2 out of 3 ain't bad

I have two of the three projects we are making at our card club on Tuesday evening.  The first one is taken from Sophia at Sunny Stampin' Inc.  She has a video to show you how she made her card.  I changed mine a little, but it is the same concept as hers.  Thanks, Sophia!





Materials used - 
Stamps: Say It In Style and Speckled Background 
Paper: colonial white cs, tulip cs
Ink: blush, bubblegum, hollyhock, tulip
Accessories: Heart to Heart punch (SU), 1" square punch, prisma glitter, baby pink gingham ribbon, pop dots (SU)
Techniques: prisma glitter












This awesome card I received from my friend, Barb at The Buzz.  She is one of my friends I met at CHA last week.  Isn't she a sweetie?  She sent me a thank you card.  The day I received this I sent her one too.  I told her great minds think alike.  Well, I love this!  So I decided to use it as my inspiration to make the one below for club.






Materials used - 
Stamps: So Many Scallops (SU)
Paper: heavenly blue textured cs, blush cs, Ticked Pink pattern paper (retired)
Ink: twilight
Accessories: flowered bling, scallop punch (SU), Scallop Trim border punch (SU), bling, blush grosgrain ribbon 




Now, I need to work on the third card for Tuesday.  Hmmm!

Happy Stamping!

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I'm baaack!

Yes, we made it home from CALIFORNIA!  My DH and boys went with me, so we visited Disneyland and California Adventure too.  Since I have been back, I have done tons of laundry.  Our washing machine broke right before we left, and luckily we had an extended warranty for it.  Otherwise, I have unpacked and done absolutely nothing.  Going from a warm 67 degrees in CA to 10 degrees in Nebraska is a shock to the system.  I have just wanted to stay inside and under covers.  Reality will hit on Monday when Tate goes back to school and DH goes back to work.

I wanted to share a few pics with you of the wonderful and I mean WONDERFUL people I got to meet.  It was like we were friends forever.

Susanna Boyd (founder & owner of Paper Craft Planet) took us out to eat at Fire & Ice on Monday night.  Here are the great ladies I spent my evening with going from left to right:
Lori Tecler, Lynn Mercurio, me, Sankari Wegman, Susanna Boyd, Deb Felts and Kate Baldwin (founder & owner of i {heart} papers)


Me & my great friend, Barb Walker


We got our picture taken on these scooters at the Making Memories booth to win a SLICE.  We didn't win, but we have a great pic!
Lynn Mercurio, Susanna Boyd, me and Barb Walker

We made these shirts at the SEI booth towards the end of the day on Monday.  Cute!
Lynn Mercurio, me, Sankari Wegman and Susanna Boyd

The Supernovas that went to CHA.
Sankari Wegman, Susanna Boyd, me, Lynn Mercurio and Lori Tecler


I had so much fun meeting everyone and can't wait to go again.  My DH already gave me the go ahead to go next time.  YAY!

I need to get my mojo going, since both of my clubs meet this week and I don't have a project for either of them yet.  Yikes!  I better warm my fingers and get busy!

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A Tisket, A Tasket....

a cute little Valentine Basket!

Yes, I made another 3D project.  I can't believe it.  I needed replacements blades for my cutter, so I went to Michaels armed with my 40% off coupon.  They were out of my blades, but of course, I found something to buy.  I decided to go a locally owned scrapbook store to see if they carried my blades.  I like to buy some items from them to support the locally owned stores.  Well, when I was there I found this.....









Isn't this the cutest little basket?  It is a kit they sold, so I scooped it up to and put it together.  I LOVE it!  I am going to offer a class to make a basket like this, but for a different holiday.  I just have to figure out which one....Easter, Mother's Day!  What would you like to see?

This will be my last post for a week or so, because CHA here I come.  YAY!  CHA is going to be fun; however, meeting all of my online friends is going to be the icing on the cake.  I love icing!  Hee Hee!

Have a great week and take time to create!

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Challenge Myself

Well, I made a boo boo!  I thought I remembered what Sparkles' Christmas card challenge was for this week and made my card.  Then I went to her blog to link it to this post AND I was wrong.  Yes, it happens!  More than I like to admit...hee hee.  So, I have a Christmas card for this week, but I guess I challenged myself.

In addition, I wanted you to know I did NOT color this image.  I visited my friend, Diane from DZ Doodles a few weeks ago and she gave me this image that she drew and colored.  It is available here.  She doesn't always take the time to make cards with her images she colors and I don't always have time to color.  Works out well for both of us.


















Materials used
Stamps: Mary and Baby Jesus (DZ Doodles)
Paper: chocolate, colonial white and creme brulee cs (CTMH), blue cardstock (unknown, Veranda patter paper (CTMH)
Ink: Diane used prisma pencils to color her image
Accessories: glitter (unknown), ribbon (Michaels), filigree charm (CTMH), blue crystals (Mark Richards), font - Monotype Corsiva (Microsoft Word)
Punches: Scallop border (SU), arch lattice (Martha Stewart), Labels Four Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Daisy Heads Nestabilities (Spellbinders) 




Happy Stamping!


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3-D Tuesday (3d45) - Journal


I forgot to post this yesterday.  Whenever there is a holiday, I get confused on what day it is especially when my DH has the day off.  It felt like it was Sunday all day and it was Monday.  That means I was supposed to post this for Tuesday, since I am the host for 3-D Tuesday at Paper Craft Planet this week.

Another 3D item from me...  I think I made more within the last month than I did in 2009.






At Paper Craft Planet we are getting organized this first month of the year and setting goals. I have a journal for you this week. This is the first journal that I have ever made or kept. My journal started with my DH cleaning out his "man cave" in the basement and throwing up a piece of cardboard for me to put in the recycling bin. I picked it up and thought..."This is too good to not use." I cut it down and used it as the front and back cover of my journal.

I covered the cardboard with pattern paper, decorated it and bounded it together. My first thought was to use my Bind-It-All; however, the cardboard I used was too thick to go into the machine. I had to think of another way to keep my pages together. Ah! My CROP-A-DILE! It worked perfectly to add jumbo eyelets for "o rings". The paper I added is white and pink cardstock. I alternated the white and pink, so I could write on pretty pink paper as often as white. Lastly, I added coordinating ribbon to the rings to match my color scheme.

Have you made a journal yet? Go ahead! I use mine for everything. I use mine to write thoughts for the day, funny things my boys say, lists, favorite quotes. There are endless possibilities.

Hope you can play along this week! Don't forget to tag your project 3d45, so I can pull it into the gallery.

Kim


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Quick Pages

Sunday I got the chance to craft for a couple of hours and got two projects completed.  I am not sure how much I will do this week, so I was happy to CREATE.  We pulled Tanner out of preschool, because I felt like he was learning anything.  I am his preschool teacher now, so my schedule that used to be open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings are full.  We are having fun together and my DH and I don't feel like we are wasting money every month.

Since I didn't have a lot of time, I found some quick pages at scrap dish.  When I was there I bought a four Halloween quick pages, a Halloween kit and some templates by Red Leaf Digi Scrapbooking.

Here is Tate's two page Halloween layout for 2009 (quick pages by Candice Duffy Jones):





The only elements I added to this two page layout are the bats on the first page.  They were from the kit, Halloween Remix by Tahera Designs.  Since Tate loves bats, I thought the first page could use a few.  When you don't have a lot of time, but want to scrap a little quick pages are great.  You add your pictures, journaling, maybe a couple more elements and viola!...A layout is complete!

Oh, I forgot to mention this earlier.  I had to change the settings on my comments section to moderate.  I was getting advertising in the comments section.  Some of my bloggin' friends seem to be getting this too.  On YouTube, people who don't have anything better to do are leaving "nasty" comments on my videos.  It is sad they don't put that energy into something good.  I had to change my settings there too.  Once I get the comment and publish it, you will see it in the post.  Thanks so much for taking the time to leave kind words.

Happy Scrappin'!

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Treat Trio Class

Okay, I got my third treat holder created for my Treat Trio Class I am holding in February.  Remember this kiss holder I made at my friend, Kim's house.  I made one for Valentine's Day to add to my treat class.  Here it is:




Stampers will be able to make all three treats holders in the class.  Isn't that SWEET?  LOL!





Materials used on Kisses Treat Holder
Stamps: Love You Much (SU!)
Paper: cranberry & colonial white cs (CTMH)
Ink: chocolate & cranberry (CTMH)
Accessories: Two Tags Big Shot Die (SU!), pop dots (SU), chocolate ric rac (vintage JC Penney), small cello bags (SU!), chocolate kisses (Hershey)




I can't remember if I told you I am going to the Winter CHA show in Anaheim, CA this month.  YAY!  I am leaving on Sunday, January 24, 2010.  Just seven (YES "7") days away!  I get to meet my Paper Craft Planet friends (Susanna, Adela, Lynn & Lori).  In addition, I get to meet my friend, Barb Walker (The Buzz).  I am so excited!  I will be busy this coming week getting ready to go, so I don't know how much crafting I will get done before I leave.  I will have pictures for you from CHA.

Have a great day and take time to create!

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Pixie Dust Studio & Sketch Challenge

Today Pixie Dust Studio is sponsoring our sketch challenge at Paper Craft Planet and I am the hostess!

Here is my sketch:



Here is the card I made with their digital image, Love Letter Pixie.  I colored her in Photoshop Elements. Then printed the image twice and layered the sign for a little "pop".






Here is a close up my image.  Isn't she cute?  I added prisma glitter around her wings.


I was given another image to play with called Love Letter Fairy.  I colored her in Photoshop Elements too.  When I was finished, I got the idea of putting her on the front of my envelope to match my card inside.  Here is a picture of that.  I punched her out with the curly label punch from Stampin' Up!  These are adorable together!







Today's scavenger hunt is sponsored by Pixie Dust Studio! You could win this GENEROUS prize if you play along in our challenge...

The Prize..
  • KE Company Smitten 12x12 cardstock collection. Double sided (love themed)
  • KE Company Rub ons stickers (some kind of LOVE theme)
  • Martha Stewart Coral Reef glitter set
  • Two Pixie Dust Studio Love Letters digital stamps..the same ones used in the sketch!



To play along, simply create a card using our sketch. Upload it to the PCP gallery using the tag sk011610.

Join the Sketch Challenge Group

Check out our gallery for this week!






Materials used
Stamps: Love Letter Fairy & Love Letter Pixie digital stamps (Pixie Dust Studio)
Paper: chocolate cs (CTMH), glitter cardstock (DCWV), Jingle pattern paper (CTMH)
Ink: Canon i9900 printer
Accessories: pink flower (Prima), lattice arches punch (Martha Stewart), polka dot ribbon (American Crafts), pop dots (SU), prisma glitter (CTMH), glitter button (American Crafts), chocolate waxy flax (CTMH), Cupid de Locke font (DaFont.com)
Techniques: Digital Coloring in PSE


Hope you can play along!

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Christmas Challenge - Dry Embossing


I finally took the time to make my Christmas card this week.  Whew!  I don't know where this week went, but I am lovin' that it is Friday.  Sparkles' Christmas card challenge this week is dry embossing.  I had fun with this one.  I wanted to use the Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  Then I saw my snowflake stamp set by SU, and the card evolved from these two products.  I don't create monochromatic cards that often, but always love them when I do.


The background paper with the white snowflakes I made with a piece of white daisy cardstock.  This is what I did:

  • Stamped my snowflakes with Versamark
  • Embossed them with white embossing powder
  • Brayered Blue Breeze Spectrum ink over entire cardstock
  • Wiped off embossed snowflakes with tissue
  • Sponged edge of cardstock with outdoor denim ink
  • Ran cardstock through my Big Shot with the embossing folder.

I was inspired to create a winter theme card by neighbor's snowman and the trees this morning were gorgeous.  When I got home from the gym (at 6 a.m.), I ran outside with my camera and snapped some pictures of the beautiful winter wonderland.  Check these out!

Our neighbor's tree


The frost looks like needles.


Other neighbor's snowman.  Check out the frost on his nose and arms.



Materials used: 
Stamps: Bundled Up, Snowflakes & So Many Scallops (SU)
Paper: moonstruck cs, white daisy cs, breeze cs, outdoor denim cs
Ink: outdoor denim, heavenly blue, dutch blue, Blue Breeze 
Accessories: white organdy ribbon, blue polka dot (American Crafts), pop dots (SU), Swiss Dots embossing folder, white embossing powder, light blue embossing powder (unknown), white pearl, 1 1/4" circle punch, scallop circle punch (SU), white opal liquid pearls
Techniques: dry embossing, brayer


Happy Stamping!

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Sweet Treats

I made one of the yummy cards at my friend, Kim's house for Halloween and my boys loved it.  I knew I wanted to offer this as part of one of my classes in February.  So on top of the little nugget holder this will be another treat we make at our February class.  I have one more treat holder to make it a treat trio.  My boys are going to love these too!  They like chocolate like their mom (who me?).  You betcha!  MMMMM good!



This is both the outside and inside of the card.  The sweet treats tab pulls out, so you don't have to ruin the card....AND...it is refillable!  YUMMY!


Materials used: Products CTMH unless noted.
Stamps: Sweet Centers (SU), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper: cranberry cs, white daisy cs, orchid cs, holiday red cs
Ink: cranberry, holiday red
Accessories: treat cups (SU), 1 3/4" circle (EK Success), scallop circle punch (SU), 1 1/4" punch (EK Success), pop dots (SU), M & Ms (Hershey)
 



Happy Stamping!

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3-D Tuesday (3d45) - Journal

I can't believe I forgot to post this yesterday.  Whenever there is a holiday, I get confused on what day it is especially when my DH has the day off.  It felt like Sunday all day and it was Monday.  That means I was supposed to post this for Tuesday, since I am the host for 3-D Tuesday at Paper Craft Planet this week.

I cannot believe how many 3D items I have made already this year.  I think I made more within the last month than I did in 2009.





At Paper Craft Planet we are getting organized this first month of the year and setting goals. I have a journal for you. This is the first journal that I have ever made or kept. My journal started with my DH cleaning out his "man cave" in the basement and throwing up a piece of cardboard for me to put in the recycling bin. I picked it up and thought..."This is too good to not use." I cut it down and used it as the front and back cover of my journal.

I covered the cardboard with pattern paper, decorated it and bounded it together. My first thought was to use my Bind-It-All; however, the cardboard I used was too thick to go into the machine. I had to think of another way to keep my pages together. Ah! My CROP-A-DILE! It worked perfectly to add jumbo eyelets for "o rings". The paper I added is white and pink cardstock. I alternated the white and pink, so I could write on pretty pink paper as often as white. Lastly, I added coordinating ribbon to the rings to match my color scheme.

Have you made a journal yet? Go ahead! I use mine for everything. I use mine to write thoughts for the day, funny things my boys say, lists, favorite quotes. There are endless possibilities.

Hope you can play along this week! Don't forget to tag your project 3d45, so I can pull it into the gallery.



Have fun creating!

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Chance to Win Photoshop Elements 7

Remember this image I colored in Photoshop Elements?



Go over to DZ Doodles and see how you can win a brand new program of Photoshop Elements 7. 

IPhotoShop Elements 7 program you too will be able to manipulate your digital images into “colored” line images, and be able to color them such as I've has done above. The winner will receive a 100% authentic Adobe PSE7 CD sealed sleeve; the product code is visible on the back of the CD sleeve. 


So…what are you waiting for?!


OH, and she has a free image for you too.

Take time to create!


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Who Doesn't Love Chocolate? (tutorial)

Well, maybe someone, but not ME!  I love the little Hershey Nuggets, especially the ones with almonds in them. Yummy!  This little treat holder is perfect for a little extra chocolate.  You can make these for any holiday or occasion.  Just hand them out or tie them to a present.

I showed you one of these here and promised a video.  I finally got around to making one.  Can you believe I made this video with three little boys in the house?  Luckily, they were upstairs playing.  I just finished when my youngest came down the stairs...Whew!




I finally got the video to work....thanks for patience!  If you have trouble viewing it, try back later.  YouTube is acting weird for me today.




Materials used
Stamps: Tags So Much - retired (SU)
Paper: holiday red and white daisy cs (CTMH)
Ink: holiday red
Accessories: white daisy ric rac (CTMH), tag and small tag punches (SU)
Candy: Hershey nugget


Thanks for stopping by!


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Coupon Organizer

I can't tell ya how many times I have been at the grocery store and forgot my coupons.  I clip and put them in the basket in my kitchen, and they never seem to make it to the store.  When I saw Susanna's 3D challenge at Paper Craft Planet this week, I knew I needed to make a coupon organizer.  Susanna made a budget organizer with Kelleigh Ratzlaff's envelope template here.  Kelleigh has a collection of templates you can download for a great price.  The best thing about this one....it's FREE!



This is the first envelope in my coupon book.




I made seven envelopes, because that is how many pieces of pattern paper I had left in the Key To My Heart collection from CTMH (not available now).  You can make as many as you want.  Here are my categories:


  • Fruits
  • Veggies
  • Snacks
  • Frozen
  • Dairy
  • Meats
  • Misc
Do you need a little organization in your life?  Download this template and play along here at Paper Craft Planet.



Materials used:  All materials CTMH unless noted.
Stamps: Cute & Cruly (SU), Connections
Paper: Key To My Heart
Ink: tulip, juniper
Accessories: creme brulee designer ribbon, curly label punch (SU), envelope template (Kelleigh Ratzlaff), chipboard (my stash)
Techniques: Bind It All



Have fun creating!

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