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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Holidays on the Brain

I've started to think about the holidays and especially the cards I will make this year.  Not sure if this will be one of them, but I wanted to share a cute card I made with Amuse Studio stamps and paper.

Isn't she so cute!  All stamps are Amuse, but I hand drew the bubble around the sentiment.  


Supplies:  Amuse chevron pattern papper, grass color cardstock, and sugar cardstock.  Stamp Set: Amuse Tis the Season.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Do Something Creative - Week 2

Okay, I promised you a little Zebra Print last week... Well, let me tell you I have become obsessed with another craft - duck tape craft!  It started out by making a cute tote my daughter and I tried off of a YouTube Video.  There are so many cute patterns of Duck Tape I had to try these cute wallets....

I think there will be many given away at Christmas time this year (mailman, teacher, co-workers, etc)

There are a ton of videos on duct tape craft, but there is one chic who does a great job with her projects.  Her youtube name is ducttapeinaction - you have to check her out.  

Hope you enjoy!  I'll be back mid-week with some Amuse Studio projects - so come back!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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15 days til Halloween!

Here is a cute card I made last weekend as I was crafting with my friend Marisa.  It is using the Amuse Studio stamp set Trick or Treat.  I used Washi tape from Amuse along with a couple of other patters that I have in my washi tape drawer :-)

Supplies Used: Trick or Treat (Amuse), Washi Tape assortment (Amuse) and another brand, Momento black ink, Going Gray CS (Stampin Up).

If you want to see the Holiday Catalog from Amuse to see this cute stamp set along with others, here is the link to my online store:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Yes, I know it's been a while.....

Okay, it's been almost a full year since my last post - wow, I can't really believe it - but time has gone by so fast.  With the baby almost 2 years old and my daughter almost a teenager, I really have my hands full.

Nonetheless, I am going to try to post weekly from now on as I've adopted a "Do something crafty every week" mentality.  Not only because I have a ton of craft stuff that goes un-used, but because it does relieve the stress of my everyday life (work, kids, hubs, etc...).

Therefore, this week I cleaned out my storage room in the basement.  I was able to purge a lot of old stuff and set a pile for charity as well.  When going through the room I found a few packs of Stampin Up hostess envelopes size 9x13 from when I was a demonstrator.  Instead of just pitching them, I decided to recycle and give them a make-over since they were a great size for an envelope mini-ablum.

Here are the envelopes I used (they are 10 to a pack).

I then chose a pack of coordinating MME papers I purchased somewhere online a while ago.  Since I'll probably use these envelopes in some sort of mini album I wanted them all to coordinate.

After covering the front of the envelopes and mix-matching the flaps, this is how the front looks:

After completing the backside and adding a two-button closure with some twine - this is how they turned out - Absolutely Gorgeous!  The are very sturdy and can hold several pictures, receipts, notes, etc inside the envelope as well as pics and embellishments on the outside.

This was a very fun project as I was able to recycle something that was no longer useful for me to something that I will absolutely use (or give a-way). The best part is that I have 3 more packs of these envelopes to use (score!).

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come back next week, because I have another project that I will share - (hint, it has Zebra print!) :-)