrea W.
Supplies for each bag…
1 – 9 X 5 piece of pattern paper
2 – 5 inch strips of ribbon
Score your paper horizontally at ½, 1¼, 2, 4¾, 5½, and 6¼ inches.
Score the vertical lines at 1, 4, and 4½ inches.
Now we’ll need to create some diagonal score lines. Measure ½ inch down from the top left side. Draw a diagonal line to your 1 inch score horizontal line. Measure 3, 3 7/8, 7 3/16, and 8 inches on the top edge and draw diagonal lines to the 1 inch horizontal score.
Crease all score lines except for the 4 ½ inch vertical score (this will be used as a guide to punch our handle holes).
Punch holes at 2¾, 4, 7, and 8¼ inches along the 4 ½ inch vertical score that you didn’t crease.
Glue down diagonal folds. You should be gluing down 5 “triangle” shapes.
Glue down your ½ inch score mark.
Glue the bottom of your bag together.
Add ribbons to your punch holes and your bag is complete!
October is pet wellness month! Here are some scrappy ideas that you could do, featuring our furry friends:
1. Create a layout about the pet you have. What is his/her day like? How did you come to own this pet? What is his/name and how did you decide on it?
2. Make a layout about your veterinarian. Does your pet have special needs?
3. If you do not have a pet, why not?
4. Use a animal quote in your journaling, such as one of these:
“A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.” ~ Hazel Nicholson
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” ~ Martin Buber
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
- Stanley Horowitz