Feb 22, 2010

Explosion Box

After looking at a couple of different tutorials by different people I was able to come up with this wonderful explosion box, which I'm going to give to my mil for her birthday next weekend. Of course I still need to add a few pictures and sentiments to it, but I love it so far...and I know she will too, if for nothing else...the pics of all the grandkids that's going to be included!

The paper came from Marjorie, along with the perfect pearls...which you can't see too well, but I dotted it on all the corners of the box.

The explosion box tutorial came from Alicia's blog and if you click on her name, it'll pop up...she did a fantastic job with the directions. I'm really starting to love our monthly projects!

The flowers are from Kathy Orta's video on youTube...she did an awesome job on the directions. Another reason to fall in love with my Cricut!

Feb 15, 2010

I have been busy.....

I really have been busy!

I was in a shoebox swap on CMB, which was a lot of fun! I had the opportunity to make a new friend through the swap, and look forward to meeting her in person! The swap included a few altered and handmade items, so here are a few of the things I got to make for Margorie...

...these are my absolute favorite items out of everything I made! I had the opportunity to be "sneaky" and upload a pic of her pups from SparkPeople and was able to use it to make these adorable PUP-fairy flies!

This is a couple of tin boxes I altered with alcohol inks. I did need some directions on this, and Nancy/FortheLoveofTim helped me through the learning process. YAY for people who love to share their knowledge of their crafts!

After learning to etch for the Shoebox Swap, I just kept etching....
I made this for Karrilee for the BFF Valentine's Swap on SparkPeople because the little Elfster guy drew her name as my partner!

Funny, the Elfster guy drew my name for her....here are all the cool things she sent my way for the Valentine's Swap. She ROCKS!

Here I am smooching my SMOOCH!

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day and was able to spend the day being with those you love, doing what you love! We spent the day traveling to our parents houses, having heart-shaped meatloaf, and chocolate fondue....yep, you guessed it... all the people and things I love!

Feb 8, 2010


After my youngest son broke his arm in September he had to have x-rays and a new cast put on every couple of weeks, not only did he love the attention, but he loved getting everyone to sign his cast. I would ask him if I could sign his cast and he would say "NO!" because he knew I would sign it with a heart for the O, and he thought it would be embarassing to have a heart on his cast. After a while it became a game for me to try to get him to let me write my name...but he never let me.

This LO is the closest that my name ever got to his cast! LOL!

I stapled the word BROKEN by using my new Tiny Attacher that I rec'd from Marjorie in Round 7....WooHoo...what a fun tool!