Copyright Information

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 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Where I Have Been

Hello Friends!!  
I have not been papercrafting much lately - as my youngest got older he refused to smile for pictures from me and even from some of my friends, so I stopped scrapbooking.  I miss it at times!!  

I retired from in-home child care and started crafting full time.  I sell in 5 local shops and I do craft shows when I can (around baseball).

I have a brand new website with a blog attached that is directed more towards painting wood signs, heat pressing, and other crafts.  I invite you to join me if that interests you!

Here is some of my work:

Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Disney Blog Hop

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

Disney and crafting are a magical combination, and we are so happy you joined us to day for this blog hop.  Some of the crafters participating in this event have been doing this together since 2011!  Over the years the hop has grown but one thing has always stayed the same . . . amazing crafting projects that feature your favorite characters from Disney and Pixar movies.

For 2016 we are going to attempt to have a hop every other month for the entire year . . . February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you are on Facebook you can like the group page so that you can be the first to learn about each upcoming event.  Just click HERE to go the the Facebook page.

To make sure you don't miss any of the fun, be sure to start at Shawn's blog to see all of the projects.  Just click HERE to head over to her blog and then follow the hop line up at the bottom of the post to see everyone's projects.

I just returned from a trip to Walt Disney World January 7th and want to go back already!!!  I got to see my friend Melissa Allore who was an original participant in this blog hop!

Before we left for Disney World, I wanted to decorate my Magic Band.  I grabbed the band from the last trip and practiced on that one first.

I took a fine tip paint pen and traced the Mickey head.  It was a little plain but better than blank.  I colored it in white (not pictured) but the paint did not cover well.  I was afraid it would rub off.  So back to Pinterest I went.

I found this Mickey headband image and traced it with my Silhouette Program and cut it out in black 651 vinyl.  I added my initial in a fun font.  Not every L looks good so I had to find one that I liked and fit the space well.

Tanner wanted his done too.

After 11 days at WDW, my Magic Band looked the same.  Tanner's T peeled off around day 9 - it lasted longer than I thought it would!!

My next project was inspired by a shirt that popped up on Shawn's newsfeed.  I traced the hand and used a font from my computer to create this shirt out of HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and my heat press!  My husband can wear it on our next trip!!! 

Here are some of our favorite pictures from this trip.  I kind of miss waiting in line to meet the Characters.  Tanner is 10 now and prefers riding the rides.  The only characters we saw were the Star Wars Characters and the ones at our two character breakfasts.

Before you go, make sure to enter to win our prize for this hop . . . a Disney paper pack from Queen & Co. 

The paper stack will not even be shipping out to stores until late February 2016, so you can have it before the stores are even selling it!  Note: Due to the fact that we received this paper stack so early, it is considered a promotional proof and there could be some slight variations from what will be shipped to stores.

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Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

The full blog hop line up is below.  

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Making Love Signs!

I have been pretty busy painting wood signs since September and have neglected my blog a bit.  I find it easier to post to my facebook business page from my cell phone when I am away from my desk.  If you would like to see some of my work, you can see them HERE.

I am getting ready for a Love themed craft show and here are some of the signs I have painted:

These are made with pallet wood or fence boards.  I make stencils with my Cameo and paint with acrylic paint.  It started out as fun but has grown into a nice way to make some extra money for baseball, Christmas and vacation funds.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Wood Signs

I am afraid my blog has been a little neglected lately - I have been posting on my FaceBook Page HERE.  I am so blessed that people like my wood signs so much they are buying them from me.  I sell some of my work in two shops, Robin's Nest in downtown Springfield, NE and Twisted Vine in downtown Papillion, NE.  My goal this fall was to do two craft shows to help pay for Tanner's baseball.  Well, my first show is coming up this weekend - it is a 3 day festival!!!

Here are some of my current projects:

I hope to see some of my local friends in Nebraska City!

Monday, August 3, 2015

No Soliciting Sign - Funny

Today I am sharing this fun project at my friend Sheila's BLOG!  My friend saw a sign similar to this on FaceBook and asked if I could make her one.  She is a beer girl - no wine or foo foo drinks - so she thought this was perfect!!  She has had a lot of foot traffic in her neighborhood this summer.  With 2 dogs, it gets crazy when solicitors come to the house several times a day!!
I started out with a black burlap canvas panel from Michaels size 9 x 12.  If you only have a white canvas, you could paint it black for this step.
I used my cameo but this could also be made with another cutting program.  I put a 9 x 12 rectangle on my mat colored black as my canvas.  I made 2 rounded corner rectangles in white.  I did an internal offset of the smaller rectangle to create the red one.
I used the cutting tool to trim the top off of the bigger white rectangle to mimic the original sign.
No Soliciting is LEArchitect font and I made a compound path with the red rectangle that "cut out" the letters.
I used Arial font for the first three sentences.
I used Front Page News font for the Seriously sentence.
I used Impact for Please Go Away!
All of these fonts were either on my computer or downloaded from 
I used the white spaces to help me size the words.
I separated the pieces and cut the white on one mat, the black pieces on another mat and finally the red.  I could have combined the black and red on one mat, but I made other black and red cuts at the same time!
The hardest part of using vinyl on canvas is getting the vinyl to stick to the canvas.  The larger white pieces adhered pretty well.
I hot glued twine to the back of the canvas and added two felt feet on the bottom of the back.
My friend was so excited about this - she sent me a picture of the sign hanging on her door!!
Thank you Sheila for having me on your blog today!!!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Dad Blocks

Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway with a fun project for Dad.
I had a special request for a Father's Day gift for my neighbor.  She is one of my best customers -she researches fun projects and asks me to make them for her!!
I took photos of her three grandkids and copied them in black and white on photo paper.  I had some 3" blocks left over from some home décor from years ago.  Yes I keep things for years hoping to repurpose them...No I am not a hoarder!!! 
I cut out two sets of letters spelling Dad and put them on two sides of the block.  I decided to put them on opposite sides so you could see pictures on each side of the letters.
I trimmed the pictures and used mod podge to adhere them.  I put a coat of mod podge on the block and another coat on top of the photo.  Once the blocks dried, I added a final coat of mod podge.
Kyle loved his gift and is going to put these on his desk.
When my son was a baby, I made smaller blocks that spelled his name and had photos of him.  I still have those 9 years later!!
Thanks Sheila for letting my share this project with you on your blog!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Glitter Vinyl Frame

Hello - today I am featured at The Buckle Boutique BLOG.  I have been using a lot of Glitzy Glitter Vinyl lately and I have to say I just love it!!  It is very smooth - the glitter is really pressed into the vinyl.  I wanted to do something a little bit different today so I decided to stick the vinyl on a wood frame.
I took a frame from Michaels for $1 and some purple glitter vinyl. 
I traced the frame on the back of the vinyl and cut it out. 
Looks good! 
I peeled the backing off and slowly stuck the vinyl down on the frame.  I had to peel it off once (or twice) to get it just right - but no worries it did not crease or bend and was still super sticky!! 
I found a pretty picture (from our last Disney trip) that matched the frame.  I ran ribbon behind the photo and over the edges and used a beautiful heart ribbon slide.
I can easily change the photo and ribbon in the future.
This frame now looks very fancy and sparkly!!!

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