Monday, January 31, 2011

Elegant Manhattan Floral

Welcome to the new look of Crafty Buzz!  I'd like to say I redesigned my blog as a way to start off the new year, but really what happened was Shabby Blogs changed all their codes so I had to redo it.  It was the nudge I needed do what I've put off for months.  I love the new layout and design much better and hope you do, too!

Anywho, onto my card.  I saw this card on someone's blog a long time ago and was sent to My Pink Pajamas for the instructions.  It made me buy Stampin' Up's Manhattan Flower embossing folder and I finally gave it a try.  This card is so elegant!  The instructions are pretty simple to follow and the results absolutely stunning.  If you have this embossing folder, I encourage you to give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by!


  • Stamp:  PTI Inside and Out Birthday
  • Embossing Folder: SU Manhattan Flower

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bag of Love

This is a Valentine's project I did for Island Scrapbooking using Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Burbs.   I love this stamp set!  I folded a flat paper bag about 2/3rds of the way up and sewed three sides of the bag to create two pockets.   Then I folded the flap down and created a band that slides on/off the bag.  I used a custom laser cut "love" word that Island Scrapbooking created for this project.  You can fill this bag with all sorts of goodies and gift certificates.  So sweet and fun!

Monday, January 17, 2011

More Desk Calendars

I made a bunch of acrylic calendars and post-it note holders for Christmas and had a couple of extra calendars.  I've been playing around with different images and put together some calendars for our house.  This is one I created for our computer desk.  I had fun combining Hero Arts' "Be Happy" set and Lawn Fawn's "Critters in the Burbs" set.  

Friday, January 7, 2011

A New Stash of Sympathy

I ran out of sympathy cards so I decided to ink up PTI's Take Three: Summer and make a few cards to have on hand.  More often than not, I don't have sympathy cards when I need them.  PTI recently made a die to coordinate with this stamp set and it works just great.  The sentiment is from Amy R's Sympathy Sentiments and I also used SU's Top Note Die.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Birthday Banner

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.  We had a great Christmas and New Years and spent time at home and on Oahu celebrating with family and friends.  My poor blog has been neglected for weeks due to all the craziness around here, but I'm happily crafting again and have some things to share.  Today's card features Hero Art's new banner stamps and as you probably know, banners are quite popular these days.  I love the whole banner concept and all you can do with them.  Here I stamped the different banner triangles on various designer papers, cut them out and "strung" them atop the card.  Plain ol' fun!