Sunday, December 27, 2015

Feels like spring in the winter time

I was needing something soft and pretty right now so I decided to make a card and at last pretend it is nice outside. I used Kreaxions Punch 904 on this card.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

My turn at Chattering Robin's Blog to share some wonderful products from the store. This was taken last Christmas.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Table Centerpiece

My turn to share my project using Kreaxions punches. This time I actually used the awesome circle cutter, (just love this tool).

I purchased the goblets at the Dollar Store, measured the top and then cut out 2 red circles that would fit over the top of the glass. Beforehand I bleached the pinecones. If you never have done that before it is so cool. I put bleach in a tupperware bowl, the bowls gets cleaned as well, and then dropped in the pinecones. I left mine in for a full day, when you take them out you will have bleached cones.

I used hot glue to attach the pinecones to the center of the red circles. You can stop right there and not add anymore but for me, I needed more so I added some sprigs I purchased last year and some small pinecones as well. Have fun and be creative.

You can add the purchased snow or you can do as I did and make your own. If you rub 2 styrofoam balls together, you get what looks like snow. Make as much as you want. I also added a little bit of glitter to the snow and put that in the glass.

To finish it off, put hot glue around the rim of the glass and put your red circle upside down, so the pinecones are inside the glass. Turn it upside down and your snow will fall on the pinecones. Add some candles to the top and you are done.

This was so easy, cheap and fun to make. I hope if you make one you come back and tell me so I can see yours.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas card

My turn to share a project for The Robin's Nest, please check out what products and how I made it by going to the blog.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Candy Bag Gift

The Robin's Nest is having a DT Call and I am excited to be submitting again and reapplying for the team.

I am trying out for the Design Team for The Robin's Nest and this is my project. With Christmas coming what a great time to make a little gift for a special person on your list. I have filled mine with candy but you could add a gift card and/or money as well.

I started using one of my Spellbinder die to cut the shape for the bag. I used Red Snowflake cardstock from The Robin's Nest store. I love this paper as it is double sided and works great for a project like this.

I added this template if you want to print and cut it out.

Once you have it cut out, use your scoring board or cutter to mark a line. I show on on the template where I put the fold but you can put it where you feel it fits.

Mark lines inside and on the fold line so that you can insert your ribbon for the handle. Make sure you use double sided tape to hold down your ribbon. The next step is your choice but I chose to cut a coordinating piece of paper to place on the top for some contrast. I then filled a baggie with some Christmas candy and again used some double sided tape to hold it down inside and then stapled through all layers.

Now you don't want your staple to show so again this is your choice, I decided to cover it with a flower. The next steps show you how I created the flower. I made the flower from Red Snowflake cardstock and added some dew drops to the center. If you have never used dew drops you have to get some from the store, they are awesome on so many projects.

I added some paint to the flower to look like snow.

I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the greenery behind the flower.

This project was very quick and easy to make.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Birthday

New challenge up for Friday Inspiration at Turtle Soup

Come on over and find out exactly what the challenge is.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Merry Christmas

My turn to share on Chattering Robin's Blog and if you want to see how I created this, please check out the blog.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Happy Easter

The DT had one of Bev's awesome sketches to use this month and this is my take on it. Check out the sketch over at Turtle Soup as well as some of the other great challenges.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Been a little sick

so here are some challenges I should have posted earlier. I hope you get some inspiration.

For Kreaxions Punches, I made this card.

For Kitchen Keepsake, I did a card for the recipe page

For the Stick it Down Card Challenge as well as the card challenge for Kitchen Keepsake


Friday, October 23, 2015

Thankful for you

My turn to share for Robin's Nest. Check out the Chattering Robin's blog to see how I created this card.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gnome Hunters

I decided to do Robin's Nest monthly challenge using a sketch by Bev. Check it out here.

These photos were taken this summer while up in the Upper Peninsula and the boys were hunting for gnomes.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Halloween card

I am sharing a Halloween card with you today. I used and old recipe card and covered both the inside and outside with paper. I used the circle cutter to make the two circles, added a sticker and ribbon and it done, quick and easy and so cute.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Happy Halloween

The sketch card challenge is up at Stick it Down. Hop on over and check out the sketch and give it a try.

Here is my take on the sketch.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A couple of challenge

I have posted 2 challenges at Turtle Soup so if you want to see how I created a clear vase into a pretty lavender one check out how at Turtle Soup.

Friday, October 9, 2015

So thankful for this young lady

My turn at Robin's Nest, so if you would like to see how I created this layout please just over to the blog and check it out. Chattering Robin's.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall is in the air

Fall is in the air and my grandson went to the pumpkin patch last year so of course it just needed to be scrapped. I used Kreaxion Punch 307 to create the border under the photos as well as along the edge of the photos. I backed orange cardstock behind the border to make it pop. I used some of the negative on the reverse side under the border as well.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Card Making Day

There are some challenges at Turtle Soup to celebrate World Card Making Day. My challenge is to use a die cut.

Here is my card.

I hope you come over and give some of the challenges a try.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Halloween card

It is hard to believe that Halloween will soon be here but time is just flying. I made this card for my post for The Robin's Nest.

Check out their blog if you would like to see how I made it. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Feeding the Goats

I did the LO for a challenge at Turtle Soup as well as a sketch challenge for The Robin's Nest. I used the reverse side of the Forest Trees Specialty Paper as one of the layers behind the photo.

Friday, September 11, 2015

My little cowgirl

My turn at The Robin's Nest. I created this LO of my beautiful granddaughter. Check out Robin's Nest to see how I created it.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Eggs for Breakfast

I made another recipe for my grandkids recipe books. I used Kreaxions Punch 907 to create the border at the top, also I used the leftovers from the punch and just turned them over to make the white pop off the page.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Vacation in the UP

I used Kreaxions Punch #923 and used the punched pieces in several place. The border at the top and then along the side and top and bottom of the photo. Also used the left over pieces around the heart.

Friday, August 28, 2015

My turn to share a project for Robin's Nest. I used Viva rubon for the saying on the card. I used a couple of my butterfly punches and then inked the the butterflies and layered then on top of each other. I added Daughter Dew Drops for pops on the butterflies. I then used a flower punch and the Stripe Honeycomb side to make the flowers with the Daughter Dew Drops for the center. To finish the card I added some feathers and a vine punch under the flowers. Along the bottom I used some scraps for strips and then added some Daughter Dew Drops on one of the strips.

You can check out all the wonderful, made in the USA products, in the store.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Birthday card

My turn to share a birthday card I made with Kreaxions punches. I used Punch 307 with 5.6 of the Kreaxions Positioning Parts to make the border. I punched out two of them and put them together. I used the circle cutter to make two 3" circles and then punched around it using the 5.6 position parts and then cut up between the punches and added a little ink and smooched it up to create the flower.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Picture Perfect

My turn at Robin's Nest. I had so much fun with these papers.

Check out their blog to see how I created this LO.

Sunday, August 9, 2015


My turn at Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions and I used Punch 307 and I love this punch, I can see so many possibilities.

Also, this LO was used at Kitchen Keepsake for using old embellishments and I did use several on this LO.

Lastly, this was for a challenge at Turtle Soup doing smooching and I have fallen in love with smooching.

Have a great day ladies.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Water Fun

My turn to post a challenge at Turtle Soup and it was a scraplift challenge.

This is what I ended up with and pleased with how it turned out.

If you love daily challenges, please check us out at Turtle Soup. I am sure you will find some challenges that you love.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fun in the water

I used Kreaxions Punch #906 along the bottom of the stones to give a ragged look and also used it right under the photo. Added some beach accents to finish it off.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Magic Cookie Bars

My turn at Just Imagine Crafts and I am sharing a page that will go in one of my grandkids recipe books. I used Punch 919 to create the border edge and along the top using the negatives as well.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lots of cards

All of these cards were made with the Flame Card Kit from the Robin's Nest. So very easy to make these cards and you get some much comes with the kit.

Please check out this card kit and all the other wonderful USA supplies at The Robin's Nest store.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Winter in July

This is for a challenge on the Smoothfoam blog. I received the Smoothfoam in my box of goodies from The Robin's Nest.

I made this wall hanging using 2 pieces of Smoothfoam, one size 8”x 1” and the other 6”x 1”.

I started by decoupaging the “Winter Retreat Swirl” paper from The Robin's Nest onto the 8”x 1” smoothfoam. Once that was dry I cut the 6" x 1" in half with an electric knife and then tore it in pieces and glued in onto the paper to make it look like a hill. Once that was dry I used my homemade molding paste (4 Tablespoons baby powder, 2 Tablespoons gesso and 1 Tablespoon mod podge and mix it all together) and put that on my hill. I added some glitter to make it sparkle.

I used Tim Holtz sizzix die to cut out the houses at the top and backed with black paper, the trees were made with a pine tree die to cut out the Christmas trees with a little white paint on the branches.

The 2 solid boys and sled were cut using my Cameo while the two boys, snowflakes and word “snow” were rubs called “Snow” from The Robin's Nest that I on stuck on cardstock and then cut out.

I used the Ace of Diamond Dew Drops for an additional snowflake look. I used a punch to cut out some additional snowflakes that were layered and used on the front.

Finally, I took some of the leftover paper, ran it through my crimper and glued that along the sides and to finish it off punched some smaller snowflakes from the rest of the leftover paper and added those to the side.

Please head over to the Smoothfoam blog and check out other beautiful items.