Monday, April 28, 2008

Birthday Bags

This year in Young Women's at church I volunteered to to make each girl a "birthday bag". These are great little totes they can use as a purse or a scripture tote. The funnest part about these is that they are sooo easy, each is made with a placemat. Here are some of the latest ones I made. My favorite is the pink retro floral. I picked up this placemat at pier one. I have to confess I have a little stash of cute placemats in my craft closet, I always check the table linens at stores to see if they have cute ones.. my favorite places to find them are big lots, TJ max, and pier one. Once you have the place mat I get to find one of my other favorite things RIBBON to go with it. Add a matching tag and Voila! a "Birthday Bag"

A fun summer birthday gift

This is one of my favorite gifts to give kids whose birthdays are around summertime. I added their name in vinyl lettering on the outside of a beach bucket add a few beach, pool, water or bubble toys inside add a cute quick tag and your the hit of the party (well at least the moms think your clever).

P.S. You can always email me via my website to get lettering. I can make the names up quick. You can even apply them on the way to the party, not that I do that HA HA.

Friday, April 25, 2008

April Card Swap

This month's card swap....Pop-up cards. So after a long search on the internet a trip to the scrapbook store and 2 trips to michaels here is my pop up card. I would have like to have added more emblishments but everytime i added something I did'nt like it, could be that I started it two days before card swap. So that is what I am hoping to do next month start earlier!!!


We R memories white out collection paper-I love this paper!!
Yellow card stock
turquoise cardstock-bazzil
Star paper clip-from staples
solid color satin ribbons-michaels
various buttons
Birthday sticker-Deja View birthday sticker tablet
Transparency (on front) staples
Rhinestone-michaels dollar section
Turquoise and red stitching

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bad News/Good News

So the stamp and scrapbook show was a bust but I found a great new scrapbook store in the process here is there link If you are in San Diego you should check it out ( it is down by the sports arena). I found all this great new paper there I am so excited to see what I can create!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A quick gift

Look what the birthday fairy brought someone yesterday. A twist on the gift jar with cookies instead. You might notice the tag though it did come out of my tag jar, thank goodness I have those around for last minute gifts. The lettering on the jar says "Katie's Treats" and is white vinyl, I used the Kaleigh font it is one of my favorites right now. I also added one of my new clipart flowers.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Stamp & Scrapbook Show...Hooray!

I am off to the Rubber stamp and scrapbook show this weekend for some inspiration and a little shopping. Here is the link if anyone wants some info.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Color Challenge

Well I just completed our first color challenge from our card swap group here is the room that was the inspiration...the room is from the Pottery Barn website. As you can see I got to use my new chipboard letters that I found at Big Lots for a buck.

Pattern paper Die cuts with a view--This is from their new spring glitter is sooo cute and the stack is on sale at joanns right now for $9.99
Bazzil red and blue cardstock
cloud 9 designs chipboard letters
Red flower-michaels
various ribbon scraps
3 dot stickers that say happy, smile, friend-unkown