Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hello Crafty Friends!
I would like to take this time to wish all of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Thank you for all the wonderful bloggy love you have left me throughout the past year, I love 
to hear from you.! 

I have some fun things coming up in 2014
 and I am anxious to get working on them and share soon!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gift card Holder!~

Hello Crafty Friends!
Gift Cards...we all give them! So why not give them in a super cute 
holder crafted by you! ;) 
You can make a holder in no time, no machine needed really!

To create this super cute holder grab your scraps, yep thats all I used. the tag can be any size you like, I measured a credit card and went from there! It is best if you use heavy cardstock so its sturdy! Add a border using a punch, my cover is handpainted, but a snowman cut from your machine would be super adorable too! To finish it off I added some Rumple Ribbon in olive you!

I have been asked a few times on sharing how I paint my snowmen. I hope to get something together soon!
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sock Snowman!

Hello Crafty friends!
Its hard to believe Christmas is almost here.
I have so many crafty projects to make and so little time!
I have been bursting at the seams to share these little cuties with you.
I am guest designing for Lovebug Creations this month. eeeek super excited!
I loveee there ribbon so much, but most of all love the lovely ladies who own this company! They are amazing! ♥ 

To create these cuties you, need some socks, turn inside out and cut off toe part, secure that end with a rubber band and turn sock right side out. Fill with rice, and secure top with rubber band. Take a fuzzy sock (from $ store) and cut top off and make that the scarf or shirt of the snowman, take rest (toe part) and make a hat, there are several ways to do this, for one I left it all attached and for the bigger one I trimmed toe piece off and tied off with ribbon! Whew a little long winded lol I wished I would have took pics of process. If you have any questions leave it in comments with a way to reach you :)

Ok so snowman is made. Now the face. For the nose I used incense cones from $ store, painted orange and added glitter. Eyes are black buttons from Michaels $ bin. I like them without the mouth so I didnt add one.

Now onto the decorations. Grab that super cute WINTER  WISHES simple sheer ribbon and make scarfs and ties off hats. Add Bells with twine. I used Martha Stewart branch punch for a little extra fun! I also added sequins just to finish it off!

Thanks for looking!
Hope I inspired you!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Vintage Snowman Case!

Hello Crafty Friends, today I am sharing something a little different....no paper today!
If you are friends with me on facebook you 
probably seen the start of this project!

I bought this case at a "junk" store and I have had it for some time and just didn't know what I wanted to do with it..then it hit me! SNOWMEN! Who doesn't love snowmen right!? :)

Hope you like it! :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Exciting NEWS and Happy Birthday to....

Hello Crafty Friends I have some exciting news to share...
I will be Guest Designing over at Lovebug Creations for the month of December!
I am super excited, I just love their Rumple Ribbon and other goodies! 

Today at all of us at Lovebug Creations are celebrating DAWN RENE'S Birthday!!

Here is my Birthday Card!

For this card I used
A2 size card in Kraft
Brown Cardstock cut at 5 1/4 by 4
Cupcake Paper cut at 5 x 3 3/4 (bought last year from supplier, not sure on brand, if you would like to know leave messgae in comments and I will gladly look that up for you)
Pear Tart Memento Ink

Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps Celebrate Christmas Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends and Peachy Lovers! 
Welcome to the first stop on the Celebrate Christmas Blog Hop 

Peachy Keen will be giving away an AMAZING Prize, to enter be sure to leave a comment on each blog post! There will be 1 winner chosen to receive the Christmas bundle over $150 value!

Now onto my project, I am super excited to share!!
 I have had this idea in my head for a few weeks!
to create this cutie you will need the following supplies:

Peachy Keen PKK-19 Snow face with Happy Lashes
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade & Worn Lipstick
Fabric or Ribbon
( homespun,Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon (Olive You) and May Arts Denim Ribbon)
Small jingle Bells
Glue Gun

Cut 2 circles out of muslin, stamp face on on side. Color in nose with Spice Marmalade (to do this with inks I pat some on clear block and add some water with a water pen, and just color) next add Worn Lipstick distress ink to cheeks. 
Next you take the 2 pieces of muslin and start gluing together, leaving a small opening to add Fiber Fill, add as much as you want to get thickness you desire. Finish gluing. Add the "scarf" and Bell. Last step is to add twine hanger! 

One more thing! PKS also has an awesome sale you won't want to miss! 

Thanks for hopping by, I hope I have inspired you!Your next stop is the super creative

Here is the hop order for todays hop! :)

Kristi Bennett (you are here!)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You won't want to miss this!!

There will be a hop full of amazing projects and prizes!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oooh La La..It's Your Birthday!

Hello Crafty Friends!
My Niece is big into the whole Eiffel Tower..Paris thing. I was thinking about her when I was making this, so thats the direction I went..and I LOVE how this turned out!.

For this project I used:
Basically Bare Dress Forms
May Arts Denim Ribbon
Lawn Fawn Milo's ABC's (MY FAVE)
Silhouette cuts (card and tower)
Pages from old dictionary

Hop over to Basically Bare blog to see more Pics!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"Smile" Basically Bare and Authentique!~

Hello! Today I am over on the Basically Bare Blog with another fun card! 
I am loving there chipboard embellishments, so fun and easy to create with.

here is a little sneak, and some details! For rest of pics head on over to BB Blog! :)

For this Project I used 
Washi Tape

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Mummy Yummy Treat Bags

Hello everyone!
Halloween is fast approaching, which means us procrastinators need to get busy!
I was a little behind on things I admit, so I needed to come up with a quick solution for some
spooky treats. I came up with a quick, easy, fun treat bag that he kiddies will LOVE!

For this project I used"
Small paper kraft sacks (I purchased mine at HL) 
White Cardstock cut in strips
Muslin cut in strips (small bag)
Tim Holtz Blending tool
Tea Stain Distress Ink
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Google Eyes

Cut strips of paper/ Muslin in strips I used decorative scissors on muslin, must be heavy duty.
Place strips in different angles on bag. Ink lightly with tea stain ink and blending tool. Add google eyes, don't forget the rosy cheeks, using chalk and chalk blender. Next add sentiment, I am loving Milo's ABC right now!! My FAVE! Final touch add ribbon and your done! Just fill up with some "Mummy Yummy" :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Burlap Snowman wall hanging

Hello Crafty Friends!
Brrrr. its freeezing here in Michigan today! Geting me in gear to create Christmas Crafts!
Today I am sharing this super easy, adorable snowman wall hanging..made from burlap!!

I just love love love the look of burlap, I am thinking of doing me tree with burlap garland and ornies! Too much? I think not! LOL 

To make this simple craft, just cut out circle from burlap, paint, and embellies (eyes, ears, nose, scarf) hen add wire for hanging! Thats it! Great gift for friends!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Basically Bare Happy Little Houses Easel card

Hello Crafty Friends! Today is my first post over at Basically Bare!
I am super excited to be on this team!
I am going to show you one pic of my project,
 then head on over HERE to see the rest of the pictures and details! :)

thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Exciting News!!

Hello Crafty Friends 
I have some fun, exciting news to share!

I will be joining the awesome DT over at Basically Bare!!!

EEEEEKK I am sooooo excited to have the opportunity to work with such an awesome company,
 and a great product!

Head on over and check out there FB page too!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Challenge Time! Lets have fun!

Hello Crafty friends! 

I just received a huge package from my friend in the mail..full of yummy ribbon! 

So as I am organizing my ribbon stash I figure why not have a challenge! 

Are you ready!?

Make any project using ribbons/twine of your choice!

Be creative! 

One randomly chosen winner will receive a fun ribbon package from me!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rumple Ribbon Projects

Hello Crafty Friends
Glad to be able to share these projects with you today! 
I was working on submitting for the Lovebug Creations DT Call
If you do not know about them you NEED to see what they are all about! :)

Anyway...I did not get my entries in on time, as my Grandmother had to have a few test today at the hospital so I was helping her prepare and took her early this morning, I had to set my projects aside, but family always comes first with me♥

I was super happy with how these projects turned out, as most of you know I slipped into a crafty funk LOL if thats what we want to call it, or my mojo got up and left! Well I hope its back for good! 

So here are my projects!

I just LOVE how the flowers turned out!!

This would make a great little gift bag to take to see new baby! 
(PS stamp is from a set I designed with Pink By Design a few years ago..eeek it still makes me excited to know I designed this!)

So what do you all think!?

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Shore Do Love You!

Hello Crafty Friends! :) 
So I have been needing some inspiration, since my mojo has gone up and left me!
So I hosted a little challenge on my facebook page. If you are not following me there please come stop over and join :) CLICK HERE!

So the challenge was to use Gradient Color or Pick one color and use only hues of that color. Fun Right! 

So here is my project!

Supplies used:
Crinkle Ribbon for Lovebug Creation
Sentiment from Pink By Design
Whale from Silhouette Store
Craft Wire

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Old Window and some vinyl!

Ok so I promised to share my first major vinyl project! 
I had bought these old windows at a flea market and knew I 
wanted to add a saying...now hmmm I have never tackled this before...
Well if you all know me well enough I dont research anything I just jump right in.
That is usually a good thing, but for this, well..lets just say I had vinyl stuck everywhere! LOL
I was finding pieces stuck on my PJ's when I went to bed! :)

Well, after I stepped away for awhile I went back at it and got it done! 
Think I will add an old handle before I hang!

I am BACK!! :)

Hello Crafty Friends! its been awhile! :)

 things are starting to slow down at the greenhouse and store 

so I am ready to get back to crafting, I actually made a DIY project last night

 with an old window and some vinyl! I will post pics in a bit!

 I am super excited about it!

To celebrate my crafty come back I am having a Stampin Up party!! WOOHOOOO!! 

If you would like to celebrate with me and get some crafty goodness here is the link!  :)

 online party begins tonight 7/1/13 and ends 7/25/13. Please be sure to use the hostess code DJV9EKAV on the bottom of your screen when you are checking out. Click apply and My name will appear letting you know I am your hostess. 

 there is so much new stuff and I just love their paper! :) 

Thank You and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Timeless Twine Guest Design post!!

Hello Crafty friends! If you are looking for the PEACHY KEEN SPRING FLING HOP click HERE!

I am super excited to be guest designing for Timeless Twine today. I am obsessed with twine, I have so much, however I do have to say I am extremely impressed with Timeless Twine, the thickness of it is great!!

Now onto my projects! I have 3 to share with you today! 

First is this adorable little card with 2 of my favorite things, Mason Jars and Butterflies! How cute are those butterflies? These are so simple to make, (sorry I didn't get pics my camera was acting up on me) all you need to to to create these cuties are wrap twine around a fork (same as if you are making a pom pom) tie with a different color and just fan apart and you have a butterfly! 

Echo Park A walk in the Park Collection
Mason Jar from Silhouette Store
Pink By Design Big Thoughts 

On to the the next one :) I wished I could have gotten a better pic of this on, I had to take it outside and the wind is horrific I had to grab this card 5 times, it kept blowing away! LOL
Notice the twine pom pom on top of the bow? Same way you make a butterfly, except you will cut the sides and fluff! Super simple and fun! 

Cape Cod Twine (My fave!)
Sentiment if from Silhouette store.
papers are from my scraps :)

onto the last, I was super excited about this one. My niece has earrings all over so I decided to make a holder for her. I dug out my scraps of burlap, grabbed the hoop I bought for a quarter at a local thrift store and took some pretty twine and did some random stitching! Who needs perfect right!!?

A closeup :) 
super fun, easy and cheap! :)

Thanks so much for stopping, and thank you to Stacy and Timeless Twine for letting me create with their amazing product! 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Peachy Keen Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Hello Crafty Friends! So happy to be back posting, I took some much needed time off! What a great way to come back, with a SUPER FUN Blog Hop! 

If you came here from the PEACHY BLOG you are on the right track, if you would like to start from the beginning just click HERE!! You don't want to miss this hop. So full of adorable, creative and fun little projects from the Peachy Keen Alumni team as well as the current team members! 
PRIZES!!? Of Course!  One prize package for EACH DAY of the hop will include The April Face Assortment stamps, The Moodies in ALL THREE SIZES.  This prize package is valued at $50. YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH BLOG TO BE ELIGABLE!

Now on to my project! I am so ready for warm weather and for me that means planting seeds and getting greenhouse ready for summer :) I wanted to create a little gift that would be great to give to a friend to cheer them up, this would make a great gift for any occasion!~

Recipe for this cutie!
PK-170 Teddy Bear Asst. ( A must have in my opinion, I mean look at that face!!)
Toolbox cut from Silhouette Store
Bear with flower cut from Silhouette Store
Seed Packs
Crinkle Paper

Thanks for stopping by! Now head on over to check out the talented JANET

Here is the Blog Hop Order! 
Peachy Keen Stamps Blog - http://www.peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Easy Peasy and QUICK treat bag!!

Hey Crafty Friends! One more day until Valentines Day! Uh-Oh did you forget a treat someone? Or you remembered you needed treats for school or co-workers!? I have a super duper and quick project for you that will get done quick!

all you need is some treat bags, cardstock, Twine and Cameo or MTC software!! 
Measure your bag so you know what size to make your topper! All you do is measure the width of the bag and then how "tall" you want your topper and double that measurement, cause you fold it in half! :)
Next I cut these super cute designs from the Silhouette Store, added some twine and candy! Thats it! Its ready to give! Whew that was fast! :)

Have a super day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

I "Mustache" you to be my Valentine! LOL

Hello Crafty Friends! 
Ohh wouldn't have been great to have a stamp that said that "I 'Mustache" you to be my Valentine" :)
Well the day is finally coming and FAST! WHOA I need to fix up some treat bags/boxes and QUICK! 
So I have a few to share with you the next couple days!

Isn't the Nerdy Chic and Mustache so adorable!
I think so! :) 

Here are the details! 

You can grab this adorable Fry Box svg HERE and its FREE!!

The Heart "clip" in front as well as the glasses and mustache were purchase and cut from Silhouette Store!

Cut all pieces to fit the size box you want to make!
If you would like the sizes I used leave a comment and I will get them to you! :) 

The faces are my FAVE of mine from Peachy Keen Stamps "Cornie Face Asst"

Ohhh and we cant forget to add the twine! Its a must for me! I ♥ Twine!

Last but not least and the yummy treats! 

Have a GREAT Day! 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


The winner of the paper pad from Mondays post is

Very cute card! Love that Hello Kitty - me gettin me some soon!

I GT next Monday! I'm a little nervous. Ruthie is one of my idols too.

Congrats!! Please leave your email in the comment box!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Guest Design for September Ninth!! I'M Back!

Hello Crafty Friends! Long time no blogging! LOL 
I've been missing my crafty time, but after some much needed rest I AM BACK!!

Today I am Guest Designer for Miss Ruthie over at September Ninth
 I am so honored to be her Guest Designer as she is one of my craft IDOLS! :)

Ruthie offers free cut files often and I am sharing one of them today! Isnt this Hello Kitty just so cute!!?
Here is the LINK to all of her freebies, including this cutie! Her files are so easy to put together too! 

Today I made a cute little treat bag I plan on filling with some yummy chocolates! 

For this Project I used
 a small Kraft bag ( I got mine at HL) 
The background paper is from MME Love Me Stack
Washi Tape 
Clothespin covered in scrap paper
Color Magic Heart
Be Mine Arrow from silhouette store! 

No onto the giveaway!!!
You don't have to be a follower to enter, but I would sure love it if you did! 
Just leave me a comment telling me what you love about Valentines Day! 
Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you! 
One winner will win this 6x6 paper pad! :)
I will Draw winner Tues night!