Thursday, December 30, 2010

Crayon Roll

Whew, it's been a while since my last post, but I've been busy playing. I got a Cuttlebug and a Sewing machine for christmas! So yesterday I went to get some embossing folders and fabric. I picked up the cutest fabric, but didn't have a clue what I was going to do with it yet. Then I remembered a cute tutorial I'd seen for a Crayon Roll up a while back. So I decided to make that my mission today. I am so pleased with how it turned out! I just followed the tutorial found here. Next up, one to hold some Color Wonder Markers!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Name in a Frame Gift

One last minute gift...I made this for my neice. The flourish was an svg freebie from a few months ago.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Quick Stocking Stuffer!

Before I show you what I made today, I want to let you know that EVERYTHING in Lindsay's shop is 25% off through Saturday!

Every year I fill a stocking for my mom and mother in law. I do this because one year as I was opening my stocking and looking at all my goodies it dawned on me that my mom always does this for me, but who makes one for her? No one. How sad is that?! So I decided right then and there that I would make that my mission each year. The things we get in our stocking are usually not big or expensive, but it is always fun to open them and I always love the things my mom puts in mine (especially the candy!)

So I made this cute little chapstick holder to go in my MIL's stocking. I used Lindsay's Nifty Gifty's SVG template and it was quick and easy. The set is on sale for $2.25 this weekend only!

Here is a picture of the other great things you get in the set.

Now don't forget to stop by Lindsay's blog for a freebie! Sorry no free svg today,
I got a little busy this week.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cheap & Easy Holiday Gifts! + SVG Freebie!

Hello everyone! This week Lindsay's DT girls are showcasing different ways to package holiday food items. I chose to package Hershey kisses and Wintergreen Lifesavers. I put them in a Starbucks Frap bottle. I removed the label and decorated it with Lindsay's houndstooth cranberry paper. I also used one of Lindsay's new sets called Winterwear to create the digi stamp on the front. The top has a digi from last year's design.

The set includes 21 cute digital stamps to decorate your winter cards and scrapbook projects. All the stamps are black and white but they are easy to recolor however you like! The set includes mittens, hats, sweaters and scarfs in patterns, solids and outlines (great for paper piecing!), 3 sentiment frames perfect for scrapbooking and cardmaking and a cute snowman you can dress up of leave as is! That is 21 stamps for only $4.50!

Here is a little project that my mom had me work on. She is hosting a ladies Christmas party on Monday night and wanted to create some cheap and easy party favors. So she bought several of these cute little candles at Walmart on sale for $1.00 each. She wanted me to help her spruce them up a bit. So I wrapped them in cute christmas paper and tied a ribbon around them. Then I used a digi stamp from Lindsay's Christmas Cupcakes set to put on the top.

Don't forget to stop by Lindsay's blog for a Winter SVG freebie!
Now for your freebie! Here is a Mr. & Mrs. title that would make a perfect wedding card or scrapbook page title. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A few bracelets...

Here are a few new pieces that I've created.

This one is for my SIL who is a dental assistant.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This & That....

Hello everyone! Sorry once again that I've been lax about posting. I have certainly been busy. More often than not, I've been baking or taking care of little Brett (who is now 3 months old!).

This is perhaps one of my favorite pieces of jewelry that I've made yet. It is in blue/gold colors of my alma mater, Murray State University. I made it for a friend who is currently seeking a nursing degree at MSU.

Here are some more skinny note pads that I made for a customer. She requested TN Vols theme with the names of her friends. If you've never seen these before, check out Kerry's Paper Crafts for a tutorial.  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Sale!

Happy Black Friday, If you are busy doing your holiday shopping today be sure to make time to swing by Lindsay's stamp stuff so you can find all the stuff you need for packaging your gifts, scrapbooking and making loads of handmade cards and tags. There are even party printables too and today and tomorrow they are 50% off, this is the biggest sale of the year so don't miss out!

Thanksgiving sale!

Happy Thanksgiving to all living in the us, I hope you are having a wonderful day with your families. If you get a chance pop over the Lindsay's stamp stuff and check out all of her new stuff, everything is 40% off on Thursday along with all of MyGrafico shops.

Here's the latest from Lindsay!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Craft Fair Photos, a Freezer Tee, Magnetic Boards & Freebies!

Well, here it is over a week after my first craft fair and I'm just now posting about it. It was not as successful as I had hoped. It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience, but unfortunately, it was not well advertised. There was no sign by the road and no ad in the paper. I think the person hosting relied soley on facebook to advertise. I did sell $28.00 worth. Not quite worth all the effort, but at least I have 2 more fairs to go to. The magnetic boards have sold well in my craft booth at the local trader's mall. I am selling them $10each or 2/$15.00.

These are soem Geneva "Sandra Bullock" watches that my DSIL is selling. She has them in several different colors and designs. They are $10.00 each. If you'd like to purchase one, or more, please email me at Shipping is $3.00.

Here is a bracelet that I made for a local sorority girl. Their mascot is the panda. So I found these cute little panda beads on ebay. I made the red beads myself.

Here is a bracelet that I made for my DSIL. She is a dental assistant, so I got the cute little teeth beads on ebay.

And here is a t-shirt that I made for a friend's little boy. Her husband has a shirt just like it that she got him at Old Navy, but they did not make it in the baby's size, so she asked if I could make one like it. Of course! haha. I just used my cricut and SCAL and replicated the design. I cut it out in freezer paper and then used the freezer paper as a stencil to paint. If you've never tried this before, you can see a tutorial here. You can download the Gobble Gobble SVG here.

Finally, here are a couple of the magnetic boards I was talking about. I made these using decorative cookie trays that I got from the Dollar Tree. I made the bottlecap embellishments myself and cut the UK using my SCAL and cricut. You can download it here.

Here is one representing our local school colors.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas Hand Sanitizer Holders + Free Scut File

Hello there! Once again, I'm making things for my upcoming craft fairs! here are some cute little hand sanitizer holders. I got the mini hand sanitizers are just $1 each at bath and body works. I got the idea from Pink Buckaroo Designs. She has a very simple tutorial on her blog. I created a scut file on my scal program to cut these with. So if you have SCAL and a cricut, you can download the free file below. If not, then head on over to Pink Buckaroo and follow her tutorial!
I used Lindsay's Holiday Paper Pack to cover these cute little things. I just printed the paper and cut it to the size I wanted. So simple!

This project qualifies for the following challenges: 2 Sisters (Christmas), ABC (H-Holidays), ALota Rubber (Christmas), Bee-Crafty (Christmas), Crafty-Ann (Christmas Project), Crafty 4 (Christmas), DigiStamps 4 Joy (Christmas), Robyn's Fetish (Christmas Colors), Lexi's (Traditional Christmas Colors), MyGrafico (Christmas), Our Daily Bread (anyting but card), Stamp Man (Christmas), Stamp Something (something digital), Stampin' royalty (feature PP), Stampin w/Dragon (Holidays), Tiffany doodles (Anything but card), Totally Gorjuss (Traditional xmas colors)

Before I let you go, I wanted to show you all the great new sets that Lindsay has released lately. There are so many, I haven't had a chance to play with all of them, but you should definately check them out!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Skinny Note Pads & Christmas Planners! Free digis!

Sorry I haven't been posting frequently lately. I have been so busy crafting that I haven't had time to blog about it! haha. So here are some things I've been up to lately....

These fun little note pads were made using a wonderful tutorial at Kerry's Paper Crafts (Love her blog!) I created the digi stamps to go on the front using my Microsoft Publisher program. You can download them at the end of this post.

Here are a couple more! I just love these papers!!

Click on them to open the larger file and then right-click to save.

 And here they are without the circles...

 I also had time to make these cute little Christmas Planners! Way easier than they look by the long as you follow this great little tutorial!