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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Challenge 100 Celebrate!

Well this challenge was #100 over on our Late Night Stampers group. I got the idea of course from Angie Juda here. My son has a birthday party to go today for a girl, ack! And of course I don't have any girly stamps, so this was the next best thing. I used a saleabration stamp set from last year. Paper is from saleabration as well. My best guess was that it was cajun craze so that is the ink I used to sponge everything. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Covered Tissue Box

Ok, I have found my newest obession. Decorating Tissue Boxes, I can't wait to go to Walmart later and get some more tissues. I saw this tutorial on Split Coast Stampers, here. This ladies tutorial is fabulous. If you are using a Kleenex brand Tissue Box this will work perfectly. I used Friends 24/7 stamp set. I used Wild Wasabi as the layer, I colored the stamp with markers. The bird is done in basic grey, soft suede, wild wasabi, real red and more mustard. The flowers I also colored the stamp using, soft suede, wild wasabi, real red and I colored the flowers in with blush bride. Here are pictures of the two sides, the other sides match these. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Another Teacher Gift on the Fly

I bought these tins from Stampin' Ups clearance rack a while back. They measure 5 1/2 x 4 3/4. I pondered what to do with them. So, I had made snowman soup with mugs for my sons' teacher's but I decided that wasn't really enough. So, today I put together 5 of these tins with gift tags. The inside of tin I made using cardstock. The middle insert measures 4 3/4 x 4 1/2, scored at 1 1/2, 2 1/4, and 3 inches. The two side ones measure 6 1/4 x 2 1/2, scored at 2 3/8, 3 1/8, and 2 3/8. Good thing my son just learned how to add and subtract fractions, so it was fresh in my mind when I had to use his math to help me. I was never good with fractions, especially the 8th ones. After scoring, fold mountain and valley. Place the large one in the middle, and the smaller ones on each side of the middle one. The dsp was cut at 2 1/2 x 2 3/8. I made the tags using the tags til' christmas stamp set. I don't have the ornament punch so, I had to use the movers and shakers die ornament to cut the tags, I stamped the image and spaced it over the die. The punch would have been much easier :) I just made the outside look like a present. I didnt' have a lot time to get really creative.
The idea came from Angie Juda, here is the link to her post. My Chic n Scratch Classroom Bonus Project. Her tin is a little smaller and her measurements are different. But same tags.
I hope you enjoy.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snowman Soup

I made these for my son's teachers. Can't beat the price at $2.50 each. I hope they enjoy them, our weather is definately cold enough.

Oh my, products used. Bashful blue cardstock, some DCWV pattern paper, some cheap $1.00 stamps, SU label punch, and baja breeze stripped retired ribbon. The pillow box and bags were from a bulk buy my upline Monika Davis did, I'm not sure what company she got them from.

I also did a male version for his math teacher, it's still using the same blues but the outside is old olive and I used the holly jolly DSP. Hope you enjoy.

Several people have asked about the poem.... I tried to photograph it but it came out blury, so here it is:

One day I met a snowman
He said "Frosty" was his name.
Who told me his secret recipe,
For "Snowman Soup" he claimed.

So open up the soup packet
Just pour it in your cup,
Add hot water to the mix
Take the cane and stir it up.

Add some Snowman Kisses
A few snowballs for fun
It's sure to warm your spirits
When your winter day is done.

I got this off the internet, but I searched so many before I found one just right, so i'm not sure who to give credit to. The "Snowman Kisses" are hershey kisses. The "Freeze dried snowballs" are mini marshmellows. The "Stir Stick" is a candy cane. The "Snowman Soup" is just any kind of packet hot chocolate. I used giradelli.

Challenge Card, White, Blue and Silver

I'm usually a red and green kind of girl for Christmas. I don't usually step outside the box this week on our Late Night Stampers email group Mary Jo challenged us to use blue, white and silver. I actually like how this card came out. I used brushed siver SU cardstock as the base, night of navy cardstock and whisper white craft ink with white embossing powder. The silver cord is from last years mini catalog (I sure hope they bring it back next year, I'm almost out and I love for my Christmas tags. Last week Mary Jo challenged us to use, anything but red and green. Below is my card for that challenge. So whichever of my friends get these two cards, I'm sure they are going to think I've lost my mind. I hope you enjoy.

For this card I used a light pink, not sure of the name, lovely lilac and bashful blue. I used heat and stick and dazzling diamonds on the snowflake. Not sure I like this one.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Candles and More Candles

This is for valentine's day. The one's below are for winter. I'm a little tired of Christmas stuff :)

Here are some candles I made just for me. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Simply Adorned Inserts

I'm having a lot of fun with these. Now I have 5 made, some I made at my uplines class and these are mine. I love the way they turned out. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. The wreath is made from the itty bitty set using the flower and punching it out with the mini flower punch. The tree is from lovely as a tree, stamped with merry from the tiny tags set. The bird is from the bitty stamp set as well. I also used crystal effects and red glitter to make the berries.

Challenge 98 - Non Traditional Christmas card

The jury is still out on this card. I'm not a very non-traditional Christmas card person, but I figured I'd step outside my comfort zone and try something different.
I used Crumb Cake Cardstock for the base, I cut the snowflake out of my cricut. I used heat and stick powder with versamark and dazzling diamonds. I used the rhinestones on the tips of the snowflakes. As for cardstock I think the purple is Lovely Lilac, pink pirroette, and the old baby boy blue. I used scraps on all of it, so the colors are guesses. I sponged the pink with rich razzleberry, and the blue with not quite navy and the crumb cake cardstock with Early Expresso. Sure used a lot of stuff on just one card. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment, maybe you'll help change my mind to send this card out to a friend.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Zippy Zac is in the house.

Our Elf on a Shelf, Zippy Zac made his appearance tonight. He keeps my son in check through the holiday season, he seems to turn into a deamon during the Holidays at school. So Zippy Zac does the trick. He always stops into my craft room (just like Santa) to make his card for my son. This year he even used my brand new Cricut Cartridge, which I haven't even used yet, I just got it yesterday. He only uses supplies that are left on my desk. This year he had a lot to choose from, and oh my I think he used every piece of DSP that was on my table. Looks like it threw up color. My son, says... "Boy he sure is creative". Inside he told him he needed to read two more books for his challenge at school, and he would bring him a special present. (So a little bribery here). He also told him he needed to buy me a new white gel pen for Christmas. Mine seems to be skipping a lot lately :)

I hope you enjoy the card and my story.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Ornament and box

My friend last year made these painted ornaments. My son really wanted to do it on his own, she's a little OCD and would always touch them up. It made him so mad, so this year we bought everything to make them, he's having a ball a doing a good job, (no touch ups from this mom). He did ask me if I could make one of my "pretty" bows to put on it to hang on the tree. So, he's giving this to pop pop and grandma for Christmas. I threw together this box tonight in about 20 minutes to put it in. Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving! I will be traveling tomorrow, so I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

The Rubber Redneck had a color challenge using Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry. I always have a hard time with challenges, I never know if it ok to use another color. So I couldn't color in my pumpkin (pumpkin pie would have been my choice). So I used the spotlight technique to stay within the guidelines. This stamp set is very old - Turkey Talk (retired in 2004), but hey do Thanksgiving stamps ever retire? Ok, I used rich razzleberry for the base, old olive for the layer, cajun craze for the top layer. I stamped and colored the leaves with the same colors. Did the inlay embossing techique. I used a blender pen to color with ink from ink pads. Sponged the edges of the circle and the scallop. The rectangle is the new retangle sizzlet. I made this card to give to my parents for Thanksgiving.

I hope you enjoy this card.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fork Bows

Ok, i'd heard of this technique. So I search utube this morning, and found several videos. Then my search in the house for the perfect forks. I found two. One for small bows and one for a little larger bows. Here are my tags (no decorated yet) because Santa hyjacks my craft supplies and makes the tags on Christmas Eve (that's what son thinks anyway). Zippy Zac our Elf on a Shelf makes his own card too, when he comes on Thanksgiving Morning. Good thing Santa and Zippy are crafty ones.

Ok, onto the fork bows.
Double Fork Bow
Large Fork Bow
Small Fork Bow


Family Reunion Invites

My friend Brenda needed invitations for her family reunion. We've had a hard time getting together to make them, she really wanted to help, but time and things got in the way. So on Friday she baked me a delicious pound cake, (I think she was trying to bribe me to just make them), it worked. I cranked these out Friday night, of course I was high on sugar and fat.
I used So Saffron cardstock for the base, I used a 2 1/8 piece of DSP from the play date line, and a 3/4 inch piece of the same DSP to make the strip. I ran it through the big shot. I used embroidery floss for the wrap around bow. I used a 3/4 inch piece of brown from the DSP pack to make the scallop border with the scallop border punch. The let's get together stamp is a clear stamps set because I didn't have a stampin up set with that saying on it. I used a hostess set from last year SAB (I think) for the houses. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Gift Tags and Box

I needed to make a make and take for my uplines meeting next weekend. Here is what I came up with, I took the 3x3 pizza box and made it a bit smaller. Enjoy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bats Bats Bats

I was scratching my head all day yesterday wanting to make a bat for some treat boxes I'm making for my son's pumpkin carving party. Finally, I went to split coast stampers and found a bat I thought would work. This is what I came up with.

Head - 1 1/8 circle punch
Wings - scallop oval punch and wide oval punch
Body - large oval punch (re-inserted to make smaller and trimmed slightly)
Feet - modern label punch
Nose - small heart punch (cut off tip
Eyes - 1/2 inch circle punch and larch punch from crop a dile.
Ears - 5 petal flower punch.
Pumpkin - small oval punch
CM - leaf punch
hand cut stem
All punches from Stampin Up. I used Basic black cardstock and sponged with whisper white craft ink.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Santa box

I know it's been forever.

Sandy Hancock, took the time to post the instructions for this cute little box. So, to make sure she knew someone used it, I went right downstairs and whipped one up. I had to alter it a tad, her instructions and this what I altered. The best thing about Stampin' Up is you can always find a punch or something to alter any instructions with. Send me an email if you would like to order any of these products. Everything else I used can be found in here post here.

Changes I made: His eyes use the large crop-a-dile punch (item number 108362) , his mustache is the heart to heart punch, I punched the fat heart, put the punch back in and punched again (item number, 119881). His nose is the 1/2 inch circle punch (item number 119869). I also didn't have the square punches she used, so I used the large square punch, I punched a square and put it back in the punch on the corner and made a 3/4 inch square. I did the same thing for the 1/2 inch square insert in the middle.

Thanks for looking have a great day.

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