DIY Little Surprise Vials

One of my favorite purchases from Pick Your Plum  is a set of medium and large vials!  I just loves how magical they seemed. The perfect container to put something small and special in.

Well, the beautiful vials sat in the closet for months while I tried to come up with something to do with them.
Cute little surprise vials from bumblebreeblog.  #vials are from #pickyourplum. Perfect and easy to make.

When walking through a cute boutique in NorCal I saw a fun little vial with  strings and and beads hanging from the cork.  I picked it up and saw the price: $22!  I couldn’t believe it.  I knew that I could make something  just as cute for a lot less.  So that’s what I did.

My first step was to push a needle with thread through the bottom of the cork to the top.  I had to use the pliers to pull the needle out  after it got half the way through but it was surprisingly easy.  I then created the hanging items.  I thought the little heart and snow man would be super sweet.  The heart was from a little punch and the snowman came from the Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts set, it was the perfect size to fit into the vial.  🙂  I then glued the items to the bottom of the thread and placed them into the vial so that I could get the thread at the perfect length.  I then tied a knot at the top of the cork and cut it.  I thought that the snowman needed some glittery snow.

So easy and fun.  A perfect gift for friends and family and so easy to do.


Peace, Love and Joy Christmas Card

Happy Fall!

Ok, so I know that Christmas is still very far away, but I want to get a jump on making Christmas card this year.  Lawn Fawn has some great sets that they just released that I knew would make a great card.  I wanted this card to really free like all the best things of Christmas are in one place.  I used the Into the Woods set for the deer (Lawn Fawn also announced today that they have created lawn cuts for the Into the Woods set!), the santa hat comes from the Hats Off to You set, the words and trees are from Peace Joy Love and the tag is from the Winter Gifts set.

Christmas Card-Peace Love and JoyThe Red and Green flower and bakers twine is from Pick Your Plum!

I hope you enjoyed my fun card. Are you going to make Christmas cards this year?  When do you get started?

Happy Birthday Sister!

Hello all!

Today I have a card that I made for my sister’s birthday.   We celebrated her birthday this weekend at my parents house.  Her dog got out and ran away while we were having a fun time.  Unfortunately, it put a damper on the partying, but thankfully we found him 20 hours later.  Happy Birthday SisterOk, so now to the card! Purple and green have been her favorite colors since she was young so I wanted to use this combination.    I used 

gnome sweet gnome from Lawn Fawn  and colored them using my Prisma colored pencils.  The green washi tape and resin flower are from Pick Your Plum!

Vintage Wedding Ring Bag

Hello Blog Friends!

Wow!  Sorry it has been so long.  I have been using all my crafting energy making wonderful things for my wedding.  I didn’t want to ruin the surprise for anyone attending the wedding, but I will share all the beauties with you I promise.  I have found a project that I am excited to share with you today.

Vintage Wedding Ring Bag Final

We won’t be having  a ring bearer so I wanted something small and beautiful to keep the rings safe in the Best Man’s pocket.  The linen bag and the cream flower are from (can you guess it?…)  Pick Your Plum of course!  The blue flowers, lace, and vintage sequins are from my stash.  Finally, I am excited that I got to use my new Love and Marriage Stamp Set from Papertreyink.  I bought this stamp especially for the wedding and I am so happy I get to share it with you.

I hope you enjoyed!

Lawnscaping Challenge #59

Hello hello!
I typically don’t post on Friday nights, but with all the wedding stress I needed some “just for fun” crafting time. I have had this color scheme on my mind for a while now. I also knew it would be perfect for the LawnScaping Challenge #59 which focuses on coloring.

A challenge on coloring?  How fun is that – and perfect for stress release.  I know that many people do not color with prismacolor pencils, but I love the bright and uniform look.  I used the critters on the savanna set and die and the critters ever after set by Lawn Fawn.

Thinking of You card from bumblebreeblog for Lawnscaping Challenge #59.

I made this card with my sister in mind. She loves giraffes and I bought the set knowing that she would love it!   I hope she doesn’t read this blog post until after she gets it in the mail.  🙂  Oh well.  Anyway, I used the beautiful mint ruffle ribbon and washi tape from Pick Your Plum.  I distressed the puffy oval with black distress ink and used pop dots to give it some dimension.

Father’s Day Cards – Embellishment Galore

I created these cards a couple months ago knowing that I wouldn’t have much time around Father’s Day with the wedding stuff going on. They aren’t perfect, but I think the recipients will like them. Woohoo! Finally a new card post. 🙂

Camping themed Happy Dad's Day card from bumblebreeblog.  Perfect for Father's Day!

The first card is for my future Father In-Law.  Some of my fiance’s best memories are camping with his dad.  Most of the embellishments are from my stash or were purchased at Tuesday Morning (who could turn down  deals like they have?).  The “happy dad’s day” is from Lawn Fawn.  The tree image is actually from the package that the embellishments came from.  This is an innovative way to make use of all the materials available.

BBQ themed Happy Dad's Day card from bumblebreeblog.  Perfect for Father's Day!This card is for my dad.  He loves to BBQ, and even built his own smoker.  All the embellishments are from Tuesday Morning.  I couldn’t say no to those bottle caps and vintage treat pendants, and, of course, how cute is that little BBQ?  The washi tape and bakers twine is also from Pick You Plum.

I hope you enjoyed my Father’s Day cards.  I have two more posts coming up, so stay tuned for more father’s day inspiration!