Sunday, December 28, 2008

December Card Swap card

Each December my card swap group exchanges tags we each make 3 holiday tags for each of the girls in the group. It is a lot of work but sooo much fun. We have a christmas party and exchange tags and gifts. It is our favorite night of the year! Here are my 3 tags and the gift I made for each which is a Jar labeled Alphabet soup that is filled with a ton of vinyl words that can be used on cards or other projects.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

FREE Stuff, NEW blog

Be sure to check out my new blog featuring some great ideas using vinyl lettering and clipart as well as some ways to get FREE stuff. There is a great FREEbie opportunity posted today.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I took the challenge

My friend Kadee posted a challenge on her blog Kadee Morrison Creations. The Challenge was to create a card that was pink and green and used ribbon and buttons in the layout. This is my take on the challenge.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fall Fabulous

I was inspired at a craft fair to make this cute pumpkin from round fence posts. We made them with our church craft group this month. I love how it turned out. I love decorating for fall!! Too bad it is 100 degrees today:(

October Card swap

Here is my card for my October Card swap. I used my new cricut to cut the adorable catepillar.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A fun Mother Daughter Project

A couple weekends ago my sister in law and her girls came over and we made these cute coasters using white tiles, scrapbook paper, modge podge, and a clear sealer. We had so much fun. Mine are the black and white ones tied up with ribbon ( they make a cute gift) and the colored ones my daughter sarah made. The girls had so much fun picking their papers and modge podging them.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Yes on Prop 8 stickers

Many of you know we are big supporters of Yes on Prop 8. For those of you who do not know what prop 8 is, it is a constitutional amendment that will state that only marriage between a man and a woman is recognized in California. While we support all people having rights we believe that marriage is ordained of God and should remain as he created it , between a man and woman. With that said I have created a "bumper sticker" for anyone who wishes to support prop 8 also( these stickers can be removed once the election is over). You can simply email me with your address and I will mail one right out to you. We are asking a $1 donation for the stickers with all donations being sent to the Protect marriage campaign. You can get more information on the proposition at

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A quick Project

I was at my friends house the other day and she had the cutest broom in her kitchen. I happen to see a similar one at TJ max. I had a red broom at home and not wanting to spend the $ I decided to make it myself. Using some vinyl dots and some cute ribbion I created a cute enough broom to leave out in the open.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I hate laundry!!

Okay I hate the process of doing laundry, you wash dry and fold the same clothes week after week..and that makes me nuts. But what are you going to do. A few months back we got a fancy new washer and dryer set so we updated the laundry room with fresh paint cabinets etc. I FINALLY put some cute lettering up on the walls and thought I would share the pics.

I'm Back!!!

Okay so it has been a long time since i have created anything new for the blog so here is a few of the latest that i have either just made or Finally finished. First I have to say thanks to my Hubby who bought me a Cricut for my birthday...Yeah. So I created my first card using the storybook cartridge which I LOVE! I also got around to finishing some frames I started at our church craft group a few months back. They are for my girls room which we just redid ( I will post pics of it later we are still adding a few details). WOW look how cute you can make a $1 frame!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

It's a Red Thing

I have always loved loved loved Red! Ever since I was little have loved anything and everything red. If I walk in to a store I will always gravitate toward anything with a strong a red color. If you walk into my house you will see that indeed I love to decorate in Red. So that being said I have switched back to my Red blog layout. I will soon be finished with my new bedroom of course It's Red, white and tan. I will post pictures as soon as it is complete.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Summer blog layout

So what do ya think?? I was thinking the old layout was just not bright and cheery enough for summer. Hope you are having a cheery summer too!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

When did this happen???

Okay I am now officially the mom of a High Schooler!!! I know when did that happen? Adam has finished Kindergarten :( I know so sad I love him at this age, I get an I love you mom about a hundred times a day. If you could bottle that you could make a million. Sarah will be going into 4TH grade, already! Here is a picture of the 3 of them after Emily's 8th grade graduation. WOW they grow up TOO fast.

This was a big deal for Emily (who by the way is now taller than me) she saved her money to get acrylic nails, a spa pedicure and had me drop her off at the mall to get her makeup done. Does anyone know how to stop this growing up thing I am not ready for it!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My No Pattern Apron

So a few months ago I signed up on
"A Feathered Nest" blog for an apron swap. The aprons were to be in the mail by June 9th. So being me I of course started sewing it on June 9th. I was not sure what to do but I had an apron a friend lent me. So using the measurements and folding the fabric just right I was able to create this CUTE apron with no pattern at all. I am so excited to send it off but sad to see it go, i just love it!

Gifts, Gifts, and more

I am finally back with a few new projects...hopefully with more to come soon!
Well we have had so many birthday party's lately here is another birthday sign I created for one of Sarah's friends who is big into cheerleading the overlay says go, fight, cheer. I love the new clipart flowers!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Who likes free stuff!!

How about 400 free prints and a free 8X8 photo book. Just use the link to get yours..this is cool!
Don't forget to pass it on we all could use some free stuff rught now.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Birthday Bags

This year in Young Women's at church I volunteered to to make each girl a "birthday bag". These are great little totes they can use as a purse or a scripture tote. The funnest part about these is that they are sooo easy, each is made with a placemat. Here are some of the latest ones I made. My favorite is the pink retro floral. I picked up this placemat at pier one. I have to confess I have a little stash of cute placemats in my craft closet, I always check the table linens at stores to see if they have cute ones.. my favorite places to find them are big lots, TJ max, and pier one. Once you have the place mat I get to find one of my other favorite things RIBBON to go with it. Add a matching tag and Voila! a "Birthday Bag"

A fun summer birthday gift

This is one of my favorite gifts to give kids whose birthdays are around summertime. I added their name in vinyl lettering on the outside of a beach bucket add a few beach, pool, water or bubble toys inside add a cute quick tag and your the hit of the party (well at least the moms think your clever).

P.S. You can always email me via my website to get lettering. I can make the names up quick. You can even apply them on the way to the party, not that I do that HA HA.

Friday, April 25, 2008

April Card Swap

This month's card swap....Pop-up cards. So after a long search on the internet a trip to the scrapbook store and 2 trips to michaels here is my pop up card. I would have like to have added more emblishments but everytime i added something I did'nt like it, could be that I started it two days before card swap. So that is what I am hoping to do next month start earlier!!!


We R memories white out collection paper-I love this paper!!
Yellow card stock
turquoise cardstock-bazzil
Star paper clip-from staples
solid color satin ribbons-michaels
various buttons
Birthday sticker-Deja View birthday sticker tablet
Transparency (on front) staples
Rhinestone-michaels dollar section
Turquoise and red stitching

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bad News/Good News

So the stamp and scrapbook show was a bust but I found a great new scrapbook store in the process here is there link If you are in San Diego you should check it out ( it is down by the sports arena). I found all this great new paper there I am so excited to see what I can create!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A quick gift

Look what the birthday fairy brought someone yesterday. A twist on the gift jar with cookies instead. You might notice the tag though it did come out of my tag jar, thank goodness I have those around for last minute gifts. The lettering on the jar says "Katie's Treats" and is white vinyl, I used the Kaleigh font it is one of my favorites right now. I also added one of my new clipart flowers.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Stamp & Scrapbook Show...Hooray!

I am off to the Rubber stamp and scrapbook show this weekend for some inspiration and a little shopping. Here is the link if anyone wants some info.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Color Challenge

Well I just completed our first color challenge from our card swap group here is the room that was the inspiration...the room is from the Pottery Barn website. As you can see I got to use my new chipboard letters that I found at Big Lots for a buck.

Pattern paper Die cuts with a view--This is from their new spring glitter is sooo cute and the stack is on sale at joanns right now for $9.99
Bazzil red and blue cardstock
cloud 9 designs chipboard letters
Red flower-michaels
various ribbon scraps
3 dot stickers that say happy, smile, friend-unkown

Saturday, March 29, 2008

One Card Swap

So the 4th Thursday of every month is one of my favorite nights. I get to go to card swap with a bunch of amazingly talented and funny women. Every time we have the best laughs and push our creativeness to the limits...which I love. So we swap 10 cards one month at someones home and the next is our easy month of 1 card and out to dinner. I always feel a lot of pressure on 1 card months to create something special, after all it's only 1 card and you have a month-not that I don't always wait until the last minute. Anyway here is my creation for March. I bought these packs of great Martha Stewart Boxes at Michaels on clearance (my favorite word) for on $1 for a pack of 6. I purchased the paper I used in Tennessee when visiting my Sister in law. I loved the color combination. Thanks card swap girls for a fun night as always.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Great Deal!

Okay I more post. I just found a great find and wanted to share. I was at Big Lots getting last minute trip stuff and found these sets of chipboard letters for only $1 each. They have 56 letters in! They had them in green and orange ( not that it matters we all know how to change that)I am so excited to use these when I get home.

The details: I found them at Big Lots in Escondido, the one on West Valley Parkway ( It is in the Home Depot shopping center by my house).

A Girly Gift

So here is my last post before we are off to Tennesee for spring break...YEAH! Maybe I will find something cute to post while I am there.

One of the benefits of having the Vinyl lettering business is we always have a gift to give. Emily my 13yr old was very annoyed when we first started giving signs as gifts to her friends for their birthdays. She would bring home an invitation to a party and say "we have to get a gift", my response is always well pick a sign tell me what colors and I will make one. She would then roll her eyes at me.... SO now a year and a half later what do you think her friends are most excited about getting when it's their birthday...that's right a sign they can't wait to get their sign. We make each one to fit the girl and the colors she loves. Here is our latest for Emily's friend Kamarae..We put some extra bling (rhinestones) on the "I's" in Wish,dream, Giggle and then went all bling on the cute card. She LOVED IT!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My quick card creation inspired by Button's SMILE card to her Orthodontist. After seeing it I was itching to get to my craft table to create. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Supplies: Funky Flowers paper by color bok, Green and Black Bazzill cardstock, Smile die cut oval by Tree House memories, Lg silver brad (painted black- the things we do for the right colors), 2 small green brads-unknown, Green satin ribbon, dare to rub-on-unkown, Inked black edges-stapin up black stamp pad.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

My new favorite gift- The celebration Jar

I wanted a new creative gift for my sister in law for her birthday, I love giving handmade gifts! Here is what I came up with, a glass jar filled with a cute gift tags ready to attach to any gift, each tag has a coordinating yard of cute ribbon you can use to tie onto the gift or to attach the tag ( I also added some solid colored satin ribbon pieces in the jar for more color). Some of the tags are themed and some are blank. This is a remake of her gift and I added the celebrate white vinyl lettering in the scriptina font.

Ebay scrapbook pages

A couple of years ago I needed to make some extra money to pay for Adam's preschool. I had been selling a few scrapbook pages I had made on ebay so I decided this is how I would make some extra cash for preschool. I sold all but a couple of theses sets of pages for $10-$30 a set. The cool part was that I made most of them with scraps or old paper I had left over from my own scrapbooking supplies. After a while it fizzled out but I saved all the pictures of the pages ( some were harder to part with than others). I learned alot from this adventure, anything with animals sells, also if you put a cute or heartwarming poem on a page you will make more money. Anyway I thought I would share them with you they are a couple years old so they are not created with the latest and greatest but I thought you might get some great layout ideas. Enjoy!

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Cute Baby Gift

As many of you know we have a vinyl lettering business "A wishful Thought" ( check it out at the link under my fabulous finds) . Last week I went to a baby shower for my sister in law. They don't know what they are having yet so I customized our baby box and burp rags to match her nursery. I also made a cute card to match. I love the wrapping part of presents, you can make the uggliest things look beautiful when they are wrapped with cute stuff. Anyway I love to make these burp rags for new moms, I use only the Gerber birdseye from target they are the best and are not to thick. I believe if you have to wear a burp rag wear a cute one!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Our family blog craze

So here it is my blog. Sean my dh decided to set one up for me . I thought it might be fun to share some of my creative things with whoever wanted to see or hear about them. My kids thought this was such a great idea that they each started there own blog ( well that is one way to get them to journal). So it has been a great family project to get them all up and running with cute backgrounds for all. Enjoy!