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  • blueribbonfair 3:00 pm on August 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 12, 12 boys, baby boys, , gender selection, Kateri and Jay Schwandt, new arrivals, new baby, no girls, odds in birthing   

    I was searching on Bing today to get my reward points and saw this story:   http://living.msn.com/family-parenting/the-family-room-blog-post?post=c6e5b8f6-479b-45c1-97bc-4a1549962043&_nwpt=1&ocid=anslf11

    I ended up reading this article and still think there must be more to having 12 boys like this, but read the chances and why’s here and if right, there is no answer to this one.  the one way I can think of, I do not care for and do not think they would be willing for that either. But read the crazy odds of http://www.in-gender.com/cs/blogs/gender_selection_news/articles/family_all_boys_all_girls_odds.aspx.

    Very interesting. But I am still convinced there is more to it than this.  Heat or other? I may be in over my head here. Please be nice. lol.

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  • blueribbonfair 11:30 pm on August 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: coaster tutorials, craft tutorials, , , , , frugal crafts, mod podge ideas, scrap paper, tutorials, using tiles for crafting   

    Tutorial for Tuesday-Coasters using up scrap paper and tiles. 

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    Tiles with scrap cards, etc. brush, my home diy mod podge, krylon spray clear waterproof sealer.

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    Finished.

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    Sorry for my photos being slightly dark. I was tired and took them at my desk away from the window where I do my crafting at.  How I made them.  And this is the 2nd time around. I used these same tiles and wore them out once before!

    So last year about this time I went to the habitat restore-great cheap get craft stuff place-and bought 2 plain white tiles for $1 after seeing this idea via Pinterest. I did the project, but they started appearing dirty and faded from drink spills and washing their tops was no longer working.

    So I scraped them clean, washed & dried the tiles until they were as newly purchased.

    I got out old saved cards, a few paint chips I had leftover and other scraps. ( I am sorry I did not get a photo of this part; I thought this would make a great post after I already was almost done.)

    I picked out pieces I liked and cut them to fit. I then slathered my home made mod podge glue type stuff on the tiles, Set the paper parts in place and used the glue stuff with the paint brush over the top of the paper. Set to dry overnight.

    I did the podge glue for 3 days and let dry well. The viola, sprayed with clear shiny sealant and it is good to go.

    Oh I missed a step since this was one I did not do the 2nd time around. Using glue that works for anything (E 6000,love that stuff) and withstands wet conditions, I cut felt pieces in black, I found in my upcycle tub and put them to use on  the bottom as cushions to keep from marring my nice wood antique desk top. These look pretty ugly, but they are unsee beneath the pretty art on top.

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    Coaster felted bottoms

    Until next years redo…….

     
  • blueribbonfair 1:18 am on August 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , home business, , , ,   

    Shop Hop-Sunday Talk Shop 

    I have been slowly getting rid of some of my “too much stuff” or otherwise known as  “clutter.”  i have probably posted on my love of thrift stores and i know I have written about DIY  projects.  I still will shop at thrift stores and just finished making some paper beads and egg-shell beads for necklaces. Because both of these are big hobbies of mine,  And since my hobbies can overtake all the space in my humble dwelling, I have decided to sell some items I have an overabundance of .  I looked around on the internet and decided to give it a shot here:    http://www.webstore.com/index.php. I chose this auction marketplace since there is no fee to list and no fee upon a sale.  I set up a store front there and have listed about 40 things from all types of categories.  So from now on it is the one thing brought into the home and one thing put for sale to keep things out of their floor boxes it sits in to trip around.

    As far as the DIY and big art and craft drive I have unless it is outside where I have a huge amount of room; (I am working right now into making the mailbox resemble a school box before school starts this year.) I have run out of spots to display all my great ideas I get from books, blogs and Pinterest. I have even ran out of places to give extra away as gifts also, so I also signed up for Etsy, which I love anyway. This will give me an excuse to keep on my creative side. I am busy getting the shop on there ,up and running.  I am starting out with whittling away at extra craft supplies. I have had some craft stuff for at least a decade I thought to make and think someone else would surely put it to use. I also have craft books. that I have doubled up. I am putting those and sewing patterns on there. I never sew since I gave my machine away a long time back.

    I have not opened my Etsy shop yet. I have just been listing things and working on other factors of it. I have done 4 treasuries though. I am finding that fits my creativity mindset without the mess.  Here is a link to my school bus treasury if you want to drop by:  http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzUxMzUyNzl8MjcyNDgxOTYwNA/back-in-the-yellow-bus?index=1&atr_uid=

    Here is my store front on the auction site:   http://www.webstore.com/158342,user_id,158342,ac,shop  If you have anything to sell or get rid of it is way easy to do it on there.

    I am not going to spam you all, but I will give an update on the Etsy Shop and may do a Saturday or Sunday Shop Hop Update about my journey into the foray of making a small bit of mad money.

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    This is the Etsy shop banner I created for my little boutique on the site.

     
  • blueribbonfair 1:49 pm on August 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    https://blueribbonfair.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/thanks-to-http-tracesofthesoul-wordpress-com-2013-07-its-a-wrapup-wednesday-finally/ This is a test post for a link.Please disregard unless you do want to test it for me also.lol This link did not go through for me correctly yesterday so tested it.

     
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