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!!!