Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Pop-Up Glue Dots
1/16" Circle Punch
Step By Step:
Step 1.Cut 8 strips of 1/2" x 3", 4 strips of 1/2" x 2 1/2", and 1 strip of 1/2" x 2". It's important to cut the 1/2" x 2" strip before cutting the 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips.
Step 2.Take 4 - 1/2" x 3" strips with pattern "A" face up and put adhesive on one end of each strip.Take the other 4 - 1/2" x 3" strips with pattern "B" face up and put adhesive on one end of each strip. Take the 4 - 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips with pattern "A" face up and put adhesive on one end of each strip. Take the 1/2" x 2" strip with pattern side "B" face up and put adhesive on one end.
Step 3. Wrap the 1/2" x 3" strips and the 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips.
Step 4. Wrap the 1/2" x 2" strip.
Step 5.Use the 1/16" circle punch to punch a whole at the bottom of each "cone".
Step 6.Use a brad and attach the "cone" together.
Step 7.Place a Pop-Dot in the center of each layer.
Step 8.Stack each layer by alternating patterns.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
We made our "Christmas Wishes" meander books today! I was a little worried about the way the book is cut but everyone did it perfectly. The little book is made from ONE 12x12 piece of double sided patterned paper on the inside! The way it is cut and folded makes little pockets to put tags into. My books had the words Wish on one and Santa on the other. I wrote down some other ideas for words to put on the front and they liked them better. As you can see Noel was used and we had Peace on a couple. My book will be used for my families wish lists. I will put each member of my families picture on each page with all their "Christmas wishes" on the tags that are in the pockets. Try it!
Two 3 1/4" squares of patterned paper
Two 3 1/4" squares of cardboard
Cardstock to decorate and make tags
1 3/8 Circle punch for pockets
Paper scoring tool
Binding tool and spiral wire
Stamps, Ink and Embellishments
Score 12" x 12" paper at 3", 6" and 9".
Turn paper 90 degrees and score again at 3", 6" and 9".
Fold and unfold all score lines.
Use scissors to cut paper as follows:
Start folding paper up from one of the sides with a missing square. Fold it up accordion style, stopping at the end of row.
Tuck the accordian pages of the first row under the second row.
Fold the second row accordion style like the first one.
Tuck your accordion pages under the next row.
Fold the third row accordion style.
Fold pages under the last row.
Now fold up the last row accordian style.
For pocket pages, start by punching a half circle on the top of the middle page. Punch half circles on all pages to make pockets.
Stack front, back and pages the following way: Front cover face up, page pockets, back cover face down. Insert the spiral wire through the holes and bend ends.
Cut tags for pockets. These were cut to 2 5/8" x 2 3/4" . Decorate the inside pages. Staple ribbon to top of pocket tags.
Decorate front cover.
Monday, December 3, 2007
- 12x12 package of Simply Scrapin “Secret Garden” kit.
- 12x12 inch Cardboard
- 7 -10 matching envelopes (my envelopes measured 6 5/16 x 4 7/16)
- Wild Wasabi Ribbon
- Journal Pen
- Sticky Strip adhesive
- paper cutter or scissors
- bone folder
- Patterned paper
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Friends:o)AustinGraceThe sunset while we were there at Asilomar beach We had found this great little Japanese Sushi Restaurant called "Jugem." They had traditional and speciality sushi and sashimi! We were surprised to see they sold tempura, yakiniku and udon also. The boys have been missing their udon! I ordered the rainbow sushi and Donna had the salmon sushi. YUM!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
We were invited to go to the Kono Elementary School Festival on the 18Th of November, by my friend Eiko-San. Elsa and Lilly also went with their families. Eiko had told me that they had 8 Kimonos for the American women to try on. I couldn't wait, I hadn't tried one on in the whole two and a half years I have been living here. They let us wear them the whole time we were there. They chose a very beautiful light green Kimono for me. Even Shelby got to dress up! There are a lot of layers to the Kimono and it is very involved to put on. The Japanese ladies that dressed us were very experienced and fast and knew which ones would look best on us. They chose the perfect colors for each one of us. The Obi (sash) they wrap round your waist is my favorite part of the kimono. They can tie it to make many different designs like bows or drums.
The video is just a small part of the play the kids put on. They practice for this festival all year. Their costumes were very beautiful. I wish I had video taped the entire play! They were wonderful!!! After the play they had food for sale (udon noodle, rice ball, soda, coffee), crafts, and plants. To see more pictures of that day look at the side bar of my blog.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I thought this turned out so cute I may use this for my Christmas cards this year. Kiriko's class did a wonderful job on their cards today and did a better job at coloring our little houses than I did!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Hiroko is concentrating :o)My Beautiful friends! Thank you so much for all the food for our lunch today! It was so good! I especially loved the Chinese meatfilled buns. YUM!
Two of the finished cards. Great job!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wow! What a day! We had met everyone at the gate and brought them to my house. Lilly and her husband were patiently waiting for us to get there. We set up our finger foods outside on three tables and moved the fireplace to the front yard. Everyone changed over into their costumes and started eating. As we were standing outside talking and having our party, trick or treaters were a little confused, they thought we had set up the party for them! They were trying to get a bite of our food! Thank you to the husbands who kept them away!Everyone looked so good in their costumes! The adults wore costumes as well as the kids. We had lots of little witches at our party. Kumie borrowed a witches hat and she was a pink and black witch, Migumi was a pirate like me! Elsa was Cruella Deville, Lilly wore a feathered mask, Eiko was a blonde she devil, Toshiko borrowed a green wig and looked soooo cute, and Kyoko was a cute little witch, too. Kyoko went off with Shelby to go trick or treating with the teenagers in the neighborhood. I am glad they got to spend some time with each other. Tomoko and Toshe were beautiful witches, also! Takumi was the handsomest Shrek and Diana was a very cute baseball player! We had around 40 people combined with Regina's group. The picture only shows some of our group. We headed out for Trick or Treating and came back to have smores in the fireplace. Everyone was having so much fun which made me very happy! Some of the adults had never dressed up before so they were able to experience something NEW, which is always exciting! Happy Halloween memories everyone!