Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bridal shower gifts

This weekend was my friend, Somone's bridal shower. Since for the last 6 months or so, almost all the gifts I've given have been handmade, I figured I'd keep that trend going.

This was the push I needed to finally try glass etching. It definitely didn't turn out perfect and I learned some things to do differently last time. My biggest issue was not getting the vinyl down enough in a few places which made the etching off in some areas (mostly the lettering). Also, need to leave the cream on for at least an hour next time instead of just 40 min.

I also finally had a reason to try out the paint can tins I bought awhile ago. They were larger than I thought they would be and not the easiest to cover the first time.

Overall, I think everything came out pretty good though and I hope she liked her gifts.

This is the "Bridal Emergency Kit" I made her. It is stuffed full of all the random things you would need day of. Mostly little things, you don't think to bring but then wish you had. After the wedding, it would make a great keepsake tin to hold all your wedding cards and little momentos in one place. It would also be cool to make it like a time capsule, where you open it on say, your 5 year anniversary and see all the cards and memories again. :)

Back side


Top view. I later added a ribbon pull tab to make it easier to open.

inside view. This is when it was only half full. By the end, it was stuffed.

Toasting flutes. Etched their names on one side

And an image of a couple on the other side.

Little bit better lighting so you can see both sides

I just realized, I forgot to take a picture of the card I made too. :(

EDIT: Few more pics added from the shower. Better view of the inside once it was full. And 2 pics of Somone opening it and showing it off :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blog candy

Hey all you crafters out there. Check out this awesome blog. She has some great designs using my new favorite brand of stamps (Bombshell Stamps). And right now she has a chance to win some prizes! See her blog for details and make check out her beautiful cards. Although, it's making me not want to wait to place another order after seeing some of her stuff. :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Shoe card

I found the cutest stamps ever last week. I finally got a chance to use them and make a card. I absolutely LOVE this one.

This set is from Bombshell Stamps. It's their "Girl's Ruin" set. It was so difficult to not buy every stamp in their collection, but I narrowed it down to 3. I can not wait to have the money to buy some more!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tote-ally Tess card

Here's a card I made trying out my new Stampin Up stamp set. It's a fave already. It's also my first time using my Aqua Painters to apply the colors. As always, I had to add stickles somewhere so I blinged up her shirt and shoes. I love the sentiment that came with this stamp set "the best things in life, are made not bought". Hopefully my friends and family think that too since almost all of my gifts lately have been handmade!

I will be using this set a lot! I think it's soo cute.

Also, here's a card I made in November that I never got around to posting. Thought I'd add it here.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Boy version

Well I figured I couldn't exactly show up with a gift for my friends daughter and not have something for her little boy too, so I decided to try out a boy one. Almost all the crafts I do are very girly, sparkly, and pink so this was a challenge for me.

I ended up filling them with a box of candy hearts, tootsie pops, and chocolate. They loved them! The little girl carried hers around half the night. :)

This one I had to throw together fairly quick since I was in a hurry. Only had about 20 min total and I'm not that quick with the Cricut yet so that wasn't a lot of time.

I think overall it turned out pretty good for my first boyish project. If I'd had more time to pick out colors and accents, it would have been better. Either way, almost all of these that I've seen have been girly so thought I'd share this one.

The colors showed up a little funny in the pictures. I swear the colors match much better in real life.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Mini mailbox #2

I just love these mini mailboxes. I bought TONS of them so I'll be making them forever. This one I made for a friend's daughter for Valentine's Day. I'm gonna fill it with assorted candy. This one turned out so cute and I loved the colors together. Hope she likes it!

Side view:

The Front: I love the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. It's one that I never thought I would want to buy, but it's one of my most used ones! Especially with the peachy keen face stamps! Also used stickles to make the dress sparkly. She's a red head, so of course, the doll had to hair red hair too!

Back View:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Photo Calendar

Just realized I never got around to posting this one.

January: Cuttlebug "Ice Crystals" die and embossing folder for snowflakes.



April: Used Cricut cartridge "From My Kitchen" for the Easter eggs.

May: My fave page. Cricut cartridge "Everyday Paper Dolls"


July: Cricut cartridge "Stand & Salute"


September: I think the bus was from "Going Places" but not 100%

October: Cuttlebug die and embossing folder "Pumpkin Spice"

November: Cuttlebug die and embossing folder "Maple Leaf"


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Older stuff

Figured that rather than spending hours transferring all of my stuff from my facebook profile over to here, I would just post a link to that album. That way if anyone comes across this before I get more posts up, you can see some of the stuff I've made.

Images by Freepik