Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I made these Tic-Tac boxes for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  My mother is a breast cancer survivor and I am thankful everyday for her!  I thought these were cute.  I saw PINK Tic-Tacs at the grocery store and just had to make the little boxes for them.  I used my Gypsy, and put the Awareness Ribbon in the center of the box, and then used my SIZZIX Breast Cancer embossing plates to give the paper some texture.  Tied ribbon into a knot (the ribbon was too thick for a bow) and there you have it!  Simple to make!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Thank you" Winner!!

Announcing the winner of a new i-rock!! Jean from Jean's Crafty Corner!!! Thank you, Jean, for your kind comments and checking in on me every so often!! I wanted to show my appreciation! Please send me your mailing information so I can send you your i-rock!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My First Blog Award

WOW!!! How excited am I? I got my first blog Award from Love That Bug... Thanks!! Made my day!!

Well, I came up with a "Thank-you" card for all my wonderful supporters for my upcoming Marathon!! I debated on color, which seemed to be one of the hardest decisions I have in all of my projects!!! I wanted to go Orange, since it would remind me of the color of the mountains in St. George, but it was a little too close to Halloween... so blue it is! Sports Mania is the cartridge I used, the border feature of the female runner, and then I welded in my Gypsy the "finish line" border for the inside! The letters were tough to cut since they were so small, but I lowered my speed, and upped the pressure and that seemed to help a little!!! Can't wait to mail them out with the words: "I DID IT!!!" on them!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Thanks" to my Followers

I just wanted to say "THANKS" for following my blog! I know ther are days that nothing new gets added, and I hate when I go to Blogs and see the same thing day after day...So I just wanted to say "THANKS" to everyone that comes and visits or follows this tiny Blog!!! Please leave a comment and tell me what you like to look at when you visit blogs, and I will do a random drawing, so leave me a way to contact you... Not sure of the Surprise just yet, but I will find the "right thing" for one lucky winner! I will have my hubby draw a name from all those that leave a comment Sunday night, September 26th!

Finish Line cards I made for my Mother and Sister-n-law after finishing the Park City 1/2 Marathon last year! I was trying to figure out a way to make another card to say "Thanks" to all my supporters for my up and coming Marathon Next weekend!!! I thought maybe this would inspire me to make something...Ugh!!! The cards were made using Sports Mania cartridge and the paper dolls were made from PDDU... the dolls represented my mother and mother-n law! They were fun to make!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Have I been busy or what? A friend had asked me to make a Mass Card for her brother who had just passed away. She thought I was crafty and had always liked the things I had made in the past, so why not have me do something like this?? Well, she asked for 50 which is A LOT for me, since I really had no clue what it was I was actually making for her. Her brother liked to garden and that was the main focus of my card. I used ACY - the little boy gardening silhouette, and used the card feature as well. Used the picture she gave me for the front, and tied gingham ribbon to the side. Inside, I used Vellum, something I had not used before and printed the information she supplied. I used Glue Dots to adhere the Vellum, since is was virtually see- through and I didn't want to see tape or glue.... DONE!! 50 in 2 days... I wouldn't want to make a living making these... I prefer cuteness!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Have I mentioned that I love Halloween? I bought these bowls at Walmart- 4/$1.00...I thought about what I could do with them, and then I bought some black vinyl... and well... here is what I came up with... I used Happy Hauntings- a great Halloween cartridge, but wow, do you have to play with the sizing on this one! I cut 4 different designs for each side! Very easy to do, and I think they would make a nice hostess gift or party-like dishes filled with candy! These are not filled with candy just yet, as I have another month and change before the holiday, and if I filled them, well... you know what would happen!!! I'll fill as needed! Hahaha!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My favorite Holiday is coming!!! Halloween! So many fun things to make and decorate!! I had been wanting to make these adorable Tootsie Pop holders for such a long time! I got the original idea from My Creative Time. She has so many darling things on there... I made mine in the spirit of Halloween! Using my Gypsy, I cut out rectangles, used the Spiderweb Cuttlebug and Doodlecharms for the spiders! Nothing is more scary to me, than spiders, regardless the holiday! Hahaha!! Put Tootsie Pops in and tied with ribbon! Very easy to make!!! I would be happy to share! I made 17 of these cute things, I ran out of Tootsie Pops!! Enjoy!!