Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CHRISTMAS MONEY

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a great holiday. I want to share with you a project I did for the wonderful teenagers I have in my life.
I hate to just give money and the 'kids' love when I do something creative with it. This is what I came up with.
As most of you know, I have a baby and A LOT of baby food jars around. So I cleaned some up, painted the lids and filled them with plain holiday M & M candies.
First, I had my husband help by drilling a hole in each of the caps. 
Then, I wrapped clear packing tape around grilling skewers. I didn't want anyone to find a splinter in with the candy.
Then, I just folded the money into long strips.
Then, I used paddle wire to attach the money to the skewers. 
Finally, I attached a star to the top of each one and wrote their name in the middle. I think they came out super cute and they were a huge hit. Two of them said 'I can't take that apart...It's too cute.' haha. 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

BRIDAL SHOWER

I want to share a couple of quick projects I was asked to do. The first one is a bridal shower sash for a Beauty and The Beast themed shower.


I cut the lettering as well as the characters from blue glitter HTV.





I was also asked to make some rose cookies.




I also made my daughter this matching bib that featured the hashtag the bride and groom are using for the wedding posts.


Here are a few pictures of the 'bride to be' with my daughter.


Thank you so much for looking.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

MILK JUG SKELETON


Hello everyone. I just want to share a project I did last month before we move on to Thanksgiving.


This is a skeleton I made out of milk jugs. I have been making these for years now...so long that it was before computers. 


I thought it might actually scare my daughter, but no ~ she LOVES him.


Thank you so much for looking. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

CORA'S LEMONADE STAND


Good Morning. I am still trying to catch up on some recent projects that I have completed. As I look outside at the snow already on the ground, I look at these pictures and it seems so long ago. When in reality it was less than 3 months ago.


I have been taking daily photos of my baby and this day I went with the 'lemonade' theme. I LOVE how it all came out. The base of the stand is actually two wooden crates just placed side by side. I then 'hot glued' the sign board to two wooden dowels. I just stuck the wooden dowels inside the slots of the crates. So simple. 


I did cut the lettering from vinyl. The '5 cent' sign just out of a folded piece of paper and marker. I wanted it to look like a child's handwriting. I love how great this came out. I can't wait to do many more 'stands' such as pumpkins, hot cocoa, Christmas trees, kissing booth etc.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ANOTHER METAL MAILBOX FACELIFT


Hi once again. I have redone that metal mailbox again. This time my brother and his new bride used it for their recent wedding.


Two of the wedding colors was this cobalt blue and off white.


Since it was an outside garden wedding I put this beautiful flower on the side in vinyl but everything else was hand painted. I love how great it came out. 


Here is a photo of the mailbox on display at the wedding. Congratulations to the happy bride and groom. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.

ANOTHER BABY THANK YOU CARD


Hello everyone. I am sharing another 'baby thank you' card that I made for an amazing gift that we recently received. A huge thank you to Dreaming Tree for the 'freebie' pattern. I love how this came out. So blessed to have such amazing friends.
Thank you so much for looking. 

UNITY SAND CEREMONY


Hi everyone. I wanted to share a project I made for my brother's recent wedding. As part of the special day, they did a 'unity sand ceremony' to signify the blending of two beautiful families. First I cut the vinyl on my machine for both the glass block as well as all the individual jars.


Next I applied the etching cream to the glass.


It is tough to see on this photo without it filled with sand, but I love how it came out.


Here is a photo of the completed individual jars. Before the ceremony, they were filled with the color of sand that matches their birthstone.


Here are some great photos I took during the ceremony. I wish I had a better angle to show each family member filling the main glass block.












Here is the finish product on display...