Thursday, October 27, 2011


i used KATES ABC'S and totally 'lifted' this card from the august edition of CRICUT MAGAZINE.  great magazine!  i used HELMARS LIQUID POP DOTS for the first time....good stuff! 

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Monday, October 3, 2011


i totally 'lifted' this project from grace tolman in the cricut holidays latest edition.
this is 'my' take on it.  i'll make a few more for my girls just cause i think it's a lovely banner.  it won't take up too much room by hanging it vertically. 

i used MOTHERS DAY BOUQUET for the scalloped circle cut at w-3.78", h-3.59"
i then cut the circles at w-3.14", h-3.00"
then using STORYBOOK i cut the letters 'believe' at w-1.38", h-2.53"
i used tim holtz 'vintage shabby' blue paper and matted it onto kraft and also used the kraft for the letters.  with a slotted punch i punched the slots at the top and bottom of each circle, then ran my ribbon behind, before glueing onto the kraft scalloped circle.  i have a rather large stash of home-made and bought flowers.  i dug into that stash and found the ones i thought matched up well and every other letter has a cute flower.
 i really like how it turned out.  
 it's approximately 30" long and is perfect for a narrow space.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011


you should have come from sharons. 

i've been super busy preparing for my sons upcoming wedding in october.  i'm happy to share a few things i've made for the occasion.  although there is more to come, this is all i'm 'allowed' to show you for now.  i hope i've inspired some of you, and mostly, i hope you enjoy!

 i created stencils from vinyl to etch the wedding partys intial of their last names. 
it's difficult to pick up the letters in the picture and i've even put a colored napkin inside,
hoping it would show up better.


i made each of bridal party their own placecards. i'm pleased with how they turned out.
the mat was from georg, the font is songbird and the oval is a
spelllbinders petit ovals large.


i made a rather large, 10 1/4" banner.  the 'congratulations' alone will be approximately 10',
therefore because of the weight, we will have to string it up in segments.
i don't think that will be too bad.  it will take up a whole wall. 
i will post pictures of everything in its' place at a later date.

a close up of justin & nicki

another banner i made using BIRTHDAY BASH and BASE CAMP for the font:

i made my infamous little treat boxes filled with hershey kisses.  i cut the triangle mat from GEORGE.

 there are no carts involved with this project.
i just wanted to show you how these $1 picture frames from michael clearance can be used
in addition to your table decorations.  i think they add a million bucks!

for the rehearsal dinner i made a formal greeting for the guests at the entry of our banquet room.
computer generated and an inexpensive but elegant frame, (another gift for the couple).
i cut 'elegant flourishes' from tim holtz bigz die in my cuttlebug to surround the greeting.

i'll scatter these leaves made using ART PHILOSPHY on the banquet table.

these were so easy to stamp.  i just left them on my mat and stamped before taking them off.

lastly. i made this sunflower topiary using the cuttlebug daisy die. 
i'll have a hard time parting with this.  it's absolutely stunning in real life.  this is not the vase i'll be using.  i will purchase a brown vase with a narrow opening, if you can visual.  this will go on the head table at the rehearsal dinner.  later, nicki can use this as a centerpiece in a vase, or hang with the ribbon i've attached.  i hope she likes it!  if she doesn't, hmm, i know where it can stay!  (hee hee)

or, she can hang it.

that's it for now folks.  i hope you enjoyed what i showed you. 
it means alot to me to share and hear what you have to say.
i'd love to hear what you think and if you have any suggestions.

next, hop on over to laurie and see what fantastic projects she has to share!

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