Monday, June 21, 2010

Etching Glass

How To Etch Glass!
Last week I came across this really cool tutorial given by Ashley over at Make It & Love It . I couldn't wait to try it! I have a Silhouette, and am still learning how to use it, so I love finding new projects that I can use it with!
(I was so anxious to get started I wasn't very good at taking step by step pictures. Whoops!)

First step is to cut your vinyl and desired design. Using the negative cut out place it on the glass. (The votives were purchased at the Dollar Tree, and they could easily be used for a drinking glasses as well!)

Using Armor Etch place it over your design, be very careful with where you place this stuff!! It is PERMANENT and CAN NOT be wiped off! Let it sit for 7-10 minutes and then rinse it off with tap water, wiping the excess amount off.

And ta da! They are kind of hard to see in the pictures but they turned out great!

This one is my favorite*!!! I am ALWAYS using my pyrex and leaving it here and there, this way with my name on it, it won't get lost! As Ashely mentioned, it is such a great idea for a wedding gift to etch the newlyweds last name on a set of pyrex.

I might be going on an etching phase, and I will be sharing ;)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I Was Featured!!!!

I am very happy and proud to share with you that I was featured on someone else's blog!!! I have been out of the loop for the past few weeks, but I am hoping that a schedule change at work will open up more time for me to blog!

Allison over at House of Hepworths


Featured me on her Hookin' Up #7 link party! Every week she hosts a link party for everyone to come together and share their wonderful ideas. She picks her top favorites that linked up from the week before and she picked me as one of them, featuring my How To Make A Wine Cork Wreath post!

I am so thankful and feel honored to have been featured by Allison! I have been following her blog for awhile and her ideas are genius... here are a few of my favorite:

Of course this list could go on forever, but I will restrain myself. Don't be surpirsed when you see my versions of these! I can't wait to  steal  borrow these brilliant ideas!

Thanks again Allison!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Heart Ribbon

What to do with so much ribbon??? 

This is my collection of ribbon I have accumulated over the years. I find myself buying ribbon for a specific project, tossing it in the drawer and then never looking back. Here are a few projects I have bought & recycled ribbon on:

Mason Jars that hold Archie's dog food and treats. 

Toilet Paper holder in the bathroom needed a little splash of color.

One of my roommates made this for me for my college graduation (I LOOVE IT, I rarely ever get anything scrapbooked for myself, so I was ecstatic when I got this!) Anyways, ribbon is a great way to hold chip board together and is always helpful in hanging a picture.

Gift wrapping of course! It adds so much color to a simple box. 


Cougar Pride!
I used ribbon on both these chip board projects to hold the letters together.

The possibilites to use ribbon are endless!!!