Sunday, January 30, 2011

CU is so Charming…

I know… so cheesy! But I couldn’t resist! So CU is only 18 days away and I am finally finished with my charms for the charm swap.. I wasn’t going to do it this year but then I couldn’t stop thinking about it.. so I signed up for both themes and went for it!

The themes are Under the Sea, with blues greens and purples.. and the other is Victorian Vintage… think Grandma’s jewelry box…

I am not terribly creative but this is what I came up with. I really wanted to use buttons for some reason.. I don’t LOVE it but here is the Under the Sea charm and filler….

I used two different size and color buttons from CTMH’s spring button collection, and a sparkly bluish purple bead. I used blue waxy flax to string it all together..

Here is the Vintage/Victorian charm. I love these.. they are all a little different.

I found these beautiful resin stickers and cut them to fit my little photo charms. Then I used liquid glad to seal it all in and give it a nice consistent cover over the top.

As you can see I did a very simple cardstock card for the packaging.. I am not feeling terribly creative for some reason.. I need CU to get my creative juices flowing. I can’t wait to learn some great new things this year and meet more wonderful crafty ladies too!

Oh and on a personal note I finally got a new car! Actually it is a Mini van and I love it! We have 3 long drives coming up this year. We have been wanting a van for a long time and decided this was the year. Just in time for the long drive up to CU! Anyway here is my new baby!


She is already in need of a bath! But I just love all the room and the creature comforts it has. This is our last car until after the kids are gone! So I am glad it has a few “extras”.

Have a fabulous week!


  1. Kari, these charms are FANTASTIC!! The button charm and the bird charm are my faves! Also, congrats on your new mini van!!!

  2. Those look great Kari! I love the button idea (wish I'd thought of that). :)

    My vintage is a similar idea to yours. Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

  3. Cute charms Kari! Such a clever idea about using the buttons.

  4. Your charms look very nice. Really like the colors and button construction of the "under the sea" set.

  5. Love the buttons!! you guys will have so much fun!