Monday, February 23, 2015

Scrambled Eggs


Another card for my Easter stash!  

Supplies:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Scrambled Eggs
Ink:  Versafine and Memento
Paper:  Martha Stewart, American Crafts, The Paper Company
Misc:  button, paper punches, half pearls, crochet thread, pop up dots, Papertrey Ink Scrambled Eggs, Mat Stack, and Flowers Dies,  My Favorite Things Scallop Border Die, Copics

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hunny Bunny Easter Wishes!


It's time to start working on Easter goodies!  Yay, another holiday with candy, yay!  

I've been wanting this stamp since it came out, and during one of My Favorite Things awesome sales, I was able to snag it!  I colored her with Copics and then paper pieced her outfit.  I love her polka dot leggings.  She was fussy cut and popped up on the card.  This card has lots of layers, colors, and textures....some of my favorite things!

Supplies:
Stamps:  My Favorite Things-DG Hunny Bunny and Dandelion Designs-Happy Easter!
Ink:   Versafine and Memento
Paper:  Bazzill, MME, American Crafts, Recollections, Wasau
Misc:  Papertrey Ink flower dies, pop up dots, Copics, buttons

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Gifts For Mom


My Mom really likes the Pure Innocence stamps.  She calls them the "big face girls"!  I have made her many cards for various occasions with them, and she proudly shows them off to her knitting group and keeps them all out for display all year round.

My Mom loves to knit, and I think secretly she likes to do the laundry.  It's just her and my stepfather, so it's not a lot of laundry to do.  My stepfather teases her and tells her that she loves to do the laundry!  I bought both of these stamp sets with Mom in mind.

I stamped them then colored with Copics.  Their dresses are paper pieced.  I cut some doilies out of vellum, and then placed them in these frames I bought from Ikea.  I wish I had taken the pictures before I put the glass in them.  I gave them to my Mom for her birthday and she just loved them.

Supplies:
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Pure Innocence-Loads of Love and Close Knit
Ink:  Memento, Versafine
Paper:  Wasau, Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, Recollections, and Unknown Designer Paper
Misc:  Copics, paper punches, frames

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hogs & Kisses


I had originally made this card as a Valentine, but I think it would be perfect for any day.  I made this during one of my Netflix marathons!  My niece, Jenny, got me hooked on American Horror Story.  I started watching it in season 3, as Stevie Nicks was to make guest appearances.  So, now I'm watching the first two seasons.

I used some of my favorite techniques on this card including stamping, paper punching, die cutting, sewing and flower making!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-On The Farm
Ink;  Versafine
Paper:  MME, Bazzill, Recollections
Misc:  Papertrey Ink On The Farm and Beautiful Blooms 2 dies, paper punches, My Favorite Things Fish Tail Die-Namics, sewing machine, pop up dots, crochet thread, buttons

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!


Sending you lots of love today on Valentine's Day!  Hope you are having a sweet romantic day where all of your dreams come true!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Tag It's #1 and Heart-2-Heart #11
Paper:  The Paper Company, American Crafts
Ink:  Papertrey Ink
Misc:  paper punches, pop up dots, half pearls, Papertrey Ink Heart Border Die, Diamond Glaze

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Friday, February 13, 2015

One More Day To Valentine's Day!


It's almost Valentine's Day!  I felt like I needed to make a card with some chocolate tucked inside.  So, using my Cricut, Nestabilities, and a few paper punches, I got to work on this sweet girl.  The sentiment was made using Papertrey Ink Modern Upper Case Alphabet.  I cut each letter out four times, adhered them together, and then finished them up with a layer of Diamond Glaze on the top.

Supplies:
Paper:  MME, Bazzill, The Paper Company
Misc:  Cricut Create a Friend Cartridge, Papertrey Ink Modern Upper Case Alphabet dies, Nestabilties, Paper punches, pop up dots, small candy bar.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Two Days Till Valentine's Day!


I must have taken this card apart 100 times, tried a 100 different ideas, and finally I just said that's it, it's done....

Supplies:
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Pure Innocence-Love You With All of My Heart
Ink:  Memento, Versafine
Paper:  Echo Park, Wasau,  Bazill, Recollections, American Crafts
Misc:  Copics, Paper Punches, Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily, Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms #2 Dies and Heart Border Die, Papertrey Ink SAF 1940's Flower & Leaf die, pop up dots, buttons, half pearls

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Three Days To Valentine's Day!


Another Valentine, whoo hoo!  You should see this one in person, I'm very pleased with the way it came out.  I used my Cricut to cut the letters out and the hearts are paper punched.  Lots of layers and lots of pop up dots give this card a lot of dimension.  

Supplies:
Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Bazzill, Recollections
Misc:  Button, crochet cotton, paper punches, Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge, pop up dots

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Four Days to Valentine's Day - Part 2



I love making these crochet hearts.  They are so quick and easy to make.  All I did to make this card was to cut a heart out of the paper with a Nestabilities Heart Die and then stamp the sentiment on the bottom.  Then I layered it onto the card base and stamped the stem/leaf combination.  To finish it off, I just glued the hearts on and viola!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Flower Fusion #1 and Hero Arts CL498
Ink:  Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Recollections
Misc:  Crochet Hearts

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Four Days To Valentine's Day!

 These banners are not just for Valentine's Day.  They are perfect for dressing up any room or event.  I used the Cat's Pajamas Cut Ups Pennants 005 Die to cut out the pennants.  The bases are cut from white card stock and the pennants are cut out of burlap.  Then, I sewed extra large ric rac to connect all of the pennants.


This is one of those projects that is much prettier in person.  I must have taken a zillion pictures of these banners, both inside and outside, and these were the best, but I am still not satisfied.



Supplies:
Paper:  The Paper Company, Recollections
Misc:  Cat's Pajamas Cut Ups Pennants 005 Die, burlap, Cricut Preserves Cartridge, extra large ric rac

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Five Days To Valentine's Day!


I am really trying to keep my blog updated, it's/was my New Year's Resolution.  While I didn't do very well last month, I'm determined to "get it done"!  I have a stack of Valentine's Day cards that I made, so everyday this week, I will be posting one.

I used some of my favorite goodies to make this card.  The flowers are cut out using my Cricut and I dusted off my Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and punched out some tiny vellum butterflies. Out of my Papertrey Ink supplies, I used my heart border, Heart-2-Heart #11 stamp set, and the Fillable Frames #5 stamp set/die combination.  I made a few flags out of some washi tape that I had been saving for a rainy day.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Fillable Frames #5 and Heart-2-Heart #11
Ink:  Papertrey Ink, Heidi Swapp
Paper:  American Crafts, Bo Bunny, Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  paper punches, half rhinestones, pop up dots, Cricut Sweet Treats Cartridge, buttons, tooth picks, washi tape, Nestabilities

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Be Mine


Happy Super Bowl Sunday!!  I am so excited, right now I am waiting for my sister.  It's our Annual Craft-A-Palooza Super Bowl Bash!  It's just the two of us, as we can get a little loud, eat until we are nauseous, and craft all day.  We also use language that our Mom doesn't appreciate and to quote her, "I didn't raise you two girls to be so nasty".  We won't mention that our Grandma could swear us all under the table, I guess it skipped a generation!  Again, we won't mention that "you girls" are 50 and 46!  Our last game we watched together, we played a drinking game with Diet Coke, and needless to say we missed part of the last quarter because we had to go to the bathroom, a lot!  We sure know how to party!

I've been down with a sinus infection that turned into bronchitis, yuck!  I've squeezed a few cards in between coughing  and blowing my nose.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Blooming Bits and Friendship Jar Spring Fillers
Ink:  Versafine, Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Recollections, a scrap of some paper that I don't remember!
Misc:  Crochet thread, mini clothes pin, pop up dots, paper punch

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Love You To The Core!


This is the perfect Valentine for your favorite teacher.  I think everyone knows that my favorite teacher is my sister/best friend in the whole world!

It's a pretty simple card.  It's hard to see, but the apple is actually stamped/cut out and put on the inside of the card so it shows though the circle that I cut out on the front?!  Does that make any sense at all?!  One of my favorite die sets to use, as of late, is the Dainty Bow Die-Namics from My Favorite Things.  I got it last year as a gift from my sister, and it's totally awesome.  Lately, I never seem to have the right color of ribbon on hand (I'm trying really hard not to buy new/more stuff) and if I do, I can never get my bows to look right.   This way, I have bows that match the card stock perfectly and they look great.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Fruit Fusion Apple Stamp Set
Ink:  Papertrey Ink, Versafine
Paper:  Bazzill, American Crafts, The Paper Source
Misc:  My Favorite Things Dainty Bow Die Namics, Nestabilities

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Ding Dong Valentines


I love Valentines Day, I think because I love candy!  Not only do I love candy, but I love chocolate, and that is a totally different food group.

Here is a cute, quick, inexpensive, and unique treat for all of your favorite Valentines.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Then, I stamped the "frame" from the Papertrey Ink Tag Its #1.  I punched that sucker out, backed it with a scallop Nestabilitities, and a few paper punched hearts added a finishing touch.


I bought the Ding Dongs at Target, and so far I've eaten four of them!  Oh well, I will have to buy another box before Valentine's Day.  I'ts a sacrifice I am willing to make to keep the economy going!!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink:  Tag Its #1
Ink:  Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill, American Crafts
Misc:  Ding Dongs, paper punches, pop up dots, Nestabilities,

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Handmade With Love Gable Boxes


I feel absolutely lousy today.  A bad cold/flu is going around work, and it looks like it's my turn to get it.  So, I'm hoping that sharing some Valentine cheer will help me feel better!

I made some gable boxes (during Christmas!) and I finally got around to decorate them last weekend.  The boxes, big roses, and the leaves were all cut with my Cricut.    I wanted to give my boxes a little "heft", so they could hold a heavier treat inside.  So, I actually cut 2 of each piece and adhered them together.  Then, I used two Papertrey Ink Stamp Sets,  Heart-2-Heart #11 and Fillable Frames #5 for my sentiment.  A few paper punch flowers and butterflies, some tiny clothes pins, baker's twine and most important, some pop up dots and my boxes are ready to be filled with something sweet!

Supplies:
Sta;mps:  Papertrey Ink-Fillable Frames #5, Heart 2 Heart #11
Ink:  Papertrey Ink
Paper:  American Crafts, Recollections
Misc:  paper punches, baker's twine, half pearls, mini clothespins, Nestabilities, pop up dots, buttons, George & Basic Shapes and Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 Cricut Cartridges

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Monday, January 12, 2015

3 Cheers for Pretty Nails!

I am constantly organizing/re-organizing my craft area, otherwise known as "Craft Central". I recently made a trip to Ikea (it's less than 2 miles from where I live) and bought another table.    I set it up in an "L" shape with my existing table.  Now, I have my Big Kick, Cricut, and my paper cutter all within in reach, and I only have to get up to refill my coffee or go to the bathroom!  I truly love making things, so having this space means the world to me.  If I'm not at work, I'm sitting at my table having a blast!  I've already picked out the next pieces of furniture that I am going to buy, as Craft Central is a work in progress.

So, while I was setting up my table, putting away the Christmas crafts, and re-organizing, I found some extra bottles of nail polish.  Since, it was the day after my Patriots won, in a very narrow, white knuckled, they are making my ulcer hurt game, I decided to use that bottle of polish and punch some paper!  One of the ladies at my Mom's knitting group is also from Massachusetts and she is also a die hard fan.  She is such a good friend to my Mom, and I wanted to make her something to let her know how grateful I am that she is part of my Mom's life.


I made her this little nail polish cheerleader!  While I was making this, I thought they would be perfect for a girls cheerleading squad or favors for a party.  After I punched and assembled her, I attached her to the nail polish with some Scotch Reusable Tabs .  This way you can remove the cheerleader from the bottle without ripping her.

 
This is a side view:


Supplies:
Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill
Ink:  Memento
Misc:  Nail polish, pop up dots, paper dots, black Sharpie pen, Scotch Reusable Tabs, Mama Elephant Dainty Bow Die

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