Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Mix of Some Fun Projects

Happy Sunday, fellow crafters!  Hope you are all enjoying your weekend and having fun.  I'm still not quite ready to do some stamping and coloring, but that's okay because I had a few projects I had to work on for several different occasions.  Here they are:
I needed some small gift bags to tuck some goodies in and came up with these.  The first isn't quite finished as I have to add a sentiment on it.  It was made using a Sizzix Scallop Circle Bag XL die.  My GF Linda taught me how to make some flower butterflies so I've been busy making butterflies!  I added some feathers to my butterflies and used one of them on the first goodie bag (thanks Linda!).  
I used the same Sizzix die for these and added butterflies again.  The pretty stems are from my sweet and lovely friend Suzan (my paper florist!).  
These goodie boxes were cut using a Sizzix "Box, Heart & Key" die.  The sentiment is adhered to a SB Fancy Tags die.  The flower was die-cut from a MFT Die-Namics Prima Donna Petals die that I just love because it naturally "cups" itself when you put them together.  Beneath the flower (that you can't really see) is another die-cut piece from Memory Box called "Ringed Buckle" and I thought it made a pretty "doily" for the flower to sit on.
Here's the whole lot of them that I gave to fellow crafters at a "Class" I attended on Saturday.  We had a lot of fun and made so many fun projects. Sorry this post was so long.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  I wish you all a wonderful (upcoming) week, and happy crafting!

Warm Aloha Hugs,

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I can't believe I actually sat myself down and colored a few things with my new Sweet Crazy Love Collection stamps!  The inspiration came from the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for January, and the lovely and talented Cabio wants to see Pink, White, Red on our creations and my new Doodlebug "Sweet Cakes" 6x6 DP pad has just the colors!  So, this I what I came up with:
I don't know if it's my imagination, but the newer stamps seem to be a little bit smaller than before...but, hey, it's less for me to color!  You can get your Magnolia stamps and also some Memory Box dies (and other goodies) from Diana's Magnolia online store, simply by clicking on the icon on my sidebar and you can shop for oodles of goodies!  Deets on my card are below.  I used foam tape for the sentiment and Tilda.

CS: PTI Select White for card base; red linen; Bazzill Diamond
DP: Doodlebug "Sweet Cakes" 6x6 pad
Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love Collection:  "I Love You" and "Tilda With Cozy Heart"
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black and angel pink (distressing); Copic markers
Others: MS PATP "Sweet Heart," Nellie Snellen heart die; Memory Box "Ringed Buckle" die, WOC rose
Thank you for stopping by today.  I wish you all a wonderful week, and until the next time, happy crafting!

Warm Aloha Hugs,

Monday, January 9, 2012


Happy New Year Everyone!  Hope you all enjoyed the holiday festivities with family and friends, and had lots of yummy things to eat!  I can't believe my last post was in November!  Well, lots of family things have been happening, some good, some not too good, and I truly lost my interest for crafting.  I can't even color with Copics anymore!  I have been busy creating other things, but just not coloring in an image.  So today, I have a few things I'd like to share with you.
I totally am in love with the Tim Holtz "Vintage Cabinet Card" die and have been playing with it since November.  The finished size is about and A2 card, just a little smaller, so it's easy to mail.  I've used Basic Grey 6"x6" Capella paper pad for all of the cards below.  Here are a few of the cards I made as thank you cards and for the new year since I didn't make a single Christmas card.  I finished around 12 of these cards as they were so fast and easy.
The inside is basically the same layout, just different DPs that coordinated from the pack.
I made a few with this sentiment on the front and inside.
Thank you for stopping by today, and now that I have some new Magnolia stamps, I'll be playing with them soon for Valentine's Day.  Have a wonderful day, and happy crafting!
Warm Aloha Hugs,