Friday, May 20, 2011

Meadowsweet Mary Jane Slippers

More sewing happened this past week. These are a pair of super cute mary jane slippers I made for Tasha. I had planned to add an embellishment to them but after being excited about having a flower or butterfly on them all day while I made them, she then decided she liked them just as they were. :0)

They were a super quick sew (or would have been minus the interruptions! lol) I plan to make more and hopefully a pair for Kate. I think though bc K's are a size 5 I might have to hand sew them. These are 9s and I had trouble using my machine to make them.

Monday, May 16, 2011

What's been Keeping me Busy

So the blog has been a little bare lately, but it's not for lack of crafting. I put away my paper (for now) and have been on a huge sewing kick lately. I love to sew and paper craft and tend to go back and fourth between the two depending on whatever currently grabs hold of my attention. Lately it's been sewing. :0) This is what I've done over the last couple of weeks;

A Doll Diaper bag for one of N's friends for her Birthday;

A Doll Quilt for another one of N's friends for her Birthday;
A minky pocket diaper for my Etsy shop;

Diaper Covers/Swim Diapers for my Etsy Shop;
A cupcake pink Cushion for me;
Reusable Grocery Bag for one of N's Teachers as her End of School gift;
Doll Diapers, again for one of N's friends as a Birthday Gift;
A Skirt for my youngest Daughter:
Phew! I think that's everything! I also made a the same skirt for my oldest Daughter but she's not worn it yet so I've not had a chance to take any photos. :0) I'm not sure when I'll get back to making cards and scrapbooking. I definitely will be, I'm just in sewing mode right now. :0)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bunny & Chickie Easter Favours

My Husband said I was crazy, but the end result is one happy little girl who gets to give "eggs" (aka willy wonka plastics ones with nerds etc in them) to all her little friends at JK. As usual, I put them off to the last minute and was finishing them up last night and early this morning (Kate is an early riser).

They are super easy to make and do not take that long, but I had to make 23 of them! I'm really hoping her Kindergarten class in the fall is a lot smaller!

Bazzill Paper - Yellow, Lily White, Black, Orange, Pink (sorry I have no clue their actual names!)
Ribbon - Stampin' Up Clearance Bin - forget the name? Chocolate Chip I think
Big Shot Dies - Fancy Favours Box, Build a Flower #2 (in the clearance bin of SU right now!)(ears of bunny), Top Note (bodies)
Punches - 1" & .5" Circle, 1.25" Square
Markers - Basic Black, White Gel Pen
Cricut - Create-a-Critter - Heart - 1" for the Bunny's Nose and then I made the same heart longer and thinner for the Chickie's wings. This would have been easier if I had SU's Trio Heart Punch.
Creative Idea: I got the idea from Stamp With Tami, but for some reason I can't seem to get her site to load anymore.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Online Stampede Calling Card

One down, 60 more to assemble. hah! When I signed up for this a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea that 45 others would sign up, I figured, *maybe* 20. Then, the Cdn girls decided to do one, so that bumped me up to 61! So I needed something super simple and super easy to assemble. This did the trick.

I got the idea from the Cricut Magazine, used some DSP from SU that I'd been hoarding and of course it was no surprise that my calling card would have butterflies on it. :0) I needed 100+ total, but with my cricut, it was only 8m of cutting them out from each pc of patterned paper. The long, boring part of all this is going to be sticking them to the card.


SU Paper: Whisper White, Parisian something DSP
Cricut/Provo Craft: Swiss Dots Embossing folder, Serenade Cricut Cartridge (butterfly)
SU Stamps: Tiny Greetings (Hello, stamp is Hello Baby, but I just inked up "hello")

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Teacher Gift.

One of Natasha's JK Teaher's last day is tomorrow, so since she won't be there for easter, I had to scrabble this morning to make her the easter gift + a thank you for teaching N this past year. She's a wonderful teacher and I'm very sad that she is leaving. :0(

I can not take credit for this super cute Box, I saw it over at Stamp With Heather and knew as soon as I saw it I had to make it. I made him all out Big Shot dies, but if you own a cricut, I'm sure you could find all the shapes on various cartridges to make him and you could use any box cut. :0)

Recipe: (All SU)
  • Whisper White - Large Scallop Big Shot, Large Clear Circle Big Shot, Ovals #2 Big Shot, 1 3/4 inch hand punch (2)
  • Fancy Favours Big Shot Die - Pretty in Pink
  • Sponge and Pretty in Pink Ink
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Black - 3/4 inch circle (2)
  • Pink Button
  • Basic Black Marker
  • White Gel Pen
  • DSP - sorry I forget the name of it, it was scrap I had in my scrap bin
For the Chapters Gift Card I bought her, I made this cute little giftcard holder. I should have measured my fancy favours box though, as it almost did not fit. hah


SU Pretty in Pink Paper, Basic Grey, DSP (again from my scrap bin, not sure the name)
Window Punch
SU Buttons
The Twinery Twine - Cappuccino
Yellow Ribbon from M's Discount bin

Monday, March 21, 2011

So it's the first day of Spring (officially) and surprise surprise it's snowing. bleh. I've been participating in a challenge all weekend and this is set is part of that, the note card challenge. :0) Since it's snowing and dreary I decided to do a Summer themed set. Plus I got to use my Block Party Cartridge that I bought recently. :0)

Note Card Box - Excuse my poor Dude, I cut him a few times and he never seemed to line up right? The leaflets for the Lite Cartridges are horrible. Tiny tiny images and some of the images are not in the correct order for assembly. I think I went blind trying to piece some of them together. And as mentioned, my poor "Dad" just does not look right at all.

At an angle, the note card holder slides inside it, normally I'd add gromits and add ribbon to the end of the holder to easily slide out, but realized later that I had sold my crop-a-dile last yr and had no other tool that would do the job. oops?

Note card holder that slides into the box:

Note Cards:

I'm quite impressed with my Pitcher of Lemonade, I used Velum to make it look more realistic;


Cartridge: Cricut Lite Block Party
Paper: Stampin' Up - Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Rose Red, So Safron, Basic Black, Yo Yo Yellow, Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel, Dusty Durango, Old Navy, Basic Grey, White Vellum, More Mustard, Garden Green, Rockability DSP
Ribbon: SU Very Vanilla

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I made this really simple card for a colour challenge over on the Circle Cricut Boards. I just got my Disney Classics Cart this week in the mail and was dying to either cut Cheshire or Alice. Based on the colours, Cheshire won out. :0)

Disney Classics (Cheshire Cat)
Mickey Mouse Font (hello)
Bloom (Tree Branch)

Stampin' Up - Kraft, Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, So Safron, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and I forget the name of the Purple..
Ink: Marigold Morning (Hello Edging)

Friday, March 18, 2011

New Arrival

Finally! After a couple of years hiatus from scrapbooking, I finally completed a double page layout for Miss K's album. I love these photos taken by Fresh Sugar Photography! I can't believe my now 1.5 yr old was soo wee. Some days I really miss her being so tiny.

I used a ton of carts for this layout, (which I scraplifted from the talented Faith Abigail!) but it was well worth the effort. I even went and a bought a couple of things to be able to complete the layout (Tiny Texture and MS Fence Punch Edger).

For some reason my house is a bit crooked, but I think it adds a bit to the charm. :0)

Cricut Cartridges:
- Kate's ABCs (butterflies)
- Create a Critter (grass)
- Bloom (Flowers, Trees - love those trees!)
- Mickey Mouse & Friends (Clouds/Sun)
- New Arrival (Title, carriage)
- Sugar and Spice (Stork, House)

Embossing Folders - Tiny Texture (House), Tiny Bubbles (carriage)

And the tiny fence is a Martha Stewart Punch called "Fence".

All Papers are Stampin' Up - Chocolate Chip, Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, Old Olive, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, So Safron, Only Orange. The Blue DSP is SU but I forget the name of the set it came from and the other two DSPs (butterflies and brown) I forget as well sorry!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Let the Birthday Season begin. It's that time of year again where it seems all of N's little friends have a Birthday. I'm not sure just how many are having parties this year, but she has received 2 invites so far. This card is for a little boy who is turning 2. I changed it about a bazillion times before I finally settled on this design.

You know how the Gypsy is suppose to help you design on it and save paper? Umm yeah not so much with this particular card. hah
Stampin' Up Paper: So Saffron (cupcake base), Chocolate Chip (cupcake icing, party hat), Real Red (cherry, party hat trim/pom pom), Old Olive (Sprinkle & Leaves), More Mustard (dinosaur), Crushed Curry (Dino belly, spikes, spots), Dusty Durango (Card Base), Soft Sky (Title, Sprinkles), Blue Bayou (Sprinkles)
Designer Paper: Imaginisce - Dino Roar
SU Markers: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive
Ink: SU Blue Bayou (Title)
Cricut Carts: Birthday Bash, Create a Critter

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Look at me, all crafty lately. hah I made this card for a friend who is due in the next couple of weeks. She's having a little girl and has already picked her name, but I always worry people will change their minds once their baby is born, so instead of using her name I just put congrats on the card.


Stampin' Up Paper - Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Amethyst, Lavender and Lace
Designer paper - Enchanted (I forget by who!)
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Lavender and Lace
Ribbon: Pink Pirouette
Cricut Cartridges: Sugar and Spice (Lite), Birthday Bash (Font)
Embossing: Cuttlebug Swirls

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Finished Page

Much to my duaghter's delight, I finished my Tinkerbell Page yesterday. :0)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tinkerbell - my first project in a loonngg time.

It's been a really long time since I've done anything crafty. Well that's actually a partial lie. A few weeks ago I did a Valentine's day card for my daughter to hand out at JK. It was pretty simple though and not anything so big.

Today, after running around like crazy yesterday after a week away, I spent the afternoon creating Tinkerbell with my brand new Cricut Expression. :D She's for a little project I have decided to start and hopefully finish.

I can't say she was a breeze to make, she is a ton of layers, many small cuts (people were not kidding when they said to make the Disney ones big or you'd pull your hair out trying to assemble them due to teeny cuts!) that made my head want to explode, but I persevered and completed her as well as adding a mushroom for her to sit on. Hopefully tomorrow I'll find the time while my youngest naps to do the actual page layout.