Saturday, March 30, 2013


Hello everyone and Happy Saturday to you!
I hope your weekend is off to a great start.  I plan on working on a few projects for the upcoming release of the newest Peachy Keen Stamps and my first Design Team project for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  So, I guess it will be a busy weekend for me. But, that's a good kinda busy!

Speaking of busy...the last couple of days have been busy ones around my house. That's because my sweet Emma spent some time with me and we stayed busy!  We went on the search for items to use in our VBS program this year, we went shopping, we went to the movies, we crafted, we ate too much junk food and we stayed up to late -it was awesome!

I bought some large, heavy chipboard letters for Emma's name months ago.  They have been sitting on a shelf in my craft corner for a long time just getting dusty, waiting for us to have enough time to decorate them.  Well, this time we managed to get them finished, and just look what a great job my sweet little crafter did....

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Here's how she did it...

* Emma painted the edges of each letter in a pretty purple paint, then selected some cute princess papers to cover each letter.
* She had me trace and cut out each letter for her (it's easier to sub out some of the work).  Then Emma painted on some Mod Podge (as she giggled about the name of Mod Podge) onto each letter with a foam brush.
* We placed the patterned paper onto the letter and Emma used a brayer to make sure it was glued down well and to get out all of the air bubbles. Then, some of us went off to play Barbies while waiting for the glue to dry.
* After everything was dry, I used a large staple gun to create a hanger from pink tulle for each letter.  Then it was time for the fun part!  Emma and I spent some time at the Silhouette Online Store choosing images for her letters.....

* Emma choose the cute little unicorn for the letter E.  She added some hot pink glitter to his mane and tail and some gold Stickles on his horn.
* We found a pretty princess to add to the letter M.  Emma decided on silver glitter for her crown and added lots of clear gems to her dress and shoes - she also made a bracelet for her princess!

* The next M got a fun silver crown. Emma added lots of pink, purple and gold glitter to the jewels.
* The letter A got a pretty, magical wand.  We used some fun "tinsel glitter" on this one. I wish you see how it really sparkles - the photo doesn't do it justice!

And there you go - I'm sure happy that Emma's name is Emma - 4 letters took us several hours to finish!  But of course, we took several breaks for food, shopping, movies and such!  I had a great time crafting with my sweet granddaughter and I know these are going to look so pretty in her room!  Ok, thinking about what you want to make next time!
Thanks for stopping by today and letting Emma share her project with you!  Have a great weekend and I'll be seeing you soon....
Until next time,


  1. This is so wonderful and what a great time to spend together - sounds like you had a fabulous day :-)

  2. OMG Tanya! First of all your granddaughter is adorable and I bet you are thrilled that she loves to craft as much as you do! She sure is super talented!!!!
    I LOVE those gorgeous letters!!! Job well done for sure! The colors and cuts and embellishments are perfect for a little girl!! Awesome job to both you and Emma!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Easter weekend!!

  3. Fabulous job Emma! Love these letters. I keep threatening to buy some but I never do. These are really super cute. Love the papers and she looks so proud and happy with them. Way to go you two!!


  4. Tanya, your granddaughter is adorable! I love the project you two made together. I do the same thing when my grandchildren come for their summer vacations. We spend most of our time in my art studio. In fact, I find them in there bright and early in the morning, working on projects in their p.j.'s, lol!

    Sending warm wishes for Easter and the whole year through!

    P.S. Happy Easter to Lola, too!

  5. Sweet! What a great project! I'm sure Emma will treasure this!

  6. I am looking to be adopted-- could you and Emma pick me please :) This looks like so much fun! I am jealous I wanna hang with you ladies :)

  7. The letters look daughter is seeing these over my shoulder and is already asking questions...hmm

  8. First of all, what a sweet picture of Emma!! She looks adorable!! And oh wow, the letters look amazing!! You and Emma did a fabulous job!! I love the papers and embellishments you used!! They might have taken a while to make, but well worth it...they are so awesome!! Love, love them!! Happy Easter to you and your family my friend :)

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Sounds like a fun time!!! The letters are beautiful!
    Happy Easter to you!

  10. Awww Awesome Job Emma, those are so Beautiful. Love all the embellishments you added especially the color.

  11. Great job, Emma. They are beautiful.

  12. Emma is a cutie. What a fun project for the 2 of you to share in crating. I bought 3 of those letters and could not even tell you where they are. You and Emma have inspired me to dig them out. Love the colors and patterns. Very girly.

    Happy Easter to you both.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥

  13. How fun for Emma!! She is so sweet and how fun for you and her to spend time together. The letters are so adorable and decorated so cute!
    I am doing something similar to this project for a baby gift...and having so much fun!
    Hope you had a great Easter with family and friends!
    Sherrie K

  14. Tanya ~ OMG! First of all Emma is simply a BEAUTIFUL young lady! Okay this project turned out so stinking PRETY and FUN!!! I LOVE it to pieces! Sounds like you ladies had a wonderful time ~ she is a smart little cookie too! Sub out the work ~ plus she found the BEST one for that job ~ YOU! LOL! Oh those letters are dusty because our cleaning fairies up and left us! LOL! Anyway love the details and this post just made me smile! Thanks! <3!

  15. This is just Precious!!!The elements are just ADORABLE!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥


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