Thursday, March 8, 2012

Valentine Hangings

I needed to make some wall art for Valentines.   I loved the Silhouette studio Valentine subway art design, so I had to use it.  I also loved the free rolled rose design, it added that perfect touch to my frame.

   I got the frame from Walmart for $3.   The back was attached on one side, so I took my razor knife and sliced it away.   Then I hot glued the glass onto the frame.   I cut out the subway design and then using transfer tape, I centered up the image and added to the frame.   I cut out the roses next and rolled them.    I added those to frame using hot glue as well, so I didn't have to hold the roses while waiting for the glue to dry.   I hot glued ribbon on the back of the frame and tied a bow at the top to add a little more character to the hanging. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Buckets of love

I saw these $1 buckets at Walmart and had to have them.   I added a white vinyl heart and then cut their names in the center of a red viny heart and layered it.    I cut the tags and ran them through my latest fun toy, my big shot, to emboss it.   I cut the love you saying out of vinyl, because when I tried it with paper it kept tearing letters off of it.   I also added a few mustache cutouts to the suckers, just to add a little dress up fun to the treats!

This is the Valentine's day helper.   She decided to wrap herself since I wouldn't allow her to dump the buckets over, hehe.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


So, I just made a few quick cards with the Silhouette.    I love the Crown, it turned out sooo cutesy!  I had to do the truck card in glitter vinyl, since his sister was getting the crown.   The skull was done with glitter after I print & cut it out.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring flowers Tutu & wand

Tutus are one of my new favorites.    They are so simple to make and inexpensive, and yet such a cute gift or dress up outfit.    You can make them in any color and add just about any embellishment to dress them up.

To make this you will need:

Hot Glue gun & Glue
3 yds of tulle
15 yds May Arts Twinkle Sheer 3" CT12-peach
12 yds May Arts silky crush trim 1.5" UK09-white
2ft string pearls

Matching wand:
4 yds May Arts Twinkle Sheer 1" CT12-peach
2 yds May Arts Velvet 377-38-31-silver
4 yds May Arts Solid two tone wired BQ18-green

To start, I size my elastic by measuring the person I am making it for.  I add 2 inches to give some room for the tulle and ribbon.  You can tie the elastic into a knot or sew it.   I prefer to sew it, so I don't have the knot to hide.  I sew it on both ends, just to make sure it doesn't come undone.

 I use a basket to hold my elastic to make it easier to work with.   You could also use the back of a chair.    Remember when you choose your length, to double it.   Loop the ribbon and hold it up to your elastic.   Put both ends of ribbon around elastic and through the loop.  This will make a knot.    Pull ends until knot is tight.   Continue adding 3" ribbon & 1" silk ribbon and 3" width tulle until elastic is filled.   I used tulle with my ribbon to make it a little more fluffy.    

The flowers are the next thing to make.   Tie a knot in the 1" sheer ribbon.   Then, you hold the knot and spin the ribbon around, twisting it while winding it around knot.   You may need to glue the flower as you go, to get it to stay.   When you have the flower to the size you want, hot glue the left ends onto the back, then glue to tutu.  I curled wired ribbon and added it and string pearls for a little more pizazz.

To make the wand, take a dowel and add a little hot glue to the end, then take the end of the silver ribbon and stick it to the dowel.   Twist the ribbon all the way up the dowel, I add a dot or two of hot glue in the middle just to keep it from unraveling.  Finish off with a dot of hot glue on the end and tack the end down.
To make the pom pom, cut 1" sheer ribbon into 3" pieces.   Add some tulle and string pearls to add a little dimension.   Take all the pieces, scrunch them up then tie them together in the center.
Once they are all tied together, pull the outsides around to make it fluffy.  Tie pom pom to the top of the wand.  I use a dot of hot glue on that too, just to keep it in place.   I curled some green wired ribbon and added with hot glue under the pom pom.  

You can see other ribbon projects like these at  

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Apothecary jars

 Since buying our first home, I have found that there are a few things I must have to decorate.    Apothecary jars are one of these new loves.    I fill them with wicker items, hand made coffee filter roses and holiday decorations from the Dollar store.   They are so easy to change and fit in at any house  :)

I like to add vinyl just to spice things up. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Vinyl obsession

  I found my one true love(besides the cute hubby) and its my vinyl cutter!!   My Silhouette machine and I are never far apart.   The hubby has decided that I am just a big kid, since now I use vinyl on the walls instead of stickers, hehe.    I have a few more walls and plaques that need some vinyl, but here is what I have done so far around the new house.

Recycling time

I loved that when we bought our little house, it came with all the old windows.   The previous owners had updated the windows and left a HUGE stack of the old ones down in the basement.   So, me being me, I have to redo a few for fun.   I want to make a few for Christmas gifts, but that takes time and focus, it would seem I lack the focus half of that one, lol.