Monday, October 15, 2012

Gift Giving

I have an August birthday...the 23rd to be exact, I have quite a friend base that also have August birthdays so needless to say August is a fun month to celebrate.  I wanted to show one of my close friends how much I appreciate her friendship.  She love love lovesssssssss  flip when I saw this tray back in January I bought it right there and then knowing I would make this for her.  Let's take a look ...

 My friend have a bar that they call "The Bar" hence the vinyl on here and of course my girlfriends love of flip flops carries through this whole gift.
 Etched set of 4 glasses with flip flops
 All wrapped up and ready to give ...BTW she loved it.

Wedding Job

A couple of months back I posted some Bride & Groom mugs I made as bridal shower gifts & another set for a Bride & Grooms wedding day.  Well one of the brides asked me to make her bridal party mugs...oh did we have fun!!!  

Take a look....

There is a story as to why the lips & stache are on the bottoms of these goes back to this group of girls who are all getting married this year....the bride loved my idea of adding that element!


Fans of Michigan

One of my friends who lives in Maryland recently posted a shirt she liked, I told her that I thought I could recreate it for her...So she sent me the shirts & I showed her the design I came up with and she approved & I completed.  She & her hubby are diehard Michigan Wolverine fans (GO GREEN) which living in Maryland they cannot attend any games but this is a great way to show your support....

Now they can show there Wolverine Pride!!  I know she will be happily wearing these this Saturday for the MSU vs UofM game....Happy Crafting 

The BIG game 2012

Well we here in the great State of Michigan are always divided over a college football game once a year.  You either support the Michigan State Spartans or the University of Michigan Wolverines.  Supporting these teams can cause a great divide in your home.  Well, my home is one of those homes =)....I've been a DIEHARD MSU fan my entire life...My hubby on the other hand is a DIEHARD Michigan fan.  So this year we are hosting our ever growing family & I decided to make sure for everyone!  Although we as a WHOLE family are bigger Spartan fans =)  I guess this Saturday we will see how really is the Victors.....

This one is the first one I's for my grand daughter....You can never go wrong with Hello Kitty & Bling!!!  I know she is going to love love love it!
Next up is the oldest grandson....he is a BIG Michigan fan but he will support Michigan state when they are not playing Michigan....

These 2 are for our youngest daughter & youngest grandson!!!

And these are for the other men in our family that are Michigan fans......I love love love that I can create all these items for my family to make a SPECIAL day unforgettable .....hoping to have a family photo taking and play some football during halftime.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

50 shades of grey Laters, baby...

Yes this is the hottest topic this Summer...I read all 3 books in no time....I think I will re read them again come Fall....everyone would love a little Christian Grey in their lives now wouldn't we???  LOL Well a very good friend of mine wanted to showcase her love of the books on her here is what I did for her!!!

And needless to say she loved it!!! 

Orange you Glad it's Summer

Yet another post starting with this is Pinterest inspired....but GOSH I just love PINTEREST!!!  Any whoooooo....I saw this idea for teachers & though the grandbabies would just love these!!!  So I got the link from pinterest (sorry cannot even remember where now) to print of the labels & I went from there....had fun finding orange flavored items to add to these..and of course I had to personalize them!

 The orange flavored goodies ...

 The gift bags with the label & wooden alpha beads (purchased at WalMart)
 All ready for some special little people in our lives!
 Look at those SMILES!!!  I also found some BIG coloring books to put in there for them...a great way to end the day on Mackinac Island.

Manly card

Pinterest inspired birthday card.......

Wedding & Bridal shower gifts

Hello my crafty friends...this year has been filled with many many showers & weddings, grad parties and what not....I've been busy this Summer and not keeping up on my blog...hoping to do better...Here are a couple of the gifts I made for a wedding & bridal shower I had this last week....please feel free to leave me some blog love!!!  I love love love comments!

 I was looking on pinterest and saw some cups done up for brides and her bridesmaids....but I found this freezer mugs and came up with this idea.
 Especially since the grooms name is spelled differently .....I love love love personalizing gifts!
 And I even used the bottoms of the mugs!
 I have done this quite often...the brides new name done on a keepsake memory box!
 The mugs fit perfect in here (the reason I ended up putting the wedding date inside is because I cut that for the bottom of the mugs and it was too really never make mistakes in crafting!)
 I've recently started etching....the brides name was put on here....after the shower though I was informed by the groom to be that he does most of the cooking....lesson learned only last names on the casserole dish now!
 This is another FAV of mine!  It is a reminder of that special day and once the candle is gone you can melt it down & use the jar as a special keepsake too!
 Backside of the candle with their wedding date.
 All wrapped up and ready to go!
 The card I made in the colors of the wedding!!!

Now also on that weekend I had another wedding which was beach here is what I did for them!

 Since it was a beach themed wedding I decided to add some beachy charms to the brides mug.....
 And flip flops under their wedding date!

 The inspiration for this card came from pinterest...I made the colors coordinate with the wedding theme...I love how I embossed the sand dollars on the hearts.....Well have a great crafty day!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Grandson Birthday card

I made this card at a scrapbook stores card class.  I've seen this all over pinterest too.  I just love legos & since our grandson had asked for legos for his birthday just had to have this card to go with it.  I love that I can use my cricut machine to cut vinyl & personalize anything!!!!  He loved his card of course!!!

 The inside of the card I used My creative time all around birthday

Vinyl T-shirt

I made this t-shirt for a client of mine who was expecting her second child & she wanted a shirt for her older son to come to the hospital in.  I love love love the iron on vinyl available from Expressions vinyl  


Etching Job

I posted earlier that I was asked to etch something.  Well here it is....this was a very nerve reckin job to me...this was a ONE SHOT of a kind glass.  I was soooooooooo careful.....I could not wait to get this back to the customer.

Anyway...this is a monogram for a couple getting married in July 2012.  I hope you can see the monogram.  I used cricut cart  calligraphy collection.

Punch Art birthday card

This card idea came from Pinterest (can you see a pattern here...LOL) I loved the concept.  My son is going to school to become a mechanical engineer (go MTU) and he is quite hands on with tools so this just seemed fitting for him.  

 The stamp set is from Pink by Design Tool Time

Father's Day 2012

This year I actually made my Hubby a Fathers day card!!!  I got the idea from's a Punch art card made with a Stampin Up retired punch. The sentiment is from My Creative Time....


First Etching project

I was asked by a friend to do some etching.  Well I have never done this before, so I decided to practice on some glasses I had around the house.  The cart I used was "Life's a Beach"