Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Quilt Card

According to my friend Amy over at A New Song these cards are all the rage today! I've seen them around before, but I thought they looked to complicated to try, but as it turns out they are super easy! I used the new DSP, Tea Paper. I used Mono Multi to adhere all the squares to the white cardstock and let it dry before running it through the Big Shot.

The base of the card is Pretty in Pink and I tied Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around the top. I stamped Birthday wishes in the corner using Perfect Plum, it doesn't show up very well, but I didn't want to cover up any of the top note with extra layers. I also added Filigree brad in the lower right hand corner. That's it. Very simple and very pretty. I was just playing around with this, I can't wait to do this again! I was thinking this would make a good Easter card. Just add a Happy Easter, what do you think? The colors are right!

Anyone else ready for spring? I love snow, I think it is so beautiful when it covers the trees and is all fluffy, but I hate driving in it, I hate when it takes an hour to get 10 minutes away!! Luckily we don't get a lot of snow here, but we did get over 10 inches yesterday. Oh well, it won't be long now, right?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Club Wish List

I have my very first club starting next week and I wanted to give the ladies something a little special with their new catalog, so I made these Wish List Book Marks and Pentel Pens.

I used Chocolate Chip and White cardstock. I printed the wish list out with their name on it and stamped it with a butterfly from Flight of the Butterfly in Riding Hood Red. Then I added a button in the corner with some linen thread tied through. Lastly I added some riding hood red ribbon in the corner. For the pens I just took a piece of Bella Rose DSP and folded it around the inside of the pen and tied a piece of Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon on the cap.
Hope they like them!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Goody Goody Gumdrops

Don't look if you were in the SA Preview Swap, don't have your swaps and want to be surprised :)

This it the card I created for the SA preview swap I hosted, I hope they liked it!

Actually this isn't an exact replica, because I used Pixie Pink on all the cards but mine, I ran out for mine, but it works either way.

Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White; Chocolate Chip
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Versamark.
Accessories: Iridescent Ice, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects.
Stamp set: Goody Goody Gumdrops.

I stamped all the cherries on the Whisper White, colored in some of them with Pretty in Pink markers. The others I stamped over in versamark and added iridescent ice. I added Crystal Effects to all the cherries I colored in. For the ice cream I stamped it in chocolate chip paper, colored the top in with versamarker and embossed it with white embossing powder.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Cricut Thank You!

I've been trying to find time to play with my Cricut, not enough hours in the day, sadly! Anyway, I have come up with a couple of Thank You cards!

This is a card that I made for my very good friend for buying me a bunch of scrapbooking stuff for Christmas! She just spoils me! So to get some inspiration for cards I went to my happy place, otherwise known as Splitcoast :) I decided to look at some of the color challenges and I found this one. This is why that site is so awesome, I never would have thought of putting these colors together, but they look great!

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black and Pink Pirouette
Stampset: Flight of the Butterfly
Accessories: Black Gingham, Cricut George Cartridge

This next one was for my boss. Thanks to my good friend Rhonda for the color inspiration!

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Always Artichoke (or was it Old Olive, I can't remember now, sorry) and Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Always Artichoke/Old Olive (I'll try to remember, but I think either would work).
Stampsets: Inspired By Nature
Accessories/Technique: I sponged the ink on the stampset to give it a softer look. Cricut George Cartridge.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Daughter's Christmas Card

Did you think Christmas was over? Nope, I still have Christmas stuff to share. This one is so cute I couldn't share it. This is the card I made for my daughter for Christmas:

Isn't that little girl just the cutest? I got that stamp at a stamp sale for 50 cents!! The side of the stamp says Great Impressions. I colored her in using various Stampin' write markers, added a little glitter to the red bows.

Cardstock is Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. Other stamps used where Frosty and Season of Joy. Night of Navy, Old Olive and Real Red grosgrain ribbon also used.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Recipe Holder

For Christmas this year I made my sister a recipe holder with family recipes in it. I put a few of our grandmother's best recipes, my favorite recipe, a couple of our mother's and I left a couple blank ones for her to put her favorite recipes.

I bought this little chipboard book with a wood block stand at my LSS and bought some paper and embellishments that had to do with cooking. It is really cute, here is a little slide show:

Monday, January 5, 2009

One more elf gift to post!

I just wanted to post one last project I sent to my secret elf. It was a lunch box tin filled with Necco wafers!

I found the paper at my LSS and I found some paint to match. I painted the lid of the tin and covered the rest in paper. I already had the flower and the ribbon so I just matched it to the paper a best I could. I was kinda sad to send this off, cuz I really liked it :) I've made four of these and I don't have one for myself. I might have to correct that one day.

I always make all this stuff and never make anything to keep.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Secret Elf Gifts

Now that my elf has opened all her gifts and knows who I am, I can share some of the things I made for her.

This is a matchbook note card holder and the note cards:

I used the Holiday Treasures DSP, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Ruby Red Cardstock. Whisper White Craft Ink; Old Olive and Riding Hood Red ink. Tag Punch, Designer Label punch, Sizzix snowflake, red chunky glitter.

Christmas Presents

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday! I can finally post some of my gifts that I have been working on!
This is what I made for my friends at work and DD's daycare and preschool teachers.
These were made using coasters and Bella Rose DSP and my bind it all. They are Desk Calendars. You can find the tutorial at Splitcoast. The tutorial also has a link to where to print out the calendars. The great thing about these is you can still do them if you do not have a bind it all, just use ribbon or orings! They are very easy to make. I used my Time Well Spent stamp set for my friends and for the teacher's gifts I used an old Stampin' Up! set that I bought at a scrapbook garage sale that has a crayon, ruler and apple. On my friend's calendars I also took a small chipboard letter, covered it with crystal effects and chunky red (non-SU) glitter and placed it on the front for a Monogram. They turned out really cute. I need to make one for myself, just haven't taken the time.
I also gave them a hodgepodge bookmark:
I made these to color coordinate with the desk calendar. I used the 3 flowers from a Flower for You stampset and colored them in using a blender pen and reinkers in Riding Hood and Pink Pirouette.

These are made by taking the Very Vanilla Designer Label hodgepodge hardware. You cut off the hole at the top and thread the ribbon through the bottom, adding the brad. Then punch out your image using the Designer Label punch and adhere it to the hodgepodge hardware with crystal effects. Let it dry and voila a bookmark! Very easy. I added a piece of the Bella Rose dsp to the back of the image before I glued it to the hardware.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year! I have met so many wonderful people over the last year and I want you all to know I appreciate all of you and I look forward to another great year!

To my friends and family I appreciate you and love you all so very much and my life is better because of you. Thank you for always being there for me!