Archive for August, 2008

Feels Like Autumn..

The weather has been so beautiful lately with less rain and more sunshine. I love the transition from summer to fall as the nights get cooler and the days hover around 70 degrees- just perfect.

Well, I’ve been making glass tile pendants and I think I have a system now 🙂 They are very hard to photograph nicely but this will give you an idea. So cute!

Next I have a fall card using a couple of the new Sizzix embossing folders (argyle and hounds tooth) and the new Stampin Up! Top Notes die. Stamps are from Close to My Heart and I also used the AccuCut 3D envelope die. (and how lazy of me… I haven’t decorated the envelope yet.

Thanks for visiting 🙂


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Fun Pendants :)

I finally got around to ordering the supplies to make these cute glass pendants. Normally the pendant would go inside the slide top tin but to better show off the piece along with the packaging I decided to use it as an embellishment too. All you have to do is pair it with a silver chain or a simple jewelry cord and you’re done!

Thanks for visiting!

Patterned Paper and cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Slide Top Tin: Art Blanche, Tools: Accucut for the gable box, Nestabilities and Martha Stewart: Punch

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I’ve said it before but I LOVE Mickey Mouse. One of my most favorite vacations was when my daughter and I vacationed at Disney World for a week. Unforgettable! The paper used in this is once again the Primary Disney Vacation Power Palette from Creative Memories. I loved working with these papers!!

Tin: Provocraft Top Loading, Designer Paper: Creative Memories, Ribbon: Unknown, Tools: CM TagMaker, (which has a slot for ounching the hole too- very cool!) CM Custom Cutting System, Circles and the CM Circle Maker

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Summer Fun!

I love pinwheels! I especially love this version of them~ I had seen these made with designer paper all around the internet and planned on making one but never got around to it. Then one day in checkout line at the Price Chopper (not sure the prices are really chopped) and I noticed that there was one already made up with a gorgeous blue handle that I knew would match the paper I wanted to use 🙂 I ended up deconstructing the darned thing and making my own pattern, BUT I also ended up with a matching handle 🙂 So worth it! The patterned paper is from Primary Disney Vacation Power Palette Kit (say that 3x fast!) The best part is that it spins like a dream!

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My mother wanted me to make her a recipe tin that matched her kitchen. Well, I had some very pretty patterned papers that would have worked but I worried about the possible exposure to water and messy hands…it dawned on me, Wallpaper!! So easy to wipe clean!

(here comes the sad part of the story) A few years ago a local paint and paper shop went out of business and my friend convinced me to take around 25 wallpaper books (which have been sitting in the front hallway closet ever since ) About a month ago I decided that enough was enough and that I HAD to do something about the clutter so OUT they went except for 1 book which I kept- I did go through them all and tore out a few sheets. As luck would have it I had saved one border piece that I used for this project that matches mom’s kitchen and when I showed it to her she loved it! (Thank God for that!) This is the small Provocraft top loading tin which measures 4″Hx5 1/2″Lx2 3/4″D and just the perfect size for standard and even the larger recipe cards. SCORE! I can’t wait to give this to her tomorrow! This was a super quick and easy project. Thanks for visiting 🙂

Wallpaper: Unknown- AccuCut dies: Album Lunch Box #2, Album Lunch Box #2 Dividers and Page The dividers are seen in the second photo. Cardstock on tag: Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up! Ribbon: Unknown

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