Copyright Information

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoy the things that I create and share! I do have a copyright on my original creations (see logo on my sidebar below).
If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2014

My Goals for 2014:

1. Invest the time to learn more about what my Cameo can do.
2. Keep trying new things and ideas - get outside of my box.
3. Get Tanner's scrapbook caught up.
4. Really need to make more than one video this year!!!
5. Have fun!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Live a Colorful Life (Frosted Designs)

I have been playing with Gelatos lately and wanted to share one of my creations with you.  I am also on the blog at Frosted Designs today!!

I started with an 8x8 flat canvas board.  I sprayed it with water and picked out two Gelatos - turquoise and lime green.  I scribbled randomly on the canvas.
I have to admit that this part is fun for me!!!  Because the canvas board was wet, the colors started to run and blend.  I used a paint brush and my mini mister to blend the colors until the board was covered.

Once the board was dry, I pulled out some ink and some stencils.

I used Dylusions After Midnight ink with the diamond stencil from the Beauty of Nature Kit.  I masked off the rest of the canvas because I did not want to cover it with the dark ink.

I used the Mini Love Post Stencil from the Capture the Moment Kit with the turquoise gelatos to make the heart.

I used a spray sealer once the ink dried.

I cut out this phrase with my Silhouette Cameo and white vinyl.
I transferred the vinyl onto the canvas.  I almost gave up a few times during this project, but I remembered what fellow DT Member Sandee said - just keep layering!!!  I am very happy with the end result!!!

I hope you choose to Live a Colorful Life!!!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Trick or Treat Spooky Tree

I used a piece of 12 x 12 burlap from DCWV, some vinyl and a frame to create this fun Halloween craft.

I modified a file that was shared in a group (sorry not mine to share) and added the Trick or Treat from the Silhouette store.  I also added the moon and witch from the Silhouette store.

I put the vinyl on the glass and the burlap inside the 12 x 12 frame.
I love the look of burlap right now, but regular vinyl does not stick to it.  I do not have a heat press, so I found a better way for me to make my project!!!
Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for - I hope you have a Crafty Halloween!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

May All Your Pumpkins Be Plump

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this months Blog Hop
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
This month we have made some wonderful Fall projects to share with you. If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane with
 Create-A-LatteWe would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

I just love printing on burlap right now!!  I purchased the 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of laminated burlap from Wal-Mart.  It comes in a 3- pack for just under $3.00.  I colored in the words of this design from the Silhouette store and printed it out on my computer.  I trimmed the burlap down to fit the 8 x 8 piece of wood that I painted black. 
I inked the edges of the burlap with Walnut Stain ink.  I used the sponge to ink the outer edge with Vintage Photo.  I used my ATG gun to adhere the burlap to the wood. 
I tied some light brown DMC floss through my brown buttons and glue-dotted them to the four corners.
I have a wonderful fall piece for my entryway table.  I just love fall and fall colors!!

This month we have a wonderful Sponsor, Lucy Kelleher with Close To My Heart, and she has a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Lucy is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to her store.

Close To My Heart

Your next stop will be with...


If you get lost along the way here is the entire 

line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.

Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Petting Sting Rays Layout

Hello and Happy Wednesday!! 

Today I am featured at Frosted Designs and Let's Scrap!!  Today begins our newest sketch challenge at Let's Scrap!

I typically catch up on my son's scrapbook in the fall and winter since our activities slow down. Today I created a two-page scrapbook using our newest kit (We Are Family) and a sketch.  We have an amazing zoo in Omaha, NE.  Our newest attraction is the Sting Ray Pool.  You can pet and feed the rays.  They are very cute and show a lot of personality!

I grabbed a few sting ray photos along with Skyfari photos (a slefie of Tanner and I and a photo of Mike and Tyler in the car behind us).
When I have several photos I like following a sketch - especially when I don't have a lot of time.
Here was my original idea designed on my Cameo.  All good ideas evolve!  I wasn't sure what to do with the leaves until I looked a little further into my kit.

I used Carta Bella SCRIPT DOTS paper from our We Are Family kit.  I order an extra set of papers each month so I can put together 2 page layouts.
I used brown and green Miracles mixed with Glossy Accents to paint the wood tree branch.  Above I mixed the green powder. 
I accidentally broke off a piece of the branch - no worries I will adhere it down in place. 
I used Glossy Accents to adhere the tree branch to my layout. 
I used my Cameo to cut out some more branches and painted Miracles on them as well. 
I used the Miracles once more.  I thinned them down a bit with extra Glossy Accents and painted the banner flags.

I cut out my titles, City Zoo fence and tabs with my Cameo.  I inked my papers with my black PITT artist pen big brush.  I used a couple of stickers from the kit and a bit of washi tape. 
You can find the supplies I used below:

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sarpy County Fair Layout

Welcome to the Barnyard Bash Blog Hop Day #2
Old Mac Donald had a farm E..I..E..I..O
With lots of barnyard critters and tons of fabulous inspiration!
We are so glad you came back for our 2nd day of the Barnyard Bash.

Connie Can Crop is playing Old Mac Donald for this hop and is the first stop on this super fun Blog hop so if you missed out on yesterday please start at Connie's blog for the day #1 projects. 

This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations.

We have two awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

Connie Wallenbrock
You could win an awesome package of  Prima Goodies from Connie's Crafty Cart. 

Lucy Kelleher
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to CTMH
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

 Grab your pitchforks and your overalls because this hoe down is about to begin!!

My nieces have horses and a pig, as well as chickens, dogs and a cat.  They live in the country and are also part of a horse club.  Every year they are in the Sarpy County Parade and we go watch.

I thought this would be the perfect layout for today's blog hop!
I followed this sketch from Let's Sketch where I am a DT Member.  We have weekly challenges HERE if you want some motivation to get your photos scrapped!
I used my cameo to design my title and border.  I added a pig (trimmed off the piglet), a horse and the rope frame. 

I welded 6 horse heads together to create a border for each page.
I cut the horse out of brown paper and inked the edges.  I cut the pig out of black cardstock and used my white gel pen to add some details to her. 
I saved the negative space from my title to use as a template.  I ran the letters through my 1" Xyron. 
I stuck down the letters in my template.  I rubbed the letters a bit to get the extra adhesive off (I call them glue buggers). 
Once the letters are stuck down, I gently peel up the template.
And the title is on! 
I added a bit of journaling.  My niece Sophie was interviewed by a local tv celebrity - Aunt Molly and Friends TV Show.  Emily kept trying to eat the hay backdrop!!  I was very proud of Sophie as she really did not seem excited to give an interview!
I tied a bit of twine around the horse borders.  I really like how this one turned out!  

Thanks for stopping by.  I love horses!  What is your favorite Barnyard Animal?

Up next is MELISSA 

Here is our complete line up for day #1 in case you get lost along the way:

2. Debbie -
3.Pam -
4.Darlene (The Crafting Journals)-
6.Lisa -
7. Jenny -
8.Linda -
9. Jessica-
10.Lori -****HERE

Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wine Glasses

I started selling my wine glasses at Twisted Vine - a paint and sip place that also sells handmade crafts and antiques.  It is a very cozy shop located in downtown Papillion where I live.  I decorate wine glasses, mostly with vinyl.  I custom make them if requested.

If you are interested, leave me a message and I can give you pricing.

Some of these were sold in the store, and others were orders for friends and lovely people I met at my craft shows.

These stemless wine glasses were hand painted. 
I made them as a set and love how fun they look! 

I love Halloween and made some fun glasses.  These are a sampling of the glasses I made.
I can put popular sayings on wine glasses using many colors.  Black shows up very well when the glass has wine in it! 
I made these for a craft show in the fall last year. 
I made some personalized wine glasses and a Celebrate Today glass.  The colors are picked out upon order. 

This is a popular one.  I usually use black but the multi colors were requested! 
Natalie is a Husker fan, but I can not use the Husker logo.  I improvised! 
Jingle Juice is yummy!  This was a Christmas gift last year. 
I had a request for martini glasses.  I loved how they turned out! 
This one made me giggle! 
Another fun saying put on a glass.

I have many more that I did not photograph.  If you are local to Papillion, Nebraska please stop in at Twisted Vine.  If not, you can leave me a message here for additional information.