Saturday, December 25, 2010

Always in our Hearts

This was our first Christmas without either of our parents. Miss them sooooo much. Daddy always shot down mistletoe and Momma was always sewing anything you could ask for..without a pattern. They were so special. I wanted to make my sisters something special since this is a hard time for everyone. So I gave them a choice between the angel or necklace with the choice of two frames. For the necklace I cut hearts with Nestability dies from my Mom’s jeans and Dad’s Shirt, dangled the two together with jump rings and added a tiny frame with a photo of them… because they will always be in our hearts. They loved them :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Winner of my Angel ornament is........

I cut up all the names,

David helped me fold them,

and Joseph picked.......


Congratulations I will contact you for your mailing address :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Epiphany Crafts Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Epiphany Crafts Design Team Holiday Ornament Blog Hop 2010!!
Epiphany Crafts

If this is your first stop please click here for the first stop on the hop.

Our lovely Design Team has created some wonderful holiday projects, brimming with inspiration and of course, Epiphany Crafts epoxies, buttons, and tools! Visit each Design Team members blog to see what inspiring projects they have to share. Leave a comment on each blog. When you reach the last blog, you'll receive the final instructions on how to enter to win a fabulous prize pack filled with Epiphany Crafts goodies, straight from Santa!!

Today I am sharing with you how to create an angel. I used a die cut from My Minds Eye as a pattern and added arms so she could hold the heart button that I made in the Epiphany Crafts Button Studio.

Leave a comment here on my blog for your chance to win your choice of one of the three.

Your next stop on the Hop is:

So head on over to Samantha's blog to continue on the Hop. Don't forget to comment on all the blogs to be eligible for the prize at the end. Have fun hopping!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st!

Wow, time is flying!!! These ribbon necklaces are quick and easy to make, they would make a perfect gift for a special little girl :) The cute heart ribbon is from Doodlebug. The matching button was made with Epiphany Crafts Button Studio. The fun charms were made with The shape studio then I glued them to charms from ACP to attach to the extension chain. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mad Hatter Tea Party

The Alice in Wonderland image came from a vintage postcard that I resized to fit in Epiphany Craft's Shape Studio Tool...Love it!!! I also added some fun charms from ACP. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hello Kitty

I have a friend that loves this cute critter so when I found a cute littler eraser set I had to make a card to send her way with it. Thanks Cricut for making such cool cartridges :)I used diamond Glaze on her nose and Stickles for the eyes.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10-10-10 Inspiration

Be sure to watch Epiphany Crafts Facebook page today for more inspiration and a chance to win! For 10-10-10 they will be giving away 10 prizes!!! Isn't that fun!!! On my Top Ten layout I used the Button Studio and the Shape studio. Both tools are soooooooo much fun to play with. I love how easy it is to come up with matching embellishments now.


I still remember grandma proudly saying her birthdate..10-10-10! Just to think if she was still around she would be 100 today, miss her and so many other people too :(

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It is National Card Making Day!

To celebrate I will be giving away this fun little jar full of goodies perfect for embellishing cards! For your chance to win just leave a comment here on this post. The winner will be announced Wednesday the 6th. Inside you will find ribbons, charms, bling, and even some epoxy shapes I made with Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio. I love using them!!! I used one for the cherry on my card. Thanks for stopping by!
Edit to add Jingle is the winner, Please email me your mailing address joypea at hotmail dot come. Thanks!!

American Crafts

A quick card using American Crafts, Studio G stamp, and a button from Epiphany Crafts Button Studio.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


I found this really cute owl stamp at Michales for just $1! Also the cute orange bird cage that you can kind of see in the corner was $1! I couldn't wait to use the stamp so I made a few cards and for his tummy I used the Button Studio from Epiphany Crafts and added wiggly eyes, love how cute he turned out.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fun And Games

I can not get enough of the Epiphany Crafts epoxies...nice, thick, and oh so shiny!!!They are so much fun to play with I decided to make another tic-tac-toe game :) The fun papers are Heidi Grace-Regan's Closet. I used the Button Studio to make the center of the flowers. Love how easy it is to make matching embellishments!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How to make Epoxy Charms

These are quick, easy, and oh so cute!!!! First you need to find some patterned paper with small images or you could also use small rubber stamps. I used a little of both. Rubons, doodling, or small stickers would work too!
Put the image in the Shape Studio Tool from Epiphany Crafts, top with a bubble cap, put the spacer in, close the lid and press, then easy to use!
Last just use strong glue dots to put it on a disc charm.
Have fun!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hi :)

Always a sentiment you can use! There is an online crop atFiskateersthis weekend. One of the challenges was to use the colors Turquoise & Brown. I can't distinguish red from orange, purple from black so I am wondering if this paper is really the color I need when I remember I have some natural turquoise beads so I pulled them out and it matched perfectly! For the sentiment I stamped hi and used the shape studio to make a cute charm.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bird Tin

Here is the finsihed project using the three charms! The birdcage stamp is from Basic Grey. I found the little birdie at Hobby Lobby with the doll house minatures :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Embossed Charms

One of the challenges this month at ACP is to emboss and use 3 charms. Leah has detailed instructions here: Challenge #2. Basically you smash your charm into ink and pour embossing powder over it :) I did that with my butterfly. I wanted the bird to be different colors so I used an embossing pen on him and did each color separately. On the nest I only embossed the eggs. It was fun! I will get a photo of my finished project hopefully tomorrow.

Monday, September 6, 2010


David's favorite shirts all have skulls on them! He was very happy when we found a pair of jeans with skulls on them too :)

On my layout I wanted the heart button to be soild gray but didn't want to punch a hole in another sheet of paper for just one button so I figured out where I wanted to put the pictures then used a craft knife to cut out a small square. Being small I needed a way to get it in and out of the Button Studio Tool so I taped it to a small strip of paper..worked like a charm!!! And speaking of charms I made a super cute one with the Shape Studio Tool and placed it on round word charm from ACP.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tiny Photos

If you are here for Epiphany Crafts Blog Hop check out the post below this one :)

and an epoxy bubble = a really cute zipper pull. I did this for Studio Calico's small photo challenge. For the photo I used Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 14 and placed it on a word charm. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Epiphany Crafts Card-A-Palooza Sweepstakes and Blog Hop

I am so excited that Epiphany Crafts received their shipment of tools and epoxy shapes!!! To celebrate the team is doing a blog hop and Epiphany Crafts is doing a HUGE giveaway with lots of sponsors!! Here are the details:

Visit each of our design team member's blogs and make a note of the sponsoring company. After you know all 12 companies visit the Epiphany Crafts Facebook page at and leave a comment on the Card-A-Palooza thread listing the 12 companies (abbreviations are okay) and you will be entered into the drawing for a GIANT prize package. You will be receiving product from each of the sponsoring companies plus tools from EC. Best of all, you will be receiving the 12 handmade cards shown on the blogs, all ready to use throughout the year. This is a huge giveaway that you won't want to miss!

Tattered Angels is one of the sponsors :) I used their Glimmer Mist dewberry on my card. I love the way it makes everything sparkle, perfect with the epoxy shapes!!! For my sentiment I printed out Congratulations, used Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 14, to turn it into a charm I glued it onto a word charm.
Thanks for stopping by! To be entered in the huge giveaway make sure you leave a comment on Epiphany Crafts' face book page.

The next stop on the hop is Tracey Taylor!

The complete Blog Hop list:
January: Jennifer Priest
February: Monique Liedtke
March: Julie Walton
April: Kelly Jo Massicotte
May: Linda Auclair
June: Michelle Hill
July: Joy Hager You are here!
August: Tracey Taylor
September: Lisa Wilkinson
October: Danielle Holsapple
November: Samantha Sibbett
December: Stephanie Ackerman

Monday, August 23, 2010

Another Challenge

another Scrabble tile! I made this for the August Challange at ACP, it was fun!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


More altered Scrabble Tiles for a swap. I used paper from a Basic Grey ambrosia 6x6 paper pad, the butterflies fit perfect on the tile!!! I slightly colored a Silver Plated Large Filigree Butterfly Wings Charm leaving specks of silver showing for a really cool look, layered it over the paper, and dangled a word charm off each one.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Altered Scrabble Tiles

I did these for a swap. I used blue alcohol inks on the tiles, stamped the bird image, colored it, then sealed it with diamond glaze and added a charm. Looking at the picture I need to tighten a couple eye screws but I am sure they will break off!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Freaking Birthday!

Poor Chris, such a great guy really deserved a better day than he had :)
I made him this cute card!

Joseph made him one of his special dishes!!! Doesn't that look so yummy!!!??? I'm sure you really want the recipe just add: cashews,shredded lettuce, corn chips, marsh mellows, maple syrup, and don't forget the gum!!!

He loves the turkey and dressing special from Cracker Barrel so we had that then we went to Old Navy to see if they had any of the jeans still on sale...that is when it all started as we walked through the door he mumbled," Happy Freaking Birthday! " GEE I know he doesn't like shopping but this should have taken maybe 10 minutes, so he jinxed himself if you ask me :) No cheap jeans in size 14 but David did get a really cool pair with a skull on the pocket. Then it was off to Wal-Mart in hopes of upgrading his cell phone and cupcakes. $200 early upgrade thank you!!!! So we got the cupcakes and ran. He thought he'd go check out the Net Books at Best Buy...they ran too slow so the poor guy didn't get anything for his birthday.....but these lovely cupcakes....

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Through the years

Working on an album for our anniversary, think I will be able to finish by November!!?? I used the heart button and heart expoxy bubble from Epiphany Crafts. LOVE THOSE!!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cards for a swap!

ACP was doing a swap for Manly cards, this is what I cam up with!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Time Flies!

Wish I could slow it down! I am in a time theme swap at acharmingplace. These are my cards and the box I made to keep the ones I get back in. Look at how the litttle clock face stands out! That is an epoxy bubble from Epiphany Crafts right out of the package :) it fit over the image just perfectly. Love it!!!