Thursday, April 28, 2011

Washi Paper Projects...

Just wanted to share more things for the craft fair! I had a lot of washi paper so I decided to make some magnets with them. I made some marble magnets and clothespin memo holder magnets. They are simple but very time consuming!!

Sorry the pic is fuzzy but I already put in the clear bag...

Here's all the sets...(minus 2 that are still drying)

The glass marble magnet up close...

All the sets...

I knew I should have taken a picture of them before I put it in the bag but I just bagged as I went along...
and now I'm just glad these are done with!
Just gotta pray they sell!!
Thanks for your visit and for your encouraging comments!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Thought I'd make some Mother's Day cards for the craft fair too. Participated in the challenge at Sparkle Creations! This week it's a photo inspiration challenge. I had to do this one because I love pink and purple together!

I wanted to share the card and tag I received from Jenny for April from I love them both and thanks for the goodies too Jenny!

Can't believe it will be Mother's Day soon!
There's always something coming up...but I guess that's a good thing?! :)
Hope everyone's having a great week so far!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Doomo Arigato

I'm the worst procrastinator!...this week Friday I need to turn in my items for the craft fair at my job next week! I had a 3 day weekend but I chose to relax!! :) Just going to sell what I can finish...I can't do all-nighters since I work full-time. Decided to sell some cards so I made a thank you card for the fair. I was almost going to mass produce this card but it took long for me to color just one "Lantern Rin" so I decided not to. Entered this at Flutter By Wednesday. Hope it counts, I only added the punched butterfly!

Got the sketch from Taylored Expressions.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Treat Baskets!

Can't believe Easter is in a few days! I hate to admit that I'm a procrastinator! :( I gotta work on changing that and doing stuff ahead! Always end up scrambling! So this year for Easter, I only got to squeeze in some time to make 5 treat holders for my co-workers and had to make it simple!!! Got the tutorial from Ben Franklin Crafts and it looked bare so I added the basket strap myself. Used Dandelion Designs stamps. I entered this in the challenge at Pieces of Me. The theme was Easter.

Here's one up close...

A side/back view...

and all 5...

Luckily, they liked it. Really simple but I still like how it came out!
But I still give a lot of credit (you know who you are!) to people who can mass produce
in a short period of time!!! Awesome!
Well, I don't think I'm going to post again til after the weekend and yay for holiday tomorrow,
but hope you have a wonderful Easter with family and friends!!

Edit 4/26/11- I was chosen as the random winner for this challenge.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Anya 2!

Squeezed in time to finish another card using the Easter Anya Digi! I got some advice about printing digis so I'll give it a try again. Just gotta practice more! Stuck to the usual pastel colors for this card. Finally got to do a challenge at

I kept thinking how late Easter was this year and then it just creeps up on you!
One occasion/holiday after another! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Anya!

I got this new Easter Anya digi from TGF and just had to make a card with it! I realized after why I don't use digis too much...because I still haven't found the right ink to use. The digi didn't come out clear and had black dots around. Gotta finish a couple more Easter cards and I finally got to do a challenge at Lollipop Crafts! This week's it's a sketch! yay!

I had to rush with this since I'm still trying to finish things up for the upcoming craft fair at work!
Then I can concentrate on cards! :)
I can't believe April is going by so fast! Hope you all had a great weekend!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Post-It Note Holders

My workplace has a craft fair coming up for Mother's Day, part of the proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Assocation. (So I'm doing this for a good cause. :) ) I can't believe it is coming up so fast!! I remember in January I asked the Marketing Dept. about it and I was like yay I have a lot of it's April and I'm sad to say I don't have as many things to sell because I procrastinated! I was having fun doing challenges! :) Perhaps I could sell some of those cards but I don't know if people would actually pay for it. Well I just finished my first batch of Post-it note holders for the craft fair.

And here's a calendar magnet I made for my secret sister for April.
(to go along with the Easter card I made.)
Was my first time using the combo, grey, pink and black. I like it!

Thank goodness it's Friday tomorrow! :)
Stay safe and have a great weekend! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Monogram Card Sets and a Bday Card

Decided to make some monogram card/notecard sets as part of my friend's birthday gift. It's a wonder I don't know her favorite color so I just chose brown and pink. Kept it simple and made 3 each notecards and regular size cards.

Thought I'd stick with the brown and pink theme for her birthday card.

And I wanted to share what I got from my secret sister for April, Denise.
Love the earrings!

Hope you're all having a great week so far!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

PI Birthday!

Yay, got to do another challenge! Decided to make another birthday gift bag since I have some birthdays coming up and it's good to have them on hand. Since I rarely make big cards, I use the bigger stamps for the gift bags. This PI image wasn't too big but when I used the circle nestabilities it came out big. Went to Sunday Sketch and Stamp for the challenge. Here's what I got...

Here's a close up...
didn't realize how bad my camera is, one day I'll get a new one! :)
Paperpieced her dress.

Yay for "hump day" tomorrow! That much closer to the weekend! :)
Thanks for your visit today!

Edit: 4/26/11- I was chosen as the random winner!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Chick

Sad I haven't gotten to post in awhile, or even craft! Been making things for a craft fair coming up at my work place so I'll share that when it's all done! Finally got to do a challenge...was struggling with this one...had a hard time matching colors! :( Gotta make more time to make cards on a regular basis! :) Went to Mojo Monday for the challenge.

Hard to tell in the picture, but I used pop dots for the shell and put glossy accents on it.

Hope you all had a great weekend!
Thanks for your visit!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I Admire You

I just missed the deadline for the challenge at My Favorite Things! (The new challenge is up already!) I was sad but I thought I'd finish the card and post it anyway. Didn't realize how many PI images I have! I hate when they're so cute you HAVE to buy one for your collection!! :( So I'm trying to using a different one each week. Anyways, here's the card...

Yay for "hump day" tomorrow! (Learned that term from blogging!) :)
Hope you're all having a great week so far!

Flower Thank You

Made 2 simple thank you cards using the sketch from Clean & Simple. Both identical, just different colors. One has a line because I wanted to make a border around the whole front but didn't turn out as good as I wanted! So I'll try again next time.

Hope you all had a great Monday!
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Birthday Bag and Gift!

So this past weekend was my co-worker's baby's 1st birthday party! Unfortunately, I couldn't make it at the last moment but I'm still giving a gift! Of course I wanted to make my own gift bag, used help from Sketch Saturday!

And I know this is not paper crafts, but as part of the gift, I made a plastic canvas baby picture frame!
The stitching in the middle is holding the frame stand.
The pattern had things to put on the bottom but I decided to leave it simple.

Hope you all had a great weekend!