Beautiful Bookworm & Smile {Scrapbooking}

Hi folks, hope you all are having or had a great weekend! I sure did. I snatched up a really nice buffet/credenza at an estate sale and got to sit down and scrap.
Oh My Goodness it was great to finally get some scrapping done! FYI I'm a scrap-a-holic & a  picture taking fanatic! My favorite subjects to photograph are my children-of course.
My oldest daughter is a serious bookworm! She is a self proclaimed geek/nerd. Some parents are fussing at their kids to, "Come pick up your toys". I'm fussing for her to pick up her books.

 She wanted to do a photo shoot that showcased her geeky/nerdiness and her love of reading in her new favorite graphic T. We had so much fun taking these pictures. They grow so fast.

This year for my little one's birthday, her Dad and I surprised her at school with cupcakes! This was a  big deal to me because her previous schools didn't allow outside food in so this was her first time sharing cupcakes with the class.

She is my "smiley" child. Always smiling and giggling.

I am so in love with the newest lines from My Minds Eye- I.want.them.all. Their stuff used to be too busy for me. But for my birthday this year my friend sent me the Sunshine Collection and I adored it. I went to a convention a few weeks ago and snatched a few pieces from  new Indie Chic Collection.

Materials Used for LO/1:
                                            ~Sunshine "Forever" Classified Paper
                                            ~Sunshine "Two of Us" Damask Paper
                                            ~Sunshine "Lovely" Plaid Paper
                                            ~Sunshine "Memories" Blossoms Paper
                                            ~Sunshine "Memories" Buttons
                                            ~Sunshine "Forever" Decorative Brads
                                            ~Sunshine "Sunshine"Decorative Brads
                                            ~Sunshine "Two of Us" Pearls
Kraft Paper-not sure of the manufacturer
Kaiser Kraft Basic Pearls Yellow
Creative Memories Corner Rounder
Materials Used for LO/2
My Minds Eye Indie Chic
~Ginger "Direction" Brocade Paper
~Ginger "Pictures" Damask Paper
~Ginger "Travel" Tulips Paper
~Ginger "Adventure" Bouquet Paper
~ Direction Layered Stickers
~Direction Buttons
 ~Sunshine "Two of Us" Pearls

Who is your favorite paper manufacturer?
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DIY Family Subway Art

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I have been a fan of subway art for a while now and I’ve wanted a custom piece with special words for my family. Most of the blogland tutorial’s I’d seen were too involved. Until I came across this pin on Pinterest. She designed her subway art using her cricut and MS word. **AH HA MOMENT**  I could DIY one using my Cricut Expression and a software program called Make the Cut!
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First I spray painted the 11 x 14 canvas board purchased from Hobby Lobby black.
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While the canvas dried I went to work on laying out the words using the Make the Cut software. The software can no longer be purchased to use with Cricut but if you have any other di-cut machine your golden!
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Being that I have two girls’, I have a good a mount of pink vinyl so I used it to make the stencil.You can use any color.
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I wanted to use white for the letters but didn’t have any and didn’t want to go to the store to get any. I left the heart in LOVE covered because I wanted it red and sparkley, so that I could use red & red stickles to make it.  You can see where the vinyl didn’t stay adhered to the canvas so it leaked thru. I’ll leave it as if for now.
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Office Chair Pink-over

Hello again blog land, Today I’m showing a quick and easy project. I got the inspiration from a pin on Pinterest. You can see it here. I have 4 UGLY office chairs I need to recover in my house. I started with E’s first cause it looked like the easiest one to do and I want to be done with her room pink-over.


I started out by taking the back and seat off. I laid each piece on the floor on top of the fabric and eyeballed about two inches out. Fro the seat I just cut a square and started stapling away.


For the back I tried to cut the fabric more to it’s shape. I then pinned the two pieces together and sewed a all the edges except for the bottom. On the bottom I did a zig zag stitch to hem it.


Next I added bow’s using some polka-dotted ribbon to cover up the over hang on the sides and to “cute” it up a bit.


I had to add a little bling! I wanted to use rhinestones but my i-rock tool is broken. To make the E I used my Expression and some vinyl to make a stencil. Then I used modge podge to fill in the E and sprinkled very fine glitter over it, removed the vinyl stencil.



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