Saturday, December 12, 2009

Personalized Glitter Ornaments

If you are looking for a simple and inexpensive project to make for the holidays...this is the one!! All you need is glitter, clear glass ornaments and Pledge Floor Finish.
I also used vinyl to personalize each ornament for my family and friends.

The letters were cut using my Cricut and Storybook cartridge.
For a quick how to video go to the "Christmas with the Cricut" blog.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Weaving a Christmas Wreath...

Have you ever logged onto You Tube in search of one particular thing and find that you have gone way off track? Well, that's how I found this great little video on "Ribbon Weaving" and figured I might as well give it a try. Not bad for a first time It's a very simple technique and when you connect the two ends it makes a perfect little wreath. I added a bow to mine and red pearls for berries.
To check out the video click HERE

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful weekend! =)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Welcome to my home...

I have thoroughly enjoyed the "blog tour" of everyone's homes in the last few weeks. From elegant to whimsy and modern to's interesting to see the Christmas spirit viewed through other people's eyes. Although many of us will never meet our "blog friends" in person, this is definitely a great way to welcome us all into your lovely homes.

Thank you to EVERYONE who has welcomed us all into their homes this holiday season! :)

Give a Gift of Cards...

I made these cards to give away (as a set) to a few of my closest friends for Christmas. The tin box is from Stampin Up, along with the paper, ribbon and punches. The stamps I used are from PaperTrey Ink along with Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking and hope yall have a wonderful week! =)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Simple Holiday Cards

East Texas Holiday Spirit

What a great way to get into the Christmas spirit than a visit to "Santa Land!" DH and I were in East Texas on Wednesday and couldn't resist stopping by. Santa Land is a tiny little spot off I-20 near Lindale, Texas. It is a drive thru maze of Christmas lights and Holiday decorations. As you drive under this huge wreath of lights, there is a sign letting you know to tune in your car radio to a specific station as some of the lights are syncronized to the music.
Tunnel of lights

If you are ever in or around this part of East Texas, take a moment to stop by and enjoy the wonderful lights and Holiday spirit.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's a Girl Thing...

I have always loved everyone's take on the gift card holder purse and decided to make one myself. I wasn't quite sure about the dimensions but wanted to utilize as much as I could of the paper. I ended up with 4 different sizes and overall I was happy with the end results.
Paper is from Stampin' Up "Junior Varsity"
Stamps are from Paper Trey Ink "Mega Mixed Messages"
Scalloped & Circle punches are from Stampin' Up
Ribbon & Velcro are from JoAnn's
I also used one of the marquees from the Storybook Cricut cartridge for the flap on the purse and used a small piece of velcro to keep it fastened.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

OMG...has it been this long?!?

Just a quick little note to my "blogging buddies"...The month of October has come and gone and not one single post from me, it's definitely been a crazy-craft-free month!! My father had a terrible fall on October 3rd and was in the trauma unit at one of the local hospitals. He had some bleeding in the brain, fractures on his neck and spine, broken bones on his face and a broken arm. He is home now and doing much better but still has a long road to a full recovery. We are very thankful for the many prayers and well wishes we have received...the power of prayer is truly amazing!

I have missed visiting everyone's blogs and plan on catching up ASAP! Can't wait to see what you "crafty" gals have been up to. Hope yall are having a great week! =)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Birthdays & Chocolate

Who doesn't LOVE a good old fashion Hershey Bar?! Definitely NOT anyone I I thought it would be cute to "dress-up" a candy bar to match the homemade birthday card. And my sock monkey stamp set from Stampin Up was perfect for this.
Modern Label & Word Window punches are from Stampin Up. Ribbon is "Organdy Autumn Garden" from Close to My Heart. Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone has a great week! =)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Quick n Easy Birthday Card

Papertrey Ink has this cute little stamp set called, "Everyday Button Bits." Instead of using a button on the topiary, I used my scallop circle from Stampin Up to make a flower. Then I added a couple of dimensionals to pop it up. The "Birthday Wishes" is also a stamp from Papertrey Ink. Ribbon is from Michaels.
Thanks for stoping by...

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Halloween Cards

I enjoyed working on my Halloween cards over the weekend. Although my scraproom is still under construction, I'm happy to say that Hubby has completed and hung my second shelving unit! I will post pictures once I get everything organized.

So, back to my I used the sweet treat cups and made each card refillable. Since Halloween is still over a month away, I wanted to be able to fill the cups with M&Ms just before I hand them out. I also saw the cutest 3D pumpkin card on the Cricut MB the other day and had to give it a try...not too bad for my 1st Definitely check out Jennifer's site (HERE) to see where this idea she has some awesome crafts to view!
Used Stampin Up! "Twick or Tweet" - "Little Boo" - "Holiday Best" stamps and Martha Stewart drippy goo punch

Added Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon, also from StampinUp!

"Cast a Spell" paper from StampinUp!, "Twick or Tweet" stamp set

Thanks for looking and hope everyone has a great week!! =)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Who needs Ty Pennington when you have a DH like mine...

We made a decision this past spring that we were going to turn one of our guest rooms into a Scrap Room. What is the point of having two guest rooms when there are some nice hotels (I'm sure my guests will appreciate that comment) Plus, my crafting supplies have been multiplying like crazy, so it was definitely time! I just never thought it was going to take us this long to get started with the painting. Oh well, what better time to start, than a holiday weekend.
REAL men will paint or was it because it's actually called "Strawberry Splash" and not PINK?! :)
Poor hubby definitely had an interesting challenge to complete. I knew in my mind what I wanted...sturdy shelving that would hold LOTS of 12x12 paper!! Well, after a few weeks of measuring, a few trips to the lumber store and a whole lotta saw dust...hubby completed the unit of my And since he did such a wonderful job, we've decided that a second unit would be even better! Here he is installing the first unit to my newly painted wall. The second unit will hold 12x12 AND 8 1/2 x11 paper. Can't wait to see how that one will turn out!
Installing the dividers that will hold the 12x12 paper
The second shelf that DH is building will fit to the left of this cabinet. It will also have 12 slots for more 12x12 cardstock along with 12 slots for 8 1/2x11 paper. Although my craft space is not complete...I'm happy to say,at least part of it is functional! Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sweet Treats Workshop

I had some Happy Halloween Fun today at Barb's...aka Snowmanlover. She hosted a Sweet Treats workshop at her home and showed us how to make some Halloween goodies. The newest and "hottest" thing out there right now are these sweet treat cups! Aren't they just adorable?! We made Halloween cards using these cups and put candy corn inside. Barb even showed us a cute little technique to allow access to the candy without tearing up the cleaver is that!

You HAVE got to visit her blog (click here) to see all the wonderful cards she has made using the sweet treat cups. This is definitely a MUST HAVE!! And for those of you who are new to card can't go wrong with this...simple and fun to make! Barb is such a joy to know, extremely helpful, very knowledgeable and just the sweetest person ever!

Close up of stamped image & sweet treats cup
Side view of sweet treats cup

Decorated Candy Bar Treat
Close up of stamped Halloween images

We also made these cute little "Lollipops"

It was such a pleasure getting to meet a few more MB ladies today. It's always fun to chat with others who share the same hobby and I look forward to seeing them again. Thank you Barb for the FUN day! =)