Thursday, December 29, 2011

Get naked

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!

One of my boyfriend's gifts was a gift card to get a straight edge ravor shave. The place where I got it, ran out of gift cards, so they wrote it on the back of their business card, so I thought I have to make the package pretty at least!

Here's what I came up with... I drew the picture, then pierced it with a pin and sewed it by hand.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Beach Baby!

Where did December go? It's funny how it just sneaks by, isn't it? Like everyone, I had a bazillion things to do before Sunday and on Tuesday night I got some stomach bug! I was nauseous for 2 days and I won't go into the details but I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy! Ok, maybe my worst.. =]

So anyway! All our presents are wrapped, which is just unheard of on the 23rd! Dad is baking cookies, so it smells wonderful in here!!

I made most of my gifts for Christmas but of course wrapped them before I took a picture! I made my own tags though, so I'll share those!

This was while I was making them.. I needed something a little heavy to sit on top until the scarf so it would stick together! So I grabbed anything around me that would work!

Glamour , Glamour, Glamour!

I had a whole list of submission I wanted to make for Scrapbook News & Review this month, but I only got 2 done and 1 of the pictures is blurry! The due date is tomorrow, so maybe next month! I will be submitting this layout for their monthly sketch.

No matter what you celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reindeer food!

I was cleaning out where I keep my medicine and I had a lot of empty bottles. I took the labels off and thought I have to come up with something to use these for... I can't just throw them away! So, I thought it would be a cute idea to make some Reindeer food for my niece to sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve so Santa's reindeer will have lots of energy to help Santa deliver presents all around the world!

Here's the cutie pie with the finished product!

I went through the cupboard and made up a reindeer food recipe! I used Quaker Oats, Raisin and tiny marshmallows (like the ones that come in hot chocolate packets). I added glitter also. So my niece wouldn't want to taste it, I told her that the glitter gives Santa's reindeer lots of energy but it doesn't do the same for people. =]

I used craft tape so go around the whole bottle. When I put the paper on it, I left about a 1/2 inch or so over the bottom edge and about 3/4 inch above the lid.

For the bottom, I used the craft tape and folded it under. Then I used a small punch to punch a scallop circle for the middle.

I tied 3 strands of twine around the top and tied it through a button. I cut the top of the paper so it could open a bit and then I inked the paper with Peeled Paint & Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

I then CAREFULLY scoped the Reineer food back into the medicine bottle... make sure to be really careful if you use glitter so it doesn't get all over the place!

I used some letter stickers to label my bottle and that's how you make reindeer food!

I hope you enjoyed my Reindeer food tutorial!! If you make you own, please leave me a link in the comments so I can see!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

More Christmas Cards!

Is everyone ready for Christmas? Yeah, me either!! So much to do... so little time to do it! If you're like me, you're making most of your gifts and it doesn't seem like there's enough time to finish any of them, never mind all of them! But... chances are they'll all get finished, even if it's at 3:28 am on Christmas morning!

Here is the sketch I made for the December Card Challenge on

Here's the card I made from the sketch.

I absolutely loved this card when I saw it! I lifted it from Audrience on I didn't have the mini googly eyes but I think it would have looked better if I did!!

I'm pretty sure I got the idea from this card online... and I'm bummed that I can't find it to link!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Cards!

Happy December! Did I really just say December? This year has flown by at top speeds!!

I was asked to make some cards for a friend, these are them.. and of course there are challenges involved!

For this card, I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #145.

It's also for the December Card Challenge on for Color which is.. Use blue, grey, white & red. Other colors are welcome as long as you have those 4 on your card. It's also for Theme, which is Christmas.

I used lots of goodies from my prize from The Paper Variety!

This card is for 2 challenges.. The Paper Variety's "use an ornament" on your project challenge and Mojo Monday's Sketch #217.

For this card, I used Clean & Simple's Sketch #168.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

These are the place cards I made for our table. I got the idea from Pinterest. I used Core'dinations card stock, 2 brads, some distress ink and some floral wire!

I made the baby a mini one!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Love You

I thought it was time to make another layout for mine & Joey's album! This layout is about the first time we said I love you.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Big Sis, Lil Sis

Happy Saturday to you!

I made this layout for 2 challenges..
The photo on the top is of my Sister and my niece, Klayre, who are both big sisters. The photo on the bottom is of me and my niece, Kalleigh, who are both little sisters!

The quote reads: "Sisters may share the same mother and father but appear to come from different families."

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Birthday KAB! & an iPhone Card!

Someone let my niece turn 4.... ohhh when I find out who it was......

4! Wasn't she just born? It sure seems like it. This little one is the sweetest, most goofy kid I've ever met, and I'd say that even if I wasn't her Auntie!! Not every mid 20 year old would like spending everyday with a child that isn't your own, but I do. I love her to pieces! Can't get enough of her!!


The photo on the left was taken when she was 15 days old, on November 25th, 2007. The one on the right was taken on November 1st, 2011. On the one in 2007, can you see the heart on my forehead?? I have no idea why it's there, lol.

Have you heard of If not, you should definitely go check it out. I had to look for a while to find a clean one though.... but they are all really funny!

This is the card I entered in Paper Crafts "World Card Making Day" Contest. I entered it for Birthday. I didn't win though, ohhhh well! I still love how this card came out. I thought of it when I was making my Thank You kindle card for Joey. He has an iPhone (and infact has talked me into getting one annnd buying it for me! Luckiest girl I know, that's for sure!) so I thought I'd make him an iPhone thank you card then got the idea for the kindle but knew I still had to make an iPhone one!

My favorite part about this whole card? The battery! I just love it! The shading is so neat!

I used my sisters name and my boyfriend's birthday for the time. The reception lines are "I's" in different font sizes!

I used glossy accents on the "home" button.

I drew the camera with a while gel pen.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween + a puncture wound!

Here are some Halloween photos!!

I made a Minnie Mouse Pumpkin... she has a bow on her right ear, can you see it? And I was trying to make a mustache on a pumpkin but it turned out more like a mouth!!

Klayre went as a cowgirl. She also had a rope, a holster and cap gun *this was taken at school, so it was left at home!* She will be 4 next week (did I really just say 4?) and that shirt is 9 months! Makes good 3/4 sleeves though!

This is how she wore her cowgirl hat most of the day at school. It was too cute to correct!

Miss Kalleigh went as a Skeleton!

My puncture wound! On Tuesday, UPS came and I was holding my dogs collar when I opened the door. Scruffy doesn't care for strangers coming from outside, especially men. So the UPS guy said it was heavy and he'd bring it in, stupidly, I said alright. Scruf was barking like crazy and trying to get loose. He turned his head to the left, barked and his teeth went right into my right leg. It was a horrible pain. I've had my fair share of really bad pain and this was definitely high on the list. Now, it's all purple and blue and such. At least they're pretty colors, right? =] It was an accident and all, but you could tell he knew he did something wrong... he kept his distance from me for about a day. So anyway, that's that!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Halloween - Mummy Card!

Exciting news first!! I went to check out The Sweet Stop's sketch for this week and my "Keep Tuggin' Along" Card was one of three cards spotlighted last week! eek! When I saw it, my eyes just about popped out of my head! I can't get the badge to upload though =/

It's almost Halloween time!! I wanted to share a couple of my Halloween costumes from when I was little. I'm lucky enough to not only have one creative parent, but two! So, if you ever wonder where my creativity comes from, it's them! And my Mom's Dad! He used to take a block of wood and carve something out of it. We have a lot of his wood carvings around our house.

From all this creativeness in one house, we always had homemade Halloween costumes. I honestly can't remember even one Halloween, even as a teenager, that we bought a costume.

This is when I was 3 I believe! McDonald's Fries! The fries are made from foam! See the clip in my hair? It says "BOO!" on it. My niece now wears them in her hair!

Who doesn't like Donuts? My favorite, even to this day are any with sprinkles! This costume was made with an inter tube, felt and neon colored straws for sprinkles! See my shirt and my bow? Homemade as well!

I've seen cards like this before, but I got my inspiration from For the aging on the "gauze", I used Distressed Ink in Tea Dye & Vintage Photo.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cards for Andrea!

The other day I posted my "Hey Pumpkin" Card. It's for the girl who cuts my hair. She orders cards to give to her husband, sending them to his work and such! How cute is that?!

These are the other 3 cards I made for her.

For this card I got inspiration from this months lift from the October Card Challenge on, which you can see here.

No challenges for this one! Can you believe that?

For this card, I used a sketch from Quintessentially Me. There's a whole bunch of card sketches on her blog, go check them out!

Font: Pea Lovey Dovey