Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I changed up my shelf a bit for New Year's Eve.  I added some party hats, beads and horn and used eighteen25's subway art.
Have a safe and prosperous New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all the Merriest of Christmas and blessings for the New Year!
See you in 2012!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Place Cards & Tags

Just a quick post to share the place cards I created for Christmas Dinner and tags for our gifts.  I used PTI's Turning a New Leaf and Poinsettia dies.

And this is what we had last year.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

This is my shelf display in our kitchen/dining area.  It was inspired by an episode in HGTV where the theme was winter wonderland.  Though they basically used all silver and white I added greenery on mine since I tried to use what I already have from the past Christmas.  The subway art is from Eighteen 25.  I added glitter glue on some of the words just to stay with the sparkly theme =D.  I pretty much already have everything except for the silver frame I got from Ross. I took out everything and just kept the glass and frame.  

And this is our Christmas tree.  I tried a tip a got from Pinterest where you turn off all the lights in the house except for the tree then crank up the ISO and used very slow shutter speed.  It made the tree really sparkle.
I still have a lot of things to do before Christmas ... I'm still working on our family Christmas cards.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Owl Birthday Party

This is what I've been busy with.  

My daughter celebrated her 7th Birthday and wanted an Owl theme with her favorite colors ... teal and pink ... I just added the yellow as a moon since it was pretty close to Halloween.

For the invitation I used my Cricut and Gypsy to create a shaped card.  The owl is from Paisley cartridge.  I modified it a little like adding lashes using commas from one of the font cartridges I have.

The goody bags are just plain brown paper.  The owl's face base is a Nestabilities Label 1 die and I used various sizes of scallop and circle punchers to create the eyes.  I hand cut the nose and wings and assembled the owl.  I added wrinkled ribbon for the girls goody bag.

I made the pinata following a YouTube tutorial using a balloon as a base and covered it with scrap paper then crepe paper.  For the wings I used layered fringed brown paper and just curled it a little.

The subway art is from Eighteen25.  Incidentally the the colors were a perfect match!

For the shelf display I reused my Halloween plates to display the invitation and number 7.  I got some framed pictures in her room and some knick knacks that complement with the theme.

The cake sign was also made using my Cricut and Gypsy.  I hope you like my little ensemble.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Goodies

I got my Halloween Goodies out to inspire me to make Halloween projects.  I love Halloween colors ... black, orange, green, purple and yellow.  Now it's time to create!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Felt Fringe Flowers

Felt flowers are all over crafty blog land.  I especially love the fringe flowers.  I saw a die that's used to make one and it looked easy to make by myself.  I cut regular 9"x12" felt lengthwise into strips with different widths (about 1.5" width) and folded it in half.  I rolled it and inserted a safety pin at one end (not the fold side) to hold it.
I snipped the felt at the fold to create the petals.
It unravels into these fringe flowers.
To create a little variation I snipped at the fold of some of the flowers to double the number of petals.
Here's all my felt fringe flowers waiting to be used.  You can use a glue gun to keep the felt together at the back and remove the safetypin or sew it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Check it out ...

I got our last year's Chrsitmas card published on Holiday Cards & More Volume 6 magazine =D.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Clothespin Magnets

I found these bamboo clothespin at a local hardware supply store (it's also sold online at Walmart).  It's pretty sturdy than the regular wood clothespin I've seen before.  

I cut some regular felt with various Sizzix flower dies (Daisies and Flower Layers) and stacked them.  I added a large button and tied it with rustic twine to the clothespin.
Finally, I glued a magnet at the back.
Now I have some pretty fall theme flower magnets to hold my kid's school papers.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Boo! ... I'm Back!

Hopefully I'll get back to being crafty and share it with you.  I switched my shelf display for Halloween, I got the subway art printout from eighteen25, check it out they have a lot of cool ideas.  The web-like fabric is from JoAnn's, I was going to get the regular $1 ones but opted for this fabric (so I can reuse it over and over =D).  It's a bit too white for me so I'm thinking of distressing it a bit ... we'll see.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Published! =D

Check out Cricut Magazine August 2011 issue. I got published! ... It's my first time =D.  It's the baby shower ensemble I did for my dear friend Joy.  She had a difficult pregnancy but everything turned out fine in the end ... she now have a healthy and handsome baby boy!

BTW ... really sorry for the silence ... still busy with all my kids in summer vacation.  They have about a couple more weeks to go then it's back to school.  Hopefully I'll reclaim my crafting time back ... I craft while I watch my kids do homework =D.  I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th!


Sorry for being MIA ... busy with kids in summer break.  I made these quick RW&B rockets for the kids.  They're actually glow sticks (to keep they busy while waiting for the fireworks) I covered with pattern paper.  I cut the paper a little longer and cut the excess into strips, the top is just a circle and I cut a slit so i can shape it into a cone.
Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 4th!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Botanical Silhouettes

I broke in this year's PTI Limited Edition Anniversary Set - Botanical Silhouettes and it's just addicting.  I cut various sizes of Rustic White and Cream cardstocks and stamped away.  These were totally inspire by Nichole Heady's samples for this set.

  • PAPER: PTI Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Rustic White and Rustic Cream
  • STAMPS: PTI Botanical Silhouettes
  • INK: Stampin Up 
  • OTHER:  Twine, ribbon and button

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Birthday Cupcakes






I made a bunch of cupcake cards with a little variation on each one. Colors were inspired from the stripe pattern paper from an older K&Co paper collection.

  • PAPER: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Pure poppy, White, K&Co paper pad, yellow and dark brown cardstock 
  • OTHER: PTI Cupcake dies, Rick Rack border, Eyelet Lace border, Limitless Layers Circle Collection, Baker's Twine and button

Friday, May 13, 2011

If friends were flowers, I'd pick you!

In honor of spring, I made these cards.   Since these can be an all around card I left the sentiments out so I can add them depending on the occasion.

  • PAPER: PTI Plum Pudding, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Dotty Biscotti and Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper pad
  • STAMPS: PTI Blooming Button Bits
  • INK: Stampin Up 
  • OTHER:  Martha Stewart Icicle border punch, Twine, ribbon and buttons