Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Christmas Gift Holders

I made these oversized Christmas Gift Holders to hold gift certificates that we are giving out this year for Christmas! Lots of fun to make.  The pictures on the fronts are a portion of a piece 12x12 speciality Christmas patterned papers I found in my stash.  The bow is made out of 5 ovals with the center cut out, then stickled!  One brad on the box tops left goes thru all layers to connect the top...other brads added to just the box top front to even out the look...ribbon added to embellish, & gift tag added to personalize with family name.  ( idea from pinterests )

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Reindeer Gift Card Holder

This Gift Card idea came from Pinterest.  My version is made with the reindeer cut from the Joys Of Christmas, cricut cartridge.  I cut the head & feet off the die cut body & made my own body 2 3/4" x 4" stapling the 2 sides together to make the pocket for holding a Gift Card.  Added patterned paper to cover staples.  Embellished with roly-poly eyes, red jingle bell for nose, stickles to enhance antlers, face features, ears & hoofs...red ribbon for nose.  I hope the receivers of these gift cards will enjoy them.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Glass Christmas Ornaments

I made these glass ornaments at Archivers last Sunday!  Had so much fun I bought a second set to make later.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pumpkin Decoration

I made 2 of these cute pumpkins this year, one for myself & one to donate as a door prize at our fall rally.

To make this pumpkin you need 18 large canning rings (I got these at Hy-Vee Grocery Store 12 to a box) orange spray paint, a cinnamon stick, a orange pipe cleaner, garnish ( I used some pieces off a fall pix) & a hot glue gun.

Spray paint all canning rings, & let dry.  Then you want to thread the rings onto the pipe cleaner.  Make sure all rings are facing the same direction.  Tighten & tie pipe cleaner, to form a ring.  (By now I've messed with it enough that the paint is chipping off so I sprayed it again & let dry).  Stick cinnamon stick down the middle, determine how long you want the stem & cut shorter if desired.  Hot glue garnish as needed.  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Decorated Wooden Name

I made this for my nephew's newly adopted oldest daughter(they adopted a sibling group of four kids).  I plan on making one of these sets for each of the kids as their birthdays arrive.  This one was for Ellie!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Found this on Pinterest.  I'm falling in love with kraft paper; the look, the feel - something a little rustic, casual and easy about it.  The leaf shapes were cut from a Cricut cartridge.  Use three different leaf patterns for variety and run them through the Cuttlebug for texture.  The sentiment stamp came from Creative Memories and uses the walnut stain ink pad from Tim Holtz.  The wooden buttons are of an old sweater and I liked the gold twine for fall.  The CM stamp is kinda grungy so I inked the edge of the card to match.  I left the leaves bare; I thought the texture added enough.  I do hope you all Gobbled 'til you Wobbled!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Two Year Old

My grandson turned two years old in January.  He choose to celebrate with Elmo and the neighbor kids.  I found the paper available in several scrapbook stores; the licensed paper co$t$ but the results can't be beat.  The reverse of the stripes are the Sesame Street character heads, so I cut them apart and matted them for a border.  Betty cut the blue border of numbers on a Cricut.   Thanks goodness for Xyrons!   Clever way to get your message across!

A Little Girl's Summer

Isn't this just the cutest?  I found the floral sheet on 
a sale rack (only one sheet) and the scalloped sheet is 
a doodle-cut from Doodlebug Sweet Love. 
 The lettering is Cricut - Alphalicious with a shadow. 
 Betty has some corner chompers that give a lovely
 finish to photo mats. 
 Layer, layer, layer your petals and you are done!

Baby Boy

I've been busy visiting Betty in Kansas and attending a scrapbook workshop given by embellishIT!  The page kits are fantastic if you have a brain block.  Here are some of the pages from my first scrapbook:  Grandpa & Me was done using the die cut from Little Yellow Bicycle Little Boy's Safari collection.  Lettering was done on a Cricut (with the shadow feature).  The collection features soft blues, greens, yellows and oranges suited for a new baby.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bokeh Photography

There is a photography challenge up at jessicasprague.com until May 18th, this is one of my submissions. I used my Canon Rebel T2i, and a 50mm lens with an fstop of 1.8.