Sunday, March 4, 2012

I'm doing a little experimenting with my look. I was thinking the purple would only be temporary, but now I kinda like it...A LOT. Should I keep the purple, try another color, or go back to natural colors?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Recycled Magazine Page Bows

Here are some of the recycled bows I made this winter for the recycled craft sale and here's how you make them.
These are the supplies you need to make them. A paper cutter (or scissors), a few good magazine pages, and a stapler or some tape.
Here is the magazine page that I used for my bow.
First you need to cut the magazine strips into 3/4 inch strips. You'll need 9 strips and a normal magazine page can do about 10 strips.
3 of the strips need to stay their full length,
3 of the strips need 1 inch cut off,
2 of the strips need 2 inches cut off, and
1 of the strips needs to be pretty short probably like 4 inches off but you can eyeball it later.
These are pretty easy to make just twist the strips and tape or staple them in the middle. I like using tape because it's not as bulky as staples.
This is the next stage where you use the 3 longest strips and I use a tape roll in between each of them but you could staple at this part too.
then you keep layering the smaller strips on top of the larger ones... then roll the smallest strip into a circle and stick it in the middle after you've added all the other strips

Thursday, February 17, 2011


This is my Bob-Omb, most commonly seen in video games like Super Mario, Mario Kart, and Paper Mario. I made this for Halloween by spray painting a pumpkin black, using a pie tin for the top and spray painted jicama for the feet. The wind-up thingie was made from cereal box cardboard and lots of tape...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jazzing up my storage

I bought a rolling storage unit kinda like this one to house all of my card making material and it looked so boring! I also had a really cute wall decal that I was planning on putting up but I thought it might look good if I stuck it on this instead! I got the storage containers at Office Depot but they also have them at Joann I think.

This is what it ended up looking like, I think it turned out pretty good! It took a lot of work but I like it a lot and would recommend using wall decals for more than just walls. I got the wall decals at Joann.

It also came with some hearts and birds so I added some of those around the tree.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Recent Jewelry

I made a bunch of jewelry recently for a friend. If you wanna know how to make any of these or if you want me to make you one let me know, and we can work something out :)

More California Pictures

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

California Photos

Here's some pictures that I took while I was in Paso Robles, California.

These two are of an old plow that is in the vineyard.

This one is of the new Steinbeck winery!