Friday, February 29, 2008

Cutie Pie meets Purse Box

If you have not been to Danielle's blog then you need to check it out. I saw these cute wood purse box that she did a few days ago and realized that my mom has SOOOOOO many alterables stashed away that I am sure it screaming to be altered :)

For my purse box, I used the Cutie Pie designer paper from Stampin Up. The ribbon was dyed with Wild Wasbi ink refill. I used Scalloped Square Nestabilities for the sentiment. The flower stamp and sentiment id PaperTrey Ink. The flower embellishments are from the Big Flower Embellishment Kit from QVC. If you look at the flowers closely you can tell that the center flower matches the Cutie Pie paper....and that is because it is made from the paper. I did not have a flower that would fit in between the two sizes I wanted so my mom thought to use the Stampin Up small oval punch and punched eight of them. We used the Big Bite to punch a hole in all 8 pieces at once so that they lined up. Then you layer everything with the brad. After you tighten the brad you then can move the ovals to the places you want. I hope that made sence, hehehe. If you want I can put a quick tutorial on how to do it if that will help. Just let me know.

Ok, I think I was very chatty on this post :) I hope everyone has a good rest of the day!!!

**I really wanted to show you a few other projects, but they were made for some submissions. As soon as I hear something, I will make sure to post them**

***"JoAnna's Jems" has a few days left, make sure you have entered before March 1st***

Secret Sister wk5

Here is another set of goodies that I rec'd from my Secret Sister. The flowers in the left corner, I already used on cards. You will see those in the next few days!!!

I have been havng a great time with my secret sister and getting surprises every week.

Secret Sister wk4

I am finally getting around to posting the pics of goodies from my Secret Sister. I can't wait until these cute flowers are on my cards!!! I really love everything and I fell like I am being spoiled :)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

Hello... I have been wanting to try Beate's weekend sketch challenges for awahil now, but never did it. This weekend I told myself I was going to do it :)

I use Purely Pomergrante(Stampin Up) and Spring Moss(PaperTrey). I used the cuttlebug embossing folder and attached 3 silver brads in the upper corner. The square image was stamped with Borders & Corners(PaperTrey). The stitched grossgrain ribbon is wrapped around the whole card. It was very simple, but looks so nice!!!

I know I told you that I had something to share with you today, but I need to put the finishing touches(these HAVE to be perfect) on them and I will get them up tomorrow :)

There is still a few more days left to be entered in "JoAnna's Jems" if you have not done so already.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thrusday and I will see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

More fun....Scallop Cards with a Twist

I am having wayyyyy to much fun with the Nestabilites :)

I decided to try and put one of the scallop cards on a card base so now it it the same size as a regular card. I used the new PaperTrey Ink stamp set "Women of Life" and "Spiral Bouquet". I also added a little bling with a flower.

More tomorrow.... this craft thingy is so much fun and I feel so productive :) And I have something really cool to share with you that I have been up to :)

"JoAnna's Jems" is still going on, don't forget to enter, if you have not already done so. I really appreciate all the wonderful, sweet comments!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A change in look....

You guys noticed the change in my blog, lol!!!! I am thinking I like the springy look :) My mom made me the new banner yesterday so I had to make sure it was up and then change some colors to match. I am also getting a new watermark to match. I hope you like it. If some of the colors are hard on your eyes, please send me an email or leave a post and I will fix it, k?

Bella x3

Happy Tuesday!!!

I was amazed how you can use the same image and it becomes three completely different looks for cards.

I really like Bellas, and coloring them is alot of fun too :)

Don't forget about "JoAnna's Jems". If you have not left a comment, please do so before March 1st to be entered.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Maddie's Birthday

My friend's birthday was yesterday, I wanted to make her a little something special. I made this little bag called Treat-A-Lope for her. Isn't it cute!!!!. I hope that she likes it. I also covered a lip balm so that it slides out and tied ribbon around it, like a tiny present :)

I had soooo much fun playing with the new PaperTrey Ink goodies. We got the BIG box in on Friday and they were all ready to be played with this past weekend. Everything is so wonderful. I can not wait to get to use them some more this week.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Card For My Secret Sis

Hello, I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I have been able to relax and craft. I am having a blast. The card I have for you today is a card that I made for my Secret Sister. I really liked how it turned out. I used PaperTrey Ink stamps and stickles to add some bling.
On a side note, thank you to everyone that is leaving comments on the "JoAnna's Jems" post. I really enjoy reading what you all are saying and it means alot!!! THANK YOU!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Aren't these the cutest things you have ever seen.....

Oh my.....I am so liken' these Nestabilities right now. I was checking out blogs after school today and found on Michelle's blog, how she figured out a way to create cute little scallop cards. And I knew we had these and I am sure they have been sitting in their CD case waiting to be used, LOL!!!! After seeing them I knew I had to try this and see how they would come out. They came out better than I was expecting.

The pink one I used the second to biggest Scalloped Circle. I really like how it added a bit of embossing to the edges. I used PaperTrey Ink stamp sets with a bit of stickles on the white scallop circle. I used that I got from Hedgehog Ink.

After the first one, I just could not stop, so I tried a Scalloped Square card. This time I used the biggest Nestability there is. The cardstock and stamp set is from PaperTrey Ink, and I added some stickles to the insude of the flower and dotted the "j". The ribbon is also from Hedgehog Ink. I tried the masking technique with the flower. I liked how it turned out but I not too crazy about the stickles insude the flower. I may have to make another one without the stickles and see if I like it better.

ETA: these cuties are approx. 4"

I know I promised "JoAnna's Jems" to be posted today, but I started palying with these cute cards that I forgot to take a picture of the prize. After school today, I will get it up first thing :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Gift Set fit for a Teacher

Hello...some of the projects I have been working on was a gift set for my teacher that was leaving to go to a different school. I made a coaster box pen holder, and magnet calender, and a notebook. I also made a tag for the bag to match the designer paper that I used. I think this set was the hardest for me. I am used to making things real girly and using all kinds of colors, but for my teacher that would not work since he is a guy. The colors were green, cream and brown and the D.P was from a pack of retired designer paper by Stampin Up. I think it turned out nice.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for another round of "JoAnna's Jems" for hitting the 50,000 mark. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Little Lady Sketch Card

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I wanted to show you some of the projects I have been working on.

This card is for Jen delMuro's Sketch Challenge. I love PaperTrey's Little Lady stamp set. The ladybug is so cute and you can do many different things with her to make all different kinds of effects.
For this card I used Stampin Up's YoYo Yellow and Green Galore. On Little Lady's wings I added Crystal Effects to add a ittle something. The flowers and center of the flower is from and embellishment kit that was purchased from QVC made by Lisa Bearnson. I think that the colors matched perfectly to the Stampin Up's colors. I also added some stickles going down the right side of the card.
Don't forget, I am almost to 50,000 and I am getting "JoAnna's Jems" together for the big visit mark :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Our baby Puppies Update

I wanted to give an update on our new babies in the house. The puppies are growing sooooo fast. There eyes are already opened and they are trying ot walk around that it is funny to watch. They are 5 weeks today, boy has time gone by fast with them. They are still really small for their age and will not be starting solid food for a bit longer. We lost 2 of the puppies and my moms baby Bonny(puppies mother), it was VERY sad and very hard to deal with. My mom had them buried all next to eachother so that she put flowers with them. I think she is going to make little stepping stones with their names to put above them. My mom said we are going to keep the two we have left. I do not think she can let them go after everything she has been thru with them. I will have to try and get a better picture of them standing on thier legs, cause they look way to small to be doing that.

I will be back later today with some projects I am finishing up. My World History teacher is going to a different school and we are having a surprise party for him tomorrow.

I hope everyone is having a good Monday!!!!

I almost forgot... I have noticed that my visits has almost reached 50,000!!! I think I need to give away some "JoAnna's Jems" real soon. I have to start thinking of the prize :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Enjoy Card for my Secret Sister

I made another card for my Secret Sister. I saw this card on Ali's blog and knew that I needed to try it. I used Stampin Up River Rock and Purely Pomergrante. The stamp set is PaperTrey Ink. and I used Dew Drops for some added bling.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Secret Sister wk3

How cute is this. I got this in the mail form my seceret sister. I love the images that I get to color :) I am learning to watercolor, so these are going to be PERFECT!!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!! We are off to do a couple errands to that I can play and makes lots of stuff.

Friday, February 15, 2008

A picture frame gift

Hello everyone!!! I hope all of you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Last weekend I recieved an email about the Pokemon picture frame I had done in one of my firsts posts of the blog. I was asked if I could make a frame for her son to give as a Valentine's gift to his friend at school. I was sooo happy to do this as it is always fun and rewarding to make something that the person would love. I knew it was for a girl so I got to add ribbon :) I used purple and yellow since that was the main colors of the Pokemon cards that I used.

I really hope she likes it!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's day. I actually stayed up late to finish everything I needed to get done. I found these giant Crunch bars and a pull treat pouch to go around them. I had to figure alot out since I did not have any sizes to go off of. So it was a trial and error, LOL!!! I made 8 of them for each of my teachers.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Dahlia Fold Card

Hi everyone!!!!! How is your week so far? Today I wanted to show you all a card that I made for my Seceret Sister. This fold was so much fun to make. I hope she likes it.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Another birthday....


It is my cousins birthday today, he turned 3 and I wanted to wish him a very happy birthday!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Airplane Valentines :)

My mom saw these cute little candy airplanes onine and thought that it would be so cute for my cousin to make as Valentines. He will be starting school this year so they decided to make them for his Sunday School classmates. Cody had such a blast making them. He was stamping away and eating the candy as they were putting them together :)

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a brand new tutorial !!!!

Friday, February 1, 2008


I wanted to make sure I stopped today to wish my grandma a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

I will be away all weekend, but this coming week, I have lots in store for all my readers :)