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12:40 PM - 02/10/2015

The topic: I made some dots last night


From the huge bucket of perler beads I got yesterday. They seem pretty small, I need to try stacking them. I think that would work better in the barbeque grill because they're pretty small and it's hard to move them when they're stacked. I will try pony beads since they have larger sizes, but I'll most likely have to do those outside because they smell when they melt.

One thing I did learn is if you go the toaster oven route, do not, I repeat, do NOT use an oven with convection that you cannot turn off. Things will not go well.


If you decide to try this, have fun! Let me know how it turns out for you.


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12:16 PM - 02/10/2015

The topic: I’m considering selling these


Not this particular set, this was a gift, but card sets. These were made using another kit from SVGCuts. The kit comes with more card styles than I made. If you go check it out, you'll see what a difference paper and embellishments can make. Clicking on a picture will take you to a bigger photo in my family album; clicking on that picture will open a larger photo.


The kit comes with a box to hold the cards. Actually, there are two versions, a tall box and a short box. This is the tall box.


The card collection.


The no sentiment card; you add your own


Feel better soon


Happy birthday


Just because


Thank you 


Each card has an insert for a message


The envelopes; I will have a couple extra in each collection since I'm really bad at screwing up addresses and I hate not having an extra envelope to use




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11:31 AM - 02/10/2015

The topic: Another birthday card


This one was so much fun to make! Lots and lots of foam to make it extra three dimensional. And glitter paper. You can't go wrong with glitter paper. This paper is really thin, it's definitely not card stock, it needs to be put on sturdier paper. You don't need much, just for accent pieces, but it looks really cool. Once again, this is from the Box Cards kit  over at  SVGCuts.com. Clicking on a picture will take you to a bigger photo in my family album; clicking on that picture will open a larger photo.


I love glitter. Marco is photobombing, doing a bokeh thing.




One of the things I really love about SVGCuts files is that the cards always come with a cut file for an envelope.


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mrs. crankypants
07:32 AM - 02/10/2015

The topic: On our walk this morning


The lady who lives across the street, the one who brought Duke to our house a few summers ago (remember, Duke went home to his family - who still lets him run) stopped and told us the other morning she pushed the wrong button on her car's key and the alarm went off.  

And it startled her when a coyote ran out of the bushes by our house. I'm pretty sure she meant the ones on the bank. 

From a story in the San Diego Union Tribune

Although there is the widespread perception that people have displaced coyotes by building housing in their habitat, wildlife researchers say we’ve actually created havens for the animals.

Urban neighborhoods offer plentiful food for the adaptable omnivores, which thrive on the rodents, garbage, small pets, pet food, and ornamental fruit they find there. Coyote densities can be unnaturally high in urban areas, where they need just a quarter acre of land to secure enough to eat. In wildlands, by contrast, coyotes stake out territories of one to 15 acres in order to survive.

Well, that makes me feel a whole lot better. I frikken hate coyotes.

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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