Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Selling the sizzle

Im preparing for my first craft fair in more years than I care to admit. This morning I've been packaging two items I'm bringing. One is a bottle cap magnet with our beloved LSU Tiger and the other is 4 sassy animal print marble magnets. I hope people are DRAWN to them. LMAO. I'm so sorry that was really awful but after doing all these I'm a bit punchy.
Peace, love and paper

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ribbon ruffle

Im up late again. Gracie is shredding wet wipes as I clean my stamps. We are quite a pair :)

I made this little card tonight and I get a lot of questions about how I ruffle the ribbon so here goes:

After creating my card I place a 1/4" strip of scor-tape where I want my ribbon to go. I've used red liner tape, I just happened to grab scor-tape. I placed my ribbon down with an inch left for a tail and exposed about half of the tape. I gathered approximately 1/4 of an inch and stuck down the ribbon and repeated until the entire length was covered with 1/4 inch gathers. I secured the tails behind the card and placed a tag on the front.

Try it! Let me know how it works :)
Ready for ruffle
Strip of Scor-tape
Take approx 1/4" tucks and stick down to tape
Continue adding tucks or ruffels
Secure tails
Make any adjustments to get your ruffles even and in a mostly straight line :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I love coffee and coffee filter wreaths!

I was in need of mindless craft therapy tonight and this coffee filter wreath was just the ticket. Very very inexpensive, fairly fast, mindless.

Foam wreath 8". I happened to have one on hand but you could easily make or repurpose a wreath.
Coffee filters (natural) I used 2 packs.
Hot glue

I first wrapped the wreath with a single layer of filters and glued them in place. I separated a coffee filter and folded it in half and then into thirds. It looks like a fluffy piece of pie at this point :). I folded the tip of the pie up and glued it with a small dot of glue to hold in place. I ran a bead of glue along the folded edge and secured it to my wreath. I established a pattern working from the top edge of the wreath to the center edge. Keep it simple. This wreath is very forgiving so do NOT stress over your folded 'pie' pieces not being straight. Here are some pics and please excuse the messy house :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

I might have gotten a little carried away...

I don't make a lot of baby cards. I'm not sure why. I'm surrounded by babies at work so you would think that would be a big inspiration for me. It's not. I asked my BFF and coworker Chasity "what goes on a onesie?" and she responded "spit up". Pretty darn accurate! LoL.

Anywho, I made this little card to welcome a little princess. I cut a folded piece of white cardstock as my card base. I then cut two separate onesies out of designer paper. I used Spellbinders scalloped circles for the neck and legs. I attached ruffled ribbon to the bottom of the back with scor-tape and tied a bow for the front. I'm still looking for a sentiment for the front. Thoughts, ideas and jokes are welcome.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Foam pop-dots are delicious

How do you run out of red card stock? I mean really? 2 weeks prior to my first Christmas Bazar and I'm out of red card stock. Today while I was making these cards Gracie was watching. At least I thought she was watching...maybe doing quality control, I'm not sure. Then the reason became perfectly clear....foam adhesives must taste like chicken because twice today I had to remove about twenty of them from her face and paws. They must smell as good as chicken because regardless of where I put them she hunted them down.
I think I need a peppermint mocha before work.
Peace, love and foam pop dots.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Traditional Christmas

This is the same recipe as my pink card except made with traditional colors. The poinsettias are also Martha Stewart punches. *love*

Peace, love and paper.

Dreaming of a pink Christmas

I love pink and really love it on Christmas cards. I made this card out of bright pink cardstock with Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas designer paper. The snowflakes are Martha Stewart punches that I glittered. The design is grounded with a piece of chocolate brown rickrack from my ribbon stash.
I'm feeling all Christmas-y now :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How to make wine MORE fun

Two days ago I received my latest obsession in the mail...vinyl sheets. This stuff is seriously fun. I'm trying to resist to urge to buy more ASAP. Here's a little wine glass I decorated. The bow is detachable and has a hair clip on the back. (two for one gifts?!?). I'm planning to sell them at my upcoming Christmas bazar Dec 3. Any thoughts and suggestions are welcome :)
Peace, love and vinyl.

I glittered my iPhone

It wasn't intentional....I glittered the carpet pretty good too. Thank goodness Gracie was in bed or she might have been glittered too. I love glitter but I'm not patient enough for it. I don't know how those kiddos in kindergarten manage to glitter and then not touch it and end up with a bald spot because that's what happens to me. I tried tinsel glitter last year and did not like too much. This year I've grown and I think it might be another favorite.

I made this card thinking about all the glass ornaments we hung on the Christmas tree when I was a kiddo. They were so fragile they would break if you looked at them the wrong way They had a nice 'blop' of glitter on them too. Looks like I have a history with glitter.
Peace LOVE and paper

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A few little gift tags

I love making tags. Actually I love making anything small. Anyway, here's a pic!

A little fever

So I'm too sick to be around the tiny infants we care for so I stayed under the blankets last night. I stayed there until around midnight when I remembered I hadn't checked the mail. My new lover was in my mail box waiting for me. Designer vinyl. OMG. I managed enough strength to try two techniques, punching and cricut. It cuts like butter and is so stinking cute! So today I must gather my strength and find things to put my vinyl on. Suggestions are welcome.

I'm still working on stock for the Christmas Bazar on Dec 3. I adore my new gift tags so I'm making them and the vintage cards I just completed.

All sweet comments are encouraged and welcome. This is a 'baby' blog and I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm doing it :).

Peace, Love and Paper