Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A toybox for Lucy

A few years ago I bought a toybox at a garage sale.  It had a bad green paint job but I liked the shape and size and just knew someday I would need it.   My good friends sister just had a little girl and we decided it was time to fix up that box and make it super cute.  We started by painting it white, then came the vinyl!  I used Storybook font for her name at 8 inches in brown vinyl, then did corner flourishes at 6 inches (also storybook).  Next we did a branch (Straight from the nest, 4.75 inch) and an owl (Storybook, 4.75 inch) for the front.  For the sides we did the deer and squirrel from Cindy Loo (both at 7 inch).  I vinyl I used was cricut brown, quickcutz baby pink, and stampin up pretty in pink (on the deer).   I wish I could find the original photo of the box before painting, its an amazing difference.  I soooo hope Lucy's mommy likes it. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

10 years ago today.....

Happy Anniversary Carl, I love you!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Cheer Stockings for dinner silverware...and more cards

These little stockings are to put on each plate for Christmas dinner.  They are from Christmas cheer, cut at 9 inch.  I did them in DS so that I could get two sides on one 12 x 12 and so I could "hide conture" on the toe and heal lines.  If you want to use my file I will attach it below.  You could do it without ds too, but you might want to use the blackout function or your silverware will come out the heal slit.  I tried stitching them on the first one, but decided that was way too much work for a one night use, so I ended up just using my atg gun around the very edges.  There is enough room for napkin, knife, fork and spoon, and even a little dinner mint in the toe!  I used lucia handwriting for the names (you can cut names, or just print them from the computer), except for the kids, they wanted to write their own names : )
table stockings DS file

And here are a few "quickie" cards....there is glitter on all the little rooftops, even though you can't see it from the photo, and the poinsettia is from Season of Joy, cut at 2 1/4.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Several Cards and a dove svg

Of all the cards....my least favorite to make is Christmas cards (ok, maybe next to simpathy cards).  I don't like doing them because there is just too much other stuff to do.  Now if I could make them throughout the year they would be fun to make but...well that would just be too organized.  Here are 4 styles I made over the past 2 day.  Two are done with SU stamps (the Christmas collage stamps are part of a digital set you can buy for $5), the candy cane card is from Christmas cheer, words at 1.25 and candy at 4.  The dove was done in inkscape/SCAL and I'm attaching that file below.  Thanks for looking!
Dove SVG

On a side note,  Joy over at Obsessed with Scrapbooking is giving away two pink atg guns, hop over and enter for a chance to win!