Friday, November 5, 2010

Come See Me at the Boutique!

Some of my stuff will be at this boutique on Saturday! Come stop by and say hi!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Car seat Covers!

My sister-in-law asked me if I could make her a car seat cover for her baby boy, who will be arriving in the next week or two. So I stole my sister's and figured out how it was made. It was so fun to make, and fairly easy.
I did two different fabrics for the front and back, but you could certainly do the same on both sides.

Her sister saw the blue one and wanted a pink one for the baby girl that she just had a couple of weeks ago! Which turned out so cute!

My favorite part of the whole thing is the cute button that is on the straps. I got one of those button covering kits because I couldn't find any large buttons that I like well enough to put on them, and I ended up liking these a lot more than a regular button.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Client Box

This is another client box that I did for the same friend, and I had someone ask me how much I sell them for...$14 and I can make it say what ever you want it to...clients, recipes, contacts...
It is so much more fun to look at that a plain black book with people's names and phone #'s :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

I just can't get enough!

I have been making aprons for a friend to sell at her salon! Hopefully everyone else thinks they are as cute as I do. This is probably my favorite apron. I love the colors of the fabric together! And here are a bunch more picture of different aprons. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Client Box

I made this for a friend who is a hair stylist. She wanted a cute box to put all of her clients names and phone numbers in. I have made a bunch of these, but used them as recipe boxes. I think I like this one too much! I don't know if I can give it away:) I just bought the box from Roberts Crafts. They have all different sizes and shapes. Then I found the cute zebra paper at Hobby Lobby. The "clients" letters are stamped with craft ink and then embossed with embossing powder. If you have never used embossing powder before, you should try it. You just pour it on the wet ink and heat it with a heat tool that is basically a blow dryer.

When you adhere the paper to the box, just make sure you use tacky tape so it sticks really well. You don't want the paper to fall off:) I didn't take a very good picture of it, but there is a black handle on top and I tied a bunch of coordinating ribbon to it!

Monday, June 7, 2010


And the winner is...
Mindi Dixon!
Congrats Mindi! You have until June 8th @ noon to contact me!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Freebies 2 Deals Giveaway!

In honor of the "Freebies 2 Deals" website ( I am doing a giveaway on my own blog! I love the Freebies website. It gives me a heads up on all the good deals that I can take advantage of. I will be giving away this little girls bow holder. I started making these when I found myself with so many bows that were just getting smashed in a little box. I have seen a couple of different versions of these. Some are really big Tu-Tu's that you hang on the wall and are pretty much life size. I didn't need one quite that big, so mine is a scaled down version! This is the actual one you will get if you win.

Here's how it works:

1-Leave a comment on my blog with your full name and your email address

2-Add yourself as a follower of my blog.

3-Check back on my blog on June 7th at 12:00 to see if you won.

4-If you did win you have 24 hours to contact me on my blog or the giveaway will go to someone else! Good Luck:)

Also, if you do not win and are interested in purchasing one I sell them for $17! I can do custom colors to match your little princess's room!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I Love Vinyl!

I had this old wood sign that I have held on to for 5 years and never used because the colors didn't match anything in my house, so...I decided to make it match! I peeled the old vinyl off and painted it black. Then I use my Cricut to cut out the vinyl. I used the "Cursive 101" cartridge and the "Plantin SchoolBook" cartridge. I was nervous about the red not showing up, but it turned out better that expected:)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Birthday Banner

I made this banner for my daughter's 4th birthday. It turned out way cuter than I expected. I love this line of paper. I have had it in the mix of all my paper for about 3 years and finally found something that I wanted to make out of it. I used my cricut to cut out all of the shapes. I used the "Cuttin' Up" cartridge and the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge. After I cut out, and glued all the shapes together, I put eyelets on both sides of each shape. Make sure you put the eyelets pretty close to the top other wise they will just spin around on the string.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

I made this picture box for my mom and my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. I wanted to post it before Mother's Day in case anyone needed any ideas, but then they would have seen the finished product. It looks pretty complicated, but I saw one of these about a year ago and I was able to just make up my own way of doing it by memory. If I can do that, you could easily follow step-by-step instructions! Start with 4 12x12 pieces of card stock. Score the first one at 4" and 8" on two sides so you end up with 9 squares. Then cut out the four corners. Repeat these steps with the remaining 3 pieces of card stock only make the squares 1/4" smaller for each layer. Next glue the center of the 4 pieces of card stock together.

Then use a corner rounder on all the corners except the outside piece of card stock (the brown).

Next I put coordinating paper in the center square and on the 4 outside squares.

To make the lit, score a piece of card stock so the center square is 1/4" bigger than the dimensions of the outside piece of card stock. (My center is 4 1/4"x4 1/4") The side pieces are 1 1/2"x 4 1/4". Then cut one side, fold in the flap, and adhere with tacky tape! Decorate as desired.

This is the finished product on the inside. I decorated it with pictures of my kids, coordinating paper and stickers!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


1) Choose your favorite ribbon!
2) Cut about 10-15" (depending on how big you want the bow)
3) layer ribbon
4) find coordinating small ribbon for center
5) cut 3-5"
6) tie around middle
7) wrap loose ends of (black) ribbon around back and hot glue
8) cover alligator clip with matching ribbon
9) hot glue bow to alligator clip!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Bow Holder!

I have posted a couple of these before, but I just recently made this one for a friend who is having a girl in July. I saw her fabric, on her blog, that she was going to do her baby's room out of and I made this to match. That is what is so fun about these. You can customize them any way you want. The process is a little tricky, but once you figure it out its really easy. First, you cut out a piece of cardboard in the shape of a shirt. Then cut out a piece of fabric in the same shape, but about an inch bigger all the way around. Hot glue the fabric to the cardboard so it is really tight. I don't glue the front, I just wrap the excess fabric around the cardboard and glue it to the back. That way you can stretch it really tight. Next, glue three long ribbons to the back. Then you are ready to put the tulle on. I have done this part 2 different ways. 1) Buy a roll of tulle from a craft store. Cut 3 strips and glue them to the back. 2) Buy a one yard from a fabric store. The advantage to doing it this way is the tulle is about 3 times as wide, so you can cut one strip and fold it in half. And continue the process by gluing it to the back of the shirt.
Choose a coordinating ribbon (I love the rick rack, but you can use any thin ribbon that matches), and glue it around the outside edge. Next, cover the the back with felt to cover all of the mess on the back. And last, just adhere a ribbon to the bottom of the shirt so it looks complete and put a coordinating button in the middle. I have loved having a cute way to display my daughter's bows!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Flower Gum Holder

We made this project at our last Stampin' Up class. I should have taken a picture of the side of it so you could see the gum. The gum is wrapped up in the green crinkled strip of paper.
Old Olive CS: 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" and an extra square for the leaf (heart)
Rich Razzleberry CS: 3 1/2"x 3 1/2" cut into a flower (we used the big shot, but you could use any other cutting machine or even scissors.) The flower ends up being 3"x3"
Crushed Curry CS: 3" x 3" (the flower ends up being 2 1/2" x 2 1/2")
Both flowers were embossed with the cute Polka dots by the Big Shot, but you could just leave that step out if you don't have a Big Shot at your disposal.
Razzleberry Lemonade DSP: 5 Scallop circle cut out with the scallop punch.
1 brad: to hold the whole flower together
Ribbon: about 4-5" of crushed curry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain
& 3-4" rich razzleberry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain
Assembling is simple. First, run the long green strip through a crimper. Use glue dots to adhere the gum to the inside. Fold in half and staple the to ends of the green paper together. Then run a small square of green through the crimper and use a heart punch to cut out the leaf. Use a glue dot to adhere that to the inside of the stem. The center of the flower that looks like fabric was my favorite part to make. I love learning new techniques. You take each individual scallop and crumble it in your hand. After they are all crumbled, layer them and stick the brad through. Then get a small squirt bottle/spritzer and spray all the layers with water. You want them pretty wet, but don't soak them. Them just start forming them with your fingers so they curl up the way you want them to. I think the more worn and imperfect, the better! Then undo the back of the brad and stick the last to layers in (the plum and yellow) Use a large glue dot to adhere the entire flower to the stem. Last, just tie the ribbon on the bottom. So cute!!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yet Another Apron!

You are probably sick of seeing all of my aprons, but I am totally obsessed with them!
I made this one for Aimee (the wedding shower I went to on Saturday)! I think this might be one of my favorite aprons. The colors are so fun. Once you get the hang of them you can whip them out pretty fast. And once again I got the fabric at Hobby Lobby! Love that store:)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wedding Shower Favor

I helped make these for a wedding shower that I went to on Saturday. They we super easy and super cute. We used the Cricut with the Boxes, Bags, & Tags cartridge. The box is 6" and we used 12"x12" paper. We could have fit 2 boxes per paper, but just ended up using the extra paper for the cute scallops on front. I pre-ordered the "Aimee & Nate" stamp from Stampin' Up and punched it on Whisper White paper. Then we punched them out with the 1 1/4" circle punch. (A little tip: If you stamp first and then punch you can center the stamp easier) Then we used the scallop circle the punch out the pink flower. It only took us about 2 hours to make them from start to finish, and we make 45 of them. Then, of course, we filled them with cute matching candy!

Monday, April 26, 2010

...Stampin' Up

Mother's Day Idea!

I love the colors of this card. This one looks complicated, but its really not bad if you get the scoring right. Here are the supplies we used:
Bashful Blue card stock: 2"x 4" ( And run through the bigshot with a flower embossing pad)
Rich Razzleberry CS: 8 1/2"x5 1/2" (scored @ 4 1/4" and 6 1/4") & 1 piece that is 4"x 3/4" and then use the scallop edge punch.
Pale Plum: 4 1/4"x 5 1/2"
Whisper White: 2"x 4" & 5 1/2"x 1 3/4"(The bigger one needs to be scored 1" in and scalloped on the edge)
DS (designer Series) Rich Razzleberry: 1 1/4"x 4" & one extra piece for a flower(which was run through the bigshot also, but could be cut out with a punch or even scissors.)
Bashful Blue DS: 3 smaller flowers
1 brad
Ribbon: 11-13" Bashful blue ribbon
Stamps: Message for Mom stamp set
Stamp Pads: Rich Razzleberry and Bashful Blue

You, of course, don't have to use the Stampin' Up colors. It would be so cute with tons of other color combinations. I just thought the "stand up" idea was so cute! If you need any help figuring out how to put it together let me know:)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Last Stampin' Up Projects!

I have been doing Stampin' Up, with the best demonstrator ever, for about 3 and 1/2 years now. I'm sad to say that chapter has now come to a close. This is one of the cards that we made last week. I obviously can't take credit for it, but I love the colors and had to show it off. Here are the dimensions and colors from the Stampin' Up catalog:
Old Olive (green):8 1/2"x 5 1/2" (folded in half)
Melon Mambo (pink): 5 1/4" x4"
Pumpkin Pie (Orange): 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Whisper White: 5" x 3 3/4"
Bride whisper white (Green stripe): 2"x4" (this paper came white and then we used a brayer to roll green ink on it. After you get it the color you want, wipe it with a tissue and the color comes off the white stripe!)
Melon Mambo ribbon: 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon 5"
Stamps: Awash with Flowers stamp set
Punches: Scallop Oval and Large Oval
Just stamp and assemble. Make sure you stamp the white before you glue in case you mess up, then you can turn it over! Also make sure you put your ribbon on before you glue it all to the green background. I just taped it around the back of the pink paper. Last, use a dimensional to put the "For You" on!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I love making aprons and decided it was time to make some more! They are pretty easy if you have a pattern to follow. This one took me about three hours. (Well two days if you include all of the chasing after children in between:) I was just at the mall the other day and found a Kiosk that sells aprons and they were about $30-$40. I made this one for $8. If you have the patients it pays to make things yourself! The price may vary depending on the cost of your fabric. I got this at Hobby Lobby and it was about $5.99 a yard and it was 30% off. Some of the more expensive fabrics range from $6-$10. I bought 1 1/4 yards of the strip fabric and 5/8 of a yard of the polka dot fabric. I ended up with a little bit extra of both. It would be pretty simple to figure out without a pattern if you have sewn before. Just decide the shape and cut it out. I put a dart in the front of the apron so it was a little more fitted, but you could easily do without. You can also buy less fabric if you don't want a liner on it. You could get away with about 7/8 of a yard of the stripe. To get the ruffles, I cut 2 1/2" strips and hemmed the edges. Then did a loose stitch in the middle so I could pull it to make the "gathered look". If you have questions I would be happy to walk you through it step by step!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fabric Bows

I made a bunch of fabric bows over the weekend and I was super excited how they turned out. And bonus...I found out that Hobby Lobby carries fabric and it is so cheap! I bought a yard and a quarter for $5! Most fabric that is that cheap is...lets just say NOT CUTE! I love this fabric! To make them all you need is about a 1/4 of a yard of fabric (you could probably get away with an 1/8 depending on how big your initial flower is), some hot glue, a matching button and and alligator clip. To start you cut out 6-8 flowers that are all the same size.
Fold them in half...

and in half again. Don't fold it exactly in half because it is cuter if you can see more layers!

Next, just layer them in a circle and put a giant blob of glue in the middle. You can layer them however you think looks cute. I did some so there was only four petals on top and some that had eight. Which ever you prefer.

Then I cut out a felt circle and glued in on the back just to hold everything together. If you can tell, I also wrapped half of the alligator clip in ribbon. I don't rap the lower arm of the clip because I discovered the hard way that it is really difficult to get the clip in your girls hair if it is wrapped in ribbon.

Last, I glued the matching button on top! SUPER CUTE!!!! I will post all the different kinds that I made as soon as I get around to taking pictures of them:)