Wednesday, December 10, 2008

PCMB Challenge

Boy do I have a ton of projects going on right now! Hopefully I will be able to photograph them all soon so I can share them with you! Not too much time to post tonight, but wanted to pop on and let everyone know that I am hosting this weeks challenge over at the Paper Crafts Message Board this week. You can join us here.

My first challenge to all of us it to make a Christmas card or tag for a gift that has a vintage feel to it. For some reason, these tags feel very vintage to me, and it is what inspired this challenge.

The second part of my challenge is to do a technique that you have always thought about trying but just never got around to it. For me, that’s going to be making a “shaker” element for my card.

Here is a photo of my shaker flowers for the first challenge.
To make them I punched a circle from the top scallop circle, then taped a transparency square to the back. I then made a circle out of OTC pop up squares to hold the beads in. I placed the beads inside, and then put another colored scallop circle on the back!

Materials Used: SU scallop punch, SU 1" circle punch, transparency, pink beads, MM rub-on (heidi font), OTC popup squares, misc - stems and kraft cardstock

I hope you will come join us if you have time! I'll be back a little later to show you my vintage tags!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Busy weekend...

What a very busy weekend I have had! I had my annual craft party, and I have had so much fun! I was able to borrow a bunch of cricut cartridges from some friends, so I have been playing with that a ton. I had my SU demo over yesterday, and we made a really cute box and some cards - I will be posting some photo's of it tomorrow. I must admit that I am still very tired - I woke up Friday at 5 AM, went to bed at 4 AM Saturday, woke up at 7 AM Saturday, went to bed at 11:30 PM Saturday, and woke up at 7 AM today. Now I know that I got a ton more sleep last night then the night before, but I seriously feel almost as tired as I did at this time last night. What can you do! Well, I will post again tomorrow! See you then!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Night 2008

Well, tonight history will be made. I thought that this card that I made this year would be perfect to put on!
Right now I'm blogging from my couch! I finally got a wireless card for my laptop. Hopefully this will make me more productive...we'll see!
Well, I'm not going to try and do too much my first night! LOL! Hope everyone has a great night!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Sunday!

This weekend has been very 'Krafty' for me! I spent most of yesterday making RSVP gifts for all of my friends that come to my fall party. They turned out really cute! I am hoping to get a photo of them today...we'll see. Today I have to cover a pumpkin with glitter so I can bring it back to work tomorrow. I am also going to make halloween cards for my neice and nephew. If I can I will post them on here tonight too. Well, that's it for me right now. Off to get some stuff done!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New additions...

Well, I am slowly figuring out how to add things to my blog. Tonight I added the awesome playlist that you may be listening to right now. Love those songs right now!
Thought I would give you a quick share - something that I made quite awhile ago.

All I did was add paper and stamped images to giant binder clips to make photo holders. If you want to do this, make sure you check to see that it will hold a photo before you start working on it. I learned that the hard way.

Well, that's it for today - night all!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Welcome! So I decided to finally put together a blog. Took me forever, I know. I decided after reading everyone's blogs all the time it was time to make my own.

October is always such a busy but fun time for me. My boyfriend and I celebrated 10 years together on the 11th. I know the question is right around the corner, and you'll know when it happens by checking back here! My boss just retired, and we threw her a surprise retirement party last week - she loved it! I have also been getting ready for my annual fall craft party (Craft Fest - I hold it during the opening weekend of deer hunting season).

I am hoping to post on here rather regularly, but you know how that goes. Wish me luck! :)