Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Cool Down

Ah, 85 degrees and rain showers in the afternoon. I love getting out of the heat. Favorite pictures so far...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Aloha Quilt

This took a really long time to get done. Not the doing part, more the sitting on my desk and would rather be doing other things than sew this part. So my mother in law stepped in and got it finished. It took me about a week to get all the squares sewn together, then she sewed the rows and final quilt. The top is 100% cotton fabric, and the back is various fleece materials. That's to keep us nice and cozy on cold camping nights. The fleece/flannel squares were quite an ordeal to work with. My craft area looked like half a dozen stuffed animals exploded when the fabric was being cut. It will go into the tiki trailer and hopefully inspire me to get the curtains going.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Scrapping

Got some scrapping done this past week, and a little this weekend! Here are some sneaks for the August Scrapbook Sussies kit.

I finally got out my Cricut Mickey Font cartridge, and put it to use.

I bought some adorable goodies from Elle's Studio, and pulled them out this past week. So fun and cute.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


It has been hot. I mean really hot, 116 degree hot. So, we have been doing various things to keep from going stir crazy in the house. These were a hit. Now we need some birds...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Beach Pail Tutorial

Fun in the Sun Centerpiece and Cricut are having a contest where crafters share a creative project and tutorial. So here is mine! I used the Life is a Beach cartridge for all the shapes.

You will need these Cricut Shapes- yellow submarine (that is the Beatles's fan coming out!), flamingo, surfboard, crab, coral (created as a charm),3 strips of waves, and 2009 (numbers feature) I added rhinestones to the eye of the flamingo, and to the crab eyes.

More tools: Scissors, bamboo skewers, tape, hole punch

Lastly- Ribbon, sand pail, and sand

Now, turn over your shapes. Adhere the bamboo skewers with your tape. Some of the larger pieces will require two skewers.

Punch holes at the top of each number. Then thread a piece of ribbon through each number. This will be hanging on the handle of your bucket. I attached small pieces of tape to the backside of each number so they would hang flat. Thread a piece of ribbon through the coral charm. This will hang on the handle as well.
When attaching all the ribbon to the handle, I knot each piece, and then trim at the end. This way you will have consistent length throughout.

You last portion of the project is to add sand to your pail. Now, the fun part! Set up your scene by sticking in your shapes into the sand. Now you have a great table centerpiece for your luau.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Booking it

It will probably take us the whole summer to get through a book, but that's OK. Lately, our reads have been of the weekend paper and various magazines. Sometimes you need a change.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sparkle and Shine

Patriotic Trifle kicked up a notch

Swimming smiles

Her Second Fourth

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy 4th, a Little Early!

sparkly party favors

toy time

the boys

The above layouts are from the July Scrapbook Sussies kit. Full of bright colors and pretty embellishments!
Also, Audrey's birthday was featured on this hub page. Janet has tons of great party ideas for kids, it is truly endless!