Sunday, May 22, 2011

Treehouse Paper Piecing Door Plaque... and PYM II Acrylic Spray

Honestly, my mind goes crazy with ideas that are not the norm, if you will. I was going to make a layout and then decided to make an actual 12" x 10" door plaque for a boys room. It turned out too cute... *Ü*!

I do have one question... How does one capture the true affects of our designs...? This door plaque is made with chipboard throughout (even the background). Most of the paper piecings are pop dotted (some even double layered pop dotted). I have tried to take multiple photos to capture the 3D affect and was unsuccessful each time :(.

Nonetheless, here's the adorable Treehouse Pattern Set... *Ü*.

Everything is done in chipboard with cardstock. I inked and chalked forever... *Ü*. I just had to use lots of pop dots which really gave everything oodles of depth... especially the tree, ladder, and tire swing... I just ♥ it!! I wanted the treehouse to have an old kind of feel to it. The little boy is purposely dirty (from playing outdoors all day). I know that's not really captured in the photo. The frog is too stinkin' cute with his sign... *Ü*. I added a sun from my Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge (sized at 2"). This door plaque is very thick and a little heavy... perfect for a great door display... *Ü*.

I used a wonderful Acrylic Spray called PYM II to seal in the colors and such.

I really wanted this door plaque to last. This is one of my most favorite products. I have it listed on my sidebar under "My Favorite Products". This spray is wonderful for Polymer Clay designs as well. I will be demonstrating PYM II in the near future in my upcoming videos.

Visit PYM II and watch a great video they have demonstrating the wonderful benefits of their product. I know you will want to pick some up for yourself or perhaps family and friends. Speaking of which... I had a woman the other day ask me what I would suggest getting someone that scrapbooks and has lots of goodies already. I suggested this Acrylic Spray and various glues... which you can never have enough I say... *Ü*.

I'm off to spend some relaxing time with my family before heading to bed... as I'm very pooped from a long weekend.

Have a beautiful week!!

**Lots of BIG Hugs**

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cricut-tastic Award

Cindy Lou (Scrappin C) has been so sweet to honor me with this fabulous Blog Award... Thank you so much... *Ü*!!

The rules for this award are:

*Your Blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic!
* Wear this Badge proudly on your Blog
share it with friends! Since Cricut is 5 years old and they
have an E2 out share this award with 10 people
that you think have Cricut-tastic Blogs!

You also have to tell 5 Cricut Related things about yourself:

1. My honey probably thinks I ♥ my Cricut more than him... :(.
2. My honey is my #1 ♥ and well Cricut is... shhhh... come closer... my second ♥.
3. My Cricut machine has made my creativity truly endless.
4. I would ♥ to add the Cricut Cake, the Cricut Imagine, and the Cricut Expression 2 to my lil' collection of Cricut goodies.
5. I think Cricut ROCKS... as my children put it... *Ü*!!

Cricut-tastic Award Winners (not in any particular order... *Ü*) :

Sandy - 365 Days of Cricut

Patty - The Crafty

Momo - Made by Momo

Julie - Live, Laugh, Love 2 Scrap

Janet - Lady LoveBug

Lolis - My Creative Corner

Terri - Scrappin' with the Bug

Kendra - Scrappin' Cricut

Monica - Simply Cricutting

Jen - The Purple Scrapper

Please visit these fabulous Blogs and say "Hello".

Have a beautiful day my friends!

**Lots of BIG Hugs**

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

We're All Moved In... *Ü*

Oh my... from a quick glance at just a few blogs I have missed lots of excitement since moving!!

We're all moved in and surrounded by oodles and oodles of boxes... it's like a maze that I'm slowly conquering... *Ü*. With this move I was reminded of how I felt when I had my children "exhausted", but SO happy!!

Today I dropped a rather heavy surround sound box on my right foot (actually my second toe). Needless to say, I'm in lots of pain!! Now I had to laugh when it happened because I'm so tired I thought "Really... seriously...". However, now that that my toe cannot be touched or bent I'm not finding it so funny anymore!!! You know how it feels when you hit your toe on an end table or anything... that's just a lil' taste of what my poor toe is feeling like right about now.

I can't wait to begin creating and sharing so many new and exciting things with you all. My scrapbooking room will be completed at the end of the week "keeping fingers crossed"... *Ü*.

I have missed you all SO much!!!

I hope you all have a beautiful week!!

**Lots of BIG Sleepy Hugs**