These were a lot of fun & I think they turned out great. I have lots more to make. I'm pretty excited about the mini envelopes I'm gonna make out of an old cookbook too. Oh yeah, the details on these. These were made from the 1944 music of I'll Walk Alone (lyrics by Sammy Cahn & music by Jule Styne, as sung by Dinah Shore in the Universal Picture "Follow the Boys").
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Aunt Pat & I found these 8 inch salad plates on clearance at Wal-Mart last week for 75 cents each. I plan on putting a nativity scene on some of them, then putting homemade goodies on them for teacher gifts. Of course I really hope once I list this plate on Etsy that I sell so many of them I don't have any left for teacher gifts. I would gladly go find something else for the teachers. Anyway, gotta get this posted on Etsy now. Have a great evening!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Finally we have a pink & green paisley butterfly. I figured Jessica might get tired of seeing Emma's name on every single shirt I make for her!
The pink race car shirt & green butterfly shirt are 12 month shirts & the rest are 3-6 months, so she should have a variety for quite a while. I didn't want everything to be the same size.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I'm having so much fun with my Cricut! A few things I've learned about cutting fabric with Ultra HeatNBond - use a deep cut blade on 6, pressure 5, & make sure you press your fabric down on your mat super good so it doesn't slip. Oh, & remove the backing paper on the HeatNBond before putting it on your mat or you'll be scraping it off. That's it for now. Have a good evening!
I know this is just another crafting phase I'm in, but hopefully it will last for a little while so I can get several cute projects done and make some mommas happy in the meantime.
Friday, November 5, 2010
I was driving along close to the high school this morning & a 16 year old boy in a huge jacked up truck decided to change lanes. The problem is I was already occupying the spot in the lane where he wanted to go. My van is smashed & scraped on the driver's side from the mirror to the back tire. It really didn't feel like that bad of a hit, so I was surprised when I got out & looked at the damage. The black along the bottom is from his tires, which were wider than the truck. I couldn't get the door open from the outside & once I did, I couldn't get the handle back in place to keep the door shut without banging on it. The window wouldn't roll down either. The frame where the front & back doors meet is bent. His truck has a few scratches on the corner of the front passenger bumper. Everyone was ok, though, & I could tell he felt really bad. His mom was super nice too. We took the van straight to the body shop & State Farm had given a claim number for them to start on the $5k in damages before lunch. In the meantime I'm driving a rental. They tried to give Jason an economy car & he said no, we drive a minivan. They asked if we had a lot of kids & he said yeah, we've got a LOT of kids (cuz you know, even though there's just the 2, sometimes it feels like 12). So I've got a white Chrysler Town & Country minivan for the next week or so. I knew I loved my van, but didn't realize how much until I got a "replacement" van to drive. I miss my van. Anyway, I didn't make anything this evening, but I figured I'd share my little adventure with yall. Have a good night!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I just LOVE how these turned out! I've got plenty more projects to work on, but unfortunately do not have an endless supply of time on my hands. I try to do just a little each evening. I had someone at work today ask me about personalizing some glass bowls, so I may work on that soon. Thanks for coming by to look at my fun stuff!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The onesie above is for sweet little Ella, who is 4 1/2 months old. The shirt below if for adorable Layla, who is 3 years old. I really hope their momma Jodie likes how these turned out.
As you can see below, it was the perfect size for the two little pink shirts I made this evening. I put the picture of the bag of goodies on my Jennifer's Etched Glass facebook page & tagged Jodie in it, but I didn't want her to see a picture of the shirts.
I think I had taken too long of a break from my Cricut & now I'm trying to make up for lost time. I'm finding new stuff all the time that I can do. It's especially fun to work on girlie stuff since I live in a house with way too much boy stuff. Thanks for checking out my stuff & I hope to be back soon with more!
Monday, November 1, 2010
The vinyl will come off, but the jars shouldn't have any problems since you don't typically wash sugar & flour jars every day. I'll have to check in with her occassionally to see how they're holding up.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This was so easy & it turned out great! I used heat & bond on the back of the fabric, cut it out with a new blade, then ironed it on. Picking the font I wanted to use took the longest. Well, that & waiting on the onesie & fabric to get washed & dried. I definitely see more of these in my future for all those friends of mine who have little ones!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Next I cut out some black vinyl of the same silhouette & put it on a tile. I think I'm gonna go back & use the outline as a mask & ink the image so it will be waterproof without me having to seal the tile. If I seal it, the tile won't be absorbent anymore.
Right after I did these fun Christmas crafts Friday night, my friend Lennie came over & we personalized her a travel mug.
I love how it turned out & I hope to hear from her soon how well it stands up to being used since it's not sealed. If it doesn't hold up, we'll redo it & seal it. Thanks for looking!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday night I went to Hobby Lobby & bought my very first can of spray paint. Chalkboard paint to be more exact. I've heard of people using chalkboard paint & loving it, but I've never used any kind of spray paint & honestly I was a little nervous about my spraying ability.
Turns out all you've gotta do is spray! Ha ha, I know it seems obvious, but I just figured there was somehow I could really screw this up. I sprayed a couple of things Friday night & again Saturday morning. Saturday evening I finished up my flower chalkboard.
Super cute huh!? It was really easy & maybe I've gotten over my fear of spray paint. I'm thinking this can of paint is not gonna last me long because I'm ready to chalkboard paint anything I can get my hands on! The only thing stopping me is the prospect of getting some of the new dry erase board paint from the hardware store...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This cartridge has all the different pieces you need to make quick, easy, & cute cards, including envelopes. I didn't bother cutting out an envelope though. Hopefully I'll get my desk cleaned very soon so I can make some more cards. Thanks for coming back even though I'm sure you felt desserted. Have a great evening!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Not much explanation for these--they were quick and simple cards using some images I had colored a while back. Sometimes I just want to color and not make a whole card. I was trying to use up all of those extra images I had finished so I could color some new ones. Have a happy 4th of July!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Next up I have a card I made this afternoon with a beach theme. Yellow and green are not your typical beach colors, but I wanted to pick up these accent colors in the background. I used my new cheapo colored pencils on this image (120 pencils for $20). They don't color as smoothly as Prismacolors, but they still have a nice look to them when finished.
The last picture is the card I made this evening. I decide I wanted to use my Copics a little bit and dug through all my images stamped with Memento ink. This one jumped out at me.
Thanks for checking out our creations! I hope you have plans for a wonderful Independence Day. I'm very excited that my in-laws are coming to visit tomorrow and staying until Monday. I'm sure the boys will be up extra early in the morning asking what time Gramma and Pops will be here. Have a good evening!
Now for the after--this is what it looked like by lunch time after the pool guys put the new liner in this morning. Of course the water level shown is about 3:30pm this afternoon.
It's looking great! I took a close picture of the side so you could see the liner design. The pool guys will be back on Monday to finish the liner. Once it's full of water, they've gotta cut the holes for the jets or aerators or whatever you call those things.
Since the boys were bouncing off the walls with excitement over the pool this morning, I didn't really have much of a chance to make anything too special. I did have a watercolor ocean sheet that I had done several years ago with my watercolor crayons, so I mounted it to a piece of cardstock just so I would have something to show you.
Not bad, but I plan on using a little more creativity at some point this week. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Be sure and check out her blog and leave some comments about this wonderful card! While you're there, you could play along with her sketch challenge. Have a great day!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Thanks for stopping by and checking out what I've made! If you want to participate in PJ's Fun week 2, go ahead and get your entries in. I'd like to have everything in and posted to my blog by Friday evening. Remember, it doesn't have to be a card, just anything you made with stars, or stripes, or red, white, & blue, or patriotism.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Next up is a motorcycle birthday card. I got the motorcycle image in a swap on Splitcoast Stampers, so I have no information about it. I used a large Happy Birthday stamp to cover the red background. The black paper has the Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug embossing folder on it. I don't have that folder, but was in an embossed paper swap.
Some days I like my projects better than others, but I've learned if I just keep going, I'll get my creativity back. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Monday, June 28, 2010
I think he'll like it. I'm glad I waited to make his Father's Day card. I think this one will be more memorable than any other card I had running through my mind. Have a great Monday!