Saturday, November 21, 2009

Crochet Box

Most of my crafting has been papercrafting lately. But I have recently started to crochet again. I'm in a Chanukah swap over at and having a blast with it! We are to make 8 items for our buddy - so what does this have to do with crochet? Well I decided I was going to present my gifts to Holly (my buddy) in non traditional ways - no store bought wrapping paper
That wasn't a swap requirement but I thought it would be fun! So I made this little crochet "box". It turns out I'm not going to be using it for Hollly as its not a size that I'll need. Isn't it cute? It was really easy to make. I just crocheted 5 squares of about the same size - actually they are rectangles. Slip stitch the 4 sides to the bottom to make like a "t" and then stitch the sides together. I may make a lettersize one to leave on the desk in our kitchen for the incoming mail I haven't dealt with yet.
Don't forget to stop by Craft It Wednesday! Participating in that blog has really helped me with consistancy and the stuff there is so fun to see!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Finally a LO!

I'm finally ready to post another LO - I've been doing an amazing amount of paper crafting lately but it seems like I haven't made any SB pages in forever. This picture is really lousy but I'm off to drive carpool in a bit and I wanted to post. Those of you who know me IRL know I'm a messy creative worker and the proof of a messy desk is in this picture - that I failed to cover up with the pink c/s LOL

I got some of this paper at HSN a year or so ago - I think its by 3 Birds? Made the LO really fast an easy - and I love it - I love houndstooth and shimmer - so win win! I made an embellishment from a butterfly in the SU! set Natures Beauty using my new "must have" versamark and embossing powder - black this time. The printed type paper is MM and the c/s is Pink Piroquette by SU! (I miss this color!)

Somewhere sometime I collected a package of transparency sayings and this one just "spoke to me"

Do Not Dwell in the past
do not dream of the future
Concentrate Your Mind
on the present moment - Buddah

Till next time! Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bella Blu Cards

I'm loving SU!s Bella Blu patterned paper. I've had so much fun making cards with it....Here are a few.

I think this may be one of my favorite cards! But lately I keep saying that! This card was so much fun - I just kept playing.
I took some lace and sponged it with SU! almost navy classic ink - I used scor-tape to attach it to a piece of almost navy c/s that I trimmed with my new border punch (too lazy to go downstairs and get the name, upper crest maybe?) And then I added some pearl "ribbon" also from Hobby Lobby to cover up the adhesive line. You can't see in the photo but the lace and c/s has a bit of glimmer to it cuz I sprayed it with Frost Glimmer mist. The almost navy c/s mat on the card front is also glimmered. The stamp set is SU! Friends 24-7 which has become one of my most frequently used sets

Here is a close up of the lace border.

Lately - I've been trying to make stuff with the "leftovers" when I work on a project. I end up having so many coordinating stuff laying around why not? Here is one I did with the leftovers from the one above.
I used sahara sand cardstock that I had embossed with a cuttlebug folder. You can't really see in the photo the ivory layer in the border is satin ribbon - I've become a ribbon fanatic!! I decided to try another paper rose (made from apples LOL) and used some Recollections/Michaels bling for the center.
Here is a close up of the rose. I think I like the one on the birthday card better.
Thats all for today!! Thanks for stopping by! Till next time!