Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Homemade Christmas Gift = Nightmare!

But it actually turned out great and I hope my mother in law enjoys it and finds a place for this massive bad boy!!! If you notice how the letters are not perfectly aligned just tilt your head a little to the right and left or up and down for that matter and it will look great. And remember it is Sam's fault not mine! :) Sorry the picture is a little dark and there is a terrible glare!

Want to make your own? Click here for the tutorial. I mean did you seriously think I came up with this one on my own.... Ha! The only difference is I used black vinyl and my Blessings block is actually 26 inches long. Not to mention hers is much cuter I know!!! Now I am on to make one for my own mom. I just didn't have enough time to make 2 before Christmas and my mom wanted a new bedspread for Christmas. But since my mom only has one grandchild you just might see my face along with a face for each of their other children and children-in-law on these bad boys! haha. We are blessings right??????? FYI: I used the Alphalicious cartridge for the letters and the Sweethearts Amoureux Cartridge to make the scrolly.

P.S. Do you know what it is like to take pictures of an 8 yr old, 6 yr old (Ethan you are 6 right?), 4 yr old (Logan 4???? I know I am a terrible aunt!), 2 yr old, 1 yr old (nearly 2), 11 month old, and a 3 month old!!! A crazy time! Can you even imagine a group shot... I bet you are picturing crying, some silly faces, and maybe even some hitting???? You are right!!!! Here is "the good one" just for kicks!

Happy crafting to all and to all a good night!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


And this cute boy can't wait!!! He loved Santa! I will post more pictures as soon as I receive the jpeg file! Here is just one that I caught with my own camera!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

JOY Wood Letters

I finished these this morning... Now I just need to hang them. Normally I put the letters on a little shelf in my "dining area" (definitely not a room), but the J won't stay up... thinking about taking a wood saw and cutting of the bottom to make it straight! Lately I have been having issues with Mod Podge!!! But I learned a great trick when using it: brush on a little bit of water onto your paper! Worked like a champ! I used the same paper line as my countdown calendar (see post below). And now I am working on a paper wreath using the rest of the paper. So fun! All of the supplies were found at Michael's!!!!