Sunday, November 29, 2009

Quick Stocking Ornament

Here I have created a quick and cute holiday ornament.  I used the Spellbinder's Die Holiday Cheer, and Poinsettia Frame.  You can find them Here.  You simply use felt, ribbon, paper, thread, and Fabric-Tac glue.    Cut the Stocking twice with red felt, and twice with the white felt for cuff.  The sandwich for the Wizard is white mat, die, felt, embossing plate, tan mat, blue mat.  Hand stitch around stocking using blanket stitch.  Sew ribbon on.  Glue White cuff on.  Cut Holly Berry Leaves from Poinsettia Frame, glue on.  For berries, punch 1/8" felt with hole punch.  Stuff with two cotton balls.  Make tiny present, insert into stocking.
Hope you try these.  They will make great toppers for your presents or alone as gifts.  Thank you for stopping by.  May you all have a wonderful day.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Table Place Settings

Here are some quick and easy place settings to make for your holidays.  I cut the Spellbinder's Pendant Die Templates with aluminum can.  Paint printed side of can with gold spray paint.  Fold at corners.  Add pearls.  Add your favorite candle with tag & ribbon.  Quick & Beautiful.

Spellbinders Giveaway

Today Spellbinder's is giving away some great sets today.  Stop by there blog HERE and leave a comment.  You could be the lucky winner.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Hello.  Sorry, I haven't posted in awhile.  Been not feeling well.  Here is a calendar I made from a square cookie tin lid.  It is all magnetic.  So it can be used forever.  I thought you might enjoy.  You could make one for a friend for Christmas.  I will be posting more things in the days to come.  Please check back, I don't think you will be disappointed.  Hope you all have a wonderful evening.  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cookie Swap Tutorial

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments for the Just Rite Blog Hop.  Many of you mentioned you would like to come to my Cookie Swap and receive the ornament.  Since most of you, probably all, do not live near me so I thought I would post a tutorial on how to make it.  It is very easy.  So lets get started.

This is the product I used:
Classic Squares LG S4-126, die#3 & 7. Classic Squares SM S4-128, die#3. Snowflake S5-017, accents.  Create A Flake 2, small accent.  Labels 9 S4-233, Labels Trio S3-147, Tags Trio S3-148
Times New Roman Font, Uppercase 25pt.(JB-08060), Lowercase 15pt(JB-08650), Favorite Occasions Set (JB-08690), Something Sweet Set (JB-08775)
Chamoi E35, Atyou Spica Lipstick (GLLIP), Blossom (GLBLO), Mint(GLMNT)
Tsukineko Memento tuxedo black, Stazon Timber Brown, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Vintage photo, Colorbox pigment black ink
Black Detail embossing powder
White gel pen, craft cardstock, red cardstock, white satin ribbon, 3" ric-rac ribbon, 5" & 7" strips of 1/4" sheer ribbon,  3D white paint, thick mounting foam, stylus, clear plastic (from packaging) 
1. Cut two craft cardstock from Classic Squares LG, die#7.  Score each side of 1st one @ 3/8" in & 7/8" in.  Fold.  Cut each corner out (like picture).  Now center Classic Squares SM, die#3.  Cut out.  Cut clear plastic with Classic Squares LG, die #3.  Adhere.  Tape box together.
2. Score 2nd one (bottom) @ 7/16" & 15/16".  Fold.  Cut each corner.  Tape box together.
3. Cut/Emboss two Create A Flake 2, accent.  Cut/Emboss Snowflakes, accents.  One each.  Ink edges with vintage photo ink.
4. Stamp Gingerbread man in tuxedo black ink on craft cardstock.  Color in.
5. Stamp "Homebaked" (font 25pt.) & "with (15pt.) Love" (25pt.) with Stazon Timber brown. Cut & layer on red cardstock.
6. Place "cookies" into bottom box with mounting foam.  Add 3D white paint for icing.  Let dry.
7. Adhere sheer red ribbon, then ric-rac ribbon.  Adhere Gingerbread Man, and sayings with mount foam to top of box.  Adhere top box to bottom box on sides, to keep together. 

Now wasn't that pretty easy.  Regarding the rest of the set.  It is pretty self-explanatory.  But the cookie sleeve is made from the liner that your bacon comes on.  I know what you are thinking, but it worked perfectly.  Just cut and sew along the sides.  On both the invitation and the cookie sleeve I used a brad, paper circle, and embroidery thread for the closure.  Hope you enjoyed.  Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Just Rite Mega Font Blog Hop Day Two

Hope you enjoy the second day of this wonderful Blog Hop.  Stop by all the designers and see what they have created for you.  Don't forget to leave as many comments as you can for the chance to win some Blog Candy.  You have until Sunday at noon.  Then check back Sunday evening to find out if you are the winner.   Also, now is the time to stock up on all the Font sets you want.  Just Rite is having a Font Sale.  30% off all Fonts and Horizontal & Vertical Stampers.

Here is the Friday Blog hop list:

JustRite Blog

Debbie Olson 
Jerri Kay Jimenez 
Taylor Van Bruggen 
Holly Simoni 
Barb Schram 
Terre Frye 
Michelle Kovack 
Kim Moreno 
Catherine Doucette 
Kellie Fortin 
Kimberly Crawford 
Kathy Jones 
Michelle Giraud 
Angela Barkhouse 
Heather Pulvirenti 
Tami Mayberry 
Jennifer Buck 
Keri Lee Sereika 
Jami Bova 
Laura Davis 
Stacey Kingman 
Bonnie Sharp 
Stephanie Severin 
Janine Rich 
Debbie Seyer 
Margie Higuchi 
Lauren Bergold 
Anja Curvers 
AJ Otto

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Just Rite Mega Font Blog Hop

Welcome to Day One of Just Rite Mega Font Hop!  It is going to be amazing.  Stop by each designers blog, 54 in all, 28 today & 28 tomorrow, to see what they have created for you.  We are having a Super 7 Day Font Sale to go along with the Hop.  Take 30 % off all Just Rite Fonts, and the Horizontal and Vertical stampers.  Sale runs today, Sept. 17 to Sept. 24th.  So hop on over and get some new Fonts.  We are also having a Mystery Blog Candy giveaway!  Do you want to win some candy? Of course you do!  The Mystery is no one knows which blog is giving it away-nope not even the designers!  3 blog candy prizes each day will be given away to 3 random commenter's from 3 random designer blogs.  Comment on as many as you can.  You have until Sunday @ noon EST to leave your comment.  You have six chances to win.  Check Just Rite Blog Sunday Evening to see if it's you.

Here is my first project for todays Blog Hop.  I created a Bookmark Gift Card.  I used Spellbinders Create A Flake 2 & Labels 9 with an aluminum can to make the Snowflake & tags which are attached to the ribbon.  The Just Rite fonts are perfect for this.  I used the Wood Stamper 2" with Bonus 15pt Font & Center for the words Faith, Hope & Love. For the saying, I used Times New Roman, upper & lower case.  You can find them here.

My Cookie Swap Set was created to inspire you to have one.  Invite some friends and enjoy a night sharing some goodies and fellowship.

The Cookie Gift Box Ornament is for each guest that comes.  I always like to make everyone something to take home.  A cute way for all your guests to remember the night. 

The invitation, cookie sleeve, and ornament were all made using Times New Roman Font Set, upper & lower.  These fonts allow you to make any combination you need.  Hope you enjoyed what I created for you.  Now get going and make some.  Have fun and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Here is a list of all todays links:
THURSDAY Blog Hopper
Just Rite Stampers
Remember to hop along tomorrow for the next 28 designers.

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Make Your Own Buttons with Spellbinders

Here is a card I made using my new buttons.  I was wanting some buttons, so I started playing with my Spellbinders Wizard and Die Templates.  In a few easy steps you can make your own buttons in many shapes and sizes.

First cut your fabric (or ribbon/paper) with Classic Heart S4-136, die#2, make 3.  Then cut cereal box cardboard with Classic Heart S4-136, die#1, make 3.  Then cut cardstock (or soda can, plastic, ect.) from Classic Scalloped Heart S4-137, die#1, make 3.  This is for the backing of the button.

Run fabric and cardboard cutouts through Xyron.  Add mounting foam to cardboard.  Trim in shape of die.  Peel off paper.
Place cardboard heart in center of fabric heart.  Sticky sides together.  Peel mounting foam backing off.  Stretch fabric around heart.  Press into sticky back.  If you have extra fabric sticking up, trim off so backing will lay smooth.
Flip over hearts and adhere to Scalloped Heart Cutouts.  Your buttons are complete.
You can see how the finished button looks.  I made many shapes of buttons.  Square, Circle, Octagon, ect.  Try all the shapes.  A few tips.  If using cardstock, you need to cut tiny triangles at any folding spot, so the paper folds over smoothly.  Fabric and ribbon give without this step.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Just Rite Christmas Blog Hop

This is my card using Just Rite Favorite Occasions Borders & Centers Set. I love Gingerbread Men. I hope you enjoy todays Blog Hop. Go check out all the other designers.


Just Rite Favorite Occasions Borders & Centers Set (JB-08690)
Spellbinders Die Templates - Petite Scalloped Circles SM, die # 3, Standard Circles LG, die # 3
The Paper Company - Deep Red Paper
Georgia Pacific - White Cardstock
Tsukineko - Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers - 0, E35, G17, R37
8" strips of 3/4" Red Sheer Ribbon, and 1/4" strip Deep Green Ribbon

Cut red paper @ 4 1/4" x 11". Fold. Cut white paper @ 4" x 5 1/4".
Stamp "Wishing You a Merry Christmas with Gingerbread Man inside" onto white paper.
Stamp one extra on scrap paper. Cut/Emboss with Standard Circle LG, die # 3. Color all with Copic markers. Blend.
Cut/Emboss Petite Scalloped Circle SM, die # 3 with red paper. Adhere to Gingerbread Man cutout.
Adhere sheer red ribbon across center of card. Adhere green on top of red. Tie bow from red & green. Adhere.
Place circle cutout to center of ribbon and adhere with mounting foam.
Blend colors.

Just Rite Stampers
Becca Feekan
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Johnson
Kazan Clark
Sharon Harnist
Laura Davis
Debbie Olson
Michelle Woerner
Taylor Van Bruggen
Jen Balcer
Lori Craig
Lauren Meader
Beate Johns
Barb Schram
Kimberly Crawford
Michelle Kovack
Jami Bova
Kelli Fortin
Jennifer Buck
Heidi Blankenship
Angela Barkhouse
Lisa Somerville
Gerrie Johnnic
Kathy Jones
Debbie Seyer
Kim Sonksen
Melissa Bove
Terre Fry
Sheryl Dickinson
Mary Pfaff
Holly Simoni
Angela Robledo

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Birthday Cake Gift Card Box

This is the perfect little "Gift" for someone you care about. I created this Birthday Gift Card Box as one of my entries for the 2009 Spellbinders Design Team Contest. Sorry it has taken so long to get posted. I am new to this blogging thing, so I have a lot to learn. I hope you like it.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Jump Girl Card

Here is a card I made for Crafty on Goings.  It is for a real yummy Blog Candy.  Go have a look.  I downloaded the image from Charmed Cards and Crafts.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Great Blog Candy Giveaway

Hi!  Go check out the great blog candy giveaway @ Fluttabyz Crafty Haven.  Leanne is giving away Sugar Nellie Stamp Set.  Go share the love and spread the news.  

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Snowflake Card

Hi!  Here is a card I made for a contest over at 2 Sketches 4 You.  Great blog.  You could win $100 in Just-Rite Stamps.  Go take a look.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Spellbinders CHA Summer Blog Frenzy

Hi!  Sorry for not posting anything lately I have not been feeling well.  I wanted to let you all know about Spellbinders CHA Summer Blog Frenzy.  It starts tomorrow.  Check out the great designers showing the new products that are coming out.  Don't forget to check back each day and submit for the ongoing contest.

Spellbinders CHA Summer Blog Frenzy Schedule:

  7/9  Debbie Olson
7/13  Linda Duke
7/19  Lesa Rapp

Have fun and enjoy all the new stuff. 

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Friends Layout

Enjoy every moment!  Time passes quickly.  Here are my kids splashing in the water, and another of them today.  They are more than siblings, they are Forever Friends.

New Spellbinders Die Templates

Spellbinders has announced new Die Templates.  They will be revealed through a Blog Frenzy starting tomorrow.  Check out the following blogs:

June 22, 2009    Becca Feekan
June 23, 2009    Debbie Olson
June 24, 2009    Michelle Wooderson
June 25, 2009    Keri Lee Sereika
June 26, 2009    Sherry Cheever
June 27, 2009    Heidi Blankenship
June 28, 2009    Linda Duke
June 29, 2009    Jennifer Davis

Remember to enter for a chance to win.  Have fun and good luck! 

Friday, June 12, 2009


My blog is new and I haven't posted much.  I hope to give you more in the near future.  Being on the Spellbinders Design Team I am constantly making new things.  I hope to post these when I can.  You can also go to the Spellbinders web site and check out inspiration alley.  You will find many creative works by many wonderful designers.

On this blog I would like to use it to brings you not only creative cards and layouts, but items you can use as gifts.  I have done a successful boutique in the past, out of my home.  It gave me some extra cash.  Which we all can use.  So I will include ideas, tips, and fun things as I go along.

My husband and I are building a house ourselves, so this keeps me really busy.  So please be patient with me.  I am new to this blog thing, but I hope to post when I can.  I would like to bring you fun and creative ways to make projects for yourself and others.  Hope you check back soon.  Thanks for stopping by.

This is a travel checker set I made.  The front box holds all the pieces.  It was a lot of fun.  You could use it for your kids summer travels, or as party favors.  Let me know if you want the directions.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Here is a card I made using Spellbinders Die Template Harvest Leaves Two (S4-011), Deckled Mega Rectangles SM (S5-014) and Core'dinations "Chocolate Box" Paper.  You can't really see in the picture, but I folded along the embossed lines of the leaves and used mounting squares to adhere.  This really gives a "real" look.  Very easy to make, try and let me see yours. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spellbinders 2009-2010 Design Team Retreat

This is what we received from Spellbinders.  Jeff & Stacey Caron are very friendly, generous, wonderful people.  Thank you so much for this opportunity!  I would also like to say Thank you to all the Cross Promotional companies for your generosity.  I cannot wait to play with all may new stuff.  Come back to see what I create.  Thanks for stopping in.

I took the plunge!!!

I finally took the plunge and got a blog.  I was chosen for the 2009-2010 Spellbinders Design Team.  I feel I should share what I will be doing this year and this blogging is the way.  Please be patient with me.  I have been crafting all my life, doing projects with my mom when I was young, and continuing throughout today.  My two greatest passions are my family and paper crafts.  My favorite thing to do, when crafting, is making something beautiful from something simple, such as a toilet paper roll or empty can of coffee.  I can look at something that most people would throw away and see its full potential.  Waste not, want not.  I love to make inexpensive, thoughtful gifts for people.  Hope you enjoy this new blog.  Please be patient with me.  Ask questions. But most of all Enjoy!  Thank you for stopping by.