Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"Thank You Card"

I made this thank-you card, using the criss cross style, for my sweet friend, Linda. She is always so thoughtful to send me cards, so I wanted to return the favor. Plus, she always has me in mind when shopping for craft items and gets stuff for me.

I wasn't for sure about this color combo when I started, however, I think it came together nicely. The blue patterned paper by Scenic Route is double-sided, so I was able to use the opposite side for my inside note. Also, I got to use my new scalloped square punch for the first time! Yippee!

(Maybe she will not see it on this blog before she gets it! *wink*)

"My Favorite"

Ok, I know this photo is a couple of years old, but with this time of year, I wanted to post it. We have a great place here locally to go pick pumpkins and get gourds, cornstalks, etc. It always looks so pretty when they get everything set out. So, I had a friend meet us there to take pictures of Alyssa throughout the setting. I ended up with a ton of great shots, but this is my favorite! Mainly, because of the quote by Henry David Thoreau, that I love. . . "I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion." So, everytime I see this picture, I think of it. Thanks for letting me share! Happy fall everyone!

"Teacher Clipboard"

A dear friend placed an order for a clipboard that her child could give as a Christmas gift to their teacher. I hope she likes how it turned out, because I do! I think the primary color combo looks great! I used patterned paper by Dude Designs at the bottom, solid yellow Bazzill for the top, and satin ABC, 123 ribbon across the middle. I also adhered a 3-D apple embellishment at the bottom. She has also ordered a matching post-it note coaster magnet, with pen, to go with this.

Monday, October 29, 2007

"Homemade Ornament"

I thought I would do something different this year with my daughter's recent school picture. I decided to make homemade ornaments to send to the family members for their tree. I used a Bazzill chipboard circle and adhered Christmas paper on both sides, using double-sided tape. I then inked all the way around, before punching a hole in the top center with my Crop-A-Dile. Lastly, I added red ribbon and adhered a wallet size photo of Alyssa to the center. Nothing really fancy, but something different. I hope they like it!

Friday, October 26, 2007


Hello, everyone! Just wanted to apologize for not posting anything recently. I'm MIA and haven't been back in my craft room since my booth last Saturday. I am determined to get it 'reorganized' and will post something this weekend! Happy Friday to everyone!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


A great big applaud to Michael & Jennifer Hickerson and the foreign mission team at the Vineyard Church for a job well done at yesterday's crop! This is a picture of my booth and I had a very good day and sold lots!!! I also was able take several orders! There was 68 croppers and 10 vendors. We had a fun filled day with great food and fellowship! Here are a few more close-ups of my booth, as well as some of the scrappers:

Thursday, October 18, 2007

"Holiday Nugget Tins"

These are the last of the nugget tins for my booth. I also love these clear top tins by Papertrey. With these tins, I decorated one in Halloween colors and one in Christmas colors. These tins hold a perfect dozen Hershey's nuggets and decorating the nuggets are such fun! You can cover them to suite any theme! These tins filled with nuggets make the perfect gift!

"Miscellaneous Clipboards"

Whew! I have almost gotten everything ready for my booth. Saturday's the big day -- so wish me luck! These are just two clipboards I decorated last minute. I keep running across a single sheet of paper, like this Hello Kitty and TN Vols, that I think I should do something with.

"Last Tea Tin"

Believe it or not, but this is the last of the decorated tea tins for my booth! It is, however, still my favorite style tin! I love how it looks all tied up with ribbons. On this one, I tried to use more masculine colors in the paper and ribbons. Also, I used SU's chocolate chip to stamp the reindeer image that I added to the front. I filled the inside with York peppermint patties....Yum!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

"Character Band Aid Tins"

Here are some more decorated band aid tins. These tins are cute and fun to decorate! I use paper and ribbons to coordinate with whatever character sticker I'm using and I put mini gel pens on the inside. (You could put just about anything you wanted in the tins, but so far gel pens have worked great for me.) These make great gifts for kids!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

"Gum Holders"

These are gum holders made out of cardstock and I just love them! I totally cased the idea from Rochelle -- I hope she doesn't mind! Rochelle recommended using only thin packs of gum, like Trident, with only 5 pieces in the pack. So, I was able to find some at Target, like she had. These will be for my booth, however, I am definitely going to be making more of these in the future. My daughter thinks they are cute and already wants me to make them for all her friends! LOL

Friday, October 12, 2007

"Composition Book #2"

This is another composition book I decorated for my booth. I found this adorable school paper while shopping at Archiver's. I just always think of school paper when decorating composition books. I guess because I think they would make a great gift for a teacher -- both, male and female.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

"Crisscross Card"

In honor of "World Card Making Day", my dear friend, Linda, and I, went to a card making class. Makes sense, huh? We had the choice to make several different types of cards, however, this crisscross style turned out to be one of my favorites. (To me, my first card just seemed generic?!?!) Anyway, Linda and I enjoyed our morning and I was glad to see Ruth Ann at the class, as well. (We missed you, Lacee!)
Oh, I can't end my post without wishing my beautiful niece, Lauren, a happy 18th birthday!!! I love you, sweetie!!!

Friday, October 5, 2007

"More Tins?!?!?!"

Ok, so you've figured out by now that I really like these tea tins by Papertrey. Believe it or not, but I've only got one more to decorate for my booth! These two turned out so cute! One is done in the Christmas colored dots paper. I filled it with Butterfinger sticks, then tied it up with burgundy and sage ribbon. The other tin is decorated in this cute paper with goofy spiders hanging down all around. I filled it with fall colored Hershey's kisses, then tied it up with purple ribbon. These make great gifts for anyone!

"Purple Pride"

I just had to do a purple nugget tin to sell at my booth. If you live in Milan long enough, you must have 'purple pride' and be a true Milan Bulldog! However, I know that not all the girls coming to this October event are from Milan, but the ones that are will appreciate the gesture. LOL (It's just a Milan thing!)