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June 22, 2012 Wryn - Grow a little love

Good afternoon and Happy Friday everyone!!!
Today I made a card using a digital stamp from:
http://www.tiddlyinks.com/wryn-and-friends/. The characters name is Wryn. I made a VERY early birthday card for my mom using the digital stamp. 

For the card base I used Kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby, it is cut at 5  1/2 x 8 1/2.
The blue gingham paper is from K&C Company Itsy Bitsy, it is cut at 4 x 5 1/4. 
The little yellow strip at the bottom is from Recollections (Michael's) and it is cut at 1 x 4.
The beige felt was cut using a Spellbinders die as well as the white cardstock. 
The cute little buttons I found a while back at Michael's. 
The digital stamp is Wryn - Grow in Love from:
http://www.tiddlyinks.com/wryn-and-friends/


Have a great weekend everyone:0)

June 11, 2012 Look Who's Turning 4 pull-0ut card...

Good afternoon everyone. I downloaded the new blogger and NOW I can download my pictures. whew! I am ONE happy camper.:0)
The project below is something I try and do every year for my kids. I like making "announcement cards" along with pictures when it is the kids birthdays so the relatives can see how different they look in each picture each year. This is a little pocket card I made using mostly Recollections paper (Michaels').  Here are the instructions:
Outside of card: Kraft paper (Hobby Lobby) 4 1/4 x 11 score kraft paper at 5 1/2 cut (only) front flap at 4 inches to make the front pocket
Front of card: Yellow (recollections) 4 x 3 3/4 Green (Recollections) 1 x 4 cut green cardstock with Fiskars grass border punch
STAMPS: I purchased IMA Butterfly (stamp name) by C.C. Designs at All that Scraps I used Copic markers and some stickles 
Butterfly punch: EK Success punch assortment from Simply Autumn (Recollections) 
If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a message. Thank you…

June 9, 2012 Thank You card using (old) Stampin' Up (SU)

Good afternoon!
Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday.
I am "trying" to use my older SU paper so I can "finally" purchase new SU paper.
This, may take a while. lol
The card below I made using (all) old SU paper
The pretty flower punch my friend Kathy gave me.:0)
She is also the one that "always" helps me with my layout dilemas. lol
Thank goodness for cellphones with cameras. ha!
The cute little button is from my stash, I am pretty sure I purchased is at Wal-mart...a VERY long time ago; as well as the white ribbon I used.
The stamp I used is from SU "Simply Said." I took a shiskabob stick and cut it to size, since the toothpicks were too small.
If you have any questions....please leave me a message below.
Have a great weekend!!!:0)



May 23, 2012 It's Summer (Summer Wreath .... minus the apostrophe.....)lol

Good afternoon everyone.
I am not sure why...but this project took me a really long time.
I need to put my little apostrophe in my wreath too.....ooops!



Ok....here is what I used to create the wreath.....
I purchased a large foam ring at Michael's, as well as some pretty light blue yarn. I covered the ring of foam in yarn, that took a long time. I started in the inside of the wreath so you wouldn't see the glue as much. I used a hot glue gun.
I used the "Life's a Beach" cartridge for everything BUT the wording ... The letters are from Base Camp. I didn't see an apostrophe...but there was quotation marks. I need to still add that. That is my go to cartridge for letters.

Hope you like my project.
Have a great day!:0)

April 24, 2012 Teacher Appreciation Bag

Good morning everyone!!!!

I made a bag to put all the teacher goody bags in.
I used the Recess and Hoot n' Holler cartridges.
The papers I used were from Recollections (I love school print) and (old) SU.
Hope you like it.
(sorry, I still haven't figured out how to rotate the pic) :( Have a great day!

April 24, 2012 Teacher Appreciation Bags

Good afternoon everyone!
I am putting together my kiddos Teacher Appreciation Bags.
I have a few pix to share with you.
I made little apple cards, treat bag toppers, post-it note holders, and included wallet pix and Hershey kisses.
Enjoy!


April 1, 2012 Birthday Card

Good evening everyone.

I think I am finally caught up on my April birthday cards.:0)
I just finished a birthday card for my dear friend Kathy (which I hope is not reading this....lol).

Here is what I used to create this sweet card.....
I used Recollections Kraft  cardstock and it  is cut at
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4. The first layer of cardstock is from DCWV Playtime stack (plaid) and it is cut at 5 1/4 x 4. The green paper is from Recollections and it is cut at 4 x 1. The cream colored cardstock is also Recollections and it is cut at  5 1/4 x 2 and I used a Fiskars border punch on one side. I purchased some super cute stamps at
http://www.allthatscraps.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=650_1412. The stamps I used were from C.C. Designs called Woodland Mushroom and Pixie Lucy. I colored the stamps in using Copic markers.  I used stickles on the wings after they were colored in.

Have a great night!

March 21, 2012 Bunny Noses/Bunny Tails.....

Oooops!
I forgot to take pictures of the bunny treat holder I made.
Ok, last post today....I promise.:P
I found this cute little turkey treat holder on: http://burtonavenue.blogspot.com/2011/11/turkey-favor-tins-tutorial.html and thought a bunny would make a cute treat holder too.
I used the bunny on Doodlecharms. I used cardstock from Recollections; both the cream and Kraft. On the nose I colored with a Copic marker and covered it with Glossy Accents. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in tea dye on the edges and on the tail. I am not sure if Iam going to fill the treat container with bunny noses or bunny tails...I guess it depends on what treats I can find to fill the little bunnies with.
If you have any questions, please send an email.
Have a great day!:0)


March 21, 2012 Playing catch up.....three cards:0)

Good afternoon everyone.
I just finished up our April family birthday cards and I have them here to share with you.

The first card I made for our nephew Eli, he will be 3 next month. I used a card in the Life's a Party cartridge for the   base. The cute little digital stamp came from http://tiddlyinks.com/.
The grey cardstock is from Recollections and the green is (old)SU.
The second card I made is for our sweet neice Nicole. The card base is plain white cardstock (Georgia-Pacific) measured at 5 1/2 x 11. The cute purple polka dot paper is from DCWV Nana's Nursery, it is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. I cut three pieces of Kraft Recollections cardstock at 4 1/2 x 2, 4 1/2x 3, and 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 (the tag). The cream colored cardstock is from Recollections it is cut at 4 1/2 x 1/2 inch, I used a Fiskars edge punch. The SUPER CUTE digital stamp is ALSO from http://tiddlyinks.com/. Her name is Wryn...isn't she adorable?!



If you haven't seen the digital stamps on Tiddlyinks.....you shoul…

March 5, 2012 Liebster Blog Award

Good afternoon everyone!!! I have some exciting news to share with you. I was given the Liebster  Blog Award by Crystal at http://crystalscreativecorner.blogspot.com/2012/03/liebster-award.html?showComment=1330981092315#c7163921138932185032
Thank you so much Crystal for picking me to recieve this award. It means a lot to me that you follow my blog and that you picked me.
Here is a little information on the award:
"Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a "Share the love arrangement," given to inspirational bloggers with less that 200 followers. Iam so glad I can share my creativity with you and vice versa. I hope that I can inspire you as much as you inspire me. I started blogging last summer as a way to share my crafts and upcycle projects. I am still learning the ropes. I hope to pass on the encouragement as it was passed on to me.;0)
Here's the to do list for any of the Liebster Blog Award recipients.
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award prese…

February 27, 2012 Maggie's Birthday Card

Good morning everyone!
I found some super cute stamps at http://www.allthatscraps.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=2ad66e87992de7cb5fce999385712ca4&keyword=lucy
I love all the fairy stamps. This stamp made me think of my neice Maggie; I figured it would be perfect for her birthday card.

Here is what I used to create the card:
stamp: Swiss Pixie Lucy and Woodland Mushroom
envelope size: 6x9 Recollections
card base: 12x9 : Recollections Kraft
pattered paper cut at 2 1/2x4 from K&Company Itsy Bitsy
solid background paper is both from (old) SU
Hope ya like it!:0)





February 22, 2012 Male Birthday Card using Pagoda Cartridge

Good evening everyone!
My son helped me make a card for his Uncle tonight.
We used the Pagoda cartridge to cut out the bamboo, dragonfly, and kanji. The moon was cut using a round Marvy punch.
The kanji says Prosperity in Japanese, I thought it was nice for a birthday card.
The paper is from Recollections and (old) SU (yellow, grey, and teal). I let my son sew the card, not bad for a 8 1/2 year old!:0)

Have a great night everyone!;0)

February 20, 2012 **Candy's Craft Corner: 400 Follower Giveaway**

Good morning all!
Have you been to Candy's blog today?
Have you heard?
I copied this from her page....but please hop on by there too!:0)
http://candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com/2012/02/400-follower-giveaway.html
400 Follower Giveaway!!
Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a fantastic day! I can't believe I am almost at 400 followers! That is so amazing! So to celebrate I am having a giveaway! Woop! Woop! I want to thank each and every one of you who stop by my blog to visit and leave such lovely comments for me. I love each and every one! It's so nice to see that others enjoy my cards as much as I enjoy making them.
So to thank my followers I am giving away.....
All these yummy goodies!!
Tie the Knot Cricut Cartridge. Fleur de Lis Spellbinders.
6 Stamp sets. Bag of Buttons. Stack of Digi images to color.(LaLa Land, Whimsie Doodles, Whimsy Doodles, Greeting Farm, All That Scraps) 2- 8x8 Scrap kits/pads.







All you have to do is: 1. Be a follower of my Blog (leave a comment o…

February 17, 2012 Teacher Appreciation (specials) Cards

Good evening everyone!
I know it is a bit early....but here is the "start" of my Teacher Appreciation project.
THE CARD:0) These little cards are for my son and daughter's specials teachers..... I say specials...but that also includes Speech, OT, Principal, Vice Principal.....etc. Where would we be without them, right?
My son  helped me today too! He loves the craft room.:0)

Ok, here is what I/we used to create the cute little apple cards.
I used the Gypsy to weld two little apples from the Recess Lite cartridge. The size of the cards are about 3x4, I thought it was just right to put in a cellophane bag with treats.;0) All the cardstock I used is from Recollections (ie Michael's). We tied a little tag (EK Success tag punch) on the stem using Raffia. The stamp came from a set by Stampendous, the ink was the black ink from Color Box. I used some clear embossing powder from Personal Stamp Exchange. Honestly...I am not even sure if they are still around...I think my fr…

February 17, 2012 Valentine's Day Card

Yesterday I made a Valentine's Day card using the new stamps I won!
I was so excited to get them in the mail. They are the first stamps I won.:0)
I won them on Kate's blog http://smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com/ a few weeks ago.
If you haven't been to her blog....hop on by she is super krafty.;0)
The stamp set is from My Craft Spot http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/p/shop.html .
She has lots more really cute stamps on the site (above) as well.
Thanks again to Kate!:0)

Here is what I used to create my card.
For the card base I used a basic white card from a Recollections card and envelope set.
The background paper is from K& Company. The folder shape (Recollections/Kraft paper) is from : From my Kitchen. The grass (old SU paper) was cut using the Fiskars border punch. The frog is a cut from Live Simply cartridge. The stamp set is Build a Valentine from My Craft Spot. The ink I used is black from Color Box. On the heart I used a copic sketch pen (R29-lipstick red) and then…

February 14, 2012 Sketchbook - Happy Valentine's Day!

Good morning everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!













I finished my first sketchbook.
It is more of a prototype.....since I am not sure if I am done adding things to it. lol


Here is what I used to create my sketchbook:


the Cinch
the Cinch designer book board (6x6)
the Cinch sprial binding wire (bark 1.0")
paper: Recollections (Simply Autumn)
           Recollections (Kraft)
           (old) SU
           DCWV the Pet Stack
cartridges: From my Kitchen (page tabs)
                 Elegant Edges (pg. 59 ....book)


In order for the tab pages (From my Kitchen) to fit in the book, I cut them at 5.92 x 3.47 (I use my Gypsy). I had to cut an additional piece for the bottom of the page at 2x6 and that was sewn to the tab.
I used Creating Keepsakes scrapbooking program to make the pages in the book. I am sure you could make your own using WORD or a similar program. The lined pages I found on http://www.printablepaper.net/

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message.
Have a great day everyone!