Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lynx Giveaway!! is giving away a Black Cat Lynx!  I have been dreaming about this machine and I sure hope I win!!!  Oh the things I could do with this machine :). 

Go and enter the giveaway here!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

OWH Sketch #75

So, I'm on a card kick lately.  Not sure why, but it's a lot of fun to recreate these sketches.  Hope you like it!
Note to self: 1. Learn how to tie a bow.  2.  I should have went with my first instinct and embossed the black paper. 

Now off to find my lens cap.  Ciao, Ciao!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Finally....something to share :)

Hi All,
     I hope you all have a great Sunday and Father's Day!  Here in SW Michigan, it was warm and  BEAUTIFUL.  Here are some of the projects I have been working on and trying to wrap up this weekend. 

My father has since I couldn't find the YourStory machine at the right price (I got mine for such a low print it was a steal), I decided to make him some personalized stamps.  He likes personalized stuff, so I think he's going to dig these. 

Left: Dad's Initials     Right: Dad's Fraternity Leters
Then, some time back I did a RAK-Pay It Forward thingy that I got off Celeste's blog Touched by a Butterfly thinking I would have no problem getting 5 people to sign up.  BOY, was I fooled!  Only one person signed up (Jani).  And this is what she will be receiving.  (Please disregard my poor picture quality...I didn't take the time to set them up and do them the way they should be done :( ).

This is a file folder something or the other:P...the name is escaping me right now.  I have decided it needs some sort of something on the there is a button drying on my table now that I'm going to adhere to it. 

When you open it up: 

Kind of neat :P (Or atleast I think so).

This is the card that I made becaue I couldn't send this out with an empty pocket, now could I?  
I think it turned out pretty cute!  If you look closely, you can also see the first stamp that I made with my TC Stampmaker.  I love playing with that thing!!

Alright all, it's nighty night time for Nicole. Have a great night and I look forward to sharing again really soon.  Take care - Peace and Blessings!

Ciao, Ciao,

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Blog Candy Alert

Hi All,
    Celeste over at Touched by a Butterfly is offering a great blog candy in honor of summer.  Be sure to check it out. 

Ciao, Ciao,

Friday, June 17, 2011

So I've been a bit distant lately.....

and I apologize.  Closing down school this year was a lot more involved than I thought it would be.  This year, I taught in 4 buildings and 9 grades.  I'd love to say it was a breeze, but it wasn't by any account.  And now that the kids are gone, I see how many things I had to rush through just to make that crazy schedule work: papers and music are EVERYWHERE and nothing is where it's supposed to be. So my hopes are to get a lot of this mess sorted out so I can mess it up all over again next year :P.

Due to this, I haven't done much crafting and the small things I have done haven't been photographed. (The small things are mostly stamps made with my TC Stampmaker)  These mugs are an example.  My mom asked me to make something for a marathon and I had made tumblers for her and my father earlier this year (for mother's day).  She loved them and thought I should make them for the OAR Marathon Fundraiser.  She has a cousin or something that is one of the administrators...I'm not sure....ANYWHO!  So I stole their logo off their website and here's what the final project was:

I think they turned out I am very critical about my work....especially things that go to other people.  The thing that bothers me most about this project is that the text is arched upward due to the shape of the cups. Something to do with he bottom of the cup being smaller than the top. I googled it (I love that google is a verb now :P) but didn't find anything that I could do to fix it.  If you know of to fix that.....please share as I really enjoy making these for people. 

Well, thanks for stopping by. I should have another project or two up before the end of the weekend and I will try get a SVG up as well.  Many blessings!

Ciao, Ciao,