Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
I made this box using retired DSP, A sticky cut number, micro beads, Jumbo Outline Alphabet and one of those Turquoise tins that everyone bought, and no one knows what to do with! :)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The sheep is my favorite! I used it on my hubby's Valentine's Day card. It said I love EWE!!!!!!
Monday, February 23, 2009
After I created the three previous party favors, I remembered that I had an adorable pattern for a "piece of cake" party favor. I sent the mother a picture of one I had done previously and she loved it. So, I quickly set to work making one for her son. I didn't have SU! items to make the whole baseball theme work, so I printed pieces of paper on my printer and adhered them to cardstock before assembling the pieces. I then used my Just Rite monogram stamper for the Happy Birthday sayings on each piece. Each piece is filled with an assortment of sour gummies and candies. I hope he loves it! It was a lot of fun to make.
The first is an acetate treat holder. I found these great colored transparencies in the office supply store. They aren't wonderful for everything, but they worked pretty well for this. I have to mention that while this wasn't the mother's favorite, it was the one chosen by my 10 year old daughter and my husband. (None of the designer paper is SU! I hope you can forgive me for not wanting to use up my DSP on a kids birthday!)
This second one was my favorite. It is made using the Christmas Cracker template found here. I thought the basic grey and real red made this box "pop". Of course I added a little bit of star paper and the word champ to keep with the sports theme.
Finally, this was the favor that was chosen. I used a lot of stamps from the Sporting set. We just stamped all over the paper and then used the peek-a-boo treat box tutorial from splitcoaststampers. I think this one was probably the simplest to do. I guess it just goes to show that less is more.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
The second card is made using the Yummy SAB set. I also tried to use my tearing edge on this card. I didn't do a good job. I have a hard time getting it to tear straight. I used night of navy and blush blossom card stock. Notice the flower from the Pretties kit. Have I convinced you that you NEED one of these kits yet?
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
He was also done for the C&C on Sudsol tonight. I used the Man's Best Friend stamp set, Real Red, Whisper White, and Basic Black card stock and a little bit of Whisper White ribbon. I didn't take a picture of it, but inside is a fire hydrant as well. I'm now going to go cool off my derrier. Enjoy!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I would have to say that it is probably one of those embellishments I can't live without. What about you? what do you have to have in your stamping arsenal?
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
This card was made on Pretty in Pink card stock. The large square is Certainly Celery while the dark green circles are old olive. I used the Old Olive and Pretty in Pink markers to color the Eastern Blooms set. I absolutely love that set. It is so versatile. I do think I will change the saying if I do decide to do this card. Maybe something from the Hugs and Wishes set. I definately love the filagree brad though, and will definitely keep it. So, give me your honest opinion. Which card should I do for the workshop? The quadrant card, the flowerpot card, or how about both?
This card actually came from a great friend of mine. She made a Recipe for Love Card and it was so cute it got me thinking about my own. I used the Voila stamp set as well as the Love you much bundle to create this. The recipe itself was found on the internet, but as usual I can't remember where. I'm horrible about keeping track of where I get my ideas! I still think it is a cute card, especially with that Bella Rose DSP, but like I said, it just wasn't right. Oh well, I hope you enjoy it!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Here is my blast from the past!
The good old Ghiradelli Chocolate Box. I think every demo and probably every customer as well has made this cute little box. Mine is made from Berry Bliss DSP (wayyyyyy retired) and Chocolate Chip Card stock. The belly band is Regal Rose. And then of course I used a couple of those cute Flower Fusion Two felt flowers. I have made so many of these over the past few months. I even made one for every teacher in Jay's German Kindergarten. They loved them. (One loved them so much that she came back to Jay three times to get the extras!). They are an easy and relatively inexpensive gift to make, and to give. You can find the template at Splitcoast. If you've never been, you really need to check it out. It is a CASEr's dream come true.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Ok, enough rambling and on to the page. First of all here is our 6x6. I love the mini leprechaun. I found the larger Top Note leprechaun that I showed you yesterday, but he was too big to fit on a tiny page. My upline pointed out that the curly label punch is the same shape as the Top Note
(am I the only one that didn't know this) so we adapted the die leprechaun to fit the punch. I think it turned out really cute. The ladies at the workshop loved it as well.
Well, I'm assuming that if you have waded through this post this far, you want to see the entire page. In case you were wondering I learned another important lesson from this workshop. Fine glitter will NOT stick using versamark. Yes, I'm sure most people already knew this, but it was a lesson learned for me. Anyway, on to the specifics. I used Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Kiwi Kiss card stock. The DSP is from Raspberry tart. The shamrock is made from our new sticky sheets and the three heart punch. These are sticky sheets that you can cut or punch to any shape you desire. This is probably one of the greatest things since snail! You have to check them out. I covered the sticky sheet with micro beads. The flower is made from the Pick a petal stamp set and versamark and pink fine glitter. Like I mentioned before the versamark will NOT hold the glitter. You need to use something else such as heat and stick powder or crystal effects. All in all I really liked the way this page turned out.
I finally decided against the glitter and remade the 12 x 12 page. Instead of the glittered flower, I just dyed three of the smaller flowers from the pretties kit barely banana and placed them across the bottom of the page with rhinestone brads. Guess I know better for next time!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
If a month started any later in the week all the dates wouldn't fit. Aren't the holidays cute!
Anyway, I decided to make a new all SU! one. I thought the Bella Rose paper would look awesome so I used it as the background. I made the tags from Pirouette Pink and Riding Hood Red. I got all the tags punched out, the month stamped, all the brads placed, and went to put the dates in. That's when I had my oops! I have to use current SU! product for these challenges. I have the calendar alphabet and numbers on my wishlist, but I haven't gotten them yet. Unfortunately the only numbers that I have are the Best Friends numbers which are retired. So, I haven't gotten to finish my calendar yet. Needless to say I missed the deadline for the challenge, but I figured I would at least put it on my post so someone got to see it. I promise that as soon as I get the calendar alphabet and number stamp set I will finish it and post a picture of it as well. You have to admit that this is a really cute idea anyway!