Well I'm really glad it's Friday and it is getting closer to sit back and relax a little for the weekend. Well at least I hope so anyway lol. I'm a tired girl let me tell you :)
A few days ago I shared that I found 2 for 1 Cricut cartridges and I have been playing with some of the things you can do with them. It's always fun for me to play with technology. I guess that comes from working over 9 years at Microsoft huh lol.
I was playing around with Carissa's "Save The Date" cards and think this is a great idea. Not bad for the first attempt huh??? Everything all in one. Gives me ideas for the invitations also. Oh wow, I'm in trouble now huh lol.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I hope that all of you are having a fabulous week and enjoying yourself. Things are starting to settle in at work and I think I'm starting to get into a routine now lol. No, I still haven't won lotto lol.
The other day, a very dear friend of mine sent me this saying and it touched my heart so much, I knew that I had to put it on a plaque and display it. I had bought a few of these plates over at the Dollar Store. They were just plain white plastic. I took plain acrylic paint and a makeup sponge and started dabbing it and I really like the texture it gives it. Yes these are my little coffee filter flowers I got to use on it too.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Well I've now kicked over to the Fall decorating lol. I have redone one of my redo's that I made a few months ago that used to look like this.
Then of course my adoreable little scarecrow is watching over the table decorations. I have her out every year. Yup, I'm definitely into the next season and you know what that means don't you??? Christmas is right around the corner. Oh just wait to see what I do with my favorite holiday!! :)
Monday, September 27, 2010
So I have been slowly but surely getting some of my Summer decorations changed out to Fall. Here are a few things that I've been up too.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
When I was out and about on Saturday doing errands, I decided to stop into the Dollar Store. I know, we all love them don't we :) I picked up the items to make this adoreable Fall wreath. Some of the items I already had here at the house so total cost, $4.00!! Don't you just love it!!
My Cricut has been getting used over the weekend. Check out some of my cute glitter foam flowers I made. These are going to come in handy for some of the projects I'm working on.
It was such a beautiful day yesterday here in the PNW so I decided to get all my errands done and enjoy some of the sunshine. I had my regular stops but let me tell you this, I scored big time :) I was walking around and I saw the Cricut cartridges and I've been eyeing some but I can't seem to get myself to purchase some of them because some of them are so darn expensive. Well let me tell you, I couldn't pass this deal up. It was buy one, get one FREE!!! Can you believe that??? How much did I save, $69.99 :D Oh yes I'm a very happy camper. Here are my 2 cartridges :) I will be playing with these more today lol. The Wild Card cartridge will help me with my cards that I make, along with the invitations to the wedding. I'm SO darn excited :)
Have a great day and happy crafting!!
xo ~ Laura
Saturday, September 25, 2010
What a busy week this has been. I am feeling much better and took it pretty easy to get over this bad cold/flu that I had gotten. I still have the cough but from what I hear, that hangs around for awhile so I have to deal with it I guess.
I'm glad the work week is overwith and between catching up on the day and a half I missed due to being sick, dealing with wedding appointments, I'm REALLY ready to just sit back and relax this weekend let me tell you. We got the food all handled for the menu for the wedding and Carissa is SO happy as she gets to have her chocolate fountain and will get her dipped strawberries :) Yes I'm still waiting on that winning Lotto ticket so I don't have to worry about anything anymore LOL!!
I had some paper laying around and decided to start making up some various tags as I can use them in the albums, on gifts and many many other purposes lol. They are so quick to make it's unreal. Why buy a card when you can make these ya know :)
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I found this cute idea over at Craft Gossip and my mind started going a mile a minute! Can you just imagine how many different occasions this can be used for?
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Happy Thursday !!!
Remember when I won this adoreable frame from Jen over at the Frame Fanatic? Well I knew I wanted to do something special with it and this is what.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I'm starting to feel a lot better today except for this stupid cough. Still hear it in my chest but think I'm on the mend. Am still going to take it pretty easy though :)
You may have remembered I had done some watercolor painting last week with a few different patterns and then used the dimensional glaze on them. Do you remember this?
Monday, September 20, 2010
Well it is official. I am fighting my first cold of the season and I don't like it. Lots and lots of liquids going on right now :( It's always so much harder when you have to work fulltime. I only made it 4 hours yesterday and had to come home. I was miserable. I'm taking the entire day off today so I can just rest and get better. I have no choice as so many things are going around out here I don't want it to get worse. I did get a wonderful surprise last night and totally unexpected.
The dogs started going crazy and I wasn't sure why and low and behold, Carissa came in and said I brought you something to make you feel better. This is my new buddy "Cuddles".
I was playing with my pipe cleaners to see what I could come up with and I found the most simple thing to do with them and they turned out so cute!! How are these for adoreable little flowers and you can even bend them to make them more of a 3D dimension too :) I think I'll be making many more of these in all different colors and sizes.
I also was playing around with some of my dyed coffee filters with different types of flowers. I'm not exactly sure what kind this would be, but I think they turned out cute :) It's funny when I start just cutting away and see what happens lol. Any ideas on "what" type of flower these resemble? lol
Check out Sweet Bee. She has the cutest things :)
Have a great day and happy crafting!!
xo ~ Laura
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Over the past few days, you've seen that Carissa and I have spent quiet a bit of time working together working on her bridesmaids albums. Well this one, I wanted to post to show you some of the hard work that she has been doing a lot by herself. I have to say that girl has an eye for detail and she makes her Momma proud :)
It has been fun to watch all this transpire for her and watch how she also pours her sweet heart and soul into these gifts. I think she did a fabulous job on this one. The tags are all completed except for the ribbons, and of course she is also putting on a few pictures that she has picked out and #3 will be done!! Only 2 more to go :) Whew!!
Have a fabulous day and happy crafting!!
xo ~ Laura
I got so used to not worrying about what day it was and to have all the time in the world to do whatever I needed and now for these past 2 weeks, its been a total adjustment. If I had a magic wand or a genie, I definitely know what I'd wish for lol :) I'll let you figure that one out for yourself lol :)
So between Carissa and myself, we have been able to finish another album for one of the bridesmaids and realized that it is taking us about 3+ hours to do just the pages and tags/embelishments themselves. The embelishments go by fast and Carissa is loving doing them. She puts so much thought into the colors and accents, what she is writing and what embelishments to use so that each girl has such precious memories that they've shared together throughout the years and they will be able to remember those great times and just smile. I have a feeling there will be some happy tears shed when she gives them to everyone. She needs a pick me up as her fiance is hunting this week and she's miserable so it's Mom to the rescue to keep her occupied :) She loved the idea of personalized gifts for the girls and loved how I put them together and now she is enjoying doing a lot of the finish work.
I also decided to play around with some wrapping paper that has Season Greetings on it that I found at the Dollar Store. So here is what I did. I just started tearing strips, all sizes which looks like this.
Then I just started layering them on top of each other, altering the jagged edges to give the flower a base look which turns out like this.
I then wanted to go ahead and make a Christmas card to put it on. I'm not 100% happy with the card itself but not bad for the first attempt at it :) They can't all be perfect right? :)
Also, if you just love the mini albums that I have done, you have to go check out A Scrappy Design as she has a friend that is giving away 2 of these albums to 2 different winners!! They are from the Teresa Collings collections and I love them!! Hope on over and check it out :)
Giveaways for today:
Check these adoreable flowers being given away over at Janes Lovely Cards. She's got such cute stuff :) If you haven't stopped by, you're missing out :)
Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!!
xo ~ Laura