Monday, March 30, 2009

A budding artist

Marissa was showing off her artistic abilities sunday morning. She started drawing cats after watching an episode on 'Super Why' on PBS Kids. We are all very impressed. She is also spelling her name and a few other words.

On a separate note. More snow fell last night so now the ash is covered up. Yipee! It was very ugly to look at.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

All boxed up!

These cute little monogram cards are all boxed up with envelopes and envelope seals. Thanks to Sassafrass Lass and Xyron this cute little card set was a snap. These cute envelope seals are circle diecuts that were first run thru my Xyron machine and then cut and stamped. All you have to do is peel the backing off and stick onto your envelope. :)

Supplies: Pattern Paper & Diecuts: Sassafrass Lass; Cardstock: SU!; Ink: Memento; Stamps: Sassafrass Lass & CTMH; Glitter: Ranger Stickles; Adhesive: Xyron, Punches & Dies: Spellbinders & SU!; transparency sheet & envelopes: office supply.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Craft overload!

This is what too much crafting will do!
Can you tell that Max & Marissa love hanging out in my craft room? Dog toys, kid toys, the cat bed, the dog bed, etc. I spend a ton of time in here and so do they. It is bright and cheery and fun and messy. :)

On to the projects. This cute Book bag and accessories was so fun to make. I stamped the canvas bag, notebook and bookmark with the Love Letters stamp set from My Little Yellow Bicycle. The ink is Twilight from CTMH and Brown Versamark ink. The diecuts & punches are from SU! and all of the adhesive is Xyron. I bought the tote at walmart for $1.99 so this was an inexpensive set to make. I think I will be giving it with a gift card to the local bookstore. Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think about this project. I really like reading your feedback. :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Birthday Bag

This cute little bag would be perfect to slip a birthday cupcake into. Of course, you could fill it with cookies, candy or other goodies. Dies and embossing folders are from Cuttlebug & Spellbinders. Paper is Sassafrass Lass, Coredinations and Bazzill. I ran both sides of the bag and all of the layers thru my Xyron 510 with the permanent adhesive cartridge. The ribbon is sandwiched between the bag and the label die cut. Brads are Doodlebug and glitter is from SU! I tried to take a side closeup so you can see all the detail. Let me know what you think. :)

Don't forget you can click on the images to enlarge them.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A fresh start.

I am back. And, I am ready to take on the world. Okay, maybe that is the caffeine talking. ;) Seriously though, it has been too long and I am sorry. If there is anyone out there in the blogosphere who is still checking on my blog, thank you. :) Today I am just going to post some projects that I have worked on in my absence from blogging. My new computer (which blew up after 3.5 weeks) is now repaired and seems to working fine. That said I hope to be online more. Sharing a laptop with a teenager and a toddler is not ideal for working. That and every other curveball life has thrown my way lately. Nothing earth shattering just enough to keep me from my happy crafting world. The kids are doing great and so are the adults. :) My plan is to do some crafting this evening and have some fresh projects to share tomorrow. Fingers crossed. I am also working on how to film my own tutorials so I can share more with you. If you are in the know on how to do this please feel free to chime in.
This cute little tea set is a restyled picture frame. The little box is full of individually wrapped teabags. The mug was plain white I just added a rub-on. You can find this project and instructions on The paper and embellishments are from Pink Paislee.

This cute coaster box was inspired by Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho. The paper and cute stamps are from Sassafrass Lass. Love the color combo of pink and chocolate.

I designed an entire birthday ensemble for Xyron. The paper and embellishments are from Imaginesce. Are they not the sweetest things ever? So sparkly and cute for a little girls party. I used my Xyron Design runner and Wishblade for these projects. You can find more details and instructions at
This is just a cute little decoration I made from some left over scraps and my Xyron Design Runner. The flowers are cut from My Mind's Eye paper, the tin is from Maya Road and the ribbon is from Papertrey.

This is a cute little leftover from valentine's day. I really had a good time coming up with this idea. The stampsand accessories are from stampin' up!