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Thursday, April 5, 2012

BLING BLING

Hi bloggers,

I know that it seems as if I've dropped off this great earth... truth is, I haven't had much of a mojo for crafting or creating. Now that the weather is getting warmer my mood is improving so stay tuned... I've been researching a new cutter because sadly the cricut isn't cutting it anymore. I never really realized how limited I was with this cutter until I started my research, what do you guys use?? I need a cutter that I can use to cut cardstock, vinyl, and rhinestone templates... I would love an extended length cutter so who knows!!!

Anywho, I came across this awesome site TRW(http://therhinestoneworld.com/)so I decided to try my hand at rhinestones. I know that the cricut has a terrible reputation for cutting circles but I decided to give it a go. Using the Silhouette rhinestone starter kit, TRW purchased template, MTC, my Geeko heatpress and rhinestones from Ebay I was able to create this Mega Bling Beauty... Was it difficult, heck yes... the wonky circles made the process nearly impossible so I had to hand set most of the stones. Overall, I'm very pleased with the outcome and my daughter LOVED her new shirt!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Umm, Umm, Good

OMG, why did ACmoore start selling Auntie Anne's Pretzel Kits??? The kids and I are hooked. Everytime we visit the mall we treat ourselves to this awesome little treat, so imagine my delight when I stumbled across these little bad boys on a recent ACM run!!! I couldn't wait to get home and try them out so let me give you the rundown. For under $7.00 bucks you are able to make 8 or so full size pretzels or an assortment of other pretzel shapes (get creative, we did) AND they taste exactly like AA's!! I watched a couple youtube videos and the kids and I were off to create some umm, umm good pretzels!! We've purchased several kits since our first try and let me say these pretzels haven't disappointed us yet ( you really must try them, they come with a salt and cin/sugar pack)...
A little pretzel die-cut detail for ya!

Tatted Up, Henna Style

Told you that I had more LO's in store... This LO is one of my fav's. While in Myrtle Beach for the 2011 Nationals the kids all decided to get tattoos. You really had to be there to see the serious expressions on their little faces ( I tried to capture them to the best of my abilities!). After getting their tatts the kids couldn't stop showing them off to anyone who would look, I think J kept his for almost two weeks!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Play Hard or Go Home

Over the last few months I have made more of an effort to get our pictures off my computer and into scrapbooks; my kids were beginning to turn into jpegs and as a scrapbooker I just cannot have that! Soooo my next few post will be scrapbook layouts that I have completed recently.
My youngest DS plays on an AAU basketball team and during tournament time our family goes all in!!! This LO captures some great memories during the 2011 National's (We placed 5th, not too bad for a first year team). These young guys put there heart and soul into the game and I couldn't be more proud!

Happy Holidays Pinterest Style!

Hi Blog family,

I pray that you all are having a wonderful holiday season!! As usual, our home was filled with family,fun,and lots of love.
Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I enjoy looking for creative (yet inexpensive ways) to dress the house... This year, thanks to Pinterest and all the wonderfully creative people who share their ideas/posts I was able to give our home just the right touch of DIY love that I was looking for. If you haven't joined pinterest you are really missing out, send me a message if you would like an invite! Hugs and Happy New Years to you all!



1.Christmas Charger
2.Red Velvet Cheesecake (Recipegirl.com)
3.Hot Chocolate Bar
4.Santa Hat Brownies
5.Our Christmas Tree(no pinterest ideas here:-)
6.Hot Chocolate dippers
7.Candy Jar (made from terra cott pot, lid and glass bowl)
8.Wreath (no pinterest here) and Happy Holidays in vinyl
9.Foam trees(tissue paper, glitter, and Christmas tinsel)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Winnie the Pooh and Baby Too!!

  Hi Blog Family,

I hope that this post finds you all well!
 Life for me has been busy as usual; however, I've managed to find a little "Me Time" in all our family mayhem.
Recently I attended a baby shower for a family friend whose nursey theme will be Winnie the Pooh. At the last minute I decided to purchase the Pooh diaper bag but I couldn't find anything to go inside soooo... Vinyl and MTC to the rescue.
In a hurry I was able to create a few cute little personalized items for Baby Christopher.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!
Personalized container to hold baby odds and ends

Wipe container

Wipe container- front

Personalized onesie using HTV

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Long time no see... Recent projects!

 OMG, I cannot believe four months has gone by since I have last updated my blog...
Where did the time go?
I tell you it seems like the summer months were a complete blur; between travel basketball, cheerleading competitions, work, family vacations, and general family things I haven't had much "free" time . I have been crafting, just not posting ( I know sad excuse for a blogger). So let me catch you guys up on a few things...
 In July, I attended my first ever swarm and it was AWESOME!!! The swarm was hosted by Sista's Scrap TOO in Jasper, GA where I got to meet the most fabulous group of crafty people... I had a ton of fun and didn't want the weekend to end, I cannot wait to do it all over again. I've joined a couple of swaps which is something I NEVER do, I'll be sure to post a picture once my projects are delivered. I've been getting more familar with my new DSLR and I LOVE it...
So on to some recent projects... I hope I don't give you all picture overload.

My youngest son's basketball team was invited to the USBA Nat'l Tournament in Myrtle Beach over the summer so I made us all t-shirts using HTV, MTC and files that I found on google :

Front

Back

I've always loved the Smurfs, so imagine my happiness when the movie was announced!  I just had to make a tumbler with my two favorite characters. Anywho, I used outdoor vinyl, MTC, a coloring book page for Gargamel and the smurfette svg was found online ( sorry I cannot remember the owner)



These next two layouts are my most recent projects.
I have challenged myself to create at least two full page layouts per month for my family. So far I'm on target and find that I actually enjoy working with paper, now I just need to get the pictures printed.

Hittin' the books.
I used MTC, files found on-line and svgcuts.com kit to complete this lo. The apple and chalkboard were created using chalkboard vinyl!

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The Micheal Jackson Experience...
Earlier this year my husband and I hosted a Wii party... OMG, we had a ton of fun and our guests couldn't stop laughing and talking about the party. I knew that I had to create a lo to capture these memories, I cannot wait to add the pictures. I used MTC and images found in google and online, an assortment of glittery cardstock and print and cut for the lp albums.


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That's all for now, I promise to post again soon! Hugs

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