Friday, December 21, 2012

DIY Christmas Drink coasters

So are you all ready for Christmas??  I think I am, I hope I am anyway!  LOL
 I just wanted to share with you a set of 4 D.I.Y drink coasters I made to give as a gift.
I used MyMemories digital scrapbook software to make my 4x4 photos
along with 4 different .png files from the "Holiday Owls" pattern set from Designs on Cloud 9 for the centers of my tiles.  I framed the .png images with some matching digital papers and then stamped them using 4 different phrases from the  "oh Christmas Puns" and "Wintery Puns" collections from stamps.
I put some Stickles on for a Blingy affect - everything looks better with a little glitter!
Make sure you clean you tiles before applying Mod Podge.
 I put one layer of Mod Podge over tile and put down my photo making sure to push it down from the center to the edges to eliminate any air pockets and let dry.  I put 2 layers of Mod Podge over the photo tiles letting dry between coats and I also sealed them with 2 coats of sealer, also letting dry between coats.
Finally I attached a piece of felt to the bottom of the tile to protect your surfaces,
tied them up with a pretty ribbon and Whala!!
 A cute handmade gift!
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Teacher and Bus Driver Gift Bags

I did a little scrap lift from my DT Sister Yolie.
 She made a gift bag and matching card set and I loved it!  Thanks for the inspiration girl!!
 I was going to just give the truffles in the bag that I purchased them, but OMGosh what kinda crafter would I be if I did that!  
So off to the craft room I went...
I used Designs on Cloud 9's "Basic Bags" "Tags and Tabs" and the snowflakes from "Snowmand Joy" pattern sets.
The "Nice / Naughty" stamp is from
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Friday, December 14, 2012

Santa Bottle

This weeks Joy's Life DT assignment was to show a technique.  
Well I am no teacher, but I did what I could. :0)
This would make a great hostess gift, you could play around and re-size it to make wedding favors too...oh the possibilities!
(if your interested in purchasing  the svg for this bottle cover CLICK HERE)  
  I used the "Oh Christmas Puns" Merry Christmas stamp on the front of the tag which came from 
here is a close up of the pretty scrolly "Merry Christmas" stamp
and the back of the tag "to:" and "from:"
( The bottle cover in the tut was another one I made and it shows a different look)
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Monday, December 10, 2012

Angry Bird Birthday Card

I just wanted to share a Birthday card that I made for my son's 4th Birthday.  He loves Angry Birds... so I had to find some that I could convert into a cutting file and make him a card.
He just LOVED it!
I used "Holiday Occasion" and "Everyday Occasion" stamp sets from
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Cookie Box

It's time for quick ideas to hand out those yummy treats you bake or buy (I won't tell) LOL
I used rubber stamp "Holiday Treats" from her Wintery Puns set which you can find HERE.
I also used an adorable gingerbread man .png  from the "Gingerbread House", and a scalloped circle from the "Scalloped Shapes" pattern sets from Designs on Cloud 9.
 I picked up the "Fry Box" a couple years ago at Paper Pastime Blog .
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Monday, December 3, 2012

Winner of the Joy's Life Happy Holiday's Blog hop

Congratulations Sue D, your comment was chosen using
Send me an email with your pattern choice...
All Bundled Up pattern set
Christmas Cardinal
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Joy's Life Happy Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joys Life Happy Holidays Blog Hop
If you happened here by pure luck, then hop over to the start of the hop - Joys life
For this hop we are featuring Christmas/Winter Projects
I have 2 projects to share today...
The first is a layout of my kiddo's "All Bundled Up" to go in the snow
I added the "stay Toasty" stamp from Wintery Puns set.
 I thought it fit nicely with the theme of my layout and they certainly were toasty :0)
here is a closer look at that cute "stay Toasty"stamp
Now for the second project...
I made a Holiday easel card using the Wintery Puns set "Happy Holly day" stamp
the cardinal paper piecing and the scalloped oval  are from Designs on Cloud 9's "Christmas Cardinal" and scalloped shapes pattern set.
close up of this clever little saying "Happy Holly days" stamp
Now onto the talented Amy's blog
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Winter Gift Bag

Hi all, this is my first DT post for (AWESOME rubber stamps).
 I of course am still designing for too. (ADORABLE cutting files, and more).
So onto my little gift bag made using product from both of those GREAT sites.
I used the "Oh Christmas Puns" stamp set on this adorable bag.  I made the bag using DC9's tall handle bag from "basic Bags" collection, and embellished it with the snowflake border from "Holiday Short Borders", #1 label from "Laurie's Labels" and the sitting snowman from "Snowman Joy" pattern sets.  Added a little wispy fiber around the top and whala perfect presentation for any little gift!

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Just wanted to share 2 cards I made using pattern sets from Designs on Cloud 9.
I used the Fancy Flowers
and the Banners 2 and Mustache Party
The sentiment was just something I typed up and printed.
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Scrap thought for under your pillow: A PICTURE OF ME WITHOUT YOU

Imagine a world where no music was playing
And think of a church with nobody praying
Have you ever looked up at a sky with no blue?
Then you've seen a picture of me without you

Have you walked in a garden where nothing was growing
Or stood by a river where nothing was flowing
If you've seen a red rose unkissed by the dew
Then you've seen a picture of me without you

Can you picture heaven with no angels singing
Or a quiet Sunday morning with no church bells ringing
If you've watched as the heart of a child breaks in two
Then you've seen a picture of me without you

Can you picture heaven with no angels singing
Or a quiet Sunday morning with no church bells ringing
If you've watched as the heart of a child breaks in two
Then you've seen no picture of me without you
Then you've seen no picture of me without you ~ Lorrie Morgan

Ok, are you that mom that has a million pictures of her children, but hardly any of herself? These memories that we capture in photos are not just for us- imagine our children as adults looking back on their childhood photos- they want to see you, with them. We get so use to just being the one behind the camera taking pictures of our children, that we forget that our picture is just as important to our children.
For your scrap challenge this week, I ask you to go through your photos and find a photo with you in it…if you are like myself and many other scrappers you might have a hard time finding some with you in it…your challenge this week is to get out there and turn that camera around =D Take a moment this week to get yourself in the picture. 
Here are some ideas but not limited to (just to give you some inspiration):
A picture of yourself with ten facts

A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest

A picture of you and your children

A day in your life layout
This challenge if you choose to accept it this is the guidelines: 
1. Create a layout based on the challenge above.
2. Use a pattern in your layout from Cloud 9 Designs
3. Post your layout on the fanpage
That’s it! There will be one lucky winner that will receive a $25.00 gift certificate for Cloud 9 Designs patterns....


Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

2 announcements...

1st... Designs on cloud 9 is looking for a new DT member... 
if your interested check out the  Design on Cloud 9 blog
Also if you make a purchase of $7.99 or more from Designs on Cloud 9 the below ABSOLUTLEY ADORABLE pattern set will automatically be added to your cart for FREE, yes Free!!!!!
2nd... Joys Life has a new stamp set
"Oh Christmas Puns"
Oh Christmas Puns and ALL STAMP BUNDLES are shipping FREE worldwide!

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Announcing one of the newest members of...

Joys Life Stamps Design Team.
I will still be designing for Designs on Cloud 9, I will just be combining the two.  
I am so excited to start stamping with Joys stamps. 
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Monday, October 29, 2012

Trick or Treat...

Smell my Feet!  Just love that little jingle when I was kid.  LOL
Just wanted to share a little layout I did using files from Designs on Cloud 9 and the border templates from Kiwi Lane Designs.  I am not loving my paper choices (I have the worst time choosing my papers, I wish it come to me easily.  Sometimes I absolutely love my choices but most of the time I am OK with the choices)  anywho.... here is the layout of my 2 kids at Halloween 2 years ago.

Here are some cute treat bags that I made for my daughters classmates using more Designs on Cloud 9 patterns and my 2.5" Halloween embellishments that are for Sale in my store ( link above )

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Banner

Just wanted to share a Halloween Banner I made for the Designs on Cloud 9 challenge
I used "Banners 1" for the pennants, "boo-tiful borders" for the spiderweb on the outside of the pennant, "Halloween Cupcake Toppers" for the spiders & "Boo-ville" for the bats. 
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Up~cycled Drink Mix container

Wanted to share an up~cycle project.  
This is an empty Wyler's drink mix container I turned into a Halloween treat holder.  I used the circle scallop from "scalloped shapes", drippy border from "boo-tiful borders" and my 2.5" digital embellishment that I made using the .png from "Halloween cupcake toppers" pattern sets from Designs on Cloud 9.
My 2.5" embellies are for sale if your interested.  Click on the link and it will take you to the products page.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Breast Cancer awareness month....

As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it should not start or end in October, we should always be aware. 
Remember to do your self-breast exams, and make those appointments for your mammogram and remind your friends to do the same
I meant to post this little projects for the link it up pink party, but I missed the cut off.  Oops!
Anyway... I used the "Pillow Box" and the "Think Pink" pattern sets from Designs on Cloud 9.

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Friday, October 12, 2012

Need a hostess Gift....Bottle Cover up is the answer

Started working on something pretty cool yesterday and was going to work on it over the weekend, but I got way to excited about it!  So I worked all afternoon on it.  
It's perfect if you like to give bottles of liquor as gifts!  
You can get the .svg pattern for it HERE.

Here is the cover all dressed and embellished.
Pattern comes with cover and panels.
 Embellishments (scalloped base, flowers,leaves and flourish) are NOT included in the file, they can be purchased at Designs on Cloud 9.

Here is a quick cover... use patterned paper w/o the panels
You could also use this file to make favor boxes, just fill them with goodies and tie the tops with ribbon.
You can make them for shorter and wider bottles too by cutting 2 patterns and piecing them together.

Here is a photo heavy tut on how to put the bottle cover together....

Finally turn over and embellish or not :0)
(I was so excited to decorate it, I forgot to take a photo of it in that stage) LOL
I linked up for pink with this project
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just Plane Cute

Afternoon all!  I just wanted to share a cute little layout I made using Designs on Cloud 9's "Plane Cute" and "Sara's Swirls" pattern sets.  Instead of card stock for the bear, I used fleece, I labeled him a tear-like bear because he is not quite a tear bear.  Cute right!

Here is a close up of the paper piecing set

and here is the complete layout.

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fall card

Happy weekend and National Card Making Day!!!!
I just wanted to share a little card I made using my 2.5" PYO (print your own) embellishments and the "Lacy Tags" file from Designs on Cloud 9.
These make for such quick and easy cards. 
Your imagination is the limit with these guys... the 1" embellishments too for that matter.
If your interested in purchasing them click the link above that says
Bottle Cap/Craft images FOR SALE

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Morning all!  I just wanted to share 2 cards I made... I would love to start making more cards they are just so much more personal to give then a store bought.  Don't get me wrong I still buy the occasional card when it is a last minute deal or an OMGosh I forgot moment (We all have those moments LOL)
Both cards are inspired.  
I have to tell that is one ADDICTIVE sight... so so many cool things and lots and lots of inspiration!!!

This card I made for my Godmother's wedding... 
I used the curly flowers pattern set from Designs on Cloud 9

This one I made for a special friend, for her Birthday!
I used the "Scalloped Circle Shapes" and the "Lacy Tags" Pattern sets from Designs on Cloud 9.
If you are interested in how to make the flower, the tutorial for it is HERE

I hope you like them!
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Magnetic Menu Board

Hi everyone jsut wanted to share my latest project.
I found this cool idea on pinterest and thought Oh, I can make one of those and oh do I need something like that to make my life easier! 
I took a dollar store cookie sheet, cut out my papers to fit on the sheet, cut out my embellishments, made some bottle cap magnets to hold my daily meal tags.  I laminated those so I could reuse them every week.
This is what it turned out like.  I just love it.

the close up of the bottle cap magnets 
All the patterns used are from Designs on Cloud 9

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Halloween and Fall is in the air...

 so to get myself in the mood, I decided to make up some Halloween and Fall bottle cap/craft images.
 I just love all these images by Designs on Cloud 9, they make adorable bottle cap, centers for flowers or scrapbook embellishments (the uses are only limited to your imagination).  
If your interested in purchasing,  check the link above and make sure to read the Terms of Use.
I have been given EXCLUSIVE rights to be able to sell these DC9 images.

Click on the photo for a larger view.
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Monday, September 24, 2012

Don't miss this post.... .99 cents each 18 SVG (only) pattern sets from DC9

OMGosh!!! 18 .svg ONLY , yes 18 svg cutting files available for .99 each!!!!!

What???!!!! Yup, you heard that right....
Most are 3d when finished!! 
WHAT?!!!! Yup, yup, go get em!! 
Tell your friends this is unheard of.... 
Holy Moly I can't even wrap my head around it!! 
Whoot whoot, what a DEAL!!!!!! 

Here are just 4 of the sets that are available for just .99 each
Crazy, right!!!  It's true - hurry and get em!!!


Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

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