Monday, November 8, 2010

Santa's Drawers

How stinkin' cute is this?! This was last week's weekly inkling from Splitcoaststampers and I just love it. It has 3 drawers that pull out and are the perfect size for candy, small gifts or a gift card. Now, I will warn you that it was a fairly tricky and time consuming project. But once you've made one it would likely be much easier the next time. And it is definitely worth it! Mine is a little different from the one on Splitcoast, especially on top. I put a "belt and buckle" around it along with brads as "buttons" to make it look like Santa's jacket. Super cute and fun for anyone who receives it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tissue Box Cover

Wow, 3 projects in one week and I'm about to start my 4th! My creative side has been enjoying the fact that my cake ball business has slowed down just a tiny bit the last 2 weeks (only 3-4 orders per week instead of 6-8). I think it's because everyone is saving their orders for the holidays. I already have a bunch set up for Thanksgiving and Christmas so I better rest up!
This is a fun project from Splitcoaststamper's weekly inkling a couple weeks ago. I thought it might turn out a little flimsy and cheap looking but it isn't at all! It looks and feels very professional. And since it's not Christmas themed I can keep it out all winter. I think I will be making these for teacher gifts this Christmas. I'm sure every teacher has a box of tissues on his/her desk and why not spruce it up a little! Check out for the step-by-step instructions.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'm baaack!!!

I can't believe it's been 7 months tomorrow that I last posted on this blog. Terrible I know, but I have a really good excuse. You see I started a new business! It's called Mary's Confectionery where I specialize in making cake balls. You might remember a previous post where I described what cake balls are and showed a picture of the delicious little treats. Well, I was always being told that I should start selling them, so I thought I would give it a go. And let me tell you I've been busy! And I don't see an end any time soon. The holidays are coming and they are perfect for those family get togethers, so I have a lot of orders already lined up. If you would like to visit my cake ball blog follow this link:
So anyway, I haven't had much time to craft, but I did manage a little time yesterday to whip up a few cards. These are birthday cards that I needed this month. I hope the girls enjoy them.
I hope that all of you have been doing well and have gotten a lot more crafting done than I have! :) Mary

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Another TriShutter Card

Here's another TriShutter card that I just finished. (Sorry the photo isn't great. It's about to rain here so I lost my light and didn't feel like getting my photo cube set up.) I just love how these cards look and I can imagine how people I send them to must react when they open them. So fun! I hope you all have a very wondrous and happy Easter tomorrow. God Bless you! Mary

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rockin' the 50's and a Card

My son had his 4th grade program the other night and boy was it fun! It was called "You Can't Stop the Beat" and was a music tribute to the 50's and 60's. They sang some fun songs and there were a lot of great dance sequences. Even though my son makes out like he doesn't enjoy programs and performing for everyone, man did he do an awesome job and he looked like he was having a great time.
And here is a TriShutter card I made the other day. Isn't it cool?! You can find a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers' website or go to YouTube and type it in the search box. It looks complicated but I was surprised to find that it wasn't. It took a bit of time to cut out all of the layering pieces though. And another thing, you need 12x12 cardstock which I didn't have so I had to improvise a little. But other than that I really enjoyed making it and love how it looks. Give it a try!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Crafty Chicks Projects

I have a friend/co-worker, Julie Campbell, who is the paper crafting queen if you ask me. You may have heard of her. She has had lots and lots of cards featured in various magazines and websites. Her work is wonderful and her personality is sweet. She is my paper crafting hero and I tell her that she's going to have her own company someday and I want to work for her. Follow the link on my side bar to her site "Stamped in His Image".
Anyway, she has a class called Crafty Chicks that meets monthly and makes projects that she supplies. It's super fun! Here are the projects from last month's meeting. They were easy yet oh so cute!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Friday

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have been having a good week. All is well here. We're just plugging along, waiting patiently for spring to arrive. We've actually been enjoying some pretty good weather here lately. It's been anywhere from 50's to 70's so it feels like spring has arrived, but I'm not that easily fooled. I have too many years of Indiana winters under my belt. I know that March always holds one last little winter punch for us before it's over. Just when you get used to the spring-like weather and think all of that winter mess is behind you, WHAM! A big snow or ice storm comes along and makes you cry. So I will not rest easy until the end of April at least.
Anyway, here's a lovely card I made today. I fell in love with this chandelier stamp the moment I saw it at Archiver's and thought it was perfect for this DP. Take note of the cute little rhinestones on some of the dangle-y things at the bottom. Love it!