Friday, May 30, 2008

TE Cupcake Challenge Card

Love this sketch and love using my cupcake stamps. Check out Taylor's Friday Cupcake Challenge.

Your 'TO DO' list just got cuter!

Are the mini clipboards not the cutest? I have been seeing them all over the internet. I have a bunch of left over rectangle chipboard and these are the perfect way to use it up. They are quick, cute and everybody needs one. ;) Just attach you 'to do' list under the clip and off you go. You could hang one with a photo or calendar under the clip at your desk/office space. Great dad gift idea. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cute little guy!

I just love this image. Wish they had it with a little girl also. It is a Cuttlebug embossing die. This is a quick card that I did this morning. I have been swamped with design work, but loving every minute of it. Challenging and imaginative!! I guess this is why the card was so fitting today. That, and we have been watching Meet the Robinson's by Disney. It is a great and inspiring animated movie if you haven't seen it. :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Just when we think the warm, summertime is upon us we are coolly reminded we live in Alaska. :) It is beautiful and all... BUT! Could we please have some SUMMER??!! I just want to be able to open the windows and not have to turn the heat on an hour later. :) Look at this beautiful rainbow we had this weekend. It was so windy and rainy all weekend. Brrr.... I stepped outside long enough to snap a few shots and then retreated to the warmth and shelter of our tent on wheels. Even the dog did not want to be out long. ;) Marissa had a good time hanging out playing with her bajillion toys that I took along and watching movies. She also potty trained over the last week. She is now officially into her big girl panties and pottyiing by herself. We will be working on the nighttime training next.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Cookie Recipe Book

I saw this circle chipboard album (Creative Imagination - Nicole) and the first thought that popped into my mind was 'cookie'. :) I must have been craving sweets. Anyway, I ran with it. This will be a work in progress, as I am so busy with other projects right now. I will keep you updated as I fill the pages. I loved how the cover turned out. I wanted something homey and warm feeling. I think I will add some faux stitching around the edges. Hmmm.... The chipboard is painted (it was lime green with polka dots) and then painted again with crackle paint. I added glitter on top of the crackle paint while it was wet. I love the look it created. Let me know what you think. Oh, and the paper is from Cosmo Cricket (Gretel).

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Amie & Julie

Monday, May 12, 2008

Little basket

I made this cute little basket this morning. It is made all out of kraft (Bazzill) cardstock. It really is easier than it looks. Waiting for the adhesive to set up was the longest part. ;) Anyway I put a 4" pot of fresh cilantro (with plant pick) in it to show it off. Please leave me a comment if you would like to see a tutorial on this. If there is enough interest I'll do it. ;)Recipe ~ Bazzill cardstock, Design Runner (Xyron), Large Circle Nestabilities, SU Scallop punch, Close To My Heart brads, Papertrey twill ribbon and small wooden skewer.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


This is the same rose. I took these photos at two different times of day with my new toy. My kids and my hubby really knew what I wanted. Now I need to read the book and figure out how to use all the bells and whistles. It is a Sony DSC-H50. :)

My card for Taylor's challenge. A bit off the sketch. ;) My mom loved it. These are totally her colors.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Pretty Packages

I just love this 2-5-7-10 pattern box. You can follow the tutorial here. It is so simple to make and you can decorate it anyway you please. They make such a pretty presentation for a handmade gift or filled with yummy treats. If you make one please share a link to your project in the comments section. :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Has it really been a week?

Sorry. I have been in a creative 'blackout'. Nothing! Do you ever have those? I can't put a project together to save my creative soul. ;) Here are a few items I have attempted yesterday and today. Let me know what you think. Tomorrow Marissa and I are going craft supply shopping, so I am hoping that helps. I need some inspiration. Anything you want to see?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

So Many Goodies

I have been busy today and yesterday get the picture. Anywhoo, here are the fruits of my labor. A few more things for my guests on saturday.

A bingo set that I downloaded for free online. I used my Xyron 900 to laminate the cards and calling pieces. Then I switched cartridges and ran the card markers thru with repositionable adhesive on the backs. This way we won't have to worry about our cardmarkers sliding around or getting knocked on the floor. :) Smart huh?
Little monogram post-it note pads. I borrowed two ideas and made them one. You can find the tutorial to make these here. The design for the cover is from here. Thank you to both Angie and Michelle for the inspiration. :)
This is a cute little magnet. I was playing with my copic markers and shrink plastic. What I learned is the colors become much more vivid as the plastic shrinks. Very cool!
Finally. A card I don't know that I can part with. ;) I am sooo happy with the way this turned out. My new 'Green Thumb' stamp set from Papertrey arrived monday and I just had to use the sweet little strawberries right away. I love the sentiments and fonts with this set also.