Friday, December 31, 2010

Notebooks for Volleyball Girls

Yes, this post is a little late but I thought I would share some pictures of the notebooks I made for the volleyball team this year. We gave them the notebook and pen during the Volleyball banquet. I loved putting the notebooks together. I was able to use some paper I got from JoAnn's, in some packets. I didn't have to cut to much off, because the paper was 4" x 6". I loved not having not to waste too much paper.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Answering some questions

The other day I was reading through my comments and I came across a comment that asked me a question, and I did not read it until months later. So here's the answer to your question Heather.

The ribbon flowers are just a wide ribbon loosely stitched on on side and gathered. As you pull the thread it will gather the ribbon for you and you tie it when the ends meet with each other.

They are so easy and fun to make.

My fabric flowers are a piece of fabric cut into a circle, then you fold the edge over (just a little) and loosely stitch along the outside of the circle, gather them together and tie it off. This is what they call a yo yo.

I hope that answered your questions.

Another question was from my cousin and she wanted to know what rolled oats are and in my Cowboy cookie recipe I just use what ever oatmeal I have on hand. But I am going to do some research and see if I can find a more specific answer.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cowboy Cookies

Here's the cookie dough.

Baking in the oven.

Out of the oven and on the plate.

And the entourage, waiting for me to drop something on the floor. Gotta love those little wieners!!
Recipe: Cowboy Cookies
4 cups flour
2 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 cups rolled oats
2 cups shortening
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips
Cream shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Stir in chips. Bake at 350* for 15 min (could shorten time if your oven is hotter than normal).
This is a very easy recipe and it does not take long to get them stirred up. I love it.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I covered these four notebooks for the girls who helped line judge at our tri match volleyball games. I had them tell me their favorite color, then I went from there. I really like how they turned out.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Last of the Card Exchange

Here are my last two sets of cards for the exchange. We did Christmas cards and Family cards. For the Christmas cards, I used the Jolliest time of the Year stamp set from Stampin' Up. I love this stamp set. I also stamped the saying a piece of twill ribbon. In some places it turned out but it's still a little light in others.
For the family card I used the Tres Chic background stamp and stamped it in Baja breeze. I used some glitter paint that I got from a scrapbook store to highlight "family" and some of the swirls. It turned out better than I thought.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I usually don't make Thanksgiving cards but it was for the exchange group I am part of. I used the Bright Blessings roller from Stampin' Up. I thought they turned out kind of cute. At least I was happy with them.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Corner Bookmark

On Splitcoaststampers the other day they had a tutorial for this bookmark. So, I decided to make one. It was so easy. You start with a 4"x4" piece of paper. Then you mark the middle of three (3) sides. Line up the middles and score diagonally. Then you fold over the edges. You will then cut a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" square, cut it in half diagonally. You can use one triangle to decorate the front and the other is used on the back to hold the folded flaps together and give it a stronger back so it stays on the page better. Then you decorate the front of it the way you want to. I am planning on doing this project for the August Stampin' Up party. This will be the make and take object. Still trying to decide on my other project. Instructions can be found on, then search for tutorials and corner bookmark. The author of the tutorial is Beate Johns (thanks for sharing this great project).

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tiles and Picture Frames

Below are two tiles I made after my mom found this really cute saying. There's a skeleton key tied behind the bow. I really like the way they turned out. Out of the the two, the black tile is my favorite. But then again, I really like black!! The picture frames have letters on them from vinyl and behind each letter is a different piece of paper. On the "M" picture frame there are some rub ons. I really like the rub ons on the frame, it gives it a little something extra, since this frame is pretty simple. Here are some closer pictures of the letters. You can kind of see the detail on a few of the frames.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Birthday Cards

These are the birthday cards I created for the card exchange. My mom was really busy so I made her set of cards for her. I had fun putting them together. I like the Cheers to You card because it's not your typical pink and ruffly girly card. My little sister said she liked it because not every girl is completely girly girl.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Exploding Box and Squash Book

Here's the Exploding Box. The pictures are from the vacation my mom, sister, aunt and I took in August. These particular pictures are of Multnomah Falls.

Here's the photos of my Squash Box. The particular pics are from the same vacation. Obviously, the pictures are from the Oregon Coast and a small portion from the Washington Coast.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Some of the fun non wilting flowers

I created these yellow flowers the same time I made all the others. I decided to put all three together. I loved how it turned out. I also like how the yellow stands out against the rusty vase. I placed the flowers on a shelf with a yellow plate from my Great Grandmother. I love the yellow against the black. I also love how Raggedy Ann looks next to the flowers (thanks Mom for leaving her downstairs).
The shelf above was originally red, but the black makes it look much better.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fun projects

Jumbo paper clip with paper flower.
Miniture clothes pin with paper flower.

Hanging star, made from the 5 point die cut for the Big Shot.
These projects are some I made up for the Open house I am having in June. I thought it might be fun to do something for the home, and since Independence Day will only be about a month away, what a great project.
The mini clothes pin can be used as a book mark or magnet, all you'd have to do is attach a magnet on the back.
The jumbo paper clip is a great book mark.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More non-wilting flowers

Just some more non-wilting flowers. I found some cute but simple ribbon at Wal-Mart and decided to make some flowers. I am going to take these flowers up to the restaurant to try and sell. We'll see how well they do. I really like a lot of the flower combinations. It's fun to see those colors together.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


My mom found a recipe for Rolo cookies. We decided to try something different than rolos, we put Reese's Peanut Butter cups in them. YUMMY!!!!! The recipe is also really easy.


1 box chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 c. oil

Mix together. Form into balls, press rolo or PB cup into the center and cover up. Bake at 350* for 9 minutes.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies, if you make the cookie small.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Results from Saturday's Stampin' Up Party

Well, those who came to the party did a great job making their flowers. Here's a picture of every one's together.
Rhonda made this set, look at her pink ribbon flower, she put a bell in the middle (how creative).
This one was made by Robbin. I love her color combinations. Janica and Avory made these two. Avory's is the one with three green flowers. I love Janica's purple yo yo flower with the pink button.

This one was made by Stacey. She has some great colors and I love that she used six flowers.

I had so much fun with those who came. I love getting together and making things with these ladies. They are truly amazing and they teach me so much. I just hope I am teaching them!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"For You" Card

The Make and take card for the Hostess club on Saturday, May 15th is a simple card but something in which it can be used for almost any occasion. I used the Medallion stamp and stamped it in Dusty Durango. Cut a piece of Real Red 1/2" x 4 1/4" then I cut a piece of Thoroughly Modern 1/4" x 4 1/4" and placed it on top of the Real Red strip. "For You" is from the Vintage Labels and I stamped it in Soft Suede then I used the Curly Label punch and punched it out.
It's a very simple but great card.

Flowers that won't wilt

I hate it when you get a great bouquet of flowers and a few days later they have wilted. Not any more. With a variety of ribbon, fabric, and paper you can create a long lasting flower bouquet.
I used an old bed spring as the vase, put some floral foam inside and covered it with floral moss. The stems of the flowers are wire and I stuck each flower into the foam. I tied a piece of ribbon around the foam to help hide it and hold the moss in.
Two flowers are made from paper. I made the lollipop flower and glued the wire to the back. Two flowers are from ribbon and the last is a yo yo flower from some scrap fabric.
I really enjoyed making the flowers and putting this together. I am going to have it as a project for the Hostess club coming up on Saturday, May 15th.