I was pleasantly surprised yesterday to see so many of you had posted. I thought you'd be, as I was, glued to HSN's 24-hour craft show! Actually, I wish I hadn't been so involved in the show because I'd have more in my bank account today-- LOL!!!
Unfortunately, I spent the rest of the evening (and most of this morning) on-line trying to figure out how to change the look of my blog -- and in between checking up on all of you. I was on-line searching on how to save my sidebar and making other necessary changes, so as not to lose anything, because I want to update my blog look. None of the tutorials seem to be quite clear to me though. I just love visiting so many of you and how nice your blogs look. I'd really love to have a new look too but can't seem to find any good on-line help/instructions and I don't know anyone near me who blogs to help -- sooooo, although I'd like a fresher look and would like to "redecorate" I guess I'll have to live with this look for a while longer until I'm a bit more computer savvy. I'd just hate to mess up my blog and not have a clue as to how to get it back up. As you know, our Google "Help" is more often than not no help at all. Another down side, I've spent hours trying to read up and watch tutorials which is taking away an enormous amount of time from other things I want to do (you know). I understand this is all suppose to be quite easy but I only feel quite intimidated.
Anyway, today I'd like to share a few things I made using resin in preparation for Christmas stocking stuffers and presents: keychains with little matching boxes, a paperweight, and a pendant with a picture of the hubby for me to wear around my neck. My hubby actually decided the paperweight would be for his desk because he really liked it and because it was "only" a test paperweight. Paperweights require more resin so I wanted to test the heat and cure time along with any other mishaps that could oocur before making an actual product. I often use this picture of me and the hubby for sample projects because our families don't want their pictures posted and I respect that -- this picture is handy so that's why you see it so much. Here're the resin projects:
I love making the keychains and charms, and I think the boxes just complement the keychains. I think they'll be wonderful little stocking stuffers! I also made a charm for Buster's collar using the picture of DH and me, but it's already on his collar. I love that he's sporting a picture of "mama and poppie"!!! Like a kid, I just couldn't wait until Christmas to pop it around his neck, LOL!!!
I also made this side-step card to share. I'll have to change the topnote sentiment because I messed it up twice; first I stamped it a bit off (I hate wood mounted rubber stamps, can't see where you're stamping) and second, when I tried to conceal it by inking the edges I ran into several of the words which I further tried to conceal by smudging the ink -- well, that definitely didn't work. Anyway, I'm sharing it with you now but I am going to redo the topnote and sentiment, and unmount that stamp and put it on a clear acrylic so I can see what I'm doing. Here's the card:
I used a lot of stickles on this card!!! The paper is from the DCWV Ciao Bella Stack. The sentiment reads: "Some people come into our lives and quietly stay; others stay for a while leaving footprints in our hearts and we are never the same". I think this sentiment is really touching me right now because this is exactly how I feel right now. I've made so-so many wonderful friends here in blogland and I no longer hear from half of them... I wonder and I pray they're well. I think I'll dedicate this card to them so maybe one day they'll know how I feel about them and that I think about them.
Well, that's about it!
Hugs to you all and I'll be seeing you!