Saturday, January 31, 2015

2015 Valentine's Day Wreaths

This is for my daughter's teacher.
I used a small foam wreath from Dollar Tree.

This wreath is for our front door.
The foam wreath is from Michael's, I believe it cost $11.99 (minus the 50% off coupon).

Create a Critter2  

vine pg 34
cardstock needed 9 1/2 x 12
Coredinations: golf course 12x12
large 8.875 x 11.15
small 5.528 x 6.944
cardstock needed 2 x 4 and 2 1/2 x 5
l. pink hearts
Stampin' Up: blush blossom
large 2.361 x 4.486
small 1.486 x 2.819

love pg 32
cardstock needed 5 x 12 
K&C Company Valentine's Day patterned paper
large 11.167 x 4.28
small 3.389 x 2.792

monkey pg 34
d. brown 6.556 x 11.31
paper size needed 7x12
black 4.111  x 3.611
paper size needed 4x5
l. brown 4.34 x 7.3292
paper size needed 3 1/2 x  5
heart page 34
l. pink 2.653 x 2.319
paper size needed  3x3

monkey pg 34
d.brown 2.806 x 4.833
paper size needed 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
black 1.708 x 1.5
paper size needed 2x2
l. brown 1.986 x 1.5
paper size needed 2 1/2 x 2
heart page 34
small 1.708 x 1.5
paper size needed 2x2

I used some light blue yarn I found at HL and wrapped it around the foam wreaths. I attached the paper pieces using a hot glue gun. ONLY the monkey was attached using foam tape to the vine.
Please leave a comment or question below.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day container
January 28, 2015

Good morning!
Here is a picture of a craft I just made.
I purchased a light blue container at HL (Hobby Lobby) yesterday. The original price was $2.99, I am pretty sure the Spring collection (where the container is from) is 50% off. The pink and purple vinyl is the HL brand I purchased a couple years ago. 
Here are the specifics on the vinyl:
cartridge: Create a Critter 2 page 33
Happy Valentine's Day (5.708x3.569) 
size of pink vinyl needed 4 1/2 x 6 1/2)
Valentine's (5.75 x 1.458)
size of purple vinyl needed 2 x 6 1/2

I am sending this to school with my daughter to tote her Valentines in an leaving it for her teacher to keep.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Have a great day!:0)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Beaded Planner Charm

Here are the items I used to create my beaded planner charm. 
Here is a close-up of the items I purchased today at HL (Hobby Lobby). 
I purchased the beads last summer at a bead shop in Albuquerque called Poppyfield Bead Company. They have a webpage and blog. 
Check it out when you get a chance. 

The horse charm I picked up this morning at HL.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Have a great rest of the day!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Valentine's Day Wreath

This is a Valentine's Day wreath I made for my daughter's bedroom door. I wrapped a foam circle wreath I found at the Dollar Tree with brown yarn. The saying and the koala are shapes I cut from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. Below is a closer picture.

Have a great night!

Planner Charm
January 19, 2015

Good afternoon!
We went to the Galleria last weekend and I purchased my FIRST Filofax, a Ochra Malden.

I've seen so many bloggers that have charms on their planners. I think in the future I will try and make one with beads; but for now, I am sharing an idea I came up with yesterday.
I love the charms at James Avery, BUT I did not notice any charms with a lobster claw. I DID notice Brighton had charms with a lobster claw. I brought my planer to try it out.....AND it worked!
Just a couple notes in case you decide you would like to add one to your planner. Only one charm can be added to the lobster claw because of the size of the opening of the lobster claw. You can interchange the charms! How cool is that! 

Ok, I have one more post to make, hope you like the planner charm.
Have a great night!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 11, 2015

Good evening!
Here are a couple of pictures of my planner set-up. 
I got a Mint Kikki-k planner for Christmas. I am still working on the set-up....but here is what I have so far.....
the outside

.....lots of pockets in the front.
Behind the pockets I keep my (volunteer) stickers and stamps. On the planned volunteer day I have a sticker for the school that I volunteer at. I have a green and yellow plastic folder which I am currently using to place receipts...thought that may change. 

I laminated and placed holes in a postcard I purchased in New Mexico. I am using the back as a sort of dashboard to place post-its. 

I used washi tape to attach laminated school pix of my kiddos.

planner pages
I found the stickers at HL (Hobby Lobby), I believe I purchased the washi tape online from Joann's. 
The bug stickers are from Target. 
To create the banner: I placed washi tape on post-it paper and punched the banner shape out with a paper punch.
The whale stickers are from Target. I used a Fiskars wave punch to cut out the waves using washi tape. 
The washi tape is from a Christmas collection I found at Michael's. 
I found a cute cat and dog sticker set at Wal-mart on clearance. The washi tape I purchased on-line from Joann's. I used a Fiskars grass paper punch to shape the washi tape.
Aren't the cute little dogs perfect for Valentine's Day?! I found them at Wal-mart. The top washi tape I found at Target in the dollar bin and the bottom washi tape I purchased on-line from Joann's. 
This is the back of my still needs work....but I'm getting there.
Here are a couple charms I made for my planner....I made a little apple and a pink crab. lol
Here are a couple items in their original packages....just in case you like it .... you will know where to look for it.

Hope you enjoyed the photos and maybe even feel a little inspired to get crafty with your planner. 
Till next time....have a great night!