Saturday, March 29, 2008

One Card Swap

So the 4th Thursday of every month is one of my favorite nights. I get to go to card swap with a bunch of amazingly talented and funny women. Every time we have the best laughs and push our creativeness to the limits...which I love. So we swap 10 cards one month at someones home and the next is our easy month of 1 card and out to dinner. I always feel a lot of pressure on 1 card months to create something special, after all it's only 1 card and you have a month-not that I don't always wait until the last minute. Anyway here is my creation for March. I bought these packs of great Martha Stewart Boxes at Michaels on clearance (my favorite word) for on $1 for a pack of 6. I purchased the paper I used in Tennessee when visiting my Sister in law. I loved the color combination. Thanks card swap girls for a fun night as always.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Great Deal!

Okay I more post. I just found a great find and wanted to share. I was at Big Lots getting last minute trip stuff and found these sets of chipboard letters for only $1 each. They have 56 letters in! They had them in green and orange ( not that it matters we all know how to change that)I am so excited to use these when I get home.

The details: I found them at Big Lots in Escondido, the one on West Valley Parkway ( It is in the Home Depot shopping center by my house).

A Girly Gift

So here is my last post before we are off to Tennesee for spring break...YEAH! Maybe I will find something cute to post while I am there.

One of the benefits of having the Vinyl lettering business is we always have a gift to give. Emily my 13yr old was very annoyed when we first started giving signs as gifts to her friends for their birthdays. She would bring home an invitation to a party and say "we have to get a gift", my response is always well pick a sign tell me what colors and I will make one. She would then roll her eyes at me.... SO now a year and a half later what do you think her friends are most excited about getting when it's their birthday...that's right a sign they can't wait to get their sign. We make each one to fit the girl and the colors she loves. Here is our latest for Emily's friend Kamarae..We put some extra bling (rhinestones) on the "I's" in Wish,dream, Giggle and then went all bling on the cute card. She LOVED IT!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My quick card creation inspired by Button's SMILE card to her Orthodontist. After seeing it I was itching to get to my craft table to create. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Supplies: Funky Flowers paper by color bok, Green and Black Bazzill cardstock, Smile die cut oval by Tree House memories, Lg silver brad (painted black- the things we do for the right colors), 2 small green brads-unknown, Green satin ribbon, dare to rub-on-unkown, Inked black edges-stapin up black stamp pad.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

My new favorite gift- The celebration Jar

I wanted a new creative gift for my sister in law for her birthday, I love giving handmade gifts! Here is what I came up with, a glass jar filled with a cute gift tags ready to attach to any gift, each tag has a coordinating yard of cute ribbon you can use to tie onto the gift or to attach the tag ( I also added some solid colored satin ribbon pieces in the jar for more color). Some of the tags are themed and some are blank. This is a remake of her gift and I added the celebrate white vinyl lettering in the scriptina font.

Ebay scrapbook pages

A couple of years ago I needed to make some extra money to pay for Adam's preschool. I had been selling a few scrapbook pages I had made on ebay so I decided this is how I would make some extra cash for preschool. I sold all but a couple of theses sets of pages for $10-$30 a set. The cool part was that I made most of them with scraps or old paper I had left over from my own scrapbooking supplies. After a while it fizzled out but I saved all the pictures of the pages ( some were harder to part with than others). I learned alot from this adventure, anything with animals sells, also if you put a cute or heartwarming poem on a page you will make more money. Anyway I thought I would share them with you they are a couple years old so they are not created with the latest and greatest but I thought you might get some great layout ideas. Enjoy!

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