Monday, November 30, 2009

Polka Dots!!

This week's challenge over at Sunflowers and Dragonflies requires you to make a card with polka dots! I love polka dots! I finally got to use my border punch I got on Black Friday, too! It's such a simple way to dress up a card. Almost time to mail out Christmas cards and I don't have nearly enough! I've got to get busy!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Quickie Post!

I don't really have time to post but I wanted to get this card up before the deadline. This is my card for the challenge over at There's Magic in the Air. You had to use something fluffy, so I used some fluffy ribbon and put some white fibers on the hat. Enjoy!

Back again...sorta

I don't have any pictures to post tonight but I do have something to share. We've been painting so I've been busy trying to help, clean, and wrangle a little person that keeps trying to "help". She even picked the putty out of the holes my husband had just puttied! Oops! I do hope to get my office back in order! He painted it a beautiful Antique Silver and it's GORGEOUS!!!! It's so soothing! I'll put up some pictures of it soon. Anyways...on to what I have to share.

I don't know if any of you follow Julia Stainton/Belle Papier but if you don't you should! She creates the most beautiful things! If fact, I doubt she's ever made anything that I didn't like! Today she's sharing more of her canvas scrapbook she is doing of her mother. It is so pretty and girly and just perfect! So I wanted to share it. So check it out here!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I did and I actually got to go to some black Friday sales, but only at craft stores!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

More Primas!!

Look what I got at Hobby Lobby the other day!! Primas! If you've been reading my blog from the beginning, you know that I get very excited when I buy Primas! Normally, I buy about 60 flowers for $7.00, but I usually use a coupon so I don't have to pay full price. So, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this container of over 500 (I think) flowers for $12.99! And, wouldn't you know, I had a coupon! So, for $8 bucks I bought them, and then I spent the whole night sorting them by color into baby food jars. I knew I saved those things for a reason! I just smile everything I look at them! I even took pictures! :)

This is what I started with... You wouldn't think that's alot, but there are a ton of little bitty flowers mixed in.
Finished!! Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?? No, face it, you haven't!
Now, it's time to use them! If you love Primas, I suggest these!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Custom Christmas Tags!

I love making these tags! I had a friend ask me to make some tags to match these cute little bags that she bought for her Christmas presents. She wanted black, cream, and red. At first I had a hard time thinking about how to make them, but after MANY trips to Hobby Lobby (darn) I finally made them! I LOVE them! I almost hoped that she wouldn't want them, but nah, I can make more! :) Aren't they just gorgeous?? They are black on the back so I left them blank, but I'm going to suggest writing on them with a silver pen. Her hand writing will look much better than any of the stamps I have.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Tags!

Hello! Look, another consecutive post!

I made large Christmas tags for our craft fairs and everyone really liked them! I saw them on Dawn McVey's blog and thought they were a great idea! They are perfect if you have a gift you don't want to wrap, like a jar candle, you can just tie it around the top! No wrapping but it still looks great! They also look great on plain paper bags, which are MUCH cheaper than regular bags.
Check back tomorrow to see the beautiful custom tags I made for a friend of mine.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Skating By!

Well, I'm back! I think! I've been excited about getting back to blogging and actually going through the stack of blog emails in my inbox!

FYI: That last craft fair was a TOTAL flop.

Anyways, I actually made a card today! I picked up the freebie image over at There's Magic in the Air. Mr. Penguin is "skating by" in this image. I thought this was a great image to work with! Thanks Nina! :) The challenge this week is to use something reflective. I didn't have anything reflective so I decided to use some paper from a new line, Reynolds Wrap! lol I know that was cheesy but it's late and I haven't blogged in a while. Anyways, I used my snowflake punch and glued them to my card stock. And of course it's just not a card unless you use some Stickles!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Craft Fair!

The reason I haven't posted anything for a while is because I've been busy crafting my booty off! My friend, Hannah, and I had a booth at a craft fair last weekend and it was a blast! We sold a bunch of stuff and it was just nice to hang out without our kiddos ya know! So, I'm sharing a table with my mom and one of her friends this weekend at another craft fair! It's not as big as the last one but I'm still hoping to sell some Christmas cards. I think I'm addicted to this. I'm really enjoying making things and selling them to people that enjoy them! (And getting extra craft money doesn't hurt too bad either) So here are a few pics from the last one. There are only a few because we were in such a frenzy we didn't really think to actually use our CAMERA just our phones, even though the cameras were about two feet away. What can I say, were just special sometimes. Please remember, this was our first one and next time we will so blow it out of the water!!!!!

Me being silly!
Crappy picture of my half the table.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I haven't been blogging! I've been so busy doing craft fair stuff that I haven't even thought about it! So, maybe after this weekend, I'll be back sharing. I hope to actually take pictures this time! Hope everyone is doing great!