Monday, December 8, 2014

Mason Jar Banks

Here's a sampling of the painted mason jar banks I've been working on.  Most of the images are done in vinyl. Some are printed on printable vinyl and some are just cut on colored vinyl. Used the Cricut Explore with both options. A couple of them are store bought stickers. Lots more to come, including super heroes, Disney Frozen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, transformers and more!  Special requests are gladly taken. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Snow Buddy Treat Bags


I had some of these snowmen left over from a bunch of cards I was making and thought I would make a bunch of treat bags for my grandson's pre-school class.  I used the My Creative Time XL Label die and the Curly Label die for the bag topper.  The sentiment is also MCT from the Snow Buddies stamp set, which I also used for the snowman, along with the Winter Snowman dies.  I must confess, I performed a minor surgery on the stamp.  I needed the sentiment to fit on my tag, so I snipped it in half between the words "a" and "cool"  It's a new procedure I call "stampoplasty"  LOL! 
 Filled the clear bags (from Michael's) with blue and white Sixlets candy, which I bought way too much of!

I am entering the following challenges:
Die Cut Divas ~ Snow and Christmas/Holidays
Mema's Crafts ~ Celebrate the Holidays/Cold Winter Days
Creatalicious Challenges ~ #69 Chocolate Flavor (candy-coated chocolate pieces)






Monday, December 1, 2014

Snow Buddies


Snow cute!  Hi everyone!  Margie here dusting off Melissa's blog and smashing down a quick post.  And I just had to use my fashionable chic reindeer to display this adorable card using My Creative Time scalloped stitched oval dies and the Winter Snowman dies with coordinating Snow Buddies stamp set.  I made a bunch of different cards using these sets and each one is cuter than the next.  I used the scalloped stitched oval die to create the shaped card.  Then a few layers of more ovals, the top embossed with swirls.  The snow buddies are so easy to piece together and I really like the different options available when working with the snowman stamps and dies.  The sentiment and stitched oval are also My Creative Time.  I added some sequins just for fun.





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bridal Shower Cupcake Dress


We recently had a bridal shower for my sister Dana, and I have so many pictures to share.  The invitations, the decorations, sunflower cupcakes, hand-painted wine and martini glasses and thank-you cards.  Everything was crafted to a sunflower theme.  My sister, Mandy, our family bake-a-holic couldn't resist making wedding dress cupcakes.  We had more desserts at this shower than we knew what to do with! So for now, here is the gorgeous dress.  Didn't she do such an amazing job on the roses?  Almost too good to eat.  

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cards for Soccer Teammates



Domenic's soccer tournament was last Saturday and man did they play hard!  His team won all 3 games!  Woo Hoo!  Go Black Dragons!  He wanted to give his teammates a card since they may not all be on the same team next year.   Here's what we came up with, using all Stampin' Up! products, including this really fun new stamp set called Simply Sports.   We used the Banner Framelits dies and the Yippee-Skippee clear stamp set.  The splatted background was done using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The Border Chevron Punch was Domenic's favorite part of the card-making process.

 Using the Itty Bitty Shapes punch, we punched out the soccer ball and used a Stampin' Dimensional to give it an airborne look.  Some of the players have black embossing powder.


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Giraffe and Zebra friends

Hello friends!  I have a cute card to share today, just because.  The two cutie pie critters are from the Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies set.  I saw this paper stack at Hobby Lobby and it had this background that I thought was just perfect for the Zoo Babies stamp set.   So I headed over to Mom's house to hijack a few of her Stampin' Up! supplies and got right down to business.  The orange card stock is from the new catalog.  It's called Tangelo Twist.  Such a great summer color.  I stamped the animals to match their color on the bg paper.  Tangelo Twist and Basic Gray.  Punched a circle and then punched that with an itty bitty flower and used an orange safety pin to tie it to a yellow gingham ribbon.  Easy as can be and now I have one more card on hand for when I need it.  Oh, the sentiment is from the Timeless Talk stamp set.  

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Baby Leopard Shower Invitations


Hi all!  Here's the latest and greatest!  Samantha's Baby Shower is right around the corner and she is giving the nursery a baby leopard theme, so what better idea for a shower invitation other than an adorable pink baby leopard.  



The Silhouette Cameo worked overtime on these.  The image is from the Silhouette Store and there are several layers.   We used several different types of card stock in order to give added texture and dimension.  The pink Bazzill card stock has a slight shimmer to it. They are quite pretty in real life.  The nose is coated with Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects and rather than use the eyes that were part of the original cut design, we just had to use wiggly eyes.    All of the pertinent shower information is on the inside.  It was a piece of cake to add the text to the shape of the leopard in Silhouette Studio.  Then it was just a matter of printing and then back in the Silhouette to cut it out.  
Be sure to check back in a couple of weeks to see the matching shower decorations, favors and thank you cards.
CHALLENGES:
Ribbon Carousel - Party Time
Die Cuttin Divas - Wobbles or Add Dimension
Crafty Bloggers Network - Pink and a Bow
Craft-Dee Bow Z - Anything Goes w/Handmade Bow

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Cupcakes






Oops, I almost forgot to post these sweet cupcakes that Mandy made for a fundraiser.  She mentioned something about the lacy brocade wrappers and her Cricut, but I'm pretty sure these were store-bought and that she would make them next time with the Cricut.  It was very hectic at her house that morning and I wasn't quite paying attention.  In any event, I thought I'd share, just in case you need some last minute inspiration before Easter Sunday.  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pretty Easter Treats




Mandy was very busy the past couple of weeks, bagging up treats for all of the kids' Easter baskets and making them all look so pretty.  Don't you just love the happy colors of these pastel treats?
The Peeps fit nicely into a Ziploc storage bag and the toppers were made using a very old set of punch-outs.
I'm not really sure if that's candy or chocolate-covered pretzels, but either way, I know they'll be a big hit with the kids.  They are almost too pretty to eat.
The pastel M&M's are nicely packed into Stampin' Up treat bags.  The flower toppers were done on the  Cricut and the bunnies are actually the negative cut from an old Silhouette Store Easter egg.  Glad we didn't trash those!
We'd like to wish you all a beautiful Easter!  Hopefully, there will be no more of this snow so the Easter Bunny can make an appearance and the kids can have their Egg Hunt at Grandma's house.  April 16th and we had snow overnight….what the heck?!
CHALLENGES:
Feeling Crafty - For a Child
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Cuttin and Stampin - Easter
Scrap Creations - Easter
Oldie But Goodie - Easter (paper punch-outs on Peeps - very old)
Papertake Weekly - Happy Easter

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mini M&M's Treat Card


What a fun Birthday Card to make and probably even more fun to receive!  Everything I used is from my mom's Stampin' Up! stash.  Oh, except for the mini M&M's, of course.  
The mini banner flags are a punch with coordinating stamps.  The sentiment is also a punch with a coordinating stamp.  The red scalloped circle is a die cut, sized to fit, using My Digital Studio software and cut on my e-cutter.

I am entering the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Dies and Punches
4 Krafty Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - For a Child
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes