Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Two Projects

Good evening, Y'all!!   I hope and pray everyone is warm, happy, and nestled in for a great evening.   It has been cold here again.   I just keep telling myself, a few more weeks and spring will be here, a few more weeks and spring will be here......anyway you look at it, warm and positive thoughts can't hurt, either.

I hope everyone has been busy crafting.   I have and am having a great time here lately.   On the January 16th, I posted a project that I had been working on, and had a great time on that project.   Afterward, I got to thinking, I should make that boot into a double sided ornament.  Well, y'all, I got busy and did just that.   I am hooked.   I loved the look and wanted to share it with y'all.

I love the looks of this.   The next one I make of this boot, I may make it as large as I possibly can still be able to do the print and cut on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock.   I think that would be great.   Maybe cut an extra layer for one or two layers.   Just to make it thicker.   We'll see, anyway,  I hope your enjoyed seeing my boot ornament.

I have another small project to share with y'all this evening, too.   While making the boot, I started running low on some of my dimensional foam squares/dots and I had actually started doing a google search and was going to place an order, because I wanted to try a lower dimension foam dots.   I got to thinking about some of the tools in my stash and how they could be utilized in a different way.   I had purchased a package of foam squares from the Dollar Tree for a dollar.  A pkg. of 30 pieces, assorted colors, at 4" x 6" in size.   I have a 2 1/2" Xyron machine.   I ran a piece of foam thru the xyron and peeled off the clear film, flipped it, and ran it thru the other side.  I ended up with a sheet of foam with sticky on both sides.   I can cut it to the size I want, easily, with a pair of scissors.   If I want it to be thicker, I just stack a couple of layers.   I know I am not the first one to think of doing this, but, if you haven't thought of doing it yet, I hope you will try it, if you have a xyron.   I even have a smaller xyron, 1 1/2" wide and I cut strips small enough to slide down in it and just pulled the strip out and has the tape on the back of it.   Then turn it over and pull it thru again, so there is sticky on both sides.   This is a really great idea for when you are running low or if you want to have a foam that matches the color of your cardstocks.   Anyway, here's some pics:
These are the foam sheets I have made into sticky sheets.   These are pink and blue.

I hope that this gives you an idea or two that maybe you haven't thought about.   Or maybe you had thought about, but just haven't done it yet.   Try it, you'll like it. (sounds like an old, bad commercial, huh. hahaha)   Ok, people, do not stampede your local Dollar Tree!   There are varying sizes and thicknesses of foam at places like Wal Mart, Joanns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and other places.   All I have used in my xyron machines is the Dollar Tree foam, so keep that in mind.   I do not know how well thicker foam will go through the machines.   With all that said, have fun.   I have.

Well, that's it for tonight, y'all.   I pray for you to have a wonderful night of rest.   I hope and pray that you pray for those around you that you know are sick and hurting.   We all know of people that need our prayers.    It seems that my prayer list grows daily. 

Philippians 3:13b-14
13b- forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

When Paul had his Damascus Road experience, his whole life changed.   He done a complete 180 degree turn around.   From that day forward, he strained toward the goal of gaining Christ's approval.   Do you and I strain toward the goal of gaining Christ's approval?   But, before he could strain toward Christ's approval, he had to forget about the junk that he brought to the cross; failures and successes.   Most of us has a trunk load of junk.   We have to leave it at the cross.   If you are free in Christ, you are free indeed!   When we confess our sins, they are put away from us as far as the East is from the West.   We may even have a few successes along the way.   Whom do you give credit for those successes?   If you give God credit for any success, give it to Him, "then keep pressing on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus".    Start each new day with the aim and intention of "straining forward to what lies ahead".   I don't know what my future holds for me, but I do know who holds my future.   I strain toward the goal of gaining Christ's approval daily.   I pray for His approval in all I do.   I pray that you do, too.

Hugs, and good night, y'all, Patty


  1. Lovely boot. Great dimension. Thanks for the tip on making the foam sheets..

  2. Thank you Jani. I love good tips and you always have good tips too. Thanks for stopping by. hugs, Patty