Thursday, February 25, 2010

Grandma's Special Box

My son Dylan wanted to me to make his Grandma a box for her Birthday. She likes green, so I bought a metallic green & a metallic champagne paint by Folk Art. I painted 2 coats of each & 2 coats of clear glaze. I bought the letters already finished & glued them on the top. I cut a rectangle out of tan felt to fit the inside bottom & glued it into place. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sunshine Award!

I love to scrapbook & make crafts so much! I have been doing it for many years, but never really thought I would actually blog about it. Until I started reading my cousin Lisa's blog & would see all the cute things she had made & was actually a little jealous. I wanted to share all the things that I make too! Not to mention she had been trying to get me to start one for months! lol!

Well anyway, she gave me a sunshine award! Thank you very much Lisa! Here is a link to her blog

NOW, the rules for the award are as follows: I must pass this on to 6 of my followers. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.

--Pass the award onto 6 bloggers.

--Link the nominees within your post.

--Let your followers know that you are giving them this award by commenting on their blog

--Share the love and link to the person for whom you received this award.

I am very new to this & don't have many followers yet , so I sadly can only give 3. Here are a few blogs that inspire me.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Make a Wish" card

Here is a card that I made for my Mother-in-Law for her Birthday. I started with green Bazzill cardstock that I made into a card. I trimmed a piece of patterned paper from the Sweet Matstack by DCWV & used a Fiskars corner punch around the edges. I also trimmed a piece of blue cardstock & used the same corner punch around the edges. I layered them on the front of the card. I then stamped "make a WISH" with green ink by Hampton Art & immediately sprinkled it with green embossing powder also by Hampton Art & heated it with a heat gun. The cupcake is from a pack of Design Adhesives by Clearsnap & is a double sided patterned adhesive. I pressed it onto the cardstock, lifted up the clear top sheet & then sprinkled it with green glitter. I then glued clear bugle beads to the icing for the sprinkles. 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine Treat Bags

I made these adorable treat bags for some of the kids in my family.  I also really wanted to use some more of the cute Ka-Zoo stuff that I bought!  I cut the paper to fit the front of the bag.  I put foam squares on the backs of all the die cuts.  Letter stickers from my stash were used to spell out all of the kids names.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Birthday Love card & gift bag

Here's a card I made for my Sister in Law. The card is made with Bazzill Bling cardstock in lilac. I stamped the hearts in pink on shimmery white cardstock, sprinkled the stamped image with pink embossing powder & heat set it. I spelled out Birthday Love with rhinestone letters. The heart border is from the Ka-Zoo collection. I made an envelope with matching patterned paper. I had to make a gift bag to go with it!

Purple Heart Box

My son & I were in the A.C. Moore a few weeks ago & he saw this box & wanted to get it. His Aunt Deanna's Birthday was coming up & she loves hearts so I said we could make it for her. I also picked up some metallic purple & silver paint, a clear glaze, some foam brushes, a smaller wooden heart for the top, chipboard letters & a sheet of glittered black felt. 

I painted three coats of purple on the inside & out & then three coats of glaze. The heart cutout got three coats of silver, a sprinkling of fine iridescent glitter & then three coats of glaze. It was then glued to the top. I flocked the chipboard "NANA" with purple flock, glued them on the silver heart & added the acrylic flower & a purple rhinestone. I cut a heart to fit the inside bottom out of the felt & glued it down. We gave it to her on Sunday & she really liked it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Momma's Little Valentine

My 4 year old little boy calls me Momma & I love it! I saw this Ka-Zoo set by K & Company at the Michael's & I had to get almost all of it! All the papers are from the 12x12 pad. 

The doggy is from a pack of glittered die cuts & there are many more cute animals, like a monkey, a kitty, a butterfly & many more! I cut out the "momma's little valentine" with my Cricut using the San Serif font cartridge. I almost always use this font when I need one. I dotted the i's with tiny heart stickers. The paper borders on the left page came from a pack of many.

The heart border & card on the right page were cut out on the Cricut using the Doodlecharms cart.

I really love how it came out! It took me a few days to complete it, but it was worth it. I have to make a couple of Birthday cards tomorrow, so I will have them posted soon. I'm also almost done a gift I am working on, so that will be on here soon too.

Doggy Valentine Box

So I was at the Michael's & I couldn't resist this adorable Valentine Box by K & Company. You just have to fold & glue the box together & then add on all the cutouts & foam peices. It was so simple & only took about 15 min. to complete.