Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Robot Valentine's Card

I assembled card kits for my son's 2nd grade class.  I used the Robot Party Cricut cartridge.  I chose this one over the Robotz cartridge because it is only 2 layers & much simpler for the kids to put together.  I have them all cut out they just have to assemble it.  The gear on the front is a TH die.  The kids will be embossing the white card front, die cutting the gear, stamping the sentiment on the inside &  handmade by on the back.  I already stamped &punched out the happy valentine's day for them as a time saver.  I punched out the heart on the robot & added it.  I think the one googlie eye adds a cute touch too.  :)  You can see in the picture that I flipped the robot orientation to align with the hearts going in the same direction.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Running Girl Thanks Card

I made this thank you card for my trainer as our sessions have ended.  I am also making one for the yoga instructor.  I am training for a half marathon & both gals run marathons so I hope they like them.  The runner girl stamp is a CTMH image, the thanks sentiment is PTI.  I love, love the new Stampin' Up! pleated ribbon in the mini!!! Colors are Early Espresso & Blushing Bride.  One the inside is one of my favorite Stampin' Up! sentiments from Occasional Quotes set.  I also really like the new SU border die & matching embossing folders on the inside!! Oh.. & the brown circles with white dots are not brads - they are Candi Dots - look like a brad but no prongs... fun!

Monday, January 23, 2012

My Stamp Library + Glitter Glue Storage

I am finally done putting together shelves, alphabetizing and reorganizing stamps & glitter glue.  Enjoy!

Monday, January 16, 2012

ODB Psalm 73:26

I wanted to make some get well cards and use my Our Daily Bread stamps as well.  I used retired SU DSP I think this is Pool Party.  I wanted a bright, cheery card.  The colors are retired Green Galore, Taken with Teal, Only Orange.  I inked the DSP in Taken with Teal & the middle circle in orange.  I used Stickles (firefly) glitter glue and Viva Decor Pearl Pens (orange, teal dots) to accent the verse.  I also used some skittles for the flower centers on the scallop borders.  I didn't even realize it until the design was done.. but this card is basically the same sketch as the doily one.  Time for a new sketch!

For You

I wanted to try out the new Stampin' Up! Paper Doily Sizzlets Die - $21.95 Occassions Mini: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=125592.  I also used an embossing folder from Cart-Us on the white background.  The maroon paper is a retired SU card stock as is the ribbon.  I layered the doily on a white & maroon new Blossom Punch $16.95: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=125603.  The center stamp is also a retired SU from last year's Sale a Bration.  Sale-A-Bration is coming up here soon so be sure to get the items you want!  I also used some Stickles glitter glue to do some highlighting on the edges.  The inside stamp is Delicate Doilies ($16.95 Clear Mount): http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=122592.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Just Because Make & Take

I really like the splash of elegance the black paper ribbon adds to this one.  I just realized I still need to take a picture of my card box we made at convention.  I still have a few other projects of mine to show you yet as well.. but this is all for today.  :) 

It's Your Day Make & Take Card

This card was fun and not my normal style, but I really like it! 

Convention 2011 3x3 Make & Take Card

This looks bigger in the picture but it is a 3x3 card.  I really did like this one! Colors in these projects are mostly Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, and Island Indigo.

Stampin' Up! Convention 2011 Make & Take Banner pieces

I finally completed my make & takes from convention.  For some reason I thought they would take a lot longer than they did!  Mine may look different than other demonstrators mostly because I messed up with the fabric and couldn't use it so I improvised.  There are banner pieces from the Banner XL die and a pinwheel with centers from the doilies on the die.  These use the It's Your Day & Raining Flowers stamp sets - those are used on all of these make & takes.

Sandy's Gathered Snow Flake

My friend Sandy designed these lace snowflakes for us for our Christmas project.  You take a thin jewelry wire and weave it in & out of the inside of the lace.  Then gather it together tightly, bend the wire in a circle and tie it off.  Hot glue the ends together, then spray with several coats of glitter spray - that has a stiffner in it also.  These are white, just the snowflakes, I put it on blue paper so you could see it better.  It does not have a blue tinge it is just a reflection from the paper.  Awesome project, Sandy!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

More Posts Coming

I told you I had a lot of uploads to do.  I still have more, but that is all I have time for today...stay tuned!

Pomegranate Gift Box

This was one of the make-n-takes we made at Carrie's.  I used a template that I have had for awhile.  We embossed it with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. 

Hot Cocoa/Russian Tea Gift Bags

I made up the Russian Tea & Hot Cocoa gift bags for all of my kids teachers this year.  Each bag has a container of each one, along with the recipe (created with My Digital Studio).  I used the Top Note Die again and the retired SU set Yummy for the sentiment along with some misc ribbon and clear bags. 

Hot Cocoa Sliders

We made these hot cocoa bag sliders for my son's classmates and a few teachers for their Christmas party this year.  I love the Stampin' Up! Top Note Die - it is a go to die for me!

Birthday Decor

I think you can guess my daughter's theme colors by now.  The wall vinyl was all cut with a Big Shot Bigz die.  The flowers on the goodie bags are the Stampin' Up! Fun Folds die.  After the party I let the girls take the vinyl flowers off the wall and take them home for their rooms if they wanted to.  The desk was filled with snacks, etc after the party started.  :) 

Hedgehog Goodie Bags

These were the goodie bags for my daughter's birthday party.  The box is a Big Shot Pro die, Spellbinders label dies used for the shape of the image.  I colored the hedgehogs image with Copics. 

Arlene's Embroidered Card

My friend Arlene designed this card as a project for a bunch of us Stampinistas at our Christmas Party.  Thanks, Arlene.  Yes, for those of you who know I am not fond of needle & thread... I did do this embroidery & it was my first ever.  Fun to try new things!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Posts coming soon, I promise!

Sorry I haven't posted anything recently.  I have been busy and have several things to show you but I haven't had a chance to upload them yet.  Sooon!!!  :)    I have been busy reorganizing my craft room again, putting together shelves, celebrating the holidays, and training for a half marathon.  I should be able to update some things soon.  I may even do a new video of my craft room.. we shall see.  I finally finished my make-n-takes from Stampin' Up! convention (in July!).