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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hanukkah clip art

On Friday Night we are going to some friends for a Chanukkah celebration. Even though we celebrate Christmas, I can't wait to share in their traditions. Here are some Hanukkah jpgs for your crafting needs.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just another food craft - Christmas

Isn't this so cute too. I'm sure it could be made with lots of goodies. I'm thinking the head part could be cute as a peppermint patty!

Here's where I found it...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Looking for another type of monogram?

I've been using the font Monotype Sorts2 for Monograms. I like the clean lines - it looks great on plates and platters! Youcan Google it and find it free in many places!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blog Candy

This is just a serendipidous giveaway, not realated to anything in particular. I am gifting the DVD Chitty Chitty Bang Bang DVD - new never opened. Just leave a comment in this post for a chance to win it...Great for kids/grandkids!! Have fun!
The random winner is:

danischuelke at yahoo dot com

Monday, November 22, 2010

More and More Patterns

These patterns are so fun to cut with vinyl and add great dimension to your projects. Have fun!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Which should I make

I can't decide which to make for Thanksgiving , They are all so dang cute...just ideas, I've gotten from around the web.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Stainelss steel wine holders

I got quite a few of these to make and sell this year. I really like the combination of the stainless steel and the monogram. The ribbon pulls it all together. they are not insulated, but I think they make a really great table presentation. The font I used is KK Monogram.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Another incredible idea: apple cups

Ok, present these at Thanksgiving and you are truly nominated for the Martha-wanna-be award. These are incredibly creative and look delicious...
I found them here:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cookie Plates

I've been working hard on these cookie plates. They are called disposable, reusable plates - so kind of a light weight plastic. They came with the polka dots on them!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another adorable site

You have to check out this site. "Easy Cupcakes" - what adorable ideas... just what i like - crafting and eating!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Patterns, Patterns everywhere

Here are just some cool patterns I've picked up along the way. Great for cutting in vinyl! Let me kow what you do with them!

Friday, November 12, 2010

My turn at a charger

Here is a Christmas Charger I made....I won't be making any more. I just couldn't get into the groove of it. I enjoy doing other things more, so we'll call this my one and only...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank a veteran today!


New Method for HTV users

Ok, HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) users I found a great new method/tool for making HTV items. While ironing HTV on my kitchen table and cardboard, I knew I needed a good surface to iron on, you cannot use an ironing board becasue you need more pressure than the ironing board can bear. I tried putting my cookie sheet underneath and it came out great. I went out to buy a cookie sheet just for HTV application ** no greasy cookie residue!
I just put the cookie sheet under the item (still using my kitchen table), but it helps transfer the heat from the bottom too. Of course I got the kind of cookie sheet without edges, and I was able to find the flat kind that was truly flat and did not have the insulated layer on it. I've only done 3 shirts with it, but I think they came out better, because you get a heat source from the bottom as well (the cookie sheet gets quite hot), just like a heat press.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The cutest project

I saw this project and just had to share. So simple, yet so elegant too!
I found it here:

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving graphics

Here are some cut Thanksgiving graphics for your cutting projects. To get the graphics, just click on the picture you want and then right click and click on "Save As".

Friday, November 5, 2010

Owl cookies

My son and his friend had a "hoot" making these cookies. These are samples I had for them so they would know how to put them together.
Store bought sugar cookies
chocolate chips
oreo (chocolate sandwich cookies)
canned frosting
whole cashews
square mini cookie (I used an Oreo crisp from the 100 calorie packs) - you could also use chex cereal, etc.
These are my ingredients:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hey Foodies check this out...

I just found this blog. You know I love cute food things and great food. This is a great blog!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Some fall charger/plate patterns

Here are some fall plate patterns. I'd love to see how you use them!

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Christmas plate graphics

I made up these plate templates for Christmas!