Monday, November 29, 2010

Specialty Christmas Kits!!

I am so excited to share these (2) - Specialty Christmas kits! These are LOADED! They were designed for the photo tray as well but would also be a great kit for a mini album (just ass chipboard!). These are loaded with Tim Holtz and K and Company goodies. These are designed to be more decorative with only 1 or 2 photos. Check out all the crafty goodness in these kits on the video below! Tons of pictures over at my etsy store of everything included in the kits!

These are available right now on my Etsy site HERE. You can also click the link on the side bar of my blog.

Also, be on the look out because Sunday I will be adding the CUTEST kits to my store. That's right, Baby First Christmas kits for both Baby girl and Baby boy in both non traditional and traditional colors. These will be made using the Sizzix Dress die and the Overalls die. Wait till you see them - they are ADORABLE! These can be either mini albums for decoration or ornaments and will work for children of all ages!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Kits

So I have been working hard on making kits for Christmas! I love this holiday above all others and I just know you will all love what I have come up with for my Etsy store!

I have designed (4) Holiday kits for the 7 Gypsies Photo tray. These are made to capitalize on photos! These include patterned papers, cardstock, photo mats, photo frames, ribbons, altered papers, embellishments etc. These are an economical way to make a gorgeous home decoration for Christmas. Check out the video below for more information. Here is an example of what I did with the kit!

Oops! i forgot to add the part where I show what I did with the kit. Here is the video showing that!

These are available right now on my Etsy site HERE. You can also click the link on the side bar of my blog. I also have (2) - more 7 Gypsies Photo trays in my store as well, just in case you want to pick one up to go with your kit!

The video for the Specialty kits will be up tomorrow! If you can't wait - they are available at the store right now! I hope you check it out and get in the Christmas spirit with some great crafting kits! Thanks!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gobble Gobble!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I am thankful for all of you who read my blog and inspire me. You rock! I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

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(Thank you to Myspace for the animated Turkey image!)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fern's BIG Giveaway!

Check out Ferns' Big giveaway! She si giving away a Big Shot!!! Can you believe it! Be sure to check her out and post a comment for a chance to win. Tell her you heard about it from me!!! Thanks again Fern! Find her blog HERE at Her Youtube name is fernlintner65.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Every Girl Needs a Great Dress!

Today I have the cutest project to share! I am sure you all have seen these dress minis before. This was my first. I am so in love with these, you have no idea! It is made with the Dress die from Sizzix.

I made this mini for my friend Laura who is coming over to scrap this weekend. She has the sweetest little girl named Georgia. I just wanted to give her a small gift. I thought this would be a great opportunity to get girly. I don't often go super girly so this was a fun escape from my normal scrapping. I loved playing with pinks!

I had fun with flowers, stickles and ribbon. It turned out so adorable it made me want a little girl of my own! I am making a few of these kits for Christmas for both girls (dress) and boys (overalls). The theme will be baby's first Christmas (would work for any aged children.) So keep an eye out for those in the next few weeks.

I really hope Laura likes the mini. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Calling all Pirates! Here is a project I recently completed. Hubby and I babysat my nephews this weekend. Nate is 5yrs old and Evan is 3. I was looking for things to do with them besides play cars ALL DAY! LOL! I decided to search "Things to do with kids ages 3-5" on the Internet. One of the sites said to do a treasure hunt and make a treasure map. I decided to give it a try. I took a piece of cheap white cardstock 12" x 12". Laid out my parents' house and figured out where I wanted to hide the treasure and worked backwards. I made keys out of grungeboard and flags with a pirate stamp. I had so much fun making these maps and decorating them. I even tea dyed them! I think they turned out great and since I covered them with multi-medium (mod podge would work too), they will last a while and they can keep them. They each had a look out telescope, compass and an eye patch. They looked adorable! Check out the pictures below!

The treasure hunt went great. They both love singing the pirate song (yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me!). I think Arg is one of their favorite new words. I was their guide - reading the map. Hubby was the gatekeeper of the treasure. They had a ball and it provided a solid 45min of activity. Add to that the pirate themed play after that and we had a day full of adventure. They packed up the ship for a long journey, they played captain and first mate games, they locked my hubby in the dungeon and he tried to escape. Hubby was great with them. I love seeing him interact with kids. So cute!

Anyway, this was a fun activity, I got to play with my scrap supplies in a new way and above all...I am a cool Aunt (or at least my nephews think so!) Love them!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Birthday Present

Here is a birthday present I made for my sister-in-law. I used another one of the 7 Gypsies photo trays. This is made with the Kaisercraft Up, Up, & Away Collection. I made this completely removable as well. I will give my sister-in-law swap outs for Christmas. This project is fast and super easy. I love the final result. I have to start my next theme (Thanksgiving or Christmas) for my swap outs now that halloween is over.

Patty, Happy Birthday! I hope you like it! Thanks for watching!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tim Holtz Mini

So here is a video showing the mini album I made at Absolutely Everything. Tim Holtz was charming as ever! Love him! I also am sharing a few pictures from the classes I didn't take. I wish I had taken the Christmas class but, C'est la vie! I got a cinch instead! Enjoy!

This uses beeswax.

Spooky! There is a section with a piece of vellum with a fake tealight candle behind it so it flickers. Very cool looking.

This one is my favorite! I love the tree! So cute!