Treat Boxes

This was my weekend project.  My boy is in the military and can’t come home for Christmas this year.  These crafty containers are filled with homemade ginger cookies, chocolate-dipped peanut butter/ritz cookies, and fudge.

I purchased very inexpensive containers at my local craft store and embellished them with scrapbook papers and little items I had on hand.  Isn’t that boot die cut just too clever?  I used my Silhouette craft cutter to cut the boot and the double-layered rosette on the bottom right container.  The rosette is from the Silhouette online store and the awesome boot is from Kerri Bradford

Okay, back to sewing.  I’m in the process of cutting a skirt for Christmas Eve.  The cutting is going slow because I’m using a plaid fabric.  The pattern I’m trying out is the Ginger skirt from Colette Patterns.

Have a great week.

Halloween Card

Here’s a quick little card I made for my parents. 

My inspiration for this card is from Nichol Magouirk’s blog.  I used Gina K. Designs ivory cardstock for the card base and the pumpkin rubber stamp is from her Falling for You Stamp TV kit.  I stamped the pumpkins on watercolor paper, then heat embossed with white embossing powder, and painted in with Close to My Heart markers (goldrush & olive) spritzed with pearlized water.  It was a technique I learned in Jennifer McGuire’s Inpsiration Showcase online card class last month.  I adhered them to the front of the card using pop dots.  The spider & web & BOO! acrylic stamps are from Close to my Heart (CTMH).  I die cut the tree and fence using my Silhouette.  I cut the tree out of ivory cardstock, then rubbed CTMH chocolate dye ink on it and let it dry.  Then I used CTMH colonial white dye ink on the Hero Arts designer woodgrain background stamp to give the tree a little dimension.  The background paper is from a 6 x 6 paper pad by My Mind’s Eye called Mischievous.

I’m currently quilting my bed runner and hope to have a review posted on here in the next few days.

Easter Cards

Here are my 2011 Easter cards:

The card itself is made from Gina K designs pure luxury cardstock (lemon drop) which I cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored with my Scor Pal at 4 1/4″.  Then I stamped and embossed the fabulous design from Gina K designs (Christ has Risen by Nina Brackett) in black embossing.  Then I stamped the background stripes (Hero Arts Repositionable Rubber Stamp) with Vivid ink (lemon ice).  The greeting is from the same Christ is Risen stamp set from Gina K designs and I cut the label (labels #14 by Spellbinders) using my Cricut.  The pearl embellishments are from Close to my Heart.

Here is the inside of the card.  Again the sentiment is from the Christ is Risen stamp set.