Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Teddy and Flower

Teddy With a flower
Technique: Copic
Image: DSB "Teddy With a Flower"
Paper: DSP, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke
Ink black,
Accessories: Oval punch, SU:brad
SU: Dazzling Details
Splitcoast Challenge: SC449


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Monday, December 29, 2014

Oh My Golly!!! 40!!!!

Oh my golly, my niece is 40 today!!!!  I love you and hope you have an amazing day!

Bday Cupcake (Jolene) 12/29 39
Technique: Cricut
Cartridge: Sweet Treats
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Tempting Turquoise
SU; Iridescent Ice

Accessories: Pink Tafeta Ribbon


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bling Holder

PhotobucketHere is another project I made to organize my office.  I am in a smaller room, so utilizing my space is very important.  If I want to have friend crafters over, we need as much counter space as possible.  So I made this bling organizer to hand up, and hold all of my accessories.
 This is the old bling container.  First of all it's ugly! Second it wastes counter space.

I have had these metal containers sitting idle for years.  When I bought them it was cheaper to
buy a whole case, rather than the exact amount I needed. I am glad to finally be 
putting more of these to good use.  

 I began with my layout.  The board is a burlap canvas.  I wanted to get the most effective way to arrange them.  With a pleasing look.  Now, it's time to start cutting velcro.  I used velcro to adhere
the tins to the canvas.
You can buy the tins with the clear tops, but since I was using product I already had.  I either hot glued one of the items to top of the lid. Or used my SU tools to punch a whole then pushed the brads through.  I then punched 2 holes on the top for hanging.  I think it looks pretty cute, way less space.  When I need some bling, I just grab the tin I want, then when finished scoop the remainders up, and place the tin back in its spot. 

Have an excellent day. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Punch Board

PhotobucketAnyone who knows me...knows I do not mind change.  I am always moving an entire room, or rearranging my kitchen drawers.  I like the idea of my punches hanging up, they are easier to use, and see what you have for inspiration.  My office is now its 4th room of my house.  I alway have to re-hand all the curtain rods, for my punches.  This time I used the back of an old cupboard.  Yes, the back just in case I need the front again! ;)  

 Just seeing how everything will fit.  Then screw in the hooks.  The dowels I had laying around are way too long.  I'll have to cut them.  
 I decided to paint the inside purple, to match the lower half of my wall.  I'll let the paint dry while I cut the owls down to size.  
How convenient, the hinges work perfectly to hang my creation on the wall.  
Now, just add the dowles and the punches.   
Now, next time I move, I only have to put in two nails, and slide the board on.  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Electronic Shelf

Since we got my daughter a bigger TV she has been stacking all of her electronics beside it. Which is never a good idea. When we moved her downstairs, I said, "what you need here is a shelf type thing." ...Oh, a shelf!  It occurred to me~ would be perfect. So I grabbed a shelf. I am one of those people who doesn't like to shop, nor waste my money. Naturally, a 2x4 came to mind as a way to lift it. I measured the 2x4's to the width of the shelf, screwed the shelf and 2x4's together. That looks very plain. I remembered we had some left over trim in the garage. I cut the trim to fit the front of the shelf. Glued and nailed it to the shelf. Then painted the whole thing white. (the shelf was already white melamine.) Voila a shelf for her electronics. That didn't cost me anything, looks good, is functional, and I did it all in my Pj's. ;)


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Country Puppy

Dear Kelsey, Hope you have a terrific birthday!

Technique: Copics, Embossing
Image: SU "Summer Afternoon", "Confetti"
Paper: DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry
Punches SU: oval, scallop oval
Accessories: Misc Brads
Ink: Black, enbossing, Crushed Curry, Black
 SU: Edgelts
 Splitcoast SC378


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Friday, November 28, 2014

Teddy and Presents

For a very dear friend on her birthday.  I hope this finds you healthy, and happy.  Happy Birthday Connie Ma'am!

Image: DSB "Teddy With Presents"
Paper: DSP, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight,
Ink black
Accessories: Crystal Effects

Splitcoast Challenge: SC438


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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monster Monkey

For my monster monkey!! His aunt nick named
him that, when he was born. He is 18 years old
today, holy….I thought we'd celebrate the  nickname!  
We love you ever so much, Sheldon.  
Hope you have a wonderful 18th birthday!  
That is the beginning of an amazing life.  

Used some retro colors on this one.

Monster Monkey 18th (Sheldon) 11/4/14 41
Technique: Cricut, emboss folder
Image: Peachy Keen ~monkey face
Cartridge: "Create a Critter"
   "Sweet Treats"Cake 5 3/8", Monkey 2"
Paper: Only Orange, Green Galore, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: SU Dazzling Details


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Sunday, October 26, 2014


I was looking through this cartridge, and I really liked the skunk.  Some people might get offended by getting a skunk card.  So, I had to be careful who I chose to make it for.  I chose my niece~ she's tough, and knows that I love her dearly!  So here is your cute lil skunk bday card.
Happy Birthday JANA!


Cricut Cartridge: Live Simply 3"
Paper: Marina Mist, DSP
Ribbon: daffodil stitched grosgrain
 Accessories: misc brads


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Birthday Bear

This is for my kids grandma.  She is wonderful.  I hope she has a terrific day!

Technique: Copics
Image: Di's "Creamy Treat"
Paper: DSP, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Delightful Daffodil
Accessories: SU buttons
Splitcoast Challenge: SC443


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Monday, September 29, 2014


PhotobucketIt's been a while since I've had a cake order from this friend of mine.  She wanted an orange cake, with orange buttercream.  I used "The Nightmare Before Christmas" cards on top of the cake.  I got the cards for my daughter for Christmas.  Then I scanned them in and printed them on edible paper.  Loving this!!!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Baseball Wish

I love this SU set,  I haven't used in a few years, very very sad.  My boys are all older now. However, this is for my son's 20th birthday!  I think it's big boy enough for him, what do you think?

Technique: emboss folders, crayons
Image: SU "Toy Box"
Folder: SU "Chevron"
Ribbon: Misc Ribbon
Punch: Modern Label
Paper: Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze


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