Monday, August 30, 2010

Promises, Promises...

Yes, I promised to post again soon and then BLINK another week was gone.

I have been making a lot of cards and notebooks preparing for the upcoming fall festivals. I still have so much to do, but I love doing it. Here is one of my latest creations.

The colors for this card are Whisper White and Bermuda Bay (retired).Ribbon and sentiment from Stampin' Up and the border punch is from Martha Stewart. Flower embellishment is scallop punch from SU (stamped from white and sponged with ink) The next two layers are making memories paper flowers, one was inked to match and the other was covered with stickles. The rhinestone is from SU (new self them!!!)

Thanks for stopping by. I will start posting seasonal items soon.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Hello Everyone,
Whew! This past week has flown by! I have been working on so many holiday projects and have been in the "Zone" I will share them with you soon, I promise. This is a simple and sweet Hello card that I made. I hope you enjoy it.

As usual, the card stock for this project is from Stampin' Up!. The cat is from the create a critter cartridge (too cute!) The pattern paper is from a "Best Occasions" paper pack (bought at Tuesday Morning). The ribbon is pink satin from Stampin' Up! I inked the edges of the cat and highlighted with a white gel pen.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon,
Barbi P

Monday, August 16, 2010

Neat Notebooks!

Hi everyone,
I watched a live Ustream this past Saturday done by Angie, a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. She made an adorable altered notebook. See her project here. Her project really inspired me, so I got some 3x5 memo notebooks and started to play. My son (4 years old) commented that I "always" make girlie things and I should make something for him. So we crossed the Blue's Clues notebook, and Diego's field journal with a little Cricut Everyday paperdoll, Safari and this is what we came up with.

Isn't this just adorable? He is so proud of "helping" me put it together.

Of course, then my daughter came home and informed me that she "NEEDED" one since school was starting tomorrow :) She chose the colors and wanted her initial and a butterfly on it (all with "a lot of glitter"...LOL). And this is our creation.

I am not sure if you can see in the picture, but the outline of the S and the butterfly are jazzed up with a little stickles. These norebooks are so cute and fun. I'm glad that I got a bunch of them. I think I can make some good projects for the crafts fairs with them. I can just see these as stocking stuffers :)

The instructions on these notebooks is easy. The base color is 3x5. I made a template so that I can easily poke holes with my crop a dile for the binding. The pattern paper is 4 1/2x 2 3/4. I cut the Safari guy and the "S" at 3" and the butterfly at 1". If you use this idea, I would love to see what you some up with.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you soon!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

So Sweet

Hello Everyone,
I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! We are getting ready for back to school this week, but I decided to post a sweet little card that I put together really quickly.

The bird is from the Create a Critter Cartridge. Card stock from Stampin' Up, as well as the sentiment. The pattern paper is from Best Occasions (I found it at Tuesday Morning). It is hard to see in the picture, but I sponged around the edges of the bird and the wings and then added highlights with a white gel pen from Stampin' Up.

Now that school will be starting again, hopefully I will have more time to work on 3-D items (LOVE THEM!!!) for the upcoming craft fairs that I will be at. I will keep you posted on the great seasonal items that I have in mind.

See you soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Ok, so it may not be your birthday...but I know you have one :0) I was running low on birthday cards and decided to make a few. I tend to have more "girlie" events since my daughter is older and has a more active social circle than my son. So this is a cute card that I put together for my daughter's friends and my nieces.
I made up several of these using different color schemes for the cupcake -aren't they just too cute?

I also had a nephew that had a birthday this week. So I got my kids involved and this is the card that we created for him. The kids just LOVE the cricut!

Well, I have been busy lately restocking my cards and getting some ready for the Fall craft fairs. It is still too HOT for me to think about making too many fall/winter items, but I know that I need to get on the ball with that. I did get some great winter holiday pattern paper that I can't wait to use. Stay tuned... there is a lot more to come :0)

See you soon!


I wanted to share a card with you that I made for a dear sweet former co-worker of mine. She is the type of person that always has your back and with help see you through thick and thin. When I saw this stamp, I just felt like it could be the two of us as little girls :)

For this card I used SU card stock, SU stamps (girls from "The Nicest Things", sentiment from "Upsy Daisy"), Topnote Die and bigshot, SU markers and misc ribbon .

Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

How to Magically clean your Cricut mat

Hello Everyone!
Sarah, over at Pink Cricut posted a brilliant idea for super easy cleaning of your cricut mat. I just had to share. Click on the words Pink Cricut or find her link on my side bar. She always has so many great ideas. Check out her other videos too! Pink Cricut .
I have been working on a lot of projects, so I will see you soon.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Back to school

I can't believe the Summer is almost gone. The kids here go back to school next week. I am trying to get things ready for school and decided to make some cute little post it notes holders. My daughter (now a 4th grader) thinks these are the "coolest!" I made some for her to give her friends too. Just something quick and easy. The images are from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and the backgrounds are stamped with Stampin' Up! Stamps, or embossed using my bigshot. There are tutorials all over youtube on how to make them.
I hope you like them :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Huge Blog Candy Giveaway!!

Hi Friends!
You just have to check out this blog that I have posted.
HUGE, and I mean HUGE  candy giveaway (this may require a trip to the Dentist, there is so much candy)
 Here is her post, but you have to go to her site to enter. Good luck!!!

Blog CANDY to Celebrate….

I am so overly EXCITED about many things, some I can share now and some you’ll have to wait and see, some are to do with my store and some are not but all craft related. But one of my reasons for this candy is that I have reached 550 followers…. WOW I am BLOWN away and amazed that many people like reading my waffles hehe….. And am extremely touched in so many ways by all the visits and comments that people come by and leave… So lets see the candy hey…… OH but before I do…. My candy consist of mainly stamps, stamps from my store, stamps I have bought and never used or bought 2 of etc…..

Mmmm I guess that photo is a tad of a teaser hey. I actually had to get a chair in the end and stand on it to try and get it all in hehe… OK so here is the NON teasing photo….

Want to know everything that is in there that you may not be able to see….? Well then here is the list….

Tim Holtz 2 Embossing Folders
Flourish with a Bling Pearls – Pearl
Flourish with a Bling Pearls – Black
Flourish with a Bling Pearls – Pink
Flourish with a Bling Rhinestones – Silver
Flourish with a Bling Rhinestones – Wine *NEW*
Flourish with a Bling Rhinestones – Black
Magnolia Doohickey – Tilda Lace
Magnolia Doohickey – Vintage Tag
Magnolia Doohickey – Leaf and Swirl
Magnolia Doohickey – Peony Petal
Simply Betty Stamp Rio
Simply Betty Stamp Betty
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp – Babette
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp – Monique
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp – Perfect Poision
C.C Designs – Heidi Amount The Flowers
C.C Designs – Sandbucket Tevor
C.C Designs – Bathing Beauty Emma
C.C Designs Beach Scene
C.C Designs – Coffee Kiki La Rue
Motivet – Rabbit with Dandelion
Baby Buds Designs – Owie
Baby Buds Designs – Ashton
Baby Buds Designs – Jack
Fairy Tales – Cupcake Belle
Fairy Tales – Belle
Fairy Tales – Phillip
Sweet November Stamps – Current Ebbtide & Anela
Sweet November Stamps – Ocean Wavedancer & Echo
Sweet November Stamps – Shimmer Redkelp & Otto
Sweet November Stamps – Bubbles Lostlagoon & Palu
Tickled Pink Stamp – Lil Lolita – 20’s Evie
Tickled Pink Stamps – Lil Lolita – 30’s Lylah
Tickled Pink Stamps – Lil Lolita – 50’s Lilith
Pink Cat Studio – Sick Billy
Pink Cat Studio – Sick Lily
The Greeting Farm – Thursday
The Greeting Farm – Sweet Message
The Greeting Farm – OA – Happy Days
Magnolia Stamp – Wedding Collection – Tilda with Peony
Magnolia Stamp – Wedding Collection – Tilda with Veil
Magnolia Stamp – Wedding Collection – Flower Girl

That is 30+ stamps and over $200 worth of goodies. Now comes the questions, how long for? and how do I enter?
Here are the 3 rules of the candy…

1.You have to post the pic of the candy on your blog or in your side bar with a link back to this here post.

2.You have to add your link to Mr Linky


When does it end….? You have until August 16th and Winner will be announced August 17th.

Good Luck Everyone….

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Z fold

I have been watching Mary over at and getting a lot of great ideas. One of her projects that caught my eye was a Z-fold card. I decided to give it a try and I really like how it turned out. I hope you do too.
The card is quite easy to make. Start off with a piece of cardstock 4 1/4" x 11". Score it in half at 5 1/2" and then score the front at 2 3/4".

I used Stampin' Up! Card stock and Daisy D's patterned paper (Something I collected a while ago)
For the front detail of the card, I used a stamp from Stampin' up! from the Elegant Greetings set. I used border and corner punches also from SU for the lace detail.

Give this card style a try. And don't forget that there are great videos at on this and many other great folds that you can use for an extra special card.

Thanks for stopping by. I will see you again soon!