Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cute as a Cupcake

So it seems that everything is cute and easy in Pinterest land.  I saw these cute baby item "cupcakes" and checked out the instructions and it seemed sooooo easy.  Just layer the items and roll.  NOT.  I brought the items to work to finish them.  Yeah, no...they basically looked like baby items rolled up.  Not a cupcake like the Pinterest photo showed.  So, I tugged and re-rolled and messed around a little more and finally came up with something that me and my co-workers thought looked like cupcakes.  So add some ribbon around each one, cute handmade tag and put it all together in a cellophane gift bag.

The cupcakes are a receiving blanket, onesie and cap rolled up.  The key is to gradually lower the roll instead of straight across.  I don't know if that makes sense, but if you try it, you'll get it.

Another key...cute packaging and of course expecting parents.  Congratulations Becky and Jeff!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Snowflake Ornament...How Adorable Are You?

I've been pinning a lot on Pinterest looking for new ideas for the upcoming Christmas craft boutique. I saw these cute ornaments and decided to take their idea and make it my own.  First of all, they hand measured and cut their petals...I used my Cricut Art Philophy cartridge to cut the petals and then cut them in half.  The petals were cut at 3 1/4".

After cutting, stamping and inking all sides.  I then cut a snowflake for the middle.  The snowflakes were cut at 1 3/4". 

I tied a snippet of ribbon to the back of the button using the thinner ribbon to create more fullness.  Then put it all together...

I will add ribbon to the back for hanging but I basically made these to top some Nugget Boxes I'm making for the boutique.  I'll take photos of those later.

Friday, November 7, 2014


I received this package at you like my new name?

When I told Kenny about it, he asked why he was getting packages at my work.  LOL

What a name!?!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

How Many Weeks 'Til Christmas?

Yesterday Carly and I participated in a Fall All Handmade Boutique in Manteca.  The weather was wet the day before but was nice and dry on Saturday.  There were plenty of black clouds threatening to let loose, but nothing but dry skies between 9:00 - 4:00.

There were plenty of customers and lots of great vendors.  We did OK.  Wish we would have done better but we didn't concentrate on the Christmas treats that we normally do.  It just felt too early to bring those out.  So, another great day spent with my daughter and I did my own shopping.  I bought a beautiful dream catcher for a good friend of mine's (not yet born) grandchild.

I'm excited to gift it to her soon!

Here are some photos of the booth:  There was a misunderstanding and we thought we were going to be indoors with a one table limit.  Well, that's not what happened.  We were outdoors with the normal 10x10 booth space.   We made it work...

We still had fun!  We're looking forward to the Christmas Boutique at Tracy High School on Decembrer 6th.  I'll post more details later...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thanks A Lot Fall!

I had so much fun attending a stamping on candles and fall wreath class tonight.  The instructor used all Stampin' Up products and I absolutely love how everything turned out.  The new In Color colors are gorgeous and perfect for fall.  I learned a new stamping technique called "Baby Wipe Technique".  I loved how this image turned out with all the great colors.  I can't wait to create more beautiful candles using this technique!

The leaves were individually cut with a Sizzix and then crumpled, inked and then hot glued to a grapevine wreath.  Cute wooden shapes and natural twine was used to add some fun accents.  Beautiful!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tea Anyone?

First I want to show you guys just how messy I am...this is my work area.  I'm not sure how it's possible to make anything with this postage stamp size work area.  I have stacks of material everywhere!

And on the side:
These are boxes in the making and here are some of the finished products

Here's a close up of the tags attached to the outside:

I got the dimensions and instructions for the boxes on  Go to their tutorial section.  The "Merry and Bright" tags are cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and the copper stripes are from a stamp set that came with the cartridge (CTMH).  Merry and Bright are an old stamp from Stampin' Up.  The gold mesh ribbon was bought at a yard sale for $.25 the roll.  Papers are just a mixture from my stash.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Christmas Is Almost Here!

More Christmas tags...These are from a swap we did with my local scrapbooking group...Scrappin' in Patterson.  There were only four of us that participated, but it was still fun.  Can you guess which ones are mine?  

Mine are the two with the scallop circle punches.  I made a whole lot of these to use for this swap as well as for our personal use.

Christmas is almost here folks!

I used my scallop and circle punches from Stampin' Up but also the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for the tag shapes.  Stamps are also from Stampin' Up.  I just used scrap papers for the tags and some twine for the "ribbon".