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I have started this blog to help me get my craft projects out for everyone to see. My crafts are my therapy. I find peace in creating special ideas for friends and family. This is a new adventure for me and I plan on enjoying the ride

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Altered Letters

Here is great gift idea.  I found this altered letter idea on Pinterest.com using foil to cover.  I added my own touch using zippers I found at my local thrift store and also made a rose out of plastic spoons.  I found this idea on Pinterest too.  On my letter "G" I used a stamp from one of my friends new stamp line called Antiquated Collection by Lisa Pace.  I think they came out cool and are very simple to make.  Thanks again for stopping by to check out my projects.

Wine Basket Tags

I thought I was done with tags, but for a friend I made a few more.  She is giving a couple wine basket away for Christmas  and wanted some fun tags.  I used stamps from Smeared Ink which includes the stamps "Steampunk Sugar Plum Fairy" and on the second tag is 'Sipping Buddy".  Both of these stamps make me laugh.  On my second tag I used a skeleton stamp for the background by Bombshell Stamps.  I think she will get a real kick out of both tags.  Thanks for stopping by.  

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Smeared Ink Weekly Challenge....Gothic Christmas

This weeks challenge from Smeared Ink is gothic Christmas.  I recently purchased some of their new holiday digi stamps.  I saw this idea of making a charm so I decreased the size of the same to fit my charm.  This package is for my Granny who I think will get a kick out of this digi stamp title "Drinking Buddy".  Very simple and fun to make.  I attached jump rings on them so will be very easy to attach to her key ring. Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

More Christmas tags

Yes I said it more tags.  These two tags have supplies that can all be bought at your local craft store.  I bought all my at Hobby Lobby.  I will finally get to my wrapping and use my tags.  I love to make my own tags each year.  It allows me to add just a special touch to each package.  I hope everyone is having a great start to your holiday season.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

More Christmas Tags

Here are some more tags I am making this season.  Lots of embossing and distress ink.  I also found a use for some of my scraps by making some mini rosettes on the first tag.  I think these tags are very simple but elegant.  They will look great on any package.  Thanks for stopping in!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bombshell Stamps December Sketch Challenge

Bringing sexy back to Christmas.  LOL!!  Here is another tag I made for this season.  I used a stamp from Bombshell Stamps. I will be using this tag for by stepbrother.  I think he will get a real chuckle out of this.  I am submitting this tag to Bombshell for their monthly sketch challenge.  I really like this tag.  You have to say it is a "one of a kind" tag.  Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Birthday Garland

I was so excited when a friend contacted me and asked if I would make a birthday garland for her daughter's 1st birthday.  She said she had seen a few she liked on Etsy and wanted to see what I could come up with.  She sent me a few links and this is  what I created.  I took a chipboard album and sprayed with Maya mist from Maya Road.  I  then covered each piece in cardstock and using my Cricut I cut out these cute little ladybugs in various sizes.  I think what really made these ladybugs stand out is I covered them all in red German glass glitter.  I also took some jumbo bottle caps from Maya Road and backed with black crepe paper.  It all came together so well.  Carrie was so excited when she came to pick it up.  She said she liked it more than what she had seen online.  That made me very happy.  Until next time...Happy Birthday Caitlyn!!

Tags, tags and more tags

It's that time of year again and tag making has begun.  I have become known for my tags and if you receive a gift from me during Christmas it very likely you will receive a homemade tag.  Here are a few samples I am making this season.  I really love the first tag.  I will be using it on a gift for my sister-in-law.  The stamp is from Kenny K  The second tag is using the snowman die cut from Tim Holtz along with some distress inks and snow glitter.  The last tag also includes some coloring using distress inks and some awesome embellishments for Maya Road.  I will have more samples posted throughout the season.  Thanks for stopping by see ya next time! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Smeared Ink Weekly Challenge....Steampunk

Welcome back everybody!  This weeks challenge at Smeared Ink is steampunk.  I couldn't help but use one of their newest images "Steampunk Sugar Plum Fairy".  I love this stamp!  I brought in some metals elements to help with the steampunk theme.  I used some metal for her dress from Ten Seconds Studio and some spinning gears from Tim Holtz.  I am really in the middle of making up a lot of Xmas items so I included this in the mix.  I hope you like my card and please leave me a comment.  I enjoy the feedback.  Come back soon will be posting lots of new Xmas projects. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Smeared Ink New Image Release Blog Hop

Hey everybody!!  Welcome back for another blog hop sponorsed by Smeared Ink.  I'm excited about the new released images.  I got to use the Steampunk Sugar Plum Fairy.  I've started my Christmas projects and knew I had to use her in one.  I love the fact that I got to use several elements on this card.  I used paper, metal and ribbon all to complete this card.  What's really exciting is this card already has a home.  It will be traveling to New York City as you are reading this.  My sister is taking this with her on her trip to give to her boyfriend's daughter who lives there.  I love it when my projects find a home.  I'm planning on using this image a couple more times this season be sure to check back on what I create with it.   

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Debbie!!

It's been awhile since I've blogged.  I've been super busy.  One of things I've been working on is this gift I made for my co-worker.  She celebrated the big 40!  I found this idea on Pinterest.com.  It was submitted from a blog called sistersstuff.blogspot.com.  This is my take on the idea.  Debbie loved it.  I think it came out really cute.  I used an old school box covered with scrapbook paper and used my Cricut to cut out my sign.  I just blinged it up a little so it showed Debbie's personality.  I have a feeling I will be making more of these. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Smeared Ink Weekly Challenge...Alter Something

I love this project!!  I altered a diaper wipe case.  I use a lot of wipes when I'm painting or using my Maya mists.  I decorated this using fabric, thrift store zippers and a my lil'rockstar stamp from Smeared Ink.  I have been seeing a lot of cool ideas using zippers so I thought I would try my hand at it.  I really like how this came together.  I hope you like this project and please leave a comment.  I enjoy reading them all. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Day 31 of 31 Days of Halloween....Altered Witch's Hat

I can't believe it!!  This is the last day!  It's day 31 of 31 Days of Halloween!!  My project today is a altered witch's hat.  I found this a Michaels and couldn't wait to do something with it.  I used stamps from Studio G and Close To My Heart.  I think the coolest thing has to be my rose.  It's something new I learned how to make.  It's made out of plastic spoons....yes I'll say it again plastic spoons!  I found this idea on Pinterest which referred me to a website called I Can't Stop Making Things.  I've had so much fun the past month, it's kept me busy but very fun.  I apprecaite all the feedback.  Everyone has been so kind.  I hope everyone has a fabulous Halloween!!  Now get the heck out of here and get some trick-a-treating done!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day 30 of 31 Days of Halloween...Dry Erase Board

OMG!  It's day 30 of 31 Days of Halloween!  I can't believe it.  Today's project is a dry erase board I created using a 12x12 piece of arcylic from Clear Scraps.  I then stamped on it using StazOn Ink and stamps from Inkadinkado.  I made all the flowers using zipper trim from Maya Road, grunge board and twine.  My chipboard letters are also from Maya Road.  The sugar skull stamps are from Bombshell Stamps.  I had a friend order this for her daughter's birthday.  I really love this idea and hope you do too.  See you all tomorrow for the final day of the hop.  Kinda sad but all good things must come to an end. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 29 of 31 Days of Halloween....Altered Wine Bottle

Wow we are almost to the end!  It's day 29!  Today's project is a altered wine bottle.  I made a new label using a stamp from Inkadinkado.  I found these amazing brads at Walmart and turned them into charms.  I of course had to add some bling.  This project was really fun and easy.  I hope you like it.  See ya back on day 30!   

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 28 of 31 Days of Halloween...altered coffin

Hey everybody it's day 28!  Can you believe it?!  Today's project is an altered coffin which I bought at Michaels.  Cardstock is from Paper Studio and Reflections which I also bought locally at my craft stores.  I loved the idea of taking my skeleton hands and adhereing them to the side so they could hold my pumpkin.  The stamp I used today is one I found in a $1.00 bin at Joanns by Inkadinkado.  These spiders are amazing.  I found them at Michaels along with the witch and cat cupcakes pics in the Martha Stewart section.  I love how this all came together and I hope you do too.  Please leave me a comment.  I love the feedback.  See ya on day 29!  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 27 of 31 Days of Halloween...tag

Welcome back everybody!  Its day 27.  I'm in the processing of trying to finish up my last projects.  I can't believe it's almost over and to think I didn't think I could make it through the whole month.  Today's project is another tag.  I used stamps from Inkadinkado and Studio G which I bought at Michaels.  Ribbon trim and trinket pearl pin are from Maya Road.  I did something a little different on this tag, I used a piece of vintage sheet music I bought at the thrift store and cover with Perfect Pearls by Ranger.  I hope you like it.  Please let me know what you think of today's project.  See ya on day 28! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 26 of 31 Days of Halloween....invitation

It's day 26 of 31 Days of Halloween.  I can't believe it's almost over.  Today we are all using an image supplied to us by one of our sponsors....Kenny K!  I'm using one of his amazing Gothic Angelz.  I love all his images.  I used her on this invitation that a friend ask me to make for her so she can post it at work for her party.  Please let me know what you think of today's project and I will see you all again on day 27!  Thanks again Kenny K!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 25 of 31 Days of Halloween...witches wart removal

Hey everybody!!  It's day 25 of 31 Days of Halloween.  Today's project was so much fun.  I found this awesome stamp in the $1.00 bin at Joanns.  It is from Inkadinkado.  I just stamped it onto a piece of cardstock and cut out.  I found this awesome bottle at The Dollar Tree.  It is a bottle of shower gel but thought the size and shape of the bottle was perfect for some sort of toxic potion.  I hope you like todays project.  See ya back on day 26! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 24 of 31 Days of Halloween...treat clutch

Welcome back everybody!  It's day 24 of 31 Days of Halloween.  I can't believe it!  Here is my project for today and I'm also using it as my project for this weeks Smeared Ink challenge which is "Leather and Lace" also.  When I saw this challenge I instantly knew what I wanted to do.  I had seen this idea on SplitCoastStampers.  I thought it was the coolest idea.  It shows you exactly how to take a piece of plain cardstock and create this faux leathered look.  I used a stamp from Smeared Ink "Faes" set on the front of the clutch.  I plan on using this for a girl at work who is very girly girl and fill it up with Halloween treats.  When you see the instructions for this it creates a wallet perfect for a gift card.  I doubled all the measurements so I came out with this clutch size.  Hope you like my project please let me know what you think of it.  See ya on day 25!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 23 of 31 Days of Halloween...tag

Hey everybody it's day 23!  Can you believe it's the last week of  the hop?  I used a stamp from The Paper Shelter.  My little bride of Frankenstein is an awesome digi stamp.  I used scroll stamps from Close To My Heart "Thriller".  The pic is from Martha Stewart.  I used Copic markers to color her in.  I've been practicing on my color and I think it's getting better.  Well off to work on more projects!  See ya day 24!  Please leave me a comment, I love the feedback!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Day 22 of 31 Days of Halloween....treat bag

Welcome back!  It's day 22!  I put my Cricut to work.  I used cartridges "Child's First Year" and "Paper Dolls".  I covered both my little witch and tree with micro beads.  Yes...I do have an obession with micro beads.  LOL!  I just love the look it gives my projects.  I used stamps from Studio G and Close To My Heart "Halloween Dingbats".  I love how my little Vampire is hiding and waiting for his special treat.  LOL!  What's your favorite treat during Halloween?  Leave me a comment I love them.  See ya on day 23!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 21 of 31 Days of Halloween...pull up treats holder

It's day 21!  Today's project is a Pull Up treat holder.  I found this idea on SplitCoastStampers.  I like this idea a lot because the ideas are endless.  You can definitely put you own spin on this idea.  I used cardstock from Recollections by Michaels, and stamped these awesome pumpkins by Inkadinkado.  I found these cool leaves on clearance at Michaels also.  Again, I love how I'm getting to use up a lot of my supplies I have been storing up.  Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave a comment about today's project.  See ya on day 22! 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 20 of 31 Days of Halloween....gift bag tag

Wow day 20!  Hard to believe how fast this month is going by.  I did it again.  I used another stamp from Smeared Ink "Morbidly Tarot Set" and could not add any embellishments.  These stamps are awesome and definitely can stand on their own.  I love the details of these stamps.  Please leave me a comment about today's project.  We will see everybody on day 21!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 19 of 31 Days of Halloween....treat box

Hi everybody!  Welcome back!  It's day 19 can you believe it?  Todays project is a treat box.  I purchased this at Michaels.  I painted it then decorated with embellishments.  I made all the paper rosettes.  The mummy stamp is from Close To My Heart "Halloween Dingbats".  The hands, skull heads and skull pick all purchased at Michales.  The pearl trinket pins are from Maya Road.  I really think this came out really cool.  I hope you like it.  Please leave me a comment.  See ya on day 20! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 18 of 31 Days of Halloween....tag

Welcome back!  It's day 18!  Today I created another tag using the skelton embossing folder from Tim Holtz.  I then took my glossy accents from Ranger and outlined the skelton and added micro beads to help him stand out.  I finished the tag off with rose trim by Maya Road, stamp from Studio G, and sticker scroll from Martha Stewart.  I hope you like it.  Please let me know what you think of it, I love the comments!  See ya on day 19!! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 17 of 31 Days of Halloween...gift bag tag

Hi Everybody!  Welcome to day 17!  I used this awesome stamp from Smeared Ink "Morbidly Adorable Tarot Set".  I love this stamp!  I heat embossed it onto a pieces of heavy cardstock.  I had some great embellishments made up but when I started adding them it took so much away from the stamp I took them all off.  I'm using this as a gift bag tag for a friend who loves skulls.  I can't wait to show it to her.  See you all on day 18!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 16 of 31 Days of Halloween....tag

Wow!  Day 16!  I'm working hard on trying to keep up.  This tag is made using stamps from Close To My Heart "Halloween Dingbats".  I took some dripping blood and a potion bottle from Martha Stewart's Halloween product line.  My dice letters are from Walmart.  I took them and colored them with alcohol inks by ranger.com.  I couldn't believe it worked.  Now the ideas are endless.  Hope you enjoy it and see everybody on day 17!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 15 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop....Gift Bag

Hey everybody can you believe it's day 15 of the blog hop already?!  Wow!  Time flies when you are having fun.  Today's project is a gift bag I'm going to use at work to keep my treats in.  I stamped a piece of cardstock using a bat stamp from Inkadinkado.  I cut my witch using my Cricut from the cartridge "A Child's First Year" and covered in micro beads.  Ribbon trims are from Maya Road, all remaining embellishments are from Recollections at Michaels, Martha Stewart and Karen Foster.  I love how this bag all came together.  One of the best things about crafting is not really know what you are making until it all comes together.  Alot of my Halloween projects are falling into this category.  LOL!  Please let me know what you think of my gift bag.  See you on day 16!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 14 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop...Pumpkin Seeds

Welcome to day 14!  Today's project is sponsored by Tic Tac's aka pumpkin seeds.  I saw this project on cantstopmakingthings.com.  I used some scrap pieces of cardstock along with a stamp from Close To My Heart "Halloween Dingbats".  I created a tag using a bat brad from Karen Foster. This is going to make a great gift for my co-workers.  Please let me know what you think of this project.  I enjoy all the great comments.  See ya on day 15!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 13 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop....card

It is day 13 of the blog hop and I can't believe how fast it is going by..I'm trying to keep up with my projects.  Today's project is a card I made using stamps from Inkadinkado.  My family is loving that I'm doing this blog hop because I'm trying really hard to use up a lot of my supplies I already have.  The cardstock I used is from a $1.00 bin I found a Target several years ago.  Again I covered this entire piece in UTEE and heat embossed it.  I just love this look.  I finished the card off with some dice letters I found at Michaels.  I hope everybody is enjoying the hop.  I have seen some great projects.  See ya everybody on day 14! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 12 of 31 Days of Halloween....tag

It's already day 12 of the hop!  Today's featured project is another tag. Can we all say, "thank you Martha?!"  LOL!  Everything on this tag is by Martha Stewart minus the stamp which is by Studio G.  I used one of her treat bags to cover and inserted the candy embellishments.  I love it!  Please let me know what you think. See ya on day 13!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 11 of 31 Days of Halloween....card

It's day 11!  I made this card using stamps from Studio G and Close To My Heart.  I covered my entire piece with orange German glass glitter.  I ran it through my Creatopia and applied the glitter.  I had to be really careful since this small pieces of glass.  The swirls and button are from Recollections by Michaels.  I really like the simplicity of this card.  See everybody on day 12!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 10 of 31 Days of Halloween.....shadowbox

This is a double hitter for me.  I'm using this project as my Design Team challenge for Smeared Ink which we had the theme of "black birds" and also using it as my day 10 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  I found this shadowbox at the Dollar Store...yes everybody the Dollar Store.  I painted it along with some spools which I used for legs and started created.  I teamed this projects up with cardstock for Graphic 45 "Halloween in Wonderland" and chipboard pieces and bingo dots all from Maya Road.  I used flowers from the Faes stamps set by Smeared Ink and swirl stamp for the pumpkin is by Close To My Heart .  All the bling is German glass glitter which I love working with.  I love this project!  Please let me know what you think of this project and we will see you on day 11!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Day 9 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.....tag

I'm really having some fun making tags.  On today's tag I used stamps from Inkadinkado and Close To My Hear("Thiller").  The remaining embellishments are from Hobby Lobby and Recollections by Michaels.  I used a technique that I'm becoming addicted too.  I stamped the image onto my cardstock and then covered the entire piece in UTEE and heat embossed it.  It gives your image a glossy appearance.  I think it makes the tag a little elegant if that is possible.  See you all on day 10 and I can't wait for you to see it.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Good Luck Card

  If you are looking for day 8 of the Halloween Blog Hop please scroll down it is the next entry.  Hi everybody!  I took a break from my Halloween crafting and made a card for a co-worker who is moving.  I haven't worked there very long but she has truely touched my heart.  She really was a big help when I had questions and was lost on what to do.  I used cardstock from October Afternoon along with cutting a faux lace cut out frame using the "Storybook" cartridge from Cricut.  I covered the entire lace frame in micro beads.  This picture does not give it justice but I love how it came out.  I finished it over with some zipper trim I found at a local thrift store and some trinket pins from Maya Road. Again I can't believe how this all came together.  I really like it!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Day 8 of 31 Days of Halloween...card

Wow I can't believe it's day 8.  I made this card using stamps from Inkadinkado and Close To My Heart.
Embellishments are from Reflections at Michaels.  Hope everyone is having a spooky time and enjoying the hop.  Please leave a comment, I love reading them.  See you all tomorrow on day 9.  

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 7 of 31 Days of Halloween...Ghost Poop

It's day 7!  I can't believe this week is almost over.  To celebrate lets all eat some ghost poop.  I love this idea.  I used marshmallows for my poop...LOL!  I used stamps from Studio G.  My ghost is from Sizzix. I laugh everytime I look at this project.  Please let me know what you think of my poop..LOL!  I have a full list of blog hoppers on my entry dated 9/30/11.  See you all tomorrow for day 8!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 6 of 31 Days of Halloween...tag

It's a spooky tag for day 6 of 31 Days of Halloween.  I used a stamp from Studio G to stamp the background of the tag.  I then took die cuts from Tim Holtz and cut out the spook house and fence.  I embellished the house with German glass glitter.  The banner on the fence is from Martha Stewart.  I really like this tag!  Please let me know what you think of my tag.  I love the comments.  See everybody tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day 5 of 31 Days of Halloween...card

It's Day 5 of 31 Days of Halloween.  I made this card using a stamp from Stampabilities.  I cut the background frame using my Cricut and covered the enter piece with micro beads.  The embellishment is from Martha Stewart.  Please let me know what you think of my card.  See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 4 of 31 Days of Halloween...frame

I love this frame!!  I got this idea from a DIY craft idea on Pinterest.  I purchased this frame from the $1.00 bin at Michaels.  I used stamps from Studio G and Inkadinkado.  The scary eyes were purchased at the Dollar Store.  The rest of the embellishments are from Martha Stewart.  Thanks for stopping by see  you all tomorrow for Day 5.