Tuesday, March 29, 2011

HSN fabric projects!

I was asked to work with some fabric by Riley Blake Designs and the Xyron Creatopia to make projects for HSN.  The fabric is adorable and I had a lot of fun working with it!
Here's what I made:

I made this first because I had to make something for a boy!  Everyone makes projects and clothes for girls and there's so little out there for boys.  It's a real bummer when you have four sons and no daughters :)  I like to have cute stuff for my kids too!  I drew the tie myself and cut it out, then added the Xyron Fabric Adhesive to it so it was like a big sticker.  Once I had it where it needed to be I just did a quick zigzag stitch around the edge.

To go along with that, I made a little girl's t-shirt into a dress.  My ruffler foot came in pretty handy on that skirt :)  I got to use my Xyron Fabric Adhesive on the flower applique and on the ribbon that I added.  It makes it so easy!  I didn't hem the skirt, I just serged the edge.  I like that it looks a little rough.

The last project I made was this little wall hanging/doll quilt.  I used the fabric adhesive for the hearts that I appliqued onto the white squares.  And those hearts?  Cut them out using a Spellbinders Die made for Xyron.  It's really cute in person :)

Be sure to keep an eye out for the Xyron Creatopia on HSN tomorrow and let me know if you see any of my stuff!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fun to share!

A friend shared a link with me last night.  I'm sure that most of us that scrapbook have heard of Colorbok.  They sell cute (and very inexpensive) supplies.  I actually just picked up some of their stuff the last time I was at Joann's.  Anyway, you can be a part of a group that takes surveys for them and they'll send you goodies for helping out.  How cool is that?  Just go here and fill out the survey.  Be sure to say that you're willing to do more surveys when it asks that question.  You can certainly give them my name when it asks who sent you as well :)
Also, as you can see from my side bar, I like to hang out at a few forums and one of them is Scrap Chicks.  They're looking for more fans on Facebook, so if you'd be willing to go to their page and like them, I'd appreciate it!
Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Busy, but still here!

I feel bad when I go a little while without crafting and have nothing new to post.  This time, however, I have actually been crafting a lot, but it's either stuff that I can't share yet, or it's stuff that's keeping me so busy that I'm not posting like I should.  Sorry about that!
Today I had a little time so I decided to take the stuff I bought for a new spring wreath and glue it together :)  I made us a new wreath for the front door last year, but a little bird decided that it would be the perfect place to build a nest.  I had to start over this year!
So...here it is!

 You may have noticed that I have a thing for orange right now.  I liked the spring bunch of flowers with the orange in it, and I already had the ribbon from Costco, so that's what I went for.  Last year's wreath was pink and white.  I guess we'll see which color combo the birds like more.

My flowers are still alive by the front door too!  That's pretty nice considering that I planted them in October or November.
I'll be back soon with more projects that I can share :D

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I had never done anything for St. Patrick's Day until I was in high school.  I got a job at Bennigan's my sophomore year and when I showed up for my first St. Pat's I wasn't even wearing green.  I kept getting pinched and EVERYONE that came in wanted to know why I wasn't wearing green.  Apparently having green eyes isn't enough :)  After working there for a total of over four years, I got into the holiday.  It's a fun, crazy night when you work at an Irish bar!
As a grown-up, I don't get to celebrate anymore, but that's okay :D  I did want to do something for the kids this year, so I baked green cupcakes with green sprinkles and I made them these little pot of gold treats.

They were pretty excited.  I actually had some help with these from the lovely and talented Emma :)  My friend and her daughter Emma came over the other day to learn a little about quilting and her Emma was a big help. She painted these and put all the goodies in them while her mom sewed and I ironed. 

Have a great night!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Xyron Friends Friday!

Who doesn't like winning great stuff?  Head over to the Xyron Facebook page and leave a comment on their Friends Friday post for a chance to win some awesome Xyron machines!

Here's what they have to say:

Friends Friday: We would like to add some new Facebook Friends during Craft Month. Help us and post first names of your friends that might be interested in Xyron products and tell them to "LIKE" us. We will "GIVE AWAY" Blue machines.. 1.5", 2.5" and 5" create-a-stickers, Magic Sticker Maker, and a Every Day Stories Album to 5 random posts below on Mon. Start sharing the link. Have a great weekend and good luck.

So, suggest the Xyron page to your friends and become a fan too!  Good luck!

Brotherly Love

Another layout for you today!  This was based on a recipe challenge over at Scrap Chicks.  I used another old Studio Calico kit along with some other bits and pieces.  I can't believe how big Tucker is now compared to the chubby little guy he was in this picture!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mr. Magoo

This is one of my new favorites. I used stuff from one of my old Studio Calico kits and a challenge from Scrap Chicks.  We had to interview someone and I just used the questions that the DT member, Kari used when she interviewed her daughter.  I love the blues and yellows together!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Canvas Corp. Burlap

A little while ago Canvas Corp. sent me a cute box full of goodies for me to use with my Xyron adhesives.  Now, I was asked to make up a layout based on a sketch for Scrap Chicks and I thought that their black and white patterned paper and burlap sheet would be perfect!  Here is what I came up with...

I had these pictures of my mom reading to the boys and my nephew up at the cabin and thought that they'd look great for this sketch and with the Canvas Corp. stuff. 
Thanks for checking it out!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

More layouts

I've been working on challenges and sketches the for the last two days, so I thought I'd share some more of them with you!  These are both based on sketches from Scrap Chicks.

These were both made with Imaginisce papers and embellishments, and my Xyron adhesives.  The new mega runner is awesome!  This line has the cutest embellishments that go with it, and I love their little stamps.  It's a good thing that I have so many more birthday pictures to scrap :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Layout and Sketch Class!

Wow.  Things have been a little crazy around here.  My youngest has pneumonia.  One of the twins has Influenza A.  I still have party decorations up.  Not a lot of crafty time happening around here.
I did get about a half hour yesterday to run into my room and scrap.  Over at Scrap Chicks (link is over on the side bar) there is a sketch class going on this month.  I LOVE sketches.  Whether you just don't have any mojo or you're short on time, a sketch can really help you to get some layouts done!  I hope you like it!