Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dominoes...they aren't just for kids!

I'm on a mission to complete Christmas gifts using my abundant stash of crafting supplies. We are trying to save money this year, thus all of my gifts will be homemade. I came across this great tutorial for stamping on dominoes at:http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stamping_thoughts/2008/05/dominos-are-not.html

My plan is to give these in sets of four in a homemade box tied with ribbon.
Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rainy Saturday...

I guess it is official...the rainy season has begun! A good day to make some craft projects and watch Rocky Balboa (crafts and boxing...nice combination!).

Splitcoast Stampers has a great tutorial for making a bag in a box. I decided to give it a shot and this is what I came up with using some random patterned paper and cardstock out of my scrap box. It stands about 6" high and is 3 1/2" across the bottom. This will be great stuffed with candy, a gift card or some other goodies. I'm sure I'll be making it for Christmas gifts.

I also made a mini pizza box using my Scor Pal. That is the best tool EVER (now that I know how to use it - LOL!!) Hopefully I'll be able to embellish it tomorrow and post some pictures then.

Have a blessed evening!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Long Break...

Wow...it has been a long time since I posted! Life has been busy with the boys starting Jr. High, football season and other assorted family activities.

I took a cake decorating class and really enjoyed learning how to make a cake look fancy :)
My husband asked me to make a cake for a co-worker. Since I'm such a nice wife, I agreed to make cupcakes. These are the cupcakes. My first try at fancy cupcakes. I think they turned out good for my first try. The frosting was very soft and hard to work with, but all-in-all they are fun and edible (the most important thing!).

Yesterday I held a card workshop and we made some great Christmas cards. I really enjoy getting together with other ladies and crafting. Such fun fellowship time!

Here are a couple of the cards we made using the Evensong Christmas paper from Close To My Heart. Also, a fun elf card using some embossed cardstock. I've been using my Cuttlebug lately and really enjoy the dimension embossing gives a card.

Until next time...happy craftin'!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Summer Weekend

We had the best weekend! Saturday we spent time at the Farmer's Market, went out to breakfast and then headed to the store to do some shopping. I bought the most fabulous berries (marrionberries, boysenberries and raspberries) as well as fresh green beans. Love green beans!! The berries were just screaming to be made into a pie. Yes, I forgot to flute the edges of my pie crust before baking. Oops...oh well, it didn't hurt the taste in the least and just added a rustic feel :)

I am teaching a mini album class on Saturday at my church. This is me getting ready. Pretty exciting!

This is the project we will be making. It is a mini album using Close To My Heart's true fit folios, paper and ink. I used the Life Delights paper pack for this. Love the pinks and chocolates. Yummy! Each section, except the front, has a pocket with a card insert. Such a fun project. These instructions came from a fellow CTMH consultant, Kelly E.-T. You can do so many fun things with this. I'm really looking forward to teaching this!

My BFF came over to visit me Saturday. She has been knitting a shawl and finished it up Saturday. She also took pictures of my pie and me. In exactly that order :) Her pictures are way better than mine, which is why I cannot put a picture of the shawl on here as I took the shawl picture. Sorry friend!! But, this is us at Starbucks goofin' around...

My son and I went swimming at the local pool. Did I mention I hate 'suiting up'? Need to find the perfect suit. I'm on a mission...

Sunday we traveled to Portland to see a baseball game at PGE park. It was super hot and lots of fun!
Cody and I:

Unfortunately, the home team lost :(

All in all, it was a great weekend spent with the ones I love most.

Today was another work day. I do have to say weekends are not long enough - we should have madatory three-day weekends...a girl can dream, can't she?

Have a blessed evening!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sweet Sunday

It is a beautiful day today. 1 week without rain - Woo Hoo!! In honor of the sunshine I am posting a card (Tri-fold Pocket card) I made using the CTMH April Word Puzzle stamp set. The cutting guide and instructions are on http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ I love this website. Such great ideas!

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Wow...I finally made the leap...

I finally decided to step out and create a blog. It will be exciting to share the fun and exciting crafty projects I create.

I'll start with a card I made this week using Close To My Heart stamping supplies. Love the color combination and stamp set. This is a "window pane" card from the CTMH Originals card program (love those!).
Colors: Hollyhock, Sweetleaf, Chocolate and Colonial White
Ink: Sweetleaf, Terracotta, Hollyhock
Embellies: Twine, twill, chocolate ribbon and some sparkle.
I used my Cuttlebug 'swiss dot' embossing folder for the background. Love my Cuttlebug!!!
Thanks for stopping by...until next time....