Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Another medium I like to work on is Gourds~

This is a gourd I wood burned on. (pyrography) Now and then I pick up the wood burner and play around. Here is a gourd I cut the top off of and cleaned out. I burned the images in the gourd after using tracing paper and my image. I painted the flowers to add a little color and used shellac on the whole thing. The top is laced with leather. I hope you like it. Shari
Someone asked where I got my patterns to trace on the gourds. I looked high and low, coloring books, craftbooks at the library etc. But I finally found a book called: Designs and Patterns for Embroiderers and craftspeople.(512 Motifs from the Wm. Briggs and Company Ltd. Album of Transfer Patterns. I hope this helps.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


I received a Ms. Bright Side award from Cheryl at:

If you havn't been to her blog, check it out, she does
some awesome stuff. Thanks Cheryl!
So now I'm supposed to list 10 things that make me happy.
5 pieces of trivia about myself and pass this award on to
5 fellow bloggers.

10 Things that make me Happy:
1)God and all the blessing he's given me.
2)My husband and kids
3)My family
4)My dear cockerspaniel Maggie Mae
6)Shopping for scrapbooking stuff
7)New cricut cartridges
8)Our health and just being alive.

5 Pieces of trivia about me:
1)I like to do pyrography (wood burning)
2)I sometimes dabble in stained glass
3)I like to crochet
4)I love ghords
5)My mom is really crafty

Now I'd like to pass this award on to 5 fellow bloggers:Come and grab your award.(On the right side of my blog.
Check out these awesome blogs!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I made this to go on the wall in Deni's room

My cousins family went on vacation in New York. When she showed me the pictures, I knew I had to have copies to do something in Deni's room. My 16 yr. old daughter loves anything to do with travel.
I used Mosaic Moments Grid paper and cut the pictures in 1" squares. I love how it turned out. Eventually I'd like to get a nicer frame for it, but this will do for now. Click on pics. to make larger! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Shari

My 16 year old daughters room

I thought I'd share how I cricut'ed my daughters bedroom. She picked the colors on the wall and I helped her paint. She loves anything to do with travel and wanted a travel theme in the room.
I cut the letters out of wall pops and used different fonts for them. She loves it!! And it was very easy to do. Let me know what you think. Shari

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


We bought a new boat last summer. We took it out on the river one Sunday afternoon. My daughter was sitting in the front of the boat holding our fur baby, having a good time. The Sheriff pulled us over. They pulled along side of our boat and laughed. He said "I'm so embarrassed, I thought she was holding a baby in her arms! We all got a laugh out of it and of course I told him I had to have a picture to scrap. He also made my daughter put a life jacket on, that is why she's pouting in the pic. Let me know what you think. Your comments mean a lot to me. Shari

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lighthouse Layout

This is one of the layout's I made yesterday at my all day scrap. We had a great time, I'll post this one now. I haven't taken pictures of the other stuff I did yet.
I used Life's a Beach cricut cart. on this one. The lighthouse was cut at 9" and cuttlebugged with the tiny mosaic folder. The castle was cut at 2 1/2". I ripped to different colors of paper and inked them for the sand. The family fun cut had fish on it, but I cut them off.
I hope you like it, let me know what you think. Click on pics. to enlarge.
I also finished the cover of my mini book, scroll down to see. Thanks pinkbuggielvr. for the flowers. Shari

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm Sorry~~

I wanted to say that I'm sorry I haven't posted in so long. I appreciate all my followers and I havn't given you anything to look at in a while. Life just seems to get in the way! I'm going on an all day scrap on Sat. and I promise I'll have some new stuff to post. Thanks for bearing with me. Shari

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Check out my awesome RAK I won!!!!!!!

Oh my goodness! I won this awesome RAK from Pinkbuggielvr on the Cricut Message Board. Sherri, You are so sweet!!!! I've always wanted the Xyron 5" (I have the 2.5" but really wanted the larger one. That would have been plenty, but look at all the other stuff she sent. IT FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS!!!!! THANKS AGAIN SHERRI (pinkbuggielvr)