Monday, December 17, 2012

I know Christmas is just around the corner, but......

You have to check out the LIST!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

It started with a $1

It started with just $1.00... yes found the wreath at a garage sale for ONE DOLLAR

and a few scraps...

At first I was just going to use the left over fabric and add the tulle behind the flowers,
It wasn't enough.... And yes I forgot to take a picture. Sorry.
I had the Angel that I picked up over the garage sale season. She has been hanging in the Kitchen patiently waiting for her proper place.  She was only $1.00.

I have to say this one took a couple trails... I do NOT adhere ANYTHING until I am happy. Pins for this were a big help. 
Once things were heading in the right direction...the greens were added to frame everything and add a natural element.  I did use a hot glue for this project.  Our Angel is wired on just for extra security. 

Next was our scrap flowers from another project.... the tulle was from the same one.  The flowers did need some Bling... glimmer paper snowflakes to the rescue.

And of course it needs a bow... I just used the same tulle with 6 loops wired the middle and .... 
there you go!

So, I know, I have kept you in suspense long enough....

Thanks for stopping by today... 

Have fun getting Crafty!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Looking for some cute ways to put a homemade gift together???

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Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
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  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
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$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It started with a $1

Yup, it started with $1.00.  
I found this already super cute wooden birdhouse at a garage sale for just $1.00. 
Humm, what can I do with this?? 

Here is the finish product......

Sorry for the lighting situation in this picture.  
Adding a fallen branch from outside, some paper cutouts and imagination....  

Keeping the pumpkins whole (not jack-o-lanterns), I could use this for the whole fall season.

Six punches of the same cardstock folded in half and stuck together are how the pumpkins worked.

The curly tops are from the bird builder punch.

A Cardinal perched on the branch would be typical for this time of year, at least I thought so.... 
Hot glue worked the best for this project.  Starting with the branch to the house, all the leaves, birds and made pumpkins.
Trivia... what colors do pumpkins come in?? Yes, there are white pumpkins, green and yellow.  So think outside the box on your projects too!!
A short funny story... Apparently, I left the craft room door open, the monster kitties in my house went and decided the branch would be a great thing to chew on.  I have had to since redo this project.
Please let me know if you enjoy this, 'It started with a $1'.  I plan on posting this the 1st of the every month.
Have a Great day getting Crafty!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

November '12

I finally was able to go to a Stampin' Up! event and I knew I wanted a good swap.

What do you think?? Want to see the inspiration for these little cutties??

Trevor came home and needed a "box" for a gift.  Here is what we came up with.

It measures 6 X 6 inches and it glowed in the dark... with the battery operated candles inside!! Sorry no picture of that.

He wanted layers on the sides
and a trap door...

the button is for easy removal of the "bottom" 

an extra scrap piece of matching cardstock not completely taped in helps to hold up the above piece

So back to my swaps....  I loved how Trevor's box turned out.  I wanted to do a 3D swap for our Regional meeting in Lansing. The colors used were compos of Pretty in Pink with Raspberry Ripple, Always Artichoke and Summer Starfruit, Certainly Celery with Gumball Green and Pool Party with Midnight Muse.

This little box fits a small hand sanitizer or even a small lip gloss. I took the concept of the bigger box and modified for size, still wanting a background, flower and the soaring bird.  I changed the saying because I wanted to  Inspire someone else to try the box!

Layering the small scallop circle with two different colors added some dimension as well as some lightness to the flower.  

HINT: Put a some body spray in your water bottle for an added WOW!!

For the ribbon I just tied knots on the inside with plenty of room for treasures still on the inside.

Lastly, for ease of closing and opening I trimmed the edges of the insert.  

So because there are two projects here, if you wanted written instructions for either of these projects please email me.  I will include punch sized and all the colors that were used.

Thanks, I do HOPE you enjoyed today's post.

Have a Great day getting Crafty!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October '12

September Stamp Camp

These are the 5 cards that were made during September's Stamp Camp.
We also did 2 other projects a little goodie box and a witch's hat.

I bet you're sorry you missed out... We had FUN!!

Don't miss the October Stamp a Stack email me for information!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sept '12

Operation Write Home Card Making Party


Come make a card for a soldier like the one above!!

I know the 1 1/4 is retired, but LOVE it for this one.

Have a Great day getting Crafty!!

Have you registered for Stamp camp next week??
 Sunday is your FINAL day.  Call me for information.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9-11 Never Forgotten

I will NEVER forget!!
Take a moment and remember how our lives have changed because of what 
happened 11 years ago.

Punches were used to make these cute little houses.

As you can see here this one opens from the top. 

The twine just adds a reminder.

Don't forget with a $40 purchase you get free ribbon... email me to find out how!
Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

CS: Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede 
Stamps:  Inspired by Nature, Lovely Thoughts
Misc: Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, XL oval punch, Square punch, Ornament punch, Owl punch, Corner rounder.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sept '12

This one took a few friends to a level of panic. 

The "lollipop" has 10 different round patterned circles glued to a circle backer. 
Love the glimmer brad center!!

The stick is a wooden skewer cut to size.

This card naturally has dimension due to the stick.
Glue Dots hold the round to the stick and the ribbon in the right spot.
Have a Great day getting Crafty!!
CS: Crumb Cake, Floral District DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo
Stamps: My Friend
Misc: Melon  Mambo 1/2 Scallop Dots Ribbon, Glimmer Brads, 1 1/4 circle punch

Monday, August 20, 2012

August '12

Good Day Everyone!
How about this beauty?? You know this one is all me!!
Purple and Butterflies!!

Here is double butterflies for depth,
multiple ribbons even different textures.

Simple embossing and rhinestones

The use of multiple size rhinestones adds just an illusion of the body.  

Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!     

Supplies:CS: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Stamps: Word Play, Loving Thoughts
Ribbon: Crochet Trim, 3/8 Ruffled in LL and WW
Misc: Big Shot, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Beautiful Butterflies and Scallop Square Duo dies.  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

June '12

Good Morning Everyone, I am sorry I know it has been a few weeks since I have posted, I have been busy working outside.  The Campout is almost here and still have tons to do!!

This little cutie was created for one of my classes at the library.  
I know its not something from the new catalog, but with all the graduation events and getting ready for our BIG yearly event I really have not played toooo much.  

Have you had a chance to heat emboss with Stampin Up embossing powder??  
Available in 12 colors, I love it!! 
The coverage is great the shine is amazing and what little tike wouldn't love getting this tractor??

with a dump truck full of presents this card is perfect.....

Have a Great day getting Crafty!!

CS: Real Red, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight.
Ink: Wild Wasabi,  Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Night of Navy Both Pads and Markers
Stamps: I Dig You
Misc: Wild Wasabi embossing powder, Versamark,

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June '12

My niece graduated this last week.... Ohhh so proud I could attend the ceremony... 
Here is one graduation card I made....

 Becca, I know your journey will be wonderful, I can not wait to see where you end up!! Your dreams are strong and know that you will have my support in all your adventures!!  Sooo proud!!

raising the top tip of the "cap" with 3 dimensionals was a huge help with the cap affect. 

creating the tassel was easy with white bakers twine.  No her school colors are not represented here, but her favorite color is.. 

Have a Great day getting Crafty!!

CS: Basic Black, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder
Stamps: Word Play
Misc: Big Shot, Polka dot embossing folder, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Jewelery Tag punch,

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!!

From The winner is


Brenda Hugar...

email me girl!! So I can get your address to mail you your goodies!!

Have a GREAT day getting Crafty!! 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Operation Write Home .. Sketches Blog Hop..

Here are the two cards that I came up with for our hop... 

I used sketch 27 for my new Hero card....

As if anyone really needs a reason, but here is mine...

I wanted to let Operation Write Home and Kris know that Trevor is back in the states, after 7 long months of being in Afghanistan, as of  Thursday and will be home here for a visit on Sunday night....

I also wanted to thank a friend of mine Tammy (she knows who she is) for helping me find OWH.  I have enjoyed making cards for the heroes and they sure know how much we love them.  The support we give them is welcomed and appreciated.

I knew when I saw this sketch that I was going to use this big retiring ribbon.  I will miss it.  
And be nice I hand stamped each letter.... :-)

This my very 1st time in a blog hop... I hope everything turned out alright.
And that everyone gets inspired.
I do have blog candy.... you will have to check out the Friday night post to see what it is... but its a good one.   Ohh this is how you get the blog candy, you must post a comment and I would appreciate a few new followers too... 

So the other thing on everyone's mind is graduation, right?? 
Well I thought so too... I love this stamp set for that...

I got the idea from sketch number 114. 
Yes, it was changed just a little.

The footprints are the steps we have take to get where we are and where we want to go..

Enjoy your Daring Adventure and the rest of the Hop!!

Thank you for stopping by!!
Have a Great Day Getting Crafty!!