Thursday, August 29, 2013

This Blog Has Moved

Hi Everyone. I have moved this blog to LaraBerchDesigns which also includes my portfolio and photography. Please update your links. Thank you.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pebble Step

Hi guys. Here is one more. Time spent - a couple of hours. Money spent - about 25 dollars.
Click on the picture to see the full tutorial.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Photo Collage

These are the two collages I did for a friend. She provided a bunch of photos of her kids for me. The rest is Photoshop. It was printed on 20 by 28 foamboard. A year later she asked for another one. I tried to make the second one similar to the first one being that it was going into the same room. These are web optimized images, so the colors are a little dull. In any case, it's a great idea for a gift and I though I'd share it with you. Click on the photo to get a larger image.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tiling A Bathroom Vanity And Painting The Doors

Hi All. Here is an easy way to make your pressboard bathroom vanity look more appealing. Click on the picture to see the full tutorial.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Refinishing A Table

Hi guys. Here is a new project. Click on the picture to see the full tutorial.


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Monday, September 15, 2008

Get back at the spamers

I have stumbled upon an interesting site that combats junk mail in an unorthodox way. I am doing this the next time a get one of those envelopes. :-)
Take a look at this site

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I'm back

Hey Everyone
Looks like I'm back. Here is a little project I did a couple of days ago. Click on the picture for a full tutorial.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Long Absense

Hello Everyone! I have been absent for quite a long time and my mail box is full of questions. To clear things up, I DID NOT switch to 9-5 job as someone inquired :-))) The thing is that we are in the middle of a MOVE. We sold our apartment, moved all our stuff into my parents garage, and now me and my partner along with four birds are living in a small room while looking for a place to call home :-)) I didn't have time to do any projects, but I promise as soon as we move into a house, there will be plenty of projects coming up. I am very sorry for not answering comments. To be honest I didn't check my email as often as needed. I promise to answer all the questions that have accumulated in my mailbox. Give me about 3 weeks or so :-)))

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Elephant Sanctuary

Hey Everyone. Please read this post to the end.
For a while now I have been reading about the amazing people and elephants in Hohenwald, Tennessee. The Elephant Sanctuary
It is the nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants. Quoting from the site:

"The Elephant Sanctuary exists for two reasons:
To provide a haven for old, sick or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures, old-growth forests, spring-fed ponds and a heated barn for cold winter nights.
To provide education about the crisis facing these social, sensitive, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent and endangered creatures."

The first time I stumbled on it, I read everything there was to read over there and being an animal lover, cried over it. I think if I had won the lottery, most of it would go towards helping animals. Unfortunatelly, by myself I can not donate enough to them, but what I can do is to tell you guys about them and to ask each of you to write a post in your blogs where you ask your readers to write a post as well. If 100 of you will write a post and 100 of your readers will do the same - that's 1000 people right there in a matter of a day. And if we take this up one more level, that's 1 million. If each donates at least a dollar - do the math. I know that we can not help everyone and everything that needs help in this world, but we should at least try. It will take you no more that a minute to do a post, but that minute can and probably will help save an elephant's life. Let's see what we can accomplish here shall we?

This is Tarra - one of the residents of the Sanctuary

Quote: "elephants are majestic creatures who are highly intelligent, complex, social, and sensitive individuals. In the wild, elephants are migratory, walking 30 to 50 miles each day, and form intricate family structures. They grieve for their dead in a more-than-instinctive way. They show humor and express compassion for one another with intense interactions. The reality of their lives in captivity is that many are in chains up to 18 hours a day. They are enclosed in steel pens -- often alone -- broken and controlled by fear and intimidation."

Please repost in your blogs.
Thank you and btw, I will do more tutorials soon.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

And The Winner Is...

Ok, It's October 30 and time to draw the winner of the give away (see previous post). What I did was print out all the comments, then had my girlfriend close her eyes and point at a comment. Her finger landed at NAHANI.
So congradulations NAHANI. I hope you will enjoy it. Please contact me with your information. I will send it out as soon as I hear from you.

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