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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Another Busy day

Went on a road trip for some books, also spent the morning looking at long arm machines and the like - I feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel but it is still a little ways off - I joined a Yahoo group and so far its been good reading... Found out there is a convention for professional long arm quilters... in Rhode Island of all places but that is cool might be a fun trip to make and it sounds like a real treat....plus I have a year to plan that trip....

I am just very excited about the prospects and the resources available!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

swim suits finished

couple of little girl swim suits

My cruise book I did 25 pages Ill post a few

I used Everyday paper dolls for the Snorkeling picture
I used Lyrical letters - Jumbo setting
and all the other cuts are from potpourri basket

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cute little bag

this bag uses a metal tape measure for the top so it snaps shut - Pattern is Snap Happy! by Stichin Sisters

More pages for my book

I am documenting my life for the last three years or so
Mostly after Divorce.... major milestones

The font is from Lyrical letters using the Jumbo setting
the picture mats were cut by hand,
the hammers and hard hat and cones were form Every day paper dolls

Monday, May 17, 2010

Here is a layout I did tonight

My Book has a variety of things about my life in it.... I will copy the journal part which is a very personal story

This page - the letters are from Hannah Montana and so are the notes, the pictures are matted with paper embossed with the cuttlebug music folder, the journaling is printed using the ariel font in bold italic

It is a great story - you just know when things are supposed to happen, I am of Scottish decent and we (my Parents and I ) go to the Loch Norman Scottish games every year (it is about 4 miles from my house now) it is one of the largest Scottish events on the east coast, well the year I got separated from my now Ex Husband, I went as usual (I have always loved the harp but never wanted to take lessons or anything because they are price prohibitive) large peddle harps run 10,000 and up - any way I know they had a harp competition every year at the games but I had never gone to it - in my mind they were playing very small lap harps...but I told my mom I really wanted to see it, so I went to the building where they have it (it is open on three sides so more like a shelter) and I got there early enough to sit under the roof, well what I saw was these beautiful floor harps and the music was amazing, well there was this woman there with one of her students and we were chatting a bit and she told me she taught a harp class at our local community college that was about 100 dollars it was for the fall semester and in the continuing ed department,  well I signed up and one of the things she does is a Christmas concert at the end of the class - we actually learned how to play several pieces and learned hand position and other stuff it was great fun and I learned a lot well I purchased a harp and it was 2000 verses 10,000 so I have this lovely instrument in my loft and I can walk by and touch it whenever I want and I did it for me I have no desire to play for others besides friends and family and it as helped a lot in the healing.....what was really funny is when I told my brother I said so guess what instrument I am learning to play and he said Harp without hesitation because he has knownI loved it that much .... 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Some thank you cards I made and bundled for my mom

She is always buying form others hope she will use these instead of keeping them locked away :-)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Disney Princesses Using Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dressup

These are the cuts used and the sizes for the princess clothing - Both Dolls are 5 inches

All Cuts are 5 inches
Bride - Regular Dress (first cut) Light Blue (Cut the square out of the top of the bodice and the bottom triangle) follow the lines on the cricut cut
Bride - Blackout dress Dark blue - overlay light blue dress ontop of blackout cut
Pixy - Hair - Yellow - cut off hanging tendrills
Outfit2- headwear shift - mouse ear hat - trim ears off to make headband Dark Blue
Promgirl - access1 -gloves light blue
princess -  Accessorie 1 shoes white (used Crystal stickles to make them look like glass slippers

Sleeping Beauty
All cuts 5 inch except light pink crown on dress
Promgirl - Promdress -trim straps to have covered with White band
Princess - Hair - Yellow Back only
Groom - Hair -  yellow (for front)
Raggedy Andy - head wear shift - Trim top of hat use band for sholder strap on dress cut white
Prince - head where shift - yellow (used gold stickles to make crown gold metallic)
7 inch cut Prince - Head where shift - crown light Pink 

Monday, May 10, 2010

Working on a few paper projects

Please note the J is backwards fixing it today but had a lot of fun putting this book together, need to embellish each project page with fabric and images - also going to Journal who and what..

here is a Mothersday card made with the help of a 6 year old for her Mother

her is a card I used chalk over the embossing (Someone suggested a Versa-mark pen to do this better so I have that on my shopping list and will try that next.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Little sewing I got done today....

I had to stop because I had a 6 year old talking non stop and I need to concentrate on this project lol swim suits for her they are turning out well bought the fabric at Mary Jo's and am very pleased with the results!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

playing with my new toy - Bind it all

love this I only made a 4 X 6 book think it would be fun for pictures and stuff too I used a bunch of bright colored paper on the inside and covered it with some fun diamonds... still trying to decide what I am going to do with it but I love the bind it all!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Update on my Week

Well its been a crazy weekend - I went to lunch with my Mom, my Daughter and my youngest grandson on Friday - went to Hobby lobby and bought a few things ( got a Bind it all) so excited about the possibility of making some mini books as gifts and for myself...I got some really cool word stamps and some other useful tools...

Today I went to a Quilt show and got a fix of my new toy I am getting (Long Arm Machine) very excited as there is a proverbial light at the end of the tunnel....