Christmas cards and tags

Here's the last of my Christmas cards that I made. I made about 20 of these and about 50 gift tags this year. I realized that I should have start making these earlier instead of waiting so last minute. Oh well maybe next year. As the year comes to an end, I now am going to concentrate this week to clean up my craft mess in my room so I can start fresh for the new year. I know this is an on going project daily but its the thought that counts. lol.... Thanks to everyone who stops by to check out my creations. Until next year 2012 going on to my 4th year of sharing my creations on my blog. Have a Great rest of the year and Be Safe!!!


Gift Tags in the making

In the process of making my gift tags. Gosh I know I'm so last minute but didn't realize how many tags I needed. I decided to make a boy and girl tag. This is the last of my Christmas crafts for the season. Actually I have a couple more photos that I will be posting in the next few days. Until then, Have a Great Day and Thanks for stopping by.


Christmas projects

Finally posting my Christmas projects that I had done at my Christmas Craft class last month. We actually worked on 7 different projects. We had alot of fun although at my second class it rained but we still continued to finish up everything. This was the first time that it actually rained the way it did at any of my classes that I had. Again sorry my pictures are blurry because I used my phone again. It's not as clear as I normally like it.
Stay tuned for my next upcoming creations! Valentine's Day crafts being worked on for my January class! OMG December is not even over yet and my crazy brain is already thinking of Valentine's Day. I'm sure other crafters are just as crazy as I am.

I also have another blog called "Paper Trail Friends". There are a bunch of us friends (co-workers and friends) that create cards and tags monthly. I give them a theme and we exchange on the last day of the month. This month we are making 12 cards each to exchange with each other. Check out our creations monthly!

Thanks for stopping by and want to say "Happy Holiday's" to you all and thanks for stopping by to check out my creations.

Gift Card Holders

I was going thru some of my pictures and forgot to post these gift card holders that I taught for my October Craft class. We made these the same time I did some Halloween projects too.
Sorry my pictures are blurry but I used my phone to take the pics at the time. Thanks for stopping by to check out my creations.


Fall is in the Air.....

Today I am sharing some cute little "Turkey Pop's"! I know Thanksgiving was just last week but wanted to share this with everyone. I didn't have those moveable eyes so I had to improvise and make my own eyes for them. I think they are so cute!
I created a Fall card and tag for our card swap and this month again, this was done last minute again. It's a good thing that I had alot of different color and size of buttons. I told myself I was not going to do that again but this month went by so quickly that I just did not have the time since I had 2 separate craft classes this month. Sorry that my pictures are blurry being that I used my phone to take the pictures. Anyway hope you all had a fun filled Thanksgiving! In a couple days I will be posting my Christmas creations that we did at my Christmas class last week. Have a Great Day!!


Surprise in a Box

Here is a box that I created today that I call "Surprise in a Box". I was playing around with some scrap paper and wanted to make a box that I could cover from the top. I used a 2" ribbon for the bow which is a little too big but I used it anyway. I also used the "top note" die from SU for the top layer for the box cover. You can also use the box to include note cards which I will try it out next. Anyway I had a good time this weekend at my Christmas craft class. Everyone had fun making all the Christmas goodies. Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Thanksgiving week!!


Christmas Surprise Box

Finally finished this project. I've been working on this for a couple of weeks. Its a "Surprise Box" that I started to make but was not sure how to decorate it. I'm giving this away as a gift with some goodies in them but was stuck for a few days because I had to make sure I only use SU supplies. It turned out really great and now I am happy with it. Now I'm really into the Christmas Holiday spirit! Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Week!


Animal Cracker Box

It's been a while since I last posted something creative. I've been trying to make something I made a while back and could not find my instructions so I re-created again. I was thinking of the Animal Cracker box. I don't even know if they still sell them. It took me several tries to get the exact measurement that I wanted and finally came out to this. I wanted the top to be see thru so I used my Nesties Labels eight. It actually fits perfect for the top and a small bit on the sides. The DP is from SU "Specialty Holly Berry Bouquet". I also used the Victoria crochet trim to layer the handle and Antique Brad for the center of the flower from SU. I'm still trying to reorganize my craft dungeon again!! I have too many craft things and seriously need to go through it all and see if I really want it or need it. My room is getting just too cluttered! Every time I clean it up it gets messy again when I start creating something. Its never ending!! Sounds familiar anyone? Anyway thanks for stopping by my blog today and Have a Great Week!


October swap and goodies....

Wow haven't been on my blog for a while. I finally finished my Halloween card swaps but now in the process of finishing my Halloween centerpieces. I have this weekend to finish up and 11 more to go. Isn't this first card cute? I used the marvy halloween ghost and bat punch that I bought from Fisher Hawaii for both cards. I also colored Kiyomi from Sister Stamps for my second card. Yay it's finally the end of the week and hope you all have a great weekend and a fun Halloween! Thanks for stopping by to check out my creations!!

This next picture is some halloween goodies that include anti-bacterial hand gel. I used Trevor and Swiss Pixie from CC Designs and colored them on Adobe Photoshop instead of coloring it individually.
Here are the centerpieces that I am currently working on and are filled to the top with candies. I originally saw a picture of a really small version about 3" tall and decided to see if I could make it bigger for a centerpiece. Its about 7" tall and the rim of the hat is 6.5" wide. The black hat is removable and can be used as a cover when the candies are taken out.


September CATS

So I decided to make another vintage card but made this one simple. My partner for the month of September was Joni. Check out her creations here! I used Chloe from Pink Gem Designs. I think the theme for the month of September was to use flowers in our card and tag creation. I made the lace flower and added a pearl in the center. I was still in the vintage card mode so I created this simple card. Well it's simple to me considering the previous one that I did. I wanted to keep the card but actually swapped it with a co-worker who loved it too. I'm glad she picked my name. Thanks for stopping by again to check my creations. Have a Great Week!


Vintage Card

Sorry this is a long post...I've always wanted to try and make a vintage card but never got the chance until this weekend. I came across another card but can't remember which site it was. I made it sort of similar to it but it wasn't a vintage card like I wanted so I had to change the colors from whatever colors that I had and create something of my own. It wasn't easy coloring the image "Pink Gem Designs" (Chloe) as I tried it twice and trashed the first image because I didn't like the colors. I used Tim Holt distress ink - "Tattered Rose"- and Stampin Up - "Soft Suede" colors for the edges of the whole card. The DP is from K&Company thatI picked up in Las Vegas. I made most of the roses from ribbon except the smaller ones. The bows are "Very Vanilla" seam binding from Stampin Up. The butterflies are Martha Stewart and CherryLyn Designs dies that I ordered online. I also used liquid pearls "white opal" on the butterflies. Thiscard turned out really special that I want to keep it for myself. Unfortunately, I can't because we have a card swap for a bunch (12) of my co-workers and on Monday 10/3 is when we are going to swap cards by picking names. If I pick my own name YAY!!! I get to keep it....lol!! I hope whomever gets it will like this card. Thank you all for stopping by to check out my creations. Your support is very much appreciated! Have a Great Week!!


Handmade Flowers

Talk about last minute. I have been so busy and procrastinated in making my flowers. I took 1 day vacation today and came up with this. Hopefully next time I'll put more thought into it but it was fun anyway. I made the rose with "Very Vanilla" seam binding, placed a pearl in the center and sprayed some Tsukneko Sheer gold shimmer spritz on the whole flower. I also used some crystal stickles on the rose. I hope this is okay...Sorry one of the pics is blurry but was rushing to take it so I can mail it out today.
I was thinking of making these flowers but changed my mind so I made just this one. I think its pretty anyway. I'm thinking pink ones would look nice too!


Louis Vuitton Bag

Now you can own your very special affordable handmade Louis Vuitton bag! Made this for a friend who is so into LV bags. She has not seen this yet and is leaving to go to Las Vegas today. The measurements are 8"tall x 7-1/2 wide x 2-1/2" deep. What a perfect gift bag to use! I'm thinking of doing this in my next craft class. Hope she likes it....lol Have a Great Weekend and thanks for stopping by today!


Note cards

I am sharing a box of note cards today that I created this week. The note cards measure 3-1/2" square. There are 5 note cards in the box but the envelopes do not fit in them. I had to keep them separate since it doesn't fit in the box. It turned out pretty good and will be making more to give away as gifts. I will probably be making them a little larger than this box.


Birthday card and CATS card

I am sharing a card that I made for our grand daughters 4th birthday. It was kinda last minute as we weren't sure what to get for her this time, so we decided to give her money instead so she can get whatever she wanted. So I made a pocket on the inside of the card for the money. I used Chloe from Pink Gems Designs and crocheted the white flower. I had the whole day to make the card as I've been doing alot of things at last minute!

My next card is from Teri who was my CATS partner for August. She also included some goodies too! Thanks Teri.... I love pink so this is really nice.