Tuesday, December 29, 2009

How To: Recycle the clear plastic left-over from toy boxes (or any really)

Remeber these picture frames I made?

Well I finally found a use for them..

This plastic is from one of my DS's toy packaging.. I just ripped it out of the box
(there are some scratches, but you can't tell with the finished product)

Then I cut the plastic 3 3/4" by 3 3/4"

 then I rounded the points off with scissors

I cut a star and a flower from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, using vinyl, then placed it on my plastic and smoothed out

Place the plastic into the frame (vinyl side out, it looks better), and then I bent the prongs to hold a picture backwards so that they wouldn't show through

Then hot glue the inside of the frame where the plastic will sit
(I tried the Glue pen first, but it soaked through the wood, lol)
and place the plastic in the frame

And Ta Da!  An easy and inexpensive piece of home decor

And the other one

An update with lots of pictures

Okay, so I finally got the pictures off of my camera. 

Isn't this adorable?  My mom made it for me. (Please excuse my apparently dirty stove, didn't realize it looked like that till I went through the pictures)

Just for show, here is our tree (equipped with the salt dough ornaments we made)

This is one of the things I got my DH for Christmas.  I made him wait to open it because he couldn't figure out what it was while it wrapped.  The picture itself had came in a tube, and he had seen that, so when when it was wrapped in the frame, it threw him for a loop.

Here it is hanging.  This was taken in June of this year, on our trip to California to see my DH family, I had never been to the Grand Canyon, so he took me.

Guess what I got for Christmas?  Yay a Cricut!

This is one of the scrapbook pages I made using the cricut
(that thing on my sons head is shorts from Build-A-Bear, I was at work, and these are the pictures I came home to, my DH thought it was hilarious)

Here is the first page I made with my cricut, the letters are from Opposites Attract.

I made this one awhile ago, just thought it was cute.

I am working on some more projects, so stay in touch!

Monday, December 28, 2009

New Signature

Like it?  Thank you to Becca at Blue Cricket Design for showing how to do this!

Been lazy, er busy

I got a Cricut for Christmas, so I have been working on some scrapbook pages, as well as an invitation template for my sons 6th Birthday party. I will be posting those soon.

Since it's that time of the year again to make resolutions for the New Year, here are mine:

  • Take lots of pictures and make a scrapbook for 2010 (the scrapbook I've been working on is just a collection of the past 8 years since I just scrap as I come across pictures)
  • Post regularly on this blog
  • Try out lots of new ideas
  • Buy a house (and have my own craft room)
  • Start up an Etsy shop (so I can quit my job and become a full time crafter [lol])
  • Get into shape (of course) my DH got me the Wii fit Plus
That's what I got so far, what are some of your New Years Resolutions?