Monday, February 28, 2011

Double Layered Inspiration

You all know how much I love my big shot. It's so easy to make boxes and bags in no time flat. Well Bev, over at Stampin Ovation gave me a new idea. By making a double layer on your fancy favor box you can create this cute little party favor!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Inspired by Ice Cream

I bought the petal cone die right before we packed up my stamping room....but I haven't had a chance to use it yet. Well, thanks to Jackie Topa, I do now. These amazing ice cream cone birthday cards are so can you even resist?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Inspiration with a Tutorial

I love gathering all this inspiration on the internet, but I have to admit, I'm a bit lazy. So when Madeline Morcelo from the Stamping Studio not only gave me inspiration but also a tutorial, I was jumping for joy. Make sure you check out her post so you can create one of these cute little tissue holders!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Really Cool Wall Art

Watercolor Wonder Crayons. Yes, I have some....but no, I rarely ever use them. That is until I saw this cool project tutorial by Debbie Martin over at Clever and Cute. I love the way this collage turned out. Now that I have a new house, I need to decorate it. I'm planning on using her tutorial to create some amazing pieces of artwork that match our home decor. Who says stamping is just for cards!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring Inspiration

After all the snow and cold this winter I was in need of some spring time inspiration. Luckily Keri from the Stamping Grounds had exactly what I needed. Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers. Every spring growing up we had Daffodils in the front yard. It was always so heartening to see those bright yellow flowers pushing up through the snow. Now I don't have to wait for spring....I can have my daffodils all year round, although I think that may be the first thing I do at the new house....plant some daffodils.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bottle Cap Inspiration

Remember last November when I went Bottle Cap Necklace crazy? Well, It may start again. Especially now that I have seen Nancy's Bottle Cap Keychains over on Creative Wishes. I am so glad that I will be back in the states with the big box stores so I can get all the little extras, (like key chains!) easily!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Easter Inspiration

When I got this in my email from Split Coast Stampers, I was shocked! An Easter Basket? Already? But then I realized that my sense of timing has been off. I had forgotten Easter was coming, heck, I almost forgot Valentine's Day! So, when I saw this, I figured it would have to be one of the first things I make when my stamping supplies arrive in the states. I just thought it was too cute! Now I just hope I can find the carrots!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Inspiring Ribbon Designs

I was browsing around the other day and came across this cool ribbon project over on Cristena's blog, Gettin Crafty. I guess a friend of hers makes hair bows, and put together this cool ribbon butterfly. Now my daughter is way too old for ribbon butterflies (according to her), but I'm sure not! Imagine these on cards and presents and scrapbook pages! Now I just need my ribbon so I can sit down and see if I can figure this out.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another Use for MDS

You have to go see what Barbara Kempton from Embellish-It did with her MDS. She created this amazing Quilt Square. I've made T-shirts with my MDS, but never thought about using it together with my quilting obsession. I am definitely going to have to try this as soon as I get my printer back :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Inspiration from the Dark Side

I just had to share this amazing little box made by Sandy over at Stamp with Sandy. You all know how addicted I am to punch art, (do I need to bring up the Star Trek and Chuck Norris cards?) but I never thought of doing Star Wars. Sandy has done an amazing job of Punching Darth Vadar! I will definitely be trying this one out once my stamp stuff arrives. Hmmm,....wonder what other characters I can make from those movies? I see an R2D2 in my future!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hippy Inspiration

Today's inspiration comes from someone who I am honored to call a friend, even though she and I have never met! Marisol from A touch of Sol created this birthday invitation for her daughter's Groovy 60's birthday party. After reading her description of the fun party events she has planned....I want to go :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

How NOT to use your Big Shot

This was not me, but it sure could have been. Check out Ann over at Stamper Dog to see how NOT to use your big shot!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cool Button Bracelet Inspiration

Ok, back in November, I tried my hand at making button bracelets for a craft fair. I really liked the way they turned out, then I saw these from Julie Davison. I have no idea how her's are so layered, but I love they way they look. Besides, what a great way to use those wonderful SU! buttons!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Punch Art Chuck Norris Valentine

Ok, this project has some background behind it. When I first got into Stam
ping, my husband challenged me to make him a Chuck Norris card. Well, it's been 3 years and it is still the running joke between us. The other night at my Upline Sara's house, he brought it up again. She and I decided that this was the right time and we put together this card for him. The punch art was relatively simple and the other requirement hubby made was that the card be able to kick. He wanted a round house kick, but we couldn't figure that one he just got Chuck Norris's shoe coming at him. He thought it was funny, and Sara and I couldn't stop giggling as we made it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine Box for Jay's Teacher

This idea came from a crafting magazine that Sara had. Of course we changed it a bit, but I love the way it came out. It was a half a piece of card stock scored at 6 1/4 and 4 3/4". It was so simple, and you can fill it with whatever color candy you need for the appropriate holiday. I'm pretty sure I will be making these again!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Can you believe I'm back.....with Inky Fingers!

After two months of not having any of my stamping supplies, 2 weeks on a boat and another week of dealing with movers I am finally back. Well at least for a little while. My wonderful upline took pity on me this weekend and let me come over to stamp. It took me a little while to get my MOJO back though. This was my first attempt at doing anything. A Love Note/Valentine for my 7 year old son. The longer I look at it, the less I'm impressed, but I do have to admit that things got a bit better as the night progressed. It's ok though, my son thought it was pretty cool!