Friday, January 29, 2010

What I did today...

So it's the day after the birthday soiree and I have many much moosen things to do! Yesterday was just and average day, but it was still wonderful none the less. I did regular morning things and then went to work in the afternoon, but it was the hanging out with the people I love in the evening that made it joyous. I ate cake (it was yum!) and we sang worship and there was craft gifts involved :) But today my list is long a drawn out.
Here is what I had to do this morning....


Phew! I am so glad that is out of the way! It was the most important item on today's list. I suppose now I can go relax with peace of mind until lunch and then it's off to work!

P.S. Any suggestions for future faces? Send me a description. Or better yet a photo of you doing it yourself!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Birthday Sale!!!

I decided since this is the week of birthdays at our house, that I would have a week of sales at the Etsy shop! So go look around and save! :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Decoupage Out of Control!!!

I love making boring everyday things, unboring and un-everyday :) I am slowly transforming the things in my house to reflect that :) Here is my latest decoupage project;

I think I probably have Kristen to thank because she was the one who first introduced me to the wonderful bliss of Mod Podge in college! Then I found this site and the creative projects just took off!

I started by cleaning the whole cabinet and taking out the drawers. I also took off the handles, but unfortunately no amount of unscrewing and hand tools could get the lock out, so I just left it on :( The I measured and cut my fabric. After that easy breezy, paint down your decoupage and then lay your fabric over it. I also coated the outside with another layer of Mod Podge.

While I was at it I figured I would make a matching light switch cover too! :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I Feel Swindled...

So a couple of months ago our printer ran out of Black and Magenta ink right in the middle of a very important print session! So I bit the big one and went to trusty Wal-mart and bought the 2 cartridges, totaling around $40 :(

Here is where I should have learned 2 lessons, but more on that later.

So I went home installed the fresh ink and began to print away again. Half way through the third page, the images are looking very pink and not in a good way... All the pages are finished and then my printer tells me that the Cyan cartridge is now empty! Arg! (So first lesson, check ALL of the cartridge levels BEFORE you go to the store.) So I give up and ask a friend if I can come print out the last page on her computer.

So fast forward many months to now. Because we are poor I haven't bought any more cartridges since and have gone without being able to print things. (This has caused a mass pile-up of sticky notes around the desk area....) Well just because I was on Amazon the other day I decided to search printer cartridges. I was shocked! And I felt swindled and had a smoldering dislike for Wal-mart. I found 6 color cartridges (2 of each color) for $14.00! It cost me more than that for 1 color cartridge at Wal-mart.... So I guess that is lesson number 2, shop around. And I definitely won't be going back to Wal-mart for cartridges.... ever.