Monday, September 24, 2012

Name changes and more

I'm home today with a sick kiddo, and I started thinking. I really want to become a better blogger, but sometimes I just don't have any new scrapbooking projects to show. Lately, I have definitely been more of a crafter than a scrapbooker. I think I may change the name of the blog to reflect that. I am bouncing around a couple ideas, but if you have any, leave a comment!

With that out of the way, here is the latest craft I have been working on.

Josh and I got different sized boards at Home Depot, he cut them in half, sanded them, and stained them. I cut out the stencils using my beloved Cameo and because I was exhausted and not feeling well, the hubby aligned them and painted. After it all dried, I rolled rosettes until I thought my hands would fall off and hot glued them to the heart. I LOVE how it turned out...pun intended! But, even better, the bride loved how it turned out. I definitely CANNOT take full credit for this gorgeous piece though. The original tutorial was from Shanty 2 Chic and can be found here.

This was a combined shower/wedding present and since she knew about the sign at the wedding, I wanted to surprise her with a little something extra. So, I got some dish towels at Walmart, ironed on some Heat n Bond Ultra Hold to the back, and once again, turned to my trusty Cameo. Once more with the iron, and viola, monogrammed dish clothes! So easy, and so great looking. I'm definitely thinking Christmas gifts with how quick, easy, and cheap it was!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Night Chit Chat

I don't quite know where the time has gone...I feel like I just participated in the last Sunday Night Chit Chat, only to realize it was quite a few weeks ago! Anyway, I'm back for this week!

Picture of the hubby and I at a wedding last night.

What are you…

Reading? The Shadow Children series from Margaret Haddix. This series is SO good. Even though I teach seventh grade, I'm looking at using the first one with my remedial English class that I'm teaching this year.
Watching? It's fall, and with fall comes football! It doesn't even matter who is playing, if football is on one of the few channels we get, it is on our TV.
Listening to? Josh doing dishes and the football game.
Cooking/Baking? Nothing. My parents were visiting and my mom did leave me with a yummy apple pie. I'm also looking up soup and pulled pork recipes. I was feeling a little bored when I was doing the menu planning this week, so I pulled up Pinterest to try and find new recipes.
Happy you accomplished this week? Hmm..I got my fall wreath finished, the wedding present for yesterday, and some stuff done for school.
Looking forward to next week? Friday? The weekend? I have a REALLY rough bunch of kids this year, so I always look forward to the weekends...haha! I am looking forward to the Fall Fling on Saturday. We go to a hunting camp with Josh's family and friends and have a good time...tractor rides, food, drinks, laughs. It's a great time!
Thankful for today? My parents. They made the 5 hour trip up to watch Liam on Fri and Sat which saved us babysitting money and let us go to the wedding on Sat. I'm also thankful that they made it safely back to where they live.
***BONUS QUESTION*** You receive an unexpected large sum of money. It's a BIG number. Whats the first thing you do with it? This is unfortunately an easy question...student loans, car loans, and the credit card. If there was anything left, it would either go towards the mortgage or savings so I could leave my job and stay home with the little guy.

Scrap Fit Workout 75- Trendy Twine

I know I have been MIA for a while, but I had to make a card for a wedding I went to yesterday so I decided to play with some twine and participate in this challenge. I punched the sides of my patterned paper with a scallop punch and then wrapped the twine around it. I then tied the two ends of my twine in a knot as a little play on words with the greeting of the card. I finally tried the technique of printing journaling out, temporarily adhering my tag to the paper over the journaling, and then running it through the printer again. It turned out great! Thanks for looking!