Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine Sour Cream Containers.




I posted this on Heartland's blog too but it was so fun and easy I thought I would share it here also.


Here are the step by step instructions.

1. Start with a rectangle piece of printed heavy weight paper. ( I used some scraps from My Minds Eye and cut it 6"x7".) You will also need two pieces of solid Scraps and a tape runner. (A glue stick will not work.)




2. Run the tape on the back side of the paper down three sides. Roll the paper into a tube.




3. Pinch the top together. The tape should hold it. If not use some staples to close it. At this point, fill the tube with candy or a small treat.





4. Now pinch the other end together but this time in the opposite direction. Once again the tape should hold it but if not you can use staples.



5. Fold the two pieces of card stock in half and place on each end of the container.




To finish it you can punch a whole in the top and place a ribbon or tag.



That's all there is to it. Simple and fun. I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, January 26, 2009

I Love My Snowman



I finished it. I was waiting to find the perfect paper and I am not sure I did but I am happy with it.

If you are intrested in making one, let me know.

Friday, January 23, 2009

A cool new thing

I found this site. Its free (wich is always cool!)
Upload a photo you want to scrapbook and the Palette Generator creates a color scheme to match. Now you can pick paper for your layout.

THe site is called big huge labs. Click here for a link.
Have fun!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nugget Treats

I found this little gift idea on another website and thought I would share.
For all of those who like to wrap the little nugget bars as gifts, here is any easy way to do it. She uses Lables.






Click here for a link to her site and the step by step instructions.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Valentine Gifts

While I was at a local Paper Supply store the other day, I found vinyl sheets and decided to buy a few and see what I could do with it. Guess what? I love it!!! It was perfect for making these little Valentine gift boxes.



The Pillow box was made using my Silhouette.


The Gift Bag was made using a Die Cut from work.


I used chipboard and a tag cut from the vinyl for my embellishments. Added some paper from Bo Bunny and my favorite ribbon.



To make the heart stick, I cut a heart from chipboard, 3 times. and stacked the out side. I then filled in the middle with Liquid Adhesive; added a flower and ribbon and then glued it to the wire. It was very easy to do.


I just love how these turned out. I can't wait to see what else is possible with the vinyl.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Boxes and Bows




I found this idea on a digital scrapbook forum called Digital Shop Talk. Click here for a link. (You do have to sign up but it is free.)It was so easy to do. I followed the instructions and made the large bow and then I changed the measurements to make the smaller one. Then I just covered some left-over Christmas boxes with matching paper and inked the edges. I love how they turned out.

I can't wait to get my hands on some bright birthday paper and try it again!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Great Site for Cards and other ideas.

Don't you just love this card? It is perfect.




I love the Hero Arts Site. Hero Arts is a stamping company, but they have so many wonderful ideas and techniques. Be sure to check out their new card gallery and if you are into stamping they have a weekly stamping ideas area also. I promise, you will love it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I have discovered....

Beading!
I have tried my hand at it once or twice but last week I had a day off and so D5 and I beaded while everyone was gone. This is what I did.



Its probably way more Fancy and glittery than anything I am use to but it was lot of fun. I didn't really follow any patterns. I still need to learn what I am doing before being willing to spend a lot of money on yet another craft, but it was fun and it is nice to have something to do with D5!

If anyone knows of a good site for instructions and patterns let me know!

Monday, January 12, 2009

4x6 Layout Pages

I am trying to get caught up on some scrapbooking. These pictures are of Easter about 4 years ago. (I can't believe how fast the kids grow.) I needed a fast and easy way so I tried this 4x6 approach.

Its very easy. All you do is decide which photo you want to use and then put them in a 4x6 photo sleeve. Do a couple of Small 4x6 mini's to slip in the sleeve (I still need to put my journaling on them). If you would like do a 12x12 page to go with it and ... TaDa! Instant, fast and fabulous scrapbook pages.

I used an older paper pack from CTMH that I had laying around. Its not really Easter paper but I loved the colors!

I apologize for the quality of pictures. I left the pages in the photo sleeves so you could really get the idea of what I was doing, Plus I think my camera needs new batteries.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christmas Mini Album

The moment I was this little mini Album I know if was one I wanted to make. Check it out.










I found this on the blog http://analteredstate.blogspot.com/ Check it out. She has some amazing things!

I think I am going to have to make one of these for myself. I love all the layers or chipboard and ribbon. It is so cute!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Table Top Scrapbook

Here is another class I am teaching at Heartland. My dear Hubby built this stand for me. I love it!





I love the black paint. It really gives it a elegant look. I will post instructions and more photos after the class has been held.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Photos for January

Here is a list of 10 photos I want to take in January. Anyone with me?
*Hot Chocolate Mugs
*Mittens drying on the heat vents
*Kids building a snowman
*A Sunday Meal
*A favorite Book
*A friendship
*Someone shovelling snow
*An organized closet
*Backyard covered with snow
*Christmas decorations all put away.

What 10 photos are you going to take this month?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Be Mine Blocks



I know, you already saw this on the "Family" blog but I am just trying things out here and wanted to make sure it is all working. So here it is, (again) the first class I am teaching this year.