Friday, December 6, 2013

Peyton's First School Concert

Peyton is in kindergarten now and not only do I feel like I'm getting old, but one of my babies is growing up. I wish they could stay little a and cuddly longer then they do. I was asked to take pictures and video tape parts of the concert. Granted we all know I would have taken pictures. I am sharing with you now first off are the pictures and than I taped two different parts. Hope you enjoy!






Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday

John and I have been so busy that we forgot his grandma's 80th birthday. So, I am putting a card together for her and an envelope. It's so much easier when you can make your own envelopes and not have the cost of that or worrying about finding the right size. I had this really cute turtle stamp set that we used at a workshop. It had been since 2010 since the workshop. Needless to say, I tore my craft room apart looking for it.

It's been awhile since I've made cards. I have seemed to switch into making gifts, but I still love making cards. This is how this one turned out.

Front of the card and the envelope.

Just a little saying inside the card.


Hope you enjoy! Happy Crafting!!!

Shannon and Ellie (she was my assistant in making this card.)


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Diaper Trike

I'm always looking for new ideas on different types of gifts to make. I'm also trying to come up with many different ideas for a craft fair that I want to be in. I came across the diaper trike and let me tell you after reseraching it, there are many ways you can make these. This was my first time making one, so it wasn't quite perfect, but it did the trick. The supplies you will need are size 1 or 2 diapers, ribbon, rubber bands, baby bottle, receiving blankets, bibs and socks. You can also put a bear on it. I took pictures along the way just to show you how I completed it. The first step was making the wheels. I used 15 diapers for the back wheels and you could techniqually use as many as you want as long as your front tire is bigger. You start out with rolling a diaper as tight as you can and than begin wrapping diapers around it. You will use rubber bands to hold the diapers in place. You will have to use more than one. Don't worry, you will hide the rubber bands with ribbon.

Back two tires

Then I moved on to the front tire. I used 20 diapers for the front wheel. Next time, I might experiment with different amounts.


I covered up the rubber bands with ribbon. I used Scor tape to hold the ribbons down. I've also seen people use safety pins.

Next, I started to put the trike together. You use the receiving blankets to hook the wheels together.


You run the blanket through the front tire and than put one side of each of the blanket into the back tires. Now, this is where I used a safety pin to hold the blanket together. Make sure you pull it tight so the tires don't move.


Front View


You take the next receiving blanket and put it through the front tire. It will stick up in the air. Next, you will slide a bib over to make a front fender. With the other bib, you will snap around the front to make a back fender. Now, put the bottle in between the blanket and than put rubber bands around it to form bunny ears. You will tie ribbon around that to hide the rubber bands.

This is what it looks like with the bottle and the socks on for the handle bars.

Side view


I ended up pinning the bear down, because I couldn't get it to stay. It seems like bears are hard to find when it's not a holiday season.


Well, for my first attempt I think I didn't do so bad. Enjoy!


Happy Crafting



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Update on Ribbon Wreath

As promised I would share the update as to what my ribbon wreath turned out to look like. Let me shared with you it look 3 boxes of stick pins and lots of ribbon...



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ribbon Wreath

So I've seen. Lot of different types of ribbon wreaths and I thought I would give it a shot. I know that there is a lot of different ways to make them, but I picked the one that looked the easiest. If your wanting to make this wreath, you will need a foam wreath, lots and lots of ribbon and either stick pins or hot glue. As I go I'm taking some pictures and than when I'm all finished I will post the final account.

First, here is what he wreath looked like when I bought it.


Once you open he wreath, you will need to wrap it with ribbon to cover up the foam. As you go, I put in pins to hold it down. When you start you can either hot glue he ends down or pin them



After you have wrapped the wreath. You need to cut lots and lots of ribbon.



Then you start forming circles with the ribbon and placing them around the wreath in different directions. This is how far I got tonight. Besides it taking lots of ribbon, it will take a lot of pins.



Updates to come!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Storage for Spellbinders

I had a question about how I store my Spellbinders. After many attempts of different types of tools/storage ideas, I found this system worked the best. I forgot what website I got them off, but will do some research and update. The website has the binders, plastic sleeves and the magnetic sleeves. Here are the pictures of what they looks like. More to come...

****  Update:  When I got home and settled down I did some research on the Internet as to where you can find these.  This is what I found, KaiserCraft  I have the 8.25 X 6 binder with the 6x4 storage packs.  I also bought the magnetic pieces to hold my spellbinders.

This is what it looks like inside  I put two magnetic sheets back to back in each pocket, so depending on the size of your spellbinders you might be able to fit more than one set on a sheet.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Journal Tin and Post It Note Holder

I desgined a new Journal Tin using a DVD tin and transformed it into something that holds a notebook, paper clip, a decorated pen and a small pocket on the left hand side. Here are a few pictures of what it looks like.

This is what the outside looks like when it is closed up.
This is what it looks like when it is open. As you can see on the left hand side there is a pocket and on the right hand side there is the paper clip, notepad and the pen.
Close up on the paper clip and the pen. Notice that I decorated the inside of the pen too.
These are great Christmas gifts, just because and a teacher's gift.
Now, here is the post it note holder
I used a piece of chip board for the platform and used scrapbook paper to cover the front and back. Than I used a binder clip and deocrated that to hold the post it note paper to the chip board. It's very easy to switch out the post it note pad when you run out of paper.
Happy Crafting


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Post it Note Holder

Here is a great gift to someone that either likes to take notes or a great teachers gift. It's very simple to make. You start out with a piece of chipboard. You can make it any size you want. Next you determine what paper you want to use to cover the chipboard with. I sprayed it with adhesive, but I also put Scor-tape along the edges to hold it. Once that is done, I let it dry for a little bit. Make sure to cover both the front and back of the chipboard. Next, you take a medium size binder clip and cover that with matching or coordinating paper of your choice. You can decorate the clip with ribbon as well. Here is what it looks like.

I wouldn't use yellow post it note paper on this pattern paper, but I wanted to show you what it look liked put all together. I am currently waiting for my white post it note paper to come in.


I would recommend leaving the clips up so that it's not covering your post it note. If you want, you could had a piece of magnetic tape behind it and that way it could stick to the refrigerator.

Another thing I tried was putting a piece of paper on one side and most papers have a coordinating paper on the back and than putting that paper on the back. That gives you an option of what side you want to stick the post it note too.


One side


Back Side


Hope you enjoyed the project! I am starting up my own Etsy page to start selling the different things I make. Keep a look out for that to come.


Happy Crafting



Friday, September 13, 2013

Supplies Cake

Every year I try and think of something to do for my son's teacher. With me being a teacher, I had to think of something that maybe I'd like getting too. I saw a great idea on Pinterest and had to try it. So here it is!!!!!



My son thought he needed to help or should I say is watch. LOL

The base is a heavy piece of card stock that I traced a circle on it than covered it with paper. In the middle is a roll of paper towels. You do not glue the towels down until you have the entire cake made. You wrap 6 notebooks around and holding them with a rubber band. I took one notebook wrapped around put the rubber band on it and than just stuck the other notebooks inside. Then I went to the bottom and lined up Grayson's and a glue stick the whole way around. I used the bottles of glue next using the top of my crayons as the base. Remembering to rubber band everything!!! Then I found a cup and cut it down so it wouldn't show and put glue sticks around that. I hot glued that to the top of the paper towels. I rubber banded the glue sticks around the cup. Now, your probably wondering how do I cover the rubber bands up. Well, you get ribbon of your choice and wrap it around the rubber bands and then decorate the rest. Wen your all finished you take the cake and I put pieces of packaging tape down on the circle and stuck it to it. Believe me the teachers will love it. I even had to make one for another teacher. My next try is a crayon wreath. I have already made 2 ruler wreaths.


Happy crafting



Hard Covered Journal Tin

It seems lately I have been coming across a bunch of ideas that I must try! Sometimes when I take on a challenge it could be a flop at first, but that other times it comes out a success. With this project, I think it's going to be a success! I'm also in the process of putting together a store on etsy website to sell some of my creations.

Without further do, here we go. I ordered tin DVD movie cases from Amazon that you can remove the blue plastic piece in the middle so it becomes an empty tin. Then the decoration process started. I started with the outside decorating the front and back with the same type of paper except the back doesn't have the ribbon on that. Lets take a look...


Then, I switched to the inside and on the left hand side I covered the side with a coordinating paper and also at the bottom made a small pocket to keep things in.



Then I took a pen and decorated the inside of it to match the coordinating paper I had been using.


I am not completely done yet, because I'm still waiting for more product to arrive, but to give you the jest of what it will be, is a notebook on the right hand side with the pen and a larger paper clip decorated. I will keep you updated on the final outcome.

Questions for you.....

1. What type of papers would you like to see being used?

2. How much should I charge for one of these?

3. Any other questions you might have ask away....


Thursday, September 12, 2013


Make sure to find me on bloglovin to keep up on all the updates!


Personalizing Tumblers

So, I have always wanted to try new crafting ideas and the more I search the web, the more ideas I'm like I have to try that!!!! Let me tell you they don't always come out right the first time or even the second, but its like when you get bucked off a horse you always get back up on the saddle and do it again. Anyways, I will be the first to say this is by far NOT the best, but this is my first shot and I want to show everyone that practice makes perfect and it doesn't matter if you make mistakes as long as you keep trying. So, now that I became long winded here is what I've created. I will also tell you at the end what I need to without further do...

I took a tumbler and attempted to put a saying on it. Things I've learned are:
1. It's hard to center lettering on the cup
2. The font needs to be smaller
3. How to get everything even and not one letter or word taller than another.
4. Determining what fonts work the best.
5. Lastly, doing more research on the vinyl and how to take care of it so when being washed and everyday use it does not fall apart.
I will keep trying and keep you updated!!
Happy Crafting!!!!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Homevisit Sign

Here is a sign I've been working on for when I'm gone for homevisits.

Ruler Wreath

I've been working on different types of craft ideas.  Here is a ruler wreath that I created.  I am starting to experience with putting letters on cups and much more.  Keep watch to see updates!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Retiring Items Going Fast!!!

Retiring Items Going Fast!

The new Autumn/Winter Idea Book is hot off the presses! With each new catalog release, comes a retiring list of products. The retiring items are selling out fast, check out the list below for any favorites you need to stock up on! The last date to order retiring items is July 31 or while supplies last! The new Idea Book goes live on 8/1/13.

A1132 Family
A1133 Festival of Lights
B1372 Circle Together
B1395 So Grateful
B1396 School Rocks
B1405 Rugged Dude
B1406 Blessings of Peace
B1410 A Friend Like You
B1414 Bonjour
C1438 Tea Time
C1461 Salutation Seals
C1466 Instant Memories
C1505 Pun Fun
C1507 Angelic Blessings
C1508 Paisley Flair
C1511 Love Blooms
C1520 Christmas Joy
D1187 For Every Occasion
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas
D1399 Dream Big
D1440 Everlasting Life
D1444 A Little Thanks
D1492 Christmas Love
D1517 Game On
D1519 Abundance
D1521 Powder Heaven
D1523 Sweet Music
D1528 Jardin
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet
E1017 Old World Alphabet
E1018 Pennant Alphabet
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet
E1020 Token Alphabet
E1021 Trinity Alphabet
E1022 Hero Alphabet
E1023 Varsity Alphabet
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit SOLD OUT
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit SOLD OUT
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet SOLD OUT
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet SOLD OUT
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet SOLD OUT
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet SOLD OUT
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X7166B Claire Paper Packet SOLD OUT
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet SOLD OUT
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment
Z1081 Colonial White Waxy Flax SOLD OUT
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax SOLD OUT
Z1089 Black Waxy Flax SOLD OUT
Z1096 Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment
Z1246 EmbPowder Cocoa
Z1267 Paper/Stamp Organizer 8.5x11(3)
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy
Z1350 embossing powder topiary SOLD OUT
Z1351 embossing powder dutch blue
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment
Z1392 2" Scallop Circle Punch
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads
Z1412 10-Things Pocket
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner SOLD OUT
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton SOLD OUT
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album
Z1748 Brocade Assortment
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots
Z1766 Memo Assortment
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment
Z1794 Cottage Assortment
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment
Z1813 Claire Assortment
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Small
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Large
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base
Z4136 Exclusive Inks Organizer Carrying Case
Z4200 Accessories Organizer
Z578 Corner Rounder SOLD OUT
Z608 Embossing Stylus Medium
Z655 EmbPowder Olive
Z656 EmbPowder Outdoor Denim
Z659 EmbPowder Cranberry SOLD OUT
Z670 EmbPowder Black
Z672 EmbPowder Red SOLD OUT
Z673 EmbPowder White SOLD OUT
Z724 Embossing Pen SOLD OUT
Z906 BambooWaxy Flax SOLD OUT
1771 Waterbrush Medium