Archives for March 2010

Fun Spring Frugal Sparkly Home Decor Loveliness – Go Cricut


I found ugly all tiles with metal hanger on back – $1 each. 4.5×4.5 in. I knew cricut needed to get ahold of these potential hip art tiles. Me, paper, inks. powders, a heating tool and cricut.

I am excited b/c the things of this earth have nothing on eternity. We have cricuts. Heaven beats cricut. Wow.

Box made cool with scrapbook paper and metal embellishments…


This is my favorite so far. I like the metal and the corners, especially. God boxes rock. You need one. You should totally make one.

The Winner Is…

The winner’s choice giveaway deadline is here.

Ree! Thanks to all who entered. I will contact you, Ree, to see what you want and to get your mailing info.

Stay tuned for the next giveaway.

Flower and Patio Show Sneak Peak…

I went for my first time to Indy’s annual flower and patio show. It was awesome. Not sure why I hadn’t gone before. I was too busy thinking I was too cool for that kind of thing, I guess.

Anyway… I was going to wait until tomorrow to post, but once I loaded my pics onto my laptop, I couldn’t resist. So, here is a lovely spring jewel.
Tune in tomorrow for wacky frogs, garden fairies, and more…

Custom Photo to Art – Child Portrait

A graphic novel portrait from a photo. For more examples of this type of work, visit my art site custom photo gallery here.

The transformation is done in photoshop. Anything is possible there. Adobe rocks.

Giveaway walmart Gift Card from FrugalHouswife…

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Today is the last day to enter this giveaway. Who couldn’t use a Wal-mart gift card? To enter, click here.
Also, don’t forget to enter my latest giveaway. Click here!

Winner’s Choice Giveaway!

Time for another giveaway. Just leave a comment after this post to be entered. Winner will be chosen 1 week from today, and will pick one of the above 3 prizes of their choice.
Read about the coasters by clicking here. The boxes by clicking here and here.
You can enter multiple times by blogging, tweeting, facebooking with a link to this giveaway. Just leave a comment here, go write about this post, then leave another comment here linking your sharing of this giveaway.
Good luck!

Wall Plaque Using Paper and Embellishments

4thDimenstionIn addiction recovery literature, there is a saying that the new life is like being catapulted into the 4th dimension. I made this plaque as a gift for a girlfriend living the sober life.

Used scrapbook paper, wooden rectangle from Michael’s, vinyl letters cut from my awesome cricut, beads…
Let me know if you have questions!

Boxes, more boxes… beautified with Scrapbook paper and embellishments…

More boxes. The circle triangle on the top box is my first fabric cut using cricut. I am very pleased with the outcome. That machine is unbelievable!

Bookmarks and Coasters Made from Scrapbook paper and cricut stencils…

Since I have been hitting the blog posts pretty heavily with God boxes, I thought I would share a few of the other things I made during my last couple of weeks of craft mania. Cricut makes so many things possible – my head hurts from an overabundance of project ideas.

These coasters are my favorite. I found sets of 6 coasters in the Michael’s $1 bin, dressed them up with scrapbook paper, alcohol inks, distressed ink pads and other such prettiness. Of course, I coated them with mod podge and off they went.
Needing to catch up on sleep. More projects, giveaways and tutorials to come.
To those I met this weekend… Thank you for stopping by and supporting my work. I am overwhelmed by the feedback and love shown.
Be love…