December 9, 2010

Soon to Come!

Hi all! I have been furiously crafting in my office making all sorts of things. :) I have many Thanksgiving cards to show you. Also, a Christmas Countdown calendar that is made from a shirt box! Very cool. How about some Christmas cards and other Christmas projects? I just have to find a minute to sit down and post it all for you.

I just want to say how thankful I am to all of you who follow my blog of creations or just randomly pop on by. I enjoy sharing with you, and am glad that you find some enjoyment here too. :)

Miles of Smiles,

September 23, 2010

Fall Candy Box

Here is a recipe box that I decorated. I covered most of the box with patterned paper, and painted a few of the edges and the inside of the box. I added various paper, silk, and velvet flowers, some with bronze center brads and some with orange rhinestones. I added some sunflower stickers and foil leaves to the paper. I also used foil word stickers all around it. I am going to put it on my desk with candy in it.

Miles of Smiles,

September 21, 2010

BBTB2 Challenge: Candle

Hey peeps! Here is my latest design for BBTB2. The challenge was to use the candle from Oct 31, but I didn't have that so I used a candle from Happy Hauntings. I made the card from rust colored cardstock, layered with a border punched spider web paper. I cut the candles out in 3 sizes using purple and red cardstock. The letters are from a can of KI Memories Alphabet Soup, except I didn't have two "o's" so I used the number eight turned on its side. I added some spider webbing to the edge, and a plastic spider. I glittered the candle flame, dots on the letters, the spider's body, and random dots in the spider webbing. See what the other designer's came up with at BBTB2!

Miles of Smiles,

September 13, 2010

BBTB2 Challenge: Crayon Box

This week's Bitten By The Bug2 Challenge was to use the Crayon Box. I was in a "Halloween" mood, so I cut the crayon box out of a pretty Anna Griffin medallion cardstock. I liked the fall colors on the cardstock. In my imagination, the medallions mimic pretty spiderwebs. The witch image is from Crafty Secrets. I layered her over a ticket stub and a vintage postage stamp. I cut out the phrases and stars from DCWV paper, and pop dotted the bottom phrase and the stars. I stamped a fine spiderweb to the top inside flap of the box. I added three flowers with gemstone brads to the upper corner. I cut fine strips of denim patterned paper for filler, stamped two ghosts on white paper (aren't they just the cutest?!) and adhered them to the strips. Finally, I ran a line of gold Stickles around the edge of the image and as a scallop to the top of the box. Go see the other designer's take on this challenge at BBTB2 and have a great week!!!!

Miles of Smiles,

September 12, 2010

Wedding Card for a Friend

Here is a wedding card for a dear friend I've known since high school. She found her prince and we couldn't be happier for them both! My hub and I went up to PA for their wedding. She was so beautiful and we had such a great weekend seeing family, and attending the wedding and reception. The card I made is from a dusky lavender cardstock. I embossed a piece of blue and white patterned paper, inking the edges with lavender. The image is from Graphic45. I added the rhinestone swirl in blue and purple. I created a crepe paper rose, added glitter to the edges, and a chipboard sentiment to the center. I then added glitter flowers layered lavender paper roses and a couple of sheer flowers with glitter centers.
Miles of Smiles,

August 23, 2010

Hosting BBTB2 This Week!

I am the host on Bitten By The Bug2 this week! I chose the flamingo cut from Life's a Beach, or any flamingo cut. The catch was to NOT make the flamingo pink. So, I cut my flamingo from a blue/green striped cardstock, backed with another flamingo cut from dark brown cardstock. I outlined the flamingo with a fine black pen and drew the facial features. I also drew the "fishnet" stockings (isn't that hilarious?). I attached her to the card with foam dots. I used a blue cardstock for the card and overlapped it three quarters of the width with dark brown cardstock. I used a border punch on the pink shoe cardstock for the eyelet edge. I cut out the shoes from Summer in Paris in various colors of glitter cardstock backed with dark brown and a teenie-beenie rhinestone. The sentiment is chipboard. I added a few premade flowers. Finally, I tied some ribbon onto a bronze glittery bobby pin and attached it to the upper left corner of the card. I hope you like! Please go check out the other designers takes on this week's challenge at BBTB2!

Miles of Smiles,

August 22, 2010

Club Ruby at Above Rubies Studio

Hi! As you may know, I am a designer for Above Rubies Studio and the FABULOUS new kit club that is set to launch any day now! Having seen the kits up close and personal and work with the product included in the kits has been so much fun! They are BEAUTIFUL and I just can't wait for you all to see them! If you would like to know when the Club is open, click HERE. Kits are available as first come, first serve so get in on it, and treat yourself to some deliciousness! Wait until you see all the wonderful ideas, tutorials and videos to inspire your creativity!

Miles of Smiles,

August 17, 2010

Teacup Challenge

I designed this card for the latest BBTB2 Challenge. The challenge was to use the cup. I cut my teacup out of patterned cardstock, outlined it with a black pen and added the rub-on sentiment. I attached the teacup to a pink patterned cardstock. I added a polka-dot ribbon and a fancy brad to mimic a teabag hanging over the edge. I layered several different colors and styles of flowers in the cup, including white and red puffy sticker flowers. The center of the flowers are clear "skittles." I really like the teacup cut. It is very versatile. See what my fellow designers created at BBTB2!

Miles of Smiles,

August 12, 2010

Spring Umbrella

I also made this little hanging artwork for the crop house. I cut the umbrella out of flower printed cardstock and light green cardstock. I inked the edges. I cut out the word spring and attached it to a strip of yellow cardstock, attached to the umbrella. I folded and layered paper flowers and cut apart others on the top of the umbrella, with pearls and a brad in the center of the flowers. Also, a couple of yellow teardrop shaped rhinestones to the top. I cut out several tear drop shapes from pastel polka dot cardstock, highlighting the dots with glitter glue. I then attached the drops to scrapper's floss and attached them to the back of the umbrella, letting them dangle.

Miles of Smiles,

Pretty Little Ice Skates

This is a pair of ice skates I cut out and embellished for the crop house. I cut the skates out of light blue cardstock, covered with a polka dot cardstock. I inked the edges and outlined them with a black pen. I punched 2 holes for the sheer pink ribbon: 1 to hang the skate and one for the ribbon bow. I added silver brads and cream lace ribbon to the top. I really liked how cute they turned out! The pastels with the brown work so well together.
Miles of Smiles,

July 19, 2010

Mascot Games

This past weekend my husband took me to the Mascot Games in Orlando. I LOVE characters, as I'm sure I've mentioned, so this was so much fun for me! I got their autographs and pics. Some of them were so funny! There were about 35 or so different mascots and they are grouped into 4 teams and compete against each other in timed games, like joust and racing, and an obstacle course. It was hysterical! We will definitely do that again. This is a pic of me with Ray from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Miles of Smiles,

Happy Home Card

I made this card for a friend who had a housewarming party recently. I started with a mauve cardstock for the card base, and a background of plaid patterned paper that I embossed and inked. The house is cut from fushia cardstock that I embossed, blue patterned paper for the roof, cream behind the windows, mauve embossed for the chimney. Blue and cream paper flowers with teeny-beeny rhinestones. "happy" is a rubber stamp and "Home" is a rub-on. I crossed some fushia ribbon, poked a pretty brad through and attached to the corner, kind of like a makeshift sunshine.

Miles of Smiles,

Congratulations Card

I made this card for a woman at work who celebrated 22 years employed at the College. I used navy blue cardstock, cream cardstock, blue patterned paper, yellow and cream paper flowers with yellow rhinestones, and sheer cream ribbon. I cut out the sentiment on my Cricut.

Miles of Smiles,

Shopping Spree!

Over the Fourth of July weekend, my sweet hub took me on a shopping spree. It was mostly because I really needed new clothes for my new job. I did really well with my budget and got some fabulous outfits. I like to have things that I can mix and match, or dress up or dress down. We literally shopped til we dropped for two days. We saw the fireworks all over Orlando on the fourth, because we were at a great vantage point. We saw Disney's fireworks, Hollywood Studios, Sea World, and many more all from one place. We had a great weekend.

Miles of Smiles,