Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fall Fest 2012

Just got home from Fall Fest, so this will be a quick post!  Had a BLAST crafting, talking and laughing, with the Gang! Can't wait 'til the next one!

Lori, Keri, me, Randi and Kelly looking cute, if I don't say so myself!


Get your craft on, ladies!

Kelly won the table prize, luck-eeeeee!
Hope you had as much fun today as I did!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Freaky Friday Week #1

Shhhhh...don't tell!  I'm attending my uplines' (Diana Gibbs & Rhonda Morgan's) Fall Fest tomorrow and I thought I'd share my Swaps, Name Tag and gifts (for my friends) today.  I'm just hoping none of them check my blog before then.  tee hee

The theme for the swaps is Fall or Christmas AND since I LOVE LOVE LOVE crafting for Halloween, that's what I did!  Plus, every Friday 'til Halloween, I'm going to post a Halloween themed project!  So, be sure to check back each Friday, if you dare!

Check out my swaps!  Pretty Wicked, eh!?!

My name tag.  It's interactive, too!  Anyone need a paperclip?  :oP

And, my Top Note Owl, toooo cute, don't ya think!?! 
Of course, I had to include my
Sweet & Korny carmel corn in there somehow. 
I hope they like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


I know Christmas is a few months away but if you find you need an easy, vintage-y, Christmas card, this one is perfect!  All you need is a card base, a strip of background paper and co-ordinating card stock and some ribbon.  Then, stamp your saying and add a little bling and you're set!

If you want to distress it a little, sponge some Crumb Cake ink on the edges and spritz Cherry Cobbler, with the Color Spritzer Tool, to finish it up.  Have fun!

Stampin' Supply List:
  • Stamp Set:  Seasonal Sayings  clear #128009, wood #128006
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake  #120953, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #126904 
  • Ink: Crumb Cake Ink Pad  #126975, Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad #126966, Cherry Cobbler Marker #119681
  • Accessories:  Crumb Cake 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon  #127840, Pearl Basic Jewels  #119247, Color Spritzer Tool  #107066, Dimensionals  #104430

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WWYD Wednesday

My friend Michelle wanted to do a WWYD/Shoebox Swap for her Birthday, this past weekend. There were 4 of us that attended and it was lots of fun! I loved this idea! 
Unfortunately, I didn't bring my camera so I didn't get pics of the supplies each person brought for their WWYD/Swap card or what everyone else created.  Bummer!  But, here are the cards I created.

I love WWYD cards because there aren't any expectations and you just create what comes to you at that moment. 

This is the Candy Bouquet I made for Michelle.  Hope she liked it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Craft Kit Monday

Today's kit is a sweet and simple Halloween Kit using some new items from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog (which you can view HERE).  Be sure to check out the new *Ghoulish Googlies Bundle* on page 27, it is perfect for creating many different Halloween projects!

When you purchase todays kit, you will receive all the supplies to create the Mummy card and the Batty Lolli Treat Holder, all for only $6.00!  That includes supplies, detailed instructions and shipping.  If you would like additional kits, they are only $4.50 each.

Don't forget, children LOVE to craft, too!  This is a fun kit you can make together and give to a teacher or special friend!

Mummy card with a googly eye.

Batty Lolli Treat Holder includes googly eyes, too!

The Mummy card is blank inside so that you can personalize it for that special ghost or ghoul and you will receive the goodies pictured in the holder but you can always fill it with your own special treat!

To purchase this Halloween Kit, please email me at: and include your name, mailing address and email address. I accept cash, check or Paypal. If you choose to pay by cash or check, I will give you my mailing address. If you choose to pay by Paypal, I will send you an invoice. Once I receive your payment, I will mail out your Kit.

Your Halloween Kit will be carefully packed to help prevent it from being bent and will include the supplies to make the card and treat holder, with detailed instructions. You will need glue, dimensionals, scissors and a hot glue gun (to glue the lolli stick in place).

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Monogram Tag 4 Teacher

I LOVE making personalized gifts and the best and easiest way to do that is with either the receivers initial or name.  I used both to make this tag for Shaylin's teacher, Mrs. Elizondo. 

I'm on a roll now, 2 gifts to her teacher in 2 weeks, lets just see how long I can keep it going!  I love to spoil the girls teachers, I just hope they like home made items.  :o)  I was able to get away with it with Keara up until 6th grade.  But, for 7th and now 8th grade, she has more teachers and she gets embarrassed.  So, I just let her know that all she has to do is say the word and I can whip something up for one or all of her teachers.  She has taken me up on it, on a few occasions but not as much as I would like.


This is just a quick tag that would be great for a gift bag, hanging on a hook, anything really!

Soooo simple to make!  I ran a piece of chipboard and background paper scrap thru the Big Shot and the Serif Essentials Alphabet die (retired).  Glued them together.  Then, a Melon Mambo scrap thru the Big Shot and the Floral Fusion Die and made my scrunched flower, with a Rhinestone Jewel, to embellish the *E*.  I also printed out her name on the computer and cut it out.  Added some black twine and ta-da!  Hope she likes it! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WWYD Wednesday

Just wanted to share the latest WWYD kit.  Be sure to check back next Wednesday to see what we created with these supplies.

Take an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Real Read piece of cardstock, 5" x 4 1/4" of Sahara Sand, twine and some background paper scraps and see what you can come up with.  Wanna play along?

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Admit One

My girls and I get to the movies every so often and I always try to keep the ticket stubs.  Do any of you do that?  Is that weird?  Anyway, I found this cute idea on Pinterest HERE but when I went to the site, there weren't any directions.  I LOVE figuring out how something is made and putting my own twist on it.  So, this was a fun challenge for me!

I always try to have frames on hand because they are so versatile and you never know when you're going to need one.  I have found some great ones at the Dollar Store over the years.  And, I just happened to have a 5" x 7" shadowbox from there.  I thought it would be perfect for my movie tickets.

This is my completed project.  I LOVE IT!  Now my wallet is void of all those random movie tickets and they are out where we can see them and reminisce on our movie adventures.

This is how it looked before I started.

I sanded all of the edges of the frame.

Then, I added Basic Grey and Soft Suede Stampin' Up! ink in layers with a sponge and also, directly swiped the ink pad on the frame in places.

I attached the background paper (retired Stampin' Up! background paper) to the inside of the back piece of the frame with glue dots.  Then, I made my *admit one* tag and used my Crop-a-dile, punching overlapping holes, to make a slit along the top.  I had to make sure it was wide enough for me to slip the tickets through.

Ignore the upside down *admit one*.  I boo boo'd and flipped it over and stamped the one I used on the other side.  I just wanted to show you how I attached the pieces of Dimensionals.  I attached it to the background paper so that the dimensionals would sit above the slit.  Does double duty, covers the unsightly opening and gives it a little dimension.

Here it is all distressed and almost done. 

Of course, I had to add a scrunched flower and don't forget the ticket stubs!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Do You Love Fabric for 99 cents?

I wanted to let you know about a special that Stampin' Up! is offering!  If you love fabric, you will LOVE this Special!

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Item Description Price
121716Deck the Halls Designer Fabric$0.99
121715Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric$0.99
121817Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric$0.99
121818Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric$0.99

You can order as many as you want but realize these will go QUICKLY. You can order directly from my My Online Store or send me an email and I will order them for you.

Have a FANTASTIC day!
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