Monday, January 9, 2012

Product Bundles....

Bundle #1 $30
 Bundle #11  $30
 Bundle #2  $30-- Gingham ribbon about 20-25 yards each color
 Bundle #3  $30
Z1270 Flexi Labels (missing oval label, but extra "make a wish" label)
3 packs- Mini Medley Summer Celebration packs (2 full packs; one partial)
2-Sassy Strands Spring Harmony
Sassy Strands Autumn Harvest (partial)
Z818 Autumn Sunflower Just Blooms
Z1266 Just Blooms Spring Blossom (flowers, shapes, butterflies, etc)
Misc small white flowers, small pink and purple, few medium size
Z1319 Opaques Cherry-O
2 packs-Connection Club rhinestone flowers

 Bundle #4  $30
HUGE Bulk bag of sequins, beads, etc CTMH (not sure what it was from, but lots of little embellies)
z284 Cranberry My Accents tube full                                                                                                                                                                                                       z286 Outdoor Denim My Accents tube (missing a few buttons only)
z285 Garden Green My Accents tube (missing large spirals only)
x7116C My Stickease Sweet Home

 Bundle #5 $30

Bag of assorted buttons (approx 50)                                                                                                                                                                                                             Opaques licorice partial pack (about ½)                                                                                                                                                                                                 Connection Club adhesive backed pearls (1 package)                                                                                                                                                                                      X1409 Journaling Spots                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bulk 113 Cordouroy brads twilight
Z4128 Metal Foundary Frame
Assorted Summer buttons (10)
Ready-Made frame Trifold
Z1386 Sweetheart Expoxy Stickers
Z5746 About me Journaling Prompts
X5748 Seasons Journaling Prompts
2- sheets color ready letters (one sheet has two letters missing)
2- X143 Door hangers with pouches (10 per package)

 Bundle #6  $30 
Z284 Cranberry My Accent tube partial (missing brads only)                                                                                                                                                                     Z286 Outdoor Denim My Accents tube full                                                                                                                                                                                               Z285 Garden Green My Accents tube full
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3- Connection Club 6x6 Preprinted Base Pages (outdoor denim)                                                                                                                                                                     6- Connection Club Metal charms (4 charms per package)

Bundle #10  $30
Ready-to-Make Frame (4 ¾ x 3 opening)
X106 Door Hangers package (10 per package)
4 packs- X143 Door Hanger with pouch (10 per package)
2 packs- X273 Pillow box (10 per package)
X138 Flower Petal box (5 per package)
X140 Small Cube box (5 per package)
3 packs- Z202 Large Carry-all box (white box can be stamped on decorated there are 3 boxes per package)

Scrapbook and Craft Clearance....Part 1

I am clearancing a large amount of scrapbook and craft items.  I just have too much stuff and not enough time to use it. 

I will start my clearance sale with the CTMH stamp sets that I have available for purchase. 
Each set is individually priced under the photo and if you need it shipped that is $2 for the first set and $.75 each additional stamp set.

If you would like to purchase these products you can send payment via Paypal to  (please use the personal tab to avoid fees when sending payment or if you do not have a Paypal account I can invoice you in  your email box and you can still pay with a credit or debit card via Paypal. 

KILLER CRAFTY DEALS.....Product Clearance Blowout......

The first group are D-size Close to my Heart acrylic stamp sets (most sets are retired or no longer available through CTMH; these sets used to retail for $19.95)

Each set will be priced underneath the picture. If you need to have your sets shipped see pricing above.

 Limited Edition 2-sheet stamp set CC11014 Pair-a-Phrase new  $12

D1352 It's Your Day New $10

This is the first Phase of the SALE the end of the stamps...more product and other items to come.
Please email me with any questions.  If you are local you are welcome to pick up any items you would like to buy at my house and pay cash.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tubular Scarves...

I made these scarves out of tee shirts; really easy and turned out cute.  Just cut the bottom part of a cotton tee shirt into strips and stretch them out so that the fabric rolls and makes little tube-like rolls.  Check out the pictures.  My daughter wears hers all the time and looks very cute and stylish.

With the scarf shown I cut the tubular rings and braided each side at the top then knotted the sides for decoration.  I also added a silver chain as an embellishment.  It is more like a scarf/necklace.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Recycled Plastic Shopping Bag Holder

Our activity days group which are 8 and 9-year-old girls did an activity with empty "Clorax or Lysol" wipes containers.  We were talking about recycling and the importance of recycling and repurposing items. 

Scrapbook paper scraps were used to decorate the container.  These cute containers were repurposed and used to hold  and organize the plastic shopping bags that you get when you go grocery shopping (if you are not using your earth-friendly totes). 

In order to create these you will need an empty large Clorax wipe container, some scrapbook or patterned papers, a strong adhesive and some embellishments (I used ribbon, brads and a paper flowers).

This is how my container turned out; at the activity each girl was able to personalize her own container.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Classroom Valentines

Classroom Valentines are so much fun for the kids to make. I have to rack my brain every year to think of something unique and creative for the kids to do because they think the "store bought" version of the Valentines are boring.

This year my preschooler and kindergartner are doing airplanes for their Valentines. We have to have things that are not too "girly" since I have three boys. So here is what we came up with. I am sad to say again this is not my original creation, but I tweaked it a little to fit our needs. I got the idea from the family fun website.

Here is what I came up with:

In order to make these Valentine planes you will need a package of Smarties candy (we got the big ones in the Valentine packaging called Love hearts, but you can use the regular size as well)
You will also need a stick of gum and a rubber band or hair band (I bought the clear hair bands because they were cheaper and the right size).
Some packages of gum have the white wrappers around them that you can stamp directly on the wrapper (the gum that I bought in the big package did not so I made my own wrappers our of the CTMH B&T paper from the new Sweetheart Level 2 paper pack X7134B )
Simply cut the papers to fit around the stick of gum and then stamp as desired or just use the pattern on the paper).
Wrap the band around the wings and the Smarties to attach and then cut or punch out a heart for the back wings.

Your finished product will be a Valentine airplane perfect for sharing with friends and classmates. The card that we are giving with the airplane treat says: "Valentine, you are just "plane" cool".

Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine Fuzzy Cupcake

I saw these little fuzzy sock cupcakes on a CTMH art board so I am sad to say that they are not my original idea, but I altered the project to fit my needs.  This is what my kids are going to give their teachers this year for Valentine's Day.  They are so easy to make and are a calorie-free option for a holiday that is usually full of so many sweets.

I found the fuzzy socks on Aeropostale's website they were on sale $4.49 for a three pack so I got an awesome deal. 

Here are instructions if you want to make these darling cupcake creations:

Cut a piece of B&T paper or stamped cardstock 3"x9" (this measurement may need to be adjusted depending on how thick your socks are).  Use a decorative punch to punch out a design on the top edge. Run your paper through a paper crimper to make it look more like a cupcake wrapper.

Roll the socks and push them up slightly to make the top layers tiered. Wrap your paper around the cupcake and secure the wrapper (I used double-sided tape).  Cut a 1x8 strip of paper to wrap around the middle (decorate the strip with stamps or other embellishments).  Tape the paper strip into place and package your cupcake as desired.  Here is the finished product:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Handmade Christmas Gifts

I did a handmade gift swap with fellow Close to my Heart consultants for easy inexpensive gifts.  Here is what I received.  All of the ladies did a wonderful job with their items.  I am so excited to use this ideas and to give cute unique gifts away for this holiday season and others to come!

 Cute playing cards stocking stuffer created by Kelley Balzola
 Decorated candle created by Kelley Balzola
 Kids kit created by Michelle Johns
 Here are the contents of the "kids kit" it has a tic tac toe game, crayons and papers
 Friendship goodies created by Michelle Johns
 Card with chocolates created by Michelle Johns
 Brownies in a bottle created by Michelle Johns
 Snowman soup can created by Twyla Norris
 Fantastic Christmas mug created by Twyla Norris
 Nugget tin gift created by Kelley Balzola
 Dominos necklace created by Ellen Newson
 Cookie sheet magnet noteboard created by Therese Purchase
 Custom checkbook cover created by Kelley Balzola
 Arcrylic desk calendar created by Therese Purchase
 Singed flower headband created by Milenna Russell
 Altered canvas panel board created by Milenna Russell
Altered metal barn star created by Milenna Russell
Altered notepad created by Ellen Willis