Monday, October 25, 2010

Twin's ornaments

My nephew is having twin boys! I made the gift card tins into ornaments and made the inside a place to add a couple photos depicting their first Christmas. I thought that these little keepsake tins might be a nice gift......anyway I am hoping. I didn't want to make them exactly the same but did want them to be alike. I used the little bear stocking stamp from Bildmalarna and cut the little fellows apart. They were the perfect size for working with these tins. I hope the parents will like this attempt at making a keepsake ornament for their new little ones.

Challenges I am entering them in:

OSAAT- baby....twins.....first Christmas......lots to celebrate here!

Quixotic Inspirations- Christmas

Aud Sentiments- baby sentiment

Southern Girls- glitter

Peachy Keen- wrap it up (gift card holder)

Sweet Stamping -anything but a card

2 Sisters
- anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Altered Caddy

A friend and I decided to take a shopping trip this past weekend just to have a little get-away. She had not been out of town for over a year so figured it was about time. We went to Boise for a weekend of shopping and I came across two of these ugly caddies and thought I would try my hand at altering. I have never altered too much and it is something I have wanted to try. Besides, I have a ton of cards now after a year of creating them, I figure it is time I move on to something else. So, here is the beginning object.

I had a hard time trying to decide just what to do with it but started by removing the plate off the front. I wanted this to be for someone other than a mom. lol I then decided to go with a more distressed feel instead of bright and cheery. Several years ago I purchased a tote full of paper from Costco. While at Costco, I thought they were just gorgeous and such a great bargain. Upon bringing them home, I decided they were not all that great and have not used hardly any. Once again I am trying to use things out of my stash so out comes this unused pile of neglected papers. I am still not too fond of them but chose three to use anyway. I thought this little Hanglar stamp was perfect for such a caddy. I also used some "melted" flowers along with some newly purchased ones. I did buy the Tim Holtz bookplates while in Boise but that is the only new things I used so mostly keeping to my "use stash" vow. With all that said, here is the finished caddy.

Challenges I hope this qualifies for are:

The Sisterhood of Crafters-color combo brown, blue and cream

ABC Christmas- U- under the tree

Moving Along with the Times-anything but a card

Pollycraft Monday- Anything goes

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle-Open theme

Flourishes-Beauty of the gift

Creatalicious- colors-pink, brown and green

Lots to Do- vintage

Other Lovelies-Embellishments

Sarah Hurley- flowers.....Thanks so much Lisa for the reference! Hugs to you.

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless you!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween at Lexi's!

Lexi has some wonderful new Halloween stamps and we all got to play with the new ones! I chose little Vampire bear for my card. I had a lot of fun thinking of ways to use stash up on this one. All the paper is at least a year old. The bat stickers and spider are even older. As I was rummaging thru everything, I found some Halloween rubons so decided to add a web to the lower corner. This is the first time I think I used a rubon on a card. The little candy corn charms are a couple years old as well as the bread tie "Happy". Then to top it all off I cut out the "Halloween" from the confetti package label. And as most always, I had to add a little stickles here and there as well as a few pearls. Please come over and join our "Spooky" challenge at Lexi's Creations!


Stamping and Scrapping- Halloween and I used Shimmerz that I bought from Cindy

Paper Sundaes
- something from your stash....this card is almost completely from old stash! lol

Stamp Something
- celebrate

Aud Sentiments- Halloween sentiment

Stamping for the Weekend- Autumn inspiration

Stamptacular Sunday- Layer it on (at least 5 layers)

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle
- anything goes

Cowgirl's Sunday- Anything goes

One Stitch at a Time- Spooky Halloween

Creative Cottage- bling it on

Sarah Hurley- All sewn up

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!