Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Popping Up Boo!

If you are looking for a really cute project to do for just about any holiday, birthday or just about any fun time this is one of those "I have to make one of those"crafts.
Only thing is that they are addicting and you can't stop at just one. I got this idea from a blog that was posted on a craft board. It is a pop up match book box. The ghost lays flat down in the box but pops right up when opened.
It is fun and so easy to do. The box measures about 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 so it is pretty good size to hold all kinds of cute little things. I put stickers in it and sent it off for a prize on a swap board.
The little ghost pops up with a little scrap of window sheet. You know those little plastic see through flexible sheets. I cut a little piece of one and glued in onto the ghosts then to the front inside of the box. It lays down when closed and Pops right up when opened. How cute is that...

I can think of all kinds of things for pop ups..Let me know if you have any ideas or if you make some.I would love to see more ideas on these.
Have fun and thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.


Friday, August 21, 2009

A Little Something Fun and Useful

A few weeks ago I received a newsletter from a scrapbook store and it had this idea in it. Well it has been hounding me day and night and I just had to give it a try today. It was high on the famous "TO Do List" that seems to be ever so growing steadily. I always have such good intentions of getting something on that list accomplished.
Today was the day for the candle jar lid. Yup, a candle jar lid that I usually throw right out in the trash. Not anymore. I took the round plastic thingy off the edge and then started cutting.
I started out by cutting out a free image I picked up from Dustin Pikes Blog of a really cute Santa. I then used Copic markers to color him in with. The glass makes the image look alot bigger too I might add. I cut out green card stock then applied the Santa onto it. All of it was then decoupaged to the outside of the glass lid ( the top) left it to dry really good then glued on felt.
After I knew it was all secure and good I used a little Snow Tex around the outside and placed a few red rhinestones and some ribbon.
The ideas just keep coming to me on all the possibilities you can use these for. You can put a little candy in them, hold paperclips or brads, They would be really cute for teachers too. Another Idea would be to use a photo and use for great gifts for parents and grandparents for Christmas.
Can you think of any other fun things you could use these lids for? Thanks for sharing in my fun time and I hope you will give it a try. Remember, I want to see if you do.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Owl Card

Looks like it has been forever since I have posted anything. I will say I have been hiding in my craft room since I have redone it ( that was a process)and it is nice to just go and play and get away from everything.
This one card was quick and easy and loads of fun. I cut it out with a cutter and it is backed with a orange color. It looks like it is yellow in the picture. I just love owls and was happy to get to cut this one out.
It is good to be back playing and blogging again. Thanks for looking and all comments are appreciated.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Awards Are Awesome!

and so are the friends who I received then from. I want to thank Brenda from Brendas Joy and Nita from Nitas Things for the cutest blog awards. You gals sure do know how to spark a light when needed. I love visiting both your blogs and find so many cute and fun things when visiting. Thanks for thinking of me. I know I am suppose to give these away to 5 and 12 bloggers but find it hard to do so with many of you gals have them already.
Please feel free to snag these awards if you are a regular visitor and love the world of blogging.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Beautiful Rose Wall Hanging Give Away

Wow! is all I can say about this beautiful hand painted rose wall hanging that is being offered at A Gathering Of Thoughts. If you love soft Victorian and just plain girly then you will love this blog. The Rose Wall Hanging will be offered until August 2, so please stop by and sign up. Be prepared to sit and spend awhile.


Friday, July 10, 2009

Some Very Cute Blog Candy

I am in heaven finding this blog candy. It is a certificate for $20.00 for some awfully cute tear bear piecing s. If anyone knows me they know I love bears of all kinds.
If you love those cute little bear piecings and would love a chance to win some go on over to Carmen's site, click here and sign up. She has some wonderful bears and her work is amazing.
I know I will be a regular visitor for sure.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fly Away Lady Bug

This little lady bug did fly right on out of here. It is going to a ROK over at PC Crafter on the swap board. Nanc over there is gathering some fun cards for a special give away. You can read about it by clicking on the name.
This little lady was fun to make. It came from a wishblade file and the saying was with it. I cant find it of course to go back and see who wrote it. One of these days I might get organized and be abe to find things. I am working on it but what a struggle. lol


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Monkeying Around

That is the name on this suspension card I made for a friend. I also entered it into a contest over at PC Crafter's and just learned it won second prize. Whoo Hoo that made my day. I received a PC Crafter $ 5.00 Gift Certificate. Thank you Nanc for coming up with that contest.

The graphics are not from PC Crafter however they can be found over at Nitwit Collections
If you like this style card and would like to see the info it is here over at Splitcoast Stampers. This is a great tutorial and very simple instructions..I did it with no problems thank goodness. I loved how the monkey turns. So fun!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Blog Awards Are Fun

What a delight to get a another blog award and from such a sweet and special lady. Thanks Brenda for awarding me this really pretty one.
I will be passing this on to a few gals with blogs I love to explore.

Terri... Bell& Bun & Co.
Nita... Nita's Things
Andrea...The Paper Purse


Friday, June 19, 2009

Blog awards by Brenda

I have been blessed to have some awesome awards come my way. Brenda from Brenda's Joy awarded me three of them and I am so darn excited over them. Thank you Brenda for thinking of me. They came right at a good time too. I was needing a little perk me up and this just made my day.
Be on the look out for the award pass on.


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Smell The Candy...

My freind Kathe at Katz Designz is celebrating her one year blog anniversary and giving away some yummy candy. Just look at all the goodies she is giving away. Please stop by her blog and wish her a happy anniversay and sign up for the blog candy.
Happy Anniversary Kat!

Monday, June 1, 2009

It seems like I have not posted anything for so long and then I looked and yes its been a full 2 weeks now. Wow what happens to the time...
This blog award came from my dear friend Kathe and has come at a perfect time. I have been struggling lately with sick cats, dogs and lots of other stuff so of course seeing this just brightned my day up. Thank You Kathe for the many blessings you have shared with me.
In order to get this award I am suppose to leave 10 of the my most honest things about me and to pass this award on.
All of my friends already know the honesty I have when It comes to God, husband and family, friends of old and new one and of course my life in general. I dont need to point out anything more.I have been blessed in so many ways I would not even know where to start.
I would like to bless the following with this award though.
Nita, Shelly and Craftymug..I love visiting their blogs so please go check them out for lots of fun and inspiration.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Another Fun Card

I saw this style of card done and can't remember where, guess that is suppose to be sign of age. Anyway, I had to try one and see if I could do it. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.
The front opens up crossways to reveal the message on the inside. Thought that was so cute.
Going to send this to a birthday girl this month. Hope she enjoys it as much as I had fun making it. I love this style and can't wait to try another one...
Oh almost forgot to tell you where the cute graphics came from. They are from Joy Hall, called My Mother My friend. You can get them at PC Crafter. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Who Likes Yummy Candy?

Would like a chance to win this wonderful set of blog candy from
Debbie at Passion For Crafts? I know I do, there is alot of fun things to win. Debbie
is celebraing a birthday so take a few minutes to wish her a Happy Birthday and get in the drawing for all this yummy candy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I received an awesome award

I received this awesome award from DeeDee at DeeDee's Craft Spot. Thank you DeeDee for thinking of me. I will passing the award onto a few blogs I love to visit.

Brenda, Brendas Joy

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Whoo Hoooo I won

I am so excited right now. I just went over to check to see who won the challenge over at the Pink Elephant and was about knocked over to see my card had won. I am amazed as there are so many beautiful entries over there.Whoohoo It really made my day for sure.Thank you Pink Elephant for picking me and congrats to the other Top 5 winners.
I get to post this sign on my blog and I also won a gift certificate from Terri Ball at Uppercase Living.Thank you Terri..I cant wait to play.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Some Inspiration For The Week

Have you ever felt like your inspiration is a little on the downside and your not as motivated as usual? Well, that is why I love going to the Pink Elephant and participating in their fun challenges. It really isn't about being winning but it really gives you the motivation of a great challenge each week. I love seeing all the creativity and those gals sure have it there.
I am so happy to have found this great place of sharing and creating.
I cant believe they are on the 12 challenge already. This is the card I made using this weeks scetch. I started out the week without a ounce of motivation but after seeing all the beautiful cards over there this is what I came up with.
Thanks for looking and please feel free to comment. Dont forget to stop by The Pink Elephant and look at everyones great challenge for the week.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Digishack Grand Opening

Wow! a wonderful new site just opened up today called the Digishack. They are having a 50% off for today only on all their cute Digi Images. I bought three of them and then there is this freebie of the Cherry Blossoms. This card was made for their challenge using the above sketch.. You must use the blossoms and some variation of the sketch.

The challenge goes until midnight April 21 and of course you could win 5 free images.That sounds good to me!
I know this is going to be one of my very favorite places to visit and of course spend money.
Go on over and check it out. Cute! Cute! Cute!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Another Challenge

Today was a good day to craft a card I needed for a friend, so thought I would also use it for the # 10 challenge over at the Pink Elephant. The theme this week is Colors... Pink, Green and Yellow.
I don't usually work with these colors so it was a big challenge for me. I have also been wanting to do some cards with different birds so thought this would be a good start for that too.

Thanks for looking and would love for you to leave some feedback on what you think.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Large Yummy Cupcake

I wanted to share with you one of those really large cupcakes that seem to be a big hit lately.I have seen these pans and some real cute cakes over the internet. I do think this one is the prettiest ever.Of course,I am a little partial as it was made by a very dear friend who brought this it over for Easter. I was so amazed at just how pretty it is in person.The picture does not even do it justice. It's made with chocolate cake and pink yummy frosting inside.I will tell you it was sure hard to cut it. Didn't want to ruin it but knew it wasn't going to sit there and look pretty forever.
I have always wanted to do one of these cakes but I knowI could never make one as pretty and this one. Think I need another piece so better go get it. yum!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blue Butterfly

I guess it's been awhile since I have blogged anything at all. It seems like spring has really got a hold of me as it is so nice to be outside doing little things in the yard and getting ready for a very hot summer that will be here shortly. It won't be long and it will be pool time and very little craft time.
The spring has brought us a 90 degree day so I stayed in and made this card for the Pink Elephant Challenge. I can't believe they are already on #9. The challenge is to use punches, stamps and embossing. I do believe I have a few more things going on as sometimes I dont know when to quit. I have a tendacy to fill up those cards..... I sure hope I didn't on this one.

This is also one of the cards I have have been making for a butterfly card swap over at PC Crafters so thought I would add this one in for the challenge.I have made a few and not sure what ones to do the swap with.Mightto have to keep making more until I figure it out
I hope you all Have a very blessed Easter.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Easter Box

I just love Spring time with all the pretty colors and all the pretty florals..
I have been playing again in my craft room and did up with this candy box for my Aunt for Easter.
The idea came from DeeDee at her cute blog Scrapping With DeeDee She made a gorgeous Easter box and I just had to try one. I love the way she did hers with the soft yellows.
I used the template from The Cutting Cafe' What a cute place to go for inspiration and template files. Another fun place to shop with great prices and lots of cute files.
The basket is filled with about 6 of the mini snickers bars. Yummy!my favorite! I Can't believe there were any left over. Did I say I love Spring because of the candy!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

First Award

I am very excited to receive my very first award. Thank you Kathe from Katz Designz for making my day. I am not so sure how these awards work but I believe on this one you need to list 15 blogs to award this to and link back to the person who gave you the award.
This award acknowledges the value of every blogger which shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literacy and personal values everyday.

Here are the rules that was on Kaths blog

1. Accept the award, post it in your blog together with the name of person granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement. Remember to contact them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Thank you Kathe for being so sweet and thinking of me.

Friday, March 13, 2009

It seems like I have been in my craft room more this week then all year. I am loving this spring weather and it is putting me into the mood to craft. It finally gives me a chance to get my crafting supplies out and get busy. Better then it stashed in a bag at the back of the closet.

Here is a tote bag that holds lots of goodies such as a little note purse, pen,bookmark, candy bar wrapper ( have to buy another candy bar for it..ate the last one) and card. I made this for a thank you gift to a very special person who has been such a blessing to me.

The tote came from Daisie company and is purchased as a printable. It was nice to just cut and glue and decorate. The other items are a mixture of different artist and designs. You can see them better by clicking on the picture.

Thanks for letting me share some of my fun for the week. I think it is about time I clean a little before the next go-round.

Have a blessed week.