Sunday, November 3, 2013
Well it has been a while since I checked in I am sorry life has been Hectic. I am getting older and working harder I think. I have started to do some crafting for profit. (Not a lot) because then it becomes a job. I have started selling Origami Owl jewelry which I LOVE. Plus I am still working 40 hours a week. Plus we spent every weekend this summer at the lake... sigh. I miss summer already. Speaking of the lake I will show you the sign I made for the lake.
Love these they were so fun! I changed the ribbon on the trash can but must not have taken another picture. It was a much fatter ribbon. :-)
I made a fun tub for a photographer to use in photo shoots here
I made a cute one for a friend for a shower present
The parents loved it but I did change the ribbon on it to..
I made halloween tubs and buckets
Sunday, April 21, 2013
I think my scrapbooking habit has turned into a vinyl habit somehow. I have done tons of vinyl lately. I just did this for a wedding gift and I love it. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I started with the vinyl and a frame I purchased at Hobby Lobby when it was on sale for 50% off. Then I took a white piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and laid a stencil over it and dabbed it with tan chalk. I then took some glue and put a few dots on the cardstock to add a little sparkle and put glitter on that and let it dry. I put the vinyl on top of the glass and i really like the finished project.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I am sorry I kind of disappeared lately. I have been crafting and doing lots of shirts. Rhinestones and vinyl. I thought I should log in and post some of the things I have been working on. I have done quite a few things lately. I went to a meeting with several of the women from the silver bullet forum and we had a great time. I pushed out several shirts and cups and i thought I would share some of them here.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I substituted Nuts for the spacers because the spacers were 2 bucks each and I needed 4 per frame and didnt want to pay that for them. I got a box of nuts and washers for 5 dollars and there was 100 in there. I put 3 on each bolt to hold the acrylic out from the wood. Here is a close up of the frame. Next I put all of the frames on the tree. I put hubby and me at the bottom and then our daughter and her boyfriend on the next level as well as my son and his wife (their frame is empty they are trying to find a good picture that is wall worthy) and then our grandchildren are at the top. I love the way it turned out.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I love how the above glass block turned out. :-) the text at the top that says established july 3 1976 is less than 1/4 inch tall cut with my silver bullet cutter. I love that cutter it is the bees knees!
I created the above tile for Relay for Life for an auction.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Well I have had a fun weekend. OnFriday at work my boss came in and gave me a piece of paper with a sign on it and said I was going to get this for you for Christmas but I lost it and then I forgot about it but this reminds me of YOU. I loved the saying on it it was BE BOLD, BE etc.. and I said you know that does sound like me. I like it. I have been wanting to make some signs and try it to see if I can do it I think that may be my first. So I stopped at lowes on the way home and bought a board 12 inches wide by 4 foot long. I wanted my sign 12 x 24 so figured i would have hubby cut it in half. I came home and hubby promptly cut it in half for me and I painted it Valspar cream in my coffee. I put two coats of this on the boards. I did both because someone else had also shown me a sign they liked and I wanted to see if I could replicate it; So I painted both boards with 2 coats of cream in my coffee paint. I let these two layers of paint dry over night. while they were drying I went in to my Silver Bullet and got out my vinyl and cut the saying from it this took a long because it was a long saying. I was going to use the vinyl for a stencil. I cut the stencil, weeded it (wow that was alot of weeding) then I placed it on the board the next morning. Next I put one more coat on to seal around the letters of cream in my coffee paint. This will keep the black from bleeding under them. I let this sit until It was dry hubby and I ran some errands and I left it on there like this. Then when I got home I painted over this with 2 coats of black paint drying in between each for about 30 minutes. and then when the second coat was tacky enough to touch I took my tweezers and pulled the letters off. This part took a while to but I think both signs were worth the wait. These signs turned out beautifull and I can see me doing many more in the near future. :-)