Friday, December 5, 2008

Peyton's going to be here soon...

So I decided I needed to get the birth announcements and thank you cards made. So I sat down today and cut out all the paper, stamped out all the stuff, and then put one of ech together. I wanted to stay simple with them. I am just second guessing myself now and wondering if they are too plain. 

What do you think??

I used Black, Holly Hock, and White Daisy Card stocks. All CTMH
The monkey is from Lifes a Jungle CTMH and the Random Stamping I used stamps from With Love CTMH.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Magnet sets

Incase anyone is interested. I listed 8 sets of Domino Magnets into my Etsy Store. Some are from the previous post and others are new. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Domino Magnets

I found myself in need of some quick gift ideas. Then I ran across these on the CTMH bulletin board. I had to try my hand at them. They were super easy to make as well. I think I am in love with Stazon inks lol 

Quick instructions...

Stazon Ink pad
Versamark (or embossing ink pad)
Embossing powder
Modpoge or other sealer
Makeup sponge
An adhesive for plastics (I used Amazing Goop)

Stamp directly onto the domino with Stazon.

Press the stamped domino onto the versamark pad.

Apply chalk by dabbing it onto the stamped image. Do not wipe, it will wipe the versamrk off the domino. And that is what it holding the ink to it.

Press the domino into an embossing pad then cover with embossing powder and heat set.

With a make up wedge sponge apply the sealer to the the domino and let dry.

Attach a magnet to the domino using the adhesive.

See like I said pretty simple. You can add glitter or micro beads to these as well. Get creative!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Swaddle Pod

A friend was given something similar to this for her new baby. Since I have one on the way myself I was intrigued but this little number. So She sent me pictures and without anything else, I made my own pattern and came up with this. I can't wait for my little girl to be born so I can use this. I think I may do another with terry for the inside and use it after bath time. This one has a flannel shell and fleece inside. It turned out pretty good for my trial run at it. And I had never done button holes before. So I am pretty pleased with myself lol Sorry I don't have a real baby to show it off. My daughter's doll will have to do for now.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I won!

Ok, so this may not be as exciting to some of you as it is to me. But I never win anything. I have been doing the Great Diaper Hunt and one of the sponsors A.B. Baby Boutique had a great hunt for that little icon. And on their blog they were doing a drawing for a very cute keyring. Anyone who was participating in the hunt and left a comment on the blog was entered into a drawing. It was that simple, I left a comment, and I won an adorable wristlet keyring. I of course picked the Butterfly one, since it has pink in it LOL

Friday, November 7, 2008

Earth, Fire, Wind, Water

Well sort of LOL It does have water animals, fire, dragonflies (air?), shirts are made of cotton right (earth) All joking aside... This is another quilt I made. Just finished it. Again not sure if I wanna keep it or get rid of it. Why does that always happen?!  

Butterflies Everywhere!

So lately I have been taking a break from paper crafts. I found a very cool website and discussion forum called Sewing Mamas. It is a fantastic place to share ideas, tutorials, tips, and projects with other women who sew. I pulled out all of my fabric and got the sewing bug. This morning I finished up the edges on a quilt. I know it is rather basic, but I have not sewn a quilt in quite some time, so simple was the best way for me to make it, and not mess it up. It is rather girly and full of butterflies. I had planned on selling it or using it as a gift. But it is too darn cute. I am now thinking I may keep it for the baby. LOL What do you think?   

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Let's have a little Fun with Food!

Who doesn't enjoy food? And wouldn't $500 in groceries be nice? Well Prego and 5 Minutes For Mom have teamed up to give someone just that. It's a photo contest to show fun with food. And the winner gets $500 in groceries! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


My friend Crystal has been working on some really cute bookmarks lately. She put what she has on hand on her etsy store. If you know a reader who would enjoy a sweet little gift, check out her store. I can't wait to see what else she comes up with!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

All People Love List

Ok this isn't a real crafty post. But I was on this blog Operation Nice  and I saw that there was an assignment to make an All People Love List. I felt inspired to make the list. And in the future to use my list to create some great scrapbook pages. So here is my list.

I love how my husband can make me laugh at any given time. And that it is a full hearted belly laugh that he knows when I need to have, sometimes before I do. I love that I can sit around with him doing absolutely nothing and still enjoy myself.

I love that my daughter has this determination, despite how much it may annoy me at times. It is a determination that I admire. She puts her mind to something and insists on completing whatever the task may be. This determination is going to make her an amazing woman some day. 

I love that my son has this way of loving everyone and everything. He has this tender side that most people try to stifle out of boys. He is 100% boy, but he has this tender hearted light that just shines through his smile! I know if he keeps this, he will be an amazing father and husband some day. I can not wait to see that.

I love that we have neighbors that we can truly trust for anything. I know they will always be there for us. And I love the fact that I have a mom/friend right across the street. It is nice to have a person to go to when I need a "mom" moment and my mom is too far away for me to go to her.

I love that I have friends that I have known most of my life. So many people come and go in our lives. It is comforting to know that I have real true friends that will and have always be there for me. And to top it of they are all a piece of my childhood that I will never have let go of. I can always be goofy with them and they will never fault me for it. I can go to them knowing they will be brutally honest with me. And it wont be out of spite or to be vindictive, I know it will be coming from their heart, because they truly care. They make me feel very blessed.

I challenge everyone who reads this to make a list of your own. You never know, it might just make you feel a little happier when you're done!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Another Wedding Layout

I wanted to play with my piercing tool yesterday. I thought it would b neat to use with a corset. But how often do you have a chance to put one on a scrapbook layout? So I went through photos and decided to use it with ones that were taken the morning of my wedding. Once I made the corset I thought it needed matching panties. lol I love how it turned out.

I random stamped with CTMH's Playful Petals in black. The Card stocks are Black, White Daisy, and Holly Hock. I sand papered on the holly hock in the layout. But left it alone on the flowers. I was hoping it would give a little more dimension to the entire layout. Not sure if I accomplished that. But the flowers are cute none the less.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

MIlk Carton Treat Box

I am making a few of these for my family. They will be filled with candy. I think I may hide some other goodies in a few as well. Maybe gift cards? I am hoping to hang them on the tree :)

I used the  CTMH Snow Friends stamps. Yes again LOL I love these guys!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mini Pocket Album

I got this idea from Tresa Black, A fellow CTMH consultant. She does some amazing work! As well as some ver nice tutorials. I used my little Snow Friends set again. I can't get enough of these cute snowmen. If you want to know how to make this cute little album check out her blog Fabulously Artsy

Memory Showcase Album

I am so into the Christmas mood lately! I just got the new CTMH Merry Pursuits stamps. They are absolutely adorable! I had to do something fun with them. So I made this 6x6 Memory Showcase Album.  I stuck with traditional holiday colors for this one. But I already have ideas flying around my heard for the next one. Zit is amazing how many different things you can do with these albums. And the stamps are too darn cute to not get all creative ;)
Back & inside back:
Back and front covers with inside pictures from back:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Made some Holiday Card Sets

I used two CTMH card kits to make these cards. The Tropical Christmas cards were made using the From me To You card kit. And the Glistening Snow set was made using Just Because card kit. They turned out great. I also broke out my favorite holiday stamp set, Snow Friends. I made a set of cards and a flap top box to hold the cards.