Monday, May 31, 2010

40 Sucks!

What a great Memorial weekend!  I hope you all were able to
relax spend some time with family and friends. 
My girlfriend is turning 40 and therefore I had to come
up with a cute little goodie to take to her party.
I used another one of those red tins that I got on clearance at
Target.  I put one of those green floral styrofoam blocks in the
center of the tin so that I could stick the suckers into it.
I used one whole bag of tooties pops for this project.
I'm sure she will like it cause 40 sucks!  No really, they
say you get better with age, like wine right?  LOL!!! xoxo

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hawaiian Fun!

Gonna go Hawaiian!  Love all the new Hawaiian designer
papers and theme from SU!  My friend Kirstin came
over yesterday and brought the new paper and these plastic
tubes.  We started to create and came up with these cute
Palm trees made with the Big Shot XL Flower die. 
Look close at the brown coconuts on top!  They are made with
the 3/4 circle punch. The monkey is from the (retired) Foxs and
Friends stamp sets.  Once I cut the flowers out in Old Olive
I took scissors and cut slits in the petals to make it look like
a palm leaves and then used old olive and duabers to shade them.
 I filled the tube with Milk Duds to make them
look like cocounts! The bottom have is just a piece of 3x4 creamy
caramel cardstock that I adhered together with brads and then
also cut the sides to give it a burlap feel. Clever Kirstin came
up with that stinkin teenie weeny bikini hangin off the of side!
so cute!  Check her out at  xoxo

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wax on Wax off!

Hi all!  Tonight's post is a fun and easy technique for you to try.  It's called
Wax on Wax off.  What you start with is a piece of glossy white cardstock.
Stamp a line art image with basic black ink, NOT staz on.  It will not work
with  this technique.  Once you stamp the image, let it dry for about 10 mins.
Once dry take a white crayon and color in the parts you will want to remain
white.   Once done you will then take a brayer and ink it up with the color
of your choice and run it over the cardstock back in forth til you get the
desired color of the ink.  Then take a piece of kleenx and wipe away the
extra ink from the image that is to remain white.  Then take and decorate
the rest of the card.  The stamp set used here is the Fifth Avenue Floral.
You can see in the photo above where I have colored the rose in with
the white crayon.   Have fun trying this!  If you have questions let me know! xoxo

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Too kind

A couple of quick thank you cards today...  Stamp sets are Gallery and Fifth Avenue
Floral.  Cardstocks are Night of Navy, White, Green Galore and Summer Sun.  xoxox
Hope you all had a great weekend!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dear Friend

Dear Friend card  is tonight's post with a mix of Flower
Bouquet.  The cardstock used are real red, creamy caramel,
old olive.  I used the new Smooch spray to added spritz look
to the card.  xoxo

Friday, May 21, 2010

Tote-ally-Tess Notepad

Happy Friday!  I have had my niece Lauren over for the
last few days and have been laughing my head off! I tell
you... 20 yr olds just crack me up!  I found these cute
little note pads in the dollar spot at your and my favorite
bargaining hole- Target.  On the front of them are
a face of a girl but I just took the Big Shot oval die
and cute out the black and white to cover it up.
I then took the stamp set Tote-ally-Tess out and postitioned
her in the center.  I got out the watercolor crayons and blender
pens and watercolored her in.  The saying was already on the
pad so that what easy!  Have a great weekend and thanks for
stopping by!  xoxo

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mojo Monday 139

Well here I am creating a card for mojo monday
on thursday!  What does that tell you!  today's
post is with the rich razzleberry lemonade designer
paper and inks.  The stamp set is Always, always 
a good choice!  I love this set, it is very enchanting to me.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mini Flameless Candle Cakes

Check out this cute little flameless mini cake!  I found  this tutorial
on Splitcoast here.   I used the On a Pedestal set to make a matching
card and the every so cute (yes retired :( ) Loves Me designer paper.
The doily under the cake is the large 2' scallop circle from the Big
Shot.  These are quick and soooo cute and easy!  Have fun!  xoxo

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More XL Flower Folds idea

Linda Mismas of Snohomish, WA emailed me this picture
of her Flower Fold Seed bag. You can view the original post on April 23.
 She made these with her Girl Scout troop.  They turned out sooo cute!  I love how
she put their pictures in the center of the flower.
Thank you for sharing Linda! 

First Driver's License!

Shelby passed her Driver's License test!!! I am soooo proud
of her!  I saw this card made on splitcoast and knew I
had to make one for her.  It is all made with punches
and the top note die.  Here's there recipe:
The body of the car is the top note die cut horizontal
and the top rounded with the corner rounder.
The tires are the tag punch punched in half. The
chrome above the tires are the window punch.
The headlights are with 1' punch.
The grill is the large oval punch corrugated
and the side mirrors are the 3/4' punch with
the slot punch holding them on the sides.
The steering wheel is made with the 1' and
1 3/4' punches.  xoxo

Monday, May 17, 2010

More Loads of Love

Some More Loads of Love today..... check out the red truck.  I used
the crystal effects to give it that high sheen.  Wish my car was that
shiney!   Recipe is as follows:
Cardstock:  Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Red riding hood, White
Ink: Basic Black Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Chocolate Chip stitched ribbon, Crystal Effects, Twine

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Family Time

Here are all the Vinz sister's together.  It's been a while since we have been able to get a picture with
all of us together! 
And here are a few of the brother in laws and my dear Dad.  Don't they look sooo relaxed!
Then here's my nephew Kian and niece Lauren and
my two girlies.  Thanks for letting me share!  Great time with everyone.  Love it when we are all together and everyone is having fun!  xoxo

Sweet 6Teen

Great last few days visiting with family and friends.
My Goddaughter turned Sweet 16.... aaaww remember
turning 16...... so young and full of life.  Well here is
the card I whipped up for her.  The recipe is as follows:
Stamps:  Gratitous Graffiti and Typset Alphabet
Cardstock:  Pixie Pink, Basic Black and Glossy White
Accessories: Brayer, Filligree Flowers, circle punch.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Loads of Love

Little Loads of Love stamp set,  I haven't had this
one out in a looong time!  I think I will stamp some
more with it in the upcoming days.   Anywho,  the
background is made by using the brocade blue
cardstock and night of navy ink.  I took the sponge
dauber and smudged the ink across the paper and
the edges to get this effect.  The designer paper
is the so saffron as well as the piece that is backed
on the car.  The rims are the large silver brads and
the card is night of navy.  xoxo

Friday, May 14, 2010

Beware Pirates

Arrrrr me harties!   It's a pirate friday!  Getting ready for birthday
celebrations this weekend with the family.  Here's a quick little
cards made up for the little nephew.  It's made with the
Beware Pirates set and the Gratutious Graffiti background
stamp.   The colors used are basic black, real red and kraft.
Pretty darn easy ladies!  I tore the kraft paper to give it
that burned look and then used basic black in to smudge
on the sides with a sponge dauber.  xoxo

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Garden Seeds

So I found these adorable very small seed packets at
the dollar spot at Target.  They are ever so small and
so I found that they fit perfectly inside our small
glassine bags.  I then stacked three on top of each other and
took a piece of kraft cardstock that I corrugated and
wrapped it around all three packs.  Then cut a 1  1/4 in
circle out of kraft cardstock and attached it to the top
with a small old olive library clip.  I took out the stamp set
called Garden from the Heart  and used the three stamps to create the little
center piece "from my garden".  It is now ready
to give away to that special gardening friend or
teacher or just that special someone.  xoxo

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Coffee Mugs

Phew!  I have not had a chance to stamp or post since
friday!  yes, life is getting in the way!  Today's post
are these very cute and inexspensive coffee mugs for
the teachers.  I found these  at the Dollar tree.  They come
empty and then you add the designer paper yourself.
Yes,  I know these papers are retired,  but for gifts I am
trying to use up all my retired paper, and why not!  it is
just plain to cute and beautiful!  I also added a coffee
card and note card to accompany them.  xoxo

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sock Monkey

It's friday! It's friday!  I always feel like friday's a party... don't know why just love it!  And today
here's a treat for you!
My post is of the ever so cute Sock Monkey stamp set.  I started to make a card with him and just kept going!  The products you need are as follows:
Sock Monkey  # 111550
Scallop Punch #  109043
Circle punch 1 3/8 #104401
Circle punch # 1 1/4 # 104403
Chocolate Chip # 102218
Old Olive  # 100702
Red Riding Hood or Real Red #102030
                    Creamy Caramel # 102514
                    Various Ribbons in Old Olive

 The instructions for the backpack can be found here. xoxo

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Garden Whimsy

Today's post is made with the stamp set
Garden Whimsy, the cardstock is so saffron,
certainly celery, lavendar lace and pink passion.
I also want to Thank you all for coming to visit me
Thank you for taking the time to make comments
Thank you for becoming Thoughtthatstick followers
and Thank you for linking me on your blogs!
You are all sooooo awesome!  xoxo

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mojo Monday 137

Mojo monday is here, and it feels like it was just monday
last week!  I swear I cannot catch up right now!  Anyone
else feeling the reeling of the end of the school year and
just plain life!  Enough of that!  The post today is made with
the ever soooo retired designer paper, more mustard and
night of navy and of course white.  The stamp set is
the Fox and Friends.  I can hardly wait for new designer
paper to come out.  I am running out of choices!  xoxo

Sunday, May 2, 2010

National scrapbooking month!

May is national scrapbooking month so dust your scrappin
tools off and get crackin ladies! The challenge is on!
This page is made with the new SU! patterened paper.
I have showed  it last week,  it is clear embossed and
just beautiful.  The colors I have used on this page are
soft suede, pink piroutte and sage shadow. The shadowing
on the page was done with soft suede and a dauber.
Pretty quick and easy page.  xoxo

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Fabulous Five for the Month of May

Happy May day!  Here is the month of May's Fabulous Five. 
If you aren't familair with my fab five.  It is where I take one stamp
set and make five cards/or projects with it.   The stamp set of choice
this time is the Flower Fancy.  I have made 3 cards, one notepad and
one album.  The colors of cardstock and ink used are soft suede,
pretty in pink, river rock and red riding hood. Kirstin came over for our
weekly stamping and choose these colors, good choice Kirstin since I'm already
into using the new colors!  xoxo