Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sweet Birthday

Today we went to our local Apple Orchard to pick apples. While we were there we bought some apple cinnamon donuts. It became part of a gift that we will take to a birthday party tonight. 

Attached to the top is a gift card holder. 
I cut it out from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (button 10, shift font layer) 

Supplies Used:
PaperTrey Ink - Background Basics: Postmarks
        - Warm Happiness Too
My Pink Stamper - Sweet Goodness

      - Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Old Paper
      - My Pink Stamper: Darkest Night Black Hybrid Ink

Pop Dots
Washi Tape


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back Pack Makeover

My youngest daughter had a plain pink back pack. So of course will all my crafting supplies I decided to give it a makeover. 

This is what the finished bag looked like. 

Here are all the supplies I used. 

- I used paracord to tie to the zippers to pull
- I cut flowers out of felt with dies and my Cuttlebug
- I sewed buttons to the flowers using embroidery floss
   To make sewing easier, I marked the button holes with a pen and 
    punched holes with a hole punch
- I glued the flowers down with Beacon 3-in-1 glue

Hope you enjoyed my back pack makeover. 

I hope to get back to crafting more often. I have a daughter in 1st grade and another starting pre-school soon. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Baby Blessings

I just completed this order for a friend. Baby Blessings that guests can fill out at a baby shower.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Changes I've made in 2013

This will be more of a personal blog post than a crafting one, but I've made a lot of changes in my life so far and I wanted to share them with you.

At the beginning of each year our church does a fast. Fasting is sacrificing food or meals to grow closer to God. I personally chose to do a 21 day Daniel Fast. I ate only Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains. I won't say that fasting is easy. It's not! It is meant to be a sacrifice, but I feel so much better now. I have grown closer to God. He has really challenged the way I think. He will soon be returning for those who have surrendered their lives and lived for Him. Have you wondered why this world seems like it is degrading Morally, Politically, Spiritual, Economically, and Environmentally? Too many people live to please themselves. Instead we need to put our Hope and Trust in God.
I watched two movies on Netflix that also changed how I think: One Nation Under God & Beware of Christians.

Food & Exercise
Not only has my relationship with God grown Stronger but I am physically alot healthier. I learned to enjoy eating fresh produce and whole grains. Even since the fast I am continuing to each the fresh foods, whole grains, and minimal turkey and chicken. I started tracking what I eat through an app called My Fitness Pal. I never was aware of what I was putting into my body before. I also exercise and track that as while. I found a great source for recipes and I even purchased the book:

Natural Cleaning
Since I'm going more natural in how I am eating I also make some of my own cleaning products. I have realized that there are so many chemicals in cleaning products that are harsh to clean but also harsh to our bodies. My search for natural cleaning recipes began on Pintrest. I found many recipes but I wanted to have them all in one source. I found an ebook that can be downloaded called Simply Clean. I think it is defiantly worth it. She goes from each room in the house and what type of cleaning products you use. One of my favorite things in the book is her chart and shows what kind of cleaning properties different Essential oils have.
My favorite recipes from Simply Clean are:
Homemade Soft Scrub - this works better than any normal bathtub cleaner with chemicals. I love it!
Powdered Laundry Soap - this has baking soda in it, smells good, and I think it works well
I don't care for the stain remover because putting baking soda and vinegar in a spray bottle under pressure is not a good idea

 I bought spray bottles from Sams Club. I like to store extra cleaners in canning jars. I found plastic twist lids for them. I purchased Chalkboard vinyl from Expressions Vinyl (which I love) and I cut them on the cricut so i could use them for labels so I know exactly what is in each bottle or jar. I purchased a chalk marker from my local craft store.
 Here are some of the products I purchased to make cleaning products.
I found them at my local Health Food Store but I also purchase other products from Target or Amazon. I found these reusable dryer sheets. Just another way to eliminate chemicals.

Now I want to make Natural Lotions & Deoderants. Once again I started finding recipes on Pintrest. I just ordered the supplies from Amazon to make the following lotion bars.

Basic Ingredients:

There are several variations so check out the full recipe from Wellness Mama this is a great resource for many more natural recipes.

I know this post contains alot of information and links but I wanted to share with you about alot of things I am choosing to change in my life to make it more natural and how I believe God intended for us to live. Please don't feel condemed by any changes I am choosing to make in my life. These are choices I am making for me and my family.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Birthday Invitations

Our youngest daughter Zoe turned 4 this month. I made simple birthday invitations with Imagine More Cards and the Cricut Imagine.
She also wanted a cake with balloon frosting. So this is how her cake turned out.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

100 days in school

My daughter Ariel is in Kindergarten. She had homework to make a poster with 100 things on it, to celebrate 100 days in Kindergarten. This is what she made using the Cricut.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A spraying background

I had ordered calendars from shutterfly for Christmas gifts. The box that they came in was sitting around my craft room. Then one day when I wanted to spray some ink over a stencil, I tried to figure out how to do it without making a mess. So I saw the shutterfly box and opened it up to spray in it.
What I love about using it is:
I'm re-using something I already have
It folds up thin when I'm not using it
It didn't cost me any money
It's the perfect size

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Where have I been....? Lots of Projects!

It has been a while since I blogged. I took a much needed break. I have still been crafting just as much, even taking photos of my projects. However I just haven't posted anything to my blog.

So let me update you since I posted last.
Last August My Pink Stamper (MPS) decided she no longer wanted to create MPS products. Therefore we no longer were on the MPS design team. I was honored to be a part of the MPS design team. It was a great experience, it challenged me to create for assignments, and meet alot of great people. But it was nice to have a break from having assignments that were due.

During my time off from posting on my blog I have made alot of
great projects & events:

Hope for the Holidays Show

Wedding Seating Chart

Table Numbers

Wedding Place Cards

I made 200 of these butterfly's with a V cut out of it for my friends wedding. They used them as place cards and they rested on the glasses at each seat.

Baby Shower Invitations

Baby Shower Decor

Baby Blessings

Baby Banner

Apple Tree

Finger Print Tree

Finger Prints & Names

Table Numbers
Christmas Gift Boxes

Christmas Goodies