Friday, June 22, 2012

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)

Monday, June 11, 2012

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 all for the sweet comments you leave;  you really make my day!:0)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

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)



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

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!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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 should go and check them out....they are adorable!!!
Have a great day eveyone!!!:0)

Monday, March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012 Liebster Blog Award










Good afternoon everyone!!!
I have some exciting news to share with you.

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 presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here is my list of recipients....
Please stop by....say hello....

Crafted with Love by Karen
Karen
She creates cute cards and I think she is a fan of Create a Critter, like me.

Crafty Peep D
Diana
She uses a lot of my favorite items from My Creative Time.

Crafty Rocket Science
Jessica
She uses simple designs in her layouts and projects.


Tools of a Cropping Queen
Cindy
She is great at "creating outside the box."

last but not least.....
to my best krafty friend Kathy
Not Just Krafts
thanks for all the inspiration and especially ALL the help with layouts:P


Please stop by these talented blog pages and see their creative work.
Thanks again Crystal!;0)
bex:0)





 




Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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)





Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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)

Monday, February 20, 2012

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 on this post saying so) 1 entry
2. Put my candy is your sidebar linking back to my blog(leave a comment on this post saying so) 1 entry
3. Create a post on your blog sharing my giveaway, linking back to my blog (leave a comment on this post saying so) 1 entry
4. Share on your Facebook page (leave a link to your share and a comment here saying so) 1 entry
Make sure you leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win!
Also if you win and you have created a post on your blog about my giveaway you will receive an extra surprise candy!
Good luck everyone!
Sorry but this candy is open to Canada & US residents only! Shipping is crazy!!

I will let this candy run for 4 weeks! Draw will be on Mar 19!
If I reach 400 followers before Mar 19 I will add another stamp set to the giveaway for every 5 followers over 400! So get out there and spread the word!
 
Have a great day everyone!;0)


 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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 friend Dawn gave it to me when we were stationed at Yokota AB in Japan.
I saw a really cool tip on My Creative Time on how to use the ink and embossing together, instead of writing in...I am adding the link to the page she has the VIDEO on. better, eh?
http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ episode 316



Have a great night everyone!:0)

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 added Inkssentials Glossy Accents on top. The grass is only sewn to the folder and background cardstocks.

Hope you like it!
Have a great weekend everyone!





Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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!