As my chicks grow...

And as I find more time to get creative, I thought I would share some of my creations, as well as my time with others. Hopefully I will make new friendships and create lasting bonds over paper, adhesive, and embellishments. So sit back, relax, and let's share...have a cup of coffee, or tea, or in my case a and let's just have a blast creating, finding new projects to make together, and gathering our supplies for future endeavors!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring is HERE!!!

Well, the day started out beautiful! But it sure did get "soupy" out! The springtime storms came through...and with them came the rain! So, I figure, I will show you a few of my latest Springy projects!

I got these large gold paper clips from Staples. I used Bazzill cs and punched it with the large scallop punch from Stampin Up and the smaller 1 3/8 circle punch. I stamped and inked them with a variety if stamps and ink.

I used the Forever Young cart to make the little purses. I used either the Stampin Up large scallop punch and 1 5/8 circle punch for some of the purses with an Easter stamp from JoAnn's dollar spot. Others were decorated with 3D stickers from Walmart. I filled these with either the foil wrapped Easter eggs or M&M packs. I punched the label with the Stampin Up label punch and stamped it with Palette ink from The Angel Company. The stamp was from the dollar section, again at JoAnn's. The purses are cut from DSP from Oriental Trading's Pastel Paper Pack.

For this gift bag I used the Pooh and Friends cart. All paper is Bazzill.

I LOVE Create A Critter.....have to say that!!! I used DSP from The Angel Company. The frog and label are cut with Bazzill cs. I put stickle on his crown for the bling. I stamped "TOAD-ally Fabulous" from My Pink Stamper Stampset "Punny-liscous" I have no idea where the ribbon came from. Used the Label punch from Stampin Up. Used a white gelly pen for the eyes.

Ok, I have to say....I love Big Bird...he is one of my favorite Sesame Street characters. I cut him using the Sesame Street friends and used Bazzill for him.

Made this gift bag using the Sweethearts cartridge for the dove. I layered the "for you" cut with the Sweethearts cart as well. Used bazzill for all.

I made these covered clothespin magnets. Covered them with paper from the Oriental Trading Pastel Paper pack. I used the large scallop punch from Stampin Up and the 1 3/8 circle punch from Stampin Up. I attached 3 D embellishments from Walmart to the circle. I attached a magnet to the back.

This is a post it note holder I saw the original idea on youtube. Stampin With Dawn. I used Bazzill cs for the base and the layering. The cupcake is from Kaiser Crafts. I LOVE their bling!

One of my favorites! I used the Sugar and Spice lite cart to make this. I "frosted" the hood, handle, and wheels of the carriage with icicle stickles. Also frosted the words "Little Princess"

I found a tutorial for a pencil/treat holder on youtube, but can't remember who it was that did it. If you know, please let me know so I can give them proper credit. I used BoBunny Easter paper for the DSP and Bazzill for the CS. I put 4 pencils in each one and tied a piece of ribbon around each. After I put it in a bag I tied it with some curling ribbon.

Well, that is it for now, be talking to you all soon!

Mama Hen


  1. I need to start doing my own gift bags…I am a classic gift bag recycler :)

  2. You have been busy!! I need to start making more crafty items for a silent auction in about 6 weeks. Thanks for the inspiration ;)

  3. I love making the gift bags! One of the things I am hoping to work on this weekend are sets of gift bags with matching tags and cards. Will post them when they are done!

  4. I have a blog award for you. Please stop by my blog and pick it up :)

  5. Wow! You have been busy. I love the projects you did. They all came out so wonderful.

  6. "Momo Sent Me"... Just poppin' in to say "Hi"... and take a look around. My first time here and a new follower... *Ü*. I'm looking forward to visiting with you often. **Lots of Hugs** Deborah
    P.S. I ♥ your creativity... *Ü*!!

  7. great projects! don't you love how easy those giant paper clips are?!

  8. Wow, you have been busy! Great projects. Look forward to seeing more of your creations. I found you through Made by Momo's blog followers post. Following now! =)


  9. Your cards and projects are adorable!

    Momo sent me, and I am now a follower.

  10. Great projects!! They are all adorable.

  11. Awesome spring time projects! I especially love the frog card you made using the Create a Critter Cart. It's adorable, I may have to "scraplift" the idea from you! TFS!!!


    **Please stop by my blog, I have an award waiting for you =)

  12. Very cute. Love this idea. I found your blog from Momo's site. I am a follower now. I am very new at blogging and only have one project posted on my blog but feel free to check it out. There will be more posted.

    Happy Crafting,