Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mini haul plus a crazy birthday invitation idea...

Found a couple of good deals tonight @ Joann's & Michael's. First, I found the most beautiful 12 x 12 scrapbook at J's - This Martha Stewart album was only $5.97 !!! It has wooden butterfllies attached to some of the ones you see on the front cover. (I saw this EXACT album across the street at M's for $19.99!) They also had a pack of the identical MS stickers and I have a Yourstory (white album) but I thought - why not get it already made and its really gorgeous. It will be absolutely perfect for my Sister's upcoming 40th surprise birthday! We are having a butterfly theme. I am making the invites- hoping to get them done this week. I am also making the centerpieces, they are going to be awesome! They will be tall mason jars with a moss bottom, and i am going to add stems of ferns and maybe some flowers (not sure if dried or not) and using a real, small branch im going to hot glued a silk or fabric butterfly on it and put holes in the lid of jar. When i think of this idea it reminds me of childhood- catching butterflies and bugs. Hope it makes sense to you all - lol. I actually had terrible headache on Sunday and had slept for like 14 hours and while off in la-la land is where this idea came about. My initial thought was to have delivered the invites via the jar, using the same idea but with a small scroll inside with the info on it. My younger Sister Amy thought I was crazy! LOL, Depending if I can get enough jars in time, I still may go with that idea and make the centerpieces too.
Or maybe I will just make them for my immediate family and then mail out the pretty paper invites to the others....
Oh, the decisions a crafter has to make!!! The other deal was $3.97 for the Optic Dot Edger by MS and the Birthday Candle punch (also MS) The large MS Butterfly punch I used a 40% coupon on and got it for $10.19 ~ Ok I need to stop buying and get to making these invites!!! Any suggestions on what else i can put in the jar?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Birthday Cards

Here are two birthday cards i have made to sell at my Sister's bakery. The first I used the Martha Stewart cupcake punch and pop dotted them on to 1.5 inch scallop circle punch. I inked the edges with a pretty Studio G chalk ink square. The "happy birthday" phrase is from 3 pack of Inkadinkado stamps. I used the Mother's Day 2010 Cricut cart for the little label (third on left from the shift key) i used my Gypsy to hide the hole in the tag also. The second card i cut 3 strips of pink, yellow and lavender paper (4 inch tall by 1 3/4 wide) and stamped them in cordinating colors with some Hero Arts Cling Stamps (Happy Birthday Cupcakes). I used a one inch piece of green paper and stamped the sentiment and used some clear embossing powder over the green ink. The narrow orange paper is done with a mini dotted scallop edge punch from EK Success. The little cupcake epoxy sticker is actually a brad that i pulled apart - as i had already stuck down the green banner with pop dots. I'm lucky to have a sister who owns a bakery! She lets me put my cards out for free and people actually buy them! Thanks for checking them out!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Simply Charmed Chickie

Hi Guys! I'm here with a card i made for my cousin Heather's 18th Birthday. I used the Simply Charmed cart for the chickie, the hat and the balloon. i used the Fiskars cupcake border punch at the bottom and tried my hand at ruffling ribbon...I so need more practice at this! I put a brad in the middle of the ribbon, i had used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attatcher and it was too short through the middle and you could really see the staples. I also used the Polka Dots Cuttlebug folder for the background. I drew the string on the paper before I had cut the final balloon & would have liked that part better if I would have waited! :o( oh well.
I printed out the sentiment and used a 1.5 in. scallop circle punch for the white and a 2 inch scallop punch for the yellow. I used a white with blue dot ribbon at the bottom too just too get a little more blue in it. I'm not 100% happy with this card ~ but I think the chickie herself is rather cute! Thanks for taking the time to stop by & check it out!
Happy 18th Birthday Heather!! I still cant get over how time just flies by! :o)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Made by Momo ~ "Got Followers?"

Momo @ ( is having a blog link for bloggers with less than 200 followers. It is a great way to make new friends and get new inspiration. I have found sooo many new blogs & all I can say is there are some super, super talented people out there! Thanks for taking the time to check out my page, I will hopefully be posting some new stuff soon!

Monday, March 14, 2011

TJ Maxx deals

I stopped by TJ Maxx today to see what scrapbook items they had. I found two MS paper punches i didnt have. They are the eggs and basket (3.99) and the bunny ears (2.99). I find the store carries some neat paper punches and craft items from time to time.

Cool Cars Cake

We had my nephew/Godson's 3rd birthday party on Saturday. Its always so nice to get the family together! I just wanted to share a  couple pictures of the cake my sister made (Georgetown Cake Shoppe) and I made the street signs for it (all from the Cars cartridge). I used my Gypsy to weld the letters from the Keystone cartridge for the sign- it ended looking like a little billboard! Here are a couple of views. Enjoy!

Slideshow of Cards