Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A bit of the crafty path

Today I tried Maria'sIStampin Inspirations by Maria) 5x71/2 box. It is cute as a bug. It was quite easy to assemble as I did it even though my eyes were giving me some problems. Check it out on her blog.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wedding Bells--box

Jen from the Cricut messageboard was asked to recreate a wedding favor box, so she asked me to give it a try. So I did a test .cut and it turned out beautifully. Enjoy and then mosey on over to her blog and leave a comment and request the .cutfile for yourself.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Crafting Therapy

Many of my friends wonder where I get the time to craft so many projects. Well, a wise proverb says there is a time for everything. And if you can't find the time, then time will find you idle. In short, I make time to craft. I love to sit in my craft space surfing blogs and getting inspired by others. So now that being said, here are a few of my latest creations inspired by the creativity of other crafty people. First, is a little gifty thing that is so cute. It takes just a small piece of paper and some stamping.Right next to it is a project I tried today. It uses acetate and a 3x3 peice of paper but oooh the possibilities. Up next is a nifty project from the Paper Pleasing Ideas blog. Julie B. is the creator of this. Inside are two boxes that can hold just about anything, from small paperback books, cards and envies, small treats and the list goes on. It resembles a purse. Check out her site. I have her on my roll list. Then next in line is card I di using a rubber stamped tree with limbs. I puched the tiny leaves out and adhered them to the tree. I also stamped a bird and used a pop dot to place him below the tree. Now the apple of my eye is my new grandbaby. Here are two layouts I did of her. And finally it all boils down to the paper, you can't do anything without the paper. I went to Joanns and saw this really pretty paper by DCWV. It was on sale last week. I got the 8x8 and the matching 4.5x6.5. The designs are: Latte, Citrus and LaCreme. They are absolutely gorgeous.I also visited a new scrapbook store in Georgia called The Scrap Shack. There are on the web, so take a look. I picked up a Nesty Label One die there and some 12x12 chipboard that was reasonably priced. So now wanna know where I find the time to craft, then come back and visit my blog again.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Organization is the key

Lauren Meader designs these awesome templates called Timeless Templates. I used her Perfect Matchbox template to design this four-drawer organizer. Here is what I did: I used four of the box templates and stacked them two high on top of each other. Then I glued them together, top and sides. To add further srability, I measured and glued chipboard to the sides, top and bottom. Next, I glued patterned paper to the top and sides. For the drawer pulls, I made a hole in each drawer, then punched out a small scallop to match, put an eyelet in the middle with my Crop-a-dile. I also put a lighter weight chipboard on the insdie front of each drawer. I plan to store cut-outs, punched flowers, etc. Thanks Lauren.

Monday, February 9, 2009

And now for cocoa....

After creaing a nifty teabag dispenser, Carla over at the Cricut Messageboards decided she would wow us even more. She came up with a matching cocoa dispenser. Believe me it is so sweeeeeeeet.LOL. Take a peek.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tea Time again?

Carla over at the Cricut Messageboard designed a fabulous teabag dispenser. Talented lady she is and we all appreciate her sharing her talents with us. Here is the dispenser: The paper I used is from American Crafts and is called Metroplitan It is double-sided and fun to scrap with.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tea Time

Want something crafty to keep your tea bags or other tiny things in. Then check out this cute box designed by Lauren Meader.
She creates templates called Timeless Templates. She is so talented. She also has another template called Lollipop Along. Check these out.

Bag in a box-card version

This is a version of Diana Gibbs bag in a box. This one is a little wider so it can hold cards or something bigger. The tall narrow one is also a version of that design.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Scallops are Us

Don't you love it when a plan comes together? Well that was the case when Jen and I tried this project. Jen said, "I don't know if this will work". I tried the cut and it was hard to put together. So I said, "Jen, let's make it one fourth wider on the sides" So Jen then tried this. In the mean time, she wanted to know if I wanted it bigger. So I said yes, let's make it bigger. It turned out Great. I love it. I hope you will too. Here it is: