Friday, January 27, 2012

A Shout Out of Thanks!

Hi Everyone,
I am so excited to say I won a bloggie prize from She's Crafty!  Here is her bloggie address:
Now, first off let me just give Kris a huge SHOUT OUT of THANKS!  Here it is:
THANKS KRIS!!!!!!!!!
WOW! wish that was a bit bigger and with a drum roll and cymbal. But Kris knows I am thankful.  I just want to say that I admire people who have blogs that inspire and Kris's is for sure one.  The prize win came from her blog post "Finish it Friday"  Why I loved this concept so much is because I sit in a room that is filled (and I mean filled!) with half finished and not even started projects (PLEASE do not ask me discuss the air eraser etching tool or the vinyl glass block projects)(ummm.... I not going to mention my BOSSES grandmothers 7 needlepoints that are here waiting to be cleaned and remounted after floating in a basement flood from hurricane Irene which was back in August!)  OK so my plate is a bit full.  It's OK because Kris has the solution.  See I made the list and I am going to "Finish It Friday".  So to my Boss, I say "you will see your Grandmother's needlepoint prior to June.  To my Granddaughter I say "We will have the Valentine's ready for school by Feb. 14. To my friend Donna I say "the 200 pin back buttons will be ready before you leave for Florida for the wedding and don't worry we will get those library volunteer gifts done too!" To my dear Hubs I say "I will use the air eraser and aluminum oxide you bought me, so no you did not throw $100.00 down the crapper.  and most of all to Kris I say Thanks bloggie do gooder, your inspiration is worth more than you know.
I am signing off because it is Friday and that means it is time to:
Have a great week end and thanks again Kris!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Button Project and Mr. Plot -Tair Makes It Easy!

So back in the 1980's (the early 1980's)  I bought a "Badge a Minit" button maker.  I used it a lot back then.  I made all kinds of buttons and magnets with the kids pictures. All kinds of crafty good stuff.  I paid about $25.00 or so for the start up kit.  I haven't used it much in recent years so it is sitting all boxed up on the bottom of a very big pile of forgotten craft tools.  Well, my friend Donna asked if buttons could be made for her son Adam's Disney wedding.  I thought for sure that it could be done.  What the bonus was is that with my new ZING (Mr. Plot-Tair) it was awesome easy crafty goodness!!!!  And not just that, it breathed new life into a tool I already owned.  I made the graphic in my DS2 software and imported it as a texture into MTC.  MTC would have worked as well but I move much faster in DS2.  The ZING has an awesome print and cut feature and it made quick work of making the buttons.  I remember hand cutting the circles and never getting a perfect circle.  Now I can cut a whole page.  If Donna decides she wants these I will have to make about 100.  I will format them on 12X12 paper and should be able to get 12 buttons to a sheet.  How cool is that!  I can't wait for Donna to see the buttons.  I think she is going to love them.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by,

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Zing Has A Name!

Hi Everyone,
Please pardon my silly post, but around this homestead we have a habit of naming things.  You know the cars, the toys, the music equipment and the like.  So when the ZING came to play at our house we knew it needed a name.  Well after so many names (need I mention "Harry Plotter")  I finally settled on the name.  Are you
ready ... wait for it! Here it is,
Mr. Plot-tair!
Yes, that's right! named for the beloved sitcom "Welcome back Kotter" staring Gabe Kaplan (a fond memory for the hubs and myself) Every time Boom Boom Washington said his name I cracked up! That is how he said Mr. Kotter's name(Mr. Kot-tair). So I have named this awesome plotter ... MR. PLOT-TAIR! and I love it.  Why you may ask because just like any teacher this guy is going to take me on adventures and to places I have never dreamed about. I just love him!  He has been cutting up a storm and I can't wait to post the crafty goodness he has produced.  Have a great night and Thanks for stopping by!