I just love using Stampscapes stamps. You just never know how the finished project will turn out. Coloring is done with regular dye ink. Applied with foam pads, nibs and even an applicator stamp. Bookmarks are such an inexpensive way to give a personalized gift or pick-me-up to friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. You can also include a poem or inspirational verse on the back.
All the best,
Today my creative journey takes me into the kitchen. Inspired by Crystal Paine of the MoneySavingMom blog. I always say “necessity spurs creativity”. Inventions are born out of the need to solve a problem or to make life better. A wealth of information is in her blog and the creative yet disciplined way she approaches life, motherhood and family.
Her desire to be free from financial burden sparked her creativity. She found ways of successfully dealing with the daily financial obstacles of running a household.
Her latest series of Four Weeks of Filling your Freezer led me to share one of my favorite recipes from a friend. I hope you try it and enjoy it. Be sure and visit Crystal’s blog and see what it inspires you to do.
Heritage English Muffin Toast
In a bowl (or large Kitchenaid Mixer) blend
2TB regular yeast ( prefer jar not packets)
1Tsp Baking soda
3 C milk
¾ C water- microwave these till temp is 115 degrees
After blended, pour into 2 loaf pans that have been greased and coated with cornmeal.
Rise in loaf pans for 30 min
Bake at 425 for 25 min
Although it’s always sad to see Summer go, it’s not so hard to replace it with a season as beautiful as Autumn. Here is a project to keep the look of fall leaves around just a little bit longer. Using a Leaf Punch, and some Alcohol Inks, this can be done in no time.
We are gearing up for the busy Holiday Season but please remember to slow down long enough to enjoy the simple things all around us.
For tutorial in PDF, click here
This ornament is so much easier than it looks. I used clipart from Dover but you can use black and white photos as well to give a personal touch. Just print on Inkjet Printable Acetate. For complete instructions log on to Ranger Inks Yahoo Group.
The Holidays will be here before you know it!
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Traditionally, Valentines are always on the softer side. I thought I’d mixed things up this year and do a multi-textured Valentine. Rough rusted metal (achieved with Distress inks and embossing powder) mixed with feathers, pearls, canvas, faux keys and velvet (my favorite!).
Harmonious colors bring it all together. Trust your eye, move things around until it “clicks”
Lastly, don’t forget some chocolate to celebrate the Holiday! (another favorite!)
Time seems to be getting the best of all of us. As the summer winds down and we look ahead. We all wonder where the time has gone. We need to remember to not waste a
moment of time. Time is precious and it’s something we can never retrieve once it’s gone. Take time to make a difference in someone’s day, A hug, a smile, a word of praise or appreciation. “teach us to count our days, make our days count”
For a written tutorial in PDF, click here
The summer can’t be going this fast can it? Where did June go? Here is an idea for
a great gift. It is a micro beaded photo candle that I made using Wonder Tape. You can use a regular pillar candle or better yet, use the flameless flickering candle.
If you would like directions on making the candle, Suze Weinberg has posted them on her blog along with having a special sale on Wonder Tape for a limited time. Check out her blog from the list on the left.
Have a Happy 4th of July!
I can hardly believe, my twin nieces are graduating from college. They were born the same year I was married. They are beautiful, talented, creative girls (just like their mom) I covered these business card holders in polymer clay as a gift for them. If you look closely, you can see the flecks of gold leafing on the green one and silver leafing on the pink one. I used the Mokume Gane technique. Love Lisa’s video. Clay is so inexpensive and fun to work with. Tons of colors to choose from and just heat in your toaster oven.