Friday, April 29, 2011

Home Made Papers Holder

Hello Bloggers!
Today I'd like to share a little piece of my craft area.  This is my old paper shelves.  I stacked four
8 1/2" x 11" plastic tray that I got from a yard sale as my papers holder.  It work fine.  I had been using them for a few years now but I didn't like the clutter looking.  I used lots of 12 x 12 card stocks so they are sticking out.

Then I learned how to use the power drill not long ago and I built this wooden shelves.  I asked my husband to help me cut the boards.  That is no longer a problem; now I know how to use the table saw too.  Woo, Hoo!  So if I am not happy with this one, I can't just make another one.  How convenient is that!
 I saw a similar paper holder at one of my son's classes and I thought it was pretty simple to make.  This new shelf unit is not pretty but it serves it purpose.  I used boards that I found in the garage and in the basement. I did buy a 4' x 8 ' piece of board for the shelves.  I measured the back panel wrong so it went horizontally but it's o.k because once the shelves and papers are in, you can't see anything back there.

Here is the finished look.  I had to take the shelf on the wall off  (in the 1st picture) to fit this new shelf.

I love the neat looks of my new paper holder.  The total cost is about $15.  I thought it was not bad at all for the 26 shelves.  I made the shelves to fit 12" x 12" papers.  I did realize I had that many papers and these are just card stocks.  My pattern papers are all over the place.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Finial Press Quilled Wedding Card

Good Morning Bloggers!
I had two more items to share from AnnMarie's order.

She also wanted 10 of the TopNote purses for the bridesmaids.

I made this card for her as a thank you gift.
I saw this card here.

I really appreciate your visit to my blog.

Until next time.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blog Award and Tag 4

Hello bloggers!

I received this blog award from Leanne at LeeArts a while ago.

Do visit Leanne's blog for wonderful inspirations.

Dr. Sonia at Cards, Crafts, and Kids Projects tagged me before I took a break from blogging.

4 shows I watch
Dinosaur Train
The Cat in the Hat
Super WHY!
Word World

These are my daughter favorite shows.  I haven't been watching TV for at least 3 years now.

4 Things I am passionate about

4 words/ phrases you use a lot
good job

4 things you have learned about the past
It is o.k to make mistakes.
I can't please everyone in my life.
Things never went according to the plan.
A silence treatment  work better than words (at least with my husband and kids)

4 places you would like to go
The Great Wall
Any vacation place in Hawaii
 Key West Florida

4 things you did yesterday
8 loads of laundry - I normally don't do 8 loads of laundry in a day.  We were away  for 10 
                             days.  Everything smell funny when we got back so I had to wash almost   
mow the lawn
tough my two sons about earning privileges

blogging - love it!

4 things you are looking forward to
lunch with my friends this weekend
summer vacation
summer fruit
Finishing up painting my house

4 things you love about Spring
The sound of the birds
pleasant weather
children spend time outdoor

Tag 4 people to play along

Monica at Handmade cards with love
Suganthi at DayDream
Ann at Snap Edit Scrap
Robin at Ink Bug's Stamping Fit


Monday, April 25, 2011

Purple and cream 3 Tiers Cake

Good Morning Bloggers!
I made this 3 tiers cake and a 2 tiers cake for AnnMarie before my blog break.  It was for a bridal shower.  I really love how this 3 tiers cake turned out and AnnMarie also loved it. 

I made the cake stand between each layer using sewing thread spools and foam board.  I didn't decorate the cake stand because once I placed it between the cake layer it just blended in.

This is the top of the cake.  I used the mini roses for the top boxes because the boxes were much smaller the the middle and the bottom layer.  Mini roses tutorial can be found here. The rose petals were white and I sponged Elegant Eggplant ink from Stampin' Up! all around.  Then I added a pearl in the rose center.  They look much better in person.

This is how the cake pieces looked.

This is the 2 tier cake.  Oop! I forgot to cover the counter before I took the picture.

I am entering this to the following challenges:

PPP- Make It Monday

Sparkles forum challenges -  anything goes

Ellephantastic challenges - anything but square or rectangle 

shannon's sentiments storefront - anything but a card

DeliciousDoodlesChallenge - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by. Have a marvelous Monday!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

La Cream Matchboxes Dresser

Good Morning,
 I just love this matchbox die that I got from Stampin' Up!. It is so versatile.

I really like how this dresser  turned out.   I used 9 matchboxes for this one.  I then cut small strips of pattern paper from DCVW called La Cream.  Love that pattern paper pack!  I don't have any fancy brad so I quilled a tight coil  and painted shimmer paint on them and used them as  the draw nobs.  For the stands I used small cut out shaped wood that I bought from Michael. I stained the wood using black ink then glued at the bottom.

For the upper part of the dresser, I used chip board from the $1 bin from Michael.  I love that chip board shape but couldn't fine them any more.  I cut the magnet mirror for the center.  It took me awhile to think of what kind of flowers to use for the embellishments.  Then I tried the quilling roses and love it!  I painted the roses with shimmery paint. 

This  one is one of my 3 D matchbox  favorite.  I can see myself making a few more in different colors.

I am linking this to -

Pink Paper Paradise - Make It Monday #32

Hope you've enjoyed today post. Wishing you a great week!  Thank you for taking the time to leave me lovely comments.  I appreciated very word.


P.S. I will be away from blogging and visiting blogs until the end of April.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Altered Quilling Tin

My friend, Pat, asked me to decorate a bigger tin can for her.  It was 7" wide.    Sorry for the poor picture quality. This was one of the times that I had trouble taking good picture.  It looks much prettier outside.

I made a simple tag to go with it.

Then I altered this smaller tin can  to go with the card that I made last time.

I hope you've enjoy today post.  Thank you for stopping by.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Elegant Bouquet Note cards


Playing around with my embossing folder and tried to get rid some of my handmade flowers.

I made two cards using the same design but had different result.

I am going to enter to the following challenges:

Crafty Purple Frog - anything but square

Fresh Brewed Blog - Flower

The Paper Shelter - anything goes

Clear it out challenge - flowers

The stamping boutique - handmade flowers

Hope you've enjoyed today cards.  Have a wonderful weekend.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Roof Garden Note card

I bought this roof garden die cut from Stampin' Up! clearance rack.  The die cut came in a tin box with different die cut but I just used this biggest die cut and added the fringe flowers from Cuttlebug quilling kit.  It was a super quick card. 
Thanks for looking.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Night Of Navy Note Card


I saw this card on the Card Maker magazine cover and love it!  I just happened to have similar supplies so I made one real quick.  The red rose was made from Tim Haltz Tattered Florals die cut.  Tutorial can be found here.   The yellow roses were Prima.

I am going to enter this to the following challenges:

Pink Paper Paradise - Make It Monday #31

The crafty pad - flower

I did it creation - anything goes

Paper sundaes -  spring blossoms

Catch the bug - anything goes

Thanks for looking! Have a marvelous Monday! 


Friday, April 1, 2011

Ribbon Roses

Good Morning,
I couldn't believe it's April already! I woke up to a mixture of rain and snow then change to snow.  Mother nature sometime can be so means! Well, I am not going to let this unpleasant weather ruin my day. 

Look at what I made again! Ribbon roses!

Aren't they pretty! I forgot to put a coin near the flowers to compare how small these flowers are.  Most of these flowers are 1/2 inch big.  The larger ones are almost 1" big. I used 1/4" green ribbon for the leaves.   If you are my regular blog readers, you can image how much flowers I have had. I only shared a portion of my flowers.  I am a gal who want it all so every flower that I saw I wanted them.  I made these with papers before but they are much prettier made with the ribbon.  I really need to stop doing everything else and really need to SIT DOWN and use these flowers on something.  I have a few things in mine.  I welcome any suggestion you creative ladies out there could give me.

I hope this post has brighten your day!

Until next time.  Wishing you a great weekend!