Monday, January 31, 2011

Simple Vinyl

Well I haven't had much time to use my new silhouette, but I have had a chance to cut out a few little things!  I purchased this cute little pink pail recently at Target.  I was keeping some of the girls craft supplies in it.  I thought it might look cute with some lettering...
For those who use the silhouette.  Is it easier to use the smaller size vinyl.  I ended up with 12" and realized it doesn't fit unless you cut it. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

It's a blog hop...

A DOUBLE BLOG HOP!!! That’s right, Baby Bud Designs and By LORi Designs have teamed up to bring you a big ol' blog hop! We’ve got a fantastic line up of extremely talented designers showcasing some pretty adorable images.
Today you’ll find a ton of inspiration and of course a hop isn’t a hop without some prizes right? So be sure to leave comments on every stop!  So sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful creations that both of these wonderful Design Teams have created for you! You won’t be disappointed!

Now hop on over to Maria's blog for more GREAT inspiration!!!
If you get lost along the way the whole list will be posted at each of the Main blogs! Have fun and thanks for joining us today!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My new wood sign...

In my neighborhood we are constantly getting solicitors.  Well I decide to make a No Soliciting sign, but I didn't want those Girls Scouts skipping my house so here is my sign! (=

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Unity Hearts

Here are a couple cards I made using a cute little heart image from Unity's Jan. KOM

I used my heart embossing folder and did a little distressing around the edges.

I also used an embossing folder,  Papertrey Ink balloon dies and a fun little wooden clip on this one!

TFL!!! (=

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Candy Braclet

Here's a fun project for little girls.  I found the inspiration here at Brown Paper Packages.  It's a GREAT blog with lots of fun stuff!!!

Get some soft candy, floss, needle and ribbon.  I think my girls would rather eat it than wear it, but it was a fun project anyway! (=

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's a color challenge...

This week at The Pink Elephant we are doing a color challenge.  The colors are Red, Brown and Pink.
Our sponser is Baby Bud Designs.  Their images are just too CUTE!!!

Here is my card:

If you'd like to play along or check out the other design team cards go HERE.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's a color challenge at BLD

Challenge #2 at By LORi Designs.  Here are the colors:

I had fun with these colors.  It's not a color combination that I usually use, but I like it!
If you'd like to play along or just check out the design team inspiration go to By LORi Designs.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Felt flowers/butterflies

Having two little girls it's always fun to make cute little hair accessories.  I saw these really cute Martha Stewart buttons and new they would look cute with some felt flowers...

You can use them as cute embellishments to your scrapbook pages and cards or attach them to some hair clips or headbands.  I used Papertrey ink dies to create these shapes.  Super fun and CUTE!!! (=

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My new toy!

Here's a picture of my new toy!! Yea, a Silhouette!!! I've seen lots of cool projects done with this digital cutter.  Now if I can just find the time to play with it!!! (=

Monday, January 17, 2011

Snowman love!

Having fun playing with the adorable snowmen stamps from this months Unity KOM.  I purchased some seam binding and sprayed it with Tattered Angels glimmer mist (Patina).  Added some red as I really like this color combination!  TFL! (=

Friday, January 14, 2011

Unity - Friends are like stars...

Here is another card made with my Unity KOM and some Kraft paper!  The sentiment reads: GOOD FRIENDS ARE LIKE STARS YOU DON'T ALWAYS SEE THEM BUT YOU KNOW THEY ARE THERE.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I just received my Unity KOM.  So many fun and cute images!! Gotta LOVE all the great sentiments too!!
I LOVE this adorable snowman!! Added some fun felt clouds! TFL! (=

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Its a blog hop at BLD

The By LORi Design team is doing a Blog Hop!  There is lots of GREAT inspiration and a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to BLD!!  There will be 2 given away!  All you need to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on each of the design teams blogs. Two random hoppers will be drawn!  Here are couple of cards that I did:
This is an adorable new Puddle Jumper named "Ezra".   I paired him up with some October Afternoon DP.

Another cutie is "Molly" which is a new addition to the Boo & Roo images!!  This is a very clean and simple card using a fun Sunshine from a past Unity KOM.  The sentiments can also be found at BLD!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  The next stop on the blog hop is Silvia's blog.  She always has amazing cards!! Be sure to check them out HERE!

Monday, January 10, 2011

TPE color challenge

It's a color challenge at The Pink Elephant this week.  We are using super cute images from By LORi Designs!  If you'd like to play along go HERE.
I used Hannah Lollipop and paper from My Minds Eye. 

Crayon Hearts


Here is a fun project to do with the kiddos!! My girls loved it!! (=
1.  Buy a pack of crayons or just use old crayons from around your house (all the broken ones).
2.  Break them all down into little pieces. (we choose to do multi colored hearts)
3.  Put them into silicon tins.  I got my heart ones for $2.50 in the Target dollar spot!
4.  Put them in the oven for approx 20 mins at 200 degrees.
5.  Take them out and let them cool completely.
6.  Pop them out and you've got FUN and CUTE crayons!!! (=

You could package these up all cute and they would make GREAT little Valentines gifts!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Small gift bag

I ordered these small glassine bags from Papertrey ink and they are perfect for small little gifts.  Add a little gift card, packets of tea or hot chocolate, hand made treats etc... 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

BLD color challenge

Yea, the challenges have started at By LORi Designs!  The first one is a color challenge!  To play along go HERE.

I used the cute Puddle Jumper Rylee for my card!! TFL! (=

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sweet and Simple

Wow!  It's been awhile since I've made any cards!  December was such a busy month and I've had the kids home on winter break for 2 weeks now.  Things will be getting back to normal soon and hopefully I'll have more time for crafting!! (=   Starting back with a clean and simple card!  DP is from My Minds Eye and the cupcake die and sentiment (My sweet friend) is from Papertrey Ink.  TFL!!