Okay, so this is my way to enjoy the Labor Day weekend! DH is out working on the yard and I've been busy in the "s"craproom again!
More hairbows for the Katiebug!
Also, finally worked some more with the wall hanging that I have been working on for a while now!
Funny, how I start something so simple, decide I don't like the way it is looking and leave it alone for a while and, all of a sudden, everything starts coming together just the way you want it to. That's the way I work most of the time. Too many ideas and not enough time to see them thru. Oh, well, I will complete those UFOs sooner or later.
Okay, so I finally got the boys stepstools completed and then forgot to upload the pix. So, here they are...
And, while I am at it, here's the picture of the treasure box I completed last week as well.
This can be used for keeping all your little treasures in. Although you can't see in the photo, there is a liner in the lid made of tulle so this could be used for potpourri as well as a keeper of jewelry or hairbows, etc. Just a nice place to keep all those mementos in. It is a paper box with two coats of white acrylic paint on it. Then, I added a ruffle of tulle on the lid. I wrapped that in a wide grosgrain lavendar ribbon band with the narrower satin lavendar ribbon on top of that. And, yes, those are "some" of the roses I have been busy making lately. I still have two of these to work on. Then, it is on to the wooden boxes, cards, candle jars, keepsake name plates and other items I have "planned" to complete in the near future.
Went to Target last weekend and came across these little plastic step stools ($2.50) for kids. They were very plain but I knew that with my cricut, I could improve them. Whatcha think?
So, while I was in a mood for creating, I also worked on a little sign for my scraproom.
That is the extent of my crafting for the last couple of weeks. Now, my daughter is on vacation, so I won't have my Katiebug with me this week. I am hoping to get a little more crafting done. We'll see??? Today, I am spending it catching up on housework so that I can concentrate on the "S"craproom the rest of the week.
Okay, so I started out staring at this empty vase...
What can I do with this?
And, this is what came outta that...
A little thank you gift made for three tealight candles, a hummingbird vase made with rub-ons bought at Canton Trade Days last month, an ocean themed birthday card for Jerrod's birthday (seahorse and shells are made from recycled soda cans), a birthday card for Hayden's 5th birthday and a notepad holder for me. See, I do create a little more than ever gets posted on here. And, now I am re-teaching myself to make flowers and other embellishments so we will see what comes next...
My girls and I were supposed to get together to create these but time ran out as usual so I will just show the one that I completed before hand. Between picking Kaye up at the airport, getting lunch and having to get home for a visit with her Dad, we ran out of time to scrap. Then , the rest of the weekend was taken up with visits to other friends, a trip to the flight museum for Dad and back to the airport to send Kaye back home to Austin. Maybe next time. We always say that and then life gets in the way!
Okay, so it's not really like I didn't do anything in May. I just forgot to take pictures of the things I did do. I have a real bad habit of that. I get things crafted then plan on taking pictures and end up giving them out before I have snapped the pictures. So, today, I finished my father-in-laws Father's Day card and got a copy before it went into the envelope.
Okay, don't know where my mojo is but it seems to have left the building AGAIN! When I have my granddaughter here, I can think of all kinds of things I would like to do (craftwise, that is)but don't have the time. Then, when I don't have her or anything else that I must do, I proceed to clean out closets etc. Why? Because I can't get head wrapped around only one thing at a time. I have my daughter's birthday coming up and there is also Mother's Day and I can't get my head wrapped around ANYTHING. Oh, well, this sure isn't getting me there. Guess I will go surf the net for more ideas. Maybe next time I will have something to share...
These are the Easter baskets and some cards that I have been working on.
An anniversary card for my daughter, Jeannette and her husband, Jerrod! May they have many more! Another of Paulo's designs.
This is the card I created for my grandson, Blayne's birthday! He informed me the other day when he stayed overnight with us that he loves trains so I found an image of Thomas the Train and preceded to make a cut file. Not the greatest but for a first try, I don't think it turned out half bad!
Okay, my first try with vinyl! I bought these plates on the clearance aisle at Wally World! They only had two left when I finally decided what I wanted to do with them so I will have to figure out something else for the oldest daughter! The cross is from a design by Paulo. And, the butterflies, I believe, are from Penny's design. Actually, I made Kaye, my oldest daughter, a glass block light with a cutout of Chococat on it for her birthday but I forgot to take a picture (which I often forget to do)before giving it to her. Maybe she will read this and send me a picture to include here.
Sure hope it's better than the last one. Not that there was that much wrong with the old one. Just looking for better things ahead. I do hope to keep up with this blog a little better than I have with others in the past. Resolutions? No, just promises to myself to do better with the life I was given. We all get off-track at times and this past year seems like I stayed off the track more than on it. Hopefully this will change. We had a wonderful Christmas, except that my oldest daughter was not with us. Her year for the inlaws Christmas. It was made better by the fact that none of us worried over a BIG dinner. We just got together with a small smorgasbord of snacks and it was so much simpler that way. No one was hid out in the kitchen working while everyone else was visiting.