Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine Bag

One Valentine down and 3 more to go.
I was going to enter this little cutie in the PKS challenge this week.
Just now as I am writing this post I realize the sad fact that I am not very good at reading and following the rules. DUH
It is a very good thing that I still have tomorrow night to work on an entry for this challenge. It is also a very good thing that I caught it before I linked it up. lol
Supplies used:

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Clothes Pin Note Holder

I hope everyone has been having a restful and creative weekend.
This week the MIM challenge is Layered Embossing and some new goodies came in the big brown truck so of course it was time to play with them.
I used Papertrey Ink's Framed Out #12 stamps and die, white, red and clear embossing powder, an alpine fabrics heart button, studio g glitter glue and some fabulous Sterling 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon to make this really cute tag.
So once the tag was made the question was... What do I use it on? A few years ago I made some clothes pin note holders for my grandson's teachers and every since have wanted to make one for my desk but just never got around to it. Well this weekend was the time and it turned out great.
The glitter glue frame was made by placing the finished tag under an acetate sheet and tracing it with the glue on top of the acetate with the glitter glue. Let it dry over night and presto a glitter glue frame. Just a note this does not work with Stickles (it is too thin) Studio g is a very thick glue so it works great.
I painted the clothes pin with black chalkboard paint and attached the tag with glue dots. Wrapped some 3 Girl JAM Holly Berry crinkle ribbon around the bottom and attached the charms I made of my grand kids with 3D glue dots. If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know that my life revolves around my 4 grandkids. :-)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Happy Friday All
Today is Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. The challenge this month is
I combined this challenge with the Repeats and Rainbows challenge from a couple weeks ago to make some bookmarks and a card. I totally love the way the colors just POP off the background.
Papertrey Ink Supplies:
3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon:
Don't you just love how well the ribbons and papers coordinate!!!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ribbon Bears

Happy Monday Everyone!
Have you all heard the fantastic news??
Have you seen the new additions to the 3 Girl JAM store?
State Line Bags for any occasion!
Head over to the store and check them out!
My project for today would make adorable party favors for any scrappy party but since there are not many scrappy get-togethers around here I made these for a couple friends.
Instead of filling these little treat cups up with sugary treats they are filled with yummy crinkle ribbon. They each have a cute Love Flair Button to make them even more special.

The adorable faces are from
PKS-440 Cute & Cuddly
PKS-757 Wide Eyed & Bushy Tailed
I am entering them in the

Sunday, January 20, 2013

MIM 100 Packaging Oversized Cards

Wow I have to say the Make It Monday challenge this week was so much fun!
They have all been taking me a little outside of my norm and I am really liking it.
The 3 windows were cut out using the Take Three die from PTI. The hearts were cut from the Framed Out 11 die. I stamped and embossed coordinating hearts from the Framed Out 11 stamp set  on a 5x7 vellum envelope. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
I also used a Heart embossing folder from Darice, Tim Holtz idea-ology alphabet cards and fired brick distress ink.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Farmer Bryce

My grandson has been feeling a little blue lately so I thought I would make him a pick-me-up card.
I used this cute little farmer from the PKS July Kit of the Month and some Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine. I drew some glasses on him and filled them in with Glossy Accents. I really hope it puts a smile on his face.
This week I actually made it in time for the....

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


What's the old saying? A day late and a dollar short?
Well I was about 15 minutes late and time short. lol
I was going to enter the PKS challenge this week but also wanted to use those adorable SOTM stamps so was waiting and guess what came in the mail today? Yes a super cute bear set. Well of course tonight was class night so I was a little late getting home from work and then time to eat and some time with the grandkids before bed and off to the craft room but not fast enough. :-(
I did end up with a really cute card for Valentine's though so all was not lost.
How totally cute is this little guy.
I used the PKS January kit
PTI's Pinking Shears and XOXO border dies
3 Girl JAM Hot Chocolate crinkle ribbon.
He is also on an Action Wobble

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

MIM Repeats & Rainbows

This year's resolutions are starting out great. One of them was to start entering the MIM challenges and so far so good.
This week the Make it Monday challenge is Repeats & Rainbows. (I used Color Scheme No 4) I can tell already that I am going to need some more yummy supplies. I do not have any of the ink colors from the color schemes so I used my distress inks. I do have the cardstock colors (which I didn't think about until after this card was done) so already have other projects in mind.
Supplies used:
Funky Florals stamp set (this set is free with qualifying purchase until 1-14-13)
Halloween Harvest crinkle ribbon
Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed, Weathered Wood and Milled Lavender distress inks
Clear and White Embossing powder

Monday, January 7, 2013

I'm a Sketch

Happy Monday All
I hope you all are having a great start to 2013. I am praying for a much quieter year then last. One of my few resolutions is to stock up on chill pills. I am trying to work very hard on not letting the little things bother me and picking my battles a little more carefully. We have 8 people (hubby and myself, my mother, our daughter and 4 grands) all living in the same house and tensions run high sometimes. Have you ever heard the saying that grandkids are your reward for not strangling your kids. lol Well I have been rewarded with 4 beautiful and amazing grandkids.
For my project today the amazingly talented Betty is making a digi to resemble me. This is the sketch and I was way toooo excited and had to color it up. This is exactly what it looks like in my craft room. The grands are always in here asking to make something and I Love It!!!
I wove some Ice Blue and Sterling crinkle ribbon around a scalloped square to make a bit of a frame.
The sentiment is from PTI's Heart 2 Heart #8!!!
My grands definitely make me a better person!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

MIM Chalkboard Technique

This is the first time I have ever seen this technique and thought it looked pretty cool.
This is my take on the Chalkboard Technique for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge. I do not have any white ink that works very well so will have to put that on my PTI wish list.
I really like the way it turned out!
Supplies Used:
Ocean Tides cardstock
Fabulous Frames stamp set
Christmas Candy crinkle ribbon