Monday, January 24, 2011

A few projects to share

First, todays scrap page.  I bought the boys a new cart last week at Micheals (stand and solute on clearance for $10).  They had lots of fun making new name signs for their room.  Unfortunately, that was the only cart our Micheals had on the clearance.  I was really hoping they were going to have a Gypsy or at least a couple of other carts on the sale, but probably for the best that they didn't as I have no self control when it comes to these things.  Base paper is from the doodle stack (DCWV) brackets are from Plantin schoolbook, definition stamp is Stampin up.

Next is just a couple cards, same layout for both,  the border on the friend card is from Paper Lace cut at 1.5 inch.

For the non-cricut:  I made new cushions for my 100 year old chair, it went from dark and stuffy to bright and cheery!

Finally, I found some of these twig balls on clearance but I wanted something else in the bowl so I dug some Styrofoam balls out of the closet.  I wrapped one with green yarn to match the table and covered the other two with flowers.  I just love how the flowery ones came out.  To make them I bough some stems at  Micheals (on sale for $1) and cut off the flowers so that they only had about a half inch stem, then stuffed the stems right into the Styrofoam.  A bit time consuming, but worth it.  It took 3 stems per ball to make it really dense.   Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentines Cookie svg freebie

Today I made some "cookies" to hang on my wall.  I inked the edges of the cookie base to brown them, and some white puffy paint on top of the writing to make it more like frosting.  I think I'll cut some more this weekend and let the kids write on them :)  The free svg is down below for the week.  Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


The random number was 11!  I about fell off my chair when I counted down the list to see who won. Staci, thank you for following and for all the comments you leave on my blog, I am thrilled to be sending this to you!  Please contact me at with a mailing address and I will ship it to you asap!

Feel the love! MS around the page punch giveaway

I'm feeling the love! Yesterday I hit 500 followers and to celebrate I'm going to give one of my followers a Martha Stewart around the page heart punch set - just in time for those Valentines Day projects! 
To win:
1- You must be a follower with a U.S. shipping address (sorry, no shipping outside the US)
2- Leave a comment on this post before Jan 18, 7 am.

I will draw a random comment number on January 18th at 7am (ish)  from this post, winner will have 3 days to contact me before I draw another. Only one entry per follower please.

I will try and keep this post on top.   I do also have some svg's I've been saving to give away,  so please be sure to check postings below this one during the week.

Thank you for following along!

Monday, January 17, 2011

A couple of quick vinyl projects today

I have been wanting to make a chalkboard plate for ages but had a hard time finding just the right plate.  I found this one at Fred Meyers, then cut out some chalkboard vinyl ( you can buy that atOh My Crafts ), and some olive green vinyl for the edges (from Paper Lace).

My  second project is just funny, we are having an open house so we made this for the door.  I'm not sure if it will stay, but it will make me laugh for a few days.  I've been asked before if the vinyl I use on my door can be reused - the answer is "no" but I buy vinyl on sale and only use about a 6 x 12 piece, so that is only about $1 worth.

Thanks for looking, today is the last day to sign up for the punch giveaway!

Friday, January 14, 2011

3 sweet chocolate svgs for you!

Today I have 3 sweet little svgs for you, a chocolate truffle, a chocolate covered cherry and a chocolate covered strawberry.  Yum.   Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Todays svg freebies : a couple of swirly hearts

Here is a  couple quick Valentine element freebies for you svg users: HERE

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A couple of cards I made

I am having oh so much fun making these magical little slider cards!  You pull the top layer and a bottom layer pops out to amaze your friends :)   The first one  I did to send tea to a friend.  I used the svg I made yesterday for the teapot.  The second one is a birthday gift card using my new paper lace cart - If you are a card maker and going to buy one cart-this is the one! I just got it, they are selling for about $25 with ship on ebay-and it is packed full of fun meshes, borders and verses.  I actually can't wait to use some of the meshes for my scrapbooking too.  Paper on these cards are from DCWV (Linen closet and sweet stacks...I'm trying to use them up so I can justify buying a couple of the new stacks)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Teapot, tea cup, sugar, creamer svg freebie

Just a quick freebie today, I'll show you why I made these tomorrow.  Link is only active for one week. Happy Monday!

PSI_Teatime svg -expired

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Quick "For Santa" scrap page

The boys left notes and an apple for Santa, and a carrot for each reindeer.  I though it was so cute and a great excuse to use my Jolly Holidays cartridge (I got this a month ago and still hadn't used it!).  This is an 8x8 page with Santa cut at 4 inch and the deer at 4.5 inch.  Font is Kirsten ITC.  I used dazzling diamonds on the reindeer nose and flocking on Sants hat.  Polkadot paper is Stampin Up.

I also want to give a heads up about some blog candy over at Jacquesmagnolias blog . Deadline is tonight so hop over and check it out!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cindy Loo and Lacy Lables friend card

Today's share is a card done with Cindy Loo and Lacy Labels - the Doily is from CL is cut at 4 inch, the friend and the inside(2.5inch)/outside (4inch) frames from LL.  The stamp is a new stamp I got from stampin up - well actually its an old retired stamp but new to me.  I answered an ad on the craiglist the other day for some older stamps.  The gal lived about 1/2 hr away from me but happened to be coming to my neighborhood for a football party.  So there we were in the parking lot of the local mini-mark, pitch dark out, about 20 degrees out, two women  digging through the trunk of her mini-van-going through stamps. It makes me laugh still to think about how it looked- like the stampers version of some other kind of "deal".   Anyway, I like this set because of the verse: May today be a happy memory with the promise of many beautiful tomorrows - which is stamped inside.

Here are my Christmas Thank you cards:

I actually made a bunch of the snowflakes back in Early Dec, so I can't remember what size I cut or even what cart - I think Christmas Solutions.  I ran them through the xyron and covered them with dazzling diamonds (if your making one, why not make 20!).   Having them all ready ahead of time made assembling thank you cards a breeze -I should make up embellishments ahead of time more often.  They are very simple but with the glitter, pop dots and sparkly centers they are still fun in person.   Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Todays little project - Chair makeover

This is not my normal cricut project, but I thought I would share anyway.  My mother had this chair in her garage in the going, going, going pile.  She's had it forever and it had seen better days-ripped seat and drips of paint all over.  I love the little flower on the back though, so I snagged it and thought I'd fix it up a bit.  I sanded it down - mostly. I left some of the dark on the edges and creases (see photo 2), partly because I was going for a shabby chic-distressed look, and partly because I was sanding outside in the FREEZING cold and wanted to hurry inside to thaw.  Then I put on a layer of Minwax stain and finish.  I tore off the old seat cover only to find another underneath - I guess I wasn't the first one to redo it.  I stapled on the new fabric, screwed the seat back on and POOF - fabulous new chair.  I started about 3 and had it done and back in the house by 6, not to bad.   Thanks for looking!

The edges are left with the old stain
Chair before :

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! First scrap page of the new year....

Hope you all had a great first day of 2011!  I don't think I got all the scrap pages done that I meant to for 2010.  Hopefully this year will go better.  Here is my first scraplift of the new year.  I got the layout from this months Scrapbooks Etc. and the supplies are from EchoPark (Wintertime collection).   Thanks for looking!