Jan 20, 2009

Progress Is Beautiful… Change Has Come…

I just have to blog about today's inauguration… this has been an amazing day for sure!!!

The people the nation coming together as one… its amazing how one man can make this all happen. Even with all the controversy if that's the right word. I did vote for Obama and am proud that I did. I did not vote for him because he was a black man. I voted because I believe in his views and where he stands, I do believe he can fix us, us as a nation. It just so happens he was black man running for presidency. I am hoping he can help me with my children's future I do have 4 of them. The president signed three documents soon after his swearing in Tuesday.

I saw a girl on my local Buffalo news today that said if he can be president she can be a nurse!! She is a black young girl who thought she had no future until today. How her whole idea of life changed right before her eyes.

Buffalo has a high poverty rate and there are so many people with no future, no job no nothing. Today that all changed for them.

A practically homeless man managed to raise enough money from Buffalo collecting pop cans, and holding his cup for months to get on a bus to see Obama sworn in. He could not get in the lines were too long but he made it to DC and that's all that mattered to him. He does not care if he makes it back to Buffalo where he has nothing he believes that he made it this far and Obama made that happen for him he can do anything. Update on him he has a job interview with a garbage company in Washington this week. How about that??

This life changing experience has changed my whole view on things. Honestly I do not believe he won because of his skin color I believe he won biased on his views and what he has said and DONE thus far, which happened to be coming from a black man. That's all I have to say about that!

President Obama renewed his call for a massive plan to stimulate economic growth.

The United States chose "Hope Over Fear"! President Barack Obama!

Jan 19, 2009

Valentines ATCS

I finished my 6/6 My Sweet Valentines Day ATCS for a swap I am in!!!
All products and images www.paperimagerydesigns.com. FYI do not click on my Mr Marshall my glossy accents dried with bubbles :( Hate it when that happens!!

One World One Heart GIVEAWAY!!

Its that time again....

One World One Heart Blog Giveaway has arrived!!! What is One World One Heart Giveaway you ask??

It is a blog-wide giveaway event. The original idea behind this was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. Last years event had so many participants and many connections were made because of it......friendships that are still going strong.

I am participating in this event again this year! This is going to be so much fun! To enter our giveaway leave a comment and Please make sure you enter your email address into the comments section, anonymous people will be deleted. Not a lot to ask for a great prize is it?? It does not matter how many times you enter your name will only be put in the draw once. This will make it fair for everyone!!

What do you win?? Lets see what do I have.... Heidi Swapp Masks just like the infamous Tim Holtz Masks... These are Whispies, Carefree and Floral Bouquet!

If you would like to participate in this event and have yourself a giveaway please do so by clicking the OWOH Globe! Lets all reach out to one another!! Pass the word around!!

EVEN IF you are not participating with a giveaway you can still enter to win on the various blogs. The point is to find new blogs, meet new people. Have fun and Live Life!!

Comments will be closed on February 11, 2008 midnight to announce the winner on February 12, 2008... Good Luck and have fun!!

Jan 15, 2009

Fat Book Page

I have gotten more pages done here is another.


Collage Sheets Rosia

Valentine Flourishes

Embossed Flowers

Distress Inks

Glossy Accents

Jan 14, 2009

Fat Book Pages

We are having our first 2009 Swap and it is a Fat Book Swap! Well more of a not so fat book, we had 13 players sign up not too bad for a first time run. Next time we will have more after they see what they missed! Remember if at any time you want to join in our swaps please join our yahoo group.

Here are some examples of my Fat Book pages they are 4x4 and the theme is Vintage Valentines and to do a background technique I chose distressed papers with paints. What ever that is ... well all it is paint your background papers with different paints and techniques and distress a little, i did so with my distress inks.

Here are some of my pages and hopefully this will answer any questions you may have when making pages for a fat book or when binding at all!

Ok first I got the NEW Zutter Bind-It-All and it ROCKS!! Well worth the investment and well worth the everything it does.

Ok Back to the pages, the instructions are to not put any metal embellishments or heavy items on the left side of your fat book pages at least 1/4 in out from the edge. Make sure your pages are on some heavy card stock or chipboard. I used light weight chipboard and glued my card stock to that. If you want to make your pages 3 3/4in x 4in you can do, and glue them to 4x4 chipboard. That too will work!

Here are a few of my Pages:

As you can clearly see the punched holes for binding which is done be me. Those holes are approx 1/4 - 1/2 in inside so this is why you cannot embellish with heavy items on this side. I have light weight embellishing so it was ok to punch.

Light weight embellishments are card stock, stickers and other papers but not layered multiple times. Heavy embellishments that will not punch through are metal, epoxy stickers, charms, fibers, ribbon and glossy accent will crack badly it layered on your pages. I already found this out ;) O and I will be using 3/4 in rings in black!!

Have fun making those pages !!! I hope this helped with anyone's Qs you may have had!!

PS: Email me for the sale on the Zutter Bind-It-All .... melissa at paperimagerydesigns dot com
its such a big sale I cannot post it!!

Jan 10, 2009

I took the PLUNG !!

Well I took the plung and made a facebook it is sooo much fun! Anyone want to friend me? Its pretty cool you can IM without having to dl any software thats always a plus..

Melissa Huber's Facebook profile

Jan 7, 2009

Created By Hand ~ Flourishes

Well Flourishes are the big thing right now and over at Created ByHand this week is Flourishes!

Heres mine.....

All images Paper Imagery Designs, Flourishes PID, Hearts and ATC Backgrounds by PID!!

Jan 3, 2009

~ A Good Cause !!

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