Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Paperbag Treat Holder

Another craft show creation. I used a lunch size paper bag, folded it, and sewed three sides to create a pouch. Now you can fill it with whatever you want. I think these will be a hit- if not, this is what the neighborhood kids are getting for Halloween! If you want the exact folding dimensions, shoot me an email and I'm happy to help you out.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Halloween Tag

I Know! It's still summer- but, we are getting ready for a craft show in October and I promised myself (and my family) that I would not wait until September to start getting ready. I am loving making these fabric tags. The ghost is from a Quickutz die. I cut some balck fabric I had to make the tags that measure about 3 x 4 1/2. I love the look of using a safety pin to hang it from a jar of some sort. I hope you like it- I will be showing it again once the jars are ready to go.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fabric Tags

Thanks to Michelle Wooderson I am so addicted to finding "vintage" fabric. I have had great luck at the thrift store. I used punches from Stampin' Up for the bird and flower. The butterfly is a Papertrey die. More safety pins to hang them from. I try to make them the same size, more or less. I like that each one is original!

Have a great day

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's Andrea's Birthday

Hi All-
it's Andrea's birthday and she giving a way TONS of great stuff! Not only is she SUPER talented but generous beyond belief. Click on the picture on my side bar to go and wish her a happy bday!

Tags- Lots of them!

I LOVE the tags that Dawn McVey did on her blog. They are SO lovely- so lovely I had to case them!

I used one of the Fillable frames dies to cut a piece of cork. I adhered 4 more layers of c/s to make them more sturdy so I could sew the scraps right on them. The flowers are a die set from Papertrey that I used to cut the felt flower out; Of course a small button to finish it off.
I hope you like these! I have to say, these are my favorite!

Papertrey Inspired...

I love all the new dies from Papertrey Ink. I used the Fillable Phrases stamp and die set. The ribbon are pieces left over from other projects. I also used one of their flower die sets for the felf flower at the bottom.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Two gifts in One

I love the tutorial on Christie's blog HERE, She has a great video instruction on how to make these great flower pins. I mad a card to attach it to, nice focal point don't you think? Hope you like it! Have a great week.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tamiko has some awesome blog candy to give away! Check her out here

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Guest Designer

What an honor! The design team over at Jazzy Paper Design chose me to be there guest designer this week! How awesome is that! Tenia provided us with this great inspiration and this is what I came up with. These colors scream summer- and even with all the snow this week, I had no trouble coming up with this little guy. Check out JAZZY PAPER DESIGN to see what the other talented ladies came up with. They have some goodies they are giving away as well. Thanks ladies!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

M&M Matchbook

Always looking for little gifts to have on hand. I love the matchbooks because they are quick to make, and it's a little treat for someone too.

I punched the little flower to cover the staple up :)

Hope you are having a great week.


I used my dollar bird stamp again! Yup, used my Cricut to cut the brown swirl. I had some felt ribbon left from anothe SU project. I love the die and stamp from Papertrey's February release, can you tell???!!!
Thanks for looking

Cricut Butterfly

Another design cut from my cricut!

Cricut Flowers

I obviously have been paying more attention to my Cricut lately! I found this flower and just sized them on my Gypsey. I've had this shimmer paper from a pad I picked up at M's . Simple- I even left the sentiment off so I can keep it in my stash.

Hope you are having a great week.

Matchbox Gifts

These are a few samples I came up with for a customer who was looking for some ideas for a luncheon. I used the Matchbox die for the Bigshot. I used a few punches for the flowers and a cricut cartridge for the bird and the circle. Thanks for stopping by- Hope you are off to a great week!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Music Notes- (con't)

I love using this old music sheets! I made some quick note cards to have handy. I just cut and 8 1/2 x 11 into quarters. I used one this week for one of my son't teachers. He told me that all the kids were complementing him on his mom's notes!!!

Hope you're having a great week!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jazzy Paper Design Challenge

My new friend Tenia Nelson has a weekly challenge on her blog here
She posted a great inspirational music cover. Here's what I came up with...
Janice is sponsoring this week's challenge with some great prizes. Hop over and see what these ladies have created!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mini Gift Bag

I got a call from a gal who bought some of my cards at a craft show over the holidays. She needs some favors for her mom's 80th birthday party in the UK, about 90 of them. She wants to put them at each setting. So I worked on some ideas over the weekend, Here's one of the ideas I came up with. Hope you are having a great week!

Punched Flowers

I have seen some great flowers being made with several circular punches. I stopped by a thrift store by my kids school and found some old music sheet books. I used the scallop punch from SU and started layering them folded in quarters (sorry Tenia!).
The stamp I used was from M's dollar bin.
I layered the frame around the sentiment. Then, I added a little bling.
Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 26, 2010


My friend Amy (my old neighbor from CA that lives in CO now- how great is that!) went shopping last week at this really cool artisan shop. They had these really cute cup sleeves.
I had some pink yarn and decided I could crochet one! One of the few times I actually listened to my grandma :) I used my BIG SHOT to cut the flowers out of felt. Now I just have to remember to put it where I can use it!
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blog Candy Alert!

Hurry over to Mary's blog- she just made the design team for THE GREETING FARM and she has lots of goodies to share!
Good luck!

Yummy Cupcakes!

This is one BIG cupcake! I have started a few different projects with this stamp, I can't wait to share with you. The sentiments is from Papertrey. I embossed the background with the swirl embossing folder. Used my Copics to color and added a little bling and sickles on the top. The paper I used was paper I have had... well so long I don't remember! Hope you are having a great week. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Another $ stamp

This is a super cute bird I picked up at M's. I used some SU paper and Nessties to cut the circles. The branch was cut from one of the Cricut cartridges. I love this color combination. I embossed some of the background on these cards, but not all. A little ribbon and these are ready to share. I left them blank because they are very versatile.
Thanks for stopping by!