Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This is a super quick and easy birthday card that was whipped up for one of my daughters. The patterned paper is from a DCWV Spring stack. The "B" was cut using the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge and the rest of the sentiment is a rub on. This card was so quick and easy it almost put itself together....almost. Now if my scraproom would clean itself...I'd have it made.

Friday, August 27, 2010


On one particular breezy afternoon Scott decided to take the girls out to fly their kite at the park right around the corner from our home. Since I can count on one hand how many times they have had the opportunity to fly their kite I had to capture the moment with this LO.

The title was cut using the Coluzzle and the kites were paper pieced from a pattern.

Looking at this LO I realize I can not wait for breezy fall afternoons.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I adore this little voodoo doll image from Whimsie Doodles. You can use it for a get well card (as I have here), a birthday card ("ouch ...another year older?), or a I'm sorry card (sorry I am such a pain in your....),well you get the idea. After printing her out I colored her with my Copics and added a little Glossy Accents on the thumb tacks. The "ouch" sentiment is a rub on. This image is quickly becoming one of my favorites as you can use it for so many occasions.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Just how cute does my Caitlin look all dolled up for her 50's school performance? A sweet friend made the poodle skirt for her for the event.

The classic car, saddle shoe, dice, and sun glasses were all paper pieced from a pattern. The title was cut from the Opposites Attract Cricut cartridge. A real simple and quick LO.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I believe I have one of the greatest jobs in the world running a daycare and getting to play with children all day long. However, the one major downer of my job is saying goodbye to those that have outgrown me and are heading off to school. One of my little ones is starting kindergarten on Monday, and she will greatly be missed!!

There are so many things I will miss about you, Hailey, but here are my "TOP FIVE":

1) your smile.

2) that you are always such a big helper.

3) your sweetness.

4) how you always compliment me on my outfit or hair, even on my frumpy days!

5) your infinite knowledge of every commercial jingle out there in TV land and how you get those jingles stuck in my head for days after you have stopped singing them. "It's not a sandwich, it's a Tortada." LOL!

Here is a little something I put together to celebrate Hailey's milestone. The image on the card and on the front of the backpack are Whimsie Doodles digi stamps. Currently over at Whimsie Doodles, one of their Doodlelicious Divas, Sheri, is hosting one of their Whimsie Wednesday Challenges with a BACK TO SCHOOL theme. You have until midnight of Tuesday, August 24th to upload your creations to participate in the challenge. You can check out all of the details here.

The template for the pencil box can be found in my previous post and here is a link for the backpack tutorial from SCS. My older daughter made the most adorable glass bead bracelet for Miss Hailey to go into the backpack. She will be very excited to get it as she is always complimenting Brittany on her bracelets.

Make sure to check out the challenge and to check out Sheri's back to school project. It is adorable!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010


WARNING: this post is picture heavy. I have also included the link for two tutorials/templates for some of the items that I made for this set.

Our niece Alyssa is getting ready to enter the first grade next week so I whipped up this back to school set for her that has a little touch of the summer that is nearly over. Altered composition notebook using "Hula Anya" from The Greeting Farm and paper from Flair Designs. The palm tree is a laser die cut from Deluxe Cuts.

Pencil box covered with the same paper mention above, decorated with ribbon and Hawaiian Paradise Stand-Out stickers from Provo Craft. The pencil box template is from the PCP 3D challenge "slide top pencil box" and can be found here.

Altered Altoids tin, which I spray painted, covered with the same paper and stickers as above. Inside the tin is a little surprise.

The tin holds fridge magnets that I made for Alyssa's mommy to hold all of her papers and wonderful art work that I know she will be bringing home. In keeping with the summer theme I used Hula Anya and Surfer Ian for the magnets. They are such a cute couple.

Here is a pic with the magnets out of the tin and separated. Kim over at the Club Anya & Friends blog, posted a tutorial on how to make these. Check out the link here. Her magnets are just adorable and she gives great directions on how to make them. They are super easy!! I have plans to make several sets for Christmas as stocking stuffers.

Last and finally is a altered Frap bottle that I stuffed full of little school supplies for Alyssa. The whole set was easy to make and I was able to make everything with one piece of card stock and one piece of patterned paper.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Here is another example of the simple gift card holder made using the tutorial found on the Whimsie Doodles' blog. See my post prior to this one for the link to the tutorial. The stamp is from Stampendous. It is actually a cube stamp and has 4 different images including the quote used on the inside of this project. It is my favorite Christmas stamp lately.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


This has got to be the easiest gift card holder to make EVER! It is made using a envelope...how clever is that? You can find the tutorial for this simple project over at Whimsie Doodles. Here's the link for the tutorial: http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com/2010/06/tuesday-tutorial-worlds-easiest-gift.html

I realized my Bella stamps have been neglected, since I discovered the Greeting Farm stamps, and decided to dust them off for this little project. The stamp selected was Grumpabella. I colored her in using my Prisma pencils and Gamsol. The silver flower and lavender brad embellishment are from Oriental Trading.

Don't forget to head on over to Whimsie Doodles and check out their tutorial and their stamps. They have some really adorable digi images.

Monday, August 9, 2010


I just recently made my very first easel card and now I am hooked. They are so super easy to make. So when I saw that one of my favorite blogs, Club Anya & Friends, was hosting a Easel Card Challenge I knew I just had to make another one to take part in their challenge. There is still time to participate, you have until 11:59 pm CST tonight to enter your card. Click here for the challenge details.

The Cupcake Anya digi stamp is from TGF which I colored in using my Copics. I am slowly getting the hang of them....practice, practice, practice. The patterned paper is called Cuppy Cakes (and is perfect for this image) from Doodlebug Design Inc. The cupcake was cut out using the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge and was cut at 5 1/2" then ran through the cuttlebug and stickled.

Don't forget to check out the challenge details and good luck to those that enter!

Friday, August 6, 2010


Another LO of our day trip to Bodega Bay with our niece Alyssa. In this one her and Caitlin are making sand castles. They could have stayed at the beach for several days without a care in the world. They had so much fun.

The title was cut using the Mickey Font Cricut cartridge and the sandcastles were paper pieced from patterns.

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I can not believe how many amazing paper crafting blogs that are out there in the blogging world. So much talent!! I recently stumbled upon, and now stalk, a new one to me called Fun Paper Candy. You can find a link for it to the right and in this post. Talk about talent! She has the most adorable cards and projects. I scrapjacked this cute little bag idea from Tammy's blog. Here is a link for the tutorial: http://www.funpapercandy.com/2010/05/just-for-you.html

It is super easy to assemble and was screaming to be paired up with this digital image from Whimsie Doodles. I colored the image in using my Copics and added a little Glossy Accents on the candle for dimension. Another birthday project down, many many more to go.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Today is a very exciting day over at The Greeting Farm, they are celebrating their two year anniversary! As part of the huge celebration they have invited everyone to participate in a Blog Hop and they are giving away prizes...yes that's right I said PRIZES!!

If you are not familiar with The Greeting Farm you are missing out and I strongly suggest you head right over and see what they are all about. You will thank me....though your wallet may not. :)

Here is my contribution to the blog hop. It is the Soccer Anya Digi Stamp. I made this card for one of my daycare babes who has just recently signed up for soccer for the very first time. She has invited my family and I to her first game in a few weeks and I thought this would be a great "way to go" card for her. This is my first time making a easel type card and I have to say that I am hooked. The soccer ball is paperpieced and the word "goal" is cut using the Cricut Soccer cartridge. I added a little Glossy Accents to Anya's soccer ball for dimension.

To see all of the wonderful creations that are part of this celebration please head on over to The Greeting Farm to see their master list of participants...you may even want to shop a little while you are there.