Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Plates

Hello! Welcome to my blog!! Just a quick post today showing the custom plates I made for Easter. These were made with contact paper and put on a glass plate, and then on a charger.

I made the "He Lives" word art on my computer....

 And I found this adorable art from the French and Sparrow blog.

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Happy Easter!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

St. Patrick's Day DIY Custom Plates

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My timing is really off for this post to be helpful for St. Patrick's Day this year, BUT I wanted to post this anyway. I love the custom plates I had made in the past for Halloween and Valentine's Day and wanted to make the plates for other holidays too, so here is my version of St. Patrick's Day. I made these plates by printing on clear contact paper, attaching the contact paper to a glass plate, and then placing that plate on a charger. Check out my Halloween plate post for the tutorial...(click on pic)

 I made some word art for one of the plate designs. If you are using words, remember to flip them as the contact paper goes on the bottom of the plate. 

Here is the word art. Right click, save and paste to your favorite publishing program. Adjust size.

The plates that work out the best are the more simplified. I don't know if you noticed in the above picture that the words smudged a bit. The clover image from Graphics Fairy worked out lovely. I grabbed the frame from there as well. 

Check out the Valentine plate post to see how I interchange the plates from season to season. 
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Woodland Valentine Cards

I wanted to make some unique cards to give out at school on Valentine's Day. I love this free Woodland Critter file I found via Pinterest called In The Woods by Harper Finch - check out website...

One little critter (the squirrel) on here was found on this website.
After printing the images on card stock and cutting them out, I inked around the edges.
Thank you for stopping by! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Move Forward Quote

This quote is from a talk titled "You Can Do it Now!" by Dieter F. Uchtdorf . It is important to not think we have failed because some areas in our lives are not perfect. Life is full of challenges but through those challenges we grow, even though we may stumble. This quote relates to one of my favorite analogies of getting bucked off a horse. What do you do?  Get up, shake off the dust and then, get back up on that horse again. Your destiny is not determined by the hurdles, the bumps in the road or the wild ride you may be on - you determine your destiny through your determination to not let those challenges stop you in your tracks. RISE UP, DUST YOURSELF OFF AND MOVE FORWARD!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine Paper Candy Bouquet

Hello! Welcome to my blog! 
I made these bouquets for a surprise Valentine that I left at the recipients door. These are paper hearts with conversation hearts inside of them. 

I printed the hearts out on different colored cardstock. I used a hot glue to glue the hearts together making a pocket so I could add a few candies to each one, and then gluing the bottom shut after inserting a skewer. 

For the base I used a large soup tin, put plaster in the bottom for weight, and glued a styrofoam ball in the bottom to insert the heart skewers. I filled the can with shredded paper.

The paper hearts I made had a spiritual message on the backside that are below if you would like to used them.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Woman of God Survival Kit

 Hello! Welcome to my blog! I made this gift last year and didn't have to time to post it on my blog in time for Christmas. I have given this gift to people that I work closely with at church over the years. Although I hope they find value in the gift, I know that I always benefit from it as I ponder the analogies and lessons with each item. Here is what I put in the gift....

 1. Love the Lord with all your heart - HEART ORNAMENT

2. Reflect on your divine nature - MIRROR.

3. Draw close to your Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ - PEN AND PAPER

4. Don't waster energy - FLORESCENT BULB

5. Feast on the delicious fruit - MINI FRUIT PIE


*Quotes from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leaders*

Wrap it up pretty and there you go!!

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

DIY Photo Christmas Card

Hi! Welcome to my blog! I haven't been on my blog for months, and now two posts in two days. Christmas must be just around the corner!! I wanted to share the card I made for this year. The details of the fonts and dings I used are in the picture below.

And here is the background.... Put a nice deep red border around it to make it pop!

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