Sunday, November 27, 2011

Black Friday deals

      So I was one of the crazy people that took the challenge and went Black Fiday shopping.Crazy me right!!!! Well I am super glad I did.I actually got everthing I wanted.AND my hubby went with me. Great, great man he is!! 

     Well, N e ways on to my craft deals.I got 7 Cricut Lite cartridges for $12.99 each and I also got An Expression for $119.00. The carts I got were Sugar and Spice, Splish Splash, Slumber Party, Hoot N' Holler, Handy Man, Dude!, and Block Party. With the expression I got Classic font and Playtime. I have been wanting an Expression for a long time. Oh, I forgot to say where I got them.I got them at Menards.For those that do not have one it is a home improvement store.They had many more carts than I got but I didnt want hubby to kill me. Since we were suppose to be shopping for the kiddies and all.  Sorry about the lighting on the pics but I had to take them with my cellphone. My 4 year old decided to throw my camera and well it broke.Just put new batteries in it, too!
     Well, Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 21, 2011

My refurbished bassinet project

     I recieved an old bassinet from freecycle and decided I would refurbish it for my new grand baby.Boy!Was it ever UGLY. For those that are not sure what Freecycle is, it is a online site that you can sign up for to give things away you no longer need or too get items you may need that others have.Keeps things out of the city dumps.Recycle, Reuse!!!!!But anyway back to the bassinet I put my brain to work and this is what I came up with.The first three pics are the ugly before ones and the last three are the finished pics.

Monkey Baby Shower Banner

     This is the banner I am making for the baby shower I am co-hosting in February 2012.Soon my very first grandchild will be here.I am super excitied. I can't seem to stop working on the shower.I know its not until February ,but I am in charge of all the decorations and my brain won't stop working.

 Thanks for stopping by an checking out my projects. There will be more to come as my brain puts them out.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Monkey invitations for a baby shower

    These are the invitations that I am making for the baby shower I am co-hosting for my grandson.As soon as I was told the theme I got right to work.I started brainstorming and this is what I came up with. I didnt want the same old style so I went with the sleeve type envelope.I am hand cutting all the monkeys myself.  I haven't fully completed them.I still have to print the pages with all the information about the baby shower, but I think they turned out pretty good.
     I would have made a video for them but I do not have equipment at this time to do so.Maybe in the near future, that will be my next experiment.

The measurements are:

    Card base:  3 3/4 x 5 1/4
    top layer:     3 1/2 x 5

    Sleeve:         8 1/4 x 5 3/4
    top layer:      5 x 3 6/8

                 Front view of the invitations and sleeves

  Back view of invitations: this where you would place the cards for stores you are registered at for the gifts

                         Sleeve before assembly

       Thank you to all for stopping by and taking a look at my little creation.I am so glad to be back and able to start posting again.