Head on over to Creating From the Heart for some awesome give a way prizes. You can click the link below for all the info. Hurry because it all ends January 1!! http://keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-annual-end-of-year-christmas.html
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
A lady at my work is expecting twins! We gave her a baby shower the week before thanksgiving and I was asked to make the diaper cake. Here is what I came up with.
You would think that with all the diaper cakes that I've made this would be easy peasy.......it was probably the hardest one that I made.
I think the challenge was that I didn't have a 'theme' to go by. Usually, I check to see what the nursery bedding looks like and then I go from there. In this case, she was doing ladybugs for the girl and the boy bedding had a turtle, snail, frog, and chick. That totally didn't go together for the diaper cake but the beddings are really cute for the babies!
I opted for a twins theme. Let me tell you.....it was very difficult to find pink and blue grosgrain ribbon in the exact same length! I really wanted more of a baby pink, but this was the closest that I could find!
I used Peachy Keen baby assortment face stamps for the cutouts. They came out super cute!! I also used Car Decals (names), New Arrival, and Baby Steps cricut cartridges.
For directions on how to make a diaper cake, click HERE. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks for looking!!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
My absence from my blog is due to the busy, busy month of November. Here are two rag quilts that I completed this month for two dear friends of mine.
The second one is for a baby boy. The nursery is in a western theme. When I went to the fabric store I couldn't decide on the prints. I wanted to use flannel, but I could only find the cow print in cotton. I settled for cotton fabrics. They ragged much better, but the blanket is not as soft as the flannel.
My husband found the print that we used on the back. He insisted that we buy that fabric, so I made the back out of one print and the front out of the three prints.
Overall I was pleased with both blankets and the mommies were very glad to have them.
I found a really great tutorial HERE on how to make the blankets. Instead of using 4" squares like she did, I used 6" for my outer layer and 5" squares for my batting. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks for looking!!!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Oh, this is a busy time of the year. Baby showers, wedding showers, and they holidays.....oh my they are keeping me busy. I don't mind though!! It's all worth it! I have a couple of projects that I'm working on now and when I get those finished I'll share with you!
For today, I wanted to share a simple baby gift that I put together for a friend of mine who had a baby a while back. It was super simple and easy to make. I purchased an inexpensive 8 1/2" X 11" frame and put my gypsy to work. I used Going Places cricut cartridge for the images and Base Camp for the name. I just used DCWV textured cardstock. Thanks for looking.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
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Monday, October 10, 2011
This is a regular Hershey bar that is covered in some red cs and dsp from Stampin' Up!
I saw this idea a few years ago in a Creating Keepsakes magazine. I put in into my inspiration binder but forgot about it until a couple of weeks before school started. I stumbled onto a thread post on the cricut mb about these and I knew I wanted to add them to my candy snack. The inside is made up of a pkg of Rolo candy (these were hard to find!! I ended up buying them at the gas station/convenience store and they were the most expensive project of all, but well worth it!!) You could also use a roll of sweet tarts or any other roll candy.
I bought this stamp somewhere a couple of years ago and I thought I would try my hand at coloring it with my Copic markers. I'm still learning how to use them, but I thought they weren't that bad considering!!! I used the Stampin' Up! builder wheels for the black images on the red cs.
These little pillow box treats are becoming my new favorite form of treats. They are super easy to make. The pillow box die is from Sizzix and the stamped images are from a set by Stampin' Up! that is made for this purpose. It fits perfectly onto an Avery label and then wraps wonderfully around the Hershey nugget treats!! Be looking for another favor idea using these same items.
This is a fun bookmark that I made for the ladies. I wrote a little "good luck" message on the back. I used a set from Stampin' Up! for the bus and colored it with my SU! markers.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Here is the diaper cake:
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The latest Let's Face it Friday Challenge over at the Peachy Keen Stamps blog is a shape card. I have a friend who just bought her first house and I needed a card to go with her housewarming gift. This challenge was perfect for it!
Since I didn't win the faces in the last challenge (LOL), I used my Everyday Paper Dolls face assortment set for the face on the heart. I then covered the heart and the tulips with glossy accents to add some texture. I used liquid pearls for the door knob. If you have any questions, please let me know! Thanks for looking!
Ink: Stampin' Up!, Tim Holtz distress ink (walnut stain)
Cartridges: Create a Critter
Stamps: Everyday Paper Dolls (PKS)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Ok, I admit....this is my first time to create a card like this....ever. I really want to win the PKS Basic Paper Doll Assortment Face set!! It is so cute! I only have the Everyday Character Face Assortment and I NEED the Basic Face Assortment to use for all my paper doll and other creations!!! LOL!!!
I am entering this card into the Let's Face It Friday-So Punny! Challenge over at the PKS challenge blog. For all the info, click HERE. All you have to do is link up a card using a pun sentiment and a PKS face stamp. I had no idea where to start, but I found this older Stampin' Up! set (One Smart Cookie) that I thought would be perfect. That's really where I got my idea. I looked for a bunch of grapes on my cricut cartridges, but I don't own a cartridge with a bunch of grapes! Oh no, what to do?!?! Improvise and make your own!! I punched the circles with a 3/4" circle punch and layered them together to look like a bunch of grapes. I cut the leaves from the 50 states cartridge and created my own stem. I tried out an embossing folder technique that I saw Christina do a couple of weeks ago. I think this card came out really cute!! I need to pull out those face assortment sets and use them more often. If my number gets chosen to win the PKS Basic Face Assortment set, I'll have more to choose from!!!! :) Thanks for looking!!!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I created this card for the Peachy Keen Stamps challenge #57. This one has a bit of a twist on it. We were given a sketch to follow and a color combination that we had to use. HERE are the details for the challenge.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
For my friend's shower, she wanted one of her guests to write a birthday message for each year until he is 18. I think this is a wonderful idea! We will pass the cards out to the guests, they will write a personalized message to Caleb, and seal the envelope. His mother will give him his cards each year on his birthday.
Here are a couple of close ups!
If you click on the group pictures, they will show up larger.
I have been working on a baby shower for this little guy and his mommy.
I can't post pictures just yet because his mommy visits my blog and I want it to be a surprise for her!! I can't wait until her shower! I just love doing baby showers!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
This is my plan for the weekend............
I have no idea what all is going to be there, but I'm really excited! I am going along with two of my best friends. This will be my second year to go!! I hope I find lots of goodies to share with you! Happy Crafting!!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I thought I would share with you my latest project. I am hosting a baby shower for a dear friend of mine and I'm really excited to do so! Here are the invitation that I made for the shower!
I loved this card because the entire baby carriage is covered with glitter! It's not often you can get by with glitter for a baby boy!!!
There will be more projects for this baby shower to come! Thanks for looking! If you have any questions, just let me know!
Stamps: PK baby faces
Paper: Stampin' Up bashful blue, certainly celery, chocolate chip, and whisper white
Accessories: SU Satin ribbon (old olive), scallop and oval punches, dots embossing folder, glitter, Baby Steps cricut cartridge, copic markers, computer font for sentiment
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I recently discovered a very talented crafter--Darlene from darlenedesign.com. She was my main inspiration for this card. After surfing many blogs and watching many videos, I settled on buying Gina K. Designs paper to use with my copic markers. It was very affordable for me! Then after watching several video tutorials, I attempted my first coloring project with copics. Well, I'm pleased with the results! What do you think? I also used some nestabilities dies for layering and I really like how this card turned out! Thanks for looking!!
Stamps- Fabulous Florets and Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Ink-Stampin Up! Classic Ink
Accessories- Perfect Pearls spray mist, punches (SU!), copic markers, stickles, seam binding, nestabilities
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
One of my dear friends celebrated her birthday a couple of weeks ago. Me being the crafty girl that I am decided to make her a birthday present. Despite many attempts to discover the length and width of my friend's camera strap I had to flat out ask her. I wanted to make her a camera strap cover for her Canon ISXI camera. Seeing that I have a Rebel I could not use the measurements from mine. I found the inspiration for this project HERE. She has a wonderful tutorial on how to make these. Instead of quilting mine, I just make one long strap out of a single piece of fabric. I also made one for my camera and it's very comfortable!
Of course I had to make her a birthday card that accompanied it!
All supplies are SU!
Thanks for looking! If you have any questions, please let me know!