Monday, February 25, 2013

Pot of Gold

Hello and Happy Monday!!

How are all my crafty friends today?
I am doing good, unfortunately I had to go
back to work today after being off for a month
with my foot surgery.  Everything went great, so I
had no more excuses for not going back to work...LOL

I have a fun project to share with you today
that I made to enter in a few challenges.

I made this little treat box with the
pillow box from Art Philosophy cut at 6".
The foil paper is DCWV "Green Tea" Stack.

I added a double belly band around the box.
I used a Martha Stewart Border Punch
on the first layer, and then embossed the
second layer with a Shamrock Folder from
the Cuttlebug Companion Folder
from Simply Charmed.  For this layer,
I used Tim Holtz Kraft-Core
cardstock from Coordinations.
I then sanded it.

Next I cut this cute little Pot of Gold from
Simply Charmed at 2"
 I added his cute little face
from Peachy Keen's "Piles of Smiles"
stamp set.  The gold coins were cut
from some gold foil paper.

I used my stylus to emboss some lines
on the coins to define them better.
I attached the pot of gold to the box
with an Action Wobble.

I also cut some Shamrocks from foil paper
using the My Creative Time
"You're My Pot of Gold"
stamp and die set.
The sentiment below is from the same set.

The sentiment was stamped onto
a Ticket cut from the
My Creative Time
"Stiched Fun Ticket Dies"
I added some Tim Holtz
Distress Ink in Peeled Paint.

I added some gold twine to finish it off!!

I got my inspiration for this project from
page 23 of the March Issue of the Cricut Magazine.
Gwen Lords made this adorable box.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:
FCCB - Fun with Puns
Little Scrap Pieces - Emboss It
Cut It Up - Pinterest Inspired
Peachy Keen - 3D Objects with Metal
My Craft Spot - Pop It Up
Cardz TV - Luck of the Irish

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy Day

Hello to All My Crafty Friends.
I have a sweet little card to share with you today,
that I made for a few challenges.

The first challenge is the
Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge.
Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch

I started with paper from My Mind's Eye.
I embossied the flowered paper with
the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder
and the yellow paper with a folder
from the Damask Decor set.
I inked each side with some
Tim Holtz Distress ink
in Old Paper and Weathered Wood.

I used one of the adorable fairy stamps from
the Peachy Keen June 2012 SOTM.
I colored her in with my Stampin' Up markers.
I added some Stickles in Fruit Punch, Waterfall
and Stardust to make her sparkle!

The doily border is a new We R Memory Keepers
punch that I got from HSN.
I added a crocheted flower that I
purchased from Created by Tatiana.
The tag and sentiment are
from My Craft Spot and is
tied on with some Flax twine
from The Twinery.
I finished the whole thing off with
some pearl bling from
Want 2 Scrap.

I will be entering this card in the
following challeges:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hogs and Kisses

Hello and Happy Thursday!!
Today I have a cute little project to share with you.
Yesterday was my 14th Anniversary.
Since I have been laid up with my foot surgery,
I was unable to shop to get something for my hubby.
I decided to make him a yummy box of treats!!
My inspiration for this project was
the cute little KISS die from
Chocolate Greetings Die and Stamp set.

I started with a box that I recycled.
This box was perfect for what I had in mind.
It was a black box with a red lid.
I just needed to decorate it.



My cute little HOG is a morphed character!!
The head is from Animal Kingdom and
her body is from Teddy Bear Parade.
Her cute little face is from
Peachy Keen's Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed.
I attached the head with an Action Wobble.


My HOG is hugging a chocolate kiss that I cut
from a foil paper that I have had for ages
and have never used!!  I crumbled it up
a bit to give it the look of a real kiss!!
The flags and sentiments are from
the same set.


This sentiment is from Just Because Cards
and the Hearts are from My Creative Time

I finished my bos off my added some
My Craft Spot crinkle ribbon around the
edge of the box.


And here is a picture of the inside!!
I covered the inside with some red tissue paper.
I made my hubby some yummy chocolate
covered strawberriesand chocolate brownie
cake pops!!  This was the first time I ever
made anything like this. I had bought a cake pop
maker almost a year ago and have never used it!! 
 I made my brownie cake pops with a
boxed chocolate  cake mix and a can of
canned pumpkin.  I added some chopped
 pecans for crunch.  I popped the batter into my
cake pop maker and they came out almost
perfect on the first try!!  I the chocolate coating for
 both the strawberries and cake pops waas a whole
different  I ruined the first two batches
but the 3rd time was a charm!!
I was really proud of my little treat box
and my husband loved it!!
Now my son wants me to make one
for his "girlfriend" for Valentine's Day
but he already paid $30.00 and ordered
them online.  Next time he will
know to ask mom first!!

I will be entering this project in the following challenges:

Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy Bird Day!!

Hello Again!!
This is the 2nd card I have to share with you today.
I made this card for this week's
Here is the photo inspiration:
And here is my card:
The papers are from
My Mind's Eye and Webster's Pages.
I used Spellbinders Scalloped
Circle and Standard Circle dies.
The little birdie and sentiment
are from the June 2012 SOTM.
I colored it with my Stampin Up markers.
The tree branch is from Close to My Heart
"Whooo Loves You" stamp set.
I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
I used 3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon
and the bow maker to make
my double bow.  I added some
pearl gems from my stash.

Get Well

Hello All My Crafty Friends!!
I hope you all had a great weekend.
I am still recovering from my foot surgery.
I get my stiches out tomorrow, and will
be off of work for a few more weeks :)
I spent some time in my craft room today and
will be sharing 2 cards with you today.
Here is my first card.
I was inspired by this post on PINTEREST
I had just received some
October Afternoon buttons
that I got from
and thought they would be perfect to
make a similar card.  The papers are from
My Mind's Eye and Webster's Pages.
The stamps for the pot and flower stems
are from Close to My Heart "With Love"
and "Botanicals Super Set".
I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in
Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint,
 Broken China and Fired Brick.
The sentiment is from My Creative Time's
"Vintage Sentiments" set.
I added some twine to the buttons
and finished with a bow tied with
my new 3 Girl Jam Bow Maker!!
I will be entering this card into
the following challenges:
(use 1 bow, 2 pattern papers and 3 buttons)