Sunday, February 20, 2011

“Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.”

New Wall Decor for me!

I saw this from someone else's blog! Thanks!!

Here it is so far--I got some keys from the craft store from the scrapbooking aisle (they are flat on the back side), and arranged them into a shape of a heart.

Frame + Matt, already had!
2 Packages of Keys (used 17/20), $7ish dollars
Burlap (it is $4 for a yard-and I only needed a tiny part!)
Hot Glue Gun + Glue

“Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.”

Another day, I will use my Cricut and add the quote. Stay posted for an update!

Friday, February 18, 2011

4 more quotes...

"Life's road, born of wonder-it is an endless journey of dreams."

"A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles."

"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand and hand."

"There is nothing like a dream to create a future."

My Banners in Action!

Phi Mu Banner-I brought the triangles to hang in my cubicle!

Saturday morning breakfast with the girls

Etching on Mirror Project with Sam

This past weekend, I brought my sorority sisters to Girl Scout camp for a weekend of sisterhood and scrapbooking. Late at night, Sam showed us her secret to making beautiful etched mirrors, using her tools of the Cricut + Gypsy, combined with vinyl and etching.

Etching is permanently on the mirror, so it is really important to only get it where you want it, and the vinyl has no bubbles for the Armor etch to sneak in.

Sam started by using her Cricut Gypsy to make the design, "Love, honor, truth," then cut it with black vinyl.

After she lined it up + made it square, she used a Popsicle stick to get the air bubbles out, then she used a foam brush to put the etching stuff over the letters. It dries quick, and you have to work quick.

Close Up of the Armour Etch-definitely a coupon item!

After we let it work its magic a couple minutes, it carefully gets wiped off...

Wiping it off...

Cleaning it up

The Sponge is Helping keep the letter edges crisp

Peeling it off to reveal the letters etched onto the mirror

...Peeling more...

Almost there!

Last chance clean up

Sam's Beautiful Mirror


PS: If you are a Phi Mu and going to be attending the 7th Annual Pink Carnation Tea, this is going to be a silent auction item! Save your $$$

Friday, February 4, 2011

Another Quote.

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
-Erma Bombeck

This is from my dear friend, Mel <3

Organization Mania!

Just wanted to give a tour of my craft organization, and dedicate it to my sweet mother-in-law! I wish I had a more dedicated scrap space, but I just have some random storage around my house that can be quickly changed over from scrap space to home.

First piece--I used my 20% off coupon at Bed, Bath and Beyond for a get a big one, and a tiny one inside. I brought my 12x12 paper folder along for the trip to make sure it fit. The tiny ones are in front of a bedroom window with desk stuff in them, and the cats sit on top.

Storage Ottoman

Inside the Ottoman

These Plastic File Folders Come in 3 Packs

They come in this can buy them at Archiver's, but I prefer when they are on sale at JoAnn Fabrics.

Tools. My carrier is usually hanging on a hook, or on a closet shelf.

Storage, storage and more storage! Photos in the black boxes on the left, 3 magazine files holding 8x12 papers, magazines for inspiration and stamps. Books on bottom shelf.

Inside the Magazine File...

This one is from Archiver's, but it only takes 3 to hold all my rubber stamps + ink...and they all fit in the magazine file box.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Hero Arts Stamp

Couldn't resist using my Christmas Gift Cards at Archiver's on a family of little flag stamps from Hero Arts(check page 14!). Made a bunch of little cards, but look forward to embellishing around the flags. More cards to be posted :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pink Fabric Triangle Banner

I'm just loving all the sweet little banners. Here is a banner with a bunch of tiny triangles that I like because of it's flexibility. You can make several yards, or just a couple feet.


Even Boba approves:

Cut on the Fold. Then when you sew across the top, it will look great on each side.

Some Pink Fabrics

Directions here! Thanks for sharing!