Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gift Box Tower (with gifts)

Hi everybody!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We had excellent weather here in upstate NY. (Finally) My project this weekend was a gift for a friends birthday.  I decided not only to make part of the gift but to make the gift boxes as well.

This is the Key Chain and Earrings that I made

Here are the boxes 
And here is the finished set tied up with an Iridescent Ribbon

I used patterned glitter card stock on all of the lids, and a corresponding small patterned or plain card stock for the bottom of each box.  The lids are all made 1 inch smaller than the bottoms, this was so you could see both the top and bottom of the box to give more color and texture to the project. The card stock was from  DCWV 8 x 8 Citrus paper pack .
The small box  is 2 x 2 x2 and embellished with Plumeria Dew Drops and a Sun/Moon charm held on by a silver brad.
The medium box is 3 x 3 x2 and embellished with MS punch anywhere Butterfly with a Sunflower Dew Drop for the head, edged with spiced marmalade Tim Holtz Distress Ink and glitter added to the wings. Attached with Zip Dry glue.
The large box is 4 x 4 x2 and embellished with 2 Fiskars 2" Daisy punches, held on by a medium flock covered white brad. The flower edges were edged with TH Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade and a Studio G $1 ink pad (lime/metallic green). I used Zip Dry glue in between the daisies to keep them lined up.
The Tower is held together with 5/8 inch iridescent ribbon.

I am entering this project at The Outlawz in the July Paper a la Mode Challenge for the week of July 30th.
Have a great week everyone.

Friday, July 29, 2011

What a great deal!!

I thought I would share this deal with you all.  You get Cindy Loo and Jubilee for free when you buy any other Cricut or Cricut Imagine Cartridge for $34.95 or more.  I purchased Wild Cards (I was watching some videos on My Pink Stamper) today and she was using that cartridge. I never realized how cute and versatile it was. My total with shipping was $54.95 that is just ridiculous for three full content cartridges.  Even if you already have one of the free cartridges you could use it for a gift or Blog Candy.  So everybody hurry on over to Cricut Machine's website.  Click on the advertisement at the top and it gives you all the directions.

If you click on my title for this post it will bring you to the site!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Things with Wings Challenge at The Outlawz!

I am just getting this in under the wire! Whew.....  When I saw what the challenge was, I knew i had the perfect digi, Fruit Fly with Orange from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I think he turned out really cute.  I am not great with the Copic markers yet. But I am getting better. Let me know what you think!


  • Orange Card Stock
  • Pastel Yellow Card Stock
  • Digi Image by Bugaboo Digi Stamps "Fruit Fly/Orange"
  • Pastel Yellow Glitter Flower (small)
  • White Glitter Flower (medium), colored with YR04 Copic Marker
  • Bling Rhinestone
  • Copics; 0 colorless blender, YR01,YR04,YR07,G99,N0,N2,R81,E0000,R29
  • Martha Stewart Punch around the Page (Loops)
  • My Pink Stamper stamps "Punny-licious" "So Cool"
  • Hero Stamps "Have a Doughnut" "mmmm...."
I love comments good or bad (well not too bad, maybe some constructive criticism).  So let me see your comments.  Have a great night.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Martha Stewart Stamp Around the Page Product Review

I received my MS Stamp Around the Page kit yesterday!  I was so excited to try it out, it worked so well I had to do a video.  I just love this product and can't wait for Martha to release more templates. I left a review on HSN and went back to check others today.  Well to my surprise two people had left a one star review.  I couldn't believe it.  If anyone has purchased this item and is having difficulties please leave a comment and I would be happy to help you out.   It really is an awesome product.  Enjoy the video.

*Remember if you want to watch the video with the informative annotations click on the YouTube logo on the lower left of the video screen.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Craft Storage Tip and Tricks

I finally got the video edited and uploaded for you all. Woo Hoo!  I am currently working on a few cards to post later this week.  I hope you enjoy the tips.  If you want to watch the video with the annotations, which give the place and price of some of the items, please click on the YouTube icon on the lower right of the video screen.

Since filming the video I have purchased another spice rack and am using for all of my eyelets, it is set up the same way as the brads, by color and then specialty categories.  I also have filled in my garage sale purchase with my stamp pads, it worked great, as you can see below, it even holds the large Big and Juicy ink pads.  I think I may end up painting it after all, but white not pink, because the walls in my new paper crafting salon will be pink.  Talk to you all soon.  Have a great rest of the week.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

And the winner is..........

Thank you all who participated on my blog candy post.  I am at 50 followers so it is time for me to pick the winner!!
True Random Number Generator


I started with the last comment being #1 and only counted the comments that met the criteria.
I will be heading to the dollar store tomorrow to try out Sarah's storage idea for twine. (Using a sugar container)! Loving that idea.  I hope you all had fun and enjoy visiting my blog! Hopefully I will have a new video for you on excellent storage ideas later this weekend. Also upcoming; a gift box tower and a paper stationary box.  If you get a chance check out HSN for the new Martha Stewart stamp around the page kit.  It was the special value a day or two ago it looks really cool.  Can't wait to get mine.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Yes I am a Miami Dolphins Fan!

Hello everyone,
Let me start by saying so sorry I haven't been on for awhile, taking care of my Mom and having some back issues has really gotten me down :( , but I must continue on so.... About a week ago Robyn at My Pink Stamper listed a Design Team call on her blog.  I really wanted to try to get on her team because she is seriously one talented lady, but better than that she seems like a really nice and genuine person (very rare these days). The challenge was to use Orange, Turquoise, Brown, Green and other optional color or your choice on a cricut project using your favorite cartridge.  At first I thought what the heck can I make with those colors!  Then I was cleaning the living room (Dusting, I hate dusting!) and it just popped into my head!  I was dusting my autographed Dan Marino Miami Dolphin helmet.  Well that takes care of all the colors with the optional color gray for the dolphin.  It's not my best work, I made it after having 2 hours of sleep in 48 hours, so I actually think it turned out not to bad!  So here it is (sorry the picture is crooked)

A-9 card base Orange cardstock
Layer embossed with Sizzix flourish embossing folder, light brown cardstock
Dolphin cut from "Life is a Beach" cricut cart at 3inches, dark gray cardstock
Pond and Grass cut from "Create-a-Critter" cricut cart at 2inches and 1.25inches, aqua, turquoise and light green cardstock
Palm Tree cut from "Life is a Beach" cricut cart at 3.5inches, dark brown and bright green cardstock
Football cut from "Everyday Paper Dolls" cricut at 1inch, dark brown cardstock
4inches of Orange and Turquoise ribbon
6 - 2mm Aqua half pearls
1 Orange flower brad
2 Aqua pearl flower embellsihments
2 chocolate brown brads painted with Cinnamon Stickles
My Pink Stamper "Even More Punny-licious" stamp set used "That's FIN-TASTIC! 

I am still working on getting my new editing software to work with my camcorder, ARG!!!!  I will post a video on storage solutions soon, I will have to use the old software for the time being. (Sorry)  Have a great day!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Mom's 72nd Birthday Card and Blog Candy!

Hello everybody!  Yesterday was my Mom's 72nd Birthday!  She has severe Alzheimer's so it was kinda sad for me but, she had a really good time.  She got a new TV in her favorite color Lavender!  Here are some pics of her card and envelope.  Mom's favorite treat is Ice-cream so that was the inspiration behind the card.

Recipe: Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
             Page 35 Ice-Cream Cone cut at 7.5 inches
             Cardstock; Tan, Cream, Chocolate Brown and Pink
             Martha Stewart Score Board (to score lines on cone)
             Medium Brown chalk stick to highlight cone lines
             Small Swirl and Twinkle Star stamps
             Quickie Glue pen and Hot Pink glitter for sprinkles
             Fiskars "Make a Wish Quotes" stamp set
             Month and Day stamp
             My Pink Stamper "Fabulous Phrases" stamp set (sentiment on the envelope)
             Ice Cream scoop patterned paper for envelope
             Miscellaneous Ice-Cream cone sticker and dimensional sticker

And now for the Blog Candy!  I will be giving away everything in the following pic when I reach 50 followers.  To be eligible to win you need to;
  1. Be a follower
  2. Leave a comment with the following information;
  • Your favorite storage tip (I am working on my favorite storage ideas video)
  • Your email address or a way to contact you.
  • And in honor of my Mom, tell me your favorite Mom memory!

*I will pay shipping to the continental US only. If you are the winner and live elsewhere we can work out shipping at that time.
List of items;
  1. One Hot Pink Stir and Sip Cup (great for your craft desk they don't sweat and they have a cover)
  2. One small Purple wire bound notebook for craft sketches on the go or lists of craft items needed
  3. One Purple pen with Purple ink
  4. Three tubes of glitter in Pink, Red and Iridescent
  5. One Sizzix Embossing Folder "Stars and Swirls"
  6. One pack of Daisy D's embellishments
  7. 188 stickers for cardmakers
  8. One set Clear Art Stamps "Little Dancer"
  9. One Studio G stamp set "Flowers and Stem"
  10. One Scrappy Cat stamp set "Cupcakes, Sentiments and Bling"
  11. One pack of Inspirables Metal Stickers
  12. One Scotch glue stick
  13. One Xyron tape runner

OK let your friends know and let's get to 50 followers!

Good Luck Everyone!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Paper punch storage problems? Here is a cheap fix, and it turned out AWESOME!

I found that I haven't been using my paper punch as much as I would like, because I HATE digging out  the two totes they were stored in.  I would have to lug them out and then pretty much empty the totes out on the floor.  So I just stopped using them.  I looked on YouTube for some videos on punch storage and found a few different ideas.  The one I liked the most used peg board and kitchen towel rods.  I wasn't fond of the kitchen towel rods so I thought about it awhile and came up with Cafe curtain rods.  So here are a few pics of the project my Husband and I made this weekend.

Here it is just finished still on the living room floor.

Here it is empty on the wall.
(currently in my sewing/craft room, my paper crafts will have their own Hot Pink room in the late fall)

Here it is fully loaded!  There is a lot of weight on this rack and it is completely stable!

 If any one wants the nitty gritty details, just let me know and I will email them to you.

That is one of my stuffed pink pigs, actually he is a puppet that squeals like a real pig. So cute, but he needs a name any ideas?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Boston RedSox 6 Nugget Slider Box with attached Card Part 4

Happy Fourth of July!  OK here is the final installment of the Nugget Slider Box tutorial series. I hope you enjoy!  If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I will get back to you.  Or feel free to leave a comment.  I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.

*I recommend watching this on YouTube, the annotations do not show on the blog, and the measurements are on the YouTube version.  Also some funny comments. Hover your mouse pointer over the YouTube logo at the bottom of the video screen and it gives the option to watch there.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Boston RedSox 6 Nugget Slider Box with attached Card Part 3

Hello all!  I hope you are enjoying your 4th of July weekend.  I have been busy making a really cool Paper Punch Storage/Display with my Hubby.  (He is really bored, broke a rib and out of work for a month at least) (No I didn't break his rib.)  But I did have time to edit the third video tutorial in the Nugget Slider box series. Now before I let you see it...  I have to say I am so excited to be at over 40 followers! Woo Hoo!  So on Monday I will be posting pictures of my blog candy.  I will be giving away after I reach 50 followers!  OK you have been patient so here is the video.

*I recommend watching this on YouTube, the annotations do not show on the blog, and the measurements are on the YouTube version.  Also some funny comments. Hover your mouse pointer over the YouTube logo at the bottom of the video screen and it gives the option to watch there.

Oh, and I will post pics of my new Paper Punch Storage/Display sometime this weekend also.
Don't forget I love comments.