Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Packing up and moving

There's been some changes on the home front and my craftroom had to be turned back into a bedroom.
Holey Smoleys!!!! Oh where oh where, will I SQUEEZE my crafts.....when you've had a whole room for several years...WOWZA! your crafts really... really... multiply and spread out...................
My Mom has agreed to give up a 1/4 of her "Quilt Room". Smile, on my face!!!! there will be a lot of weeding out and DECLUTTERING!!!! . My crafts are all packed and for the last two days I've been trying to figure out where and how to put the furniture. Between my Moms sewing stuff ( she's a Quilter) and my crafts....it almost seemed impossible. It's night time now and I think I finally have it laid out. I thought I could get this done in 3 days but I've wasted 2 days just moving furniture around.Tomorrows my last day before I have to go back to work. Theres no way I can get all her sewing and my crafting supplies in their proper places. We're going to have to live with this disastrous mess for another week. IT'S A MESS!!!!! theres sewing and craft stuff through out the whole house. Did I mention that Halloween is just around the corner and then its Thanksgiving and Christmas..........I want to just CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


TA DA!!!!!after 3 months of working on these tags for my co-workers I am FINALLY finished.
I made nurses tags in the past but I used the Cricut and the Paper dolls carts and with all that layering and lamination... they didn't last. There were too many layers to laminate it properly. So over the years I've tried to think of something better...Lettering Delights to the rescue!!! with LD and my silhouette and a printer I can PRINT & CUT now!!! WAAHOO!!!!! perfect lamination and if I must say... I LOVE these nurses tags BETTER!!!! more of a variety. As you'll see......
The tags are 4.5"w x 5.25"h
the nurses range from 3.87"w x 2.16"w  to  4.05"h x 3.14"w
the syringe is 3.04"w x .75"h ( found in the silhouette store)
heartbeat is pieced together to go across the card and is in the silhouette store.

Lettering Delights: Stringbean Moms
                            Stringbean Dads
                            Stringbean Sons
                            Millions of Mums

I printed the tags on Recollections 64lb white cardstock.(8.5 x 11 I turned the tags sideways, so I could get two printed- I just printed them and cut them out myself)
I used my Epson Artisan 1430 printer(each printer varies) setting:
 Text only- Paper -8.5 x 11- Presentation Paper Matte

Skin tones - R G B
white - 254-223-211
Hispanic - 225-184-153
Black - 139-69-19

mini minc machine set to 4- ran it thru twice.

In the past I took the tags to Office Depot to laminate.....cha ching....that got expensive.
Now, I have a mini Minc machine and laminated them myself! HUGE SAVINGS!!!!!
I was at JoAnns a few weeks ago and SCORE (sort of) I found Scotch Laminating 100 Pouches 5ml.
I had a coupon 40% off......NOPE!!!! NO COUPON can be used its considered a "door buster". What the "H" is a door buster?  Special products they sell.... the price was $39.99 plus tax thats still a great price per sheet.
I had 20 tags so I took 10 laminating sheets and cut them down to 5.25"w x 6"h. I can get two tags per sheet and I saved the excess for future projects.

How did I create these adorable nurses???? there was a lot of:  ungroup, weld, crop, group,delete, slice, erase and playing around with those dots(when you double click on an object they appear). So in other words your on your own...Good Luck!

the tags above are not laminated. I didn't think I'd be able to take a good picture because of the glare afterwards.
heres what it'll look like afterwards. sorry about the glare (I tried to block the light) I left about a  3/8" border around the tag. PERFECT!!!!


At work the nurses have these carts with computers on them and the carts have a ridge near the computer screen that the tags will sit in and the screen will keep them propped up.
I'll take them in tomorrow and hopefully get them all passed out by next week. These are just for the shift I work on, the other shift is going to want them and to keep harmony in the work place I will make them BUT after the holidays. These were time consuming and I have to get started on my holiday projects.

I created a link "nurses tags" on the right side of my blog so you can see all the nurses tags.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Birthday card

Birthday card I made for my nephew. I think he'll like it...where does the time go.
 found the phrases in the silhouette store, I cut the layers out of cardstock (its not a print n cut).

I don't think I've lost my MO-JO....I think it got misplaced in the rearranging/organizing my craftroom.  While making this card I've decided I do NOT like how my craftroom is coming together. I was trying to get my crafts/office to share the same space and NOPE!!!! its too crowed for my crafting. I need space to spread out when crafting. So back to the drawing board and figure something else out....
LOL - I need therapy...Today I made myself go to Michaels and Hobby Lobby and I will not walk out without buying something?????? At HL I bought new blades for my cutter I won't mention
the other stuff I had in my cart and ended up putting back......at least I bought something...then I went to Michaels and ended up leaving with tape for my ATG and xyron 1.5 refill. Its not much I know... but at least its something and I do feel a little better. OK, let me go and redesign my room.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Have you found it???

:(  I have lost my MO-JO!!!
I posted a card in June and haven't really crafted since..... I have several projects started, but I'm not in the mood to finish. I'm 3/4 of the way done rearranging/organizing my craftroom but don't want to finish......
Family/friends said take a vacation.....so I did....I want to see my niece in Dallas and went to several craft stores and Ikea and The Container Store and bought NOTHING!!!! Believe Me,  I had a long wish list of things to get but changed my mind. Now its September and the holidays are quickly approaching and theres crafts I want to make but I'm just not in the mood......I watch youtube videos and save them, I check pinterest and blogs and craft sites( scrapbook.com and splitcoast stampers) and nothing interests me.
I just don't know what to do...... :(
Any suggestions????

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Anniversary card

Saw this card in the Silhouette store and I just had to get it. It's so Cute!!!
Its for my brother and sister in law's anniversary.
it'll fit in an A2 envelope. I used AC silver and gold cardstock for the toaster and adapted the pattern so I'd have an outside and inside piece of buttered toast.

 I love this toaster/card!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fathers Day cards

My daddy passed away 15 yrs ago but I still make them for everyone else.
Everything is from the silhouette store. I layered the big fish and print & cut the lil fishes.
Of course the lil fishes represent the children. Its an A2 card, I used foam tape.

this one is for my nephew who had twins 2 months ago- 1st time dad

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Birthday card

A card I made for my cousin. I used the Cricut carts. "Simply Charmed": cupcake cut @ 3.24h and used stickles for the cupcake and flame and liquid pearls for the wrapper and "From the Kitchen" the fork cut @1.13h and "Ornamental Iron" - Bite me cut @ .91h. The inside was done on the silhouette

card and envelope

its hard to see but I used the fork as an exclamation point..ha ha