Saturday, December 22, 2007

Altered Cd book

Well I had kept these Cd's in case I figured out a way to use them. Well now that I have the Bind It All I do!!! I covered them first then trimmed the extra paper off, next I punched them with the bind it all and binded them. Very easy to do. I think it turned out pretty cute!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas REcipe Book

This is a finished book for a swap I hosted at The Stamp -Shack. Everyone sent me recipes for appetizers, main dish, sides, drink, and desserts. They then sent them all to me and I made them into books. Everyone really did a wonderful job on them. I think they turned out cute! Oh the Santa stamp is Gunson Santa; you can find him at Inkspirations.

Thanks Secret Sister!!!

My ss really spoiled me this month!! This is the second package I've gotten from her this month! The first one was a box from the popcorn factory and today I got this cute bag filled full of all those goodies! I must of been a good girl this year!!! My secret sister rocks!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Santa came by my house!!

Every year the city I live in deck out one of their firetrucks and have Santa sitting up top and go down every street! It takes them days to do. The music you hear is from the fire truck. Sorry you can't see Santa up there I have a cheap crappy camera and it's dark outside, but you get the idea. I love it when he comes by! His little elf's sitting up there that you can't see either, lol, threw us tootsie rolls! Thought I'd share with you. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Isn't he a cutie!! I bought this set of owl stamps yesterday and couldn't wait to play. The stamps and pattern paper are both from sassafras lass.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Coaster Book

I made this coaster book today. Santa brought me a bind it all for Christmas so I had to play with it!! I used 6 coasters for this project. There are a few more pages but I didn't take a picture of them all for some reason. Maybe tomorrow when there is good light I'll take the pictures of the others.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Survey

1.Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate!!!!
2 Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa skips my house.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White on the tree, the house has blue and white
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No, I don't want to kiss everyone that comes in my house!
5. When do you put up your decorations? The day after Thanksgiving.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? I love turkey and dressing!
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I loved waking up and seeing the gifts that Santa had left!
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? My cousin told me and I told her she was lying and that they got a new one!!
9. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? I use white lights, clear glass ornaments, and silver beads.
10. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I love considering we get it only once every 10 years.
11. Can you ice skate? NO!
12. Do you remember your favorite gift? no
13. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? I love decorating the tree
14. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? cookies
15. What is your favorite holiday tradition? WE really don't have any
16. What tops your tree? A star
17. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Well I'd be lying if I said I don't like getting but I love giving even more!
18. What is your favorite Christmas Song? I love ALL Christmas songs.
19. Candy Canes? Love them, they are really yummy when you crush them and put them in your hot chocolate!

Keep the survey going, copy the questions here and post them along with your own answers on your blog!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Santa Bag

I got this idea from a Friend over at The Stamp Shack (thanks heather!!) I made it using a white lunch bag. I used aluminum foil that I taped down to cardstock for the belt and then cut it out with a frame die-cut. The brads are holding the bag together. I thought it turned out pretty cute!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Knitted Scarf

Here is a scarf I've been knitting for a good friend of mine for Christmas. I finally finished it today. I started it last month but haven't been working on it like I should of. I used a drop stitch on it and the color is a mulberry color. I hope she likes it!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Pictures from the concert

Oh boy did I have a great time. We took pictures but they aren't the best. I thought I'd share some of the with you

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tori Amos Bound!!!!!!

I'm soooo excited. We are going to see Tori Amos tonight!!
She is my fav. artist and I just love her in concert! Our tickets are on the 10th row, wish it could of been closer but I didn't get a presale word so I had to wait to buy them along with everyone else. We are going to try and sneak a camera in so maybe I will have some pictures to post soon. Tori Amos here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I just wanted to say to all of you out there Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
I have been in the kitchen all day today preparing for tomorrow. I have cooked 2 pans of cornbread (for the dressing) boiled 40 eggs and peeled them, made a homemade apple pie, baked homemade cookies, diced all my green onion and celery. Wow, I'm tired already. I still have to clean up my mess and do some laundry. Anyway, hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow and get lots of good food to eat!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Frog ATC

Here is a frog atc i made for a swap I'm hosting. I used the packing tape technique. You punch a whole and put packing tape on the back with the sticky side so it will be sticky on the front. Sprinkle glitter and your done! It's so easy and adds nice sparkle.

Altered Box

Here is another altered box. This one came black so I didn't even have to paint it!!

The postcard in the middle is cut out from the pp and then mounted on black cs. I then used foam tape to make it pop up. It looks really good IRL!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Cute Kittie

Jiggs and the cat. He hates it that I"m making him get along with a cat!!

This is the little "house" we made for her to sleep in. Just a box with towels in it and a blanket drapped over the front.


Cute Kittie!

Jiggs and Kittie checking each other out.

This is a cat that I've been taking care of because it's owners decided that
they didn't want it any more. She is super good, and I trust me when I say this, I don't even like cats!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Altered Starbucks Bottle

I decided to show the before and after picture of the Starbucks bottles that I've been altering. I really like doing these too. They make great gifts for teachers! Fill them full of candy and your done.

Altered Box

I really like doing these! They are fun, quick, and easy. I think this one took me a total of about an hour to do.

Friday, October 19, 2007

I bought this box at Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon. I decided that the cards to go with it were going to be plain. No reason to make them to fancy when they are getting this wonderful box! LOL!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pictures from craft fair

Here are some pictures I took of my booth at the fair. I did OK for my first time. I got lots of good info so that was most helpful!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Cute gift bags

I've been busy again today. I have made 6 of these little bags so far. Aren't they cute!!! I got the idea from Kim who got the idea from Pascale. I of course needed to be in the loop and wanted to make some too!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Chipboard Coaster Boxes

I've been busy the past couple days making these boxes. I've made 6 in all! Thanks to Traci for selling me some of her stash of coasters!! I'm loving these boxes. They are pretty easy to make and are really cute!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Thanksgiving Place Cards

I thought it might be a good idea to make some place cards for Thanksgiving. I worked on these today. I had fun making them. I don't know what I'm going to sell them for yet. Dbf says I should do them $1 each, but that seems expensive to me. Feedback would be nice, what do you all think?

Monday, September 24, 2007

Lacy Box

This is the box that dbf hates. He says he doesn't like the paper at all. Anyway, I told him too bad it's there and it's staying! I think it suits the country style and some people like that. This is some of that lace I got at the garage sale! I knew I needed it for something.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Another box

This is more of a manly box. I used this copper tape around the bottom of it. I got 5 rolls of it in different colors for 50 cents at a yard sale. It looks alot better in real life!

Here is another box I made. I have made matching cards for all my my boxes. I got the layout for this card from Thanh. She always has wonderful card ideas!! I like this box because it is very girly and of course purple is my fav. color!! I don't think you can tell very well from the photos but I added little dots of Glossy Accents glue to make it look like they are leaving their trail behind. Since I took this picture I have painted the inside rim of the lid and the box with the same purple paint. Makes it look more finished that way.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Directions for altered boxes

1. Start with a plain box

2. Paint the box where you want.

3. You will use Mod Podge and a sponge brush.

4. Measure your paper.
5. Apply the mod podge to the box.

5. Apply paper to the top of the box. Then use a ruler, or your hand, to get out any air bubbles.

6. Add your paper to the front and back first(the side of the boxes.) Be sure when you cut it you leave enough to wrap around the sides.

7. Fold the bottom like you are gift wrapping a present; then glue down. (This is the bottom of the box.)

8. Trim the paper for the sides of the box, but don't leave the extra to wrap. This piece is going to cover the the wrapping from the front and back.

9. Once you have all your paper on this is what the bottom of you box will look like. You can add some felt to the bottom to hide this.

10. The last part is to decorate as wanted. You can use the same glue you used for the paper on your ribbon and embellishments. Just remember that where ever that glue touches it makes it kinda shiny so be careful with it.

The finished box!


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