Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Glass Block & Vinyl (Thanksgiving)

This is an easy project you can swap out for fall or christmas or every holiday.
Vinyl on Glass Block with insert material or without (lights-leaves-flowers etc....


Monday, December 21, 2009

Cricut Bags

Here are some bags I made for the Office and for the HI Center Program Elementary Classes at the school in my area. I made more bags I will post more pics of soon.

I love my cricut.  I have been busy sorry I have not posted in awhile.



But I will also be posting beer mugs I etched for gifts (My hubby's coworkers)-look for them in the next posting.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cd or DVD Box Project for Storage Solutions


First find you a DVD box (that is what I used and almost everyone was out of them) Found at Joanns for $2.98.

Purple not my color and because some of the box shows I painted/Primed the box (this will also help your box if paper--so that it should not pucker or peel from the glue.










The cut s needed are: 10-1/2 x 5-1/2 (for the Top)


5-3/4x8 for the Bottom
5-1/4x8 for the sides
5-1/4x5-3/4 for the back & front


Your measurements for your box may very check it before cutting.


I started adhering my bottom first.  I used the cheetah or my 714 tape runner to adhere the paper to the box entirely.















Now to adhere my sides.


I chose my paper from the DCWV Stack books. Le Creme.  The paper has flocking on it (a little more difficult to work with the glue.  Also you will notice I like more of a match set .  Although you can select # different colors for top, sides, and front/back and it look awesome.  I like the black creme look.  































Now the back side goes on.  So far so good.







































Here is a view of my progress with the lids also done.  I am doing two for my upcoming new Craft/Scrapbook Room.






Note when I cut my front piece I measured and made a template from the TAB on the front of my box.  Some boxes do not have them and you can buy them and put on afterwards.  Some are removable others like mine you measure and try it before adhering to the box.































Now brush on the mod podge for a complete seal. I did a couple sides at a time to allow drying for turning.










All Done--Don't they look nice.  I will use cream inserts in my metal tabs on front for labeling them.


Next week we will do the envelopes for our disks from the WIld Card Cartridge.  Thank you to Custom Crops for this great Idea.
















Idea from a custom crops video on you tube--check it out.


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.






Sunday, November 15, 2009

Home Construction Update

Good morning everyone.  Just thought I would share an update to our ongoing home construction.  We finally decided to tackle some home improvement issues after many years of debating to move.  We decided to stay put at least until retirement and tackle things in the house.  I am starting with the (small) living room.  (space is our issue that is why we had been debating a move).  We will work our way through laundry room, kitchen and CRAFT ROOM.  Yes it will be last but the best things are worth waiting for.
So here are a couple pictures of the living room 16x12 (14 maybe)  We finally had the ceiling work done and textured, Crown and base molding, painted all the walls (after taking down paneling, re- dry walling and sanding etc) 1 accent wall (may still need to go darker there) still need to replace trim and inside doors. But at last the PERGO floor went in.

From here the Laundry room to build custom shelves for pantry and storing crock pots etc.  I will then have a place to empty my kitchen (no basement)  I will be removing my Island--hubby said I may want to keep it for my Craft room as it is huge and will hold lots of stuff not to mention a nice work top (but I am not sure if that is what I want yet --so take it to the garage for now.  I was all set for tile in the kitchen but a suggestion was made to carry the PERGO on into the kitchen it would open up the room giving and illuision of more room.??? HMMM what do you think PERGO or Tile for the kitchen?

This is ongoing as we are not financing but paycheck by paychecking it ourselves with work being done  with help of a friend from church.  So it will take some time but I will post updated pictures as we go.

Let me add we finally also have insulation in the attic again.  Finally it is warm. just in time for Michigan Winter.




The yellow in the hall they replaced with the same paint as they put in the living room.  (note: I had just painted the hall that color in August and although at first was not loving it ---I do miss the yellow in the hall so do the kids-not sure about the guys decision to get rid of it.)  Well time go tear up some things in the laundry room.  I'll keep you posted.

Also I will be posting a tutorial this week on Storage.  Look for it soon.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme


TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.



1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? YUDU, Your Story Supplies, New Cricut Cartridges, Camera, and GPS

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? I do not usually receive handmade I usually do the giving of handmade--I am a lone crafter. 

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? Printscreening Tshirts and glass etching and vinyl wall art.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? Monopoly

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? Clothes, GPS, room makeovers and ipod touch and WII game system

6. What is your favorite holiday food? Christmas cookies
7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? scrapbooks

8. What is your favorite holiday movie? The Santa Claus

9. Favorite holiday song? White Christmas

10. Favorite holiday pastime? Baking



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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cardstock Challenge on Practical Scrappers

At Practical Scrappers Cardstock Challenge
This week's prize is a $10 gift certificate to Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Company.
Deadline for entry is Friday at 5:00 ET
Go on over and check them out. http://www.practicalscrappers.com/











Monday, November 9, 2009

Cardstock Layout-Featured Techniques Ripping/Tearing and Inking

Here is a quick layout I had made for my daughters night out with Dad. Check out the use of color. Also notice brads in center of flowers, and punches used for flowers


Using a white core paper I inked the edges brown.  Very quick and simple layout.
Practical stampers is having a cardstock challenge head on over and check them out.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Gift

A gift for someone special SHHH it's a secret!

Entered Practical Stampers Punch Projects.

Trick or Treat Bags

Okay I seen different Halloween bags and made a few myself.
Nothing hard just quick and cute.





Picture of my new CB Folders


Remember I mentioned on Sweetest Day hubby buying me CB Folders well I took a picture of what I got and here it is.... Isn't it grand... I can not wait to play.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Practical Stampers Punch Challenge

Here it is I used Martha Stewart's Branch Punch (I love this punch)


Practical Stampers Office Supply Challenge & Two Patterned Papers

Here it is-a file box with pen. Used Stampinup patterned paper, brads, and ribbon.
I use one for cards to send monthly birthday etc.  I use one for all my receipts.
This actually fits both the Patterned Paper Challenge and Office Supply Challenge.


Practical Stampers Office Supply Challnege

My project using file folders, steno book, pen and labeler.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Checking in October

Well I have been busy this week.  Making more Halloween cards and treats. (Bag toppers etc.)
Also have done about 40 Christmas cards.  (I absolutely love my new Martha Stewart Punch (Branch))
I used it to make wreaths and deer antlers.  Will post pics later.
Some of my family from Tennessee was up this week visiting and although a short visit I loved spending time with them.  I wish I could move to Tennessee.  (Michigan is way too cold-most of the time.)
Also yesterday being Sweetest Day my hubby Took me to breakfast at Cracker Barrel and then we drove up the waters edge to alot of the beach/harbor towns like Lexington, Harbor Beach, Port Sanilac, Port Austin and Caseville.  We ate lunch at the Stone Lodge and Dinner at Frankenmuth (Zehnders) it was a good day.  We stopped at a couple scrapbook tores and he bought me several (12) new cuddle bug folders and some miscellaneous items as well.  We took beautiful fall pictures as we drove and stopped enjoying our day--I will post a picture later.

Today we spent time at cider mills and then tonight just got back from a Haunted Hayride.  What a nice weekend.  More posting to come this week.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

TPE Color Challenge (Black, Orange, Purple, & White)

My Halloween project for giving treats!

Halloween Card for Cuttlebug Challenge


Final Cuttle Bug Challenge Birthday Palooza #51

Here is the Thank You Card following the silver and black theme and a little metal too.
Happy 50th Birthday!



Please take a minute to check my site for the other Birthday Palooza items/posts.  Some did not make Mr Linky for some reason and did not show up but are here to view.  Thank you.  I loved this challenge.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween Projects

I will post my Halloween project here updating/editing as I go.
This is the first.  Still need to fill with crinkle paper and goodies.
When I have them all finished I will post a picture of the group.
Can toppers cut with my cricut expression. Oh how I love it.





Cuttle bug Challenge #49 50th Birthday

Here is my mini album for the Cuttle bug challenge.
My theme was 50th Birthday.
I wanted to follow the same look as the cards that I embossed aluminum cans.
So for my book I used aluminum foil in my cuttle bug with the matching embossing folder for Happy Birthday.  I think it gave it a very sharp look.  Everyone loves it and I hope you like it too.
I also used my BIA (I admit I am BIA challenged because can not for the life figure out the book of instructions to get my punches centered.  This time I got lucky, and it did line up.




Okay I will give you a peak inside but this only a few of the pages there are several more and still more to add--when I add my pictures I am sure I will add a few things.  I am using this challenge to motivate me to get my pictures scrapped from hubby's 50th party we held last year.  Pictures do not do it justice--it is very shiny and blingy.













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Monday, September 28, 2009

Weekend Marathon Crafting

Great weekend!  Friday night girls night at my house.
Ordered BLT Pizza's for Dinner and just hung out working on our own projects.
Barb did some scrap pages.   Ni spent time playing with her cricut  (Create) trying to learn a little more
about her new toy.  I worked on my cuttlebug challenge entries.  We worked until 3:30 in the morning and then Saturday at 2:00 went to archivers to shop for 3 hours (me and Ni) then on to a couple more then dinner and came back and worked on Halloween cards and halloween cans.  We worked all night until Sunday morning at 10:am then went to see a movie and then to the cider mill with a stop at Michaels.
Very productive weekend and FUN.  Although I was dragging my behind come Monday.
I will post pictures of the quick cards I made for Halloween in a couple days. (and paint cans).

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cuttle bug Challenge #47 50th Birthday

Here is the invitation for Birthday Palooza.


My Theme is 50th Birthday!
Decided to try out the Pop Can tutorial that I seen on your site.
Invitation and Card w/Bag used Metal Can in Cuttlebug Folders See Challenge #48
Liked the look and will continue to carry the look forward to the upcoming challenges.

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