Friday, September 18, 2009
Well my daughter's 5th birthday is coming up and she wanted a Tinkerbell theme this year. I always make the invitations for both my kids parties. I just like the fact that I can make it specific and put the information I want on there and not have blank spots that I don't need to fill out. Like this year I don't need to put our address down because it is mainly all neighbor kids she is inviting. So I got some Tinkerbell paper by EK Success, some cardstock that matched and some purple rick rack velvet ribbon that I already had in my stash. I then found a package of gel stickers (SandyLion) that had enough stickers to make the number of invitations that I needed. Now I knew that I did not need them to all match but they did need to be of a certain size. Once I was done this is what I came out with. It was fast and easy. Then printed the info I needed on white cardstock and glued to the inside and off into envelopes for delivering.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Well I am hoping this piece of furniture is a dresser. :-) Otherwise I have given it a wrong name. Anyways, we were given this when we moved into our house from a family member b/c we knew we would need some more dressers in this bigger house. Well this got put in the guest bedroom closet but I didn't really enjoy it there. Plus it was a dark wood color (can see in the before draw picture) that just did not match any of the rest of the house. Finally I came up with an idea on how to use it. My craft/office room is shared with the kids drawing stuff and I was tired of the mess. So decided that could paint this white and use my silhouette to make vinyl lettering to give everyone a drawer. It turned out great and it has been working wonderfully!!!
The done product!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
So for this year I decided to make these "magic boxes" for teacher gifts. They are so easy to make...especially when you have tons of paper like I do. :-) The first one I made was for ds's teacher for teacher appreciation week. The last 6 I made were for my kids Sunday School teachers. I still have to make 2 more for dd's teachers this week as a thank you for the whole year.
As you can see in the picture I put something in each box. One box held a little card like the one shown below. Then one box I have a picture that was hand drawn by my kids. Then one box held Hershey's Kisses ("Kisses") and the other box held Hershey's Hugs ("Hugs"). So far the teachers have loved them...who wouldn't love to get chocolate and a thank you for being so special! :-)
The last picture is of all the Sunday School boxes. Sorry it was a last minute picture before I forgot to take it...so you see our washing machine. :-)
Friday, May 15, 2009
Okay I made this a couple months ago and just realized it never posted...it was sitting in draft. So here it is for you to enjoy!
I made this for my mother-in-law for a Christmas present and now I finally made one for me. You can easily make it any size you want. I bought cork board from walmart (in the office supply section) and then underneath the paper are pieces of flashing (galvanized only) that I glued onto a backing. I find it cheaper and easier to buy it in the small flashing pieces so that I can cut and use any size I need. It runs about $0.50 a sheet...so cheap! The bigger one is from a cheap frame bought at Walmart and painted the color I needed. I also just painted the cork board the color to match what ever paper I choose for the project. So go make one with any frame that you have in your house and have fun!
Monday, February 23, 2009
I made this card for a swap I was in for a spring/summer/or just warm card. I have to admit that I can't wait for spring! I am loving the sun we have had the last couple of days. I used a Bella stamp and then colored it was my watercolor pencils.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Well I had some of my chipboard alphabet in a box with file like chipboard in there to seperate the letters. I didn't like it at all. So decided to look and see what I could come up with. I came up with this after searching. I looked at tool holders and such but they were too expensive and the drawers not big enough for me. So finally found these at Lowe's on sale. I bought all they had. I really want to find one more so it looks even and use the extra drawers for other embellishments. I do still have some of my bigger chipboard sets in their containers (especially Basic Grey ones) in a crate so I can just grab that for when I want all the same.