Sunday, October 31, 2010

recognition tiles

We had some outgoing board members in our professional organization and we wanted to give them a bit of recognition beyond a document in a frame. I volunteered my Cricut, some tiles, the tissue method with their informaiton and then some vinyl. Each is individualized , all coated with Mod Podge. I got the easel backs for one of them , and contact cork on the others. Sawtooth hangers placed on with E600 glue (that stuff rocks!) Thanks to these three for
their dedication.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My grandson LOVES Orange...

Chester LOVES orange. So as they are (finally ) getting ready to move into their self-build house, knew he needed to have a big boy reading lamp. I was in TJ Maxx this week and they had an orange lamp, but knew he needed one with a bit more pizazz. So got out the cricut vinyl and this is the outcome. The shade is thick enough that the designs don't show until the lamp is on. I did each side of the shade differently - one in cowboy, one in pets, one in outdoors, one in transportation.
I still am debating if I should add the word READ by the star... and maybe a few stars on the shade. What do you think?
His entire room is done in orange and deep blue with construction caution tape (also Cricut) separating the two colors. We put decals of construction vehicles, John Deere tractors, planes and space ships on his walls.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Crafting as chaos...

when I am knee deep in a big project, I love to have all my crafting items spread out around me. Not a pretty picture, but it works for me. Stickles, Cricut, cricut gypsy, chipboard, pretty papers all spread out to select just the right combinations. Well, it is time to clear that chaos again. Just completed THREE chipboard books for our church's summer picnic chinese auction. I went with Faith, Family, Friends as the titles.
These are my first gypsy projects and I liked how simple it was to get the elements I wanted without the cartridge changes or the jukebox.
Let me know what you think!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sympathy card

I wanted a celebration of life card for a friend's mothers death. I struggled but ultimately came up with this one. used MS border punch, cuttlebug embossing folder for heart. Some very thin ribbon threaded through the eyelet punch and then ATG glued the pink onto the black organza sheer ribbon. The flowered paper is from one in my stash and is highly embossed. Found myself praying for her family when I was weaving the ribbon so this is a heartfelt card.
I would appreciate your thoughts.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

This is a card I did for a friend's father who is celebrating 90 years soon. She wanted to shower him with unique cards. I used travel stack from DCWV , my Cricut and then dotted around the letters for defination.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day Tiles...

These coasters are made from
ceramic tiles - 4 inch size with tissue paper photos ! Then mod podge and seal. I simply wrote the info on the tiles with a sharpie. These are backed with self adhesive Contact cork. According to my friends on the board these hold up great. Next attempt will involve the cricut and vinyl and photos. My crafting friend Jolene did hers in black and white photos and vinyl - also a great look!
Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

some crafting in the meantime - not paper made Delaney's costume for her Munchkin role in Sing Hosanna's spring production of Wizard of Oz. Also made this orange and blue fleece jacket that grandson Chester is wearing here with DIL Daphne and my MIL Verna.

In the background you can see some Cricut vinyl decorated Easter Pails.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Post It Note holders from frames

My good crafting friend , Debbie, got me started on these. Last week I got really motivated and made a mess of these to give to teaching colleagues. Start with the acrylic easel frames - first batch from M's for 1.99 then went to WMart and found them for a buck. They are a great way to use up scraps of pretty papers!
I simply put them all out on my teaching table and folks picked their favorite.
They really did like them!
Going to make an extra nice one for a Valentine's gift for family members.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

quilt itself.

finally the pictures...

Here are photos of the crafts for Dana's shower this Friday. The storybook quilt is made with all the favorite books of the teachers in my building. Each teacher then decorates a square and I quilt them all together. I found a nice dark blue bin and added vinyl with some cuts from A Child's Year from Cricut. Also made a name wordbook.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I just got some vinyl from Vinyl Expressions. Shipped well and I can't wait to use it this weekend. I have two big projects. One is to trick out a deep blue container to hold the baby quilt I just completed. Item two is to make some items for a 5th grader to place on her hospital wall. She is struggling with an autoimmune disease and suffering some awful pain. Stay tuned , I will post the photos of these weekend projects soon!