Archive for January, 2011


Congrats, Jackie!  Be sure to contact Adela for your prize, here’s how:

You can pick 1 of the 4 new templates!  Just email Adela Your choice:
Can’t decide which template to pick, have another quick boo at the to decide:

Heart Box

Heart Basket

Home Tweet Home

Isn’t She Lovely Dress

Did you win at one of the other DT’s blogs? Check it out:

Magdalena Cortez
Andrea Budjack
Mandy Gill
Maria Bell
Nikki Schmaltz
Silvia Mabie
Adela Rossol

Amy {that’s here }

Hope you all had fun & thanks again for the kind words & thanks to Adela for all the designs!

Valentine Template GIVEAWAY Blog HOP!

Oh my Adela has been busy making some GORGEOUS TEMPLATES!  Join in on the Blog Hop with Design Team of Creations by AR!

What’s the PRIZE:  One winner per blog of a Valentine template of their choice from Adela of Creations by AR!

Each designer will pick one random winner — so leave some LOVE and you could be one of the lucky ones! Each designer will announce their winner on Wednesday, Jan 26.  Check out all the blogs & increase your chance of winning!

Magdalena Cortez
Andrea Budjack
Mandy Gill
Maria Bell
Nikki Schmaltz
Silvia Mabie
Adela Rossol

Amy {that’s here }

The template I used is called “Home Tweet Home” it’s this adorable little bird cage that you could put goodies in or little love birds, like I did:

The DSP paper is from Stampin’ Up! as well as the little die cut birds.  The square scalloped bottom is using some nestabilities:

Here’s one more of the many templates you could win!

It’s called “Isn’t She Lovely Dress” & it would be adorable for any girl or bridal shower type special occasion:

And here’s one more of the many templates you could win!

It’s the Heart Box!

The beauty thing that I love about Digi Files is that you can size it to WHATEVER you want.  I sized mine to 50%, because I was low on pink paper & voilà:

I tied mine a bit different than the template.  The box style Adela designed is so sturdy, it could handle being “sewn” with Raffia:

You can put whatever goodies you want & tie it up securely.

Have fun ya’ll & hop, hop, hop for your chances to win!  Leave a comment in this entry, and more even more chances to win, at the other DT’s sites too!

Sneak Peak Blog Hop Tomorrow!

Don’t miss it!  The Blog Hop starts tomorrow!

What’s going on?

NEW Valentine’s Day Templates at Creations by AR! with a Blog Hop & Template Giveaway with LOTS of chances to WIN!

When does it start?

Monday, January 24, 6:00 am (Pacific Time), 09:00 A.M (Eastern Standard Time).
Common back here tomorrow & join in on the fun.

I love shoe.

This week’s 3D Challenge at Paper Craft Planet, 3D96, comes from Adela.  Adela provided us this cute PDF Heart Basket!  Instead of punching the ribbon at the top, I did it at the side with these cute eyelets.

Very Quick to put together.

Anybody Recognize the embellishment?  Anybody?

Retro Shoe Clip.  I had some in my embellishment drawer.  Too much fun & it dresses up the little package nicely.

Be Sure to check out Links for more fun interpretations!

Heart Box Template

Well, I’m back to school in a few days, full time school + full time Mum of 3 busy kids + Chief Cook & Bottle Wash & Dog Walker = Little to No crafting time & a very loving & tired DH to boot!

So I thought I’d play a bit today before the wave hits me.  I’ve made a heart box template.  (I got the idea from a “Dora & Diego” box I saw last year).  You could put cellophane window or just a baggie of goodies inside, like I did.

I’ve put my Heart Box SVG up here, if you would like to download it!

There are also some other matching hearts svg’s too.

Otherwise you can print out this:

Once you have it cut:

Then Score it.

Then fold it up!

Use Adhesives on all sides, except one, which you can punch holes for brads or ribbon.  This makes it easy to open & close.

Here’s the back:

To put goodies in!

Hope you have fun!


As I was posting this week’s Tuesday 3D Challenge for Paper Craft Planet, I noticed that I forgot to publish last week’s Challenge … Oh my.   So this is a TWO-FUR!


Okay, this week’s challenge is “You’ve Got Mail!”, 3D95:

There are several templates you can use.

Here are some you might like to see:

Amy Celona, a freebie, which I used, but changed it up just a bit.

Kelleigh, has a lovely template.

Lauren also has a great one.


Here was last week’s 3D challenge, 3d94, a party blower for New Years Eve:

Although, I didn’t quite follow Martha’s tutorial, there is one from Martha Stewart on making these party blowers.

I used light vellum, 2 1/2 x 11″ to make mine.

I used a bigger “sluppie straw”, but I think a regular straw would work, too.

So I hope you have fun with these.  I know I did.

Once again, forgive my disorganization the last month.  It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions around here with family issues.  We lost a wonderful man today, Albert, my FIL and will miss him terribly.  He was a kind & gentle father.