Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Tootsie Wrappers

A very fast and easy way to cover up a Tootsie Pop for Valentine's Day. I finished 42 of these in under 45 minutes. I can also see interchanging the heart with other shapes for other occasions. Hope you enjoy making a few of these yourself! Oh yeah, I used Plantin Schoolbook for these.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Tri-Shutter Card

This was my first attempt with making what some people call a Tri-Shutter card. It was very fun to make and the embellishing options are endless since there are so many faces of the card to decorate. This one was made especially for my brother and sister-in-law's 25th wedding anniversary (and their last name is Swan - hence the swans on the card). I really like the way it came out and I can definitely see many more of these cards in my future.

I downloaded a cut file for the card from Okieladybug's craft blog (a link is in my sidebar to her blog) but you can also make these fairly easily without the file and using a Scor-pal (a link to their site is also in my sidebar).

If you have not tried one of these cards yet, what's stopping you!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My 2009 Christmas Cards

This year I made 62 cards for friends and family. The Santa and Snowman are both paper piecing patterns that I bought from and the holiday word tree is a file I created with my Cricut and the Storybook cartridge. I hope everyone that received one truly appreciated all the hard work and love that went into making these! Happy Holidays to everyone!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Place Settings

My final project for my first day back - not too bad - two pies and 20 place setting cards - a rather productive afternoon!

I made 20 of these simple place setting cards. I actually goofed and they were supposed to be half the size - but when I printed the saying, I didn't adjust it to fit the lower half. Oh well, made them work anyway! A very basic watercolored stamp and a double layered scallop circle complete the look. They read..."Let's get stuffed" and the person's name.

Tomorrow working on simple centerpieces...I hope!

My Thanksgiving Pie Favors

These cute pie favors are what my guest will be getting this Thanksgiving. Each one holds 6 Hershey Kisses or for my niece, Vanilla Teddy Grahams. It takes 10 pieces to make a whole pie. One is pumpkin and one chocolate cream. The favors were made using the Big Bug, Tags Bags Boxes and More and George cartridges. I am very pleased with the final project! Thanks for looking.

After a long absence...

WOW! After taking almost 4 months off from blogging and crafting in general I am back...and boy does it feel good! It was a very busy summer and fall...our first year with bees was a very interesting one...and very rewarding. All said and done, we harvested 132 lbs. of delicious wildflower honey, not to shabby for 1st year beekeepers. Now on to crafting....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

M.I.A. So Far This Summer

Feeling sorry to be neglecting my blog for so long. This summer has been a very busy one for me working in my house, cleaning out clutter and re-modeling a few rooms. FINALLY seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and almost ready to get back into my craft room! I really need to start working on my Christmas fast as this year has gone so far...Christmas will be here before you know it! SEE YOU ALL SOON!