Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oh Betsey!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I sure did. Christmas is my favorite holiday and every year I love it more and more. I get a lot of gifts that I love, but this year I received a Betsey Johnson accessory set. It was probably my most favorite gift! If you know me, you know how much I LOVE Betsey Johnson things! Maybe I will post all of them at a later date?!? Here's my gift from Christmas:

I hope everyone has a great New Year!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Canvas Tree

So I had a blank, white canvas and had no idea what to do with it. I was on a new site called pinterest and saw this idea. The person actually used all cream buttons, but in order to save money, I used all the buttons I already had. I think it came out alright. Drawing the branches was the hardest part. I think my Dad said it the best "That could probably sell for $1 million dollars in some fancy, weird art store!" Thanks Dad, but probably more like $1.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tree Magnets

My first inspiration for this magnet was obviously a Christmas tree (HELLO DECEMBER!) But as I got to making them, I realized I can use any pattern of paper and use them year round. Hope you like!

Pointsetta wreath

I recently made this from a Martha Stewart craft kit. It was originally $16 and I found it at Marshalls for $6.99. It took a lot of time cutting the petals and leaves. But, I'm happy with the way it turned out. I think I'm going to give it as a Christmas gift.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I decorated for Christmas...

I put up a tree in my room every year. (My Mom puts a tree in every room of our will be posted soon) But, here's my tree...

Monday, October 17, 2011

scrapbooking/card making embellishments

Hello all!
Yesterday at the Flea Market I scored some embellishments for 50 cents each! I can't wait to use them!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christmas cards & snowflake magnets

I LOVE these cards! I think they are my favorites out of all the cards I make. *So cute* The foam stickers and the snowflake cut-outs were from a few posts' ago about my shopping spree @ Michael's.
 so adorable!
Magnets w/ buttons

Let me know what you think! :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Styrofoam trees

So...I found an easy craft to make for a Christmas gift. (Christmas already? Yes...I like to get a head start, that way I'm not going frantic on Christmas Eve wondering if  I checked everyone off my list!) It's a realtively easy project, but it's a little time consuming.

What you need:
3 styrofoam cones (various sizes)
3 different colors of cardstock (2 sheets for the tallest tree)
1 separate color of cardstock for the star
Hot glue gun
Some type of wire to attach  the star to (I used red wreath's in the wreath aisle @ Michaels)
1 wooden pencil

-First you cut the strips of cardstock into long, skinny rectangles (no precise size is needed)...then cut into smaller ones.
-Then, one by one hot glue them around the cone, overlap some of them to get a different effect.
-Curl the ends of  the paper with the wooden pencil (wrap the ends around it)
-Once you've reached the top, you can start to glue your buttons around your tree.
-Next, cut out 3 stars (various sizes to fit your tree)
-Attach them to the wire with the hot glue gun.
-Slide the wire into the top of the cone (becareful that it doesn't start to poke out the sides, make sure it goes straight through)
*You're finished!*

Friday, September 16, 2011

Shopping Spree @ Michael's!

Being a Michael's Rewards member totally pays off when they send you a $10 coupon! I'm a bargain shopper so everything I bought today was on clearance (with the exception of: 4 wreaths, red wire, 4 wood snowmen, white snowflakes, gingerbread stickers & snowmen stickers)! Although the wreaths were only $2.50 each and they are 22", the wood snowmen were .29 cents ea., the red wire was $1.99 and the white snowflakes, gingerbread and snowman stickers were $1.59. So either way I think I made out pretty well.

 The ribbon was only .50 cents ea. 
 The paper I  found in the clearance bin for only .15 cents each! I was surprised with the colors because they can definitely be used for holiday scrapbooks. Can you say "BARGAIN!"
*I think it was a successful shopping trip*

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Everyone loves cupcakes...

So, I made cupcakes today...nothing special, just plain ol' from the box cake mix. I haven't challenged myself to make "from scratch" yet...maybe one day.....maybe! My decoration of choice is just sprinkles...I wanted to try something different with a frosting decorator...but that didn't turn out too well, but you learn as you go, right?
 They're bakin'!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I'm back!

Whew! It's been awhile but I'm so happy to be back. My favorite season is upon us and I will be on here a lot posting my crafts and some pictures of my decor. I LOVE decorating for Fall!!!! I'm so excited.
Anyway- Here's my scrapbook from my Jersey vacation from the beginning of August. Hope you like it!

 on the page on the right, there is a purple "Joe's Fish co." paper...that's actually what was wrapped around my napkin @ the restaurant...i thought it would be a nice touch to the scrapbook.

 since seaside heights was a beach town that I saw a lot of younger people at I decided to make this page fun and crazy....i love how my seaside heights letters came out!
Uncle Bill's Pancake House and Seashelle Ice Cream Parlor are a must to visit when at the shore. I took the menus to put in here. Now I can feel like I'm there all of the time!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Birthday cards

Here are two birthday cards that I created earlier today.

 I used a variety of different patterns and colors in this one and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It's very unique.
This is the inside of the card above. I really like how you can write on the "To: & From:" area. This  design is also unique.

**Let me know what you think**

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Christmas in July!

Christmas cards...hope you like them!
 The little green button says "Noel"

 The inside of the Christmas tree card is blank with red and green paper

*Happy Scrapping*

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Flea Market Sunday!

Well, just like last week I attended the flea market this morning. I got A LOT of stickers again...but I'll show you some of my favorites. Also! My friend over @ It's Clay was there selling her beautiful clay jewelry...I picked up a lollipop charm that I'm going to put on a necklace!
Can you say bargain?? I picked these up for 50 cents a piece!

Lollipop charm from It's Clay