This weekend, I decided to try out the Washer Necklace that I had “pinned” on Pinterest. To recreate this necklace check out the great instuctions at Nestled Blog. I did learn a few things while making this…
Materials I used
supplies for washer necklace-the washer package was purchased at Walmart for $1.97
48 inches of 5/8″ grograin ribbon
10 3/4″ washers
5 1″ washers
They used one yard of ribbon, which made the necklace too short. She also used 20 washers and then it was way too heavy. I also like the look using two sizes of washer…stay tuned for a bracelet…
DIY for Washer Necklace
When you are threading the washers on the ribbon, watch because there is a top and bottom to the washer.
Today we celebrated my great-niece, Leeann’s 5th birthday. Everyone had a great time and she received three dolls, including the one I bought. To wrap the doll, I took a plain white gift bag and added cut-outs done with my Cricut. I also created a cute Elmo card for her. Her mother on the other hand created an adorable mermaid cake!
Gift bag cut with the Cricut using the “Cuttin Up” cartridge
Side two of gift bag cut with Cricut
Elmo card cut with Cricut
I used Black, Real Red and Pool Party paper for the card you can purchase these supplies here.
Stand up Birthday card made with Stampin Up and CricutT
The base of the card is 4 1/4″ x 11″ score it at 1/2″ – 1 1/2″ – 2 1/2″- 3 1/2″ – 4 1/2″ To make it stand up.
Happy 5th Birthday LeeAnn-blowing out the candles
I am sure you remember my post “25 times 2”. I cut out the name “Ronk” and said to watch for a future post and this is the “Ronk” post.
Glass tray from Kohl’s Food Network
Now cut the letters out contact paper. I used the Cricut cartridge “Cuttin Up.” Take note that the contact paper will have the back or printed side up when you cut since we are putting the image on the bottom of the glass tray.
I used my Cricut to cut the words.
Place the contact paper on the bottom of the glass tray and don’t forget to put the “middles” in the letters were needed.
r Contact paper placed on the bottom of the glass tray.
The “Armor Etch” was purchased at Hobby Lobby. (of course I used a 40% off coupon) Use caution with this product. Avoid Contact…wear gloves. Put the Armor Etch on very thick with a brush. The instructions I had said to leave it on 5 to 7 minutes. I think I should have left it on a little longer.
Armor Etch on glass tray
Run the tray under hot water to remove the Armor Etch
Run the glass tray under hot water to remove Armor Etch
Finished Present for the Newlyweds…Congratulations Cindy & Dave
Etched glass tray with words cut with the Cricut
My daughter and niece have been after me to make some bracelets. So this is my first try at a simple bracelet. Being a 70’s girl who drives a VW Bug, the peace signs had me at “Hello”.
wooden peace signs ($3.99 at Hobby Lobby with of course a 40% off coupon)
black waxed “string” (I’ll look up the real name and size on my next trip)
assorted beads that I had on hand (even though my pantry is lacking supplies, my craft room is filled to the top LOL)
peace sign and waxed string
You have to use waxed string because the hole is too small for a needle. I used 18″ of waxed string.
make a simple knot on each side of the peace sign
measure around your wrist and leave about two inches without beads
cross over waxed string to get ready for closure
cut 18″ of string and loop it around the “crossed over ends”
now take the string…simple knot right over left and under with the two ends in the middle
making the knots
make about eight knots
thread the end of the knotting thread through a needle and run it back through the knots to tie it off. Then trim and repeat with the other side.
put bracelet on and trim the ends and tie a bead on
how to make peace sign bracelets
If the knots leave you scratchin’ your head…try this link for an eaiser closure
I have two wonderful friends, Judy and Bob and they happen to have a garden. They brought me some fresh picked tomatoes. I remembered seeing a recipe on Pinterest so I hurried to the computer and brought it up. As always, my pantry was lacking many of the ingredients, so I decided to try my own twist.
Fresh Garden Tomatoes
Italian Blend Cheese
The most important thing in this recipe is to toast the bread in the toaster first. This kept the fresh tomatoes from making the bread soggy.
Fresh tomatoes, Italian Bread and Cheese
Put the tomato slices on the toasted bread.
Sprinkle with Garlic Salt and place under the broiler on Hi until cheese is melted
Enjoy…fresh tomatoes and cheese on Italian bread
Did you ever have one of those friends who never forgets your birthday? Well, I have just that kind friend and today is her birthday. Francie even sends cards every couple of weeks, just to let you know she is thinking about you. She is one of a group of six of us “girls” who have a” Forever Friends Club” (FFC). We are a group of sisters who grew up in the same neighborhood. Two are my age and the other three are our big sisters who are three years older than us. I am sure you can just imagine how much it bugged the heck out of them when were we younger and “tagged” along everywhere they went. Now we are all “best friends” and love to get-together and talk about the “ole days”. WELL…..
I feel awful that I forgot to mail her card on Friday, so she won’t get it until tomorrow (so if I post it today, does it still count has not missing her birthday.)
Happy Birthday Francie
I cut the numbers out using my Cricut (designed in the Cricut Craftroom, which is free to all Cricut users with internet access)
I used Basic Black paper from Stampin Up
The first layer of black with the numbers cut out was sprayed with smooch spritz -silver foil
I just used a scrap of pink behind the 60
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This was “repinned” from Pinterest!
Francie’s Birthday card made with Stampin Up and Cricut
A new day and another Birthday. This time it is the baby of the family. Well I guess 19 no longer qualifies her as a baby, but Kathleen is the youngest of the nieces and nephews. So if you read my post yesterday, you know that she is no longer eligible for a present. Therefore I have promised to help her redecorate her room.(kinda like a present) I am sure that will be the subject of a future post…stay tuned.
And now for the card.
Kathleen’s 19th Birthday Stampin Up Card
Road to Happiness Stampin Up set
embossed the car with red
put brads on the wheels
Stampin Up paper: Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo –
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The road was cut with Cricut “Everyday Paper Dolls” cartridge
The numbers were also cut with the Cricut
You may notice the line of “grass” above the words…Well yes, I did rock the stamp and had to “cover up” my mistake
Kathleen and Cassidy the Birthday girls…364 days between them