Thursday, September 27, 2012

Been Busy.....


I found a couple of patterns on the internet that I liked, pixel-traced them into MTC, did shadow layers, cut them with my Black Cat Lynx and made these cute pictures.  I placed the leaves and pumpkins on a burlap backing, then used different colors of Stickles to make the vines.  A simple project with nice results.  I needed something for fall, not just Halloween.  These are perfect!



Next I wanted to do some simple Christmas decorations.  I adore the word "Joy" so decided to make a couple of frame sets.  I think they both turned out wonderfully!  I really like the wreath for the "o" in the top picture and LOVE the glitter vinyl in the second photo.  All the letters, wreath and snowflake are done in vinyl.  I just used Christmas scrapbook paper for the backgrounds.  All made with MTC and cut on my Lynx!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!  There will be more projects coming soon!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wooden Rocking Horse


My husband has been busy again!  The wood-turning group that he belongs to makes a tree for the Festival of Trees every year.  They all turn ornaments to hang on the tree and make it just beautiful.  This year they asked my husband to make a little rocking horse to place beneath the tree.  Isn't she beautiful?!  She stands about 21 inches tall.  I did the mane and tail.  It is a very soft yarn.  I love the way she turned out.  I may be prejudiced but I think my husband does beautiful work!  He asked me what I was going to name her.  With my uber creative mind I responded "Horse".  :0

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by my blog to have a peak at our little creative world!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Love Frame......



I saw this idea on Pinterest, which led me here:  http://simplystoked.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-heart-art.html.  It is such a lovely, simple project.  I changed it up a bit but like it just as much!  I used a different saying and instead of cutting all of the hearts the same size, I cut two of three different sizes.  I used my trusty MTC to design and print the saying.  We have two of the same book of poetry in our library and I used the one that looked the worst and cut out the hearts.  I chose love poems from which to cut the words for the hearts.  Then I just glued the center of each one to the other and glued the entire stack to the picture.  I folded up the edges slightly so they would fan out a bit.  Very easy.  Very pretty.

I hope you enjoyed my post today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

There is Music on my Wall.....

Back in May Tami from http://thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com posted a tutorial on a music wreath that she made.  I fell in extreme like!  I decided I just had to make one of those.  It has taken me until now to do so!  Her tutorial can be found here:  http://thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com/2012/05/page-wreath-tutorial.html
I decided that I wanted one that was much larger to fit above my piano.  Instead of using hymn book-sized sheets of music, I used ones that were almost 9 x 12.  For the back layer I tore them in half lengthwise, then rolled them.  Try as I might, I COULD NOT get my ends to look like Tami's, so I just went with what they turned out like.  I think it looks just fine.  For the shorter layer, I used one quarter size of my 9 x 12 page.  My mirror is a 9-inch mirror.  I liked her black scallop behind the mirror so made one of my own with MTC and cut it out on my Black Cat Lynx.  The total width of my wreath is a whopping 29 inches!  Now I just have to figure out how to hang it.  I need some way to do it that will have enough strength to hold it.  I can't exactly use nails to put hangers on the back!  :)






Isn't it amazing how you can follow directions to the letter that someone else has posted and have a completely different result?  I still like Tami's resulting ends from rolling better than mine, but I do love how mine turned out.  Thank you so much Tami for the tutorial and the inspiration!  And thank you to all of you for stopping by to have a peek!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Edited:  I FINALLY got this hung up above my piano!  I love it!  My husband loves it!  My son loves it!  We ALL love it!  I am just so tickled with how it looks!