Sunday, February 24, 2008

Cosmo Cricket Desk Caddy

This is the desk caddy that I made this summer. I wanted something nice to put all of my junk in. :)
I bought the kit at Archivers, which was just the plain, unfinished wood parts. Each piece is seperate. Then, I painted it with MM paint. Then, I used Mod Podge to attach the Cosmo Cricket paper. I didn't embellish this because I thought it was kind of busy, and pretty on its own.
Thanks for looking!


These are the smaller version of Fritz. Each monkey is 2x2. The mouths are hand drawn. That is the one thing about the Silouette. It seems to have a tough time with the tiny details. I am going to apply these to something for the favors for Nathan's party. For more information on Fritz, please see my previous post.

Here's Fritz

Isn't he cute!? My husband designed this little monkey a few years back and he uploaded all of the pieces to my Silouette yesterday. He is 6.5x6.25 inches. We thought about using this card as Nathan's invitations, but I figured that would be a bit rough on the blade to do 25 of these. Each color is cut out seperately and glued on to the main brown image.

Nathan's Birthday Invitations

Hello! It feels like forever since I have posted! I'll be post four projects today!
First is my son, Nathan's, birthday invitations. I have to make 25 of these, and that's just close family, so I had to keep it simple. The big blank spots are from where I removed personal information.
Here is the recipe
Font: Hurry Up!, dark yellow
Stamps: Stampendous, Changito The Monkey, Hero Arts, Playful Animals
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Brown, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: whisper white, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Prismacolor Pencils, odorless mineral spirits
I have made only 5 so far! Twenty to go!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Valentines for my son's little friends

These are the valentines that I made for my 22month old's classmates. The class is called the Giraffes. I thought this set along with the wild about you sentiment was just perfect for the occasion.
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Wild about YOU
Paper: Pretty in Pink, whisper white
Ink: Pixie Pink
Other: Marvy punch, Cuttlebug, heart embossing folder
Have a great day!

Valentine's Day

Today was a rare snow day! It was great to be home from work. I slept in until 8:30! It was nice to catch up on the phone with family and friends. We had a very crafty morning making Valentines for both my son and daughter's classes and teachers. Then, I made chocolate chip pancakes for lunch! Healthy, I know. My daughter, Paige, who never eats, ate 4 of them!
Here is one of the Valentine's that I made for my son's teachers. They are so good to him and our family. It is nice to know that when I can't be with him, he is with people who really care.
Here is the recipe:
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, DP from Paper Studio
Stickers: K& Co- exclusive at Target
Ink: Pixie Pink for sponging the scallops
Other: Marvy punch, Offray light pink grosgrain ribbon, slit punch
Have a great day!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Thinking of you, again!

I am really hoping and praying for a snow day tomorrow. We never get them, but it does look promising!

Here is another thinking of you card. I love the all occasion cards that you can use for anything. I decided to use the in colors since I HAD to have them. So, here is the recipe:

stamps: Best Blossoms, sincere salutations

Ink: river rock, blue bayou, mellow moss, really rust

Paper: river rock, blue bayou, whisper white

Ribbon: Comex Grey Blue (matches blue bayou perfectly)

Tools: Corner rounder, SU scallop punch

Saturday, February 9, 2008

I have had these jumbo paper clips from Walmart for about a year now. I have not been much in the card making mood- uninspired, I guess. So, I remembered seeing these little flower clippies all over Splitcoast and decided to use those as my inspiration. Thanks to all who have uploaded the clippies! They are darling! I used some felt flower peices that I got at Archivers for 75% off. What a deal! I think I'm going to give these to my kids' teachers for Valentine's day. I know they aren't Valentineish (is that even a word) but I like them anyway!
I want to make a SU order soon but I can't decide what to get. I want to spend just enough to get the Salebration set. The catch is, I am NOT buying any more flowers! I love so many flower sets but I don't need them. I need masculine and kid type sets. So, what would you recomend? I really have no clue!
Anyway, here is the recipe for the clippies:
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Lavendar Lace, Certainly Celery, Cool Carribean
Punch: SU scallop punch
Clips from Walmart
Felt Flowers: KI memories

Have a great day!

Friday, February 8, 2008

I am so looking forward to a nice weekend without grading ANY papers! I feel like that's all I do lately! I am stampin as much as possible this weekend! Oh, and cleaning this mess of a house! Priorities!
I am going to order some of the MFT new stamps. I can't believe they put some of their sentiments on rubber! I laughed out loud on the night of the sneek peeks! Hilarious!!!!
I have to say that square shaped cards are my favorite. I guess the symmetry does something for me! I wasn't sure about Groovy Guava, but it is growing on me! The ribbon actually matches IRL.
Here is the recipe for this card:
Stamps: True Friend
Ink: Old Olive, Groovy Guava
Paper: Old Olive, Groovy Guava, Whisper White
Tools: Corner ticket punch, corner rounder, cropadile, Cuttlebug embossing folder, sponge
Embelishments: Ribbon: Michael's moss twill, Spare Parts brads
Have a great day!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Hello! I made another birthday card to help fill up my card tin. I am working on a card tin just for birthdays. I am going to separate it by months and write birthdays and dates on the first index card. Then, as I make cards that I feel a loved one would like, I'll put it in the tin in their month. I hope that made sense. My friend Heather made the suggestion for the tin.
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: True Friend, Studio G
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Bazzil Brown, river rock, really rust, whisper white, Apple Cider DP
Tools: ticket punch (NON SU), ticket corner punch, corner rounder, Cropadile, 1 1/4 inch circle punch, Scallop punch
Embelishments: brads- Spare Parts, May Arts polka dot ribbon, Target Wedding ribbon

Well, I have TONS of papers to grade! Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Well, this didn't turn out quite as cute as I had invisioned, but hey. I tried! I just had to find a non scrapbooking project to use my Silouette on! The machine is so small and easy to use! I have Vista, and I have heard that some people had issues with the Silouette if they had Vista. The problems have been fixed. It only took me five minutes to set up the machine, download the software and cut out my first item! This is an altered hot cocoa can. I made this for my candy (just for the kids) in my classroom. I made a desktop organizer that matches the can. I'll upload that soon!
Here is the recipe:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Dutch Girl collection
Ribbon: Offray, white grosgrain
Tools: slit punch, Quickutz Silouette, Mod Podge
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Happy Birthday!

I am still trying to increase my birthday stash. This card was quick and simple! Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Studio G, True Friend
Ink: Real Rust, chocolate chip
Paper: Apple Cider DP, River Rock, Choc. Chip, Really Rust, Whisper White
Tools: Silt punch, Marvy square scallop punch
Embelishment: May arts and Target wedding ribbon
Thanks for stopping by! I'll have a fun project to post tomorrow! Hint: It's not a card!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Thinking of you!

I bought this cute little paisley stamp at Archiver's after I saw the Paisley Rocks set from The Angel Company. I borrowed the set from my cousin, Heidi (sweetheidijo, sweetsomethings), and I really loved it. Since I don't have a TAC demonstrator, and I wanted the stamp NOW, I picked this one up. I guess when you are inspired by something, it makes you want it that much more!
Here is the recipe for this card:
Stamps: Paisley, Hero Arts, sentiment, MSE
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Tools: Ticket punch, slit punch, cropadile
Embelishments: Brads, Spare Parts, ribbon-May Arts, Target satin wedding ribbon, K&Co flower

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 3, 2008


I can't believe I haven't played with my Elsiebells more! I am finally starting to feel a little better so maybe I'll have a chance this week! This was a quick one, not the most elaborate card, but I think this little lady just steals the show! The card actually opens at the scallops. That makes it look a bit crooked!
Here is the recipe:
Stamp: Elsiebelle
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: PP-Imaginisce, SU Cranberry Crisp, Whisper White, Old Olive
Tools: Slit punch, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol oms
Embelishments: Ribbon- SU Cranberry Crisp Stitched ribbon
I have TONS of work to do because I missed almost an entire week of school. Lesson plans and grading are what I 'll be doing while watching the Superbowl. Just as well, my Cincinnati Bengals didn't make it anyway! Ha Ha! I know, I'm dreaming!
Have a Fun day!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


This is one of my favorite Bella stamps. Could it have anything to do with my love of coffee? ;) Here is the recipe:

stamps: javabellas, studio g ink: black Stazon Paper: Whisper white, American Crafts Mother May I collection Embellishments: bling flower, K&co, Ribbon, Target $1 bin, Tools: slit punch, ticket punch, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol OMS

I am starting to recover from this yucky viral bronchitus stuff. My MIL called awhile and asked if they could have the kids for the evening. WELL! That works for me! Adam and I will be heading out to dinner, sans children! This NEVER happens! Yay! More cards tomorrow!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Hello! I haven't uploaded or stamped for that matter in awhile. I have had bronchitus and just resting for the past week. Here is a card I made for a friend awhile back but haven't posted.

Stamps: Happy Everything, Studio G

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Other: Marvy Punch, ribbon-mm, pastels, white gel pen

Wow! I have been spending a ton of my time online while I have been home. Just browsing the different blogs and such. Very Relaxing! I have discovered a few great blogs that were new to me that may be worth checking out.

(cool ribbon blossoms!)

(great design ideas- simple cards)
(fun cards- exclusively SU)
Have fun!
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