Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Oh boy what to name this?! Birthday, Challenges, Creations etc.

Good evening everyone,

Gwenna's 4th birthday party went really well; not really as planned but still good.  No other kids but all family and that's okay.  So today I have a lot of projects to share.

Allison asleep after eating her cupcake!

We decorated our own cupcakes

Gwenna's fav. birthday present!

beautiful Jewlery Box!

My First project is one I put together  from craft items from the dollar store!  Contains: Yellow Ribbon, Orange leaves, Yellow flowers, red bush twig thingies, 2 pkgs (diff. colors) of styrafoam fall squash, Hot Glue gun, wire cutters, floral wire & floral tape.  I've always wanted to have a cute, homemade fall decoration & I finally got all the pieces I wanted so I put this together.
My Basket here is one that I keep in my craft room cause I like a bit of green!  well I had leftovers from my wreath so I added some floral wire and stuck everything higglty-piglty till I liked the look.

 This falling leaf card and envelope is from (falling leaf card) and i'm entering it into Stuck on U Sketches challenge: We Rake, We Pile, We Jump  I love the look of this card and its a slider (so I watched the tutorial on their website). Amazing! I'm definetly going to make more.  the paper is from my scrap stash and the brads are from my sister.  the ribbon is from Porters and I used foam adhesive mini circles.

 This project is my first embossing adventure from when I was 16.  My grandma made these to sell and she taught my sister and I when we came to visit one summer.  I did this with an awl, foam mat and a copy of some beautiful roses.  then I just added some colored chalk to the back; added some ribbon etc.  I like it a lot (obviously cause I still have it).

dry embossed edge

I made this one right before I got married in 2006; I wanted to reduce my picture stash and so I made this unfolding mini album.  I don't remember where my M.I.L. got the instructions but she made my husband something like this for Christmas one year and I liked it so much I wanted to make one too.

 This storm trooper card is a png file I found on pinterest and I just love star wars so I decided to make this card just for me :)  I'm entering this card into the Red Carpet Studio Challenge: Sci-Fi

 This box is from simple match box file from Lettering Delights.  I added a window with a flourish (don't ask how... I have no idea but jin on has a tutorial on how to do this with the word hello (posted a day or two ago) and I wanted to keep our used candles in it so that they'd stop breaking.  I made the belly band by merging circles together and the little candle on the front I made myself.  Inside there is a false bottom (like those in crayon boxes) that I made myself as well.  I'm entering this into Peachy Keen Stamps 3-D challenge #36: Candle On the back is stamped Happy Birthday.

close up of my witch's face

this little Gem is made by cutting 9 2x2 squares, 3 in the green with black spots, 3 in black & 3 in yellow.  then I cut the green & black squares into triangles and 2 of the yellow ones into triangles.  then I used this cute little witch from Lettering Delights (costume clubhouse).  Isn't she so cute?  I added sparkly black glitter glue on her boots and belt so it would shimer then poped her up with adhesive mini circles.  I'm entering this little cutie in HIMCR# 64 The rules say: "The challenge this week, the 4th week of the month, is Mix it Up SATURDAY:  Halloween Style!  This can be ANY project with a Halloween theme!" Also in the little scrap pieces challenge: Use Black & Green @ & in the cameo spotlight: Triangles @

Picture of Christ by Simon Dewey

I made this in 2007 when I was pregnant with my first daughter and still working at Porters Craft & Frame in Rexburg, Id. I used some scrap mat board and used a bind-it-all that the store allows you to use while there, after you buy your paper and other materials, of course.  And since I was training I thought it would be good to know how to use one of these properly.
Well today is my brother's birthday and since i've started blogging i've made a plethora of birthday cards but I've been super busy trying to get everything in order.  I have the card but now I have to go make dinner.  It's my first time making Lomo Saltado (an old family favorite) so I hope all of you have a wonderful day / days till I next post.  Happy Crafting everyone!


  1. WOW! You've been so busy!! Thank you so much for joining us on the Peachy Keen Challenge this week!

  2. Your daughters are adorable. Looks like they had a great time at the party. Loving your projects. i can decided which I like best. I'm leaning toward the pull card. I have that on my lit to make. I just love SVGCuts files.

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  3. wow - great projects. Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio this week.

  4. Sweet little candle box... perfect for decor and keeping them safe. Good luck with your challenges.

  5. Love the Storm Trooper...thanks for joining us at RCS

  6. wow that witch is just adorable! She seems to be dancing what a fun card. Thanks for joining the LSP Fun Friday Challenge. Karen

  7. So many fabulous projects! Thanks for playing in The Cameo Spotlight Triangle Challenge!

  8. So many great things!! I love your storm tropper! I need that find it for my son! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!!
    Angela DT

  9. You have made some wonderful projects! Thanks for joining us over at Red Carpet Studios. Candice

  10. Great Storm Trooper. Gotta love Pinterest! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Carpet Studio.

    Tonya G

  11. All your creations are fabulous! The slider Fall card is really pretty, what a great idea , love the different colour leaves! Thanks for sharing with us at SOUS:)

  12. What a great, creative mom you are! I enjoyed all of your work...thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studios! Stay tuned...we have lots of great stuff coming up!

    Bev, DT

  13. I just love your unique fall card. So creative.. So glad you could,play along with us at SOUS.

  14. Great projects! CUTE card. So glad you played in the Triangle Challenge at The Cameo Spotlight!

  15. Great Fall card~ how cool is that?! Thanks for playing along with SOUS!

  16. Oh my goodness - you're a busy soul!! LOL Love all of your projects, but especially that sweet little witch! Too cute for words!! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Cameo Spotlight Challenge - we're so glad you did!!

  17. Wow! You've been a busy lady! I love that Falling Leaves Card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stuck on U Sketches!