Wednesday, May 29, 2019

End-of-the-Year Teacher Gifts

Hello there!  It's that time of year.  My kids are almost done with school.  I've created a little mini album with a gift card in it for my son's teachers.  I got the idea from  Teresa Morgan on YouTube.

This mini measures  3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and cascades open horizontally.  Such a cute design!!  This is a great way to use up 6 x 6 paper pads :-)

Front cover

Inside cover.  I clipped a tag onto it so we can write the teacher's name and my son can sign it.  The gift card is stuck in the top pocket.  

Each page has a top pocket.  I put some cut aparts from the paper pad in them.

The book is all the way open.  

I used the same papers and some of the same stamps on the second book. 

Recollections - Butterfly Blooms (6x6) paper pad
score tape
1" punch
white ribbon for closure
Tim Holtz - Celebration words - script dies
Tim Holtz - Stitched squares dies
Unity Stamp Co - sentiments, quotes

Thanks for stopping by today.   Have a great, fun summer everyone!!


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

AHSC #317

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Our sketch for this week:

I decided to flip the sketch around :-)  And you can never get too early a start on your Christmas cards!!

Tim Holtz - Stitched rectangle die
Pretty Pink Posh- Scalloped borders die
Lawn Fawn - Toboggan Together stamps & dies
colored pencils
Diamond Stickles
pop dots
Pretty Pink Posh - Holiday Greetings stamp set - sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us this week at AHSC.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

CCAYR- May - Ornaments

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Ornaments.  These can be on a card or an actual ornament.  I created an ornament.  I found quite a few metal cookie cutters on clearance at Michael's after the holidays.  I knew I would do something with them :-)  Love how this one came out.  Stay tuned as this won't be my last one....

Metal gingerbread cookie cutter
Distress Spray Stain - Vintage photo
Heidi Swapp - gold paint
Blue patterned paper
Glossy Accents
clear and blue seed beads
Distress glitter - Tarnished brass
twine for the hanger
blue organza ribbon
Tim Holtz - tiny bell
Tim Holtz - Typography - 'JOY'

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us and get ready for the holidays early this year :-)


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mom is Sew Amazing!

Hello there!  This is the card I sent to my mom for Mother's Day.  We don't live in the same state so all the little holidays are a bit sad.  But, I hope to see her soon.

Unity Stamp Co - Sew Amazing kit
colored pencils
Carta Bella - Sew Lovely (6x6) papers
Tim Holtz - Stitched Rectangle, Circle & Oval (border) dies
white lace trim
white button
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms out there!!


Friday, May 10, 2019

Tea Time Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the Tea Time BLOG HOP!!
This is a blog hop featuring projects based on a hot cup of tea.
So grab a nice cup of tea and sip along while you hop!
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this hop! But you should have arrived from Shannon's blog.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have three awesome sponsors for this hop!!

 has graciously donated this beautiful Tea cup and saucer
is giving away this gorgeous Set of 8 Ribbons!! WOW!
is giving away 2 wonderful Stamp Sets from CTMH
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5/15/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I've made a fun bracelet with a bunch of tea related charms for my Mother-in-law for Mother's day.  I haven't made jewelry in a while so I was a bit rusty...LOL!  I hope she likes it!!

pliers/ jewelry tools
yellow glass beads, bicones, seed beads
clear seed beads
jump rings, straight pins
lobster claw clasp
tea charms
silver chain

Your next stop is Liz's blog

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Love Sports Blog hop!

Thanks for hopping along with us this weekend.  And thanks for your wonderful comments!!  Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms :-)


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Card

Hello there!  It's teacher appreciation week at my son's school.  So, I whipped up a couple of these simple cards.

Tim Holtz - Rectangle die
Unity Stamp Co - Keeping It Simple, Bountiful Owl (sentiment) kits
Crate Paper - Cute Girl (6x6) patterned paper
colored pencils

Thanks for stopping by today :-)


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

AHSC #315

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Our sketch for this week:

Tim Holtz - Stitched rectangle, circle dies
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched border 3 die
DCWV - Pocket Blossom - patterned papers
Tim Holtz - Sentiment Words, Thin - die
Cricut cart - Love You a Latte - teapot @ 3"
pop dots
The Paper Studio - white fringe trim
Diamond Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at AHSC this week.


Monday, May 6, 2019

Religious Education teacher's gifts

Hello there!  I made some domino books to thank my daughter's religious education teachers.  These are so fun to make.

I painted all the sides except the ones with holes with Heidi Swapp gold paint.  Let that dry.  Then I used a piece of wide, stretchy cream colored lace for the binding and adhered it with Glossy Accents.  I made the inner book pages with a piece of patterned paper (2 x 12"), and scored at every inch.  Accordian fold.  I added some awesome images from the printable I bought from Calico Collage.  I added a ribbon to close it and then adhered the pages onto the domino covers with Glossy Accents.

Back of the book.  The Gold paint looks pretty through the lace.  
Excuse my fingers.  The book won't really lay flat enough to take pics on it's own.

Here is another cover image.

1x2" dominos
Heidi Swapp - gold paint
The Paper Studio -Wide cream lace
Prima - Tales of U and Me - patterned paper
Calico Collage printable
Glossy Accents
rose organza ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today.  


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MLC - May

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Merry Little Christmas challenge blog.  Our theme is always Anything Goes Christmas.

I made a vintage ornament out of a metal cookie cutter.  I got quit a few of these in different shapes when they went on clearance after the holidays.  Here's the first one.  I used gesso, spray stains and paint to alter the ornament.  And then added a back of patterned paper, glitter, beads and jingle bells.  A quote chip finishes it off.

Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain -vintage photo
Heidi Swapp gold paint
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
red tinsel trim -hanger
Distress Glitter - Tarnished Brass, Fired Brick
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz - jingle bells
red floss
red, gold seed beads
Tim Holtz -quote chips

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this month at Merry Little Christmas!


MIU#25- May - Mixed Media

Hello there!  It's a new month and time for another wonderful challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  Our monthly challenge theme for May is Mixed Media.

So much fun!  I got to use a new stencil and a stamp I haven't used yet.  The colors I used made me think of cherry Limeade :-)  And I added Distress Stickles to achieve the slushy look to the drink.  Love it!

Tim Holtz - Cocktails Blueprint stamp
Tim Holtz - Stitched Rectangle die
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron
Tim Holtz - Ringer stencil
black pigment ink
black embossing pwd
Heat Embossing tool
Heat tool
Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron (to watercolor drink with)
Strathmore watercolor paper
Glossy Accents
Distress Stickles
Distress Crayons - Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron (to smudge/blend on the edges)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us at MIU.