Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Note Card Boxes

I love to make boxes with my trusty Cricut and my friend wanted some note card sets to go with her Christmas gifts. This is what they look like... Thanks go to my Mom-in-law for the paper and the ideas to put flowers behind the button! She's so clever!

Thanks for looking!!

Gift Card Boxes for a Friend

My friend needed some gift card boxes for her Christmas gifts. She asked for them to be the traditional red and green and I was a bit worried about that because I'm usually fan of black with anything! But, I was so happy to do them, but feel so bad it has taken me FOREVER! But I truly believe they were worth the wait. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Look What I Won!!!

I never win anything, so you can imagine my delight when I visited my daily blog stalking stops and saw my name in the winner spot! This is the cutest darn thing I've ever seen and I opened the package and had to hang it right up. The detail on this makes me realize I need to step up my skills and get more involved in the decoration of things!
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This is the cutest Santa I think I've ever seen!! Don't you just love his expression?!

Here it is all strung up!

A view of it hanging from my China Cabinet. Perfect spot if you ask me!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Cards (Edition 2)

More Christmas cards for the booth. Thanks for visiting!!
I had to do one more pumpkin card. LOVE THEM!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Giving Thanks...

I bought this pumpkin stencil years ago because I just loved it! I also loved those "senti-metals" that Lasting Impressions puts out each year, and thought they'd make a perfect pair. I do love metal, so I try to put it in almost everything! I have made a few variations on this card for the booth, and they are a huge hit! Thanks for looking!

Christmas Cards (Edition 1)

I finally started doing Christmas Cards and it turns out, I love to make them! Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Treat Box

Shelby asked if we could make something for her friends for Halloween. How could I resist? I suggested a few things, but her favorite was a spider with cute eyes and some fun colors. Well, that opens a whole bunch of ideas for me and this is the end result. She helped with the polka dots and the spider eyes. I of course had do distress the orange like crazy, but I think it turned out pretty cute. This was my first "Popcorn Box" and WOW! I've been missing out on some cute things... Shelby is SO excited to deliver these.
Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Birthday Card

Here's a birthday card I thought up, and of course it had to have braces on it! But, it's all good. Orange and pink with a hint of brown is slowly becoming a favorite combo of mine... Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Premade Scrapbook for a New Mommy

My friend Amanda had the cutest baby girl in May and for Amanda's birthday, I wanted to make her a ready-made scrapbook that all she'd have to do is put her pictures in. Originally, I wanted to have it be for pics of Amanda and the baby, but it didn't come together like that. Surprising, I know! I only did one 2 page layout without my Cricut, and was VERY happy with how the whole book turned out. It was an 8x8 book, and the cover was a soft yellow, so I tried to carry different tones of yellow throughout the whole book. Amanda really enjoyed it, and I'm curious to see all the pics in it! *hint, hint*
Thanks for looking!!

This is the "window" on the book's cover. I love monograms!!

This is probably my favorite page of the whole book... Aunt Missy gave me a "Dream Big" stamp set and I had to use it!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Black, White and Green?

I've been finishing up my brother and sister- in- law's sets of cards they want to give as Christmas gifts to their neighbors. They wanted 6 cards, and I flew through the first 4, but struggled for days on the final 2. Finally, I got my creative mojo back, and WALLA!! I absolutely love this card, and can't wait to create more for the booth. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hole in One... or Many!

I have loved this stencil since I bought it in 2001... But, I never liked the center that it had, so I didn't use it much. Well, since the last Scrapbook Expo, I've learned a lot of new techniques and thought I should try one on this card. Turns out, I absolutely adore poking holes in paper! Who knew!? I apologize for the blurry nature of the picture... I just have to distress everything! The camera doesn't like that too much... Thanks for looking!!

More Halloween Cards

My darling husband bought me such a cute stamp with a Haunted House on it that I couldn't wait to try it... It was giving me grief because I'm lazy and didn't want to cut it out once stamped, but I figured it out! The stamp is from Imaginisce, which I LOVE!

My other favorite Halloween item is that stretched pumpkin from Stretch Your Imagination. I am so in love with that pumpkin, and have had to show some restraint in not putting it on everything!! I'm really into brackets on cards right now, so it only seemed fitting to put one on here! Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Favorite Cards

Throughout the years, I have created some really cute cards, and am able to find inspiration nearly every place I go. The gerber daisy card I actually saw at my LSS and just fell in love with it as well as the daisy on the red paper. I never would've put red with green until I saw that card and knew I had been missing out on many great combos! Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Lasting Impressions Halloween Cards

I'm truly addicted to dry embossing, and my darling SIL bought these stencils and let me borrow them! She's the best at sharing. It was so easy, and I had thought of a different idea, but loved them just embossed on black. So, I ran with it! I took them down to the booth and the bat one was gone in two days and there's only one ghost left for someone! Thanks to Miss for helping me get my creativity flowing again!

Cricut Card for Halloween

I LOVE the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge and have been hesitant to use the jack-o-lanterns, because I wasn't sure if I could cut them small enough for a card. Well, I threw all caution to the wind, and decided to just "shut up and cut one". Man, have I been missing out on a cute character! I love using that cut for all my pumpkin needs, with blackout, so I thought I'd use just the normal cut. I had to use "Fabulous Finds", of course, and my new "Happy Halloween" stamp, but I think this is one cute Halloween card! I took them to the booth and they were gone in one day! Hooray for me! Thanks for looking!

Birthday Box

My Dad's birthday was a few weeks ago, and my mom asked me to make a box for her to put his gift in. Happily, I was ready to make one. I finally got my Design Studio hooked up, which I LOVE, and could make the perfect box. My dad loves black, white and red, so it seemed like a natural fit to do his box with those colors. I of course had to add chrome, but he loves that too! Thanks for looking.