Monday, February 28, 2011

Party Challenge ~ Crafty Secrets

Edit - I've been asked about the feet on the tea box, I forgot to add the link on where to buy them. I've highlighted it below in the supply section, so sorry!
It's the Crafty Secrets design team challenge again.
This month we have a party theme and I decided to do a Tea/Cupcake party.

I altered a tea box, teabag tags and made some teacup cupcake pics and postcard invitation.

This is the wooden tea box I started with.

Here it is finished. I covered the box with CS Wonderland Creative Scraps, stamped and cut out the banner and attached it.

Here the box is open with the tea bags inside and the tags I made with the cute tickets that are on the scraps.
The handle is a silver plated spoon that I glued to the top with E6000. I made the tea stained flower out of 2 paper doilies.

I covered the bowl of the spoon with Glossy Accents and sprinkled on glitter to make it look like sugar.

I cut the teacups out of the Wonderland Tea Creative Scraps, glued toothpicks on the back and stuck them in the mini cupcakes.

I cut out the menu and attached it to the postcard with a foam dot.

Supplies: Stamps - CS Artsy Banner. Paper - CS Pastel Paper Pad. Ink - Ranger Distress Antique Linen. Acces. - CS Wonderland Tea Creative Scraps, silver feet by Provo Craft (retired, you can get feet here), silver plated spoon (flea market), wooden tea box (flea market), Martha Crystal Course Glitter, tea bags, Ranger Snow Cap Paint Dabber, toothpicks, vintage buttons, tea dye, Tim Holtz Ornate Plates, Making Memories sentiment tile, seam binding, May Arts ribbon, paper doilies. Tools - Wonder Tape, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Glossy Accents.

Be sure and check out the other designers blogs to see their eye candy!
Check out the Crafty Secrets blog too, Sandy always has some fun give-aways!
Have a great week, maybe you can have a tea party!
Smiley from

Friday, February 25, 2011

OCL Blog Hop

Ummmm, excuse me!

I've got a Blog Hop to prepare for, geeeez!

This is what I have to go through....

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Todays the day, you get to see all 11 new Our Craft Lounge stamp set releases!

Have fun!

I made a tag to go on a bath time gift basket with the Pretty and Pampered stamp set. Isn't this set cute? I love the tub and all the little fun bath time accessories.

This is set you can win by commenting on this post and my 2 sneak peek posts from yesterday and Wednesday. Supplies: Stamps - OCL Pretty and Pampered (look for all the new release sets at Inspiration Emporiam) Paper - Neenah Solar White, Webster Pages Lullaby Lane & Life's Portrait Petite Papers. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Antique Linen, Copic markers. Acces. - Kaiser Rhinestones & Pearls, seam binding, pom-pom trim, stick pins. Tools - tiny attacher, blending tool, circle punch, sewing machine.


OK - here's what you need to do to win this cute stamp set.

  • Leave a comment on this post and yesterday and Wednesdays sneak peeks.

  • The winners will be announced on Sunday 2-27 on each designers blog and at The Lounge.

  • Don't forget to leave me a contact email in case you're the winner!

Here's the other designers blogs in the Blog Hop.


Have fun hoppin' today! Smiley from

Thursday, February 24, 2011

OCL Sneak Peek ~ Day 2

Are you ready for another Our Craft Lounge Sneak Peek?
I'm loving this new set Pins and Needles, perfect for shabby vintage cards and projects!

Look at that tiny button in the word button. It was on an old button card, I hated to take it off the card, but, it was perfect for the o, don't you think?

Don't you wish sewing machines came in fun colors like Kitchen Aid mixers? I'd get a red one!

Supplies: Stamps - Pins and Needles. Paper - Neenah Solar White, celery, Material Girl 6x6 mini deck by Cosmo Cricket. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Antique Linen. Acces. - vintage buttons, May Arts ribbon, linen thread. Tools - Spellbinders Scalloped Oval (lg) & Ribbon Tags Trio, blending tool, paper distresser, sewing machine.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Here are the details of the Peeks and Blog Hop.
  • Leave a comment on yesterdays and today's Sneak Peeks and tomorrows Blog Hop posts.
  • A winner will be picked to win the set that I'll be giving away, you'll see which one that is on Friday.
  • The winners with be announced on the DT blogs and The Lounge on Sunday 2-27.
  • Don't forget to leave me a contact email in case you're the winner.
    Here's a list of the OCL Designers that are peeking today.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Have fun checking out the Sneak Peeks today, see you tomorrow!
Smiley from

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

OCL Sneak Peek ~ Day 1

Are you ready for some Our Craft Lounge Sneak Peeks of the new sets being released? Oh yeah, I new you would be :)
I'll give you all of the details in a minute, first, I want to show you my card I made with the new Hey Chick set.

It's a super cute set with the bunny, chicks Easter eggs and some fun sentiments. I made this card for someone who is a good listener and friend. I added a couple of extra ears, she's all ears!

You can rub her little pink Sparkly Fluffed belly!
Supplies: Stamps - OCL Hey Chick. Paper - Neenah Solar White & pink cs, Bittersweet 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey. Ink - Ranger Distress Basic Black, Copic markers. Acces. - Sparkly Fluff in Cotton Candy Pink, Crafty Sparkles in Ice Crystal, Kaiser Rhinestones, May Arts ribbon. Tools - Spellbinders Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle (sm), Classic Ovals (lg), scalloped & tag punches by EK Success, blending tool.
OK, here's the details of the sneak peeks and blog hop.
The OCL designers will be peeking today and tomorrow and the Blog Hop will be Friday. You'll get to see all 11 new stamp sets being released. After the Blop Hop check out Inspiration Emporium for all of the new sets!
  • Leave a comment on both sneak peek posts, today, and tomorrow and on the Blog Hop on Friday.
  • You'll see the stamp set I'm giving away on Friday.
  • The winners will be announced Sunday Feb. 27.
  • Make sure and leave an email address on your comment so you can be contacted if you're the winner!
Here's the OCL designers who are peeking today.
Have a fun day, see you tomorrow!
Smiley from

Friday, February 18, 2011

OCL53 - Photo Inspiration

The weather has been beautiful the last couple of days, in the 70's, I hope that groundhog was right! But, we do have blackberry winter to go through, it freezes right before the blackberries bloom, mmmmm, warm blackberry cobbler.
OK- on to the Our Craft Lounge Friday Challenge.
This week it's a photo challenge. I copied the picture as far as the flowers and color of the flowers. To me, this is more of a clean card, no distressing or shabby-ness. The tim holtz and Websters Papes pattern papers are vintage though :) I put some Eyeliner Black Sparkly Fluff on the grey flower centers. I colored the centers of the green flowers with my Copic marker and decided I didn't like it, so, I covered them up with punched circles and black Kaiser Rhinestones, I like!
I hope you can play along, we've been having some fun, check out The Lounge for the details on how you can be a winner of an OCL stamp set of your choice!

.......There are some OCL sneak peeks and a blog hop going on next will LOVE the new sets coming out, stay tuned.......
Supplies: Stamps - OCL Pretty Petals & Say it with Flowers. Paper - Neenah Solar White & black cardstock, tim holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stash, Webster Pages Lullaby Lane & Life's Portrait Petite Papers. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic markers. Acces. - Eyeliner Black Sparkly Fluff, May Arts ribbon, Kaiser Rhinestones. Tools - circle punch.
I hope you have a great weekend, I know I'm planning on it!
Smiley from

Monday, February 14, 2011

Little Boys ~ Crafty Secrets

Happy Monday!
I've got another card to show you from the new Crafty Secrets stamp set Little Boys.
This is one of the many new sets by Crafty Secrets, check out the blog to see them all, along with the new Creative Scraps. I'm in Heaven!
I also have some pictures of West's 2nd birthday party last month.

I love, love, LOVE this sweeeeet sentiment, it's true too! (or a girl)
Aren't the images so sweet? I just noticed, I forgot to put the frog on the puppies back, dang, oh well.
I paper pieced his little overalls and the puppy.
Supplies: Stamps - CS Little Boys, background by Stampers Anonymous. Paper - confetti cream & red cardstock, Conservatory by 7gypsies, Webster Pages Lullaby Lane & Lifes Portrait Petite Papers. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Bundled Sage. Acces. - May Arts ribbon, vintage rick rack, vintage photo corners, red buttons. Tools -Martha double scalloped border punch, tiny attacher, paper distresser, blending tool, sewing machine.
Here are some pictures from West's 2nd birthday party, Dustin, his dad, grew up with all of these guys, 3 of them were there. Now they all have little ones of their own, I love it. Here is Jr. (West) blowing out his candle. This is the newest addition, John & Kasey's little man.

This is Jr's other grandma Rita, I'm his fave though ;)

Tyrel and his little man.

Dustin holding one of Kyle's twin boys.
Thats Kyle on the left taking a picture.

Here's little Miss Priss, my granddaughter Sonny, her mom Krystle is in the background.
Jr. & Jasmine, what a pair! Sonny
Jayde and Terry. Krystle's cousin Leah and her mom Debbie. Love that face, LOL!

Crystal and Jr.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope y'all have a great week!
Smiley from

Friday, February 11, 2011

OCL52 ~ Ducky Days

Happy Friday!!
We're still digging out around here, sheesh.
I think Mother Nature was lost when she dumped 10" of snow on us.
I haven't seen this much snow in 20 years, but, if it has to snow, this is how I like it!
It's supposed to be in the 60's by Saturday, WOOHOO! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It's Our Craft Lounge challenge time again.
Go to The Lounge and check out all the details, you could win a stamp set of you choice!

This weeks challenge is to put a button and bow on your card, 2 of my fave embellishments!I used the cute Ducky Days stamp set, I've always loved this little duck!
I paper pieced him, I've been doing that a lot lately. I really love the look.
I filled the ghost shape with Glossy Accents and sprinkled Crafty Sparkles glitter over it, I did the same with the puddle.
Supplies: Stamps - OCL Ducky Days. Paper - confetti cream & sage green cardstock, Earth Love 6x6 Mini Deck by Cosmo Cricket. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Copic marker. Acces. - Ice Crystal Crafty Sparkles, green buttons, white string, Heidi Swapp heart ghost shape, Glossy Accents, Kaiser Rhinestones. Tools - MFT Jumbo Scallop Border & Open Scallop Border, 3/4 & 1 1/4" circle punches, hole punch, Glue Dots, blending tool.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Here's Bunchie enjoying the snow, ummm, the birds really, in the snow we had last week.
I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Smiley from

Monday, February 07, 2011

Little Girls ~ Crafty Secrets

Happy Monday!

Did you have a good weekend? We got more snow Friday so that kept me home on Saturday, I didn't want to risk heading out to my mom's, too many winding roads between me and her. I've been fighting a cold for a few days, I think I'm on a downhill slide with it now!
I've got a super sweet little girl to show you. Sandy has done it again, another amazing Crafty Secrets set called Little Girls. It's a medium set filled with sweet little girlie things!
Look at her. Look at that sweet little sweater and skirt. A-dorable!
Her little outfit is perfect for paper piecing.

I used the checkerboard stamp from the Farm Chicks stamp set and Tim Holtz Checkerboard Texture Fade on the white cardstock, perfect match!
I punched some pink & white crepe paper to make the flower. I stacked them and stapled them together in the center with my Tiny Attacher, then I crumpled it up and fussed with it some and I dabbed on some glue and glitter. I like!

Supplies: Stamps - CS Little Girls & Farm Chicks. Paper - Neenah Solar White & pink cardstock, Bittersweet by Basic Grey. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Copic markers. Acces. - Kaiser Pearls, pink & white crepe paper, glitter, button, white string, plastic rose, Martha pink twill. Tools - Tim Holtz Checkerboard Texture Fade, Spellbinders Classic Oval (LG), Big Scalloped Ovals (SM), Martha lace border punch, SU scalloped punch, stipple brush, sewing machine, blending tool.
I hope y'all have a great week!

Millan.netSmiley from
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