Friday, July 11, 2014

Epic Pop-up Box Card

Pop - up Box Card
These typical small box cards are designed to fold flat and fit into an envelope. Great for mailing or gifting flat and then creating a great impact when opened wide.
However I was challenged on a bigger scale for Rich the president of Bi-Mart's recent celebration.
Rich celebrated 40 years with Bi-Mart. In my book doesn't matter to me who you are 40 years anywhere with anything these days deserves celebrating in epic proportion. (Bi-Mart was just a bonus!) So the challenge was it needed to be something everyone could at least sign, large, from our store and the recommendations poster board, be creative, have fun.
Finished size of the box portion of the card was 9"X9", yes opened up it is a 9X9X9 cube. Instant centerpiece for sure. What a fantastic learning experience!
Congratulations Rich! We are looking forward to many more years with you.


Bi-Mart: 2 pieces white poster board for box, 1 piece blue poster board for envelope
2 packs scrap booking assorted papers for accents
Silhouette Cameo: to cut shapes Summer Box Cards

Thursday, May 15, 2014

5 years!

Celebrating 5 years!

I recently celebrated my 5 year mark with Bi-Mart. Seems a Bi-Mart Tweaker should take a moment to post such an event! Hard to believe it's been that long already.
Have a fabulous Day. Thanks for dropping in.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A cheap gardening trick

Keeping slugs/snails out of your Hostas

with out expensive chemicals


I love spring, all the beautiful flowers emerging,  new green foliage sprouting up everywhere. Hostas are one of my favorite. I am not a gardener, the only time my thumb is green is when I spray paint it during some 'Tweak project'.


However I stumbled on a bit of information that I thought was worth trying. If your Hostas start looking like some one has riffled them with a shotgun they need Coffee! Well caffeine anyway.


Collect your leftover coffee grounds in a container, remove filters (extra tip: It's easier to remove filters after they have dried, lol).

Sprinkle them around the base of your plants. With a baggie for a glove I removed all those pesky little snails I happen to see.

This absolutely saved my Hostas last year. I was a little slow getting it done this spring, but they don't look too bad yet. I think I may have done it a couple times last summer. And a bonus is the Hostas get extra nitrogen from the composting grounds! Win Win!