Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cupcakes & Haunted Castles

Let's start with the cupcakes. Well, technically, not even cupcakes but cupcake toppers. I got this idea from a blog that I stumbled across. Style Crush has some great DIY tutorials and they are pretty humorous. Check this particular DIY out where she is having some issues with her kitty cat getting in the way of her cupcake topper production. I did mine differently because I don't have small punches or my Cricut handy. (It's a pain in the butt trying to move all my scrapbooking stuff over to my hubby-to-be's house!) Anyway, I used my hand-turn circle cutter from Making Memories. I also used Hero Arts CL155 for the images. I think these would make great cupcake toppers for a little boy's birthday. You could also change the color of the Alligator and the background circles to make it suitable for a little girl's birthday. I only photographed 5 of them but there are 12 in the set. These can be purchased at my store on Click my badge and it will take you there! Enjoy!
Halloween is slowly creeping up on us and I had some really cute, new stamps to try out from Studio G from the Soloz line. If you read my blog you know that I am the Dollar Bin Diva. Ha! You can't beat cute and cheap stamps. The black card base is a base that I had left over from my wedding invites. They definitely come in handy! Yay! Extras! The orange cardstock is Bazzill. This card can be purchased on my store. Take a look!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Store

I have an online store!! This is FREE and that's the best part. You should go sign up too so you can sell all of your goodies. Go take a look around. Find me HERE.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Button, Button, Whose Got the Button??

I was looking on Etsy because to be honest with you fellow crafters, I have never really been on Etsy. Gasp!! I wanted to share with you some of the cutest things that I've ever seen made with buttons. Take a look!
Cute Thing #1This bracelet is ADORABLE. I want one of these. Really bad. I could probably try to make it but jewelry really isn't my area of expertise. Although, I really wish that it was. You can take a look at this Etsy Shop by clicking here. Mrs.Gibson has some adorable things!!

Cute thing #2Buttons made into magnets and then covered with bright fabric? Yes, I think so. This would make a cute gift for someone getting a new office or home. These magnets also come in a nifty little tin that you could use for something else. They come in a variety of colors. Click here for Murdock Design.

Cute Thing #3

Ok, I would have never thought of doing this in a million years. I don't have THAT many buttons lying around and how in the world is this done?? This would make for an interesting bouquet for a bride. That would be something everyone would be talking about. I should have ordered one of these for when I walk down the aisle in 3 weeks. Take a look at other bouquests HERE.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

This is for all you bookworms!

As promised, I made a corner bookmark last night and it turned out really nice. I was pretty impressed with the results that I got. See? I used American Crafts patterned paper & ribbon, a Martha Stewart border punch and last but not least I used the K&Company Handmade Embellies. The K&Company items are the butterfly and the swirly tag. I can't wait to make more of these! You can find the tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers website. Click HERE to get the tutorial. You are going to love it! I know you are!
I think these would make really nice, simple gifts for the person who always has their nose in a book. Someone like me. LOL. I love to read and this is a way to combine reading and scrapbooking into one!
This bookmark is up for purchase on my Facebook page - just darlin'. Thanks for looking and I hope every one of you has a great day.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blog Guidebook

This place is like a phonebook for blogs. Add your listing now! The Blog Guidebook is your place to find other creative people just like you and you can even post yours here for FREE for a limited time. All ya gotta do is follow the instructions on the blog. Have a great day!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Miss You

Hey everyone! I made a new card last night that was so simple and easy. I'm not very good with just stamping and using different colors of stamps. I thought I would finally break out of that box with this card. I used Amethyst ink from Autumn Leaves and Encore Metallic Silver. I really love the silver ink. Its understated but it definitely stands out. The "miss you" stamp is a dollar bin goodie from Michael's. It's by Studio G from Hampton Art. I've said it before and I'll say it again...I LOVE THOSE THINGS! Let me know what you think and enjoy!

So, for my next trick I will be making these neato corner bookmarks. I'm so excited to try this. I've never done one of these before. I will attempt to have one of these up in the next couple of days. Please bear with me!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!!!

I'm pretty excited about this because I haven't really been blogging a long time and I won my first blog candy! I entered at Lilsweetpeas's Place. Look at all the goodies below that I will be getting! I can't wait to get it!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Win FREE Stamping Stuff

That's right!! Take this survey and be entered to win stamping goodies. It takes a few minutes to complete but I think that it may be well worth it if you win! Just click here. Hope y'all have a great day!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Buzz Buzz

So, I felt completely inspired yesterday by the bee stamp that came with the Warm Fuzzies stamp set from Hampton Arts. This stamp set was designed by Kelly Panacci. I saw the yellow cardstock hanging out in my scrapping area and the lightbulb went on. This card is for purchase on Facebook. Thanks for looking and give me some feedback. I love to know what you think!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fun Fact Monday::Will Ferrell

Over the weekend my fiance, his friend and I went to see The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. This movie was pretty funny and I recommend it! Since it is "Fun Fact Monday" once again, I thought I would share 10 little known facts about Will Ferrell. Enjoy!

1. He still hold the record at his high school for kicking 14 field goals during his football career.

2. His father became a member of the Righteous Brothers in 1967.

3. Will Ferrell, as well as Nicole Kidman won Razzie awards for being the worst film couple for the movie, "Bewitched."

4. He measures at a height of 6'3"

5. Will loves to run.

6. Will got started in his career by doing skits on SNL.

7. DOB: July 16, 1968

8. He is the proud graduate of the University of Southern California and has a degree in Sports Journalism

9. He is married to Viveca Paulin.

10. Will is the proud father of 2 boys.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

ADA Compliant Card

This stamp from Daisy Bucket Designs reminds me of the ADA Compliant signs that we do at my place of work. I work at a sign shop and I see these little men and women on a daily basis. ADA compliant signs are the signs with braille that you see in a hospital or school. I thought they were cute when I found them at my local craft store and that they would make for an interesting card.

To be totally honest, I'm not really sure how I feel about this card. I don't hate it but it's definitley not one of my favorites. So what do you other bloggers out there think. I love feedback! This card is also entered for the newest challenge at Everything But The Kitchen Sink.

This card is up for purchase on my just darlin page on Facebook. Click here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Stamps!

Yesterday I was feeling quite crafty. I mean who doesn't feel inspired after coming home from their favorite scrapbooking store, right? Michael's had some new stamps in their dollar bin and I grabbed several of them. They were simple but cute and I thought they would make some great cards. Here is one of those cards:
This particular stamp is so cute and I thought it needed color. It couldn't be just pink all the way across the board, ya know? Thanks goodness for %40 coupons because I also purchased the American Craft Stamp Markers. These things are fantastic!! They make your stamps like new again because of all the possibilities with color!

The next card is done with American Crafts paper and 1 strip of cardstock. The "hello." stamp is also one of the new ones that I bought yesterday. These stamps are Studio G by Hampton Arts! I finally took the time to tie a really cute bow! There are some great videos on Youtube to help you learn if you are having some trouble. Sorry about the TV in the background of this picture. My camera isn't working and I had to use my cell phone. It's not the best quality but it helps get the point across.

Thanks for looking and these cards can be purchased here.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Now & Forever

Another one of the frames that I do. These are so much fun to do because they are so easy! I decided to do a wedding frame. The flowers are from Recollections and I only got them for $1.00 at Michael's. I love that store! The now and forever metal sticker is from Making Memories as well at the swirly thing at the top. Everything blended so well to make a gorgeous frame!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Buttons & Lace

It's always good to have random lace lying around your scrapping area with some needles and thread. I'm really proud of this card because it's something I actually came up with and not from a sketch like normally. The buttons are sewn on and the brown ribbon is sewn on to the lace as well. This card reminds me of a cozy room or my grandma for some reason. Ha! Who knows? This card is entered for the Everything But The Kitchen Sink button challenge. Thanks for looking and as always this card is up for sale on Facebook.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fun Facts...

I'm starting something a little different today. Starting today, every Monday I will post some interesting facts about different subjects. I thought it would be something a little bit more fun and interesting than letting you know what supplies I used for what card all the time. Today's topic is none other than me.

1. I am scared to death of butterflies and moths. I don't know why they just creep me out.
2. I have an American Quarter Horse and her name is Dixie. She's a dollbaby but she can be stubborn sometimes.
3. I'm getting married on September 18, 2010 and I'm so excited but starting to get a little nervous. I just can't believe that I'm getting married. LOL!
4. My best friend and I have been best friends since kindergarten. She's like a sister to me.
5. I have an extreme paper and pen fetish. I love stationery and cards. I guess that's why I make them. I've been that way since I was little.
6. My dream car is either a Corvette or a Camero.
7. I drive a 2006 GMC Envoy.
8. Shopping = Fun
9. I'm pretty good at bowling.
10. I'm running late for gotta go!!
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