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Archive for December, 2010

Quote of the Day

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
– Bill Vaughan

Classroom Wednesdays: Japanese Book Binding!

book binding

We are giving 2 big thumbs up to Hero Arts today for sharing a really cool technique: Japanese Book Binding!  Head on over to their site and watch the video on how you can bind your next mini album.  Too cool!  See it here.

Quote of the Day

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart… filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever.
– Bess Streeter Aldrich

Classroom Wednesdays: Paper Pinecone!

paper pinecone

Laura over at Laura’s Left Hook as a wonderful tutorial on how to create these cool paper pinecones.  You could make them as realistic or as whimsical as you want.  See the step-by-step instructions here.  Have fun!

Quote of the Day

Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us. 

 ~Oscar Wilde, “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Classroom Wednesdays: Christmas Bon Bons!

christmas crackers bonbon

Kaiser Craft has a great little template and tutorial on how to make these great little Christmas bon bons (we always call them “crackers”).  It’s easier than you think.  See the tutorial here.

Quote of the Day

God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.”
— J. M. Barrie