Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving '12

This is the card I made for Thanksgiving. We are going to scale down this year, (sure) but I always look forward to cooking a big meal. Actually, I do most of the cooking the day before so I can have some fun that day. I have no idea how to 'scale down', but we'll see.
Stamps: Grand Cornucopia
Card Stock: Ruby Red, Confetti Cream, Really Rust, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Inks: Ruby Red, Really Rust, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel  Black
Accessories: Crimper

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Glittery Ornaments

Twice a year our Women's Missions and Outreach Ministry visit Teen Challenge. We always bring them little gifts and snacks. This year I was thrilled to be able to decorate clear ornaments into these stunning beauties! I used Stampin' Up! reinkers and fine glitter. They take a while to make, but are SOOO worth the time. Take the top off and add 10 drops of ink in the ornament. Roll the ink around so that it covers the entire interior of the ornament - Do Not Shake! Shaking will cause bubbles and will make it harder to evenly cover the sides. Turn the ornament upside down and let the extra ink pour out. Using a funnel, pour in the glitter. This you can shake or roll to cover the ink. pour out the left over glitter to use again. Put the top back on the ornament. They really look a lot better when you look at it on a tree. TFL! 

Halloween '12

This is the card I made for Halloween this year. I love the colors and all the tearing and crumbling I got to do.
Stamps: Trick or Treat, Happy Jacks Wheel
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Confetti White, Gable Green, Really Rust
Inks: Almost Amethyst, Black, Green Galore, Really Rust
Accessories: 1/16" Circle Punch, Brads

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lynn & Dave's Anniversary

I got invited to a surprise anniversary party for a friend that I don't see as often as I would like but is so very dear to me. I wanted to make a card really special for them. I found a card similar to this and got to work. I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!! It has so much detail to it! I used the pearl because they are the traditional gift for a 30th anniversary.
Stamps: Wedding Sweet
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, Early Espresso
Accessories: Pretty In Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Punches: Eyelet Border,    Heart To Heart, & Full Heart, Labels Framelits, Embossing Folders: Stripes, Houndstooth, Perfect Polka Dots & Final Press, Crimper

Suzi's BD card '12

When I was making the things for Dana's shower, my friend Suzi noticed the stamp set. She told me she wanted this octopus on her birthday card because she was serving cupcakes. Challenge accepted. I relied on her colors and my Big Shot.
Stamps: Kidoodles
Paper: Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, White
Inks: Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Summer
         Sun, Silver Zig Painty
Accessories: Impressions Folders Elegant Lines & Perfect Polka Dots, Sizlits, Large 
                      Delicate Doilies, Framelit Labels Collection

If you will look to your left....

Still can't figure out why these photos are setting sideways, but this is the topiary Dee & I made for Suzi's Sweet 60 Party.  We covered it with different shades of pink tissue paper & ribbons and stuck candy on the top. The tissue paper started tearing from the weight of the candy and so we held it together with pink mesh. 

We took some of her favorite candies and taped them to sticks. Then took a vase and stuffed it with tissue paper. We added a piece of covered Styrofoam on the top & stuck the sticks in. Yummy! 

 This was a tree shaped cone. We covered it with pink duct tape for to strengthening. In hindsight, I should have used something gold. The idea of this was for a Ferraro Roche tree, but they are so expensive! I added mini Reece's peanut butter cups to fill in the rest.
 I really enjoyed making this. I looove my wrapped nuggets! Take Styrofoam disks & spacers and cover them with contact paper. Add the wrapped nuggets along the edge. The top row is wrapped with red inked nuggets, the middle blue, and the bottom pink. All the nuggets said Suzi's Sweet 60, except for the ones that say HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZI! I should have lined the words up (DUH!), but I waited until I got to the resturant to set it up. Then I was totally distracted with all the preparations and setups. I put 2 wooden skewers through a spacer and then thru the largest disk, added the middle disk and another spacer, then added the top disk. Then I added the kisses. The little girl on top with the poodle skirt and hula hoop is Mona's. We had to dig a hole in the top disk to support her as she was on her tip toes!  TFL!!     

Friday, October 26, 2012

Kyle's BD'12

This is the card I made this year for my nephew Kyle. He's so outgoing and crazy! I wish I could have been there for his birthday. As a matter of fact, I was so busy making things for Dana's shower, that I forgot to mail this to him. I felt terrible! I found it under a bunch of papers on my desk and mailed it out. He was okay, though. Such a good kid! His brothers are too. Oh! Back to the card....
Stamps: All Year Cheer
Paper: Only Orange, Glorious Green, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Only Orange, Glorious Green, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Slit Punch

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lacy's Alabama Blanket

I took one yard each of white and crimson flannel. I had the sewing done by a friend. Then I laid the two pieces of material on top of each other making sure the stitching was right side up and in opposite corners. I cut stripes all around the edges and tied them together. It only took a couple of hours and it was so easy! TFL!  

Boo Boo Bunny

I made this Boo Boo Bunny for Lacy. I put it in a box that I got from Stampin' Up! and used my mat pac to punch holes in the top of the box. I secured the verse on the inside of the lid. She has a plastic ice cube in her belly so that it can thaw without getting water everywhere. Isn't she cute?
This is what the shower favors look like wrapped. I stamped the entire Monkey stamp from Kidoodles that matches the dessert napkins without the blocking. I used Certainly Celery cardstock and Chocolate Chip ink. It is attached with dimentionals. The band is made with Chocolate Chip cardstock and the Eyelet Border Punch to compliment the Certainly Celery Polka Dots on the top of the tin. I punched a hole in the bottom corner and added an eyelet, then ran some tulle through it and tied a knot.
This is what Dana's tin looks like. I made the band wider because I didn't want her to see what I put on the top of it. I stamped the same Monkey stamp from Kidoodles (without the sentiment) and cut it out with the Framelits and my Big Shot. I put an eyelet on both sides and ran tulle through both of them.
When Dana slid the band off the tin, she saw that I made a copy of her ultrasound pitcure - the very one she had framed for both sets of grandparents.

Baby shower favors

Here is a side and inside view of the tins I used to make the thank you gifts for Dana's baby shower. I got the tins from my fantastic Stampin' Up! demonstrator Monica Weaver who has a website called Add A Little Dazzle. She also sells the water resistant adhesive sheets that I printed on using My Digital Studio.
This is actually the inside of Dana's tin. I'm hoping she uses this to keep things like Lacy's first tooth and her first haircut. I used a circle punch to cut out the sentiment and used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. 


Dessert Napkins

Okay here I go again! I had to find a scrap napkin to stamp this. The others weren't wrinkled, of course, but I had given them to my SIL to bring to Jasper. This is fron the stamp set Kidoodles I blocked out the saying and saved that for the tins. (C) STAMPIN'UP! TFL!    

Wishes for Lacy

I don't know why I can't turn this to stand up, but this is what I made using My Digital Studio. I chose the back ground to match the shower favors, and made the lettering Brown. I used the Label Punch as a border for the title. It was fun! TFL! (C) STAMPIN'UP! 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Dessert Napkins

I polka dotted the small napkins for the baby shower. I can't run the bigger napkins thru the big shot, so I will have to do something else with them. (C)STAMPIN'UP! TFL

Dotted Envelope

I wanted to do something special with the envelopes, so I ran the flaps thru the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder. This particular texture is small enough to not affect the adheasion of the flap to the enveolpe.

Dana's Baby Shower Invitation

My niece is having a baby and I am so happy to be able to make these invitations for her. She is using "Mod Pod Monkey" in Lacy's room, so I printed the image on white cardstock and framed it with Chocolate Chip. The main part of the cards are made with Certainly Celery cardstock and the dots are made from VersaMark, sponge dobbers and the circle shape from the Shape-Ups stampset. I ran metal sheets thru the Big Shot with Textured Impressions Stripes. Before I wrapped them in Chocolate Chip Ribbon, I had to fill in the 'dents' on the back with Embossed Metal Backing Paste that I got from The metal always has to be attached to paper with Sticky Strip. I popped up the Chocolate Chip cardstock with dimentionals.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Oops! I forgot!

I made these out of foam and brads for all the participants of the flip flop contest. So loving my Big Shot! They can be attached to flip flops, or hair clips, or your purse as bling! Tons of uses!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We went to a wedding reception Saturday night. here is the front of the card I gave them. 
When you open the card, this is what you see
Open it again and you see this
Then, this is the back of the card.

This, by far, it THE coolest card I have ever made in my life! Oh! I also made them a shadowbox keepsake

And a bag to carry it in!

They told me they laid in bed and played with the card for hours! Not what I expected to hear from newelyweds!


Lake Martin Retreat 2012

These are pictures of some of the things we made for out Women's Outreach Retreat. Our colors are pink and black and white zebra stripes. We made iron-on tshirts for our flip flop theme. The straps say "Women's" "Retreat" "Lake Martin" "2012". 
Since we were going to be having fun in the sun, i thought we should have all natural lip balm with sun screen.
Our first night, we always go out to eat. We went to Uncle Nick's Smokehouse.
This was the view from our table. It was so beautiful!
I even ordered a cake in our theme from Lynn Rawlinson. Didn't she do a great job? And it was so yummy!
We make place cards for our dinner at the lake
We had a Flip Flop decorating contest. These are Linda's. She loves butterflies. The second pair is croched. That must have taken forever!  

Here are Mona's. She took scrapbooking items and attached them to her straps. All the items had a beach theme.
Here are my Flip Flops. I don't know why they remind me of Dora the Explorer! Even my Flip Flop decorations are weaing Flip Flops!


Here are Suzi's "Snack on-the-Go" Flip Flops. ("As God is my witness, ...I'll never be hungry again!")

Monday, August 6, 2012

Father's Day '12

I know it's been so long since I've posted things, but I have been working on a lot of projects. This card uses a reverse technique. It's quick and easy and it think it's cute too.
Stamps: All Year Cheer, Pheasant Thoughts
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Garden Green, White
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Garden Green

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mother's Day '12

This is the card I made for Mother's Day this year. I love the metal sheets, they look so beautiful, but they are very expensive! 

Science Project

I was trying to learn a different technique, but realized I didn't have all the materials I needed! Oh well! I just pressed on and made this card. Faux Rattan will have to wait for another time.
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Glorious Green, White
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Glorious Green
Accessories: Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Little Dots Textured Plate, Sponge, Brads
Meagan came by to make a card for a teacher's assistant who was moving on. We made cards many times together and so we picked a similar card and morphed it into this one. Meagan picked the colors and I spiffed it up a little. I'm sure the TA was pleased.
Stamps: Too Terrific Tags, Word Play
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
Inks: Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
Accessories: Tag and Small Tag punches, Brads, Dimentionals

Savvy's Graduation Card

I made this card for my niece. I can't believe she has graduated High School! Where did the time go? Wasn't it just yesterday that we were watching some cartoon video together and acting silly? Her school colors were green and yellow. I punched out the Logo from her invitation and the "Class of 2012." I went all over the place trying to find gold hardware. There was none to be found! Fortunately, I had a can of Gold paint so I sprayed the hardware gold and I think it works perfectly. 
Stamps: Tassel Time
Ink: Garden Green
Paper: Garden Green, YoYo Yellow, Brushed Gold
Accessories: Green Metal Sheet, Round Tab Punch, Big Shot, Label Framelits, Hodgepodge Hardware

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentines Day '12

This card was a definate labor of love! I spent hours stamping, using watercolor pencils, then going over the image yet again with a blender pen.  I used the same process on every bear, but they all have different expressions and different shading. That's the difference of a hand made card. Hope you like it!
Stamps: Bear Hugs, Three for You
Ink: Black, Red
Paper: Confetti White, Creamy Caramel, Red
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Ribbon

Friday, January 20, 2012

Jackie's Gift

I made this card and Gift Ensemble for a dear friend of mine's birthday. I always thought that patterned paper was sort of cheating. I have lots of background stamps to use to make patterened paper, but sometimes it's hard to find two patterns that work together and then work for the project at hand! So I actually ordered PATTERENED PAPER! I have to admit, I like it! I think I may use it in my cards too. Anyway, this set is a card, purse, notepad and pen. I should make more of these.
Stamps: Monograhm Sweet
Paper: White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads