Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What a Beautiful Day

Life could not get better. Sitting on the porch swing listening to the birds sing, drinking coffee.
The campground at this moment is so peacefull. That will end in about an hour once the pool and playground opens.
We had a blast yesterday swimming, watching Corbin play and just relaxing. Last night it was burgers on the grill, salad and baked beans. Of coure roasted marshmellows for dessert.
Signing off for now.


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Nana
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Dots and Stripes


Happy Tuesday everyone.

Looking for today's post for the PDE Tag Challenge Click Here

If you remember from my post on Saturday for the Rose Vase I mentioned that I was going to etch another vase and that it would be all about Dots.

Well I etched two. One with Dots and one with Stripes.

I did not use the Cameo for these 2 vases.

For the Dots vase I used contact paper that I cut in 2x2 inch squares. I then punched a hold in the middle with a small hole punch. I had to work in sections adhering the dot to about a 1/4 of the vase at a time. I put on the etching cream waiting the time, rinsed dried then repeated the process 3 more times.

Here is a pic of the 2nd sections ready to add etching cream.



I think this is one cute and fun vase.


Recipe:
Glass Vase
Paper Punch
Contact Paper
Armour Etch
Sponge Brush


For the Stripes vase I took 2 inch blue painters tape and ran it down one side of the vase. I then added another strip directly across from the first strip. Turned the vase and added 2 mores strips across from each other splitting the vase into 4 equal parts. The I placed a 1 inch piece of blue painters taps in between each of 2 inch strips of tape. Added the etching, waited the time, rinsed and dried.

This pic is the vase with the tape and etching cream.


Another very cute and fun vase or at least to me.


Recipe:
Glass Vase
Blue Painters Tape
Armour Etch
Sponge Brush


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Nana

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PDE Linky Party #14 "Tags"

It's Tuesday and time for another Linky Party over at
Pause Dream Enjoy.

We were to create a tag. With the holidays approaching fast I decided to make a Halloween tag.


Recipe:
White Card Stock
Glossy Accents
Witch with Cauldron Halloween by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings

Entering into these challenges:



Now onto the party info.
"Tags"
 July 8 - July 19

Rules:
1) New projects only - no back links
2) Follow the theme
3) Any type of crafting as long as it fits the theme
4) Unlimited times to link up

HOP ON OVER AND LINK UP YOUR PROJECT TODAY!
CLICK HERE


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Nana

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Silhouette Challenges Special Challenge Glass Etching "Rose Vase"

Good morning my bloggie friends.
I hope that each of you had a fabulous holiday.

This morning I'm posting for a Special Glass Etching Challenge that is going on over at Silhouette Challenge.

This was a learning experience for me. I think now that I have figured it out I will be doing it more often.

Sam's mom has not been feeling well as of late. So I made this beautiful vase for her. I sent Sam to get some flowers for it and he bought 2 bunches. That was not enough to fill this vase up. Is so wide it could have used 2 more bunches. Needless to say he would not go back out. lol

When we take it to her Sunday I will pull these flowers out and put them in another vase I will be doing tomorrow for me, stop and get new flowers for her this time getting enough to fill it up.
Be sure and watch for my second vase to post.
It's going to be all about the spots.

I mentioned above about a few learning curves. I did not have any luck at all with the material that came in the Glass Etching Kit by Silhouette. The cutting material was a disaster. The cream was too thick. After some advise from a few DT members I learned that I could use contact paper. Cuts and weeds like a charm and cost is so much less. I purchased Armour Etch and it worked perfectly.

I'm not saying that the material or cream from Silhouette are bad products. Maybe the kit was old and had been in a warehouse to long that I purchased.

So much for my babbling. Onto some pics.

I really love how the rose turned out on the vase. What do you think?



Recipe
Rose by Echo Park
Glass Vase
Armour Etch
Contact Paper
Sponge Brush


Now onto the challenge info.
"Special Challenge Glass Etching"
Begins: Saturday July 5
Ends: Sunday, July 20

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

This is in addition to our regular monthly challenge.

DT members were not required to participate.
We have 8 participating.

Sponsor is:

Winner will receive:
Silhouette Cameo Replacement Cutting Mat

Winners for any challenge is announced on the Winners page on the 3rd day of the following month after a challenge ends.

If you have never used the Silhouette for glass etching here is a how to video.



What are you waiting on?
Step outside your comfort zone and join in the fun.

Hop on over and check out what the DT has created and link up a
Glass Etching project today.
Click Here Now

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Nana

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Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy 4th



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