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
 

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