Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine's Day treats...

Hello my crafty friends! Today is a Craft Junkie Too Design Team Project day!!!! We were asked to create a Valentine's Day treat that could be mass produced. So I decided to whip up a quick and cute little treat! Here's what I came up with:
(I have to say that I am a fan of Becky at Inking Idaho, and used her adorable covered chocolates (here), as a starting point.)

I started by cutting some 2" hearts and the shadow layer from the Something to Celebrate cartridge.
 Then I stamped this heart off of the die cut heart using light pink ink.
 I also stamped a kiss using read ink.
 Then I stamped the perfect sentiment using brown ink and glued the white hearts onto the pink shadow layer.
 Next, I cut strips of V-Day paper at 2.5" x 6", and attached a piece of ribbon using my ATG.
 I put glue on both ends of the paper and then wrapped the paper around a chocolate caramel heart. Then I tied the ribbon together with a piece of twine.
 Lastly, I trimmed the edges of the ribbon and attached the heart with a foam square.
 I just {love} how they turned out! ;)
 Who wants to come over and eat some chocolate?! These went together so quickly that I think I might even make up a big batch for my MOPs friends on Valentine's Day!
I also put together some Valentine's Day peppermint bark treats. You can see how I made them HERE. (I know these pics are not great, but I was in hurry!)
Thanks for stopping by today! Go ahead, click HERE to head on over to Craft Junkie Too to see what the other design team members have created for today's project! ♥Kristy

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Little Stinkerbella's 2nd B-day!

We celebrated Little Stinkerbella's 2nd B-day and it was all things ELMO! I know I promised pictures in November and am sorry that I haven't posted these sooner!! Here we go...
the invites:

Here's a sign I made for the front door:
 Here's Little Stinkerbella as I am decorating. She loved her Elmo banner!
For the banner I used multiple Cricut carts...Birthday Bash, Elmo's Party, Formal Occasions, and I printed all the red and white polka dot paper using my Imagine and the Imagine More Cards cart!)
 The mantle (I made the tissue paper pom poms and even added some tulle. I also placed a scrapbook page of Stinkerbella and Elmo on the mantle. The subway art is from the fabulous ladies at eighteen25):
 This was a little sign I made for the sweets table and to cover up our thermostat ;)

 The sweets table:
Goldfish (because Elmo loves his goldfish!), strawberry milkshake whoppers, chocolate covered oreos with "A's" and "2's" piped on them, graham cookies, licorice, and cupcakes oh my!

I decided to make the cupcakes myself this year. I ordered these little baking cups from Shop Lulu. Then I made some strawberry and some confetti cake cupcakes.

I also made homemade butter cream with lots of vanilla! I piped the butter cream onto the cupcakes using a large ziplock bag. The little Elmo toppers I found at Party City.
 I found little white cups in the baking section at Michael's and I used some at the sweets table for the kiddos to scoop their sweets into, and I used some to pre-scoop  the ice cream. This way all I had to do was pull them out of the freezer and place a cupcake and a cup of ice cream onto a plate (it was a BIG time saver!)
 Here are the goody bags:

 I placed them in cute little pink bins by the front door so that the guests could grab them on the way out.
 I had to add a little something to her chair ;)

 It was a fun party and Little Stinkerbella had a BLAST! (FYI, this cute little dress I ordered off of Etsy at Carriecreations. It was just adorable and helped to "make" the party!)  Thanks for stopping by today, and thanks for being so patient ;) ♥Kristy

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Yearly Mini albums...

Today's my day to be the guest designer over at She's a Sassy Lady. If you have a moment please hop on over and leave me a comment. Here's my post:

Hi everyone! This is Kristy from craftin-on-my-door and I want to thank Sheila for allowing my to be her guest designer again today! I look forward to my monthly She's a Sassy Lady posts!

This month I thought I would show you all the mini albums I made for Little Stinkerbella's grandparents, for Christmas. (I know that Christmas has come and gone, but these would also be great gradparent's day, father's or mother's day gifts!) I used my YourStory photo machine and a few 6 x 6 paper pads from My Mind's Eye.  
 I started by trimming all of my photos down to 5 x 3.75.
 Then I trimmed the papers to 6 x 4 1/8.
 Next, I typed up the months of the year using Microsoft Word and the Kwekel font.
I used a Stampin' Up label punch to "punch" out each month.
Then I glued down the pictures and the month to each page (I had to keep these simple since I was making 8!)
 Here's what each page of the book looked like.

 Here's the same pics on different paper.

 I used a binder to clip to hold my pages together while in the machine.
Then, I lined up the letter stickers onto a ruler, and then placed the title onto the cover.
 I added some tulle or ribbon and some twine, and of course the year. Here's are all the different mini albums.

 Hope you enjoyed these fun little mini albums! Thanks for stopping by today! ♥Kristy