Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pretty Kitty Birthday Card

Here's another card I found in my stash that I didn't post!  I made it for a friend's birthday who loves cats!  This stamp set is so cute.  I saw this card on pinterest and used supplies that I had on hand to make it.


My layers were SU's Smokey Slate, Whisper White and Powder Pink.  I used some scrap DSP paper that I thought looked like a wall for the kitties to hide behind.  I stamped, colored and cut a few of them out and positioned them behind the wall.  I used SU's stamp set Happy Birthday Gorgeous for my sentiment on Whisper White and popped it up with dimensionals.  I also punched out a heart in Powder Pink to place on the wall.  Here is a picture of the inside sentiment.


Well, I have started some Valentine projects, so my craft room is a mess!  I love this holiday with all the pretty hearts.  Jennifer has also put her request in for some goodies for her classmates as well.  We will see how it goes!!  Have a great weekend everyone.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Thank You Cards

I hope everyone is having a good weekend.  I wanted to post this cute card that I made for Jennifer to send out as Thank You cards for her birthday and Christmas gifts.  She picked out this adorable stamp set - Bella & Friends.  I have made so many cards with this set. 


Recipe:

Stamps - Bella & Friends
Ink - Chocolate Brown, SU markers
Paper - Chocolate Brown, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories - Triple Banner Punch, Embossing Folder, Heartn & Tag punchs, Oval Framelits.

I made this card so it would open horizontally with my Chocolate Brown card base 11" x 4 1/4" and then scored at 5 1/2".  My Very Vanilla layer is cut at 4" x 5 1/4" which I embossed.  My Blushing Bride layer is cut at 1 3/4" x 5" and punched with my tag punch.  I stamped my sentiment on the front in Chocolate Brown and then adhered my layers.  Of course, Jennifer wanted some glimmer paper, so we punched out our little heart.  I think they turned out so cute.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, January 5, 2018

Decorated Candle Jar Holder

Here is another goodie that I made for a few of my friends and family for Christmas.  I originally saw this at - Patty's Stamping Spot - and thought they were so cute.  When I went looking for the jars in Michael's I found clear, red and green ones.  I also purchased these cute little frosted lit candles to go inside.  Here is a picture of the red and green ones.


I also made some clear ones.


These came together so quick, and I loved how they turned out!  I added some charms that I had in my stash to dress them up a bit.  I think they would also look cute with a Valentine tag and a cute heart tied on.  Well, we survived the monster storm, but it is still freezing here with a wind chill alert until noon tomorrow.  It was -9 degrees when we woke up this AM.  For us that is pretty cold.  Hope everyone has a warm weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Gingerbread House

Well, the holidays are over and it's back to work and school!  OMG!!  They went bye so fast.  Is it me or does everyone else feel like like this?  We have been in a deep freeze as well, with snow and cooler weather coming tomorrow night.  I have been in a cleaning mode taking down my Christmas decorations and trying to clean up my craft room.  The house seems so empty and bare without all the decorations and lights.  In my cleaning, I found this cute little house that I made for the kids and I forgot to post it.  Making this house reminded me of making and decorating the paper doll clothes I used to do.  I used the stamp set from SU - Sweet Home along with the matching Thinlet dies.  I had so much fun playing with them.  There are a lot of videos on youtube on making them.  I tried to decorate each one a little bit different.  Here is the front view of this one.  I used my 1/2" circle punch and my candy cane DSP paper for the candy.  The stripped sides are a stamped image in the stamp set that I cut out and adhered on the sides of the house.


This set has so many different dies that you can use to individualize each house.  This is the side view.  I used some glimmer paper for the roof, and I used the negative piece for the snow hanging over the roof.


This is the back view.  I also cut out the hearts and gingerbread man from the DSP paper as well.


I used soft suede for this house, but also used crumb cake and chocolate chip as well.  I closed the roof here, but left the roof open on some to fill with goodies and put some ribbon on to use as an ornament.  I had such fun making these.  I can also see these as little houses for Valentine's Day.

For those of you that are stamping your SU planner, here are my pages for January.   My friend Patty - at PJ's Projects -  sent me the New Year's stamp set for Christmas which I used for January's pages.  Check her post out for more planner ideas!   I also used Sunshine Sayings and Christmas Quilt for my words.  I used some of SUs washi tape on the bottom.


I love stamping my planner for each month.  Well, I have to go and wrap myself up in my blanket!!  I can't remember when it was this cold here and this is just the beginning of January.  Hope everyone had a great New Year's.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Reindeer Food

Every year I have made reindeer food for Rachel and Sarah, and now for Jennifer and her friends at school.  This year was no exception, except that I got it done just under the wire as my daughter decided to take off the week before Christmas and needed the food ASAP.  I saw a bunch of different treats on Youtube, but I saw one using the plastic bottles and decided to make that one.  You can put anything you really want for the treat, as long as it is edible and safe for the little critters outside.


First I mixed everything together and then put them into the little treat bottles.  I decided to wrap a piece of tape around the top as the corks did not stay in too tight - ask me how I found that out! 


I then copied the poem and cut them out and mounted them on some CS.  There are a lot of them on the web.


For the actual holder, I used CS 11 1/2" X 2" and scored it at 2 1/4", 3", 5 1/4" and 6".  Before putting it together I used my 3/4" circle to punch out the hole so the tube will fit in nice and snug.  Then I cut out some DSP 1/8" smaller for decoration and adhered it together.  On the top of the holder, I used my scalloped punch.


I used some felt Christmas decorations I had and decorated the front of the holder.  I then tied on the poem through the hole with some twine.  I packaged each holder in a decorative plastic bag with a few candy canes, and tied them off with the little reindeer tag.


I then put them into a basket and sent along a bag of candy canes - slowly I'm using them up!!


Jennifer loved passing them out to her friends.  She is so excited.  They are going to go to New York City tomorrow to see the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.  Tomorrow is the last day of school for the girls, so everyone is ready to celebrate.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a very Merry Christmas!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy






Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Rudolph Pillow Box Ornament

Here is a cute twist on the Tags & Trimming Thinlets.  When I was searching Youtube for some ideas for making my stockings that I posted earlier, I came across this adorable VIDEO from Rejoice & Create.  She just turned the stocking around and made it into a cute Rudolph Ornament.  I thought it was so cute, so I made it for Jennifer and her friend to hang on the tree.


I loved how they turned out.  They are pretty easy to make.


I wrapped them each in a decorated bag and clipped them together with these cute bookmarks.


I just punched them out, one for the front and one for the back,  and colored them in and then hot glued them with a jumbo paper clip placed inside.  They love to use bookmarks and I thought they needed some for their Christmas books.



Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy











Friday, December 15, 2017

Tags and Trimings Stockings

Well, it is definitely looking a lot like Christmas!!  Snow is falling outside and boy is it cold!  My to do list is getting smaller (thank goodness) and I can see my desk finally in the craft room!  When I first saw this stamp set and dies in the Holiday Catalog, I knew that it would be on my shopping list.  I love pillow boxes, and the fact that you can make this adorable stocking as well just makes this set.  I decided to make these for my daughter to take to the Wellness Center and I gave myself a project!  But I loved how they turned out.  They were definitely worth the time and effort.


It is also a good way to use up some of those paper scraps that we have laying around.


I die cut all my pieces first, as well as the pieces that I wanted to use for decoration.  I then put on the tear and tape and put everything together assembly style.


I had stockings everywhere!  Then I noticed that they started disappearing - the little elves were at it again.  I ended up making 50 of them.


Some I made with greetings and some without.  I decided I would get some candy canes to put inside the pillow boxes.  I was in Sam's club and saw this container and decided to get it.  Unfortunately, I had left my glasses at home and thought it said 100 candy canes which would be perfect since I planned on putting 2 inside each box.


Well, as you can see, the count is 500!!  Needless to say, everyone is getting extra candy canes this year!


Here's one basket ready to go and an extra basket of candy canes!!


Well, I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday traditions.  Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy