Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bible Bottlecap Bookmark

Quick share - I created this for a friend who attends a private school so they could use it as a Bible bookmark.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bottlecap Flower Pen's been a while but that doesn't mean I haven't been crafting.  Here's something that I made for my lil' man's teachers as a thank you for all they have done.


This way they will easily find their pen and if someone tries to take it, they will see.  Plus what a nice way to remind them how special they are, not to mention how pretty it looks sitting in a small vase on the desk. 

Hope you enjoy'd.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Snow Cone Card Design

A fellow member from one of my groups did a shout out for help because her daughter, who started her own snow cone business, wanted and needed a business card and/or sign holder.  I love playing with graphics so gave it a go and came up with this.  I just did the background so her daughter can customize it any way she likes.  What do you think?

Her daughter loved it and she will be using it for her business.  I'm so happy I helped and that she liked my work.

 BTW... Sorry I had to put my name across the bottom.  I just didn't want anyone taking it and using it for themselves when someone is using it for their business already.  I did try keep my name soft so you can see the whole graphic.  What she received, of course, did not contain my name across the snow cones.


Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Couple and their kiss

What a fairy tale!  I remember when Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married and on that balcony...their kiss.  Now their son has followed their footsteps and how beautiful it was.  I'm sure Princess Diana would be so proud of her son.



Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Cake Basket

This is an Easter Cake Basket that I made for our family Easter gathering.
I got the idea from here but I added a basket handle with a flower accent to make it look more like a basket.  The handle is made from a cereal box that I wrapped with pink streamers.  The icing was just spread smoothly across and sideways on the cake then I "scratched" patterns across the sides using a fork to mimick a woven basket.

Below is the middle of the basket cake where I added green grass (green colored icing), a few peeps and hershey eggs. 

The inside of my cake has 2 layers and was colored by taking the white cake mix, separating it into several bowls and adding different food coloring to each mix.  Then pour a little of each color slowly into the pan, even layering it on top of each other.  I got the recipe idea from here
And here's the result...

It was yummy!!!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Peeps for my Peeps

My lil' man was responsible for bringing in peeps for his class.  Easy enough, right?  Well, we couldn't just give them just a box - how boring!  So we repackaged them and put a cute bag topper.  Doesn't that look so much cuter?  Here's a close up of the bag topper....

I found the topper at the eighteen25 blog.  Best thing is that they are sharing it for free!!



Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Candy Necklace

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope all of you had a great day.

My lil' man and I created candy necklaces to give out to his classmates as Easter presents.  It was so easy to create. 

HOW TO:  All you need is candy, cling wrap, and curling ribbon.  Just pull a long piece of cling wrap across your table, place candies on the wrap leaving space in between so you can tie it off there, fold over the cling wrap, cut curling ribbon in various lengths and tie it in between the candies.  Once secure, take each end of the cling wrap, bring it together and tie a knot.  And there you have a candy necklace.

My lil' man wearing all the candy necklaces he was
passing out to his classmates.

Don't they look just yummy?

Hope you enjoyed.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beaded Flower Hair Pin

These are a few beaded flower hair pins that I created for my daughter to decorate her hair for her Junior Prom.

I entered them into another hair jewelry competition and, although, I didn't get first place, I did get 2nd place.  So not bad, right?  Regardless, I think they looked wonderful in her hair!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bottlecap Hairbows

My daughter has a birthday party to go to for the 1 year old niece of her boyfriend and she asked me to make up a gift for the little girl.  Since I am into bottlecaps right now, I thought to make something for her that incorporated the caps.  Well, necklace is out - too young.  Bookmark - well, she's not into reading alone yet and bookmarking pages.  So the next best thing... hairbows!  Hairbows with bottlecaps.  Woo-hoo!  But I couldn't use the regular bottlecaps because they may be sharp for her if she reaches up on her head, so I used the flattened bottlecaps and I think they look adorable!!!

Of course, I created the image on the caps (so much fun), created the bows, and put them all together.  The pink ribbon was really ugly by itself so I added a sheer ribbon on top and I think it made it look more classy.  The purple ribbon was also ugly by itself so I added some lace to the edges to give it more "umpfff".

I'm really liking the pink one.  The purple I'm not sure how I feel because it's kinda cute but kinda big.  I don't know.  What do you think?


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bottlecap Bookmark

I wanted to try something different, since I now know how to do the necklace.  So I attached the bottlecap onto a large paperclip and TA-DAH... a bookmark.

I again took my friend's daughter's school logo and embellished a bit.  I'm so loving designing the images for these bottlecaps!  The back of the bottlecap was kind of ugly alone so I covered it with a round pink foam to make it look more polished.

Cute, huh?


Friday, April 8, 2011

Bottlecap Necklace - I've been bitten by the bug

Somehow or another, I have been bitten by the bottlecap bug.  I just think they are so cute.  I know they have been around for a while and I'm probably a bit late jumping on the craze but better late than never.

I made the necklace for a daughter of an awesome friend.  Actually, I consider her daughter like my daughter too.  So I couldn't resist making my very first design just for her.  I took one of her school logos, edited and touched it up a bit, printed it out, padhered it to the bottlecap, applied the resin, punched the hole, inserted the jump ring, and attached it to the necklace.  Done!

It was fun making them... even more fun designing the images. I can't wait to do more and share it with you.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Vote 4 my Coca Cola Bling Necklace

So here I go again.  I entered another contest.  This time a jewelry contest.  Why?  Well, why not?  It's fun.

This is my Coca Cola "Bling" Necklace.  It's cut out using a sizzix, glued to a heavy cardboard in order to keep it's shape so it won't crumple so easily, sealed the top with a glaze to prevent scratches, and added a star to give it more bling.  What do you think?

If you like it and you are part of the Cafe Mom's Crafters in need of a 12 step program group, then please, please vote for me!!!  Voting is only open for 1 week and it started today.  There are 7 of us who submitted items and hopefully you'll vote for mine.  It's not the typical jewelry you see.  It's fun and funky - like me!!!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Oh No! - I WON!

Yes... you read it right.  I said Oh no!  Not because it's a bad thing to win but it's what the contest was about.

You see, there was this cute little contest over at Cafe Mom's Craft Corner Group where the person who listed the most craft supply items in their craft room would win.  Well, apparently, I had the most listed and so won.  So yay that I won but then what an eye opener.  I do have A LOT of craft supplies... but I love them all.  I guess you can say I'm a craft supply collector.  It's just that ... I like to keep lots of different supplies on hand because I just never know when I'll need them.  Good excuse, right?  LOL!  But here's the funny thing, no matter how much craft stuff I have, I just seem to never have enough because somehow I still manage to run out to purchase more things.  Yikes!

Anyway, I won another contest!  Woohoo!!!  If you're crafty or like to learn about crafts, and are a mommy, then come check out  There are TONS of different groups you can join.  I think you can join as well if you're a daddy.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Recycled Flower Wall Art - REVAMPED!

So I've had my Recycled Flower Wall Art hanging on my wall for some time now and everytime I looked at it, it just looked like it was missing something.  So off the wall it went and back into my craft room.  Did some thinking and came up with this...

Here's the before.  So plain looking, right?

As you can see, I painted the outer chain and part of the inner chain, as well as the flower bloom in the middle.  I also added some butterflies - which I punched out from the cover of the college catalog.

I've entered this at the Spotted Canary March Green Contest.  Keep your fingers crossed.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Wet Shoe Stone Tray

Friends of mine have a very small foyer that is covered in ceramic tile.  But 2 steps in, you're on wood floors.  Well when it's raining, water gets tracked onto the wood floor from wet shoes laying on the floor and I'm afraid the floor could get ruined.  April is around the corner and you know that means April Showers!

So I created a Wet Shoe Stone Tray to hold all their wet shoes.  The tray will catch and hold the water and dry the shoes.  I even personalized the stone with their family name.

This is a dollar store project because most of the material I purchased from the Dollar Store.  I bought a boot tray and 5 bags of large rocks.  I cut out letters using my Sizzix and Modge Podge'd that onto 7 of the largest rocks I could find.  Once dry, I applied the lettered rocks in the middle of the tray and then from there added the rest of the rocks.

Now let me tell you that it took me some time to find just the right glue to hold the rocks to the plastic.  But after several trials, I found one that worked - easily and non-toxically!  It's called Liquid Fusion.  I am in love with that glue.  It's a bit pricey - I bought it at Michael's.  But if you have a 40% coupon, then you've got a great deal.  I didn't have to clamp the stone down or wait a few minutes before adhering.  I just applied the glue and plopped it on the plastic.  2 hours later it was stuck...and best of all there was no cancer causing smell.  Love it!  Now let's see what else I can glue with Liquid Fusion.

Hope you enjoyed!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Recycled Flower Wall Art from a college catalog

This is what I have been working on for the past week.  It's a large flower wall hanging made from a college catalog using the candy wrapper linking style.  I had 5 of the catalogs and didn't want to just throw them away.  I was inspired by Michele at MicheleMadeMe.
I started with this catalog...

Here's the inside...

After hours of folding, cutting, and linking...

Then I started gluing them around a round cardboard.  Yes... it's the same round cardboard that I used for the Valentine's Heart Project.  It's the famous Aldi's pizza board.

I kept winding and gluing but as the circle got smaller, I had to manipulate the links more.  By the time it was really a small circle opening, I either took links apart or folded them over to try and make them fit. 

Once it was all wrapped around, here's the result...

I covered the back with felt this time for a more finished look and put a little hook on the back so it can hang.

A recycled project all around.

Hope you enjoyed!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

I just got a Stylish Blogger Award

A special thanks to Angela of BingeCrafters for awarding me the Stylish Blogger Award.  Woo-hoo!

Now as an award winner, there are a few rules I have to abide by so here it goes...

Rule #1: Link back to the person who gave you the award  - Done, please see above.

Rule #2: Share seven random things about yourself.   OK, here it goes...
1.  I have a chihuahua that I absolutely love but incredibly hate his hair sheddings.  Sometimes I want to shave him bald.
2.  I love to bite my lil' mans big toe.
3.  I have a large collection of scrapbook supplies but haven't done any scrapbooking yet.  It's been 9 years and still going.
4.  I want - no... need my craft room to be larger than my living room.
5.  My mom and I love thrift shopping and looking at random things to see what we can do with them craft wise.
6.  My bedroom is filled with craft supplies too - for night time crafting cuz I sometimes get scared in the basement all by myself.
7.  I try to eat healthy but damn the chocolate - it's a weakness.

Rule # 3 Award seven newly discovered bloggers with this award and inform them.  I am awarding the following blogs that I recently discovered the Styish Blogger Award...

For the above blogger award recipients, congrats and let's keep the award going.

Much crafty love,


I received my prize n it's awesome!

Sorry I've been MIA but I've had some sick children to tend to but not to worry, I was still trying to work on some crafty projects. 

Anyway, my first prize finally came in the mail.  Woo-hoo!  I am so happy!!  It's absolutely beautiful and it's green - perfect for St. Patty's Day.    Here's a closer look at the bracelet...

My camera doesn't do it justice but just trust's gorgeous.  Cheryl from Cafe Mom's "Crafters in need of a 12 Step Program" group created this piece of jewelry for me.  She was my prize fairy.  She did a great job - Thanks Cheryl!!!

Hope everyone's feeling healthy!