Peter Rabbit is Hopping to Town!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My design team term does not begin with Pretty Little Studio until March, but I'm hopping by today to give you a preview of some of their fun products.

Easter is coming up soon so I decided to make some fun "Bunny Bitty Bags". These are great to pass out to the kiddos at your Easter dinner celebration. If you add some small chocolate eggs inside each bag you will be a hit with your family! :)

Be sure to visit the PLS Store to get these adorable products:

Misc. supplies:
Bitty Bags - Whisker Graphics
Martha Stewart Crafts - Toothpick Embellishments

Twine Day!

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Day is finally here!

It's my first official project for The Twinery!

Be sure to hop on over {Here} to see my project in detail & leave me some love!!!

Letterpress Friday!

Friday, February 24, 2012

I've been so geeky excited to show you all one of my letterpress creations.

I made this card using the L Letterpress by Lifestyle Crafts.

If you are interested in getting the L Letterpress be sure to use the promo code "COKIE" at checkout to receive 20% off of your order.

The finished design of my card is sleek and elegant. I really love the look of letterpress.

And did you know that the L Letterpress platform works in
most leading die-cutting machines such as:
Epic 6
Big Shot
Cuttlebug, and more...

To see all of the fun Lifestyle Crafts products please be sure to visit the store {HERE}

1.) Open the L Letterpress and place an adhesive-backed printing plate on the clear lid.
2.) Ink the printing plate evenly with the brayer tool.
3.) Place paper in desired location on base of letterpress tool. (Use registration grid and Paper Placement Guides for greater accuracy and alignment)
4.) Close lid and roll L Letterpress through Epic tool. (For a deeper impression, add additional packing sheet)

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

I {Heart} To Travel

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I'm having some fun today with Lessology Challenge #11 - Flights of Fantasy!

{Make a project that incorporates FLIGHT in an innovative way}
{include 1 recycled/upcycled item in your project}

I took a {recycled} kraft box and dressed it up for a friend who likes to travel. I got the wooden airplane at Michael's years ago and finally decided to use it. I added a circle of fun patterned paper and an "I heart travel" sticker to the top. The front of the box is dressed up with fun Really Reasonable Ribbon.

P.S. - A sweet blogger also urged me to link this up at Decorate to Celebrate since I incorporated "blue" into my project. :)

You have all month long to play at Lessology. Entries are not due until March 4th. You can win this fabulous prize pack from Jenny Johns - The Ippity Chick! Hope to see you all enter into this fun challenge!

A Monday Morning Party

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Monday everyone!

I've got a party going on and a special offer for everyone today!

Have you heard of Lifestyle Crafts? They have some super amazing products and I want to show one of them to you today. And they have allowed me to share a special offer too.

Just enter the promo code "COKIE" at checkout to receive 20% off of your order. How cool is that?

I made these favor boxes using the Popcorn Box Die.
They are so super cute for party decor or party favors.

Did you know that Lifestyle Crafts dies work with these die cutting machines:
 Epic 6
Big Shot
Cuttlebug, and more...

If you already have a die cutting machine then you will want to add the Popcorn Box die to your collection.

The adorable Birthday banners are from Pretty Little Studio. And for extra added fun - be sure to use double sided paper when you use the dies. It's so fun to have a pretty pattern on the inside of the design too.

I'll be showing off more Lifestyle Crafts products each week so stay tuned!

The Twinery & CPS Have Some Fun!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Twinery is having some fun with today with the

Here's the CPS Sketch

I made a baby card for one of my co-workers who is excited about the arrival of her first grandchild. Now it's your turn! Pop on over to CPS and play. The Twinery is sponsoring this week and is giving away a fabulous Sampler Pack of baker's twine.

And if you like the yummy baker's twine colors that I used on my card, you can find the Honey Dew and Shore colors in The Twinery Shop!

See back tomorrow for a fun new project!

Love Bots

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My students and I are munching on yummy chocolates,
cupcakes, and cookies today!
{Hopefully I won't gain 10 pounds by the time the dismissal bell rings}

I made these "Love Bots" creations to pass out at school today.

I'm wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

Hey Monday!

Monday, February 13, 2012

I smiled when I first saw this little dude!

He is really an embellishment for a Smash Book...but I wanted to use him to make a card. I always make girly cards and want to start making some masculine ones too. This one is for the fun Create Blog challenge (ribbon tabs).

For a bit of fun I added some canvas and of course my ribbon tabs. The striped ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Hope you like this little dude as much as I do!

Creating with Wood - Day 4 - Pixie Dust Paperie

Friday, February 10, 2012

Welcome back to Day 4 of Creating with Wood!

I've made some "Princess" party favors. And did you know that we are having loads of fun at the Pixie Dust Paperie challenge this month? Here's the inspiration photo...

The Land of Fairy Tales
Create a project (card, layout, altered project etc)
based on the inspiration picture

I got the wooden wands at Michael's for only 19 cents. Wow...I couldn't pass up that deal. :)

The winner of the Pixie February Challenge will get a $15 gift certificate to the Pixie Dust Paperie Shop. The challenge ends on February 29th! And here's a photo of the adorable February kit. Be sure to order yours today!

Creating With Wood - Day 3 - Samantha Walker Hop

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Welcome to Day 3 of "Creating With Wood"! I am also having fun today with the Samantha Walker Blog Hop!

If this is your first stop, you will want to click {HERE} to the spot where the hop begins.

If you missed Day 1 of the series click - {Here}
If you missed Day 2 click of the series - {Here}

Now let the hop fun begin!

My first project is an altered wooden rolling pin. I dressed it up with Samantha Walker's Orchard Harvest paper. This could serve as great table decor or a great addition to a gift basket.

You can find all of Samantha's products in the Creative Imaginations store {Here}

And here's a coordinating card made with more of S.W. Orchard Harvest paper & die-cuts. {I added a wooden button to this one}

Did you know that the Kokeshi Paper Digi Kit and the Cuckoo 4U True Blue Papers are on sale this week? Here's a third project made using the adorable Kokeshi girls. I made cupcake toppers using wooden skewers. :)

You can find all of Samantha's digi kits in the Jessica Sprague store {Here}.

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Jennifer Evans' blog.

This month, Samantha is giving away a set of Spellbinders dies…the Blossom tags and Accents set!

Also, sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter.

Creating with Wood - Day 2

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

If you missed Day 1 in the series please click {HERE}

Welcome back to Day 2 of "Creating with Wood". I'm having some fun on my blog this week by creating various projects with wood elements on them. Today's post will feature wooden skewers and mini wooden clothespins.

I also created a CAS card for the

I was inspired by the movie "Baby Mama" with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I laugh so much every time that I see this one. It's one of my fave comedies. :)

I really love using wooden skewers. If you don't want to buy any, just ask your waiter or waitress to snag you some before you leave your fave restaurant. :)

I made this elephant skewer to stick inside of a cupcake for a baby shower.

I hope you all are enjoying the series this week. Stop back by tomorrow for Day 3 of "Creating with Wood". The Samantha Walker Blog Hop will debut tomorrow too. :)

Creating with Wood - Day 1

Monday, February 6, 2012

I've got a little fun for you guys this week!

I'm kicking today off with 4 fun-filled days of projects that are created with wood elements. I hope you enjoy day number one!

I created this project for Lessology Challenge #11 - Flights of Fancy. The challenge starts today and requires you to make a project that incorporates flight! Jenny Johns is offering a fabulous prize pack of Ippity stamps. How cool is that? Click {here} for all the details!!!

I got the little wooden birdie from Michael's. I thought about painting it white, but changed my mind because I like the natural wood color. I used a glue dot to add a piece of recycled canvas and a mulberry paper flower to my little birdie to dress it up a bit.

I also made a coordinating mini card with
more of the recycled canvas!

Be sure to join me again tomorrow for Day 2 of - "Creating with Wood". And don't forget to hop on over to LESSology to check out the DT sneaks and to join in on all the fun!

Simple, Flat, & Sweet

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy Wednesday ya'll!!!

I had not planned on taking a bloggy break this week, but things have been super duper busy at school this week. There are sooo many standardized tests to focus on. I think my student's brains have turned to mush by now. :(

Here's a flat "thank you" notecard that I made using My Little Shoebox and an SRM Sticker.

I've been working behind the scenes on some super brand new projects. I can't reveal them yet but stay tuned for a whole lotta fun coming up here on my blog.

And have you been keeping up with all of the CHA product reveals? I love seeing all of the yummy goodies. I'm doing some extra tutoring for the next three months to support my craft shopping addiction...LOL

And have you seen some of the new Pretty Little Studio products? As a new member of their design team I am so excited that I get to work with yummies likes these. You can find these on the PLS website. Be sure to check these out...

Be Back Soon...Hugs!!!