Thursday, November 10, 2011

Halloween is over, but here's a little Treat anyway!

I made these adorable anti-bacterial holders for my class attendees! They deserve a little treat for faithfully attending my card classes once a month! I also gave them a few 6"x6" sheets of Pick Your Poison patterned paper just because :)
I got the instructions for the anti-bac holders from Erica Cerwin's blog about a year ago and I go back to these a few times a year because they are so cute and easy to make!
I can't wait for Christmas to make something special for them again!
You can find the supplies to make these on my website. Remember, you get a stamp for every $35 and once you have 10 stamps you can choose ANY stamp set in the catalog, FREE!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Butterfly Bucks - A project wit my niece (for kids!)

My niece Allie has a reward program at school. The teacher gives out "Beach Bucks" when the kids are acting extra special, being extra good, or going above and beyond. Then the kids get to spend their beach bucks on Fridays by going to a "treasure" chest and picking out goodies. There are little treats in there like candy, pencils, erasers, homework passes, etc. She absolutely loved this reward program. She has a new teacher this year and asked me if I could help her to make "Butterfly Bucks" so she and her mom could use this system at home. I said SURE! because I already had visions of my SU butterfly punch dancing in my head.
So I had Allie help me and I got her a butterfly stamp from the Itty Bitty Bits, I used the punch and we made a little assembly line. I punched the butterflies and glued them on the buck and she stamped each corner of it like a dollar bill. She had lots of fun making them! We made about 50 of them and her mom put different denominations on them. I heard the reward system is working pretty well. :) She gets bucks for doing her homework, chores, helping out, listening, etc. Then she redeems them for ice cream outings, special toys she wants, etc.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Designing a Fall Card Using Falling Leaves by Stampin' Up!

I absolutely love that Spice Cake designer paper from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday mini catalog! Did I already mention that?? I love the scallop border punch too, so I had to use it with this card. I started with Early Espresso cardstock and the piece of DSP that has paisley and flower patterns on it in Pear Pizzazz. I layered a 1" piece of scalloped Very Vanilla behind the DSP.

I knew I wanted to use the stamp set Falling Leaves, but wasn't sure how I wanted to stamp them. I even checked with my stamping assistant Hunny...she wasn't sure either ... :)

So, we decided to stamp the leaves in Pear Pizzazz first and mount them on Early Espresso. Too much green?

I checked with my husband Galen and he said I should mix it up a little

Then I just needed a sentiment, so I had cut a little banner and curled it using my bone folder...

And here's my finished card! Hunny liked it too.... :) Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!!

Feel free to CASE my card, but if you blog about it please give credit to my design :) Thanks!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Quick Christmas Card using Snow Much Fun

I love this set! I just love the cute little birdies, they make the set! I just wanted to share a card with you that I made for my upcoming November intermediate card class.

I ran in through the Big Shot using the embossing folder Northern Flurry. Then I stamped the images using Staz-On black ink. You want to use the alcohol based ink (staz-on) when you are going to color an image with water based inks - so the colors won't run in the black. I popped up the snowball with the bird on it and started coloring...

But I wasn't sure which I liked better...I colored the birds in Cherry Cobbler first but they looked so dark! It matched the ribbon perfectly but hmmm too dark! So I changed the birds and colored them with a blender pen in Bashful Blue. Then I used the blender pen to color in his hat and scarf with Cherry Cobbler, but that red looked to light! So...I colored his hat and scarf using the Stampin' Write Cherry Cobbler marker...and...
Perfect! It needed the ribbon just to accent that red a little more! I cut small strips and just folded them over the edge and secured them with my snail tape runner.

And my finished Christmas card! Inside I stamped the sentiment "hope your christmas is snow much fun!"
All of the products mentioned above can be purchased in my Stampin' Up! store. And remember you get 1 candy for every $35 spent. After 10 candies you can choose ANY free stamp set! I look forward to getting your order in! :)
I'm going to an all day crop tomorrow - super excited!! Hope to get some pages done, will post some if I get a chance!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Root Canal

No posts lately since I have been having tooth problems! It started out as a sore tooth, which turned out to be cracked. My dentist, Dr. Pan, tried to fix it but the crack was too deep. Going to the endodontist tomorrow to have him clean out the root and put a temp filling in. Then I'll go back to my dentist in a couple weeks to get the perm crown. What a bummer. I hate going to the dentist. I even have anxiety about it. Can't take the valium which I normally take because I "might" be pregnant. Hope I AM!!...Won't know for about 2 more weeks though. :(
So, please pray that all goes well tomorrow so I won't have any more nerve pain! It's been pretty horrible. I need to get back to my crafty self! :o)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rice Pack

I have been going to the chiropractor for lower back pain for about 3 weeks now. I stopped going because my symptoms didn't seem to get better. She suggested I continue to do stretches, which I will, and also use a rice "heat" pack. Well I didn't have one so I decided to pull out my Pixie craft sewing machine by Singer and try my hand at it. I had no clue what to do so of course I pulled up a handy video on You Tube!

I used the beautiful Spice Cake fabric available in the Stampin' Up Mini Catalog. You can check it out on my website here. You can make 6 rice packs out of each box of fabric and the box of fabric is $9.95. I just opened the sheet of fabric and cut it in half, then followed the instructions on the video. I'm not a sewer by any means, and it turned out pretty good!!
I have to get moving and making a bunch of these for a craft fair in November!

Monday, October 10, 2011

FREE BIG SHOT or Extra $100 in product with Stampin' Up!!

This is by far the BEST promotion I have seen by Stampin' Up! What a great time to join my team :) If you were on the fence, now is the time to sign up. You'll get either a FREE Big Shot or an extra $100 in product!! Join today!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Just a simple card today...

Hi Everyone!

I made a very simple belated birthday card today for my BFF, Amity. I feel bad for not sending her a card on TIME, especially since I have NO excuse!! Well....maybe except to use this CUTE stamp set Early Events from Stampin' Up! ;) If my card wasn't late I couldn't use the snail stamp! Isn't he adorable?

Cardstock: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake & Melon Mambo, Staz On
Ribbon: Melon Mambo scalloped polka dot
Extras: Ticket corner punch, Dazzling Details (added to present after for a little sparkle!)

All of these items are available in my store online! Earn free stamps from shopping with me - why shop anywhere else? :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #65

Here is my card for the Paper Players Challenge #65. I love this simple sketch! I used the new Frostwood Lodge paper from Stampin' Up and the new Stitched Stockings stamp set - love it! I love the matching punch that goes with the stocking set. I can't wait to make more Christmas cards! Thanks for stopping by!