Monday, March 30, 2009

More Shrinky Dinks!

As promised, I am posting some of the other projects I have made with Shrinky Dinks.

A tag for our squirrel-loving Tops!

A refrigerator magnet for my parents to communicate whether they fed the dogs or not!
(Pictured from right to left: Angel, Ruger, Chandler)

Here is the other side of the refrigerator magnet. Also pictured is the tag I made for Tops, and the LA Dodgers earrings and necklace I made for my mom and sister.

I also made a San Jose Sharks necklace using this logo, but I did not have a chance to photograph it before I gave it to my Sharks-fan friend, Karen.

And for my newest adventure, I am taking up soap-making! I made my first batch today of Honey, Almond, & Milk soap.

On Monday, I am giving my kids in Kids Club their Easter Baskets (Pictured in my Spring Forward post). I think they'll love them.

That's pretty much it for now...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nate the Grate!

So, I realize that this is about The Hagners and not just Elsa, so today I am posting a blog about Nate. For those of you who don't know, Nate works for Knorr Systems, Inc. as a service technician. He services, maintains and installs commercial pool equipment.

Well to make a long story short, a new skill was added to his repertoire...SCUBA diving!
Nate hard at work

Knorr paid to get their service techs PADI Certified so that they could dive to the bottoms of pools and replace/repair grates to comply with The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.

Nate holding a new grate...

...Nate replacing the old grate.

The cool thing is, even though he is working in pools, he is Open Water Certified and can go diving in the ocean!

We are going to Hawaii in a couple of weeks and we've already booked a SCUBA trip in Maui (I'm certified, too). Can't wait!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Hey, everyone. So, I am not as upset as I thought I'd be, but I was not accepted into Samuel Merritt's ELMSN program. Unfortunately, I didn't really have a back-up plan, so now I am wasting even more time before I go back to school. So, now, I'm at a crossroads...Do I try again?(with more than one school) Or, do I change my plan? I have a lot of thinking to do! Input is greatly appreciated! Love you!

P.S. I have more projects to post pics of! They will be coming soon-ish!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Forward

Spring is here! Spring is a time of renewal. And I, being quite the crafty girl, was inspired to create.

It all started when I decided to buy toasting flutes for my friend. She's getting married in June. The flutes she chose are cut crystal and are not engravable. So, I decided to buy some personalized wine charms with their names and wedding date on them. It wasn't easy, but I found a website that would make the charms for me and allow me to but only 2 (as opposed to a bulk order). Well, a few weeks later, I got the charms in the mail and was deeply disappointed when I saw them. I was actually too embarrassed to give these to my friend for her wedding!

That's when I had an epiphany. I am a crafty girl, I could make my own! I wanted to share with you all what I have been currently obsessed with...Shrinky Dinks! Here are a few projects that I have made with this incredible shrinking plastic (sorry for the fuzzy photos!):

Wine Charms

I made a design on Microsoft Word and printed them on Shrinky Dinks for Ink Jet Printers.

Easter Baskets

The bunny adorning this basket was adapted from a free project on the Shrinky Dink website! I also made personalized key chains (not pictured) the same way I made the wine charms.

Pet Tags

I got the idea for this project from a fellow blogger. She even provides a template to download and make your own! Check it out at Making it Lovely.

Finally, an Easter Jewelry Set

This project was adapted and modified from the free project section on the Shrinky Dink website.

I have a lot of new ideas to keep going. I'll share those when they are made! If you are interested in having something made, shoot me an email!