Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crop and Create Project: Memory Game Box

We created this great little box at the recent Close To My Heart Convention. I had so much fun making mine that I thought I'd share it so it's the project at my house on 8/12. Email me for more details.

Supply List
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Z1614 My Creations Memory Game Box, complete with 24 3x3 Chipboard cards

C1464 Blue Ribbon My Acrylix stamps
X7141B Elemental Level 2 Paper Pack
X7141C Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements
X5920 Winter Cardstock Combo Pack
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads
    Z2114 Cocoa
    Z2118 Desert Sand
    Z2318 Exclusive Inks Desert Sand Marker
Z697 Sponge
Z1612 Pin Clips
Z1366 Metal Brad Assortment
Z1466 Bling Assortment
Z1151 3-D Foam tape
Z534 Micro-Tip Scissors
1772 Glue Dots
Z1114 Piercing Tool

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 2011, CTMH Product Spotlight Blog Hop: Z1377 Color-Ready Kraft Borders

If you have arrived from Vicki's Creative Space, you're on the right track.

For my project, I chose to make a card from the Wishes Card Confidence Program. I used the "Three Wishes Pattern" found on page 109. Instead of cutting three strips of paper, I used my Kraft Borders that I painted with a mixtue of Pearl Paint and Gypsy reinker. The Hearts are White Chipboard that I sponged with Tulip ink and edged with Gypsy Ink. See the list below for all materials I used.

Supplies Used
9033 Wishes Card Confidence Program
G1017 Sweetheart Workshop On The Go
Z1377 Color-Ready Kraft Borders
Z1378 Dimensional Elements Chipboard Hearts
B1379 Sophia My Acrylix Stamp Set
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads
   Z2102 Baby Pink   Z2193 Cotton Candy   Z2190 Gypsy   Z2166 Tulip
Z2290 Exclusive Inks Reinker Gypsy
Z1039 Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint
Z341 Memory Book Mini Glue Dots
Assorted Small Buttons

To see more uses for our Color-Ready Kraft Boarders, go see what Luisa has created. 

Be sure to check back next month to see what we work on then.

Monday, July 11, 2011

I have the best friends!

Tomorrow I leave to go to the Close To My Heart Leadership Retreat followed immediately by the annual Convention. It is in nearby Anaheim this year and I am so excited to attend. I will get to see my Upline and her team members who are several states away from me. I should be in my craft room working on swaps and roommate gifts. I cannot wait to get the new Idea Book. The new Idea Books are available on 9/1 and I am compiling my mailing list. If you would like one of your own,  just let me know.

I took a few minutes this morning to work on my poor roses. I haven't trimmed them this year, leaving that to Ray. He just cuts away without regard to where he is cutting. We learned that a timer has been unplugged in the back so he asked me to water a few tomato plants. Our weather has been so hot and humid, it was nice to get out there and trim them in the great weather God has provide us with today. 

I have had a few speed bumps occur lately and had a wonderful weekend with friends. Karine came and spent Friday through Sunday. Candice came and stayed Saturday and all day Sunday. Eilene and Teresa came on Saturday. Karine lead us in making a fantastic project. I will post mine after it is finished. But these ladies were fantastic to occupy my mind and cheer me up. Ray enjoyed all the goodies we had around the house and me not watching his diet. Thanks for the laughter, chats, and fun ladies.

My other news is I have joined a Blog Hop. I used to participate in lots of swaps, but time and the expense of mailing them back and forth have stopped that fun. I miss the creative challenges they bring. The Blog Hop brings just that without the time of having to make lots of items and I don't have to mail my finished projects anywhere. Be sure to check back on July 15; my first posting goes live at midnight.

OopsI hear the dryer calling me!

Until then, I will try to post some sneak peaks from convention. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Computer Tip: Disable "Display Mixed Content" Security Warning Pop-up

Warning: I am NOT a computer Geek. I was blessed to have worked with a wonderful team of technicians on my last job, however, and did learn a few things from them. One was how to look some fixes for annoyances. My latest is the following Internet Explorer 8's security warning pop-up.

At Microsoft Answers, I found someone with a similar complaint and solution. (Click on highlighted words to go there yourself.) 

There is also another link inside the above which provides a little history, some technical info, and PICTURES! Maybe it's the scrapbooker in me, but I found the pictures to be very helpful. My blog is also proving to be helpful. I post lots of "Labels" in my articles. These make up an "Index" for my blog.  By posting this here, and having my labels list on the right, I can quickly look up and click on "Computer Tips," and find these instructions.

Hope this is helpful to someone else.