Thursday, January 27, 2011

Howdy Cowboy!

Hey y'all! Just wanted to share with you a new card I created for the AiFactory DT. It features this adorable cowboy digi stamp that you can get for yourself HERE! This little guy was fun to play with & has some super cute images to accompany him in the Little Cowboy Digital Set...make sure to check them all out!

Coloring Pencils - Prisma
Pen - Black Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pen
Patterned/Solid Paper - Making Memories
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Stash - Ribbon, Dew Drops, Adhesives 

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by & visit...I really appreciate it! I also appreciate the comments I makes my day to know someone took the time out of their day to leave a kind word on my blog! Make sure to hop on over to the AiFactory site & play along with our 'For the Boys' challenge & your chance to win a grab bag full of fun digi images! 
Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges!
Bee Crafty - Rough Around the Edges (ink distressing)
Crafty Creations - Heat It Up (warm colors)
Fab n Funky - Delight in your Digi's
Crafty Sentiments - Favorite Things (DP, Digi's, Distresing, Ribbon) 
Stampin' B's - Song (Michigan City Howdy Do by Johnny Cash)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Amazing DIY Ribbon Organization!

Hey my crafty peeps! I am back like I promised to share with you an amazing ribbon organization idea that I just love! It has given me sooooo much more space & allows me to actually use up my stash, while also being easily accessible. Yes, it is time consuming to get it started, but trust me, once you have it done you will definitely be glad you did it!

I got this fab idea from The Little Blue House. It is an amazing web site that has so much inspiration & right now they are featuring some organizational tips. Each week they have a post where you can conquer one aspect of your stash & they are doing multiple topics through multiple weeks. I am playing along & loving it...getting so much done! This week they are focusing on large embellishment organization & last week was organizing your small embellishment stash. Another fab fact is that they are encouraging us crafters, as we clean & organize our stash, to throw those unwanted/unused items into a "blessings box" - a box that you will later donate (once you have completed your entire stash) to a school, organization, assisted living center, shelter, etc. for them to use. Awesome idea, huh?!

I found this divided document box on clearance at Wal-Mart for $3. You could use something like this, a photo storage box, or even Mod Podge a shoebox & make your own dividers. Definitely an on-the-cheap DIY organization project! I then measured & cut cardboard (you could use chipboard too) to fit. After that, I divided all my ribbon into color categories & started to unroll it. I worked in sections & wrapped it around the cardboard, securing it with some decorative pins. I also did all my tulle, velvet, & wired ribbon this way too. Using the same method, I put it in a clear storage box.

It took me about one whole day to get this all finished, but let me tell you it was worth it! I freed up an entire drawer, an antique bowl, & a closet full of ribbon/fibers into these two boxes! Plus, I love that it's easy to grab & see exactly what I want; You could even do it by manufacturer instead of color. Hope this idea helps someone out & make sure to check back as I try to conquer some more of my stash alongside The Little Blue of my new fave sites! Happy Craftin'! 

I'm also linkin' up to the following parties!


Show and Tell Green

Sunday, January 23, 2011

One Fine Day LO

Once again it is a fabulous Sunday & I'm back to share with you another creation for Your Memories Here...the fabulous paper craft store with great prices! Plus, Kristina just got a new Cosmo Cricket kit in her store that is just must check it out HERE! I just love how this LO of our son & his girlfriend turned out; definitely my fave pic of them together! I took it this past fall when we took her along on our annual trek to the pumpkin patch. It was a perfect day & I thought this title just summed that up so well. 

ALL of the paper I used is by Pebbles Inc., from their Twitterpated collection....YMH has some fun Pebbles products in stock too! I usually don't use such bright & sassy colors but I loved this combo & these papers! I also used some of the Pebbles paper to make a faux ruffled ribbon trim...easy & cute! And for once, I didn't use my Tattered Angels Glimmer! The pearls I used for the flowers centers are by do know I can't stay away from Prima, right?! hehehe!

Pearls - Prima
Tiny Type Letters - Cosmo Cricket
Brown Letters/Adhesive Button - American Craft
Pen - Sakura

Thanks so much for stopping by & visiting! I hope you take the time to check out the YMH Store & the YMH DT blog...they are both fab sites filled with some great inspiration! Oh, & about that diaper cake I promised to show off...well, let's just say I ran out of time & gave a different gift instead! But I will be back with my ribbon organization plan soon! Until then, Happy Craftin'!!  

I'm also entering my LO into the following challenges!
Scrappin' the Music - Song Challenge
EIC - Inspired by pinks & greens in Wild Flower Print
Claudia & Company - Color Combo
Candy Shoppe Designs - All Four Seasons (spring flowers, summer colors, fall photo, winter blue type)
Happyscraps - Words (love)
Catered Crop FTR4 - Polka dots, (faux) ribbon, flower, blue letters

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Shabby Chic Adoption Card

Happy Tuesday y'all...I'm a little late with this post so please forgive me! I'm here to share a sweet little card that is pulling double duty...for the Your Memories Here DT & Pile It On! DT. This precious pink card is for a friend's shower this coming weekend. Her & her husband are adopting a baby girl next month; not only will they get to bring her home from the hospital, but they are supposed to participate in her birth as well! How cool is that?! I am soooo happy for them & super excited to make my first diaper cake for the shower on Saturday. I'll be back with photos of that later in the week so wish me!

Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper - Prima packaging, Imaginisce
Solid Pink - Misted w/Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Bling/Pearls/Flowers/Lace - Prima
Carriage Stamp - Imaginisce
Sentiment - Studio G
Baby Hands/Feet - StampCraft
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress (walnut stain) & StazOn

My favorite thing about this card is probably the Prima packaging I was able to upcycle & use as my background...also, I love that I was able to make a sheet of paper match using my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Vintage Pink. I am so addicted to all things Prima & Tattered Angels!! If you are also an addict like me, hop on over to the Your Memories Here Store for some amazing deals on the products. Not to mention that there are new shipments of Prima/Marion Smith coming in & you can pre-order RIGHT NOW! I would also love it if you make sure to visit Pile It On! & participate in our current challenge, Anything Goes. You'll also find some fab inspiration while you are there! I'll be back later this week with some AWESOME ribbon organization tips &, of course, that diaper cake...if it's successful! Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my crafty creation into the following challenges...make sure to check them out! :)

PIO - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Sketch/Dress It Up
Crafty Creations - New Beginnings
Paper Play Challenges - Cutie Patootie
If The Shoe Fits - Inspiration Photo (all that pink!)
Crafty Ann's - New (stamp) & Old (cardstock)
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Color Combo
The Secret Crafter - With Love
Cupcake Inspiration - Inspiration Photo (pink, white & black colors)
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Swinging By to say "Hi!"

Hello again my crafty peeps! I'm back once more to share with you a card for the Pile It On! DT & this week's challenge of cute kiddos! This week, us DT members were blessed enough to play with some amazing & adorable digi's from Sassy Cheryl's. Her images are so fabulous & I am an instant fan...please take the time to check out her cool store HERE

Digi Stamp - Indiana Jo by Sassy Cheryl's 
Coloring Pencils - Prisma
Cardstock - Tattered Angels, Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper - Making Memories
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Ribbon - Michael's
Stash - Buttons, Fiber, Adhesives

Thanks so much for visiting my blog & I hope you take the time out to not only join our challenge at PIO, but to shop at Sassy Cheryl's as well! And, don't forget to Pile It On! when it comes to your challenges! Until next time, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my crafty creation into the following fab challenge sites, check them out too!

PIO - Cute Children
Catered Crop - FTR3 (Black, Digi Stamp, Printer, Ink, Scallop Punch, Ribbon, & Distressing)
EIC - Inspired by the bright colors in these vintage pieces from La Pomme
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Button Up!
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
Stampin' B's - Old Fave (patterned paper) & Something New (digi stamp)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Tellen's Place - Punches
Cute Card Thursday - Out with the Old! (everything but the digi & ink is old!)

Snow Baby!

Hey my crafty peeps! I am sooo very happy to be back with you after a wonderful Christmas break! I wanted to share with you a fun winter LO featuring our fur baby (who loves the snow!) & some fabulous Prima products from the Your Memories Here Store. I am so blessed to be part of the YMH DT in that it has definitely secured my love for all things Prima! And Tattered Angels, but I did hold off using the Glimmer Mists this week...hehehe!

I decided to incorporate some old stash, some new stash, & some upcycling in this LO as well. All of the flowers, crystals & pearls are by Prima and you can find them HERE in the YMH Store. I took some chipboard letters (the Tattered Angels Glimmer Chips you can find HERE are perfect for this too!) & covered them in acrylic paint, then I used some Stickles & ultra fine glitter to simulate snow. The ribbons & the snowflake ornament are upcycled from some Christmas presents I received from my awesome mom-in-law, who happens to wrap the most gorgeous gifts you'll ever see! The paper is from my stash, as are the inks I used to distress the paper & photo, & the journaling spots were actually trimmed from the bottom of the paper. 

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit & I hope that maybe I inspired you to get crafting on some fabulous winter projects. And, maybe use up some of your stash & incorporate some recycling into your LO, too. I would love it if you would hop on over to the YMH DT blog & check out all the amazing DT inspiration...and don't forget to visit the YMH Store for some absolutely rockin' products & won't be disappointed! Make sure to check back later for another crafty post too! Got a lot of catchin' up to do now that the holidays are over! LOL! Happy Craftin'! 

I'm also entering my LO into the Follow the Recipe Challenge over at Catered Crop! I stumbled upon this crafty Texan's web site several months ago, fell in love, & signed up for her newsletter. Recently, Linda started a challenge site & it is pretty awesome too...make sure to check it out if you have a chance!

Catered Crop follow button

FTR3 - Copics, Ribbons, Paper Flowers, Pearls, Stickles, & Distressing

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I Promise I'm Still Alive!!!

Hello my crafty peeps! Just wanted to drop in during this new year (still feels so weird saying that!) and let you know that I am still alive...LOL!

I have been absent big time during the holidays...they were super busy this year! Now, I am dealing with the in cleaning, clearing out, & putting away ALL that holiday decor. Between family coming up from Louisiana & Texas, and us traveling down to Texas, plus the usual holiday adventures with three family Christmas extravaganzas, it has been quite hectic. Throw in me having a sinus infection, strep throat & some strange viral infection during all of this & you have quite the chaotic scene!!!

However, I promise to get back to posting very soon as I have several projects I am working on & some exciting ones scheduled for the new make sure to stay tuned. I also want to say thank you for being my friends & followers, as well as inspiring me in my everyday crafting adventures. Y'all rock so hard & I am so blessed to know each of you! Happy Crafting in the New Year!

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