Camping under the stars

Oh what fun….. at the end of the week my friend’s daughter is going to Girl Guide Camp. I can remember going to girl guide camp as a young girl and having the time of my life.

So to wish her the time of her life with lots of great adventures, making new friends and earning badges I made her this card.

Isn’t it cute? I used Recollections and Bazzill Cardstock for the base and the background I cut from a 12×12. The fire is a sticker embellishment from Michaels.

This is part of the Bo Bunny Camp A Lotpaper and embellishment collection. I matted a cardstock sticker  from the Fireside Fun Sticker Sheet…… I love, love, love this collection. I love the little sign by the tents that says  “Welcome Campers”.

I made a 3″ girl guide from the Paper Doll Dress Up and the Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridges. To make the guide tie I used the smallest maple leaf stamp I had and used Memento Bahama Blue ink.

And if you’re like me …. you can’t draw, so I used Peachy Keen’s PK490 Everyday Character Faces Assortment. I gave her some pink cheeks and used my Sukura White Gelly Roll pen for the eyes.

I used DecoArt Snow Writer to make the marshmallows and then used chalk to make them “roasted”… heeeheee.

I used the Spellbinders Grommet Tags and the Peony Dies, stamped and colored with asstorted Tombows and Copics. The sentiment is Happy Camper from Imaginisce.

I added a couple of buttons… the tree and the blue tent as “grommets”.

Well I sure hope she has the best time at camp and brings home lots of great memories. I know I did.

I will be Linking Up to Sarah Hamer’s Link Up Tuesday... you should head on over and check out what everybody has been up to.

I will also be linking up to the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge – Peachy Challenge #23 – Anything goes. Stop by and check out all the great entries.

Wedding

In two different previous posts I showed you the Wedding Invitations and Favors that I did for a friend.

Wedding Invitation
Wedding Favors

Well her big day has finally come and gone and two have become one. What a beautiful Bride my friend made, a day she won’t soon forget.

To wish them well on their new journey together I made them a Chapel card.

I used the Tie the Knot Cricut cartridge and my Cricut Expression to make this card.

I welded two Chapel Shadow layers together in the Cricut Craft Room to make the brown base of the card. I cut the other layers out using the same pink and brown paper that I used to make the invitations.

The tulips are cut out using my Martha Stewart Tulip edger punch and then colored with Copics.

I found the bell embellishment in my Christmas stash and attached it with a mini brad so it can move back and forth.

The sentiment is from Inkadinkado Wedding stamp set. I used the hearts cut from the front of the chapel and added some popdots for dimension.

The ribbon is from Recollections, its hard to tell but it says:  …and they lived happily ever after….

Since this card is 7 inches tall I had to make an envelope for it. I used my Martha Stewart Score Board and this beautiful paper Wedding Words from  Recollections.

Here are few pictures of the favors and of the cake.

The tables looked so good… I love the Center pieces and of course the favor boxes 🙂

 … love the cupcake holders

Cake anyone??

What a Yummy treat for all Kahlua Caupcakes with Raspberry Icing…….they were soooo good.

Wishing my friend and her new hubby all the best on their new journey of Love.

At Rainbow’s end

Thought I’d make a St Patrick’s Day card since it is this Saturday.

I pulled out my Pink By Design binder and found the Luck O’ the Irish stamp set. Perfect!

I stamped and cut out a house from a Christmas stamp set I have then colored it with some Copics.  I used my Cuttlebug with the Traffic Jam folder and the rainbow is an embellishment from Michaels.

The inside sentiment is also from the Luck O’ the Irish stamp set. I really love the sayings on this stamp set.

” ‘Tis better by far at rainbow’s end

 to find not gold but a true friend.” 

I added a couple of Shamrocks cut from my Fiskars Pop-up punch set and used some popdots to add dimension.

Happy crafting!

A Peek at some of my Craft Storage

Here is a little peek into my craft storage.

For a while I took over all the space downstairs in the kitchen, on the  dining table, anywhere there was a surface, to do my crafting. Then one day I decided I was taking over half my bedroom and setting up a craft area.

I went to Nanaimo ReStore (this store helps generate funds to support Habitat for Humanity’s building program) and started looking. I picked up 2- 1 1/2′ x 8′ long tables and a folding table for $38…. what a great deal. If you live in the area, you should check it out.

So I set up the tables and started putting up all my storage. Everything has a place and is categorized.

I got this Space Saver Over the toilet Storage Shelf at Walmart for $20, it was the display model. It worked out perfectly!!!

The bottom part was turned into my Ribbon rack. Some lids from empty embossing powders, some screws and pieces of dowel to make it. Of course, I have it separated by color, and when I need more room I can just turn it around and add more.

The top part I turned into my embellishment centre. At the top I took pieces of Velcro and stuck them to the bottom side of my Stickles bottles and hung them from the top. I also hung my Glossy Accents the same way. Under the Stickles are my Martha Stewart Microbeads.

As you can see in the picture above, for the second shelf I took pieces of a cereal box and made shelves to fit across. Then added my Martha Stewart and Stampendous Flocking Powders and my Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments.

The third shelf I took some Styrofoam I had lying around and made some tiers. I placed all my Glitter Ritz and various other glitters on this shelf.

The bottom shelf holds my Google eyes, Buttons and Brads and other various items.

I bought 6 and 8 compartment dividing containers and found some candle holders that I paid 50 cents for at JYSK. I took the top off the candle holder and slid them on, now I can just turn them and see what’s in each.

Beside that is my Cricut Expression and all my Cartridges. I paid $10 for the shelf at a local Thrift shop. It was meant to be, they fit perfectly too!!!

I took an old computer desk on wheels and now it is my cut centre. I can move it to wherever I want it to be. On top, I have my paper trimmer, my Martha Stewart Self Healing Mat and an old mouse pad that I use for stamping. The pull out part holds my Martha Stewart paper trimmer, score board and another mini paper trimmer.

Underneath, in the cubby of the desk are my binders of embellishments and precut Cricut Paperdoll parts.

 
I took Hockey card holders and stuck all my embellishments (most of which are all from Michaels) and found a zip up binder to store them in.

I will give you a another look soon at some more of my craft storage solutions.

Til then happy crafting!!!