Saturday, July 28, 2012

PBD Challenge 13 - junk drawer!

I lucked out finding this cute note pad in my purse! Cut out the little fairy lady and added her to my card. Love it!

Product list:
Echo Park pattern papers
Quickutz nesting star dies
My Creative Time stamp sentiment
Inkadinkadoo stamp
fairy cutout from note pad paper

PBD Challenge 11, Single layer

Here's my challenge 11 -- hard!!!! Wow. Single layer is what I've spent the last couple of years getting away from! LOL Just not good at this technique.

Product List:
Quickutz dots embossing folder
My Creative Time heart stamp
Other stamps by Cat's Pajamas
Ribbon, ink

PBD Anniversary, Challenge 10

Challenge 10 is to use an animal or animal print -- I used both! ;)

Product List:
Basic Grey pattern paper
Bazzill textured cardstock
Generic animal print paper I've had in my stash forEVER
Quickutz monkey, leaves and branch dies
Banana is the moon from the QK 2x2 tent die
Heart die by My Creative Time
Verve Stamp sentiment

PBD Anniversary, Challenge 9

Buttons! I love buttons! Here's my card for Challenge 9, Buttons......

Product list:
October Afternoon papers
Stamps by Autumn Leaves, Verve stamps
buttons, twine, ink

Pink By Design Anniversary, Challenge 8

Ribbons and bows -- oh how I love ribbons and bows!! Perfect challenge for me. :) Here's my take!

Product list:
Lifestyle Crafts lacy rectangle dcie
Pink Paislee Phantom sticker and paper
LaCreme stack by DCWV
Ribbon, lace, token

Pink By Design Anniversary, Challenge 7

Challenge 7, Tag it! Here's mine. An altered Prima tag. I love upcycling things that are normally tossed in the trash!

Product list:
handmade paper flower
spellbinders dies
punches, ink, ribbon
prima stamp packaging for tag

Pink By Design Anniversary, Challenge 2

Miss out on Challenge 1 by only a few minutes (damn time zone difference anyway!!!!) but here's my challenge 2, favorite holiday. Can you guess.....CHRISTMAS, of course! Here's my card:

Product list:
Echo Park, This and That Graceful
Bazzill textured cardstock
Basic Grey stamp sentiment
Spellbinders label die
Leaf punches, ribbon, handmade paper rose, inks

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Matchbox card

Isn't this a cute idea? It's sort of like an oversized matchbox -- a gift box with a card attached, shared by Sarah Hamer of Pink by Design. I made this one during Sarah's Ustream, but you can get more info on her blog too. For this one I used a simple sliding twine closure. I love how easy it was to make too. 

Here's the open box.

I don't know yet what will go inside, but I love the size of it and can't wait to fill it up. And be sure to check out Sarah Hamer's project on the Pink by Design blog too! Thanks for looking. 

Product List:
Bazzill textured cardstock
handmade paper flower
ribbon, twine, stamps, washi tape

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Halloween mini book

My latest Esty project is finished. {and I'm already in the planning process for at least three more, so keep watch. LOL} Here's the cover of this one.

back cover:

Inside pages:

The flower center is a wiggly eyeball!

Photo/Journaling tags:

Tons and tons of product, as you can see. My Mind's Eye, Scary Sparkles Halloween papers, My Creative Time stamps and dies, Spellbinders dies, Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts dies, paper punches, paper flowers {each one made by me}, ribbon, lace, buttons, and more. See this album here in my Etsy shop if interested in purchasing.

Thanks for stopping by today. :)

More ideas from the studio

One of the best things in my craftroom is the closet door I painted with chalkboard paint. What a great place to keep a list of ideas or to keep the kids occupied while you work on your own projects. The box of chalk I picked up at the dollar store all those years ago is still nearly full too. If you have a door or empty wall space you can use chalkboard paint on, I highly recommend it! I'm considering doing this with the inside of my pantry door in the kitchen as well. Cool huh??

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Just a peek...beautiful baby boy mini book

This is just a sneak....sorry!!!....of the mini book that will be going on Etsy this week. Shades of blue, brown and green; lots of tags and space for journaling and photos; ribbon tie closure. It really turned out beautifully. It would be a lovely baby shower gift, new mom gift, or first time grandma gift.

Thanks for looking. Coming this week to the Etsy store {it will also appear in the slideshow on the sidebar when it's listed}

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lightening strikes, yikes!

We had quite the show the other night....or I should say I did; hubs was long past sawing logs at this time of night. Me, I'm a night owl, always have been. It was nearly 1 a.m. but I went outside to see if I could catch some of it on camera. Lightening is awfully tricky. Every time I waited right it would strike left, and vice versa. I did get a couple of shots, but nothing like the true, light-up-the-sky-like-daytime strikes. Amazing!

Here's my feeble attempt. Pitch black outside, had no idea what was in my view, but I got this little one between the power lines. Then the rain came down in HUGE drops, more like plops, and by the bucket. It was pretty cool.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gracie Crafts

We had a great time while Grace was always! Here are a few of the scrappy projects she made!

Door hanger for her room. Evidently she is often disturbed. Hahaha! Notice she also did her own hand stitched border! Grama is so proud!!! :)

Chocolate card she made for a friend using QK mini kiss die and My Creative Time, Cocoa Motion stamp set.

And her layout. The girls have grown up so much....these pics are several years old now. They have never gone to school together but know each other from Girl Scouts. They are still scouts and buds. :)

I'm working on some wood crafts at the moment but also got some pics printed so I'll be putting a couple of layouts together to post soon too. Keep your eyes peeled. LOL