Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Introducing the newest member of my family - Alexander

Angel 04/20/14 Easter Sunday
Angel 04/22/14
Angel and Alexander 04/22/14
Alexander was due on May 14 but he made an early appearance on April 22, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.!  He weighed in at 6 lbs. 8 ozs and is 20 inches long.  He and Mom are doing great and have already had so many visitors and we can't wait to have them home.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thank you Penny Duncan!!

I had sent a question to Penny Duncan and to Bird at Bird's Cards asking about a sun bonnet sue pattern for SCAL and Penny made one for me and sent me the pattern!  I can't wait to try this one out.  My Mother used to make these quilts all the time and I want to try to fix some cards with a quilt design and send to some of my family who either got these quilts made by her or remember her making them!  Thank you Penny for making me want to create something and actually look forward to doing it!  I could cut these patterns out by hand but it takes a little longer.  With the efile I can cut a bunch and have them on hand in about the same time it would have taken me to cut one with scissors.  If there is anyone out there who has not visited these two ladies' blogs please visit and see all the beautiful creations they make and share with us.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Diaper Motorcycle

Thom's Diaper motorcycle and other items and Sweetapril's diaper motorcycle  These are two sites I checked out while trying to come up with a motorcycle cake for Angel's shower.  These sites both have good instructions and pictures and Thom's site has all kinds of other things to make with diapers for a baby shower.  My pictures do not even do justice to this!  Thankfully it looks better in real life and it is not an expert creation but I think Angel will like it.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Baby Whale from Designs on Cloud 9

This is the start of the design on my future great grandson's wall.  My granddaughter wants whales and it is so hard to find anything with whales on it.  I found this cute whale design on  I sized it to 18 inches long for the big one and a little over 11 inches tall and I don't remember what the small one is sized at, and cut it with my Cricut and SCAL. I ordered vinyl from Vinyl Expressions and that is what these are cut from.  It was very hard for me to get the two layers together and ended up cutting the bottom layer to fit under the top instead of going all the way to the top and that is what you can see across the middle and not so much the vinyl being buckled or wrinkled but there are a few bubbles in it that I didn't get out but overall it doesn't look too bad (at least from far away).  I am going to try to cut waves to go on the bottom and maybe a sun and a few clouds for the sky.  IF I get that done I will post future pictures of the final scene. This is the first time I have used vinyl so I don't guess it is too bad.