Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Mantel

The challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is EASTER. It's coming up in just a couple of weeks. So a card or project that is Easter related is perfect. I went with a project since I really don't send out Easter cards. Here is my Easter mantel for my fireplace. I have decided to decorate my mantel for the season or holiday. This was very much Pinterest inspired.

The 8x10 subway art is a free printable from Tammy Mitchell Designs. I loved the colors and it had to have "PEEPS" on there because that is my favorite! The bunting banner, which is my first one ever, is another free printable from Itsy Belle. I can not find the link to the eggs that are on the banner. I got the frame and jars from Hobby Lobby when they were 1/2 off.

If you have an Easter project or card, go to The Sisterhood of Crafters and join us in our challenge. Thanks for stopping by. : )

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - Get ready For Easter
City Crafter Challenge - Spring Fling Colour Challenge
Crafty Ann's - Spring/Easter
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything But A Card
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Our Craft Lounge - Spring
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts - Easter
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Color Inspiration

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Let's Celebrate - Birthdays!

This week at The Sisterhood of Crafters the challenge is about Birthdays. It can be a birthday card or a gift you made for someone's birthday. Although my birthday card stash is running quite low my project is for a birthday gift. My neice's daughter turned 10 this month and I decorated the letters of her name to go up on her wall. This is more of a gift for the mom due to the fact that her daughter is blind and mentally challenged. Although Ariona may never see the decorated name I made for her I made sure it was tactile so she could feel it.

Here is a close up of the "N". Her mother's favorite saying is "Love is Blind", so I wanted to include that in there somewhere. But I also wrote that saying in Braille at the top of the "N". I used someothing similiar to Dew Drops to write it out. I also included some of these dots on the other letters just as decoration.
I really enjoyed making this for Ari. She's a sweetie and I have a soft spot for her since I also have a special needs daughter.

Please join us this week at The Sisterhood of Crafters for a challenge about Birthdays. Some lucky participant will win a stamp set from Shabby Chic Stamp Company.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Allsorts - Say it with Flowers
Cupcake Craft - Going Dotty
Paper Pretties - Stripes
Quirky Crafts - "For a Special Lady" plus Circles, Flowers and gems/pearls
The Squirrel & the Fox - Love -- Love Is Blind
There's Magic in the Air - Kid`s Birthday

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thank You Cards

At The Sisterhood of Crafters our challenge is to use STRIPED PAPER on your project. This is a very quick and easy set of Thank You cards that I made and they all feature the same striped paper. I didn't even use a stamp, the sentiments are all rub ons. Doesn't get much easier than that.

Check out what the other sisters created for their striped creation at The Sisterhood of Crafters, then join us with your own striped project.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Black, White and Yellow - Bridal Shower

This post is going to have LOTS of pictures. My neice got married on 11-11-11 and I decorated this Bridal Shower for her. As you can tell her wedding colors were Black, White and Yellow.
I had a lot of fun putting it all together.

I found this "Bride" bling sticker from Jolee's at Wal-Mart.
Added it to a big yellow candle, then set it on a black plate and surrounded the bottom with big faux diamonds. Found those at Wal-Mart too.

This was a plain black "holder" from Target, I found in the party supply isle. It was flat and had to be put together. Added daisy stickers all around the bottom and black dew drops to the handle.

Found this "W" on clearance at Michaels for around a $1.
Added 3 coordinating ribbons to it and placed in on the table. Added fresh yellow flowers to a premade cake.

These little white buckets were at the $1 store, 3 for a $1. Added ribbon around it and glued on white dew drops. Finished off with 3 ribbons around the handle and filled them with Lemon Heads.

I made custom water bottle labels. This is from a free template I found from Judy Prouse. Megan and Shane
11-11-11 Shane & Megan with Bar Code November 11, 2011
Marriage Facts - Sorry the picture is too blurry to read.
You can click on HERE to get the free download and read the Marriage Facts.
I saved this post so I could use it for the Black, White and One other Color Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters. So go on over and check out the other pretty creations my fellow Sisters made and they all used different accent colors.

Here are a few pictures of my neice Megan and Shane. Their wedding was in Destin, Florida on 11-11-11. We stayed there for a week in a condo on the beach and had a great time.

I am entering my table decorations in the following challenges this week:
ColourQ - Black, White and 1 other color (Yellow)
Craft Room Challenge - Anything Goes
Karens Doodles - Spots and Stripes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Anything BUT a Card
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter - Anthing goes
Squiggles and Giggles - Lets Celebrate (Bridal shower/Wedding)
That Craft Place - Sweet Treats in Pastels (yellow)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Use It Tuesdays - Colors favorite sports Team - Pittsburg Steelers, lots of ribbon from stash

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Polka Dots

The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge for this week is POLKA DOTS. I covered a composition notebook and made a match birthday card. My son gave it to his teacher for her birthday last month. I added her name in the top section but forgot to take a picture of that.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Treat Bags

This week I am hosting the challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters. The theme is Halloween. I made these cute little treat bags. It fits 4 pieces of the fun size candy bars. The ribbons on the handle are tied to just the front handle except for the middle one. The middle ribbon on each bag ties both the front and back handle together. I didn't want the reciepants to have to work that hard at getting their candy out. : )

I know there are plenty of patterns out there to make these little treat boxes and you can even cut them out with the Cricut, Big Shot or something like that. I chose an even easier way and cheap too. I found these favor boxes at the $1 store. There are 12 in the package and super simple to put together. I just added paper to the front and back then inked it up a little and added the ribbons. These quick and easy to make but I think turned out really cute.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. : D

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything But a Card
Crafty Boots - Autumn or Halloween
Creative Stamp Friends - Halloween
Hooked on Crafts - Something Spooky
Incy Wincy Designs - Halloween: Orange, Black. Purple
Kaboodle Doodles - Halloween/Fall
Paper Creations Ink - Halloween Theme
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Spooky Goings On
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - must include spooled item - Inspired by Halloween
Riley And Company - Orange & Black
Scrappers Delights - Happy Haunting
Shopping Our Stash - Halloween or Fall colors
There She Goes - Halloween or Autumn
Top Tip Tuesday - Trick or Treat
Use It Tuesdays - Orange, Black or Purple (paper-at least 2 years old; ribbon-3 or 4 years old)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Flower Power

It's been a long time since I've posted but I'm finally back with a Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. I hosted the challenge this week and it's called Flower Power. Just use a flower on your project. So here are 3 cards that I came with for this challenge.

The first 2 cards are for similar just using a different image. One is more sophisticated and the other fun. The rose image is from Delicious Doodles.

We have a sponosr this week and it's Pizzazz Aplenty. So go check out the challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters and get in on a chance to win some goodies.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day Challenge at The Sisterhood

I am hosting the challeng this week at The Sisterhood of Crafters. It's an easy challenge, just make any project for Mother's Day. I've been watching "Secrets From a Stylist" on HGTV lately so I decided to name the style of the card I made. I'm calling it "Vintage Shabby Chic". : )
Would love to have you come participate at the Sisterhood challenge too and heck out what the other DT and Guest DT made for their projects.

I have entered this project in the following challenges:
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Mother's Day Theme
Little Red Wagon - for Mom
Paper Shelter Challenge - for Mom

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Help with fundraiser for Japan...

One of my favorite blogs is: Free Digital Stamps Everyday they give you a list of the free digi's that are out there for grabs. Well this was posted the other day and I just had to share it.
Hey everyone!! You all know me by now, and I don't really post much of "buy" things on this site, or any links to buy images.. but I think this is for such a good cause, I hope you will agree and take a look..

All the proceeds from this little cutie will go to help the people of Japan.. and she is only $1.00 I think EVERYONE here can spare $1.00 and help out.. plus you get this amazing digital stamp.. I hope you will join me in supporting this wonderful cause.. HUGS


I got my stamp and I hope you go grab it too. Doesn't even feel like a donation when you get this cute stamp in return.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Birthday Notebook and Card

The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge this week is to use ribbon and brads on your project. I made this birthday card and covered a composition book for a one of Kaitlyn's friend. The cupcake image was from an image swap so I don't know the company. I colored it with Copics and printed out "Happy Birthday" for the sentiment.
The paper is from My Minds Eye and is called Quite Contrary. I don't think I would have mixed all those papers together myself so I'm glad the scrap companies do it for me.
Check out with the other Sisters did for their projects and then enter the challenge with your own ribbon and brad creation.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. - not a card
Card Cupids - buttons or ribbons
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - sparkle/glitter/bling
Fashionista Friday - birthday
Gem Of A Challenge - Buttons, brads, beads, bows (brads)
Guylou's Inimitability - anything goes
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Little Claires - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times – anything but a card, for a little girl (Notebook)
Tellen's Place - birthdays

Thursday, February 10, 2011

In Love with Valentines

I have been sooooo bad about posting lately. I didn't even post the last challenge I did with The Sisterhood of Crafters. A lot has been going on here. My sister's husband passed away suddenly on January 4th and was one of the toughest times I've been through in a long time. Now the kids have been out of school for 2 weeks due to the snow storms we have had and well I'm about to lose my mind! Not that I had much to begin with anyways. ; )

Ok enough of my ramblings and on with the challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters. The challenge is "In Love with Valentines", any project that is Valentine related. Should be pretty easy with Valentine's right around the corner.

I know this picture looks big but the card is actually a 3x3. These are so fun, quick and easy to make.

Now see what the Sisters did for the Valentine project and then enter your own creation in on the challenge.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Tags

Before I get to this week's challenge at Lollipop Crafts I want to let you all know that this will be my last challenge with the Lollipop Girls. The Lollipop team has been a wonderful group of ladies to work with during my time with the team. Due to just a lot of stuff going on in my life and family I decided to step down and try to focus on getting things back on track. My posting may be sparse for a while because my crafting has been too.

Now on to this week's challenge at Lollipop Crafts. It is CHRISTMAS TAGS.
The sponsor this week is Fairy Knoll. The winner of this week's challenge gets their choice of 5 digis from their store.

Head on over to Lollipop Crafts and see what the other Lollipop Girls did for their Christmas Tag creations.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Welcome Winter

I am hosting the challenge this week at Lollipop Crafts and the theme: WELCOME WINTER Create a card/project with a winter theme.

I chose to do a layout of some winter fun from a couple of years ago. In Oklahoma we get snow but maybe one a year were it is enough to go out and play in. This was one of those times.
I've done some simple LO's lately but these are my favorite. Adding bling and embellies wherever I can. I'm not one for blank space. To me a blank space is screaming for something to be put on it. All the writing on this is from rub ons.

We have MelJen's Designs again as a sponsor this week. She has some adorable digi's. The winner of this week's challenge will get their choice of 5 digi's.
Now it's time to hop on over to Lollipop Crafts and see what the Lollipop Girls did for their winter projects.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
AiFactory - winter
Aly's Sunday Challenge - your favorite christmas movie (White Christmas)
Catch The Bug - anything goes
Creative Belli - "R" embellishments (ribbon)
Crafts and Me Challenge - Dreaming of a White Christmas
Crafty Pad - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Let It Snow
Flutter By Wednesdays - Open Challenge, must include a butterfly, fairy or angel (kids made a snow angel)
Lexi's Creations - blue and silver
Ooh La La Creations - inspired by a christmas song (Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow)
Order of the Opus Gluei - Let's Get Frosted
Paper Playtime - Snowflakes
Paper Romance - winter
Scrap-Creations - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - embellish it
Wags 'n Whiskers - snowflakes
Woodware USA - anything goes

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Card

Even though this week is Thanksgiving at Lollipop Crafts our challenge is *Christmas*.

I made a vercy simple card and used some chipboard as an accent along with the flowers. The only stamping I did was the sentiment and I even embossed it.
Our sponsor this week is Limited Runs Digi's.
The winner receives 3 digis of choice. and the Top 3 receives 1 digi of choice.

Head on over to Lollipop Crafts and see and the other Lollipop Girls did for their Christmas creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - christmas cards, optional flowers
Crafty Pad - red and green
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
Ellephantastic - christmas or butterfly
Hodge Podge Shop - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - 1 solid, 2 PP, 3 embellishments
Lexi's Creations - traditional christmas colors
One Stitch At A Time - a season or event
Our Daily Bread Designs - holiday cards
Scrappy Frogs - christmas
Stampin' Royalty - patterned paper

Myspace Graphics

Monday, November 15, 2010

Calendar Girl

This week at Lollipop Crafts the challenge is to create a project that is "Very Girly".

This one is very easy for me because I love flowers, bling and anything that is girly. I did a LO of Kaitlyn. She was in the Down Syndrome Assocation of Tulsa calendar for 2009. She has been in them before but this was her first full page feature. I just love how her picture turned out and wanted to do it justice in the LO. The sponsor this week is Fairy Knoll. The winner of this week's challenge gets their choice of 5 digis from their store.

Head on over to Lollipop Crafts and see what the other Lollipop girls did for their girly creations.

I am entering this LO in the following challenges:
Crafty Emma - think pink
Fairy Tale - anything goes
Freshly Brewed - 2 or more patterned paper
Iris's Spot - Anything Goes
Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon - Things in 3's
One Stitch at a Time - Fav Color
Our Daily Bread Designs - anything but a card
Paper Playtime - P.S. I Love You
Paper Romance - everything but the kitchen sink
Papers, Scissors, and Rocks - use a leaf on your project
Sassy Studio Designs - anything goes
Secret Crafter - sparkle and shine
Sketches In Thyme - Sketch