Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Christmas Gift Tags

I must say, I love, LOVE chocolate chip and real red (ink from Stampin Up!) together; they are the perfect pair! In my opinion, of course.
Now that I have Stamp-a-ma-Jig, I won't have the off center image like above but... of course I meant to do it this way, this time! Of course I did!
And, don't forget Dasher!! He's so fancy!!
And that ribbon is left over from our wedding... mmm.
And, the Delightful Decorations Ornament punch!! Talk about making cool tags, fast!!

I made all these tags for my Grandma's birthday last year. I think I got alot of my love for crafts from her so I knew she would LOVE a tin o' tags for her birthday... And she did; she said she used them all!!! (I guess she knows what she's getting next year for her birthday!)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Christmas Card

Nope, I'm not this far ahead... yet!
This is a card from a 6-pack I made for my Grandma's Church Bazaar last fall.

Other than the thank you cards for our wedding, this was one of the first cards I had made.
Not too shabby for a beginner if I do say so!

I cut the snowman out with my Cricut, pieced the scarf and hat with random paper from my stash. The eyes are brads from my stash and I embossed the snowflakes from SU's Serene Snowflakes set (I must say... I LOVE that set!!).

Monday, March 22, 2010


I am thinking of branching out and playing along with some more challenges. Right now, I play pretty regularly over at CardMaker. Where is your favorite place to play?

I'm the hostess!!!

My first EVER!! I'm the hostess over at Cardmaker for the weekly challenge:
I decided to repurpose a few things we had just laying around the house:
This was a galvanized bucket from our local Establishment. I covered it with paper and Modgepodge. I also added strips of ribbon to the handle... pretty cute if I do say so myself!!

I love Laughing Cow cheese! The product comes in the above pictured, cute little paper container. The containers are as fun to me as the cheese is good. I have been thinking of something I could do with/to them short of tossing them in the recycle.

So, of course, I decided to cover them with paper! Luckily, they are exactly 4" across the top. Hello George (shapes cartridge for my Cricut)!!

I covered the top and bottom "inserts" with pearl-escent paper, inked the edges and added an embelishment (Thanks again George!). I also inked the edges of the top pearl flower using my Stampin' Write markers (can't really tell from the picture).

I think it turned out pretty cute. I think I will use it for a gift box...
now what to "gift" and to whom???

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's...Well, it was Lora's Birthday!

I made these cute little inchies for my good friend, Lora, for her birthday earlier this month. Happy Birthday Lora!!
*Cardstock and DSP are "That's Amore" pack from Close to my Heart... very cute!
*Stamps: Inkadinkado "Butterflies and Birds" (my first acrylic set!!). I must admit, I really like this set! I got it especially for an inchie swap I was in at CardMaker and, well, for Lora's birthday!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

First Ever! CardMaker Sketch Challenge!!

This is a card I made for a new Sketch challenge over at CardMaker. I cased the "quilt look" from Mel O'Donnell. I just loved it! BTW-- this is my first "sketch"... I like it! I attempted to ink the edges of the "quilt"... I'm not a huge fan of that technique on this paper.

The Good Stuff:
Paper, ribbon and brads... from my stash
Sentiment: Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin UP
Other: Sizzix book plate (brown part around the sentiment)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Birthday Boy -- Winner Announced!!

And the winner is.... Terrie & Lori!! I am pretty sure that others sent carnds but just didn't get around to posting such. Thanks Girlies for helping me take good care of my cousin, Brando!! I will send the both of you some Lovelies very soon!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Pizza Box-Box

This is a box that I created for a challenge over at CardMaker. I am going to give this to my Grandma Uptergrove for Easter. She loves crafts!! I was thinking the other day... some of my earliest memories of Grandma and Nana are of us making crafts after church and dinner on Sunday afternoons.... so that's where I get this madness!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cooper's Birthday

Cooper's 2nd birthday would have been tomorrow. His momma, my good-good friend, Leslie, often called him a "little monkey" so I made her this card.

We are all getting together tomorrow for a memorial baloon release then supper and socializing which probably means several laugh-until-you-almost-pee moments... but they are the spice of life!

So little man, I know that a birthday party with God beats a party with us anyday but our hearts are still broken.