Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Another Busy Week, But Less to Show For It

I'm back for another entry in Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday post and challenge. Last week was busy, and I had lots of things to show for the business. That isn't true this week.

Last Friday night was one of the great nephew's graduation from High School and a birthday party afterwards for him. Lots of folks but no camera and no pictures.

Saturday night, DBIL brought crawfish up from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and we had us a good old fashioned Crawfish Boil. Again, lots of folks and no camera.

Yesterday I decided my house couldn't go another day without a good cleaning. In this picture you can see the tracks of the vacuum cleaner. There is absolutely nothing exciting or fun about cleaning house.

Today is my DH's birthday and tomorrow he's having some surgery. He's busy trying to get food plots in for wildlife, so for his birthday, I mowed the yard, which includes front and back yard and the area to the right in front and behind the barn.

Now I'm off to cut some vinyl and try my hand at layering it onto canvas. Guess you'll see the results on next week's post.

The Challenge is running 3 weeks, so you still have time to get your entry entered. Everyone wants a Sassy Cheryl's image.

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Very Busy Week

This has been a very busy week here at the Swoope house. Monday was filled with lots of exercise(I'm not posting any pictures from that). Tuesday, the church's Happy Hearts(Seniors Group) came out to Tazmania for a look see and a demo of my tools. I think they had a good time. I know I did. I had the camera out here all ready for picture taking and then forgot to take a picture. At any rate think 11 seniors plus the senior me.

MM(Monkey Moo, my grandson) will be finishing 1st grade next week.  I wanted him to give his teacher, who he has loved, a special end of year gift. She loves sock monkeys, so using heat transfer vinyl, I made this insulated tote for him to give her. Lots of layers in those monkeys. The monkeys are called Whatever Monkeys and came from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I think this is the perfect gift from Monkey Moo, don't you?

Youngest DD's boss is retiring, and her employees wanted to give her some etched glasses as a gift. DD found some glasses for $6, but the etching was going to cost $356. Needless to say, she was looking for Plan B. She called to see if I could do them, and of course, I can, so she had a box of 12 glasses shipped to me and sent what they wanted on the glasses. I corrected grammar on some that I shouldn't have and ended up having to remake a few. I used my air eraser purchased from Harbor Freight to do the etching. You definitely need to do this outside and with protective eye wear.

This is a picture of the finished glasses, and I know that there are MAJOR grammar errors. I'm thinking they did it because they are as much a pet peeve to the boss as they are to me. If she's anything like me, she'll toss it in the trash rather than have it bug her.

Finally tonight we have a great nephew graduating from High School. He's a sweetheart, and I wanted to make him a card to go with his gift. I had pulled up the Sketch Saturday earlier in the week.

I knew it was exactly how I could use it to make a graduation card.

The graduation cap file was purchased from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. The diploma is a Silhouette file that I added the sentiment to and then did a print and cut. The paper was some digital that I got from I don't know where, but it's called Graduation Paper Pack. 

Now I'm off to start working on a vinyl cutout for a t-shirt I'm going to surprise a friend with. I'll post it when I'm done. I've used my Silhouette Cameo with each of these projects, so it's no wonder it's my favorite tool.

You still have time to enter the Show Me Thursday challenge on Sassy Cheryls blog. Winners get a free image and are randomly selected.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Home Again Home Again Show Me Thursday

For the past two weeks, I've been visiting a couple of my Sassy Cheryl friends in Washington state. The trip started with a lunch outing with Judy, Anna and me to the neatest cafe inside a greenhouse. The tables were set up like little rooms and the food was delicious. Here are some shots inside and outside the Greenhouse Cafe.

Besides doing some sightseeing we also did some crafting. I won't show what the others made, but have to tell you about one of neatest things we did. Anna's sweet husband signed she and I up to take a glass class making a paperweight. Here we are at the class and then my finished paperweight. Talk about hot work.

Returned home Sunday morning to jump in the car and head 250 miles to a college graduation. I don't have a picture from that trip. Today we have a wedding for a neighbor's son, so I spent the morning personalizing a wedding gift for them. I bought a casserole carrier with dish. I did heat transfer vinyl on the cover of the carrying case, and etched the glass of the casserole dish. I have leaves on one side and their names on the other.

So that's a little of what I've been working on. Let me see what you've been up to while I've been away playing with friends. You might not make it into this week's SMT post on Sassy Cheryl's blog, but there's plenty of time for the next one.