Wednesday, November 18, 2009

TWS Christmas Tag Swap

So here are the tags I made for a Christmas Tag Swap on the Scrap beach community. I tried to recreate a tag Tim Holtz made on his 12 tags of Christmas blog. I fell in love with this snowman tag. I found a snowman in an Inkadinkado stamp set called Ornate Christmas. I love him. So cute and the scarf is amazing! I did some embossing, painting and resist. And boy did it RESIST me!!! I had a total screw up when I decided to follow the directions! Really, I should know better! I ended up having to redo all of the tags but in the end they turned out beautiful. It was super fun and I hope you like it! As an added gift to you I filmed my mistake and included it in a Part 2 adventure video called My big blooper mistake! I give you the gift of laughter!I hope you enjoy it!

What was your biggest mistake on a project and how did you fix it?

My fix: Trash!

Thanks for watching!

Next up on the blog: Christmas cards and a cool idea for Stampin Up Sweet Treat cups!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
Cricut expression
Ikea kitchen rods
A new couch
A acorn free lawn

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
A necklace my nephew made me

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
A year of scrapbook pages for my sister in law

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
a Nintendo

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
Don't have kids yet, soon but not quite yet!

6. What is your favorite holiday food?
green bean casserole

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
christmas cards, christmas mini albums, scrapbook for sister-in-law

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?

9. Favorite holiday song?
Baby it's cold outside (Barenaked ladies)

10. Favorite holiday pastime?
Shopping on christmas eve with my dad

Want to see those prizes in more detail? Click here.

To enter to win all these cool prizes below simply answer the questions in this meme, make sure to post links back to and Provo Craft (use this link: ) and tag your friends!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Stampin Up Haul

Hi everyone! I have a haul from, Staples and Stampin Up! I am so excited about these purchases! I can't wait to use them!

This is my last haul of the year! I am officially on a buying freeze until 2010. Of course I will show you what I receive from the Beach buy Jenn is hosting and any Christmas presents I receive.

I am busy creating my Christmas tags, Christmas cards, Christmas gifts, Christmas minis...There aren't enough hours!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Another Haul!!!

I know, I have been a bit bad lately. I have this haul and one more on the way, just waiting for the shipment to come in. I am done spending though until after Christmas! OK, enough justification...onto the fun! I went to Michael's and got a few things. I got some great things, a few awesome deals and a great idea. All in all a great trip to the craft store!

My hubby repainted my scraproom today and we are putting the final coat tomorrow. It looks SO much better! I can't wait to get back in there to create. I have some Christmas tags I need to make for a swap. I will be filming it so look for that later this week. I have to wait a bit for the awesome wall unit. My dad has decided to give it to us as a gift for our future baby. No, I'm not pregnant!! Not for a bit. He is just giving the gift a bit early so I can use it for scrapbooking! Unfortunately, he wants to wait until after the open house and take the time to do it right. I will show my new scraproom color but you will have to wait for the magical wall unit for a bit longer! Sorry! I will show what it looks like in the new color though!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mini Haul!

Hey everyone! I went to Jo-Ann fabric store and got a few things and thoguht I would film a mini haul! I got a great deal on sticky strip from Jody @ thanks to Bona's recommendation. Thanks Bona! Jody is a great seller! Shipping was only $5 and shipped out super fast! Great deal!!!

Anyway, enjoy and I can't wait to show you what I plan to cut with my new blade!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Photo Wallet

Hi everyone! I saw Stephanie from With a Grin make a small photo wallet from one 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper. I thought it was awesome so I had to try it. I decided it would be a great inexpensive gift for my sister-in-law's birthday! I made her this wallet so she could show off my adorable nephews' halloween costumes. Too adorable!

After filming this video I added an eyelet with a ribbon and tied it to the binder clip. This way when you release the closure it won't get lost. I also added a black prima flower and brad (like the one I had on a spooky album tag). On the brad I added a tiny key with a couple jump rings. It really took the photo wallet to a new level and made it super cute! Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture or film a revised video. I guess you will just have to picture it!

I have also included the video of the tutorial I used to make this awesome homemade item. It is like a mini travel mini album! This is a super easy and inexpensive gift for the holidays! Give it a try! I would love to see what you come up with!