Monday, December 27, 2010

Calendar Blog Hop

Welcome to my first Blog hop. I have been hopping on so many of these I thought it was time to finally take the plunge and actually participate. You will be awed by all the awesome talent along the way. You may also find some yummy blog candy throughout the journey. The Grand Prize Blog Candy is a brand-new Designer’s Calendar Cartridge, donated by Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity. In order to be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on each and every stop on the hop, along with a way for her to contact you. She will choose a winner by on the 31st and announce it on her blog, as well as contacting the winner personally.

I picked to do the month of June since its my birthday month and because we always try to take our family vacation in June.

For the first page I cut the month June in the boxed category at 4 inches from Designer's Calender in purple. I cut the background paper behind it to size. I cut the butterfly at both 2 inches and 1.5 inches from the cart and went around the edges and lines with my purple MS glitter pen. I then cut the gray card stock at 4x6 and the patterned paper and 3.75x 5.75. I used the butterfly ribbon as a boarder and then used the same ribbon to do little tabs for the photos.
One the second page I cut the grid in gray card stock from Designer's Calender at 8 inches. I cut the numbers, days of the week and the embellishments all at one inch. I used purple card stock for the numbers and the background of the grid. I used the gray for the strip that I put the days of the week (cut in purple). I used the same patterned paper from the first page as my background for the second page. I then used my MS glitter pens to embellish the different holidays. I used the flag, summer vacation, cake and the tie from Designers Calender in the Events category. I used lavender stickles on summer vacation.
I hope you liked my calendar pages and that you go on to all the other awesome creations. If you liked my blog and my work please consider following me. I plan on giving away some blog candy after I reach 50 followers! Now hop on over to Jamie's blog and see what she's done.

1. January and April: Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly at
2. January and September: Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper
3. February: Christel at Scrappin' Sista
4. February and March: Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity
5. March and July: Diane at Crafting This Moment
6. April: Bonnie at A Scrap Above
7. May: Michelle at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs
8. May: Natalie at Timeless Legacy Designs
9. June: Lisa at Lisa's Paper Butterflies **YOU ARE HERE**
10. June: Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
11. July: Summer and Jennifer at Cricut Diaries
12. August: Denise at Starlight Scrapper
13. August: Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping
14. September: Deb at If It's Groovy
15. October: Rebecca at Creations with Becka
16 . October: Lora at Notes From The Scrapbook Lady
17. November: Belinda at Queen Bee's Musings
18. November and December : Col at Col's Creative Corner at
19. December: Deb at Tidbit's Place

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Jewery Box

I made this box for my niece for Christmas. I took an unfinished box that I bought at HL and painted it green. I cut the peace sign patterned paper to fit the box on the top, front, back and sides. I used my scalloped corner chomper to get all the corners and modge podged the paper on the box. She was so excited when she opened it yesterday!

Teachers' Gifts

I made these smaller hot chocolate jars for the boys' teachers. I used the mug from JOTS and the snowman is from Christmas Cheer. I used a white jelly pen to write the directions for the chocolate mix. I trimmed the snowman's hat, scarf, body and arms with stickles. The boys said the teachers really liked them and thought they were cute!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Red and/or Green Dangle

I made the bracelet with help from my mom and she made the earrings!

Christmas Cards

I thought these turned out really cute!! The Merry Christmas was from Beyond Birthdays. The snowmen are from Christmas Cheer. Each of the snowman's scarves were slightly different!


We were to make something to keep our partner cozy. I made this jar filled with homemade coco mix. I made smaller ones (pictures to come) for the boys to give as teachers gifts.

Gift Tags

We were really suppose to make ATCs but my partner wanted tags instead and her wish was my command. I made these for her use when she gives out presents. I think these were from JOTS.

Covered in Paint

I got this idea from my friend Paula. I made a countdown to Christmas plaque. I used my ds to weld the words from lyrical letters. I painted it bright pink and then cut out the rectangle of snowman paper. More numbered rectangles so that my partner could countdown the days. This would make a great gift!

Ornament That Spins

I had the worst time coming up with an ornament that I was happy with. My friend Laurie came to my rescue and led me to this ornament. I also had help from Peachy when my brain went blank on how to cut this the right way. The ornament that was originally made was 6 pieces each cut out of a 6 inch square. Wayyyyy too big for what I wanted so I did mine at 2 inches. It was a pain in the butt but in the end it turned out really nice. I see myself laboring more of these for our own tree next year!

Banner With Bling

We were to make a banner with bling. My partner wanted something she could hang on her craft room door. I loved using unusual colors for a winter theme. The bow looks so much better since I took these pictures. I used mini monograms for the the scallops and circles. I used Lyrical Letters for the Font. Christmas Cheer and Joy Of the Season for the snowmen.


I joined another GIBBS swap and this one was pretty labor intensive. We were given 12 days/phrases that we were suppose to recreate. Some of my items were cricut heavy. Other days I didn't even touch my bug! I will post each project in its own post so that you can see all and then I can label them correctly.
Other days included:
  • paper pack
  • a tool
  • something sweet (I sent her homemade oatmeal raisin cookies)
  • our choice (I made her one of my desktop calendars)
I hope my partner enjoyed all my creations as much as I enjoyed creating them for her!

More Comp Books

Regular sized comp book
Mini comp book

I made these for a swap on the cricut message board. All the flowers were handmade. The butterflies on the reg book are from Storybook. The ones on the mini book are punches. I really liked the way these books turned out!