Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to all!!

On behalf of Jason, Sabrina, Kaitlyn and myself, we wish everyone a happy, healthy and fun Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Birthday and Christmas Gifts

I recently sent a package home to my mom filled with Birthday and Christmas gifts.  Here are photos of some of the handmade items I created for them.  These are the packaging for the gifts inside.  I made these with the Cricut Tags, Bags & Boxes cartridge and some DCWV paper.  I used really small powerful magnets I had lying around to close them.  This one is a gift for my niece who's birthday is Christmas Day - Happy Birthday!!!

The rest of these are gifts for my family for Christmas....

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Craft and Bake Sale photos

Finally, these are some photos of my table.
I forgot to mention the approximately 200+ chocolates I made.  In each of the pretty boxes on the table are 10 handmade chocolates (coconut and cookies and cream fillings).  I have a display box there as well showing how you can turn the box into a lumiere once you eat all the chocolates!  I just put a dollar store battery candle in it.
I also had quite a few packages of 6 chocolates, but they were all sold before I took these photos. 
There are two gingerbread shaped chocolates and one tree shape chocolate in each of the clear bags - kids liked those.
See the cookies in their packaging????   Soooooo pretty :)

New christmas cards.

These are some of the new cards I made this year for the craft fair.  I still have some left - perhaps you will find one in your mailbox in the next little while!


I'm baaaaack! Still busy, but I'm back!

The craft sale at the community club is over, so I now have time to show you what I have been working on!
There are so many things to show you and since you all have been soooooo patient - I'll show you the best thing first!

For a few years now I have been trying to make the "Ultimate Christmas Cookie".  I was at a holiday party a few years back and they had these beeeooootiful cookies that were almost too pretty to eat.  I always wanted to make some just like them.
I finally succeeded this year.  The comments at the craft fair were "They are too pretty to eat!".  So I know I achieved my goal.

Let me know what YOU think.

I found a delicious sugar cookie recipe and made my cookies one day.  It took one whole day to line the cookie edges, flood the inside (wait for it to set), cut out the fondant flowers and paint them with edible luster dust, then decorate with the white icing and add the candy pearls.  Once the icing was good and set, I packaged them up.  You can see them in their packaging in the craft fair photos.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall Decor

I made these flower arrangements a couple of weeks ago, but forgot to take photos of them.  For the first one I used a white craft pumpkin from Michaels, and cut open the top, glued down some florist foam and started arranging.  I had enough left over that I was able to re-use a basket I had, added floral foam and voila!  I had a second arrangement.
The one in the white craftt pumpkin is in the entrance cut out and can be seen from the entrance and from the living room.  The smaller one is on a shelf in the living room adding some much needed colour.

I hope you like them.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween goodies for the girls to take to school/pre-K

I made these little bags to hold hand-made candies (eyeballs and skulls) for the girls to give out at
school/pre-K.  I made 44 in total.  I used my Cricut to cut the bags. I bought a bag of Halloween die cuts at Michaels and adhered them to a scalloped circle (Stampin Up punch) with a pop dot.  When I ran out of the die cuts, I used some spiders, bats, and ghosts cut using my cricut and added googly-eyes....
The candies were made using melted chocolate wafers and 3D molds.  Once the front and back of the eyeball or skull was hardened, I poped them out and stuck them together with more of the melted candy

These are the candies I made:

These are the bags I made:

These are the candies in the bags:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Digi Release Thursday

Check out the new digi stamp releases over at Pink Cat Studio - beautiful!  I LOVE Melissa's creations - she is soooooo talented.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kaitlyn's Pink Castle Birdhouse

I painted this birdhouse for Kaitlyn's room. I picked up the birdhouse from Michaels, and used some rub-ons to decorate.  Of course I had to use as much bling as possible, otherwise what kind of castle would it be?  She loves it and wants to play with it all the time, however, she is quite destructive so I had to explain how it is a decoration for her "Princess Room".  She was ok with that.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


As you may or may not be aware, my husband is crazy about BMW cars. He is also crazy about himself. So for his 38th birthday this year, I made this card for him. The car was cut using my Cricut, as was the paperdoll body. I found some BMW logos and used Photoshop to make them various sizes figuring that one set would fit the car. I also did this with his head. I got to shrink my husbands head!!! How many people can say that? I used his "offical" work photo. I wonder what else I can do with his shrunken head?
So, it is not a fancy card, but it is his card and he loves it. Of course I had to stroke his ego even more with the caption of "Best Man anyWhere." Oh well, I did get to shrink his head!

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As it continues to snow here in Calgary, I am reminded of this card I made last year.  I still really love the minimalistic look.  I stamped with the snow bunny stamp, then made a mask.  I then stamped with a small tree stamp twice.  I think the tree stamp is Stampin Up and I know the "be merry" stamp is for sure.  The snowbunny is from a set I bought at Michaels a couple of years ago.  I want to make some more of these minimalistic cards again this year - probably with some Pink Cat Studio digital stamps.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cricut Snowman from Christmas Cheer

Well.  Since it is snowing here.... still - here is a nice winter fella to match the weather.  The snowman was made using my Cricut and the Christmas Cheer cartridge.  I used pop dots to make him stand out.  Some orange glitter on his nose.  The blue background was done using one of the winter themed Cuttlebug embossing folders.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up and I used chalk to further give the card some elegance.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Paisley Cricut cartridge coming January 2010 (???)

Another blog rumour.  This cartridge looks like a lot of fun wallet is shrinking away in terror!

Elmo Party Cartridge coming January 2010(???)

Through the blog gossip channels comes a new cartridge for January.  Very cute cuts on this one, and the difference between this one and the Sesame Street Friends cartridge is that this has actual party elements to make and cut out for your little ones' birthday party!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wedding Card

I created this card using Bazzil Wedding Pin Stripe cardstock. I cut the white pattern using Cricut Design Studio and the Storybook cartridge. The two inset matts are cut and edge embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One. The large paper flower is from Dollarama, the smaller flowers are Prima and the faux pearls are from Kaisercraft. The branches were punched with a Martha Stewart paper punch. This card has gotten a lot of attention - I made a second one and gave it to my cousin for his wedding.
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Monday, September 28, 2009

4th Birthday Card

This is a card I made for a friends daughters 4th birthday.  The cardstock is from DCWV Nana's Kids and the stamps are from Pink Cat Studio (Enchanted Lily and Fairy Friends).  I coloured these with Copics and added some sparkle to the flowers with the Spica pens.  I then put diamond glaze over the Spica coloured flowers.  Pop dots were used to make the images "pop".  I had a lot of fun making this card and can't wait to make some more.Posted by Picasa

Scarecrow Decor

I have been wanting to make some fall decorations for around the house and then I found instructions and a .cut file for this scarecrow box here:
Instead of stitching around the eyes and the mouth, I used 3D black paint. I didn't have anything black to stitch with. I could have used real raffia, but I wanted to try Donna's trick. The "fake" rafia came out darker than hers, but I still like it. I had these paper sunflowers from Dollarama lying around for a while now, and thought one would make a nice accent on the hat. I have some fall picks from Michaels that might look nice in the box.
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