Thursday, December 31, 2015

Repurpose Powerade bottle into little container

My son drinks these for his lunch at work and brings them home to recycle.
So I cut the top off and with two caps I complete a little container for your purse.

I gave these out and the women loved them. I keep Ibuprofen in mine but you could store a necklace or two, rings, hand cream etc.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year

I call this card, a little of this and a little of that. I used a sheet of pattern paper from an old Christmas stack from Hot Off The Press, doilies I just bought in the Christmas clearance at Michael's, some metallic silver 6 strand thread (more like floss), and for the butterflies a paint chip from Lowes.

Sentiment from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes and butterfly punch from SU as well.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Rockin birthday card

I spent quite a bit of thought and time on this card for my friend Gary. He's a huge musician and guitarist so when I saw the Sizzix Electric Guitar die I had to buy it to make his card this year.
I used the music Cuttlebug folder for the background and Stampin stamp for the sentiment and the images inside.
I handcut the guitar pick, stamped rock on it and it's raised on foam square and inked as well.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Blinged out candle

I bought some small candles and used them for place settings gifts at my Christmas Dinner.

However this one I created especially for my friend whom I stopped by last night.
I wanted to jazz it up so I took this fabulous silver sparkle ribbon and glued it around and made a bow as well.
Then I took a strip of bling (I just bought this at Michael's) and added it above the silver glitter ribbon.
To finish it off, glued on a red jewel.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Star Wars

I was fortunate to take a break last week from studying and saw Star Wars new movie in 3D and one night before it truly opened!
I was going through my craft folder and came across a template I had to make this snowflake. What perfect timing as I probably had the various templates for years. It was a quick one and needs better refinement but it will do.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Masculine birthday card

I mailed this last month to a friend's youngest brother's birthday that was on November 30th.

All Stampin Up products, loved the brown sponging and the blue.
Ink used was suede so not the traditional black for me.  The ribbon was easy to work with as it was very lightweight.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sports coasters from tiles

Quick gift, puchased tumble tiles from
Home Depot. Printed and glued logos to the tiles.
Sprayed heat sensitive sealer 4 coats on top.
Added felt circle pads to the bottom.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Here's another simple card, I cut out a rectangle from cardstock and used it as a template to sponge blue ink for the background and then stamped the sentiment in black Stazon ink. Added a rhinestone to the swirl too!
Took craft card stock die cut the tree and inked the edges with brown ink and raised it on foam squares.
Inside I used a fancy corner punch to jazz up the inside.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Peace on Earth

Needed a couple quick card, and these were clean and simple.
Stampin Up bird punch
Stampin Up sentiment (my favorite)
Paper piercing in lower right hand corner
Rounded the cornerd with an old Creative Memories punch

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas cards kit and mailed

I created this batch during the summer and made my mailing out a lot quicker, however I always struggle over which card to send to each recipient.
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I've pulled out a couple of my favorites as I used various embossing folders to add to the cards.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Reindeer ornament from cork

Is this not the cutest reindeer all decked out for Christmas! ?!!!
My daughter made this for me and I love it.

She bought the beads and wire from Michael's and I had the bag of 100 corks  from a previous purchase.

It took quite awhile to make so I feel honored to have one!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Chapstick Holders

You may have seen my older post with the black polka dot chap stick holders, recently I made two more versions.
I've already sold 15 of them and my craft fair is tomorrow! So there may only be a small sample tomorrow to sell.

Either way I loved making these and they were fun to pick out the ribbon.

The latest one I did was a Periwinkle color and added rhinestone strip to the top.
 Here is the set, I am giving my customer's the option of buying the holder with or without the Chap Stick.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Wish upon a starfish

I created these tonight for my upcoming craft fair.
Printed the saying on cardstock from MS Word. Using a thin die I cut out the shape around it. Using my 1/8" hole punched, I punched three holes to tie the twine and a dangle pearl.

I made 6 and of course keeping one for myself.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cork birdhouse ornament

I made a few of these for an upcoming craft fair.

Took corks that I bought and screwed in the eye screw at the bottom.
Took recycled corrugated cardboard and cut pieces and hot glued as the roof.
Before I hot glued, I took my Crop-a-Dile and punched a center hole for a loop of twine.
Added fake snow to roof and also hot glued a button.
Now for the dangle off the eye screw, I knew I wanted to put something but this took longer than making the unit! !
I repurposed an old necklace that I bought years ago from a flea market with the intent of using it for crafts.
Final added was the toothpick bird perch.