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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Wall Plaque

On Monday, Betty showed us how to use vinyl cut from our Cricuts over at Betty Bees Buzz.  It was time for me to make a new wall plaque for my craft room and decided now would be the time and use the vinyl technique.  I found a frame on sale at Michaels that I knew would work perfectly.  The frame is a 10 x 13 so I had to think of how using my 12x12 paper would work.  After covering the background with DCWV cardstock, I added a flower border to disguise the added cardstock.

Using Design Studio, I welded my letters from the Songbird cartridge and cut at 2 3/4 inches.  Using painters type to transfer onto the glass worked really well.  I just had to lift a small section of the first letter to get it started.  Before I removed the tape, I used my fingers to make sure the vinyl had a good hold to the glass.  The saying was done with the computer and popped on the glass.

Now it was time to add a pretty corner border. Keeping with my fun color scheme of pink and orange, my project was not completed.

Be sure to check out what the HoneyBees have for you today our HoneyBee Showcase at Betty Bees Buzz.  Also, now is your time to try a project and post it on the blog using Inlinkz.  We would love to see what you do!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our Dance

I can not begin to tell you how special it was for me to be dancing with my son at his wedding.  When we discussed what song should be played, my first thought was Baby Mine from the movie Dumbo.  Ok, so it's a cartoon, but boy do I cry when that scene comes on.  As it turned out, Elizabeth found the song on the internet to play so Joey could hear it.  Needless to say, I started crying like a mama fool.  I realized that would be the wrong song because I did not want to cry while dancing with my son and if I did, well if people are like me seeing a mom cry, they would cry too.  So, my second choice was the lullaby theme from Rosemary's Baby.  I found the most beautiful instrumental that lasted all of about 1 minute.  Guess I need to watch the movie again to see where this was played.  Since this was a wedding on October 31st and Joey is my baby (even though he is the oldest, both my boys are my babies), how much better could it get to play this song!  When it came time to dance, the MC included the name of the song as I requested; it was perfect!!  I was so taken by the moment, I have no idea what was so funny that it had me laughing.

This layout was based on a sketch from Trisha at Sketch Inspiration.  Be sure to stop by her site and see the awesome sketches she has to share.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas House

At the SWARM last weekend, I was told I would have a project to do.  I had no idea what that project was until this paper mache house was handed to me.  Kristi and Betty painted the houses brown, so mine was done for me.  Did you ever have one of those moments where you look at something and say 'what am I going to do with this?'  Well, that's what happened to me.  Betty and Kristi bought loads of  decorative ornaments, but I still had no idea of where I was going with my project. 

The roof was the problem.  How do I cover this roof??  I used a Martha Stewart punch and made strips and more strips until every section was covered.  Not an easy task.  After choosing my paper, I found myself going into the gingerbread look, so that is what I ran with.  Thanks to Betty, I have a fireplace!..Though I did mumble under my breath a few times, ok, maybe out loud too, I am please with the end result.  I think we all need a challenge once in a while, and this was my challenge.  Mission accomplished!!

Be sure to stop by Betty Bees Buzz.  Check out today's Brag, Buzz and Be Happy Friday.  Share with us a project you made or brag about something exciting!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 2010 SWARM!!

What a fun weekend I had in Punta Gorda for Miss Betty's, Cricuteers in Paradise SWARM!!..Our theme was Angels Among Us and the ladies I had the pleasure of sharing my weekend with are angels.  There was something for everyone between the learning, sharing, good food (yummy snacks) and lots of laughs. 

I worked on a project that I will share with you later this week!

Here is a group photo of ladies who know how to have a good time!! We had more in attendance, but were unavailable for the photo.

November 12-14, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fred She Said Digital Stamp

I am so excited to announce that Fred, She Said will be sponsoring us this month at Betty Bees Buzz!  Here is a card I made a while ago from one of Tracy's stamps. 

This was painted with LuminArte H2O with Flower Soft added in the middle.  Be sure to stop by Betty Bees Buzz and become a follower!  We don't want you to miss out on all the cool projects the Honey Bees have to share with you.  On Monday, November 8th, HoneyBee June has a technique to share with you for our Monday Motivation forum.  Then, you will be invited back on Wednesday to share with us your take on the technique.  So, are you curious as to what technique I'm talking about?  Well, guess you will need to stop by on Monday to find out!!  :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wedding Layout

Here is a layout I did using Trisha's sketch #148 from Sketch Inspiration.  Check out here site to see all the awesome sketches she has for you.  Most are her own design!

So, this is my 'first' wedding layout!..This weeks sketch was perfect for showcasing these fun photos.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wedding Card

Hi Everyone!!..I wanted to share with you the wedding card I made for Joey and Elizabeth.  For those that don't know, my son got married on October 31, 2010 to the sweetest girl, Elizabeth.  Before I show you the card, I would like to share with you a photo of this beautiful couple.

Outside of the card

Here is the inside

Ths card design is from Michael Strong and it's called Silver Lining.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Photo on a candle

This is a project/tutorial I did for Betty Bees Buzz

For some of you, this technique is not new, but I'm hoping it will remind you how easy this is and what a great gift this would make for any occasion.

Some of you live in parts of the country that when you look at the landscape around you, you see the beautiful colors of reds, golds greens and browns that God has painted. Here in Central Florida, my palms are still green and my summer flowers are still blooming. While driving around, I will see a cluster of trees with shades of yellow and gold, but to get the true fall color palette I must create it myself.

For my project you will need:
Wax Paper
Hair Dryer or Embossing Heat Gun
Rubber bands

When you find the photo you would like to use on your candle, print it using regular white ink jet paper. Trim off excess paper around your photo.

Take your photo and place it where you would like it to be on your candle. Then, take the wax paper and wrap around the candle on top of the photo. Secure the wax paper with a rubber band on top and one towards the bottom. The wax from the paper will melt to infuse your photo to your candle.

With your heat gun (or blow dryer on high), slowly and evenly go over your photo. Keep your tool about 2 inches away and don't stay in one place too long. As the wax melts, you will see your photo get darker (shinier) letting you know that area is done. When you remove the wax paper and you see an area that is not infused, just put a piece of wax paper over it and heat until set.

When I did my candle, I did melt a small section near the tip of the photo. I was not concerned because I knew my embellishments would cover it. For those that know me, they know my saying is 'there are no mistakes'.lol..

You are now ready to add ribbon, flowers or whatever you would like to give your candle that one of a kind look.

I apologize for not having photos showing the steps. After I did my project, it wasn't until bed time that I realized I had forgotten to do something. If you have any questions, please ask and I will be more than happy to help you make a project you will love sharing.

Hear is my finished candle ready to display on my dining room table.