Monday, October 31, 2011

Trash to Treasure! CONTEST With a PRIZE

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Trash to treasure, aaaaaha- the words of a true frugal artist....
Have you ever noticed a really cute pattern on a free flyer? I see stuff like this on boxes, flyers, all kinds of stuff! Inspiration can be found everywhere.

The collection below was made from a Starbucks Nutrition Guide. I picked one up one day with the intent of making some better choices for my diet..... and I ended up making some better choices for my crafty cards! I cut the print out, backed it on some great quality Stampin Up! paper and used some sentiments from my favorite SU stamp sets!

so-- Just for fun-- I've decided to have a little contest with my friends! Submit your trash to treasure craft to me via email at and I will pick my favorite for a FREE suprise gift! so, let's just see what you all come up with!

Happy Crafting!!!

(this is a gift card holder!)

(yes, I like to sew paper.)

(just added a little shimmer spray to make it look like latte was spilled on the card! Cute, eh? Sentiment says "caffein isn't a drug, it's a vitamin!")

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Barbie Barbie Barbie....

This weekend it was all about Barbie and her many looks.
I have a gagillion pieces of fabric to work with. So, off to make my sweet girls some Barbie clothes.
To add to my fun.... I texted my friend that lives back home to offer some handmade stockings to needy families. To my suprise, she had a family in mind. Man, God just works his magic sometimes! I asked if this family had girls that play with Barbies-- and to my delight, they do. So-- I'm donating some hand made- totally cute (if I do say so to myself)
Barbie clothes to these girls! So, thought I have had allergy headache and issues all day, I muddled through it and worked on some presents!! :) Some are patterns, some are really just made with my very own brain.
The 1st and second pics are clothes with aprons over them. There are tops, pants, skirts, a belt, and a purse.