Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jumping up and down with excitement

I am so lucky and appreciative.  I won a wonderful prize from Punky Sprout.  I am now, in my mind, thinking of all kinds of things to do with their goodies...Thank you Punky Sprouts!!!   I promise to share my projects with you.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

New Mini album

I made this for a friend.  I subsituted their personal pictures for the blank ones in these pictures.  I hope they like it.

This is a book that I recovered and had a lot of fun making.  The insided are made of chipboad that I cut and covered using Bo Bunny's Mama Razzi paper line.  I inked all the edges of the pages and started layering from there.

Products used:
Bo Bunny:  Mama Razzi Flash, Film, Aperture, Tabloid, Slides, Cut outs, Word, Shutter, Dot and Mama-Razzi 12x12 papers
Tim Holtz: Film Strip ribbon, tissure tape, Mini Masks Florets, Adage Tickets; Distress inks: Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Bundled sage; Idea-ology baubles, time pieces, game spinners.
Teresa Collins:  Jessies Jewels, Mirandas Jewels
Making Memories: Baubles, Metal Lable Holders
7gypsies: Book corners
Bazzills: black and brown flowers
Mulberry Street: black and white flowers
I-Rock: gems
Jolee's Bling: black puffy flourish
Misc items:  Robbins, black bauble, gold ink pen

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gingerbread Man

My sweet, lovable Mom sent me a home made gingerbread cookie that is 1+ft by 7+in.  

My dog, Chopper, got into my briefcase and managed to get to a gingerbread cookie that I have brought home and he ate it.  I was so darn upset.. I really wanted that   Ok, your asking how did he get into my briefcase...well.. it is one of those zip kind.  All you have to do is apply a little bit of pressure to the zipper and the entire thing opens up!.  He found pay dirt.

So, my Mom being the loving person she is, bought a very large baking pan in the shape of a gingerbread man and baked a "cookie" for me.  Here is the good part.. she shipped it to me and I got is today. Knowing it was Christmas, I took a peak in side and saw a white box and stopped.  Seeing that, I realized that my Mom did not warp it with Christmas wrap, but instead wrapped with brown shipping paper. ( HOLLY COW... was I wrong.)  I quickly place the present under the tree thinking I would open in the next day or two.  Christmas Eve vs Christmas day.

So, you ask what the point is... Well....we turned our backs for less then 10 minuets and one of our dogs tore the package apart, ate the head of the gingerbread man and in the process pulled out all the "stuffing".  " That consisted of kitchen towels, mittens and pads..

My sweet Mom was trying to replace a 3 in by 2 in cookie that "one of my dog's"  She thought a 1ft (+-) by 7 in(+-) in cookie would do the trick... Based on the dogs worked....lolololol.

I love my Mom so much.  She is always trying to surprise us!
( tastes really good!)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Love Buttons

Rad slippers guy's!!!

Such cheezy

Ethan, Melanie, Brandon and Logan...
Oh and Chopper and Winston too.

A book of life's memories

I love this family.  My heart swells everytime I see them.  Brandon and Melanie are doing an awesome job raising their son's, Ethan and Logan.  They play and enjoy life and are each others best friend.   Such Joy!!!!

Slippers from Great Grandma

Great Grandma thought these would be perfect for little 

Sunday, December 19, 2010


I wanted something I could give as a gift that was meant for the season and hand crafted instead of purchased.  These were fun to do.

Technique used:

I painted distressed paint on the outside edges and in the middle of the "O".  Using paper letters that were cut out to match the pattern of the wood letters, I glued them in place and started layering from there.   I glittered some of the chipboard pieces and used Glossy Accents on others.

Products used:

Bo Bunny Midnight Frost paper line
Bo Bunny Midnight Frost stickers
Bo Bunny Midnight Frost Chipboard
Bo Bunny Midnight Frost layered Chipboard
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Stormy Sky
Tim Holtz Distressed Crackle Paint, Weathered Wood
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baubles
Tim Holtz idea-ology Keys
Teresa Collins Jesse's Jewels
Teresa Collins Miranda's Jewels
Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist
Celebrate It Basic Pearl ribbon
Glossy Accents
Jewel Glitter
White Glitter
Misc Pearl accent

I hope you enjoyed!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


My heart is light.   It has been a good day!!!

Jury Duty

I had to laugh this morning.  My husband was called in for his first ever jury duty.  He was up and atom this morning, way to excited.  Never have I see anyone so darn excited about jury duty.  It all started when I made him finally register to vote. the time he was 57 yrs old and had never voted.  I got tired of his commentary on the government and told him to shut up or put up...I called the county and had them mail him a ballet, he completed it and I mailed it.  

So, for the last two years, he has been grumbling that he was not being called in for jury duty.   Then this past November, he got his notice.  His face lite up and he was so darn funny.  Just like a child turned loose in a toy store.

Sunday he called in for the first time and was disappointed that his number was not called, then Monday the same thing but come Tuesday...well on the recorder was his number.  He came in and gave me a big High Five!!!! 

Back to this morning...worried about what to wear, how did he darn funny.   I am afraid he will come him disappointed if he is not selected for sitting on the jury.  I better have something yummy for him to make him feel better....LOL!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Coffee Filters made beautiful

OK, THE SUSPENSE IS OVER!!!   You can make this as simple as you want or dress it up as much as you want.  Coffee filters make an awesome wreath.  Add a do-dad and some!!!

I took an old red Christmas ball and sprayed Scotch Guard adhesive on it and dunked it in red glitter.  Way cool.

I did not make my wreath very fancy.  Kept them simple.   We went to the dollar store and bought party platters (silver one's, big) for a buck, cut the very center out so that you only had the rim left.  Punched a hole in the rim so that we had a way to hook on something for hanging them.  Then, while at the dollar store, bought 3 packets of coffee filters.  (I made two wreaths and went through 2.5 packets).  Then I took 2 filters at a time, separating them first then put them back together, lightly and fold them by running your hand up the length of them and then pinch the bottom a bit so they stayed together.   After I got a lot of them folded, I started gluing them around the very outer edge.(be sure to use the back side so that you have a "cup", if you will, to attache them too)  Then when you get the first row done, start gluing the second row "from the inside of the rim, where the plate use to be" and glue your filters in between the ones you have already glued on.  Make sure you keep them nice and tight together, that way you have a nice full look when your done.   Next, I used Scotch Guard spray on adhesive (way sticky) and then sprinkled lots of glitter all over (way messy) and then attached a simple bobble in the middle.  Done!!!

See, coffee filters can be used for something other than spent coffee grounds. LOL.   I saw this on Martha Stewart.  You may be able to go to her web site and see if they posted a video of this.  So very easy to make.