Sunday, March 29, 2009

Baby Love

The Mandrola Family just increased by one with the birth of Vincent Joseph. Mom and Dad did not know he was going to be a boy, so I made them this frame a few weeks ago. He arrived last week and is a miracle! Congrats!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Smells Yummy!

Since it is my last day of Spring Break (sniff!), I decided to cook some comfort food and I cooked a roast. Might not sound like a big deal to you, but it is to me! It has been cooking all day and my house smells wonderful. (My neighbor even knocked on my door to see what I was cooking.) It reminds me of Sunday afternoons at Mamo and Papo's house growing up. These were my mom's mom and dad. Mamo used to cook roasts and they always smelled so good. My house smells like her house today and it makes me happy. Hopefully, she is looking down at me smiling. I think the new vinyl lettering I put above my stove helped make my meal complete.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fun While It Lasted

My restful Spring Break is coming to an end! Now, we get ready for end of the year testing! AHHH!! Luckily, this week is St. Patrick's Day and that is always lots of fun. I made some more wood plaques that I painted and covered with vinyl. My little sis, always the creative thinker, suggested that I put hooks on the top with some ribbon. Now they can hang on the wall! The letters were cut with several different Cricut cartridges. The plain word Lucky was cut with Alpahlicious. The fancy Lucky was cut with Indie Art. On the plain Lucky, the gold words at the bottom corners were cut with Graphically Speaking. Seriously, I should be a spokeswoman for ProvoCraft. I love my Cricut! Somebody call them for me - please!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lucky Thank You

Good evening everyone! I just wanted to post a card I made yesterday. To say thank you and Happy St. Patrick's Day, I cut out one inch hearts using my George cartridge. Then I glued them together to make a shamrock and glued a button in the middle. For the stem, I just stamped some random hearts. To finish, I stamped the little saying and stuck it to the ribbon with a brad. Inside I wrote, "to have a friend like you!" Hopefully it will bring luck to my friends who get these in the mail!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Want a Bite?

If you look at this post and do not understand it, then you have not been bitten by the Twilight bug. It's okay, really. You can solve this problem by running to your nearest bookstore and buying this amazing book. Or, you can wait a few more weeks until the movie comes out on DVD. I promise you will not be disappointed. I saw this saying on a website a few weeks ago and made this for my sister. She will read it and dream of Edward Cullen. Edward who, you say?! Seriously, go get help now!!! (When you fall in love with him, I can make one of these for you too!)