Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Tags for this year

These Tags were inspired By Emma at My Creative Time who I have to say has inspired me more craftwise this year than anyone else, thanks Emma. I used her XL label die and the XL Label Borders stampset. The Merry Christmas and to & from were stamped with her Gift Card Sentiments stampset, the paper was Martha Stewarts it just says paper pack 150 sheets. The embelishments are from Recollections at Michaels, ribbon is Celebrate-it also at Michaels.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cute Post-it Note Holders & Final Beermug project

Here are some really cute Post-it Note holders I made for a Holiday Bizzar I took part in last Thursday, How cute will these look on someones desk.

Supplies= acrylic 6x4 photo frames from wal-mart, post-it notes in a huge pack from Costco, Recollections Animal Print Pack from Michaels, matching ribbon from Michaels and Pentel RSVP pens at the dollar store.

Here is the final etched beer mug project for my hubbies guys at work filled with handdipped (by me) pretzel rods. I think they will like them afterall don't pretzels and beer go together.

Monday, December 5, 2011

More Treat Jars

Boy are the wheels turning on this one, People treats or animal treats, I may endup putting one of these in every room because I think they are so cute but these are for sale at the holiday boutique on Thursday.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Candy Dish

I found several tutorials for these on Pinterest and youtube and thought how stinkin cute are they....

Matreials=1 4inch clay pot, 1 4inch clay sauser, 1 fish or floral bowl from the dollar store, 1 wooden dresser pull, E6ooo adhesive, a piece of vinyl, an 18in piece of ribbon, paint in any color you want

Clean pot & sauser use E6000 to adhear drawer pull to bottom of sauser allow to dry. Paint pot and sauser in chosen color, allow to dry, adhear glass bowl to bottom of clay pot with E6000 again allow to dry. Cut words from vinyl on your cutter I use the Pazzles Inspiration (the best cutter in the world). I chose to cut the word candy because I'm putting candy in them for a craft fair but how cut would these look in the bathroom with cottonballs and Q-tips in them. Apply vinyl words to clay pot and add ribbon to tie a bow. Put on lid and your all done. How stinkin cute!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winner Winner Winner

and the winner for my 200 followers giveaway is, drum roll..........

Katknit said...
I'm a new follower. Love your blog....esp the pictures of the Pazzles Retreat!!!!Charlene

Charlene will have untill Friday at midnite PST to respond to my email with her address.
Congrats Charlene......

Monday, November 14, 2011

200 followers Giveaway

I finaly did it, I hit 200 followers and I'm going to give away a Stampin-up Stampset and its one of my Favorites so much that I accidently ordered 2 of them, so instead of sending it back I thought you would like to win it.

Heres what you need to do,

1) You need to be a follower

2) I'm sorry but due to shipping cost you need to have a USA address

3) I want you to tell me your favorite post on my blog so leave a comment

here on this post and let me know and you will be entered to win.

4) Leave me a way to contact you in your comment.

5) At our house we believe in the honor system (as we have raised 3 scouts) so please one comment per person to enter.

So here it is" Fabulous Phrases"

I am going to leave this open for 2 weeks, You have until Nov 28th at midnight PST to enter and explore my blog for your favorite post, and thank you all very much for sharing my passion of crafting.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dollarstore Hurricanes

I took this Dollarstore Idea from 320 Sycamore heres her post...
and made it my own with a little etching and a few simple changes, I totally love it and I can change out the ribbons to make it work for any holiday, right now its all dressed up for ThanksGiving.

Heres what I changed...
I used E6000 instead of hotglue.
I used batterie candles as I have cats and I covered them in matching ribbon.
I etched our monogram Like in the original.
I used potpouri instead of leaves so it also smells good.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I'm pretty sure that this time a year these guys wont be around long but the neighbors promised me some feathers when the time does come so I would like some Ideas........

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Court Of Honor Banner

It is my privilage to host the annual Boy Scout campfire and Court of honor this year for our troop 514. So I made a banner using my pazzles inspiration. All the card stock is American Crafts and my inspiration for the banner is the topnote die from Stampin up, I also made a reversable banner last year for the holidays using the same file you can see it here...

I am very happy how it turned out.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Videos Of Yellowstone

I have uploaded videos from our trip to Yellowstone to my youtube channel, I hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Etched Beer Mugs

These are the beer mugs I told everyone at the retreat about, I am making them for my hubbies guys at work, its the logo for the company they work at.
First I got these beer mugs at the dollar store (awesome right) they are not the type of glass you would usly see at the dollarstore so I bought them all, twice.

I still can't get over how nice and heavy they are, Clean them up remove all lables.

Design your stencil in your prefered software I used the inspiration it. Make sure you add a square around you design for proper placement on the glass and as not to get etching cream all over the glass. (Tip) use a font that conects all the little small inside pieces of your letters it will save you alot of headaches later.

I made my stencil out of contact paper or some people call it shelfpaper much cheeper than vinyl, I didnt even use a whole roll for all my mugs and a roll was 5 bucks at home depot.

Cut your stencil on the Best Machine in the world Pazzles Inspiration. Ok I guess you could use other machines but not in my house.

Now heres the trick remove all the positive pieces and leave just the negitive outline.

Like this.

Then add your stencil to your mug, some people use transfer tape I don't, I just find it easier. Carefully rub your fingers around every part of your design to make sure you do not have places for you etching cream to sneek under the stencil, because it will.

Dab Armour Etch or what ever etching cream you choose on the exposed glass making sure to keep it within you stencil area.

Wait the alotted time on your etching cream, mine was 5 minutes, then brush of excess cream and return it to the bottle as you can reuse it.

Wash off mug with warm water rubbing to make sure you got all the etching cream off.

Remove your stencil and wash again, dry and enjoy your beautiful work.

Friday, October 14, 2011

At the retreat

OMGoodness how much fun are we having at the pazzles retreat!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Vacation Update

It's day 5 of our Yellowstone vacation and boy have we seen alot, waterfalls and mountians and wildlife, we seen geysers and hot spring and boiling mud we have seen sulfer pots and lakes and more wildlife. Sofar we have been to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone and we have stayed in 4 different hotels all on our way to the pazzles retreat. The weather was kinda suckie at the tetons so we couldn't see the top of the mountians which was dissapointing I really wanted my son to see them but we still had a good time.
I have a few video snippits for you however I think it's going to take to long to upload on my netbook so I'll wait till we get home for those but here are a few pictures and I'll add more in a few days, ok we are off to Glacier Park.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Messy Craftroom is A Creative Mind

Yep there it is, it's outthere my craftroom is a mess, but that just means my mind is working and my creative jucies are flowing and I'm creating wonderful crafts, like the etched beer mugs for my hubbies guys at work for christmas or all the cards for Operation Write Home or scrapbook pages and mini albums, yes a messy craftroom is a good thing so show yours off I dare you.........

Leave a link to your messy craftroom........

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cards I made for World Card Making Day

Martha Stewart background paper, Creative Memories Gingham and Stampin-up stocking builder punch.

Stampin-up cardstock and ink, close to my hearts Beautiful Day stamp set

Background was made months ago so I don't remember which stampset I used but I think its a Stampin-up set, cardstock and punches are Stampin-up.

Hero Arts background stamp with versa mark and white embossing powder and Tim holtz distress inks, heart punch is stampin-up.

Martha Stewart papers and jack-o-lantern punch, and MS border punch.

Cardstock by Stampin-up porder punch by Martha Stewart and stampset by My Creatine time (game night)

Background is Stampin-ups Victorian Lace background stamp, image and sentiment stamps are Gina K's 'Holiday Basket', inks and ribbon color by Stampin-up, scalloped circle is spellbinders.

Dont remember where the background paper came from but the banner pieces came from My Creative Time Build a Banner Kit.

I saw a card similar to this yesterday but I for the life of me can't remember who did it, this is my version.

Thank you for stoppin by and seeing what I've been doing this World Card Making Day.