Thursday, November 29, 2012


I just wanted to share one more birthday post before moving on to Christmas Craziness. Last Saturday was my Mom's 77th and I made her a banner with her name on it as well as a Birthday card. Lets start with the banner...
I apologize for the poor pictures of this...I totally forgot to take some while it was still in my studio.
                 I used the set from Designs on Cloud 9 titled Banners 1.
I went with the star background in deep purple. Then the middle layer was a few shade lighter and finishing with the letters being made of a pearlized purple paper. I found this matching purple ribbon at Michael's.
Now onto the card...
I went with a concertina card. This was the first time that I used 4 single sided sheets of paper to make this card. In the past I have always used two two sided sheets so this was a bit of a challenge.
This is the back of the card. I used the matching pearlized cardstock for the letters on the card that was also used on the banner.
And once is a picture of my assistant sleeping on the job. (His eye is right abouve the 'D'.)
Happy Birthday Possie. Hope it was a happy one.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Hello again. I wanted to share a quick birthday card I recently made for my nephew Alec. (His birthday was earlier this month...I am still playing catch up with photos and my posts since my equipment malfunction.)
I made this easel card using awesome Star Wars paper that I found at Joann's. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the outer edge.
This is the card front. I used silver stickles on the 'yoda' title as well as the light stick. I love how cool this looks. Yoda actually looks like he is embroidered but it is just paper.
This is the card when fully opened. The 'happy birthday' was used from Designs on Cloud 9 patterns set titled Card Sentiments 1 .
Thanks so much for looking. Come back tomorrow when I will feature more birthday fun...

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Here is yet another yummy treat that I want to share with you. This is a cake that I made for my cousin's daughter's birthday. She wanted an Ariel cake. So I created this cake along with matching cupcakes. The cupcake toppers are Ariel princesses that I made using the Designs on Cloud 9 'Pretty Princesses Set 2'.
This is a picture of the back of the toppers. 
 Here is a close up of the cake...eeekkk I had no idea that it was so blurry. Sorry.
Happy birthday Kailyn. I had a blast at your party. I hope you enjoyed the yummy cake :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I can't wait to share this yummy project I created for my nephew's birthday.

I made this box using the Designs on Cloud 9 pattern 'Cookies for Santa 3D Set'.
The mustache paper is actually wrapping paper from The Paper Source. I used bakers twine to attach a birthday card. The card was made also using a DC9 pattern 'Mister Mustache'.
 I filled the box with 6 different types of sugar mustache cookies. They came out soooo good. I just love a frosted sugar cookie!!! I hope you had a great birthday Chris :)

Monday, November 12, 2012


This is an easel card I made for my Mother for Halloween. This is the card front. I love the Martha Stewart bat paper. The spider web was created with a Martha border punch. The bear is made of multiply layers of mulberry paper. I used actual medical dressing left over from my debridement surgery.
                                This is the card when opened.
   Here is the card when displayed on its easel. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Hello and welcome to the ‘Thankful’ Bloghop! This is the time of year we really reflect on what we have to be thankful for. One of those things I am thankful for is scrapbooking and all the crafts, supplies and people that go along with it. A group of people is joining me today, to share projects that all have the word ‘thank’ on them.

In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too. If you comment on everyone’s bloghop post you will be entered to win the goodies. You don’t have to become a follower of the ‘Afternoon Scrapper’ blog too, but it would be great if you did. The prize is a mix of paper, stickers, mists, stencils stickers and more as pictured here:
Most likely you have found my blog from Ashley's. Welcome. Here is my project
This 2 page scrapbook layout was created with the 'beary thankful' pattern set from Designs on Cloud 9. 
 Page 1
Page 2

Thank you so much for looking. I hope you enjoyed what I put together. Now onto your next stop

Here is the whole hop list just in case you get lost along the way.
Day 2, Sunday, Nov. 11

1. Melanie Rozwood
2. Claire Rambo
3. Jenn Jackson
4. Robin Caroll
5. Ashlely Walker
6. Amanda Youkilis
7. Misses Crafty
8. Diana Rivero
9. Jearise Havenga
10. Sarah Walker Woodring
11. Charity Semczyszyn
Day 1, Saturday, Nov. 10
1. Melanie Rozwood
2. Miranda Enclade


Hi everyone. I have to apologize for being absent for the last month. I have had some technical difficulties...October 1st, I noticed that the cord that attaches my digital camera to download pictures to my computer was getting slower and slower~possible a short in the wiring. So I ordered a replacement and was promised a two week shipping delivery. Well after three weeks of it not arriving, I cancelled the order. Then I headed to Best Buy and bought a card reader. Now I have to play catch up...I promise not to overload you with my projects over the next week or so. I want to start by showing you some Halloween buckets I made for my nieces and nephews.
This pattern is from Designs on Cloud 9, titled 'spooky treat baskets'. These were the perfect size!!
This one was especially for my god-daughter who loves 'mustaches'. I used the Designs on Cloud 9 Mister Mustache pattern.
This bat version I came up with myself. I used the basic base but added wings, and fangs. This one was for my nephew who I did catch playing with it later. It made my heart sing to know that he liked it so much :)
Each bucket had a 'I love you' sticker in the bottom.
This pumpkin is one I delivered at 6:30am. I hung it on my nieces door knob. She took this picture and posted it on her Facebook wall. She was so excited to get it on her way out the door to go to work. I just love Halloween. I hope everyone that got one of these buckets enjoyed them and found a little bit more of happiness.
Come back tomorrow for a 'Thankful' blog hop that I am participating in. It was originally going to be today, but because there was such an interest the group of artists was split into two. My day is tomorrow and my project is pretty great :)