Thursday, January 5, 2012

New beginnings....

This is a new year full of possibilities of new being this's been so neglected and needs a face fairy HELP!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Goodwill finds...

Small haul from Goodwill....below was a spice rack from Crate & Barrel that has 12 glass bottles perfect size to hold a large jar of Martha Stewart glitter. Gotta love the price...$3.99!

Here it is all cleaned up and sitting in my craft room....only had enough to fill 3 jars......that leaves me 9 more to where are my coupons!

Here's another great find....2 different size label makers....the blue is a Dymo buddy for $1.99 and the other I've never seen before....must be an industrial office supply one. It prints out larger than any one I have and I have 4 now...which all print out different sizes and fonts....I love diversity!

That's it for today.....have a Son blessed day!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My First Journal for 2012

I'm excited to use my new journal....I love making these beauties and filling them with thoughts of blessings from the Lord in my daily life!
I made this one very simple...I cover inside and out with different patterned paper. I covered the spin with plain cardstock and attached the initial tape. I die cut my name using a Sizzix strip die and attached one of my little handmade flowers.
The inside front cover has a large pocket at the bottom and I just attached some embellishments and using my Just Rite stamp set for the saying.
The back inside cover I just stamped the date stamp at the top, this also is on the front inside cover which has the beginning date and this will have the ending date of this journal. The stamped butterfly flourish set is from a stamp set hubby gave me for my it.
The back cover is just plain as you can see.
I'm already working on the next journal which will be all black and white......I'm sure I'll fill this one fast!
Happy New Year to you all and may you be blessed with good health and happy memories!

My December Creations

I had some time to make a few things for the house and some handmade Christmas cards. I have some great ideas for next that will do double duty...I'll post some pics later.
Below is a "Merry Christmas" sign I make with the Tim Holtz medium size rosette die, Christmas scrapbook paper, Sizzlits alphabet letter die and some glitter paper. It's attacked to a red felt matt board and I just glued a Christmas ribbon to the back for hanging.

Christmas card #1 I used an EK boarder punch with red shimmer paper for the top, an EK corner punch for the bottom corners of card, the black piece is cut from a Sizzix Top Note die edged in silver pigment ink. The ornament is a Tim Holtz mover & shaper die and the other is a die using the "Postage Stamp" Nestabilite die. Both stamps used are from Joann's dollar bin.
All edges of the card inside and out are inked with a light brown die ink.

Below is the inside of card #1....the ornament is an old original Sizzix die that I edged in ink and stamped.

Card #2...a very simple card. I used a snowflake pattern paper for the background, stamped it with a snowflake flourish stamp and Believe stamp and glued a blue snowflake embellishment on the top.

The inside is very simple also, used two sizes of a nestability die set and stamped the sentiment on that.

Card #3...this is hubby's favorite.....I used a full 8 1/2 - 11 sheet of cardstock for this one, folded in half. I first stamped the snowflake background using silver pigment ink. I used 3 different Spellbinder nestabilitie dies, a snowman stamp, that I fussy cut, a Sizzix snowflake embossing folder, pop dots and bling for the front.

The inside I used a sizzlets ornament die and snowflake punch for the top embellishment. The sentiment I designed, printed out and edged in red die ink.

This little "Noel" banner I made the same way as the "Merry Christmas" hanging sign above.
This is attached to my craft room case I get lost I know where I belong.....heehee!