Sunday, June 14, 2009
Susan Bluerobot issued a chance to win some blog candy by either linking to her blog from my blog or by answering her questions up on her blog. Since I watch her blog often and have just started this blog, I thought it couldn't hurt to give this a try. So...if you want to see a fantastic blog full of creativity, helps and ideas...jump over to her blog here: http://susanbluerobot.blogspot.com/ and by so doing, maybe I can win some blog candy myself! Seriously though...blog candy aside, for those I've talked to about SCAL, her site is a must see for helps, amazing patterns and just all around wonderful! Be warned though...once you visit, you'll be there for hours and return often!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
This was truly amazing. I loved watching the ice move. In total, the ice moved about 10 feet in the 1/2 hour I watched it. It even eventually covered the rock that I was standing on and I had to move. When I moved, this is the video I took. I have another one (the first one) that is about 10 minutes just watching and listening to the ice move. This one I think actually shows the ice moving better because Doug is standing there. Kaden actually threw a rock out on the ice and we watched it creep slowly to shore. Amazing. I also love the sound it makes...kinda like breaking glass. Maybe I'm strange, but I found it truly fascinating... I imagine this is how a glacier might move but on a smaller scale. They say it was moving because the wind was pushing the ice off the lake onto the shore, but...there wasn't any wind so???? Anyway...I have no idea why it was doing it, but the ice on the lake was about 6 inches thick. The kids kept coming back to me and wanting to know what I was doing. LOL....I was just watching the ice move while they ran around. It was one of those wonderful "Mom" days that all was right in the world. I feel very fortunate to see the Lord's hand in the beauty all around us and especially in my family. Enjoy!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
First take your old mat and squirt straigh dish detergent on it. Gently rub the dish soap around loosing up the paper particles and dirt stuck to your mat. Once you've gently scrubbed the mat with your fingers, wash the mat off and let dry.
Once the mat is dry, take some masking tape and tape the edges of your mat covering all the areas that are not suppose to be sticky. This is really important because if you get adhesive on the sides of the mat, it can gum up your rollers on your cricut. These machines are way to expensive to have troubles like that!
Take your taped off mat outside and spray with Krylon repositionable adhesive spray. I bought mine at Michaels with a 50% off coupon and it cost a little over $3.00. However, I've had my cricut over a year and never bought new mats so... I prefer to use 2 or 3 light coats versus a really heavy coat. It just seems to make the stick more even.
Anyway, for those of you with a cricut machine, give this a try. I've also heard of people using the Zig glue pen, but I watched a video on this and it seemed to take too long for me. I'm a spray and run kinda girl!
So...if you haven't heard of this tip, give it a try. I works great and I've never had any trouble with it!