Monday, August 22, 2011

Gift Baskets

Yesterday at church, we closed out our annual women's day season with our Women in White service. Each year, I like to make something special for a few women whom God would lead me to bless. I made four of these baskets:

During our Women's Retreat, one of the speakers advised us to get rid of any journals that contained negative memories and for us to start a Joyful Journal from that point forwared. I used my cinch to bind the book.
Post-It Note Holders. These were created using a sizzix die.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Birthday Easel Card

Another challenge complete. This week Celebrate the Occasion, challenged their followers to create a Birthday Easel card. Although this technique has been out for awhile, this is my very first time doing it. I was instantly hooked! I created 2 more following this one.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vinyl Tumblers & Water Bottle Take 2

Another busy week for me. The orders for Tumblers and Water Bottles just keep coming; among all the other things happening in my life. I'm sending some special love to my Mom who ordered 2 for shipment to CT. Thanks Mommy!

Finally, the Elephant Wedding Program has been delivered and the Nuptials took place today. I did tell my craft family that although this was a lot of work, there wasn't anything super fancy about it. The bride is a Delta and wanted something different. Special thanks to my hubby, daughter, Lisa, Yani, Chante, Karen, and Femi(Karen's hubby) who each had a role in getting all 250 programs completed.

Today, the Church's Youth Group went out on our monthly outing, to see the Smurfs. The movie was really good and the kids had a blast. Oh wait, so did the adults. We giggled like little girls. After my daughter saw Papa Smurf last week, she asked for (file on

Bridal Shower Gift:

And lastly, I've been waiting to put my Fancy Frames cricut cartridge to use. My sole purpose of getting this cart was to use on vinyl projects.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Vinyl Tumblers and Water Bottles

I didn't have any spare time to participate in challenges this week. I am deep in the final stages of 250 elephant shaped wedding programs. I handed off 200 this evening to my friend to tie bows. I only have 50 left to print, which means another 150 pages. There is nothing complicated about the program, just layers upon layers, upon layers.

To keep my sanity, I took an hour break to fill some tumbler orders.

1) Lakers is for my husband. I was supposed to make this the minute I tried vinyl for the first time, but a few orders came in quickly. He was smiling from ear to ear. He sent me back to my corner to add the jersey numbers of some of their greatest players. Lakers logo was an image file that I broke apart using SCAL.

2) Cowboys belongs to my big brother. His birthday is Wednesday and this will not be making it to the post office in time.

3) Papa Smurf belongs to my dad for his birthday next week. It's going to be filled with Tootsie Rolls. He and I watched the Smurfs together faithfully on Saturday mornings from 9a - 10:30a. He took the grandkids to see the movie. This is an svg file that I downloaded from Mardenz Blog.

4) Tumbler. Turtle is a cricut cut.