Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Marcia Lynn McClure Meet 'N' Greet Prints are available for you 
Right Here!
All of the images are 8.5X11 so you can print them right at home...or if you want them a little nicer you could take them to a printer (like Alphagraphics) and have them printed on their fabulous silky cardstock. Yes I sometime like to pet paper ;) If you want to send them to costco/sams to be printed you'll have to crop them a bit since they print 8X10 *note* if you send them to costco, make sure you select LUSTRE as the paper option AND click the little box at checkout that says DO NOT AUTO CORRECT MY PRINTS.  
Thank you all for showing so much interest in the prints and I hope you love them, and they take you away for a moment just like Marcia's books!

If you were a winner of this Untethered quote will you please email me at chellebelle26@gmail.com, apparently my spellchecker (ME) didn't catch a spelling error on the ones they gave away!

And now...because I'm nice: Here are 2 more that no one has ever seen yet. Muahahahahaaaa!

OH Lochlan...he's just SOOOOOO delicious, much like pie!

Thank you all so much!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

EOS Lip Balm Christmas Cards

Wow, I haven't put anything fun on here in a while! Ha Ha! Leave it to the holidays to get me back on track.
So, my neighbor works for an Orthodontist and while I was over at her house last week she had a massive amount of the eos brand lip balm 5 packs on her counter (the ones you can get at costco).
I asked what they were for and she proceeded to tell me about this adorable Christmas card where you use the lip balm as a nose for Rudolf. Anyway, I had never heard of such a thing so I went onto pinterest and sure enough there it was. If you'd like to see the one she was referring to click HERE.
I was pretty excited because I had just bought a couple of eos packs at costco myself and thought "Hmmm...maybe I could do something like that for the 13 year old to give to her friends for Christmas." The only issue I had was that because it was a multi pack, not every Rudolf would have a RED nose so I searched for some other options and found THIS. Super cute right? I know, but then I came across THIS one and was like "Okay, maybe I could merge the two and make my own."
So I did, and I think they are pretty cute, and now each eos gets to shine! Yes, it's all about equality amongst the lip balms-I'm nice like that!

The 5 pack I bought only has Summer Fruit, Blueberry, Passion Fruit, Mint and Strawberry but I made a couple more for the Pomegranate, Honeydew and Tangerine ones because, like I said Equality amongst the lip balms...well, except for Lemon-which happens to be my favorite but I didn't like it with the colors of the Cards-so...It does NOT get to shine-UGH I'm a hypocrite!Maybe I'll do something nice for it for Easter! ;)
Anyway, you may use this all you want my friends because, once again, I'm nice like that. And hopefully this inspires you to give the gift of lip balm to someone special, or someone not-so-special but equally as deserving...like LEMON! :)

Here are the instructions, in case you have no clue what you are supposed to do with these babies!

One day I'll figure out the whole "download" thing and that will make {your} life SO much better!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Announcements and Parties

Well, It's been rather busy at our house for the last few months, and this is why...
We had a little baby girl and she has captured our hearts!

I wanted to add this adorable Baby Announcement that I made. Once again I must give credit where it's due. I got the idea from HERE, but like I've said before, if I can use my design degree to make something instead of pay someone else to do it, I will.
The same goes for this Birthday party invite I made for a friend of mine.

I saw the idea on Pinterest HERE, but when I went to go into the website it was on a hiatus, so I just used the pic on Pinterest as my example. I must say...it's pretty darn cute!

I LOVE that I can create things myself. I use Illustrator for most everything and photoshop when I need to crop or manipulate a photo. Adobe products are awesome and there are sooooo many tutorials on the internet for how to use them, AND they are free. I had to pay and go to school to learn them. Grrrr. ;)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reindeer Head and Block Nativity

These are our fun and...interesting crafts for Christmas this year.

So, my family owns a plumbing supply business and occasionally they have random things, or too much of something that they can't sell or whatever...like white porcelain faucet handles. :) Well, back in October I was given two boxes full of these handles and told to figure out something creative to do with them. A month and some days later a Reindeer epiphany occurred. And Viola', Rudolf the Faucet Handle Headed Reindeer has emerged.

He was actually really easy to make, once we figured out the system, and busted out trusty old glue gun. The handle is hollow with a hole at the top and bottom, so what I did was string the ribbon through a red wooded bead, and pulled the ribbon up through the handle. Then I folded brown pipe cleaner in half and stuck that down the top of the handle until it butted up with the bead at the bottom. I glue gunned the bead to the pipe cleaner AND the bottom hole of the handle so they didn't move around, and tied a knot at the top of the ribbon so he could hang. I cut little pieces from the pipe cleaner to use as the antlers and folded them on the larger pieces. And of course, don't forget the googly eyes!
Easy peasy. . . if you happen to have some random faucet handles laying around. Hee hee!

Our second project is wooden block Nativity Scenes. These are all over the internet and pinterest, etc. so I'm not taking credit for them, I'm just telling you its another craft we are doing.
I found the Me And My Big Ideas brand Nativity stickers at Hobby Lobby ($1.99 for 3 sheets), bought some 3 foot planks of wood from Home Depot and cut them to the sizes I would need, stained them with whatever random stain I had laying around, then put the stickers on them. Yes, I know my instructions are awesome. If you want more ideas and better instructions, there are some---> HERE and HERE. I'm not sure there is a wrong way to do these. You could use ink and stamps, or hand drawings or clipart and mod podge. It's just a fun little project and a great little gift for a family with kids.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Birthday Treasure Hunt

For my daughter's last Birthday, she wanted to have a treasure hunt around our neighborhood.
I was able to talk some of my neighbors into giving out the clues as the kids came to their doors... I was even allowed to bury the treasure in the sand box of one of my awesome neighbors. It was a fun party and the kids had a blast running around the neighborhood in their different groups.

I made my own invite in photoshop and sent it to Costco to be printed, but the original idea came from zazzle.com. They have tons of options that you can add your own text to. I usually make my own stuff, if I can, since I have graphic design degree and need to use it for something, but I get that not everyone has that ability or option!

Going Away Party Invite

Are you planning a going away party for a friend or relative?
Are you moving yourself and want to announce it?
Here's a fun idea.