Saturday, May 30, 2009

Many Thanks....and the winner is!!!!

Wow, school is out's almost hard to believe. In appreciation for how much my girls' teachers have done for them (and all their students), I created a few handmade items for them! First up we have some cards, not only for their teachers, but the secretaries and also their bus driver!

Pencil holders were a must!!!

Then I thought, clipboards are such a cool idea!! Clipped to the board is a patterned paper notepad.

But I went even further than that! I added a piece of acrylic to the back and attached them by ribbons at the top and Velcro closures at the bottom. That way they can open it up and add papers and pictures an extra bonus, acrylic makes a great dry-erase surface!!! How cool is that???
Then I used up lots of scraps from the cool patterned paper and shaped brads I purchased to make some super easy bookmarks!!!
To top it off I decorated some over sized wooden clips and added a picture!
I hope they feel super appreciated.....cause they are!!!!
So are you ready to see who won my huge blogaversary giveaway??? The odds were pretty good for those that left comments in the last week. I wrote the 4 names down on papers, sat them in front of Shaylie.....and let her pick one!
and the winner is.......Congratulations PaperTree Designs!!!!
Just send me your addy and it will be on its way to your home!!!
Would you like to see what I put together for you????
oh yeah!!! I told you it would be good! You walk away with all these goodies:
1 package Autumn Leaves flourish acrylic stamps
31 types of fibers, each 5 ft. long (by the way this looks super cute as a scarf!)
a huge stack of mat stacks, mostly DCWV
a stack of DCWV vellum quotes from the sports, baby and girl packs
1 pack of black rub-ons "thanks" themed
1 pack of embellished tags
1 pack of Colorbok chipboard shapes, elements, quotes, and alphas
1 pack of Maya Road chipboard swirls
1 pack of buttons in tons of shapes and colors...including a few super cool metal buttons!
1 pack of eyelets in lots of colors in round, heart and flower shapes
1 pack of Prima paper flowers in tons of colors
1 pack with 2 silver and 2 gold "2007" brads
1 pack of adhesive backed bling in pink, blue, green, and white
1 pack of purple daisy flower punches
1 pack of baby confetti
1 pack of Easter confetti
1 pack of Wedding confetti
1 pack of Patriotic confetti
and 1 pack of Christmas confetti
Thanks to everyone who left comments...and keep coming never know when I might decide to do another giveaway....this destashing thing is kind of liberating!! I get to go through stacks of things I forgot about, get the creative juices flowing...and share some of my "overstocked" supplies!!!! It's a Win-Win scenario!!!
Until next time!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Oh, Baby!

First off... Wow I haven't blogged in a while! I've been so busy crafting that I don't know if I've even blinked in the last 2 months. So I need to cram a few items per post just to catch up!! Yay for you!

One of the main reasons, I've been so busy is my 2 new nephews!! Which they are the highlight of today's post! First up is their birth announcement! I created these in Photoshop Elements using some digital scrapbook supplies. I printed 60 of these using my Epson R1800 and Luster photo paper, it was the first time I used the roll attachment!!

Next up is the Baby Shower Invitations! The main paper is Coordinations, which is fun paper because when you sand or tear it, the core color of the paper is a lighter color. You can see it where I sanded the embossed scallop edge. The wording was cut by my Cricut and adhered with my Xyron sticker maker. The circle was cut with Fiskars shape template and then I sanded the edges. The dark brown flower was stamped with white ink and cut out by hand. The cutest part (in my opinion) are the giraffes, which I stamped, colored with pencil, hand cut, and glued yellow flocking to the spots.

Last but certainly not least, I made some custom Onsies! I finally tried using the vinyl for my Cricut, it was so fun, and let me tell was a lot easier than I thought!!! I spent some time looking for cute "twin" sayings and this was my absolute favorite!

Here are all 3 sets of Onsies I created! The pear I hand drew, and cut with a craft knife from a piece of vinyl.
For the "womb mates" I added a top coat of glitter paint to give them some *sparkle*!!

This is just a little sampling of what I have been working on lately!!! More to come soon! Oohhh I almost forgot.....

Today is my 1st Blogaversary!!!

One year ago I made my first post, which also had a giraffe theme!!! How fitting! In the last year I have made 58 posts about what I love to do.....craft! I certainly have had a blast sharing my creations with everyone and thank those of you who stop by to see what I've been up to, especially if you left me some blog love (comments). That is what makes it all worth it!

SOOOOOO, just as a special treat to YOU my blog readers I have a super duper cool giveaway!!! I am putting a packet together with a brand spanking new package of Autumn Leaves "flourishes v2" acrylic stamps, some paper, stickers, embellies....and who knows what else...a defiantly cool gift to a lucky blog reader! I will draw the winner to this freebie giveaway one week from today! To qualify leave me a comment on this post! To increase your chances of winning, leave me a comment on one of my other 57 you a total of 58 entries!!! So what are you waiting for????? Start spreading the blog love baby!!!!