Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sweet & Simple Saturday #2 - Valentine Treat Bag

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for joining me on another Sweet & Simple Saturday tutorial. Today I'll show you how to make a quick and easy and super yummy treat bag.
You will need:

* One 4" x 10 1/2" piece of cardstock for treat bag cover (you can make 2 bags with one 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock)

*One design paper 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
*One very vanilla or whisper white cardstock 3" x 3" (or matching cardstock)

*Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
* Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive (optional)

* Border Punch (optional)

* Stamps, I used Ippity's Because of You set

* Ink

* Ribbon

* Crop-a-dile™, or other hole punch

* 4" x 4" Cello Bag

* Candy to fill your cello bag

Score the cardstock at 4", 4-1/2", 5" and 9".

Fold cardstock in half at the 4 1/2" score line. Now fold the 4" and 5" score line in the opposite direction to create the bottom of the treat bag cover.

Fold the flap down and punch along the edge with a border punch if you'd like...

Stamp the outside of the cardstock.

Stamp your image and adhere it to the design paper. I also stamped and cut out a duplicate image and popped it up with dimensionals to give it a little extra pop. Then I used Stampin' Ups ticket corner punch on all the corners.

Add a strip of Scor-Tape™ on the score line under the flap. Place the candy filled cello bag on the cardstock.
Line the bottom of the cello bag up with the edge of the first score line, centering over the cardstock.
Fold the part of the cello bag that extends over the score line of the flap down.
Now fold up the cover front. Fold your flap down and punch a hole close to the center of the flap. Punch a second hole next to it.

Then thread your ribbon through the holes and tie your bow and wa-lah!

You have an adorable treat bag to give to someone you love! It's quite simple and fun to make! Here are some close-ups:

Hope you liked this week's tutorial and come back next week for another Sweet & Simple Saturday!
Oh, I almost forgot...please comment to be entered to win blog candy! You'll be entered for every comment starting on this post until Feb 14th. One comment per person per post. I'll draw a winner on Monday, February 15th!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sweet, Simple, Saturday - Quick gift idea - Calendar

So, I got this idea from making a post-it note holder in my Stampin Up group...I thought why not make a cute calendar for the fridge since I needed one! So, here is a quick little tutorial for you! Hope you like it. I plan to post more projects and ideas this year! That's my GOAL. That is my FOCUS. :) I hope to post something sweet and simple every SATURDAY. Wow, wouldn't that be awesome?!?

Supplies you need:
1 - 4" x 6" Acrylic Magnetic Frame (I got mine at Aaron Brothers for $1.99 + 1 for $0.01)
1 - mini calendar (found mine in a set at Michael's)
1 - 4" x 6" piece of design paper ( I used My Mind's Eye paper)
1 - 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" matching cardstock
1 - 3" x 2" white or vanilla cardstock (I used very vanilla by Stampin Up)
- your favorite stamp set
- double sided mounting tape

First stamp your image on the plain white or vanilla cardstock, then use your tombow/glue glider pro or handy adhesive to adhere it to the matching cardstock. Then line it up on the far right side of the 4" x 6" design paper and adhere it. Just leave a little margin on the right side. Then stamp another image (optional) on the bottom left as in my picture here. Then slide your 4"x6" paper into the frame.

Use your mounting tape and use 1 or 2 strips on the back on the mini calendar. Peel off the backing and adhere this to the outside of your frame. That's it you're done! Quick and easy and oh so cute!

OH, and here is a picture of my sweet doggie Hunny, I just had to share :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Birthday my sweet little niece, Allie!

Today, in 2003 I was very blessed to watch my sweet little niece, Allison Kate enter this world in a hospital in Texas! Thank goodness we are all living near each other again and back in California. (this picture was when she was 1 year old and we were in TX)

Allison, today and always I wish you...

Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”

Happy Birthday Allie, Love you!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Scraproom...

So, since I have moved, I now have a new WHOLE room to scrap in! I have not done much scrapping since I have moved in because I was living out of boxes...but it's starting to come along! I bought some 9-cubicle storage sets from Wal-mart and a 2-door cupboard for my cricut. Think I'll make a trip to Ikea tomorrow after church to get a bigger scrap table and more plastic containers. The containers are stack-able and I can fit 2 in each cubby! I'm very excited because as soon as I'm done, I can scrap and stamp more! It's hard when you are unorganized! Stay tuned for some very cute projects and


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Grand Re-Opening!!

Sweet Scrap Deal

I have finally completed the upload of ALL my sweet scrap deals to my online store Sweet Scrap What's new about my store? Everything! The look and feel, oooh now I have an online gallery of layouts, cards and projects! Also, before it was only "ONE" sweet deal a it is ALL the sweet deals, ALL DAY LONG! :) I do not want people to feel pressured to buy something because it is going away and only available for 1 day. Now you can shop anytime you want at your leisure and be confident the low prices will always be there. There is also a contact form to reach me. If you have any questions, comments or problems with your order, feel free to use that form and I will get back to you within 24 hours. We will have exceptional customer service to offer you!
Be sure to click on MORE at the top of the site which leads to all our products and a close-out, money-saving clearance section! (several Christmas items on sale there!)

AND to celebrate my Grand Re-Opening...get an extra punch on your punch card with every purchase from now until January 31st!!!

ALSO, today is a special day because I am the sponsor (my FIRST sponsorship) for Sketchy Thursdays!!! Be sure to head on over there to participate in the sketch contest and you could win my prize, a Unity Stamp Co October Store Kit!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Check this out!

So, do you not adore Elizabeth Kartchner?? {Author of 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges}

Well, if you don't know who she is, please take a moment to check out her site HERE and see what she's got going on. I'm excited because she is teaming up with one of my FAVORITES, American Crafts and coming out with her own line of scrapbooking goodies! Just take a peek at these cuties here! They will definitely be making an appearance in the Sweet Scrap Deal store as soon as they are available!!! And yes they will be discounted, as everything in the store IS! :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A New Year's Resolution in a Word...

Happy New Year Everyone!!! So this year I decided to have a New Year's Resolution WORD. My word is ENHANCE. I would like to work on enhancing ME. :) I hope to improve my culinary skills this year, work on my scrapbooking techniques & scrap n stamp MORE, work on growing my business and customer base, work on strengthening my family & friends relationships and really working on my spiritual relationship with God. A more enhanced version of me in 2010 would be great! Charlene 2.0 in twentyten! What would be your word?