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8/18/14 7:35 P

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I am excited to see it!

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8/17/14 2:20 P

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Still working in my cereal box journal -- which I think will pretty much be a long-term project at the rate I'm going! I have a small yarn mola that I saved from something long ago (maybe a greeting card?), and that will go on the front cover. I haven't glued it on yet because I'm still working on the inside pages. But maybe I should go ahead and do that and get a photo posted!

Hope everyone is having a good summer!

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7/25/14 10:33 P

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Oh gosh that seems hard one stroke? Anyway, I'm trying to always keep learning something new.

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7/25/14 4:14 A

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Hi Team - have enrolled on a one-sroke course. Wow can be so strenuous and I believe if my arm hurts I am doing it wrong. Anyone else learning a new craft?


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I love Jennibelles youtube videos and am excited to get back to them.

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7/18/14 3:04 P

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wow - followed up on the links , they were absolutely amazing and so much information that I could also use on my projects. Thank you so much. Would love to see photos of your journal.

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7/18/14 1:37 A

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Wow - I am really impressed by the sound of your creation as it is beginning from scratch. I have not as yet followed the links - but I definetely will. I would really love to see your end result as it sounds like a mixed media collage. I also enjoy working with a variety of materials from scratch. Oh gosh the beads and then painting - how many times in my rush I also wish I had taken a different route. However the end result is always an original so do not worry I am sure it will be amazing.

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Hi, PITSAKI -- Yes, so far I have used this particular journal only for painting. I may end up doing some collage pages, too. But right now I'm enjoying the painting with acrylics.

I made the journal by combining two of Jennibellie's techniques that I found on YouTube. She has one video titled "How to Make 100% Recycled Art Journal from Cereal Boxes"
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and two others of "Make an Art Journal by Recycling Greeting Cards."
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Some of my pages are maps, wallpaper, and card stock. I put a coat of paint on all the pages before binding it, stenciling some and stamping others. I used different colors of yarn and beads on the spine, and now that I'm painting pictures on some of the pages the beads along the spine are getting in my way. Right now I've got them all wrapped up in a baggy so that I won't get paint on them! Wish I hadn't put the beads on first. I haven't done any journalling on the pages yet -- just painting for now.
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(edit) Just checking this, and it doesn't look like the links are working because for some reason they went to more than one line. If you care to see the videos, just go to YouTube and look up Jennibellie. Sorry about that.
Doesn't look like the links work by copying and pasting, either. Drat!

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7/15/14 8:51 A

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Team work is so much fun and especially when one can share their creativity and help others to find the beauty to participate. Well done.

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wow - this sounds like such a great idea - actually made your own scrapbook from cereal boxes. Do you use your journal only for paintings?

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7/7/14 11:49 A

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Hi, Everyone! What are you working on this summer?

I'm mostly painting with acrylics in one of my journals that I made from cereal boxes. I've been copying pictures from magazines and photos that I've found on Pinterest. Not my original compositions, but it's fun and it helps me to learn how to mix colors. I've been doing a lot of shading with my wax or oil crayons and creating background patterns with stencils and prints made from recycled items such as styrofoam trays.

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2/21/14 1:39 P

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I am so impressed. That is so good for the kids that you two get along. Awesome!

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What great projects! And how wonderful for your step-children that you and their mom can have nice visits and create quilts together!

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2/21/14 12:14 P

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Hi All, I have missed y'all very much. I have been super busy!! My step-children's mom has been here twice for over a week each time, in the past month. I taught her to quilt and we have had a blast!! We got out my huge tubs of scraps and cut out pieces for a 24 square "Greek Cross" quilt. I got my blocks finished and decided I am going to do my first "quilt as you go" with it!! I am so excited to get this quilt finished. In pulling everything out, I found two other quilt tops (windmill and friendship star) that I haven't finished, so if "QAG" goes well, I will do those, too!!

The Delta Fair will be upon us soon, and I want to go on and start my projects for entry. I don't want to wait until the last minute this year, as our house is on the market and I don't want to have to create while trying to pack and move... My first entry project will be a chicken applique apron.

I will share pics as I get things finished!!

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Thanks Louise. I know this will be a wonderful adventure.

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Oh, my gosh! I'm so happy for you, Carol!
You are absolutely going to love retirement, and I know you'll enjoy your visit with kids and grandkids.
Best wishes!
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Those 116 days went fast and I am down to 8 working days. Just 64 hours left. No one has been hired to replace me and I feel a little sad but no problem. I am off to see grand kids and kids in 2 weeks. I hope they are all ready for me.

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Keep us posted so that we can cheer for you!

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I have 116 days left but that doesn't count all the holiday and vacation time. I think working days are only like 45 or so. Like I said ... not that I'm counting.

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How many days left now? I see you've gone back to your pounds lost ticker instead of the number of days until retirement.

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I did a new collage and it seems to embrace my new attitude. I have entered the short timers zone. lol

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Welcome, JacksGran. Somehow I missed your earlier post.
Sounds like you're enjoying your new sewing machine, F8CONE8!

I keep cutting photos and letters and words out of magazines and newspaper ads, but have not done anything with them lately. I just need to tell myself that it takes only a few minutes to cut and paste and create a fun collage!

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I'm almost done with a quilt top so I can play with the embroidery and quilting features on my machine.

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This weekend has been a blur. I haven't done much but I do have my quilt blocks and backing ready for the arrival of my new machine on Weds.

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Hi folks, I'm in the UK and make the occasional card etc. Thought it would be good to join in with the challenge. Looking forward to getting to know you all.

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I cleaned off my art table, I had wrapping paper and stuff on it, and I plan on putting my paints out and trying this method to get me motivated, For me clutter makes me nervous, but my house is cluttered, so I need to make time to work on that also, its not like I don't have the time, my husband likes to come home and watch TV, and he likes to spend time with me so I sit and watch it also, then I never get the ump to get back up and do anything else, So today I am making a pledge to myself to sit at least 1 hr. less watching tv and do something else.
Well time to get ready for work, hope you all have a great day.


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Chatting about the weather --
I live in South Texas, and we are due for our first freeze of the season tonight. I've got my potted plants in the house and my outdoor faucets wrapped, so I'm ready for some cold weather for a change!

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11/15/12 12:12 A

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This week I've been determined to make more time for crafts. Makes me feel so much better!

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11/3/12 2:17 P

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I seem to be scrambling these days to make time for arts and crafts.
How about anyone else? Have you been doing much lately?

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Guess we need to get to chatting on this thread again!
SunGlorry, you're doing so well with your weight loss. Good for you!

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I just poked my head in today to see if anyone is still around???


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Last time I posted I wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Now it's already time to say "Happy New Year!"
Hope you met your new goals for that first week in January 2012.
Remember -- the past is in the past. Time for a new beginning!


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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
I've been getting things ready and packing for our family reunion which is held at Thanksgiving every other year. When my mother's parents died in 1965, her 8 brothers and sisters, who were spread all across the United States, decided that they needed to plan to meet regularly so that they wouldn't lose contact with each other. My mother's two youngest siblings are the only two of that generation remaining now -- and they are 83 and 85 years old. I'm so thankful that they are still with us and that our family can continue the tradition.

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What is everyone's plans for Thanksgiving? My husband and I are going over to my mother's house. She is doing the cooking... and we will do the cleaning :)

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10/9/11 12:13 P

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I am still working on my queen sized quilt. i think this will be a long term project but I need to make some place mats which should be quick. I want them large enough to cover a wide area and pretty enough to be decorative. I've never made them before so I like the challenge.

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8/20/11 5:37 P

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Welcome back, Julie!
I wasn't around here in 2008, but glad to see that you're trying SparkPeople again!
Best wishes with your program.

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Does anyboby remember me? I used to come over to this fab group in 2008, I must Admit then I abandoned all my spark plans... I got married and we've got a two-years-old baby... She's my whole life... I must admit I ate a lot during my pregnancy and well... Two years later, I still can't lose wight... Till now! I've decided not to quit and and get fit!
Some of you may remember me as I liked to contribute with ideas and I was always asking things, specially when I had to deal with project that included new techniques...
So here Am I my friends! I hope you can reach all your goals.
May Lord Bless you today... and always...
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I've managed to log in everyday for a year now -- even while on trips! I'll be taking a trip to the McDonald Observatory in West Texas at the end of this month, so my streak may end then.
After I drink my water today I'll have a 161-day streak for that, too. Drinking all my water is finally a habit!
SparkStreaks have really helped me to keep my goals on track.

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Wow! You did amazing at Olive Garden.

I love the salad too and it is loaded with oil like you said. The bread sticks are okay. They are not homemade, so they aren't as tempting for me.

You really did good at one of my favorite restaurants!


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Hope everyone is having a good week-end!

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I went to lunch today with my sister and saw some nice art work at the restaurant. Single words repeated with rubber stamps, most of them forming rectangular blocks of type, and all about 30" x 30 " on a white mat. I know I'm not describing them to do them justice, but they were all very interesting.

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Good morning, everyone! Are you crafting this week?
Yesterday McJulieO and I bound some little books using leather scraps. Fun!

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I agonized today about whether or not I should meet friends for lunch at Olive Garden. I wasn't sure I had the will-power to control my selections and portions. But I did it! I'm a little high so far on the carbs percentage today, but I can even that out later. Ate a serving of the minestrone soup (164 calories) and 1/2 of the lunch portion of the capellini pomodoro (240 calories). Passed up the breadsticks and the dressing-drenched salad. Not only did I enjoy seeing my friends, but I stayed within my calorie limits, too. WooHoo!

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At the end of the day I seem to be more contented and relaxed on those days that I have spent a few hours working (playing!) on arts and crafts. How about you?

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1/5/11 10:20 A

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SUNGLORRY -- Patterns for your mosaics? I saw the great plant stands on your SparkPage. Thought at first it was one stand, but I believe there are two different stands? Love your work!

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I feel the same way. I have been drawing patterns and making notes so I can get some new things done!

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I've been seeing such great craft ideas on different web sites lately. I MUST get this house in shape from the holiday rush so that I can sit down to work on something that I enjoy.

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Yes, the house smelled great -- and I sent the muffins and houses home with the kids. They did not hit the bottom of my belly!

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From the sounds of it.. you made up for it in gingerbread this year. lol. Sounds like a wonderful smelling house to me. :0)



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Forgot to mention the gingerbread houses! The grandkids made two houses, and they turned out so cute!

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Somehow we didn't get any Christmas cookies made, but we did make gingerbread muffins and gingerbread men-shaped ice from the little muffin mold. Painted wooden ornaments, made foam ornaments, and made homemade applesauce. Both groups worked on separate Christmas plays and presented them to the family on Christmas night. Had a wonderful time!

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12/19/10 10:59 A

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Will pick up two of the grandkids today for "Nonna Christmas Camp" where we make crafts and cookies and read Christmas books. Those two will stay two nights, then I'll trade for their brother and sister for another "camp." Fun!

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12/16/10 12:42 A

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It's been ten days since my last post. Got two of those pounds back off, but I still need one more to get back to my pre-Thanksgiving weight. It may not happen before Christmas!

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12/5/10 11:14 A

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Still trying to work off those extra pounds I gained over the Thanksgiving holidays, but I'm having trouble getting back in the mood to exercise. I know. I need to "just do it!"

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11/22/10 5:31 P

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Oh-the jewlery crafting sounds awesome-be sure to post pictures!

Sorry I've been MIA a few days 'crisis' in another team that I co-cappy, but have the dust settled now ( I think) and I've been working on cross-stitch bookmarkers and refridge magnets to include in some Christmas cards ...

ALMOST finished with the 'over-sized' afghan' and I put a picture of it and a few other projects in my Sparkpage photos...please do drop by!

Playing with some watercolor pencil ideas as well but nothing to 'reveal' there yet...LOL

I've also been hiking several times this week and trying to 'eat clean' to balance Thanksgiving dinner coming up!

Have a great evening all!
Debbie

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11/17/10 1:42 P

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emoticon As you plan your Thanksgiving Day menu here is a little poem to keep you inspired.....

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

~Author Unknown~

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11/15/10 8:00 A

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The only thing I am able to crochet is afghans and scarves...my mother does baby outfits and most anything else she decides too!

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just got done a crocheted hat for my grand baby this is the first time for crocheting something other thaan afghans.....my poor mother would turn over in her grave....

everyone have a great week

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Not much crafting taking place this weekend but getting hikes and park playtime in with my granddaughter. ( See blog for pictures)...taking her back to the park today as well!

It is about a mile and a half there on foot so 3 miles round trip not counting trail hikes and playground time!

Have a great day!

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11/12/10 11:42 A

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Good for you to get back on track!
I've really got to watch it this week-end. Going to lunch today with friends, out to eat tonight with another friend before I go to the symphony, and then tomorrow is my grandson's 4th birthday party -- cake and hot dogs! Portion control, portion control. SELF control!
My grandson is having a tractor party, so today I am making a little birthday book for him using John Deere stickers. Gotta get it finished!

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