Friday, March 31, 2023

Friday Smiles 506: old news


It's once again time to join Friday Smiles, hosted by Annie (at A Stitch in Time). Let's visit Annie and the other wonderful ladies who also share their smiles each Friday.  But first, let me remind you that I will not be playing in April. I take the month off, as I always do, to recycle, reuse, repurpose items to keep them out of the recycle bin or landfill.  I invite you to stop by daily to see what I will be working on.

 This is old news for those of you who saw my T Tuesday post, but it's all I have to offer this week.  Here I have just finished setting up the tables and room for a play date with my dear friend, Sharon.  It's obvious she is going to show me how to use my gifted and very old Big Kick.

I was still in the process of setting up this room.  I had just rotated the red rosin paper I use to cover my craft table, so it would have a cleaner side.  I'm sure many of you have seen WOYWWendy.  That is where she lives on a daily basis.  I DID remove a lot of the unneeded materials, but decided to leave the caddie where she lives.


I served tea and cookies to my friend Sharon.  I showed her how I make my staz-on backgrounds and she showed me her Distress Oxides.  After we made a few backgrounds, she showed me how to use my die cutter and dies.  It was a fun day, but I think Sharon got the worst of it.  I think she did most of the work, while I sat and supervised.

As a "thank you," which I probably didn't deserve,

  Sharon sent me this card.  She explained she deconstructed the gifted teapot and cup because she didn't like the background it had been on.  Instead, she used one of the backgrounds we made for our play date.  I agree it looks much better using the pink, yellow, and teal background.   Thank you again, Sharon.  It was a joy having you here.

For those of you who visit CJ, you read how she and Mr. Spock were debating glue.  She said her instructor said Crafter's Pick was the best and I agree.  CJ sent me this: I found the Crafter's Pick at Amazon. Crafter's Pick Glue I checked it out and, at the time she sent the link it was over $13.00 (USD) for one 8 oz bottle.  
I bought every bottle they had at the Hobby Lobby I visited.  Now I can use this in place of tacky glue AND glue sticks.  I am one very happy camper and paid about $10.00 more for FOUR of these than I would have for ONE at Amazon.  It's a great multi-purpose adhesive that I love!!  There goes most of my craft budget for 2023, but it's worth it to me.

Now for a few funnies.

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Pin on Dogs  And a happy Easter to one and all!  Yippy ki yea!

Thanks for dropping by today.  Enjoy your weekend. PLEASE visit Annie and don't forget to start your weekend with a smile. I will see everyone again in May.


18 thoughtful remarks:

Elephant's Child said...

Thanks for the funnies.
I hope your April is productive - and a heap of fun.
I am looking forward to seeing your creations.

mamapez5 said...

Elizabeth, you sem to have a nice lot of table space to work on. I hope you get to enjoy using the Big Shot. I have one and use it often, but the dies can be expensive. It can also be used for embossing and you can use all sorts of things in place of an embossing folder to get texture on your journal pages. Also try sandwiching small flower heads, petals and leaves between two sheets of paper and add enough scrap card to make a tight fit between the rollers, and you will find some leave a lovely print of colour on the paper.
I shall look on our Amazon for the glue but I haven't heard of that make.
have fun during April and make some nice things, but I shall miss seeing you each week. Have a Happy and Blessed Easter. Kate x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

April sounds like it's going to be a busy month with lots of interesting stuff happening and I look forward to seeing what you get up to. I have to walk the dogs now so I'm going to pop back later to check on those cat funnies. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Angela x\xx

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Those are hilarious! Good luck with your crafting!

Annie said...

I hope you have a lovely April. The funnies are brilliant...thanks for sharing them.
Annie x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Your craft work area looks great. And I'm still laughing at some of those funnies.

Valerie-Jael said...

I really enjoyed the funnies, I'm still laughing! Have a great day! Hugs, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

Glad you found a good deal on the Crafter's Pick. I don't have a Hobby Lobby near me. Have a good weekend.

Jeanie said...

I love that you have a big enough area to do art with a friend. And those are great cat cartoons! So much fun! Big smiles.

Divers and Sundry said...

I want to come over for a play date :) It's a blessing that virtual visits are fun, too.

Iris Flavia said...

Looking forward to what you´ll come up with!
Seeing those funnies, what do animals make of us?! ;-)

carol l mckenna said...

Your studio is so neat and organized ~ Wow ~ great critter funnies ~ lol ~

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Sharon Madson said...

First of all, I got the better deal with learning the new technique and you furnished everything for it. I was not any help with your die cut machine, because it was so different than mine. I am sorry about that.
Secondly, congratulations on your great deal at HL. So glad for you that they had all those left for you to buy.
And, thirdly, I love the Cat Weekly. Made me smile. Sea you at tea.

Christine said...

Looks like fun. Thanks for the smiles.

craftytrog said...

Thanks for the funnies.
Have a great weekend Elizabeth, and happy recycling.

Sandra Cox said...

Lots of funnies today:) Good on CJ for sending the glue. Loved your card and I always enjoy seeing your work space. Have a lovely weekend, dear Elizabeth.

My name is Erika. said...

That's a lovely card from Sharon, and I really like how she used a background she made at your house. and I haven't heard of Crafter's Pick Glue. I have never tried this. I'm so messy when I glue things I need something that dries unseen around the edges. I usually use matte medium. I was shocked when I went to buy a bottle at Hobby Lobby last week and it was cheaper than when I had last bought a bottle. Quite a bit cheaper too. I wonder if they marked it wrong. But I should try this other glue because it's always good to to know what's best for each of us. Have a super start to April, a happy weekend, and I'll "see" you tomorrow at AJJ. hugs-Erika (and thanks for always linking me up too-it is really appreciated.)

Lisca said...

I'm still giggling about the funnies! Where do you find them all!
What a lovely card from Sharon. The back ground is beautiful.
I've never heard of that brand of glue.
Have fun during the month of April (but I will miss you).
Have a lovely weekend,