Thursday, December 30, 2010

Teacher Bucket Cover Gift Set

Please accept my apologies for my lack in posting lately, I'm computer is S-L-O-W-L-Y dying! It's pretty old and it doesn't have a lot of memory, so needless to say, I think it's done with. I can't click on any links, so it takes forever and whole bunch of un-lady like words to do anything, including reading my e-mail. My plan is to buy a new one next week. I'm also trying to finish up some orders and organize my craft table to get rock-n-rolling on non winter/christmas stuff.

This is a special order that I made for one of my followers, Kim. She owns a gift shop in Spring Hill, Florida called Kim's Korner. If you are in the Spring Hill area, make sure you stop by. This set comes with a teacher themed bucket cover, mug cozy and a matching note pad. The sweet little girl on the notepad is from My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence-Emma and Her Backpack.



Speaking of My Favorite Things...the tissue box cover that I made for my Mom was featured on their blog for Favorite Finds. Thank you to Kim for including me on this special list!

Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tissue Box


I made this tissue box for my Mom. She said that all she wanted was a tissue box to match her bathroom/bedroom. You can find the tutorial for them here on Splitcoast. I love to use die cuts, they are just the coolest. How did we get along with out them? I used the My Favorite Things Die-Namics, Framed Greetings, for the sentiment.



Supplies:
Stamps: My Favorite Things Die-Namics**Framed Greetings
Ink: Versafine
Paper: Bazzill, Graphic 45
Misc: Prima flowers, half pearls, pop up dots, nestabilities, tissue box, MS paper punch



Diane, the author of the tutorial, said that the cover fits the Kleenex brand tissue box. I used Target brand tissues and fit just fine.

Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from the Swamp!


When I announced to my friends that I was moving to Florida, they told me I would have to pick sides. I wasn't sure what that meant. It turns out that in Florida, they LOVE college football! The first friend I made here in Lakeland, is a sweet lady named Teresa. She was my trainer at work, and we have become the best of friends. Teresa told me that her twin grandsons play for the University of Florida. My nephew, Joe, loves the Gators and has dreamed of playing football with them. Teresa's grandsons gave him a newspaper article and championship t-shirt signed by themselves and many of their teammates. It was probably the sweetest thing anyone could have done, especially since they had never met him. She is the proud grandmother of Michael and Markice Pouncey. Michael has continued to play for the University of Florida, but Markice was drafted to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is the center and has been a starter this entire season. Now, while I am a die hard true blue New England Patriot fan, I also cheer for Markice and the Steelers. Except, of course, when they play the Patriots!

I made this little tree for my brother-in-law, who is also an alumnus of the University of Florida. I found it in the dollar spot at Target. I made the ornaments using stickers and UF scrapbook paper.

I hope everyone has had a happy holiday. My Dad sent me a Boston Celtics toaster. It toasts the bread with a shamrock on it. My Mom gave me cash towards the new computer that I am going to buy. Laura gave me an espresso maker and our brother, Richard, sent down some Red Sox knitted caps!

Well, I'm off to have some toast and cappuccino!

Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Monday, December 20, 2010

Deck The Halls With Cups Of Coffee...



I know that everyone is scrambling to finish their holiday preparations. Here is another quick and easy gift idea. I found the directions for the cup holder on Mushi's Creative Inspirations. You can find it here. I covered up two disposable coffee cups with designer paper. The sentiment is computer generated. The stamped image is from Darcie's Country Folk. A little chunky glitter, liquid applique, and stickles brightened up this cute little snowman. I filled the coffee cups with candy and a Starbucks Gift Card. You could also put those little Starbucks Via packets in there as well.



Supplies:
Stamps: Darcie's Country Folk
Paper: K & Company, Bo Bunny, Bazzill, Colorbok
Ink: Memento
Misc: Disposable coffee cups, liquid applique, stickles, chunky glitter, half pearls , pop up dots, copics, paper punches, diamond glaze, scor-pal, sticky strip


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge: Gift Ideas

(EDIT: I have been busy sewing more bucket covers for my Etsy shop. I will be posting them later tonight and tomorrow morning. They are perfect for that last minute Christmas Gift!)


I found this wicked awesome nugget tin on Splitcoast. I knew that I HAD to case it! Then, I noticed that the Weekly Wednesday Challenge at All That Scraps was to make a gift. So, I decided to use the sweet digital image, from All That Scraps, Neva to enter the challenge.

I printed Neva out on white card stock and colored her in with Copics. Glitter was added to the snowflake. The nuggets were wrapped with designer paper from My Mind's Eye Countdown to Christmas Stack. I wrapped a double piece of white tulle around the nugget tin, attached Neva with pop up dots, and added paper punch snowflakes and rhinestones to the bow.

Supplies:
Stamp: All That Scraps-Neva (digital)
Paper: Bazzill, My Mind's Eye
Misc: Copics, paper punches, tulle, rhinestones, nugget tin, pop up dots, nuggets, glitter


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Have A Cinnamon Scented Happy Holiday!


Here is another quick gift idea. I used the awesome smelling mini cinnamon pine cones and some metal buckets that I bought at Michaels. The tag was made using Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treat Christmas set and it's coordinating die. A little bit of ribbon and it's done.

Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Tiny Treats-Christmas
Paper: Bazzill, The Paper Company
Ink: Memento
Misc: Copics, half pearls, buckets, ribbon, pine cones, tag die


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Holidays at The Cuttlebug Spot


This week's challenge at the Cuttlebug Spot is to create a card using your favorite embossing technique. I love using the Swirls Embossing Folder for Santa's beard. The Santa is made using a variety of paper punches. I decided to make a bag/envelope to hold the card and added a sweet treat for the recipient.



Supplies:
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Bazzill,DCWV
Ink: Versacolor
Misc: Swirls Embossing folder, pop up dots, ribbon, buttons, crop-a-dile, paper punches, half pearls, copic markers, tag maker, white gel pen, nestabilities, paper bag, baker's twine


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tiny Treats: Christmas Mini Jars



I've been using a lot of my Papertrey Ink stamp sets lately. Here is another quick and easy little gift idea. These small penny candy style jars can be found in the wedding/baby shower aisles at Michaels and Joann Fabrics. I bought mine at Joann's. Using the Christmas Tiny Treats set, I was able to make up all of these jars in no time at all. What a nice surprise to leave on a co-workers desk, your favorite teacher, or at your holiday table. The jars hold just a small amount of candy, so you won't over indulge!





Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Tiny Treats-Christmas
Ink: Memento
Paper: Bazzill
Misc: Paper punches, ribbon, buttons, mini penny candy style favor jars, baker's twine, copics, stickles, glitter pen



Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Button Bits...Let It Snow!



It's really cold in Florida right now, I actually had to turn the heat on for a little while last night to get the chill out of the air. But, at least it isn't snowing! This super simple card will definitely warm up some one's day.

Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Holiday Button Bits
Ink: Memento , CTMH

Paper: Bazzill, DCWV
Supplies: Buttons, nestabilities, ribbon, pop up dots, half pearls


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mint Tins...They're Back!

**Edit: A few readers have asked for a directions for the paper sack pockets, you can find the tutorial here.**




Just when you thought it was safe, I made some more mint tins. I thought that I used them all up, but when I was going through my stuff to get ready for my Open House, I found more! I think that they just keep reproducing on their own! I saw this really cute penguin over at Splitcoast made with punches. I decided to make a big one using my Cricut and a few punches.




Supplies:
Stamp: Dandelion Designs-Sweet Christmas Wishes
Ink: Versacolor
Paper: The Paper Company, Bazzill, My Minds Eye, DCWV, Color Bok
Misc: Paper punches, mini favor tins, white gel pen, Cricut-Plantin Schoolbook, cellophane bags, cellophane shred, cuttlebug embossing folder, nestabilities, paper shred, pop up dots


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Friday, December 3, 2010

Paper Punch Paper Pouch Presents!


Now say that five times fast! I've decided to give these great little gifts for my friends and co-workers this year. They are super easy to make. I just added a little chocolate and a hot cocoa packet. You could also add a gift card. They fit nicely in to a square envelope.



Supplies:
Paper: My Minds Eye, Bazzill
Misc: Paper sacks, ribbon, buttons, tissue paper, white gel pen, black sharpie pen, pop up dots, paper punches, cocoa packet, chocolate square



Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Open House

Are you looking for the perfect holiday card, a unique affordable handmade gift, or maybe something to add a little holiday cheer to your home? Plan to join me at my Holiday Open House where you can find one of a kind handmade cards, gifts and decorations for everyone on your list!

It will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM at my apartment in Lakeland, Florida. If you are interested in coming, I would love for your to stop by. Just leave me a comment or send me a quick e-mail and I will send you my address.

I have been busy making all sorts of great things including some kits for some of my favorite projects. Now, if you can't make it and you see something that you want, don't worry. I will be listing many of the items featured at the Open House in my Etsy shop, at a special price, for my long distance friends.

For all of those that plan on coming and you see this post, just mention you saw it on Beth-A-Palooza and you will receive a 10% discount on your total order. Also, if you shop at my favorite scrapbook store, Violette's here in Lakeland, just show your punch card key ring, and you will also receive the 10% discount. (Only one 10% discount per customer, thank you!)

Any questions, feel free to contact me. I hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More Paper Pouches/Tutorial


Melanie asked about a tutorial for the paper pouches. They are super simple to make.

Take a lunch sack and fold it in half. Then fold the top of the bag down to the height desired for the pocket. Sew on three sides and you have your pocket. Then just embellish them anyway you want them. I love the individually wrapped Archer Farms cookies that you can buy at Target. I paired it up with a Starbucks Via Coffee Packet, and you have a great little gift.





This is my sewing machine. It was my Grandma Maggie's. It's a 1956 Singer, I love it.



Make sure your check out Michelle Wooderson's blog, Mish Mash, today for her new paper pouches. I'm definitely going to make some of those, too.

Supplies:
Stamp: Dandelion Designs-Sweet Christmas Wishes
Ink: Versamark
Paper: DCWV
Misc: Paper lunch sack, buttons, ribbon, baker's twine, nestabilities, paper punches, cookie, coffee pouch


Thanks for peeking,

Beth

Monday, November 29, 2010

Season of Giving Card

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We had a nice day, I got to do two of my favorite things: stamping and watching the New England Patriots win. It was an awesome game, and Kid Rock played during half time. He is so hot! I don't think our Mom appreciated the language my sister and I were using, though!



Here is one of the cards I made. I used a digital stamp from Squigglefly. I tried to channel Michelle Wooderson, and decided to use a paper sack as an envelope/gift bag. I love to use pop up dots, so sometimes the card is too thick for an envelope. I am also a big giver of gift cards, so this is a perfect way to package a nice card, a gift card, and there was even room for a big Hershey bar!


Supplies:
Stamp: Squigglefly-Season of Giving
Paper: Bazzill, unknown designer paper
Misc: Paper sack, copics, flower soft, paper punches, ribbon, buttons, pop up dots, half pearls, baker's twine, tag maker, glitter pen, buttons, sizzix snowflake die



**Yes, Melanie, I will do a tutorial for the paper pouches made with the lunch sacks. I just got called into work early, so I'll post the tutorial tomorrow. Thanks!**

Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving


My bags are packed, and I'm ready for my craftapalooza at my sister's house. I had a hard time deciding what I should bring. I think that I over did it! This box is really heavy, I can hardly pick it up! The Patriots are playing and we are going to have a good time. My pom poms are ready for the perfect cheer! Tedy had to check it out, although she isn't coming with me. Even though her biological mother and sibblings live with my sister, she doesn't really like them! My sister also has two big dogs and they get really excited when company comes over. Tedy and Oscar will enjoy a quiet Thanksgiving at home.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Tea Bag Pouches


Michelle Wooderson (Mish Mash) made these adorable paper bag pouches. She calls them "Pretty Pouch". Check them out here. I absolutely love them, and thought I would try them myself. I saw this cute little poem about Christmas Tea and thought they would be perfect together. They were pretty quick to make up. I used the Tea for Two set by Papertrey Ink and the new matching dies. It was so much easier than trying to cut the little tea pot by hand, though I need a little more practice lining up the stamp on the die cut. Some of them are a little "off". I can't remember if it was my Mom or Grandma Maggie that said that is how you tell it's homemade. After I finished the first one, I wondered if they would fit in a square envelope. Wouldn't you know it, they did! Bonus for me, what a great non traditional Christmas Card! Whoda thunk it?



Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Tea For Two
Ink: Versafine
Paper: Martha Stewart, Bazzill
Misc: Half pearls, pop up dots, ribbon, Tea for Two dies, buttons, bakers twine, lunch sacks, sewing machine, paper punches, paper doily




Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Etsy Shop Update


I just listed the bucket covers in my Etsy shop. While I was doing it, I realized that I forgot to include the cupcake one in my previous post.

Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

My Bucket O'Fun!


I have been busy sewing the past week. I am getting ready for the craft-a-palooza we are having on Thanksgiving. We are going to finish up our Holidays for Heroes cards. My sister is hosting the event, she has a big screen tv in her craft room and the Patriots are playing on Thanksgiving Day. Whoo hoo!! I'm doing the happy dance! I don't have any cases or special scrapbook bags because I don't go to any crops or stamp parties. I work nights and weekends and that is generally when they are held. I also have potty mouth when I craft, (now that's a shocker!) and most people don't care for that kind of language! So, instead of putting my supplies in a grocery bag, I decided to make a bucket cover. I bought the bucket at Lowes, it's a 5 quart bucket. The cover comes on and off just in case you have to wash it. It has 8 pockets on the outside and inside there is a divider pocket which holds Nestabilities perfectly. In order to put the cover on, you have to take the handle off (which is super easy), put the cover on, pop the handle back on, and it's ready to go! I made a little handle cover that I just hot glued onto the handle. The bucket holds a ton of stuff. I've started packing it already, there is even room for my favorite Mint M & M's.



I made a few extra covers, they would make perfect holiday gifts for your favorite scrapbooker/stamper/papercrafter. I will be posting them in my Etsy shop later today.

Tedy wanted to help when I was taking the pictures, she always wants to be involved with crafting!








Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Florida Snowballs!



Our brief cold weather is over, and it's hot again here in Central Florida. I had to turn the air conditioning back on last night. So, I'm hoping these snowballs will help coax some cool weather back!

They are super simple to make, even the kids can make them for friends and teachers. The "snowball" is an Aqua Pod by Zephyrhills, they come eight in a package. The hat is made with a sock and a pom pom. Paper punches were used to make the face and mittens. The sentiment is computer generated and can be easily changed for any "hot" state! I made the nose with Sculpey Oven Bake Clay. The sock hat just slips off, so you can still drink the water.



Supplies:
Paper: The Paper Company, Bazzill
Misc: Paper punches, sock, popm pom, sticky strip, rhinestones, sculpey oven bake clay, wooden skewer, white gel pen


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sweet Snow Couple




This is one of my favorite stamps. While I hate the snow, I love snowmen. One of the many great things about Dandelion Designs stamps is that they are easy to color, which is totally awesome if you are mass producing cards. This is one of the cards that I'm sending to the Holidays for Heroes program.

Supplies:
Stamps: Dandelion Designs-Girl with Snowman
Ink: Memento
Paper: Debbie Mumm, Bazzill
Misc: Nestabilities, eyelets, white gel pen, diamond glaze, pop up dots, chunky glitter, chalks, liquid applique, copics


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pilgrim Candy Bar Wrappers


I was inspired by the Pilgrim Wrapper on Laurie Furnell's blog. It's the kind that you download, print, and wrap it around the candy bar. It's already colored, so it's super easy. You can see her post here. I felt like doing some punching, I had a bad day at work, so here's my version of Pilgrim Candy Bar Wrapper.

Supplies:
Paper: Debbie Mumm, Bazzill
Misc: Nestabilities, paper punches, candy bar, wrapper, sharpie pen, white gel pen, pop up dots, crimper


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gingerbread Happy Holidays Card



This is another card for my Holidays for Heroes box. I got the idea from Holidays Cards and More Vol. 5. The card I cased was made by Sarah Martina Parker. If you haven't bought this magazine yet, it is well worth the price. There are a ton of great of projects.

Supplies:
Stamps: Darcies Country Folk-Happy Holidays
Ink: Memento
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Recollections
Misc: Nestabilities, ribbon, button, mini gingerbread cookie cutter, bakers twine, pop up dots


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day!



Veteran's Day is one of my favorite holidays. It's so important to me to thank all the Veterans and Active Duty Service People for their service to our country. I made this mug cozy and notepad as a gift for a fellow stamper, Veteran, and the Mom of two soldiers.

Many members of my family have served our great country going all the way back to the Civil War. I'm so proud of them. I'm planning on making a scrapbook of sorts to commemorate them. This is part of the list, as I am still compiling all of them.

Thomas Rose WWI (Army)
George Copping WWII (US Army Air Corps)
Jimmy Rose WWII (Army)
Harry Rose (WWII (Navy)
David Rose WWII(Marines)
Eleanor Rose WWII (WAVE)
Georgia Rose WWII (WAC)
Johnny Rose (USAF)
Frank Rose (USAF)
Robert Lindsay (USAF)
Lisle Lindsay Calif Air National Guard
Richard Lindsay, Navy
David Brown, Navy
George W. Copping, Civil War (Grand Army of the Republic)
Thomas Smola, Civil War (Grand Army of the Republic)
Wallace Copping, WWII (Navy)
Fred Lindsay, WWII (US Army Air Corps)
Leon Berman, Navy
Louis Berman, USAF

Thank you to my Dad, brother, cousins, uncles, and grandfathers for keeping our country free because of your bravery.

God bless America, our Troops, and our Veterans!

Thank you for stopping by,

Beth

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Wishes Card


I saw this great tag on Splitcoast made by Lynn Miller. I decided to make it into a card.

Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Vintage Picnic, Stampendous-Winter Family
Ink: Memento, CTMH
Paper: Bazzill
Misc: Nestabilities, copics, brads, ribbon, pop up dots


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Is There Life Before Coffee?

It's been cold here in Florida, cold for Florida! I've been enjoying the cooler weather. I got to wear a sweatshirt, which is unusual for me, I'm always sweating! Poor Oscar was cold, he wanted the heat turned on, but I told him to put a sweater on if he was cold. That is what my Dad used to say when we were growing up. He found this comfy warm spot and he was happy!



I was watching "Sell This House" on A&E on Saturday morning while I was getting ready for work. I don't know why I like that show, I live in an apartment, but I have to watch it every Saturday. Roger, the designer, mixed coffee and mineral oil together and used it to cover scratches in wood furniture. I decided to try it. With a little elbow grease, I was able to cover up scratches on my furniture. My apartment smells like Starbucks, it's awesome! It inspired me to make this notepad, and of course I had to make a mug cozy to go with it. I actually made two and I will be listing them in my Etsy shop.





Supplies:
Stamps: JustRite-A Little Caffeine
Ink: Memento
Paper: Core-indations, Bazzill, unknown ledger designer paper
Misc: Nestabilities, pop up dots, Quickutz Mug die, ribbon, notepad, fabric, bias tape


Thanks for stopping by,

Beth
 

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