Sunday, December 30, 2007

My Favorite Things Really Are My Favorite Things!

I finally made my first purchase with My Favorite Things and I have fallen in love with their stamps! They stamp so well and are so much fun to color. All of the phrases that you need come with the sets. I started with about six sets and am waiting on another that was backordered. I inked up the "Rain or Shine" for an order made by my mother-in-law. I wanted to keep the design simple since I needed to make a dozen. I used the main image on the front and the phrase "rain or shine" and on the inside, I stamped "I'll be your umbrella, get well soon" and the umbrella. I used Stickles as accents on all of the umbrellas. I also coordinated the envelopes by stamping the cute little boots in the corner. I added a ribbon on each front that matched that cardstock that matted the stamped image.

Edited to add: This turned out pretty dark but if you click on the image you can see the details.

My Favorite Things "Rain or Shine"
Bazzill cardstock
Halcraft cards and envelopes
Craft ink from Joann Fabrics
Random ribbons from stash

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. I certainly am and appreciate being a teacher and having a few extra days off. We will go back next Wednesday so I am trying to relax and enjoy the break.

I have made the most of the frames from the dollar store. Someone at work asked for a name plate so I made it for her nephew. She just requested that it be boyish and I could choose the colors and everything. I really enjoy altering different items!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

More Revamped Frames

I was commissioned to make two of the altered frames for a friend at work who saw them and really liked them. I love these frames and went back and bought the rest!

Here are the two examples:

Basic Grey patterned paper
Random buttons and ribbons
Heidi Swapp brads and ghost shapes
Cricut machine with All Mixed Up and Alphalicious
Dollar Store frames

Sunday, December 9, 2007

25 Days of Christmas

Click on the picture to see it closer.

A bit closer look:

Here's another project that I entered into the Hallmark Scrapbook contest. I REALLY want to win!

The pictures of this project do not do it justice! I spend hours on this project and really enjoy it. I bought a basic cookie sheet, covered it with white paint and Martha Stewart glitter. Then, I chose some Reminisce patterned paper and Modge Podged it onto the sheet, then I added more glitter. I adhered a sheet of green Reminisce paper with Modge Podge and glitterfied it too! Needless to say, I have been covered in glitter from head to toe for days! Anyway, I used Joys of the Season to make all of the cuts for the days of Christmas. I decided to list all of the cuts that I made using the cartridge.

Here are the cuts:
calling bird, Santa & bag, sleigh, deer2, Santa, Santa face, candy, Santa hat, sled, skate, home, mittens, mug, penguin, layer from stocking1 to make a crown for the penguin, bear, stocking1, candle, gift1, horse, soldier, Christmas tree, flake3, flake4, bulb1, tree2, wreath2, holly, swirl border, Merry Christmas, 25 ornaments, numbers 1-25

Dollar Tree Find--Revamped!

I made my first project with the Dollar Tree frames that I bought. I actually made this one as a gift but must make one for our apartment too. The frame is so neat because it's three individual frames and has the perfect colors for the Basic Grey Figgy Pudding papers. I took the picture with some finds from Michael's because I think that I'm going to make a decorative arrangment. We'll see how that goes!

Anyway, to the project at hand!

Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Buttons from stash
Random ribbons--Prima and Wal-Mart finds
Heidi Swapp ghost star
Heidi Swapp chocolate brown brad
All Mixed Up Cartridge w/ Cricut
Me & My Big Ideas rhinestones
Making Memories fuzzy brad
Fancy Pants snowflake stamp from 12 X 12 stamp page

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Happy Birthday

I haven't posted in a few days but I've been very busy working on a big project that has to be done by the 15th. I did get a chance to make a birthday card for a friend of mine who is a music teacher. I thought this was appropriate!

I just got the new Joys of the Season cartridge from Hallmark Scrapbook and found that there are music notes on it so I started out there.

American Crafts patterned paper
Bazzill cardstock
Joys of the Season cartridge
Making Memories rhinestone brads
Zig marker
Black ribbon from stash
Karen Foster rub-ons

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hallmark Scrapbook Rocks My Socks!

I just placed an order last Friday, the 30th, with Hallmark Scrapbook and it was here yesterday afternoon! That is awesome! I got Joys of the Season and some other goodies and have a great plan for a project that I'm going to enter into a contest! I am just so excited. This is going to be a good week for so many reasons!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Good day!

I know today is Monday but it was an awesome day! It was the last day of classes for the semester (all my projects are turned in too), I recieved the new Fancy Pants Christmas stamps from Jacksonbelle and the prize from a contest on Melissa Phillips's blog, I won second place in a contest on Bitten by the Bug, and my mom is going to order two cards from me.

It's been such a good day and I just hope that the rest of the week goes just as great!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Desk Calendar using Doodlecharms Cartridge

Here's what the calendar looks like standing up. I guess it's not really a calendar...more like a picture frame :).

This is a Christmas gift for my husband. I got wallet size pictures of us made and created a mini-scrapbook page for each month. I used so many supplies I will just give a general list: rhinestones, Zig markers, Distress Ink, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, American Crafts, Remniscence, DCWV, Sassafras Lass papers, ribbons, glitter, Stickles, felt, and other goodies! If you have any questions...please ask :).
I highlighted Doodlecharms cartride and here are the cuts:
3 snowmen, 3 snowflakes cut out of felt, envelope, tiny heart, circle tag, circle tag shadow, basket, circle from flower, palm tree top, 2 smaller dots from palm tree, watermelon center (these 4 things together made Grunge, a little guy on the 4-wheeler page), 3 hearts, 3 shadow hearts, 16 glitterfied hearts, popsicle and sticks, stem with three leaves, 3 pumpkins, 3 acorns, leaf, tree, tree shadow, and star as topper....whoa . I counted up 50 different cuts from the Doodlecharm cartridge .

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Dollar Tree Finds

My husband and I have a zany tradition of going to the Dollar Tree to look for stocking stuffers. We have a $10 price range and as soon as we hit the door, we split up in search of those neat unique things that one can only find at a dollar store. It's really a blast and not too expensive either!

Anyway, I hit the mother-load as far as alterable items goes today (and I will be returning tomorrow for sure!). I found an awesome picture frame and those travel mugs where you can create your own cover. With it being the Dollar Tree, everything really is a $. I will be back there tomorrow for sure!

I'll post pictures of my goodies once I have them altered!