I know that I told of a huge post; however, in all of the excitement I forgot to photograph most everything. I know... I know... I hate that, but the time machine has not been invented (yet) so this is what I got.
This is a picture that I made for my mother. It is 3' by 2'. I got the frame from a local antique shop; it had no glass and was an awful green color. I sanded and painted it and had glass cut. I cut the 'Gibbs," corner and middle embellishments from vinyl, and I etched all of the names around it (using the negative from vinyl cuts). All of the names are cut from Christmas Cheer cartridge and the embellishments are from Storybook. I have everything layered on the back side of the class (so they vinyl would be protected); therefore, I had to cut everything backwards and flipped. FYI: when using this method, to layer you must put the top layer on the glass first; the opposite of layering regularly. I used Design Studio to weld all of the letters in each name and also to get all of the layers correct (I am not sure of the measurements but if you are interested I can look it up for you).
This project took up most of my time; however, I did make 3 other vases (using vinyl and etching), a set of personalized snap-wear containers, and a framed mirror (done much the same as above). I had so much fun making all the these gifts for Christmas. It is the first time I have done things like this, and I plan on making it tradition! Hope you enjoy.