Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happiness in a Bag

I decorated these cute little bags for my friends on our camping trip last weekend. Inside I put little "spa" items such as lotion, body wash, and facial masks. 

I made the bags from a piece of 12x12 paper and some adhesive. Super easy to make. I'll share a tutorial later if you'd like to know how I made them. ;)

And of course, Pete was interested in them... 

So there's a little something I've been working on lately! My next project is pretty wrapping paper and decorations for my sister's 16th birthday presents! 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

H & J

I'm leaving on a FUN girly-trip tomorrow. We're renting a cabin in Oklahoma for just the five of us. It's gonna be crazy fun. ;) 

But before I leave (I might blog while I'm on vacay, who knows) I wanted to share a new layout that I made. Right now I have a major crush on Studio Calico, so here's a layout I made with their Penny Arcade kit. I absolutely love the colors in this kit. I stamped the woodgrain pattern on the kraft paper because I wanted some more pattern on the bottom of the page. 

This page is about my sweet little friend Jaleesa. I definitely share my love of all things Hello Kitty with her. :) 

So there's a little something to try and keep ye ol' blog active. ;P


Wednesday, September 3, 2014


I'm sitting here at the library at college, wondering what to write. Hmm. I always have a problem verbalizing what I want to say about my projects. Ok. I'm just gonna go for it.

So I made this page yesterday. Fresh off the desk, so to speak! I am still scrapping 8.5x11 pages. I guess they seem like card-layouts. Ok, I mean that the size is in between a card and a layout so that's where I get the crazy name. Haha. 

I had this idea to print these particular photos of Laura and I in photo-strip form. So I did that in Picasa and then printed them out on my 5x7 HP printer. They actually take up more of the page than I thought! Laura and I constantly take "selfies" and this photo session was no exception of the fact. We take the most pics when we go shopping, which is, like, every week. People tease us about going shopping all the time, but really it's just what we like to do together. :) Sometimes we don't buy anything, but it's still fun!

I used the AWESOME August Hip Kit for the most of this page. I love the Shimelle line from American Crafts and there is quite a bit of it included in this kit. I added pieces from my stash to try and stretch the kit AND use up my older stash. 

I loved the piece of Shimelle paper that was divided diagonally into two patterns. So I actually made my own on my page! 

Hope you have a fabulous day! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Oh Happy Day


Thought I'd post this simple little card I made yesterday to send to a friend. I'm trying to make it a habit to make a post here on the blog when I upload my project to whatever gallery I'm posting to. (Usually that's Studio Calico.) So yeah. Here's the card! 

I don't know if you can tell or not, but I used navy thread for the sewing. It's what was in the machine and I was too lazy to change it out. And I'm loving me some misting! Has been my "trend" for a while now. ;)

So that's it :) I have a long weekend off of work AND college and I'm so stinkin' excited about it. I don't have to "do anything" till Wednesday of next week! Can I get a "WOO HOO"?! :P Have a nice weekend, y'all!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Milk Cartons + Mini Candles

Hi there! So, I've made some more little "treats" for my coworkers. I usually make things that they can eat. Or rather, I decorate the packages that contain the yummy treats. ;) This time though I found these ADORABLE (and yes, it's worth putting that in all caps) mason jar candles at Bath and Body Works. They are seriously the cutest candles I have ever seen. I have a thing for mini things. So, without further adieu--

Excuse my cute little kitty. His name is Pete. And he's hyper. And of course he's adorable.

See what I mean? Those candles are probably 2 1/2 inches tall. And they're wonderful fall scents. Mmmm....

So how did I make these? My Silhouette Cameo! My Cameo is the bomb-dot-com when it comes to making cost-effective treats. This milk carton cut file is my absolute favorite. I altered it a bit by adding a window in the front so you can see the candle inside. After cutting out the cartons, I lightly glued some plastic behind the cut-out windows and then sewed around the perimeter of the opening. Pretty and functional at the same time! (Wanna know a secret? I didn't have any clear acetate sheets, so I recycled and used the fronts of clam-shell packaging for the see-through part!) 

After I put the candles in the assembled milk cartons, I decorated the tags with some stickers and tied them on with ribbon or twine. I used the Crate Paper "Open Road" line for the majority of the papers and embellishments. Oh! And one more thing! The letters I used for the names  are from the Dear Lizzy "5th and Frolic." I have had them for such a long time, not knowing what to use them on because of their small size. Then wa-la! The perfect project! I think they fit perfect on these tags (except for Chazlynn's name... her name is tooooooo long).  

And I added a few sequins inside, just for fun. ;)

And there you have it! My most recent project! Sometimes it's just FUN to make little treats like this. :)

On a side note, yesterday was my first day of college and it was fantabulous (as Laura would say)! I switched my Math class from Algebra to Pre Calculus so that will be a little change for this coming week. Because let's be honest. My 15 year old sister could do the Algebra. So I'm switching to something a *little more challenging. I took Pre Cal in high school, so it will still be review. But I don't think I will be as bored. ;) Other than that, everything worked out perfectly! And I totally took the little bit of free time that I had to type out this post. Hope you enjoyed it! I have school and work this week. And it's gonna be busy. But I like it. ;) 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Funday

It's Friday! Yay! I have to say, Thursday is my favorite day of the week. It's like, you get to anticipate the weekend and FRIDAY but it's still a plain ol' day of the week. But I'd have to say Fridays are probably next on the list of favorite days of the week! :) 
I mean, Friday is Friday! 

I just wanted to share these little cupcake box toppers I made for the gals at work. I LOVE surprising them with goodies, whether it's just some chocolate chip cookies on a Friday, or something fun like a cupcake from the local bakery on a Monday. (I'm a sucker for cupcakes!) And of course with fun treats come pretty decorations. I pre made these little scalloped toppers before I bought the cupcakes and then stuck them on the tops of the boxes with a single pop dot later. It's so fun sharing my crafty creations. They all loved them! And they actually paid attention to all the little details! It's rare that someone notices all that goes into making something. 

Photo taken with my iPhone 5s

If you can't tell, I love my coworkers. ;) I'm already working on something else for them! Fun, fun!

Hope you have a fantabulistic (I'm pretty sure Laura made that word up) Friday! ;)


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Little Hello

I still have a "thing" for making cards, like I've said before. I started out with a totally different idea for this card and then it morphed into this. Lately with my creating, I've been going with the motto, "Keep it simple." When I keep adding stuff, I end up messing up what I liked to begin with. 

I added the stamped grey stars after I had "finished" the card and immediately wished I would have left them off. I liked the simplicity before. Oh well. And here is where I use the motto, "Just go with it." LOL 

And I saw this cute idea on Amy Tan's blog to cover up stitching, staples, etc. with a photo inside the card! What a fun and personal touch! :)