Monday, December 28, 2009

Glass Etching Day Post 11

I think this is the last post of the day. Boy, we are worn out! Here are some little fairies on parfait glasses. The wings are so pretty.
I'm more excited about the tooth fairies on these little bottles. I think they'll be cute to keep little baby teeth in when they fall out.
Ok, that's all I can handle for today. It's time to get ready for dinner and then my drive back to West Monroe. I hope yall enjoyed all the glasses today. They're pretty much all for sale, so send me an email at if you're interested in buying one. I think our grand total for glasses made today is 59. It seems more like 1,059. Have a good evening!

Glass Etching Day Post 10

When I bought all the trifle bowls last week (or I guess it was the week before) I picked up a few extra for Aunt Pat. This evening she made one for Angie. One side has a C on it.

The other side has a cute little row of birdhouses. They were a little tedious and she whined because I wouldn't help her, but they turned out great.
We're going to dinner with Angie and her son Mark tonight, so she'll give the bowl to her then. I've got one more post for tonight, so be sure and come back later!

Glass Etching Day Post 9

I've got 2 more sets to show you. The first is a set of 4 coffee cups with steaming cups of coffee etched on them. A little obvious, I know, but we thought it was a cute idea.

I absolutely love these butterflies from the Home Accents cricut cartridge. They turned out great on these tall parfait glasses.

I wasn't sure if I would still have more after this, but don't worry, there is still more to come. Let me get back to etching!

Glass Etching Day Post 8

At this point I'm having a hard time remembering what I've posted and what I haven't. Here are some Tech & ULM glasses.
Below are some cute little parfait glasses that we etched with little kids eating ice cream cones. The little girl on the right with pigtails is just adorable, but I had to do some of the little boy too.
At last count, we have etched 47 glasses since starting last night, and we're still etching up a storm. I'm trying not to show all of the duplicates. I know I've got 2 more sets, but after that I'm not sure what we've got.

Glass Etching Day Post 7

My brother Mike called me on Christmas Day and asked if I could etch champagne glasses for he and Gina's wedding. I had some trouble working with this tiny font, but I got them done.
Hopefully they will like these glasses. They wanted their names and the date on them. I made the date a little smaller so that their names would be the main focus.
So here's a toast to Mike & Gina -- congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding!

Glass Etching Day Post 6

It's about that time again--today is really flying by. This post is gonna feature our number one helper James. He's quite the talker but was speechless when we surprised him with this Atlanta Braves glass.

He loves the Atlanta Braves. He was already impressed by the ULM & La Tech glasses, but the Braves glass definitely will be his favorite.

I do love how it turned out. James keeps talking to Aunt Pat about how when she gets SCAL2 she can work the Cricut while he works the computer. He'll have a glass made with every picture he finds on the internet!

Glass Etching Day Post 5

Since I live in Louisiana and we celebrate Mardi Gras, I decide to put some Mardi Gras masks on the 4 hurricane glasses I had. These might be the only 4 Mardi Gras masks I do. They were not easy.

I don't know if you can tell, but there is beading going down the side of the mask. While the detail makes these glasses very elegant, it also makes them very difficult.

I love how beautiful these are, so I might have a little trouble letting them go. Then again, everything has a price!

Glass Etching Day Post 4

This is one of my favorite creations. Actually I've loved them all, but having 2 little boys makes this one especially sweet. I thought it would be cute to have the silhouette of a little boy fishing on the outside of this bowl since it's a fish bowl.

One day I'll learn to take better pictures. The glash helps the image show up better, but it also causes glares on the glass.

Glass Etching Day Post 3

Post #3 of the day has some personalized glasses. The first one is a coffee mug for my stampin' friend Barb up in Oregon. This cold weather is perfect for a mug of something warm.

I surprised Aunt Pat by designing a puzzle piece with her name in it. She loves working puzzles and is quite talented at putting them together.

Be back in an hour for more fun from Jordan Hill! For those of you not from around here, Jordan Hill (pronounced Jerdan Hill) is the area out in the woods where Aunt Pat lives. I had to turn my cell phone off because I don't get coverage out here. Internet access is not the same as at home either, but I'm not gonna let that stop me from sharing all my fun stuff with yall!

Glass Etching Day Post 2

As promised, here is my next collection of etched glass. This set of 3 trifle bowls features sweet silhouettes of children in the kitchen.

This first scene is of a small child having a cup of tea at a little table adorned with a scalloped tablecloth.

Next we've got a little girl rolling out dough while a little boy (probably her brother) is having a spoonful of whatever is in the bowl.
The last bowl in the set features a little girl placing her baked goodies in the oven. I guess she could be pulling them out of the oven.

I'm doing 2 sets of these trifle bowls and also putting the same images on 3 glass bowls with plastic lids. Be sure to let me know what you think!

Glass Etching Day Post 1

Good morning everybody! Aunt Pat and I have declared today "Glass Etching Day!" Here are all my glasses I've collected over the last year. We're gonna get them all etched today. I'll be posting the results on here throughout the day, so be sure to come back often!
The first 2 I'd like to show you are the glasses I made for 2 of my co-workers who are working today. The office is pretty quite I'm sure since I'm not there :)
Don't forget to come back soon for more pictures!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! My little boys slept until 7:30am this morning, which amazed me. They loved all their gifts from Santa. Here is Anthony playing with his Mickey Mouse doctor set. He said his favorite gift was candy.
Joey's favorite present was New Super Mario Bros for the Wii. He also got a new flat screen tv, so we took it upstairs and hooked the Wii up so he could play for a little while. He keeps running downstairs to tell me about each awesome level on the game.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! We had the Roubique family Christmas tonight and opened presents for what seemed like hours! Those little boys are mine had a blast. Of course I did too, especially since I got tons of cool stuff, including a scanner/printer, some books, the Biggest Loser Wii game, and some beautiful new jewelry.

The boys helped everyone open presents. They have calmed down dramatically since the presents are finally open. They were bouncing off the walls before all the gifts were opened.

Hopefully they'll sleep in a little tomorrow, but I have a feeling they'll be up bright and early to see what Santa brought them. I'm afraid we may need a U-Haul to get all of the presents home.

Maybe I can sneak off to bed soon and leave someone else in charge of helping Santa get the gifts ready tonight. Of course a few Santa gifts didn't come in quite in time and I left another Santa gift at home, but so I better go draft Santa's letter to Joey explaining everything. Have a great Christmas!

We made it!

We finally made it to St Francisville after much bickering in the van over what movie the boys were gonna watch. Since they absolutely couldn't wait to open presents, they got to open a few early. Pops said they could open a present an hour. Of course this didn't apply to the grown ups, but that's okay. The first time they each got Legos.
It took less than an hour to get them all put together, then they were asking for their next present! They enjoyed the slinkies, the puzzles, the matchbox cars, the foam t-ball set, the soccer ball, and especially the kazoos. Then Pops & Gramma let Anthony open his outside present -- a bike.
He loves his new bike! Momma gave the boys each a bicycle horn, so we'll have to attach Anthony's to his new bike. The kids let me open one of my presents early. It's a gorgeous laptop bag. Not your ordinary black case, either. It's brown, yellow, and red and absolutely perfect. We're getting ready to eat some homemade pizzas for dinner along with lots of other goodies we've been snacking on. I've gotta let Joey play Farkle on Facebook now, but I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Our wild & wacky Wednesday

Twas the day before Christmas Eve
And all through our home
The kids were quite wild
As from room to room they did roam

Anthony ran to the master bedroom
And as he ran he did fall
He hit his head on the nightstand
Then threatened to bleed on us all

Joey made himself at home
In my great big bed
With visions of beating Aunt Pat in farkle
Dancing in his head

Just one more day until we leave
To visit Gramma & Pops
I hope I can make it
Until in their driveway the van stops

For once we make it there
Someone else can listen to the kids say
"I want to open my presents
And I want to open them today!"

Gingerbread houses

Here are some pictures of the mini gingerbread village we did at my Momma & Daddy's house this past weekend. First, here are the examples on the front of the box.
Beautiful huh? Yeah, well, here are the actual houses. We'll start with the 3 houses that Mike, Gina, & Anthony made.
It just doesn't get any prettier than that does it? They really were harder than expected, plus Anthony, well, he's a special kind of help. The ones below were made by me & Joey.
It's much easier to work with a 7 year old than a 3 year old. What you can't see is how the back wall of the shorter house is bowed outward. We all had fun, though, and that was the point. Definitely worth the $10. Maybe one day I'll be able to make a house as beautiful as the box, but until then me and the kids will continue having fun making our little shacks.

My Alma Mater

Good morning everyone! Yep, I got a day off work today. I'm sure I'll pay for it later, but I'm not going to work again until Wednesday. Last night I decided to play with SCAL2 to see if I could make some Louisiana Tech glasses. They turned out great.

Of course the pictures didn't turn out great, but the glasses are just what I had hoped for. I used some blue glasses I've had for a while now since Tech's colors are blue and red. The first glass has Tech's main logo and the second glass features the Tech bulldog.

I'm quite excited about how easily SCAL2 will convert lots of different picture files into a cut file with just the click of a button. I've gotta go etch some fleur de lis wine glasses for a customer at Bayou Crafters, but hopefully I'll be back later with more creations. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Cards

Hey yall. My momma emailed me today and said she checked my blog and it hadn't been updated. I made some cards over a week ago and took pictures, but I hadn't shown them to yall yet. On this first card I went for a pretty pink and green combination.

I enjoyed using the whimsical Christmas tree paper and decided to use it a little more, but this time with my favorite kitty Fluffles. In this second card I also used my new Nestabilities that I got on sale at Hobby Lobby.

I also used my other new Nesties, another Fluffles, some gumdrop paper, and a little cookie cutter embellishment to make another bright Christmas card. Then I pulled out an image I received in a swap (which is actually where all of these other images came from) that was a classic Christmas picture. I didn't do much to it, just added a little color and then mounted it on red cardstock which was then put on a green card.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my Christmas creations. I upgraded my SCAL to the new and improved SCAL2 and have been doing a little work that I can't wait to show you. Maybe tomorrow I'll finish up the projects I'm working on so I can share. Until then, have a wonderful Christmas season!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fleur de lis trifle bowl

Good evening! I had a quick minute and wanted to share my latest project with you. I made this trifle bowl for a co-worker's mom for Christmas.
One side has a W and the other side has a fleur de lis. I really like how the large fleur de lis turned out. Hopefully he will like it. More importantly, I hope his mom likes it.
I'm so excited because tomorrow is our work Christmas party. We've had a stressful few months at work so a party is just what we all need. I hope yall are enjoying Christmas!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My little elves

Here's some pictures of my little boys enjoying the Christmas season. Anthony loves the snowman I have by the tree. He says it wants him to hold it.

Joey got to bring Carlo the elf home from school because he showed good citizenship this week. He also got to wear the elf hat.

Have a Merry Christmas season!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Our Gingerbread House

I've always wanted to make a gingerbread house, so a few weeks ago when we were Christmas shopping, I bought a kit. Tonight Jason went to the West Monroe ballgame, so I figured it would be the perfect evening to make the gingerbread house.
The boys had a really good time, but really just wanted to eat the icing and the candy.

My icicles kept falling off the house and Anthony kept scraping the icing off to eat it, but it still turned out pretty good.

I didn't realize that the house came fully assembled and already glued to a little platform. All we had to do was decorate it.

I definitely think we've found a yearly tradition here. Maybe when the kids get a little older, when can each do our own house. I hope yall are having a great Christmas season!