Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Gifts for Girls Camp

This is my daughter’s second year going to girls camp.  Something they are doing this year that they didn’t do last year is exchanging gifts “secretly”.  They call it “Secret Sisters”.  Each girl has drawn a name of another girl and will do something nice for her each day of camp.  This is not supposed to be an expensive thing.  All the little gifts combined shouldn’t be more than about $5.  I’m glad I have a daughter that likes to craft with me, and I think she’s glad she has a crafty Mom.  Here are a couple of the gifts we have done for her to give.

The first project we started on was a cute bracelet.  We knew the recipient’s favorite colors were purple and aqua blue.  I had a bunch of beads in my craft stash but we did buy the center purple bead for the band, which cost about .39 cents.

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It was remarkably hard to get a good picture of it on my daughter’s wrist, so here it is next to a tied friendship bracelet she’s also giving her.

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We had also decided to make her a cute boxy pouch which we found on this site here.  Click the link – they’re seriously cute.  We’ll be making a few later.

However as luck would have it, we received this cute little bag from Target in the mail the next day.  Free.   You can’t beat free.  And the color was perfect.  She’ll be putting something cute inside, such as a mini manicure set and a fingernail polish, etc.  (You can sign up to receive your free Target beauty bag by “liking” The Target Style Facebook Page.  They give them away quarterly on a first come first served basis.  They come filled with coupons and samples.)

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I am a sometimes couponer, which comes in handy for stuff like this.  I was able to score a nail polish in one of her favorite colors for less than $1.50.  The mini manicure set will come from my “think ahead drawer” of things I just pick up here and there for exactly these kinds of little gifts.  I got it a a dollar store for…. you guessed it.  $1.

Our next project was Bath Fizzies!  Such a fun thing.  We got the recipe from and used the epsom salts version.  We also used my heart shaped silicone molds instead of boring square ones.  (Just kidding, square would be cute too)

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Then we put them in a cute little box I already had and printed out a personalized label from a jam label site that I use for my seasonal jams.  The box held 10 of them perfectly.

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Cute, right?

So, so far we are at $2.89 of her $5 limit and I think we have a few really fabulous gifts.

Our other ideas:

The Pop Top Cans that have been swimming around on Pinterest – filled with her  favorite candy. 

Altered composition book with pen

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Glitter and Color

I’ve found myself using really bright, fun colors lately on my cards.  Maybe it’s the weather turning colder and I’m trying to hang onto the sunny days a little longer.

I made this happy card and gave it to my beautiful cousin for her 4th 39th birthday Winking smile.

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It features lots of shapes cut with my Cricut, Making Memories metal letters and eyelets, and glitter for bling.  I was going for a ‘clean’ feel so I left the background stark white.

I also made this thank you card.

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More paper from stash, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Prima flowers, Making Memories buckle andof course more glitter!

Gotta love the BLING!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Attempt at a Celtic Theme

I was going through some of my pictures of cards I have made over the last several months and came across this one I made this past summer for a dear friend.  I thought I’d share it here, even though it’s an older one.

I was going for a Celtic feel, which proved to be quite hard.  There is not a lot of Celtic/Gaelic themed items out there.  (If there are, I’d love to know where to find them).  These rub-ons were the closest I could find to a Celtic feel, in the color I wanted.



I used fiber paper on the front, combined with antique ribbon, and some lovely buckles.  It’s a very simple card, and also one of my favorites.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Awesome FREE digi kit blog hop

For all my Digital Scrapping friends. The Design House Digital designers are doing a blog hop today to celebrate digital scrapbooking day.  The blog hop features 8 free downloads all creating a great kit. Check them out if you're interested!  
Poke around some if you’re not familiar with them.  I LOVE this site and all the designers for awesome digi files and inispration!

Design House Digital Fall Blog Hop


Monday, September 13, 2010

Birthday Monogram

It was my sister’s birthday last week, so I made this tri-fold card and matching envelope just for her.


The second flap:


The inside:


All items used were in stash, so the following list is from memory:

Creative Memories Cardstock

Making Memories ribbon buckle, “P” charm, metal tag, and eyelets

Unknown- celebrate & happy birthday plaques

Basic Grey rub-ons

Tuskinek pigment ink (black)

patterned paper

bulk ribbon

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Little Messy Missy’s Bookmarks!


I received my package in the mail today from Little Messy Missy’s bookmark swap.  I was so excited to open it and see what great creations were inside.





I LOVE them! 



this one comes to me from Maree Gordon in Australia!  I think that’s the furthest away I have ever received anything from.   I love the stitching she did between the butterflies, and the French text.



The second one comes to me from Ruth.  The picture just doesn’t show off all the details.  The flowers and butterfly are embossed with a beautiful glaze.  Pretty lace and ribbon, and a charm which I adore.

Missy also included a couple extra ladies!  I just can’t say enough how much I love them all!

Thanks so much for an awesome swap!