Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

Hello all!!  Hope you all are having the best holidays ever!!  We are having fun visiting with family this week!  We are heading to our next destination tomorrow evening!!  I think we will be getting some snow also!! 

Here are some pictures of my other projects!!  I finally made a zipper pouch!  And it's lined!!  Yay!!  I'll be making more soon so I can get better with the zippers!

 This next project was made for a gift exchange with my fiber friends at our monthly Fiber Friday Christmas Party!!  We have knitters, crocheters, spinners and weavers every month that get together for a wonderful evening!!  It is so much fun!!  I love making these loop handle bags from the Singer website!  It's reversible!!  Also, included a Namaste Buddy Case and Chibi needles! 

I've packed several knitting projects that I can work on while traveling!!  I've finished one already just need to attach the buttons!!  Yay!  Still have a blanket, vest and cowl to work on!
Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Mini Album

Wow!!  I can't believe that Christmas is almost here!!  I love this time of year!!
I still need to decorate a little bit more but it will be done soon....

The challenge last week for the design team at SweetSassyDiva was to create a mini album!!  I really enjoyed seeing the different albums that the design team made!  It made me realize that I really wanted some kind of binding system...  So I watched HSN on Sunday night and purchased a YourStory!!  I cannot wait for it to arrive!!

Here is my mini album...  Click HERE for the details...
In the next day or so I will be inserting pictures of my family to give as a Christmas present to my husband's grandmother.  

First opening...
Pockets were made by taking a 5.5x8 piece of cardstock and score in the middle at 4 inches.  
Fold in half and then fold one side down to create your pocket.  
Place sticky tape on the bottom and side as shown in the picture below...  
Cut your mat pieces and adhere.  
I had a little oopsie with the pink paper that probably will be covered up with an embellishment or picture.
Second opening...
Cutting, layering and punching!!  I got a new punch!!  Love it!!
Third opening...
I had to be really careful with the cuts on this opening...  I probably could have used my Gypsy but I'm haven't mastered that yet.
Fourth and fifth opening...  
Super simple cutting and layering!!
I used almost the entire stack of paper and I will use the rest for a card to match.  Sweet!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a great week!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

WINNER :: Distressing Tool and Buttons!!!

Happy Monday!!!

Thank you all for hopping along with us over the weekend!!!  It was super fun!!!  I appreciate all of your kind comments and I will definitely be checking out your blogs as well!!

The winner of the distressing tool and buttons is...  BunnyFreak

BunnyFreak said...

Would love a distressing tool and buttons.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

SweetSassyDiva ::: Post-it Blog Hop

Hello all!!!  Welcome to the Post-it Blog hop! Grab your beverage of choice and enjoy the wonderful projects as well as a chance to win some blog candy along the way! The challenge is to use the Post-it Paper in a unique project.

If you have arrived here from Rebecca's blog then you are in the right place!  If not, CLICK HERE to start at the beginning.  Leave a comment on every stop along the way for a chance to win Post-it Craft Paper!!!  This paper is so much fun to work with and play with!!  It is so forgiving and allows do-overs when needed!!

Layering...  Self-Adhesive...  Wonderful!!!
Paper:  My Minds Eye (patterned) and Core'dinations (card base)
Paper:  Golden and Nantucket Post-It Craft Paper
Chestnut Roan Colorbox chalk ink

Next project is a basketweave design holiday card...
I love basketweaving and this was super easy to do!!
Paper:  Christmas paper from my stash (patterned) and Core'dinations (card base)
Paper:  Crimson and Evergreen Post-it Craft Paper
Handwritten sentiment using Zig super fine point pen

This was so easy and quick!!  Cut squares, peel and stick!!!  Great for kids!! 
My six year old would love to do this!!  Planning on a Christmas break activity!!!
Paper:  Lime, Crimson, Nantucket, Evergreen, Golden, Citrene, Lucky and Cobalt Post-it Craft Paper
Buttons and Ribbons from stash
Large cup (50 cents at a store closing sale)

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
Here is a list of all the blogs in the hop.

Remember to leave a comment at every stop to enter to win
Post-it Craft Paper from our super awesome sponsor!! 

You could also win some blog candy right here as well!! 
Paper Distresser and an assortment of buttons!!!

Next Stop is Jamie!!
Have fun and Enjoy!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Ornaments...

Hello all!  I was super excited when a certain package arrived the other day!!  Oh my goodness!!  Post-it Craft Paper!!  This paper is really awesome and I love it!!!  It is so easy to use and looks great!  It really is cut, peel and stick!!  Thank you so much for letting me try out this wonderful product!!

My project this week was to use the Post-it Craft Paper!  So, I used it to personalize ornaments purchased from my Celebrating Homes consultant.  I flipped the letters from the Gypsy Font Shadow so I could use the adhesive side for glitter!  I am beginning to really love glitter!!  It was really easy and quick to do once I figured out which color I could part with...  Just take off the backing and pour your glitter on!!

After glittering, I used clear adhesive dots to attach to plastic paper.  Probably would have been okay without the plastic paper but I thought that it needed to be a little thicker.  The ornament had a raised circle where I wanted to attach the initial.  The finished product looks perfect!!

Gypsy - Gypsy Font Shadow (flip the letters)
Post-it Craft Paper
Plastic/Acrylic paper
Clear adhesive dots

Another fun project using the Post-it Craft Paper...  Labels!  I love to organize so this was actually the first thing I did after opening the package!!  I used an image from the Imagine More cartridge with patterned paper from the Better Together cartridge.  Love to cache patterns!  The original image is the green label.  I also made smaller labels for the pockets on the inside.  Might be able to see that in a video soon!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kate's Kitchen

In September, my love for blogs grew tremendously!!  I've been adding new blogs to follow almost daily!  I've been checking into the Cricut message boards also.  Last week I ran across a post about an Imagine Blog Hop...  I love blog hops especially those about the Imagine!!  While blog hopping, I entered to win some blog candy from My Scrapping Treasures.  And I won!!

Kate's Kitchen - Imagine Art Cartridge!!
Wow!!  Totally awesome!!!  It was definitely on my wish list!!!  Super excited and can't wait for it to arrive!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend...

Hello all!!!  Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!  We had a fantastic time with both of our families!!  Did a little shopping on Black Friday afternoon!!  Slept in for the first time in years!!!  And I didn't know that Walmart was starting their sale at midnight!!  So, I missed out on the Jolly Holidays Cricut cartridge...  I did get Twinkle Toes cartridge though...  I may go back and get the Inspired Heart cartridge - They were still there last night...  Also, the Expressions were marked down to $150!!  Wow!!

When I got back on Sunday there were a couple of packages waiting for me!!  Shall We Dance and my free Color Ink!!  Lori's Garden arrived last week!!  Can't wait to play!!

Here is my little paper tree...  Just playing around last week!!  
Saw the idea different places online and in a few magazines!!  I've added Stickles and will add some buttons and such probably this week...

Have a great week!!

Don't forget to stop by SweetSassyDiva!!!  Lots of fun things!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Smiley Snowman!!

I absolutely love the downloads for the Gypsy!!  My cartridge collection is still growing so this is pretty awesome!!  Smiley Cards is my favorite and I plan to play with it again soon!!  This is a card made for the SweetSassyDiva design team!!  It was my first attempt at pleating ribbon!!  I really enjoy adding dimension to my projects!!  I really need to find my camera charger!!!

Click HERE for the details...  Make sure to check out the other projects while you are there!!! 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Recent projects...

Happy Monday!!!  I just wanted to share some of my recent projects for the SweetSassyDiva design team!!  I'm having lots of fun!!  I love seeing the projects from everyone else also!! 
This next challenge is going to be a tough one!!  I've gathered up my supplies and will start soon! 
Also this week, I'll be crocheting, knitting and sewing!!  Lots of projects going on!! 
Fun times!!!

Think Pink Week - Click HERE for the details

Another Think Pink Week project - Click HERE for the details

 Fall - Imagine Autumn Splendor - Click HERE for the details for both fall cards

Have a great week!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

SweetSassyDiva: Fall 'in!

Awesome projects from the SweetSassyDiva design team!! Love them all!! Great job to all!!!

SweetSassyDiva: Fall 'in!: "Thinking of you card! Recipe: Pilgram & Turkey from Paper Doll Dress Up at 4 inches Pattern Paper from DCWV Amber Autumn Pack Cardsol..."

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I am very honored and pleased to announce that I am now a part of SweetSassyDiva's Design Team!!!  Yay!!!!  This is my very first design team and I have lots to learn but I know it will super fun!!!  I am super excited!!!  Thank you so much for this opportunity!!!

Click HERE to check out our Think Pink projects and also enter to win a Pink ATG!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Gypsy in the House!!!

Yay!!!  This is so exciting and so overwhelming at the same time!!!  The gypsy that I won came in the mail on Saturday!!  I was able to update it today but still can't figure out how to link it with my Imagine...  I think we're supposed to wait anyway...  I can't wait until I can make some cuts and figure it out!!!

I made this really quick before leaving for my retreat on Friday...  It was a working retreat and I needed a notebook so I prettied up a composition notebook before I left!!  Pretty quick and awesome!!!

Our retreat was at Western Hills Lodge so I was able to swing through Tulsa on my way there...  Michaels, Joann, Starbucks, Cokesbury, Girl Scout Store and Loops!!  What a trip!!  If I'm making the drive, might as well make it count, right??  I wanted to see the Imagine endcap at Michaels...  They had a few things out but some were still being unloaded!  Joann had some awesome Girl Scout paper and embellies!!  I'm thinking Christmas present for my new Daisy!!  Also, the reason for going to the Girl Scout store...

And Loops...  Oh how I love to go to the yarn store!!  I was hoping to have enough time to sit and knit at the store but it didn't happen!!  I did swing in there really quick and picked up some Chibi needles... I was planning to finish my socks there but I finished them last night while watching 'Up in the Air' with my hubby!!  Yay!!

The sky was overcast but it was so beautiful there!!  It rained pretty hard on Saturday for a little while! 
I love sunset!!

Until next time...
Have a great week!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Design Team Submissions

Hello everyone!!!  It's super late here but I wanted to post my projects for the design teams that I'm applying for...  I am absolutely loving the Cricut Imagine!!!  The learning process is still going strong and I am so thankful for all the blogs out there that talk about the Imagine!!!  Without them I would be lost!!! 

The two design teams that I am applying for are...  Creative Critterz Imaginations and Sweet Sassy Diva.  I have no other design team experience and I am a Cricut newbie with the Imagine being the first Cricut machine that I have ever owned!!!

Here are my latest finished projects using the Imagine...  Thanks for looking and ENJOY!!!

From the Better Together Art Cartridge...  A thank you card...  This is my favorite card so far.  Every time I make a new card it becomes my favorite!!  I used 3D squares behind the flower and behind the border of the sentiment...  I added texture to the flower using my Fiskars plates from several years ago! 

From the Imagine More Art Cartridge...  Spread your wings wall hanging...  It originally was a Christmas decoration tray but it needed a coat of paint and a new life!!  I used a turquoise card stock from my paper stash but everything else was printed on the Imagine.

From the stock images and the Imagine More Art cartridge...  Fall pumpkins...  Do you think it's missing something???  I'm still searching for the perfect stamp for the sentiment!!!  I really wanted to show this card to you all because the only image that I used from the cartridge were the borders at the bottom...  The pumpkins and squares behind them are the stock images that come with the Imagine.

Thanks for stopping by and please come back!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Excitement at 3am!!!

Hello!!  This week is just flying by!!  I started this post yesterday and was going to finish it up by inserting pictures of my latest projects!!  But...  My camera charger has gone missing!!  I must find it before our family reunion this weekend!!!  Aaaahhh!!!

Since I can't post pictures of my latest finished projects...  This is my card tree!!  A few Pinecone Press Kit cards...  I love kits!!!  I will post more pictures of my finished projects hopefully tomorrow when I find my charger!!

Projects that I want to do this week...
     Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge
     Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge
     Tags for Christmas ornaments
     Finish knitting my socks
     Start knitting another baby hat
     Make more cards
There are a couple of other challenges that I want to participate in but haven't done it yet...  I am really enjoying seeing what other people create!!!  Such great inspiration!!  Also, I'm debating on whether or not to apply to be on a design team...  It's a brand new blog for the Cricut Imagine...  Hmmmm....  We'll see!!

The excitement at 3am was...

I won a GYPSY!!  Oh my goodness!!  I was up late checking in on the blogs that I follow...  Well...  The other day, I entered a contest to win a Gypsy through the new Cricut Circle Blog design team!  Each DT member had two to give away!!  The drawing was held on SATURDAY!!  Provo Craft surprized everyone with a third Gypsy to give away.  I was lucky number 3 at Nancy's blog, The Paper Orchard.  Still shocked and amazed that I actually will have a Gypsy in my hands soon!!  I will definitely be stalking the mail!!!  I have no idea how to use it but I will have fun learning how!!

Have fun this week!!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Hello and welcome to the new Loksi & Co. blog!!  This is where I will be sharing my crafty creations with you!  I love to learn new things! I love to create!  My to-create list is growing rapidly and I can usually sneak in some time to make things throughout the day...  Especially when the little one is napping.  I am a SAHM to two girls, the oldest will be six years old tomorrow and the baby is 19 months old.  Time flies when your having fun!!!

I'll be posting about several different crafty creations!!  I am the proud new owner of a Cricut Imagine!  Look for posts about my learning process since this is my first Cricut machine!!  I also sew, knit, spin yarn, crochet, bead, weave on my inkle loom, weave baskets, embroider and make scrapbook projects.  I have scrapbook albums but haven't made anything to fill them!!

Thanks for stopping by and come back!!