Saturday, December 28, 2013

I am spotlighted by one of my favorite products this week!

Please check this out - I am spotlighted by one of my favorite products Square 1 Masterpiece this week on their Creative Consultants page: Kim Lemke Creative Consultant Spotlight

I must say I love this product!!  These are just a few of the items I created with their products!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Oh I love LOVE decorating for Christmas!!!  I just made this wreath with a little sign that i created with Square 1 Masterpiece.  I love this new fabric based adhesive back product - similar to vinyl but different!

You can see my new Facebook page here - where I highlight this product and you can find out more about it Love Shack Creations

I also made this glass block with Square 1 - 

Here is a peek at the rest of my Christmas decor!

The Believe cutting file is free here Believe cutting file

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Peace - Pottery Barn Knock off

I fell in love with a sign I saw at the Pottery Barn earlier this year - a simple red and white sign that said PEACE.

I knew I could make that sign  - easy peasy with my Silhouette and vinyl.  So for a couple of months I have been planning this.  I had red paint, white paint a board and vinyl.  All I needed was the time!

I first used acrylic paint in red to paint my board.  Then  I cut my letters on in vinyl and placed on my board.  Next came my home-made crackle paint -

I took elmers glue and thinned it with water so it as about 3 parts glue to 1 part water,  Painted the board (over the red) and one the glue set for about 2 minutes I painted with a coating of the white acrylic paint.  I let it dry for about a half hour and it was fun to watch the paint "crackle"" as it dried.

Next remove the vinyl letters (when the paint is dry of course!  Next I used my sander to rough to board up a bit - here is the complete project:

Friday, December 6, 2013


Christmas is by far my favorite time of year!  I love to decorate it gets me and anyone who visits in the holiday spirit.

My most current creation is simple yet very pretty/  I made this will a cheap frame from Hobby Lobby.  Background is simply scrapbook paper and letters are cut on my Silhouette Cameo from red glitter vinyl  which really  pops on the black and white picture.  The photo does not do it justice!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Creating wedding gifts

My brother surprised us all when he called and said he was getting married in 2 weeks!  EEK - I had to quickly design and make a wedding gift that I could bring on a flight to Dallas.

I lie floating frames and have always wanted to make a wedding name one so here goes....  Not perfect but I like how it turned out.  I tried the "wet method" of applying that some use to limit bubbles - it was difficult and I won't be doing that anytime soon again!   But I think it turned out nice.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Santa - Can you say weeding challenge!!

This was a huge challenge!

I weeded the vinyl and placed on a 10x10 canvas - then painted a layer of glitter modge podge.  He is beautiful!

Getting my holiday crafting on!

My Silhouette and I have been working overtime!  Here are a few of my newest creations

Sunday, November 3, 2013

You are my sunshine!

For today's craft I started with a blank white canvas from Michaels.  Painted it with Lemonade acrylic paint the modge podged some scrapbook paper over the top.   I actually used homemade modge podge which is 2 parts Elmer's glue to 1 part water.

Once that dried I cut the words and sunshine from vinyl on my Silhouette.  So simple and easy!  I love how it turned out and I am going to makeover my bedroom in yellow, grey and teal blue so this will fit right in!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Baby Subway

My first attempt at subway art!  This is for my friends new grandson.  I painted a 9" X 12" canvas from Michaels and cut vinyl on my trusty Silhouette! I like the way it turned out and I learned a bit about canvas and paint when layering with vinyl.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sign for our cabin - Vinyl and pallet wood

I love repurposing old items.. This wall sign is made out of an old pallet, vinyl and paint.  Simple and Shabby Chic!

Shower Gift

I just finished a wedding shower gift for my daughter in laws friend.  Shadow box with last name on it in vinyl - I love vinyl!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Baby Onesies - My first order!

I got my first order today after posting pictures of the baby onesies I made!  They are so simple I feel guilty charging to much!

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Silhouette Challenge

Hey friends - this could be fun and give you some great ideas on how to use that new Silhouette you got for Christmas!  Here's a link to The Silhouette Challenge  - Join me in the fun!

Another one getting married!!

Well Friday night my daughter Heidi go engaged.  That makes 2 sons and 1 daughter getting married!  More shirts to come!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bride shirt!!!

Here is my latest creation on my Silhouette Cameo - A bride shirt for my future daughter in law!

And on the back....

I think she will love it!!  She can wear it while getting hair and make up on.  Oh I love weddings!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Animoto Has Anyone used this Video program??

Has anyone used Animoto to create videos from photos?  Super simple and fun~
I am sharing the link below to get you started!

Animoto - Refer-a-Pro Special: Create Hollywood quality videos from your photos and video clips with Animoto to share with your friends and family:

Monday, January 14, 2013

26 Days to Vacation - I am on a countdown!

I love travel and vacations...who doesn't!  This year we are bless to be able to go for not 1 but 2 weeks to my favorite island in the world...St. Maarten!  Oh yes God is good!

Here is where we will be staying:

Oyster Bay Beach Resort on Dawn Beach.  It's in a little town called Oyster Pond and it sits right on the international boarder between Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin.  How can such a small island be 2 countries?  But it works just fine and we get the best of both where our resort is located!

Before we leave however we have the wedding of our oldest son - 12 days from now.  There is much to do so I will not be able to focus on our vacation until after the big event!  Then I will try to pack for 2 weeks and keep my luggage limited to 50Lbs - any suggestions?  Have a great week friends!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cinderella quote

I am going to make this for my bedroom wall at the Love Shack!  I love this!

Do you like???  Should be super easy!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monogram on my Silhouette

I made this today in about 15 minutes!

Super easy!  $1.00 dollar frame from the dollar store.  A $.50 piece of scrapbook paper as the back ground and vinyl letters cut out from my Silhouette Cameo.  I hug it with a silver ribbon left over from Christmas.  Oh so easy!

There is a Pinterest Party happening now!

Today's Creative Blog

Wedding Card Holder

Last nights project:

Wedding card holder - from $4 dollar bird cage picked up at Goodwill.  Easy peasey with a little ribbon and bling!

Simple and pretty!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

It's a Pinterest Party

The goal for this party is to create a Master List of Pinterest accounts for crafty folks like yourselves.

This is a one time link party that will remain open indefinitely. In true blog hop fashion, you can link up here 

Each Friday, they will select a Pinterest account to feature and highlight pin boards.

Please join us!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wedding Tumblers

While certainly NOT original I thought I would give a try at creating some wedding tumblers out of vinyl for some upcoming weddings....

I think they turned out pretty good.  This one is for the bride!

Super easy on my Silhouette Cameo!  LOVE IT!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Next project....Pallets and Vinyl

My hubby is going to bring me home some pallets so I can begin work on this sign for one of the upcoming weddings....what do you think?


Happy New Year!  We have not 1 but 2 sons getting married in 2013.  Hard to believe it but our babies are growing up!

First up Kurt and Tori are getting married on Jan 26, 2013.  Then Jacob and Hannah will be married on September 28, 2013.  They got engaged at the Warrior Dash earlier this summer - a muddy mess but truly a great photo opportunity!

We are looking forward to both events and wish them life long happiness!
Todays craft - Etched glass... Created the stencil on my Silhouette... That do you think?  Cheap wine glasses from the dollar store - turned out pretty good I thought.