Monday, February 23, 2009

Scrapbook in a Box

My wonderfully talented friend Amy at A New Song had the directions for these Scrapbook in a Box on her blog. I had always wanted to try this but always thought it was too complicated

I used Raspberry Tart DSP, the base of the box is Old Olive (it should be Kiwi Kiss, but I didn't have any 12x12 in Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive was the closest I had). The top of the box is Pretty in Pink and used some of the xtra strips of the DSP around the edges. I wasn't sure what do for the top and was looking through my Big Shot goodies and decided on the Scallop Envelope filled with the Sweetest Stem embosslits in Pretty in Pink and Cameo Coral. I stamped Everything from the Always stamp set in Ruby Red on the Scallop Envelope and added a small button. Inside I used some more Sweetest Stem embosslits and the Simple Flower with a Clear Rhinestone Brad. I can't wait to fill it up with pictures!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Goody Goody Gumdrops

The other day when I was making some cards my DD came up to my desk and asked me to make her a card. How could I turn her down, especially when she said "Please, Mommy?". Anyway, I went very simple and just played with one of my newer sets:

I used the Goody Goody Gumdrops stampset. Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Pixie Pink and Close to Cocoa. Ink: Pixie Pink, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Close to Cocoa and Yo Yo Yellow. Accessories: Square Scallop Punch and Red Gingham ribbon.

I asked her what she thought and she said "Oh, it is so cute mommy!"

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Target Mailbox

I finally altered a Target Mailbox!!!! I couldn't post it right away though because I sent it to my Cupidee for the Secret Cupid Swap.
I used the pink target box; Stamps: Love you Much; Paper: Candy Lane DSP, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White; Accessories: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, button bouquet.
If you need to know how to do this, visit this blog for very good step by step instructions! I filled this with chocolate and a little 3x3 notecard (see next picture) revealing that I was her secret cupid!
Here is the other stuff I sent my cupidee. I found the notepad at Michael's and cut some chipboard a little bigger than the notepad and covered it with Tea Party DSP.
I made a Double Pocket Bag (tutorial here) and filled it with a couple of embellishments. The bag is made using the Candy Lane DSP, the Love you Much stamp set, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon and the 3 heart punch.
I also sent her a craft keeper with some other little things, but I didn't take a picture of those!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Yes, I realize Valentine's day is over, but I didn't get the opportunity to make any Valentine's until AFTER Valentine's Day!! I made this for my DH.

Stamps: Love you Much; Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink and whisper White; Accessories: Priceless Classy Brass Template, Real Red 5/8" grosgrain and Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain.

The picture doesn't really show it, but I dry embossed the heart from the Priceless Classy Brass Template and then paper pierced around it.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Cupid Day 3 - Reveal

I am a few days late posting this! Day 3 was on Valentine's Day and it was also reveal day for our cupid swap. My cupid DID NOT disappoint! She made me this beautiful box filled with candy, a candle, lotion and little magnets. It is so beautiful. I just loved all my gifts! I was so excited to see what was in the box I forgot to take the picture before undoing the ribbon and then I couldn't get it back on too look as good :( I just love this DSP too!

Are you ready to find out who the talented lady was who made me all these wonderful gifts? My cupid was my wonderful friend, Kathy!!! Click on her name for her blog to see more of her fabulous creations!

Thank you so much Kathy for all the gifts, everything was just beautiful!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cupid Day 2

I didn't have to wait long, since today is Day 2! I'm just behind in posting the pictures!

Day 2 is equally as awesome as Day 1. Again my Cupid pays attention.

See? Isn't it beautiful? My favorite color!!! There are four little packages in here each filled with something special! It is like opening 5 presents today! The big one and four little ones.

Inside (1) is Strawberry cream flavored Hershey Kisses! yumm, (2) is a little lip balm and fingernail polish! fun, (3) is little heart shaped gum drops!, yumm again and (4) is an assortment of Stampin' Up! brads which include some of the new Corduroy Button brads!!! Another purchase I didn't make (couldn't decide on a color!) and some of the new Jumbo Brads and some Designer Brads. I do not have any of these, so that is just perfect!!

Here are the inside goodies! I tried to get a picture of the bottoms of the little containers so you could see. She used the Tag punch and created a slit so it just folds in there. I'm in awe!

Cupid Day 1

My Swappers Anonymous friends had so much fun with our secret elf swap at Christmas that we all decided to do a secret cupid swap for Valentine's day! There is already talk of a secret bunny swap for Easter. Yes, we have a problem, but it is not one of those problems that need to be fixed! This time is only 3 days and our reveal gift will be opened on Valentine's Day! These woman are just so very talented, every time I think I've seen it all, I see something else. So, without further ado, I give you my most awesome day 1 cupid gift:

How gorgeous is this? Seriously! Look at the Fleurette on the closure? And the pocket. She used the new Eyelet Border punch, gorgeous! I can't wait to find out how to make this!
Inside the pocket on the outside, she sent me some of my very own Fleurettes!!! This is a girl that pays attention! (Which is very hard to do because I think our thread averages about 5,000 posts every 4-5 days or so, so it is easy to miss! But I mentioned that I wanted to get some of the Fleurettes on my first catalog order, but put it off because I had so many other things I wanted! Now I have some to play with, yippeee!!!!!

See that on the side? That is a brownie mix!! Yummy. Inside is little test tubes filled with chips for the brownies!

Are you just as impressed as I am? This is just awesome! Thank you so much Cupid! I can't wait to see what day 2 brings!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Did you think I forgot I had a blog? I didn't, just seems life gets in the way sometimes :) Anyone have that nasty stomach flu going around? That puts you out for a couple days! Plus we have been trying to paint some rooms, so I have not had easy access to my stamps! Makes for a very sad Crissy! I still don't have complete access, but I wanted to make something special for my daughter's daycare provider because she really helped us out this week (she does every week, but even more so this week) so I made her this little frap bottle filled with M&Ms.

Sorry about the shadows. I really only had time to take a couple pictures and this one is the best :)
I used the Candy Lane paper, Close to Cocoa cardstock through my paper crimper and added some buttons and ribbon.
I have not been able to make any valentines this year! I'm so sad! So to my friends and family that usually get a valentine, I'm sorry, it's not happening! But I still love ya! Maybe I'll do St. Patrick's Day cards...he he!
I have some swap projects that can be posted soon and hopefully I will get the stamp room situated to create more soon.
Hope everyone is safe and well and enjoy Valentine's Day!