Garden Spray to Repel Deer

March 25th, 2008

The following recipe is a non-toxic home brew, which I have found relatively effective at repelling, or at least discouraging, white tail deer from treating your daylilies and hosta plants like their own private salad bar. This formula was provided to members of the Hudson Valley Iris & Daylily Society by Royce Simmons. Continue Reading »

Turning Trash Into Treasure – The Truth About Scrapbooking

January 5th, 2007

While so many women today enjoy the art of scrapbooking, many are surprised to discover that it has a history that stretches back some one hundred seventy nine years and has as much to do with trash as with delicate embellishments and carefully written journals. Indeed, what started out as a book about collecting scrap pieces of paper and newspaper clippings has turned into a multi-million dollar industry. Continue Reading »

5 Scrapbooking Secrets for the Holiday Season

January 5th, 2007

These 5 scrapbooking secrets are sure to bring out the best in all of your albums and pages. Though inexpensive, they are the wonderful ways to add memorable value to the pages you will cherish and love for many holiday seasons to come! Continue Reading »

Rubber Stamps : 10 Great Tips For Making Multiple Cards

January 5th, 2007

You know the feeling. The kids have tons of demands, vacation is just around the corner, that big project at work is eating all of your free time. How will you ever make those handmade cards for the big party, or mail the invitations for the guests at the big wedding? What started out as a great idea for some very special cards has turned into a stressful project. These ten simple steps will maximize your time and free up your creativity when making multiple cards for any size project. Continue Reading »

Rubber Stamping Texture Tips

January 5th, 2007

Are you looking for a way to make unique textured surfaces and images from your rubber stamps? We spent some time working with these unique texture techniques and were amazed at the versatility and creativity they provided for our rubber stamps. Most of the items used should be around the house or in the garage. Everything can be found at your local department store. The most enjoyable moments happen when you discover a new way to use an old stamp. Let’s get started! Continue Reading »

Selecting The Right Scrapbooking & Rubber Stamping Cutters

January 5th, 2007

Your scrapbooking, rubber stamping, and cardmaking projects will look perfect when you use the proper cutting, trimming, and scoring tools. Understanding the differences between these tools helps to insure that you are using the right tool for the right job. Continue Reading »

Essential Rubber Stamping & Scrapbooking Supplies

January 5th, 2007

Are you new to scrapbooking or are you a seasoned expert? We’ve compiled a list of must have scrapbooking and rubber stamping supplies that should assist the novice stamper as well as spark some new ideas for the expert scrapbooking hobbyist. While there are hundreds of supplies that can be purchased at your local hobby and craft store, or online, we have highlighted the most essential ones. Continue Reading »

Tips on Buying a Boat

December 19th, 2006

I discovered sailing many years ago and found it to be a wonderful way to enjoy time with friends and family as well as a way to get away from the office and become totally entranced and absorbed with a world that I did not know existed. I love to sail, so much that I became a certified American Sailing Association Sailing Instructor. Continue Reading »

Sailing Hints & Tips

December 19th, 2006

I spend almost all my summers sailing around the Greek islands. With this small article I would like to share some sailing hints with you that will help you enjoy the most out of your sailing holidays. Continue Reading »

Buying a Used Sunfish Sailboat

December 18th, 2006

As anyone who’s ever bought a used car knows, you have to approach the project armed with your own knowledge before you even set foot on the lot. In this situation, being uninformed is tantamount to being taken to the cleaners. Continue Reading »

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