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Graham Spanier Complaint Accuses Frank Fina of “Blatant Violation” of Spanier’s Attorney-Client Privilege

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-01 10:14
From the Legal Intelligencer’s report on former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s lawsuit against Kathleen Kane, which tries to get the charges against him dropped: The complaint...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

No Fooling: Democratic Insiders Trying to Recruit Jay Paterno For #SD34 Write-In

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:44
If you want to indulge in some PA politics themed April Foolery this year you’ll have to head over to Politics PA. All we have is an exciting scoop that key Democratic movers and shakers in...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Low Favorability Ratings Plunge Corbett into “Emo Phase”

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-01 08:30
April 1st—After more than a year of negative polling numbers, administration sources close to Governor Tom Corbett are reporting that the former-prosecutor’s once-cheery demeanor has taken a marked...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Taxpayers Pay for 2 T/E Personnel Directors for Months — Fiscally Responsible? And has School Board begun Superintendent search?

Based on Sue Tiede’s notification to retire as TESD Director of Personnel, the school board conducted interviews and last Fall, unanimously approved the hiring of Jeanne Pocalyko as the replacement with a January 2014 start date. It is now spring — tomorrow is April 1 and I have yet to see (or hear) Ms. Pocaylko, […]
Categories: Pennsylvania

Garbage ads

PA Watercooler - Tue, 2014-03-18 22:28
It appears that Scott Wagner has won a special election for PA Senate as a write-in. I’d like to preface the rest of this post by confessing that I did not follow this race at all and have spoken to nobody about it.  I couldn’t tell you whether Scott Wagner is the devil or the […]
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A Lack of Nuance

PA Watercooler - Sun, 2014-03-02 18:44
Having recently railed against the “establishment”, it’s time for a crack at the base. As I have previously asserted, the base is allergic to compromise.  While this idea is widely taken as a given among the establishment and the Left, few take the time to analyze the behavior.  The problem is actually a somewhat broader […]
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A Lack of Trust

PA Watercooler - Mon, 2014-02-17 16:21
Some weeks ago I was asked my thoughts about the way forward for the conservative movement. I felt a little like I had been asked to provide a proof for Einstein’s general relativity and then handed a napkin and a crayon. I mentioned the obvious “base-vs-establishment” split, but could not see an obvious way forward.  […]
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A Very Pathetic Knock Knock Joke?

Just Snarky - Fri, 2014-01-24 18:47
You know when you hear ladies who lunch dishing on a Main Line Media News article  as they wait to settle up with one of the produce vendors at the Farmers Market in Wayne that something is going on.  Usually a lot of these ladies can't get past the society page let alone admit they crack anything other that People Magazine or Vogue. But as I stood there waiting for my turn to be waited on IHehewutinoreply@blogger.com0http://justsnarky.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-very-pathetic-knock-knock-joke.html
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Happy New Year!

Just Snarky - Sat, 2014-01-04 19:44
Happy New Year from justsnarky! Not much posting gets done anymore, am basically retired. And the Main Line ain't what she used to be. Yawn....it's so boring and so predictable so why blog beat a dead horse? Recently I have received so many spam comments it made me almost disable commenting permanently.  I also received two comments directed at other bloggers. I am not them, and they are Hehewutinoreply@blogger.com1http://justsnarky.blogspot.com/2014/01/happy-new-year.html
Categories: Lower Merion

Merry Christmas! (and YOU are paying!)

Just Snarky - Wed, 2013-12-11 11:09
Fa la la la la!  Just when I think there is nothing about the boring old poseur-filled Main Line to get the juices flowing, darrrlings, an early Christmas present! Sarah Lockard, PR wizard to the stars and social media diva (in her own mind) has triumphed once again! Yes, if you are soooo lucky you can host her entire family on Christmas Eve. I mean come on darlings, she has to pay daddy Hehewutinoreply@blogger.com3http://justsnarky.blogspot.com/2013/12/merry-christmas-and-you-are-paying.html
Categories: Lower Merion

May Arts Ribbon / Little Yellow Bicycle / Xyron Blog Hop – Day 2

PA 2010 - Tue, 2013-06-25 06:00

Welcome to Day 2 of our three way blog hop with May Arts Ribbon, Little Yellow Bicycle and Xyron!  We've got another incredible day of inspiration for you, so let's get started! 

If you missed yesterday's line up, here it is again:

 

For today we have:

Karen Baker:

 

Lalo IK:

Be sure to hop on over and visit Little Yellow Bicycle and Xyron for even more crafty inspiration! 

 

Now, don't forget to keep those comments coming while your hopping!  We've got an amazing prize for grabs!   All you have to do to enter to win is post a comment on any stop along the way!

 

 

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May Arts Ribbon / Little Yellow Bicycle / Xyron Blog Hop {and a giveaway}

PA 2010 - Mon, 2013-06-24 06:00

Welcome to the first ever three way blog hop with May Arts Ribbon, Little Yellow Bicycle and Xyron!

I always look forward to seeing what everyone will create on our blog hops and this time is no different.  We have a full week of amazing inspiration ahead of us, so let’s get started!

Today’s line up on the May Arts side:

Virginia Fynes:

Sandy Allnock:

Leah Farrar-White:

Be sure to hop on over and visit Little Yellow Bicycle and Xyron for even more crafty inspiration! 

Now here’s your chance to win some goodies of your own!    Post a comment on any stop along the way & enter to win:

3 Spools of Ribbon – Your Choice!

Good luck and happy hopping, y’all!

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Nautical Craft Challenge Winners!

PA 2010 - Fri, 2013-06-21 15:00

I would like to start this with a thank you to all of the participants who completed their projects!  I am constantly in awe of the abundance of talent I see in these challenges!  As much as I love them, I never look forward to making this decision as it is not an easy one.  But every challenge needs a winner, so congratulations to

Shadow Box by Abby Henderson:

- See more at: http://www.mayarts.com/blog/nautical-craft-challenge-entries-and-a-giveaway/#sthash.RqTT8sjt.dpuf

Abby Henderson – Shadow Box:

I not only loved every intricate detail of this shadow box, but the sentiment behind it was heartwearming.  Abby, email me at Bethney@mayarts.com with your shipping address to claim your prize.

 

But that's not all!  We have 10 additional winners, with a prize of 1 spool each, your choice:

Lighthouse by Barbara Wagar:

 

Seaport Journal by Michele Quam:

Seaport Journal by Michele Quam: But that's not all!  We have 10 additional winners, with a prize of 1 spool each, your choice!  Congratulations to: – See more at: http://www.mayarts.com/blog/all-that-glitters-christmas-craft-challenge-winners/#sthash.xscAq8Zx.dpuf

 

Wall Hanging by Elizabeth Rudder:

 

Swimsuits and Hairbow by Jamie Larsen:

 

Shadow Box by Jasmine Ford:

 

Nautical Vase by Karen Hanson:

 

Hands Towels and Tote Bag by Latrice Murphy:

 

Jewelry by Marie Otake:

 

Printer's Tray by Michele Kosciolek:

 

'Ahoy' Letter Decor by Sassy:

Congratulations, ladies!  Email me at Bethney@mayarts.com with your shipping address to claim your prize!

 

We also need a winner for all those comments posted this past week! 

Congratulations to:

Janet Cobb
They're all amazing, but my favorite is the Shadow Box by Abby Henderson. My husband was a Navy man!

Congratulations to you too, Janet!  Email me at Bethney@mayarts.com with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**

**when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming**

Again, thank you to everyone who played along!    Be sure to check out our next challenge in starting in August!

 

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Easy to Make Spiral Bow

PA 2010 - Fri, 2013-06-21 09:51

I often hear crafters complain that they’re “bow challenged”.   Well, today’s May Arts ribbon tutorial is so easy, even a child can do it!  May Arts wired ribbons and especially the fun new wired chevrons make bow making fun and easy. 

I find it easier to begin my card making when I have an inspiration piece to draw from.  I saw this color combination in a recent catalog and instantly fell in love with the bright vibrant orange and deep turquoise colors and the beach theme.

When designing a card for a friend, I try to think of their personality and style.  I want my card to say, “I was made just for YOU.”  My friend’s personality is bright and bubbly but her style is simple and elegant so I wanted her card to reflect both sides of her.  She lives in a tropical climate so the beach theme was perfect.

I love the idea of the elegant background paired with the fun May Arts Wired Chevron Ribbon Spiral Bow and lots of sparkly glitter.  A glittered up wooden starfish brings in the beach theme.

Making the bow is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Tie a square knot (I’ve linked up an animated photo tutorial at the end of this post).
  2. Pull to tighten.  Make sure to keep your center flat.
  3. Wind the Wired Chevron tightly around a pencil.  Pull out the pencil and arrange your bow. Trim ends as desired. 

That’s it!  You could make fuller bows by adding lengths of ribbon under the square knot prior to pulling it tight, if desired.

We hope you’ll give this bow a try.  There are so many colors of gorgeous Wired Chevron ribbons to play with to match any color combination; we bet you’ll want to make them all.

I made the numbers by attaching a square of orange cardstock to a square of Scor-Tape Adhesive Sheet, then running the number die through my die cutting machine.  I then ran the numbers through the Xyron X-Cube cardstock side down.  By running the numbers through cardstock down, the adhesive was on the front side allowing a sprinkling of glitter to stick perfectly without rubbing off.  Then I just peeled the backing from the Scor-Sheet side which allowed me to place the numbers securely on the card front.

We hope we’ve inspired you today!  Thanks for visiting us on the May Arts blog!

Blog post by: Charlene Driggs

 

May Arts Ribbon Used:

 

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • Stamps and Number Dies – Papertrey Ink
  • Cardstock – Neenah Cream; Stampin’Up
  • Wooden Starfish – Pink Paislee
  • Embossing Folder – Sizzix
  • Glitter – Art Institute
  • Pencil
  • Square Knot animated tutorial –wikihow.com

 

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Sewing Kit in a Jar

PA 2010 - Thu, 2013-06-20 10:07

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share a cute, simple project.  There have been times when I am at work and need a needle and thread or to do a quick button repair and I don't have any supplies on hand.  So I came up with a super cute notions jar that sits on my desk and has all of the basics that you would need to do quick repairs.

Directions:  Take a scrap of fabric and some batting and adhere them to the top of the jar lid.  I am using a pizza sauce jar.  Cut off the excess fabric and then using some fabric glue, glue on the crochet lace and ribbon trim along the edge.  Decorate as desired and fill with basic notions.

Here is a close up of the cute little canvas dress form

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  Make sure you come back for even more inspiration from this very talented team.

Blog post by:  Jenifer Cowles

 

May Arts Ribbons Used:

 

 

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • Decorative Pins, Doily and Canvas Dress Form- Curtsey Boutique
  • Recycled Jar
  • Adhesive- Therm O Web

 

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Designer Inspired Bag For Less

PA 2010 - Wed, 2013-06-19 10:08

It’s beginning to heat up – which means it’s time for picnics and pool trips.  And any well-dressed Ribbonista, needs to have the perfect straw tote for such occasions.  Mine started out as an inexpensive and plain bag, but was quickly transformed into boutique cute with the right May Arts Ribbons.

Glue a wide strip of ribbon around the center of your bag.  To make the flower, cut 18 pieces of wired ribbon, each 6” long.  Fold each piece in half and stitch a seam across the bottom.  Take a 4”circle of 6×6 Scor-tape, peel of the backing, and add 6 petals in a star formation around the outside of the circle.  Take the next 6 petals, and place them in-between the first row, working towards the center. Do the same thing with the final 6 petals.  Take an 18” length of blue satin ribbon,  stitch a running stich through the center, and gather the ribbon to make the center of the flower.  Peel off the other side of the Scor-tape, and attach to the bag.

Blog post by: Gini Williams Cagle

 

 

May Arts Ribbons Used:

 

 

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • Straw Bag

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Ribbon: The Finishing Touch

PA 2010 - Tue, 2013-06-18 13:00

Hey all! Emily Lanham here today with a quick little tag post. I really have come to enjoy making tags. I am not a card maker at all. Not that I don’t like making them, but mine never turn out as great as others I have seen out there. So I started making tags… and became addicted!

When making tags, I realized that they are NEVER complete without some ribbon! I add ribbon to the tops of all of my tags because it gives that extra frill and it looks great. On these tags, I also added some ribbon flowers, which are the perfect finishing touch to any project!

Here’s an up-close look at both of these tags. I’m not quite sure where I will use them yet, but they are nice to have laying around to add to gift packaging or to use on another project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blog post by: Emily Lanham

 

 

May Arts Ribbon Used:

 

 

 

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • #8 Shipping Tag
  • ZVA Creative- Pearls
  • Maya Road- Butterfly Trinket

 

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Knitting with Silk Ribbon

PA 2010 - Tue, 2013-06-18 10:07

Hello, today my video will show you how wonderfully the sk silk ribbon knits up.  That's right, knits…using size 19 needles the silk knits up in no time!  

Blog post by: Leah Farrar-White     May Arts Ribbon Used:   Other Supplies Used:
  • Size 19 knitting needles

 

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Nautical Craft Challenge Entries {and a giveaway}

PA 2010 - Mon, 2013-06-17 11:24

All of the entries from our Nautical Craft Challenge are in & posted right here!  Of course, there is a chance for you to win some ribbon of your own!

First, the giveaway!  The prize up for grabs:

Your choice of 3 full spools of ribbon

All you have to do to enter to win is tell us which project(s) is your favorite!  Post your comments right here! 

**For an extra chance to win, be sure to post on our Facebook Page too!**

Now for the entries:

**Please also note that, although I always love to know what you think, the winners are selected solely by The Ribbon Lady**

 

Shadow Box by Abby Henderson:

 

Button Flower Arrangement by Angela DiCicco:

 

Lighthouse by Barbara Wagar:

 

Party Decor by Elizabeth Wright:

 

Seaport Journal by Michele Quam:

 

Wall Hanging by Elizabeth Rudder:

 

Nautical cutlery holder and candle by Debbie Fisher:

 

Swimsuits and Hairbow by Jamie Larsen:

 

Shadow Box by Jasmine Ford:

 

Nautical Vase by Karen Hanson:

 

Album by Karen Nofziger:

 

Layout by Kristina MacKeen:

 

Hands Towels and Tote Bag by Latrice Murphy:

 

Jewelry by Marie Otake:

 

Printer's Tray by Michele Kosciolek:

 

Banner by Nina Nuernberger:

 

Serving Tray by Samantha Taylor:

 

'Ahoy' Letter Decor by Sassy:

 

Fathers Day Gift and Card Set by Steph Ackerman:

 

Whew!  That is a whole lot of inspiration right there!  Thank you to all our participants that completed their projects! 

The winners for the Challenge & our Giveaway will be posted on Friday June 21st, 2013!

Now start posting your favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

All of the entries from our All New Release Spring Craft Challenge are in & posted right here!  Of course, there is a chance for you to win some ribbon of your own!

First, the giveaway!  The prize up for grabs:

 Your choice of 3 full spools of Ribbon

All you have to do to enter to win is tell us which project(s) is your favorite!  Post your comments right here! 

**For an extra chance to win, be sure to post on our Facebook Page too!**

Now for the entries:

**Please also note that, although I always love to know what you think, the winners are selected solely by The Ribbon Lady**

 

- See more at: http://www.mayarts.com/blog/all-new-release-spring-craft-challenge-entries-and-a-giveaway/#sthash.UeKVAAMi.dpuf

All of the entries from our All New Release Spring Craft Challenge are in & posted right here!  Of course, there is a chance for you to win some ribbon of your own!

First, the giveaway!  The prize up for grabs:

 Your choice of 3 full spools of Ribbon

All you have to do to enter to win is tell us which project(s) is your favorite!  Post your comments right here! 

**For an extra chance to win, be sure to post on our Facebook Page too!**

Now for the entries:

**Please also note that, although I always love to know what you think, the winners are selected solely by The Ribbon Lady**

 

- See more at: http://www.mayarts.com/blog/all-new-release-spring-craft-challenge-entries-and-a-giveaway/#sthash.UeKVAAMi.dpuf

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May Arts Ribbon 2013-14 Design Team Call – Finalists!

PA 2010 - Fri, 2013-06-14 11:47

First, thank you to everyone who applied!  I am in awe of the abundance of talent and honored that so many of you want to be a part of the May Arts Ribbon Design Team.  This was not an easy decision, not that it ever is.     I'll keep this short, as I am pretty sure we all want to get to the heart of the matter. 

Without further delay, here are the 30 finalists…with 1 for good luck.  Oh ok, make that 3 for good luck!  I did mention it's a difficult decision, right? 

 

Written Finalists:

 

Video Finalists:

 

Congratulations to all the finalists!!!  I will be emailing you all shortly in regards to Round 2 of the DT Call

Good luck to everyone!

 

 

 

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