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25 December 2011

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Have a happy and safe one! Thanks for hanging with Linda and I for our 12 Days of December SWAP!!!

Here is what I got Linda! 



24 December 2011

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP day 11

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!

WHOO! HOO! I AM CELEBRATING THE
 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF MY 30TH BIRTHDAY! 

I AM TRULY BLESSED TO BE ALIVE AND IN LOVE WITH LIFE, MY HUSBAND, MY CHILDREN, MY FAMILY & FRIENDS THAT I CONSIDER FAMILY! I APPRECIATE MY EXTENDED SCRAPPY FAMILY AND HOLD YOU ALL NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART! 
XOXOXOXOXOXO

HERE IS A GIFT I MADE LINDA FOR TODAY! 


I ALTERED A NOTEPAPER HOLDER WITH PRIMA FLOWERS, PRIMA BLING, 
PRIMA LEAVES, IAMROSES FLOWERS & A BIRD I PURCHASED FOM
 THE DOLLAR STORE


THE PICTURES WERE TAKEN ON MY CELL PHONE AND ARE A LITTLE GRAINY....
BUT YOU CAN GET THE IDEA!

 FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW 
CLOSE UP 
TOP VIEW
INSIDE VIEW


RUCKUS FEELS THAT THIS PROJECT IS A LITTLE BUSY
I TOLD HIM THE NOTEPAPER HOLDER WOULD LOOK
 GREAT ON LINDA'S DESK


WHAT DO YOU THINK?

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AWESOME BIRTHDAY GIFT THAT LINDA MADE ME! PLEASE STOP BACK TOMORROW TO SEE THE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS WE EXCHANGE!

THANKS FOR TAKING A PEEK!

HAVE AN AWESOME AND SAFE DAY!

21 December 2011

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

DAY 9-ALTERED CANDLE

HOLA EVERYONE! WELCOME TO DAY 9 OF OUR SWAP! I made this candle shortly after we created our list. I was very unhappy with the candle I made for Linda last year and was determined to do a great job this year! That is why when I saw JAMIE DOUGHERTY alter a candle one night on
LIVE WITH PRIMA on USTREAM, I was sooooooooooo excited! I used a different sized candle and ribbon in my stash, but I followed Jamie's tutorial exactly, using all PRIMA PRODUCTS!

Here is how my CANDLE turned out!!!!! I love and I and think Linda will be happy with it too!

LIVE WITH PRIMA USTREAM TUTORIAL with 
JAMIE DOUGHERTY

If for some reason you cannot see the USTREAM vid above CLICK HERE for a direct link 




If you love PRIMA
and will be on the EAST COST in April 2012
  there is an AWESOME EVENT hosted by
YOUR MEMORIES HERE
  that you will not want to miss! 
  ********
LIVE WITH PRIMA EDUCATORS
Cari Fennell and Sharon Laakkonen  
will be teaching classes 
at the
CLICK HERE to get all of the SWEET details!



CLICK HERE to see the CANDLE the Linda made for me! Please stop by on DEC. 23rd to see the CHARMS we exchanged! 

Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

19 December 2011

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

DAY 8-STAMPS


HOLA EVERYONE! Today was a very simple swap. STAMPS. Linda and I bought stamps to exchange with each other. I really like this INKADINKADO set. 



CLICK HERE to see the STAMP SET that Linda got for me. Please stop back on DEC. 21st to see the CANDLE I created for Linda! Thanks for taking a peek!  

Have an AWSOME DAY!!!

17 December 2011

Place Settings Made for my Scrappy Sister Andrea

Good morning all!


I wanted to share a project that I completed for my scrappy sister, Andrea. She is hosting a holiday party today for a group of about 20 or more of her fellow sorority sisters: the ZETA PHI BETAs of the DELTA BETA ZETA Chapter of Queens, New York. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is an international organization of business, professional and collegiate women with an extensive history of community service. CLICK HERE for more information about this awesome organization.    


 Andrea asked me to create place settings that her sorors can use after the festivities are over. I found wooden plaques at A.C. Moore for about 30 cents each and went to work. Andrea provided the doves which she purchased and I painted. Though Provocraft has a digital GREEK ALPHABET cartridge available for purchase and use in the CRICUT CRAFT ROOM, I used my Gypsy and welded an "O" and an "I" to create the PHI. I LOVE MY GYPSY!!!! 


 Here are pics of some of the completed placeholders!
Thanks for taking a peek!



I think these will make great tree ornaments 
or home/office decor items
Here is a list of products I used....... 
To create ROYAL BLUE"(the Zeta Phi Beta color )paint...
because I ran out, I mixed the following 
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints: Grape Juice, Black & Bright Blue
For the rest of the project I used....
Apple Barrel Misty White Acrylic Paint
Autumn Nights Glimmer Mist-Tattered Angles
Faded Jeans Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Ranger
Diamond Stickles by Ranger
Silver Pearl Liquid Pearls by Ranger 
Black Ink-StazOn  
Azure Ink-StazOn 
Decorative Label Punch-Stampin' Up
Four Frames Stamp Set-Stampin' Up
Life Stories 12" Kraft Cardstock-My Mind's Eye
White Mulberry Paper Roses-IAMROSES
White 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Zig 2-Way Glue 
Hot Glue Gun-Fiskars
10" Hot Glue Sticks
Cricut Expression 2-Provocraft 
Cricut Gypsy-Provocraft
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge-Provocraft
Blue Cardstock-Bazzill
White Cardstock-Bazzill





16 December 2011

OUTSIDE THE BOX!: Aspirations and College Applications!

OUTSIDE THE BOX!: Aspirations and College Applications!: Good afternoon! There is no doubt that I want to attend college. It is a given. My older sister has a degree and is currently working on h...

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

DAY 7-GIFTS FOR ASHLEY/NOODLES

Ashley, Linda's youngest daughter, looooooooooves
MARILYN MONROE! 
I saw this bag a few months back in a small store in NYC and knew it would be he perfect gift for Noodles to give Ashley! She placed a few MARILYN related goodies in the bag! 




CLICK HERE to stop by Linda's Blog to take a peek at what Ashley's present to Noodles is! Please stop back again on DEC 19th for the exchange of STAMPS!

Have a great day!

14 December 2011

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP



DAY 6-ALTERED BOOK

Welcome back EVERYONE! WOW! Linda and I are halfway through our version of the 12 DAYS of December! Altered Book is today's exchange. We initially were going to exchange altered composition notebooks, but we did that last year. So this year we choose to alter ANY book. I stumbled across this bare book in ODD LOT and thought it would be perfect to alter! I used Ranger Color Wash in....you guessed it ...STREAM, Tim Holtz Bird Cage Die, Rust embossing powder, Prima leaves and
 IAMROSES orange flowers with tulle.



Thanks for taking a peek!
CLICK HERE to stop by Linda's blog so that you may see the ALTERED BOOK she made for me.Please stop back again on DEC 16th so that you may take a peek at the gifts we our daughters are exchanging! 

Have a great day!  

12 December 2011

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

DAY 5-NOTECARDS



HOLA EVERYONE! Welome back to our 12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP. I had fun making these quick and easy notecards. I used paper scraps and ribbon from my Christmas stash, Nest-abilities Large Scallop and Circle Die cuts, Provo Craft Embossing folder, Prima flowers and CC DESIGNS HOLIDAY DESIGNS RUBBER SAMPS AMY R.  The cards are used as the base are from CLOSE TO MY HEART.



CLICK HERE to stop by Linda's blog so that you can take a peek at the NOTECARDS she made for me. Please stop back again on DEC. 14th to take a peek at the ALTERED BOOKS Linda and I created for each other. 

Have an awesome day! 

10 December 2011

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

DAY 4-TO/FROM TAGS

HOLA EVERYONE! Welcome to DAY 4 of our swap. I received die cuts as part of a swap over at YOUR PAPER PANTRY a few months ago and immediately knew that I would use them as ornaments for my TO/FROM TAGS this year! This was a very quick project that I completed at a crop. Here is what I did......

**Adhered patterned paper to the die cuts.
**Created the "top" and went over the edges with a gold pen. (Borrowed from scrappy sister Charlotte)  
**Adhered gold ribbon with FABRICTAC slightly above the middle of the "ornament"
**Adhered small gold ribbon roses (given to me by my scrappy mama Gretchen) with hot glue
**Punched a small hole on the top of each "ornament" with a MARTHA STEWART 1/16" hole
    punch
**Stamped "To" and "From" on the back of tags with BLACK STAZON ink
**Sprayed white bakers string, cut at 2" inches each,  with CANDY APPLE Glimmer Mist,
     and let dry.
**Placed string in holes and tied knot to secure.

 TA!DA! Yet another quick and simple project! 



Thanks for taking a peek! 

CLICK HERE to stop by Linda's blog to see the TO/FROM TAGS that she created for me. Stop back on DEC 12th to see the NOTECARDS I made for Linda!  




08 December 2011

Pieces By Aideen: Countdown to christmas day number 8!!!

Pieces By Aideen: Countdown to christmas day number 8!!!: Yay! Its day number 8 of our countdown-Emilys card can be seen HERE and my card is: This girl is the first digi I have bought from some od...

Ooh-la-la Vintage Treasures: 12 Days of Christmas Event: Day 8

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07 December 2011

OOH LA LA! IT IS LINDA'S BIRTHDAY!!!!

HOLA EVERYONE!!!! I am excited about this post for a couple of reasons! FIRST>>>It is LINDA's BIRTHDAY and SECONDLY>>>>> it is DAY 7 of the 12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS OOH -LA- LA VINTAGE TREASURES BLOG HOP EVENT!   Thank you Patti and Doreen for including me in such a fun event!

My project is a simple gift using something old and making it new again with a shabby chic flair. A wooden box discovered at a yard sale, a vintage playing card, items in my stash and beautiful products from OOH- LA- LA VINTAGE TREASURES ARTFIRE SHOP turned into an WONDERFUL birthday gift! Give it a try! Simple, quick and elegant.



You can use any box to alter. I found this wooden box at a yard sale for $3! AWESOME find! Using crackle paint,  I painted it blue. I did not paint the inside as it was already padded and I like that! 




Using the bottom left side of the Webster's Pages "Ladies & Gents Framed Beauty" paper that I purchased from OOH LA LA VINTAGE TREASURES, I used the bottom of the box to trace the oval that I would use on the lid of the box. I knew the oval I traced and cut would be smaller, but that is what I wanted. I inked the edge of the oval and adhered it to the lid with quick drying glue. Using a second sheet of the same patterned paper, I fussy cut 2 flowers from the sheet, inked the edges and placed them to the side. 

I hot glued lace around the lid and let it set. I hot glued flatback pearls on the lace and let it set. I found it easier to hot glue both the lace and pearls a 1/2 inch at a time as the hot glue sets quickly. 




I hot glued the lovely bouquet (top) and the flowers (bottom) are also from the OOH LA LA VINTAGE TREASURES ARTFIRE SHOP! (The flowers were a thank you gift from Patti and Doreen and went PERFECTLY with my project!) 


I adhered a vintage playing card to the "mirror" on the paper. I hot glued flatback pearls around the card's edge. I adhered the flowers the I previously fussy cut with foam dots to give them dimension. I hot glued flowers and leaves that I found in my stash and about an hour later..........






I loved how this project turned out! OOH LA LA----the bouquet really makes the entire box pop! Stop by OOH -LA- LA VINTAGE TREASURES ARTFIRE SHOP and check out the awesome goodies for sale! 

To see more of the box, take a peek at the YouTube Vid below


Thanks for taking a peek!
Have an AWESOME DAY













05 December 2011

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

DAY 2-CHRISTMAS CARDS

HI EVERYONE!!!!  Today is DAY 2 of our SWAP! I had a great time making these Christmas cards for Linda! Of course, I had to use my "newest favorite" COPIC MARKERS! I bought most of my COPICS from A CHERRY ON TOP!!!!  I purchased the paper "25 Days of Christmas" from  A CHERRY ON TOP as well. The CC DESIGNS STAMPS are  "SANTA EMMA" and "HOLIDAY GREETINGS (AMY R)" that I purchased from SIMON SAYS STAMP.  Be sure to stop on Wednesday to take a peek at Linda's  handmade BIRTHDAY GIFT! Thanks for stopping by! 









01 December 2011

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

DAY 1-DEC SMASH BOOK

Hola EVERYONE!!!! Today is DAY 1 of LINDA & PAM's 12 DAYS of DECEMBER! We created December SMASH BOOKS to exchange! I used a board book that I purchased from Big Lots for @ $2.00 to make the book for Linda! I was unsure (and still am) as to what a SMASH BOOK is exactly...but I gave it a try. Linda advised me that a SMASH BOOK is a place to put memorabilia such as ticket stubs, matchbook covers, pics, etc. And if something does not fit...like a flower...you S M A S H it into the book. I therefore assumed that it was not to e a chunky book...just have enough space for all of the little goodies.

While at a recent crop, I borrowed a Christmas Tree stamp from my scrappy sister Charlotte and she informed me that it was a 3-D stamp. I stamped the image twice and cut out several triangles from the 2nd image and used POP DOTS to adhere them to the 1st image. Love how it turned out! 

Tomorrow, I will attach the vid of Linda opening her SMASH BOOK, so that you can get a better look. To take a peek at the SMASH BOOK Linda made for me....check out her blog by clicking HERE!  

Out next exchange will be on 5 December and we will be swapping HOLIDAY CARDS. Please stop back and take a peek!

Have a great day! 

Pocono Pam