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Friday, February 17, 2017

Valentine's Day Easel Treat Box

I made these for my co-workers for Valentine's Day!  I had fun coming up with different things to put in them.  I still have this awful cold- I am into my 2nd week!  I think I will survive but my energy level is very low!  The picture below shows what I was able to put in the treat box that is on the front of the easel.  I would have done a video but my voice is so awful with the cold- I sound like a man!

The cupid has a tiny clothes pin that I hot glued to the back. The little square you see with the heart has a Ghiradelli chocolate square inside.    I love the saying I used on the tag- "All you need is LOVE but a little CHOCOLATE now and then, doesn't hurt"  How true!  I found the instructions for the Easel Treat box on Pinterest -

Easel Treat Box

I did add a paper clip that I had tied bits of ribbon around it and then hot glued a little rose.  I love the Prima doll stamp that I have in my stash.  I also made some Teacup treat holders!  These are filled with Hershey's kisses.  I think these are adorable!  Hope your Valentine's Day was fun!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Rocket Ship Birthday

Hi all!  I am home sick today!  I don't remember when I have had a cold this bad!  Usually, I am over a cold in one or two days with maybe a few sniffles.  I have had this thing for 4 days and still feel lousy!  Worse- my husband has it too!  He is a couple days ahead of me- since he gave it to me!  He said today was the first day he felt better.  Great...

Anyway, I thought I would share a picture of a card I made for a co-worker's Grandson.  He likes Rocket ships!  I found the inspiration on Pinterest.    I can't seem to find the link to the person who inspired me.  Sorry, it doesn't help that my nose is running and I am coughing.....The window in the spaceship has mirrored paper in it.  You can almost see yourself in it..  

I made this  last week.  When I was feeling much better than I am today.
This will be a short post.  I have to go blow my nose and take some more Advil.  Hope you day is fun...Hope I feel better tomorrow.....

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Snowman Hugs!

I wanted to share the cards I made for our Grandson's for Christmas this year.  I loved these cute snowmen!

When you open them it is like you are giving the kids a little hug!

You can see the instructions for this adorable card here -

Here is a update to the Center Island that my husband built for me!  We had looked everywhere to buy one but couldn't find the right size or price!  So he made one for me!!  I love it!

Here it is after we painted it!  I Hemmed and Hawed over the color- but I love how it ties in since we have chairs and a smaller cupboard this color.

This picture is of the side that faces the sink.  It is open but it works for us since we can just pull out those small appliances that we use most often.

It is so much larger than the island that we were using.  The previous island has no storage at all.

Oh, did you want to see where that island ended up- Yup... my Craft room!  It really gives me more
space to work on.  I just added it as an extension to my white working desk.  I can put stools up to it so that when I have company- they have a work area too!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year !

 I made a couple of Card in a Box Thank you cards!  I have had this Sizzix snowman die forever!  I decided to use it in my Thank you cards this year.   I bought the Card in a Box die a while ago so it makes putting together this card really easy.  I even used some stickers I had in my stash.

 The card above was another version of the 1st card.  I added the scalloped edges to this card.  But it is essentially the same card.   The picture below shows the sentiment that I used on all the cards.

Just to change it up a bit- I made a Snowflake card using Stampin Up's stamps and die from last year.  I still love to use these - they are embossed with gold embossing powder.  I love the look with the Christmas paper.

Here is another view-

The new year has begun!  Hard to believe it is 2017!!  This year will bring some changes for me as I am looking forward to retiring in this new year.  I have worked in the banking world for over 30  years!  But it will mean more time in my Craft room!!  My husband has already retired.  I have him working on some projects around the house.   I wanted to share a picture of the Headboard he made for our bedroom!!!   We have been looking everywhere for the right one - he decided he could make it and he did!  I love how it came out!

Now he is working on making a Kitchen Center Island.  He already has it framed out- He is taking a break in this picture.

I will share more pictures of the finished product!    I can't wait!  Happy New Year to everyone!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Pocket Letters

I am sneaking a little bit of time to post pictures of the Pocket Letters that I made for my co-workers last week!  They aren't real Pocket Letters in the sense that they are used to swap between crafters.  I used them to put gift cards in!  They worked perfectly! 

Here is a picture of the back of the Pocket Letter.  I loved decorating each pocket with something different. 

Here are a couple of pictures of the other Pocket Letters I made. 

I also made Pocket Letter boxes!  I folded the letters into thirds and they fit perfectly!  The pictures show the boxes before I decorated them.

And here they are after I decorated them!  I used Graphic 45 paper on the covers ( my favorite paper)
and added a Navy satin ribbon.  The directions for the boxes can be found on Pinterest if you search for Pocket letter boxes tutorial.  I tried to add the link but for some reason it would not work. 

I love making Pocket Letters!  I am sure I will be making them again!  Have a Merry, Merry Christmas!! 


I had to share the cutest  Pocket Letter that my sister, Rochelle, gave to me for my birthday!!  I think it really shows that these letters can be used for any occasion.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Snow Globe Jars

This year I made Snow Globe jars as a gift for some co-workers.  I made about a dozen of them - I started them this past summer.  The Globes sit on the smallest of Mason Jars.  I used Crystal Effects to adhere them to the jar.  They do take a little bit of time to put together.  The tiny houses are from Papertrey Ink. 

I added faux snow - Boy, that stuff is fun!  We used it in our dome Christmas cards this year, too.
(You can seem them in a previous post)

It's hard to get a good picture of these guys since the reflection is tough to avoid.  I loved making these gifts!  We filled them with candy kisses!

I will be on vacation the week before Christmas!  The kids are coming to stay with us before Christmas this year!  I am excited about having a full house!  Not sure I will have time to post much so I wanted to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Reindeer Christmas Cards

We have mailed out our Christmas cards for 2016!  I do love this type of Z fold card.  I can see all kinds of possibilities for future cards!  I was happy to use some Sizzix dies that I have had in my stash for a long time. 

I made 30 of these cards!  A little more work than I anticipated but fun all the same!  I believe the trees are from Marianne Design.

To me- it looks like the deer are standing in the snow.  I am not sure you can tell but there are 4 deer in the card!   The sentiment is on the back- I think I forgot to take a picture of that....

It has snowed several time here and that has put me in a Christmas frame of mind.  We are just about finished with our Christmas shopping too!  All in all- I think it is going to be a great Christmas!