Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

Diane taught us how to make these cute Christmas ornaments last year and I thought I would add a new twist to them this year. It's very hard to see but there is a snowflake or a Christmas tree etched on one side and the initial of who it was going to be given to on the other side. I though the etching would really pop with the glitter inside the ball. As you can tell this worked much better in my mind that in practice. Oh well, live and learn. I'm still pleased with the way they turned out. This is a super easy Christmas project that really packs a punch!!
These ornaments were completed using the glass ornaments from Michael's, Pledge floor wax, Martha Stewart glitter (the finer the better), and sheer ribbon.

Christmas Projects

This has been a very hectic Christmas season, but I was able to get a few things finished for Christmas presents. I'm learning to start earlier every year, especially with the cards. I really enjoyed making these card sets and notebooks for Christmas presents. They were so much fun and so cute I may try to make several for the upcoming Antique and Craft Expo in April. The notebooks were made using chipboard, scrap pattern paper (as long as it was enough for the front and the back), cardstock, ribbon (in most cases) and prima flowers.

Monday, December 13, 2010

workshop pics

Oh wow!! I can't believe it's been so long since my last post. Several people have been asking about cards from the last workshop which was held in November. Here they are. Of course the first picture is why I haven't posted in over a month. I have to visit Bella and her mom as often as I can.
On the Santa card, I used various button (went a little overboard), the reindeer and sleigh have pearls, and the reindeer has a red jewel for his nose. All designs are from Close To My Heart and use the Believe image set. Papers used came from Mistletoe, Cherry-o, and Jingle, Tulip, Cranberry, and Chocolate were the colors used for the cards. I also used Heavenly Blue on the I believe card, and blush on the stocking card.
I will be ordering my January materials within the next day or two so that I can start planning some things for us to do. My January class is going to be more like an open house event. I will be spotlighting some new products so you will not be required to purchase a workshop or a stamp set. I will provide everything needed, but since there will be several projects to do I will charge $5 to cover paper, ribbon, and any other consumables we may need. Until then Happy crafting!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

PaperCutz challenge #61

A good friend of mine is on the design team for She has been trying to get me to participate in the challenges since she was selected and although the challenges look really cool, and I so much wanted to participate there just was never enough time. Now that I'm on fall break there's a little bit more time than usual so I actually have several card designs for this challenge.

This card is a CTMH design.

pattern paper are three designs from the Emporium line.
cardstock is buttercup (CTMH)
ribbon : American Crafts (I think); ink: momentoes black; images Framed Phrases (CTMH) and Feel Better Soon... (stamptv)
The monster card is a design from CTMH (Hooligans workshop to go)
cardstock: Lagoon (CTMH)
patterned paper: Hooligans (CTMH); maze, dot, stripe
sunset ribbon and button brads (CTMH)
stamp set: Troublemaker (CTMH)
inks: Gypsy and Pear (CTMH)

Friday, October 1, 2010


I have finished the last item for the baby shower tomorrow! It's been a lot of work, but I've had so much fun actually making things for the shower instead of buying everything. These are actually really cute in person. My camera is acting pretty wierd so I'm having to take a lot of my photos in museum mode. I think this changes the colors of everything. The real pinkish set is actually green and brown. The card set includes 4 cards that match the box. Of course I had to use ribbon on something so I could tie one of my awesome bows!! Most people know I love ribbon and buttons. I was able to incorportate both in at least one of my shower projects!!

cardstock: chocolate (CTMH), colonial white (CTMH), white (Georgia-Pacific)
pattern paper: Emporium (CTMH)
ribbon: CTMH
Stamp set: Endless Friendship (CTMH)
Ink: Crystal Blue, Sweet leaf, buttercup (CTMH)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

One More For Tonight!

One of my bffs (yes those over 40 can have bffs also) is expecting a new bundle of joy towards the end of November. Kristal (another bff) and I decided to throw her a baby shower. I created these cute gift bags for the prizes. I don't get to do many things for babies so I had fun creating these!!
Gift bags: Michael's
Tissue paper: Wal-Mart
Cardstock: ?
Cricut cartridges: New Arrival, Sugar and Spice

I know some of you are in shock

I know I'm in total shock. I don't know that I've ever posted this many items in one month, and the month's not over yet.
I thought these little party favors were absolutely adorable, and they were so easy to create.
Cardstock: Lagoon, White (CTMH)
PP: Hooligansa; maze and stripe (CTMH)
Inks: Lagoon (CTMH) and Black (Momentoes) Pear (CTMH marker)
Glitter: Prisma (CTMH)
Brads: Pewter (CTMH)
clear bag: Wal-Mart
Saturday, September 25, 2010


I loved this stamp set and cards. These are the cards that we were going to make at the Hooligan workshop. They are so cute I may have to go back and make more just for me!!
Stamp set: Troublemaker (only available in workshop kit CTMH)
ribbon, brads, and other embellishments: sunset embellishment kit : CTMH
Hooligans paper pack: CTMH
colors: pear, lagoon, gypsy: CTMH
black: Momentoes
Prisma glitter: CTMH

Can I really do this?

Believe it or not I have another post and it hasn't been six months yet! I could do this more often if life didn't get in the way!

The last few weeks I've been busy getting things ready for a Close To My Heart party and a baby shower for one of my bffs. People over 40 can have bffs too!!!! These are the party favors that I made for the baby shower. I was amazed at how great they turned out, especially since it seemed like everything I wanted to do, didn't work out the way I had planned.
container: Party Supply
pennant ribbon: Michael's
buttons: Michael's
stamp set: party pennants (CTMH)
colors: smoothie, sunset, gypsy, lagoon CTMH

Sunday, September 12, 2010

On a Roll

Now that I've started maybe I'll be able to keep at it. I'll do my best guys, but come on you know me so no promises! Only try to be better.

This is another card design that as soon as I saw it, I had to recreate it. The cardstock is White Daisy and Lilac Mist, Patterned paper is Daydream, Pink ric-rac, and Cupcake Sprinkles (I think) is the stamp set used. All supplied used were from Close To My Heart. The only thing I didn't particulary like about this card was that is was 3x3. Most people who know me, know that I have no concept of measurements until I start working on a project. I can't believe they actually design cards that are 3x3, to me that's a gift tag, and maybe that's what this is meant for but I wanted a card. I decided next time I'll do a 4x4 or 5x5 and change the measurements of everything else.
The Halloween card is a design that I copied from the Stampendous catalog (the stamps come from that company along with the brown flock on the handle). All paper was various designs purchased at LSS (thanks Diane!) I also completed the Thanksgiving Card with products from the same co. Oops, I'll have to take another picture of that card since it's not wanting to upload.

Lepord Can't Change Their Spots

I know I always say I'm going to be a better blogger, but I just can't remember to add pictures to my blog. It's not that I'm not creating projects; I just forget to post them. Several friends have been gettin on me lately because 1) I sell Close To My Heart products now so they know I'm creating projects and not sharing and 2) Lori is teaching me how to color/shade with copics and I'm not posting what I'm learning. I am practicing Lori, I promise!!! So here are a few of what I've been working on lately. I don't think any of the projects were colored with copics though. I will also get better about writing down what products/colors I use so that i can post that also.
The card on the left is one of my favorites. I used sweet leaf cardstock (CTMH), Cherry-O patterned paper (CTMH) Colonial White ribbon (CTMH) I believe the heart was cut out using the Cricut (can't remember which cartridge), and the stamp set was A Little Buzz (CTMH).
When I saw this card I knew I had to recreate it. I fell in love with the paper right away! It was made using Colonial White cardstock; Patterned Paper is Twitterpated; Colonial White Buttons, and the image is the Many Thanks stamp set; all are Close to My Heart

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Older projects

While looking through some pictures I found a couple of projects that I completed but never posted to my blog. Hope you enjoy!!
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bad, Bad, Blogger

Oh my! Well, I warned everyone that I was a horrible blogger. I just didn't realize how horrible. Nothing since August huh. That's not good. Well, since I just had surgery maybe I can get a few things posted in the coming weeks. I'm working on some calendars, notebooks, picture folders, gift card holders, and some candles for the antique and craft expo on the 24th and 25th. At this point I'm hoping I'll be able to go. If not I've got a great friend that has offered to sell my stuff for me. Keep your fingers crossed that I'll get something on the blog other than my ranting.