November 5, 2011

Wedding Card

One of my cousin's is getting married this weekend and I wasn't able to attend. My brother is going and I sent along this card for my cousin and his new wife.

I used a Lettering Delights file for the dark blue background and coated it in Tattered Angels glitter paint. That really doesn't show up. It's subtle but adds a nice glimmery touch. The greeting on the outside is from a rub-on set. It's raised off the card with dimensional sticker squares. I don't trust my Cricut to do print and cut with MTC, so I shall wait for my new cutter to do that sort of thing.

This is the inside. I'm almost certain I used a Lettering Delights font for the greeting.

October 30, 2011

Advent Calendar

Sadly, my camera doesn't want to recognize any memory card. I was hoping to post my Christmas tags today, but another Christmas project will have to do.

This advent calendar was made out of matchboxes and a cereal box. It was made for an advent calendar swap on Craftster. I feel like it needs something more 3D on top. I might make another one this year if I can find what I did with the patterns I made for the sides.

Hopefully my camera will be up and running again soon so I can post newer crafts.

October 25, 2011

Blast From The Past

I haven't done a lot of crafting lately so I thought I'd post a swap package from back in the day. Due to monetary constraints I haven't been able to participate in any swaps lately. The cost of supplies and postage is too much.

The name of this swap on Craftster was Forest Friends. My partner got a few handmade items and some supplies.

The bag was handmade. The crow was traced onto freezer paper and cut out with a hobby knife. Then it was ironed on as a stencil and painted. I believe this was my first time stenciling fabric and I didn't put anything under the fabric, not realizing that it would soak through. To this day I still have the image of a crow on my craft table. :)

Inside fabric of the bag. It's also reversible.

My partner also got leaf themed jewelry (earrings, bracelet, necklace), some very simple owl notecards, and some "Handmade By..." tags. These were all handmade by me. The rest are stickers and scrapbook embellishments.

October 14, 2011

Waterfall Cards

I made waterfall cards for a couple of birthdays that are coming up next weekend. The first is for a little boy's first birthday. The second for my sweet-loving mother-in-law. All the images were cut from Lettering Delights sets.

October 11, 2011

Pink Christmas

The Jingle Belles challenge this week is to make a card using pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The best part of this challenge is that $2 will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every card that is entered. I'm not a big fan of pink, but there's no way I could pass this up. It really was a challenge creating something for Christmas with pink.

For the background I used pink card stock and spritzed it with Tattered Angels pink bubblegum glimmer mist. The tree is from a set from Hobby Lobby. The adorable little deer and text are from K. Andrew's Christmas stamp set. Flowers are Prima's, ribbon from the dollar section at target. All stamps are embossed.

It didn't show up in the picture, but below the deer and tree, I used Tattered Angels chandelier glitter paint. I haven't used it previously and wasn't sure what to expect. I wanted to add some glimmer as snow. Next time I will add a little more definition for the snow first. Maybe do some clear or slightly off white embossing then add the glimmer.

October 8, 2011

Cupcake Toppers + Freebie!

Today I made some cupcake toppers for Halloween. They're not quite finished because I discovered that I didn't have any toothpicks or skewers to attach them to. The inspiration for this project came from Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge in which we were to make a fall treat craft. I have plans later this month to make some cupcakes and thought this would be a nice touch.

The circle and star shapes came from MTC shape files and the font was one that came with my computer. You can download this file below. It's in MTC format. The bat is a Lettering Delights simple shape file and the ghost came from the web.

Halloween Cupcake Toppers

October 6, 2011

Let it Snow! - a card

I'm not at all ready for winter and am quite enjoying the warmer October weather we've had this week. However, I did finally get my KAndrew Winter Wishes stamps recently. They had a little adventure. Short story even shorter, they spent some time in the ditch across the street from my mailbox. The mailman thinks that the door was blown open and they flew out and spend some rainy cold days in the ditch. Luckily the field had already been harvested and the stamps were well packaged. They were completely undamaged and in perfect condition.

I love these stamps. This is the first, and so far only, card I've made. But I plan to use them a lot for holiday crafting. They stamped so nicely straight out of the package. I wish I could have made the circle a little wider, but that was as wide as my baby bug would allow. Really, I just wanted to make something with these stamps. It actually goes along with last week's Jingle Belles challenge, but I didn't get the time to make it before the deadline.

I also used her stamps for a fun greeting inside.

October 4, 2011

Jingle Belles Peace Challenge

The theme for this weeks Jingle Belles challenge is Peace on Earth. We are required to incorporate either a peace sign or the word Peace into our holiday card.


I stamped and embossed the background and the lettering. The bird is from a Lettering Delights SVG file.

September 23, 2011

Wedding Soap Favors

For favors, we gave out handmade soap with recycled, handmade soap dishes. The soap was a simple recipes I found on Brambleberry's Soap Queen Blog. The scent I called Summer Wedding, but is Brambleberry's energizing fragrance. To me it smells citrus-y and summery. Almost everything I used to make the soap came from Brambleberry. Awesome shop. The ribbon I purchased at Forever Wed.

The soap dishes were made from scrap wood from the oak flooring we installed throughout most of our house. It couldn't be used for the flooring for various reasons such as being too warped, having the tongue cut off, too short to look good and so on. I couldn't let all this scrap wood go to waste, so some of it got turned into simple soap dishes. To do that, I just cut off the tongue, made them a uniform size to fit the bar of soap, and added three drainage grooves to help direct water away from the soap. In the process I also got to use a table saw for the first time. That was fun.

We still have a bunch of scrap wood left over. Do you have any ideas on how to use it? Please tell me below. I'm itching to make something or somethings with it.

September 22, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge

I recently came across the Mojo Monday sketch challenge blog. I really enjoy making cards from layouts. Probably because it's one less thing to worry about. I can follow along but still be creative and make it my own. For challenge this week I made another Christmas card.

September 20, 2011

Link Up Love Party with K Andrew

Kristal over at Getting Cricky is hosting a link up party this week. It's a great way to meet new people and find new inspiration. For this month's party, she asked that we post our favorite fall/Halloween project.

I only have two that I've posted on this blog and they're both high on my list, so they'll both be mentioned.

The first one was from last year.

A card for my then boyfriend (now husband) for our 13 month anniversary. He really likes Halloween and I was glad that lucky number 13 happened to be October. He loved the card. I was just starting to get to know my new Cricut so I was quite happy with how it came out.

The second project is the group of tombstone ATCs I just posted about Monday. The post is here.

Be sure to check out some of the other blogs linked below. There is some great inspiration out there!

September 19, 2011

Halloween ATCs

Halloween is the one holiday that I don't really do any crafting for. I love Halloween, I guess I just never found a reason to make crafts related to the holiday. Kristal over at Getting Cricky posted her Simply Sunday challenge last week to make something Halloween related. I wanted to enter and decided on a shaped ATC since they can be quick to do and I hadn't done much crafting lately. So I made one. Then I decided a whole series was in order. Though one gravestone alone is very spooky, it still needs more. For the cards I used Lettering Delights shaped files. They all measure to the correct dimensions of an ATC... 3.5"x2.5".

In case you're having trouble reading them, they each say
1. 1985 Mary Lass Missed the brake and hit the gas
2. I told you I was sick! 1810
3. C. Dracula 1236, 1458, 1527, 1703, 1823, 1995
4. Kerry M. Off 1846
5. Barry M. Deep-1996

And no, I didn't come up with these myself. I pulled them from the web here.

September 13, 2011

Birthday Card

This is a card I made for my husband's aunt for her Saturday party. The greeting was stamped and embossed. Most of the paper came from K & Co along with the embellisments. The dragonfly was already printed on a 12x12 piece of paper.

September 11, 2011

Jingle Belles Christmas Card

I love making ATCs. This weeks Jingle Belles challenge was perfect for me to jump back in to non wedding crafts. I made an ATC then decided that was enough for the card along with a patterned background, so I didn't add any more embellishment beyond a red border to the card itself. The card is also small. Only 5 1/2 x 4 inches. Very simple and fun.

September 1, 2011


Even though we didn't have attendants at the ceremony, I made boutonnieres for the groom and fathers of the bride and groom. They were finicky to put together, but at the same time simple. I took a peacock feather and trimmed off the excess bits of feather. I added the small green flower with a long stem then wrapped green ribbon around the base, secured with a dab of hot glue. This part was difficult because the ribbon kept shifting and wanting to unwind after the glue was securing it. For the final touch, I tied a bow using blue ribbon and hot glued it deeply under the flower to add just a hint of blue. It was much easier to tie it away from the boutonniere than to tie it around. I was trying very hard not to break apart the eye of the peacock feather, which made putting the thing together more difficult.

For myself, I put a large white flower in my hair I picked up at Hobby Lobby. The mothers had smaller white flowers pinned to their dresses. Very simple but a really nice touch.

August 29, 2011

Unity Candle

As part of our wedding we did a unity candle ceremony. It was a little bit different from most in that we included the guests as well. Everyone was given a small stick candle and candle holder. We passed the flames to our siblings who then passed the flames around to everyone else. Once the unity ceremony was finished the guests were asked to make a wish as they blew out the candles. As of yet, I don't have photos of the individual candles.

Everything for our candles was purchased at Hobby Lobby. The 3 candles and candle holders were all 50% off. I love Hobby Lobby sales. The large pillar is white with two layers of ribbon that was attached using corsage pins poked into the candle. The heart is from a pack of brads. I snipped off the brad part and just hot glued the heart over the ribbon. The initials (DHM) were found in the scrapbooking section and were just simply stuck onto the candle. They stick just fine on the wax. Easy peasy!

For the guest's candle they had a 6" green stick candle. The candles alone were much too plain so I had to spice them up. I started by wrapping some of the thinner blue ribbon around near the bottom...maybe 2/3 of the way down the candle. To do this I used a small dab of low-temp hot glue on the candle and stuck one end of the ribbon on it. Then I wrapped the ribbon around, overlapped it with the glued end and added another dab of glue to keep it in place. This was still too plain for me so I went back and added a heart brad as described above. Looking back now I would have added the heart over the seam of the ribbon rather than on the opposite side.

August 27, 2011

Short update


Long time no post. But it's been a very busy summer. I got married on the 13th of August. (I did make the bouquet in the picture, but that is the only thing you can see here.) Very soon I will start sharing photos of the things I made for the wedding with a summary post with links back as a reference. The house is coming along nicely. There is still so much to do, but we can only afford to do so much at once. Good thing we plan on staying here for a while.

June 24, 2011

Crafting on a bigger scale.

Just wanted to pop in and say a quick hello.

We have moved into the house, ended up with a third kitty and adopted a puppy. Things have been busy. We've been living out of the kitchen for over a week now since pulling up the carpet. Hopefully we will be done installing the new flooring by Saturday. I really hope this happens because our help leaves Sunday morning. They are the ones who know what they're doing too.

I finished and sent off my wedding invites. As soon as I can get my scanner set back up I'll post some pictures. I love how they came out.

I'm used to working on smaller craft projects. Ones that don't take more than a day or two to complete. The house has been like one big ongoing craft project. We have all the walls and ceilings painted. Most of the trim is done, but today I'll be painting the new base trim we got along with the doors. If the sun decides to come out I'm hoping to get some progress photos.

Along with everything else I managed to get a garden planted. Some of the seedlings I started don't look so good. Some of them look okay so far. I'm hoping at least one plant will survive and produce veggies.

I'm also planning on building a chicken coop. If I can pull this off I'll be beyond happy. I have projects planned that I could never pull off in the apartments I've lived in. We have saws and drills and other tools that I can use to craft stuff now :)

I hope everyone out there is doing well. Time to paint some trim.

May 23, 2011


Just wanted to say a quick hello and welcome to all my new followers.

I'm still in the process of moving. I can't wait to start crafting again, though I won't have a dedicated space for a while. Hopefully I can really get going on the wedding crafting soon.

May 18, 2011

Link Up Love Party with K. Andrew

The Link Up Love Party K. Andrew is hosting over on Getting Cricky with K. Andrew is a way to get to know fellow bloggers and find new inspiration for your crafts.

So far my most favorite project I've posted about is my Marion Smith Inspired Art Journal.

If you'd like to join in the Link Up Love, follow the link back to K. Andrew's blog and join in.

As for me, I'm moving to my new house this weekend so I doubt I'll be posting anything new soon. Have a great end of the week!

May 10, 2011

Easter Flower Pot

I made this little candy-filled Easter pot for my fiance's parents. It was quick and cheap.

I used Lettering Delight's accordion fold rosettes, glued them to wooden skewers and stuck them in a foam ball that I cut in half. The paper is just plain cardstock. The pot was $1 from Target. After placing the flowers in the pot, I filled around the skewers with candy. Yum! If I had had more time, I probably would have painted the skewers and maybe added some paper leaves.

April 20, 2011

Save the Dates!

Today I sent out the Save-the-Dates for our wedding ceremony and dinner. For the wedding, I'm trying to handcraft as much as I can. Thankfully we're having a small ceremony so I don't have a hundred invites to make. The Save-the-Dates are made with printable magnetic sheets. I was going to print out the text, then stamp and emboss on it, but discovered that ink doesn't take well to the glossy paper. I ended up stamping the image on white paper, scanning it in, then put the image in my template and printing out the entire thing. Each magnet is 4.15" x 2.75".

Then I made a card with slits on it to hold the magnet. I ended up adding a little note saying "It's a magnet" because both of us felt that it wasn't obvious with how thin the magnetic paper was. The outside of the card is stamped and embossed and measures 5.5" x 4.25". A perfect fit for the envelopes I have.

The stamps I used are part of a Fiskars set.

April 12, 2011

Long time - no craft

I apologize for the lack of posts. Right now there is so much going on in my life and I really haven't had the time to do much crafting. The good news is that I will have a few wedding related crafts to post soon :)

March 29, 2011

Sketchy Thursday Layout

I really liked this weeks sketch at Sketchy Thursdays that I decided to do a layout with photos from my recent trip to Tennessee with my fiance. The trees and lettering font are files from Lettering Delights. The strip of trees is a punch.

March 24, 2011

First ever altered tin

I decided to make an altered tin recently and am entering it in Getting Cricky with K Andrew's All A Flutter Challenge

Some of my daffodils have started blooming and this was my inspiration

I also received a Leibster Blog award from Debbie. Thank you!


March 21, 2011

Marion Smith inspired art journal

This project is also being entered in K Andrew's Simply Sunday "All A Flutter Challenge at Getting Cricky.

I've been watching some of the Prima Live videos lately and really love Marion Smith's projects. She made a couple of altered art journals lately and I was inspired to make my own.

The cover is painted canvas art board. The lace was my grandmothers and was spritzed with blue and green Glimmer Mist. It's mostly to hide my chop job on the bottom of the cover. The paper butterflies were cut from one of Lettering Delights doodlebats font. They were inked and the dark green one was embossed. The 'create' was made with rubons, then dabbed with liquid glue to make them stay on the canvas since they wanted to come off.

Below are a few pages that I have complete. There are lots more to do.

The shapes were randomly cut from scrap paper pieces and inked.

Tim Holtz stamps were used for the tag

I love the little owl in the corner and the tree punch I used for the bottom.

My favorite page so far. The bird was hand cut and lightly stamped with black ink then embossed. The quote says "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song" by Lori Holtz.

March 5, 2011

Waterfall Cards

Last weekend I discovered waterfall cards. These are some of the coolest cards I have seen. They are pretty easy to make, especially once you get the hang of it, so I made two. I did use the wrong glue for the backing paper so they're both kind of warped and need to be glued to something more sturdy to take the warp out. I use this tutorial from Split Coast Stampers to make the cards.

First, a Christmas card. I stamped and embossed each layer including the background.

Next, a fun cupcake card. I used Make-The-Cut with my Cricut and Lettering Delights doodlebat. The final layer says "You take the cake"

My apartment smells wonderful right now. I made a small batch of cold process soap and scented it with BrambleBerry's Energy fragrance blend. It's divine. Later, I plan on making a blueberry buckle so it will smell even more wonderful.

March 4, 2011

Lettering Delights Freebie

Lettering Delights is offering a free posie flower SVG for a limited time here. They are also offering half off their spring files until Sunday.

I love the little posie so I made one today. I used 5 different purple cardstock, inked the edges and used Blue Skies glimmer mist on the purple and English Ivy glimmer mist on the leaves. The leaves of each piece are curled to give it some dimension, but the bottom ones flattened out from the ones on top. I think this would make a great gift topper. So pretty and glimmery.


March 2, 2011

Kitty Scrapbook Pages

I was busy this weekend crafting. One of the things I made was a scrapbook layout for one of my old cats, Frisky. I got him when I was about 12 years old. He passed back in 2005 so I had him for half my life at that point. My mom came across a few photos of him when he was much younger so I finally decided to make a layout for him. I put his favorite toy as an embellishment, doodled around most everything, cut the letters using my cricut and Lettering Delights Red Hatter font. I wanted it to look at a little crazy because he was a bit off, even for a cat.


March 1, 2011

Another Christmas Card Challenge Entry

I made this Christmas card for Jingle Belles' Text Me challenge. We were supposed to use text in our card as a main element.

I used Lettering Delights SVGs for the card shape and the tag on front. I made the little half fan dodad on the top to add some more dimension.


February 21, 2011

Christmas Card for Challenges

Jingle Belles and Sketchy Thursdays are holding a joint challenge this week. Each blog is giving away one prize pack for the same card as long as you link it up to both posts. Here is my entry.

I used Lettering Delights Merriment svg set for most of the cutouts and DCWV "The Winter Combo" paper pack.

February 20, 2011


Laurie is giving away a great package of craft supplies. This is what she has listed on her blog.

G Studio: Easter Stamp Set, Spring Stamp Set (Cause it's just around the corner!!!) I bought a set of 4 Spellbinders so I will be giving one set of 5 small classic scalloped ovals away along with K & co: Happy Trails 36 pc Dbl Sided pad paper, 58 pc alpha chipboard set, "Baby Girl" tags, 4 yds fabric tape set, Zig brand embossing pen, Sticko "Scrapbooking" 2 sheet rub-ons, Inkadoo Congrats/Dolphin Stamp Set. And some Martha Stewart dbl-sided tissue tape! You must become a follower and you must leave a comment & post this little giveaway on your blog or facebook/ with the link, so I can find you to check out your post. Also a way of contacting you. so Please only comment one time. I hope you like the stuff and good luck! I will draw one lucky winner next Saturday the 26th of February. That gives you all plenty of time. Keep watching for an extra suprise!!! ;-)

Click here to enter

February 16, 2011


I love Lettering Delights' Frogs and Kisses SVG set. I used it to make a few valentines this year.

For my boyfriend, I used a Ferro-Roche heart candy box I found at Walmart. He loves those candies. I used the top and bottom inserts as a template to trace the hearts then just glued on the frog and little heart that I cut using my Cricut. I also took out the plastic liner thing that holds the candies in place and stuffed it full of some other candies he really likes (I may have eaten a couple of the Ferro-Roches to make more room...shhh...).


For my mother and her husband I just made some simple cards. I tried to only use paper scraps from my massive box of scraps. Hurray for stash busters!

Outside...Mom's is on the left, husband on the right.

Inside...again, Mom on left, husband on right. I also used Lettering Delights' Delilah Tags for my mother's greeting, and an LD Oblong Frame for her husband.

I'll probably be posting some more cards later this week. We are going up to the boyfriends parents this weekend (yay horses!) and I want to make them some valentines too.

February 9, 2011

More ATCs

I love doing the ATC swaps on Craftster. They're generally quick and easy. They also give me a chance to play around with new techniques that I want to try.

The top one was a requested butterfly theme. The second theme was to create an ATC based on your favorite song without using words. The song I chose was "Songbird" by Oasis. Love that song! They're both very simple ATCs. I just used scrap paper, printed images and stamps. The butterfly antennae is some sort of cord that I glued on there.


February 5, 2011

ATC Minibook

This little book was made for K Andrew's Tim Holtz giveaway challenge. The idea was to make something inspired by Tim Holtz. I don't have any of his products yet, but I love his grungy style. I've been wanting to do a little stash buster project and thought this challenge was perfect. I went with a hearts/love theme since Valentine's Day is coming up soon. The book is ATC sized and bound with my Bind-It-All. The fibers on top are just yarn, rick rack, and some bakers string. I also attached key and lock charms that hang down the side.

Cover: sanded scrapbook heart with ink on chipboard, wings printed out and inked, background gesso and paint

painted background, bakers string, wire embellishment, flower rubon

Lettering Delights doodlebats: Hello Cupcake - inked, scrapbook paper, gesso, paint

Lettering Delights svg: Sweet Nothings - inked, scrapbook paper, paint

Lettering Delights svg: Delilah Tags-inked, scrapbook paper, gesso, ink, sanded sticker