Friday, December 31, 2010


Sorry no projects lately - my daughter got her tonsils and adenoids removed on Monday so I am caring for her. So my crafting will resume hopefully in a week.

Hope you all have an enjoyable New Years Eve!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Gift Card Folder

I have made many gift card holders a while back - here is a quad pocket Gift Card Folder. (You can search on gift cards)
This is for my MIL and I wanted a little "wallet" for us to give her that included some gifts cards I picked up. Perfect gift s she can buy what she likes and she can pop it in her purse for future shopping trips.

I started out with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of printed paper. Scored and folded and I added a 17" ribbon for closure, the To and From Tag is from SU.
I corner rounded the upper edge for a finish look.
Inside holds a little note and 3 gift cards. If you want to add 4 - just write on the inner panels.

Follow the sketch bellow to score and you only make one cut!
Let me know if you have any questions.

AC Moore coupons

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I won a cartridge!

I am so excited - I was blog hopping in my busy weekend and only had time to hop a few stops in Cristina blog hop - well I found out I won a Mini Monsters Cricut cart from Elsa!

I am so exited!!!!
thanks Elsa!!!

Bottle Cap Medallion Ornament

I wanted to make an ornament for my sisters (3) and my bother (1) plus me as a remembrance of our dad who passed away a year ago.

I took a non used non crimped bottle cap (thanks Pete!) and ran it through my Cuttlebug to flatten it out. You get a wonderful flare ridge.
Took my Crop-a-Dial and punched two holes in the top and bottom. The top hole is for the hanging string/ribbon. The bottom hole is for a dangle of a charm.
I printed pictures of our dad from last year Father's Day and cut them our with a circle punch. Perfect fit! Glued them to the center.

Now to make the medallion - I saw numerous folks making this as flowers for cards - but I wanted to put it under the bottle cap as I thought it gave it the right above of flare.
I cut a 1" x 12 inch piece of double sided card stock and use my Martha Stewart scoreboard and scored every 1/4". (Could not do this without the scoreboard!)
Fold back and forth and the ends are adhered together with glue to form a circle.
Smush down in the middle and you have a flower of sorts.
Have a couple punch circles ready to put one in the back to keep it all together. I used a glue gun and worked quickly as they will spring back up.

I added ribbon and a cross charm and handed them out at my sister's gathering on Saturday,

AC Moore coupon for today and tomorrow

I am bumming as I just went to ACM yesterday and bought picture frames and my daughter bought pillar candles!! Oh well - hope you all can use them.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tissue Box Cover - gift idea

Hi - I hope you are not sick of seeing these on my blog.
I am making these for gifts (they are Puff Plus version and I hope the box is a standard size for refills!!)

This time I did the top cover a little different I punched the border punch into the lid as oppose to adding it as a separate piece.
Spellbinder die used on the cover and front accent, D'Vine swirls used on the side panels for embossing

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

I made these years ago and recently wanted to make them again.
You take 1/2 cup of applesauce - (inexpensive store brand all natural is what I used.)
And mix in slowly 1/2 cup of cinnamon (which is a jar about 2 1/2 ounces)

Roll it out under parchment paper till it's 1/4" thick
Take your cookie cutter and cut through (you can make about 6 average size ornaments)
Take a large hole straw and poke a hole before it dries to allow for ornament to be hung)

You can let it air dry which would take 24 - 48 hours but I did both, I had actually cooked a pizza for Friday night dinner and shut the oven off - and left them in the oven turning them every 20 mins. By Saturday they were thoroughly dried which let me decorate this morning.

I used rhinestones and ribbon. You can spruce yours up with beads and glitter...
I was able to make 3 hearts, 5 gingerbread men and one tree with my dough.
I hear folks make them for car and closets deodorizers. (I made a small circle one for my car)
Enterred this in The ABC Challenge J for jewels

A Keepsake Ornament

Every year I try and take a picture of my children and make a personalized ornament. A Keepsake for years to come.

At Thanksgiving I took a picture of our children and when I had it printed - it was perfect for me cut it into separate images.

I had to think of a way to get the images into a ornament. I used a few Spellbinders dies and they fit perfectly.They are older this year and wanted to make one a little bit more formal.

I took some wired ribbon I picked up at Ocean State Job log, bent it over a skewer (I had to sand and whittle the ends to a point) added these gold beads to the ends and then tied on some sparkle yarn I picked up at a local yarn shop.
I think this version would also make a great ornament for someone who just got married or even a package tie.

The back is dated on a snowflake punch from MS.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Monogram Tissue Box

I made this one for my sister, her birthday is Wednesday and she likes purple.
The cardstock is from DCWV
Border punch is from Martha Stewart
The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
The Die cuts are from Spellbinders

The Monogram initials is from Michael's craft store

Tissue box gift

I saw this idea on Splitcoaststampers website and while I did make my own pattern years ago - it's nice to see this version. (Mine lies flat for storage - this one does not)

I am going to make these for gifts, as I complete them - I'll post pictures. This one is for my MIL.

Card stock from SU!
Embossing is a folder from Provo Craft
Border punch by MS
Pearls from Michael's

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Adorable knitted robin

My friend Terry who knits wonderfully knitted me this adorable robin. Isn't he cute!!! I love him and he keeps me company while I am online (he currently sits on my laptop until we put our tree up tomorrow.
She purchased the pattern off of Ralvery

I am so thankful!!!!

Yankee Candle Coupon

Friday, December 3, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wal-Mart two lite carts for 45.00

I am psyched. I missed the 5AM sale for one of the lite specials for 20.00 yesterday - but when I looked this morning the Wal-Mart web site has two for 45.00!
Free shipping. Yeah and I didn't have to brave the crowds and gas money.
I also had a 20.00 e-gift card so I got two for 25.00. I will have my kids give these to me for Christmas presents.

The two I bought - Cricut Lite Cartridge, B is for Boy and Cricut Lite Cartridge, Sugar & Spice

Click the pic for a clearer image. They are so cute - and some of the images would be great for diff type of cards, like birthday or get well and baby cards and albums of course! Wahoo!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Give Thanks a CD repurposed for hostess gift

As a thank you for having us over for dinner - made these (and one for myself) from an old cd.

Circle cut at 4 3/4" from Plantin Schoolbook key #41
Leaves and acorn image cut from Cheerful Seasons at 3"
Sentiment and punches are from Stampin' Up.

AC Moore coupons next week

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all in the US.

Here are a couple things I made today.

A pie to bring to my sister's house and a wreath for our door (I was suppose to make this a couple weeks ago)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

AC Moore coupons

Click and print in landscape mode - happy shopping!

Yankee Candle Coupon

10 off 25 Coupon good till Dec 4 2010

An Acorn Thank you

You may or may not remember my posting last month when I painted the acorns from my back yard.
A blogger saw them and commented on the size (I guess the ones I had in my back yard were approx 1 1/2").
Ricki had not seen acorns that size so I mailed 50 of them to Arizona where she lived.
We had not met but only through the blog posting.

As a thank you she sent me this cute card holder for my purse!
I was surprised and pleased to receive such a thoughtful gift. Pink is my favorite color!!!! I am going to use it for all those store gift card type coupon to keep them separated from my bank card.

Thank again Ricki!!

Blog Award from Crystal
Thank you Crystal for this award!
I have to list 8 things about me ... well this will be good as I recently got more followers. So lets give this a go.
1. I am a twin in a family with 5 total siblings - love a big family
2. I have three children with one in College (Proud mom and thank goodness for text and email she and I keep in touch often)
3. I also have twin boys who are graduating this year from H.S. (Wahoo they are wonderful)
4. I am willing to try new ideas (love to challenge my mind) and love to share as well
5. I love crafting - anything! (and see how it comes out!) would love one day to teach craft classes
6. I make cards for Operation Write Home for Heroes and also a member of the Cricut Card Fairy's - I have boxes of cards I have made waiting to be sent to welcome homes
7. I live on the east coast (love that the weather changes and something to look forward too - as we say - you don't like the weather today - give it 24 hours - it'll change. LOL)
8. I love the blogging community - I have made loads of friends and learned a lot.

I have to pass this onto 8 blog owners
1 Rhonda - who has already gotten the award - but she is such a dear
2 Crystal - who is our leader for the CCF
3 Audrey - Who has fabulous creations and is also my blogger sister
4 Laura - who I think was one of my first blogger friends from Australia!
5 Patti - who inspires me and gets me to try new ideas
6 Mari - who I just love her videos and hope one day to do them too
7 Denise - who is so creative and gets me wowed every time she posts
8 Jean - who I love her creation very crafty and great pics

Please grab the award and pass it along if you have not received it.

Michael's Coupons

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