Saturday, October 24, 2015


Hi folks! I wanted to share with you a little project I completed yesterday. It is a shadowbox for a very good friend of mine. The Play Brigade was founded when her family realized many local playgrounds are not equipped so her daughter Harper, who has mobility impairments, could play and socialize alongside her siblings and friends. The organization is just amazing as well as the founder Dawn. I am so proud of her. I wanted to show my support by making something special for her (as well as the other employees and volunteers) to make the office of The Play Brigade a little more special. 
I cut the logo with my silhouette machine first in vinyl to etch the glass. While I was frosting the glass, my computer went through it's automatic restart and I lost the exact dimensions of the logo. UGH!.So when it came time for me to cut the second logo (the inside piece) it did not match up perfectly.
 But I still love it. After, I got the glass done I began on the inside. I filled in the red and blue sections with paper roses. I hand cut, rolled and glued each one and added a tiny pearl in the centers of each one. I thought it just added the perfect touch. 
For a final touch I laid the paper piecing on top of an antique doily. I thought it tied in greatly with the pearls. I just love how it came out. 
Thank you so much to The Play Brigade for all you do. You honestly inspire me to do more. For more information on The Play Brigade or to find out how you can help visit

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Hello everyone. As most of you know, I got married two weeks ago yesterday. I had been so busy leading up to the day with all the DIY wedding things. Some I have already posted about but there are some that I just never got a chance to write about. Now that the wedding is over I would like to share some.
This is a copy of the place cards. I cut the design on my Silhouette Cameo and then I printed them on my Cameo. Because of the font, I decided to color in the letters and numbers with a maroon marker which was my wedding color.
 This is my husband who is helping put the vinyl on the place card holder. 
This holder was actually two bi-fold shutters that I took out of my neighbor's trash. (Shhh, dont tell them.) I spray them with antique white paint and my husband screwed them together so it would be a tri-fold with enough spaces for our guests.
Then, I applied vinyl that I also cut with my Cameo. The middle part had the same cut out that was done with the place cards. You get a better idea of the cards with this picture. 
This is a close up of the left side vinyl.
This is the right side.
Here is a picture of it at the wedding. It stood on an antique dresser that has been in the family since the 1900's. How about that matching mailbox huh? Tune in tomorrow for the details on that.