Saturday, April 14, 2012

I'm a Guest Designer on the eCraft Craftwell USA blog!

I have been so excited about this!  The wonderful people at Craftwell USA, makers of the eCraft I use for my projects, asked me to be a Guest Designer on their blog.  I am thrilled and honored.  You can go here to view it on their blog or just scroll down and I've added the post here as well.  So exciting!  You can also go here to learn more about the eCraft.  I L-O-V-E this machine and I know you will too.

Guest Designer: Allison Strang

Hello eCrafters, we have a wonderful treat for you all! Meet our guest designer, Allison Strang!
Allison is not only super talented, she is also a successful business owner, and the woman behind Today, she will show us how to create some beautiful Mother's Day Blocks that would make any mommy a happy recipient!
But before we get to our tutorial, you MUST get to know the girl behind it!

My name is Allison Strang and I am the wife to Chad and the mother of 3 kids, Bella, Ethan and Kaleb.  They are the joy of my life.  They definitely come first and I try to do everything else I love around them.  I couldn't do my crafting or work on my projects without my husband.  He helps me do a lot of the cutting and sanding.  Chad comes from a design background which is great because that way I can bounce all of my ideas off of him.  I was born and raised in Utah and I love it here.  Where else can you go snowboarding in the day and water skiing at night?  I have lived in other states and traveled quite a bit.  But I just couldn't imagine living without the mountains near by. 
In my previous life before we started our family I was a Network Engineer for various Telecommunications companies.  I loved it and I miss it sometimes.  But now I put my creative energy into my crafting instead of designing large data and voice networks and I have a great time.  I love doing custom items and seeing someone's face when they see the finished product.  I absolutely LOVE my eCraft and  I could not do any of my crafting without it.  It has been the best investment I have made by far.

To order this or any other product leave a comment (make sure you leave an email address where I can reach you) and I'll get right back to you.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Mother's Day Block Sets and Monthly Class

Mother's Day is just around the corner.  Here are my latest projects.

For this first one I also created a block for each of my mom's grand-kid.  Each child name block is $3.00.


Here is the next project.  It is $18.00.

I am offering a class to make these on April 24th at 7:00 PM.  The prices for the DIY are below:

Grandchild block set includes:
wood (cut, sanded and stained), scrapbook paper, vinyl and ribbon $15.00
each individual child name block (includes the same as above) $2.00

Mother block set includes:
wood (cut and sanded), paint, vinyl and ribbon $13.00

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Americana Craft's

I love summer and I love Independence Day otherwise known as the 4th of July.  My dad served in the army and made sure that I knew what freedom meant and to really appreciate it and more importantly to be thankful for those who fought and those who still fight for us to be free.  That is one reason I love these blocks.  They help me to remember.


This is a great wood block set shown here without a ribbon but one can be added if you would like. 


 I love these stars. They go great with any Independence Day decor. 


Teacher Gifts

I know it doesn't seem possible but now that it's Spring that means school will be out before we know it.  Make sure that you give your child's teacher the perfect end of the year gift.  I don't know about you but I never know exactly what to give and so I usually go to Bath & Body Works and buy wall flowers.  But I think my kids teachers have enough of those to last them a while now.  I love the look of these.  I also love that there are two different types because one may suit different teachers differently. They are custom ordered and you can choose the color of paint, vinyl, scrapbook paper, ribbon, etc.

Administrative Professional's Day Craft

Administrative Professional's Day is coming up in April.  I made these to give to the two lovely ladies in my husband's office.  They are so great and they work so hard.  They definitely deserve a darling craft for their desks.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Our family room clock

I made the vinyl on and around this with my eCraft.  I love how it turned out.  A big thanks to Emily at Craftwell USA and Jenn at Firestorm's Follies for their help.  Also thanks to my darling husband Chad who helped me a ton with the Illustrator and also with placing it.  Please let me know if you are interested in the SVG file.  After all the time it took to get it right I figure it should be shared.  :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bow and Flower holder

These are a must have to keep your daughters hair bows and flowers organized.  Personalized you can choose the paint, ribbon and vinyl colors.


Families are Forever Block set

Every family needs one of these.  Personalized by choosing the color of your stain, papers, vinyl and ribbon.


Personalized Name Blocks

How darling are these name blocks?  I can match your child's room.  You can choose the colors of the blocks, vinyl etc.  Each block is $3.00 if you want a ribbon to go with it they are $1.00 per block.  You can choose the painted or the stained and papered blocks.  You can also add theme blocks such as ballet shoes for girls or basketballs for boys.


Flower sets 2 different choices

There are two different styles of flower sets here.  One is more symmetrical than the other.  Both are so cute.  $19.50 for a set of 3.  Colors can be personalized.  Great for Spring and Summer.