Friday, December 31, 2010

50 followers blog candy

Good afternoon all,

If I get 50 followers by midnight tonight, Dec. 31st, I will do a drawing on January 4th for some blog candy.  If you refer someone, have them tell me in the comment section and you will get an entry also.

Blog candy will include a cuddlebug folder for sure, but I will add something for every 10 extra followers by midnight.

Tell me your New Years resolution and that will give you a second entry.

 Good luck and Happy New Year.  

As always, have a great day and god bless.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Party Hat

Hi all

Second post of the day?  Wow, I am on a roll.  LOL

I wanted to quick share the party hat I made for Bella.  All I did was took a piece of paper 6 by 11 and formed it into a party hat.  You know the ones you can buy for a birthday party.  I adhered both sides together with my ATG fun and formed the party hat.  Kristal over at Kandrewdesigns had made a crown a while back for the Knock out Breast Cancer.  She gave the file for free and I snagged it up.  Thanks again Kristal.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but now I am glad I grabbed it.  I altered it a little bit by making it smaller top to bottom and then I adhered it to the party hat.  I used the same letters that I had used for the cupcake wrappers and adhered them to the crown.  I then punched two holes on either side of the party hat and added some elastic.  I can't wait to see it on her.  I didn't go too overboard on embellishing it or adding too much detail because, if I know my granddaughter she won't leave it on for long anyway.  She doesn't like anything on her head.

As always, have a great day and god bless.

Cupcake Wrappers

Good day all,

I made another video.  Yeah me.  LOL  Now if I just knew how to edit and splice and all that fun stuff all you pros know how to do.  I don't have alot of time to create my videos, but I will learn slowly.  If anyone out there has any good tutorials and can tell me what editing programs you like I'd very much appreciate it.

On to my project...Bella, my granddaughter is turning 1 on December 31st.  What a great birthday, huh?  I want to make her first birthday very special, so I am making cupcake wrappers.  Our theme for her birthday is Princess and Frogs.  Frogs you might ask?  Well, all of my kids had a special theme as they were growing up and you always received something of that theme for each birthday, christmas or special occassion.  My daughter picked tree frogs for Bella.  I know you might think that's kinda weird, but really there are a lot of frogs that are super duper cute.  I am really loving it.  Anyway, this post has nothing to do with frogs.  Hehehe.

I used SCAL and a plain cupcake wrapper to dress up her cupcakes.  I welded Bella's name onto the cupcake wrapper and then I used my new Cri-Kits (green glitter pen) that I won over at Joy's Life to write Princess on the wrapper.  I used the font Fiolix Girls with my SCAL.  This is probably one of my favorite fonts.  The pens really work great.  Then I cut Bella's name out in the DCWV All Dressed Up Glitter Stack in green and adhered them to her name.  SO stinking cute, if I do say so myself.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy my video and please leave a comment to help me better myself with my video making.  I appreciate all comments and take them very seriously.  If you can give me and hints or tips please do so.

As always, have a great day and god bless.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My First Video and Tummy Talk Wordbook

Hello friends,

Today I want to share a Word Book I created for my daughter.  When she announced she was going to have a baby, I wanted to create something for her so she could remember the 9 months leading up to Motherhood.  In SCAL I created the wordbook.  It was my first attempt and I am pretty proud of the way it turned out.  If you would like the SCAL file for the wordbook (TUMMYTALK), please leave your email addy in the comments section like so buffrau @ aol dot com and I will send you the file as soon as possible.

For Christmas I received a Flip camera and I can now make videos.  This is my first attempt and I hope you enjoy my first video.

As always, have a great day and god bless.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Treat Bags

Hello fellow bloggers,

I wanted to make something special for my son's class this year for their Winter Party.  I love making treat bags so here is my version.

I bought treat bags with snowflakes at the Dollar Tree.  Have I mentioned that's my favorite store?  Anyway, I also bought pencils, erasers and suckers there.  You can get a lot of stuff for $10. 

I made pencil toppers for the pencils.  Instructions are as follows.  I cut circles in SCAL with slits in them.  Then I cut just plain cirlces.  I also cut snowflakes and made the snowflakes (shadow blackout rounded).  I cut the background in blue, the snowflakes out of white glitter stack and the circles in red.  These are so easy to make.  I also glued a little bit of bling in the center.  I put the circle with the slits on the pencils and ran my ATG tape over the other circle.  I then adhered them together and viola.  A cute pencil topper.

I made bookmarks for each of the kids also.  I cut their names in SCAL out of vinyl and adhered them to red and blue cardstock.  Blue for the boys and red for the girls.  I wanted to laminate them and started to.  I RAN OUT OF LAMINATE after 6 bookmarks and had 21 to go.  Ugh.  LIGHTBULB...I used clear contact paper and "wrapped them".  My daughter helped with this...maybe she has some crafting abilities yet.  Honestly, you can't tell which ones were laminated and which ones we used the contact paper on.  Awesome and so cheap.  I then hole punched the bookmarks and added some ribbon to them.  Again, red for girls and blue for boys.  They turned out so cute.  Here is a picture of everything that went into the treat bags.

Here is a picture of the treat bags.

and another

I really don't like the way the staples show up so I think I might add some snowflakes over the top of them. 
Now here is the coolest thing also.  See that stamped greeting?  Well, I won that over at Courts Crafts. I have never used any of the Pink Stamper stampsets.  WOW, I love them.  This is the Winter Punnies collection.  Go check them out at My Pink Stamper. They are so clean and detailed.  I have a new love. 

Anyway, thanks for looking and if you would like some of these pencils with toppers I have 6 left over.  I will give them away to anyone who becomes a FOLLOWER and leaves a comment. 

As always, have a great day and god bless.

Ornament Winner

Good day all,

I am so sorry for not posting this on Sunday like I said I would, but I had a dart tournament this past weekend and didn't even think about blogging.  I am really sorry.  Then yesterday I worked and had dart league night.  So here I am today ready to announce the winner. 

I don't do alot of giveaways and I don't really find the need for yet, so I had my daughter draw the winning number.  She didn't even realize what she was doing this for and it's kinda ironic which number she chose.  She chose #5....


Melanie said:

I have a son that will be celebrating his first Christmas. He was also born on New Year's Eve. What a great way to bring in new life. Beautiful ornament, thanks for sharing.

So, Melanie, please email me at and tell me your son's name or whether you just want "baby" on the ornament and your addy so I can get this out to you ASAP

I will have another posting up soon, so I will see you all in a little bit again.

As always, have a great day and god bless.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pocket calendar

Good day all,

I've really enjoyed making presents this year.  I have a few coworkers that have really helped me out this year and I wanted to give them each something for their individual personalities.  One of my coworkers is a "float" which means she takes over when someone needs a vacation day or is sick.  She sometimes comes in early for me if I have something personal to take care of.  She used to carry this huge calendar with her because she is never in one location and needs to keep track of where is she will be on a certain day.  I made her her own pocket sized calendar.  SHE LOVED IT.  I just bought a cheap daily planner at the Dollar Tree.  It was black and so I just cut a piece of vinyl to fit for the front and then I cut her name in SCAL out of black vinly.  I cut two red hearts and two black hearts and attached them to a paper clip.  SO cute and simple.  Now she can just move her paperclip to the pertaining week and she will never be lost again.  LOL

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Advent Calendar and Tray

Hi guys,

I have a bit of computer time today, so I am trying to get as many postings up today as possible.  LOL  Might be a little overwhelming.

I was over at Joy's Life the other day for the advent hop and she had made this cute tray with gingerbread men.  Anyway, I took a little spin off of it and made this.  Let me know what you think.  The gingerbread men were cut from SCAL and are all magnetic and the little oven mit was also cut from SCAL and it is also a magnet, so it can be moved to each day.  I used puffy paint to decorate the gingerbread men and I cut each day out in green and red vinyl and adhered them. I glue dotted the mints around the cookie pan and tied a simple bow as a hanger.  I used my crop a dial to punch the hole in the tin and it worked real well.  I gave this to one of my best friends.  She really seemed to like it.

I then kinda took another spin off and made this for a fellow coworker.  She likes apples and her entire kitchen is decorated with them.  So I bought this tray at the local Family Dollar store and cut these cute apples from A Child's Year.  First I cut them in red with the letters cut out and then I cut them in green and glued them together.  The red is glitter paper and it gives it such a cool effect.

As always, have a great day and god bless.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

1st Christmas Ornament and giveaway

Hello fellow bloggers and crafters,

I just cant seem to find any time to blog.  I am crafting almost daily, but I just don't get much computer time.  I've been busy making a lot of holiday gifts and such, but most of it has already been given away and some things I forgot to take pictures of...I am sooooo bad.  I also haven't updated my 30 days of me.  Ugh. 

I did want to share this ornament I made for my granddaughter.  This will be her first Christmas as she was born on New Year's Eve last year.  I found these block looking ornaments at a discount store last year.  They came in a set of 6.  There was only 1 package left so I snagged them up.  I haven't seen any of this kind since.  Anyway, I thought they were so darn cute.  I used the glitter effect using the wax and glitter.  I made a bunch of them last year and again this year for my husband's staff, (just the plain round ones).  They all were excited about getting new ones with this year's date on them. 

I will be giving one ornament away to a fellow FOLLOWER.  If you have a new grandchild or know of someone who you would like to give this to, leave me a comment, follow me and tell me about your favorite ornament.  I will pick one winner on Sunday, December 12th.  I have a choice of pink or blue.  I can either put the child's name on it or just "baby's" First Christmas 2010.  That is totally up to you.

As always, have a great day and god bless.