Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Treats!!

Hi again! Can't believe I'm posting twice in one month! LOL Just wanted to share what I made for the girls in the office for Easter: a cute little treat tote box!
I got the template for this cute box on Dawn Olchefske's blog (check out her helpful video here). It was pretty easy to make, thank goodness! I couldn't fit very many candies in this, but everyone loved it! So now I have a whole bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs (along with lots of other chocolates) to eat . . . poor me. Not! :D

Also wanted to share what Korin's mom, Pearl, made for us. . .
OMG isn't this just too cute? Thank you so much, Pearl and Korin--I LOVE it!

Anyways, hope you all have a Happy Easter (and don't eat too many candies)!


Monday, March 4, 2013

Happy (Belated) Girls' Day!

Since Girls' Day fell on Sunday, I brought the goodies I made to work this morning. I just LOVE this Kokeshi set from Dandelion Designs! So cute, yeah?! Anyways I'm slowing trying to get back into crafting to make use if the tons of stuff I've "collected"....or I'm gonna have sell it/give it away because I have no more room in the condo. Fingers crossed that I will be able to use some of this stuff...

Hope you have a happy Monday!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Happy Retirement!

One of my co-workers retired at the end of August. We started at District Court about the same time, and actually worked at the same bank prior to starting (miss you already, Pat!). She just loves monkeys, so I was asked to make a monkey card for her. Korin cut out the monkey image on her Cricut for me (thanks Korin!), and I started from there. It's not quite how I pictured it would come out, but oh well. . .

I handcut the tree and branches as well as the vines and leaves. The most challenging part was gluing all the tiny leaves down without getting glue all over. Pat enjoyed the card and the best part was that the girls in the office decorated her desk area with actual crepe paper vines and leaves and had all sorts of monkeys hanging and swinging from them. So cute!

Supplies Used
Monkey: Create A Critter cartridge (Cricut)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Glorious Green, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!); brown cardstock (Worldwin Papers)
Adhesive: Mono Multi Glue (Tombow)

Thanks for swinging by!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

So Grateful Card

I'm back again with a card that I made as a "thank you" for some people in my office. I just had to try out the Adorning Accents Edgelits with matching folder after seeing so many beautiful cards on other blogs. I think the hardest part was making the bottom edge straight. I saw on a blog (sorry can't remember which one) that you could use a Post-It to hold the edgelit die in place. I had tried using Scotch removable tape (blue box) earlier, but it was a little too tacky for me. The Post-It worked great!!

Stamp Set: Apothecary Art; Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder DSP (In Color Collection Stack); Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade; Other: Blender Pen, Adorning Accents Edgelits and Folders, Labels Collection Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals
Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Quick and Easy Birthday Card

Hi there!
I'm finally getting around to posting a few cards I made last month when I got together with Jo and her gang. . .while surfing on the 'net, I saw the cutest birthday card and knew everyone would enjoy making it. I just changed it up a little bit by adding a couple of strips of cardstock at the top of the card.

Anyway, I'm hoping to start posting a bit more regularly. Finally started to clean my craft room, so getting hopeful that I will be a bit more organized!

Until next time,

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Quick Wedding Card

Wow. . .it's been AGES since I posted (and crafted)! Had to make a card for a wedding we were attending last month, so I decided to start using my eclips machine. Now I'm wondering why it took me so long to start using it. . .gonna have to start using it when I make little goodies for the office.

Here's how the card turned out. . .

I used shimmery cardstock and text-weight paper to give it a little extra something. I used foam tape to add dimension to the wedding cake and decorations so that the white-on-white image would "pop" and the cake wouldn't fade into the background.

Here's a shot of the cake from the side (see all the little foam pieces I used!). . .

Using the eclips made making this card super quick and easy. The most challenging part? Cutting and placing the foam pieces on the cutouts (and then taking off the backing paper!). That part wasn't too much fun.

Considering I haven't made anything for over 6 months, I was pretty pleased with how the card turned out. Now to finish cleaning my room, so I can actually find stuff! LOL

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Birthday Bouquet

Last week was Buffie's birthday, and I wanted to give her a gift card to Target, one of her favorite stores. While walking around the store looking for a cute card, I saw a bag of their gift coins. I instantly thought of making flowers, with the centers being the gift coins. This is how it turned out.....

The coins were quite a bit bigger than I expected, so I had to use my Nestabilities to cut out the circles and scalloped circles (I had been planning to use punches). Anyways, I'm trying to get back into the swing of crafty things, but wouldn't you know that I'm going on vacation this week. So we'll see what happens (or doesn't)....

Thanks for dropping in!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hoppy (Belated) Easter!!

Hi there! Hope you had a great Easter!! I've been relaxing and not doing much crafting. Of course, I had to make something for Easter, but decided to just make more of the baskets that I made in my last class using the Two Tags die since I had a lot of leftover pre-cut cardstock pieces.

I wanted to share some items that I received at work for Easter because they are sooooo cute! I apologize for posting them so late, but I forgot them at work(!) last week. First is an Easter Bunny that was made by Korin and her mom Pearl, using the dress die box. Can you believe this was created using only punches? Beautiful!!

and this was made by Pat using the Sizzix takeout box. I love, love, love the color of the box! So spring-y, don't you think?

Anyway, I hope you had a nice Easter!!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Baby Shower Favor

Wow....can't believe I'm posting again so soon! LOL! Before I forget, wanted to share a pic of the favors I made for my friend Dana's baby shower last Friday. She's having a girl, but didn't want pink, so she chose lavendar. Great choice (my fave color)!!

Decided to make baby carriages that I saw on berkerblog (click here for her tutorial):

I actually had a lot of fun making these, and think they turned out pretty cute! We had tons of fun at her shower playing the dirty diaper and baby food in a jar games.

Supplies used:
Paper: Lavendar CS (American Crafts); Elegant Eggplant CS, Whisper White CS (SU!)
Other: Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/8" Circle punch, 1-1/4" Circle punch, Three Flower punch (SU!); Large Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Signo Uniball white gel pen; adhesive pearls; mini brads; 1/16" circle punch

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Last of the Class (Samples!)

Hi again! I'm back with the last samples from Dawne's class:

This was card created with the embedded embossing technique...this was another card CASE'd from Gretchen Barron. I love how the punched pieces look flat, like they were stamped, and not adhered to the Melon Mambo CS then run through the Big Shot with the Lattice textured impressions folder. Cool!

Besides the takeout box that posted about on Girls' Day, we also made this basket using the SU! exclusive Sizzix Two Tags Bigz die. I saw a tutorial on Dawn Olchefske's blog (click here to view it). I think I'm gonna make these for the office to celebrate Easter next month.

Thanks for stopping by!