Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sending out my warmest wishes for a happy Thanksgiving because today it will be 80 degrees! Yeah! Love running the air conditioner in November. My warmest wishes also include a yummy harvest snack called a "Blessing Mix", filled with all kinds of sweet, salty and crunchy treats.
I packed them in a cello bag then created a "sleeve" to wrap it in. The sleeve is made from one 12 x 12 inch designer paper, cut in half.

Then I glued the two long ends together to make a 6" x 24" strip. Wrapped that around the bag, stapling at the top. Then made a topper and attached with super sticky tape.
Hope my friends enjoy it!
Gobble, Gobble.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Easel Card

Today's card is a birthday card for my lovely mother-in-law.

I have wanted to make one of these for a long time. Very fun and easy!
It's an easel card meant to be displayed.
Under the front is a blank spot to write a personal message.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Today's card was inspired by my nephew Wesley. He is part Samoan, part cowboy and ALL boy.
His mom, my cute sis (Hi Jen!!!) bribed, I mean, rewarded him for something terrific he did and his prize was a cowboy belt with shiny buckle. I think I'll have to save one of these for his next birthday.
Yee Haw!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sweet Treats Box

I's been a month, and I was doing so well. Then came October. It's always crazy. But here is something new and darling! A sweet treat box filled with chocolates, of course. I made this as a thank you to a friend who helped judge a photography contest at the elementary school. She did it at the last minute, being 8 months pregnant and I am sooo grateful!

I C.A.S.E.d the idea from Cosmo Cricket blog (p.s. I love their paper...can't find it anywhere in the valley...stupid stores closing all over town!)
The box is made from 1 sheet of 12 x 12 two-sided designer paper. How cool is that!

I made a 6 inch topper, folded in half, and added a scallop edge.

Look at those Reese's peanut butter cups all snuggled inside that cute little box.
It's a good think I don't like those! HAhaaa!