Thankful Art

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. This week I married the idea of affordable art with Thanksgiving. A few weeks ago when I created this Fall wreath I over printed onto the canvas with the YUDU screen I had prepared using the Simply Scarecrow Cartridge. I cut the leaves out that were in good shape and then with the rest of the canvas I tore it into strips and set it aside. So always save those scraps you can put them to good use later.

I used an inexpensive canvas that I picked up at the craft supply store as the base. I first painted it red with acrylic paint, then I used painters tape to tape off lines and I spray painted orange over top of that, once dry I peeled the tape off. Next I wrapped the painted canvas with the printed, torn strips and stapled them to the back. To hold them down I coated the piece with shellac. Once the canvas was dry, I glued the leaves down down to the surface. Finally, I used the Autumn Celebrations Cartridge and cut the word “thankful” out of gold vinyl and attached that to the piece. Now I have a fun, affordable piece of art for Thanksgiving.

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula

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Floral Emporium Baby Wall Hanging!

Hi everyone how are you? I just came back from an amazing weekend and I created this adorable wall hanging before I left but it did not get posted. I used the new Floral Emporium imagine cartridge and one of the basic shapes included on the imagine machine. The chose two pattern papers and the coordinating solid pink on the cartridge to create the cute little onsie.

Tip and trick: to decorate the onsie I used artificial flowers and flower trim green cut in half to create the diaper.

I hope everyone is having a great day

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Be creative and make each day beautiful


 Floral Emporium Cricut Imagine Cartridge is absolutely so sweet!

Michelle created this aborable Baby Wall Hanging.

A Meow Of A Chair!

Hi, it’s Kendra here again on this wonderful Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I know I did with the launch of the Cricut Expression 2 with HSN! It was great chatting with so many of you…I hope I inspired you to take the plunge and purchase the CE2. You are going to just love it!

Design on a Dime is the theme this week and boy oh boy did I have the perfect fixer-upper! I had purchased on old vanity desk last summer that came with a chair. The chair was upholstered with the most hideous awful brown fabric and my youngest daughter refused to even have it in her room. If I put it in there she would carry it back to the garage! Well, did I fix that today! I started out with a piece of cotton quilt batting and drew a straight line on it, down the center. I then took strips of fabric that coordinate with her room and started sewing them in random order using the straight line as a starting point to keep the sewing straight.

Using the Cricut Expression 2, Black, Green and Hot Pink Fabric and Heat-N-Bond, I cut the cat from the Cricut American Alphabet out at 10 inches in.

Black Cross Stitch Thread was then used to Blanket Stitch around the Cat. Once this was complete, the cat was centered on the seat and using a Power Shot Stapler and the seat board was upholstered. I still am going to be painting the chair white…but that is for another day!

When I went to put the chair away, Anika told me to be careful with it, she did not want it ruined! I believe that means I had SUCCESS! What do you all think?

Happy Scrappin’

Cat And Mouse Pictures – Great gift idea!

Hi! It’s Kendra Wiggins here again! With Christmas just around the corner, I thought that these pictures would be just perfect for those of you trying to think of things to make as gifts.

I spent the entire last week painstakingly stripping wall paper off of my daughters bedroom wall and painting her room a beautiful Twist of Lime shade of green. I designed these pictures to match her new room and as part of her Christmas gift. She is absolutely in love with Cats so I thought the Cat And Mouse theme would be precious. I chose the color by going to her quilt and they match just perfectly! I hope that you take the time and create a little homemade goodness for those that you love.

The Cat!

The Mouse!

Here are the complete instuctions!

Cat and Mouse Pictures Instructions By Kendra Wiggins

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Happy Scrappin’

Kendra Wiggins

Trash to Treasure Turn Your Empty Bottle into a Elegant Center Piece.

I  hope everyone is having a great week. I am sorry for not posting last week.  My daughter got very sick after having her MMR. It is no secret I waited forever to get the shot for her. My son has mild autism and I blame the vacinations. I by now stand my conviction. My daughter had a horrible reaction she basically got the measels from the shot. I spent 3 days in the hospital with her last week. She is better now but it was the scariest experience ever. The funny thing is her doctor now said we will not vaccinate her again. I am very thankful that Kendra posted for me and I was able to focus on my baby girl. I am back now and ready to explore all the fun new topics.

This weeks focus is fall harvest and trash to treasure. I am a fan of vino and we had a empty bottle and I had this crazy idea. I think this centerpiece was inspired by a blog I visited in the past.

Supplies Used:

Provo Craft

AE2, CTMH Cricut Cartridge, and Gypsy

thick natural twine

hot glue gun

clear transperancies

alcohol inks (Letraset pro markers)

gold krylon paint pen

floral wire


1) wrap the bottle tightly with the natural twine.

2) cut out the fall leaves in multiple sizes out of clear transperancy

3) color the leaves in multiple fall colors

4) add the gold krylon pen on the leaves to add a sophisticated touch.

5) randomly place the colored leaves around the bottle.

6) than add the colored leaves to the floral wire pieces after you paint them gold

I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys making Fall centerpieces.

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Recycled Gift Containers

Hi, It’s Kendra here with a super cute and environmentally friendly alternative to throwing away your soup, vegetable and other metal cans.

What is cuter than creating one of a kind gift wrapping for your whole family!

Just about everyone in the United States has opened a can some time in their life.  If you have the right kind of can opener you can recycle your cans into adorable gift containers.  The kind of can opener you need is a Tupperware or Pampered Chef.  They both break the seal of the can instead of cutting them and leaving sharp edges.

That Supplies you need are: An large can that has been opened with a Tupperware or Pampered Chef can opener and has been washed and dried.  Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition, The Give A Hoot Cricut Cartridge, Birthday Bash Cricut CartridgeSentimentals Cricut Cartridge, Creative Memories Stork’s Delivery, Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge, Best images of 2006 Cricut CartridgeCricut Gypsy, Paper Trimmer, Red Liner Tape, Black Pen, White Signo Gel Pen, Foam Dots, Eucalyptus Stickles, and Various Color of  Swiss Dot, Metallic and Cartstock by Bazzill Basics!

A special Thanks to Bazzill for providing us such amazing Cardstock to work with!

Be sure to head on over to my blog to check out more of my projects!

Happy Scrappin”

Mixed Media mania for a good cause. Trendy Bib Necklace for Charity

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I love doing Charity work and anytime I can help out Elena I always try. This project was to creat a piece using the materials supplied by our sponsors. I created this cool and fun bib necklace out of  duck tape. Our sponsors are listed below. I have added a link to the auction and some better pictures of the necklace. Please take a minute and check out all the fabulous designs offered on the EBay sight.

Charity Wings

Michelle Van Etten Handmade Art – Trendy Bib Necklace
This is a priceless, one of a kind work of art

This fantastic piece was created in response to the Westcott Brand Charity Designer Challenge. The challenge was to see what can be made with Westcott Brand Tools, Velcro Brand Adhesives and Duck Brand Duck Tape. The results are phenomenal!

Project: Trendy Bib Necklace
This floral masterpiece features multiple types of flowers layered to create a trendy bib style necklace. Each flower is unique and has a different technique or twist added to the design. Beautiful floral necklace created using Westcott designer Challenge product sponsors products.
Materials: Duck Tape™ Sheets & Roll, Westcott Brand Scissors, Hobby Knife, Cutting Mat & Trimmer, Velcro® Brand Sticky Back™ Fasteners, Viva Decor Pearl Pens and Glitter Liner, Crystals, Fabric Tac, Stamps, Alcohol Ink Markers, Provo Craft Expression2 and Cartridges, Miscellaneous Buttons and Accessories

I  hope you have enjoyed viewing the necklace I made for Chairty. I would love for one of our viewers to win the necklace. I think this necklace is show stopper and really will shine.

Have a super creative day.

Tomorrow is Hello Thursday so stay tuned.


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