Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DtsArt Desgin team. Gift Card Holders

I have a tear in my eye as I write this post, this will be our last project of this Design Team Term. Hopefully I will be back after the holidays. However, before we wrap up this term we have one last fantastic project, just in time for the holidays.

This week we got a great file with 4 gift holder files, I was excited to get this project because I give a lot of gift cards for Christmas so I will get a lot of use out of this one, and it of course was super easy to use, and was fun to decorate!

I hope you enjoy what I made, please make sure to check out what the other girls did at DtsArt blog and if you want to purchase this file please go here.

Merriment Card:

Majestic rounded (this file also comes with square edges)


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stampin Up Club Kit- Thank you easle card


basic gray
calypso coral
pool party
very vanilla
timeless portrait

Basic Black ink pad
Pool Party marker
Real Red marker
Soft Suede marker
Blush Blossom marker

Stamp Pad:
Not So Seriously
Designer printed brads
Linen Thread
Basic Pearls

Simple Stampin Up Card Kit - Thinking of you


Crumb Cake
Early Espresso
Very Vanilla
First Edition Specialty
Early Espresso ink pad

Victoria Crochet trim
Linen thread
Corner Punch

Assemble as pictured. To make Crochet Flower, weave linen thread through edge of crochet trim. Synch trim and tie linen thread.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DtsArt Blog Hop! With How to make layered Freezer T-shirt Viedo.

Wow can you believe I've been designing for DtsArt or 8 months now! Where has the time gone? Its been an amazing journey with Dardi and the other designers at We've worked with some fantastic cut files and I've had so much fun sharing with all of you along the way. Who remembers my 1st project the Bunny Layout, or the pin wheel Birthday card or how about that cute little spinning red bird and the blue little panda. Oh there have been so many great ones along the way, one I think I got a lot of questions and comments about was the Monkey onesie and people wanted to know how I did the layers.

So I've put together a video of how I paint the layers with the freezer paper. Its a little long, I tried to edit it where I could so I hope its not to long and still makes sense! Here it is Enjoy! (after you watch continue to scroll down there are more goodies below!)

Part One:

Part Two:

A picture of the completed project:

Make sure you leave me some love so that you can be entered to earn some goodies also. I will be giving away winners choice of one the following:

A winner will be chosen by on Monday evening. Please make sure to leave me an email address so I can contact you, the winner will have 7 days to claim their prize.

There is also a grand prize of 5 svg or any 5 single digis or a combination of svg being given away from To be entered for the GRAND Prize, please go to all of the designers blogs and collect our words and unscramble the secret phrase. When completed email the phrase to

My word: YOU!

DtsArt Design Team Blog Hop: Memory Lane

Dardi: DtsArt Blog

Nicole: Teachdanz

Ruth: My Hobby=My Art

Tanya: My Little Craft Corner

Christina: Christina's Creative Corner <---You are Here!

Stacie: Hestia's Helper

Good Luck to All! Hope you enjoy the Hop!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

DtsArt Desgin team. Cocoa Mugs

With the Holidays quickly approaching who isn't looking for quick easy projects that make great gifts and here are 2 great idea's. These are really great for stocking stuffer or to go in a basket or with a little Christmas card.

Please make sure you check out DtsArt blog to see what all the designers did with these files, there all super cute. To purchase this file please go here.

The saying says:
Was told you’ve been good this year
Always glad to hear it
With freezing weather drawing near
You’ll need to warm the spirit
So here’s a little Santa Soup
Complete with stirring stick
Add hot water, sip it slow
It’s sure to do the trick!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

DtsArt Desgin team. K Cup Pilgrim Hat

How cute are these? I've looked at the used K cups a hundred times and wished I had  a way to recycle them and now I do! Dardi made this great Pilgrim hat files to recycle the K cups. I can't wait to use these on Thanksgiving, I think I will fill them with after dinner mints and use them to decorate every one's plates!

If you would like to get this file please click Here, and if you would like to see how the other girls decorated these great K Cups please click here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DtsArt Desgin team. Candy Boxes

For this week Dardi sent us these great candy boxes to play with. I got excited when I saw the file because I have these 2 great Stampin Up Stamp sets that I've been dying to use and haven't really been able to and when I saw these boxes I knew I would be breaking out those stamps!

If you would like to get this great file please go to Dardi's store here. Also please check out Dardi's blog and see what all the DT members did with these boxes there all very crafty! DtsArt Blog

Candy Box

Bon Bon Box:

I Cut my boxes out of Stampin Ups Crumb Cake Paper, and I used the following 2 SU stamp sets to decorate these boxes: It's a Wrap Occasions (for the little chocolates), Eat Chocolate. The images were stamped in Chocolate Chip!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DtsArt Desgin team. Post it note holder

This week Dardi gave us these really fun little post it note holder. Its a very simple and quick file to cut, and it makes a great gift. I found these great fall post it notes at Target and I'm going to make one of these for each of my employees as a little thank you gift around thanksgiving. Please check out the DtsArt blog to check out all the wonderful post it note holders. If you would like to get this file you can find it here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

DtsArt Desgin team. Candy Corn Peeps

This week I'm guest designing on the other design team at DtsArt. I had to guest design when I saw these cute little Candy Corn Peeps. I already had plans to make these little pal center peaces and I thought these little Candy Corn Peeps would just look perfect in the Candy Corn pal that I had. I will be posting the other pals I made below.

Now I know I'm always bragging about how easy and great the cut falls are from DtsArt, but after doing these pals and using cut files from another site I truly can say that Dardi does an amazing job of making her cut files perfect. Everything is split by color, you don't have to go into ink scape and try to split files further or cut things in multiple colors to get all your pieces. Also you can put all the pieces on the mat and make them the size you want and they all fit correctly. I've had files where this is not the case and resizing is a nightmare! I know it takes Dardi a long time to put these files together and its clear why they are clean and easy to use!!!

Please make sure you check out every one's projects at DtsArt Blog and here to purchase.

Here are some close ups of my little Candy Corn peeps.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween Centerpieces

Halloween Centerpieces. I made these cute little centerpieces to spice up our waiting room and group room at work. I found the buckets at target and the cut files are from I found the cut files are really cute but they were not as easy to use as I wish they were...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Back to school

I like to decorate the office I work in to give it a welcoming and homey feel so for the back to school season I made 2 of these little center pieces and a crayon wreath. They have been a huge hit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

DtsArt Desgin team. Milk Carton!

This week we got a wonderful Milk carton cut file with holder.  It came with a few options so please make sure to check out the other designers to see all the options! Files like these usually scare me but I have to say this was the easiest file I have ever worked with. You just import it into SCAL and cut, no need to play with size, everything is scored with were to fold and its just plan simple.

To spice it up I cut it out of last years Stampin Up fall patterned paper. Then decorated it with Leaves cut with Leaves #2 Big shot die, and stamped with Days of Gratitude.

Please make sure you check out DtsArt blog to see all this weeks projects, and to Purchase

A couple more pictures, just because I love this project so much!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

DtsArt Desgin Team. Swirl Frames.

Hi Ladies. Well we are up and running again at DtsArt. Did you all check out last weeks team project? They made these really neat backpacks. If you didn't already check it out make sure you head over to DtsArt to not only check out this weeks projects but last weeks. There are also some great digi stamps over there.

This week we were given a file full of fun Swirl Frames to play with, I just happened to have a layout sketch sitting on my desk that I wanted to play with and I thought these frames would be perfect. I ended up using 2 of the 5 frames. One blown up and one used very small. Here is my Layout, I hope you all Like it.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hand Sanitizer Holder - Stampin Up Kit.


Basic Black
Frightful Sight
Whisper White

Wicked cool

Basic Black

Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon
1" Circle Punch
Score Board
Mini Hand Sanitizer

1. Cut a strip 2" X 11"
2. Score Strip at 0.5", 1.5" 3.5", 4.5", 6.5" 7.5" 8.5"
3. Punch 1" Circle between 0.5" and 1.5" it should just over lap the 1.5" line.
4. Cut your patterned piece of paper at 1.75"X 2.25" (this is the top) and 1.75" X 1.75" (this is the bottom)
5. Cut your paper that you are going to stamp on at 1.5" X 2" (top) and 1.5" X 1.5" (bottom)
6. Stamp your design
7. Attach your cut out paper to your strip before folding. The bottom part is going to go between 1.5" X 3.5" Score lines. The top piece will go after the 8.5" score line.
8. Once all your pieces are attached slip your bottle in and then you are going to attach the 0.5" section to the 6.5" score line. I recommend using the red sticky tape for this.
9. Attach your Velcro and ribbon for closing it and caring. Then you are all set!

Halloween Card - Stampin Up Kit

This owl punch is one of my favorite! Look at how cute these little Halloween Owl's came out.


Owl Builder
Cupcake Builder
Blossom Petal Builder

          Elegant Eggplant
          Old Olive
          First Edition Specialty
    Vampire Owl:
          Basic Black
          Whisper White
          Cherry Cobbler
     Ghost Owl:
          Basic Black

          Whisper White
          Pumpkin Pie
    Frankenstein Owl:
          Old Olive
          Elegant Eggplant
          Early Espresso
          Basic Black

          Whisper White
Wicked Cool

Basic Black

White pen
Basic Gray marker

For the Vampire Owl I used 2 petals to make his cape. I added some fangs with a gel pen.

For the Ghost owl I just flipped one owl upside down and trimmed the feet off and you have a ghost. I also punched one out of orange to have some orange little feet sticking out. I decided to trim the ears off but you could also leave them on if you wanted to.

For Frankenstein. I used the candle from the cupcake punch to make bolts. I also cut a petal from early espresso and then cut it down until I liked it to make his hair.

They were all pretty simple but fun to make!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

DT Announcement

I'm excited to announce that I will be designing again for DtsArt this fall. I had a blast this last term and I'm really looking forward to see what great files Dardi has in store for us for this upcoming term, I'm sure they will all be great.

Things will be a little different this term there will be two teams and will be posting on alternate weeks, so please make sure you check out the DtsArt blog (also where you can go to get those great files) and all the other DT members to see all the great projects!

The DtsArt Design Team:

Digial Stamps:





SVG Team A





SVG Team B





Saturday, August 13, 2011

Baby Onesies

This is the baby onesie I had made a video of to show how to do the layers. Unfortunately I used a new digital video camera that my FIL got and when I uploaded it to my computer the sound was awful and its in a form that I can't edit :(... So I'm going to make a new video to share with everyone but wanted to post this onesie as I think it came our really cute.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Little Boy Baby Onesies

My BFF just had a little boy and I wanted to make him something special, so I came up with these cute little onesies. I built the files in SCAL and then cut them out of freezer paper and painted them. I will have a video up soon for those of you who have asked me how I layer the colors.

 A couple of just tidied onesies:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Simple Stampin Up Card Kit

As I get a new stampin up club up and running its time to get back in the swing of putting together kits for my club members. I wanted to send them a fun and easy one  with their welcome kit and the new pear stamp found in the set Faith in Nature, that you can earn with host Dollars inspired me! Here is what I came up with:


Stamp Set: Faith in Nature (Host set from '11-'12 catalog)

Paper: Early Espresso
Island Indigo
Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso

Other: Champagne Glimmer Brads

I roughed up the edges by running my scissors down the edges and then curled over the corners of the island indigo to give it a little pop.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Door Hanger

I made this door hanger for one of my NSSS awhile back and haven't had a chance to post it. I absolutely love how it came out.