Thursday, February 18, 2010


I am so excited and honored to have been chosen as a highlight in the Cricut Chirp! newsletter.  They featured the nursery nightlight that's pictured below.  Welcome to all the newbies to my blog because of that post!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Gift for hubby

I made this for my sweetie for Valentines.  He gave me tickets to Fiddler on the Roof at Bass Hall!  This was super simple to make.  I started with a purchased canvas and photos of our handsome boys. I cut the letters from vinyl with the "Winter Woodlands" cart from Cricut.  I tore the photos and then used "grey wool" ink pad from CTMH to add color to the torn edges.  I also used grey wool and black ink pads to add some "distressing" to the sides of the canvas. I added some vintage looking brads and charms that were in my stash.  I just used the Xyron to adhere the photos,.  Since this is my first canvas, I am anxious to see if it will hold up or if I need to use mod podge from now on.

nursery nightlight

This was special ordered by my DIL to give as a gift for a new baby.  I think it's the most color I've used on a glass block light but it matches the layette in the nursery.  The background is vellum and for the name, I used the font from "Winter Woodlands"-LOVE this cart from Cricut.  The ladybug is from Walk in My Garden and the whale and octopus were cut from Life is a Beach.  For the polka dots on the letters, I just used my Copic markers.  I have been buying all my vinyl from  FANTASTIC prices, huge color choices, and fast shipping.