A poem dedicted to my daughter.

The Life of an Epileptic

We are a unique breed
To be normal is all we plead.
For that wish runs away,
Because our true nature will haunt us till our last day.

For some, hope stays,
But for others, from this path we cannot stray.
For death to us is near,
For we do not know how long we may be here.

Because all it takes is one,
For our lives to be done.
For some the near death experience is real,
And for those the scars will never heal.

For this thing we can barely control,
And on us and others, it takes a toll.
For all we can do is guess and hope for the best,
And pray that God will take care of the rest.

For this is the life of an Epileptic,
For this is my cross to carry, and I accept it.

Written by: Aaron A.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

First Christmas card this year and pictorial......

This is my first Christmas card this year and I am going to show
you how I did this!! The main focus in this project is versatility so let's 
get started!!

I am cutting fan panels using the Fan Die from Kreaxions and you can find it here
As you can see here, I have the original Sizzix machine and this die works in it.

There are two dies to the set and you need to cut six of each die, one die (smaller one) in
a pattern paper and the other die (bigger one) in a solid color paper.

Now you want to glue the pattern pieces on top of the solid pieces. Do this with all pieces.

The larger piece on bottom will give a contrast which makes the fan panels "POP".

Be sure to use the slits in each piece to line them up so you have them straight.

Now you have six fan panels put together. But nope, we are not making a fan.
It is fun to see what you can make with something that is totally
different than what it was intended to be.....

Take three panels and line them up beside each other.

Use your double sided tape to tape across the panels (see red arrow)
and stick two more panels on top covering the seams between the bottom ones.

Here use your slits again and make sure you see the 
bottom seam in the top slit (red arrow).

Now do the same with the other one.

Use your double sided tape again on this layer but just in the middle
covering the one seam from the second layer.

Again, use your slit.....

Now cut a layer just about 1/8th inch smaller than your card front,

Stick it down with double sided tape.

Now cut another layer just 1/8th inch smaller than 
your previous layer...

Use your tape again and stick it down...

Now you have your card to build upon....

Take the tree you made previously and apply tape to back...

I put tape in a couple of places..

Now make a somewhat large bow for the top of your tree.
This is actually deco mesh I got from the Dollar Tree but you
can use ribbon or whatever you desire....

 Makes a really pretty bow!

Now get your double sided foam tape and adhere one to the
back of the bow.

Stick your bow to the top of your tree.

My stringers very very wide so I split the length to make more poof.
Is that a word, lol???

Now I am using a product form The Robin's Nest called Dew Drop Glue.
This you can get here.

And these are Diamond Dew Drops also from The Robin's Nest.
Stick them in multiple places on your tree and you are done!
I did stick a Dew Drop on the center slit to hide it :)

You can add a sentiment to the front if you desire!!

So when you look at products and say "I can only use 
that for one thing so it is not worth it", look again, you
may just see another use for that product!!!

Have fun and thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Showing off!!! LOL

Showing off my creative side here!

Thanks for stopping in!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Altered notebook

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Recipe Box....

This is a recipe box I did complete with dividers.... I have to say I had
a lot fun doing this project and is it so useful! Who doesn't have one? 
Maybe a great gift for someone?

Thanks for stopping by, more to come!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Pine Cone Ornament

This is made with scrapbook paper, folded and pinned to a styrofoam ball.
Use any style or color you desire to fit your holiday theme!
Gorgeous and fun to make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Origami Gift Boxes

Small gift boxes made from vellum folded origami style. No glue or tape.
Top and bottom are separate. Cute as ornaments also.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Altered Art CD Clock

This is a beautiful gift for anyone on your gift giving list for any occasion or just for yourself!
A great way to use all those scratched cd's we all have!!

Products needed for this project:

1. CD - used or new if you prefer
2. Pattern paper of your choice
3. Clock works
4. Artificial flower-I used a gerbera daisy. It has many different
    sizes of petal sections
5. Big brads
6. Jeweled brads
7. Round hole punch
8. Adhesive
9. Fingernail file board

Let's get started!!

On the back side of your paper, trace around cd.
Cut out circle just to the inside of line.
Punch four holes in paper at quarter placement.
Apply jeweled 1 brad in each hole. These will be your quarter hour marks.
With adhesive apply paper to cd label side.
If paper is larger than cd, file the edge off with finger nail file.
Take flower apart and use 1 large and 1 medium section of petals. 
With hole punch. punch hole in center of big brad. They are thin and will punch.
Remove tabs on back of brad. They will break off easily.
With clock works, insert center rod thru the center of paper from the back.
With rod now thru the cd and paper, apply both layers of petals to the rod.
thru the center holes in petal sections.
Now apply the big brad onto rod thre the hole you punched.
Tighten down nut that comes with the clock works.
Continue assembly of the clock works with 1 brad at 12, then the others
will be placed right.
Add battery to your clock works.

Congratulations!!!! You are done and now have a gorgeous clock to match your decor or to give to someone special!!!!

Thank you for stopping by!!! Try it, you will have so much fun!!!!

Acetate Card

This is a very easy yet very sophisticated card for any occasion.

Products needed to make this card:

1. Acetate sheet
2. Krylon gold paint pen
3. Stazon ink-your choice of color
4. card stock-your choice of color
5. gold brads
6. gold eyelets
7. Ribbon-your choice of color 
8. Sentiment rubber stamp-your choice
9. Round hole punch

Now, let's get started! 

Cut acetate to double the desired card size and fold in half.

Cut two of desired shape and size of card stock exactly the same.
Stamp sentiment on one piece then distress with ink if so desired.
Leave second piece blank.
Place both pieces together inside acetate card to desired position.
With hole punch, punch thru both layers of acetate and both layers
of card stock at the same time. Punch one hole on each end. 
Remove card stock sandwich from acetate.
Stamp desired decor stamps on front on acetate with stazon ink. Let dry.
Place sentiment card stock inside front flap of card and add 1 brad in each hole.
Place blank card stock inside back flap of card and apply 1 eyelet in each hole.
With krylon pen, paint around front edge of card and let dry.
Tie on ribbon to tp of card.

Congratulations!!! You are finished and have a beautiful card for any occasion!

Thank you for stopping by and reading! Hope you will give it a try!!