Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Blog Hop!!!


Welcome to the Happy New Year Blog Hop! If you are here for the Blog Hop then you are in the right place! If you are just visiting my blog and would like to join in on all of the fun, please be sure to visit Yolanda's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop. You should have arrived from Kristen's Blog. This is going to be a great event, so be sure to stop by everyone's site to enjoy the amazing new projects they have put together for you. Here' a list of everyone participating....

1. Crafty Scentiments
2. scrapincovers
3. TinaB
4. cricutkris
5. SoonerMT
6. gonecampn
7. buggin_out
8. MissyMel
9. Lissa
10. Kreimers
11. txscrappermom <----- That's ME!!!
12. Scrappin' Palace
13. DeannaMulder
14. WamFamily
15. Ms_Dee
16. YvonneBalmer
17. TiffysMom
18. Heart2hand

Now on to my project....

As soon as I found out I was going to be participating in the hop, the design for this card automatically came to my mind and I went with it. Amazingly enough, what I had in mind is what came out on paper (how often does that happen?! lol). I used Simply Charmed for the bottle and glasses and Don Juan for the 2011 title. The cloud was welded together with some rectangle in order to give it the "exploding-out-of-the-bottle" look. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop will be Cassie at Scrappin' Palce

Monday, December 27, 2010

I finally made a button!!!

What do you think??

Expression Dust Cover

My mother made this for me as a gift, and I liked it so much, now I'm trying to talk her into making a matching one for my new sewing machine!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Gift Card Holder

I made this for my 12 year old nephew. It's my favorite gift card holder thus far! You can find the directions on how to make this HERE

Christmas Cards Gallore

My Christmas cards are finally done (as of yesterday morning)! Talk about a last-minute Christmas! Here are the cards I made for the family to go with their gifts...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Toy Story Christmas

I am SO behind on Christmas cards...and I will admitt there's a part of me wanting to buy a cheap box at the store and giving it to everyone with their gifts...but I won't! Promise! I did have to finish at least one to give to my assistant at work before we left for the Christmas break. She LOVES the little aliens from Toy Story, so I made them "holidayish" (is that a word?! lol).

M&M Treats

I wanted to make something simple and cute for my kids at school, and since I had some 1x8 baggies left over from my little one's birthday party favors, I thought it would make the perfect little gift. I added a start and a cute little face from Peachy Keen Stamps...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sock Ice Cream Cone Tutorial

I don't think I realized these would be such a big hit, but
since I thought it was such a cute idea, I did my very
first picture tutorial on it. Here we go...

Grab some cute toe socks...
Roll one sock from the toe up...
And neatly tuck into the outside part of the
sock that folds down...
Bend your rolled up sock in half and insert it
into the top part of sock #2...This is what it should look like... Place adhesive on right edge (I used my ATG gun) of an
8 1/2 x 11" piece of cadstock, and roll it into a cone
shape. There is no right or wrong size, but keep in mind
the socks are thick - so make your opening big enough...
To make a clean-cut, straight edge, just grap some
scissors and cut to desired height...
Place your sock inside the cone...
Add some "sprinkles" and a cherry....
And finish it off by rolling your cone with some
cellophane paper and add ribbon...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sock Ice Cream Cone

I got an order for a sock cupcake at work, but my co-worker wanted particular socks for her DD. After playing around with the socks for two days - trying to figure out how to fold them and get them to fit a pretty cupcake cut - I finally gave up. Then and idea popped into my head...why not an ice cream cone?! The sock would hang down into the cone and it would still look like a "sweet". Here's how it turned out...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday

My little man turned 1 today! I can't believe it!! Here are some snapshots of his party decor...

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse...The Close-ups

Skittle Favors
Cupcake Toppers
Daisy & Donald
Mickey & Minnie
Goofy & Pluto

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's sure to be couture!

I had an order for ten invitations for a girl's 13th birthday party. Her mother, a collegue, says her daughter would love to have a Juicy purse - so this is what I came up with for her invites. I think they came out adorable!!

Mickey Mouse Invitations

I can't believe my little man is already turning ONE!!! The them of his party is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and there are the invitations I made for it. I think they turned out really cute, and everyone loved them. I ultimately wanted to sew the pockets instead of just stiching, and wanted buttons for the yellow circles, but I was running a bit short on time...for shopping trips to M's and HL especially :). Everyone loved them though! Pictures of the party to follow!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Baby Shower

I had a friend's baby shower to attend this past weekend, and threw together this shape card for her. I hid the rubber ducky on the onesie using my Gypsy, and added the airplane. She loved it!

Thanksgiving Table Decor

A co-worker asked me to make something decorative for her Thanksgiving table, so I made her a sleeve for her silverware and a sign for the table. I couldn't find the correct size scallop punch, so I just designed the whole sleeve on my Gypsy, and cut it out individually.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I got another award!!

This is my third blog award, and I must say that I feel honored each and every time. I post my stuff because I LOVE crafting, and what fun is it if you can't share it with others?! I want to thank Brandi at Scubba Scrapper for the Stylish blogger Award!

Now here are the fun "do's" that come with this awesome award...
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award
Eight things about me:
  1. I am a teacher
  2. I am a mom
  3. Crafting is not just a hobby, it's a passion!
  4. I am starting to get into photography
  5. I speak 4 languages - English is my 3rd
  6. I am a perfectionist
  7. I love sushi and oysters
  8. I was born in Brazil, I've backpacked through Europe, visited many states in the U.S. and my favorite place in the world is still Disney World in Orlando! I can't wait to take my little man for the first time when he's old enough!

Now onto paying it forward...there are so many blogs I absolutely love to visit, but there are also I have recently come across that I will be visiting often:

  1. The Daily Scrapper
  2. Scrap A Doodle Dee
  3. Scrappy Critters
  4. Scrappin' Navy Wife
  5. Scrappin' Cricut
  6. Scrappin with my Bug
  7. Scrapper at Heart
  8. My Happy Place

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Craft Show Project #4: Magnetic Boards

I made a simple, 5 X 7 girly one, but sold it as "made-to-order" with a theme of choice. I got a few special orders out of this one (I don't remember what carts the heart and stars are from).

Craft Show Project #3 : Sour Cream Containers

These are the example sour cream containers I made. Amazingly enough, I got an order for 100 of them (with a different theme) at my first show. I can't believe it!

Some close-ups so you can see the embossing...