Monday, December 26, 2011

Scrap Weekender

We had one of our twice yearly scrap weekends up in Saginaw. I was able to finish a gift book that was long over due and 6 pages and started a 7th so overall not bad considering I packed for the weekend in about 30 minutes and tried to not page too too much.

Christmas Magic (2010)

Santa Baby (2010)

Spooktacular (Halloween 2011)

Happy Halloween (2011)

Bras for A Cause (2011)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Grapevine and Felt Wreath

Tis the season to glorify God and celebrate all that Jesus Christ did for us. May you blessed and full of His love.

The finishing touch on our main floor decorations. Felt flowers, feathers and a little hot glue and a lot of love can make some very pretty things.

Friday, December 2, 2011


The newest banner to celebrate the season. Rejoice the King has come!

If you wanted to vote for this fantabulous banner to help me win a prize you can do so here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas-y Giveaway

At Dear Lizzy's blog...

Check it out!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Felt Poinsetta Hairband

Inspired by another pinterest pin - originally intended as a broach, my version is a headband for little miss sweet Sydney and her Christmas photos.

Friday, November 11, 2011


For all the wonderful blessings in my life!

Felt Turkey (see my pin on pinterest)
Felt Flowers (handmade)
Storybook cartridge for the shapes
Opposites Attract for the letters
Chipboard florishes
Rhinestones and pearls

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Win an Awesome Prize

Great giveaway at!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Handmade Halloween

Jess and I made Tutu's for the big Halloween 5k - they turned out great! As does anything that involves glitter :-)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spooky Banner

Ever since I made that tigers banner I have been thinking about what I would do for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I am quite happy with how this one turned out :-)

Ingredients for this Spooky creation:

Bazzil Cardstock
Hallowhimsy patterned paper (Super cute!)
Storybook, Doodlecharms and Stretch Your Imagination cartridges for the Cricut
Misc: Glitter pen, twine and leftover stickers

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Headband In Action

Caught this shot of Sydney wearing her new headbands at Kady's surprise shower.

D is for Delightful

and Dunn... Just finished this bit of fabulousnous for the mantel. Paper Mache letter D from Joann's, cream yarn and felt flowers and a sprig of faux flowers to finish it off.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Felt Headbands

I have gotten so much inspiration lately from Pinterest (follow me if you are on there). I made these little beauties for a little cutie whose birthday is on Tuesday!

Tis the Season for Cuffs

For my first pair this season I tried to add some stripes, it worked out pretty well, although it is a touch harder to seam them together perfectly.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Camera Strap 2.0

This was my second go at sewing up a camera strap cover, this one turned out much better actually, there are a few more kinks to work out, like when you sew the ruffles on the base if you go too fast it ruffles the base a bit which makes it shorter then the other side and sewing much closer to the edges is great as long as you make sure you are sewing through the edge on both sides, otherwise you will end up with holes in your strap (they can be fixed but its a pain). Now that I have used up both of my kits, I am going to try to make a couple on my own. All my camera toting friends don't be surprised if you get for Christmas or your birthday :-).

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Paper Banner

In preparation for the family's visit next week, I put together a festive banner to root on our team!

I covered the clothes pins in some ribbon I had in my ribbon jar (luckily I had matching colors!)

I used the Create a Critter cartridge on my Cricut to make the Tiger (RRRoarr!!)

Go Tigers!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sew Cool

I am not by any means a seamstress, so I am not sure why I ordered 2 "do it yourself" kits to make a couple more fancy camera strap covers for myself. I figured at the very least I could ask Jeff to show my how to use the sewing machine (yes he knows it better then I do) and if I had to I could enlist Jessica who is a pretty skilled sewer. I took all the bits and pieces from the kit and followed the directions. Mine wasn't quite perfect, but pretty good I know the couple adjustments I need to make so the next one is perfect. I have some extra fabric I didn't know what to do with so now I can whip up a few of these so my neck is comfy and my camera is styling.

It was tricky taking a picture of the strap while on the camera so the photo isn't the best...but you get the jist of it. Cute huh?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Knit iPad Case

I saw this pattern a while back and now that I actually have something to put in it I had to make it. A few nights at home feeling sick were a great time to knock out this project...and amazingly enough I did it ERROR free!! There are a few things I would change myself in the pattern if I make another one, but overall it will serve its purpose of keeping my iPad nice and safe inside my bag.



All Together

In Action

Friday, August 19, 2011

Testing out the iPad

Using BlogPress to see if I can post from my iPad

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Paper Topiary Part 1

This is a project that has been in process since May. Hopefully it will be finished soon and I can post the end product!

Here are the steps to making a fabulous decoration for your office or studio.

Step 1: Gather all the materials you need:

A foam ball around 4-6 inches depending on how large you want it and a foam base that will fit into your vase (they have squares, cones, cylinders, choose what works best for you, pearled straight pins (I like a variety of colors) paper circles cut in sizes from 1.5 inches up to 4 inches (I cut mine on the cricut but you could do it by hand if you have a LOT of patience) and a hot glue gun.

Step 2: Cut all the circles in spirals, I just free hand this if they have a little wave it just adds the flower's petals.

Step 3: Working from the outside in role the spiraled paper into a bud and secure it with hot glue, use the very inside of the circle to serve as the bottom of the bud. Then press a pin through the middle (careful not to poke yourself). Do this about a hundred times or so. I started pinning mine into the circle right away, if I did it over again I would wait until I had almost as many flowers as I needed to make it easier to fill in.

Stay tuned for the next steps and finished project!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Knit Bracelet

Over the weekend at Dickenson Island, after I had a bit too much sun I was able to finish a knit bracelet for Andrea (I have a few more to make yet...) It was my second attempt at it. I think Jill has the first one. I wanted to teach myself how to knit cables and trying it with something small seemed manageable.

With anything knitting if I can't remember quite how to hold my needles or turn them You Tube is the answer to all my questions. It is a great resource and it doesn't care if you have to play the video 7 times before you actually figure it out.

There will be more of these to come soon!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Free is always Fun!

Don't you just love it when you can get something for free?! Well this was almost free (had to pay a nominal fee for shipping)

New and very pretty personalized note cares from Shutterfly. I swear I really just ignore them and only order when they offer me 50 or a 100 free prints so I don't know why I am so lucky to keep getting these fun offers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Finished Studio

A long while back I posted the beginning of the scraproom makeover. While I would say the finishing touches have been done for about a month or two so its probably time to post those pictures as well.

There is a lot of workspace and a good amount of storage, it seems snug looking from the outside in but when you are in there creating you don't notice the coziness of the room.

Furniture: Ikea
Shelves: Target

Storage: Joanne's, Sears and some miscellaneous stuff.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Okay, one more pair

At the request of his mom - I whipped up one more pair of cuffs to keep another set of hands warm for my baby nephew Holdan. Let's hope we don't need these much longer!

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Loot

Yay!! My prize arrived today - any mail that isn't a bill is always good mail!

What was in the box:
2 sets of stamps plus one individual stamp
2 premade titles
A few packs of stickers
A set of markers
2 packs of metal embellishments
A back issue of CK that I didn't have (so Crystal if I borrowed you Jan 2010 its all yours :-))
An official your part of the flock pin