Friday, July 30, 2010

Orange You Cute

I know I've said this before... I LOVE PUNS! And I'm pretty sure it's the playfulness of them that I love. This first card I actually made at a Stampin' Up! workshop a while back... and the second I made to coordinate with the first. You see, the boyfriend has a scrapbook of all the cards I've made for him (isn't he sweet?). And of course, in my usually obsessive ways, I stole it and re-organized it for him (you're welcome!)... These two cards will go opposite each other on a page. Oh, happy crafting!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Room Refashion

Lately, I've been working on refashioning my room... I got all new bedding, two new lamps (aren't they fabulous? I'm totally obsessed!), some throw pillows, plus a couple twine craft projects... Now my room is good and girly! The pictures really don't do it justice, though. I wonder if I'll get better beauty sleep now that my bed is girlier (really Ashley?)... we'll see. Happy crafting to all and to all a good night!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flowers & Headbands

I was totally bored today... so I decided to experiment! I had been wanting to try out those new fabric flowers that everyone else in the world seems to be making, and also wanted to try my luck at a headband. Believe it or not, both projects turned out to be quite successfull (totally opposite from the ordinary for me!). I made one large flower with a pearl in the center and one small flower with green ribbon for leaves. I'm thinking the small flower would look cute on a hair clip worn by a curly-haired 3-year-old. And I'm hoping the headband will fit that same 3-year-old's mamma. I have no idea what to do with the large flower, though... maybe another headband? Oh, happy crafting!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rubik's Cube

For my Grandmother's birthday, I made a Rubik's Cube of pictures. Apparently she used to be pretty good at solving the stupid thing (I can never figure them out!). I printed out pictures of all her grandkids (me and my cousins) onto sticker paper, cut them into squares, stuck them on the cube, then went over it with Modge Podge. Note: wipe off excess modge podge before it dries! It was really quite easy and turned out totally cute. Plus, it's still functional! Happy birthday Mamere! And happy crafting!

Friday, July 16, 2010


A friend of mine will be moving to Minnesota in less than a month, so we are throwing her a goodbye party. Growing up, I called her "Ducky," therefore, it seemed appropriate to have a duck themed party... "Good Luck, Ducky!" Below are all the fun treats I made... The cookies are almond-sugar cookies with yellow marshmallow fondant on top. The cupcakes are chocolate with blue vanilla buttercream frosting and a yellow candy duck on top. Doesn't the candy ducky look like he's taking a bubble bath? Ha! I have way too much fun with this sort of stuff... and I clearly need children. Oh, happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I had a wonderfully relaxing day today... it's so nice not to have to be someplace at sometime every once and a while. In fact, I'm still in my workout clothes from this morning and I don't think I've stepped a foot outside! I spent the majority of my day working on Bridal Shower Invites and Thank You cards to match. Below are the finished products. I literally used my last inch of baja breeze paper... and am so excited that I can now order more through Stampin' Up! and not eBay! I hope you had a wonderful day, too! Happy crafting!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Twine Crafts

Lately, I've been working on Refashioning my Room... making it good and girly! I started with some simple accessories, like these twine crafts. I used a hot glue gun to adhere the first few rows and then just kept wrapping, using a little glue here and there to keep the twine from moving. The vase was really quite easy, but the lamp was definitely a bit more challenging. I just had to use a lot more glue. At the end of the day, I love my new twine craft accessories and they go perfectly in my refashioned room! Happy crafting!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bleached T-Shirt

Once upon a time, I ruined a shirt I LOVED by apparently bringing it in contact with bleach. AH! There were random pink splotches all over it. I was ready to throw it away when I thought: "Why not add MORE bleach!" (The thought totally came to me in a moment like those new Windows 7 commercials... it was great.) I figured, even if it didn't turn out, it would at least be fun. Unfortunately, I got a little carried away with my "fun" and attempted to bleach a hippo on the bottom left with a stencil. Note: bleach is a liquid and will therefore spread as it is soaked up by fabric... DUH! Then, since the hippo turned out to be a BIG white splotch, I thought I needed to add more big white splotches to match. When all was said and done, I decided to give the shirt to my cousin, Jaimee, because her favorite color is purple and she likes to wear cool stuff like this. The end. Moral of the story: QUIT WHILE YOU'RE AHEAD! Happy crafting!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Inspired by Nature

So it's after midnight and I'm still awake. I'm pretty sure this is at least the 3rd night in a row that I haven't been able to fall asleep (I am NOT a night owl!). Since it's now officially tomorrow (or today?) I will post. And I will post about one of my favorite stamp sets (seriously? they're pretty much ALL my favorites!). I absolutely love my Inspired by Nature stamp set from Stampin Up! because it's so stinking simple! And I LOVE simple! It's also pretty versitile... the first two were for the boyfriend, the next two were for my aunts, and the last one I made for my mom... needless to say they all loved them! Happy crafting and hopefully, happy sleeping!

A Perfect Pear

I just love puns! I used my Cricut machine to cut these perfect pears... happy crafting!