Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Bird Recipe Box

This recipe box was supposed to be done for a Christmas present, but with my life being so crazy, it kept moving to the back of the list.  Until this weekend!  My friends and I got together to stamp on Sunday, and I brought this recipe box to work on.  I completed the front before I had to go home.  And yesterday and today I finished the rest of it!  Hopefully I can give it to my friend soon!  Then it will truly be off of my to do list!

 This is the total view of the outside.
 Close up of the front.

  Close up of the top w/ handle one way.
Close up of the top w/ handle the other way.

Inside view of the tabs.

I used Lost & Found paper by My Mind's Eye.  I LOVE this paper!  It's SO fun to work with!  Lots of glitter which only adds awesome details, and lots of inspiration from these lovely pages!

I used a stencil in some of the corners that I purchased from  They have some awesome stuff there! 

The pennant sign on top spelling out Recipes is from My Favorite Things.  I stitched french knots on each one, as well as on either side of each tag on the inside.  Total, I made 43 french knots!  By the end, I FINALLY got it!  That's a fun little detail when you get it knotted right!  I watched a youtube video to learn how to make one.

I bought a bunch of pearl shoots that I was going to use in my cousin's wedding card box, but they ended up not being used.  I thought that they would be a fun little touch!  When I look at the top of the box, it looks like there's a sun w/ clouds, and it's raining pearls!   LOL!

For the tabs inside, I used Labels 4.

I hope my friend likes it!  If not, I'm totally keeping this one!  And I don't even like birds!!!  LOL!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Another baby tag

I finished the other baby tag for my friend.  She still has not had the baby!  She's allowed to have him now!  Now that I've completed the other tag!  LOL!

I had a heck of a time making an elegant tag, and I am not too crazy about this, but, I'm running out of time, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cross that my friend Wendy found for me through SVG CUTS.  Thank you Wendy!!!  This cross is so ornate, and so decorative, I didn't want to take away from that.  So, I just used ribbon and some pearls.  I'm sure my friend's husband will say something about how it looks girly, but I just don't know what else to try!

This is a view of the whole thing.
 And this is a closeup of the cross.  It's such an awesome cross, I am definitely using it again!

I cut the cross out w/ my Cricut on Bashful Blue paper, and adhered it to the ribbon w/ a pin from an SU! kit of pearls and pins that I've had forever.
Well, here's to hoping she likes it!  If not, she can either use the star tag that I also made for her, she can just go without, or make her own!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Baby Tag

My friend is having a baby in about 15 days, hopefully!  Maybe sooner!  She asked me to create a tag for her because as soon as she brings him home, she's having pictures taken, and wants to put the tag around his head.
Like a gift from God.  At least, that's what I'm thinking....

Here's the first one.  I'm going to make another one, in case this wasn't what she had in mind.

This paper is from the retired Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy. The colors used are Apricot Appeal, Soft Sky, and Wild Wasabi.  (And white). I also used stamps from Nursery Necessities, In  the Stars, and So Many Scallops.  I used the SU! star punches, label punch, as well as the scallop punch.  I created the tag shape myself.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Butterfly Hop!

 Today I am participating in Eva Dobilas' Butterfly Hop! What a fun idea!

Here's my butterfly card!
For the butterfly, I die cut one out of black cardstock, because my original idea was a black and white card.  Then after I put the layers together, it was missing something.....COLOR!  So, I added Melon Mambo dsp behind the white top note and swiss dot embossed panel.  And I got out my Perfect Pearls and after embossing the butterfly, I brushed/smooshed some pearls all over it.  I added 3 pink rhinestone brads in the middle, and then put the middle up on pop up dots to make it look more realistic, like it's flying off the card.  I also added a rhinestone flight trail.  I found the idea somewhere, but I can't remember where!  If you thought of it, please give yourself credit!

This is just a head on shot.

Enjoy the blog hop!  Go here to get back to the linked list!

Friday, March 11, 2011

A framed scrapbook page

My cousin is getting married tomorrow, and I wanted to make her something special that she can hang in her home.  I don't usually go all fancy, but now that I have discovered Swirlydoos, I might just have to change my scrapbooking ways!  I bought a scrapbooking kit from Swirlydoos last month and have been saving it for this particular project.  This past week I sat down to work on it.  Nothing like waiting til the last minute!

The kit can be found HERE and lists all of the ingredients!  Fun fun stuff!!!!  I was so excited and happy with this first kit, I bought another one, and then I purchased a 6 month subscription!  Now I'm guaranteed to get one each and every month!

Now on w/ the project!

I took part of a sketch that was in their newsletter that they included in the kit and switched it up a little.  I had to make it mine. 

This is a picture of it at an angle so that you don't see the glare of the glass.

Gina and Michael:  Best wishes to you both!  I love you both and I hope you have a fantastic and wonderful marriage!  Love ya!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Set of Blocks, Season by Season

I have a really great neighbor that is older, she's got 2 grown sons, and grandchildren, and just loves my kids!  I really enjoy our conversations, and when we're coming or going, there's always a friendly wave.  Recently I've had to call on her to watch my daughters while one of them is still napping, so that I can collect my son from school.  It's so nice to have someone so close that I can call on in a pinch for the 10 minutes that I would be gone.  Because if not, I have to wake up the 1 1/2 year old just to go down the hill to collect her brother!

Anyway, I wanted to make something special for her.  I meant to get this done for Christmas, but, it just kept getting pushed back and pushed back on my to do list.  Last week, I sat down and completed the 3 remaining blocks.  Here are all 4 that are now in my neighbor's hands and she loves them! 





Most stamps Kitchen Sink Stamps.  Tree on Fall block from My Favorite Things Die-namics.  Rejoice on Winter block from Bo Bunny Christmas paper pack.  SPRING letters on Spring block from a Studio G alphabet.

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Calling all butterfly admirers!

My sweet friend Eva Dobilas is hosting a Butterfly Blog Hop! You can find all the details here!  If you scroll down past her gorgeous Easter card, you will find everything that you need to know!  I will also be participating!  So, come and join us for a super fun blog hop!!!!

Get your craft on!