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Friday, May 18, 2012

Wooden Letters - Embellished!

Happy Friday!!  We are going to have FANTASTIC weather in the CHI-TOWN area.  My family plans to spend a lot of time outside. 

Today I have a great project for you.  These are wooden letters you can find at any craft store. I believe they were less than $2.00 each.  All you do is embellish them however you like or by theme.  Mine spell "Jade" which is my oldest daugther's name.  What I love about them is you can decorate them however you want or use a theme.  All you need is coordinating paper, embellishments, adhesive and mod podge.   

My daughter loved them so now I've moved onto to make a set for my other 2 girls.  First, I traced the letters onto the back side of my paper and carefully trimmed them out.  Then I inked the edges with a stamp pad or you could paint them.  Actually painting the edges would be easier.  Hopefully you can see some of the detail in the pictures below.  These can be done for boys or girls.  My friend did a fantastic set for her son maybe she'll let me share pictures of those soon.

Hope you have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pretty as a Princess - Disney

Today I have a home decor "Princess" project that I made for my daughter's room.  I have 3 girls who are all about "Princesses" and "Pink"!  Since we do not get there often, I thought this would be a nice piece to remind them of our fun times in Florida.

Here are some close-ups. 

White Photo Tray - 12 x 12
Disney Papers (not sure of exact name)
Pink Glittered Vellum
Pink Flourish Paper Raised Felt Feel
Princess Paper with Carriages, Dresses and Slippers
Yellow Bazzill Cardstock
Pink Bazzill Cardstock
Purple Chalk Ink for edges
Castle Die (used at Archiver's) - cut in half
Disney Stickers
Bling Dots
Border Punch
Coluzzle Pocket Template
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Birthday!

TGIF!! Today I have a birthday card for you as I try to build up my stock of cards to have on hand. Hope you like it. Thanks for visiting!

5" Card - Yellow Bazzill
Blue Bazzill - Embossed with Dots
Scalloped Circle - Cut at 4" from Sweet Treats
Circle - Cut at 3.5"
Bday Cake - Cut at 3.25" from Simply Charmed
Pink & Crystal Stickles
Happy Birthday Sentiment Inside: My Pink Stamper Fancy Phrases
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Teacher Appreciation 2012

Just wanted to share a fabulous teacher appreciation idea with you all.  My friend actually came up with this idea but I had to steal it!  Thanks Angel!  Each year I find myself racking my brain trying to figure out what I can do or give them that's practical.  Well this year I found it (or should I say we did)! 

Sorry about the terrible pic. I was so excited to get them packaged up and shared I forgot I needed pictures for you.  Anyways, movie night gifts!  I bought the popcorn container, microwave popcorn, boxed candy (like you get at the theatre) plus wrapping all at the dollar store! Yes the dollar store!  Then we went to Redbox.com and clicked gifts.  Since you can only send Redbox gifts via FB or email I thought her brilliant idea was done.  However since she is so smart she said what if we email it to ourselves?  Perfect!  So that is exactly what we did.  We personalized the whole thing but emailed it to ourselves instead of the teacher.  This way we knew we could print it in color and create a cute little gift certificate.  Also, then we knew it wouldn't get lost in junk if we did send it directly to the teacher.  Viola! My kids came home and said the teacher's absolutely LOVED them. Plus, I can re-use this idea each year as their teachers change. Yay for Mom!       
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Finally a project post for you - its been a while.  Mother's Day is approaching quickly and I'm already behind. Imagine that! I think being a Mother always means you're behind on something, right?  I hope its not just me! LOL  Anyhow, I have a Mother's Day card for you today because I need to get them in the mail tomorrow.  Hope they make it in time!  Thanks for visiting.

Project Materials:
Bazzill Two Scoops Embossed Paper - Pink (not sure actual color)
Bazzill Two Scoops - Sander
Knockout Border Punch - Hearts
QuicKutz - flowers (REV-0016)
Cricut - Alphalicious
My Pink Stamper - Happiest Moments - Happy Mother's Day (stamped on inside)

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Monday, May 7, 2012

I'm Back - Blog Makeover Complete!

Hello Again,
My blog makeover is complete and I could not be happier.  Chris from Get Inspired with ChatterScene did a fabulous job!  She was great to work with and really blew me away with the finished product.  Thanks again Chris!  Please stop by and show her some love at http://chatterscene-mom.blogspot.com/.  I will have some completed projects posted this week so stay tuned.
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