Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mod Podging... better known as

decoupaging ... I used to decoupage when I was in high school.. good old Ms Ballard, my English teacher, got me started. She was young, hip, cute and a very good teacher. I haven't thought of docoupaging in years.. until recently... I've been blog surfing.. which, by the way, is dangerous.. surfing of any kind is I suppose, but, for me, blog surfing is extremely so... I get lost in blogs and end up doing absolutely nothing for an entire day.. heck, truth be told, for days on end.. but, I digress.. back to decoupage. Back in the day.. oh, say, 1971 or 72, I used good old Elmer's Glue .. with a tad bit of water.. these days someone has "invented" Mod Podge which, is the equevalent of my trusty old Elmer's Glue and water but cost much more. I have been wanting to make some crafty things for gifts, for the girls, for the boys rooms, for my entire house. With Mod Podge, a canvas, my trusty Cricut Expression and time I plan to do just that.. in fact, I've tried a couple of things.. most of them were scraped off and will be used again.. I did send one out as a PIF. They said they loved it.. I can only hope it's true! LOL.. I hope to journal some of my better items.. maybe even the not so good ones.. we'll see.. For now, the thought is there, the items have been purchased all I have to do is choose the best one to begin with.. so.. with that being said... Let the FUN begin...

to be continued...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The middle of March... ALREADY?

Seriously? I haven't posted in so long I almost forgot I have a blog.. of course, since I'm the only one reading it it doesn't really matter~! ha!

I've decided it's Spring Cleaning time.. at least upstairs. I've given up on the basement.. I'm pretty sure it's a lost cause.. if I weren't so lazy I'd go down and take a picture just to prove it.. but.. I'm too lazy.. way too lazy.. besides I've been up and down those stairs enough for one day..
Great exercise.. and since I haven't done that lately I'm pretty sure my legs and rear will be aching tomorrow.. oh well.. such is the life .. maybe that will jump start me back on my program! LOL...

The dining room is the chosen project.. it's not nearly as bad as it was right after christmas.. I do have pictures of that.. however, it isn't perfectly clean either.. so, the dining room will be getting a makeover.. tomorrow..