I was strolling though Wal-Mart a few days ago and noticed they had all the school supplies out. I didn't really have need but thought I would take a look anyway. I saw these little boxes in several colors. I am not even sure what they are for. The aren't big enough for pencils but just the right size for note cards. I grabbed a couple thinking for sure I could find a way to alter them into something cute. So I started playing with this one. I just cut the letters out from George and butterflies from Storybook, stickled them, because let's face it I can't make anything without stickes, and added a strap to make it look like a little purse. I punched each side and added an eyelet and then tied the ribbon on the inside. This was quick and easy but I think it came out cute. I have a few more that I bought with this one but I think I am going to go back and see if I can get a few more. I think this would be a great quick and easy gift when I don't have lots of time to work on something.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I have been busy, really busy but I did manage to finish a few things. The first one I love! I have been working on several of these as gifts. Some are for family and so they are more personal but this one I really love. Fall is just around the corner and it is such a fun time of year I think because I LOVE Halloween! This is an altered canvas I used the cricut and stretch your imagination cartridge. While I was working on this I had an idea to do all four seasons! Thanks for looking
Here is my card the Sew Many Cards Challenge this week. The theme was Christmas and I thought this stamps was so cute! Wow I just made in with minutes to spare. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! The picture didn't come out all that great for some reason.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Hey guess what? the Sew Many Challenge Blog is back in business. They have a new challenge up so get over there and check it out. The challenge this week is stitching. Here is what I did....
Well I normally do cards so I wanted to do something different this time. This layout was made using the Gypsy, and the ladybug file can be found here. The letters were cut with PS and they have a black shadow that didn't seem to show well in the picture. The heart pin cushion is a digi from Sew Many Cards. The "stitch" is a just free-hand doodle. On the heart I colored it with Copics and then used Liquid Pearls in Red Ruby and White Opal. Very simple and cute layout. I just need to add a picture of my little ladybug!
This cut file came from Scrapped Lives and she has lots of really neat cut files on her blog. The cut file if for the holder only and she offers it in two sizes. This is the smaller one and it is the perfect size for note cards.
To make the cards I just cut them out, scored them and used a Tim Holtz script stamp on the bigger ones. I stamped it with Victorian Velvet distress ink. I used the same stamp and ink on the holder. The "Hello" and the butterfly were a small Studio G set and stamped with Brushed Corduroy distress ink.
I have a few new things to post. It has really been very hot here and I haven't been much in the mood to do anything. I ended up working on stuff in the middle of night when it is cooler. We are also in the process of selling our house so that involves packing and getting ready to move. Not fun!
OK so I have tons of those Starbucks bottles The four packs. I have seen some people do amazing things with them. Dan keeps asking what I am going to do with them. He just can't see the potential. lol I finally pulled them out and cleaned the dust off. I didn't feel like I could commit to altering the entire set of four. But I do have future plans for that so stay tuned.
I decided to just do one bottle and see how it went. It was quick and easy and I was happy with the result. I have seen people put all kinds of things inside them but I decided to do flowers. I added the word Bloom, stickled with Fruit Punch and there is little charm and butterfly on the back. I cut the flower on the top in 5 sizes, then stickled and glued them all together.