Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"Give Thanks"- banner

Good day everyone, today I would like to share with you a banner I made for this month of giving thanks for all that we have.  I hope you like it, I do.  I actually sold this banner at Peach Days to a good loyal customer and friend. 

Cartridges used: Pretty Pennants, Accent Essentials, B is for Boy, and Plantin Schoolbook
I stamped a watermark background with the My Cute Stamps Celebrate Today stamp set and my Versamark ink pad. I designed it on my Gypsy so I could get the letters to fit just right. I inked up my edges with Chestnut Roan from Colorbox. I don't remember what paper I used. I use paper from many different companies and I don't have the storage solutions that would make it possible for me to separate the companies that I use. Some brown, cream and green ribbon tied it all together. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit me today!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Birthday Girl Banner!

Good Monday everyone. Today I wanted to share with you a "Happy Birthday" banner I made to sell at my booth earlier this year.  I made it for a girl, but kept it very general. I didn't want to do any themes because you never know what people are looking for.  I really like how it turned out.  In person you can really see all the different colors and patterns better and the sparkle from the glitter looks better too!

I used the Pretty Pennants cartridge for the banner shape.
The patterned paper is from an old Imaginisce glitter paper pad, so it all coordinates together.  I used a brown cardstock for my solid base

I used an EK success scalloped circle punch for the scalloped circles, then I used a 1.5" circle punch from Creative Memories for the inside circle.  The cupcakes are from a Stampin' Up stamp set, stamped on different colors of paper and then pieced together.  I added stickles to the cupcakes for some sparkle.

The letters were cut out of an old sizzix sidekick alphabet and layered on brown cardstock, and then covered with pink stickles.  I used some eyelets to strengthen the corners and then tied it together with some bakers twine.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you liked my project and come back to see more!
let me know what you think!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Well, I am finally back to posting again.  I am really bad at keeping up with posts.  I make and create things all the time, and take pictures of everything but then I forget to post it or I just can't find the time.  I love to look at what everybody else is doing and I get sidetracked, you all are so talented and I just love to check out what you are doing and get some inspiration. 

Today I am sharing my "SPOOKY" banner.  I actually sold this one so now I need to make another one for myself.  I really liked how it turned out.  You will have to tell me what you think!

Cartridges: Happy Hauntings and Paper Doll Dress Up
I used white glitter paper for the spider webs, all of the other paper is from my stash.
I used sparkly black, orange and purple tulle to tie it together
I shaded and distressed it with Stampin' Up black ink
The letters, bat and the ghosts on the ends were popped up with dimensionals
I hope you like it! Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My first "BOO" Banner!

Good day everyone.  In this post I wanted to share with you a banner I made for the Halloween season. It's not a very big banner, I think it is a good size for displaying under a shelf.  I like how it turned out but I have ideas for other "BOO" banners that I want to make. 

Cartridges used are: Art Philosophy, Paper Doll Dress Up, and Boy will be Boys Font. I used a white glitter paper for the ghosts, the green and orange are just cardstock, and the purple is from the K and Company Spooktacular paper pad.  I inked the edges with a black ink. The drippy goo punch is from Martha Stewart, I used black eyelets to anchor the sides for tying the tulle.  I used some glittery orange and black tulle for tying it together.  I also used some smooch spritz in a silver/pewter color but you can't see it in the pictures.

I told you about doing a booth at our fair & this year I decided to make banners and see how well they sell.  I am guessing where I live it just hasn't hit quite yet.  I made eleven banners and only sold 3 of them.  Let me know what you think, your comments only help me get better and know what people want to see.  Thank you for visiting my blog.  Tomorrow I will show you my "Spooky" banner!

Monday, September 16, 2013

A couple of cute Wedding cards!

I had kind-of a crazy weekend how was yours? I just love weddings don't you, today I am sharing with you a gift card holder and a card that I made for some cute little brides earlier this summer.  I don't know about you guys but when I make someone a card for a wedding I personalize it by using their wedding colors and their personalities.  I hope you like them!

This is the gift card holder that I absolutely love and so did the bride and groom.  Their wedding colors were really fun and the reception was beautiful. I have to thank Kristina Werner for sharing her awesome creativity with all of us she inspires me all the time.  I learned how to make these gift card holders from her videos and the design of this particular one is from a card that she made. 

 The hearts were made from a Stampin up set and an Inkadinkado set. I cut some hearts by hand and others were from a punch. The "congratulations" stamp is from My Cute Stamps.  The red ink is Stampin' Up & the blue ink is from SEI.  I used the threading water border punch from Fiskars. The ribbon is from my stash and I used silver stickles for the bling. You can't see it in the pictures but I also used glossy accents on the blue hearts.

This card was created for the daughter of a friend of mine, and I was so happy she really liked it.  She is a cute girl and I have gotten to know her a little bit more recently.  I created this card and matching envelope from the Wild card cartridge. I used stamps from My Cute Stamps for the bride and the flowers. I used momento rich cocoa for the ink.  I cut the flowers and banner by hand and added some bling I have on hand from JoAnn's.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you enjoyed my creations today and are inspired to create something for someone you know!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Teacher Appreciation 2013

Hello everyone, it's been a while because I spent all my time making an inventory for a craft booth I had at our local city festival.  I wanted to show you some of my older projects that I forgot to post in the spring.  Today it's all about Teacher appreciation. 

My daughter's second grade teacher loves Mickey and Minnie Mouse, so this is what I came up with to decorate her door.  She loved it! I cut some Mickey ears using the Mickey and friends cart. and put the names of each kid in her class on them. The red ones are the girls and the boys are the black ears.

Now this thank you gift bag was made for my 14 yr. old daughter's art teacher.  I used the Once upon a Princess cart for the bag. Patterned paper is from a Colorbok paper pad.  The stamps and punch are from Stampin' Up. The ink used was from SEI.

This bag was made for Tehya's Chinese teacher.  Cartridge is TBBM. paper is from SEI. I used prima flowers and the brads and ribbon are from my stash.  The thank you stamp is from My Cute Stamps and the ink is Colorbox.

I love making things for other people and seeing their faces light up at receiving the gift.
I have many more projects to show you now that I have more time.  I look forward to catching you guys up on all my creations and I can't wait to check out what you all have been up to.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and I hope you will return to see more. Let me know what you think of my projects, I love to read your comments!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Birthday Goodie Bags #7, #8, and #9

Today I am going to share even more Birthday Goodie Bags.  I make these every year for our soccer team.  We had about 15 girls on our team this last season. I really like how many of them turned out, I hope you do too!

I used the TBBM cartridge for the purse
Paper is from Doodlebug, the balloon is a die cut that I had in my stash. The stamp is from Stampin' Up embossed with some blue embossing powder.  I used a blue marker to sguiggle the balloon string. I used Colorbox blue ink for the shading around the edges.  The blue ribbon is from my stash also.

This one was really pretty simple.  Paper is from Doodlebug, ribbon from my stash, stamp and ink from Stampin' up, flower punched with an old EK Success punch. I put a blue brad in the flower to finish it off. TBBM cartridge used to make the purse.

This bag was made using a stamp and espresso embossing powder from Stampin' Up.  A brown marker for the dots, ribbon from my stash, and paper from an SEI-Happy Day paper pad. Oh, and cut using the TBBM cartridge.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you enjoyed looking at my projects! I have just a few more bags to share and then I can show you what I made for Teacher Appreciation (that was months ago).

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Soccer Team Birthday Bags #4, #5, and #6

Good morning to everyone out there.  Today I have a snippet of time to post these bags before I have to get to work on my inventory for my booth.  All these bags were really fun to make, and they were all cut using the TBBM cartridge.

For this red one I used a stamp set from TPC studio to make all the little circles. The other two stamps of the hat and the sentiment are from Stampin' Up.  The scalloped cirlce came from either a Stampin' Up punch or the mini-monograms cart (I can't remember which).  Then I used a white gel pen for the white dots.

The Sentiment stamp is from Fiskars-Cupcakes and More stamp set.  I believe I heat embossed the stamp and the chipboard buckle with some blue embossing powder that I got at a yard sale so I don't know what company it comes from.  The blue shading ink is from Stampin' Up, and ribbon from my stash.

I used the Stampin' Up punches for both the Scalloped Circle and the sentiment, both stamps are also from Stampin' Up.  I used  some embossed paper on the sides and the pool party ink over the emobossed paper and I also used the Pool Party embossing powder for the two stamps. Silver stickles are around the scalloped circle and I used some old silver twine/string to wrap around the bag.  I used some little gems on the sides of the sentiment punch.  The ribbon is from American Crafts.

I hope you enjoyed my creations today and I have many more to share with you.  I have still been taking pictures of everything as I have been completing all of my projects.  Thank you for visiting and come back soon! Don't forget to leave a comment and tell me what you think!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Birthday Bags #1, #2 and #3

Here are a few of the birthday bags I made for my soccer girls this year.  Sorry I haven't posted for a while. life is just crazy!  All the bags were cut from the TBBM cartridge.

For the first bag I used a chipboard embellishment from imaginesce.  The scalloped circle and the stamp are from Stampin' Up. I used white embossing powder from Stampedous and pink Stickles for some sparkle.  

Scalloped circle, stamp and ink are Stampin' Up. Stickles for the glitter. Black glitter paper is from Coordinations, patterned paper is from my stash.

Paper is from the Colorbok Confetti paper pad, Stamp is from Close to my Heart. I used white embossing powder and the ribbon is from the $1 bin at JoAnn's.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my projects, there are many more to share.  I am super busy getting ready for our local fair where I have a booth of homemade crafts.  I am creating everyday I just haven't had the time to post.  So I am hoping I can sneak in a post here and there as I am working on everything.  Let me know what you think of my projects and I wish you all a happy crafting day!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wedding Gift Card Holder for Jazmin

I wanted to share with you this morning a gift card holder I made for one of my Young Women that I used to teach/coach.  She is getting married this month and just had her bridal shower last week. 

I really like how this turned out, let me know what you think:

Paper is from Bazzill and Coordinations
Stamps are from My Pink Stamper, Studio 112, and TPC Studio
inks are from Stampin Up and SEI
Martha Stewart Border punch
Stampin Up Modern Label punch
I used Smooch Spritz for some sparkle
gems from TPC Studio

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter and Thank You card

Happy Easter everyone, I wanted to make this quick post because I made this Thank you card to enter into some fun challenges.  First up is My Craft Spot where the challenge was Strings & things, and the other one is at the Use It Tuesday blog. Their challenge was all about spring! get out your old products that you haven't used in a while and make something.

Here is my card:

Paper is from Colorbok-(the patterned paper is the first sheet I have used out of this stack)
The Twine is brand new from Michaels
The stamp and punch were used for the first time on this card & both are from Stampin' Up
The flowers are from my stash that I have had for years.

Thanks for checking out my creations,  I hope you have been inspired!

Thank you for stopping by, taking a peek, and leaving a comment or two!