Sunday, October 15, 2017

Marquette Craft Fair

Here are some pictures from the Craft Fair this Saturday at Marquette High School.

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Francis Howell Central
Saturday October 21st  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5199 Highway N, Cottleville, MO 63304

Parkway West
Saturday, Oct 28th 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct 29th 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
14653 Clayton Road Ballwin, MO 63011

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Saturday, Nov 11th 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 12th 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
369 North Woods Mill Road Chesterville, MO 63017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Going Green ~ Tissue Box Cards

I just had my first Going Green now that FV has reopened and for this program I chose card making. The up-cycled portion of the program was using tissue boxes to supply the decorative element instead of scrapbook paper. 

I know they look a little flat in the photos. I took these at work and just laid them on the counter to take the picture. I needed them for my write up of the instructions. The Best Wishes card was lying on a piece of green card stock as the card base was the same shade of grey and it blended into the counter. 

The first two cards made use of a nice size rectangles as a focal feature. The third card uses four small squares combined to create the focal feature.  On the last card I used StazOn ink and stamped directly onto the tissue box  and then cut out around the image. 

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fun Shaped Cards


I just wanted to share some fun shaped cards that I gave out for birthdays this month. 

The truck went to Ron a delivery driver and the guitar went to Steve an Elvis impersonator.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Big River Steampunk Festival ~ Costume Contest

I headed up to Hannibal for the Big River Steampunk Festival once again. There was lots to see and do, so I will probably make a couple of posts as they will be picture heavy.

Lets start with the finale of the costume contest. Earlier in the day they had a preliminary contest which had about 120 entries and then they narrowed it down. These were the final 12. 

Judges table. Tom Willeford 
and members of the Children of Proteus

The MC with the first contestant
a mechanical doll.

I got a better shot of the doll in the audience

This gentleman's story was that he was a butterfly rescuer, time traveler who fixed history. He had a device and a book that would let him know what had been changed and he would travel back in time to save the butterfly that was inadvertently killed and thus altered history. In essence he prevented the butterfly effect.

A team of Vampire Hunters

I moved to get a better vantage point
Here we have a fairy and a artist

This young lady was an Aviator

A better view of her jet pack

Annie Oakley?

A Ghost Buster

Great view of his pack

I didn't hear everyones story, but the girl in red is Little Red Riding Hood.

I missed a couple of the contestants when I was moving.
This young lady was one of the ones I missed on stage.

As was Donatello

A side view of Donatello.
You can also get a glimpse of the fairy's wings.

The final three were the Doll, the Aviator and the Ghostbuster. The Winner was the Ghostbuster.

Who Ya Gonna Call!!!!

I'll post more of the festival later.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Signs for Library ReOpening

FV has been closed since November of 2016 for remodeling
 and just had their grand reopening on August 2, 2017.
Staff Association for the library system provides
 cake or cupcakes to the staff for the celebration.

I decided that a sign and banner were needed to 
let the staff know where the treats came from. 

A better view of the sign.

I grabbed the free ballon clip art from the internet 
and used a variety of fonts to give the text some extra interest. 
It is of course printed on a dictionary page.

The banner for the celebration

Here is a close up of some of the letters.

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