Monday, September 28, 2009

little Blue dog

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Hi all im excited to share with you my new little punch doggie...isn't he so cute!! i got this idea from a stamp set called beary special by taylored impressions and though i could make this little guy from my here he is! some instruction would help too ! LOL

Head 1 and 1/4" circle
Body 1 and 3/8" circle
Muzzle, cut an arch from the 1 and 1/4" circle
legs small oval
Ears small oval
Tail double punched from the small oval
Paws 1/2"circle cut in half
Nose 1/8"circle
Bowl small oval which is double punched for the rim
House 1 and 1/8" square
Roof is half of the 1 and 1/8" square
house opening is half small oval
and the bone and grass were also punches
all these were lightly sponged with black ink

It's easiest if you make the head and ears first then mount that on with foam tape...i also did a video tutorial on him so have a look and see how he was put together....have fun Valita

and a last thought

Tell those who are rich not to be proud
and not to trust in their money,
which will soon be gone, but there
pride and trust should be in the living God
who always richly gives us all we need
for our enjoyment.
1 Timothy 6:17

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Our 20th Wedding Anniversary

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Hi all, today was our 20th Wedding Anniversary. our kids bought us home a cake from the bakery where Beth works others goodies and we had a nice meal together in our new garden...then lit the chimnea to roast some mash mellows...Dave bought us a gorgeous plaque for the garden and lots of nice smelly things for me ....hehheh! he is such a loving and supportive husband and a great Dad! weve been together over half our lives now and God has blessed us so much.
we have a weeks holiday booked (just me and Dave) for the end of Oct to Great Keppel Island ...can't wait to relax together...some pics....Valita xx

and a last thought

In the presence of the Lord y0ur God,
you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice
in everthing you have put your hand to,
because the Lord your God has blessed you.
Deuteronomy 12:7

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Scor-Pal tip

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Hi, For all you card craft teachers out there I thought i would share with you a tip when using your Scor-Pal to prepare your card making lessons. I find it frustrating to just dump my scor-pal down and let the ladies try and figure out and remember which lines to score on so i came up with this idea to use for those times and most of all for my own preparation of multiple cards for classes.

I have the measurements layed out in front of me on a piece of paper and then lay pieces of sticky tape over the numbers on the Scor-Pal i want to mark it at. Take a markable texta and mark over the tape at those measurements then when your finished just pull off the tape and you haven't marked your expensive score board. I find this the easiest and quickest way to mark a lot of projects that are all the same as i don't have to keep remembering all the numbers. I hope this can help you too! Now check out the pics of the dust storm we are having today....

this is looking at the Macksville bridge in our town

and this is looking down our street

these were taken earlier in the day its gotten worse since then.....that's why the scor-Pal looks a yellowy colour in the pic above lol.....most of New South Whale is covered in dust at the moment and south of us...Sydney, Canberra, etc have had it worse! check this out

this was someone Driving through the dust storm between Wilcania and Broken Hill, in NSW Australia
and a last thought
the garden of our hearts

The person who dose the planting or watering
isn't very important, but God is important
because He is the one who makes things grow
1 Corinthians 3:7

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sweet Strawberries

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Spring is bringing on some yummy strawberries here so Ive made this sweet little card and box set that you could pop in a chocolate as a simple gift with your card. I made mine with the largest of the heart spellbinder nest dies and a maple leaf punch but you could also cut your own....Ive drawn up a simple card pattern here you can use if you don't have the dies and punches. Click here for the box pattern....its been around on many blogs but is not my own. I ran these through the cuttle bug with the swiss dots folder and then lightly ran my black ink pad over the raised embossing. I found this cute little butterfly dancing around on my lettuces while i was taking the pics of these. enjoy....Valita

and a last thought

And out of justice, peace. Quietness and confidence
will reign forever more.

Isaiah 32:17

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

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Hi to all the Dads in Australia Happy Fathers day!!.........Dave woke me at the crack of dawn and whispered lets go to the beach! so we got up and watched the sun rise as we walked along.... we found some beautiful Cowries as well ! came home and had some breakfast and had a BBQ dinner together later that day. This is the card i made for him... The Kids all chipped in and gave him enough money to get a new tow bar on the car so this was the inspiration for this card.
the tail lights were made with the small oval stampin up punch. the tow bar was made with the word window stampin up punch and the 1/2' circle punch. the wheels were the large oval stampin up punch which i cut a flat end and i ran them through a crimper. and the background was done in a similar way to my designer back ground tutorial found here. were off to a wedding tomorrow in Queensland, a 6 hour drive from our place...looking forward to spending some time together!

and a last thought

Reverence for the Lord gives a man deep strength
his children have a place of refuge and security.
Proverbs 14:26

heres a rough pattern you can adapt parts to suit your car if you like

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Making your own designer backgound / video

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Just a quick post today on how i made my own designer paper for a card front. I used the scor Pal, a cutter bee perforating tool some card stock, ink and a small stamp. Watch the video and all will be revealed!!

and a last thought

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
and the pleasantness of one's friend springs
from his earnest counsel.
Proverbs 27:9