Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Hope everyone has a very special Valentines Day.
I have been busy making treat boxes for my grandson's 3rd grade class party.
I made 30 of these!
They are little book bag (back packs).
I got my inspiration from Split Caost Stampers blog.

Hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Birthday cake treat boxes

Tomorrow is my grandson's 9th birthday and I wanted to make treat boxes for his class.
As our school system only allows store bought cakes and treats, I decided on treat boxes in the form of a cake. 

I use MTC to cut the boxes and icing.  The cuttlebug and swiss dots to emboss the icing.  And Martha Stewart punches for the icing (dippy goo) and the boarder around the cardboard circle.

Hope you like them.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Drilling glass blocks!

Have you ever procastinated about doing something because you thought it would be too hard?
Well, that is exactly what DD and I have done regarding drilling our glass blocks!

We heard that it took about 15 minutes to drill one and that they broke easily.

Well if your in the same place we were you gotta watch this video!!

It was so easy and quick!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


We found this bottle when cleaning out a crawl space under a house. (That's part of our job with our business)

It got tossed in the back of the truck, missed when we cleaned out the truck, put into the garage with the next bunch of stuff cleaned out of the truck, slipped into a box of stuff taken into the house to be sorted, put through the dishwasher by my 10 yo son, and found again by me!

Now any sane person would promptly throw it out!  But, I felt sorry for it!  I mean it went through a lot to survive.  So I decided to see what I could do with it.

I glued ribbon around the bottle.  Then I turned to clipart again and printed on cream cardstock.  Cut the image and mat with my oval nesties and attached with glue dots.

Filled the bottle with sand.  The final touch was a couple of flower stems from my stash in the basement.

I wanted a Pooh bathroom and was discouraged with the juvenile offerings commercially.
This is the perfect solution.

This is my bathroom so far.

Hope you enjoyed the little journey with my bottle.

Scrapper Candy

Monday, November 8, 2010


Seeing as how my daughter and I share a craftroom I thought it only fitting that she should share my blog too.
So, here is her first blog entry!

Scrapbooking is not just for books!

I bought these framed prints over a year ago with the intentions of altering them to decorate my bathroom.

At the time I was not picturing Disney at all, but after a fall trip last year I decided to decorate my bathroom in Disney.  These framed prints were $6.00 each at Big Lots.

I wanted to stamp and color images but could not find what I wanted.  So, I ended up with clipart images.

I printed several images on plain paper to get my sizing where I wanted it.

I printed the images on cream cardstock for a more vintage feel.

Next I carefully removed the liner and backing from the frames.  Being careful not to cut myself!

Next I created my insert and clipart and simply used my ATG to adhere it over the store print.
Added some bling.

I put it back together and TADA, custom artwork on a dime.

After being at Disney for 10 days I didn't see any small prints similar to this and if I had I guarantee they would have been much more than $6.00!

I hope this has inspired you to look at those garage sale, thrift store or dollar store home accents in terms of what it could be.

Hope you enjoyed this.  I'll be posting more tomorrow.

Scrapper Candy

Monday, August 23, 2010


DD and I had a bunch of mats that neede re-sticking.  We always thought the hardest part was cleaning and prepping your mats before re-sticking.  Well we got to experimenting with oderless mineral spirits.  And it worked like magic!  Watch the video to see how QUICK and EASY  it was!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Never A Dull Moment!

I was looking through my vacation photos and came across these.  We were on vacation in Florida and DD got a call from her boss asking if we could stop by Maryland on our way home to do a job.  Now mind you, we are from Illinois! (Like Maryland is on our way home)!  DD said sure.  (She is never one to turn down a job).  Well while staying in Maryland DGS went to another floor in the hotel to get us Pepsi.  On the way back to our floor he got stuck in the elevator.  It took the fire department to get him out!  When he finally got out of the elevator the firemen ask him "Are you the one stuck in the elevator"!!!!!  DGS being a teenager replied "NO"!