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!
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