Thursday, December 17, 2009

My first BIA project

This is my very first Bind It All project. The BIA is my newest toy. I just love it. This is a 6x6 album that I made for my granddaughter, Mikaela, for Christmas. Aren't the bright colors just perfect for a girl? I'm not sure where the paper is from, I've had if for years. Bought it in one of those paper packs, it is really thick. I've never used it because I didn't have the right solid colors to go with it. I brought out Stampin' Up!' Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie and they match it perfectly! The chipboard M is from a retired pack. The paper that the album is covered with has a lot of sparkle and shine on it so I covered the M with Melon Mambo paper and embossed with Clear embossing powder to give it that shine. I added the Pumpkin Pie cordorouy buttons, tied some of the 1/4 Pumpkin Pie ribbon and Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon onto the owire. On the inside of the book I added several pages cut from Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, and Glorious Green. I added a few sticker borders and I am either going to add some more embelishments or package up some for her to add to it when she puts her pictures in. I'll make scrapbookers out of all my granddaughters. I have 3 right now and another due Christmas Eve. Won't that be a wonderful Chirstmas present?!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ho Ho Ho

This is a banner that I made to hang in my office. I love Christmas decorations, my husband thinks I'm crazy. He just shakes his head when he sees me come home with more. Half of my storage area is full of Christmas decorations.

I started this project with 3 Scallop Squares cut from Glorious Green on the Big Shot, followed up with squares cut from Real Red textured paper. I cut the H's and the wreath with the Cricut. The Snowman is punch art I found on SCS in the Punch Art and Card Candy gallery (I visit there almost daily!). And the reindeer is the same one from the reindeer gift tags that I posted earlier. I attached these all to a piece of double stitched Real Red ribbon that is 1" wide, I think. Put an eyelet in the top for a hanger and you are done.

Are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? There aren't too many days left!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Reindeer Gift Tags

These are from another swap I did. The base is Real Red run through the Big Shot with the Top Note die. I sponged the edges of the Old Olive with Chocolate Chip ink. The Reindeer I found on Ellen Kempker's blog, Blinkin', Thinkin', and Inkin'. If you like punch art you will love her blog. She posts ideas almost daily. Very talented lady. If you are a punch-a-holic like I am though you better stay away. My punch collection has increased since I started following her blog! I made the antlers a little different than hers, I didn't have the same punch. I added some Crystal Effects to the nose that I punched from Real Red to give him that shine. The ribbon is Sleigh Bells from the Holiday mini.

6x6 Christmas Swap

I think I went a little crazy with all of the swaps I got involved in for October and November but I managed to get them all done. Absolutely was worth it! Received such pretty stuff in return. I'll try to get some of it posted so you can see. Here is a double layout that I did for a Fall/Winter/Christmas swap. I also did a 12x12 Fall double layout. Can you believe I mailed it off without taking a picture? And to top it off I didn't make a set for myself because while I was making them I thought I could/would just recreate from the picture that I would surely take before I mailed them out! Oh, well, you live and learn, right?

The base is Real Red textured paper. The border down the side (or bottom) is Old Olive on Chocolate Chip. The ribbon is Sleigh Bells from the Holiday Mini catalog. The photo mat is Very Vanilla. I ran some Real Red cardstock through the big shot in the Petals A Plenty embossing folder, then punched the ornaments with the Ornament Punch, topped it off with a small piece of the silver elastic cord for the hanger and small knot tied with 1/4 Very Vanilla ribbon. Simple layout but very Christmassy don't you think?

Addyson's first stampin project!

This is my granddaughter Addyson's first stamping project with Nana. She is two and at that stage where "I do it myself!". She made this for one of my other granddaughter's birthday. It was the gift tag on the package. We started with a Pretty in Pink scalloped square cut on the Big Shot(left over from another one of my projects). Whisper White cardstock stamped with Pretty in Pink ink with the bug from the Level 1 hostess set Love Bug. Buried under the bugs is a Happy Birthday from a retired set that I borrowed from a friend. She followed that up by gluing some hearts from Pretty in Pink and Green Galore . "I glue! I glue!" She just had to glue something to it because she had seen me gluing hearts to the birthday card that I had just made for Lanie. Addyson just loves to climb up on her little stool and watch me working on things. "I watch you Nana?" They are just too cute at this age. Who can resist those little faces with they ask for something? And of course she doesn't stay on that stool for very long, before I know it she's wormed her way up into my lap. You know how you just automatically do things with the kids when you are concentrating? She waits until I get intent on doing something and just slips right up there. Sneaky little thing.

Here is my card that I made for Lanie. I can't take credit for the layout, my friend Suzanne showed me some cards that she had made and I 'borrowed' her idea. Tweaked it a little but basically the same.

The card base is Pretty in Pink, Whisper White cardstock stamped with Basic Black ink from the same set Addyson used, and colored in with the Pretty in Pink and Green Galore markers. Add a little Dazzling Diamonds to the bugs and used the paper piercer to make a bug flight pattern. I punched a small border for top and bottom with the Scallop Border Punch from Green Galore cardstock and added a couple of hearts that I punched with the Heart to Heart punch. The inside was stamped with Happy Birthday.

Poor neglected blog....

I am a bad blogger. I really have no excuse this time. I have been making things and taking pictures and making more things and taking more pictures...But do I share? No. Shame on me. It will have to be my New Year's Resolution to post at least once a week. Maybe I should make it once a month and I'll be able to meet that. Anyway, this post will be followed up in the next few days with several posts on stuff I've been working on and like well enough to share with you. If you are still following me, thanks for sticking with me!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

September Club Layout

This is the layout that we did for the September Club meeting. I used a sketch from GotSketch?. I love their sketches. Great inspiration when you need it. I love SU!'s In Colors this year but it's been a challenge for me to use the Soft Suede. I thought it would look great for a fall layout. I think it really works with the Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry.
The borders are punched with the Scallop Edge punch. I figured out while making these for this layout that it is much easier to punch the border from the 12x12 cardstock and then trim it to the width that you want it. At first I was trying to cut a strip 1" wide and then put it through the punch which worked okay but punch 1st, trim later is much easier to handle. The border is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and the single leaf from the Lovely As A Tree set.
The 'fall' title is stamped with the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet onto Crushed Curry punced with the Keytag punch. It is attached with Circle of Fire brads. I used my piercing tool to poke the holes through both pieces of cardstock to place the brads through.

Supplies: Background - Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Harvest Home, Lovely as a Tree, & Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Accessories: Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" circle, 5 petal punch, Scallop Edge, Word Window, Keytag; also Close to Cocoa & Chocolate Chip ink pad and marker, Pumpkin Pie & Ruby Red markers.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gift Tags for Swap

I made these tags for a swap on SCS. I think I'm getting addicted to the swapping thing. The first is using the snowman from the Holiday Tag Time stamp set (retired). I cut out a 3" square of Kraft cardstock and used the Eyelet Border punch to make a medallion. I've seen the Scallop Edge punch used like this so I figured it would look great with the lacey looking edge too. You can make the square a touch smaller at 2 7/8" but you have to be very careful to center the paper exactly in the punch or you will cut all of the way through. I stamped the image with black, colored it in with Rich Razzleberry marker and the birds are a purple but I can't remember which one. The snowflakes are colored in with the White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen. The title is from the Snowy Play (retired) stamp set, stamped with White Craft ink and heat embossed with the White Embossing powder. There is a Pewter Jumbo Eyelet in the corner and then the Rich Razzleberry 1/2"Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. The other side is stamped in black ink from the Tags and More(retired) set.

The second tag is cut from Bermuda Bay with an inner layer of Kraft cardstock. The edges of the Kraft are sponged with White Craft ink. I stamped the snowman from the Tags and More (retired) set and colored the hat and scarf in with Razzleberry & Bermuda Bay markers. I used the masking technique to add in the trees from the Backwoods (dormant) stamp set. I used the White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen to add in the snow. I love this pen, don't know what I'd do without it.

Supplies: Rich Razzleberry & Bermuda Bay cardstock
Stamps: Retired Snowy Play, Tags and More, and Holiday Tag Time
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, Rich Razzleberry & Bermuda Bay 1/2"Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Pewter Jumbo Eyelet, White Craft ink, Rich Razzleberry & Bermuda Bay markers, White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

Thursday, September 24, 2009

12x12 Halloween Scrap Kit Swap

Another swap! I'm addicted I tell you! Actually 3 of these swaps were all in one but of course I couldn't just sign up for one group could I? Nope, gotta go all of the way and do the 12x12, 6x6 and this 12x12 layout kit. For some reason I really struggled with this one and I thought it would be the easiest. After all, you only had to do a border, a journaling piece, and 2 embellishments. It took me forever to come up with all of these elements. I have several other pieces that I did and set aside because I didn't think that they fit. You'll probably see those in some posts later 'cause you know they looked fine, just didn't fit with this. Anyway, I'll quit rambling and give you the details.
The border is made with the Frightful Fence jumbo wheel with black ink, rolled onto Pumpkin Pie and mounted on black cardstock. The spider and cat are die cuts that I added. The other three pieces are stamped from Halloween Hoot stamp set. Isn't that witch just the cutest?! Her sign says 'Free Kisses'. She is stamped with black, again on Pumpkin Pie but this time mounted on Rich Razzleberry. LOVE that color! The sign was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink (I think) on Very Vanilla and the handle was colored in with Close to Cocoa. The black kettle was stamped with Black Craft ink and embossed, the bubbles were also stamped with a craft ink and embossed but I can't remember which color (sorry!) onto Rich Razzleberry and mounted on Pumpkin Pie. The tag was pretty simple, Pumpkin Pie layered on Black. I stamped the frog from the set and then drew in the lines with a Black Stampin' Write marker. The string is retired and I can't remember the name of that either. I'm going to have to start writing this down as I go.
Now I just have to put it on a page and I have another Halloween page ready to plop my pictures onto. Hope you all enjoy! Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall 6x6 Swap

This is a layout I did for a Fall/Halloween swap on SCS. The background is Pumpkin Pie, the leaves are die cuts from Dusty Durango, Creamy Caramel, and More Mustard. I used the tip of my bone folder to 'carve' in the veins and then went over them with a marker and sponged the leaves with the Close to Cocoa ink and used the sponge to soak up some ink from the Dusty Durango marker to also dab on. The photo mat is textured More Mustard sponged with Close to Cocoa on the edges. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip (don't ya just love chocolate?). The title is also cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Supplies: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Dusty Durango cardstock
Accessories: Creamy Carmel, Close to Cocoa ink pad and marker, Dusty Durango marker; 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon. Title cut with Cricut

Sunday, September 20, 2009

12x12 Halloween Swap

I did this for a Fall/Halloween swap that I joined on Splitcoast Stampers. I haven't received my swaps back yet but I can't wait to see the wonderful things everyone has created. I had a lot of fun with this. I love Fall and Halloween. This is my favorite time of the year for weather and the colors, gorgeous!

For this project I used the Tasty Sweet stamp set. I stamped all of the candy with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I did a lot of cutting with my scissors! I made this page 5 times! The candy dish is made from Dusty Durango with a Wide Oval punch cutting a small portion off for the rim and then I added a Word Window punch for the base. It is layered on top of a square of Pumpkin Pie, Black, and Perfect Plum.
The journaling treat bag is Perfect Plum with a handle from 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, the lines were drawn in with the Black Stampin' Write Journaler. The circle candies were cut out with the 1 1/4" circle punch. The picture doesn't show the title very well but it was stamped with the trick-or-treat saying in the set and heat embossed also. The title background is Black layered with some DSP from the Cast A Spell designer series paper. The photo mats are made from layering Perfect Plum and Kiwi Kiss. Using up a bit of my retired stash. That green is perfect for Halloween.

Supplies: Pumpkin Pie, Black, Perfect Plum, & Kiwi Kiss, Dusty Durango cardstock; Cast A Spell designer series paper
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle, Wide Oval, and Word Window punches, Versamark ink, clear embossing powder

August Club layout

This is the layout for my August Scrap Club meeting. This is a quick and easy layout. I got my inspiration from a sketch for the Demo Challenge on SCS.
I started this layout knowing that I only wanted to use the new Stampin' Up in colors. I just love the bright in your face kind of color they have. Nothing pastel about these colors! The background is Bermuda Bay, the accents and photo mats are from Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, and Melon Mambo. I have to admit I wasn't going to add the Crushed Curry in but my daughter, Karen, talked me into it. She said it needed yellow. She was right. Without it the layout didn't have the pop that it needed. The flowers are all made from my favorite (as if you haven't figured that out) Scallop circle punch. You punch out the circle, cut in a ways between each of the scallops and add a 1/2" circle punched piece to the middle. Here I added little dots with the white Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen and used a Dimensional to adhere it to give it a little depth. The faux stitching on the border was also added using the gel pen. And of course I had to add in some of that gorgeous Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon. I told myself that I would never be able to use up all of the ribbon if I bought one in every color but so far I have bought 3 of the new in colors. Just can't help myself! You'll be seeing them a lot in my projects this year. Hope you enjoy! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Supplies: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry & Melon Mambo cardstock
Accessories: Scallop Circle and 1/2" circle punch, white Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, 1/2" Rich Razzleberry Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Altered Can - Owl Graduate

This is as a graduation present. We usually give money but I wanted a different way to 'wrap it up'. I filled this up with Skittles and a check. What more could a graduate ask for? Someone had told me about altering these pop-top cans and I thought it was a great idea. You have to use one of those can-openers that kind of lays on top of the can and cuts it off without leaving the sharp edges. I think they are called safety openers. So you remove the top and the label and wash it out real well.
I wrapped it with card stock that I had stamped Congratulations on with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I put together this cute little owl with several different punches, about 10 I think. I've seen several different versions of the punch art owl on SCS and other blogs but of course I had to tweak it 'cause I hardly ever CASE something exactly. Gotta put my own spin on it!
So let's see if I can remember all of the punches, I did this back in June. The hat is just a square that I cut and the Keytag punch that retired in June. It has a square brad with embroidery floss for the tassel. The head is two Round Tab punches layered with a 3/4", 1/2", and a small circle punch for the eyes. I'm not sure what size the black is for the eyes. The body is made from a large circle and the Wide Oval punch. The wings are 3 layers of the Scallop Circle punch, feet are from the Heart to Heart punch and the beak is from one of my favorite punches, the 5 Petal. Was that ten? I think that is a record even for me! Hope you all like it!

Yeah! I can post again.

It's been a loooonnng time since I posted, I know. Bet you all thought I dropped off of the planet didn't you? Life got busy, the computer I use to edit my pics and put the watermark on them and all of that good stuff and it up and went kaput on me, and here we are 2 months later! But I finally made myself sit and figure out a way to do this on my own pc and here we are. Now I can post all of the projects I've been holding onto for the past couple of months. So stay tuned in the next of couple of days to see several new layouts and maybe a few other things too!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sand & Sun

Here is the latest layout for my Scrap Club. We had a lot of fun with this. The ladies got really creative again. They came up with buckets, shovels, little red crabs, it was great. We used a variety of punches. The sand dollar shell is made from the 5-petal punch. I scored from the beginning of the petal to almost the middle on all 5 petals with the bone folder and then on the raised side I traced it with a Close to Cocoa marker, traced that with the VersaMark marker and embossed with Clear embossing powder.

The cute little flip-flops and sun were an idea I CASED from Buffy with her permission of course! I wasn't going to add them to my page until after the club meeting since the punch is retired but my daughter saw them and went and made some for herself so the cat was out of the bag and the other ladies wanted them too. What can you do?

The other shell was also CASED (and changed a little). It came from Valita. She has some great ideas on her blog. On this shell I also scored some lines to give it a little diminsion and then added the Dazzling Diamonds glitter to give a little pop. Actually I CASED just about all of the embellishments from somewhere except for the beach towel and the star fish but I can't remember where I found everything. The beach towel is just a rectangle of cardstock, fringed on the ends with scissors and run through the crimper and then smoothed out a little. Some of the ladies in the club added a little stamping to theirs with tiny flowers. Looked real cute.

The only thing non SU! on the page is the title. I cut that from the Cricut and added it later. I only have one set of letter stamps so far and they were a little big for this layout.

Supplies: Sahara Sand, Real Red, Only Orange, Brilliant Blue, Very Vanilla, whisper white, and Yoyo Yellow cardstock
Accessories: Punches: key tag, scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle, small oval, 5 petal punch, and heart to heart; also the paper crimper, Close to Cocoa ink pad and marker, VersaMark marker, clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Title cut with Cricut

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek from my Scrapbooking club this Friday. Can you tell how much I love my punches for scrapbooking?!?!

Fireworks punch card

I promised myself that every time I use my punches to create punch art I would make myself one of these 6x6 cards to put in my binder. This way I can browse through my book for ideas. Even though I've already explained how I did this in my previous post I'll post it again just in case...

The bigger fireworks are made from the keytag punch. Just squared off each of the ends. Also made little stars on them with the gel pen. The wick is white embroidery floss. The small firecrackers are made from the word window punch. Also with the ends squared off and cut in half. Some of them I cut in fourths to make the really small ones. Then I grouped them together to make a bigger embelishment.
Supplies: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, whisper white, and Night of Navy cardstock
Accessories: white embroidery floss, word window punch, key tag punch, white Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

July 4th 12x12 layout

Here is the layout for the June meeting of my scrapbook club. I gave all of the ladies the same supplies and went over what I did for my layout and then told them to do whatever they wanted. I was quite amazed and impressed with the different layouts that they came up with. Wish I had snapped a few pics of what they did too.
So here are the details: I used the Top Note die for the title background and the journaling space. For the title I tore a piece of white paper and sponged the edges with the red. Stamped the letters with red, and made the #4 from the word window punch with a little detail added using the white Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen(just love that thing!). All of the mats for the pics are red on blue or vice versa and have faux stitching again with the white gel pen . The bigger fireworks are made from the keytag punch. Just squared off each of the ends. Also made little stars on them with the gel pen. The wick is white embroidery floss. The small firecrackers are made from the word window punch. Also with the ends squared off and cut in half. Some of them I cut in fourths to make the really small ones. Then I grouped them together to make a bigger embelishment. The word window punch was used again for the 'God Bless America' labeling. I stole this idea from my daughter after the meeting. She used a different saying but the idea was great. Thanks to my upline I had the star punches also. Can you believe she had just ordered them and got them in the day before my meeting and she let me borrow them? She is awesome that way. Thanks Suzanne!

Supplies: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, whisper white, and Night of Navy cardstock;Riding Hood Red, and Night of Navy ink
Accessories: white embroidery floss, small and large star punch, word window punch, key tag punch, white Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, sponge, adhesive, Top Note die
Stamps: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet

I'm back...

Well, I haven't really been gone this whole time but since my last posting I went on vacation to Massachusetts for a week to see our daughter, son-in-law, and 2 beautiful grandchildren. We went to my grandson's end of the year gymnastic program and my granddaughter's dance recital. Too cute. We also stopped by Niagra Falls on our way home. Did I mention that we drove? Never again. It was 18+ hours of driving in two days. Stayed for 3 days and then came back. Vacation was nice but the driving, or riding since that is what I do, was way too long. Anyway, we brought our grandson home with us for 3 weeks. He is going home today. Went to the zoo while he was here, movies, 4th of July celebrations. Lots of going and doing. So now that he is going home again I am going to try to be a better poster of my projects. Made the cutest Owl graduation project for a family member's graduation and forgot to take a picture before I gave it away! Stay tuned for another scrapbook posting...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Spinner Card

I was getting ready for a technique class the other day which included the 'slider' or 'spinner' technique and just had to try this card. My Mom had asked me to make a birthday card for my great-nephew, Mikey, and I thought he would like this. It is fairly simple in design but I think he'll have fun with it. When you tilt the card the airplane moves back and forth. I got the instructions for making a spinner card (some call it slider) off of Splitcoast (of course!). Very cool technique for making interactive cards and scrapbook pages. Super easy using just pennies and dimensionals!

Supplies: Not all are SU! - Bashful blue cardstock, green, red, and blue cardstock
Accessories: Cricut cartridge for airplane and grass, SU! white craft ink for the clouds, 2 pennies, dimensionals

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Backpack...had to try it...

When I saw that cute little backpack on Splitcoast the first time I just knew I was going to have to try it. My daughter asked me the other day if I could come up with something for my granddaughter's teacher as a thank you for the end of the year. Well, here it is...a backpack filled with 5 little Thank You notes and envelopes. I even made the envelopes (with a little help from the Cricut)! What do you think? I'm not usually one for red but I just love how this turned out. I'm so happy with it I think I'm going to make one for my kiddos that live in Massachussetts to give to their teachers too. We are going up to see them in June and Hunter doesn't get out of school until after we get there so the timing would be perfect. Now if time will just cooperate with me here I just might get them done.

All of the supplies aren't Stampin' Up!, the checked paper and buttons are stuff I had on hand before I started as a Demo. And the letters I cut with the Cricut. I don't know what I did for lettering before Karen got this wonderful little machine. It makes it so easy. I do have to admit though that when you cut small letters it has issues..

Almost forgot to add that I saw this on Splitcoast which has a tutorial but through a bit of blog hopping I was led from there to this wonderful video tutorial by a lady named Tracy. She has a pretty neat blog. Check it out!

Supplies: Real Red cardstock
Accessories: So Saffron ribbon from Sale-a-bration, velcro, buttons (not SU!)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Petal Party ...

These three 6 x 6 all use mostly materials that came from the Petal Party Simply scrappin' kit from Stampin' Up!. I really like the colors that are in this package but I've been struggling with the designer series paper (DSP) that is included. Especially the flowery one.

The first two of my granddaughter's first pumpkin carving experience. This is my mom with her. It uses Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and the DSP and stickers from the scrappin' kit. The 'stitching' around the edges is the Uni-ball Signo gel pen.

This one uses the Pumpkin Pie DSP, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive papers. The border strip in the middle is from the scrappin' kit.

This one uses Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and the flowery DSP from the scrappin' kit. The kids had fun riding the ponies at a fall festival last year.
I'm trying to get myself used to making pages smaller than my usual 12 x 12. I'll probably end up putting these into a 12 x 12 layout somehow.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Post It Note holder...

It has been a while since I posted. Not that I haven't been creating a little here and there. Just haven't found the time to do everything that goes along with posting the pics. Anyway here is a post it note holder that I made last night. I modified it a bit from the instructions that are on SplitCoast for it. I'm not much on ribbon as a closure so I used the Word Window punch instead to make a 'buckle' closure. I think that is what it is called anyway.

I love the Raspberry Tart DSP. Really wanted to make something with it to keep on my desk. Always have post-it notes so I thought I would try this. I think I'll have to make some more accessories from this paper to keep in my office too.

Supplies: Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper, Kiwi Kiss, and Cameo Coral
Accessories: Word Window punch.

Friday, May 1, 2009

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Adorable....part 2

I'm having trouble getting my photos to upload tonight. This was supposed to go with the last post but didn't. This is the second page of the spread. Supplies outlined in first post.

Adorable....isn't she?

My favorite crafting to do is scrapbooking so you'll probably see more of that here than anything. And of course my people in the world are my grandkids so what could be better than scrapbooking pictures of them? So here are some more pictures of our little cutie Addyson. I think these are her 6 month pictures. What I started out doing was trying to come up with a 6x6 layout that I could use as a progressive page for my new scrappers club that starts next month. I'm thinking this could work. And then I always love to use as many pictures as I can. I find it very hard to do anything but 12x12 layouts because of that. So I had to make it a double page layout. Always seem to have a need for that one too. So here they are. Let me know what you think.

Supplies: Chocolate Chip (my fav right now), Certainly Celery and Certainly Celery DSP cardstock
Accessories:Texturz plate with Big Shot, On Board Batch of blooms(covered with Choc Chip DSP), the letters -CRICUT - still don't remember what cartridge

Been too long.....

I can't believe it has been almost two weeks since I posted something. My how time flies. It's not that I haven't been creating, I've been having some fun with that. I wanted to wait to post anything else until I got my watermark created because I keep reading posts on Splitcoast about how you are supposed to do that for projects using Stampin' Up!. Well, you know how things goes with computers. I thought I had Adobe Photoshop Elements on my machine, turns out that was before I bought the new hard drive. So, I had to dig up the software again. Then of course my cd-rom wouldn't read the darn CD anymore. My machine is rather old for a pc. I think it is about 5 or 6 years old and the CD player only works when it wants to. I also have W2K so it is getting harder to find software and stuff that is compatible with it. So anyway, then I had to install the software on my daughter's computer. She of course never 'plays' on hers unless Mom wants to use it for something. It took me the better part of an evening to create my watermark. Not because it is anything spectacular as you will see, but because I was trying to get it done while watching the video on Stampin' Kub's site (that I found through SplitCoast) on my pc while trying to create the watermark on my daughters machine. Oh, yeah, and running into the livingroom to watch Chuck too. I think I need a new laptop with wireless. Then I could watch tv, scrapbook, and surf the web all at the same time if I wanted! That would be heaven. Soooo, I am going to follow this post up with one or two more of projects that I've finished but haven't posted. Depends on how much sleepier I get. Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


I love to scrapbook but don't do it often enough. Yesterday afternoon I started on this page for my granddaughter, Addyson's, first birthday. Finished it off a little while ago. Taking a break from my morning of cleaning. As you can see once she got started on the cake she really got into it! I love the bold brights together, makes everything pop. Everything used here is SU! with the exception of how I cut the letters. I used my daughter's CRICUT machine for that. I just love that machine! It is hard to see in the photo but on the green I used one of my new texture plates with the Big Shot. Been dying to use those. Didn't come out as raised as I hoped but I found a tip somewhere this morning that I'm going to try next time. The tip was to mist the paper with alcohol before running the paper through the Big Shot and it leaves better impressions. I'll let you know how well it works once I give that tip a try.

I got my inspiration from a terrific site that I found while surfing from one site to another. It is called Got Sketch? Wonderful sketches to get you started.

Supplies: Petal Party Simply Scrappin, whisper white cardstock
Accessories:Circle scallop punch, 1/2" circle punch, paper piercer (all for the flowers), Top Note die, the letters and number -CRICUT - can't remember the cartridge, I'll edit the post after I look at it again.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Box in a bag

Last nite was our club meeting. We did a couple of projects but this is the only photo I've gotten to come out so far. This is a cute bag that comes from a Splitcoast tutorial. It was an easy project.

Paper: Parisian Breeze, Chocolate Chip(bottom & tabs)
Accessories: Double Stitch Choc Chip grossgrain ribbon, Baha Breeze striped grossgrain ribbon, wide oval punch, scallop oval punch, round tab punch, Oval All stamp set and lots of sticky strip!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Woven Basket

Well, here it is. My first posted project. I CASED this from Splitcoast. They have a good tutorial there on how to make this. The eggs are courtesy of my beautiful little granddaughter. She enjoyed coloring eggs today. I think I need to get better at taking pictures of the projects....

Edited: Hmm...I must have changed the picture because I don't see any eggs!

Paper: Certainly Celery
Accessories: So Saffron brads and ribbon.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I absolutely do intend to share projects that I have created but things have just been so hectic. You know how life gets. I'm making it a goal for myself to have my first project posted by the end of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Technique University Class #2

Learn and complete 15 different techniques per class, for six classes. Completed techniques will be mounted on a 6x6 sheet of black cardstock. At the end of the six weeks of classes you will have an album full of techniques to inspire you for your crafting projects! (album not included)

Class fee is $25. $20 of this fee can go towards an order that you can place the night of the class. Please bring your own adhesive and scissors. All other supplies for classes will be provided.

Techniques this class include: Poppin' Pastels, Spiral Punch, Watercolor Pencils, Baby Wipe Stamp Pad, Faux Silk, Split Negative, Spotlight Stamping, Glitter Window, Microbeads w/Sticky Strip, Circle Scallop Punch Flower, Ghost Stamping,Shadowing Technique, Heat & Stick Powder, Punch Polka Dots, Word Window, Roller Background Paper

Location: McAllister's Deli, Jefferson City
Time: 5:30pm
Date: April 17

Don't worry if you missed the first class, we'll be having it again!


Well, I finally did it. I have my blog started. Been working on it on and off for two weeks, can you tell! LOL! Really, I piddle with things forever. Just decided to go ahead and get started with it so you will most likely see some design changes in the coming weeks because like I said, I like to piddle. I love messing with the code behind this almost as much as I love scrapping and stamping. Anyway, I've created this blog as a way to share my crafting. Hope you enjoy and come visit when I have some actual projects posted!

Oh, did I mention that I am also a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator so I'll be using this blog to keep my customers updated on upcoming events and things too!