Sunday, August 25, 2013

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Cigar Purse

I picked up this paper from graphic 45. It's called Steampunk spells. I went ahead and embellished this cigar box purse and added Stickles and other embellishments that I had on hand. I think it turned out great. What do you think?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Super Cheap Washi Tape at Office Max

You can pick up super cheap washi tape from OfficeMax this week. It's on sale for $1 each and you can use the $5 off $10 printable coupon, which makes each roll only .50. What a great deal on washi tape! Better hussle to the office max and get yours before they're all gone. Go to (click here) to get the coupon if its still available.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

$3 Garden Bench Renovation in Less Than 30 Minutes

Last week I spent a whole $3  and 30 minutes on this garden bench rennovation.  This garden bench is over 7 years old and has been stained before. I always debate whether or not I want to stain it because I love the weathered look. But last week I was shopping for chalkboard paint and I  managed to snag some spray wood stain from Michaels for $3. Time to rennovate on the cheap!
Here's how the project went:
1. I sprayed off the pigeon poop and washed the bench.
2. Lightly sanded the bench.
3. Covered the wall with an old sheet. (Who has time to move benches?)
4. Sprayed the bench like crazy.
5. Waited 15 minutes for the first coat to dry.
6. Sprayed the 2nd coat and finished off the can.
I think it came out great, and it was super easy!

Spray Wood Stain only $3!
  Don't forget to cover the wall!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Barbecue Grill Gift Card Holder From Lettering Delights

When I saw this Barbecue Grill Gift Card holder from Lettering Delights I just had to have it. I purchased it and downloaded it to my Silhouette Design Studio and went to work. It was real easy to cut, but folding the grill cover was more challenging than I had anticipated.  I used tacky tape to get it to hold but after a few days it started to unravel a bit. Darn. My dad liked the presen, but next time I'll spend more time on the lid to get it just right.  Oh and learn.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Poppin Tags At Goodwill: Old Jeans Made New With Craft Supplies

I bought these old pair of jeans at the Goodwill. They were only four dollars on 1/2 price Saturday... what a deal. The problem is that they are missing a button. What's a girl to do.?

I immediately thought that I could just replace the button with a new one. And then I thought that might be too much work. So I grabbed my e6000 glue and my handy dandy embellishment button jar. I glued the embellishment to the broken button.  Then I went around the edges of the button with my sealer glue and let it dry.

I get a lot of compliments on these jeans. They're great find and I'm so glad that I got do this project with supplies I already had. They've been in the wash a few times already and they're still looking great. I love these pants.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Rock Star Cricut Card

I made this card for my friend June, who is starred in Chandler,AZ Idol. She made it all the way to the final round. It's made with rock star princess cartridge, and cut at three and a half inches. I used Washi tape and cut it to look like flags. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Alice in Wonderland clock with Graphic 45 Paper

Recently I received this graphic 45 paper that's been discontinued for a while. Luckily, I found some extra pieces on the internet. I've had these project pieces for over 5 years now and they've been sitting in my closet. I thought this paper would make a really great clock.

I use mod podge to seal the paper on the clock. Then I added some embellishments.  Unfortunately the clock pieces broke. So I had to make a trip to the Hobby Lobby to pick up a new part. This is a clock I'll keep for a long time.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Home Decor - Five Years in the Making!

I purchased these letters in a kit about 5 years ago at the Tuesday Morning.  They've been sitting in my closet for about 5 years now.  I finally took some time to embellish them and seal them.  Boy...some times it takes a long time to complete a project!
The paper is from My Minds Eye and I used Vintage photo ink to give it the aged look.
All letters were sealed with Mod Podge. 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mac book pro sticker made with Silhouette Cameo - Crafty Gals Challenge

This month, the gals in the Crafty Gals blog group are showing some love to me.  Can you believe it - how neat is that?   The gals know I love using die cuts and my Cricut and Cameo so I decided to show you what I made with my Cameo this month.

I know you probably have guessed by now, that  Alice in Wonderland is my favorite character. I think I can recite both versions of Alice and Wonderland. The cartoon and the remake with Jonny Depp.

Recently I saw a Snow White sticker on someone's Mac so I decided to create one myself with my Silhouette Cameo. I downloaded a coloring page file to my design studio. Then I made a few edits and cut out the vinyl. I love how it turned out and how she's holding the apple in her arms.  The apple was Dina, but I edited the cat out.  Don't hate me - I know cats are popular on the internet!

 One of the things I love most about my Silhouette Cameo is that I can customize pretty much anything. It takes a little bit of time and practice but in the end its all worth it and it saves me  money.

Be sure to visit the other Crafty Gals blogs this month:
Melina ~ Crafty Scrapper 
 Lela ~ Lela's Crafty Corner 
Sassy Sassy Moments   


Monday, April 29, 2013

You Are Braver Than You Think Lettering Delights Card

Lettering Delights has a great set of Disney graphics and SVG cuts.  When I saw this cut, I immediately purchased and downloaded the set.  Merida is adorable with her beautiful orange hair.  I used Peachy Keen stamps to create her cute face.  I printed out the saying using Microsoft word and added some black washi tape.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Silhouette Cameo Watering Can

This cut that I found  online at the silhouette america store was absolutely adorable. I just had to have it. So I cut it out exactly as it was measured when it landed on the virtual mat and put it together with my son. We had so much fun. I think it would make a great pen holder or paper flower holder.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hello Kitty Kiss Gene Simmons - Cameo Cut

Now this is a cut above all others!  Hello Kitty is so cute, but when you combine her with KISS you just can't miss!  You can snag this free file from SeptemberNinth here. Ruthie has a ton of great freebies and projects on her blog.  With the price of the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge skyrocketing...any cut with Hello Kitty is very much welcomed.  You need cutting design software to use this file.  I cut this out with my Silhouette Cameo.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hedgehog Treat Holder Silhouette Cameo

I was looking for something to surprise my coworkers who recently trained me on a project. So I found our company mascot on the silhouette America's website and cut out a bunch of hedgehogs for my friends at work. I included brownies as a special treat.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Crafty Gals - April 2013 Challenge

This month we're casing Barb!  Barb has a great style. I love her layered panels on her creations. She is not afraid of color either. She has a great collection of wonderful sentiments also. She loves to travel, loves the outdoors and has many adventures walking, biking, and hiking trails. 

Here's my version of Barb's style...

Here's the card I cased.... You can view it on Barb's blog here.

Be sure to visit the other Crafty Gals blogs this month:
Melina ~ Crafty Scrapper 
Carolina ~ Cardolina Scrapolina
 Lela ~ Lela's Crafty Corner 
Sassy Sassy Moments   

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cricut Circle Animal Antics Exclusive Cartridge Has Arrrived

Yay!  It arrived. The long awaited and very cool freebie from our friends at Provo Craft. They wanted to do something special for Circle members after a few not so customer friendly blunders.  I have to say that PC did an excellent job recovering, especially since they called all of the circle members individually to get our feedback.  It was such a pleasant surprise to see a company follow up with customers and try to make things right.  Thanks PC!  

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hoppy Easter!

I'm continuing to use my stash this year. This card features a neat pastel background that I had left over from a previous project. I used The Gifts of Spring Stampin Up set for the cute bunnies and tied it up with a bow. A very simple card.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Its Pasture Birthday

I used the Create-A-Critter cartridge to cut out this sweet cow.  The eyelet is from Eyelet outlet and the sentiment is from Joy's Life.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hello Dolly Card

This cute lamb is from the Create - a - Critter cartridge. I used diamond Stickles to highlight his wool. The paper is from a Tattered Angels set that included a journal and spray.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Courage Card

This stamp set is from Our Daily Bread. It's fantastic!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Godspeed Card - Stampin Up!

I've been eyeing this stamp set for about a year, but it's so expensive!  Luckily some fabulous gal stamped me an image and I got to make a card for my brother in law who is leaving to Afghanistan this month. Godspeed brother!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mustache Card

I had a few mustache cuts left over from a craft fair that I did last year. Since I was trying to finish up using this ooooold paper, I plopped one on it. I think it works :)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Groovy Times Card

I snagged a Groovy Times cartridge from Ebay the other day for about $18 shipped, which is a pretty good price. I love the fonts and silhouettes although there are few included in the cartridge. This would make a great birthday card I think. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Domestic Godess Journal - Altered Composition Book

I made this journal on Saturday to celebrate the start of my new job. The base layer is from Graphic 45 Domestic Godess line.  I love, love, love G45 paper!  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink on the Grunge board Elements as well as a few other knick knacks I had around. The ribbon is from Stampin Up. My husband had some extra chicken wire from the coop he built so I made him cut me up some left over wire.  I'm so thrilled with how it turned out!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Crafty Gals - March 2013 Challenge

This month we are showing love to Carolina. Carolina loves "My Favorite Things" stamps, bright colors and mixing different patterned papers on one creation...just to name a few. Please visit her blog below to be totally inspired! 

I used MFT Bunny Go Fishing stamp and some colorful patterned paper that I've had for YEARS!!!!!  I never thought I'd use this paper, but I really like it on cards with minor embellishments.

Be sure to visit the other Crafty Gals blogs this month:
Melina ~ Crafty Scrapper 
Carolina ~ Cardolina Scrapolina
 Lela ~ Lela's Crafty Corner 
Sassy Sassy Moments   

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Using My Stash - Family Heritage Layout

This layout is perfect for remembering our roots. Another Using My Stash layout.  One of these days I'll get through my SEI stash and move on to another manufacturer. Until's SEI all the way!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Using My Stash - Beach Themed Layout

Almost done using up all of my SEI stash!  Here's a beach themed layout that I made. Perfect for this years' beach vacation!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Bird-day Card

I love this stamp by Joy's life.  You just can't find clever birthday card sayings - so I was thrilled to find this in my set. I picked up the cute birds from Eyelet Outlet. I used my stash on this card too. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hogs and Kisses Card - Joy's Life Stamps

Such a sweet little piggy wants to give you lots of love.  I used Joy's Life stamps here for the cute saying. The pig is from the Cricut County Fair cartridge and the cute eyelets are from Eyelet Outlet. All of these items came out of my stash. This year I'm trying really hard NOT to buy so much, and use what I already have. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Place in Time - Graphic 45 January Perpetual Calendar

When the Place in Time Graphic 45 paper came out I rushed to my nearest local scrapbook store (which is 20 minutes away) to purchase some. I snagged two of each month because I know once they discontinue this line I'll be heartbroken. I came straight home and worked on January's layout. It's a fantastic line!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's Time for Tea - Suburbia Card

Here's another great cut from the Suburbia cartridge.  I paired it with my graphic 45 paper to make a simple yet elegant card. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Candy Bouquets

I made these for the boys in my life. They were about $8 without the gift cards and the kids loved them!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I made this card at a local scrapbook store called The Paper Vine. It's a really cute store in Mesa, Az. It carries all of the great lines like Graphic 45 (my fav). I visited the open house and stocked up on my Graphic 45 Place in Time 12 x 12 if I need anymore paper!  This was a make and take.  I love the cute wooden embellishments that they sell there. If you're ever in Arizona, I recommend that you stop by this cute scrapbooking store. The owner is really nice.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Coversation Heart Box - Lori Whitlock Design

Lori Whitlock is one of my favorite cut file designers on the Silhouette online store. I also used her poinsettia file for the flower.  The clear acetate is recycled from a Cricut cartridge.  I always keep the plastic that it comes in for this very purpose. Now....what should I put in there?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Redneck Wine Glass - Valentines Day Gift

One of my friends asked me to make her a Redneck Wine Glass for a friend. She was so thrilled with how I decorated it.  I always get a kick out of how much my friends love my work. Sometimes what seems so easy to me, really isn't easy after all.  This gift would be perfect for Christmas too!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sweethearts Card - Cricut Cartridge

It really is a shame that I don't use this cartridge much because it has such fantastic cuts included in it. This is one of my favorites. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Love - Poker Cards - Lori Whitlock Design

Lori Whitlock always has such fantastic designs. At first I didn't think I was going to buy this file, but then I decided to give a try.  What a great file - it was easy to cut out. I think I made 15 total cards with this file. They'll go in my gift stash for Christmas presents.  Yes, I start making my Christmas presents this far in advance.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Crafty Gals Challenge - February 2013

This month we're showing love to Jeanette! She loves Nature, patterned paper, recycled things and things you would find in the Forest. Since my cabin is close to the forest I had a lot of inspiration.  One day as I was riding my quad a I saw a baby and mommy deer.  I had to capture the moment in this card.

Be sure to visit the other Crafty Gals blogs this month:
Melina ~ Crafty Scrapper 
Carolina ~ Cardolina Scrapolina
 Lela ~ Lela's Crafty Corner 
Sassy Sassy Moments   

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Love Destiny Card - Suburbia Cricut Cartridge

When I got may stash of Stampin Up sale items I just had to use them!  The folded ribbon was so pretty I bougth 8 rolls of it! The embellishments are from Tim Holtz line and the stamps are from stampin up.  The cartridge is Suburbia - which is one of my favorite carts.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Using My Stash - SEI Elegant Layout

When I saw this doily looking paper, I had to have it.  It's so pretty and elegant. This is one of my favorite layouts from my Using My Stash theme this year. It would make a perfect layout for Valentine's day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Using My Stash - Happy Birthday Cards

I'm continuing to use up all of my SEI paper. Here are two simple cards made from scraps. I love simple card layouts.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Using My Stash - Chipboard Leftovers

I had some chipboard and rub on leftovers, so I threw them on this card. It's not my best work, but I didn't want to throw away these scraps.  I think it a ribbon between the two words will help to make this a better card.  I'm posting it because I think all work is art. It may not be our favorite piece, but it's still art none the less. So here's to my not to favorite piece of art. Cheers!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Elegant Journal of my co-workers went ahead and decided to take another job at a different company.  Whaaaaat? Now I have to go make new friends.  Oh well.  I made this for her as a going away present and she was so thrilled. She said she wasn't going to write in it, but I made her promise that she would. The paper is from DCWV and the flower is a Lori Whitlock design that I cut out of my Sihlouette Cameo.  I hope you like it!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Using My Stash - Flower Layout

I'm continuing to use up my stash this year. Here's another layout using my SEI paper stash. The flower is made from my Cricut - Art Philosophy cartridge.  I love that cartridge. It's so versatile. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Using My Stash - Thank You Card

After making so many layouts, one is bound to have a few small extra pieces laying around. Those small pieces are never trashed at my house.  I always find a way to work them into a card.