Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Make Any Size Box Using Your Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board and Box B...

Start tutorial at the 6 minute mark with a 9 inch square piece of paper to make a box 51/2 x 4 x 1 inch to hold 4 cards with their envelopes.

Box Buster


I'm in rest & recovery mode from MCB's visit.  Sore hands and joints mean watchin' TV, DVDs and YouTube crafting videos!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Chinese Lanterns arrive from the East coast

I surprised Zoo with some east coast chinese lanterns. I am totally stunned they survived an airplane ride in my suitcase....intact.

Ohhhh soooo pretty!!

MCB : )

Cards -- Summer Dresses

MCB learned how to make a summer dress out of a circle.  We used my scalloped circle die-cut.

The exact nestabilities dies are labeled on the cardboard templates.

Summer Dresses - right click, open in a new tab/window to see full size

Purses are made from scraps, I hand lettered the sentiment, doily for the lace under-petticoat-thingy!  This time the card bases were purchased at a craft store, SGD online.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bountiful sect members face polygamy, child-related charges - British Columbia - CBC News

If, after almost 10 years of investigation, the justice system can't legally charge these folks with any crime, isn't it time to just let them be?

Don't get me wrong, I'm against polygamy and am especially disgusted with Mr. Blackmore.  He's a pompous ass.  I feel for the women and children that have so little control over their own lives and suffer from a lack of education.

However, we, Canadians, believe in religious freedom.  There are many women who leave the community, they have set up organizations of their own to help those who wish to leave.  Apparently, they are not breaking any laws.

We, Canadians, have a poor track record when it comes to "helping
civilize" peoples we feel need it.  Residential schools anyone?

Enough already.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014