Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Embellishments...The Oriental Trading Way
Of course, they have your traditional brads in a myriad of colors (how does 150 for only $2.95 sound...), but they also have jeweled brads and ones that look just like eyelets. And what's even cooler are their themed brads like...
Neckties and Bow Ties (for Father's Day),
Dog Bones, and for all your Las Vegas Layouts...
Casino Brads in the shape of poker chips and dice.
Check out Oriental Trading today!
Saturday, August 19, 2006
I Found Them!!
But, as if he was leading me to him, I accidentally drove to Norristown while looking for a supermarket in King of Prussia one day (while at CKC-Valley Forge). When I got home, I started digging and found information that lead me to believe he was buried there...less than a mile from where I had been. Arrgghhh!!!
Fast forward to my second trip to Philly in less than a month.
With the boys napping in the car, and time to kill before the Wiggles concert, we drove up to Norristown to check it out. The cemetery is huge and the main office had yet to return my inquiry, so I was crossing my fingers that I would find him (and anyone else that was related). As we drove through the cemetery, I gave my husband strict instructions on what names to look for, oh and we were finding them,...all but the one I was really looking for. To quote me, "He's so close I can taste it," and as if he heard me from above, I look up to see a huge family marker. "Yes, Yes, Yes!!!" I tried to contain my excitement as the boys were still sleeping. I scrambled to find a place to park and grab my camera and hoped that my great-great grandparents were there...and they were, along with my great-great aunt and uncle. Relief set in as I was able to verify another fact in the family story.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Scrapbook Sketches: Opposites Attract
Friday, August 11, 2006
On Being a Perfectionist
Scrapbooking isn't about being right, perfect or precise, it's about the person that benefits from it being perfectly happy that you made them something.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Staying in Fashion with Pantone Color Reports
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Text Circles in MS Word
Looking to make a text circle for a CD cover or to put a cool twist on your scrapbook journaling, but don't have scrapbook software? Not a problem - text circles can be easily created in MS Word using the Word Art function. Just use the following steps:
That will bring up the Word Art Gallery dialog box. You want to select the third option from the left in the very first row. It doesn't have a specific name, but it looks like bowed text. Click OK.
Your text will not automatically appear in the shape of a circle, but it's easy to do. You will notice white guide boxes that surround the text that would form a triangle if you "connected the dots".
Your text will look like a flattened circle at first, but your white guide boxes will help to fix that. You should see two in the middle of your text image.