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Rhinestone shirt


For Christmas I got a Silhouette Rhinestone starter kit. I could not wait to make a school spirit shirt for my daughter.

First I purchased the rhinestone letters that I wanted from the silhouette store.


Then I arranged the letters in the Silhouette studio software.


I decided to just do the GE since it was my first time using the rhinestones. Even just the 2 letters took a lot of rhinestones. I cut the letters out of the rhinestone template material.


Then I added the various sized rhinestones.


You cover the rhinestones with the transfer tape that comes with the kit and finally you cover it with a pressing cloth and iron it onto your shirt. The transfer tape works the same as the vinyl transfer tape, but it is heat resistant, so it will withstand the hot iron. I am very happy with how it turned out, but I will need to buy lots more rhinestones for my next project.


Turkey Shirt

I created a cute turkey ribbon shirt for a sweet little girl. I used a turkey that I downloaded from the shilouette gallery. I then hand sewed ribbon to the shirt to make the feathers.

I cut the turkey out on my wishblade. I ironed the turkey over the ribbon. I know who will be the best dressed at Thanksgiving!


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Cookie Monster party


It’s hard to believe that my little cookie monster is 2! After seeing a messy cookie face a million times I decided to do a cookies and milk party.  What is a cookie party with out the cookie monsterSmile

I used tissue paper wadded up to make my 3D door sign for the party.


After naptime the birthday boy was excited to see all his cookie monster decorations.


The guests enjoyed cookies and cupcakes with milk. I set out ice cream for the guests to create their own ice cram sandwiches too. I created labels for the cookie jars by using chalkboard vinyl.


My favorite was the icebox cake made from a Martha Stewart recipe.


I used a cake pan to create this special jello mold.


The children dined on milk crates and helped create the table runner.


Everyone went home with boxed up goodies, recipe cards and a mini cookie jar with cookie crisp cereal.



The little kids went home with a cookie sippy cup, bowl, fork and spoon set, milk carton of goldfish and a personalized sand bucket. The older kids got a personalized cinch sac to hold all their treats from the piñata.


My favorite part was a photo op with the birthday boy sporting a milk mustache.


Getting ready for a 2nd birthday

Well I have already been busy making things for Z’s birthday on my wishblade.  Can you guess my theme?


Did you guess Cookie Monster? Z is my little cookie monster. He always has his face covered in cookies.

This bib I found at the Dollar tree.  I then searched for Cookie Monster’s face on the internet.  I found one I liked and opened in in Cut and Create.  The eyes were a little choppy, so I used the circle tool to create my own eyes they same size.  I then used this face on anything I could think of.


For the cups I used chalkboard contact paper for the mouth.  On the bowls I used outdoor vinyl to stand up to washings.


I found a hat template online and cut it out on the wishblade.  Then I made the fringe by cutting crepe paper.



I found the honey comb decorations at the party store and also added cookies face.

I also made the goody bags with Cookie’s face.  Be sure to check them out too.

Water bottle part 2

This is the last day of swim lessons for the kiddos. I like to get a small gift for the swim teacher. For years I have given them a water bottle. I usually fill them with lifesaver candy. This year I used outdoor vinyl from Pick Your Plum to decorate a dollar store water bottle. I put the name of our favorite swimming hole that I cut out on my wishblade.




Birthday and initial shirts

I made two shirts for a sassy little girl who is celebrating her birthday today.


I started by washing the shirt and fabric. Next I created the design in Silhouette Studio.


Next I ironed heat and bond to the fabric and then cut out the design on my wishblade. I made a tiny one for a hair clip.


I also made a shirt with her initial.


Can’t wait to see pics of the birthday girl in her shirt.

H2O bottles

Last year I came up with a neat gift idea for coaches and teachers. I used vinyl to personalize waterbottles that I found at the Dollar Tree.


Using the shilouette software I typed in the teachers name and then cut it out of vinyl. I use painters tape to keep the letters evenly spaced as I transfer it onto the bottle. You can also use craft punches to cut out shapes to decorate the bottle. I also made these for my whole family. We have washed them many times and have not had any problem with the vinyl peeling off. I do suggest a block style font. I used a curly font for my daughter’s bottle and it was hard to adhear straight and not rip.

Bunny Birthday Bash-decorations

I believe that decorations set the mood for the party.  With that said I like to go a little overboard with decorations, to make my house look party ready.

For this party I put my wishblade to work.  It was cutting tons of cute bunnies for me.  I used some bunnies as hanging decorations or garland.


I also used what was supposed to be a card to make a birthday banner.


I rolled strips of tissue paper around my fingers to make the roses for the #11, flower arrangement and the ball o flowers.


I also made tissue paper flowers to add punches of color.


I let the kids decorate some plastic eggs with stickers and used them around the house.


The best part of this party is that I am able to enjoy the decorations for a few weeks until Easter.  Then we will get ready for our 1st Communion.

Bunny Birthday Bash-invites

My little girl is turning 11 and she is crazy about bunnies, so she asked for a bunny party.  This is the perfect time of year to get bunny items, I just wish her birthday was after Easter, so I could get stuff on clearance.  Oh well!

I found a bunny invite that I liked on the internet.  I love how the bunnies are peeking around the edge of the card.

Bunny Buds Children's Birthday Party Invitations

I thought it would be easy to create on my wishblade.  Luckily the shilouette store had lots of bunnies for me to choose from and for 99 cents it is a steal.


I choose the top bunny and cut a page of bunnies and hair bows out of 3 different patterned papers.  Then I made in invitation in word and printed it on cardstock.  Finally I glued the bunnies on and trimmed off the excess.  I think they turned out very cute!


Let’s get ready to crop!

All weekend I have been getting ready to attend a Create Memories Celebrate crop. I think this will be my 6th year I have attended. I spent the whole weekend doing a modified version of a Power Layout that I learned from a Creative Memories consultant when I started to scrapbook. By laying out your pages ahead of time, you need to take less stuff. If you scrapbook, you know you can never talk all your stash with you. Here is how I prepare for a crop.

First print out the pictures you will use. I think this is the most time consuming part of scrapbooking. My husband takes beautiful picture and it is so hard to narrow them down. After you get your photos they are all jumbled up. Note to photo printing companies: put the pictures in the order we send them. I hate having to go through the pictures and put them in order. Then I group the pictures and put them in piles on my floor. I use a sticky note to mark the date and to group pictures together.


Then I put the picture in an accordion file, to keep then organized and portable.

Next I lay out a bunch of cardboard squares. You usually get these from paper pads or page protector packs. If you look around your stash you will find them. I put down the groups of pictures that will go on each page.


Then I choose a layout. I am a big fan of Becky Fleck’s page maps. You can copy the entire layout or just use parts of it. I print out the maps and put them on index cards. Then I can just put them with my layout, so I remember what I was going to do.

One page at a time, I select and cut paper, ribbon and embellishments. While I am doing this step I use sticky notes to jot down titles and anything else I want to remember to add. On a notepad I make lists of items I need “to buy” and titles or things “to make “ on the wishblade. This makes it easy to do all my computer work at one time.


Finally I use my wishblade to create titles and embellishments.


At the crop all I need to do is adhere everything to the page. This leaves more time to talk to my friends and enjoy myself. No more stressing that I left the perfect thing at home.

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