Creative Memories Scrapbooking

Several years ago, or should I say a lot of years ago, I was very much into scrapbooking. So much so, that I became a www.creativememories.com consultant. I did this for many years, but got so busy that I quit doing it for a few years.

I made many albums for myself, my kids, and a few for my granddaughters.

I was kind of overwhelmed because I had so many pictures of family & had to order a certain amount of product every 3 months, that I just couldn’t keep up.

Anyway, a few years ago, they revamped the company with new criteria, so I joined again and am slowly getting back into it. And instead of doing an album for every person in the family, I am condensing down to maybe one family album that they may all share. And possibly, special occasion albums for each person.

In my opinion, their albums and supplies are the best on the market. The albums have a lifetime guarantee. Papers are acid-free, lignon-free so they won’t damage your pictures or memorabilia over time. Their albums & supplies are put thru rigorous testing to make sure they last thru normal use, and the tools are phenomenal.

Photo from Creative Memories website.

If you are interested in learning more, feel free to visit my website http://www.creativememories.com/user/scouch7

You can order from the site & have directly shipped to your home. Also, visit the Creative Memories blog pages for all kinds of ideas & helpful hints. You can connect to the blog on the site also. You’ll love it. ❀️

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask.

❀️ Sherrie 😍

Personalized Pony O Cheer Streamers

Hey friends, just wanted to share my craft from last weekend. I am always trying new things, so when my sister messaged me & asked me if I could make some personalized cheer bow streamers for her granddaughter’s cheer team, I told her I would give it a try.

I watched a couple of instructional videos on YouTube & chose the one that worked best for me. They turned out super cute! πŸ’™πŸ–€

Below is step by step instructions of how I made them. They are super easy but a little time consuming. ☺️

What you will need: Assorted ribbons, needle, upholstery thread, glue gun, lighter, vinyl, elastic ponytail holders, scissors, heat press or iron, your choice of cutting machine. First, I went to Hobby Lobby (one of my favorite stores), and picked out the ribbon I wanted to use. I picked out 10 different widths and styles (3/8″ to 1 1/2″ widths), most of it being grosgrain ribbon, but ended up using only 9 of them. You can use as many or as few ribbons as you want & whatever widths you want. www.hobbylobby.com

I cut my ribbon in 15″ strips. You can cut it shorter or longer if you want. It’s your preference. I thought 15″ was a good length. I cut the ends in either a slant or V-shape just for some variety, then heat-sealed the ends of the grosgrain ribbon with a lighter. I then stacked them in the order I wanted them with the thicker width starting on the bottom & layering up with the narrower ribbon ending on the top. I then cut out the names in vinyl using my Cricut Explore Air 2 and Siser heat transfer vinyl (HTV). The font I used is Ravie. I love it. ❀️ I used my heat press to put them on the widest ribbon. www.cricut.com www.siser.com Next, I folded each ribbon in 1/2 and threaded the needle through the middle of the crease layering them. The thread I used is heavy duty upholstery thread that I got at Hobby Lobby. Once threaded, do an accordion fold & wrap the thread around all ribbons 3-4 times and make a couple stitches on the underneath side. Leave needle and thread attached. Next, I attached the elastic ponytail holder to the underneath side with a dab of hot glue just for a little extra support. Then take needle and thread & wrap around ribbons and ponytail holder 2-3 times & add a few stitches thru the ponytail holder & cut. I cut about a 5″ strip of 5/8″ ribbon and made a knot for my streamer middle. I hot-glued it to the streamer with the knot on top wrapping the ends through the ponytail holder, securing with hot glue, & making sure to heat seal the ribbon ends when done. I did 9 of these & my sister and all the girls loved them, especially with their names on them. I think they’re adorable. I can’t wait to make more.

Thank you for joining & feel free to comment. I’m open to suggestions.

❀️ Sherrie 😍

Crafting

Hey guys, it’s been a very busy week for me with all our Easter activities going on. I started last Saturday by baking the cutest bunny butt cupcakes in ice cream cone cups that I had seen on Michael‘s stores Instagram site. @michaelsstores

I used Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix and vanilla frosting. I baked them in the ice cream cone cups just like regular cupcakes & decorated them like the pic on their site.

I think they turned out sooo cute. The bunny feet I got at Walmart. ❀️. I love Easter.

Also, a couple weeks ago I started some craft projects for my work Easter Basket auction to raise money for the American Cancer Society. All the different departments in the hospital participate by getting donations from businesses around town to help make tons of baskets and then they are bid on by employees or even people from outside the hospital. It’s a lot of fun for everyone. At the end of the day, highest bidder wins whatever basket or baskets they had highest bid on. This is the 17th year for our hospital to do this & all proceeds go to ACS.

This year I started by staining, painting, then sanding a little tool tote box that me & my husband had put together a couple years ago, for my basket. First, I stained it with Rustoleum ebony wood stain and then spray painted it with Rustoleum chalked linen white spray paint, sanded it, and sprayed it with minwax polycrylic water based protective finish.

Turned our super cute. ❀️

I made a little girls unicorn t-shirt with my Cricut machine & Siser vinyl, a unicorn hairbow with RABOM grosgrain ribbon, & a bubblegum beaded necklace to match. Bought a little pair of sunglasses, a unicorn bracelet, some candy, & my friend made a unicorn cup to go with it & we had a cute little basket.

It was such a fun project & for a great cause!! πŸ’–πŸ’œ

Thank you for joining! Happy Crafting!

❀️ Sherrie 😘

Bench Craft

Hey guys, my 1st craft post is up. I’m no expert by no means but I love doing different crafts & I’m definitely not perfect at it. Lol. I just see things that I like to try and go for it, especially if I already have the supplies.

This piece is very special to me. My husband made it as a surprise for me for Mother’s Day many years ago. I especially love the little heart. It’s a little bench with a bookshelf underneath. This is what it looked like before I started. ❀️First I stained it with rustoleum ebony wood stain. I wanted to get a sort of distressed look when I sanded after painting.

    Next I spray painted it with krylon paint & primer satin Pistachio paint. I love the color. ❀️Then I sanded it to my liking and sprayed it with minwax water based polychrylic protective spray. The finished project! I love how it turned out. I decorated with just a few things I had around the house but plan to add to & change some things eventually.

I appreciate any and all tips or suggestions as to how to make my blog better.

Thank you, ❀️ Sherrie 😍