Saturday, June 29, 2013

Vintage Fourth of July

By now most of you know how much I enjoy vintage anything.  I love this photo of the bike all decked out for the 4th of July.   It channeled my creativity for today.  

Products Used:
Cardstock: Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Designer series paper pack in Brights,
Stamp Set-  Cycle Celebration-wood mounted - #130270 for $21.95 or Clear mounted # 130273 for $16.95

Also Label Love #130619 or 130622

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sweet Shoppe

Cycle Celebration,  again!  I'm telling you these colors and stamp set just keep showing up on my studio table!  I tried to make the card look like a sweet shoppe awning,  well, tried.....
Products Used:
Cardstock- Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cobana, Whisper White, In Color 2013/15 designer paper
Stamp Set- Cycle Celebration -wood mounted # 130270 for $21.95 or clear mounted # 130273 for $16.95
Accessories- Scallop punch, large oval punch

Only a few more days left to grab some of these new stamp sets at a great savings!  don't miss out, you have til June 30th

Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
$17.96$23.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070
$13.46$17.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
$14.96$19.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085
$11.21$14.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
$21.71$28.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706
$15.71$20.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497

                                                  Place your orders HERE

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Storytime Teacher gift

Okay,  I know Storytime designer series paper is retired, but here's one more. My incrediably creative friend and downline gal Kirstin Davies designed this cutie!    It is similar to the one I posted here ,  for the details
on April 24th.  These are perfect gifts for birthdays, or any occassion, not only does it hold a card, but also a gift cards.  I have even put chocolate bar tucked in them. Makes giving easy!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Burlap Bling Candles

Have any weddings to prepare for this summer?  Here are some  on trend burlap candles for you to try.  Just purchase the glass votive holders and cover with burlap.  I used double sided sticky strip to adhere them to the votive holders.  

Here it is covered with the burlap, below you can see how I used the Basic Rhinestones by added them to a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Once you get them all attached use a glue dot or glue gun to attach to the votive.  I cut the strip at just 1/8" inch.  Take the linen thread and wrap around the candle three times, then take the stamp from Chalk Talk and stamp on whisper white cardstock and cut out the the Big Shot die, add rhinestones if you like and attach to the thread with a mini clothes pin

Products Used:
Cardstock- Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets- Chalk Talk and Label Love
Accessories- Burlap, Votive Candles, Sticky Strip, Basic Rhinestones, Mini Clips, White Baker's Twine, Linen Thread

Chalk Talk
Wood mounted #130631 - $25.95
Clear Mounted - #130634 - $18.95
Love this new set!  I'll show you more with it later this week.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Six Sided Sampler

Look at this fun new stamp set!  Six Sided Sampler!  Stamp the hexagon, then use the coordinating hexagon punch to punch them out!  Want a deal on the two together?  Order the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle at a 15% discount.  You get the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set and hexagon punch- 
Wood-mount bundle #132725 for $36.50 or
Clear -mount bundle # 132724 for $29.50

Order yours HERE

Six-Sided Sampler stamp set

Hexagon Punch

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Busy, Busy week

Well,  it's finally here,  Shelby's graduation!  What an exciting week we have had!  Here are a few pictures to share with you. 

A few of her dear girlfriends and parents came over before
commencement for photos and laughs. 

These were Claire's adorable shoes that I had to snap a photo of.

This one's my fav,  friends through the years......

We honored Shelby with a grad party saturday,  I had so much fun getting ready for our guests.  I used old blue mason jars and covered them with photocopied pictures from her old year books dated back to 7th grade to recents ones.  I filled each of them with beautiful flowers and stuck a chalkboard message in each one asking if you could find her picture on the jar.
  (you can see them better below)
I scattered them throughout the house and out on the deck, it made it a lot of fun for her friends and family to find her picture from each year.

I also did a large photo heart showcasing photos from events from the school year. I set out her yearbook, and accomplishments for family to see.  Another thing that I did to decorate the deck was hang the outdoor bulb lights, on the cord I clothes pinned black and white photos of her from her childhood to present.  

you can see it a bit better in this pic
It turned out to be such a fun day, so many special friends and family coming together to share in her graduation.  Now, I have to get through this week, as next week my 6th grader graduates from elementary school!  Wish me luck!  

Grab some new greetings at 25% off!

Now thru June 30th is your chance to get some of the new greeting stamp sets 25% off!  check out below what's on sale
Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$13.46$17.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$11.21$14.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$15.71$20.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Place your orders HERE

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cycle Celebration

Are you tired of seeing this set yet?  I just can't help my self!  at least I used different colors this time!

Products Used:
Cardstock - Whisper White, Daffodil Delight.
Ink- Melon Mambo, Island Indiago, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Accessories- NEW! Candy Dots in bright colors, Large Oval punch, Decorative Label punch
Stamp set- Cycle Celebration (of course!)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Yep, more Cycle Celebration

Cannot put this set and these colors down!  This card is cut at a slant so that you can insert a gift card or cash.  

Cycle Celebration

Clear mounted # Stamp Set- Cycle Celebration # 130270 Wood - $21.95 or #130273 Clear - $16.95
Cardstock- Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cobana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Designer Series paper stack in color 2013/15 # 130136 for $21.95

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

More Cycle Celebration

Another card with my one of my favorite new stamp sets, Cycle Celebration!
I stamped it once to the left in Soft Suede then just continually stamp to the right til there was no more ink left on the stamp.

Products Used:
Stamp Set- Cycle Celebration
Cardstock- Whisper White, Coastal Cobana, Crisp Cantoloupe, In Colors 2013-15 designer series paper pack
Accessories- Candy Dots subtles.

Place your orders HERE

Monday, June 10, 2013

Cycle Celebration

I am absolutely LOVING!!! this new set!  Cycle Celebration!  so versatile.  And the new In Colors for 2013/15 are so subtle and crisp just in time for summer.  

Products Used:
Stamp Set- Cycle Celebration # 130270 Wood - $21.95 or #130273 Clear - $16.95
Cardstock- Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cobana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Designer Series paper stack in color 2013/15 # 130136 for $21.95
Accessories- Pistachio Pudding Ruffle Stretch Trim # 130020, NEW! Candy Dots in Subtles # 130933 for $5.95, Tea Lace Paper Doilies # 129399

Cycle Celebration
 # 130270  Wood - $21.95 or #130273 Clear - $16.95

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Graduation Cap Card

Getting ready for graduations!  we have got  Bothell, Woodinville and Kings graduates all next week.  These are nice sized graduation cap cards you can make.  ( I have to say,  I received the tassels from a customer years ago) 
I will show you how to make them below.

The card opens up to this size. To do this you cut an 8x8 inch piece of computer paper (cardstock is too thick) fold it in half, turn it and fold it in half again.  Then turn it sideways and fold it once more for the middle peak you see in  the photo.  The cap piece it two pieces of cardstock cut at 4 1/4".  Before you attach them make sure your brad and tassel are attached to the top.  I used tombow adhesive to attach them together

Here is the tassel,  cut yourself a piece of baker's twine at 8", fold in half and tie a knot at the end, and fray. Attach to the brad just by wrapping it once around it.

Here it is completed with the baker's twine tassel,  still just as great looking!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kid's Class

I held my monthly kid's class on monday and this is what the girlies made.   Dry Erase frames.   I used the just retired Storybook designer series paper for the inside of the frame. Trying to use it all up!   Keep the glass on top so that you can write on it like I did below.  Then take ribbon of your choice to decorate.  I used the brand new very vintage designer series buttons with the white baker's twine. 

They also made these modge podge glass plates.  I took the retired Everyday Enchantment paper and had them tear good size pieces.  Once they had them all torn, they added some modge podge to the back of the plate, begin to cover your plate with the different patterns of the paper. Once completed, let dry. Once dry, paint the back of the plate with acrylic paint color of your choice, then at a last coat of the modge podge( not dishwasher safe of course).  
 I used an olive green paint for the back. 
 This is how they turned out below.  CUTE!

Here are the girls working on their plates.......

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Graduation Ideas

So, here we are one week from my Daughter Shelby's 2013 graduation!  Such an amazing time full of excitement, the unknown, new stages and lots of tears!  (for sure!)  Since we have a bunch of young men's graduation parties to celebrate as well, I made up a bunch of these Jones Soda's to take to them with their graduation cards.  I will post how to make the graduation cap card in the picture on  thursday.  To make the graduation sodas,  I just choose blue, as the school colors are blue and green.   Now I tell you, this is super easy!!!,  take your 1 1/4" square punch and punch them out.  I used glue dots to attach them to the tops of the bottles.  Then I used  green bakers twine that has been knotted at both ends, attach one end on to the black square, the other end fray it a bit.   And there you have it!   You can do this!  See!

Below are some other ideas from past posts of mine for graduation.

  I thought I would repost some posts from past graduations as well..  Above is a girly diploma card, you can use the search box on my blog to the left to find the post to this card as well as the other posts I have listed here.

A money Rose

Graduation cap box