Thursday, December 22, 2011

Some things I made: Part 3

I made this from a download file that was given as blog candy. I printed the Christmas to do list and the tag on cardstock, painted a dollar store frame red and added a dry erase pen. I gave this as a gift along with the candle I showed you on a previous post to my Brownie co-leader. This was really simple and cute and I think I'll have to make one for myself. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Some things I made

I found this great idea on Joy's Life Blog I have several Merry Christmas and trees on the glass in gold, put a   white candle that was in a glass in the vase, filled with sand (the most expensive item in this craft), added glass beads and a gold ribbon. I gave this to my Brownie co-leader.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Awesome Blog Candy over at Creating From the Heart!

~ A $150.00 Gift Card to Michael's Craft Stores
~ 1 Copic Air-Brushing Starter Set System

~ 1 Copic Color Swatch Book
and finally....

~ 36 Copic CIAO Marker Set!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thankgiving Card 2

I used an ek success fall leaves border punch on another card and saved the leaves I punched out and placed them on this card. The ribbon and beads are from AC Moore. The stamp is from inkadinkado clear stamp set.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Card

The pumpkins I stamped and punched with a Martha Stewart stamp and punch set I bought at Michael's on clearance for only $3.89! It comes with 3 different pumpkin stamps. I popped up the pumpkins and glossed them. The Happy Thanksgiving stamp is from Inkadinkado So Thankful for you. It is a set of 7 clear stamps I also bought on clearance for $2.49!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Birthday Card

I've been sick so I haven't been crafting too much. Here is a simple birthday card I made for my sister-in-law whose birthday is today.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Treats for the Brownie Troop

Yesterday was the Brownie Troop's Halloween party. All the girls dressed in their costumes. They played games, dance, played musical island (like musical chairs but with towels. When the music stops the girls must have both feet on the towels. If anyone is partially off they are out and we remove a towel.) Made a few crafts and of course had some snacks. These are the snacks I made. I wish I had more time to make them look nicer (scarier) but I think they still turned out cute and the girls enjoyed them. The Frankensteins are marshmallows dipped in chocolate and the the other treats are cookies on a stick. 

After I made them (I had them standing in a big bowl of sugar to dry) I didn't know how I was going to get them to the party or display them. Then I came up with they idea of putting Halloween paper on a postage box and then cut slits in the top to stick the pops. Worked out great. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thank You Card

This is a thank you card I made for the Brownie Troop to sign and say thanks to one of the girl's Aunt who made a generous donation to the troop. Since our troop is new this year, we started with no funds. We meet every Thursday right after school, learn about Girl Scouts, make crafts and work toward earning patches.

I used cardstock from Jo Ann Fabrics, a leaf border punch from ek success ( I love their punches - they save so much space), ribbon from AC Moore. The face stamps are from Fiskars "Happy and You Know it Clear Stamps". I colored them with pencils and the Brownies signed their names.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Layout

Off to see the Wizard...........for the past two Halloweens my daughter was Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Here is a two page layout. It is really very simple. I didn't want to take away from the paper. I bought it about two years ago and I finally got around to scrapping her Halloween pictures. I love the base paper, but also the gingham  and red sparkle paper.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Anniversary card

A couple from my church will be celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary. Here is a simple card I made for them.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Christmas Step Card

Christmas Card Challenge

I entered this card in the Christmas Card Challenge over at The Pink Stamper.

Paper: red and green card stock, green pattern paper
Stickles: red, yellow, blue
Gold ribbon
Punches: ek success border punch, Fiskars circle punch, 2" Paper Shapers scallop punch
Cricut Cartridges:  Create A Critter 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Birthday Card

Sweet Treats Cartridge, Stickles, My Mind's Eye paper, ribbon from AC Moore

Sentiment from Inkadinkadoo "You Make Me Smile All Over"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Anniversary card

Today is my wedding anniversary. Eleven years ago today my husband and I went on our first date - dinner and a movie (Almost Famous.) Eight years ago we were married outside under a gazebo along the Delaware River. Our reception was at the King George Inn. It was a day filled with bittersweet memories. I married my friend and soul mate. However, on that day I missed not having my Father walk me down the aisle or my Mother with me during the planning to share in the excitement and joy. The last 11 years with Mike have been my most happiest and we have a beautiful little girl for our daughter.

Here is a card I just made for my husband. I used tan cardstock, printed paper from My Mind's Eye, ribbon from AC Moore, flowers from Recollections Boutique Fleur. The sentiment I printed from the internet.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Card

I'm starting to get in the Halloween mood. I'm finding out that there are many families that really get into Halloween. I'll put some decorations in the windows and our daughter will go to costume parties and dress up and trick-or-treat, but that's about it for us.  Maybe we will try to do more each year. 

Here is a Halloween card I made over the weekend. I love the nerdy girl witch from Marlene at I love her digi stamps and her snarky personality. I colored the witch with my new set of Prismacolor colored pencils. I bought a set of 24 scholar colored pencils for $5.99 at Amazon last week. I bought a Prismacolor blender pencil from AC Moore and I don't think it worked that great with these pencils unless I used some mineral spirits. Does anyone have any suggestions.


Paper: purple and green cardstock
Digistamp: nerdy girl witch from Marlene at Disguised as a Grownup
Stickles: Black Diamond, Purple, Silver
Sentiment: Archiver's Exclusive Snag'em Stamp Duos
Border Punch: ek Success
Inkssentials Glossy accents for the glasses and the pumpkin (hard to see in the picture)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First Step Card

This is my first attempt at a step card. I used assorted card stock and the pattern paper was from Target dollar bin. The balloons are from Remember When Foto Reel Birthday. I punch the present from the pattern paper and put it on cardstock and then popped it up in a scallop punch. I used PK everyday face stamps on the balloons. The sentiment on the left is from inkadinkadoo clear stamps kid quotes. The sentiment on the bottom is from CLOUD9 Designs Simple Thoughts - Happy Birthday. I used lilac stickles around the one sentiment.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Just a little note....

Just a little note to say I'm sorry I haven't posted anything for a little while. I haven't had a chance to do any crafting but can't wait until I can. With the new school year there is so much I am getting involved with right now. I became the book fair chairperson after the person who was the chairperson went back to work. She has been helping a lot whenever she can, but there is a lot to learn since this is my first book fair. Today we just did the set up in the school lobby. Tomorrow is the teacher preview and all next week will be the sale for the students and the parents.

 I am also go to be a co-leader with my daughter's Brownie troop. I am very excited about this responsibility. Next Thursday night will be registration and then the following week we will be meeting every Thursday after school with the girls.

I am also taking two Bible studies this year. The women's study every Tuesday is called "I'm Not Good Enough" ... and Other Lies Women Tell Themselves by Sharon Jaynes. So far it is very interesting and I am blessed to learn so much from the author and the other women in the group. The Wednesday night family Bible study is based off  "Extraordinary The Life You're Meant to Live" by John Bevere.  I missed the first night last night since it was back to school night at our daughter's school.

Have a wonderful day and keep crafting.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

2 Page Phillies Layout

I was born and raised in the city of Philadelphia and I love the Philadelphia Phillies. Growing up my favorite Phillies were Jay Johnstone (21), Bob Boone (8), and Tug McGraw (45). My favorite Phillies on this year's team is Cliff Lee. I began scrapbooking back then, but it was nothing like how we all scrapbook now. I would cut out pictures and articles from the newspapers and make pages. I have to find those books. It's been years since I looked at them. They are 31years old. Now I am dating myself. lol

This is a two page layout of the first Phillies game we took our daughter Emily to watch.She was only five, but she had a lot of fun especially since her Aunt Kim spoiled her with a hat, shirt and Phillie Phanatic bank. You have to love the Phanatic!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Birthday Card

This is a 5 x 7 card. I used paper from My Mind's Eye Everyday Tango and various solid color cardstock. 
Ribbon from AC Moore, Recollections border punch, Cloud9 Design clear stamps Simple Thoughts - Happy Birthday, and gems.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wacky Wednesday Challenge #49

Wacky Wednesday #49 - Halloween Challenge

This is the card I entered over at More Than Favors for the  Wacky Wednesday #49 challenge.

Paper:    purple cardstock, Spooktastic Collection from Target
Stamps: A Hallows Eve from Inkadinkado
Yarn:     from a blog hop with Tambo's Creations
I used enamel accents for the black bats on the moon and popped up the moon.