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Monday, June 27, 2011

Notebook gift

Hi everyone,
I know I've been a major stranger to my own blog lately.  My son has been keeping me busy and out of my craft room so I haven't had much to share.  I was able to whip up a little gift for a young lady I know who is celebrating her birthday in a couple days.  I spoke to her mom who told me she loves blue and cheetah print. I wasn't able to find a cheetah or leopard print paper that I loved so instead I used an embossing folder with a bit of ink to give me animal print I needed.

Hope you all are having a great day!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Angry Birds?

It's been a long time since I've created some DS designs. So, when my crafty friend Jen Smiley from millan.net(actually, I call her JenCinLV so that I don't sound like I'm talking to/about myself...) asked me if I could make her some Angry Birds  I said sure!

Published with permission from JenCinLV

Here are the first three. (I'll be making all nine characters from the game.Smiley from millan.net)  And JenCinLV was kind enough to provide me not only with pictures of how they turned out, but also a bit of commentary for those that may request the files from me in the future:
"I finally had a chance to cut them out! Everything was great, but I did have tofinish hand cutting the white eyes and white beak part on the red bird. And hand trim the orangey topper on the black bomber bird but I love them!"
Published with permission from JenCinLV
Published with permission from JenCinLV
Published with permission from JenCinLV
Thanks for the pics Jen! I'm so happy that you like how they turned out. Smiley from millan.net
Hope you're all enjoying your day! Time for swimming lessons.....  Smiley from millan.net

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Standing on it's own

Last night I discovered something.  Might not be any big deal to you, but thought I'd share anyway...

When I used the Duck Tape to create the spine for my eReader cover I did it specifically so that I could have a very flexible and durable spine so I could fold it all the way back behind the tablet with damaging it. What I didn't realize that the combination of the free-folding cover and the magnetic closure made is so that I could stand my reader on it's side in an easel fashion. (Yeah. I... uh... meant to do that.)  Now, if I am working from a recipe or playing a slideshow I can do it hands free. Cool, eh?

Also, here are some close-ups of the magnetic buckle closure.

Ok, that's it for today. If you're looking for more pictures of the cover check out yesterday's post
Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I'm Covered...

Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far.  School is out (for us). Swimming lessons have started. The 100 degree temps are here....

I got my hands on a eReader/tablet this last week. It came with this really sad excuse (lame) of a sleeve to keep it in. Well, that just wouldn't do. I needed something with a bit more functionality to it, and of course some style.  Then as I was debating how I wanted to put it together I saw Kathy's fun idea about using duct tape.  *Bing!* Suddenly I had a jumping off point.  And this is what I created:

I used the duct tape with a magnet closure to keep the cover closed, but I also used it for the spine of the cover, the stylus holder, and at the corners inside the holder to keep the eReader secure.

Thanks Kathy for the inspiration!
Now, if I can get my eReader away from my son. He couldn't care less that he could read books on it. He is all about Angry Birds. LOL



Black cardstock
Guy Stack

Range-Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo ink
Hot Glue Gun
Tim Holtz:
Non-stick scissors

Duck Tape
Basic Grey:
magnetic buckles
Tool kit
12" trimmer