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Monday, July 23, 2012

Another vinyl split letter tile

One of my parents of a student I teach is renewing their vows. This is what I made for them. I used a 12 x 12 floor tile from Lowes and vinyl. Cut it out using my silhouette cameo. It cuts it so smoothly. Transferred design on tile and sealed it.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Monogram tile

Here is a monogram split letter tile I made for my nephew. They recently got engaged and this is their engagement gift. I'm thrilled for both of them. Such a wonderful loving couple. I had the opportunity to meet my nephew's girl and what a sweetheart!!! She has the sweetest little girl and the best part she has my same first and middle name. How SWEET!!! We had a great time seeing them. It has been several years since we saw our nephew. I also had a fantastic time seeing my sisters again. WE leave about 3 hrs apart from each other and we finally (all 4 of us) got to meet up. We had a great time catching up with each other. Thanks again Andrew and Mandi for hosting such a wonderful part. We had a great time and the food was DELICIOUS!!! Your house is amazing and you have done so much work on it!! Thanks for a great time.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Engagement Card

I used a downloaded file from Silhouette and cut it using my great Cameo. I love that machine. It cuts like butter and so much cleaner and neater than my cricut. I also made the card too from another download.

Felt flower pillow using nestibilities

Hi, Back from another vacation and saw this awesome idea of doing a felt pillow. I recreated it using nestibilities. I cut many scallop petal shapes and sewed them around the outside in a circle. Then cut 1" wide strips and kept sewing them around and around in circles until I got the complete circle filled. Then tied knots in each strip. It was simple and way cheaper than the bought ones at $26.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Make over of Craft Room

I've been working on the make over of my craft room forever.(so it seems). I'm not really done yet because I want to add some floating shelves on the blank wall and do some subway art on the newly painted desk. Also thinking of doing some black vinly deco. on the walls. My color theme is yellowy walls decorated in black and white. It really looks nice now. A lot of hard work. When I started to unload the stuff in there I couldn't believe how much stuff I really did have. It took me time to do that because I sorted through the stuff and reorganized and got rid of other things that I don't use. It was all worth it in the long run.

ATG holder

I got this ATG holder at a yardsale for a dollar. I redecorated it with paper that I covered with contact paper to match my newly decorated craft haven.

Organizing my Stamps

I decided it was time to organize my stamps because my collection was growing. I wasn't sure what I had anymore. Wow what a job. I decided to buy a Rolodex so they would be easy to access. I stamped them on a 2 by 4 inch card and put them on my Rolodex. Love this idea. If the stamp could fit several categories I would just stamp it twice and place it in both categories. The categories that I used that fit me are: Nature Wedding Sorry Sympathy Get Well Christmas Thank you Animals Letters Sports Stars Flowers Sayings Holidays Baby Birthday Friendship Congrats Love Misc. I numbered each CD case and placed a number on the card I stamped. It makes it easy to find them now. It took a long time but I'm glad I did it. I thought it was never going to end.

Half Circle Card Directions

I made this card and many people wanted to know how I did it. So I'm going to try and attempt to show you. If you have any questions, please ask and I'll try to answer it. Here is the card:
And here are the steps to make it:


Two former co-workers lost their mother this past week. A card I made for them. I love how cards looks when you double stamp them. I also made a matching envelope, too.