Friday, January 24, 2014

Valentine Water Bottles

Happy Friday to you!
I have a fun Valentine's project to share with you. I have some candy to pass out to Cortney's class, but you know how you get really thirsty when  you eat chocolate?   why not pass out some pretty water bottles to accompany those sweets? I think my family thought I was crazy....the ultimate sign of wackiness. My husband said, "Honey  they are cute, but why in God's name would you decorate a water bottle?"   "Because I can", I answered. ;)  
And I did. 

I used my Silhouette to cut the straw decorations.  I used various papers and mixed and matched the patterns for a fun eclectic feel.  I added various buttons tied with string to the centers. 
I made a little "pocket" for the straw to rest in and added an SRM sticker over it.
I used a circle punch to decorate the tops too.....cause I am that nutty!  But I say, "Go Big or go home!"  

I don't know if the kids will love them as much as I loved making them, but I am really pleased with the result.  And of course now I am thinking of other "beverages" to alter! LOL!  

That's all I have today......still no cheer leading photos.  Too busy with haircuts, therapy, and cheer leading games to edit anything.  But I DO have a bit of good news!  Cort's school is starting a cheerleading group and asked if Cort would like to join.  She was so excited and of course said, "YES!"  She got her big, wide smile, and said to me, "I be on TWO teams!" 
Sweet, sweet girl of mine.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Little Spring Coming Your Way!

I had every intention of posting some of Cort's cheerleading photos from Saturday.....but it's not gonna happen!  I need a day that is longer than 24 hours to get everything I need done, finished! 
Maybe tomorrow.......
So in the mean time I have a Crafty Secret's card to share with you today. It uses a digital image from the Flower Garden set. It is a slight deviation from my regular style I think.  No glitter. No ribbon. Just this brightly colored flower, a bit of embossing, a few paint splatters, and a scattering of sequins. 
The image was printed on glossy craft paper and embossed in black.  I colored it with Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I fussy cut the flower and adhered it with dimensional foam circles. 
By the way, does anyone know what kind of flower this is?
I am a total brown thumb and know very little about flowers!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stay warm!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Owl Treat Bag

I am so thankful to have today off and regroup a bit from our very busy weekend. 
Saturday was Cortney's big game, and then that same night Brian and I went to see the play, Ghost.  We had dinner downtown and really enjoyed the play. Sunday was my "chasing" day.  A bit of shopping,  a haircut for the the boy, nails, and dinner prepared.  So today, my plan is to craft while doing a bit (a lot!) of laundry in between. 

Valentine's Day is around the corner, so I've been creating some fun projects.
I thought this owl treat box from Silhouette was just the cutest!
I love pink and cream together with just a touch of blue.  The rose was created from the Spellbinder's Rose Creations die.  The sentiment is an SRM sticker. 
I added pop dots to the eyes and glossy accents. I love how the hearts on his body are dimensional. 
Well I am off to have a productive day.....hopefully! ;) 
Have a great day!