Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Here is card that I CASE'd from Pinterest.  I'm addicted to it, I tell you.  The original card was created by Carrie Gaskin and is way cuter!!  I kind of simplified mine as it was for a man's birthday.  So I did without the pretty designer paper background and the ribbon.  Still added the bling though.  I just can't resist the bling.  

Saturday, July 14, 2012


I have been meaning to post these little babies for some time.  As I said in my first post back in May, I am way behind on posting my projects.

I have no clue who originally came up with these candy conversation heart holders, but they are the cutest things.  My good friend Jeri, from Craft us Crazy, made one of these for each of my daughters several years ago and they were a huge hit with my girls. 

This year I decided to make one for my niece, a few of the daycare babes' older siblings, and a few of my former daycare children that are now in school.  You can find the tutorial for these cute little boxes here on the Family Fun website.  They even have the printable music screens: one that is filled out for you or one that you can customize with your own music selection.  Oh and how cute are the mini peanut butter cup ear buds?  YUM!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Yes, this is a Christmas related post.....in July.....LOL!  I can't help it, I refuse to buy Christmas tags every year and I am always making the mad scramble to throw them together in the month of December.  I am actually ahead of the game this year.  I have decided to make several tags a week from now until Christmas.  Here are just a few that I have made.

The stamped image is from the Snow Friends Mini Cube from Stampendous.  This has to be one of my most used Christmas stamps.  Sigh, I still have several more tags to make......or maybe I should shorten my gift list this year.  ;)

Friday, July 6, 2012


Here is a really quick and really simple birthday card idea that I found in a 2009 Paper Crafts magazine.  The original card was created by Kimberly Crawford.  I just love cards created with kraft paper. 

Both butterfly punches are from Martha Stewart, and the patterned paper is from BasicGrey.  I did not have the right colored string to match my kraft paper so I died my string using coffee grounds.  I got the perfect color string and it smelled heavenly too.  ;)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Quick post for today....still trying to get caught up on posting all of my projects to date.

Here is a simple and quick Father's Day card that I whipped up for all of the daycare babies' dads.  The stamp is from Stampendous, it's called "Dad Words".  The patterned paper is from my scrap stash.  This year I had all of the kids make bar-b-q sauce from scratch.  We then bottled it and made recipe cards with their pics and attached them to all of the jars as gifts for each of their dads.  They looked so cute with their little chef hats, I almost did not want to give their little recipe cards away.  :)