Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas! Hope everyone is cozied up in their pajamas, sipping on hot chocolate, and opening presents around the tree!  I had a bunch of coasters sitting around so I decided to finally put them to use. So I turned them into holiday coasters to hang for Halloween and Christmas!

Below, I used Holiday Anya 2 from TGF. The christmas tree is from a stamp set I got from Michael's. The red ribbon is a lil pleated. I added these gems that I got quite a while back to make the tree sparkle and topped it off with a star punch.

Here is the Halloween side using Skeleton Ian (digi) and sticker embellishments also from Micheals.  The ribbon I used here is black sheer.

Below are close ups of each coaster =) I had brads that were ordered online since they don't have that size at Michael's or Joann's and bind it to the coaster with the Crop-A-Dile.  The letters were cut out using the cricut.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

Hello Everyone!!

It's Christmas Eve...can you believe it?! I sure can't tell where the time has been all this time...but very excited for what the meaning of Christmas has to bring when it comes to family and friends! I have been a busy elf making sure the joy is surely shared this season with the cards and projects below. I also want to take this moment to wish you all a VERY VERY VERY Merry Christmas and  Happy New Year! Thanks for always dropping by to visit and leaving sweet comments to keep me going. Your support and friendship will never be forgotten and cherished =)

First up are the ikea jars I have filled with mint M&Ms and tied a festive tag to it with a ribbon!

Next, these are some ivory candles also from Ikea that I have personalized with C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Nora. The back, I have a christmas tree from the Cheeky Xmas set.  The candle is a good size for embellishing. It stands about 6 inches tall and about 2.5 inches diameter.

Here are some candles from Michaels which I used Sweet November Fairwees. I used mono to adhesive the ribbon to the bottom of the candle!

Here is how it looks packaged. I used the clear baking bags from Michaels. You can also use celaphane wrapping (not sure if I spelled that right). I used a sentiment from Cheeky Xmas on a spellbinder for the tag.

Below is the front view

Lastly, you can't have christmas without cards...LOL Here are a few that I have made from my stash =)

Card made from punches =)

My tag version card from seeing it on blogland =)

Another tag version =)

Sweet November fairwee and sentiment from AmyR

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Monkey Diaper Bike


Let's change gears a lil from card-making to diaper bikes...LOL I had a co-worker's baby shower and was on her coordinating committee which I was delighted to work with and was put in charge of party favors.  I was keeping the party favors simple but had already in mind to make a diaper bike as her gift =)  I ran across this tutorial that made me itch and even more excited to do as my first time and couldn't wait to start. So my hubby was kind enough to help me shop for the items to put them together since I am a busy bee with work.  I don't like procrastinating but ended up so anyway so had to have him and my lil sister help. They seem to enjoy the results as much as I did so I guess it was nice and worth it with all the work...LOL Ok...enough of the chit chatting, here are my products along with the rest of the team's work to make it a memorable moment for her and hubby.

Above is the banner from dollar tree and balloons are from a co-worker

Here are my party favors topper using the "Wild About You" stampin up set and punches

Here are a bunch of them tied with either a purple or pink ribbon. The candy hearts was ordered from Candy Warehouse

Here are the balloons again from our co-worker and the cute giraffe is from another co-worker
 Those pink strings you see on the table are necklaces with pacifiers on them for our baby game!

Look more balloon decor!! Cute huh? Can you tell that her theme is safari? Lol
 We even had desserts home made...nom nom nom...so nice to work with a bunch of talented ladies =)

My diaper bike =)

Side view and all items are from target =D

My quick card since I had no time using TGF baby girl set and colored with my color pencils as back up from work =)                            

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Last Secret Sister Swap

Hi There!

I have to say, I got to meet a lot of CRAFT-ASTIC people from joining. It's just so nice to share your creativity and hobby with someone that appreciates it as much as you do! I was a lil sad to know that it will be on hold for now since Kris is not doing it anymore because we have "LIFE" going on. I myself have been challenged with LIFE...which is endless of hours working your real job...LOL.  I will definitely miss it but will for sure keep in touch through blogland =) So decided to make my last SSS count =) I couldn't help but make a calendar box again...they are just so neat as gifts. I used Fumi and AmyR "Be Happy" sentiment set for the one below.  I even made a Crafts-Port with an inside acronym I had made up for this person because she is full of inspiration.  Hope you enjoyed my share and thanks for always dropping by to visit =) I have the calendar template if you are interested to take up the challenge for making this. Just shoot me an email or comment and I'll be sure to send it your way!

"Happiness Is a Friend Like You"

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2013 Calendar


So 2013 is quickly approaching...and I have made this thanks to Annie!  It is such a cute gift idea and the recipient can use it all year long...The calendar is created using excel and sized 3x3 to fit the easel box.  The cabinet compartments are measured at 4x4 and 2x4.  The knobs are made of clear brad gems.  I used thin baby pink and blue ribbon with hot pink hanger clips to clip the calendar on.  The image I used here is Miyono from Sister Sister stamps.  I added a purple butterfly with stickles to finish it off.  I hope you like it and got some mojo brewing to wrap up your 2012 gift ideas!

It says Live a Little Love a Lot :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Present


I have this cute card to share from my Stampworkz line that I did for a co-worker's birthday. If you are interested to buy, you can find it at www.crafterscompanion.com.  Isn't she so cute?! I used my new die cut of the circles in the background which is so awesome as well from All That Scraps! I finished off the card with colored flowers with pearls. Have a nice day and thanks for dropping by as always!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Congrats & Relax~!

Hello Everyone!

I have a lil something to share with my new favorite stamp line from StampWorkz! I got this at the Anaheim convention at the Bee Creative booth.  The stamp set is called "Deserve a Treat." My friend recently got a job promotion and to celebrate I made her this card.  The background is a new embossing folder I got and loved it! Totally see myself using it more in the future. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out and enclosed it onto the card with a floral gem.  Loved how it came out and hope she did too ;)