Saturday, September 15, 2012

Halloween Fun

I made these projects for the design team at SSD.  Everything except the ribbon/trim, beads & owls are from Canvas Corp.  I got the ideas from  I just found her blog and LOVE IT!  She also has the link for the site to buy the cage svg.  The tree and tag I googled and found for free.  I used my Silhouette and SCAL.  The rose is from Cricut/ Giant flowers.  The rosettes I did by hand. I adapted the hat and made it smaller and didn't use the cone, I just twisted the paper until I liked the look.  I hope to make a couple more projects if time permits.  I have lots to do to prepare for Kayla's Halloween party!  Including making a few costumes.  Scrap booking will just have to take a back seat for now.  I will post all the fun soon!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Another Canvas Corp / Sweet Stamp Shop Blog Hop

Here is the second project I did for the blog hop.  I made a file folder album.  I used the beach theme with the matching blue & cream patterned papers from Canvas Corp and the Under The Sea stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop.  I used chandelier glimmer glam on the tail, sea weed, and shells.  I used coral reef glimmer mist on the shells and starfish glimmer mist on the hair.  I plan to add a picture on a mat of each of my 3 daughter's first time at the beach.  I will have to wait until this Summer after Ruby gets here (Due in December) and we go "home" to Florida for a visit to see family.  I will then also add a family picture in the fourth pocket.  I thought this would be a fun way to remember their first time seeing the ocean.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Canvas Corp / Sweet Stamp Shop Blog Hop

I made this for the Canvas Corp / Sweet Stamp Shop Blog Hop.  I used the Out in Space stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop and Blk & white swirl, blk & white and red & white dot papers on a 6x6 canvas from Canvas Corp.  I used Calypso and Pearl Gilmmer Mist from Tattered Angels on the rocket and moon.  I sealed a laminating sheet and cut it down to cover the shadow box and stamped the stars and saying, "fly me to the moon" on the outside. (Sorry, you can't see it well for the glare.) Although, I don't have a little boy, I had a BLAST making this project!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dr. Seuss Nursery

Here Charlotte is already 7 months old and I'm still not done decorating her room.  And now I'm adding all the extras for little Ruby too!  I will have them share a room while they are little and move Charlotte into a "Big Girl" room in a couple of years.
So here are some pics of the work in progress:
I made the wall murals by tracing them onto paint on wallpaper.  I bought an EZ Tracer at Hobby Lobby ($19.99 w/ online coupon).  I got the paint on wallpaper (has the orange peel texture to it) for $16.99 for 50 yards (I think, it was a huge roll) and the border paste for $5.99 at Lowe's.  The acrylic paint was less than $1.00 on sale each at Hobby Lobby and the acrylic spray sealer came from Walmart for a few bucks.  Overall, I spent less than $60 to do all the characters plus I have a ton of paper left over.  You can find people selling these for close to $40 a piece for the good sized ones on ETSY.  I thought I'd save the money and do them myself!
1. Tape a piece of wallpaper on the wall and print out the picture you want to trace.
2.  Put it under tracer and trace with a pencil.  I made sure the image was small enough I got the entire image in the box of the tracer and didn't have to move it around.  Some images were a little blurry but I just drew it in as best I could. 
3.  Take off wall and paint.  Then after it's dry, I went over all the lines with a sharpie.
4.  Cut it out!  After I cut it out I went back over the cut edges with the sharpie so you couldn't see any white.  Spray with acrylic spray and let dry overnight.
5.  When hanging them up, more is more!  Coat that image good with the border clue, let sit a few minutes and then stick it up.  Press around the edges good so they don't pop up.  You may have to check it and push spots down as it dries.
                                            I will be adding more characters and sayings later.
I cut the sayings with SCAL and I used the Grinched font.  You can dl it for free to use in SCAL.  Just search google.  Thanks for the sun and moon, Auntie Renee!
This is Charlotte's bedding I made.  I got the fabric from and the pattern for the sheets from and the pattern for the bumper pads with piping from  I just measured and sewed the ruffle and valance.  I hit a really good coupon at and was able to get enough fabric to make 2 complete bed sets for just over $200 with lots of extras.  I can probably get a couple outfits out of the leftover fabric depending on how crazy I get with the quilts I'm going to make.  I'm also going to make a chair pad to help cover the brown rocking chair.  That chair was given to my Mother from my Granny that passed away recently.  They rocked me in that chair and I have rocked both of my babies and my arms are aching to rock little Ruby in it.  I'm also thinking of adding a dresser in front of the window. 
Tim always brings back piggy banks from the places he travels.  Charlotte's shelf is already filling up!  The other 2 shelves will have the keepsake baby blocks I'm working on.  I will post them when I'm done.
Kayla (11 years old)  helped paint the Lorax!
All the sayings are cut with SCAL on removable vinyl.

Ruby's crib will go under her name when we get it.
The empty area will become the reading nook.  I am going to add the characters from The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! on PBS.   Charlotte loves the show!
I hope to work on it more after Halloween. I'm happy with the way it's turning out so far, and hope to finish it before before the girls grow out of it!  I will post updates soon.


Ruby is on the way!

We are excited to say that we are adopting Charlotte's half sister!  We are going to name her Ruby.  She is due the early part of December.  I better get started now on bedding if I'm gonna have it done in time!  More info to come soon.