Friday, August 30, 2013

Life Is Too Short To Drink Bad Coffee

Just playing with some stamps and my Cricut.  I'm hoping that some "fallish" colors will urge some cooler weather my way.
Using the George Cartridge and the Cricut Craft Room, I made the blurb bubble and stamped the sentiment.  The coffee cups were made using the Love You A Latte Cartridge.
Stamps:  Morningstar-Life Is To Short To Drink Bad Coffee
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  October Afternoon, Bazzill, MME
Misc:  pop up dots, paper crimper, heart paper punch, Cricut, George and Basic Shapes Cartridge, Love You A Latte Cartridge
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back To School Treat Box

Just a little back-to-school present for my favorite teacher.  This was one of my famous in the shower epiphanies!  I am huge fan of Lauren Meader's Timeless Templates.  A few years back she did a video tutorial on how to use a binder clip as a holder for one of her templates.  I though it was a great idea and I very much wanted to try it.  So, the other day, I was thinking about teacher appreciation gifts, and it came to me.  Why not use that same concept on a pencil box for the teacher.  I figured that a plastic pencil box would be more durable for some school supplies than a box made out of card stock.  I went to several stores, but couldn't find what I was looking for.  Then, when I was at JoAnn's with my Mom, they had these 3 1/2 by 5 index card boxes.  Perfect, and they were on sale for 99 cents!  Even better!
So, I re-watched the video, you can see it here.  Now, I made a few changes.  Instead of using the Word Window Punch, I just cut a piece of cardstock 3/4 inches by 2 1/2 inches.  Also, because I wanted it to be a little more durable, I made holes into the top of the box then put the brads in.  I was worried that if you lifted the handle, the top panel would fall off.  You could probably use a drill, but I just carefully poked a hole with a pair of scissors, just be careful that you don't stab yourself.  I added a piece of cardstock to the inside of the lid, so you wouldn't see them the brads that popped through.
Inside my box, I put a few necessities:  dry erase pens, post it notes, Altoids, Kool-Aid Juice Pouch, Kit Kat Bar, and some Tums.

This is the actual box I bought at JoAnn's.

To personalize it, I made a simple tag and stamped her name on it with the My Favorite Things Mini Banner Day Alphabet.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Mini Banner Day Alphabet
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle, Bazzill, Recollections
Misc:  Papertrey Ink Apple Die, Nestabilities, brads, binder clip, ribbon, button, baker's twine, tissue paper, index card box
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Herd It's Your Birthday

Holy moly guacamole, where have been and what have I been doing?! I have no idea!  It's not like I wasn't doing anything, I just seem to run out of time.  I have been spending time in my "Craft Central", but I can't tell you why I haven't posted anything.  Let's see, what has been happening for the last few weeks, other than work. I celebrated my 45th birthday last week!  It was an exciting day.  Mom and I went to JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Bath and Body Works!
I am so ready for fall and some cooler temperatures.  I'm sick and tired of this disgusting, soupy, gross heat and humidity!  It's making me very grumpy!  I think I will work on some Halloween projects this afternoon to try and woo some cold weather my way.
My niece, Jenny, turned 16 this month.  This is the card I just finished making for her, I know better late than never!  She loves her animals, so when I saw the On The Farm set from Papertrey Ink, I knew I had to get it to makes goodies for my Jenny. 
The card is just a simple easel card, no big whoop here.  To personalize it, I just added a banner with her name.  I am infatuated with banners lately, and I have been pinning them all over Pinterest as of late.
I wish I could say that the cake was my idea, but it wasn't.  I found it on Pinterest, which is pretty much where I find everything.  Here is the link to Lisa's blog where you can get all of the deets to make this little cake.
Inside view of the cake.  I stuffed some dinero down there for her to feed her Bath and Body Works addiction or something for her favorite horse, Pebbles, at the barn.
I used Nestabilities and the On The Farm Dies to make the "candles" for my cake.

One last shot of the set together.
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-On The Farm
Ink:  Versafine, Tim Holtz, Memento
Paper:  October Afternoon, MME, Bazzill, Sn@p
Misc:   Hershey Miniatures, low temp glue gun, Nestabilities, baker's twine, pop up dots, paper punch flowers and leaves, toilet paper roll, paper shred, Papertrey Ink On The Farm Dies, half pearls, Memory Box Scallop Border Die
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sew Lovely

So, I found this great stamp company at the last rubber stamping show that we went to.  It's called The Paper Nest.  I just love the little boys and girls that she has drawn and I bought two, but I will be definitely buying more as they are just adorable.  If you need immediate gratification, you will be happy to hear that The Paper Nest also has digital stamps!
This little sweetie is called Sewing Avery.  I decided to buy her first as my first love is sewing.  I colored her with Copics,  Another great thing that the Paper Nest does on their blog is the color combinations for hair and skin.  I signed up with my e-mail address and nearly every day, I receive new skin/hair Copic  hair/skin color combos.  I especially like this as I am still trying to master the art of Copic coloring!
After I finished  coloring, I did some paper piecing with some scraps of Cosmo Cricket paper that  I had.  The hearts are made with Nestabilities.  The sentiments come from The Craft's Meow Sew Lovely set.  Paper buttons were made using Papertrey Ink Button dies.
Stamps:  The Craft's Meow-Sew Lovely and The Paper Nest Dolls-Sewing Avery
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket, Neehah, Bazzill
Misc:  Copics, pop up dots, Nestabilities, Papertrey Ink Button dies
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