Monday, December 12, 2011

Thank You Teacher Stockings

Toryn has wonderful teachers at her preschool and I wanted to show our love and appreciation to them so I made these cute stocking gift holders. 

I had a blast making these fast and easy stockings! I used the Stampin' Up! Holiday Stocking Die and cut out the stocking pieces with Cherry Cobbler Red and Silver Glimmer Paper. I attached a cute stamped sentiment and tied it off with a bow. I can't wait to have Toryn hand them to her teachers!
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Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Welcome Baby!

Here is a cute little card I made for one of my card swaps. The theme was "Baby". I love making cards that are nice and "fat". Lots of ribbon and buttons means I have to mail in a padded envelope or hand deliver it. But way worth it!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Stationary

Last year I made several of these cute holiday stationary 4-packs. I included envelopes and gave them for gifts and to sell at various boutiques. This is a great and easy way to make a heartfelt and handmade gift for those you love - and they make great stocking stuffers too!

Pick any designer paper that has cute images on it and punch out with a 1 1/4" circle punch. 
Punch out coordinating paper to go behind it with your 1 3/8" punch. 
Then use your 1 3/4" scallop circle punch to punch out matching paper. 
Adhere on top of each other to get your layered look. 
Cut your colored cardstock base at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and your white or cream cardstock at 5 1/4" x 4".
Adhere your scalloped image to the top and adorn with an appropriate greeting.

DONE! You can whip these out in bulk to get some cute gifts out of the way AND have fun while making them!!

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Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Welcome Home

A friend of mine moved into their very first home and I made this to card to include with her house warming gift. The houses are digital images I purchased on You can find ANYTHING hand made or personally created. Most sellers on ETSY are Stay-At-Home-Moms and are amazingly talented. This is where I go to first for unique and thoughtful gifts. Anyway - here's my Welcome Home card. Enjoy!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pines and Poinsettias

I decided to put my fancy pants on and make this chic little card with one of my favorite stamp sets this season called Pines and Poinsettias. I know it's very busy but sometimes more is good, right?

 I added a cute coordinating gift box too. Perfect for little chocolates, jewelry, a gift card or anything special. Lift the lid and a little treasure waits inside!

Both were made out Stampin' Up!'s Holly Berry Bouquet Suite.

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Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mini 3x3 Cards with Matching Gift Bag - Yours FREE!

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Host a private card class with your friends and family and it's yours FREE as a gift from me!

This 3x3 card set fits perfectly inside this cute gift bag!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Breaking Dawn

Yes. I am one of those. I LOVE the Twilight Series and tonight is the opening night of the movie Breaking Dawn! Through a charity fund raiser in Santa Barbara I am able to see it at 8pm tonight instead of the normal midnight showing. I'm flying down to Santa Barbara to meet up with my friends, go to dinner and see the movie! I made these super cute little treat bags/favors to pass out to my friends. I made 9 in different styles.

I loved working with these colors! So elegant, dark and sexy.
I used the Fancy Favors Die from Stampin' Up to put these together!

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Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I LOVE Thanksgiving! Especially the food. Thanksgiving is my favorite meal EVER. Here is a little card I made for a workshop.

Cardstock: Crumbcake, Real Rust & More Mustard
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes & Harvest Home
Accessories: Stampin' Pastel Chalks & Vintage Trinkets

I colored the image with Stampin' Pastels Chalks and adorned it with mini safety pins from the Vintage Trinkets accessory pack.

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Thanks for looking! Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hello Baby

A friend from Santa Barbara ordered custom baby cards and I came up with these simple and sweet 4x4 cards. I varied the layout on each to give them each a unique look.

A Slice of Life Stamp Set
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp  Set
Scallop Circle Punch

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Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Big Sister Scrapbook Page Layout

Ok so I am forever working on my childrens' scrapbooks - My daughter is almost 4 and I've only just started on hers. My poor baby boy won't get his until he's old and gray at the rate I'm going. BUT I did manage to put this cute 2-page layout together. I love how it turned out. I managed to make the little owl, bee and ladybug out of punches - to match the paper! 

I don't work on my scrapbooks as often as I'd like - just so many other things to make! So when I DO get around to working on some pages - I like to say "Scrappin' did Happen"!!

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Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holly Berry Bouquet Lolly Wreath

This Saturday I am teaching a class on how to make this adorable "Lolly" Wreath! If you would like to make a wreath like this too - I've included the ingredients and recipe! 
If you are interested in purchasing the kit it is $38 (pre-shipping) and includes:

Simply Scored Board & Stylus
Pre-Cut Strips of Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Paper
Cherry Cobbler Ribbon
Container of Antique Brads, and All Embellishments Shown on the Wreath
"Seasons Greetings" Stamped Image
Step-By-Step Instructions

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Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla & Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper
Stamp: Many Merry Messages
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon: Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim & Cherry Cobbler Striped Grosgrain
Punch: 1" circle
Accessories: Antique Brads, Designer Buttons & Linen Thread


Make a wreath base by tracing two plates (one large and one small in the middle) onto chipboard and cut out.
You will want 3 (three) sizes of lolly flowers. 
Cut 6 (six) of each length of paper:
1" x 11" AND 1 1/4" x 11 AND 1 1/2" x 11
Using your simply scored tool, score each strip horizontally every 1/4 inch.
Accordion fold each piece and adhere the ends together to form a cillinder. 
"Squish" the circle down together in the center to create your flower.
Hot glue a 1" circle on the center on each side.
Decorate each Lolly flower as desired.
Adhere Lollies to the wreath frame and embellish with buttons, brads, ribbon and greetings!

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Happy Crafting!