Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Crafting Review My Personal Favorites...

Happy New Years Eve everyone!!!  Today I wanted to share my favorite crafting projects of this past year with all of you... hope you enjoy and thank you for all of your kind words, inspiration, and support my eyes have been opened up to a whole new world through blogging!  I wish you all a wonderful start to a very Happy New Year!!!

And my final one hasn't been posted before, because I just recently made it ( a day ago! ), so be on the look out for a full post and more pictures on this beauty in 2012:

I am entering these into the following challenges:
Cooking with Cricut - #66 a Year In Review
Whimsical Designs - Projects of the Past
Ink And Paper Creations - Best of 2011

Thank you again and see you next year!!!
Happy New Years!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tags made for more than one purpose!!!

So right now there are some tag challenges going on... and while I don't need "gift tags" per say right now I did need some gift card holders and I thought why not make them out of tags???!!!  Pretty clever, huh? ( It's ok I can't see if you are agreeing or not so I can just pretend, right? right! )  So here they are...

Materials Used:
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge
Christmas Cartridge
Ribbon from my stash
My Creative Time Stamp
Gold Glitter Paper
Patterned paper from my stash
Gold Stickles

I am entering this into the following challenges:
My Craft Spot - tags challenge #38
FCCB - challenge me monday #91 tags

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you back here soon!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Advent Calender

Hello again!!! I wanted to share the advent calender I made this year for our house!  It wasn't the calender I had planned on making, but due to time constraints I decided to make one like this... and I have to say I am rather pleased with how it turned out!

Materials Used:
Ribbon from my stash
All paper came from a group of papers I bought at a garage sale ( sorry don't know the maker!)
Cutter Bee Scissors
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge

I am entering this into the paper playtime anything goes challenge, make sure you stop by to see what others have created for this fun challenge!  Have a fantastic day!
Happy Crafting!

Tags for our Stockings!

Hello everyone!!!  Only 6 more days left until Christmas, yikes!!!  Can't wait to see my little ones faces on Christmas morning, this will be Maddie's first so I am super excited!  Today I am sharing with you some tags I made for our stockings... I saw this idea over on and I was so excited because I had been trying to rack my brain on how to personalize our stockings without it being too permanent!  So here are the ones I made...

 Materials Used:
Tie the Knot Cartridge - Monograms
Create A Critter Cartridge
Paper from my stash
Gold and Red Stickles
Stampin' Up! Ink
Making Memories Stamp
White Gel Pen
Distress Ink - Walnut
Christmas Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbons

I am entering this into the following challenges...
Quick Quotes Blog - Friday Challenge 10 tags!
Scrapbookers Anonymous - Must be Holiday with a tag and glitter!
Whimsical Designs: Whimsical Wed. Challenge - Tags

Make sure you stop by to see what others have made for these challenges... and for fun here are two other tags I made for my parents' stockings:

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011 Christmas Cards

Hello and Merry Christmas!!!  Today I wanted to share my 2011 Christmas cards with you... 

May your Christmas be filled with love, laughter, and remembering what Christmas is really all about!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

DT New Type of Mini Album From a Manila Folder!!!

That's right you read it right the first time around... I made this mini album with one manila folder!  I'm so proud of myself for this one!  As a challenge on Becky's Sweet Creations DT we had to make any type of project using a manila folder, and having never really made myself a mini album I thought why not?!  It already has the fold in it, so you just have to cut it length wise, use brads to keep them all together and measure, measure, measure!  Without further ado here is my creation:

Materials Used:
Can't say where this line of paper came from because I got it at a garage sale, and it looks like it was taken out of a stack!
Stickles - silver and star dust
Ribbon from stash
various stamps
black ink
blue ink
I-Rock Tool
I-Rock Gems

If you want more details on how anything was made feel free to ask!
I am also entering this into:
She's A Sassy lady - Anything with a Christmas Theme - must contain blue, white, silver or red
Wee Memories - Holiday Challenge
Happy Crafting!  And thanks for stopping by!

Not Christmas, but oh so much fun!

Hello everyone!  Christmas is almost here can you believe it?!  I'm still rushing around trying to get last minute things done, but the other night I wanted to step away from Christmas ( just for a minute!) and make something using my Once Upon A Princess Cartridge!  Now that I have my own little princess I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this cartridge and I'm so happy I did!!!

Isn't she just too cute?!

Materials Used:
Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids Assortment
Memories black ink
Once Upon A Princess Cartridge
Sizzix Texture Boutique
Spots and Dots A2 folder
button from my stash
Twine in Pink Sorbet from the Twinery
Ribbon from stash
Memento Rose Bud Ink
Alphabet stamps for "1"
Sentiment from Greetings Clear Stamps ( Thanks She's A Sassy Lady! )

I am also entering this into:
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #67 - Designer's Choice
The Paper Variety - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for looking and make sure you stop by to see what others have created for the challenges as well!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Tutu!!!

Hello and Happy Holidays!!!  It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!  Warning: The picture I am about to show you will have you saying awww and maybe giggling so if you are not in a place where you can do this inconspicuably then you might want to wait or you can just look like the crazy person talking to their computer... hehehe....

See I told you you would say awwww!
Today Madeline is helping me model off the Christmas Tutu I made for her this year for our Christmas pictures, and I just love it!

Materials used:
Green and Red Tulle

I love the simplicity of these tutus and the full look it has.  I am entering this into:

Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful day! ( And go ahead and scroll up one more time for one more smile! )
Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Wreath

Hello everyone!  Well we all saw those wonderful rosett wreaths around Thanksgiving and Halloween, so now it's time to share my Christmas one!  ( I just love these things! they can be whimsical or fancy! )

This one will be hanging up in my Mom's house:

I am also entering this into the following challenges, so make sure you stop by and see what others have created too!

Materials Used:
Cardboard ( for wreath base )
Winter Woodland Cartridge
Various Christmas Papers
Liquid Pearl
various stickers
Christmas Twine
Hot Glue Gun
Martha Stewart Scoreboard
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Getting Cricky - Simple Sundays Challenge - Christmas decorations
Wee Memories - Free For All
Decorate to Celebrate - Christmas Party

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!

DT telescope card

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a new kind of card that I made for this weeks DT challenge over at Becky's Sweet Creations.  I have never made this card before, but it is really really easy!  Since this was my first time I didn't get too eccentric with it but I'm sure you could come up with some fun and more elaborate ways to make these.  You can really create them any shape and any way you want, so make sure you stop by the page to see what the other DT members have created!

Isn't that fun? 
I'm entering this into FCC - Challenge Me Mon. must use presents!
Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back later with another post!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shop Pumpkin Spice DT Call

Hello everyone!  Tonight I am very excited to share my project for the SPS DT Call!  I love their store, and I'm so excited just for the chance to work with them... if you have never stopped by their store then you don't know what you are missing and should definitely click here.  Now onto my entry:  All that was required was to make something that makes you (me) smile, and here is what I did:

Doesn't that make you smile?!

Materials Used:
Kraft Cartstock
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in pearl
Peachy Keen In Stiches
Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment
My Minds Eye Mischeivious polka dot paper ( it was on the back of the flag paper in the stack! )
Clear Glam Rocks and I-Rock Tool
Twinery Twine in Charcoal
ATG adhesive - these are only $3.91!!!
Distress Tool
Coredinations Paper
Memento london fog ink
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Faded Jeans
Silver Stickles

If you click on any of the links above it will take you straight to Shop Pumpkin Spice's store to buy some for yourself!  So what are you waiting for start clicking!!! hehehe!
Happy Crafting!


Hello!  I just had to jump on here and share this amazing giveaway chance, if you haven't heard already!  You must go to Creating from the Heart: Keepsakes by Melissa, because she is having one amazing, outstanding, and rediculously nice giveaway this year!
And this picutre of a $150 gift card is just a tip of the iceburg... yes you saw that right $150!!!  Just think of what kind of heaven you would be in if you were the winner!  Not only is she doing a fantastic giveaway, but you will love seeing her crafting inspiration for the rest of the year and next, because she does some amazing work!!!  So go check her out now!!!
Happy Crafting and best of luck!

December Calender

Oh my goodness I've done it again!  I'm super late on sharing this months calender page, so here it is!

That's my little man from Christmas last year if you couldn't already guess, hehehe!  Just wait til you see this years picutres, because I think they are the best yet!!!  Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Challenged Commissioned Christmas Card!

Hello everyone!  I know once again I've fallen behind in my posting, so very sorry!  Life is busy busy busy here and the holidays just make it even more so! ( but I think we can all say that! hehehe )  So today I am sharing a commissioned Christmas card that I made based off of a few challenges, woo hoo! ( so many birds hit with one stone card ) ((I know I should do stand up right? ))  Anywho.... here we are:

Supplies Used:
Paper: Heidi Grace Designs shimmer flocked paper frost blvd., Colorbok Aqua Stripe, Silver shimmer
Sizzix Texture Boutique
A2 Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
BasicGrey Clear Stamps - Sentiment
Hero Arts - Snowman
Memories Dye - Black
Creative Memories Corner Rounder
Glossy Accents - on the buttons

Challenges I am entering this into are:
Fantabulous Cricut - Holiday Cards
Whimsical Designs - layer it, Christmas card
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes
She's A Sassy Lady - Anything Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Holiday Card

Make sure you stop by those blogs to see what others have been creating!  Thank you so much for stopping by mine and for all of your wonderful words of encouragement they mean so much!
Happy Crafting!