Sunday, October 24, 2010

22 days

This month's challenge at Scrap Our Stash is to do "that" layout. You know the one that you have been putting off for a while. I knew as soon as I read the challenge, that this would be my layout. I have been putting this one off for three years since my twins were born. They were in the NICU for 22 days and to this day, seeing pictures of them in the NICU with all the wires and tubes, makes me very emotional. I think that it was mommy guilt. You know, when you feel bad about things you can't control. I couldn't do anything to help them get home. I felt bad about leaving my older son to visit the twins, and I felt bad when I had to leave the hospital to go home and take care of my older one. We were very blessed to have two healthy babies, but they were too small to come home! Our hospital said that they had to weigh at least 5 lbs before they could be discharged. I never thought that I would be so happy over an ounce, but every gain made us happy, and every one lost would just be heartbreaking. It was just a very emotional time for me. So I had put this layout off for long enough! I was surprised at how easy I got through this one! Now maybe I can focus on getting some more of their photos in an album.

I hid the journaling on this layout, kinda personal. I used the brackets for the pull tab. I used the LYB Safari line, EK Success slim line punch, and my Cricut for the title. The chipboard accents are from American Crafts. Even though this one was a tough challenge for me, I like how it turned out. Happy crafting!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Silhouette Pumkin with Cricut Cuts!

I had an accident while carving my pumpkin this weekend! I had tried to make my own Batman stencil and I messed up a cut and accidently cut him out! Next year I will have to take a little more time to draw it out. I didn't want to waste the pumpkin, but it had a big hole in it. So I came up with a way to salvage it. I cut out the house and ghost from Happy Hauntings out of some cardstock that I don't ever use. (It used to be black, but had faded. Perfect for this project!) I glued it to some parchment paper and put it inside the pumpkin. I would suggest using a battery operated light inside to keep anything from catching on fire. I had cut out some more to add to it, but the hole was too small. I think that I will add the fence and the tree back to it now that I know it looks a little sparse. I will update with some more pictures when I get it finished! Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New addition to my craft studio!!!!

I am so excited for the newest addition to my craft studio! I just bought a new embroidery machine! I am so stinkin excited! But now everyone will know what they are getting for Christmas!!! I will post pictures as soon as I can! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Trick or Treat Candy Jar-Altered Frappachino Bottle

I saw on the Cricut message board that someone had used vinyl to alter a jar, filled it with candy corn, and had a very cute, easy gift! I decided to use some of my vinyl scraps and alter some frappachino bottles. These are just too fun and easy to make! I did decorated the top with an epoxy sticker, added some American Crafts Ribbon, and surprisingly a whole bag of candy corn! Trick or treat is cut from the Happy Hauntings cartridge cut at 1 1/4 inches. Hope you enjoy! Happy crafting!