Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tasty Treat

Late last night, I was struggling to make just ONE more thing to give out as a holiday treat. I guess good ideas come when you are under pressure because about 10 p.m., I got this one!! I was wishing I had thought of it sooner because it was just SOOOOO easy! I cranked out about 30 bags in about 45 minutes. Putting the treat mix in the bag and sealing them took the longest! I just cut out a top note die, stamped it and folded it over the top of the bag. The bag is a clear envelope! I got so excited when I got to work that I handed them all out before I got the pitcure. I managed to get this one back, so it isn't perfect. I made them in green with red ink and red with green ink. Sorry about the picture.

Here are the exact measurements and recipe: SU clear envelopes, SU Purely Pomegranate and Old Olive paper, SU Purely Pomegranate and Old Olive Ink, SU Top Note Die, adhesive and stamps. I got the sentiment from what I call the "Dollar Stamp Stand" at Michaels.Oh, and of course the treat!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cocoa Copycat

Ever the copycat, I got the idea for the treatbag from my best friend. I call it an "oldie but goody," because she and I have both been using it for years. She, more than me, but I have done a variation of the bag many times and for many occassions. This time I used the bag to cover a package of hot cocoa mix, which I will be handing out as my holiday gift at work. A simple project, so not too much more to explain!! Thanks for looking and here's the recipe:

Wishing You Joy: SU Old Olive, Real Red and Very Vanilla paper, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Fun Puns stamp set, close to cocoa ink, jumbo eyelets, Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder and a $1.00 stamp from Michael's for the sentiment.

Happy Holidays: SU So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate and Very Vanilla paper, Jumbo eyelet, scalloped edge punch, nestablilities tags 2 (I think), Purely Pomegranate and Old Olive ink and a $1.00 clear stamp set.

Merry Christmas: SU Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip paper, scalloped rectangle nesties, PTI ribbon, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip ink, and a $1.00 clear stamp set for the snowflake and the sentiment is a Hobby Lobby stamp.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Gifts

Hey Everyone! I don't have a lot of time to offer all the details, but here is my finished Stationery Box Gift Set. My friend Jana gave one to me for my birthday and I couldn't wait to make one of my own! She got the design from Dannie's Designs and it is such a great idea! I made three boxes for each of my co-workers. On the inside are 6 cards, 2 each of 3 different designs, 3 little notecards and 4 tags.

I used SU paper and Basic Grey Pink Lemonade paper pack. I have already posted 2 of the 3 cards about a month ago, but here is the rest of the finished project. Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pages and Pages and Pages

Whew! I have been busy! I don't have much time to write much about these pages. Just wanted to share some of my latest work of my most popular subject! I made a couple of these pages at the crop this weekend, one this summer and one last night! Thanks for looking and have a Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Spooky Treat Bags

Well, I spent the weekend back at home and went to a crop! I had a lot of fun with Lisa, Jana and my other papercrafting friends from home. I made plenty of new pages which I will post in the next couple of days and of course, we spent most of the time talking! I spent the night with Lisa and we woke up early the next day and started playing again in her wonderful craftroom. I made these cute lilttle spooky treat bags (I named them Frank and Mumford) to give to my co-workers this week for Halloween. I gto the idea from Jana, who got it from Chicnscratch Blog. That's probably the end of my Halloween "madness" as I am getting ready to move on to Thanksgiving and Christmas. And of course, continue to make scrapbook pages. Happy Halloween this week to everyone!

Recipe for Frank: Wild Wasabi SU paper, Basic Black cardstock, google eyes, black Sharpie, pop dots, and green brads

Recipe for Mumford the Mummy: Vintage Cream cs from PTI, Vintage touch ink in chai, and camoile, colorbox chestnut, colorbox dune, Basic Black cs, and black brads

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Too Cute To Be Spooky

I am really happy about getting back into my craftroom! In keeping with the season, I decided to make a layout with last year's Halloween pictures. I know I am a year late, but I have decided that it is a fruitless effort to scrapbook in chronological order. I am just doing it when I have time and when I see a picture I like. It makes my hobby less stressful and more enjoyable. I have had this paper for over 3 years. I bought it on clearance for $2 at Wal-Mart and finally put it to good use! I made the letters on my Cricut using my mini-monograms cartrdige. The buttons and ribbon came along with the paper. The baby is mine! lol... Enjoy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Witching You...

This was a quick card I made last night to just unwind. It's not my best work, but it was fun. I have had the stamp set for about 3 years and it's one of my favorites, but I have never made the time to use it. The stamps are from SU and the paper is just a basic colored cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I colored the images with my Wondercolor crayons and my water color pencils.

Front: Witching you...

The second image is the inside of the card.

Inside: A Haunting Halloween

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It must be the weather

I managed to make 2 posts in 2 days and made 6 more cards last night... that must be the reason for all of the rain. Anyway, here is the 2nd card for the stationary set. I am planning on putting 6 cards total, 2 each of 3 designs, along with some name tags and other tags. Hopefully, I can complete them over the next couple of weeks and move on to some other Holiday projects! TFL!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Watch out for the spiders!!

Dust off all the spider webs from this blog because...BOO! I'm BAAAACKKK!!

I know I probably won't be posting as much as I'd like, but I am back in my craftroom and finally got a chance to get some work done this weekend. I am SUCH a cheater though. I decided to make my co-workers each a stationary set for Christmas and at the rate I am working decided I better get busy now. So, I made 6 of this card. Paper is SU and Basic Grey Lemonade. I said I am a cheater because I just copied one that was given to me. They only difference is the patterened paper. Anyway, this card was pretty simple, just the paper, some ink and a SU stamp... thanks for looking and continue to check back in now that I am up and running again!

Monday, May 18, 2009

I know I said I was going to post once a week, but that didn't quite happen last week, so bear with me. It's been about 2 weeks... I have actually been very busy, both in my craft room and at work (the swine flu extended my track season). And since I am mass producing my main project for the moment, I don't actually have a lot of DIFFERENT things to show you. I am desperately trying to get back to my scrapbooking, but have been getting sidetracked by everything under the sun everytime I sit down to design a page. SO, with that being said, here are my goals for the week: 1. Post my weekend project (which I am doing tonight), and 2. make another huge effort towards finishing my TOP NOTE GIFT BOXES I am making as "Going- Away-For-The-Summer" treats for the other teachers and staff members at school. Since I am making about 50 boxes, I have been trying to do a little each night. I would estimate that I am half- finished with the project, but don't have one actually completed. I will post when I get one done. I would like to get most of them done and be able to finish over the weekend, so I can actually scrapbook this Saturday or Sunday. Wish me luck!!

Here is my project from the weekend. It is my very first Flower Pot card and I absolutely love it and had fun making it. I had been wanting to try it for awhile and had seen a ton of them on SCS, heard how "easy," they were, and just didn't believe it for myself. I finally got around to trying it out and do you know what?? It was SUPER DUPER easy! I couldn't believe it! One piece of cardstock made 2 pots and it was as simple as can be. I downloaded a tutorial from someone's else's blog, so if you are interested just let me know and I can either direct you to her tutorial or help you out myself. In the meantime... Happy Scrappin' and have a GREAT week!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sorry, I didn't post the last pictures very well and I haven't quite figured out how to edit it yet. The pink card is the first one I talk about and the blue one (the first picture) is the second one I made. I will get the hang of this soon!

Well, trust me, the posting will slow down... but while I have a few extra minutes, I wanted to show ya'll the 2 cards I have made so far this weekend. I really loved the colors on the first one, but something seemed kind of "off" for my sentiment and focal point of the card. I couldn't quite figure it out, but instead of add more, I followed the old addage "less is more" and left it alone. It's still kind of nagging me, but I have decided to just let it be. However, if you have a suggestion for something I might have been able to do to improve it, don't hesistant to leave me a message!

For the card, I used the following: SU Mellow Moss, Regal Rose, and Creamy Caramel. I used the stamp set Lots of Thoughts (sale-a-bration) and the cuttlebug folder "textile." I used nestablilities for the scalloped rectangle and my scallop circle punch for the center. Unknown brand of ribbon. I think it was from a coordinating set from Hobby Lobby.

My second card was really one that I liked. I made a total of eight and had to use 3 different colors of ribbon because every one I picked was at the end of the roll. In the end, I loved the brown ribbon the best.

Here is the recipe: SU Baja Breeze, Laundry Line Paper Block by My Mind's Eye for the patterned paper and basic cream and white card stock. I used chocolate chip ribbon and the SU stamp set Three Little Words. I don't know how clear it is in the picture, but I stitched a coordinating blue line at the bottom of the card. I used the blue thread that came with my Pixie. So far so good with the 2nd machine.... keep you fingers crossed.

I have a goal to make of couple of scrapbook pages today in honor of National Scrapbook Day. We will see how long I can burn the midnight oil!
This is my most recent card. I really loved making it. My lighting did not do the colors justice in the picture. I used SU Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, and Raspberry Tart DS paper. I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, the SU Priceless Stamp Set, chocolate chip ink and ribbon. I did the stictching with my Pixie, although, it broke before I could finish all 6 cards. I managed to get enough done to complete 3. I returned the Pixie, but haven't gotten around to finishing the other 3. Perhaps that will be something I do today. Last night I made 8 more cards, all the same design. I will try to get that one uploaded by tomorrow. Currently, I am trying to finish all the thank-you cards for my DS's birthday gifts. I have 6 more cards to make and then my next project is going to be the end of the year goodies for my fellow teachers. I am thinking about a top-note gift card box using the top note die cut from Stampin' Up! I will try a sample and see if I like it. Will keep ya'll posted on that one.
Since I am so "behind" everyone else, my first task is going to be to load the proects/ cards I have done in this last month. Hopefully, by the time I finish with those, I'll have new ones lined up to show you. I also post on (SouthTxScrapper) and (wsanchez). I am partial to SCS, so I have more of a gallery there! Leave me your ideas, and comments. I am always looking for inspiration, ideas, and new techniques. I "scraplift" with no shame! Have a great Saturday!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hello!! I am the last of my scrappin' friends to set up a blog, so I am following their lead. A working mother to a 1 year old DS, my goal is to post once a week. We will see how it goes from there. I have been papercrafting and scrapbooking for 5 years and I absolutely am addicted. Of course, I wish I had more time to devote to this passion, but I do get in every little spare minute that I have. I will begin by posting some recent projects and hopefully be able to keep up with this! In the meantime... Happy Scrappin'!