November 28, 2011

Give Flight to Your Dreams

I love butterflies so when JustRite Stampers released their:

clear stamp set I was more than pleased!  I chose to make this card with this gorgeous striped ribbon and wove it into the top panel of the card which is adhered to the brown panel with foam squares.  This card is a little dimensional but not too bulky to mail ;)

The sentiment on this set "Give Flight to Your Dreams" is so beautiful and can be applied to so many occasions - I am thinking Grads, newly weds, moving, new job etc.  Love that!  It also fits in perfectly with Cath's challenge over at Moxie Fab World called:

I am having a busy Monday right after the long weekend and part of my to-do list is raking leaves - seems snow is on the way soon!  Hope your day is going well and that you have time to get your craft on.

November 19, 2011

Giving Leftovers the Respect they Deserve!

I realize that many of you, just like me, find this time of year so hectically busy that it is hard to keep up with all the homemade crafty goodies that you would LIKE to make - never mind those things you HAVE to make (read: Christmas cards!).  I created this project for today's Spellbinders Blog post to not add to the burden of crafting for the Holidays but rather to make it easier to create something fab in no time - hard to believe but true!

Leftovers are often times the neglected necessity at any special dinner party.  I love leftovers and Thanksgiving leftovers are by far my favorite to savor days after the big event.  I know many may identify with me as this situation arises: The meal comes to an end and I am left scrambling in my kitchen looking for the perfect size container to send home with my guests. Well this year I scramble no more!  I found these cute take-out containers in the deli section of my grocer (truth be told they sent me home with two to house little Mac&Cheese cups and I could not toss them.  Instead I went back for four more!).   Second scenario: Telling my guests to remember which container is theirs - problem all the containers are identical.  Hence my custom Lovely Labels for Leftovers tags were born.  Not only can I label each container with the person's name but I can also write a personalized note inside or list the contents with reheating instructions :)  Move over Martha!!!!

{Labels for Leftovers}
 Video Tutorial

For a full list of supplies for this project please visit the Spellbinders Blog.  Thanks for visiting today - I hope you have been inspired to give those delicious leftovers the special attention they deserve!


November 15, 2011

Win with Spellbinders and Crafters Home!

Spellbinders Paper Arts have fun prizes up for grabs in a special Crafters Home Blog Hop.  Three new die templates are being revealed each day and all you have to do to be eligible to win is hop along the participating designers blogs and leave comments!

This vintage inspired canvas is a project I made with Spellbinders new Dress Forms!  For details on how I made the canvas home decor piece and a list of participating designers simple visit the

Have fun & Good Luck :)

November 6, 2011

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop Day 3!

Calling all crafters!  We've gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season.  This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!

{Win Fab Prizes}

To sweeten the Hop, the fabulous sponsors are offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors!

Here is what you could win from Spellbinders!

Our assignment for this hop was to make something special that can be given as a gift, but that also did not break the bank either!  I chose to make a pendant using Spellbinders die templates and Clearsnap inks and added the little gift box as a special touch.  This project was easy to make and not expensive at all - here are the details:

Spellbinders Paper Arts Products:

Clearsnap Products
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Cat's Eye
  • Smooch
paperclay modeling material, velvet jewelry cord, round jewelry links, parchment paper, ultra thick craft  glaze

Place a small amount of paperclay modeling material between two s
heets of parchment paper.  Position the die template with the cut side up on the Base Plate A and lay your parchment paper over it and run it through the Grand Calibur Die Cutting machine.  Don't remove any paper from the cut image.  Allow the image t
o dry.  Decorate the image with ink products.  Use a pin tack to poke a small hole to thread a jewelry hoop through.

Using a paint brush adhere the ultra thick glaze to both sides of the image (do one side first and allow to dry thoroughly before completing the other side).  Cut/emboss box and lid and embellish with ink and Impressabilities die template.  

Cut the Impressabilities using a sharp pair of scissors to fit the box. Adhere the Impressabilities section using a small adhesive dot but allow the top part of the Impressabilities to be adhesive free.  When you place the lid on the box the sides of the lid can be tucked under the Impressabilities for a unique and secure clasp :)

Visit each blog on the list below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST.   Be sure to visit the blogs from Day 1 and 2 of this hop to increase your chances of winning!!

Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap
Laura Denison – Graphic 45
Karen Taylor – Donna Salazar Designs
Beverly Sizemore – Hampton Art
*Kazan Clark  – Spellbinders*
Janeen Shember – Authentique Paper
Charlotte Jenkins – Clearsnap
Grace Hester – The Twinery
Nicole Eccles – Graphic45
Audrey Pettit – Donna Salazar Designs
Nan Paturzo – Zutter
Jeannie DeGruccio – Authentique Paper
Tamara Tripodi - Glue Arts
Julie Ranae Murray- The Twinery

I hope you were inspired to create something fabulous for your loved ones.  Thanks for visiting me today and good luck wining something fabulous!