Nov 30, 2010

Christmas Decorating

Well, my first big show and Thanksgiving are behind me. I have been staying busy with filling orders, but did take a short break to decorate for my favorite season of the year...CHRISTmas! There are so many things I love about this time of year and one of them is all of the pretty colors of decor that we have to choose from to help make our homes look so cheerful. Every year I challenge myself to come up with at least one new way to decorate differently from the year before, whether it is using what I already have and changing it up a bit or spending just a little bit of money and getting something new. This year I changed several things up a bit and decided that I would like to purchase a wreath to go over the fireplace. I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and found the perfect wreath! The only thing was it was $130, but it was on sale for 50% off. I still was not wanting to spend that much money so I decided I would purchase the materials, that were also 50% off, and make one myself. I am tickled with the outcome and spent way less than $65!!

Nov 6, 2010

Fun with Vinyl

As I am still getting ready for our big local Craft Show in a couple of weeks, I have been having fun working(playing) with vinyl. Here are some projects that I have created using vinyl.

These first couple of projects I used my cutting machine to cut out the designs and words. The neat thing about the plate is that it can also be used as a message board. Just use a dry erase marker to leave messages for your family or guests. On the frame I heat embossed the medallion on paper and placed it inside the frame and cut the word "Noel" out of vinyl and placed it on the top of the glass.

These next couple of projects I made using stamps, paper and vinyl. The "Blessings" frame is a magnetic frame, so I also made some magnets to go along with it. The 5" x 7" frames start at $8 and the 8" x 10" frames start at $15. If you would like to place an order feel free to contact me by e-mail at: