Saturday, October 31, 2009

An Apple A Day....

An apple a day keeps the doctor away....if that were true then I wouldn't have administered a bucket full of flu vaccines this week :) That was my thought when I posted this shiny little apple card!

For this card I used My Mind's Eye Paper, HL wooden apple cutout, Martha Stewart glitter, hemp and Next Idea ladybug button.

I have been making these little 4x6 mini albums. I simply used 4x6 index cards, covered with My Mind's Eye Papers, Seasonal Embellishments, Ribbon and a clip ring. So easy, so fun and so affordable. I decided to do one for each season and here is a peak (I haven't finished my Spring album).

I love taking bits of "nothing" and creating "something" special! I feel that I accomplished that with this project.

Thanks for stopping by...and as always, may your scrapping be happy.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Altered Items...

Just a quick post this morning...I have been "altering" again and it is still one of my favorite things to do. I just love taking something and designing it to be even better. Below is a glance at my "Just a Note"....books. I used simple $1 bound composition books (not spiral bound), and covered them with My Mind's Eye Papers, embellished them with Prima and/or Petaloo Flowers, added Next Image Buttons and a designer notebook is born! So simple, so cute, so "one of a kind," because no two are exactly the same. I then used ribbon and matching flowers to coordinate a gel pen to complete the set. I covered the inside front and back with a coordinating, solid color. A wonderful place for someone to "write" their thoughts, plans, dreams or lists. (I am a list person, so that one was for me :)

(I have much better pics of this project but for some reason, cannot get them to load correcty??)

I am off work today (I have enjoyed a shortened work schedule for 2 weeks and have a couple more to go...sweet!) So I am planning luch out with Hubby this afternoon before he leaves for work. It is rainy and so FALL outside my window right now! I am loving those bright yellows, reds and browns. Fall refreshes my slows me down, reminds me of the importance of simple things, like a fire in the fireplace to ward off an evening chill, a big pot of comfort food simmering on the stove, warm, fuzzy socks and a puppy to cuddle. What more could a woman ask for?

Hope that your day is GREAT!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Crafting Frenzy...

Hi Blog Buddies...I have been in somewhat of a "CRAFTING FRENZY" lately and I love it! I have so many ideas jostling for position in my head right now, that I am actually sketching so that I don't forget any of them. Below, I have created a "gift box" of Christmas Cards....which was sooo much fun to make. I think that I enjoyed decorating the box more than making the cards.

I found this plain papermache box at WM, painted it with Apple Barrell Barn Red Acrylic Paint, added a coat of silver spray glitter, a gold and brown bow, a beautiful golden, glitter reindeer and viola! A Christmas treasure is born!

I made 6 matching cards along with envelopes and someone will receive this set very soon! The box says simply, "Rejoice"....the cards say...."For unto us a child is born." I can't really do a product list, because these cards were actually made from scraps of papers, scrap ribbon and the christmas flowers were all from one flowered ornament that I bought years ago and had never used.....for this project, I was the Economical Scrapper ;)

I love this little "tree card" simple and so sweet. I am attempting to do more "layering" on my projects. That is my new goal...more dimension...more texture. This little tree was an HL Wooden Prepainted Cutout,( I used Martha Brown and White to ink his branches :) the paper is Best Occasions, Next Idea Buttons (even the snowman),Fashion Cord Thin Hemp, Martha Stewart Ink and TPC Studio Stamp, which says on the front "JOY"...and on the inside..."to the World."

I also have a couple of cute creations entered in a DT Call, so wish me luck! And until next time....may all your scrapping be HAPPY!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rainy Saturday...

Today was such a rainy, cool day in my neck of the woods! I crafted all afternoon! It is such a sweet treat to sneak away to my craft room for a couple of hours! Nothing better than craft supplies and a warm puppy lying at my feet while I create! I made a few "treat jars" for a fundraiser project which I just learned tonight has been cancelled, so several of my friends and family members, look out....homemade goodies are coming your way packaged in one of these sweet containers.

These are new canning jars which I painted to look like "pumpkins and apples." I used acrylic paints, harvest wraphia (yes, it is spelled that way :), brown felt to cover the lids and form my "stems",and leaves and stickers for embellishements. I plan to fill them with my gourmet White Chocolate Drizzle Popcorn! Yummy for the tummy and the eye! And so much fun to make.

No cards for today, but I am working on a sweet Christmas Box set which I am loving!
Check back later for all of the details! Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rainy...Crafty Day!

I am enjoying this rainy Wednesday in my craft room! Last week I spent an enjoyable couple of hours at Hobby Lobby and wow, did I find some great deals! Today I am finally getting a moment to inspect my purchases and plan, plan, plan some new projects.

This first card was made with Fall in mind. I love this season! The colors and textures inspire me and there is nothing like the sound of leaves crunching when you take a walk....or watching them swirl to the ground when a cool breeze blows. It also inspires me to cook (which makes my dear hubby very happy :) I have been filling my freezer and his tummy with chili beans, vegetable beef soup, potatoe soup...yummy! To me, nothing says Fall like a big pot of "something" simmering on the stove.

For this card I used Paper Studio and My Mind's Eye Cardstock and Papers, Harvest Handmade Stickers, Paper Studio Harvest Phrases and Holiday Time Wraphia.

My next card was made for my Secret Holiday Pal at church. We draw names in October and buy/and or make a monthly gift for the person whose name we drew. We reveal WHO at our annual Christmas Party and it is a blast and trying to guess is half the fun! My pals name just happens to be Faith and I enjoyed making this card for her.

I used My Mind's Eye Papers, Stampabilities Inspiration Stamp, HL Ribbon, Little Sizzle Teal Cardstock, Petaloo Flowers, Jute and buttons from my ever growing stash :)

My final project that is still a work in progress is a papermache "book" found at HL for 50% off (so it cost me less than $2). I decided to make a photo album cover. I decorated it with My Mind's Eye paper, Petaloo Flowers, HL Ribbon, Stampabilities Stamp and buttons. I plan to make a small album and put inside of our Summer and Fall memories for '09. Wouldn't this be a great idea for an engaged couple (which I happen to have right now ;)...or a Senior in High School...or a Sweet 16 Birthday...or the birth of a new baby. In each of these you could put photos, notes from well wishers....anything special relating to the big day?! Or how about a "recipe" book filled with recipes from friends and family for a new bride! The possibilities are endless.

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I think that I will go put something on to cook...all of that talk about food made me hungry! Have a great day.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Card Making Day!

Today is World Card Making Day....I like any day dedicated to crafting :) I can't say that I spent much time indoors today. Our church held our annual Fall Celebration/Festival which lasted from 1pm until long after dark. It was a great day of fun, fellowship, and more food. Although I did not win the chili bean cookoff, my crock pot was scraped clean by the end of the day and that was enough of a win for me. Because of the cookoff, I have also perfected a new Chili recipe over the past few weeks and hubby and son love the new dish! So we're all winners on this one.

The card below was made using my favorite "fall" color combination. I adore browns and teals together, with a splash of red or yellow! Love it, love it, love it! I also dusted off the sewing machine for this card. Something that I rarely do because I simply do not enjoy sewing. After trying most crafts at least once, sewing is the one that I do not look forward to. But, in this instance, I wanted to use fabric on my card and some stitching seemed imperative.
My fabric is from Walmart, their $1 "scraps" and I loved the colors and pattern. I used Martha Stewart leaves, cardstock scraps and colorbok sticker.

I just had to add this sweet picture of little Packer. He was looking from the inside to the front porch where I was putting out some Fall decorations. He sure wanted to be where I was, but I knew that his little teeth would love to get hold of my leaf garland and pumpkins. His expression says it all.

Until next time, may all your scrapping be happy :)