Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Card Challenge

Have you been by Craft Project Central and entered the Pretty Card Challenge?  If not it isn't to late...but hurry, it ends tomorrow!  
Here is the layout this month.
And here is what I came up with!
 And a little closer image of the cute bee.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Kit HALF OFF!!!

Ok so I have to be honest.  I was a paper pumpkin subscriber and I dropped 
my subscription...the kits just weren't great.  Stampin' Up! always has amazing quality and these kits just didn't seem to have it.  
So I emailed...
(and I am sure I was not the only one) 
But wow they listened and REALLY stepped up the kits.  This is my third month back on and I am very happy with everything I got so far!   
Check out the last two months...

 This is Julys kit!  Enough to make 6 boxes, 6 cards and envelopes, an entire roll of satin ribbon, white bakers twine a stamp set with 10 stamps in it a ton of silver stars, hearts and stickers

This is Junes kit!  24 pinwheels, 24 clear bags, 24 paper straws, a bunch of large brads, paper clips, grey bakers twine, a stamp set of 3 stamps, a stamp spot, banners and glue dots.
 And here is a sneak peak of what is to come...
This is Septembers kit, burlap bags(polka dot and striped), colored clothes pins(tangelo twist and blackberry bliss)Black bakers twine, orange sequins, a bunch of tags spooky stickers, a stamp spot and an adorable stamp set!!! You don't want to miss this kit.  Sign up here today and enter HALFOFF2 in the promo code area.  

Craft Project Central

Floral Tote Bag & Card! – July Bonus Project!
Be sure to check out Craft Project Central to see how you can get this months bonus project!
Need a beautiful way to present a special gift to someone awesome? Use this fun flower decked tote bag to hold your gifts and complete the set with the matching card. The finished tote is 9” long, 3” wide, and 9” deep so it can hold several small gifts or one larger one.
Created by Amanda Corbet , be sure to check out her work at 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Roommate gift...#2

So yesterday I showed you the cute mugs I drew on.  Today you get to see what is inside!  
 I made each of my roommates this all natural Coffee Salt scrub.  I love this stuff, and personally use it all the time.  Then added some Coffee Candy on top. 
 Added one of these cute little tags
and had the perfect Roommate gift!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Roommate Gifts

I had so much fun making my roommate gifts this year!  I took a bunch of pictures, so hope you like them!
 Here is the from and inside of Jen and Sarah's mugs

 and the front and inside of Devin and my Mom's mug
 Here is the group picture.  I used oil base Sharpies and baked them after I was done drawing.
 I also made one for myself!
 With a little heart inside!
Be sure to check in tomorrow to see what I put in them and how I decorated them! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

My Craft Project Central!

Summer Party Banner & Card!  at Craft Project Central
This banner and matching card set is great for any summer party!  Perfectly fun and bright it will bring smiles and festivity to any gathering!  Use the project instructions and change up the colors for any party theme, birthdays, showers and any holiday! 
I created this project and tutorial, so I hope you like it.  Since the banner was so long, you get just a clip of it:)  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Craft Project Central

Secret Gift Box & Card! at Craft Project Central
Make this gift box with secret boxes inside to anyone for any occasions, a birthday or a wedding. It can hold embellishments, jewelry, and/or candy. It also looks great on a desk holding office supplies. It is very easy to make and you don’t need a lot of craft supplies. You can leave it simple or add different embellishments to suit your style. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.
This great project was created by Monika Davis, check out her blog at

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pocket Card

There is something about this card that makes me happy.  I am not sure if it's the colors or the set, or maybe both:)  
 This is a fun twist on a traditional card, since the other part is a pock and you pull out the inner piece.  This is great to hide a gift card in or a special message!
Thanks for stoping by!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Craft Project Central

Hideaway Cupcake Container & Card!  at Craft Project Central
This little ‘Hideaway’ Cupcake Container is a festive way to wrap a birthday gift for someone special. Or, how about just filling it with some yummy little treats? Whatever you choose to put inside, the recipient will surely be delighted with the container. The quick and clean card, with the coordinating envelope, will be sure to please as well!
Julie Beltramo created this cute project.  Check out her work at  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I have to say I am really sorry about my lack of posting.  I had every intention to post everything for the days I was at convention, and well it just didn't.  So I have a bit of catching up to do:)  The good news is I have a TON to post!
So here is one of the cards I did at my last advanced Cards ad Cocktails.  I love this die from stamping' up!It makes these cards SO MUCH EASIER to make!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Craft Project Central

Manly Man Cards & Paper Weight! from Craft Project Central
Sometimes you just need a card or two, appropriate for a man and sometimes you need something appropriate to give to a man to use. This set is intended for as gift for a man and was kept simple and non-frilly as a man would like best.  In addition, the project includes a matching paper weight!

This cute set was created by Judi Sparks , check out her work at  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Craft Project Central

Personalized Lobster Notecard Gift Set! @ Craft Project Central
This boxed set of lobster-themed nautical notecards just screams summertime at the beach. The notecards are easily accessible in their handy box, and can be personalized with almost any name. It includes a matching card for easy gift giving.

This set was created by Yapha Mason at, check out her blog to see more of her work.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Craft Project Central

Flower Patch Cards & Box! at Craft Project Central
This cute little card box will hold several 3” cards and envelopes!  These cards are nice to have on hand and are perfect to tuck into a gift.  This project also makes a great gift, class idea or easy project to put together to sell at a craft show.
Laurie Zoellmer at created this cute set.  Stop by her blog to check out her work.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Craft Project Central

Summer Tea Tray! @ Craft Project Central
Create a lovely summer tea tray for your front porch.  You can easily switch the designer series paper and stamped images in the tray for a fresh look for any season, and the coasters are so simple to make, you’ll want a set for every occasion.  Complete the ensemble with a darling Simply Pressed clay box for candy, sugar or flowers.
This set was created by Buffy Cooper visit her at to see more of her work!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

a one more patriotic card

So how amazing is the Gorgeous Grunge set?  I am starting to wonder if I can even make a card with out it:)  I feel like I use it ALL THE TIME!!!  O'well, I guess that is what stamps are made for:)  
So here is my patriotic version of the grunge.  We used the Be a star set and scored the large star so it was 3-d.  I love the way this card turned out, just a twist on the traditional.  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

June Paper Pumpkin

We have an old ugly I try to mask it as much as possible:)  I usually have a decent amount of decor on the mantel and a banner hanging below.  
 This was my summer/4th of July themed will probably stay up until Kamili's birthday in August. 
I used the pinwheels from the June paper pumpkin kit and added it to pieces front the new Chalkboard banner kit.
 I love that kit and have already made two banners with it and have plenty left for at least two more!!
Here is a sample of the way they intended the kit to be used.  I am really liking the new Paper pumpkins.  Sign up here today!!! 
Hope you all had a happy and safe 4th of July!  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Craft Project Central

Sea Street Nautical Party Ensemble! @ Craft Project Central
This Nautical Party Ensemble is perfect for a Boy's Birthday, 4th of July party or Summer BBQ party.  It starts with an invitation to the party, next is an adorable Sail Boat favor, cupcake topper and garland to add extra sparkle, then a Thank You card to tell everyone you enjoyed their company and cannot wait to see them again.  Finally, for that special Birthday someone there is a Triple Easel Birthday Card.

Carol Lovenstein @  created this cute summer ensemble.  Be sure to check out her blog and leave her a comment! 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Craft Project Central

Bloom With Hope Altered Can Set!  @ Craft Project Central
This Bloom With Hope Altered Can Set is a pretty way to brighten up a room in your home or brighten up someone’s day!  This set features an altered can, coordinating votive light, and a matching card for gift giving.  Place some bath salts in the altered can and use the set as a gift or to create a spa-like feel in your bathroom!

Michelle Wecksler at created this cute set!  Be sure to stop by her blog and check it out!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Craft Project Central

Ribbon Clip Adornment Gift Trio! at Craft Project Central

Create three gift packages that feature a double-prong clip covered with 3/8” Stitched Satin ribbon.  You’ll enjoy making the adornments and, best of all, you can make several to have on hand when needed.  They lend a perfect finishing touch to just about any gift.

Regina Andari at created this great tutorial!  Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her a comment!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th:)

Here is the little project we did at club this past month.  
We used the new decorative masks (hearts & stars and dots & stripes) and stenciled them on the muslin bags.  
Then we made a "firework" with our filter paper and added some star garland.
Filled it up with candy and it was a great little hostess gift:)