Carol’s Crafty Corner

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Caramel Mocha Cappuccino Punch

Here is my second set of recipe cards for the recipe swap at DIY.  The recipe on this set of cards is very ADDICTIVE!!!!  I created this delicious drink several years ago, and it has become a favorite for my family (and many friends).  I don't make it near as much as I'd like because it is a little on the "fattening" side.  LOL   

I have really enjoyed making the recipe cards for this swap.  I hope the ladies at DIY will enjoy the recipe and the cards.  Thanks to Aymee again for editing my pix, and she is the one who is hosting the swap.  Is she cool or what!?!  If you enjoyed seeing my cards, you may like to see the cards Aymee has made by visiting her blog.  You may also like to check out the cute cards made by other members who participated by heading on over to DIY.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  If you would like this recipe to try for yourself, just leave me a message and I will gladly send it to you.  Even if you don't want the recipe, please leave me a comment so I will know you stopped by for a visit.    

Happy Scrappin'          Carol  :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Recipe Cards

I am participating in a recipe swap with some wonderful ladies from DIY.  I like to do this kind of swap because I not only get delicious recipes, but the cards are absolutely adorable.  I purchased a 6x6 album from Hobby Lobby to put them in for safekeeping.  The album looks nice on my kitchen counter.  I get lots of compliments on it, and it gives me a chance to share it with my friends.

Aymee edited my pix again.  Isn't she awesome?!?  BTW, how do you like the new blog look?  It is courtesy of my talented daughter as well.  Thanks Aymee!!!!

Check back soon to see another set of recipe cards. 

Happy Scrappin'          Carol  :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A "Witchy" Notepad Holder

I thought using an acrylic photo frame for a notepad holder was the coolest altered project idea I had seen in a while.  I spotted one on Splitcoaststampers.  That site has SEVERAL versions, and each one is super cool!

For my version, I purchased the following from:
WalMart:  frame for $0.97 and notepad
Hobby Lobby: all paper, ribbon, Stickles
Dollar General: Pentel brand pen (WalMart carries these as well)
Helmar: glue
JoAnn: circle and scalloped punches

I used my Cricut and the Happy Hauntings cartridge for the witch hat and boots.  The sentiment was computer generated using WrapCandy. 

Did you notice the barrel of the pen?  I wrapped some of the stipped paper (like I used for the witch's stockings) around it.  I saw this idea on Splitcoaststampers as well.

I hope you have an awesome day and Happy Scrappin'!     Carol   :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Carter's Tooth Fairy Box

Carter has his first loose tooth!!!!!  I decided to make him a Tooth Fairy Box for this milestone. 

The "box" was made using my Scor Pal.  This is the neatest tool for making boxes, purses, envelopes, cards, etc... 

The top of the box is decorated with svg files from My ScrapChick using my Cricut and SCAL.  I tried to keep it from looking "girly" but when the tooth fairy is a girl (or so Carter says) there are some girly features.  Carter LOVES girls, so he thought she was soooo cute!  The sentiment was computer generated.

   Here is a pic of the card Carter will use this to tell about loosing his first tooth.  I used various svg files and embellies on each card.  Caressa said she was going to put Carter's first tooth in the photo square located in the lower left hand corner.  Isn't she clever?!?  

When I Lost My First Tooth

The following pix show cards for Carter to use to write to the tooth fairy and tell where, when, and details each time he looses a tooth. 

Dear Tooth Fairy Card and My Lost Tooth Record Card Pix

The last pic is of the last section of the box.  I created a "false bottom" and it has a drawstring bag I made for Carter to put his tooth in and put under his pillow.  These's also a poem about leaving a tooth for the tooth fairy. 

We also have a certificate and a note for the Tooth Fairy to leave Carter. 

This was so much fun to make.  It took me almost 2 whole days.  I put a lot of thought into it, and I'm meticulous and slow.  I would love to make a girly girl Tooth Fairy box as well.  If you would like to place an order for a Tooth Fairy Box (for a boy or girl), just leave me your contact info in the comment section.  Or, you may email me.  Thanks for visiting today.  I hope to see you back here soon. 

Happy 4th of July         Carol  :)

Happy Birthday Tyler

Today is my son's birthday.  He is a wonderful young man, and I'm very proud of him.  He's smart, hard-working, handsome, etc...  He and Aymee are both a huge blessing in my life.  I am so fortunate to have 2 great "kids" who have grown up to be responsible adults. 

I asked Tyler what he wanted for his birthday, and he said, "A Lowe's giftcard so I can buy some tools."  He is very good (meticulous) at "fixing" things around the house, so this is something that I know he will enjoy.  After purchasing the giftcard, I knew exactly how I wanted to design his birthday card.  I used my Cricut, SCAL, and an svg file from My ScrapChick in its construction.  The sentiment is computer generated using WrapCandy software.  The papers are all from Hobby Lobby.   

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend.  See you soon!

Happy Scrappin'          Carol  :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

4th of July Wreath

My daughter-in-law has been telling me for over a year that I should put my scrapping skills to use on a wreath.  Well I finally did, and I am pleased with the results.

styrofoam wreath
SCAL & and a patriotic file from SVG Cuts
Patriotic themed paper and cardstock from JoAnn and Hobby Lobby
Wired Ribbon from Wal-Mart
Various Embellishments

Did you notice the watermark!  Aymee did that for me, and she edited my photos.  Isn't she awesome!  I love it!  

That's all for me today.  I did make a couple of robots for Carter today.  He wants me to take a pic of them and print it so he can add it to his "rememory" book!  Lol  How cute is that!!! 

Thanks for visiting my blog, and do come back really soon.       Happy Scrappin'     Carol  :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Carter's 4th of July Wreath

My (awesome, adorable, creative, hilarious, loving, etc...) grandson, Carter has made the cutest wreath.  It is made from an old Cricut mat.  I cut out the shape, and purchased the items he attached to it from the $1 bin at JoAnn.  He placed the items where he thought they looked good, then I added some Helmar glue and he adhered them on the mat.  Next, he decided to put some rhinestones on it.  So, he glued them on with a glue stick.  Then he wanted a bow, so I tied it and glued it on with hot glue.  The last step was to add a little stickles to the USA sticker.     As you will see, it looks really good!  I am so proud of him!!!!!

Carter also chose the letter stickers to put on the "F"!

Thanks for checking in with me today, hope to see you back soon.  

Happy Scrappin'                      Carol  :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

RHS Tigers Baseball Book

I have been working on this boardbook sporadically for the past 3 weeks.  When I am designing these books, I gather information about the individual in which the book represents.  This can take a little time, especially if you have never seen the person or had any contact whatsoever.  It's an interesting process, and one that I really enjoy.  I want my books to "tell a story" because it makes them more personal (special).  As you will see, I put a lot of detail into my work.  I hope you enjoy seeing my latest creation.  If you would like for me to design a book for you, just leave me a message in the comment section with your email addy so I may contact you. 
Materials List
SCAL and Cricut Machine
Various Papers and Ribbon with a baseball/Black & Gold RHS Tiger theme from Hobby Lobby
Zutter Bind-it-All 
Baseball embellishments (Hobby Lobby)
Helmar Glue
Bling (Round and Square Rhinestones)


Sorry the pix don't look too nice.  I don't have a photo program.  Also, as you can tell, the last pic should be the third one.  I'm not sure how that happened.  LOL

Thanks for taking time to visit and please check back soon.  Carter has made a beautiful 4th of July wreath, and you need to see it.  I'll try to post pix of it tomorrow. 

Happy Scrappin'              Carol  :)


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sign for my Scrappy Room Door

I previously mentioned that I give away nearly everything I make, so I am very proud of myself for making a sign for my scrappy room door.  I have wanted one for quite some time, so without further adieu:

I entered this project in the challenge at Berry71Bleu.  The challenge is to use green and purple.  My green is more of a blue green, but it looks really good with all the other colors in the sign.  If you get a chance, please drop by Berry71Bleu to see the work of some fantabulous scrappers!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'           Carol  :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cheerleader Personalized Water Thermos/Bottles

Hey and Whew!  It's HOT!!!!  We are under a heat advisory here in North Alabama.  I feel so sorry for the people who have to work outdoors in this weather, and it is rough on children who want to play outside (ie... Carter).  Momaw Carol won't let him stay out too long nor let him be out during the hottest portion of the day.  I do keep him well hydrated.

I personalized 12 of these cute little water bottles a couple weeks ago, but they were a gift for the girls (cheerleaders); therefore I didn't post a pic until now.  The mom who was giving these as a little gift for cheercamp presented them yesterday.  I hope they like them and enjoy them for a long time.  Best
Wishes Girls!  I hope you have a great week!

Yesterday after spring cleaning a couple of rooms, I designed and constructed a candy bar cover, and 2 different mint covers for Carter.  I told him that when school was out I would make some things for him, so I did.  He was so sweet!  He really appreciates and loves the "little goodies" momaw makes.

I am also working on some books.  One of which is ready except for personalizing a baseball shirt.  Hopefully, I can get the info I need and finish it by tomorrow at least. 

Have a great day, and Happy Scrappin"

Carol  :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Personalized Insulated Cups

We have just finished our school year, and I sure do miss my students and their parents/guardians.  The students were very social, caring, close, and so full of life, and the parents/guardians were always willing to help and took an active interest in their child's education.  They were also very generous in expressing their thanks with awesome teacher appreciation gifts.  We had a great year, and I'm thankful I had the opportunity to be a small part of their lives. 

One of the projects I completed was a personalized cup for a majorette.  The mom purchased the cup at Wal-Mart, and I added the vinyl clip art (made by my daughter, southernbellescrapper - Aymee) using my SCAL and Cricut.  The font is Black Chancery.  I think it looks "cool!"     LOL

Aymee also took my pic and edited it with her photo software.  Thanks Aymee!  :)

I have more projects completed but can't post them until next week (they are gifts). 

Thanks for stopping by, and please check back soon.  Happy Scrappin'     Carol  :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bridal Shower Favors & Graduation Cards

I know I haven't posted in two weeks, but I have been scrapping.  We only have 1 more week of school, and I have several projects that need to be completed by the end of the week.  So, that is the reason I haven't posted.  Here are a few of my latest "little treasures!"

Graduation Cards

 The following 2 grad cards are special orders.  They were designed to "match" the young lady and gentleman for which they were made (hair color and hobbies).

 These mints were a special order for a bridal tea.  I think they turned out really well. 

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Scrappin'

Carol     :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Spa Kits

I saw these super cute spa kits on beth-a-palooza's blog.  She makes the most adorable gifts!  As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to try to make one.  Well, I have made 2 and am almost finished with the 3rd.  I am sharing the one I made for my BFF, Aymee.  I told her she would have to come to Bama to get it.  LOL. 

I purchased the nail polish remover at Wal-Mart, and all the other little goodies came from Dollar Tree.  I used the Mickey and Friends cart to cut the nail polish embellie and the flower.  I tried to find  small packets of foot lotion, scrub, etc... (the packets that look like little feet) to add to the kit as well, but had no luck with that.  I'll keep looking for them so I can hopefully add them to it before Aymee comes for a visit.  I know Wal-Mart did stock them.  I also think a small candle would be a great addition to it as well (you know, one of the tea candles placed in a cute little clear plastic bag - like the ones I made recently for my coworkers).

Thanks for stopping by.  Please check back soon for more little goodies.  Happy Scrappin'

  Carol  :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

Hey!  Hope you are having a fantastic day.  I sure am.  My daughter Aymee (southernbellescrapper) and I have been scrapping together via Skype.  We love to work on projects together, so this handy little tool allows us to do just that.  BTW, today is National Scrapbooking Day!  How cool is that!?!

I am in a tag swap with Aymee, my mother, and several other nice ladies over at DIY.  So, I have been working on tags today.  I made 10 ice cream cone tags, and they look so YUMMY!  Really makes me want to ask my DH if he will make an ice cream run to Sonic.  LOL

I made these using an svg file from My Scrap Chick.  Its in the Sweet Treats Collection.  I also embossed the cone and the ice cream using my Cuddlebug along with the argyle and swirls folders.  Then I used Chalk Box inks to distress the edges just a bit.  The cherry is a button with a gem attched on top, and the green ribbon represents the stem and can be used to attach the tag to a gift, etc...

A closer look at the embossing

I also cut names from vinyl and attached them to cosmetic bags today for a friend to give as graduation gifts.  I can't post these just yet because I don't want to ruin their surprise. 

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Scrappin"

Carol     :)
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