Jun 27, 2013

Budget Crafting Resources

I discovered a rock bottom priced white card stock that is heavy weight and takes inks well.  It is equivalent to Stampin Up white card stock for much less price.  Buy from Amazon.com for $8.50 - $11.50.  Qualifies for free shipping with $25 purchase.  3.4 - 4.6 cents per sheet.  Make sure to get 110 lbs and not 92 lbs.  If not shipped by Amazon when you look, check back later.
Wausau 49411, 92 brightness, 110 lb, 250 sheets, 8 1/2" x 11", white, cardstock

Jun 26, 2013

Symphony jumbo wheel stamp cards, Thank You, Best Wishes

After some experimentation, these music theme cards came out very stylish without coloring the instruments.  I tried coloring them before, but they came out garish.  Cards are 5"x7" and use 1 1/2 letter-sized sheets.  It's good for using up card stock, of which I have about 2000+ sheets!

Thank You card
Supplies Thank You card:
SU jumbo wheel Symphony retired.
SU jumbo wheel Leaves and Swirls retired.
SU rose red ink pad, card stock, and ribbon.
SU pink pirouette and regal rose card stock for matting.  White card stock, generic.
SU cherry cobbler twine.
SU "Thank You" single stamp.
Versa Fine black ink pad
Inside of wedding card
SU 1 1/4" square scallop punch.

Best Wishes - wedding card

Supplies Best Wishes:
Word stamps, SU retired Elegant Greetings.
SU white organza ribbon.
Smooch pearlescent white on torn edge.
SU pink pirouette, rose red, and white card stock.
SU rose red and regal rose ink pad retired.
Versa Fine black ink pad.
Labels 16 Sizzix die for cutting word frame.
Big Kick machine.
SU = Stampin' Up!

Father's Day sailboat card remake.

This redesign uses a textured embossing folder and earthy side card "hinges".  I saw this design on www.splitcoaststampers.com and I cased it.

Inkadinkado sailboat stamp
Stampin' Up! word stamp, Uncharted Territory set.
Stampin' Up! Word Window punch
Stampin' Up! Key Tag punch retired
cardstock: Stampin' Up! tempting turquoise, white, wild wasabi, carribean retired, cocoa retired; DCWV olive-green.
Stampin' Up! Square Lattice embossing folder
2 small black brads
VersaFine black ink pad, white-out pen for wave foam
SU color markers in blues/greens.
Big-Kick die cutting machine.

My Python game class

Hello friends!
I am so happy to have finished the Introduction to Python class.  I feel like I learned quite a bit.  I got a certificate with distinction with a grade of 95%.  I highly recommend this class if you know anyone who wants to learn Python programming, especially for making games.  See www.Coursera.org for more info.  https://class.coursera.org/interactivepython-002/class/index

I edited and cleaned up the code for the final project, an asteroid game.  I post a link here for you to play.  It plays inside the Chrome browser.  Try open-with and Chrome.
Only works on a full-computer, no iPad or iPhones. :-(

[Sorry, had to take the link down.  I am retaking this class to get the Foundations of Computer Science Signature Track from Coursera.org.  The final project is due this week 5/24/2014.]  If you still want to play this game, email me and I will send you a new link after the class deadline.