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Archive for February, 2010

Quote of the Day

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear”

–Mark Twain

Question of the Day:  How often to you go to the grocery store each week?  One big trip or a bunch of little trips?

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Technique Tidbit Thursday: Create your own magnets!

By Tammydee

Hey there, I’m going to take you step-by-step through making some adorable chipboard magnets.

Supplies:
1 piece of cardstock
1-2 pieces of coordinating patterned paper 
Chipboard blanks (as many as you’d like)
Colorbox Chalk or similar ink
Doodling pen (I used Sakura Glaze)
Liquid Glass, Gallery Glass, or Modge Podge
1 magnet sheet with adhesive backing

Steps:

1. Choose chipboard shapes in the theme of the magnets you wish to create.

2. Cover the top side of the chipboard blank with patterned paper. I just used a glue stick making sure the edges are adhered very well.

3. Ink the edges with Colorbox Chalk or similar ink.

4. Doodle on the patterned paper or decorate it as desired.

5. Cover the entire decorated top side of the chipboard with the liquid glass or Modge Podge. If you are layering other chipboard pieces onto the magnet base just add them as desired right on top of the wet liquid glass or Modge Podge. I did not have any trouble with the patterned paper bubbling.

6. Allow the chipboard pieces to dry. This will take approximately 24 hours.

7. Stick adhesive backed magnet to the bottom side of each piece of chipboard and trim around the edges.

Now you have some adorable magnets for your refrigerator or some sweet gifts for any occasion!

Club House Kudos: Sketches by Jolene!

The site we have chosen for kudos today hasn’t been updated in awhile but it has a plethora of fantastic sketches!  Jolene was even a featured sketch artist for our kits last year.  A very talented gal with lots to share, including links to other sketch sites.  How awesome is that??  Check her blog out here.
sketches by jolene

Question of the Day:  Do you consider yourself a person of discretion?  Or do you share everything with almost everyone?

Club House Challenge!

This week for Scrapbooker’s Club House challenge, I’m sending you to your mailbox.  You know those magnets you get in the mail from various companies?  Grab one and alter it to something you’d actually like to see each day on your refrigerator.  Here’s mine:

magnet

Question of the Day: What types of things do you enjoy altering? Books, magnets, frames?

Digital Download

Grab a cuppa joe and head on over to Life is not a Cereal.  Jenny has created some amazing kits that are available for free for your downloading pleasure.  I really love the Afternoon Delight scrap kit pictured below  :0) See it  and many others here.
afternoon delight kit

Question of the day: Do you enjoy renovating and painting?  Or do you just grit your teeth and do what you gotta?

Quote of the Day

“Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.”
Richard Bach

 

Question of the Day: How do you get to work? Walk, drive, public transport?

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Glimmered Paper!

By Jennifer C.

I used the back of one a chipboard shapes to create my own patterned paper. It is very easy to do. If you have some glimmer mist then you lightly hold your shape down and spray over the top of it. I havent been able to find glimmer mist so I made my own. I put a small scoop of perfect pearls and 10 drops of alcohol ink and then fill the rest with water put in a mister then shake.
I hope you try this. I would love to see what you come up with!