Thursday, November 10, 2011

Little Firecracker Trio...

Today's post is full of stamping, but anything other than a card. These 3 plaques were inspired by a 4th of July card post I did over the summer. Much like a card front, the layout is adhered to a wooden plaque that is approx. 1/8 inch thick and I did have to take out the power tools to drill the holes for the country wire. Once the paper is adhered, I went around the edges with a sanding block to smooth out the rough edges and clean up the excess glue and paper that may try to hang on. I stamped directly onto the patterned paper with MFT's-Little Firecracker, CTMH-tree, and the fence is a die from PTI. A great gift to make up that can be left out year round! I took this photo out back on my little spruce tree and then I thought if I cut the wood down into smaller squares, oh what cute ornaments this would make???!!!Glittery sparkler!Happy Crafting!
Dawn ;)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas Milk Carton Boxes...

I desperately needed a break from moving furniture and supplies around so I played with these little milk carton boxes last week. If you own the SU! milk carton die, you'll REALLY love that you can make a much larger box vs. the single milk carton. If you'd like to try it out, HERE is a great photo tutorial that I followed. You can also create some fancy tops from this tutorial. Love the white kraft ink on the night of navy cs. Kraft ink does take some extra time to dry so when I'm using it, I will stamp first then set aside for drying. Once the snowflakes were dry here, I then went back and added clear rhinestones around the entire box. Hellllllllllo Gingie! My favorite little gingergbread (wo)man with a vintage glitter copper border. Top view of milk carton box. You may have to fidget a bit to get them to gather but once you tie the ribbon through, it will hold well enough to seal up the bottom of the box. Santa's suit! Happy Crafting!
Dawn ;)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Wreath Card...

It's a chilly evening here tonight! And with the chill, its got me in the spirit to pull out the Christmas stuff...or at least on cards for now! These cards are from a recent Christmas Card Swap I shared in with a local scrap store. Don't you love those red berry wreaths you see everywhere during the holiday season? I know I do! Although I kept my design fairly simple, I really did want to add this little birdy to the wreath...he's kind of cute dontcha think?I used my copic makers in 2 shades of green for Mr. Birdy and then glossed him over with crystal effects.In the meantime, posting here on the blog has been slow...much slower than I'd like it to be. I do have a few older projects to share and in between a bumpy pregnancy and attempting to get my studio moved downstairs, I'm not getting anywhere quick! After a fainting spell at the grocery store last week(I KNOW how to make a scene now, don't I????!!!) I've been taking it easy and dabbling in crafting when I'm up for it. I really need to get my mojo back as there are so many cute things I'd like to make. For now, I will continue to share what I've got made up and hopefully some new stuff in between!

Happy Crafting!
Dawn ;)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Got Goodies???

Happy Halloween!! Just a quick post today as I'm just getting in from lunch with my two favorite goblins and I've got to get their costumes accessorized with winter gear tonight! It's super cold here and we are expecting rain...right.around.trick.or.treating.time! Grrrr! Anyhoo, I took these in today for the girl's classmates. Since I did lots of cute goodies for my oldest, it's only fair to follow tradition with my youngest, Addison. We decided on the milk carton's for her class and I added a simple self-adhesive sticker strip to the sides of the carton. Now, I didn't realize when I started out that they were actually "adhesive", so I wasted quite a bit of Scor-Tape and then had to go back and re-adhere when they starting falling off...let's just blame that on pregnancy brain shall we?! The cartons are super tiny(unlike what I had thought!), but you can really pack a punch with the candies. Inside I stuffed some gummy lifesavers and a few pixie stix before closing them shut with ribbon. Super simple project I'm sure the littles will love! Love those monsters on the right! For my Gracie bug who is 7, we needed something a little "older" in style. I took about 8 pixie stix and wrapped them in a 5 inch cello bag. They are tied off with ribbon and I added a simple "spooky treats" tag.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

SU! Swap Stockings Galore...

Before I get started on today's post, I'd just like to say a little 'thank you' for your comments on the sketchbook post. The sketchbook really is a great tool when your sitting there 'stumped', got all your supplies out, and no where to go! I did in fact make myself one as well, but she is a little bland...just the plain ol' clear binder. When I have some free time, I think I will dress her up a bit!

Now, on to today's post! It might be a little premature to be posting Christmas stuff here(because I still have some cute Halloween ideas yet to share!), but I really was super excited to try out the new SU! stocking die! The size of the stocking is larger than I thought and I really like that. There are several dies I have by SU! and I will be honest, they are much smaller in person than when I see them on blogs etc. The wonderful thing about this larger stocking die is that you can make banners with it too! This stocking collection is for a SU! Swap coming up this weekend. I immediately thought of a gift card option and knew I had to try it! To create the stockings, you will need to cut out 2 stockings...1 in patterned paper for the front, 1 for the kraft paper in the back. Those 2 pieces together will create your pocket to hold the gift card. The Window Punch from SU! makes the perfect slot to slide your gc inside(I used my library card to ensure the pocket was just the right size!) Love, love, love these textured paper leaves! These leaves come in a large pack loaded with leaves of different sizes at Mike's. The red Dew Drops(Poinsettia Jar) were glued on with SU! Crystal Effects. Patterned paper is from the paper pack O' Christmas Tree. After I assembled the stockings, I wanted to add just a bit more glitter with my Stickles Vintage Copper. The glitter lines really POP with the bright Christmas colors.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Creating Your Own Sketchbook...

Hello breezy Monday! I woke up to some pretty chilly air this morning, but not quite ready to crank the heat on just yet. Fall has to be the best season for me...changes in temp, the leaves changing colors, and getting cozy by the could you NOT love it?!

Today I'm sharing a sketchbook that I created for my dear friend Donnak. Her birthday was not too long ago and her gift had to be handmade! Between the both of us, we could open up a paper crafting shop, so because she has every supply out there, I thought creating a sketchbook would be perfect! The paper I selected is from The Blossom Song Pack. Lots of pretty papers in this pack and subtle glitter galore.

I bought a 1 inch clear binder and cut my papers to size, then slipped them inside the clear pockets. Since this binder will probably be displayed on a bookshelf, it needed to have have a spine title as well. Letters were stamped with a PTI alpha set and then I used my circle punches to punch out and matte.On this inside flap, I printed off a Verve gift certificate and did a little simple stamping down the side.Inside the contents are put in page protectors and I printed off a few years of sketch designs from Verve and Taylored Expressions. These are free printables and I was sure to add some extra page protectors so Donna can always add more at a later date. Happy Crafting!

Dawn ;)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's Cleaning Day!!!!!!!!

Whew! This has been long overdue and I've finally gotten around to taking pictures of items I'd like to clear out of my studio. All purchases are on a 'first come, first serve' basis. Most items can be shipped, those that cannot will be noted. Preferred payment is Paypal, but this papercrafting fanatic will accept cash for local pick-ups as well ;) All prices are labeled and do not include shipping rates(unless noted)...those items to be shipped will be done so by priority boxes/envelopes only...I will be sure to let you know how many stamp sets can fit into either an envelope or box at the time of purchase. All stamps are used(unless noted) and may contain staining. The staining in no way compromises the image when stamping. If you have any inquiries, please email me:

Since this is a 'first come, first serve' basis, please email me first with the item title(s) in the subject line of your email...'Cuttlebug Folders' etc. And we will make payment/pick-up arrangements.

1. SU! Think Big-$5.00 SOLD

2. SU! Floral Set--$6.00
3. SU! Terrific Tulips-$8.00 SOLD4. SU! Fun Fillers-$3.005. SU! Wild Rose-$10.006. SU! All in the Family-$12.007. Crafty Secrets--Kewpie Dolls-$6.008. Crafty Secrets-Chef/Dinner Set $6.00 SOLD9. Crafty Secrets Angels-$5.0010. Karen Lockhart Cupcake Stand-$4.0011. Inkadinkadoo Chandeliers-$5.0012. My Favorite Things Easter Set-$5.0013. Papertrey Ink Iconic Images-$15.00(20.00 shipped) Brand New with Box!14. Lot of Prima Flowers(jars are filled to the brim!)-$45.00 with Jars-60.00 SOLD15. Papertrey Ink-Favor-it 2 die-$12.00(includes shipping!) SOLD16. SU! Bravo Burgundy Ink Pad-Brand new-$4.00 SOLD17. Full Jar of Robins Nest embellies--Silverbelles--$4.00 SOLD18. Soldering Kit--Complete and with plenty of extras! $45.00($55.00 with shipping)19. Lot of Punches-Su! and EK success--willing to separate if need be--$8.00 each20. Scor-pal--Still in great condition, I would reccomend purchasing a new bone file as mine as been well used, but still works! ONLY $8.00(local pick up only!) SOLD21. Cuttlebug Lot--Still in great working condition with lots of extras here! Only selling because I recently purchased a Bigshot. SOLD22. Lot of 3 Cuttlebug Folders-$6.00 SOLD This is what I've got for now, but I'm sure as I purge more of my room, I will add them here! Don't hesitate to email if you have any questions!


Dawn ;)