Monday, November 30, 2009

Get your Life in Order

Today is the last day to sign up for my 2010 Calendar Class. You can find all the details here
These are just a few of the samples that I made up. We will be decorating the cover of the CTMH 9x9 calendar and the stamping the inside using the wonderful CTMH Word puzzle stamps.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Chipboard reindeer

When I saw the chipboard snowflakes from CTMH my first thought was "reindeer". I also used the negative part of the snowflake for the ears.

Have a great weekend! Back to work for me on Monday!

Friday, November 27, 2009


How was your Thanksgiving? Did you go shopping at 4 am this morning? Me-nope. This card is for this weeks color challenge at Jeanette Lyntons Blog. The colors she choose are Creme Brulee, Goldrush, Cranberry and Chocolate.
This card will go to the host of Thanksgiving this year.
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Goldrush CS, Colonial White CS, Pattern paper from Key to my Heart, cranberry ribbon, cranberry ink, chocolate ink, creme brulee ink, foam squares, Thoughtful Season stamp set

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is not Dixie, but she can sure relate-Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from my house to yours!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

merry and bright

I made this card so long ago for a Paper Crafts project call. I have been saving it, and I love to just sit and look at it. Don't think I can even send it....
The little green tree is from a package of trees by Mrs. Grosman stickers and the green clip is from Stampin up.
All the other supplies are from CTMH

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Notepads for Craft fair

Over the weekend I whipped up several of these notepads for my upcoming craft fair. I used a wonderful stamp set from papertrey ink-called Take Note.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mini Card Set for Unscripted Sketches

This week I used the sketch from Unscripted Sketches to make a set of mini cards. They measure 2.5x3.5 each.

Supplies from CTMH-Twitterpated Paper Pack, Chocolate ink, Bamboo ink, watercolor pencils, Beautiful day stamp set, crochet ribbon

Be sure to go by Unscripted Sketches to check out all of the wonderful projects for this week.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Gift Set

I really like the kraft or brown sack color-It looks soooo good with the deep red color.
For the stars on this set I stamp them in white pigment ink and then sprinkled them with glitter before they had time to dry.

Ohhh and these peppermint and white chocolate kisses are the best-I will have to stock up so I can have some through out the year!

Have a great weekend!~

Friday, November 20, 2009

My version of the Office Kit

So, I was totally inspired by this post on Michelle Woodersons blog. The mini office kit---what a fabulous idea! I created my own version to sell at my upcoming craft fair. When I created mine I had more of an idea for already done things instead pieces to assemble yourself.
My kit includes:
2 Post its
4 coin envelopes
2 glassine bags
10 index cards
1 mini file folder
clothes pen
binder clips

5 assorted tags
paper clips
assorted pattern paper
Homemade 3d stickers
mini binder clip

Everything is inside a great little box and tied up with ribbon and a tag!
If they don't sell at the craft fair I will load them in my etsy shop.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Clear Card

This week Jeanette Lynton use not traditional colors for a Christmas card and an awesome holiday planner. I decided to go with more of a spring type card for the colors.
It may be hard to tell in the photo, but this card is made using a transparency. The pattern paper is attached to the back inside of the card along with the stamped flowers.
The sentiment and buttons are on the front of the card.
Supplies from CTMH-Jingle pattern paper, white daisy CS, Tulip ink, juniper ink, creme brulee ink, juniper waxy flax, white buttons, treasure life stamp set

Be sure and go by Jeanette's blog and see the great holiday planner-she also posted a diagram and directions!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mini Clipboard Tutorial

I had several requests on how to make the mini clipboard-so here goes!
Corner rounder
Pattern paper (to cover the chipboard and the binder clip)
note pad
binder clip

I am not giving measurements, because you can really make this any size depending on what size note pad you get.
1st-corner round the chipboard and the pattern paper. Then glue together. I used tombow adhesive to attach mine (holds up well)

Disassemble your note pad. For this spiral kind just un-hook the ends of the spiral and twist it out. I go to the left and it seems to be just a little more smooth coming out.
(you can always just rip all the pages out. I just don't like the mess it makes)
One of these spirals will make 3 mini clipboards.

Cut off the spiral part of all the pages.

Cover the binder clip with matching paper. I used tombow and it works fine.

Attach the binder clip and fold down the back side of the clip.

Decorate as desired.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Tags Class

If you are in the Lubbock area-sign up today for this tag class! Details can be found here.
I purchased the kit and then adjusted it some!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Glitter Rub-ons are......

not my friend. If any of you have any tips or tricks let me know. I did watch this video and it helped, but I had lots of trouble getting the shape to stick to the paper. The "let it snow" card is for this weeks Unscriped Sketches challenge.

Supplies from CTMH-Jingle paper pack, Tinkerin paper pack, Bamboo CS, New England ivy CS, Olive CS, White daisy CS, sparkles, white ribbon, glitter rub-ons, holiday hoopla stamp set
other-tag, tan lace

Be sure to go by unscriped sketches and check out the other design work.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Starting to look like Christmas....

Commercials on TV already and stores full of Christmas decor. Of course as paper crafters we have to get started early too if we are going to get everything made in time.
Supplies from CTMH-Dutch blue CS, Holiday red ink, prisma glitter, liquid glass, just for the holidays stamp set
other-red ribbon and mini candy canes

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 13, 2009

This is my card for this week's color challenge over at Jeanette Lynton's Blog.When I went to stamp the greeting the block slipped and I made a boo-boo. (It happens right?) I tried to fix it with a marker, but I don't really like it and will have to come up with something else.Supplies from CTMH-Creme brulee CS, Barn Red CS, Colonial White CS, pattern paper from emporium, stocking style stamp set, holiday hoopla stamp set, Barn red ink, creme brulee ink

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I will be using these at an upcoming craft fair-they are wonderful sellers. This is a tin DVD tin that has a notepad on one side and a pocket on the other side. If you would like to see more DVD tins that I have made look on the right side under Labels and click DVD tin. In additon to more examples there is also step by step directions on how to make one.
Supplies from CTMH-Bella paper pack, hollyhock ribbon, cocoa marker, corner rounder, prisma glitter
other-dvd tin, staples

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bella mini clipboard

These mini clipboards are so addicting. I used a piece of chipboard and a mini spiral that I dis assembled.
Supplies from CTMH-Bella paper pack, paper flower, clear sparkle, dream big stamp set, smokey plum ink, hollyhock marker
Other-chipboard, binder clip

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Using up the scraps....

The next few post that I show you are going to have all CTMH Bella paper. I have come to the end of my paper pack and really all that is left is scraps. I made this nugget tin, a mini clipboard and a dvd note tin (look for those in the next few days)
Supplies from CTMH-Bella paper pack, hollyhock ribbon, paper flowers, library pocket, clear sparkles, smokey plum ink, from me to you stamp set

Monday, November 9, 2009

Unscripted Sketch #30

This week I decided to go really simple for my card. A Thank you that could be used anytime, but mainly for fall.
Supplies from CTMH-Barn red CS, Autumn terracotta CS, Colonial White CS, Goldrush CS, Barn Red ink, Autumn terracotta ink, goldrush button, goldrush brads, hemp, treasured life stamp set, from me to you stamp set

Be sure to go by Unscripted Sketches and check out the rest of the wonderful projects

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Party favor

Here is a quick and easy Thanksgiving Party favor- Below you will find the video on how to make these flowers, and they are really easy!
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial white CS, Autumn terracotta CS, Olive CS, Creme brulee ink, Autumn terracotta ink, barn red ink, olive ink, delightful things stamp set, holiday hoopla stamp set
Other-address labels, chocolates, tin

I put chocolate nuggets inside the tin covered with a stamped address label

Friday, November 6, 2009


No project today, just some recent pictures. If I hadn't taken these myself, I might have thought they were yard statues.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A lot of Birthday Cards

I need several manly/boyish birthday cards for the rest of the year. This weeks color Challenge at Jeanette Lyntons blog was the perfect color combo.
Be sure to go by and see the wonderful fall place setting she has created.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Baby it's cold outside!

Last week we had our 1st chance of snow here, of course it didn't snow. (I know, some of you already have many inches on the ground and I am just a little jealous...a little!)
I made this a while back, that is my sweet baby Dixie in her pink sweater. When she has this on she looks just like a tel-a-tubby!
Supplies from CTMH-white rubbons, white embossing powder, blush CS, blush ribbon, white ribbon, foam tape, blush ink, clear sparkles, feathery flakes stamp set

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I made this simple Thanksgiving place cards and matching napkin ring using a wonderful set from Papertrey ink call Autumn tags. I love the wheat inside the circle.
Supplies from CTMH-Honey CS, Honey ink, Chocolate ink, Colonial White CS, Chocolate ribbon, chocolate marker
From papertrey ink-Autumn tags stamp set