29 October 2011

autumn wreath

So here's a project that has been in the works for about a month! I wrapped the wreath in twine late last month when I did our autumn mantle {post to come about that!}, but it got left to the wayside. I finally got to finish it this afternoon! Yays :)

This is a super simple wreath, and I'll share a full photo tutorial for it soon. It started with an eco-friendly "styrofoam" type wreath from Hobby Lobby. Proceeded to wrap it in the great golden wheat colored yarn, which took about an hour & half- I just wrapped it while watching some of my favorite shows ;) Then cut out circles of some great fall fabric I've had for a year or so, put a pin through the center, and pushed it into the foam. Repeat lots of times. Then I created the fun little "autumn" banner with my scrapbooking supplies and The Twinery twine and hung it on our door!

cross posted on my homemaking blog- His Frugal Servant

28 October 2011

Butterfly Sympathies FWF

Happy Friends with Flair Friday, ya'll!! Sorry, it's been a bit busy around here- DH is getting ready for a mini-deployment, so I'm spending extra time with him :) Anyhoo, here's a set of sympathy cards I whipped up recently- super simple. It uses the sentiment from the KOM Think Happy Thoughts- love my KOM's! I diecut the butterfly and used the negative image- backed it with some scrapbook paper I've had forever from a Border's scrapbooking kit, then just added some ribbon, twine, button, and gems! I really like how they turned out- I think I actually like the horizontal LO the best- might be seeing that again in another card ;) Have a fabulous weekend all!!

21 October 2011

happily ever FWF after

Happy Friends with Flair Friday, ya'll!! Wanted to pop on here and share a wedding card I made for an order recently... this is one of those cards that didn't quite turn out how I'd imagined, but I think I actually like it better this way! :) It features PTI cardstock and the fabulous Happily Ever After KOM. Love me my Kit of the Months!!! Happy Friday and have a great weekend, friends :)

16 October 2011

Bible study bookmarks

Happy Sunday, all!!
Just dropped in to show ya a quick bookmark I made :) I'm currently reading through the Bible in a year and I've chosen the chronological order- so it's the order of when things occurred historically and jumps around between books.

In order to keep track, I've created bookmarks with each day's reading on it, and broken up the reading into various bookmarks. I've listed the day's reading and a space to record which date I finished the reading on. It's a simple way to keep track of where I am in my readings. Every few days/weeks I get to pull out my next bookmark, and they're all different so it's fun :)

15 October 2011

happy autumn

how cute are these, right?! hehe... love making these little pumpkins- so super quick and easy. Just cut out a bunch of circles, fold 'em in half, glue them together, then add a stem and some wire vines (or I've made them with paper). Happy Autumn ya'll :)

14 October 2011

summer FWF

Happy Friends with Flair Friday!!! Love me my Unity- anxiously awaiting this month's KOM, maybe it'll arrive in the mail today! Lots of fun things going on at Unity- new releases galore, so be sure to check them out! Anyhoo... the card! The stamps are from the KOM What I Know. The LO is from Unity's WCMD challenge, which I flipped around a little so the elements would fit- just a simple fun summery card :) Enjoy your weekend ya'll!!

12 October 2011

fall circles

So this is one of those cards that didn't quite turn out how I'd envisioned it... but the more I see it, the more I like it :) I started out with the "circles" theme and color scheme from Embellish's challenge {love their challenges!}. Then I pulled out my Unity Dec 10 KOM "Just be you" because I knew I wanted to use this tree image. I cut out circles that closely matched the concentric circles in the tree image using my spellbinders dies. Then I cut out the card base and the coral outer circle. I assembled the tree circles and then stamped the image on the circles and card base. Add on some "falling leaves" pearls and sentiment and done! :)

10 October 2011

give thanks

This card started out with the color scheme and the theme of "falling leaves" from this month'sUnity Company Challenge. So I pulled out the only leaf images I have, from KOM "when I am with you" and it kinda fell into place from there. It's a card that I didn't really start out liking, but once it came together, I really loved it!! I might make a few more actually, hehe :) I've also fallen in love with PTI's cardstock- such vibrant colors and nice and thick- it's a real joy to work with!!

07 October 2011

Thankful FWF

Hey ya'll!! Happy Friends with Flair Friday :D Today's card started with the color inspiration from CR8FN #39... then I pulled out some of the few autumn themed stamps I have from Unity from the KOM "When I am with you" {apparently I need to get some more! hehe}. There's usually a little leaf at the end of the sentiment, but I masked it off so it would fit on the panel. The LO actually happened by accident because I cut the yellow panel too short... but I ended up really liking it! Love when an accident turns into a joy! Anyhoo, I added a button with some twine and colored in the pumpkins and there ya go! Enjoy your weekend everyone :)

04 October 2011

lucky shamrocks

{please excuse the poor late-day light!!}

Hey all! Just wanted to pop on here and share a fun card I made- perfect for a "good luck" or St. Patty's day card :) or even "lucky in love" maybe if you switched out one of the shamrocks or stamped hearts on the shamrocks... hmmm, I feel another card coming on ;) Anyways, enjoy!!

03 October 2011

love love love

Hey all!! Here's a quick little card I made for a friend's wedding using The Play Date Cafe #101 colors! The colors are Wine...Smudge...Leather...Parchment which I actually think are quite fitting for a love themed card :) This was the first card I made where I used my vintage book for the bookprint paper! I really like it and have a feeling I'll be using it a bit in the future ;)

02 October 2011

birthday balloon bike

Hey ya'll! Pop on here quickly to share a card I made for CAS-ual Fridays #22- ribbon tags! Super fun and quick little card- just stamped the fabulous Unity image, add some tags and some bling and there ya go! There's a Unity birthday sentiment stamped inside too. I may be making more of this card in the future... I like it ;) Have a blessed Sunday!

01 October 2011

31 days of Lists and the Like

Hey ya'll! So I just wanted to let you know that this month I've started a journey over on my homemaking blog- "31 days of Lists and the Like." I've decided to take up The Nester's challenge of 31 days of change! Bloggers across blogland are joining in with their own 31 day series, and this is the topic I chose to write about :)

I have lots of lists and the like to share- lists about organizing, bills & budgeting, family life, cleaning, Bible study, and more! Some lists are in the form of planners, some are crafty lists {like lists in the form of bookmarks!}, and all will be printables!

If you're interested and want to find out more, check out His Frugal Servant for more details :)

happy world card making day- congrats

Hey ya'll! I'm back AGAIN ;) Here's a super quick card I made using the Color Throwdown #161 colors- lucky limeade, calypso coral, poppy parade, and chocolate chip. I'll probably be using this LO again, maybe for mass producing Christmas cards, since it was so simple-
1) stamp sentiment and cut out strips
2) diecut brown bookplate & attach twine
3) cut green square and chomp corners
4) glue down and add buttons & bling

Enjoy! I'll be back later ;)

happy world card making day- bookprint style

Hey ya'll! Yup, back again, just like I said :) Enjoying your world card making day? I know I am! Here is another super simple LO that I will probably revisit anytime I need to mass produce! I recently picked up and old book at Goodwill so I could use it for crafting. DH and I are HUGE book readers, so I'll admit it was a bit hard buying a book to "destroy"... but I figure it's not going to waste- it'll just be appreciated in another medium :)

Anyhoo, I was inspired by the colors over at Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger, and also the vintage-y feel of the inspiration photo's contents. So I paired some vintage bookprint with my PTI die and buttons, a little stamping and there ya go!
<-- Here's the Moxie Trigger that inspired the card!

Like I said, another great mass production card because it's SO simple...
1) cut out red background to size
2) cut out bookprint to size
3) diecut sentiment panel and stamp
4) adhere background and sentiment panel
5) add buttons {and maybe some bling!}

Again, back to the craftroom :) I'll probably be back later, hehe!

happy world card making day- with birds

hey ya'll!! Happy world card making day 2011 :D I'll be posting cards around here throughout the day, so be sure to check back later for more fun cards, hehe! And thank-you so much to my lovely bloggy friends who encourage me and leave lovely comments all the time *huggs*

So this card uses the colors from SPCC #19- pacific point, lucky limeade, and chocolate chip. I pulled out this BasicGrey patterned paper to paper piece the birdie. The image and sentiment are from Unity's Feb 2011 KOM "the best is yet to be." You know I love my Unity :)

Anyways, enough chit chat here, back to the craft room ;)