Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Charger plate and Picture frame designs

These two designs were created by special request for my cousin, who has a quirky type sense of humor. I used my Silhouette Cameo on both projects. It was fun doing something different for a change. She provided me with the sayings and I had to come up with the images and designs. The lady on the phone is a Google image and the other images are from the Silhouette Store.
I added the faux stitching around the outside using a feature in the Silhouette software.

I got these flowers when Michael's had the 60% off sale on all their recollection Embellishments.
I did the charger plate with the gold speckle vinyl and metallic silver vinyl.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Embroidered Sun Hats

Two more hats! One for my Mother-in-law and of course, another one for my daughter! lol

I'm loving the floppy sun hats but heck, I haven't even made me one! I guess I better get busy!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Family Picture Frame

I made this for my Mother-in-law for Mother's Day.

I took advantage of the Michael's one day sale where you could get 3 frames for the price of 1. I used the laminated burlap and the Flocked Heat Transfer Vinyl. She loved it!
 Another look. I tried to get a picture without the glare.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you all are having a wonderful Mother's Day!  To those you of whose mother has passed on, like myself, try to remember the good times. You should still celebrate her and know that she is with you always. I miss my Momma everyday, but I know death is a fate we must all face on day. I'm not bitter, but thankful for the time the Lord allowed me have have her here with me.

I am also thankful to still have my wonderful Mother-in-Law. As far as in-laws go, I rate her a 10+! I love her and celebrate her!

Also, if you know a mother who has lost a child, don't be afraid to reach out to them. Call them up and let them know you are thinking about them. In leiu of sending a card, take her a plant, a simple rose or even a small gift.

Here's the card I made for my Mother-in- Law along with a matching card box:
 Card with card box.

For the card I used the Spellbinders Card Creator Elegant labels 4 and Spellbinder Fancy lattice. I used my eBrush and Copic Marker, R28 to create the matching flowers.  I used the @We R Memory Keepers new 1-2-3 punch board for the card box. I already had the WRMK envelope punch board but I wanted the new one because it makes larger boxes. I'm loving it. The band around the box was made with the Fiskars AdvantEdge punch system and the Antique Lace punch.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Embroidered Sun Hat

I made this fold and go sun hat for my daughter to take with her on some of the many trips that she has planned for this year. I know she's probably sick of me making all these hats for her (to match her swim wear), but I need to practice so I can decide if this is a craft I really want to pursue.
This is the machine in action. It's still kind of nerve racking to watch. I want to get to point where I can just do it without worrying if it will come out right. As you can see the "D" is a little crooked.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Another Dollar Tree hat

I'm still playing around with my stash of Dollar Tree hats. I'm practicing (a lot) before I move on to the more expensive hats. I want to be sure I know what I'm doing before I mess up a really nice hat. My daughter (these are her initials) is going to be so sick of  Monograms by the time I finish playing around!!!

I bought the denim at Micheals and frayed the edges on the band and the patch, then I glued it on the hat.
 Close up

This is what the hat looks like before the transformation.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Nike Birthday Card

I must admit that I am not up to date on the latest Nike shoe craze, so when I was asked to make this card I had to go to Google. I had no idea what a Nike "Fruity Pebble" sneaker even looked like or how I was going to make it into a card. It was a challenge, but with the use of the Cameo print-n-cut, Wink of Stella markers and some bling, I think I got it.

The card is for a special girl I know, Ke'Mani, who loves, I mean really loves her Nikes!!! It's okay though because she is really smart and helpful so she earns them.

Her mom says that the card looks exactly like the shoes that Ke'Mani owns so I hope she likes it.

 Card open
 This is the inside. I used the gradient feature in the Cameo software to match the colors on the sole of the shoe.

Thanks for looking!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Incredibles! Birthday Card

I had forgot about this card. It was by request of a mother in one of my Facebook groups for her son Chad. Chad has Austism and had a birthday coming up. He has few friends and rarely gets invited to birthday parties. She wanted to do something special for him to cheer him up and requested help from others.  I was more than happy to help out. She said he loves Super Heroes (so do I) so I came up with this.

I hope he enjoyed it.

Friday, April 17, 2015

SpongeBob Birthday Card

I had a request to make a SpongeBob card for a 15 year old that loves him. I don't know much about SpongeBob so I had to go to Pinterest to draw inspiration. This is what I came up with and it was really fun to make.  I used circles, triangles, rectangles and squares, basic symbols. I cut them out with my Cameo, What? You thought I did them by hand? Bahahahahaha!!

Here's the front:
The inside:
  Naiwooder is the family nickname for Danai.  I use the print -n-cut feature for the characters.
I hope she likes it and I wish her a very Happy Birthday!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Monogrammed Dollar Tree Hat

I transformed a plain Dollar Tree hat with my Embroidery machine, ribbon and shabby roses that I have had for about 2 years (see, I really do use my stash, it just may take me longer than others, lol)

This is the final product:
 Not exactly perfect but this is practice for me and the hat was only a buck.
 This is what the hat originally looked like. They are cheaply very cheaply made but you can transform one to wear at least for one season, maybe longer.
I am still learning my Embroidery machine so I do plan on going back to DT to get more practice hats so stay tuned!