Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I spent the weekend with 21 awesome ladies at a scrapbooking retreat. I had a great time making new friends and seeing some that I got to know last October at the Northern California retreat. It felt so good to get away and have some down time.
I knew my family was supportive of my get-away time and it was confirmed when I came home to a perfectly clean house. They had the candles lit and the house was smelling great! They wanted to know all about my weekend and kept leaning in for hugs as I told them what all went on.
Well, here's some of what I worked on. I didn't actually scrapbook because I didn't want to stress over organizing my photos and packing, etc. I just worked on some altering and I also made a bunch of cards. I helped out some of the ladies that were also altering for the first time.
Well, here we go!
I made (finished) a banner for my nephew.
Paper-DCWV Animal Crackers, Cricut-All Mixed Up, Mod Podge, Ribbon
I made a bunch of all occasion cards.
I just love the Cupcake set by Inkadinkado!
Supplies: Cupcake stamp set-Inkadinkado, Paper-Bazzil,
Ink-Stampin' Up, Stickles, Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk, buttons,
I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and the Swirl
embossing folder on the next two. The white core of the paper shows
through since I sanded it a bit.
I heat embossed the large cupcakes. I also used the blending pen with
the stamp pads and colored everything in like water color.
I got some foam flowers and buttons in my goody bag and thought I'd try them out.
Well, that's all for now. Come back later when I post some more.
These will probably go in my Etsy shop soon. Let me know if you have any
Oh! Have a sweet day!!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
My blogging friend and sister in Christ offered up a Joy Box for one of her commenter to celebrate her 100th post. You can read about it HERE.
Monday, March 23, 2009
I wanted to give the teachers a little treat "just because". I forgot to take pictures of the first thing I altered, but here are some scented candles in a jar that I prettied up a bit. Just peel off the label and then add rub-ons, decals, stickers, ribbon, etc.
The other thing I gave them was a bottle of hand sanitizer (with the pump) and I did the same thing. I added a ribbon and tag to the neck of the pump and some stickers and that was it!
Just some fun, yet practical ideas.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
It was a friend's birthday, so I gave her this jar full of her favorite candies and a couple of gift cards. I did add ribbon and stuff later, of course. =]
I am feeling like I really need to get out my supplies and get messy. I've had the "feeling" for a while, but it's just been hard to get some me time where I can play. Know what I mean? I can sit at my craft table as much as I want. I make things, I fill orders, but I am talking about getting in the zone - no interruptions - just time to be me with my crafts! It'll come soon. It has to!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
So, I saw this on Stacy Julian's blog and thought it would be a good idea to try to stay on top of it for the month of March. The coming of spring shouts newness to me, so I am going to try to do something new. Hopefully, this project will challenge me and make me more aware to consistently and curiously create.
Here was my little thing for today along with something I made a few weeks ago with my Sunday School girls for fun. Sunday's are pretty busy for me, but I usually have time to play a little at my craft table. This is something I made to go out with an etsy order that I'm filling. Just a simple card with a simple sentiment: dream.
I hope to get some real creating done this week. Not as easy as I thought it'd be with an 18 month old and a 3 year old to keep busy, but they let me play once in a while. =]
What are you creating? =]