Friday, February 28, 2014

Valentine Catch Up!

Hi There,

Life has been keeping me so busy. I made lots of Valentine projects but just didn't get them posted.
Today I'm going to share them all at once.  All the projects were made with my Silhouette. I still have all of my cricut machines. Can't part with any of my toys...never know when I might need it.

I have projects that I have for my daughters wedding but can't share them until after the big day.
 Lacey's Card!

 I hung a few of these from the ceiling and then made a bunch smaller to hang on the little evergreen tree.
 Received this little tree at Christmas and it was decorated with snowflakes. Decided to remove those
and decorate for Valentines Day.

 That pretty floral background is actually material. It cut great with my machine.

Glad I got those up even if they are late.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine Subway Art

Good Day!

Well for a weather update...still rainy and cold. Yuck.

I did make it to the gym yesterday...aiming for a repeat performance today. The last six months I've been neglectful in exercising.

Today's share is what is termed subway art. I've been making lots of these to match each season or holiday. The word art file is from Silhouette Studio.

I go to the local craft store...whoever has the white canvases on sale. Last time I bought seven in a package and I think that worked out to about $2.00 per canvas. They are 16 x 20.

Painted it a pretty pink...trying to use all my tole paints that have been neglected as well.

Now I have a confession to make. For Christmas I got a new cutting machine...the Cameo Silhouette.
Does it cut nice....For anybody out there who is a quilter (Pam) it cuts material as well....

The wording is cut out of red vinyl. The machine can cut very intricate details perfectly. I'm truly impressed. You can also do your own designing and patterns on it. Anyway you can see how narrow the boxes are around some of the words and there was no problem with the cutting!
My house is so decorated for Valentines Day! First year for me to really decorate it. Last year I did make a Valentine's Day wreath for the front door.
Challenges Entered
Do you decorate?
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Countdown to Kisses!


Did you think I had fallen off the face of the earth. It has been forever since I blogged. I've thought about it many times but I couldn't seem to get around to uploading my pictures from my camera!

I am in the middle of helping my daughter plan her wedding for May/'s coming soon.

I did spend a few days in New Brunswick in January visiting my Grandsons and their parents. So much fun. I have some scrapbooking to do.

Speaking of Grandsons, I made each of the boys a Valentine's Day advent of sorts. I had seen this idea on the internet.

We cut a 12 x 12 piece of MDF board and drilled 14 holes in it. The hersey kisses don't poke all the way through but the hole is drilled all the way through. The lettering is done with vinyl and on the bottom of each Hershey kiss is a number attached with a glue dot.

I have lots more Valentine Day projects so I will try and keep uploading them in a timely fashion.

Have a great week.