Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Army Wife Wine Glass


Machine Used: BossKut Gazelle
Software: Funtime Scrapbooking IV
Materials: Oracal Vinyl 651, plain red wine glass

I had so much fun putting this wine glass together!  My sister got this beautiful Air Force Wife wine glass and I immediately wanted an Army Wife one.  Well, instead of buying one that I found online, I chose to open up my Funtime program and get to work.  This made it easy to create the wine glass EXACTLY how I wanted it.

I used 4 images and I'm still debating if I want to add to the stem of the glass.

  


The castle on my glass represents my dearest hubby's MOS (Military Occupational Specialty), an Engineer!  Based on some of the cute Engineer wife things available, I used the sentiment "Queen of his castle" for the base of my glass.  Super cute!!

 
Here are my vinyl designs before application.  I definitely recommend layering your vinyl before applying it. 
 
The Army Wife design was one that I worked relentlessly!  I made several of them before finally finding the one that I liked the best.  With the help of Judy at Scrap Cuts by Judy, I got exactly what I wanted!  THANK YOU SO MUCH JUDY!!

 
The heart was the last design that I applied.  I couldn't decide which one I wanted to go with, the heart with the American flag or the one that looked more like a service flag.
 
I made both of these files easily in Funtime!
 


Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my wine glass.  Now I'm off and on to another project!

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Scrapbooking A Deployment


Machine Used: BossKut Gazelle
Software: Funtime Scrapbooking IV
Files Used: Heart with Ribbon #JS1511 by Scrap Cuts by Judy

Finally got to the first 3 pages of the beautiful scrapbook that my dearest hubby bought me while deployed to Kuwait.  Now that I've got started, the ideas are flooding with what to do with additional pages!

For the first page, I wanted to honor my husband and the beautiful gift he gave me.  I started with one of my most favorite pics of him from the deployment.  For the write-up, I simply inserted a picture of a Kuwait map into Word and used the washed out option.  Then I typed up some minimal information regarding his deployment and printed it out.  VERY simple!!  I cut it out to the size I wanted and then inked the edges for some additional dimension.

This beautiful file, Heart with Ribbon #JS1511, I got from Scrap Cuts by Judy!  I felt it was the perfect accent to this first page that showed where my love and support is.


Of course I had to do an additional second and third page because I had a few more pictures that I wanted to display along with a sweet card that he sent me.

 
For the second page I made sure to add some basic information regarding Kuwait and Camp Buehring.
 
 
The thank you stamp is of course from Stampin' Up!
 

With the third page, I added the card that he sent me and a picture of him at his favorite place!  :o)

 
The flag banner that I created is all from Stampin' Up!
 
Ink: Pacific Point #126951, Real Red #126949, White Stazon #106960
Stamp Sets Used: *Banner Blast #133554
Punches: *Banner #133519
Materials: White Bakers Twine #124262

* Sale-A-Bration sets
 

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Birthday Card


Stampin' Up! Supplies
Cardstock:  Early Espresso 8-1/2X11 #119686, Pacific Point 8-1/2X11 #111350, Whisper White 8-1/2X11 # 100730
Ink: Early Espresso #126974, Pacific Point #126951
Stamp Sets Used: *See Ya Later #133536, *Banner Blast #133554
Punches: *Banner #133519
Embossing:  *Decorative Dots #133520
Materials: Early Espresso Baker's Twine #123124

* Sale-A-Bration

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Personalized Baby Onsies

 

Machine Used: BossKut Gazelle
Software: Funtime Scrapbooking IV
Files Used: Baby Bib with Bows by Scrapcuts by Judy
Materials: Heat transfer vinyl, plain white baby onsies

My cousin approached me and asked if I would be willing to make her some onsies for her great niece that is due in January.  Well, obviously I said yes and here is a result of that request.  She gave me the sentiments that she wanted and I chose fonts, layouts, and designs.

For some of them I referred to the internet for inspiration.

The first onsie below with the bows I had originally wanted to add the complete file Baby Bib with Bows by Scrapcuts by Judy but was having some issues with getting the bib to fit how I wanted it on the onsie.  It's such a beautiful file and I didn't want to distort the image too much and risk loosing the beauty of it.  So, I chose to use the bows from the file and add a layered necklace.

Simple designs that add just the right touch to a plain white onsie.

 
 
 

 

 
Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Etched Wine Glasses


Machine Used: BossKut Gazelle
Software: Funtime Scrapbooking IV
Files Used: Simple Fruit Grapes
Materials: Oracal 631 vinyl, Armour Etch

This simple project was created as a gift.  I purchased a set of 4 white wine glasses, something I knew that she would like, and added a little personalization to them.

For the first one, I started with the sentiment, "Aged to Perfection."  I used the BlackJack true type font and welded the letters together in Funtime.  It's one of my favorite fonts to work with lately because I love the look of it when it's welded together.


From the Open Clip Art Library, I downloaded the Simple Fruit Grapes and used the auto vecto feature in Funtime to create the cut file.

For the second one I typed out "Mimi's Sippy Cup" in a true type font called first-grader.


The third and the fourth took a little more time to complete.  I stared with the initial of a first name and used the font Easy Street EPS.  To create thicker lines, I outlined the letter and deleted the original inital.  The benefit to doing this was create the thicker lines and then making it easier to see in the design on the wine glass.

 

The first names were typed in BlackJack true type font and again I welded the letters together in Funtime.

When I layered the intial and the name together it seemed as though the first name would be lost in the initial when they were etched together.  To get the first name to appear on top of the initial I started by creating an outline around the name.  Then in Funtime, I took the outline of the name and placed it where I wanted it to appear on the inital.

Make sure to first select the border of the name, right click, and then select To front.  This is important to make sure that you do because it is what will make the subtract function work the way we want for this application.

Once you have the name on top of the initial, select both and select the icon on the left of your screen to Subtract all selected objects to the first element.

Now if you go ahead a line up the name on top of the initial you will see a border around the name that goes through the inital.

When you're ready to cut the vinyl, make sure to cut all of it together.  That will make it easier and will keep the integrity of the design that you've just worked on!

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Handmade Ornaments


Materials: Better than salt dough recipe, Christmas ornaments

With one of the snowy days we had recently, the kiddos and I decided we wanted to get creative!  Following this better than salt dough recipe, we got ready to have some fun.

After making the dough and letting it cool off, I cut the images we wanted using the cookie cutters.  The one I made for my furry baby, I used a heart and without much help from her, imprinted her paw into the dough.  We then put all the cut outs into the oven to bake.

Once they were out of the oven and cooled off, we got to painting.  Since the only paint I have in the house is a water based, kid friendly paint, that's what we went with.  I'm thinking that an acryllic paint would most likely work best.

We had A LOT of fun and now have some ornaments to hand out to family!! 

 

 
 
Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Scrapbook and Journal

 
On my hubby's last deployment to Kuwait he picked up this beautiful camel leather scrapbook and journal filled with blank flower pressed paper for me!!  The workmanship on these are STUNNING and the pages waiting to be filled are GORGEOUS!  I think that he knows me well to know how much I would LOVE and APPRECIATE such a beautiful gift.  To think, I only asked a for a tee shirt.  :o)

 
 
 
The above images are of the journal.  The first picture is of the front and the second is the back.
 
 
A couple flower pressed pages of the journal.

 

The above images are of the scrapbook.


I'm really looking forward to filling these beautiful pages with the memories that we make together as a family!  I've already decided the first couple pages are going to document the gift I received and detail his deployment.  It will most likely have to wait until after Christmas and the New Year but I just can't wait!!

While I sincerely appreciate this gift, the best is having my hubby home safe and sound where he belongs!

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)
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