June 30, 2010

Non-paper craft

So I finished this project just before I went on vacation 2 weeks ago and I meant to post about it but I just didn't have the time. I tried to craft tonight but I was feeling a bit tired and unmotivated so I thought I would share the purse I made. Now the picture I am going to show is not the completed one, but the only difference is the completed one has a bit of black trim at the top and then 2 black handles.

It turned out super cute and for being a beginner at sewing I thought it turned out pretty well. I sorta surprised myself! lol

It didn't take even half as long as I thought it would. I really like the way it turned out. It has a black lining with 2 rather large and deep pockets. I think the next one I make for myself will be a bit bigger. With 3 young children I seem to carry a lot of stuff in my purse. Diapers, wipes, wallet, bottles, my phone.....plus A LOT of junk/garbage ends up in there too. LOL!
I do also plan on making some and selling them in my Etsy store, I will let you know when I do and y'all can check them out. I will be selling them for pretty cheap too. :-) Maybe I will make one to giveaway!! Yippee!!

Artfuldelight has merchandise!

That's right Artfuldelight has merchandise. Check it out here!!

Plus here is what I have to offer: For every purchase made you will receive via email a $20 off coupon code to be used at Artfuldelight.com.

This offer is good for the month of July! So check it out!

Happy Crafting!!

More Blog Candy!!!

Ok so I have more blog candy up for grabs. Since I received the new products from Basic Grey, Oliver and Olivia collection packs, I will be giving one of each away. So I will have 2 winners!

All you have to do is make sure you are a follower! Then leave me a comment letting me know you are and which collection you would like. If you don't mind either than you will be included in both. Feel free to blog about the giveaway and get an extra chance at winning. But don't forget to leave me a comment letting me know you did (with a link to the blog post). That's it. These collection packs are valued at $22 and I am giving away one of each, in addition if you don't win...I have them for sale at Artfuldelight.com for a LOW LOW price of $9.75.

This giveaway will end July 10 at midnight EST.

Yippee!!! BLOG CANDY!!!!

The many faces

Here is another layout page. I have really enjoyed make scrapbook layouts. That was my first passion 13 yrs ago and as much as I love card making I think I love scrapbooking a little more. Only because it is personal, when I make a layout it is specific to me and my family. When I make a card it is never for anyone in mind, heck I think I have most of my cards for sale at my Etsy store.
I don't send cards often because I don't really have anyone to send one to, no one that I think would really appreciate it. So layouts are just fun to create a scene around the pictures I chose.

Ok, anyways here is the sketch.....it is from Splitcoaststampers SBSC244:

And here is my layout:

The pattern paper is from Pebbles Inc from the May Bouquet collection and the cardstock is Crushed Curry from Stampin' UP! The alpha stickers are all from Basic Grey, the yellow chip stickers are from the Nook and Pantry collection and the black-ish colored ones are from the new Oliver collection.(both available at Artfuldelight.com
What I found funny is I had the same theme for my son's scrapbook page with the same type of pictures. Crazy!!


Paper: Crushed Curry cardstock (Stampin' UP!), May Bouquet pattern paper (Pebbles Inc)

Misc: Oliver Micro Mini Monograms stickers and Nook and Pantry Chip Stickers (Basic Grey)

Happy Crafting!!

June 29, 2010

New Basic Grey products

Yippee! Oliver and Olivia collection packs are now available at Artfuldelight.com. They are being sold at a low price of $9.75 and will include:

18 sheets of 12"x12" papers,
1 sheet coordinating alphabet stickers
1 sheet coordinating element stickers

There is also micro monogram stickers for sale from the same 2 collections. So check it out, I have $5 flat rate Priority Mail shipping to anywhere in the US. If you would like international shipping contact me and we can work out shipping.

June 27, 2010

Music LO

Happy Sunday! Ahhhh it was so nice to craft again, it has been over 2 weeks since I have been able to make anything. It has been almost as long since I have been able to really blog hop. Since I didn't have much going on this morning I decided to check some of my favorite sketch challenge blogs.
And to my delight when of them is having a Design Team call. Over at Twisted Sisters they are looking for 8 new designers. I have only submitted to one other design team call with another site and well I didn't make it but some very talented ladies did. Anywho, I decided to give it a try. So here is my LO for the sketch and "twist".

The Twist to this sketch is "Music" - whichever way that word moves you to create.
And here is my layout:

The pattern paper is all from Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers collection. The 12x12 Kraft cardstock is from Stampin' UP! The images of the Treble Clef and the Treble Clef flourish are printed off my computer on to some cardstock, it's from Stampin' UP! but not sure the name. The sticker alphas are also from Basic Grey, I used the white is from the Basics collection, the brown and red is from Max and Whiskers collection. All the Basic Grey products are available for purchase at my store, Artfuldelight. On Tuesday I will have 2 of their new collections on sale, Oliver and Olivia. I will have their collection pack for sale for $9.75.

Alright well there you have it, we will see what happens with my submission to their design team, fingers crossed.


Paper: Max and Whiskers (Basic Grey), Kraft (SU)

Misc: Max and Whiskers chip stickers (Basic Grey)

Happy Crafting!!

June 23, 2010

And the winner is......

Drum roll please! :-) Ok so I used Random.org to choose my winners and again if you didn't win this time, check back in a couple weeks, I plan on having more giveaways.

Here we go:

Day 1, the winner of Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl Crafting Kit is: Lisa E
Day 2, the winner of the American Craft goodies is: Judith
Day 3, the winner of the Sassafras 6x6 paper pads is: Anikraft
Day 4, the winner of those fabulous Memory Box stamps is: Amanda
Day 5, the winner of the Basic Grey goodies is: Janet Z
Day 6, the winner of the Practicing Creativity stamp sets is: Lynne
Day 7, the winner of the Bind-it-All is: Jamie

Ok so there are all the winners. Please email me your mailing information. leeanne@artfuldelight.com - And thanks again to everyone that entered and for those who stop by my blog as often as they can. I haven't been crafting lately but will get back in the groove shortly.

June 22, 2010

I'm back

I just got back in town today, a little exhausted, a little sad to leave my family but super happy to be home and get my kids back on a normal schedule. By the end of our week I can certainly tell they had enough. I am also excited to get back in to crafting.

Anywho, Thank You to everyone that participated in my giveaways. I am a giver, I love to make people smile. All of the comments left on my posts put a smile on my face and I hope when the winners receive their prizes I will have put a smile on their face. I will have a total of 7 winners and I will post the names either tonight or tomorrow. For those of you who didn't win, don't fret because I will have another giveaway or two in a couple weeks. Basic Grey has some new collections coming out, Oliver and Olivia and I will be having a giveaway once I receive the goodies. Also I will be getting products from Fancy Pants and will probably have a giveaway too.

Also all the products in my giveaways are also being sold at my store, Artfuldelight.com. I have a flat rate shipping of $5 to anywhere in the U.S. I noticed I had a couple international followers and ladies that entered my giveaway, if you are interested in purchasing any items from my store, send me and email so we can work out some reasonable/cheap shipping arrangments. leeanne@artfuldelight.com

Thanks again and check back in the morning for a list of winners for my 7 Days of Giveaways!!!

June 15, 2010


So I will be MIA for about a week. After 7 yrs I finally made my way up to Illinois to visit my family. I will be able to blog hop but I don't have any of my craft supplies with me so no crafting until I get back on June 22. I will pick the winners to my giveaways when I return and post them by the end of that week.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each post for the giveaways, I have some great prizes!!! (Click on the links at the top of my page.)

Have a great week!!

June 11, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Friday! So excited the weekend is finally here. Can't believe today is my daughters last day of school and next year she will be an 8th grader. Time flies. So for today I will be sharing with you the card I made for my dad for Father's Day. Tony "drew" it in Inkscape and then uploaded it in Sure Cuts A Lot to cut on my Cricut. It made this card super simple.

I used a Chocolate Chip base and the DSP is from Stampin' UP! called To the Nines. I used some silver brads for the buttons and the collar. I cut the pocket out by hand and cut a sliver of cream satin ribbon to make the "handkerchief".
And there ya have it, my dad's vest card. I hope he likes it, I made his birthday card a couple months back and he liked it. It was pretty plain compared to this one so we will see.

Happy Crafting!!
Don't forget to check out my 7 days of Giveaways!!!

June 10, 2010

So this is what I have been doing.

So this week has been a bit crazy. I am beginning to feel overwhelmed. We are going out of town on Sunday for a week to visit my family. I haven't seen most of my family in 7 yrs, I am so totally excited. And you know when you go on vacation you want your house in order before you leave. So I am frantically trying to get everything in order. Laundry and dishes done, clean the house, organize everything and make sure I pack.
We are leaving at 10pm Sunday, it will take 12 hrs to get to Illinois. We chose to make an overnight trip of it since we have 4 kids and the 2 toddlers may not take to sitting (awake) in a car for that long. This way they can sleep most of the way. I hate that they will be sleeping in the car seats but again, not sure I can handle them awake for the whole 12 hrs. LOL!
Tomorrow is Nicki's (my 13 yr old) last day of school since we will be leaving Sunday. I made each of her teachers a little gift. She has 10 that she wanted to give them to. I made little post-it note covers and gave them a Hershey candy bar.(don't mind my MESSY craft desk in the picture) I used pattern paper from Sassafras to cover 4x4 coasters. I bought them from several months ago and finally found the perfect thing to use them on.
I used my Bind-it-All and some 3/4 inch silver O-wire to bind them together. Then I just adhered a Post-It note pad inside. I ran out of my Tombo Mono Multi Glue so I had to use my Crystal Effects. Worked just as good.
I used my Cricut to cut out a circle and scallop and then used my Lovely Letters Alphabet stamp set from Stampin' UP! and put the last letter of her teachers name on it. We bought some Hershey candy bars and took the outer wrapper off. I cut some cardstock and used my scallop punch on the edges. Using my Cricut again I cut ovals and scallop ovals and stamped a sentiment on the top. The sentiment is from Basic Grey, I'd Pick You.

Voila, there is 10 gifts for Nicki's teachers. Today and tomorrow I will need to focus on getting my Father's Day cards made. I need to make one for my dad and my brother. I usually only have time to make one card a day. I would like to make a bunch of cards and be able to have one pre-posted everyday but I won't hold my breath. LOL! That seems like a lot to get done on top of everything else I need/want to do.

June 7, 2010

Giveaway Day 7

Good Evening fellow crafters! Again a late post but since you have until June 21st at 11:59pm EST to get in your entries I figured better late than never. Alright are you ready for this one? Ok first I would like to say I am not sure how many of you will be interested in this, if most of you are card makers or scrapbookers or both but this is for all you scrapbookers out there......Are you ready?

Today's giveaway will include:
4x4 Cream Pages (10)
4x4 Chipboard Cover (pair)
3/8 inch O-wire (silver)
Space Bar and Wire Cutters

That's right, you heard it right, I said a Bind-it-All. WAHOOO!!! Now you can make your very own scrapbook. The cherry on top to all this is I sell additional BIA products as well as all the paper crafting products being given away this week at Artfuldelight.com at competitive prices. Plus I happily accept special orders at no extra charge. If you don't see something you are looking for, send me a message and I will do my best to get it for you.

So who's excited about this giveaway today? I certainly am. Just become a follower or if you are already (thank you!) and leave me a comment letting me know you are. And for an additional entry in the giveaway blog about the giveaway and leave me a comment with the link to your post.

Happy Crafting!!

June 6, 2010

SFYTT - Birthday

Happy Sunday! Hope you are having a relaxing day! My family and I have all come down with bad colds. Tony and the kids have been sick for days and just today I started feeling the effects, aches and pains! Ugh!! However, before my nap today I was able to get crafty! Wahoo.

I participated in 2 challenges, one from Splitcoaststampers (F4A15) - It's a Boy Thing and my card layout is inspired from SFYTT at i{heart}2stamp. For Splitcoaststampers, It's a Boy Thing we just needed to create a masculine card, a card that would be given to a boy big or small. I chose to make the card for my brother, his birthday is in a couple weeks.

And here is my card:

I thought the sentiment would be great for my brother because he was a ladies man and I guess would still like to think he is, lol!
The Kraft card base is 5x5 instead of my usual 4.25x5.5. I used a super cute pattern paper from Pebbles' Lil Buddy collection. It's called Blankie.
Then I used Sahara Sand cardstock for the small square in the middle. I saw this on another blog and thought it made a cute background so I used just the "O" from the sentiment in You're the Man stamp set from Practicing Creativity Design (included in today's giveaway). I inked it with Chestnut Roan Colorbox Chalk Ink. The ""plaque" with the screws is also from the You're the Man and I inked that in Pumpkin Pie. The "you're getting old" sentiment is inked in the Chestnut Roan. The light blue pattern paper is the other side of the orange pattern paper. I used my Xacto knife to cut slits and feed the ribbon through the PP. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip. The little circle is a stamp from PCD new stamp set that was just released today, also included in today's giveaway. The stamp set is so cute, called Barefoot Summer. All of PCD stamp sets are also available at Artfuldelight.

Voila, there is my card!! :-)


Stamp: You're the Man and Barefoot Summer(Practicing Creativity Designs), You're gettin' old - birthday(Skipping Stones Design)

Ink: Chestnut Roan (Colorbox Chalk Ink), Pumkpin Pie Stampin' Write Marker (SU)

Paper: Kraft and Sahara Sand cardstock (SU), Lil Buddy collection-Blankie (Pebbles Inc)

Misc: Chocolate Chip ribbon (SU)

Happy Crafting!!

Don't forget to check out Day 1-6 of my 7 Days of Giveaways! Click the links at the top of the page!!

June 5, 2010

Giveaway Day 6

Oh, super excited about today's giveaway. It will include several stamp sets from Practicing Creativity Designs as well as her June release.

Here are the pics of the sets:

And here is PCD new stamp set just released today:

I think it is super cute!! All of these stamp sets as well as all the other products I am giving away this week are available for purchase at Artfuldelight. So I will have one more giveaway tomorrow and then you will have until June 21st at midnight EST to get in your entries.

Just become a follower and leave me a comment and you will have your chance at all these super fabulous stamp sets, blog about the giveaway and leave me a comment with the link to your post and you will have another entry.

Happy Crafting!!

Giveaway Day 5

Again a little late getting this posted but here is what I have for you on Day 5 of giveaways. Oh stay tuned for tomorrow's giveaway, among several stamp sets from Practicing Creativity Designs, I will be giving away her new release. It is super cute.

Ok so for today the products are from Basic Grey! You will get your choice of collection. I have Kioshi, Sugar Rush, Nook and Pantry and Green at Heart. Each one will include a variety of products. Some products that you may get will include, Ribbon Doilies, Buttons, Stamp set, Bloomers, Pops, Brads......All of the collections will include the 6x6 Paper Pad. (not all items listed are included in each set - if you win this giveaway I can give you the list of products included with each collection, before you make your choice.)

Again just become a follower and leave me a comment and for an additional entry blog about it and leave me another comment with the link to the post.

Happy Crafting!!

June 4, 2010

So Precious - Twisted Sketches #52

I created my layout yesterday but my computer was acting up so I didn't get a chance to post about it or upload it. All seems to be well now so cross your fingers it doesn't break again since I certainly cannot afford another laptop right now. :-(

I really am super excited I found Twisted Sketches blog. It seems that all their challenges come together so great and their scrapbook layout sketches are so perfect for the supplies I have to use. So here is the sketch:
And here is my layout:

So I used a 12x12 PP from Me and My BIG Ideas. After I chose the paper I realized that the Origins collections from Basic Grey color coordinated so well. I used my chip sticker shapes and just embellished the PP. I used some chipboard alphas from the Nook and Pantry collection as well and the glitter letters are Thickers from American Crafts. I layered the large picture of a Chocolate Chip scallop I cut with my Cricut.


Stamp: none

Ink: none:

Paper: Chocolate Chip cardstock (SU), Pattern Paper (Me and My BIG Ideas)
Misc: chip sticker shapes from Origins collection and chip alphas from Nook and Pantry collection (Basic Grey), glitter Thickers (American Crafts)

Scroll down to see Day 1-4 of my 7 Days of Giveaways!!

Happy Crafting!!

Giveaway Day 4

Good Evening! So I am totally posting this a little late. I wanted to have it done in the morning but my computer took a crap last night and Tony had to take it apart and fix it. Thankfully he fixed it. Then since it was Tony's day off there was lots of errands and such.

So on to today's giveaway. It will include 4 fabulous wood mounted stamps and an acrylic stamp set from Memory Box. Wahoo! These stamps are so cute.

Again the only requirement is you become a follower and leave me a comment saying you did. If you would like an extra entry, blog about the giveaway and leave me a comment with a link to your post.

Don't forget to check out Day 1-3 of giveaways, click the links at the top of the page.

Happy Crafting!!

June 3, 2010

Giveaway Day 3

Good Morning fellow crafters, today is Day 3 of my 7 Days of Giveaways. I am going to make this a short but sweet post.

The giveaway today is (3) 6x6 Paper Pads by Sassafras.
  • Cherry Delicious
  • Apple Jack
  • Nerdy Bird

To be included in the giveaway the only requirement is to become a follower and leave me a comment saying you are. If you would like an extra entry, blog about the giveaway and leave a comment with a link to the post. Oh and don't forget to check out Day 1 and Day 2 of the giveaways.

Happy Crafting!!

June 2, 2010

Giveaway Day 2

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! Today is Day 2 of my 7 Days of Giveaways.

Today I will be giving away products from American Crafts/Pebbles. It will include paper, brads, word stickers and adhesive.

You will get 2 sheets each of this super fabulous bright and cheerful double sided paper from the Tree House collection. I made a card a while back using the red and green flower PP. You can see that card here.
You will receive a This to That Strip adhesive runner and refill.

Plus you will get brads and sticker words from the same collection.

The only requirement is that you become a follower and leave me a comment saying that you did. If you would like to get an extra entry, you can blog about it and leave me another comment with the link to your post.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Day 3 of Giveaways!

Happy Crafting!!

June 1, 2010

Sketch For You To Try....

Happy Tuesday! I wasn't sure I was going to craft today, my son hasn't been feeling good and so I haven't had a good night sleep lately. I have been a bit tired and was going to nap but I just couldn't stay away from my craft table. So I participated in i{heart}2stamp's SFYTT. Here is the sketch:
And here is my card:

Ok so let me take a moment as say I certainly cannot take a picture. We have a "high-tech" camera that I cannot use for nothing and then I have my iPhone. Not it usually takes decent pictures but lately....not so much. So I have to resort to scanning my cards just so they look ok. My iPhone was making the pictures very dark and I have tried all sorts of lighting.

Ok anywhoo, I usually go for a Kraft card base but today I went with a Pumpkin Pie card base. I layered a Sahara Sand cardstock with some PP from K&Co. The orange polka dots and the flower scallop. The striped "ribbon" is from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush collection. It is called a Ribbon Doilie. They are super cool because they are self adhesive and each pack comes with 3 different styles. The hearts are also from the Sugar Rush collection called Pops. The sentiment I am not sure where I got it from, Michaels dollar bin maybe? I am not sure.


Stamp: misc stamp from Michaels dollar bin

Ink: Chestnut Roan Colorbox Chalk Ink

Paper: Pumpkin Pie and Sahara Sand cardstock (SU), PP from K&Co

Misc: Sugar Rush collection - Pops and Ribbon Doilie (Basic Grey)

Happy Crafting!!

***Scroll down to see Day 1 of 7 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS!***

Giveaway Day 1

Good Afternoon! I so intended on posting this in the morning but my laptop was on the fritz and I took it to someone to see what the problem was and if they could fix it.
Anywhoo on to happier thoughts! Today is Day 1 of giveaway week. I plan on having a giveaway each day of this week. All 7 giveaways will end June 21st. I will be on vacation from June 14-21 so I will get the winners when I return.

Ok so today's giveaway is from COSMO CRICKET - Material Girl Crafting Kit.

The only requirement is to become a follower on my blog and please leave me a comment telling me you did. If you would like an extra entry blog about the giveaway and leave me another comment with the blog post.
Stop by each day until June 7 for some great giveaways. They will include Sassafras, Memory Box, Basic Grey, Practicing Creativity Designs (including one of their new stamps sets to be released June 6), American Crafts and Zutter.

Happy Crafting!!