Friday, August 29, 2008


I call these SCRAPBLOCKS...

(Probably should have turned the blocks around before I took the picture, so the letters were going the same way)

I finally finished making my scrapblocks. I love them! I saw these in someone's house and attempted to make them myself and it worked. I tried to find a tutorial online on how to make these and I couldn't really find what I was looking for. So I wanted to share with you how to make them if you wanted to. The following is an attempted tutorial.

First, I went and bought a 4x4 from Lowes. Then my husband cut the wood into blocks for me.

Then the sanding began. I tried to sand them by hand, but that made my hand sore and took a long time. So I went and bought a sander. I have to say that I love power tools. The sander was awesome and made the sanding so much easier.

After I sanded the blocks, I wiped off each block so they were clean and there was no more sand dust on them.

Then the fun started! I measured different papers to each side of the block and measured my pictures out. Added embellishments. I used mod podge to glue the papers down and then I put another coat of mod podge over the paper, so it is more durable. I put a letter on each block that spells out "family" when the blocks are all stacked together.

Overall, this is a cute project and I enjoyed making them.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vanilla Joy Craft Giveaway

Vanilla Joy is having an awesome craft giveaway. Click here to go check it out!

Holiday Cards

This is about the time that I start thinking about the holiday cards that I will be making and sending out to all of my friends and family. I like to start it early so I am done with it by the time the holidays start (it doesn't always go that way though...) Check out some of these christmas cards that I have made. I am trying to decide which one I would like to make for my christmas cards. What do you do for holiday cards? Do you order photo cards online, buy cards, or make your own?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Freezer Paper Stencils

I saw these freezer paper stencils on Grace Violet yesterday and she has a link to the tutorial here.

Yeah, the tutorial today is not from me, but I love this idea. It is super cute and easy! At least it looks easy - I have to go buy my freezer paper today and try it out on my kids plain t-shirts.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Birthday Card Set

We are still here!! Summer has ended and the school year has started. Check out our Etsy Shop to see the newly added Birthday Card Set. The set includes 5 birthday cards that are blank on the inside and envelopes for each card.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sisters and Baby

I just wanted to share some new photo mats that I did for some gifts. They are so easy to do and so nice. I just purchased a cricut machine and I am LOVING it. It makes cutting out lettering and flowers so easy and quick. I am still new to it and just playing around. I can't wait to go out and buy some new cartridges.

Twilight Bookmark

For all of those Edward and Bella fans out there, I made this really cute bookmark. I should have made it a little bit more narrow but I think it still turned out cute and so easy to make.