Monday, May 24, 2010


We have some neighbors who have a daughter Ashleigh's age. In the course of play dates and such, I have come to learn that Tori's grandmother scrapbooks and loves Twilight. She has mastered the vinyl and made this for her car. I think it is funny and she offered to make me one or one with another saying. I am pretty sure David objects to me putting Edward on my car but we shall see :)

Another crafty thing

So Linda in my office moved into a new house this spring. She asked me to make her a No Soliciting sign for her door. I agreed since I knew it would not take long and I do love Linda (most days). I used my Gypsy to find the frame and insert which I cut on my expressions machine. I had the dog bone paper from an old project. I used it for the letters as well which I cut using my Quickutz Lemonade font. I also had some left over stickers from that project which I added to just give it a little more pizazz. I like how it turned out and hope she does too. Linda's baby is her dog Bunny so I thought she would appreciate the dog theme.


Monday, May 17, 2010

I was feeling crafty

I have a stack of finished layouts I need to take pictures of and post but this past weekend I was feeling crafty. I have been wanting to try vinyl with my cricut machine for a while and finally got brave enough to try it. I started with a purple metal bucket for Ashleigh's teacher Mrs Jackson. After several attempts of putting her name on the bucket I decided that it was just going to have to be the J. I added some swirls and flowers and I think it turned out cute. I am thinking about adding buttons or bling for the center of the flowers to give it a little punch.

The next thing I decided to do was some glass etching using the vinyl. I think my O should have been bigger and that I should have left the cream on longer but think it turned out well overall. Especially since this was my first attempt.

You can't see it real well but I will certainly get better at it in the future. I have lots of ideas running around in my head. Later.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cricut Fun

Grace spent the night and I decided it was time to pull out my two new cricut cartridges Once Upon a Princess and Create a Critter. Grace and Ashleigh got to pick which critter or princess, colors and help with the cuts. We all had a blast making all the cool shapes from those cartridges.