Sunday, February 22, 2015

Perpetual Calendar

Due to an unexpected and long bout of the stomach flu here in our house, I did not get to blog at all last week. Everyone seems to be healthy again and the house is back in order, which means I am back too!

Today's project is a perpetual calendar. This was an idea I came up with awhile ago so that I had all birthdays and anniversaries in one place. I wanted to create something that would stand up on a desk or shelf, so it would be easily accessible. That means I wanted it to look nice too, since it would be sitting out all the time.

The perpetual calendar pictured today is for sale for $30.  I had a lot of fun designing it again and I just love that it's cute AND functional! All of the papers are from the same product line, so they work together nicely.


Each page has a list of all the dates for that month and can be easily filled in with birthdays and anniversaries.
 
 
The pages flip over and the calendar remains upright, so it is easy to see what cards or phone calls need to happen in the coming month.

 
I ha some fun with some of the holidays. I may be biased since we have one, but I LOVE this little black cat.

 
A little sparkle to end the year!


I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Friday, February 6, 2015

We Just Fit

Another simple, yet sweet Valentine's card. This card would also be great for an anniversary. I used puzzle pieces from a puzzle we'd already completed and painted them. I love reusing old things for a new purpose!


The price of this card is $3 and as all my cards do, includes an envelope.

Next week I'll be sharing a project I designed several years ago as a gift and have decided to revamp! So don't forget to check back. Have a fantastic and relaxing weekend!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Key to My Heart

Lately I've been inspired by simplicity and contrast in my cards. Valentine's is the perfect time to use the contrast because of the boldness of red. Today's card is simple, but I LOVE it!


This card is printed directly onto the cardstock and contains a chipboard key painted red. It is for sale for $3. Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hand Stitched Heart

It's snowing here! It may not seem exciting to some of you, but I despise seeing grass in my yard during the winter time. If it's going to be chilly, it might as well be covered with pretty snow! :)

Today's card was a bit more involved than most of the cards I have made in the past. You will see in the picture below that it is a completely hand stitched pink heart on shimmery red paper. I popped it up off the white card to give it some dimension.


On the inside of the card I first stamped a red heart followed by a black "Love" sentiment. I "LOVE" how it turned out!

 
This card took quite a bit longer to make than my other projects and cards, so the price is $7 each.  I've got several more cards to share this week...And so far I'm loving them all! Must be that love is in the air!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Lip Balm Valentine's Favors - Last Day!

Today is the last day of Valentine's favor projects. But never fear, I'll be back next week with more Valentine's projects and cards!

Today's project would be great for any girl or woman in your life. It is a heartshaped lip balm card! The circular eos lip balms fit perfectly in the center of these hearts for a fun and creative gift! I would have loved this back when I was a tween or teen!


This little Valentine card favor is just $1, you provide the lip balm. A variety of styles and colors are available for these cards, and eos comes in a wide range of colors and flavors, so we can be creative!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I'll be back next week with more Valentine's projects to set your heart a flutter.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine's Mason Jar

I LOVE mason jar projects. I think they can be a great little gift or fun d├ęcor item. While working on this cute little Valentine's mason jar, I go SO many ideas for fun and unique ways to use them in at many different events. I was excitedly texting my mom and cousin about all the ideas that came pouring out of me...I just couldn't keep them to myself! Keep watching the blog for more fun ideas with mason jars!

Here is a picture of it filled with sweetheart candies. What a great little teacher's gift for Valentine's! There are so many little things you could throw in there to fit the person you are giving it to. I love the diversity of it!



And here is a picture of I with a tealight candle. LOVE this look. And this is where the ideas started flowing for weddings and gatherings!


This project was made using a simple Kerr mason jar. I tore a page from an old book and mod podged it onto the jar. I added some pink glitter while the mod podge was wet to give it a slight sparkle and tied the bow around the neck. Love it! These jars are running at $5 each, you provide the fillers. They can be customized for an additional charge.

I hope you all have an amazing Thursday!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Valentine's Pillow Box Favor

Sometimes when you're creating, you get lucky and have all these ideas pouring out of you. Or maybe it's unlucky....because you want to work on them all, but can only do one at a time! This week I have been working on some Valentine's projects, and as I was making favors I was bombarded with ideas on how to change them up and use them in a million different ways! Hopefully I bottled some of that inspiration up for those weeks when it feels like nothing is working like you want it to!
 
Like I mentioned, I have been working on Valentine's projects this week, specifically favors or small gifts you can give at a get together or to a friend of teacher. A lot of these ideas will translate to other themes.
 

Today I am featuring a Valentine's Pillow Box. I buy these clear pillow boxes at a local paper supply store. I stamped a flourish directly onto the plastic using Staz On ink, there are flourishes on both sides of the box. On this box I used twine, but I have used ribbon and paper in the past to get the look I wanted. The heart is silver heat embossed and hand cut.

These pillow boxes are offered for $3 each without the candy or $3.50 each with the candy already in them.

I'll be back on Wednesday with a fun way to give lip balm!