Saturday, May 29, 2010

Monogram Cards

We have a Monogram swap in my LMNO-Pea group for June. I used a "gate fold" card for this swap. Someone (kindly) pointed out to me that I put the monogram on the wrong side of the card. Maybe because I am left handed??? I don't looks right to me. LOL.

Quilt Card

I found this idea off another blog and thought it looked so cute I had to make my own.

For this card I cut 12 squares with my 1 1/4 square punch. I adhered them to 5x5 white card stock. I then ran them thru my cuttlebug with the Sizzix Top Note die cut ( I borrowed it from a friend but after this card I MUST have my own!). I inked the edges and then ran it back thru the cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. In hindsight I should have inked last because I ended up getting ink on the embossing folder. LOL. Then I adhered the "quilt" to the card. I added a quote stamp from CTMH and the flowers.

I made 12 of the quilts (messed up 2 of them because I didn't have them sitting right on the top note die cut) , 10 cards and it took me about 4 hours. LOL. Granted- there was alot of talking and alot of eating in the middle, I was at a crop afterall. But I think the end result was totally worth it!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ohhh Waxahachie How I LOVE you!

We went up near Fort Worth for a friends wedding this weekend. I was able to sneak away on Friday night for a short trip to Waxahachie to visit The Crafty Scrapper. I have to say this is most likely the biggest scrapbook store I have ever seen. The shop takes up two store fronts and is located in an old historic-like downtown. I tried to focus on buying things I have never seen in Houston. That proved difficult since there was SO MUCH I had never seen before. The bulk of my purchases were Ten Second Studio molds and some Tim Holtz embellishments. Many other odds and ends ended up in my shopping basket as well. I asked Danny if we could move to Waxahachie but I got a flat out NO. So I am thinking a road trip with the girls is in order....I don't know how I lived this long without Waxahachie!

This is one of the way cool things I bought.

It is made by Darcies and they come in many differant shapes and sizes. This one was only $7.99 which I thought was a steal! The heavy chipboard is already distressed on the edges. I added a stamped image around the top layer. It's 3 layers thick so you could actually add some large embellishments on the inside if wanted. The doorknob is one of the Tim Holtz embellishments I used. And the great picture on the inside is actually from the wedding this weekend! LOL.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Altered Metal and Candle

I bought these metal squares at Archivers this week made by Vintaj. I ran mine thru the cuttlebug and used some blue tinted alcohol ink to color it a little. Added a few embellishments, punched holes with my big bite and voila- a cute little wall hanger. I bought 5 of these and I have no idea what to do with the other four but I am sure I will figure something out. LOL.

In the last few days I have become addicted to buying Copic markers (thanks Michelle!). In 2 days I now have 20 markers and a cute little container for them. LOL. I picked up a project sheet at Hobby Lobby on adding a stamped image to a candle and I worked on that today. Here is the finished project.

Baby Album is Done!

I finished the album today and am delivering it this afternoon. Hope they like it!

Now I have an altered metal canvas and a copic project I want to start/finish. If I get them done I will post pics tonight.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fundraiser Benefitting Levi Brett

Levi Brett is only 19 months old and started chemo this week to treat tumors that have attacked his kidney's.

 I will be taking orders for custom 12x12 pages that are framed in either a white or black frame. These pages can be customized to your childs name, bedroom colors, family name, anything you would like. The frames will sell for $30 and $10 of each order will be donated to the Brett family to help with medical expenses.

Please browse thru my blog to get some ideas and send me an email with your order details. Be sure and indicate what color frame you want, what colors you want on the layout, and any quotes or names that you would like added.

If you have any questions please contact me!

Email me at

A few more baby pages

I had some glue issues today and my glue exploded all over one of my layouts. I ended up having to stop and make a trip to Hobby Lobby for more glue and a few more goodies. Despite the glue tragedy I was still able to finish (3) 2 page layouts so 6 pages in all. I added some stickles to the Heaven Sent and have that  drying right now and I will start back at it in the morning.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Baby Album

I am working on a baby album that a friend ordered. She is giving it as a gift. I got a few pages done today and I will work more on it tomorrow.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wedding Album

I finished up the wedding album gift I was working on last night. Here are just a few of the pages (some of my faves) from the album.

I also made a tri-fold card.

I am going to make another tri-fold card when I start on my next order (a baby album) and I will try and post a small tutorial for those wondering how to make them. Once you get the hang of it they are REALLY easy and don't take long at all.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Welcome Sign

I wanted to make my Grandma a small something for Mother's Day. I bought a canvas at Hobby Lobby and altered it using glimmer mist, dabber paint, some stamps, stencils, and a few embellishments. I added a shabby looking ribbon to add to the antique look. I kinda want to make one for me now....another time I guess.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Gift Bag Tags

I made these gift bag tags for Danny's Mom and my Grandma. The one for Danny's Mom is tied to her birthday gift bag. The other one will be for my Grandma for Mother's Day. These were fun, quick, and easy to make. I used Tattered Angel chipboard after being inspired by their blog. I have had the chipboard for a long time and wasn't sure what to do with it. I sprayed it with a variety of colors of glimmer mist, inked around the embossed areas, stamped with Staz-On and added some embellishments. I made two holes in the top and strung it with tulle to hang on the gift bag. If they wanted to they could hang them around a door knob or something later for a little decoration.