Friday, February 27, 2009


I really haven't fallen off the planet, well not toally! I've been rearranigng my craft space AGAIN. i hope to be able to create something to share today because tomorrow we are helping DH's sis move so hang in there and I will be back I promise.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

RIBBON, BUTTONS, FELT what no paper?

If you'll look over to your right....(okay I guess up and to your right) you'll see what I've been playing with the past few days. Ribbons, felt, buttons...finally opening my Etsy shop "buttonsbowsandmore". That explains the lack of blogging or paper playing. I hope to make some cards or do a LO tomorrow, but we'll see what happens, my little guy is less content to play by himself these days so who knows what will happen.

On a fun note I got invited to go see Rascal Flatts on Thursday night in VIP seats!!!!!! WAHOO who can pass up that deal and the best part....FREE okay and that and it's with a good friend doesn't hurt either. I'm excited, I haven't been to a concert in YEARS so it should be pretty fun.

Come check out my ETSY shop and if you mention my blog in the comments section of your order you can get 15% off your first order!!

P.S. if you see something in the pictures that you like and I haven't listed it for sale YET let me know and I'll get a reserved listing for you!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Kazan's Sketch 20

My take on Kazan's sketch 20. I used some paper that I'm currently using to make my mom a stationary box set, so I thought some cards to match would be wonderful. I'll post pics of the box when I get it completely finished.

Color Inspiration #42

This is my take on the latest Color Challenge I've looked through the entries before and I've even done a few but now I decided to actually join in for real!! It was really fun and FAST. I couldn't believe how it just came together. So come join next time!

Friday, February 20, 2009

My latest obsession is making boxes. I have never made any before this week but I've been seeing so many cute ones on different blogs I had to try my hand at them. So please be kind when looking at them.

I decided to make one to hold all my tools. I found the inspiration for the tool box here. However I modified a template found here to make the actual boxes. From there I just couldn't stop making more! They are very fun and addicting to make. So... I decided to try my hand at designing my own template and made one up to hold all my Cuttlebug folders. Then of course I needed on to hold my mini folders. I will have to make one to hold my small tools as they will get lost in the bottom of the tall one, I think I will make it the same size at the mini Cuttlebug one. 

 Hubby had to go back into work tonight so I stayed up late finishing them off. And then I did some cleaning while there was no one tugging at my legs!!! The kids can sleep through the noise of cleaning up but Hubby wouldn't be able to sleep in very well with all the noise.  So I guess in the morning I'll have to hang out downstairs....hmmm create more boxes!!!!

Well here they are....let me know what you think ;)
Here is a close up of the large Cuttlebug folders box. If I get enough requests for patterns for the next two I will write them up. I took notes!!! Not that anyone else would understand them yet :)

I made little dividers for this one to separate the different sets. I think the mini tabs are so cute!! I love anything mini though.
I can't decide if I should cover the other sides of this one or just call it good and leave it blue. What do you think?


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

more cards!!!

Just some VERY simple and easy cards!
I had some stampin up card kits  and stickers. Add to that a few studio G stamps and ink pads and I was DONE. oh and I added a few brads and primas to top it off.
I can't remember who the border stamp is by =( I recently got it at J's on clearance. I love it, i really need to remember to keep track of that kind of thing.
Well I'm off to bed FINALLY. My computer totally gave out on me earlier today. Luckily I'm married to a computer man and he saved everything!!! THANKS HON! so my advice is to remember to BACK-UP your stuff. I thought I lost all my pics from Thanksgiving to now. WHEW so glad I didn't. And the back up disc is sitting right over there freshly burned =)

CPS challenge with Cuttlebug challenge added

I mixed two card challenges together. I don't know if I'll still be eligible to win.... but it was fun.
The CPS challenge is the sketch that I used and then I added the Cuttlebug challenge by putting in embossed acetate. How fun was that to emboss!!! I highly recommend trying it, now I just wish I had saved all of my cuttlebug packages =( 
oh well I guess I have 2 reasons to buy more.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I didn't have time to make these exactly how I wanted to with stitching aroung the bottom to hold the hearts together. My sewing machine is still not set up after organinzing my space. So...I took the easy way out and used a stpler. My kids certainly didn't care, they still had chocolate in them!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thinking of you card

 I made two of these cards today and sent one off to a friend. I've learned the hard way that you should just start out making two of something that way you have one for yourself and one to give away. Or you have another ready and waiting when occasion arrises!!!

. I made two of these cards today and sent one off to a dear friend. I've learned the hard way that you should just start out making two of something that way you have one for yourself and one to give away. Or you have another ready and waiting when occasion arrises!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

All Boy

Here is my most recent layout, it's been way too long. This is my littles guy trying so hard to climb up that ladder. He never did make it!! He was just a little tyke when he was born 3 lb.s 1 oz. and 14 inches SHORT. He's come a long way but still has some catching up to do.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

CuTe cOntAineRs

I LOVE cute containers. Isn't everything more fun that way? On the flip side I'm also very practical (some might say very cheap) So when I get my cute containers they of course have to be bargains!!!!
Here's 2 of my most recent and favortie, and I must say the cutest!
I'm sure many of you out there already have these cute jars from IKEA 
Ever since I first saw these jars at our new IKEA I HAD to have them, but what for? Then one day after buying WAY too many buttons on sale (of course) at JoAnn's it hit me button jars!
These Cute little baskets are about 4 inches wide. I love them so much! I keep going back for more and at $0.50 each who can resist? I have the pleasure of living near the Provo Craft outlet store and I think I have bought a total of about 12 of these so far and I wouldn't mind a few more.

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