Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mall Picture Chalkboard Layout

Love the way this layout came out. I have wanted to play with all these new chalkboard inspired products out now. So I picked up the Chalk Fun Stack (click for video) available at Hobby Lobby.

I love this stack it is so much fun to use. The paper is thick because all the pages have a chalkboard finish.
So every time we go to the mall the kids want to take a picture in the picture booth. They love it. So I joined in this time. Here is what I came up with for a layout. I also entered my layout in the DCWV StackaHolic Challenge for April.  I used the sketch shown after my layout pic.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Barbie Birthday Party Recipes and Tutorial Video Links

So my kids keep growing and no matter how much I tell them to stop it just keeps happening.So my beautiful daughter just turned 7, still can't believe it. Well we had her birthday party at the park and decided it would be Barbie themed. Mostly because last year my store (work at Michaels) had a great sale on a ton of Barbie stuff so I called up my daughter and said well how about Barbie for your next Birthday.And if you have followed my blog for a bit...and thank you so much for those of you that do...you know I plan my parties at least 6 months in advance.Does not mean I actually get started on them that far but I do plan them...lol.

So anywho...here is what I came up with.
Well pretty much all the decorations were made by hand with the help of the Silhouette Cameo and Supplies from Michaels.
Love using the Cameo to create all the cuts I needed.
I made this rosette using an EK Success Boarder Punch
And created a Barbie Silhouette that using throughout the party.
The banner was made easily by just layering two colors of card-stock and used the boarder punch on the bottom of the black layer only.
And corner rounded the top edges of both pieces of card-stock.
The letters were cut on the Cameo.
The bags behind this long cute vase of flowers also have a little Barbie Silhouette on the fronts.
The bags were a fantastic buy from Goodwill years ago.
I used them during my daughters Hello Party.

Little Cupcake Layout

So I signed up my daughter and my mother in a cupcake decorating class. They both loved it.
So much so that i get calls while at work (at Michaels) to pick up more icing so they can practice more.

She got a certificate!

I used the sketch from DCWV's March Stackaholic challenge. They should be putting out a new challenge tomorrow. I used the Honey Chic Stack from DCWV and my Cricut.

So just thought I would share.
I be posting my daughters birthday party pics and share some tutorials on how I made some of the decorations and an hour or so.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Phew....holiday season is finally over.

So you may not know but I work for Michaels as a Part Time manager. Well during the holiday season it gets nuts. And as you can tell my post slow down or basically stop during that time.

As the day starts to end and with it comes the end of 2013. So It's time for me to start a fresh new year for my blog and projects. I hope those few of you that have checked out my blog hang in there because I plan on blogging like mad with projects, fun events and just some day to day rants. So stay tuned for what I hope to be an exciting year for this blog.

Here are just a few pics of some projects I worked on during the last few months.
Loved just playing with some new dies from Tim holtz.
Made this little piece on 12x12 canvas board using Pan Pastels, Gelatos, Distress ink , distress paint and marker.
Was waiting on the kids to finally fall asleep christmas eve.

Our Dog Lucy. She was not happy with me. But she stayed still till I took all the pictures. Then as soon as I told her ok I was done, she shook them all off.

This one and the one below were some experiments using Tim Holtz Snowflake die and Heidi Swapp's Believe paper pad and not to forget May Arts Ribbon. Love that chevron ribbon.

Made these quick cards using Cricut Craft rooms free card cuts and Heidi Swapp Believe Paper Pad,

Just a quick tag using some gesso to build texture, Pan Pastels and Black Copic marker.

Layout using DCWV Your my Sunshine stack.

another layout using American Crafts stack.

me goofing around for Halloween week for the store.

Thursday, October 17, 2013