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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Cards and Tags Listed On Etsy - And A Few Other Things {Okay, A Lot Of Other Things!}

Hi Crafty Ladies! Hope you are having a great Christmas season and staying crafty. I have been trying to post this entry since Sunday but my Internet went out that evening. Then I tried again last night and fell asleep posting while watching Hawaii Five O! So 3 times the charm, right!

Also, Hello to all my new followers! I {heart} all of you!!!!! I love that you all come and visit :).
 I finally got some things listed on Etsy. I have been slow, slow, slow getting them listed for sure. But I can't wait to show you everything now!

As usual, this weekend, I didn't get all the crafting that I wanted to completed, but I did craft! So I am definitely not complaining :). I made a little flower frame for Peyton's room, some fun springtime cards {and of course they are teeny tiny}, a Christmas card, a gingerbread house with Peyton {and it's so not pretty! :)}, and finished my card and tag kits for Etsy. We also got to meet my brother-in-law's cute new lab puppy, went to a local scrapbook store called Heartland Paper, went to dinner at Spaghetti Factory, hung out with Peyton and my hubby, and watched the made for T.V. movie from the '80's', Alice In Wonderland! {I love this movie! And I was super excited to introduce it to Peyton!} I found it on D.V.D. at Wal-Mart for $7.50. I have been wanting to get it for the longest time. I miss made for T.V. movies coming on every year like they used to when I was a kid.

So I'll show you the gingerbread house first. It's scary, let me just warn you. Here it is in all it's glory:

For being crafty, this house was hard to make! Looks like I don't need a Cricut Cake! :)

Peyton did such a great job adding on the candy! And she helped with the frosting on the windows too! Too bad my skills aren't any better than my 2 1/2 year old's :).
These monkey pajama pants of Pey's are my favorite :)

Look how the walkway is just covered with candy! It's a candy cobbled road. Peyton has this thing where she doesn't like to look directly at the camera for some reason. She'll smile her biggest smile but look somewhere other than the camera.

As I mentioned above, I went to a local scrapbook store called Heartland Paper. I was sad to learn as I pulled up to it that it is going out of business :(. Stores like Micheal's, Joann's, Hobby Lobby, and Roberts {a Utah craft store chain}, seem to be getting the business. I admit that I like those stores a lot. So don't get me wrong. I am also a fan though of the little guy. I love mom & pop shop's and family owned businesses. LSS's are my favorite because I find more selection of supplies and things than at the bigger chain craft stores. The stores that try to carry a little of everything crafty, don't have as good of a selection, for sure.

Ah, sorry for the rant. I did end up getting a few fun things; ribbon and stamps and a die. Plus I got a darling shelf for 50% off. I'll post it at a later date :). I put my Stickles, embossing powders, loose glitter, and some fun other little things on it.

Okay, here are the fun things now, I promise!

I got this frame at Heartland. Peyton saw it and loved it and asked for me to make it for her room. How could I say no!

Take a look:

Gotta love that messy hair :). Peyton was insistent on me taking a picture of her with her frame. Look at that cheese!
Here are the supplies used:

Patterned Paper - Ooh La La and Boo! To You from My Mind's Eye
Cardstock - Very Vanilla Stampin' Up!
Chipboard Tag - Stampin' Up!
Punches - Scallop Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Border, 3/4" Circle, Itty Bitty Flower, Word Window Stampin' Up!; Butterfly Martha Stewart
Spritz - Olive Tattered Angels
Stamps - Punch Posies {retired}, Always {retired}, giggle sentiment {retired} Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Pom Poms and Rick Rack, brown and white baker's twine My Mind's Eye; Green Polka-Dot American Crafts
Brads and Bing - yellow brad All My Memories; Green Brad Bazzill Basics; White Bling Stampin' Up!; Pink Bling Heidi Swapp
Adhesives - foam Stampin' Up!; Continuous Line Glue Dots
Metal Flower - 7 Gypsy's {I have had this for about 5 years!}

It took me about a half hour to put together. So I was proud I made it so fast! Especially while watching my current guilty pleasure - besides Vampire Diaries of course! - Hawaii Five O. He he he! I love it! :). But the frame does look pretty cute in Peyton's room!

Before I made the frame, here are the cards I made:

I added the key on after it was completely finished, but I love it! The whole card has an Alice In Wonderland feel to me for some reason. I am totally in the mood for spring, can you all tell! I love Christmas time, especially with Peyton getting big enough to start learning about it. But I LOVE spring! And warm weather. And this paper just makes me want spring even more :).

I am loving Studio G. They come out with great clear stamp images as well as liquid glitter, loose glitter and other supplies that are only $1! Isn't this such a cute tiny birdhouse! It goes so well with the patterned paper.

Happiness is 4"x4" and Friendship as I said above is 2 1/2"x2 1/2".
Hello, my name is Leana Khouang and I am addicted to tiny cards! I can't help myself! :)
 Here are the supplies:

Happiness Card

Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper - Ooh La La! and Boo! To You My Mind's Eye
Stamps - bird in cage Studio G, Happiness sentiment and frame Stampin' Up!
Punches - Large Scallop Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Ribbon border, Itty Bitty Flower Stampin' Up!
Bling, Button and Pearls - White Bling Stampin' Up!; Pink Bling Heidi Swapp; Half Pearls Stampin' Up!; Button BasicGrey
Key - 7 Gypsy's
Ribbon - Orange and Pink Polka-Dot American Crafts; Baker's Twine My Mind's Eye
Adhesives - Crystal Effects, foam adhesive Stampin' Up!


Cardstock - Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper - Ooh La La! and Boo! To You My Mind's Eye
Ink - Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up!
Stamp - Friendship sentiment Stampin' Up!
Punches - Scallop Circle, Word Window, Scallop Trim border, Small Corner Rounder Stampin' Up!
Bling - Pink Heidi Swapp; White Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - May Arts

For both of these cards, I got the templates out of my current Paper Crafts magazine - the January/February 2011 issue to be exact. The Happiness card template was from the article with the silhouettes. It was the first card in the article. I loved the template so I new I would have to put my own spin on it with the supplies I had. The Friendship card was actually from one of the sketches in the magazine. Mine is a lot smaller than any of the samples though :).

This next card is also from a sketch from that same issue of Paper Crafts. I also put my own spin on it. It was supposed to have a pennant banner along the scallop border, but I did the ornaments in place of the pennant banner. And I just did them in one section instead of along the whole card. As you can see it's a pretty simple card for me :). I like the size of it it though! Final size is: .

Here are the supplies:

Cardstock - Very Vanilla Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper - Red Polka Dot American Crafts; Green Patterned BasicGrey
Ink - Ridinghood Red, Soft Suede, Old Olive Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Larger Ornaments My Mind's Eye; Smaller Ornament from Tree Trimmings Stampin' Up!; Be Merry sentiment Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Brown Pleated Satin Maya Road; Baker's Twine My Mind's Eye

And finally! Lastly, here are the kits for Etsy :)

This is my fav of the 4 kits. I love the bright red with the splash of blue and the olive green!

Merry Little Christmas

Don't you just love the glass glitter!

Be Merry

I love birds, as I have mentioned before. But isn't this little Christmas Cardinal the cutest! I also have used him in blue for the tag set that will be posted a little further down.

Tag Kit

I had listed all the supplies in a previous post I had made about each kit. Click here, here, and here if you are interested in seeing the supply list.

And the last things I made this weekend were my Purchase & Exchange Swapp. I struggled with these tags! I had a hard time with placement and getting the stamped images to work. But I think they turned out pretty cute.

Once I give them to Marci and Amber then I will post the pictures. I don't want to ruin the surprise! :)

Oh, sorry, I lied. Here is the last card to show! I don't want to forget:


Cardstock - Very Vanilla Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper - Red Polka-Dot American Crafts; Green Pattern and Red Pattern {punched circle on small ornament} BasicGrey
Stamps - Large Ornaments My Mind's Eye; Small Ornament and Be Merry sentiment Stampin' Up!
Inks - Real Red, Soft Suede, Old Olive Stampin' Up!
Button and Bling - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Brown Satin Pleated Maya Road; Baker's Twine My Mind's Eye; Twine Stampin' Up!
This is quite the post, so I think this is deffinitely a good place to end :). Sorry if I went to long, but I hope you all like the projects. Hope you all are great and having a great holiday season!

Stay Crafty!