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Saturday, December 6, 2014

2014 Christmas Tags Swap

Here are the Christmas Tags from our annual Christmas tag swap.  I love handmade tags and really love being in a craft group with so many creative ladies.  
Happy Holidays!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dream Journal

This project was also inspired by a video I saw on youtube. It is called One Sheet Wonder Mini Album.  You can see her tutorial here: Traci Cornelius.  Instead of a mini album I made mine into a Dream Journal for my daughter.  I thought she could write down her hopes, dreams and goals for the next year. I made the journal artistic to match her personality.
For the front cover I added a piece of Card Candy I received from our Swap you heart out 
Card Candy Swap a few months ago.

I added the creative quotes on the paper pack.
 I mixed up the a paper to give it a cheery feeling. There is a little pocket on the front of the middle section for me to write a special note on a tag. 
Inside each pocket is double sided journaling spot. 

I hope Sasha likes it!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Prayer Journals

I was watching you tube and came across a wonderful teacher.  She did a tutorial on a multi purpose book. It could be used for so many different things.  I made mine into prayer journals.  For a great tutorial on how to make the base check out Elaine's video here: Paper craft Button
For my books I used paper that was not my favorite design.  I stamped Life is Fragile stamp and layered it onto card stock and attached to the belly band.  I added simple punched flowers to give it a little color and the inside of the good with the pick flower on top has pink pages inside.  They came together very fast and would make a great gift. 
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Masculine Card Portfolio

My son Justin wanted to send out a Thank you card to a friend. He said all of my cards were "too Girly" So I made him a little portfolio with 4 cards. I'm very proud he still sends thank you cards…..
 I did an easy pocket cover with a magnetic closure (I love magnets)  Because I was going for masculine I kept the outside from very plane. 
 I stated with a 6x6 card base (Michaels) and added layer of black and designer paper.  
I could not find a masculine Thank you card in my stash so I  used Word and printed off my computer. 
I Put a clip on the inside and added stamps so all he has to do is address and send. 
He has already used two and I'm a very proud mama. 
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Senior Card Kits

This is a simple card I designed for my senior citizen friends to make.  
I put together kits that would be easy enough for them to assemble.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Old Guys Rule

Another card in a box for my friend Paul's Birthday.  All the images are fussy cut 
from the same piece of paper. 

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Mini in a Box

I made this mini album in a box for a recent swap at Swap your heart Out.  I got the box from Michaels $1 bin and painted it black.  I covered with designer paper and added a magnetic closure. 

Inside the box on the first square I stamped one of my favorite sayings. 

The inside comes out and has places to add photos and journaling 

The back side of the pull out. 
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Sunday, June 8, 2014

My First Zentangle

I went to a class at my Friend Chris's house.  It was so much fun.  Her Mom introduced us to the world of Zentangle.  I Love it!  
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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sophie in Wonderland Tray

Today is Sophie's 1st Birthday Party. Im very sad Im not in California for the special Sophie in Wonderland Party.  I sent a little gift keeping with the theme.  It is a painters tray from Hobby lobby and I just used different images and papers to decorate it.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Graduation Card

My friend Joyce showed me a card in a box a while back.  I finally made one with the scraps left over from my banner. 
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Graduation Banner

I made this banner for my friend Kalebs high school graduation.  I used card board for the base, a paper pack from Tuesday morning, embossing folders for texture, lots of pop dots and the cricut to cut the letters.  I really hope he likes it. 
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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mothers Day Tea Tables

Every Year I host two tables at an assisted livings mothers day tea.  Here are the two tables My mother and I sponsored this year. 

For the centerpiece on this table I used books, gloves, a metal basket filled with apples, a garden tin from my house and fresh flowers in a metal tin.  For the placemats I just cut burlap.  The napkin rings are TP rolls with Crimped paper and I clipped a flower to ti for color.  

This was our garden table.  We had garden hats for each guest (dollar tree) and the napkin rings had clip on flowers that the ladies clipped to their hat ribbon.  
For the gift bags we added glued seed packets to the front of a small lunch bag. The guest at this table said they felt like they were at a garden party. 

For the Luau  table we got creative. And used lots of items from the Dollar Tree including,  dish drying pads for the placements, pink flamingo wine glasses, leis (3/$1), paper pineapple and hawaiian girl.   
The napkin rings were made from TP rolls covered with crimped paper.  I just glued a pink flower on top to give some color.  For a little gift we filled colorful takeout containers with mints and chocolate. 

I used two of my house plants, my surfboard cutting board, and misc. mixed china.  The guest at this table described it as "a really fun party" 

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Baby Shower Chalk Board

For the baby shower my daughter painted an old stand up chalk board with chalk paint. 

This is the front.  Put out when they arrived. 

This is the back. They saw when leaving the shower. 

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Diaper Cake

Here is the diaper cake I made for the shower.  I used simple decorations including ribbon, tulle, and artificial flowers.  

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Baby Shower Decorations

To Decorate the entry way I used lanterns and Pom Poms.  I hung them from the light fixtures. 
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Baby Shower Gift Bags

These are the gift bags I made for Ceci's baby shower.
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Balloon Arch

This is a balloon arch I made for the baby shower.  I made the base using PVC pipe with Repair Couplings to help with the arch.  My husband made a cement base with a piece of pipe (used as a sleeve)  large enough to hold the PVP pipe.  It took about 1 hour to put together and the base is reusable.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Baby Banner

This is a baby banner I made for my daughters friends baby shower. 
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Banner Swap

I was recently in a banner swap #somebunnyluvsyou2014 and this is the banner I made for my swap partner.  I used corrugated cardboard and painted it with a white wash.  I made handmade rosettes, scrap paper, and used my cricut to make the letters.  I added beads and scrap fabric between the letters.  On each side i used the Tim Holtz birdcage die and stampin up flower punches and bird punch.  I'll post some pictures soon of the awesome banner I received. 

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Baby Shower Wreath

This is a wreath I made for the front door.  I used the Stampin UP rosette Die and several sizes of the Tim Holtz Rosette Die.  It was a great way to use up scrap paper. 

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Baby Shower Invitation

This is a baby shower invitation I made for my daughters friends baby shower.  I found the pattern here

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