Friday, February 22, 2013

Grunge Green

Without having much St. Patrick's Day themed items in my craft stash,
I had to get creative.
This time I wanted to use some of my green paper flowers.
I choose a paper that I thought would make them pop and went from there!

Bright, striped grunge background of greens, blues, and browns.
Green, Blue, and tan flowers decorate most of the card.
A few chipboard arrows, circles, and squares decorate around the flowers.
There is a small rectangle that reads "for you".

I love how this card turned out with a grunge look,
but yet still very bright and fun!

This card and many more are available in my Etsy shop

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Enchanted Forest

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner!
Although I love the holiday, I do not have many crafting items relating to it!
I had to get creative to create a card for St. Patrick's Day!

When I think of St. Patrick's Day,
I think of little Leprechauns running through a magical forest,
chasing fairies and finding gold.
I had some pretty forest paper in my stash, so I used that to build off of...

The background is a forest scene.
The bottom right corner is adorned with green and yellow flowers, half-back pearls, and a decorated button.
There is a green flower with a half-back pearl in the upper lefthand corner.
Three half-back pearls descend down from there.
Three playful birds are stamped and colored then decorated with glitter beside the tree.

This card and many more are available in my Etsy shop

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Skull 'Stache Set

Who doesn't love mustaches?
How about mustaches on skulls?
With top hats?
How about all of that in a Clipart file?

Cute skull set with different mustaches!
Four of them have top hats and four do not!
There are three different types of mustaches and one goatee.
You get eight skulls total and also get each mustache and goatee as a clipart file as well.

Available for purchase at my Etsy store

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

'Til Death Do Us Part

My first "official" Clipart listing!
As much as I love skulls and such, it would seem fitting that I did something in that theme.
With it being February I also went with a love theme.

Cute girl skull with heart eyes and a bow.
Boy skull with round eyes and a top hat.
They are situated on a heart.

Great for love themes, Valentines, punk, gothic, etc.!

Available for purchase at my Etsy shop

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thank You ATC's

I have been wanting to create something to include with my orders as a little thank you.
I always write a little note showing my appreciation, but I wanted to do a little something more.
I decided to create some ATC cards that I can choose from and include with orders!

I choose fun and cheerful colors and went from there!
Each one is different!
They are simple yet include enough thought and time to let my customers know I care!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Winter Textures

We had a beautiful snow last month.
I got a lot of great shots in when we took a walk on the trails near our home.
Here are some great ones of snow on the greenery.

This set and more are available in my Etsy shop

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Blue Felt Tree

Robert's Mom's birthday was last month and I wanted to make her something unique.
I have had these styrofoam cones that I had been wanting to try crafting with.
 Browsing through Pinterest, I saw quite a few different ideas for trees made from them.
Using those for inspiration, I came up with my own tree idea.

I took the base of a ribbon container and traced circles onto two different shades of blue felt.
I cut the circles out and then attached them to the styrofoam cone,
using sequins pins.
I alternated between putting a seed bead a sequins on the sequins pin and putting a seed bead and a button on the pin.
I found those cute, sparkly blue birds in the dollar bins at Michael's.
I thought they would be a great touch to this project!
I adhered them with glue dots!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Valentine's Day Blog Hop!
We are glad that you could join us!
We are celebrating Valentine's day with projects that were made without the traditional colors of pink or red.
If you happened upon my page and would like to join in from the beginning, please visit Suzanne at
If you have come from Anita's blog them you are in the right place.

The grand prize today is being sponsored by Zannie Berry Scrapbooking. (

In order to win, make sure to comment at each stop along the way!

It is not required that you become a follower of each blog, but we would love if you did!

The project I am sharing with you is a gift I made for my boyfriend, Robert.
He loves penguins.
Last year I crocheted him one.
This year I decided to make him a unique one out of sequins!

This cute little guy started out as just a plain styrofoam ball.
I then took sequins pins, added white seed beads and white sequins.
I pinned them in an oval onto the ball to make the stomach area.
I covered the rest of the styrofoam ball with sequins pins with black seed beads and black sequins.

I then cut the feet and beak out of orange felt.
The wings I cut out of black felt.
I adhered them to the penguin with plain sequins pins.
I attached google eyes with glue dots.

I hope you enjoyed my project!

Your next stop in the hop is Claire at

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Felt Bookmarks

What goes great with a book club?
How about cute handmade bookmarks?!
I made these for the ladies that are starting a book club with me!

I hand drew a pattern for the lips.
I used a mustache pattern from Scraptastical Kreations' KISS This and That set

I traced each pattern onto felt.
I then simply cut the felt out.
Using permanent makers, I drew a few accents on each bookmark.
I then cut coordinating ribbon.
Using my sewing machine, I sewed the ribbon into place on the bookmarks.

Can't wait to give these out at book club!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Gift for my Sweetheart Blog Hop

Welcome to “A gift for my Sweetheart” blog hop.

Sit back and relax while you browse through 17 unique handmade gift ideas to give a loved one on Valentine’s Day. Each stop along the way has a gift they poured their heart into but that doesn’t mean the project contains the traditional Valentine heart theme.

The hop started at Christine’s blog if you didn’t come from Http://
 be sure to start at the beginning so you don’t miss out on the inspiring ideas.

For this hop we have 2 sponsors, in order to be entered in the drawing for the 2 prizes you must comment and follow each blog.

Hot Berry Designs
$10 gift certificate

Scraptastical Kreations
$15 gift certificate

You have Saturday and Sunday to hop and leave a comment at all the blogs for your chance to win. The winners will be randomly chosen Monday Jan 4th  and will be announced on Christine’s blog

Robert and I like to keep a weekly menu.
We are trying to eat healthier and this helps us stay on track.
It also helps us with planning grocery shopping trips and staying within budget.
So, for my project, I created something for the both of us for Valentine's Day.
I created a Valentine's theme background for our menu.

The menu is made from a 12x12 frame.
Glass works great with dry erase markers, so this works great as a menu that you can change the background on!

I started with a fun, vintage Valentine's paper for the background.
I then placed a red square of cardstock in the center to have a solid section.
This solid section really helps when writing on the menu, making it a lot easier to read.
I had love themed alphabet stickers that I used to created the titling "Menu".

I stamped kissing deer onto a tag.
I colored the little hearts on the back with a red marker.
I tied the tag with white and gold twine.

Vintage looking cardstock adorns the lower left corner.
Cardstock sticker punch out reads "LOVE".
Gold sequins ribbons runs to the right and above of the sentiment.
Vintage little Valentines girls are decorating the sentiment "LOVE".

Thank you for stopping by the next stop is Claire at

Lissa Marie