Friday, December 27, 2013

Family Birthday Tracker

Hello friends. Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas.  I enjoyed every minute of our celebrations with our families.  We are so blessed. : )

I did my first real Pinterest project.  My mom saw this birthday tracker on pinterest and told me that was what she wanted for Christmas.  So I did my best to create one for her.  I think it turned out pretty good.

I bought the base from Michael's.  I added the hooks to the bottom. They were gold which I didn't care for but I decided I could spray paint them along with the base.  I used Krylon dual Paint + Primer and it worked beautifully.   I cut the letters for "Family Birthdays" using my Cricut and DCWV paper.  I wish I had centered it better but I'd already mod podged them and couldn't move them. Poor planning on my part.
The letters for the months of the year, I just stamped on the wood.  It didn't come out quite dark enough so I went over them with a Sharpie.  I also used the sharpie around the edge of the frame.  The tags are  circle tags you can get at an office supply store. I think there were 50 in the package. I gave my mom all the extras so she could add anyone else to the bithdays that I might have missed. 
I hot glued a flower to the center just to add a little interest.

Not bad for my first attempt. ;-)

I received some super scrapbooking products for Christmas.  Hopefully I'll have some nice things to post for you coming up in 2014.  

Thanks for taking a look.

God bless.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

November Stack a holic Challenge DCWV

Hi all!   Here's my layout for the DCWV November Stack-a-holic challenge.  

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I used the DCWV Kidlet Stack for this.

I've been having so much fun continuing to work on my nieces albums.

She's a teenager now. So it's extra fun to work on these older pictures. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Sorry for the super short post but life is keeping me busy, busy, busy. I'm thankful for it.

God bless.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

DCWV October Stack-a-holic challenge

So happy to be getting back into a creative mode.  I played along with the DCWV October Stack-a-holic sketch challenge. Nothing like waiting till the last second, right?    Here's my take on the sketch:

I used the beautiful Primrose stack from DCWV.  So many pretty papers in this stack.  It's all DCWV except for the embroidered butterflies.  It's hard to see in the picture but I inked all the edges with my new Clearsnap cats eye inks!  LOVING those. 

I know it's too late to participate in October's challenge but check them out for November.  I always have fun with their stacks and their challenges.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having a wonderful craft-filled day. 


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Name Frame and Card

Wowsers...I've been gone a long time.  I've been super swamped with family life.  We are homeschooling our kids this year ( a first for us) and it's been a challenging start.  I'm happy to say that I think we've found a routine that's working and we are loving that the kids are at home.   The stress of getting things going and some other things left me with no creative mojo.  But I just won 14 totally awesome cats eye inks from Clearsnap from their World Card Making Day contest and I feel inspired to create again!  Yay for me.  Thanks Clearsnap!

So my project for today's post is a name frame that I made as a gift.  A couple from our small group at church just had a baby girl and I wanted her to have something personal and you can't get more personal than your name, right? So here it is:

I used my Cricut to cut the letters, the shaped layer and the butterfly.  I inked all the edges using my new Clearsnap inks!  It's hard to tell from the picture but I also stamped a flower pattern on the cream shaped layer using curry colored Clearsnap ink.   The frame was originally black but I spray painted it using Krylon ColorMaster paint in a watermelon color.   I'm so happy with how it turned out. I super glued the flowers on the outside and added some pretty gems to the inside to finish it off.

Here's the card I made to go along with the gift.   All the patterened papers are by s.e.i..  The shapes are cut from the Cricut and the hearts were embossed using the Texture Boutique.  Again I used my new Clearsnap inks for the edges and the sentiment.  I used Curry, Berrylicious & Arctic Deep inks.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.
Hope you're having a wonderful craft-filled day. 

God Bless.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

DCWV June Template Challenge

Here's my take on the DCWV June 2013 Template Challenge.

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I used the DCWV Primrose stack for this creation and stayed pretty close to the sketch.

Here's a look at the sketch they provided for this month's challenge. 

Things are still pretty busy around here and though I am spending a lot of time creating cards and layouts, I just don't have a lot of time to post.  Thanks for sticking with me though. I'll share as often as I can.

Have a blessed day.