Monday, December 2, 2013


I'm sure you've been on it.....Pinterest. It's addictive, pinning all that stuff to endless board....I admit I'm a little bit of an addict....with that being said, here are a few Pinterest inspired crafts that I've done over the past few months. (And if you want to see my Pinterest boards, or follow me, click here.)

Stand by to be amazed by my craftiness!

Umbrella Wreath

Made for my friends Luau themed bridal shower (he's a guy so not sure if you call it a "bridal shower'. Maybe a groom's shower?)

Supplies needed:

Grapevine wreath
Cocktail umbrella's
Hot Glue.

Now, according to the crafty directions on Pinterest, you should be able to stick the umbrellas in the wreath and voila, your done.
As usual, it's not that simple. It never really  is.
 I applied some glue as I was putting the umbrella's in and they stayed, the biggest problem for me was storage. 
I wish that I had a better picture but for some reason, I don't.

Beach Table Scape

This table scape was made for a luau themed bridal shower.

Candle Votives:

 Bought from ACMoore, they were on sale at the time for 2 for $1.00. We used cardstock paper, cut out flowers using a paper punch and then applied modge podge to attach the flowers.
The candles are actually battery operated and completely reusable.


Made using my Cricut and the Life's a Beach cartridge, we cut these out at size 6 using funky, fun colors.
After cutting the flip flops out, we punched holes in the middle using an exacto knife, strung the ribbon through and then secured it in the back. We then poked holes through the ribbon and applied the flowers (from Petaloo) using a heart brad (that I had in my stash).We then used hemp to hang these lovely flip flops.

Balloon Topiaries:

I can't take credit for these awesome things. They are made by my good friend, Kim. She can do any theme, any color, any height. She's an awesome, awe-inspiring woman who juggles three kids and various community commitments. 

Super Crafty Kim also made these awesome trees.

Halloween Crafts

We made these gloves for the Girl Scout Halloween Recruitment event.
These were REALLY simple.
We used size medium latex free gloves (vinyl is shown in the picture, purchased from Target, a box of 50 was $3.99), spider rings, white cheese popcorn, and candy corn (all purchased from the Dollar Store)
and some red yarn.
Tips: Put the candy corn in first, with the white end going in first. This was the hardest part for the girls.
The spider rings that we used didn't have an adjuster, so we put the candy corn in added a few pieces of popcorn and then slipped the ring over the finger. Small hands have an easier time with this than big hands.
The kids were able to teach the other children how to do it, and everyone had a good time.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Birthday card for Niece

My little niece is turning eight today! In honor of her birthday, I made her a card. I might have overdone it a bit on all the tools that I used to make it, but I had a lot of fun doing it and used more tools than I thought was humanly possible.

The Happy birthday brad. I used the iTop brad maker w/ a 23mm brad, cut out the happy birthday paper using the 23mm paper punch, and affixed it to my card using the tabs in the back.

This is the tag that pulls out of the pocket in the back of the card. I used Versamark Ink and Positively Pink Ink then heat embossed it. I realize now that I should've used a different color ink because it's really very pale. I then punch a hole through the white card stock and the ribbon and attached the butterfly brad.

I cut this cupcake using the Celebrations cartridge from Cricut. Once cut, I popped the blue icing up with pop dots. I then affixed iRock bling to the cupcake, making it shiny. I love the iRock tool, it's so cool that you don't have to mess around with glue!

This is the completely card. All different kinds of paper used!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Waterfall Card

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Purple Cardstock (the background, pull tab, base square and anchor strap)
DCWV Christmas Stack Paper (the striped paper and the snowflake paper)
Purple Eyelets
Velour Ribbon
Stapler w/ designer staple
Glossy Accents
Tape Runner
Bone folder
Eyelet setter


• Cut 1 7/8” x 7 ½” scrapbook paper (Snow flakes) into four 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” squares

• Cut 2” x 8” cardstock (Purple) into four 2” x 2” squares

After cutting the squad, affix the smaller square on top of the larger square. I used a Christmas stamp set to stamp on three of the square. After letting it dry, I used stickles (red, pink, silver and black) to accent in certain areas on the stamped images. Then I let it dry.
• Mat the 4” x 5 ¼” scrapbook paper (Stripes) with the 4 ¼” x 5 ½” cardstock (Purple)

• Attach the ¾” x 4” cardstock (Purple) with eyelets

• Score 2” x 9” cardstock at 2”, 2 ¾”, 3 ½”, and 4 ¼”

• Fold all score lines going down

• Apply Scor-Tape to the bottom (inside) side of the shorter end of the 2” x 9” cardstock, but do not remove backing

• Insert the long end of the 2” x 9” cardstock under the strip you attached with eyelets

• Center the 2” x 9” cardstock and adhere to the top of the strip

• Put a strip of Score-Tape on the bottom back of each square

• Align the square with the score line on the 2” x 9” cardstock starting at the top

• Add a square at each score line

• Add ribbon to the pull with Scor-Tape and stapler

I added glossy accents to two lines on the back piece.  Then let it dry.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Joseph's Pirate Ship Party

In May we made a trip to DisneyWorld for my son's wish from the Make a Wish Foundation of Virginia. Upon our arrival at the most magical resort on Earth (not Disney!!), called Give Kids the World we found out that there was going to be a Pirate Ship Party that evening. Well, unfortunately we missed it, (we were all taking naps because of the early departure). Well, ever since then my son has been talking about having a "Pirate Ship Party". When I got the sneak peak of the Stampin' Up catalog in August I saw that there was a package you could buy that was all about pirates. It included invites, treat boxes, flags, banner and eye patches. So I bought the kit, along with a personalized stamp that read "Captain Joseph". This is what the kit looked like in the catalog: (Photo credit:

They came on individual sheets that had to be popped out and assembled. Because I forgot to bring my adhesive home, I had to use Elmer's glue. I wasn't all that worried about it being acid free (I don't know if Elmer's is or not) so I just glued the edges together as stated.
Here are my completed boxes:

These boxes held quite a bit of "loot." Here is a picture of them, with all their loot.

Here is a picture of my nephew modeling the eye patch. These were made with chipboard. You punched the chipboard out, attached the eye patch part (which was sticky on the other side) and laced the elastic through it. The kids loved it and it was an easy little craft to make at the party.

I did make the banner, my digital camera batteries ran out of juice before I could take the picture, but I'll take it tomorrow and upload it.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hello Kitty Birthday Party

A little little girl loves Hello Kitty! So much that we've had two hello kitty parties for her and she's only three. We'll probably have another one for her next year...but we'll see when the time comes.
A little autograph book that I made using my bind it all and some zutter covers and paper.
The pages of the autograph book were made with Bazzill paper that I just cut to fit the covers. I Then used my Tombow Aqua Mono Adhesive to adhere some glittery paper to the covers. For those of you who have never used the Bind-it-All before, it's best to put the paper on the covers BEFORE punching the holes. So after punching all my holes, I slipped the binding in and tightened.
This was made using (IMHO) the best scrapbooking machine in the WORLD! The Cricut Expression. I've very proud of my craftyness for this little project. This idea stemmed from a LO that I did last year for my son's book. I used two Cricut Carts for this one, Cuttin' Up (the background feature) and the Hello Kitty Font cart. I then used various flowers (from my humongous flower collection) to decorate. Rhinestones, Stickles and ribbon finished this project up! The paper is Bazzill...

The first was made using the Hello Kitty Font cart, it's the example that's made in the book. I put toothpicks on the back and then stuck them into the cupcakes.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Stuff done at the Memories Galore VIP party.

Projects done at Memories Galore VIP Party.
This was a totally cool layout. Done with Leave it to Weave and a punch called a "Tisket a Tasket", It was nifty. The cs is Bazzill.
This was made using flower soft. We stamped the image and then glued one color, and then the other. It's cool. I got some and can't wait to use it.

A mini photo album that we made using Dots paper, the Crop a dile and some adhesive.

This is a cool flower made using two sheets of card stock glued together, and then cut out with the Sizzix. The middle is glue and beads and on the back is a pin so that you can wear it on clothing. Coolio!

This was a cute gift bag that was made using a QuikCut die, a gift bag and the Xyron 150.

This was made using Alcohol inks and really shiny paper. It was fun playing with Alcohol inks as I found out that I was using them incorrectly. I can't wait to play with them again now that I have the right supplies!!