I made the cutest little desk frame out of two 4×4 coasters the other day.  This is one of the projects we made/are making in my class this month.  coaster-frame

The paper is from the Pink Flamingo paper and I used the Summer Sun print with the flowers.  Each piece is cut to 4×4 and I used an Anywhere Glue stick to adhere the paper to the coasters.  I trimmed the edges with my paper snips.  The reason I don’t use my corner rounder punch is because it is not the same corner as the coasters so it is easier to just use paper snips.  Then I like to sand the edges with a sanding block.  We embossed on the designer paper using the Upsy Daisy stamp set – stamp in VersaMark ink and use white embossing powder.  Then heat set the embossing powder.  I did one before applying the paper to the coaster and I did another one after applying the paper to the coaster.  I felt like the heat tool caused the coaster to warp a little but after lying flat over night it wasn’t noticeable any more so it might not really make a difference.  I put the two coaster together and marked and punched the holes using my Crop-A-Dile.  Then tied the Bermuda Bay ribbon through to hold the two coaster together.  I stamped “always on my mind, forever in my heart” from the Stem Sayings stamp set using the Bermuda Bay ink above my flowers.  The Bermuda Bay card stock is corner rounded with the corner punch and stuck on the right side with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  My pictures is actually just held on by the little clip from the Clips Assortment.  I tied a piece of the Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon on the clip.

The picture is Greg and I at the beach earlier this month.  You might remember me telling you about the infection Greg had in his lymph nodes/neck area.  If you look carefully at the picture you can see that on the left side of the picture his neck is swollen and the other side his neck is normal.  In this picture he was already getting better (it was worse the week before) and now it is almost completely gone.  I think he has one more follow up with the doctor in a couple of weeks.

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