Monday, January 18, 2010

Sex and the City Etching Favor


The finished Product! The card was cut from the Sweethearts cartridge, I embosed it with the Cuttlebug and added some personal touches. Inside was done in Adobe Photoshop..Fun Fun!













My good friends daughter is getting married and her bridal shower is "Sex and the City" themed. Here are the favors I made using the Plantin School Book Cartridge...city





Hope you like them! I had fun :)










Glass Etching with the Cricut




Well when I bought my cricut I couldn't wait to glass etch...I didn't know what I wanted to etch but I knew that was something I was going to try. So when I saw shadow boxes 50% off at Michaels this weekend....I was excited :)


The moment I took this picture of my honey and the kids on one of our camping excursions I knew it was special and that it would hang somewhere in our house. So here's what I did


Used the serenade branch icon and cut it out with contact paper


Placed the contact paper over the frame where I wanted it to lay


Placed armor all over the spot for 10 minutes


Scraped off the excess and washed it off!

I also use some vinyl for the family lettering....


Here is the finished product I can't believe how easy it was and how awesome it turned out


I see a lot of etching in my future :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Trying something new




Well I thought that I would try something new.....After all this year has been a total year of change. In the past five years I've graduated from grad school, went through a horrible divorce, moved my two children and I to a new state where I knew no one to start a new job, met a wonderful and amazing man, built a house, moved in with him, and now (gasp) I'm planning a wedding...How did all of this happen? Here's me trying to figure it out!




So there is one thing I love that is new in my life and that is MY CRICUT! I've always loved to scrapbook but this little machine is my new love (sorry honey....but you just can't compete in cutting). I decided I'm going to make my own wedding invitations...our wedding will be completely DIY .....simple and for the four of us (my honey and the other two loves of my life...my kids). So here is my attempt of playing....I have plans to put the Marry Me in silver lettering and the heart in pink....this is a work in progress and it's only attempt #1...advice, ideas,critiques I'm ready for them!