Saturday, May 1, 2010

TPS NSD#3 "Out of the Box"

A couple things I did on this card I don't normally do. #1 Use my cricut (to cut out the stars)....I know I know, I use it mostly for scrap booking, not cards. #2 Making a card that isn't square. Hope you enjoy! Now I'm almost caught up, I need to get working on the next two before my son wakes up!

TPS NSD#2 "Getting Scrappy"

Okay I'm not gonna lie, this wasn't to hard for me....I almost always use just my scraps for cards. I was so glad to use that little flower, I've had it for a couple years now. The challenge for me was coming up with a new layout, and thanks to "Kwerner" I found somthing new. She's very inspiring and her cards are always out of the box. So if you ever need inspiration for layouts, check out her blog!

TPS NSD#1 Mothers Day Card

I was glad when I saw this was one of the challenges, since it was something I needed do anyways. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I never stamp back grounds so I was nervous, but I thought I'd try something different. Happy NSD!!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Merry Christmas blocks

I made these today, I think they turned out cute. I'm in love with this paper! If your looking for a good "Christmas" paper pack, get the "My Minds Eye" pack from Micheals. It is so cute! All the paper is great. I bought a pack and then went back and got another one... Oh and I got the cute little ornaments are from Walmart.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I was asked to teach a Christmas craft next month at church, and this is what I came up with.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Merry Christmas0.0

So this week I haven't done much at all. I mean If you saw my house you would agree I have better things to be doing then crafting (sniff sniff). But I just have no energy. I did manage to get one card made.
I think it turned out pretty cute! I love Christmas, the lights, the smells, the feeling in the air, oh and the weather.

I made this card last year, and I'm thinking I'm gonna make some more like it. Although I got my Christmas cards made back in July....I know so early but I just couldn't wait! And let me tell you they are so cute! But I won't be sharing them tell it gets closer to sorry you'll have to wait....

Thursday, September 24, 2009


If you've been to any sort of craft show you've seen the blocks that have letters on them. And most of the time they sell for like 5-10 dollars, depending on the amount of blocks of course. I've always wanted to make some myself but thought it would be to expensive or to much work. Man was I wrong! Okay first of all if your crafty or even if your not this was so easy to do. It was a little time consuming but I was doing 11 blocks. And can I say cheapest project ever. I'll go over the cost at the end. So here we go, I'm so happy with how these turned out! I didn't want to give them away...

First thing I did was measure out my my blocks. I bought a 2x4x10 and had home depot cut it down into 3rds, mainly so I could get to fit in my car. (And they can cut any wood down to a foot, and for free, just an FYI) I was surprised when i discovered a 2x4 isn't really 4 inches, more like 3 1/2... So I cut mine 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.

I used a Chop saw to do the cutting. Luckily my brother left all his tools over from when he did the trim in my sons room. I figured I can use them, I'll just try my best not to break anything...

After I cut them down, they were all splintered....As you can see, but I was planing on sanding them down any ways to soften the edges up.

Now the fun stuff. Paint! I like painting, I don't know why but I do. I don't like painting houses but small things, oh and no details just solids colors...I know I'm weird, anyways....I just painted them all the same color, and it matched the paper I was using.

While my blocks were drying I cut out all my paper. I cut my squares of paper 3 1/4 x 3 1/4. I then inked the edges. Cut out and assembled the letters, and decorated my squares of paper before adhering them to the blocks.

After my paint was dry, I sanded down all the edges. Just to give them a worn look.
And then glued my paper down using "clear tacky glue" And TADA all finished!

The 2x4x10 only cost $2.48. And if my math is right you can get 33 blocks out of the 10 feet. So you could do the alphabet! But anyways I know I haven't posting much, but I recently found out I'm pregnant, and the morning/all day sickness isn't helping my crafty side at all. Hopefully only a few more weeks of this and then I can get back to myself.

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