Friday, June 15, 2012

Welcome to My Dad's the Greatest Blog Hop. Today we are honoring our Dads, Grand Fathers, Uncles, and Big Brothers... Who ever made a significant, loving mark in your life? Do you remember your father being so big in your eyes, that he could protect you from anything? He was the one who would barbecue or mow the grass. He would go off to work every day and come home tired and still make time to laugh and play. He didn't mind that every Father's Day, he got a tie or slippers. He was our protector!!

Today we have some wonderful, talented women who would like to show that their Dad is the Greatest!! In case you get lost the hop starts at Pamela ~

We will have Blog Candy!!! It’s a fun stamp set from Tim Holtz “Life’s a Journey” to one lucky winner that leaves a comment on every blog.

If you arrived from  Robin-, then you are on the right track.

I chose to do a Tiki themed card for my dad. He's a Disney fanatic, but his most favorite thing is The Tiki Room at Disneyland! He has a whole room dedicated to all of his Tiki collection. ( Mom's not too thrilled, but hey, after almost 40 years of marriage, she knows how to pick her battles!) SO..... I used my Luau Cricut cart and came up with this!


Lots of layers...

I also layered the leaves of the pineapple, and rolled them up to give them a cute look!

Since I will not mail this, I decided to decorate the envelope too!

 I love my dad so much and am SO blessed, that God put him in my life, to guide me and protect me with all of his being. I look up to him, and can't help but think, not just what an awesome man he is, but what an AMAZING dad, AND grandfather he is. He's not just there for me, but for my kids as well, and for that, I'm also blessed. Thank you dad for being a REAL man, and standing by your family through thick and thin.

This is my dad Bill with my son Tony!
( this is at Disneyland, and this is what he looks like all of the time! He's always been the "COOL" dad in the neighborhood with classic VW's and old Mortorcycles! He's a real Rock-a-BILLY at heart.... punn intended!) Get it?!? His name is BILL?!? LOL

.........AND... for those of you that have NOT seen my craft table he made for me.... here it is. This just proves that he's always supported me in EVERYTHING I have ever done!

Yes... it's a custom, wall to wall craft table that's as tall as a counter ( so that the little kids can't reach up and grab my stuff!!) LOL! He made this from ALL recycled/reused wood!!

Thanks for stopping by.
Don’t forget, to qualify for the grand prize, you must leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop.
Happy Hopping!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Just a little something to give you an idea of what I love to do!

This was my son's first birthday party. 

These were the cupcake topper I made....
All of the party favors and goody bags.

More cupcake toppers... for the oder kids...

An apron I made for my daughter for Christmas!

These are for babies. Toy holders, kind of like pacifier holders. Mine's always tossing his toys out of the stroller and car seat, so I came up with these, to clip his toys to, and keep them off of the floor!

Here's a bracelet I made out of ribbon....

Made these little snuggle blankies... they're great for baby shower gifts!

See... it's not ALL about scrapping.... I love to decorate the house too! Just covered the dining room chair cushions!

I love to re-use containers also. I changed these into ribbon holders!

This was a prize for a drawing at a ladies tea I went to.  It was a picture frame, with 4 layers of glass. I made it 3D by adding different layers, to each piece of glass!

My most favorite animal ever! Manatees! I can't ever find anything to use in layouts, so I just have to make them myself! Manatee paper piecings.

Just a little post to give you an idea of all of the different things I have made over the past year!

Friday, June 8, 2012

I'm so proud of my niece Ashley! She just graduated from highschool today! I'm looking forward to seeing her accomplishments in the future! Here's the card I made for her today!