Thursday, November 4, 2010

One more advent calendar

I just wanted to share one more advent calendar I made using the Karen Foster's 3D Peek a Box Countdown calendar.  You can see it here and see some great examples here.

Here is what I came up with.  It was really fun to make and it went surprisingly fast to put together.

Well that's all for now.  Have a super Friday and weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

More Craft Fair Projects

So I got the camera out today and took some more photos of my craft fair projects that I am making.

This first one is an advent calendar that is from KaiserCraft. It comes as a kit that you have to assemble.  The little boxes inside about drove me batty, but eventually I got them all together.  The papers I used were Basic Grey Jovial collection pack, lace paper, and 3D stickers.  The icicles were made from Crystal Effects and glitter.  You can find a great tutorial on how to make them here.

 The next 2 photos are these cute little shopping carts.  These are svg files that I bought from a great online shop called My Time Made Easy.  This is one of the many Pretty Packaging items that Lauren Meader has in her shop.  It's call Shop Till You Drop.  Inside of the carts I have a mini paper sack (pretty cute idea, huh?) and a gift card will fit very nicely inside it.

The last 2 photos I have to share are a Kaiser Craft Star Wreath I made using Basic Grey Wassail papers and stickers and a variety of Basic Grey buttons.  The 3 ornaments that are attached to it were from Micheal's  They were just starting to put out their Christmas products out the day I went in and bought these.  For the stars, I used my Cricut machine to cut the paper stars so that they would just cover up the wooden stars.  Then I sanded the edges to give is a more distressed look.

Well that's all for now.  Happy Thursday to you!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Craft Fair Projects

Happy Fall to everyone!  I have been really busy getting ready for a craft show in a couple of weeks.  I wanted to share a few of the stationary boxes that I have been working on for the past couple of months. 

I have a lot of other things to share too, but I need to take some pictures.  I will try and post again soon with all the fun things I have been making.

Have a great rest of the week!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day

Well this is going to be my one and only card I make today.  Too bad these events have to be on a weekend because I really don't scrap or do much on the weekends anymore.  I just enjoy hanging out with the family.

The supplies for my card came form Toni, my swap partner, from My Sketch World.  I woke up early and finished my card before I realized we were to make it using a sketch form MSW.  Oh well, live and learn next time.  Or at least get on the computer to make sure I am doing things right.

The reason I was up so early this morning was because today was the 1st day of Balloon Fiesta.  It was such a great morning.  We just drove down to the end of our road to watch the balloons lift off this morning.  Tomorrow we'll head down to the field and watch them from there.  It will be an even earlier morning but worth it I think.

Here are a few pictures from this morning.

Have a great rest of the weekend!  Hope you can make a lot of cards today!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just wanted to share some LO's

I have been working layouts these past several weeks.  I am very behind in scrapping my very large pile of photos that have accumulated since last summer.  But that's OK!  I can do a lot of the weekly/monthly sketches that so many of my favorite blogs do now.

Below are layouts using the great sketches by Lucy of My Sketch World (except for the last one).  Go check out her blog and join the forum.  The forum is so fun and there are a lot of great gals there to chat with and the contests are lots of fun too.  Right now the ABC Summer Crop is going on.  I also am going to be a Guest Designer there in November!  I am excited about that.

 This is from this past Christmas.  We go and pick a Christmas tree from Delancey Street ever year.  If you don't know what Delancey Street is then check out this link
I just love those little Scrabble tiles.  I need to get some more of them.

This is from this past 4th of July.  I had a few left over 4th of July papers that I used up for it.

This was from my son's first day of Kindergarten.  His first day of 1st grade will be next week already. I am looking forward to making my daughters first day of Kindergarten LO's.

This was a fun LO to make.  The giant tooth is an SVG file I have and the toothbrush was a freebie SVG file from  The "fairy" is an SVG that I made using an jpeg image I found on the web somewhere.  I just converted it and tweeked it a little bit using Inkscape.

 My daughter's first day of 4's preschool.  She starts Kindergarten next week.  I'm going to cry now.  Isn't that apple lattice paper fun!

Another fist day of Kindergarten LO of my son.  Those ABCD wooden letters are from a puzzle I "recycled".  I just ruffed them up a little with a sanding block.  They worked perfectly for this LO.

Well that's all for now.  I am hoping to post more often now that the kids are back in school full time.  We'll see though.  I love looking at all the blogs out there.  You should see all of them I have bookmarked-LOL!  I just hate maintaining mine.

Have a great rest of the week!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ellyvan Invites with svg and scut files too!

Getting back into the creative bug is hard.  But I really enjoy a challenge once in a while.  My friend Heidi called me one day a few months ago and asked if I could make a Jungle Junction themed invitation for her son's 3rd birthday party.  Since there is absolutely nothing in the market right now that has anything to do with Jungle Junction I knew this would be a challenge.  Plus I didn't even know what Jungle Junction was at the time but I said, "Sure, I'll whip something up!"  Then a few weeks before the party she asked if I could come up with the wording for the specifics of the party using the Jungle Junction theme song.  Wow, this is really stretching my creativeness.  I am not a poet and I know it!-LOL!  So after finding the song on You Tube with the lyrics I came up with something very hokey but cute for a 3-year-old's birthday.

Here are some of the characters from Jungle Junction.

Here is the card that I made for the invitation.  Below the pictures you will find the the links to the svg and scal files for them.
These are cards that were used as goody bag toppers.
What a cute idea!

Here are the links to the svg and scut2 files:

Ellyvan.scut2               Ellyvan.svg

If you have any questions on how to use these files please send me an email.  You can find my email address under the "View my complete profile" link in the right hand column of my blog.

Here is the little bit that was inside the invite.  Hokey, I know.  I used **** where you would put the birthday boy or girl's name.

Deep inside the jungle far from everywhere.
There’s a little boy who’s turning 3 years old
and we invite you there.. To Jungle Junction...
for ****e’s birthday party!

Life is fast and friendly and and everyone
 you meet!  ****e’s party is July the 4th
4 p.m. ‘til fireworks we see!
At Jungle Junction! (a.k.a. the Kelly’s House)

We'll have dinner and dessert! Let us know if you
can arrive. We’ll have some fun in the summer sun
So COME ON take a drive…
To Jungle Junction!

Now I have to show you the incredible cake my friend Heidi made.  A while back we took a stage cakes class together.  It is basically making 3 cakes and then cutting 2 of them in half and stacking them on top of the other whole  cake.  You can stack them up however you'd like though. 

Do you see the Jungle Junctions characters?  They are made from Fimo dough. Aren't they awesome!  You can see the step by step instructions on how Heidi created this masterpiece on her blog Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom.  She has a wonderful blog so check it out!

Well that's all for now.  I am planning on making a few of the other characters from Jungle Junction too.  So let me know if there is a character you are interested in and I will see what I can do.
Hope everyone has a great week!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Back online

Well I am not exactly back but I did decide to put my blog back online again.

I have made one scrapbook page since December of last year.  I have been and still am re-evaluating all the things that are going on in my life and my family's lives.  I am starting to feel some little inklings of craftivity so we'll see I guess.

So let me know if any links are not working in my posts so I can take care of them or if I have any outdated blogs or websites in my lists on the right side of the page.