Monday, September 29, 2014


As soon as Keira got home today she ran to put on her necklace and chat on her phone.  

Friday, September 26, 2014

Dear Plague Please Leave Us Alone

We have all been sick forever...

I am over it!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Chase!

We celebrated Chase's 7th birthday today with pizza, Voodoo donuts, and some games with Pops.  He had a great day!  I can't believe he is already 7 years old - he is such a big kiddo already.  Right now he is into MTG, Pokemon, math, science, and of course when I asked him to list things he liked his Pops was the first thing he listed, and his Daddy was the second.

I can't wait to see what the next year brings for my amazing little guy. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Totoro and Pikachu

I am in love with this image! You can get prints, baby clothes, T-shirts, greeting cards, etc at Hmmm do I buy myself something or the kids...such hard choices!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wisp Scarf

Ahhhh I forgot to take a final picture of the Wisp scarf I finished. I really liked this pattern - it is so pretty. I am making an infinity scarf in the same pattern now. 

Here is the pattern:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mommy and Chase Date

Chase and I snuck out for fro yo tonight. We both needed a treat!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

3D Magic Life Counters

I made some 3D Magic Life Counters recently. It is a fun project.

This is the first one I made. I didn't edge the cards with marker which was a mistake. Also I didn't leave the pieces attached to the border so it was hard to get them spaced correctly.  For the bars we used safety pins and I didn't feel like they were flat enough. I used a scrapbooking glue that seemed to work ok. I wasn't thrilled with the results. 

This one I used 3 inch doll needles for the bars which worked perfectly. We also
colored the edges black which made a big difference.  It didn't have a ton of layers because the image was pretty simple but it turned out well. 

This one has a lot of depth to it and I was really happy with it. I think it had about 6 cut layers (about 20 with spacers). 

This one turned out well. It is hard to get a picture with all the layers. 

I was also pretty happy with this one (again the picture doesn't do it justice). 

I want to figure out a way to finish the edges. I tried clear nail polished and it seemed to work well but I am worried it would chip with a lot of use. I am thinking  Diamond Glaze could work well. Also I am wondering if I should find a clear layer to put over the 3D image top (acrylic or vinyl) to protect it (but I am worried it will make it harder to see the details).