Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day With My Daughter

So Becky and I were out early Friday morning doing our Black Friday thing. She decided she wanted a funky layered necklace and long story short, she went a little crazy at Michael's. I spent most of that afternoon putting it together for her-she designed it ya know. I was just her worker bee, but so excited she actually wanted to do something crafty with her dear old mom. We had a great time being silly. These are the moments I will cherish forever.
 So here it is all finished

A couple of her charms...I love the book type one, it so captures Becky.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I have! I haven't paper crafted at all, but I have been sewing! Yeah!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Isn't this the most adorable card ever?! 
Thank you Karen at the Graphics Fairy for this image.

We hope you all have a very blessed day!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Layout with Gathered Ribbon

Hi all! This is actually a re-do layout from my daughter's birthday. I just wasn't happy with the one I did a few months ago, so today I decided a do-over was in order! The little library card was already done from a previous challenge so that made this layout much easier. I didn't photograph the matching page to this layout, I only put the typewriter card on that page (seeing how I made it HUGE.) I decided today would be a fun day to try adding ruffled/pleated ribbon to a page. I don't seem to do many girlie pages any more.
I stitched the ribbon on my sewing machine, making pleats as I went, it also gathered a little too which helped me round my corners. I put red tacky tape all around the edge of the photo mat-on the back side, then carefully added my pleated ribbon. It was actually pretty easy and a LOT of fun! On a side note, I have to say again how much I love my Chloe!(Gypsy) I was able to make 3 double page layouts in just over a day! Because I had pre-planned what I wanted to scrap, all I had to do was connect her to my Cricut and pick paper (now that takes me a while!) Later I'll try and take pictures of the other layouts from this weekend, all birthdays!

Hope you all have a great week, and have a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Freezer T's

This year I decided that my mom, daughter, and I all needed fun Christmas shirts. I got us all long sleve white shirts at Target and went to town on them! It took me all day Sunday to do the shirts (lots of layers ya know) but I think they turned out pretty cute. Maybe I'll have a chance soon to get a picture with the 3 of us in our shirts. (don't hold your breath on that one though!)
Deck the Halls was made using the Gypsy font and of course I welded the words and put them on a slight curve. Reindeer and lights are from Winter Frolic. I don't know if you can see in the picture, but the reindeer's eye and nose are crystals (as well as on the lights, scarf and a couple letters.) I have never used crystals on clothing before, so we'll see how well they stay on once we wash our shirts...

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Introducing Miss Chloe!

Yes, I'm nuts, let's just get that out of the way shall we? If you don't already know, I WON a Gypsy about a month ago. I am still beside myself with giddiness! Of course I HAD to name my new "baby," it was voted upon at our house, and we settled on Chloe. She is everything I dreamed of and much more! Just before Chloe arrived I made her a cute little carring purse to tote her and her accessories around in. I searched the web high and low and found some Basic Grey (my favorite paper line in the world) fabric sold by the yard, yippie!!!! So here she is styling with her new black and white Gypsy Skin and her purse...
I am a very blessed girl!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!