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Monday Card

259  Hello.  Miss me.  I know.  I am back really soon.  Made this card over the weekend.  I CASE’d it from Stamp TV.  You know I love that place.

The card stock is all Stampin Up.  The base of the card is Sahara Sand, next layer (1/4 inch smaller) is black.  Next layer (again 1/4 inch smaller) is an old favorite – Mellow moss.  The layer with the circles is Shara Sand again.  The greeting is Sahara Sand, Black and White.  The greeting is stamped in Sahara Sand.  The stamp is from Gina K.  Stamp it Big.  (There is a similar SU greeting in the new catalog).

Now for the fun part.  Use your circular nestabilities and create multpile circles on the Sahara Sun card stock.  You may have to run it through twice because you want to use the same size cirles (I did.).  Now run the layer with the circles through your Cuttlebug or Big Shot using the largest dot folder you have.  Next run the Mellow Moss through the machine using the smaller Swiss Dot folder.  Adhere one on top of the other.  Adhere it all together.  Use dots to adhere the buttons to the card.  If you don’t have buttons, it’s okay.  It really did look pretty good without the buttons, but since they were sitting there waiting to be used, I used them!

I think this is a great card for either gender.  It would be nice in any color scheme as well.  I hope you can get a good view from the picture.  Try it.  You might like it!

Oh and on my last post, I have no idea how the Use It Tuesday Button ended up on the Facebook link.  It’s a mystery!

Have a great week.

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New Craft

Hey everyone!  Again it’s been a while.  Sorry.  But today I am very excited about a new craft!  I think you can call it a craft because it involved essential oils.  Oh Yeah!  It’s not soap making though.  Sorry.  It could develop into soap making though.  (Just to keep you guessing)

Blizzard coming here to the Northeast, so must keep busy inside for the next day or so.  It is really starting to snow out now.  Hope all my friends and family get home safely.  While everyone else was going to the grocery store yesterday to stock up on milk, bread and beer, I went to Hobby Lobby for essential oils.  I know – pretty funny.  A lady at work told me about these Vicks disks you put in your shower to clear your nose and head when you have a cold.  It intrigued me.  (She does way different crafts then I do and is always finding things on Pininterest.  (I limit my time there because I could spend the entire day))  She found a site to make your own Vicks Thingys, as I am calling them.  Go the Frugal By Choice Blg or just google Vicks disks and you can find the recipe.

It involves baking soda, water and essentials oils, mainly eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender.  Use about 2 cups of baking soda, then enough water to make a paste.  Add ten drops of each of the oils, or like me just squeeze the bottle too much and stop when you think it’s enough.  Put them into muffin tins lined with wrappers.  The lady at work used ice cube trays, which would work just as well.  Now let them harden overnight.  (I found one recipe that baked them, but there is no way I was doing that. Oh and you have to add the oils after baking.  Important tip!)  Once hardened, put them in your shower, anywhere the water hits and enjoy the head rush!

Try em.  Tell me what you think.  They only take a minute to make.  I think you will like it.  Talk to you soon.

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