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Sue
Interests: learning, upholstery, reading, painting, sewing, teaching, papercrafts, to name a few
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I was originally going to title this blog "Random Girl", because that's how I feel a good deal of the time, but then I began reevaluating. One of my deeply held beliefs is that there are no accidents, and that... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
Okay, let's start with true confessions: I have a short attention span. I mean, REALLY short! They say that the sign of a creative mind is several unfinished projects lying around, and I'm going to go with that thought. I'd... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
So, a few days ago Sherry calls me with a question: What does it mean when there are spiders literally EVERYWHERE in your space? (Sherry is my best friend and I will refer to her often, as we interact in... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
Faced a dilemma last week: I had so many things that I wanted to do, that I was stuck in a funk of not knowing where to start. This usually happens when the clutter in a particular room is out... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
Okay, pop quiz: Which of these five cards... uses this polka dot paper? Answer: ALL of the above! Here's the scoop: I should've been packing last night (I'm on the move - again...sigh...), but just couldn't motivate. Also, despite my... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
Apparently I didn't scratch the itch in my brain hard enough, as I still had a few ideas floating around as far as ways to alter this polka dot paper. They were actually the original ideas, so I probably should've... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
Okay, first a disclaimer: I realize that my brain operates oddly. I think we have established that. I have been a "fringe-dweller" pretty much my entire life because I can't find anyone on the same wave length ( a few... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
So, Sherry came over to play yesterday afternoon, and convinced me that Halloween was coming sooner than Christmas, so I should create something for that instead of the Christmas tags I had been planning on (although she was working on... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
Okay, as promised, I've finished the first in a series of tutorials. I have no idea how well it will translate to this format, so please be patient if I have to learn how to tweak things a bit. Here... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
Okay, so it's time for another tutorial. I saw these little cuties on eBay, spent some time figuring out how to make them, and decided to share. They'd make great party/shower favors, stocking stuffers, whatever! Here we go: Materials Needed:... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
I finally have a quick minute to update here... Christmas was really nice this year - totally low-key and quiet (which I like). Even so, there was still a fair bit of hustle and bustle prior to the doings, and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
As I mentioned before, I am going to complete the course outlined in "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. I needed a notebook for the morning pages, the tasks, and the check-ins. Since I had some more really pretty papers... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
A fellow blogger, Erin, has a feature she calls "Thought for Thursday", where she relates a quote or thought or whatever, and expounds on it a bit. I like this notion, but I can't think that I will want to/be... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
Okay, so I've been playing around with "new" things of late... New haircut, new attitude, new ideas, new toys... I decided to try to take a picture of myself - for whatever reason. Probably because I'm always behind the camera,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
It's been a while since I posted a tutorial, and I just completed a project that I thought might be a fun one for you to try, so I'll give it a shot. First, the background on this whole deal,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
Quick idea this morning before I get on with my day (and yes, I'm aware that I am not the first person to think of it - consider this a reminder): I had a sheet of punch-outs that coordinated with... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
I've been playing with ideas for a swap I'm hosting, and sort of tripped over this technique and thought I'd share. I wanted the look of tumbled tile without the weight or thickness, so... Materials Needed: Chipboard, tissue paper, white... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
No frivolity today... I have just returned from California, where services were held to celebrate the life and honor the passing of the greatest man I have ever known personally - my father, James Grant Shumway (8/15/28 - 1/11/08). His... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
I had to come up with a gift for Greg's boss's girlfriend - we're going to her 50th birthday party in about an hour (so why am I doing this now, you may ask? Because I'll forget or otherwise get... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
Since I mentioned the calendars that I made for my kids in my last post, I thought maybe you'd like to see pics of those, too. They're not very good pics, because they are converted PDF files. I didn't have... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
I didn't get a chance to do the "new" technique yesterday, but I did knock out a couple of projects with the Silhouette papers: The item in the center is one of the keychain mini-albums that I posted a tutorial... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
I finally got my gel pen yesterday, and started a card with that technique I've been wanting to try, but - as often happens with me - I got sidetracked with a different project altogether. When I was browsing in... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
My friend Della had a birthday on the 1st, but her party was this afternoon (I just got back), so I had a few extra days to make her gift. She's HUGE into gardening, so I made her a garden... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
As promised, here is a new project, complete with tutorial: Materials needed: 4 1/4" x 11" strip of cardstock 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece of cardstock 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" piece of patterned paper desired embellishment word window... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.
Okay, this was just too good to not take advantage of (hmm - weird grammar, but I don't know how else to say it...)! This is what I saw when I went to check on the Mr. a moment ago:... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at random.on purpose.