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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