Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas wall art

I created this wall art for christmas to replace my "Thankful" banner. I used my "Storybook" and "Joys of the season" cricut cartridges to create these. I had these 8x8 picture frames that I purchased from the 99 cent store a few years ago with the intention I would have purpose for them one day!

My christmas Villages

I made these villages now two years ago and I still get excited about putting them out. I made them out of birdhouses that you can buy from Micheals. There is alot of detail on each of the villages. I shingled each roof with popsical sticks. On santas house and the blue house I added siding onto the houses that I got from a hobbie shop. On the church and the school house I bought these stucco mixes that came with stencels that I could put on the the villages to make the stone and brick look. I added doors to the blue house, school and gingerbread house. I also had my husband cut out holes in the back of each village so that I could add light. I spent many many hours to create these but it was well worth it as I will have them for years to come and hopefully to be kept as a heirloom one day.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving table center peices

Thanksgiving was held at our house this year and of course besides preparing part of the food I had to make something fun for the tables. I used my cricut paper doll cartridge to cut all images and I made these box stands to stick the cute little Indians and pilgrims in. The kids loved them!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving banner

I used my storybook cricut cartridge again for this banner. Its hard to tell but I distressed all the letters and paper and popped out the letters for more detail.

Baby shower card

I had two baby showers to shop for, and both were having girls. I was inspired with one of them because the colors that were chosen for the babys crib set was this cute pink and brown bedding. I Loved it! I love the colors anyway and wanted to make a card with using them. I used my new cricut cartridge called "Storybook"for the monogram letter and scallop. I am really lovin' this cartridge!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween Birthday Cake

My son requested a Halloween Birthday cake for his 4th birthday. I had a lot of fun making it as it was not the traditional B-day cake. I used my paper doll cricut cartridge to cut out the bats and taped them on wooden skewers.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm published!!!

I am so excited to share this as I have been waiting for 6 months for papercrafts special issue to come out. I submitted my very first project to papercrafts magazine and it was excepted in Febuary. I was completely suprised as I just decided to submit my work on a whim and wasn't expecting for them to actually except it for publication. Well here and on stands starting August 12th!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bridal Shower Invite

Designed this invite for a friend. The stamp set used was "always" from stampin up

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hannah Montana birthday invite

This is my interpretation of Hannah Montana. I desined this invite for my my niece's birthday party. I only had to make 6 and I made my sister help me, so it wasn't that bad! The stamp sets used were "Baroque Motifs" and "simple shapes" from stampin up.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thank you card

This is the thank you card that I made for everyone that gave my husband graduation presents. The stamp set I used was "Friendship blooms" from stampin up.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Thank you card and Memory box

Alright, hopefully this project has been worth the wait! I have been such a slacker on posting...I know! So while my husband was in pharmacy school his parents AKA my parents because we don't differentiate between inlaws, let us live with them to save money. We are so grateful they put up with us through these years! I made this memory box aka explosion box that contains pictures of my kids with Grandma and Grandpa and special memories they shared while living with them. you can't see the bottom layer which is ok because I have not finished it yet, but it will contain pictures of the graduation to complete the memories of living with them. I gave this to them on graduation. I also made them a thank you card that expressed our graditude to them. The card size measures 5x5 and the stamp sets used were "Baroque Motifs" and "Always" by stampin up.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fathers Day Card

I made this card for my card group and also of course for dads and grandpa. This card was a bit of a challenge for me as I am not used to making guy cards. I got the new "Campout" cricut cartridge which I was exited to use and inspired this card.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thank you card

This card was made for my husbands boss as it was going to be my husbands last day of interning . Graduation is in two weeks! Yes I am counting! This card was so much fun to make. This was a fun color combo to use. I used my new cuttlebug embossing plate "birds and swirls" that I ordered online because you can't find it in any store yet. I embossed it on blue cardstock and than sanded it to add extra detail. I used the "Always" stamp set from stampin up (bird and plants) and the" Lots of thoughts" set from stampin up (many thanks).

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Graduation Announcement

It's done. Finnally! This has probably been the most exciting and tedious project I have done so far! Exciting because my husband is graduating from pharmacy school. Yea! Tedious because I had to make 45 of these announcements! Now for the details. The white cardstock measurement is 5"x11" scored at 3" and than at 8" The blue inside mat measures 5"x9" and is scored at 4" The inside mat with the info is 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" The seal with the school logo on it was printed on vellum and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Very cool technique! The tie on the outside of the announcement was also embossed and I used the linen backround stamp from stampin up (hard to see the details on this picture). The pocket measures 1 3/4"x 2 1/4" scored each edge at 1/4".

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Birthday gift set

This was a fun one to make. I made this for my friend Marin who's as crazy crafty as I am. I made this for her birthday with her favorite candy bars which inspired my color scheme. The candy box measurements are 1 3/4''x 5'' I posted the template for this box with different measurements in a previous post. Inside the gift envelope is a scallop nestabilities set. I took a 12x12 piece of card stock and folded it in thirds and embellished the outside. The stamp set used for the candy box is a stampin up set call "Lots of thoughts" and the "for you" stamp is from an acrylic set from Joanns.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Birthday Card

I made this card for my card group. I used my cricut to cut the cake and than used my xyron sticker maker to make it sticky enough to glitter the whole cake. The card size is 5x5.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Baseball favors

Sorry its been a while since I have posted anything. I have been focusing on designing and putting together my husbands graduation announcments. I will be posting that at a later date. Anyway I designed this favor for my neices softball team. Me and my sister Heather made 22 of them. The baseball is a 3" circle cut at 2" the box is 2 1/2"x 1 1/2". Inside each favor will have 2 mounds candy bars.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Another birthday card

Ok so this seems to be the only cards that I am making these days. I think I made about 24 this week using four different designs. I sold about 12 of them and the others I will be giving as gifts. The goal of this one was to make it more boyish and not so cutesy. I used the birthday whimsy set again (lovin' it!) and the "celebrate" word stamp was a micheals $ stamp.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Birthday card

I'm not used to using alot of white for a backround but just trying different things out! The stamp set used for this is "birthday Whimsy" from stampin up.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Birthday card sketch challenge

I decided to try something different this time. So I took on a sketch challenge by Beate I have never done this color combo before but I think it turned out alright. Had fun with this one. The stamp set used for this was "Birthday Whimsy" by stampin up and I used the cuttlebug for the backround. The card size is 5x5.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Transformer party invite and favor

My son who is turning 6 really wanted a transformer b-day party, so I had to figure out a design for it. I looked everywhere online for some kind of transformer stamp and of course I couldn't find one! I ended up having to make my own. I stamped the image with versamark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. The scratches on the inside of the card and on the box is stamped with the "sanded" backround stamp from stampin up. I just got it and it is quickly becomming one of my favorites! The favor is a 2 1/2" square box designed after the allspark cube. If you have seen the Transformers movie than you know what I am talking about. I will probably fill them with candy and have the kids go on a treasure hunt to find them(maybe).

This is the stamp that I made for the invite. Its made out of foam. I found an image in google and I printed it out. I than cut out the image and traced it onto foam and glued the peices onto another piece of foam. The stamp doesn't look all that pretty but it works really well.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mothers Day Card

For my card group this month we decided to make mothers day cards. As you can tell I just can't get enough of using transparency sheets. I have been dying to make a card out of it. The butterflies are stamped with white craft ink on vellum and than embossed. I got the butterfly stamp from Joanns $ section. The "Cherish" and flourish stamp is from the Baroque Motifs set from Stampin up. The"Happy Mothers day" is also stampin up but it was borrowed so I'm not sure what set it belongs to.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Baby Shower favors

So here are the favors designed to match the theme. My friend Kim had made these duckies for it. Arn't they the cutest?! She got the mold and candy melts to make them from Micheals.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Baby Shower Invite

My friend is throwing a baby shower and wanted to do a pink and yellow ducky theme. What a fun theme! I was glad because I had this duck stamp that I bought at walmart over a year ago and had never used it. So I was very happy to put it to use. The "your invited" stamp was an acrylic stamp set from Micheals $1 stamp section. We are making favors to match the card. I will post that later.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bunny Card

I love this bunny. Can you tell?! I had to make a card with it. I love pokadots. I got this pattern paper at Joanns. The white flower punch is by stampin up and the pink flower underneath is a punch from Micheals. The card size is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Laffy Taffy box template

I had a few requests for this template. So here it is . This part is for the transparency sheet. If anyone does attempt to make this I would love to see what you do with it!

Here is the Top and bottom cover template for the box made out of pattern paper.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Laffy Taffy Box

I am really excited about this project. Thanks to my friend and her pregnancy craving for Laffy Taffys I was completely inspired. I made this for her birthday. The box is made out of one sheet of acetate. The box mesures 1 1/4"x 11".

The card measures 2 3/4''x 2 3/4" . The stamp set used was acrylic stamps from Micheals $ stamp section and "Birthday" is embossed with the cuttlebug.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Easter basket

I made this basket for my card group ladies. I had this idea in my head and was hoping it would work out. I love it when things turn out exactly how I invisioned. Well almost, my original basket had a paper strap. I definantly like the ribbon better. Isn't this bunny soooo cute? The stamp set I used is "Bunny Hugs" from Stampin up. I got it last spring in their mini catalog and glad that I did because they don't sell this set anymore. The size of this basket is 2 1/2" square. I used my cricut machine to cut out the grass and flowers.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Card kit

My neighbor expressed to me one day that she was seriously interested in learning how to make cards. The problem is that she is extremely busy and hard to pin down. Perfect solution? Make a card kit for her birthday! In this kit for her I have two designs and 4 cards she can make. Everything is stamped and cut. I also included pictures of the finished cards in the kit. All she will have to do is glue it all to the card. She loved it. It was one of those gifts that I was really excited to give and it cost me nothing! (but time) I love it when that happens! The stamp set used for these cards was "Eat Cake" from stampin up.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Birthday card

This card was made using my favorite color combination, blue and brown. The stamp set used for this card was "Eat cake" from stampin up. It doesn't show up very well in the picture but the candles are glittered. I have had these small bottles of glue glitter that have been just sitting in my craft drawers forever. I have no idea why I originally bought them but I'm glad that I was able to find purpose for them again. The card size is 5x5

Friday, February 15, 2008

Birthday Set

I made this card and chocolate box set for my mom. She loves the color purple and green so I decided to take on the challenge of using that color combination. I was very pleased with the outcome, as was my mom. She told me that she opened the chocolates very carefully so that she could save the wrappers! Most of the cake on the card was cut out with my cricut. The icing was hand cut and dry embossed. The card size is 5x5.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines day

I had this card that I had started working on over a week ago. One of those projects you set down and remember to finish sometime later (I have lots of those). Well I was happy that I did because I really wanted to post this one in time for Valentines day. A friend of mine had a cuttlebug embossing machine that I used for the white backround of this card. Had so much fun with the machine that I ended up buying one as an early b-day present for me. My b-day is next month, so I could justify it. Plus it was on sale!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentine treats

Here is the second project I have been working on. I saw these fun dip packets for Valentines and of course bought them with an idea in mind of what I was going to do with them. These are the valentines that my kids get to pass out for their classes. On the front of the heart is a monogram letter for each kids name. Its so nice to have the Cricut machine!(letters and hearts were cut with it.) Inside is a fun dip packet and valentine card. Here is also the template I made up for it.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I am very excited to start my new blog and even more excited to share my passion for scrapbooking, papercrafting, and anything to do with creating art in some form. So seeing how Valentines is almost here I will be sharing a couple of projects I have been working on for that. This 1st project are chocolate boxes made with hershey treasure nuggets. If anyone is interested in the template to make the chocolate box let me know. I used acetate paper for the cover and stamped paper covers for the chocolate nuggets with the polka dot backround stamp from stampin up. They were very fun and fairly easy to make. They make perfect gifts for teachers.
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