Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Emilee's Diaper Cake II - Outside Project - Pumpkin Patch

Okay, so I just thought that the "diaper cake" looked more like a tower and I just did not like it.  So I fixed it.  Imagine, you can fix something when you are crafting.  Anyway, I added another round of diapers to the bottom two tiers and it became fatter.  LOL  I guess I should have known that to begin with.  Anyway, I am much more pleased with it.
So, onto my other "project" I've been teasing you with - well, it's still not done.  First the weather was a factor, (hint - it's an outside project).  Then the embellishment did not work the way I thought it would.  So now I have to figure out something else.  I really should have this done by Sunday or else I might just have to sit down and cry for a while.  Nah, that won't do any good either.  Oh well, I guess I will just continue to think.  Thinking....
So this last spring my darling son and I thought it would be cool to plant some pumpkins and watermelons..  So we did.  Remember, when you read manufactures instructions, follow them.  The package told me that once the pumpkins germinate to weed out every three.  Well, when they germinated it just did not look like a lot, so instead of taking out every three, I took one out every three.  OH MY!!!  I would guess to say that the "bed" we planted these pumpkins and watermelons in is about a 6 foot by 6 foot area.  The pumpkins have over taken half my yard too.  Too bad I don't bake...we could have pumpkin pie for a couple of years.  My neighbor down the road says she will take some.  Thank goodness.   Needless to say also that the watermelons never did anything.  I think the pumpkins just overtook them.  We should have some good jack-o-lanterns though.  Live and learn. 
Well, that's it for now.  Have a wonderful day and remember, follow manufacturers instructions.  They are there for a reason.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Emilee's Diaper Cake

With my daughter being pregnant and all, I've been searching fun ideas for showers, baby gifts and just because. Well, I came across these wonderful "diaper cakes". I fell in love with them. In a previous blog I told you that my girlfriend's daughter is also pregnant and her shower is coming up, so I decided to make one for her. She is Irish and her baby's room is green, pink and white. So I decided to make her "cake", actually it kinda turned out more like a tower,  in those colors with some shamrocks. The diapers, unfortunately, have blue in them so it looks a bit strange, but it's fine,(I hope). I cut the motives out of my cricut New Arrival cartridge.  I added a few barrettes and 2 wash clothes.  The inside is a bottle of power and a baby bottle.  The baby bottle came with a cap so I "paper clipped" it the the left side and added a little "dress" to embellish it.  Anyway, making this was so much fun and even my 9 year old son helped roll the diapers. I hope you enjoy this.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Shower Invites

So I have all these projects I want to start, finish, keep working on and Harli is having a baby shower and I offered to make the invites. Pretty simple huh? Well of course it was simple just tedious to make 24 of them. I do think they turned out pretty cute though. I kept it simple just because I don't like repetition. Using my cricut I used the New Arrival Cartridge. I just love this one.

I have also been working on another project that has taken 5 days so far. I should be done with it hopefully by Wednesday. Much of the delay has been the weather, but as soon as it's done, I will post pictures.

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” ~James Dean~

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tummy Talk Too (two)

Alrighty then, I have had so many comments on my TummyTalk book it's hard to believe. One of my friends daughter is due October 6th, (hope she waits till the 8th and share my birthday- hint, hint) and she would love one. Because they know what the baby is I am creating it mostly in Pink, (do you think she's having a girl?), but her colors will be Green, Pink and White. I've already started and when I am done I will post her book. The only problem is they did not take tummy pics, instead they drew her outline on a piece of paper on their closet. I asked Mary to take a picture with the completed outlines and then I plan, (always thinking ahead), on manipulating the picture so that each page will have the current outline. Remember when we were kids and we had those cartoon flip books? If you flipped them you had a running movie? Well that's kinda what it will be like. I am getting pretty excited about creating this book.

I am hoping to have some other projects to show you soon. I had to work all day today and will be working tomorrow (saturday) also. Sunday I hope to have some craft time.

Football - MN Vikings - what are they thinking? I will be honest, I am not thrilled to have Favre on our team, but they (the MN Vikings staff) didn't ask me, so I will have to live with it. Now all I have to say is "PROVE yourself, Favre." - "Don't whine when you get a little scratch." - "Go Favre". You just don't know how hard it was for me to say that last line. Well, we'll see what he does tonight.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

God Bless the USA

Okay, so as most of you know, I am still a newbie to blogging. I was told I should blog at least once a week, but daily would be better. Well, daily is probably going to be impossible, but I will try the best I can.

I am a fanatic of anything Red, White and Blue and anything to do with America, USA. In fact, my dining room is decorated entirely of red, white and blue. My daughter had told her finance that when she goes into the dining room she thinks of it as a big firecracker. My husband says I don't have enough wall space to add anymore, so therefore I should take something down everytime I get something new. I just rearrange. I just make sure it all fits.

Anyway, now to why I am writing this. I wanted to make a cake plate. I went to a thrift store and bought a glass candle holder and a glass plate. I used my cricut to cut out God Bless the USA and some images from my Stand and Salute cartridge using vinyl. Actually, I used contact paper I got from the dollar store. Do you think I am frugal? I then adhered the vinyl to the plate and used my glass etching to apply to the open areas of the vinyl. After the glass was etched I used E6000 to attach the plate to the candle holder and voila...a cake plate for under $3. I just love it.

Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tummy Talk

Okay, here it is. I created a word book for my daughter. She is going to have a baby in January, and I thought it would be neat to take a picture every month (hopefully) on the same date of the month so I can keep up with the progress. She lives in CO and too far from me to be able to see her when I want. Anyhow, I created a word book with my cricut that spells out TUMMYTALK. Each month there will be a picture and some journaling. I will post updates and she sends me pics. Here are the first 2 months...I hope you enjoy! I am a bit behind on this but I am waiting for her August pic and info. I should be up to date by September 11th.

If you wish, you can download the cut file here.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Blue Angels

My future son-in-law took this photo and gave it to us in a beautiful frame. This was the best airshow so far.