Halloween goodies

20 10 2011

I have a few Halloween goodies to share today.  Things are busy and crafting is slim these days, so the pedestal bowl has been a work in progress, but Frank E. has been done for awhile, I just didn’t share him. The bowl has 3 layers of paint, white, green and then purple.  I put vinyl letters on after the white paint and then put the green and purple coats on. I removed the vinyl when the paint was dry and  a little sanding revealed the colors underneath.  I have a coat of wax on it for a sealer.

Frank E. is a shelf sitter.  I’ve included a link to the download file for your Silhouette machine if you would like to make one of your own.  I ended up cutting the black part of the eyes at a slant instead of the oval in the file, so you can do the same if you want.  I added the mouth with a paint pen and used a little pink paint to give him glowing cheeks.

Click on the button for the download to make your own Frank E.

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dollar store plate =

23 05 2011

fun summer decor.  I loved this yellow plate at Dollar Tree (I also loved the lime green one a didn’t get it.  KICK, KICK) and bought it with this project in mind.  I used the font julesgirltalk for the sun and ? for the words (it happens as we get older!)  I wish I had cut the words in the same layout that I had on the screen, but I wanted to conserve vinyl and just cut them in a line.  They aren’t spaced as well as my original design. Oh, well! The Mr. T walked by on the way to the mailbox and said “well isn’t that cute.”  That’s as much of a compliment as I’m going to get. If you like the plate and would like to make one for yourself, here is the link to my file.  You may have to find the font I used for the words.  Sorry.



displayed on my entry table

Schools out, summer’s here! Yea!!!

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13 03 2011

That’s what I am, Lucky! Today I celebrate 18 years with my wonderful husband.

I also wanted to show you my altered letters for my mantel.  I got the letters for LUCK last year at Hobby Lobby but didn’t get the project finished until this year, but when it was finished I thought it needed a Y. The Y is still not done, but I’ll get to it.  I also have the St. Pat’s words paper to download if you would like it for a scrapbook page or letters of your own.  The pattern papers were various free downloads on the web, all of which I have lost the original URL for.

click on image to open a full size printable

click on image to open a full size printable

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Headband Valentine

12 02 2011

T2 had a Valentine party with her friends last night and we made headbands  for everyone.  The card read “good friends band together-Happy Valentine’s Day”  I didn’t spend much time on the cards, so they are NOT great, but the idea was good.  I can’t wait to pick T2 up this morning and see how the party went.  We also took love potions like we made last year.  I have attached the love potion label if you would like to download it for your Valentine.

I didn’t use a tutorial, but here are some links to others if you like. Reversible Headband :: elastic covered :: list of headband tutorials

Click on the label picture above and it should open a bigger image to right click and save.

froggy boy valentine

8 02 2011

T4 found some cool frogs at the dollar store and wanted to make some valentine’s out of them.  After some thought, I decided on a lily pad wrapped mini Hershey bar, the ones in a pack 8 for $1 at Wal-Mart.  He sat with me as we typed in all the names and he helped put the frogs on with glue dots.  His name is written on the back with sharpie.  I have included the free printable if you want some froggy valentines of your own.

Click on the image below and it should open full size for you to save and print.

If not, put it in Word or Photoshop and make it 8.5 x 11.

The green polka dot paper is cut at 2.75 x 3 to fit the mini Hersheys.

I changed the saying so to My heart leaps for you.

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