Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I found that these mini domino keychains are fairly easy to mass produce....
                                                          SUPPLY LIST:
                                             RANGER GLOSSY ACCENTS
                                             RANGER ALCOHOL INKS
                                                       STAZ-ON BLACK
                                                    RANGER STICKLES
                                                          KEY RINGS
                                                   LARGE JUMP RINGS
                                              RANGER BLENDING TOOL
                                        RANGER BLENDING SOLUTION
                                                   GOLD LEAF PEN
                                                    MINI DOMINOS
                                                    IMAGE STAMP
                                                      HEAT TOOL
instructions are the same as the previous domino but instead of using clear coat I glossy accented the front

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Friday, November 11, 2011


My first altered domino...and its a mini  ....for a mini album...

First I drilled the hole for hanging with dremel...then inked  both sides with alcohol inks
till I liked the way it looked
stamped image with staz-on ink black.
decorated with some stickles
Sprayed both sides with clear coat
and sprinkled a touch of gold glitter while
the clear coat is still wet
let it dry
gold leafed edges 
hung from swivel clasp
hope you like the project.
Mine  is for a mini book in progress

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Friday, October 28, 2011


My brother Rick as I have mentioned before has been diagnosed with cancer and we are holding
a benefit to raise money to assist in paying his medical costs...I realize that
it could be very difficult for some to attend the benefit but if you would like to donate
there is a button to the right  and any and all donations are very gratefully appreciated
thank you to my crafting family  for the help you have given me in trying to accept
my brothers illness  it has not been easy for myself or anyone in my family...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Hi everyone  there is a contest that I have entered to win a Gypsy....http://cardadayblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/snowflake-card.html 
I am #1 on the list and would very much appreciate your vote

I want you all to know ...that if I win this Gypsy it is going to be donated as a raffle prize  at a benefit being held for my brother Rick...those close to the family know the details of  what is happening right now...
Please know that all of your votes will not only be appreciated but will also help in my brothers fight against cancer.......
thank you all in advance
Jodi Barber

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I started You've Been Boo-ed on my street I had a blast ...
made 5 goodie baskets  bought all my stuff at Family Dollar
pumpkin buckets scarecrow and tootsie roll mixed bag of halloween candies and some ghoulish sucker rings
and went out
doorbell ringing  almost got caught the next door neighbor came out and discovered
hers just as I was walking out the front door of my house with my son in law..
he came up with something quick said...tell her you got one too...it worked she has no idea it was me
if you want to participate and start "You've Been Boo-ed" in your neighborhood
the website is BEEN BOOED
have lots of fun and Happy Halloween everybody

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


This card was made using
Flower Shoppe
Ancestry Imagine cart - flowers
Country Carnival -flowers
scalloped hearts and hearts
spellbinders dies
diamond stickles
glossy accents
cuttlebug quilling flower leaf die
gold ink
sentiment stamp and scroll
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Friday, July 29, 2011


Just For Today

By Vicki Tushingham

Just for today I will try to live through the next 24 hours
and not expect to get over my child's death,
but instead learn to live with it, just one day at a time.

Just for today I will remember my child's life, not just her death,
and bask in the comfort of all those treasured days
and moments we shared.

Just for today I will forgive all the family and friends
who didn't help or comfort me the way I needed them to.
They truly did not know how.

Just for today I will smile no matter how much I hurt on the inside,
for maybe if I smile a little,
my heart will soften and I will begin to heal.

Just for today I will reach out to comfort a relative or friend of my child,
for they are hurting too,
and perhaps we can help each other.

Just for today I will free myself from my self-inflicted burden of guilt,
for deep in my heart I know if there was anything in this world
I could of done to save my child from death,
I would of done it.

Just for today I will honor my child's memory
by doing something with another child
because I know that would make my own child proud.

Just for today I will offer my hand in friendship
to another bereaved parent
for I do know how they feel.

Just for today when my heart feels like breaking,
I will stop and remember that grief is the price we pay for loving
and the only reason I hurt is because
I had the privilege of loving so much

Just for today I will not compare myself with others.
I am fortunate to be who I am
and have had my child for as long as I did.

Just for today I will allow myself to be happy,
for I know that I am not deserting her by living on.

Just for today I will accept that I did not die when my child did,
my life did go on,
and I am the only one who can make that life worthwhile once more.


Sunday, April 17, 2011


I decided to get serious about my Singer Futura SES 2000....
I needed a cover for my Cricut Imagine . On the Custom Crops website there is a free Cricut Expression Cover sewing pattern  I printed the pattern pieces   then instead of taping the pieces together as per instructions I used some painters tape and taped the pieces to the top of the Imagine at the appropriate ends and with the fold line acrossed the middle of the top of the imagine I took sheets of copy paper and filled in the gaps  to add length  ...with the side pieces its just a matter of bringing the fold line back aprox. 4 inches...

I used a Damask print fabric for accenting   and the main piece is a tannish colored denim....

I used an embroidery design from Embroidery Library and used colors accordingly...it was the very first time
for splitting a design for me so I kinda goofed a little bit but think I recovered ok with my little red button
for an "a"........hope you like it                Jodi

Monday, April 4, 2011




ALL of the black furniture I painted..(painstakingly)...
 upcycled old dining room table that I mounted only half
to the wall.
Computer desk bought on craigslist for $75 painted black
under desk there is a cabinet with drawers
where I am keeping my embossing supplies
and also my stash of Just Rite stamps
2 Dining room chairs painted black and bought damask cushions
at Big Lots for $10 each

artwork done by : Joshua Hendry   ....my son in law.I like the movie
A Nightmare Before Christmas and he drew this for me for my
christmas gift
I had all of the storage drawers already ...
black cabinet under picture frame upcycled part of the old
entertainment center that we took out of the livingroom..painted black
Damask picture frame my husband found out scrapping
still has tags and stickers from Ikea
shelf above half table bought at resale shop for $1
rugs bought at Family Dollar 2 small 2 large at the time of purchase they
had a deal going with rugs buy one get one half off so spent $15 on rugs saved $7.50
***fur babies came with the room***

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I am having an awesome time with my Cricut Imagine and altering dollar store picture frames.
This frame is 5x7 it was brown with gold on the edges
I rag painted it white and then with fine sand paper I sanded lightly on the gold edges
so it would look old and antiquish.
Using Imagine More Cards I cut the pretty picture frames at 3 1/5 inches
in layers..I used Lace Stickles around the edges of the frame
and as dots on the scalloped frame..and also on the roses.
The paper is also from Imagine More Cards and embossed
with swiss dots and antique red ink.I used 2 gold heart brads and
liked the way it looked without the glass.

Instructions for antiquing the picture frame:
Supplies needed:
picture frame size your choice mine is 5x7
paint color of your choice I used white
paint brush
fine sand paper I used p100

my frame is 5 x7 brown with a gold trim  I got it at the dollar store
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paint your frame with a nice coat of paint to cover
some streaking is ok because in the end you want
it to look old

I mainly just wanted some of my gold to show through
so I used sand paper and sanded some paint off the gold trim.
You could however use a darker base coat such as black or brown
and use a crackle coat then your top color to have another
amazing antiqued effect.
At this point I assemble my Cricut cuts and embellish as I see the need..
this project had an amazing effect with old pics of my parents when they were 17 years old

hope this info is helpful for you  Happy Crafting

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I made this for a challenge over at the Cricutdemowa yahoo group...had to use Imagine and Imagine cartridges...
I took a dollar store picture frame and rag painted it white...used snow angels cart for pink paper for covering mat Imagine More cartridge for corners butterflies and the little flowers on letters...font is from Nursery Rymes cartridge and stickeld with Sequins stickles with shadow of yellow paper from Imagine More cartridge...
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Sunday, January 30, 2011


Well Overstock.com had an offer I could not resist ...and I bought a Cricut Imagine....soon I will be posting projects and with the new software coming out it will make it so much easier to make several designs in less time.....

Sunday, January 9, 2011


JANUARY 8, 2011
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My daughter Samantha got married yesterday
....the theme was "SHORT"
short dresses...short hair....short people (lol) and most importantly
......short notice
they announced on Thursday they would be getting
married on Saturday.....

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