Friday, August 28, 2009

I finished something!

So nice to finally have something I can share with you! I have a lot of projects that I am working on but they are all in the “ing” department and now one has moved to the “ed” department!

Here it is!

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I used this tutorial for using freezer paper as a stencil and went from there. I was in a rush and I used my heat embossing gun to dry the paint quickly and it worked awesome, I had this baby done in no time at all!!!!

Inside the bag is a little paper covered composition notebook and crayons. I had intended to include a little mini chalk board, chalk and eraser. Had them all done and then decided to have DH drill holes in it to add some ribbon…… should have left well enough alone! The drill split through the back, didn’t help that the bit wasn’t working well and so he pushed harder gurrrrrr. Oh well live and lean, but I had a lot of time in painting that thing today! My daughter was glad to inherit it even if it isn’t the cutest.

Here’s a peek at something I hope to finish Monday. Tomorrow we  are headed to a birthday party (that’s where the bag comes in) and then to the zoo with extended family. It will be a nice fun day and HOT!

Now that I see the one on the left on here it is pretty just the way it is, but I hope to make it even prettier with spray paint. This is a first for me but I’ve been watching all of you out there!

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

I got sick after all.....

I had a post all written up but who knows where it went out there in cyber space? Well I got sick after all....Spent the Monday going to the Dr. for my little one to see about getting him to grow, he's 4 and only in the 50 percentile for a 2 1/2 year old! Then that night I got sick and didn't get better until Wed morning.
I did do a cut out of freezer paper to do an iron-on transfer for my sister, but since she finished it at home I don't have a picture of it =( Ihope to do a shirt for my daughter soon!
I started working on a hair bow (one I've never done!) today and will post pics tomorrow when I finish it up. I have quite a few projects that just need to be finished so hopefully I can do that, but I do need to do something fun with my little guy too, he comes first and he misses having the big kids home.
So hopefully you will see something fun from me soon!!!
Hope everyone out there in blog land is well, sounds like we weren't the only house hit with the sick bug!

Friday, August 21, 2009

So much to craft so many sick….

I have sick people for most of the beginning of the week YUCK!!! I am almost done sterilizing the house in the aftermath. And now the kids are back in school so i hope to spend many great hours crafty in the weeks to come.

I’m just glad i didn’t get what everyone else had, but I really wanted to have something fun to post. I guess good things come to those who wait so just be patient and I hope to have something up soon!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009


I got my goodies in the mail from Holly over at Charmed Life and I hope to play with them soon..... but today I have 1 sick child and 1 very MESSY house. Our Staycation was AWESOME but when you stay at home for a vacation and have 7 extra people over one night go wave running the next day and then leave to sleep at their house as soon as you get home from the lake you have 1 BIG mess. But it's okay cuz we had so much fun.
I hope to create something new soon, school starts on Thursday but I have plans of shopping with 1 kid instead of 3!!! Maybe after the shopping I'll get to PLAY in my craft room.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

laura's sketch Here’s my take on the sketch this week, it’s very simple but I really like how it turned out.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

I won I won!!!

I can't believe I won a giveaway!!! YEAH go check out all the goodies I'll be getting here!
This really made my night!!! because it's been one of "THOSE" nights!

I was trying to hurry and shower after our swim with the family because DH's sister and family would be arriving to spend the night. So I started filling the sink to soak my swimsuit (can you see where this is leading?) well....I got in the shower enjoyed the warm water since the pool was cool tonight and when I got out I heard water running...glanced at the sink...which was still ON!!!! and water was spilling down the front the counter was cover in water and oozing down into the bathtub next to it. We have a really big counter and the whole thing was covered in water!!!

Then as I was cleaning it up I bumped a frame and as I was catching it it bumped a statue and crashed into the tub! SERIOUSLY I thought? So I got that all cleaned up and then as I was simply closing the bathroom drawer the clock fell off the wall and broke, even the hands and the gears just came off. Needless to say I left the bathroom and don't ever plan on returning to it!!!! I'm sooo excited to have something to look forward to!!!

Raspberry Suite Challenge #14

rasp I never seem to get time to do these before they are over and this time I did it the same day it was posted, WAHOOOOOOO!!!!!

This was hard for me, I usually don’t like to mix pinks with reds or purple with reds but this is just a beautiful combination. And I even scrapped something without kids!!!! I NEVER do that. I’ve also never done a page with so much white space, I have to keep reminding myself that it is DONE and to stop messing with it.08 10 09_2280

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The little mirrors at the bottom were actually blue but I just used a makeup sponge and some purple ink and they turned purple so perfectly you wouldn’t know they didn’t come that way.08 10 09_2281

I hope I find time to do more of these in the future.

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This card sketch was a little outside the box and I LOVED it!!! I turned the sketch on it’s side.

I’m still not in love with my handwriting but I don’t hate it as much as I used to, I guess I just need more practice!!!08 10 09_2277

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Gift for Baby

Don’t babies just smell the best?!!! My friend just had her baby and I had to make something for her, she has 3 boys and just got a little girl so I knew she wouldn’t have many girly decorations. I wanted to do vinyl but I changed plans and am soooo pleased with how it turned out! I went to the D.I. yesterday and they had the perfect piece of wood that I used to turn into a wall decorations for her. here it is.  08 06 09_2268 08 06 09_2269 08 06 09_2270

And of course she needed hair bows!!! So I snatched some that I already had made and the supplies for more as we left the house. It was a quick morning so these are not the best photos, the kids were literally waiting in the car to go to Grandma’s house as I took these pictures.08 06 09_2271  08 06 09_2274

I also found 3 different shelves to repurpose while I was at the D.I. but those will have to wait until next week as we are having guests this weekend. I hope to have them done soon so stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cute dress from Dad’s shirt

Please don’t judge me by these photos they are AWFUL!!! But when it’s all your model will give you that’s what you do, at least she smiled. These were taken awhile ago and I never posted them because of the horrible photos but oh well here goes.DSC_0256 DSC_0255

This was my first sewing project in YEARS and it was so much fun! I saw this on someone’s blog and had to try it! Take an old dress shirt and turn it into a cute sun dress. How genius is that? There is one in Tim’s closet that I am eyeing for another dress someday, let’s hope our little sprout isn’t too big to make it into a dress by the time he’s willing to give it up!

My next project is turning a pair of hubby’s slacks into a something……. We’ll see how that turns out. i hope to work on it today, but honestly it’s not looking good :(

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