Monday, January 16, 2012


Well the holidays are over and it's back to the old routine. All the holiday themed SB paper and embellishments have been put away, so now I'm thinking about Valentines Day, which is also my anniversary, so I will be making some things for my husband and son, and maybe a few decorations too, but before I delved into that, I decided to finally do the LO I've been wanting to do for a while using these pictures of my mom from when she was in her early 20's. I came across some papers I had from Websters Pages that I love and thought they'd be perfect.
The pink flowers were white Prima flowers that I colored with some chalks to match, and the white flowers are from my stash, leftovers from a wedding bouquet I made a bazillion years ago, and I glued them to some black chipboard flourishes and then added the flat backed adhesive pearls. I had to add the bingo card, it was her favorite guilty pleasure. Several nights a week her and my aunt would head off to play bingo, she loved it. The pink netting on the left is the packaging from onions, I truly do save just about everything. You can find a re-use for almost anything.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Some More Gift Boxes with Cards

A few weeks ago I posted about a few boxes I had made after seeing this YouTube video by Robyn aka injoystampin. Here is a link to that post. I so enjoyed making them that I just had to make more. They have been a big hit with others also, they love the idea of using them to box cookies to give for the holidays, so I have even sold a few, email me if you are interested. I have plans to make more. Here are some of the ones I've made ..

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Christmas Angel

Last year I came across this blog post by Maya Road design team member Jennifer Beason. She made an angel by altering the chipboard Christmas Tree Layered Book, I thought it was amazing, and I just happened to have had that chipboard book so I had pulled it out and cut the pieces but that was as far as I got, so this year when I pulled out my Christmas stash and found it, I decided to finally make the angel, and here is what I created.

This paper line is a few years old and I don't remember what it is, but I do love it. I guess that's why I bought it in the first place, lol ... For the wings I used a large white chipboard butterfly that I cut in half and embellished with Stickles. The banner is a scalloped chipboard rectangle that I painted in off white and dusted the edges with a golden yellow chalk ink and then stamped the Rejoice with document ink using a stamp I got recently from the dollar bin at Michaels.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Quick DIY

I've taken a little detour in the midst of creating ... For years now, stemming back to when I was a Stampin Up Demo, I have been using sponges to apply ink to my projects, and it's been working just fine, but it can be messy on my hands. I know that there are ink applicators to purchase out there and call me cheap if you must, but with a limited budget for craft supplies, I would prefer to buy bling, flowers or other fun stuff over that. So I dug into my craft stash and found supplies to make my own.
Here is what I used ...
I took 2 of the rectangle wood pieces and glued (Mod Podge) them together for thickness. Then glued the "handle" on. I adhered the velcro to the bottom, I used my tape runner because I only had the sew~able velcro not the sticky backed, and it worked just fine, it is very sturdy.

Then I cut a strip of felt into the appropriate size pieces to pop onto the velcro, and I have a ton of felt left over.

I'm going to use up the rest of the supplies and make 3 more. This project cost me nothing at the moment because I had the supplies on hand, but it is a very inexpensive project.
Each bag of wooden pieces was $1.47, the felt was .50 @ Michaels and the velcro I had gotten at Dollar Tree. 4 applicators for under $1 each, not to bad, I'm pleased.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Some Treat Bags

I don't really get into the whole Halloween thing anymore since my son is grown and we live in an area where not many kids Trick or Treat. The past 2 years we have had no kids come around, the town and local fire dept. each hold events for the kids so the parents just bring them there. I still buy candy just in case, our favorites, there is no sense having it go to waste .. LOL .. Even though Kyle is grown and doesn't go trick or treating per say, (his girlfriend was dressed as an Indian and I tried to get him to dress as John Smith but he would have none of it :/ ) .. I still make him up a treat bag, so I dug into some old Halloween papers and this is what I put together. ..
The bigger bag is the one I made for my son, I just cut the image part of the Patterned Paper and adhered it to the front of a lunch sack and cut the bats and witch image from another paper. The papers are My Minds Eye and the letter stickers are Making Memories. The smaller bag I made just because I saw this video by Dawn aka ChicknScratch and I thought it was cute.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Quilt Card

A friend sent me this link to a Quilt Card tutorial on Splitcoaststampers, so I just had to try one. I did a Christmas one and I just love it. It was so fun to do, I definitely will be making more.

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Amazing Giveaway!

Sharon, aka, The Night Owl Scrapper, is offering a wonderful opportunity to win some awesome products in celebration of reaching 2000 subscribers on YouTube. Go check out her video and enter to win. Good Luck! Here is a link to her blog also, stop by there and have a look, she is amazing and does beautiful work.

Have a wonderful blessed day!