Monday, June 20, 2011

One stitch at a time.

A couple days ago I recieved the goodies I bought from Sara Martina. I bought the 12x12 Material Girl Collection. I've been wanting it for a while, so I was so excited to finally use it!

I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #122 for this card.

End of the year Teacher gifts!

I forgot to share the Teacher Gifts that I made for my niece's Pre-School teacher and aid. In a past life, that tall container was a Duraflame Match box. I have a basket of containers to alter at a later date, so I got it out of there. =] I cut fabric and used a old Starbucks Gift Card to put a thin coat of glue on it, then I wrapped the fabric around it.

The small container was a We R Memory Keepers container... I can't remember what came in it though!! I used 2 different fabrics to tie around the container.

My sister brought candy at a local candy store and I put them in cello envelopes.

The tags say "You rule Mrs. Caroline" and on the back I adhered Klayre's coloring that she did just for them.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Deepest Sympathies

I made these 2 condolence cards for 2 friends of the family, who are sisters. Their Mom, who was 96, passed last week. 96! Can you imagine the things she saw in her lifetime?

For this card, my Mom suggested something with baking. That's right... baking and a sympathy card, all wrapped into one!

I used Mojo Monday's Sketch #195.

For this one, I got the inspiration from one of Shanna Vineyard's Birthday cards on her blog.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

You're the coca to my cola

When my sister and brother-in-law were in Vegas last month, they bought me a bunch of Coca-Cola papers from the Coca-Cola store.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Menu Board!!

About a month or so ago I found a blog called Sandy's Kitchen. Sandy blogs her weight loss journey on Medifast (the diet I'm on) and posts recipes of other peoples and her own. We've been making them like crazy. Of course we have our favorites!

Even if you're not on Medifast, you can make them... and I really recommend it, they are delicious!

Here's some of our favorites..

Turnip Fries
Shrimp Scampi w/Zucchini Ribbons

Super Delicious...

All American A1 Burgers
Broiled Scallops
Swiss Tuna Melts
Buffalo Bites
Mock Savory Kugel

As you can see, there are a TON of other ones also, we just haven't tried them yet!

A couple months ago my sister made a Menu board for their house, so I made one too! I made it so we can figure out a whole weeks menu instead of realizing we don't have an ingredient 10 minutes before we make dinner!

I used a frame that I've had since forever (I'm sure you could find a really cute one at Goodwill!). I used the Cherry Limeade cartridge for the Cricut for the letters and used their sticky vinyl. You cut the vinyl upside down so it sticks to the back of the glass so you can write on the front of it and not mess up the vinyl.

I backed it with Rusty Pickle's "Cooking" Paper, it goes with our kitchen real well!

I was planning on putting this on a clip so I could wear it in my hair, but it had other plans!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Welcome Baby

I used Clean & Simple's Sketch #143 for this card.

This is also for the June Card Challenge on, for color, to use Pink, Green & Navy.. white and brown are okay as well.

My new obsession is making flowers! I'm loving it. I went to Joann's the other day and bought about 8 different fabrics. Granted I only bought 1/4 of a yard, lol, but you don't need much! I got a bunch for 50% off of $9.99, and then a 1/4 of a yard, not too shabby!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Luci's Bridal Shower Card

I made this card for my Best Friend's Bridal Shower.

I free handed the dress form, which is a big deal cause I am horrible at drawing!

This is for The Pink Elephant Challenge #83, "Here comes the Bride".

I then collected a bunch of white/cream/purple ribbons and fibers to create the dress. I use a Zva's line of gems for the necklace, sanded around the edges of the background and rounded the corners.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Out of this world!!

This is for the June Card Challenge that I host on It's for Technique, to make a Diamond Fold Card. Sooo simple with such a cool effect when you open it! I got the instructions from Splitcoaststampers,com.

This card is also for Claudia & Company's Challenge #83, to make a card with a fancy fold. Doesn't get much more fancy than this =]

This is the card when it's open. When fully open it measures about 4 3/4 x 13, including the scallops. You also have a lot of room to write you message in the blue, since it's all hidden when it's closed.

This cute little robot and the star paper (do you not just LOOOVVEEE that star paper??) is from My Little Shoebox's Robots Unplugged line and the paper is called Scraps of Metal. The robots entena were too thin to cut out, so I just cut them off and made my own with a button and some wire!

I added some Glossy and Crackle Accents on the Robot also.

Friday, June 3, 2011

For Jenn!

A friend that I went to school with asked if I could make her cousin a Graduation card. I'm not the best at making boy cards to being with, but since she told me he was really into baseball, I got the "you hit it out of the park" idea! I knew I had some cute Dodger stuff too.

Do you see the Graduation cap on the baseball? =]

She loved that one so she ordered another!!

This card is for her bestfriends Wedding in July.

It's also for the June Card Challenge at Scrapbook for product, to use fabric on your card.

When it's closed, it tucks behind that button.

These are lyrics to the song they'll be walking down the aisle to, "I will" by the Beatles.

I made these flowers w/fabric, to match the color of the bridesmaids dresses.

This is what it looks like when it's "untucked" from behind the button.

The inside, all the way open.