Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine Card

I made this card using the Nestabilities Fancy Tags and Penny Black's "Just Next to You" stamp that belongs to my friend Deb. The card design came from Gina K.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine Treat Jars

These Valentine Treat Jars for gifts for my Granddaughters for Valentines Day!  The are made from Heart Shaped jars that I bought at Michael's Craft Store, decorated with card stock hearts, K & Company Valentine stickers, a Valentine Card made in PhotoShop (template freebie:  mcp exclusive created by: with each child's photo and name on it, pipe cleaner stuck into the cork top just to add interest and ribbons and a charm are tied around the neck.  Last but not least, filled with Valentine M & M...and made with love for Ashlea, Mackenzie, Elizabeth, Kylie & Daisy from Grandma!

All Occasion Cards

These 5 x 7 cards were fun to make...I used all the patterned paper, card stock, button, & ribbon from my stash.  I made the flowers with the Martha Steward Scoring board,

and they are held together with a staple and large glue dots, topped with a button and a plastic lollipop stick for a stem.  I used the Creative Memories Wavy Trimmer

to cut the right front side of the card add interest, and added patterned paper to the inside of the card to show behind.  For the final touch I inked the edges of the front of the card.  They were a lot of  fun to make, and were originally going to be Birthday Cards, but I decided not to stamp inside of them just yet as they could be used for All Occasions  !  I'm thinking next week I might make some Christmas to get stated sometime them some time ya know!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Glass Etching a Picture Frame

I'm getting ready for a craft night at my house in February with a group of women.  My nephew's wife started the first one this month which was a lot of I volunteered to do the 2nd one.  We are going to do glass etching.  For this project, I cut the word Preston out of vinyl using my Cricut electronic die cutting machine....then used a glass etching cream to frost the glass on the picture frame.  I got this frame on sale at Michael's for $ with the cost of the vinyl and the glass etching cream...I'm sure this is well under $10.00 when the expense of the vinyl and glass etching cream is spread out among the participants.
First I cut the word with my Cricut and pulled it off the cutting mat and placed transfer tape on the top of the vinyl. Then I carefully pulled out the letters, making sure to leave the middle part of the letters, P, R, and O.  Then I pulled of the paper backing to leave the sticky part of the vinyl showing and carefully lined up and placed the vinyl on the glass.
Then slowly peel off the transfer tape.  I then turned the glass over and made sure all the bubbles were out and the vinyl pressed up all around the letters tightly to the glass.
Next we paint on the glass etching cream with a good thick coat.
Let it sit for a good minute or doesn't take long and I've found that leaving it on longer doesn't make a better etch.  It really does only take a minute.
I wet a few paper towels...and carefully wipe the excess etching cream making sure not to wipe it onto the other parts of the exposed glass.   The cream will dull your sink that's why I wipe most of it away before I rinse.
Wet a second wad of paper towels if you can't get most of it off the first time.
Rinse with clear water under the faucet.
Peel off the vinyl and wipe dry with paper towels....then spray with Windex and dry thouroughly with paper towels.
If you have a good printer, print up a picture on photo paper.  The photo opening for this frame is 5 x 5 inches....but I left my photo paper larger and taped it to the back of the frame.  Assemble picture and glass and secure in the frame.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Mini Cupcakes!

Tomorrow is my grandson's 3rd birthday party.  He's actually not 3 until the 25th, but this is the weekend we are celebrating!  Today I made 5 dozen mini donuts...and 6 dozen mini cupcakes!  Wow...I'm a bit tired!  I have several different sprinkle types...but I only photographed the pic below.  I'll take more photos at the party tomorrow and post them later.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentine Card

This is a 5 x 7 Valentine Card I have made for my hubby!  I had all the materials in my stash, 3 patterned papers, 2 cardstocks, I've added stickles, buttons, fiber and ribbon.  Small hearts on buttons are cut out of the patterned paper.  Title hearts are cut on the cricut (George) and fonts computer made (Happy Daze and Freeze).

Candy Coated Pretzel Rods

My grandson's birthday party is this weekend....and I am preparing goodies for the party.  He will be 3 years old.  We are setting up a Candy Bar with all kinds of good things on it.  Today I made 1/2 of the candy coated pretzel rods that I want to make.  I got about 18 pretzel rods in today's batch, but that's only because I ran out of pretzels.  I had made some last week as a trial run, so my bag of pretzels wasn't quite full.  And I did have leftover white I think you could probably get at least 10 more out of one package of chips. These are made with white chocolate....and the other 1/2 I want to make tomorrow are going to be made with semi-sweet chocolate chips...and sprinkles.  You just put the chips in a double boiler....I didn't have a double boiler, so I just put water in a big pan and then put the chips in a smaller pan on top of the water.  If you try this...make sure the water isn't so high that there is a chance of it going into the smaller pan when you set the smaller pan into the bigger water filled pan. I only put a couple inches of water in the bigger pan.  Heat on don't want the water boiling...just heating the water. You may need to add a very small amount....a few drops....of oil when it's melted to make it a little bit smoother....and as it starts to dry out a bit.  Then dip and roll your pretzel rods in the melted chocolate(make sure your chocolate isn't TOO thick around your pretzel) and then sprinkle with small candy sprinkles.  The pretzel bags came from Michaels in their candy section.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thank-You Cards for 2011 Rally

These 7 x 5 Thank-You cards are made with the Card Stock from my stash, Digital Patterned Paper Kit from Phoebe's Room Collection by Chrystal Wilkerson at Jessica Sprague (I took 4 different pattern papers & made the quilt look with them in PSE then printed it out as one sheet of paper), Ribbon is just odds & ends from my stash, fonts is Pea Jack and Jane, & diecuts were made by my cricut!  The plan is to make 25 cards to be sent out to Companies & Venders who support our Travel Club for our 2011 Rally in Tennessee.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Child's Birthday

I dabble a little in scrapbooking now that there is a grandson providing the action.  My favorite layouts are facing pages.  These were scraplifted from other  crafters who posted at's gallery.  I love the bright, primary colors in K & Co's paper and embellishments.  The number 1 template is from a Cricut cartridge and some of the pieces were coated with Diamond Glaze.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card that I made on my Cricut Imagine.  I really enjoy making cards with the Imagine. This image is on the cartridge that comes with the machine.  The card was made for my daughter's mother-in-law, Jan. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

I love the simplicity of this birthday card.  Just cut colorful strips of paper, emboss one edge, punch the background paper with the EK Success punch and place the Happy Birthday words on top!  Quick and EASY!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christmas Card

I wanted to post this card before my husband puts it with all of the other cards I have made him.  This is the Christmas card I made him.  Yes, that is a picture of me when I was around 3 years old. 


This card was created with sueded paper and drywall, yes drywall tape. Use it plain as I did or color coordinate it with ink or markers.   I used black Dazzles from Paper Wishes for the cupcakes and dimensional dots behind the squares.  The swirls were made with Martha Stewart border punches.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thank You

This is a Thank you card I made using all Stampin' Up product.  Black and very vanilla cardstock, First Edition patterned paper, Real Red ink, stamps from Trendy Trees and Tart & Tangy, Crochet Trim Chantilly and flower brad.  Sorry for the glare on the card...I have not done this in a very long time. 

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


We are 5 online friends who wanted to share our cards, scrapbook layouts and projects of all sorts.  My name is Kathy....I have 3 online friends that I have met through, Betty, Susan, and Sue...and my best friend from grade school Sheri!  Our blog is going to be a place that we will hopefully post on often.  No promises, but we have a goal of each posting once a if everything goes well....we will have new ideas and projects posted several times a week!  Enjoy! 

I'd like to share with you the project that I am currently working on!  My grandson Preston's birthday is in a few weeks...and his mommy and daddy have a magician coming to the birthday party.  We are going to have a "candy bar" and I am making the treat bags for it.  The fabric underneath the bags I bought to make a table cloth for the candy bar.