Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Curious George Party Theme for Grandson's 1st Birthday

This is the Curious George Party Theme that I made for my Grandson's 1st Birthday. This was so fun to make!

Treat Table

Rice Krispy Treats

3 Flavors of Cupcakes

Snack Table

Adorable Coloring books from the Dollar store

My sweet little Dexter & George

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Scrapbook Layouts for my Grandson's First Year #3

Here is another set of layouts for my Grandson's 1st year scrapbook album. I can't wait to give this to his mommy on his first birthday! I still have 4 more months to scrap but it won't take me too long.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Scrapbook Layouts for my Grandson's First Year #2

Here is my next set of layouts for my Grandson's first year scrapbook. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Scrapbook Layouts for my Grandson's First Year

I have been working on my grandson's first year scrapbook. I make a 1st year scrapbook for every grandchild. I have learned it is best to start it early and not wait until 2 months before they turn one - haha! For this one, I have until June to finish and I have already covered up to 8 months so far so I am right on track. Here is the first sets of layouts:

Wooden Name Sign

I was out garage selling yesterday and came upon some free pieces of scrap wood. So, I of course had to pick them up. I work for a Real Estate team and thought that this would be a good gift idea for a new home gift. 
I first painted the wood piece white. While that was drying I began cutting out my letters. It took a couple of times to get the sizing right. I used inexpensive cardstock paper for the cuts. Once I had my letters all ready I sprayed the back with a repositional  spray adhesive.

 Once I positioned my letter and stuck them down, I painted the wood piece again.
 Once the paint was dry, I removed the letters to display the name.
 I then took my sanding block and stressed the edges for a rustic look.
This is the final project. I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt and for the fact that I had all of the supplies on hand so it didn't cost me anything to make :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

I'm selling my Cricut Gypsy with 117 pre-loaded cartridges which includes 24 Imagine cartridges!

I'm selling my Cricut Gypsy with 117 pre-loaded cartridges which includes 24 Imagine cartridges! See my Ebay listing if interest: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171026926085&ssPageName=ADME%3AL%3ALCA%3AUS%3A1123
With CCR I just haven't used my Gypsy girl in forever! It is in great shape and ready to go, all updated!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My new adventure!

I wanted to share that I have recently decided to return to the working world. As much as I love my crafting adventures, I find that I need to get out of the house more. I am excited to work my brain as well as meet new people! I will be working as a Real Estate Assistant for the Jenkins Group at Century 21 Foothill Realty. http://goldenhillsrealestate.com/  Bob and CJ Jenkins are a Real Estate team at this office and I am looking foward to working with them.

I will still be maintaining my blog as well as creating crafts/projects. I am looking forward to this new path/adventure that I will be on. I imagine that this opportunity will open up more crafty ideas for me :)

More to come....

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Decorations

I love Christmas decorating especially with lots of lights. Seeing the lights at Christmas puts a smile on my face every time! I just wanted to share some of our decorations to show what our house looks like for Christmas :)

Hanging Scrapbook Layouts/Christmas Gifts

I found these really neat hanging scrapbook layout frames on Etsy a few months ago and just knew that I wanted to alter them for Christmas. I bought 2 to make for gifts and 1 for my family. You can find them at this Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/scrapendipitystudio?ref=search_shop_redirect

Friday, November 30, 2012

Snowman Hershey Bar Gifts

Aren't these ADORABLE? The template for the face/body can be found here and is "Free" right now: http://lauriefurnell.blogspot.com/2011/11/snowman-candy-bar-wrapper.html
I printed these and taped them to my full size candy bars. I picked up some cheap felt from my local craft store (9"x12" piece @ .29 each) I cut the felt into 2, 5.5" x 6" pieces. I then folded in half to create a 5.5" x 3" piece and Hot Glued the longer (6") ends together. Once cooled, I turned the piece inside out to hide the seam and then created a cuff by folding the end up twice. I then placed it on my snowman for positioning, gathered the top portion and tied it off with a small thin wire. With a pair of sharp scissors, cut slits in the top to create the frayed ends. I took the excess felt and cut it into thin long 12" strips to use as my scarf. Once the scarf was attached, my snowman was complete! So simple and so cute :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Decoration

I just love how this project turned out- another Pinterest Inspired one! I bought this metal container at Michaels at the end of summer as it was on clearance. I already had the greenery in my Christmas extras. I used 20 mini lights, bought some pine cone picks and berry picks at Target and the rest of the pretties are from the Dollar store! Here's the steps to complete this:
I spray painted the metal container black as it was brown. I filled the bottom with a box to take up some space and then added the greenery and the lights. Next I started placing the sparkly twigs or whatever they are called (lol). I filled in spaces with the pine cone and berry picks and then added ornaments.
The pictures just don't do it justice - it is so much prettier in person :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Sign

This is one of those unfinished wooden frames that you can buy at Michaels or any other craft store.
I decided on the papers that I wanted to use to cover my frames and then traced and used a craft knife to cut out the center openings of the frames. I then spray painted my frames black. Once dried, I used Mod Podge to glue my papers down. Once that was dry, I inked the edges of my frames. 
I used my Cricut to cut the letters for my words onto a printable vinyl that I used with my Imagine. I then adhered the vinyl to the glass of the frame so that the words are "floating" in the frames. Simple but pretty craft that can be done in any theme/occasion. TFL!