And while I was making cages...I made this one for our Tokay! I bought the cage bare, just the glass which includes the front panel. Here I started with Expanding foam and sprayed it all over the back of the tank. While it was still wet I took two pieces of cork which I pressed into the foam. We let it dry about two days. Then I took silicone (I should have used black, but at the time could only find clear) and spread it all over the foam. While it was still wet I took cocoa fiber and spread it into the silicone. Again waiting 24 hours and then I did some spot coverage. Once completely dry I shook the rest of the cocoa fiber out.Then I added a bunch of river rocks on the bottom of the tank. On top of the rocks I added a piece of weed block fabric and then a layer of organic soil. The weed block is to help prevent the dirt from washing down under the rocks. Then I added some live plants to the soil and covered that with more cocoa fiber (and later some frog moss).
These cages are a lot of work, but it sure is fun designing them!! And I have to say, I think we have a "slight" lizard addiction. Next we'd like to get crested geckos! :-)
I was pointed in the direction of this charity by a fellow Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melissa. They can use donations of cards, either Handmade, or Store bought for residents of nursing homes. What a great way to share your creativity, while brightening the day of others!!! Here is their website:
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Look who's 7!!!
My "Baby Girl" at her 7th Birthday party
Sweet Smell of Summer
Sniffing a bloom on the butterfly bush outside our home
A mother of a 5 year old boy and a 8 year old girl. I love being a mom! I married a guy I met in first grade! We married May 18th, 2002.
I wanted to have a place that I could show some of my creations. When my sister is able to visit she always asks me what I have been working on, so I thought this way I could keep her updated! It's also a way to show some of my other friends and family what I have been working on! This also gives me a little push to get some things made and posted.
I hope you enjoy the things you find here, and maybe even find some inspiration! Some of the things found on my Blog are by Stampin' Up! Ask me how you can get the stamps, or feel free to look at the current catalog found in the sidebar.(it will download, it takes a few minutes). Feel free to ask me any questions!