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I have started this blog to help me get my craft projects out for everyone to see. My crafts are my therapy. I find peace in creating special ideas for friends and family. This is a new adventure for me and I plan on enjoying the ride

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ready for Father's Day?

I got some great news..a friend of mine has a friend in the Dallas area opening a new store and she saw my previous frame and asked if it was possible to make up a couple of samples and send them to her.  She is looking for one of kind items to place in her store and she thinks my frames would be a perfect item.  I'm very flattered.  I will keep you updated and let you know if this works out.  I created this frame pending the next holiday celebrating the dad's in our lives.  Very simple but I enjoy all the simple accents.  I found the buttons in a local yard store.  They are made from leather and I think they match perfectly.  Hopefully the ideas just keep coming for these frames.  I also just got an order for 200 wedding invitations so I guess you know what I will be working on...until next time. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Decorative Picture Frame

I came across this idea and thought I would put my own spin on it.  I die cutted some flowers out of soda cans and embossed and inked them and then using my faithful Cricut I cut out some varied size butterflies.  I also did alittle stamping on the background paper to give just a little more dimension.  Of course you can add a picture but also think it is great to display your favorite quote or bible verse.  I think this would make a great gift for anyone.  I plan on using it for an up coming birthday gift.  I plan on making some variations of this idea....working on one now for Father's Day.   

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bridal Shower Gift

Bridal season is definitely here...we have had our share of showers this season.  I'm attending another one this afternoon.  It is for a very special girl.  Lauren holds a special place in my heart so I wanted to create something for her that I hope she will treasure.  I created this personalized canvas piece.  I thought she might like something for her home that she can display and share her faith and the pride she is taking in taking a new last name.  I really like this piece and very easy to create.  Love ya Lauren!  Many, many years of blessing to you! 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Well......I'm reallllly tired today.  Prissy and I were asked if we would help decorate planter boxes for her grandson's,Tristan, boyscout troupe.  They are holding a fundraiser for a trip to Washington D.C.  When we arrived at the greenhouse we didn't realize we were the decorating committee.  They told us the sky was the limit and we could do anything we wanted on the boxes.  After taking a look at some of the great attempts the boys made at decorating I told Prissy about the idea of adding a metal front.  We ran this though the creatopia machine for embossing and added to the fronts.  We also had seen an idea of using soda cans for flowers...perfect time to try.  We cut up some cans and ran them thru the cuttlebug, embossed a few and I think they added a great accent to the boxes.  After a really long day we finished 26 boxes.  We can't wait to see them put plants in them to see what great gifts this will make for any special mom, aunt, grandmother or another special lady in your life....Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Encouraging words are always so helpful.  I attended several events on Saturday and had a total of five people come up to me and tell me they check my blog daily.  I was so surprised but also felt very blessed.  I wondered if this blog was getting my crafts out there for people to see.  Everyone has such nice things to say about everything I have posted so far.  This gave me the encouragement I needed to get creating some new things.  I did tell everyone I would love to see more comments..the comments keep me pumped.  Keep checking back everybody.  I have a lot more ideas!  Love ya all and thanks again!!