Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Cone Party Favors / Decorations

Here I used 3 classic Christmas icons to design cone party favors... these can hang on the tree, sit in an ice cream cone holder on the table, or hang on the wall like a stocking.

The reindeer uses my 3 year old sons hands as templates for the antlers!!

For the Santa I made his beard "fluffly" by shredding cotton balls and sticking them on to a 3" scallop circle cut in half for the beard.

And the snowman comes complete with top hat and sticks for his arms...

For templates or directions on how to make these please email me.


Thanks for looking :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Family Candle

Using the recent craze of tissue paper and heat guns.. I created my own version of these charming candles. With the "All in the Family" set from SU, I created characters representing my own family and relationships from my children to those they are close to... here is an example of one I (we) did for my sister their Aunt...

On the top of the candle I used their names and a sentiment, and then added rhinestones and heart rhinestones to the top of the votive to decrease the "blank space" and add a little bling.. who doesn't like bling???


Saturday, October 30, 2010

NO different than the rest...

And just like that I realized today that I have become the exact thing I have hated for years...
as I was shopping at the Rubber stamp and scrap expo here in vegas, I quickly realized that the day before Halloween I am just like Walmart... *GASP*... I can hear you now "what does she mean by that?"

Well it started about 3 years ago when I had to go and pick up black shoes for my daughters costume... on Halloween day I pulled up to Walmart and as I expected the usual greeter to flash a smile and wish us happy spending, my trail was dead ended by a GIANT christmas tree!! WHAT??!! We haven't even trick-or-treated yet... REALLY!!?? So for the last few years I have been in denial and dismay that one day Christmas season will soon be starting after the 4th of July weekend... UGH!!

Now back to the present.. so here I am shopping and spending "secret" amounts of money at the convention and as I am trying to think of all my reasons to "justify" each of my purchases when it dawns on me.. all these cute Halloween items I went gaga for only days ago now mean nothing to me! MY FAVORITE holiday thrown out the window for what... snowmen and christmas trees and wreaths... WHAT!! In my head i hear the echo... "tsk tsk tsk.. you haven't even trick-or-treated yet!!" But to me between all the cards I made that never got sent, the favors, the treat bags.. it finally dawned on me...

I am not better than the rest; Christmas season is upon us and I have to hustle to make sure I am done in time. *sigh*

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Party Favors

Hallween Party Favors

For my daughters class we made these super fun Halloween Party Favors. I cased a few ideas from the LSD group (I am sorry I lost the links to refer the original ideas!). We filled frosting bags with candy corn, M&Ms, and Resees Pieces... we then made them into hats, glued them to the top note die base, made "inchies boxes" from the punches and designed 4 themed boxes (see below)... added a spooky eyeball bubble, notebook, pencil, and notebook... topped it off with a fuzzy little monster and finally 4 days later we were done... haha!!

Click here for the TUTORIAL for these favors

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


We are about 95% moved in, now the biggest challenge.. UNPACKING..!! Good news: I officially have my VERY OWN scrapbook 'room'/ area... bad news: i have to clean it up and organize it and I haven't got the slightest idea where to begin... UGH! Here is a quick in the midst of working on it and beginning version of the room... hopefully soon I can post the final room and organization. AND best of all, USE it all! :-) wish me luck!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

First winner...!!

Hannah!!!! Congrats Hannah, and thanks for your comment! I will be getting ahold of you to send off your "candy" here shortly!! Thanks again and look forward to more!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Drawing... blog candy!

For all of those who sign up as a follower of this blog will be entered in drawing! Each Friday for the month of February a new drawing will be held. The winner will be posted and and "candy" will be sent to your address, post a comment and that enters you into the drawing three times!

Good luck!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Alright everyone!! Time to get into the Valentine's mode! I know many of us are already in the card making setting so I would like to inspire a little bit of different creativity..

For this first round we are going to do a theme of "Love me, Loves me Not"
This can be a card, a mini project, a mini book, a scrapbook layout, or an altered art project.
All submissions need to be made by February 12th.

You can email me the submissions, know that some may be posted on the blog and the winners will be on display for all to see. For questions please do not hesitate to ask!

Now the fun part, the winner will receive a free stamp set!! Second place will receive scrapbook items to include: ribbons, papers, and embellishments that coordinate with our valentines day theme. Pictures of these prizes are available and will be posted shortly.

Good luck and "Happy Scrappin"

Friday, January 22, 2010

The good old days...

Welcome to one and all....

It has been nearly two years since I have taught a class, or hosted a party at my house. And the echo of the unused supplies in my scrapbook room are calling to me. Until very recently that room seemed to have been a giant dust collector!! Finally I am finding the time and reason to pick up and start again... more pages, more cards... and MORE classes!!

Keep posted close by to get ideas, kits, and participate in competitions to win prizes!