Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cards for a Swap

I wanted to show off a few card creations that I did in
a card swap with one of my good friends.
We try to do some kind of swap every month with each other.
She moved away in January of 2012 and this
is an important way that we stay connected with each other.

Hope you enjoy them...I know she did.

So this first card used papers by Simple Stories - Summer Fresh,
sentiment - Papertrey Ink, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart and Circle & Scallop punch by
Ek Success.

Card supplies: paper - Pink Paislee, Sentiment & Butterfly - Papertrey Ink
Scallop Punch - Stampin' Up! and Decorative Scissors - Provo Craft.

Card Supplies: Patterned Paper - Simple Stories, Sentiment, Pocket Die & Flowers -
Papertrey Ink.

Card Supplies: Patterned Paper & Die Cut Shape - Stampin" Up!,
Flower Stamps - Papertrey Ink, Alphabet Stamp - CTMH.

Card Supplies: Patterned Paper & Rhinestones - Recollections,
Stamps - Papertrey Ink/Hero Arts.

Have a Great Day!

A Piece of Cake

I made some cake slices for birthday gifts and loved the way
they turned out. I cut the cake slices on the Cricut machine
with the Artiste cartridge from Close To My Heart.

I decorated them up with ribbon, flowers and pearls.

The paper is from Close To My Heart - La Belle Vie.

And I found stickers by Jolee that looked like piped icing for the back edge.

I put gift cards in them and they looked so edible...

Have a great day!

Handmade Birthday Gifts

I apologize for the long break...I will try to better in 2013...
So where do I begin with all of the posts that I wanted to put up
on here for all to enjoy. I guess I will just pick the ones that I like the most.
So this post is the handmade birthday gifts I made for a few close friends
back in September.
I saw some ideas on pinterest  for a few different ideas on how to make
a cake out of Hershey Nuggets, so I gave it a try.

I don't think it looks bad for a first try? What do you think?
Well I know that the friends I made them for loved them and I guess that
is what counts....

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back to School Gift For My Niece

So I visited with my niece the other day for a the first time in quite a
while and I wanted to make her a little back-to-school gift that
she would find useful for the upcoming school year.

So I made her a really cute backpack filled with some goodies...

That tiny pocket on the front was too small to put a gift card into, but it
was the perfect size for some money!!! So I put $5 in for some extra treats
at lunchtime at school. She thought that was awesome!!!

The pattern for this backpack is by Becky Roberts of Inking Idaho.
It is a tutorial that I bought some time ago and have used it for many
special people in my life...It's definitely a favorite...

So this is what the back looks like.

 So these are some cute bookmarks made out of library cards.
I decorated them and then laminated them so they would hold
up over time and lots of use by a teenager...

Last was a little composition book that I had picked up and recovered with
some patterned paper and attached a pen to so she would lose it.

I also included some post-it notes so she can stick them wherever she needs one
and some labels for her books and folders if she needs them.
She was overjoyed with it and thought it was a very cute and
clever gift idea...She rocks as a teenager!!!

Have a great day!

A Baby Gift

So I had to share some baby gifts I just made for some
friends of ours that just had their new baby.
They wanted to be surprised so we didn't know what it
was until the day it was I had to work fast to get
things done before the baby came home from the hospital...

It's a boy!!! The theme for his room is sports so I came up with
these items for him....

A framed picture with all of his birth information...
I hand stamped this with a whole bunch of Close To My Heart Alphabets.

Next I made him some onesies with pics of his dad's favorite sports teams...
This was done using some images off the Internet and iron on transfer paper run through
the computer and then ironed onto the onesies.

And last was a crocheted blanket that I picked the color not knowing that
it would end up matching his room perfectly.

This is just a close-up of the blanket so you could see the stitches.

And this was the card I made for them...
It uses the Simple Stories Baby line.

Hope you've enjoyed the projects.
See you soon,

A Gift For The Kids Swim Coach

So the kids have been busy this summer taking swim lessons.
It had to be done at this point...we had put it off for much too long.
So on the last day of lessons I wanted to give a little something to
the kids swim coach to let her know how much we appreciated her.

I asked her what her favorite color was...Pink!!!
Here is what I made for her...

This was a set of 4 cards that I made using Paertrey Inks - Pretty Peonies set
and dies. This set is one of my favorties from them. I even decorated the
envelopes to match the cards.

This next gift uses a Stampin Up! case that I hand stamped a
background for and embellished using Papretrey Inks - The Sweet Life set.

On the inside I made a set of stationary with matching envelopes.
And a bookmark made out of a library card.

Here is a close-up of the library card.

And here are some close-ups of the inside...

I am quite happy with the end results of this, and she
loved it when we gave it to her...

Have a great day!

Bright Cheery Card Sets

So I know it has been quite sometime since I last posted anything on here.
With the kids home this summer and a busy schedule it seems there wasn't
a whole lot of time to do these things. There wasn't a whole lot of
crafting time I am looking forward to school getting
underway if anything for a little me time!!!
Not that I don't love my kids, but we all need some me time!!!

So a few weekends ago I did get some time here and there to put
these card sets together. They use some items that I bought through
Etsy that are digital and you can print out as many times as you want.

So the pictures I took I grouped the cards together by the sentiment
on them for the photos, but when I packaged them into sets they
were split up so that each package has one of each sentiment in it.

So what do you think? Do you like them or think they are overdone?
I don't normally mix so many patterns on cards, but they seem to work together
quite well I thought. Leave me a note let me know what you think.

See you soon.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

SN@P! by Simple Stories

If you get a chance you should check out this quick unique and fast to do!!!!
I can't wait to get it and try it out!!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Special Gift for my Mom

So I know that it has been forever since I have been able to get on here and
give you something new to look here is what I have for today...

My Mom just celebrated her birthday on Friday and I wanted to make her
something she would both use and enjoy so this is what I came up with...

A decorated box in her favorite

The box is from Close To My Heart.
It is there Recipe/photo box.

I was happy with the way it came out.
Inside of it I enclosed a whole bunch of handmade cards using
the same blue papers as the box was covered in.

The papers were from the dollar bin section at Michael's.
The sentiments are stamps from Papertrey Ink.

So there you have it...a sampling of the cards I made her to use...
although she always says they are too pretty to use...
that people will just throw them away and she can't see my hard work in the garbage.

I hope to be back soon with some more things to show you.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Baby Album

Are you all enjoying this beautiful weather we are having?
It has been so nice to be able to enjoy it and the kids getting to
play outdoors is always a treat.

I wanted to share a scrapbook I just made with you.
It used a Colorbok kit that I had purchased at Wal-Mart that came
with the album the patterned papers and some chipboard embellishments.
I added adhesive, CTMH card stock, American Crafts card stock and a few
flower and rhinestone embellishments.

Would love to hear your comments on this album.
It is for a grandmother who just had her first grandchild.

Have a great day!