Friday, December 31, 2010

Gift idea for Guys

I rescued the little ice chest for our storage building and added some vinyl as a personal touch for my brother.  He loved it!.  It was a really simple process I used my Gypsy and School box for the lettering, and My  Community page 44 oil derrick and pump jack.  The lettering is red vinyl (cut at 3 inches) and the oilfield equipment is black vinyl (cut at 4 inches).  It made a great gift; my brother was impressed with the project.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New toys are a lot of fun!

I got a Your Story Photo for Christmas.  This is my first project using it.  I used a Creative Memories cutting die to cut a window out of the front cover.  Dd1 loves to look at the horse she got to ride last yer.  I added a title using Gypsy Font for the words, Gypsy Wandering for the heart and My Community for the road and the horse.  I matted the photos and double sided the paper so the mini album would have the look of a storybook.  Dd1 really loves her book!! 

I found the Your Story Photo very easy to use.  The instructions were well written and the machine performed as expected.  After using the Your Story it cooled quickly so I could put it back in my scrapbook tool box.  If you do not have a Your Story Photo I highly recommend you get one!! 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gift box for Magizine Challeng

I made this box to hold a special gift for my DD.  I used Tags Bags & Boxes for the box.  I used Christmas for the tree branches and the red ribbon; My Community for the doll; Celebrations for the presents; 3 Birds for the lights and Very Merry Tags for the candy canes.  I cut about 50 branches at 3/4" from 2 shades of green and glued them to the box base on 3 sides.  I left the back plain so I can add a tag.  I cut the lights then colored them with markers and added Glassy Accents to the light bulbs.  I then cut and colored the doll and presents.  I glued the lights, ribbon, doll and presents to the tree then added I-rock gems to the tree for a touch of bling.  Finally I tied a gold wired edge ribbon through the hole in the top so I can hang the box from the tree.