Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Basketball Birthday Card

My son's birthday is coming up next week.  He is super in to sports of all kinds, but right now are the basketball championships so I thought I would make him a card to go with his favorite thing.  I don't dare do anything that is too busy as he doesn't like that kind of thing.  He is very artistic, but loves everything simple.  The colors are horrible in these photos, but the card really turned out quite nicely.  I found a coloring page of a backboard, pixel traced it in MTC and cut it out with my wonderful Lynx cutter.  Then I repeated the process with the hoop and basket.  I did a print and cut for the basketball because I wanted it to look real.  I attached the hoop, basket and basketball with pop dots so it would stand out from the card.  It really looks like a basket is being made!  I made the front letters from the All Star font and attached them using my Xyron machine.  I just love the inside sentiment!  It fits him totally!   All in all, I think it turned out well.  I hope you all have a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our Hero....F2TF

This young man's name is Tyler Smith.  He has been battling a rare form of liver cancer for a year and Sunday succumbed to this horrible disease.  See that smile?  This is how he faced everything in life, with that beautiful smile.  Even when he was horribly ill, he would come out of the bathroom with a smile on his face.  Tyler was my son's friend.  Heck, he was EVERYBODY'S friend!  I am honored to have known him and his wonderful family.  Their strength through all of this has been amazing.  However, the way that Tyler has touched so many lives, young and old alike, will be his lasting legacy.  He was an inspiration, role model and hero for SO MANY people, and will never be forgotten.  So I take this opportunity to pay tribute to this very special child of God.  His favorite color was bright green so I used that in this simple sympathy card I made for his family.  It is a paltry offering for their broken hearts, but it is all I can give, along with my prayers.  His motto was "Fight 2 the Finish".  He did.  Rest in paradise, Tyler Smith, until we meet again.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and I hope you all will hug your loved ones a little closer tonight.

Friday, May 18, 2012


Since I have gotten my energy efficient washing machine and have had to use the HE laundry detergent, I have not had very much success with keeping the pit stains out of the mens' t-shirts.  So I thought I would make my own laundry soap.  I did that about two months ago and the clothes are clean, but still the armpit stains.

I was checking out Pinterest a few days ago and found a post about getting rid of these awful stains once and for all.  I decided to give it a try.  I mixed 1/2 teaspoon Dawn dish washing liquid, 1 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon baking soda.  That was enough to do one sleeve of the shirt.  It made a paste and I used a scrub brush to work it all into the stain and then just scrubbed for a couple of minutes.  I repeated this procedure for the other under arm area of the shirt.  I let that sit for about an hour and threw them into the washing machine and look what happened!!!!

No kidding!  This is the same shirt!  I did the same procedure with about 12 different shirts, some undershirts, some button-down shirts, some polo shirts.  It worked the same on all of them!  I am so tickled! Now if I could just figure out how to make my son's white 100% polyester basketball shorts white again.  They are a dingy gray and NOTHING I have tried works on them!  Any suggestions?  

Thanks for stopping by and having a look to see what I have been doing!  Go ahead and try this because it really worked for me!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It's Official!

I have started a new adventure!  I am officially an Independent Consultant for Paparazzi Jewelry!  I had never heard of this jewelry until a few weeks ago when my husband's Great Aunt Alice had a beautiful necklace on.  I asked her where she got it and she told me it was from Paparazzi.  Hmmmm...wonder what that is?  A couple of days later I was walking in the parking lot of Michael's and lo and behold, there was a van with the Paparazzi info in vinyl on her back windows.  Hmmm...I peeked in and there was someone sitting in the driver's seat!  I am normally a shy person, but I decided I had to find out about this so I knocked on her window and began asking questions.  I was very impressed so decided to have a party in my home.  My party was a great success!  I noted that the consultant who did my party came to my house, set up the displays, didn't do anything during the party except chat with my friends, answer questions, and take the money, took down the displays after the party and went home!  NO PRESENTATIONS!  Plus, everything is only $5.50!  The product sold itself!  That was enough for me!  I am anxiously awaiting my beginning kit so I can begin to have parties.  I hope to have a separate section on my blog for photos of this great jewelry sometime soon.  If anyone is interested in becoming a consultant, just let me know and I will get you set up!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mother's Day Card

This card was inspired by the Mojo Monday 238 file that MichelleMyBelle posted on the Make-the-Cut forum.  It isn't exactly like it, but it got me thinking about these little squares that I have had for a couple of years.  These were left over from a calendar grid that I cut out with my Cricut.  That was one thing I really didn't like about the Cricut was that I never got square squares, or round circles, etc.  They were always off just a bit.  If you look closely at these squares, some of the corners almost seem rounded.  However, they turned out just fine for this card.  I used a scroll pattern I had in my Make-the-cut files and triple layered it in white, black and red.  I used the Mojo file and made the scalloped layer in red, then circles in black with white polka dots and then the white layer.  I reversed the color order this time to give it a different look.  I used individual little letter stamps to make the "Happy Mother's Day" using the "Fired Brick" Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad.  I inserted a red and white polka dot brad for the center and attached all of if to the card with pop dots.  I wanted the scroll to look like the stem and leaves of a flower.  I added white pearls to the corners, but wish I would have had some red ones to make it pop a bit more.  They look nicer in person than in this photo.  The black paper I used was awful to cut on my Lynx, but all else cut just fine.   On the inside of the card I attached a white liner and stamped "You're the best!".  I think it turned out OK.

I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek!