Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two Penguins and a Reindeer

I have 2 more cute Our Craft Lounge penguins to show you and a reindeer notepad.

I LOVE these adorable penguins from Penguin Fun! This card also uses the tree from Under the Mistletoad and the sentiment from Merry Wishes. More Sugar Sparkly Fluff for the tree and penguin's hat. The snowflake paper is from Basic Grey.

For my next penguin project, I made a sticky note holder. This could sit by the phone or hang on the refrigerator. I also used the "snowballs for sale" image from Under the Mistletoad and Sugar Sparkly Fluff.

For my last project today, I created a notepad holder using Reindeer Games and sentiment from No Peeking. Papers from Basic Grey.

Merry Turtle

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Card using Inky Antics 0064G Waving Snow Turtle

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fred She Said

I have another Emma the Skating Elf Christmas Planner that I made. I really like the colors in this one. I love how the Basic Grey papers match the precolored image perfectly!

My next FSS image is from I Love You This Much precolored digi set. The sentiment is from Our Craft Lounge's Tweet Winter Wishes.

Bug House Notepad

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I am a big note taker. I have a terrible memory and am always writing things down (usually on scraps of paper that I then lose from time to time). I decided to make some fun note pads for myself and others.

This size is 4.25" x 5.5". I cut computer paper and then cut cardstock for the front and back. I have a coil machine that I used to coil the top.

I stamped the image in black and then colored with Irojiten Pencils and Gamsol. I adhered the image to the front with Mono Adhesive Permanent.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Peppermint Candy Box

This week is going to be full of fun creations by the Cutting Cafe DT. Regina challenged us to create a Christmas Treat Box. I chose this Peppermint Candy Box template. Be sure to stop by the Cutting Cafe Blog on Wed to see all the other fun treat boxes the DT designed for this week's challenge.
I filled a cello bag with Strawberry Creme Savers and tied off with ribbon. I also added glitter around the pink of the candy pattern and around the circle edge. It's very pretty and sparkly in person.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gift of Happiness

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Christmas card created with Inky Antics' Cube-0686 Hobby Girls Cube stamp.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Joy Snowman

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The challenge this week on Designed2Delight is to use your favorite snowman image. Debbie Standard is our hostess. We would love to have you play along with us.

I have a cute new image to show you from Designed2Delight. This image is called Joy Snowman and you can pick it up now in the D2D store. I colored it with markers and then mounted it onto red cardstock and then on a patchwork card using up some of my Basic Grey scraps.
Scroll down if you missed my Thanksgiving pics

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Pics

Here are a few Thanksgiving pics...

DH getting my nephews ready for a ride. If you notice Tytus hands, he would not let go of the Croquet mallet and ball. Ü

boys enjoying the ride and Trevor telling Bruce to "go faster"

cute little monkeys Tytus did NOT want to stop for a picture.

Tytus would keep picking up the phone. When left off the "hook" long enough, a person would tell him "if you would like to make a call, please hang up and try again" and he thought it was fun that someone was talking to him. Ü He would hang up and then pick the phone up again.

OCL 93 Cute Critters

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I chose a penguin from Penguin Fun for my critter for this challenge. I also used a sentiment from OCL's No Peeking stamp set.
I layered scraps onto an A2 sized card and zig zag stitched for a patchwork look. I used Our Craft Lounge's Sugar Sparkly Fluff for the earmuffs.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

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This is the beautiful sunrise I watched as I made cinnamon rolls early this morning. The picture does not do it justice as there was lots of red and orange that the camera didn't capture.

I missed the deadline yesterday for Cutting Cafe's December Daily Challenge. Here is the front to the book I am creating.
I am using a BUNCH of Cutting Cafe files for my daily book and will be posting the pages throughout the month of December. I have seen where it seems everyone makes the book and then fills it. I can't do that. Wish I could, but I will have to go day by day. I want to do a snowman page, but if we don't get snow, then it won't be in the book. See what I mean? AND I don't know what I am going to do on each day. Ü
For my book I cut cereal boxes using 2 of Cutting Cafe's files for my pages (Mixed Shapes Album and Tabbed Organizer Set ). For the front I used a printable image from December Christmas Daily Printable Set.

 Be sure to stop by the blog to see the rest of the DT's creations this week.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!

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 This is a gift bag made with a lunch sack. I just cut the lunch sack down and then made a front and back and adhered to the cut lunch sack. Punched "handles" at the top and decorated the front with designer paper and Inky Antics images you can find here.
I colored with colored pencils and Gamsol.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Walnut Hollow Card Box

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The Tombow DT received a wonderful goody from Walnut Hollow to alter. I rec'd their Card Keeper Box and got busy covering it with yummy paper by My Mind's Eye.

First I painted the edges with white paint. Then I used Tombow's Mono Aqua Liquid Glue to adhere the papers to the box. I cut the letters with my Cricut and adhered them to the front with Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive. This adhesive is perfect for small areas because you can rub the excess adhesive off.

For the top I added a large flower from Hobby Lobby and adhered it with Power Tabs (as well as the SU! felt flowers on the front).

Don't forget to stop by the Tombow blog this week to see the other alterable goodies the rest of the DT received and how they decorated them.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fall Inky Gift Bags

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Years ago I purchased a huge bundle of mini paper bags from my pharmacy. I still have a few of them left and created some fall gift sacks. I just cut the bags down and then cut cardstock to cover the front and back. (you want the cardstock to be taller than the bag)

For the first two I used Inky Antics' Cube 0686 Hobby Girls

For this one I used 10987MC Bumbly Bees Clear Set

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Winter Kitten Pocket

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Today I have a pocket card to share with you. I adhered an old library pocket onto a 4.25" x 5" patterned paper piece. Colored Inky Antics' 10434H Bundled Kitten with colored pencils and Gamsol, tied ribbon around the pocket and adhered the kitten to the front.
For the insert, I created a pull out tag that fit inside the pocket.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

D2D Anything Goes

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I love challenges like this and this week on Designed2Delight, Anything Goes is our challenge this week. I used a new image called Trimming the Tree. How cute is this mouse? I don't thing the real things are cute, but this one is.
I used some old Basic Grey Christmas papers I had in my scrap stash (trying so hard to make a dent in my scraps!) and the lovely wired ribbon is by May Arts.

Friday, November 18, 2011

FSS Christmas/Winter Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fred She Said Christmas/Winter Blog Hop. We have lots of  lovelies for you today! If you just arrived from Anne's blog you are right where you should be. If not, please start at the FSS Blog as you will be collecting words along the way to create a secret phrase.
I created a card and Christmas Planner using the precolored Emma the Skating Elf images. I just love these images and they are perfect for making quick and easy projects.

And here is the planner I created. I love how this colored version of Emma the Skating Elf matched some CTMH patterned paper I had from a year or so ago.

(you can go to this post of mine to see how I created it and get the link for the free printable inserts)

PRIZES: 3 random winners. 1 winner for each prize below:
$30 GC for
$30 GC for Fred She Said
$30 GC for Fred She Said

SECRET phrase is in play, collect each word/s from each hop stop. Entry instructions will be at the FSS Challenge BLOG. Entries will be accepted for 2 weeks - until Friday December 2nd midnight EST. Winners will be announced Saturday December 3rd.

 The word you need to collect from me is "peaceful".

Now it's time to hop over to Vicki's blog to see her lovely creation.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Inky’s Homemade Holiday Gifts Blog Hop

Welcome to Inky’s Homemade Holiday Gifts Blog Hop! If you’ve come from
Bev's Blog you are right on track. If not be sure to start at Inky Antics blog to start from the beginning. You won't want to miss one bit of wonderful inspiration!
For my gift idea I used 4543-3K  Candy Cane Crock to create a Christmas Planner, which you can find on this page:

I used a manilla folder, cut off the tabs, folded the bottom up and then accordian folded it and covered with papers. The folder was 50 cents, the papers $1.25 (got on sale for 25 cents each at a scrapbook sale) and then the printed papers for the inside. So for $2-ish a nice fun gift.

I used a Tombow Fastener Tab to make a closure.

Here is the inside:

The pages for the inside are free printables from They have all kinds of wonderful printables. The 'Christmas Planner' is printed from Cutting Cafe's Holiday Planner Printable Stamp set.

The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, November 20th at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their projects and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). Two people’s names will be drawn at random to receive a surprise Inky prize pack. The winners’ names will be announced on the Inky Antics  blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

This is the end of the blog hop. Your next stop will be back to Inky Antic’s blog.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

BFB Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball

Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball: A Novella
This was a quick read and fun to read. This is the first time I've read anything by Donita K Paul.

This book was filled full of fun surprises as Cora and Simon both receive tickets to a Christmas ball from a bookstore they both had visited. There is lots of whimsical mystery involved and it just makes for lighthearted reading this time of year.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

Happy Birthday Kitty

I was going through my files and saw that I hadn't shared this on my blog. Kitten image is Inky Antics' 10434H Bundled Kitten. Papers are retired by Stampin' Up, I think I've finally used all of them now.  I colored the image with colored pencils and Gamsol. Happy Birthday is a SU! stamp.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Welcome Fall Wallhanging

This week at Tombow the Design Team will be sharing Thanksgiving/Fall home decor ideas with you.

Besides my love of papercrafting, I love to create wood art. This wallhanging is a fun quick project to make. I have my own band saw, so I am able to cut out my own projects.

After painting the pieces, I then used Tombow's Power Tabs to adhere to the scarecrow head and hat brim. These tabs are super strong! I love them!

I used Mono Multi Liquid Glue for adhering the raffia on the hat.

Be sure to stop by the blog every day this week for decor inspiration! While there, why not like us on FB and become a follower to the blog?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Day Turkey

Using Cutting Cafe's Thanksgiving Day Printable Stamp Set is the DT's challenge this week. This set is HUGE! I chose to paper piece the turkey in the set.
I used up some scraps left over from my Halloween projects and added one of my crocheted flowers to finish it off.

Don't forget to stop by the Cutting Cafe blog on Wednesday to see all the other DT's lovely creations.

Friday, November 11, 2011

So Very Grateful

Today OWH (Operation Write Home) is having a 11/11/11 blog hop with 11 companies whose DT's created Thank You cards for the soldiers.

Those companies are:
1. Bazzill
2. Copic
3. Hero Arts
4. May Arts
5. Prima
6. Ranger
7. Sizzix/Ellison
8. SRM Stickers
9. Studio Calico
10. Tombow
11. Tonic Studios

For my card I used Cutting Cafe's So Thankful Circle Word Printable Stamp Set and Circle Shaped Card file that I cut with my Cricut to create a circle card.

I cut several layers of K & Co. designer paper with my Nestibilities Dies and adhered them with Tombow's Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

Here is more info about the hop:
The event

The 11.11.11 bloghop, will go live on Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11th. Our main OWH creative blog,, will be the start of the party for our donors - we'll link to each company that day, and have each of you link to the next in the order (we'll figure out the order later). We'll offer a "grand prize" on our blog for a random drawing from comments left on the start post, but the fun of the party will be going to see each one of you!

So be sure to go to OWH and get in on the fun!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Jot It Down Challenge

Cutting Cafe's Jot it Down Printable stamp set is the DT's challenge this week. This set is HUGE with 43 images to choose from!

With so many to choose from, I had a hard time choosing, but ended up choosing the Take Note (play on words for the musical notes in the patterned paper) and the top part of As I Remember It image (because we have to take notes or we forget)  for one of my notebooks that I like to make. I have a BUNCH of these made up, but not decorated on the front, so this was perfect to get another one finished.

Don't forget to stop by the Cutting Cafe blog later today to see the rest of the DT's creations.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Give Thanks Jar

"How do you get ready for the holidays?" This was the question asked of the Tombow Design Team this week. Be sure to stop by the blog every day this week to see the wonderful creations by the team.
I love to make altered gifts of all kinds. This jar is one of MANY that my mom had saved from some fruit that she buys in them. I love the size and shape and have altered many of them.

I used some older fall Basic Grey papers, punches, my Cricut, rubberstamp, button, and ribbon to create a fun jar that can be used as a treat holder or throughout the year, you could write down things you are thankful for and put them in the jar and then read them at Thanksgiving. We have done this and it's fun to reminisce over the year and remember things that we had forgotten.

A tip for adhering the paper to the jar. I used Mono Adhesive Power Bond to adhere only one short end to the "back" of the jar and then the same adhesive to the other short end to overlap. This seems to keep the paper from "buckling" especially if the jar isn't perfectly rounded. I also used the Power Bond adhesive for adhering the ribbon to the lid and papers to the top of the lid. I used 1/4 of a Power Tab to add the button.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Planner

Okay, this is weird. I set this post up to go live early Saturday morning while I'm at my brother's for the weekend. Checked it Saturday from their computer and it was up and then now notice it is gone. I heard of one gal that lost her blog. One day it was just gone. Sure hope that doesn't happen to me!

I am the hostess for this week on Designed2Delight. The theme is to make a Thanksgiving gift for a hostess having the dinner or anyone else you can think of that you want to say "thank you" to.

I know this looks more like Christmas, but I am giving Christmas Planners to the female members of my family when they come to our house for Thanksgiving dinner. Some of them start their shopping the next day on Black Friday, so I thought this would be a great gift to give them so they can keep track of their purchases.

I used D2D's Christmas Snowman to decorate the front and typed the words Christmas Planner with my computer. This one is made using a file folder. Later this week I will be showing you two different ways I made these. If you want you can google 'Christmas Planner' and see all kinds of tutorials out there.

Please come on over to D2D and play along with us this week!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thankful Hearts Gather

Now that Halloween is over, it's time to share some Thanksgiving ideas. Here I created a couple of cards for Inky Antics. I used Inky Antics 10875G Thankful Hearts.
I made one simple and then using the same papers +, I created a second card to show how you can change it up. I colored the images the same and used the same ribbon.

For the second card I added a 3rd designer paper and punched one edge with a scallop punch. Stitched around the edges and added crochet threaded buttons.