Sunday, December 25, 2011

Holiday Greeting


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MSR Altered Paint Can

Hi everyone, this is the swap for December over at MSR. The altered paint can, this was a challenge for me as my partner did not want santa, reindeers, elves or any cartoon holiday characters. So, I found this design in my candy wrapper file. I just printed the design, added a few bling and embellishments to the handle. These make great gifts for the holidays and is very easy to make. Hop on over the the and join a few swaps. TFSB.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Party Favor

Hello everyone I'm getting back into the swing of making party favors. Here is one I am doing for this Christmas these will hold either mints or chocolates. I used the "Wrap It Up" Cricut cartridge to cut the small bag and card stock from the "I Believe" from My Minds Eye. These make great party favors for any event, just add a different lace or trim and sentiment. TFSB

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pinkscrapper99 November Tag Swap

This was my first tag swap. I wanted something a little different, so I thought of Santa's sleigh and bells. I really like the way they came out. I used the Gypsy Wanderings to cut the sleigh and the shadow pieces, Tim Holtz tag die and frame pieces. They came out really nice. Over the next few days watch out for my projects for the Xmas Holiday. TFSB

YPP November Altered Clipboard Swap

This swap was a one on one swap. I really enjoyed altering the clipboards, they are very simple and quick to make. They would make great gifts for the holiday season. Also a great gift for Teachers. The vintage blue is the one I created for my swap partner I think it came out really nice. and the light brown was from my swap partner. She did an amazing job. If you want to meet a great group of people hop on over to Thanks for stopping by.

YPP November Altered Projects

Hi everyone, I've been away for a while. I've been in about seven swaps all at once which took up most of my time. Here are a few of the projects I did for the swaps (Upcycle Paperbag, Rolodex Card, and the Flower swap. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Altered Christmas Ornaments

I altered a few ornaments for the November ornament swap on Yahoo Groups.
These were very easy to work with and they turned out better than I expected. I hope the swappers like them. Inspiration from Nicole Crafts catalog and Somerset Studio. TFSB!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

SSSS Cigar Box Swap - Halloween

Here is the Cigar Box that I created for my partner for the Secret Squirrel Cigar Box Swap hosted by Jade on Facebook. I used a fabric panel and mod podged to the cover, I also added a crackle effect to the entire box, then embellished with lace, orange trim, WOC black roses and flatbacked pearls. Then for the inside I added a Happy Halloween sticker, ribbon trim and a ruffled trim to form a pocket with a orange pull bow, then filled with goodies. I enjoyed making this box. I want to thank Jade for allowing me to join in and participate. TFSB

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Birthday Card

I am trying to make cards again. I made this one for my daughter to give to her aunt. I used her favorite colors. I think it came out pretty nice. TFSB

Saturday, October 8, 2011

YPP Flower Swap & Upcycle Paper Bag Swap- Halloween

I participated in two swaps for the month of Sept. These are the flowers and paper bags that I made for these Swaps over at YPP. As you can tell the theme was Halloween and was really fun to make. One great channel is SaCrafters she has wonderful videos on how to make fabric flowers and trims. TFSB

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MSR Desk Caddy Swap

MyScrapRoom's swap for Sept was to alter an acrylic frame and to make it a Desk Caddy. My partner wanted a Halloween theme for hers. I added one large note pad and one post it which I found at Target. I also added the resign piece I found at Michaels. Added some lace, trim, a glittery leaf, a flower and a small spider on the right. I really had fun making this caddy. Leave a comments and TFSB.

YPP Paper Bag Upcycle Swap

This months challenge was to decorate a paper bag for Halloween. I kept my design a little simple. I had so much trouble with my Cricut when it came to cutting out pieces with small details. But I was able to cut this spider web using the "Paper Doll Dress Up" cartridge, and added purple stickles to give it that sparkle. The mat designer paper is by Recollections I inked the edges then added stickers, aspider, a digital image, and cut down two cupcake toppers (Boo and ghost & pumpkins). On the reverse side I just added a witches tag with clothes pin. Really simple and cute. TFSB

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Witches Shoe

I picked up the new Princess cartridge and cut a few shoes for Halloween. This is so much easier to have the Cricut cut the shoe. I used the Toil & Trouble glittered swirl paper for the black ones and regular cardstock for the orange ones. Also, the orange flower which is made from satin ribbon I learned how to make from Jannaviles on youtube. They came out so cute, they will be part of my Halloween display this year. TFSB

In Rememberance 2001-2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

FILL ER UP SWAP - Received

I participated in a swap over at the MyScrapRoom which is hosted by Gina. I received my altered bead organizer from my swap partner. She did an amazing job on this box and filled it with lots of goodies. She also added a few extra goodies, a handmade card, some her handmade flowers, bling and rub-on letters . The ladies over there are quite amazing. If you decide to stop by they have started the new swaps for the month of September.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Halloween Favor Boxes

I recently purchased a few new Cricut cartridges. On the "Life's a Party" cart there are a few party favor boxes. And I decided to do these in a Halloween theme using the DCWV "The Haunting Stack." They are really cute and make great party favors for Halloween.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Altered Bead Organizer

I've been away from blogging for a while. I've been participating in swaps and learning new things. Well, here is the latest swap I was in over at " We were asked to alter a bead organizer and then fill er up with goodies. The hardest part about this organizer is getting the glue to stick. Neither hot glue, Aleenes Thick Designer Glue or E6000 would stick to this plastic container. I found that the Score Tape worked the best at holding everything down and staying in place. TFSB.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Junque Journal/Smash Book Swap

Here is the smash book that my swap partner made for me. Love the colors that she used and the papers. I have never seen these papers in my M's. The pics show the inside cover and one of the pages she created for me. She even had a page with a piece of the bazooka bubble gum box. Love Bazooka Joe, I can chew on that stuff all day. She did a lovely job.

Friends Gift Box

Here is a cute box from the "Spring Holiday Cards" Cricut cartridge and the stamp is by Fiskars. These cute little boxes are great for gifts and party favors. This box can hold about 6 Hershey candybars and a card. Quick and simple projects. TFSB

Junque Journal/Smash Book

I recently participated in a Junque Journal swap over at the " hosted by Gina. This was my creation for my swap partner. It's just a mix match of papers that you had laying around and not using. I also included a few smash book pages shared in pdf format, which was shared on youtube. I really enjoyed making this book. (Pics start from front cover to the backcover, to a side view.s Click on pics to enlarge) TFSB

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Dress Form Pincushion

YPP is having a felt pincushion swap. After watching Berlykim37 on youtube I wanted to give it a try at making these for the swap. I found the pretty felt at my local craft store and the dress form I found on the internet. I think these turned really cute. I just hope the ladies will like them. These are great for gift giving as well.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Altered Memo/Letter Holder

Recently my local craft store had a sidewalk sale. And this book was only $.25, so I could not pass it up at this price. After seeing a video on youtube on a similar project I decided to do one for myself. I folded the pages then attached the book to heavy weight chipboard and covered the sides and the bottom with cardstock, then embellished. This is great for gift giving and very easy to do in just under an hour.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Altered High Heal Shoe

I participated in an altered high heal shoe. The theme was "Lady Gaga" and my swap partner rocked the heck out of this show let me tell you. This was her second swap and she wild out. Let's start with the show of my shoe and then hers. Thanks for stopping by.