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Sunday, December 6, 2009


Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. Edward de Bono

Christmas Angels

I created these angel ornaments for my Friend Christy at work. She is decorating a table at a church dinner for women. The dresses are heat embossed and the wings are embossed with my new embosser (sizzix) Rona gave me for my Birthday.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thanksgiving Pretzel Gifts

I made these gifts for my husband to give to his co-workers for Thanksgiving. Inside the bags are carmel and chocolate dipped pretzels. I made a simple paper topper with distressed edges to give it a masculine look.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Harvest Book Template

Harvest Book

I created this little book for my friend Dawn to do as a project with her son's class. I created an easy to use template and put 4 tags inside that the kids could express things they are grateful for. Because it was a school project we couldn't include anything with a religious or holiday theme. I think it would be a great project for Thanksgiving. Please see the next posting for the templates.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Toilet Paper Roll Birthday Card

For Lindsey's and Marie's Birthday's I made these toilet paper roll Birthday Cards. I covered the t-p rolls with paper and decorated. I used rubber stamps, glitter glue, ribbon, and stamp pads.

Turkey candy holder

I used a powdered drink box as the base (crystal light), cut off the top, painted it brown, and glued leaves to the back. For the turkey I used a pear shape, circle, and wings cut with my Cricut. I painted the top of the google eyes with a copper sharpie to make him look tired. I filled the cellophane bag with candy and tied a knot. I just free handed the hat and feet. I'm planning to put these on my table for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Halloween Cone

File Folder
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
Tissue Paper
Rubber Stamps
Scrap card stock/ribbon

Step 1:
Cut a piece of file folder 8 x 11". Decoupage one side with torn tissue paper (target) and let dry (1 hour). Decoupage the other side with torn newspaper. While still wet roll into a cone shape staple the bottom to hold in place.

Step 2:
Let Dry Overnight

Step 3:
Stamp Happy Halloween image (dollar bin Michael's) on piece beige card stock, Ink sides with Distressables (antique linen), cut out with paper cutter. Layer on top of Orange and black card stock. Attach to front of cone.

Step 4:
Stamp Spider (dollar bin Michael's) on beige card stock. Ink sides as above. Punch out with 1 1/4" circle punch. Punch one orange circle scallop and one 1 1/2" circle from black. Layer cream, orange, and black. Outline the first layer with black sharpie.

Step 5:
Punch two holes in the bottom of cone and attach medallion to cone with green ribbon.

Step 6:
Punch two holes in upper sides of cone. Thread ribbon through holes and tie knot on inside. Using hot glue attach 1 yard feather garland (hobby lobby) around rim of cone with hot glue gun.

Step 7:
Fill with treats to give to someone special.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Halloween Witch

I used an acrylic frame (from the dollar store) as my base for this project. I took a digital picture of my face, colorized it (green) and printed from my computer. I created my own template for the witch. I used Toole for the skirt and a paper lunch bag for the broom. The Spider web, spider and bats were cut using my cricut (storybook cartridge). I added silver glitter glue to accent the hat, dress, and boots. I am going to put this on my desk at work.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Shane's Birthday Card

I made a matchbook fold out birthday card. I used decorative papers, alphabet stamps, tim holtz distress inks, and misc. stickers. I hope he likes it.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Joey's Birthday Joker!

Instead of a traditional card i decided to make a stand up JOker because Joey loves to play poker. I used playing cards for the body and a bamboo skewer. If you look close you can see the poker chip on the base and the cigarette in his hand.... Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

VW Birthday card

I wanted to make Sean a VW card. Using his model VW as inspiration I created the card. I cut felix from a return address label and put him in the drivers seat. The scale is a little off but for my first freehand attempt it is pretty cool!

Sean's Birthday Banner Instructions

  1. I downloaded letters from Tim Holtz Distractible CD (alphas & numbers) into I photo
  2. I reduced size to 3.88" and printed onto Cream Card stock
  3. I cut scalloped pattern from green card stock using my Cricuit (storybook pg. 36 flower) Size 4.5
  4. I cut out and glued the letter blocks onto the scallops using foam squares
  5. I punched and set eyelets on each scallop using my Big Bite
  6. I cut 3" 1/4 inch ribbon in blue and green and tied the scallops together
The banner can be used over and over by just changing the name...

My first Post! Woooooo Hooooooooo

Today is my first posting... I'm very excited. I have started this blog in order to help share my ideas, project, and life with others. I hope that I can inspire others to live a creative life.