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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!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 2. This hop will take place  November 24th through December 5th and the new postings each day will be posted by 8am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way  of creating all of those beautiful Christmas project. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts  finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to  create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful  amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer  or two for you to visit.

This is one of my favorite bog hops to participate in every year as it motivates me to create for the holidays!!  The sponsors are on Lisa's BLOG - be sure to visit and comment every day and you just might get a prize!!!

My project for today is:
I made a burlap banner.
I purchased these laminated burlap sheets at Wal-Mart.  I traced banner flags on the sheets and cut them out by hand.
I cut out some vinyl stencils to fit my banners.  I make 3 at a time, two large banners and one small banner.  I use acrylic paint and pounce it on with a dry brush.  Once the paint is dry, I peel the stencil off.

I use my Crop- A-Dile to punch the holes and string the banner flags with twine.
I use vintage photo ink to ink the banner flags to age them a bit.

The banner looks great on a fireplace, door or wall.

Here is a noel banner I made the same way.  I used the lower case letters, smaller flags and black paint.

If you missed day 1 - you can go HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Your next stop is the Amazing ASHLEY!


Here is a complete list of bloggers in the hop in case you get lost along the way:
2. Scrappin Madge ~ www.thescrappinlounge.com


Monday, November 24, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 1. This hop will take place  November 24th through December 5th and the new postings each day will be posted by 8am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way  of creating all of those beautiful Christmas project. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts  finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to  create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful  amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer  or two for you to visit.

This is one of my favorite bog hops to participate in every year as it motivates me to create for the holidays!!  The sponsors are on Lisa's BLOG - be sure to visit and comment every day and you just might get a prize!!!

My project for today is:
I made a glass ornament with Tanner's photo on the back and his handwriting on the front.
I traced the flat ornament on the picture of Tanner and cut it out.  I punched the hole to match the hole in the ornament.  I used Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage adhesive to adhere the photo to the back of the glass. 
Once it dried, I trimmed around the edges as needed.

Tanner is learning cursive in school FINALLY!  He has been begging me since kindergarten to learn cursive.  He started writing his name in cursive on his papers, so I took a picture of his handwriting and traced it with my cameo software.

I used the offset feature to thicken up the letters a bit and cut them out with white vinyl. 
I used clear contact paper to transfer "Tanner" to the front of the ornament. 
Tanner was amazed when he saw this!! 
Every year I make a few ornaments that are special - a vacation memento or something significant that happened.  This is my favorite one so far for 2014!!

Your next stop is the Amazing ASHLEY!

2. Scrappin Madge ~ www.thescrappinlounge.com

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Decorated Gift Bag (Frosted Desings)

Happy Monday!  Today I am featured at Frosted Designs!!

We have three November birthdays in our family and we got together last night for pizza and presents!  I forgot to pick up a gift bag for one of my gifts, so I made my own instead!
I took a kraft gift bag (size 8 x 10) and layered some beautiful papers on the front.
I printed out this sentiment from my computer and trimmed it to size.  I inked all of the paper with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  The papers and ink are from the Rustic Beauty Kit.  Have I mentioned that I LOVE the Rustic Beauty Kit??? 
I inked the background paper too.  The striped strip was a bit short so I cut it into two pieces. 
 I put the flower over the gap.  The flower is from the Garden of Abundance Kit.
Shh - don't tell my secret! 
I made a little tag to mimic the bag and tied it on with some twine.


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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ladies Night Out (Craft Show)

I do one craft show a year at my friend's elementary school.  It is a 2 hour show in the evening designed to be a one-stop shopping trip.  I made some banners, wood signs, gift bags and wine glasses.  I brought my friend's hair bows. 
This was my biggest seller!!

I am doing a 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop starting Monday.  You will see some of the projects close up (and a tutorial for some) over those 12 days!  I hope to see you here!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

3rd Grade Rocks! Layout

We have a brand new challenge at Let's Scrap Sketches!!  This is actually a card sketch, but I made it work for a layout sketch!

Tanner just started 3rd grade and we got his class pictures back recently.  When I got my November kit from Frosted Designs, I knew the papers would be perfect for this layout!!

We have a sketch challenge twice a month with great prizes!  The sketches are designed by a member of our Administration or Design Team and are intended to be used as a guide.  You can modify the sketch to your project!  I sometimes have trouble modifying as I am a rule follower!!!  
I used Fabscraps paper from Frosted Designs Rustic Beauty Kit.  I also used Dylusions Dirty Martini ink spray for the green ink.  I cut out the title and words using my cameo.  Both the title and set of school words were purchased in the Silhouette Store.

I hope you consider entering our challenge HERE!!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Mickey Ornament (The Buckle Boutique)

***This was scheduled for  November 10th but blogger did not auto post when I was out of town!


Hello - I am featured today at The Buckle Boutique Blog with a Sparkly Christmas Ornament.  It is that time of year when crafty people start making holiday gift and home decor items!!!  I wanted an ornament to remember our Disney trip this year. 

I cut a Mickey Head out of a Resin Rhinestone Sticker Sheet from The Buckle Boutique.  I used my cricut and the Disney Font cartridge.  I put the sticker sheet face down on my cricut mat.  I tape all around it with clear packing tape just in case my mat is not sticky enough!!
I use the Deep Cut Blade set to 6 and Multi Cut set to 2. I slow down the speed to Medium, but sometimes the Gypsy has a mind of her own concerning the speed!!

Once I had the Mickey head cut, I gently popped it out and set it aside.

Next I opened my Silhouette Studio and used Waltograph font from my computer and curved the words and numbers to fit my ornament shape.

For a tutorial on this, you can go HERE.

Here is the vinyl after I cut it out and weeded it.  I used clear contact paper from the Dollar Tree to transfer the image to my flat round glass ornament.
This photo shows the sparkle of the Resin Rhinestones and the ribbon.
I can't wait to hang this on my Christmas tree!!

What are you creating for the holidays this year?


The Buckle Boutique's Link Listing
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We Interrupt Craft Blog Posts for a Little Vacation!!

I have been in Florida for a week enjoying Walt Disney World with my family.  It has been years since all 7 of us went to Disney together - Mike, me, our three boys and Mike's parents.

Here is a few pictures to share!







We had a blast!!!

I have a layout to post on Wednesday and then the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop starts Monday, November 24th!!

Have a great Monday!!