Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monogrammed Plate

A friend of mine asked me to make a monogrammed plate for one of her friends birthday.
She gave me some of her friends colors in her house and this is what I came up with:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vinyl Wedding Gift

My second cousin is getting married to another cousin's, wife's, brother this weekend (oh yeah think that one through! They really are not related I promise!)

My cousin's wife asked me to make them a wedding gift (I made her one in a previous post and this couple loved it) She gave me a 10 x13 frame and this is what I came up with:

  • The frame initally had a collage insert so I took it out and wrapped it with a piece of leftover dropcloth from another project and put it back in the frame.
  • Then I cut the lettering out of vinyl (black for the big "T" and brown for the rest) Don't you just love that "T"!!!!
  • I put all my vinyl on using the Hinge method because it was all so large and I think it turned out great! It's a tad off center but I'm probably the only one who will ever notice!

Mothers Day gift for Nana

Both Nana's got something a little special for mothers day this year. The picture quality is awful (taken with my phone in the back of my trunk!) but you get the idea!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week - Day 3

Candy bouquets

Sweet treats for a sweet teach!

Using  galvanized buckets I picked up in the Target $1 bin as the base:
  • I placed a circular foam flower insert in the bottom of the bucket. (It was snug and fit perfect so I did not even have to glue it down!)
  • I covered the foam with multiple layers of different colored tissue paper cut to size to hide the foam.
  • For the "flowers", I hot glued (low setting) an assortment of mini candy bars on small skewers used for kabobs.
  • I then tied curling ribbon on each one and stuck through the tissue paper and into the foam making a "flower" arrangement out of them.

Teacher Appreciation Week - Day 2

Framed Subway Art

I made this using power point and lot's of words I thought decribe this teacher. I used diffrent fonts for each word with her name in the middle using a diffrent color and then printed it out on cardstock that I already had.
The frame is a $4 Dollar General Frame.

The most tedious part of this project was getting the word placement right. It took me a while to get them all where I liked them but now I have a template for future teachers! I may also try one with wedding and baby words for an upcoming wedding and baby shower.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week - Day 1

Teacher Appreciation Week started yesterday, so this week I will be posting 5 days of Gift Ideas.

My son is 6 and was diagnosed with ADHD in December. He has had such wonderful support at school with his teacher; speech therapist and reading coach and they deserve a HUGE thank you plus so much more than I could ever give them!

Day 1 - Altered mini clipboard

Please forgive the awful picture! The colors are pink, orange and red!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mable the Table

Once there was a little table named Mable. Mable lived all alone on a dingy back porch and was covered under boxes and piles of junk. One day a Crafty Chick came to Mable's house and decided to take her a way from her lonely life and bring her home to live with her family. After a nice bath, a little care to some boo boo's and a nice new outfit, Mable now lives surrounded by love and some times chaos in her new home, but is loving every minute of it...

Mable before:

Mable after her makeover: