Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
This is a tile I made for the ladies that I visit teach. I plan to put them on some picture frames as well! I cannot cut the pumpkins smaller than 5x5. The above pumpkin is Pumpkin A.My mother is in LOVE with fall. It is her signature season! I sent her a bunch of pumpkins in red, brown, and beige- all different sizes. She came up with this beautiful design & placed it directly on her wall. It turned out fabulous- thanks for sharing my love for vinyl, MOM! Side pumpkins are Pumpkin B and middle pumpkin is Pumpkin C!
Place orders soon! Christmas Crafts & Gifts are right around the corner!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I attached the paper with a metal ring- so there would be NO excuses for not writing your blessings (ahem....boys of the family).
The 'GIVING THANKS' design is available for sizes 6x6 ($4) and larger. I have a few plans to stick this adorable design on some tiles and small plates! Place your order for the "GIVING THANKS' design by OCTOBER 31st and receive $1 OFF (making a 6x6 only $3). Prices are for vinyl only. A finished 'Gratitude Jar' costs $10 (plus shipping) . If ordered by OCTOBER 31st the cost is $8 (plus shipping)! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for orders!
My mother also had a fun way of helping us remember our blessings during this fall season. My next craft will be dedicated to her! Also, I have some adorable NEW pumpkins to share- so STAY TUNED!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Leave a comment or email me at email@example.com This giveaway will be open until October 1st! That gives you time to sign up, spread the word, and think of a design!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
It's only because the jean industry makes such big pockets in man pants, which make men have the need to fill those large pockets- no worries dads, for the month of June we will blame it on the Jean World. So to help our men find a special spot (besides the kitchen table) to dump their phones, chap sticks, spare change, receipts, keys, ect. we have created the MUCKET (man + bucket):
Also, don't forget you can personalize signs (we have blank boards), order a graphic for his car, or create something more personal with your children's quotes about HIM on a picture frame! We're here to help...but hurry- Father's Day is right around the corner!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I then place the saying onto APPLICATION TAPE (which is a fancy way of saying over sized masking tape), cut excess tape, and rub!
Next, you need to gently place your vinyl onto it's hard surface (if placing on a wall make sure to have points marked out before). *HINT* Only place down the corners of tape only (no letters behind it) while you figure out your centering. Once centered and straight, rub over the letters again (once again giving all dots an extra rub)!
Finally, pulling in a diagonal, slowly remove the application tape and you are FINISHED! YEAH!
~To do an 'over-lay': Repeat the above process; only this time centering it in accordance with first phrase placed.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
This month Cottage Quotes needs your help. We're asking you to help us Save the Mama's (in honor of Mother's Day).
Did you know that 1 in 3 women in the United States will develop cancer in her lifetime? (the leading sites are breast, lung, colon, and rectum). Check HERE and HERE for more info & stats
I have joined a Relay for Life team. Read more about my involvement HERE. I believe in the cause & now I need your help! This month we are turning our 'giveaway' into an AUCTION! Cottage Quotes is helping you with your Mother's Day needs, while you help mamas fight cancer. We are auctioning off 2 (no larger than 18 x 18) vinyl orders! And to help get those creative juices flowing, I have designed a few ideas on the computer.
Any of the below could be placed on a large tile, glass plate, picture frame, old glass window, cooking sheet, or even directly on the wall:
The ideas, colors, fonts are endless! Vinyl is a perfect way to personalize your Mother's Day gift. And let's not forget about Grandmas, Sisters, Aunts, Cousins, Girlfriends....we're all mamas! So please help us Save the Mamas! Here's how it works:
We'll start the bidding at $5! Leave a comment with your bidding amount. For those without google accounts- email me and I will leave the comment and post it! Remember 100% of proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. The winning amount will also get Luminarias in donations of ten dollars (for example, $20 bid gets 2 18x18 vinyl orders & 2 luminarias). What's a Luminaria? Read about it HERE! Please please Please spread the word! We will end the auction on Tuesday night! Highest bid WINS!
Let the bidding BEGIN!
do I hear $5?
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I have loved having this very classy version of a white board to keep me organized. I am loving it so much that I made a 'mini' version for the giveaway! If you are like me, than you often lay in bed thinking of all of your 'to-do's' that you need to add to your list. I hate this nightly ritual. By the time my brain remembers all of the things I need to do the next day, I am so warm and comfy in my big bed that I refuse to crawl out into the cold to write them down! This mini glass board is the answer to our problems. Just keep it (and a dry-erase marker) by your bed & you will be more productive than ever! However, I must admit I was also tempted to cut 'love notes' in vinyl with the plan of leaving it on my husband's side of the bed. That way I could write him sweet nothings every night.....it's the thought that counts, right?
Rule: For a chance to win the mini board leave me a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and consider yourself entered! Even if you have won in the past, feel free to enter again :)!
P.S. Cottage Quotes needs your help! If you have any pictures of finished vinyl projects where we have supplied the vinyl would you please email them to me. We would LOVE to post the talents of our customers!
*There are two ways to apply the fabric:
-I chose to hot glue the fabric to the matt that came with the frame. I then placed blank white sheets of computer paper between the matt and fabric so the outline of the matt wouldn't be visible. Replace matt and put backing on...wa-la!
-For the smaller board I hot glued fabric directly on the backing. I then placed it on my sewing matt and used an exact-o knife to cut excess off! wa-la!
-treat as a dry-erase board; using dry cloth to wipe!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I love LOVE love this blog! Her jewelry is absolutely beautiful. Heidi's style ranges from fun to fancy; giving you some accessories for every mood that may come your way. She has lovely giveaways (which inspired me to do them). So make sure to check her out here. Did I mention her prices are impossible to beat? love her, love the jewelry! Let's all give a warm welcome to Heidi for making it to my sidebar...so sorry it has taken so long!
pps. check back tomorrow for March's giveaway!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
ps. a special thanks goes to the male support we have seen. we promise not to disappoint you. we'll be having a secret 'male-only' giveaway in the future!
4 chicken breasts
1 cube butter
1 pkg dry Italian Mix
--Cook in crock pot for 3 hours on low, turn on high for an additional hour. 1/2 hour before serving add:
1 pkg cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken
--Serve over rice.
1 lg pkg instant vanilla pudding
3 c. milk
1 container of cool whip
1 box Graham crackers
--mix pudding & cool whip. Let set. spray 9x13 pan. Layer crackers, pudding, crackers, pudding, crackers.
1 cube butter
1/4 c. milk
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. cocoa
1 tsp. salt
--Boil milk, cocoa, sugar, salt for 1 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter & vanilla. Let cool & coat on cake.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Measures: 9.75 x 13 (small)
Kid Brag Board
this is for my nephew b-day. he inspired me to make this when he lost his spelling words & decided to make up his own list to study with! he loves marine animals & the black & white color scheme.
Measurements: 12 x 17.5 (large)
Price for vinyl only: $10 (includes child's name, two subjects, and 3 fun borders/dividers)
*prices are subject to change according to sizes
Good Luck to each of you. Let the games begin!