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Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoy the things that I create and share! I do have a copyright on my original creations (see logo on my sidebar below).
If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2014

My Goals for 2014:

1. Invest the time to learn more about what my Cameo can do.
2. Keep trying new things and ideas - get outside of my box.
3. Get Tanner's scrapbook caught up.
4. Really need to make more than one video this year!!!
5. Have fun!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Baby Gift - Personalized Float Frame

We have a new baby in the family!!  My step-brother and his wife just welcomed their third child and I wanted to make something special for him.

I got this float frame from Michaels and started creating on my cameo.  The white background is a sheet for photo taking purposes only, the wall color will show through.

Mom's favorite bible verse went on the frame.

I love making these for new babies!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Buckets and Cups

Hello and Welcome to the Hippety Hoppity Easter's on its Way Blog Hop!!

You should have hopped over here from Jessica's Blog.  We are featuring Easter projects today.  Lately I have been cutting vinyl like crazy.  I purchased some egg images and bunny images from the Silhouette online store and thought they would look darling on some tin buckets.
I kept the bunnies on one bucket because they are so much smaller than the eggs!  These buckets are easy to personalize on the back!
I purchased these milk bottles on clearance at Christmas time and ended up not using them.  The blue is a good Easter shade so I cut some larger eggs out as well as Some Bunny Loves You sentiment.  I have one for each of my boys here (don't worry - I will fill the other two with candy)!
Here is a close up of the cup - you can see the egg from the back side when the cup is empty.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!!!

And now onto our Blog Candy.  We have two prizes:
Close To MY Heart Chocolate Affair Stamp Set. A set of candy stamps for the sweet Easter season! 17.95 value.
Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station will give away one set of acrylic stamps and two bundles of digi stamps.  Here are the acrylic stamps:
Just leave a comment at all of the blogs in the hop to be eligible to win!!

Your next stop is THERESA so Hop On Over!!!

Here is a complete line up in case you get lost along the way!

Eva -

Thanks for Hopping by!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cousins Layout (Let's Scrap)

Today starts a brand new challenge at Let's Scrap!!  I am on the Design Team and I hope you consider joining us!!!  This picture was taken at my niece's birthday party.  This niece, Jenna, was not the birthday girl and I grabbed this quick photo of them before we went inside the skating rink.  Jenna is 12 and Tanner is 8!!!
Here is our sketch.  This is a card sketch, but I wanted to use it as a layout sketch.
I really loved the sunburst design and cut this one at 12 x 12 on my cameo.  I used a font from my computer for the title. 
I created the shadow layer and adhered the letters on top.  I pop-dotted it to the bottom corner of my layout. 
I used Teresa Collins paper and embellishments behind the blue paper.  I just love these colors!!!!
I tucked a burlap heart behind the photo.  I am so blessed that my three boys are so close to my three nieces!!  They really have a special relationship!!

The heart, paper and embellies came from Frosted Designs online store.

I hope you join us at Let's Scrap with a card or layout - we are also having a DT Call!!!  Submissions are due April 25!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Krazy Crafting Crew Fun With Frames Blog Hop

Welcome to our Fun With Frames Blog Hop brought to you by our Krazy Crafting Crew. 
We are an independent hop team that enjoys 
sharing our work with everyone and hope to inspire you with new ideas for you own 
creativity. We are a team who loves to do all different themes, such as cards, layouts, 3D 
projects and so much more. We do all the paper crafting from traditional to digital. Mostly 
traditional, every now and then there may be a little mixed media too! 

Now on to some fun (drum roll here)....................
I was so excited about our Fun With Frames theme this month!!!  Here is what I made: 
My son Tyler graduated from high school last year.  I wanted to create something to display some of his friends photos for his bedroom.

I started with a wood open-back frame from Hobby Lobby that I painted black. 
I stapled chicken wire to the back with my staple gun.  I added felt pads all around the back of the frame to prevent the edges of the chicken wire from scratching my wall. 
The front looked a little bare, so I fired up my cameo!
I found a quote about friends on pinterest and typed it on my virtual mat using a font from my computer.  This quote will go on the bottom of the frame.

Next, I typed out his nicknames for the top of the frame.
I cut out the words in white vinyl.
Here is the bottom with the quote on it. 
Here is the top.

Just add photos and..... 
It is complete!!  I used tiny clothes pins.  The button in the top corner is from Tyler's friend and teammate who was in a bad car accident sophomore year.  We were not sure if he would survive the accident and if so, would he would have severe brain damage.  That year, the baseball team dedicated their season to Tyler Milz and he came back to play baseball his senior year.  He is not 100% the same, but he is a fighter and he gave us so much inspiration!!  The other boys on this frame are great friends and baseball teammates.

Thank you for coming by and hope to see you again next month! 
If you missed the full line up here it is: 

Lissa Marie - 

Paula ~****NEXT

Our host this month is Cicily.

Our sponsor is Scrapbook Generation who is sponsoring 2 winners who each get to choose an ebook sketchbook of their choice from Scrapbook Generation!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Inspirational Glass Block

Welcome to the Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop

Let us Inspire You! 
It's Springtime and Easter time and what better way to celebrate this Season than with an Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop. We hope that our projects will enlighten you and bring you all peace and blessings for a wonderful day!

You should have come from MICHELLE, but in case you didn't,
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
 Pinque Peacock
Is giving away a

 Check out their store here:

So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page at be sure to like her on facebook!! 

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

I have a friend who wrote a motivational book and has asked me to put some of her quotes on glass blocks and tiles for her.  This glass block is one of her most popular items!!  

I used etching cream to frost the front of the glass block.  I used a font on my computer for the quote.  I cut it out in black vinyl.  I cut out the word "ONE" in lime green as well.  Next I adhered the vinyl and placed some white lights inside the bottom.

You can find out more about Michelle's book and blog HERE.

You have come to the end of our wonderful hop!!!  So glad you joined us!!  If you found me first, please start with Connie at the beginning of the line up:

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

This week at Frosted Designs begins our new Challenge!

It is my turn to host and building on my Journaling and Handwriting themes, my challenge was Handwriting +1.  The +1 is ink!

 Last week I talked about the importance of a Title - Why have one and some ideas for titles.  This photo is one of my daycare babies holding my finger.  I think the photo is just precious.  I did NOT want the title to be Pull My Finger!!!  I used I wanna Hold your Hand instead!!
I used Bubblegum Pink Dylusions ink to color my Studio Calico wood hearts.  I colored my Keyer Craft wood flags with Juniper Acrylic Paint Dauber. 
I also used the Bubblegum Pink to spritz the background of my paper.  I may have gone a little overboard!!

I used this fun font from Sandee at Frosted Designs called Bar Lettering.  You can see how HERE.  Sandee used graph paper.  I used my pencil to practice on my layout before I used my Zig marker. 
Here it is up close.  I have to say that I did not like this at first and wanted to scrap my layout - but if I am challenging you to get out of your box, I need to get out of mine too!!! 
Here is a close up of the wood flags and hearts I cut from my Basic Grey paper.  I just love the colors in this paper from the Shades of Spring kit! 
I tucked a heart behind the top corner of the photo and added a little more handwriting and a wood heart! 
I decided to use the bold side of the Zig marker for HOLD and HAND and added a heart to the D! 
I matted the photo with a piece of burlap that I sprayed with Bubblegum Pink ink!

I encourage you to join us for our challenge at Frosted Designs!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vinyl To-Go Cups

Here are a couple of To-Go Cups that made using fonts on my computer with my Cameo.

These make great gifts for friends or teachers who love coffee!!!