Celebrating Mom with Epiphany Crafts

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hello crafty friends!
I've got a lovely Mother's Day gift idea today!

Mothers are very special people. Why not make your mom a homemade card and mini gift box to brighten her day?

First up is a card. I used Epiphany Crafts Square 25 Button Studio Tool and Square 25 Clear Button Caps. I used lovely paper from American Crafts to make the buttons too.

I also made a mini box to go along with the card. I used the Lifestyle Crafts Treat Box Die to make it.

I've added more Ephiphany Crafts square buttons to the box as well. I will be sure to add some sweet chocolate to the inside of the box just for Mom!

What do you have planned for Mother's Day?

Epiphany Crafts Supplies Used: Epiphany Crafts Square 25 Tool Epiphany Crafts Square 25 Bubble Caps

Other Supplies:
Paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy - 5th & Frolic & Lucky Charm

Die-Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts Treat Box Die (use the code COKIE to save 20% off your order)

A Smooch Smile Box

Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Monday ya'll!
The design team term has ended at The Cutting Cafe and the new team will be starting this week. I just wanted to pop in with a farewell project.
Regina Easter is the sweetest! I just love her templates and cutting files. I will be a life-long customer for sure.
I have named this one - "A Smile Smooch Box". I love sending happy mail to my crafty friends. This one will be filled with bottles of Clearsnap's Smooch pearly accents. The paper is from GCD Studio's Pure Bliss collection. I also used my favorite template - the  Heart Bag Cutting File/Template.
And here are some of my fave projects that I've made using The Cutting Cafe products.
Valentine's Day Air Mail Printable
Tic Tac Holder Template & Easter Fun Printable Set
Camera Photo Shaped Holder Template
The Tall Box Template
There are so many ways to use The Cutting Cafe's products.
Be sure to check them out.

Something For Mom & The Graduate

Friday, April 26, 2013

We have been in the midst of standardized testing all week, and I forgot to share two very special projects with you.

First up is a goodie for the graduate. The photo above is a money gift card holder. I used the Paper Made Bakery kit for this one.  

Be sure to hop on over to The Paper Made Bakery to see the full reveal.

Just click - HERE!

This month's Fresh Baked Kit is called - "Vintage Daydream"

Next up is something sweet for mom!

I used the I used Clear Scraps Auntie Brag Bag acrylic album to make it. 

Be sure to hop on over to the Clear Scraps blog to see the rest of this project. 

Just click - HERE!

I used yummy paper from the Heidi Grace's Cartwheel collection.

Hope you all have a Happy Weekend!


A RootBeer Party with Epiphany Crafts & American Crafts

Thursday, April 25, 2013

*(Keep reading - the giveaway winner is posted below)

I've got a fun project today that features a match-up of goodies from both Epiphany Crafts and American Crafts.

I'm a teacher and the school year is coming to an end. My mind is already on summer. In fact, I'm already planning our family's summer pool parties. This year I want the festivities to include my favorite drink - ROOTBEER!

The tall bottles are IBC Rootbeer. They are just the right size and shape to add paper and embellies.  I found it best to use papers from the same collection. This made it easy to coordinate the button design. 

The bottle sleeves were made with the Lifestyle Crafts Drink Sleeve Die. I also used Epiphany Crafts'  Round 25 Button Studio Tool and Round 25 Clear Button Caps for this project.

I used the American Crafts Dear Lizzy - Lucky Charm paper to decorate a mini can of A & W Rootbeer. And of course I added a coordinating button that I made with the Epiphany Crafts Button Round Tool.

I hope you all enjoyed the fun "Rootbeer Party" today!
P.S. - The GCD giveaway winner is....
So super cute Angi! OMG!! She's just as adorable now as she was then. Just precious!

Congrats! Please send me your addy.

Rootbeer Party Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Tool
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Bubble Caps
Paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm
Drink Sleeve Die-Cut - Lifestyle Crafts (use the code COKIE to save 20% off your order)

Dude Teacher Treats for The Paper Cut Magazine

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Did you know that GCD Studios has a free online magazine?
Be sure to check out the Spring Issue of The PaperCut Magazine!
The ENTIRE DESIGN TEAM is SO TALENTED! Everyone did a great job and made some lovely projects!
I'm excited about this issue because my "Dude Teacher Treats" are featured on Page 25! A sneak peek is pictured above. Be sure to check out the full issue to see the rest.
Click HEREto be inspired by this wonderful magazine!

GCD Studios Corrugated Hangers & Giveaway

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hello all! It's my GCD Studios debut today!
I've made a fun project using a photo of Rachel when she was in pre-school. She's now 17 years old!!! They grow up so fast don't they?

And do you see that paper clip? I used my  Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Button Studio Tool to make it.
Giveaway Alert
Just click HERE!
I'm giving away the goodies below to one sweet commenter!
{remember - you must comment on my post at GCD Studios}
The winner will be announced on - Thursday, April 25th.
Prize pack includes:
(4) 12 x 12 double-sided sheets from GCD's Pure Bliss collection
Brads from GCD's Special Delivery collection
Adhesive Pearls from GCD's  Ambrosia collection
Have a Happy Monday!

Trying Not To Be Tardy to the Card Party!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Happy Sunday ya'll!
I've been out and about all weekend, but I wanted to pop in today to enter into some fun challenges before time runs out! Tick...tock...tick...tock...must hurry!!!!
I'm trying to make more birthday cards so that I'll always have some on hand. Here's a new birthday creation.
First, I'm linking up to Annette's Linky party. It's a fun one that's all about birthdays & anniversaries!
Next, I'm linking up to Seize the Birthday. This is my first time playing over there. I will be joining in more often for sure. It's a whole lotta fun & will help me stock up on b-day cards.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a FUN GIVEAWAY & a NEW PROJECT!
Paper: My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing
Jar paper: Dear Lizzy - Lucky Charm
Wood Sentiment: Little Yellow Bicycle
Chipboard button: My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing
Blue Button: from stash

It's Rachel's Time to Create!

Friday, April 19, 2013

My daughter Rachel is the special guest today!
She has a fun project that she made all by herself using goodies from Clear Scraps!
{please excuse the red marks. I forgot to photograph this before her teacher graded it. - oops!}
Rachel is not into scrappin' like I am - (sad face).
She'd rather listen to One Direction ...

Go to a movie ...
or shop.
But a girl must do her homework....so...here's her creation.
Rachel's spanish teacher assigned the class a project where they all had to make a book and write an orginal story.


The story is all in espanol and is about a Little Owl's first day of school. She used Clear Scraps 6 x 6 chipboard album and Nikki Silvil's School is Cool collection.

Rachel was so excited to get an "A" on this project! Several students even commented on how cute her book is. It's always good to have a mom with scrapbook supplies in the house right? (smile)
If your kiddo ever needs supplies for their school projects, be sure to check out the Clear Scraps store for loads of fun products.

Pop-Pop Polka Dot!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

It's sneak peek day!

Be sure to hop on over to The Paper Made Bakery to see the full reveal.

Just click - HERE!

See ya back here tomorrow for a fun "guest project" from my daughter Rachel!

It's Really, Really Tall!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Did you know that there are loads of fun templates and cutting files at The Cutting Cafe?

(P.S. - I'm also playing along in the Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger Challenge. I think my project fits in so well with the inspiration this week.) 

I love gifting, so my new fave is the Tall Box template.

The set comes with one solid tall box, one with a window cut out, one with 4 window cut outs, 8 sentiments, and one window frame.

I made this one using paper and embellies from the Dear Lizzy - Lucky Charm collection.

Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe Store for more fun crafty goodies.

It's Time For The Paper Made Bakery April Hop

Monday, April 15, 2013

It's time for the Paper Made Bakery April Release Day and Blog Hop!

If you get lost along the way, be sure to start at the Paper Made Bakery Blog.
{The complete hop list is below}

I am so excited to show you the adorable April Fresh Baked Kit called - "Vintage Daydream".
I've got 2 projects for ya today!!!!
Glassine Mini Gift Card Holder
Flat Notecard & Altered Clothespin
I even used paper & a button from the kit to alter a clothespin

Don't leave just yet because there is a fabulous prize up for grabs! You can win a "Mini Fresh Baked Kit" . Multiple entries are allowed and accepted up until 11:59 p.m. Sunday night. Just enter on the rafflecopter below.  
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to visit the rest of my talented teamies!
Amy Tsutura
Angi Barrs (you are here)
Glenda Wyatt
Julie Tucker-Wolek
Piali Biswas
Vera Yates
Paper Made Bakery Blog

I Love This Little Whale

Friday, April 12, 2013

I'm just swimming by with a sneak peek of my latest project.

Be sure to hop on over to The Paper Made Bakery to see the full reveal.

Just click - HERE!

Have a happy weekend!

Epiphany Crafts Embellie Buckets

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I've got a fun Epiphany Crafts project today!
Keep reading to see the details of my project.
Also check me out on the EC Blog - Click HERE!
I'm headed to a crop night next week and made something fun for the ladies who will be attending. These are my homemade "Embellishment Buckets". I used the Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Button Studio Tool and Round 25 Clear Button Caps to make the button embellies.

I used paper from Heidi Grace's Cartwheel collection. Here's my tip for today - when using the EC round tool make sure you pick paper that has images that you can center within each button. This will make your round button "pop".

Place your favorite embellishments in each bucket. You can add ribbon, clothespins, or your own Ephiphany Crafts custom buttons.

Here's another fun idea - - - You can also use your EC custom made buttons to make toothpick embellies.

I hope you all enjoyed my fun little project!

Epiphany Crafts Supplies Used:
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Tool
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Bubble Caps

Other Supplies:
Paper (on buckets) - Heidi Grace Designs
Other various papers - from stash
Buckets - JoAnn's Crafts
Clothespin - Canvas Corp.
Toothpicks - Michael's Craft Store