Monday, September 28, 2009

Mindy, Mindy, Mindy- this is for you! These pictures aren't that great and this is only a portion of my "creative" space (which is very limited!) but you'll get the general idea.

The first- these are my inkpads, pencils, buttons, stamp-a-ma-jig (very handy!) and my Stampin Up Markers. I LOVE the markers because if you don't have an ink pad of the color you need- you just use the markers!!!!! The buttons are in the little jars at the top. Under the purple stamp-a-ma-jig are my watercolor pencils. Inside the ink pad holder are random little things stashed- tiny envelopes, magnetic strips, stampin' spots etc.

Here's my little creative corner. My "little tote" is inside that awesome doctors Stampin Up bag that houses all my big shot stuff. My little tote is where I house all my MUST HAVE's in.. (BOne Folder, adhesive, trimmer, sponges etc)

Here are my organizer boxes- adhesives, and random things!!! One box has glue dots, anything that will stick to paper. The other box has supplies in it for holidays. I'm making movie kits so the other box has some candy hidden from the boys in the house!! The vertical paper holders hold magazines, business supplies and receipes etc.

Lastly- all my punches! I need to upgrade to a new basket. I got some rails for the wall but my husband has yet to put them up :( I LOVE my punches!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Its been awhile since my last post. I haven't done anything that exciting creative wise. Below are a few pics that I remembered to take pictures of!

The first- Keegan's birthday party invites. He had an "Apple Picking Party" I was on the prowl for apple paper for a LONG time. Who knew.

For his birthday I decided to make Brownie Pops with apple tags, then I stamped apples on transfer paper and ironed them onto bags. The bags had individual caramel apple kits inside and the kids used the fabric sacks for the apples! It worked awesome!

In the caramel apple kits I had a caramel apple dip, walnuts (no kids in our group had a nut allergy!), sprinkles complete with a stick!

Here's a close up of the caramel apple kits...

And finally- I have a brand new niece born 9/14. As a gift- I made baby annoucements for my sister-in-law Andrea. The inside had a pocket with a tab and a card that would slide up to put a baby photo. When you open the card- Demi's stats were listed- Name, Height, Weight etc. They are adorable!
The inside is kraft cardstock sponged with whisper white on the edges. The outside is retired pink pirouette paper ran thru the big shot texture plates.

Monday, September 7, 2009

I've been trying to create some cards and gift ideas! Boy oh boy do I have a lot planned for Christmas! I can't really say what they'll be but my mind is a churning!!! I really need to get a jump start given our trip to Disney is planned in the month of December! When we get back I'd like to have all my daycare and Keegan's school party stuff DONE by Thanksgiving!! Think I can do it? Wish me luck!!!!

I made the cutest Sesame Street card for a dear friends daugther Addy and Ella. I then got her a build a bear gift ard along with some PJ's for her new furry friend. Instead of just putting it in a gift bag or a random box- I made the box out of 12x12 Stampin Up Paper. It was really easy- even for someone like me who STINKS at measurements! Seriously- I can't measure. For some reason I'm missing that part of the brain about how to measure. I don't even think any kind of book "Measurements for Dummies" would work for me. Nope- it just doesn't click. So- my solution is to eyeball everthing. They some people can play music but can't read it... those like me can craft but can't measure. Ahhh...... For Ella I got her a train set and a girlie train (Rosie!) and a little tea set! I made the box for Ella out of 1 sheet of 12x12 paper. I don't have pics of that... (whoops!).

Here's a card I CASE'd from Kerry from Kerry's Paper Crafts. Maybe I can figure out how to link to other websites! I love this card!

Then I made some cute little boxes for my sister-in-law who is about to have my brand new neice! As a thank you to the hospital staff I made these little boxes for her to give to all the nurses as a thank you. SHe appeared to like them. Inside were little Hershey Nuggets wrapped in Designer Series Paper. Although retired- very pretty. I used an image of a baby I had kicking around.

Check these out... how cute are these to bring to a party? They are brownie pops! You can merge paper craftng with baking! These are just a brownie mix in a Wilton Brownie pop mold. Then I made some tags using the 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punch and the scallop circle punch from Stampin Up (my total favorite punches of any!) I stamped the imagine, punched a hole and tied it on with some ribbon and PRESTO!!! So easy and so cute!! I'm going to make these for Keegan's birthday party and school party.

I'll upload the pics of the darling matchboxes I made for Ann later and the other Sesame Street card.

Here are little barrettes I made for my adorable niece Delanie! I think she'll really like them! I made the little box to put them in too! So easy!!