Saturday, February 27, 2010

Woodgain Bird Card

Today's card is made with the wonderfully large
Woodgrain background stamp.  It accompanies the
bird punch perfect!  The colors are as follows:
chocolate chip, pretty in pink, and kraft.  I stamped
with chocolate chip ink pad onto the kraft cardstock
then used the sponge dauber to add some ink to the sides.
The new large bird punch has the bird, his wings and the
sprigs of leaves all in one punch!  You must have this
punch!  The flowers are again the stitched Sweet
Pea felt embellishments.   The salutation stamp
is from the Occassions mini catalog, the set is called
Well Scripted.   All items you can find in the SU! catalog.
Have a great weekend!  xoxo

Friday, February 26, 2010

Butterfly Scrapbook/Booklet

It's friday! It's friday!  I love fridays,  no special reason but
they just feel like a special day to me.  Here is a quick
cute little booklet/scrapbook you can make or use for
your stamp camps or classes.  it requires 5 pieces of
cardstock cut at 3 x 4 1/4.  I have cut 2 pieces pumpkin pie,
2 so safrron and 1 pretty in pink to match the cover designer
paper.  Put all the pieces of cardstock together and punch
to holes with the cropadile, it will cut through all those pieces
nicely for you.  If you don't know what it is or have one email
me and I will tell you what they are.  Anywho, after you punch
the holes add the large brads.  If you do not have the brads you
can add buttons or smaller brads too.   Now choose your stamp
set,  I used the Great Friend stamp set.   I chose the Sweet Pea
designer paper to go with the stamp set.  I also added chocolate
chip ribbon to the large brad and then the glitter to the butterfly
that I popped up on the front of the booklet.  Everything used
on the booklet can be ordered from the SU! catalog. 
When you are all done either add photos or little words of
inspirations to a friend.  Have a great weekend!  xoxo
You can click on the catalog to the right to view the products used.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Happy Moments

Happy Moments..... we all need them.  And this week I am
looking out for them!  The last few weeks for my close
friends have been very difficult.  I am thinking of each and
everyone of you.  All have lost someone very dear in
their lives.  One of my followers here in the blog world
I found out yesterday lost her husband unexpectedly as well.
My heart goes out to you and your boys Shannon, may God
comfort and protect you and your boys.   We Love You!
Today's card is Happy Moments in honor of you! 
The cardstock is Kraft, white, Sweet Pea and Certainly
Celery.  I stamped the Happy Moments flower in the
center and added the stitched Sweet Pea embellishents.
The ribbon is pretty in pink tied off with twine and
a white flower button.  xoxo

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Magnetic Notepad

Today's post is a refrigerator magnet notepad! 
I started with the pad, it measures 7 1/4 by 3 inches
then scored at the top  at 6 inches and folded over
the pad and adhered with adhesive.  I then cut a
1/4' piece of white cardstock and attached it to
the folded over piece.  Used the scallop punch
to cute a 3' piece of preety in pink cardstock to
make the lace.  I then took the cropadile to punch
two holes in the top to add the Old Olive ribbon.
The flowers and leaves are the Sweet Pea stitched
ebellishements.  Looking for any of these items?
Click on the catalog link to the right to order from the
catalog and have shipped right to you!  xoxo

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

From the Crypt comes Melon Mambo!

From the Crypt stamp set meets Melon Mambo!
Today's card is a mix of the Fleur De Le Stamp
from the From the Crypt halloween set that I stamped
and added ribbon and a the background stitched stamp.
I added a button and a salutation with the melon mambo
cardstock inside the card.  xoxo

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mojo Monday 127- Round or Square!

Mojo Monday!  Round or Square!  I chose round today,  I saw this adorable book worm
some time ago on SCS and knew I had to try him!  I think Wendy Fischer made him.
So you start with the very smallest circle punch 1/2, then, 3/4, then 1", then 1 3/4' twice
for the body and head, his face is the large oval punch and glasses are teh 1/2 and 3/4
punch.   Isn't he cute!  xoxo

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Triple Bunny Card

What a great weekend!  Spent it at WSU visitng my Niece
Lauren!  Go Cougs!  We had an amazing time just visitng,
checking out campus, and just hanging in her dorm. A long
drive but well worth just seeing her!   So, I was able to get
this card made friday before I left, but  I didn't bring my computer
so I am posting it tonight!  It is made with the Bermuda Bay
cardstock,  the new Chocolate Bunny stamp (my fav!),
green galore, pink passion ink and bermuda bay.  xoxo

Friday, February 19, 2010

Paddy's Day Easel Card

Hope everyone's having a great weekend! 
I am loving these easel cards and if you haven't
tried one you need to!  They are quick and
easy and looks like you made a really
incrediable card!  This card is made with the
garden green cardstock.  The white cardstock
I ran through the Big Shot machine with the
polka dots embossing envelope.  I then used
the I {heart} Hearts stamp set to stamp the
green hearts to put them together to look like
the shamrock.  I hand cut the stem and added
the brad to the base.  Now get in your craft room
and try one!  xoxo

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Birthday Card

Phew!  barely been stampin this week! It's mide
winter break so been busy with the kiddos! This card
is made with Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Razzelberry
Pink cardstock.  I used the new large scallop flower
punch and added the courdoroy button for the center.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Eggstra Special Easter Box

How cute are these!  I took the SU! Big Shot Die
 Bitty Box and punched it out and put it together.  I then
cut a piece of 2 x 4 cardstock to attached to the back of
the box for the back piece that the bunny and chick are
attached to.  Before putting the box together I punched
a 1 3/8 circle punch to the center of the box for the
egg to fit into.  Then cut a piece of 2 x 1 certainly celery
cardstock for the grass.  The bunny and chick are made
with the 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punches and small oval
punches.  The chicks top of his head is made with 
a flower punch cut in half.   Add your egg with 
goodies and your done!   xoxo 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sweet Pea Easel Card

Good Morning Ladies!  I love these Easel cards! 
They are very simple to make and fold easily flat
so that they fit in the envelope to mail.  Love it!
The card is made with the Sweet Pea designer
paper.  Gotta use it up there is alot of it!  and
the Tangerine Tango cardstock,  the sweet pea
stitched felt embellishments and Whimsical
Words stamp set.  The courdoroy button
was pumpkin pie so I took my dauber and
inked it up with the Tangerine Tango so
that it matched.  I found the instructions at
SCS here.  xoxo

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

12 x 12 Purse Box

I found the instructions for this purse here and knew I wanted to
try it.  I have been doing a class for 12 girls every tuesday and
thought they might like it too.  You will find it easy to do
just when you come to folding the corners it gets a little
tricky.  I have used the Sweet Pea polka dotted paper
and the soft suede ink and flowers from the pretties
kit as well as courdoroy buttons and twine.   xoxo

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Treat Box

Today's post is a cute litte Treat Box I found here.
I went ahead and used the large new paper pack we
sell called Sweet Pea and then also used the stitched Sweet
Pea felt embellishements on the sides.  Two of the sides I
did in the flowers and the other two with the Whimsical
Words set from Sale a Bration.  The center is held together
with a ring binder and as you can see in the photos below.
I fillled the new small glassine bags with Olive and Orange
M & M's to match! and folded them over and adhered
them with the pumpkin pie courdoroy buttons.  xoxo

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Peanut Butter Buckeyes in a Box! Yum-O

Today's post is a metal box of homemade chocolates
that I made for a friend of mine.  The outside is decorated
with the new stamp set Sweetheart.  The colors are Red
Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip.
Here is the box of chocolates.  They are called Peanut Butter Buckeyes,
if you have not tried these you must!  They are Yum-o!  you can find the
recipe here and you WON'T be disappointed!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another Butterfly card and great idea!

I wanted to use our Hodgepodge hardware on my card
today but realized we only carry it in ivory. Not going
to stop me!  I got out my spray paint and painted it
white, then moved on to doing some in olive and black
too!  Soooo easy and I love it!  So the card below
has the white one on it. Get out your spray paint gals!

Today's card was inspired by yesterday's card!  The
sun is shining like crazy here you'd think it was spring!
So I am in the bright color mode.  The sketch I found
online and went with it.  The colors used are Night of
Navy, Green Galore, Summer Sun.  The grass stamp
is from the Inspired by Nature and the butterfly is the
SU! Die.  xoxo

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Day Centerpiece ideas

Here are some quick and easy Valentine centerpieces I
put together.   The first one is made with a wrought tray I had laying
around the kitchen.  I took a large glass hurricane vase and filled
it with converstation hearts and a flameless candle.  I placed it in the
center of the wrought iron tray and then placed primroses all around it.
Very easy!  And the centerpiece is very large!  So pretty!
The one above is another black wrought iron basket that I lined
with a black polka dotted napkin and filled it with red primroses
and then stuck the vintage Valentine wall sign out the back.  xoxo

Mojo Monday 125

Mojo Monday sketch 125. Here is my take on the
sketch today.  It is hard to see but the overlay is
the Clearly Thanks Printed Window Sheets.  They
are so easy to use and beautiful!  I have used the
Night of Navy cardstock and Summer Sun as well
as the summer sun courdoy buttons. 
Still working on my blog too!  Trying to get my title
inside the box at the top!  Anyone out there able to
give me some pointers!?  xoxo

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chocolate Candy Card

Good sunday wishes!  I haven't been posting the last few days as I have been trying to redo my blog and still have not found a look that I like!  Sooo you may see it changing yet again real soon!  Today's card is a little treat card wrapped up in the new glassine bags we are selling in the Occasions Mini.  The are soo pretty!  The card itself is made with the real red cardstock, chocolate chip, white and the Fifth Avenue Floral embossing folder shaded with the dauber in chocolate chip and sprinkled with large chunky glitter.  I attached the little piece of choclate with adhesive.  xoxo

Friday, February 5, 2010

Decor' Stencils Folk Flowers

I chose the Decor' Stencils for today's post.  They are beautiful and very easy to use.  You can view them in our Occasions Mini catalog to the right of my blog on page 18.  I have used the Folk Flowers to create this
image, the technique is called Emboss resist.  By doing this with the stencils you will use your versa mark
pad and a dauber and daub the versa mark in right over the stencil onto the cardstock, you then dust is with clear emboss powder and heat with a heating tool.  I have used Natural cardstock and used another dauber to rub the Soft Suede ink on the image to create the soft effect.  Then just stamp various stamp images across the paper.  I have used the new Vintage Labels set and Charming set. Let me know if you have any questions about embossing resist.   xoxo

Thursday, February 4, 2010

More Mini Milk Cartons

Another Mini Milk carton plus holder is the post of the
day!  My stampin buddy Kirstin came up with the holder
for the mini holder.   I decided to decorate mine tourquoise
and she saffton.  You can view hers at http://www.papertreelane/
The milk carton is a die for the Big Shot as well as the
little bird.  The paper used is the Night and Day and
tempting tourquoise.   xoxo

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hershey Bar Valentine

Here is one of those very LARGE Hershey candy
bars that I have covered with pretty in pink cards stock and used the new roller wheel called I {love} Love in chocolate (of course) and then added the real red ribbon.  The heart in the middle is a playing card if you can believe it!  I mounted it atop the chocolate chip cardstock and then stamped one of
our hearts from the I {heart} Hearts set.  Fun and easy!  xoxo

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mojo Monday 125

Mojo Monday 125-  Hope you all had a great weekend!  
This card is made with the Sweet Pea designer paper and the Totally Tess new stamp set!
Isn't she great!  If you love stamping then you have got to get her! 
You can click onto my stampin website to view the set!
She comes in wood mounted for $22.95 or clear mounted $16.95.xoxo