Sunday, November 27, 2011

Let's All Give Thanks

Well hello there crafty friends! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed spending time with thier loved ones and most importantly taking time to think about all that we have to be thankful for. I am so blessed to be able to wake up each morning and see all this beautiful world that God has created for us. I'm reminded each and every day that without Him, nothing would be possible!

I just wanted to share a super cute banner that I created to use at a feast that we had for the Mentoring program that I co-run at my school and after I used it for our feast, I sent it to my grandmother so that she could have it to use at our family dinner, for hopefully many more years! :)

This sentiment and image are from the K.Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween set

This handsome guy was cut from the Create A Critter cart.

Here is the banner hung above my fireplace.The base, layers, and letters were all cut from Birthday Bash, I love that cart when making banners!

Another close up

And the other side.

I also wanted to share a centerpiece that I created for the feast that we had at school. Basically, as each guest arrived they had to take one of the leaf sticks and write something that they were thankful for. Then the centerpiece came together as each person added thier leaf. Everybody really enjoyed this part of the feast and it was great to see the beautiful decoration that we created as a group!

I used my Gypsy to make the cards and then attached them to bamboo skewers. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage Photo to ink around the edges of each leaf. The basket was purchased at Michaels for 40% off!

This is a close up of the tag that I added to the front. The sentiments and image are from K. Andrew Designs Scripture Sayings and Winged Things Sets

Here is a view of the full basket, this was pre-feast so I could transport it to school.

Well that's all I have for today. I'm going to be entering these into the current Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge- Give Thanks! Be sure to check out Kristal's awesome stamp sets! They are AMAZING! Best of all they are made right here in the USA and $1 from each set sold is donated to a charitable cause! How awesome is that! Head on over to her store, K. Andrew Designs, to see exactly what I'm talking about. You will be glad that you did! :)

 I am so thankful for each of my followers who take time out of their day to stop by to see what I have been up to! Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to stop by later this week to see what other crafty things I've got up my sleeves! I'm off to start working on some Christmas decorations and cards! I can't believe I'm actually getting started early, I am definitely in the spirit already! :)

Until Next Time....
Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Hope & Link Up the Love Party with K. Andrew

Greetings Crafty Friends!

I hope everyone has had a great week and that your weekend is off to a great start! I just wanted to quickly share a card that I created to share virtually with everyone who has helped me to get through the past few months as I dealt with "feeling blue".

Because of my personal beliefs of the symbolism of butterflies, I thought that this card was absolutely appropriate for the message that I wanted to send to thank those who have stuck by me and been so supportive!

The sentiment is from K.Andrew Designs-Scripture Sayings Set. It was the PERFECT sentiment to express what I was feeling. The butterfly was cut from a Sizzix die that I got on clearance last year. I added some stickles to give it some bling!

This is the inside of the card and the sentiment is also from the Scripture Sayings Set! I just love this set!

If you enjoyed the sentiments that I used, there are more where these came from! Be sure to check out K.Andrew Designs to see all of the wonderful stamps that Kristal has created! They are so versatile and they are so easy to mix and match, best of all they are made right here in the USA and Kristal donates $1 from each set, to charity! You will definitely be happy that you stopped by her store and picked up a set or two or three :)!

I'm entering/sharing this in this week's Link Up the Love Party with K. Andrew! Be sure to join the party! You have until Tuesday November 22nd to submit your post!

Until Next Time...

Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Are You Ready?!?

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Mark your calendars, this month's Getting Cricky Blog Hop, takes place THIS FRIDAY Night!!! You don't want to miss the fabulous projects that the Design Team has created! It is going to be a great time for all! Also be sure to visit K.Andrews Designs to check out ALL of Kristal's fabulous stamp sets. Remember $1 from each set goes to charity. How fabulous is that!!!

So be sure to grab your favorite beverage, and join us for a great time!!! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Until Next Time...

Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Look's Like It's Tea Time!

Hi There Crafty Friends!!!

This is the first project I've done since being selected as a Junior Design Team Member for Getting Cricky!!! I absolutely LOVE her stamps, did I mention that they are made in the USA and Kristal donates $1 from each set to charity!  More importantly I LOVE how kind and generous and the wonderful person that Kristal is!

I made 2 projects to enter into the current Simply Sunday Challenge which is to create something with a hot beverage!! While I'm not a coffee drinker, I do ocassionally like to partake in a nice hot cup of tea. My latest tea indulgence has been peppermint tea!!! I love all things mint and when I found this tea, while sick and grocery shopping, I discovered that it was a match made in heaven,. LOL!!!

Well enough of my babbling about mint tea, of all things, here are my projects!

I think this card definitely reminds me so much of a perfect autumn day drinking a cup of tea. What do you think? The solid paper is Recollections and the patterned papers are from a DCWV autumn stack that I got on clearance last year. The sentiment is from K. Andrews Designs- Coffee & Tea for You & Me

The coffee up and plate are cut from the Smiley Cards cart and I welded the steam from Winter Frolic

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I think this is absolutely perfect! I am planning on virtually sharing this with my close gal pals, because we are definitely the perfect blend! :)

Since I was really feeling the tea-bug, I couldn't stop at just making this card. I've really been dying to make a gift card holder and was able to find a great tutorial on how to make one at Jan's Stamping Creations. After looking at her tutorial I just had to give it a try. I am so happy with how this turned out. See for yourself!

This is the holder completed. The butterfly is from K. Andrew Designs- Winged Things and the sentiment is from the Coffeee & Tea for You & Me set.

Here it is again with a gift card in the second pocket

This is the insert in the 1st pocket that can be used for a message/note. The scrolls are from the K. Andrew Designs - Winter Wishes set

And here it is with nothing in it.

Well that's all I have for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have enjoyed what you have seen. Be sure to stop by again real soon to see what other crafty things I have up my sleeves!

Until Next Time...

Big Crafty Hugs!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Hi Everyone,

I am SOOOO EXCITED to announce that I was selected to be a member of the Getting Cricky Junior Design Team!!!! I am so excited about this new adventure to showcase the amazing stamp line that Kristal has created and I'm even more excited to be able to work with an amazing group of ladies!!!

Have a wonderful week!

Until Next Time...

Big Crafty Hugs!!