Sunday, September 30, 2007
It's More Than A Petal

The Pick A Peal set has become one of my all time fave sets from the the catty. It is so much more than a set of flower petals. Take a look at all the things you can make with this glorious set.
*Clicking the pictures should make them larger for viewing.
The sunflower is of course made with the petals as well as the lady bugs wings.

A weepy flower and its leaves.

Card design by Natalie Simmons
The mouses body, tail, ears and even the cheese were all made with pick a petal

Birthday candle flames

Lovely trees

The feathers of a turkey

A beautiful Poinsettia

Heart shaped birthday balloons

Each part of this dragon fly were made with stamps from the pick a petal set except for the anteni.

A tulip and it's leaves

You can also use this set to make a bunny, a carrot, a butterfly, the ears of a dog and I am sure the list can go on.

There are 11 stamps in this set and it sells for $27.95. That is an amazing price for such a versatile set!!

If you would like more information on any of the cards shown here or would like to purchase this stamp set, please email me


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Great Idea For The Coming Cold Season

This is a travel size tissue holder made up to look like....... can you guess? A Campbell's soup label of course. Isn't it the cutest! How fabulous would it be to decorate a paint can to look like the soup label and fill it with a tissue pack, a card, and a pop top can all decorated to match? Then of course slip some packets of soup inside and anything else that would cheer up a friend who has come down with a case of the icky's. What a great gift idea, eh??

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Kraft

Ink: Basic Black, Craft White

Stamps: Curvy Verses, All In A Row, Sincere Salutations, Double Line Doodles

Other: 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Versa Marker

Design credit for this tissue holder goes to Wanda (don't know her last name).


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Monday, September 17, 2007
Vertical Page Holder

Over the weekend I came across a scrappers blog that was showcasing this really cool scrapbook page hanger. After clicking through a few links I found the source of these nifty little contraptions. Unfortunately I was not as impressed with the $16.00 price tag on them not to mention the arm and leg those online stores usually charge for shipping.

So being that hubby is a builder by profession, I showed him a picture and asked him if he though I could build one myself. 5 seconds later we were in the car on our way to Home Depot for some wood, screws and a fancy drill bit.

Hubby made the first one and I was so thrilled with it that he showed me how to cut all the wood and drill all the pieces myself so that I could make as many as I wanted. I was using the hacksaw and power tools and everything, it was great!

So here is what we made. Doesn't look all that exciting yet, right?

This is what the final product looks like

It holds a 6x6 page protector using 2 1 inch binder rings. The 1 inch is all I had, but I think 1 1/2 inch would work better. It will hold several page protectors so it can be used as an album that people can flip through. Or for a calendar like I am using this one for. Or you could just display one layout at a time. I decorated mine by painting the edges of the wood and then adhering paper to the top of the base and sides of the posts using modge podge. I also attached paper to the dowel using modge podge as well.

Since I know how to make these on my own, I will be making them to sell to anyone who would like one to decorate them self. They will be $10.00 each and come in plain wood format (like the first picture shown above). It will include the 4 screws for the posts and (2) 1 1/2" binder rings, page protectors are not included. Shipping will be extra.

All the pieces do come apart making it easy to decorate however you want. You just need a screwdriver.

Also, they come with plain rectangle bases like you see in the first picture. The one I decorated has a decorative edge. If you wish to have the decorative edge it will be $1.00 more. Here is a close up of the decorative edge.

These will make awesome gifts!!


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Thursday, September 6, 2007
A Few Non Su Cards

I needed a couple thank you cards and a baby card, but I wasn't feeling super crafty today. I decided to use some paper from my DCWV kids pack and whip some up real quick. I love the glitter on these papers. It might be hard to see in the picture.

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Monday, September 3, 2007
Treat Projects

This is one of the projects I demonstrated last weekend at workshop.

Stampin' Up! © 1990-2007

Stamps: Double Line Doodles
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery Print DS paper
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Other: Small zipper baggie, silver eyelet, scallop punch, Hershey Kisses

This is a treat box made from a trancparancy. It is similar to a 2,4,6,8 box with a little modification to the top and bottom to make lids.

Stampin' Up! © 1990-2007

Stamps: Very Punny, Pick A Petal
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Transparency, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Ribbon, Hole Punch, Hershey Kisses

These are just bag toppers made with cardstock. They are folded over medium size zip lock baggies that are holding ershey Kisses. I fastened them to the bag using 2 small brads.

Stampin' Up! © 1990-2007

Stamps: Very Punny
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Med. Blue, Lt. Pink
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Small Zipper baggie, Eyelets, Hershey Kisses


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Hi! I'm Melissia. I am a wife of 9 years, a mother of 6.5 years and a program assistant for almost 2 years. I enjoy paper crafting and doing various other crafts. I also enjoy reading, blurfing, brain games and spending time with my daughter.