Monday, October 22, 2012

Soccer Thank You

This is a soccer thank you I made.  I used the new Great Sport stamp set:

and the Holiday Frame embossing folder (in red) and trimmed it to my size:

Etched Jars for work

I had so much fun making the jar for Jeri that I decided to make them for all of my husband's team at work and then my own team as well.  This time I added a thank you topper and tootsie rolls instead of the lemon heads.  Again, the initials are done using the negative of the new Stampin' Up! Bigz Alphabet die cut out of vinyl, and using etching cream (see previous post). 


JERI's In Color Jar

So, after making just the initial on the jar I decided to make a slightly bigger container with her full name on it.  I used the same concept as the J jar in my previous post, but lined the letters all up.  The letters ended up curving slightly up and to the right, which turned out kind of fun.  I then used all the new 2012 In Color card stock (butterfly punch), ribon, and accessories.  I like how it turned out.  Just be warned the more letters the more difficult to line them up!


J Jar for Jeri

I made this little jar for Jeri as a Thank You for always allowing me to her workshops and events.  I etched the jar with the negative cut out space from the new Stampin' Up! Bigz Alphabet dies, using removable wall vinyl.  You then apply etching cream (found at craft stores -  bring a coupon!!), let it sit for awhile (directions say 5 minutes I did 10-15), rinse it off and you have personalized glassware.  I really like this technique.  The jar topper I had from a previous project. 


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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cardinal Birthday

Card #2 from Jeri's Workshop.  Whew! I think this is the last one. :)  I really like this one - Raspberry Ripple & Whisper White card stock.  The embossing folder is the Stripes Folder.  I know I was inspired by all of these cards and I hope my followers are as well. 

Countryside Masculine Birthday

Another card from Jeri.  This one was at a workshop.  I can't beleive I still don't have this Countryside stamp set.  Crushed Curry card stock, DSP is Orchard Harvest p.28 of the Holiday Mini.  I will end up with this stamp set one day soon!! Very nice masculine card, I think!


Card #4 from Jeri!.  She really spoiled us!! I never know how to use plaid paper, this could make a great masculine birthday card. I'm not positive but I think this is the new 2013 In Color Midnight Muse with the Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Up! Framelits die for the sentiment. 

Oval Sympathy

Card #3 from Jeri's World Card Making Day.  I believe the card base is soft suede, Holiday Frame Textured Impressions embossing folder, Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock, oval punch, glitter paper, Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (Holiday Mini p.4). 

Witch in a Cauldron

Another great project we did at Jeri's! Spiderweb embossed on the background, an oval cut into a cauldron with the legs from the mini tag punch, little piece of DSP for the witch's skirt.. and voila!


Jeri's Top Note Scarecrow

On World Card Making Day at Jeri's she had some fabulous cards for us to make.  I think this scarecrow was my absolute favorite!  I think she may have been inspired by something she saw but I don't have that link available to share.  It uses the Stampin' Up! Top Note Die for the face and the 2 hat pieces. Bird punch on the hat, oval punch for the eyes, free hand triangle & face drawing, inking edges in black, cut strips of cardstock for the hair = totally cute!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Items on Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!

There are new items on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!!

There is a Simply Scrappin' Kit, Card Stock (some already gone like the 12x12 In Colors & Sahara Sand are gone), Digital CD's, Ribbon (1/4" red and white are gone), dies, and more.  The envelopes shown and the magnetic sheets are also gone.  If you want something don't wait or it could be gone!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pam's CTMH Project

Thanks, Pam for a really cute project!! I am pretty sure this was made with the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartrdge (on my wish list!).  Pam - leave a comment if it was the other one. 


Fab Friday 03 Challenge

I made this card for my niece for her birthday and used this sketch as my inspiration.  I have been so busy though I didn't get it uploaded before they had out the next challenge - white, black, and 3 of the 5 new In Colors for 2012! Here is the link to the challenge:

I also used some of the new Stampin' Up! Sizzix dies and paper punch template. 


I also had her friends over for cake and ice cream, so here is the matching banner I made for her.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Black & Yellow Mother's Day + More!

I saw this card on SCS: and absolutely had to CASE it!! I made many of these with various sentiments as you can see.  Colors are Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delights, Brights paper stack.  It also uses:  Teeny Tiny Wishes stamps (sentiments), Designer Frames embossing folder, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Little Leaves sizzlit, Boho Blossoms punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Basic Pearls.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! (Sorry the inside picture is a bit blurry).

Sharing in your Sorrow

I went through and organized all my cards I have on hand by occassion.  I have hundreds (really!) of birthday cards, and only 3 sympathy cards.  I really needed some other ones so this is what I came up with.  Colors are Baja Breeze, Kraft (Crumb Cake), and Whisper White.  I used a cart-us embossing folder Alfred's Birds, Viva Decor light blue pearl pen, white gel pen then covered with Opac Viva Decor pen. 



Fab Friday 02 Challenge

OK.. another set of cards for the Fab Friday 02 Challenge - to use Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, and So Saffron as a color challenge.  Here is the link to the Fab Fri blog: 

Here is my take.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Best Things Are Made

It has been forever since I have posted or made anything! We have such short summers here that I have been spendng as much time outside as possible!  I am going to start getting back into crafting now that the temps are cooling down.  I still have my Mother's Day cards to post yet, too!

I decided to start back by completing a SCS challenge - 2 of them actually.  This is for CAS187 Technique- Blocking and CC392 - Crazy Midnight Pumpkin.  I don't have Midnight Muze yet so I use Crazy Cajun, Not Quite Navy, and Pumpkin Pie.  Stamp sets used - Gently Falling and Totally Tess. 

I haven't done this in so long lots of changes to blogger so let's see how this works!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Grab Bag Cards

OK.  I got some of those grab bags from several months ago when Stampin' Up! first put them out.  I debated about posting these because they aren't my normal style, but I guess they are ok.  Perhaps if you got the same grab bag it will give you some ideas, too.  All of the die cuts and card bases were included in the grab bag.  The white panels and punched pieces I added from my scraps.

Summer Smooches Sneak Peek

I just got this delivered to my door TODAY!! I had to try it!  This is a new Bigz L purse die that will be available with the Stampin' Up! Summer Smooches.  The cardstock is Rich Razzleberry embossed with a SU embossing plate.  The DSP on the flap is also Summer Smooches DSP, flower punches & one of the big pearls from the Spring Mini.  I included it next to a soda can so you can get an idea of the size.  It is not huge by any means, but perfect for a lip gloss, little candies, etc.  I have 2 Lindor Truffles inside of it.  It is REALLY simple & easy to put together, too.