Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Cards

I thought for sure I had posted the Christmas cards I made this year! Oh well. Here they are now!Silver and Gold!

I don't remember what this stamp set is called, but it's so cute. I built the snowman myself!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Okay, I didn't think I would finish my daughter's coaster hanging this fast, but I'm glad I did! I am so happy with how it turned out! I included close up pictures to show more detail.

The letters were die-cuts. I found ribbon and paper to match the letters and took off from there! I used brads, buttons, and ribbon and stickers to embellish each coaster. I put in eyelets to attach all the coasters together with ribbon.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Coaster Hanging

I saw this coaster wall hanging on Splitcoast Stampers. Wouldn't you know, I had some coasters from the Outback Steakhouse saved up already! I really love this idea and I'm currently making one for my daughter's room. It's going to have the word "dance" on it, because that's one of her favorite things! I can't wait for it to be finished.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cuddly Monsters

I found this idea in a Family Fun magazine. On my most recent trip back home to Florida, my mom and I tried them out and I think they turned out pretty cute! My daughter picked out her pink corduroy fabric for her monster. She now takes her monster to bed with her!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Random Cards

I came across these pictures recently of cards that I made last year so I figured I'd post them.
This card was made for my niece who was born last September. I think this giraffe is so cute. It's from the Stampin' Up! stamp set "Bundle of Joy"
I believe this paper set is called "Cutie Pie" and it is! I love these colors:
I sometimes find it a challenge to make a birthday card for a guy. Everything I want to do is too cute. I made this one for my father-in-law last year. It's cute, but not too cute!
Have I mentioned that I love paisley?! This paper is one of my favorites ( I used it on my card tin a couple posts back) And the fat ribbon--I love it!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cute Owl Treat Bag

I made this treat bag at the creative escape weekend. It's so clever. I don't know how people come up with these things.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Creative Escape

Finally, here are some pictures of a few of the scrapbook pages I finished while at the Creative Escape weekend back in September.

I only got started on Laura Anne's first birthday pictures. This is the only page I finished, so whenever I get around to doing more scrapbooking, I'll finish her first birthday.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Mom's Birthday Gift

I've been trying to make my parents a name frame for a while now, but I never really loved what I came up with. This one, though, I have to say is beautiful! I love how it turned out!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cute Octopus

I found this octopus in a copy of Family Fun magazine. I made one for my daughter and she loves it, so I made one for two of her friends also. They are made using a tennis ball, yarn and googly eyes, so they're super cheap and super cute! Click here for instructions on how you can make your own!

Happy crafting!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Summer's Frame

This was made for a 3-year-old girl. I used chunky glitter on the chipboard letters and I love how it looks!

Things To Do

I found these ideas in my Stampin' Up catalog. This first one is styrofoam balls with felt flowers attached onto them with brads! So easy and pretty:
This is a framed picture made of different little squares. It's so cute, I'm going to have to try it:

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Latest Project

I made this frame for a friend of mine. She had a little girl just a few days after my son was born. I designed this particular name frame. I just started with punching the letters out with a flower punch and then went from there. I added glitter to the grass and I really like how that brings out the color. I just love pink and green together!

I added 4 tiny pearls to the butterfly's body, just for an extra touch:

Birthday Cards For My Nephews

Three of my nephews turned 2 on August 30. These are the cards I made for them.
For Joshua, the oldest of the three by about 4 and a half hours:
I LOVE this card. The little monkeys are so cute and I love how the tree turned out. This one is for Peter, the oldest of the twins: And here's Isaac's. I figured I'd stick with the monkeys for his card also:

Monday, August 25, 2008

Card Tin

I decorated this white tin to store all the cards I make. I love, love this paper!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pretty Clipboard

I love decorating clipboards. For this particular one, you can put a picture on the blue square paper. Isn't it cute?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Name Frames

I just love making name frames!!! It's so much fun, and there are so many different techniques and designs to play with. Check some of these out that I've made recently:

For my new son: (This is my original design)

For one of my brothers:
Another brother:Made for a friend:
This is actually the first name frame I ever made. I made it for my daughter. Not too shabby for the first one ever:
I would love to sell some name frames, so if you are interested in me making one for you or a friend, please contact me! I have many options and designs available!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dahlia Flowers

I learned this new technique to make a dahlia flower and it is awesome! And surprisingly, it's not difficult at all. They turned out so pretty.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Birth Announcements

Here are some birth announcements I made for my son. I couldn't decide which ones I liked best so I tried out several. This card was made using the Stampin' Up! stamp set called Baby Talk:
Same stamp set. I used a piece of patterned paper and cut it in the shape of the buggy instead of coloring it in. I love how this one turned out:
I really wanted to try a criss-cross card. I'm happy with how they turned out. It was kind of time-consuming, but not difficult. I added mini buttons or brads for the wheels:
This was my favorite criss-cross card. I used Stampin' Up! Pool Party paper and the Bundle of Joy stamp set. I stamped the bear on colored polka dot paper so all I had to do was cut him out and stick him on! Super cute: