Monday, December 31, 2012

Gas Pump

I just loved Paper Phenomenon's gas pump.  I just had to make it.  My Grandfather collected old cars and I think this is the perfect place to showcase his pictures of them.  I got the tutorial on Paper Phenomenon's site.

Hello Kitty Cozy Coupe

I didn't take any pics of the process but take my word for it, these were grungy, used and disgusting cozy coupes.  I bought these off of craigslist over the summer and yes, I waited until 2 days before Christmas to start painting them.  That smart idea left me out in the dark and into the freezing cold all day on Christmas eve but I got them done!  I think less procrastination should be a New Year's resolution.  So this is how the girls found them Christmas morning.  I may have gotten a little excited and went overboard. (Remember, Ruby is only 2 weeks old at this point, lol.)   When Charlotte saw her car she got so excited and she crawled over, opened the door and climbed in.  We had to move the cars to another room to get her to open gifts!  The process was super easy!  Although, it was a real you know what to get the wheels back on the big one.  I just turned a Hello Kitty pic I found on google into an svg and used the curly font I downloaded from one of those free font sites into scal.  I love that font, I've don't some embroidering with it too.  I cut it all out of vinyl.  I did use a plastic primer before I painted the cars because the pink I used was not the kind made for plastic unless you primed. 

Go Patriots!

I made these items for my husband for Christmas to decorate his "man cave".   I got the embroidery images from etsy and I used an svg to make a stencil and glass etched the glasses. 

A Christmas Story Shadowbox

My family are huge fans of this movie!  So I figured I had to make something to show our love for it!  I tried to make the tree look lopsided like theirs and added the BB gun in the background.  My plan is to put pics in the front pocket from when my husband took Kayla to the house (now a museum) that the movie was filmed.  See post below for more details.

Santa Shadowbox

This is my personal design!  I used a 7 gypsies window and constructed the box to work with it.  I created the tree and fireplace svgs.  The paper is BoBunny/ Father Christmas.  I put real lights on the tree.  The lights are battery operated mini lights I found at Hobby Lobby.  I just poked a hole in the back and mounted the battery pack to the back.  I also used figures from the mini doll items at Hobby Lobby.  I made a pocket on the inside of the door and placed postcards from the canvas corp collection there.  I plan to have the girls write their "Dear Santa's" on the front and place the pic with their gift on the back.

Cookies for Santa Recipe Holder

I made this box for the design team at ssd.  It's all canvas corp or 7 gypsies products.  The Santa is from and I used the glue/shaving cream technique on him.  I don't think I did it right and if I did, I'm not a fan.  I made a little box filled with recipe cards behind the Santa and you can trade them out to display your favorite cookie recipes.

Baby Ruby!

I'm excited to say baby Ruby was born on 12-11-12!  She's doing well and her sisters just adore her!  We have already completed her adoption and I'm getting used to having an 11 yr old, 11 month old and a newborn.  My crafting may have to slow down a bit, I think I'm gonna have my hands full, lol!

Dr. Seuss Tutu Bow Holders

I found the info to make these cute bow holder tutus on I got the paper on etsy and printed it with a 12x12 printer.  Since the girls are sharing a room, I made all of Charlotte's things with the "cat hat" and Ruby has the "things" theme.  I used a diaper box for the body and an infant sized hanger for the top.  I figured I might as well reuse the boxes, they are running out of my ears around here with 2 in diapers now!

Wizard Of Oz Party Invitations

We made these little baskets and filled them with lollipops as the invitation for the Halloween party.  The basket was an svg from myscrapchick and I'm not sure where I got the stamp set, maybe graphic 45.  The scroll on attached with ribbon is the actual invite saying the Lollipop Guild invites you t have tea in the field of poppies.  See older posts for more Wizard of Oz fun.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dr. Seuss burp cloths

Here is a pic of the burp cloth I made for Ruby.  Thing one and thing two is her theme!

Embroidered Christmas Shirts

Here are some shirts I embroidered for Christmas.  I got all the designs from etsy.

Mustache Fun!

I made Charlotte a mustache shirt and bow!

I designed this book from scratch.  It's posted all "fancy like" on the canvas corp blog with all the info.  I made it for a blog hop they were doing.  Below are some extra pics of it but it looks much better on their site.  Head over there for a better look. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.  Check out my nice hand model, Renee, with the pretty nails!

Halloween Embroidery

I embroidered the kids some shirts for Halloween.  I got the designs from etsy.  I'm finally getting the swing of the embroidery machine!

Monster Shadowbox

Here is a shadowbox I made.  I used canvas corp canvas and paper and glimmer misted the paper and cheese cloth curtains.  I just sealed a laminating pouch and used it as the window.  The hand is on a cricut cart. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wizard of Oz Party

Here are some pictures from the party.  We always set up in the garage in case of bad weather.  We had "tea" in the field of poppies as part of our theme.  The poppies are made of napkins and the shoes are an svg and we filled them with Oreo cookies.  I bought the mix-match china from a thrift store a few years back when we did the "Mad Hatter Tea". 

Wizard of Oz costumes

Every year my daughter, Kayla, has a themed Halloween party with her friends.  This year she picked The Wizard of Oz.  Here are a few pictures of my kid's costumes I made.  Kayla is Glenda the good witch and Charlotte is Dorothy.  I made both costumes using the Simplicity patterns made for the theme and I stitched Charlotte's basket out of plastic canvas.  Sears did the pictures again this year.  Shout out to Jessica at the Fayetteville studio!  I can't post all the pics because they have other children in them but she did an excellent job again this year setting up the props!