Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Goodies!

Well Christmas has come and gone and now I can post some of the goodies I had worked on.  I think I have found my true love....vinyl on the cricut (and on everything else!)  It is so versatile and easy to work with, I wish more people who use the cricut would give it a try.  Well here are a few things that I did recently :)

And this one was a bank.....

Like I said, so easy and the kiddies love getting something with their name on it!  I go through a lot of pink!
Hope you all had a spectacular holiday.  xoxo

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Easy Peasy Upcycled project

The fastes and easiest project ever!  Take an old cassette case, decorate the inside that is flat and Volia! Instant business card holder!

Book Worm

So I have been wanting to do this project for a while, you have probably all seen them - the purses made out of books. I have looked them over, disected them and admired but never purchased.  It was another one of those projects that I thought...."I can make that." 

Well I needed a holder for my bible so I went to the local thrift store to find the perfect book to tear apart.  It only cost me $1 to get my project started.  De-binding the book was realitively easy; but be sure not to pierce through the back when using your exacto knife.   I also used pretty scrap paper on the side covered with clear vinyl.  My crop-a-dile was the special tool that pulled this all together with some ribbon and the saying 'faith' in vinyl. 

I was very excited with the end result....Hope you enjoy too =)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Well it's here....Mother's day!  Sending out a BIG Thank You to my Momma!  (and a card too!)

Summer Lovin'.....I AM READY!!

I am such a summer girl, being from Michigan it is the only time that I am able to really get outside and enjoy nature.  That being said I am also a tree hugger - the popularity of the reusable drink glasses has caught my attention.  Problem was none of them were just flashy enough for me.  So.....I decided to make my own.  Just a container, your cricut and some vinyl and Volia!  Personalzed drink cup!   I did two:
One for me (which was my fancy one) :

And one for my boyfriend who wanted his (ahem...) toned down:
Easy Peasy!  Have fun in the Sun!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Make an Old Photo a Keepsake

Well after I started yesterday I keep finding things that I had completed but forgot to post.  I made a keepsake for my mom for Christmas- it was easy and it turned out really good!  Pretty easy to complete too....
Start with a simple painting canvas.  Mod Podge some scrapbook paper, allow to dry.  Place Photo ( or a paper copy works well too) Mod Podge again.  Place any wording (I cut my words out on my cricut in coordinating colors).....and you guessed it....Mod Podge one last time.  Simple and Beautiful - This is me and my Momma and yes, she cried.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Nametags for a special bunch of kiddies!

I work for a Hospice in Michigan.  We frequently have grief groups that focus on different populations - when I heard on grief support manager was going to do a group for kids only I decided to spice things up a bit...this was the result:

V-Day is coming!

Valentine's day is right around the corner and this is the only place my boyfriend won't be lurking so I am free to share the gifts I have made for him and my mom.  Shhhhh! don't tell anyone!

The first thing I made started with a deck of cards, Once finished it had 52 reasons why I love him for each was fun!

The next project was so easy and completed with a design on my Gypsy, cut with my Cricut and some simple white vinyl. 

Happy Crafting!!!!