Thursday, June 30, 2011

Latest craft projects

I am going to start out with the coolest excursion on our Alaskan Cruise! In Skagway we went to a glass blowing studio and 'helped' blow some glass ornaments! I had too much fun with this. I had been looking forward to it for months so when they asked who wanted to go first my hand flew in the air.

Each persons participation consisted of choosing the colors, patterns, working with the professional glass blower to create our own ornaments.

After each ornament was completed it had to slowly cool off over a 2-3 day period so our ornaments were shipped home. Here are our final products......

This one is mine.

This one is my husband's.

Next are 3 cards that I completed today. Surprisingly there are no Cricut cuts on any of them! The first 2 are pretty simple and based on the DCW Tradewinds stack. These are going to be sent to a soldier that is currently in training so he can write home on something other than waterproof paper!

The third was inspired by an article I read in one of my mother's magazines, not even real sure which one. I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I am teaching a class!

In less than 2 weeks I am teaching a vinyl class. I am starting to get nervous! Here is the class description, what do you think?


When we scrapbook our photos we embellish the page to bring out the story in the photos. It might be something as simple as a phhrase, date, or symbol but it helps to draw the eyes to details of those ew love and the memories we don't want to forget. Why then just hang your photos in plain wood or metal frames?

In this class you will learn how to test your Cricut to find out the best settings for cutting vinyl 9(indoor, outdoor, heat applied, etc.), what tools work best when weeding, how best to apply vinyl to different surfaces, and some of my favorite tips.

At the end of the class you will have decorated a 5x7 frame to compliment the 4x6 photo that you bring. Please bring your Cricut, a pair of fine tip tweezers (eye-brow tweezers work great), and your Gypsy if you have one and are comfortable designing with it. All other supplies will be provided.

Okay, break it to me gently.....

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sorry I have been gone so long!

It has been a very busy few months. I have had 2 big parties at the house for my son, lots of family over for his graduation, a cruise and visit with mom, 2 long trips on the motorcycle, the AC replaced, and those are just the major events! To say the least I have fallen behind in my blogging. As soon as I can I will start posting again.