Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Altered Frame

You can put vinyl just about anywhere.  Here's a frame I bought at J's and added some vinyl to (don't mind the pictures, we plan to take some on Christmas's a gift for my parents).  It says, "Having somewhere to go is HOME, Having someone to love is a FAMILY, Having both is a BLESSING".

Floating Frame

Here's a last minute gift I just whipped up.  Is it wrong to give one to BOTH my sisters???  Sorry about the picture quality (and fingerprints).

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Allicat's Blanket

Here's a blanket (for my most favorite God daughter) that I painted after cutting the stencil out of vinyl.  Not my best work, but a noble first try.  My daughter and I are working on blankets for her friends at the moment.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Who doesn't use hand sanitizer?

My lastet project is for a few of my favorite teachers.  We go through gallons of hand sanitizer in a typical school year, might as well have a personalized bottle to keep. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Personalized Ornaments

Finished another SUPER EASY vinyl project with the Cricut today.  These pictures don't do the colors justice...they're jewel toned purple and green.  How did I do it?  Like I said, SUPER EASY...just cut the initials at 1.5" (curlz font) and snowflakes at 1" (using a snowflake font I found on the web for free).  Some  also have polka dots cut at .5" because I wasn't sure which I liked better.  Added a little ribbon (which I may end up changing...not sure how I feel about it) and DONE! 

Monday, November 30, 2009

My New Obsession

I've had my Cricut for quite a while now, and have used it for cardmaking and scrapbooking quite a bit.  I was recently introduced to cutting vinyl and have become addicted.  By son suggested I post some pics on my blog...I think mostly because he's tired of giving his opinion with every new project.  Guess you can't expect a 12 year old boy to be interested in crafts for too long.

Most of these pics are vinyl on ceramic tiles...they range in size from 6"x6" to 12"x12".  The other is a lighted glass block.  I plan to add a nice bow on top, but didn't have the ribbon when the picture was taken.  Sorry about the picture quality.  These were taken on my cell phone.

So, what do you think?  I hope to have more pics up soon.  I'm working on a few other tile and glass block designs, as well as ornaments, blankets,  and wall decor.   If you'd like more info on how to get one of these (or other customized) designs, let me know. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Color Throwdown...UGH!

Guess I'm not so good at this blog thing. I mean, I set it up, made it look nice, and then neglected to post anything for more than a week. In my defense, I have been a bit busy...I spent some time up north, helped my sister pack up her house, made wedding favors for my cousin, attended a wedding, did some (very little) housework...

Anyway, the card I'm posting today is for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge 94 as well as the Color Throwdown 51. The colors this week are Lavendar Lace, Garden Green and So Saffron...ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I NEVER would have put these together otherwise, and had a really difficult time deciding how to make it work.

I decided to try a new technique that would let me "merge" the colors together and add some continuity. Using markers, I colored the 3 colors onto some acetate, spritzed it with water and placed it on top of my white cardstock. I know it's difficult to see, but it's back behind the flower.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: I think it's part of an Inkadinkadoo set (I'll double check and edit later)
Paper: All SU! Whisper White, So Saffron, Lavendar Lace card stock, Garden Green patterns DSP
Ink: SU! GG, SS, LL Stampin Write Markers, So Saffron classic ink pad
Accessories: SU! So Saffron striped grosgrain ribbon, scalloped edge punch, gingham brad

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another New Challenge

Here's my card for the "Ways to Use It" challenge over at Split Coast Stampers (I'll try to get a better pic when my daughter gets home with my camera). The challenge this week was to use cardboard.

I was surprised how easily this one went together...I love when that happens. It motivates me to keep going and make more while I've got the momentum. I was able to put together a couple more for other challenges as well. Of course, that means the house isn't as clean as it could be.

I think the word "challenge" is what motivates me - some may say I'm a bit of an over-achiever. I work best under pressure and with a goal in mind. Now, if I could just find a housecleaning challenge to participate in I'd be all set.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

God' Beauty

I'm really on a roll now...actually I'm just trying to figure out how to add links and things to my blog. Anyway, this card is a CASE of a I saw it HERE (one of my favorite blogs to visit) and thought it would work for almost any occassion.
I absolutely LOVE the butterfly from this set (God's Beauty - retiring hostess set). It will remain in my stash for a long time. If you haven't tried stamping it on vellum and coloring it from the backside yet, DO IT NOW!!! It looks like a live butterfly has just landed on your paper.

Supplies used:
Stamps: SU "God's Beauty" (images), SU "Fun & Fast Notes" (greeting)
Paper: SU Mellow Moss, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: StazOn jet black
Markers: SU Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Divine swirls (I think) Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

MOJO Monday 93

This is my first ever MOJO MONDAY sketch card. I used some of the retiring SU in colors (kiwi kiss, riding hood red) cardstock and ink. The DP is from the Bella Rose pack which I'm sad to say is also gone at the end of the day.

Can't wait to go back and try some of the other sketches. I love being a teacher and having the summer free to feed my addiction...

It's About Time!

I've followed a few great blogs for a while now and kept telling myself that I should start one. Although I haven't got a clue as to what I'm doing, or why, today is the goes nothing.