Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CARDS CARDS CARDS!!!

I promised new cards and here they are - again these ones used some new stamps I got at Michael's last week - that are to me the Perfect sentiment and could work on the front (like I used them) or on the inside...

 
again I used the Basic Grey paper pad and embellishments that I had left over from Mondays cards.
 
 
I think they are clean and simple and could work for either a guy or girl...
 
I am linking this up to the following challenges;
creative moments - anything goes - teentastic
frilly and funkie - anything goes - HAPPY
kraftin' kimmie - anything goes
word art Wednesday - anything goes - family friendly
crafting by designs - sentiments
 
happy crafting
xo
tina
 
 


Sunday, May 17, 2015

crafty weekend

I love when I can craft uninterrupted - you know and really get stuff done. Well, I guess I should clarify...I have a houseful of kids and a husband to care for - so I don't mean completely uninterrupted but when my brain is uninterrupted I can work so freely and really crank out my stuff. Sometimes I get those bursts of crafty mojo - where everything I pull out paper, stickers, flowers all seem to come together so nicely take for instance these scrapbook pages

 
I used a new paper pack from American Crafts and had some fun embellishments from a basic grey paper kit on the table and all of sudden these 2 pages were made -

 
aren't they the cutest?
 
ok so then I had some miscellaneous chipboard stickers left and decided to make some cards and just like that - with a whistle in my step I made 5 cards...
 
here's the first of the 5:
 
 
no stamping, just a little ink for the edges, a lone flower + basic grey chipboard HELLO sticker and in another blink of my eye a sweet card.
 
I just love creative spurts like this - wait till you see the other cards...cuteness x 100%
 
hope you have a crafty week and get tons of stuff done...
 
I will be linking this up to the following parties:
 
CAS on Sunday - CAS + cheer up buttercup
scribble & scrap crafts - anything goes
stamping sensations - flower power
 
happy crafting
come back tomorrow and see the other cards I created during my "Crafty Mojo" weekend.
 
xo
tina
 
 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Mother's Day Album

I just got a brand new paper pad from American Crafts and fell in love with the papers inside so I decided to make the sweetest mini chipboard album using those papers and some other small journaling tags to create this baby:
 
 
sweet right?

 
cute tag embellishments through out the album


 
the photo below is my favorite...

 
how sweet is that there tag?


 
I really love the colors - I love that the album is scattered with colors - I like that nothing really matches.

 
bright happy pinks, yellows, blues, gray and some green...happy summery and perfectly represents mommy & me.

 
 
I usually like to list my albums on ebay or etsy and even though Mother's Day is this Sunday it could still work as a birthday gift or belated Mother's day gift.
 
Anyway here is wishing you a beautiful weekend.
 
xo
t
 
 


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teacher appreciation Freebie

Lately, all the blogs have been sharing some fun free printables for Teacher Appreciation week...I have to be honest that I have passed on quite a few. Some really good ones, too. But nothing was calling to me. Then just today I realized that it's Wednesday and I need to get a move on getting something together for my boys teacher...so I decided to pick one of the freebies  offered today and found one (wish I could remember which blog I got it from) I printed it this morning and tonight around 9:00 pm I decided to put it together.

Now being that I am an avid crafter I had a bunch of things in my hoard that I knew I could use - so I was going for a framed piece but I couldn't find a small enough frame - then I remembered that somewhere in my space I had a small clip board, the ones you buy at the dollar store...


Once I brought it in - I literally pulled all the other items out from my scrapbooking desk.
I used Washi tape at the bottom, taped the verse in the middle under the clip then needed to hide the awful metal clip so I grabbed some really thick ribbon and tied a bow then hot glued it to the top. To finish it off I grabbed one of my little crocheted hearts and hot glued it to the bottom corner. 

And there you go; what started out as a free printable turned into a really sweet gift for a pretty cool teacher...aren't freebies Awesome! Great jumping off point for sure! 

I will be sharing this at all the parties above...here's to all the wonderful freebies offered out there - may you find some that ruffle your fancy!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Wedding bliss

I can totally atest to there being such a thing as marital bliss. Really, if you are lucky enough to find the perfect guy then life will be filled with fun and love for a very long time. I have been married for 16 years (this years) and trully thought it wasn't possible to be with one person for so long...but now I can't imagine being with anyone else ever again!!!

So with love on my heart I created this new not so mini - 8 x 10 chipboard scrapbook to celebrate the happy couple and I used a new paper kit by Teresa Collins called SAVED THE DATE.


this is the cover- really simple


one of the pages


this is a large envelope that you could use to add photos to or some special notes that were given to the bride and groom.


this is the back of the envelope...


This is the last page of the book and I love it. I love the banners and the perfect spot for a simple black and white photo of the happy couple.


I am listing this in my ebay shop ---- if you are interested in it - check it out.

Happy scrapping!

xo
tina





Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Banner Time

Ha ha - do you get the pun...if not try singing it...Banner time (sounds like Hammer Time by M.C. Hammer??) o.k. never mind. anyway, tis the season to start creating some lovely banners for well, Mother's Day and Memorial Day, 4th of July and hey maybe even for Dad's day...but first I want to start with MOM - because she is the most important in the world, right? {wink wink}
 
I bought some small chipboard banner shaped triangles awhile back and had covered them with some fun papers also awhile ago and just pulled them out yesterday and just added these fun letters using my new SLICE machine by Making Memories...Will share that new baby later in the week.
 
But here's my finished banner - I'm liking it. Whatch'a think?
 
 
Aren't the colors different and fun.

 
I think its o.k. to use patterned paper as long as you use solid colored letters to offset the background colors.

 
See how pretty they look up close!
 
I am linking this up to the following challenges:
 
 
 
xo
tina

Monday, April 13, 2015

Disney on the brain

 
I don't know if I am having Disneyland withdrawls or if it's just the closet paper in my work space but I went a little nuts this weekend making new mini scrapbooks with  a Disney theme.
 
Here is the first album - love these small 5 x 5 size and the colors are so fun.
 
 
Inside pages of above book

 
This album is so lovely and filled with those famous Disney Princesses - that there frame can hold a photo of your special little one.

 
Each set of pages has a featured princess and a coordinating sticker or die cut

 
then there is Sofia the First...loved the stickers so I had to buy them and just found papers I had that sort of went with the colors...

 
I don't have little babies anymore so I don't even know what kind of show it is other then it is on Disney Channel and that its got a cute little princess named Sofia...

 
Here is another fun Mickey Mouse album made from chipboard & a coil binding

 
This time each page is dedicated to one individual character.

 
Cute right? I think I was dreaming about a trip to Disneyworld and secretly wishing we were going there this summer - but alas we are not - not this year, anyway!!!
 
O.k. on to the next subject of scrapbooks.
Hope you like them - if you want to see more photos of the albums you can check them out in my Etsy store onecraftymess.etsy.com or ebay @ http://stores.ebay.com/ONE-CRAFTY-MESS
 
I will be linking these up to the following challenges:
 
craft my life - anything but a card
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
craft your passion - anything goes
not just cards - anything goes
 
 
Happy Crafting
xo
tina