Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Holiday Fun 2009

GrandDaughter Mariah Christmas 2009
She lived in that hat all day long.  I guess I forgot what it is like to be 13!

Below she is trying to hula hoop to her Wii Fit game, it was so funny watching her. It is a game that is computer generated on the TV by stepping on this stool. You have  a remote in your hand and you do all the actions.  So in a sence you are doing all the work and if you do not do it right you fail.  So if she did not swing her hips just right or did not catch another hula hoop to earn exta points her game was over.  Then at the end it told her how many calories that she burned off doing that exercise.  But the best part is watching them move when they have no hoop and you just die laughing.

and here are some pictures of their dog Freddie

Don't you just want to love him?

He really is as sweet as he looks!

Showing us his new hair cut.  I want him so so so bad!!!!!!!

Alex and Freddie saying good-by for now.  Will send more after this weekend when I get together with my two daughters and family for our Christmas on Saturday to open presents.  That was the first time we could all get together so we decided to wait till then to share. We are getting together at Stephanie's house where these pictures were taken so I am sure Freddie will sneek in a few mug shots as well. Until then hope you enjoy and happy holiday let me know what you think.

Christmas Day Pictures 2009

Grandson Alex holding Birthday gift Magnetic/Peg Board
The left side is double thickness of corkboard and the right side has medal behind it so the magnets behind the wooden stars will stick.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Magnetic/Cork Board

Grandson Alex Smith's birthday gift
This is a late birthday gift for my grandson who turned 11 on Nov 14th.  I did not have the materials then but finally got around to doing it. It really did not take much time to make mostly it was finding the supplies (the galvenized tin and cork) then cutting out the metal and waiting for the crystal effects to dry was the hardest.  Basicly I got the idea from a class that my sister went to of Ronda Wade's but her's did not have the cork on it.  Ronda used chipboard for the backing but I had several sheets of artist canvas left from when I was oil painting and they worked just fine.  Then I cut my tin to size and glued it on with the crystal effects and weighted it done with heavy objects to let it dry.  After this I got to start the creating process. 

The cork that I found came in two thicknesses.  One was in a roll very thin.  The other which I purchased came in four sheets 12 X 12, 1/8" in depth.  I cut the cork to fit my board then doubled it and glued with crystal effects.  I was not sure if a single thickness would hold the pushpin tight enough that is why I doubled the cork. But as you can see from the picture I have the pins pushed all the way down. 

The stars are wood cutouts painted, paper added to front then inked around edge. A thin magnet sheet is glued to the back.  Alex's name is also wooden letters painted with acrylic paint then edged with ink and glued with crystal effects. I used the crop-a-dial to make the holes for the rope to hang.  Before adding the rope I glued down a jumbo antique brass eyelet in each hole to give it a more finished look.  If I would of had an extra large washer or bolt I think this would of looked nice also.  I need to make a trip to the hardware store and get some supplies for guy things, buttons only go so far.

I have lots of canvas left so plan on making some more to sell here around the apartment.  I have some smaller sheets 8 X 12 that I think would go great on the outside of our doors as a message board.  Thanks for looking let me know what you think.

PAPER: DSP Prestwick, CS Garden Green
INK: Garden Green, Night of Navy
STAMPS: Terrific Tags
PUNCHES: Small Tag, Tag Punch
ACCESSORIES: 12 X 16 Art Canvas, 12 X 12 Cork Board, Crop-a-Dial, Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects, Wooden Letters, Jumbo Eyelets Antique Brass, Acrylic Paint: Lush Foliage Green & Copehagen Blue

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mariah's Makeup Tray Christmas 2009

Mariah Elizabeth Smith
Make-up Tray Christmas 2009
Well how do you like?  This is for my 13 year old granddaughter Mariah this year for Christmas.  My sister Sandi made some last year for her granddaughters and I have been dieing to make some ever since, thanks for the idea Sandi.  This was so fun and fast to make.  The only hard part was waiting for the modpodge to dry and crystal effects on the beads. I did it all in one night and it was done before I knew it. I wish I could say it was all StampinUp products but sadly it is not but tryed to use as much as I could.



There is a tag added here but you can hardly see it in this picture but it has a flower in the center then I wrote "I Love You" in white gel pen.

The velium butterflies were done using the bigshot die with velium clear cardstock.  Then I sponged ink, purple on the large one and pink on the small one.  I added jewels and glitter to give it some sparkle and curled the wings on the top set ( I doubled each butterfly to give it dimention, then glued together with wire for the stem and a brad for the head). All the flowers and the butterflies were applied using wire this way I could play with them and move them were I wanted them.  I just threaded the wire through the handle of the wooden tray.  The wooden letters and the micro beads are glued on using crystal effects. I used the modpodge on the bottom of the tray while appling layers of my cardstock.  Make sure you use gobs of modpodge the more the better and no air pockets in the paper.  It will show milky white until dry.  After drying I applied two more layers but you can add as many as you want.  If I had more time I think I would of went to the store and had a piece of glass cut to cover the bottom so if Mariah spills she can clean it up easier.  Hope you enjoy let me know what you think.  Merry Christmas.

P.S. Woops don't forgot to paint the back of your letters as I did here.  Lucky thing I have not given it to her yet.
PAPER: DSP: Flowers For You, Tea Party  CS: Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, Pretty In Pink, Clear Velium
INK: Regal Rose, Perfect Plum
PAINT: Acrylic Sweet Pea & Cherry Blossom Pink
PUNCHES: Spring Flower Bouquet, Scallop Circle, Scallop Square, Scallop Oval, Boho Blossoms
ACCESSORIES: ModPodge, Wooden Letters, Micro Beads, Crystal Effects, Jewels, Brads, Silk Flowers, Wire, Jute Rope, Bigz Beautiful Butterflies Die, Big Shot, Micro Beads Clear, Grommets

Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009 Christmas Cards using Top Note Big Shot Die

Elf Shoes

Isn't this the cutiest? The left side is of the outside of the card and the right picture is of the inside of my card.  I got the general idea of the outside of the card online from Marie Shaughnessy, thanks Marie, I just love your idea.

The shoes are cut using the bigshot TopNote die cut down.  You can get  two sets of shoes from one note.  You use the 1 3/8" and 3/4" circle punch to form the top of the shape of the shoes. You cannot see because the flower is covering it but the tip of the shoe comes to a point from the circle punch.  The flower is from the Boho Blossoms punch with a brad in the center then put on with a pop dot to make it stand out.  The buckle is first punched on SU Brushed Copper cardstock with the Single Slot hand held punch then cut to size to make the buckle.  The oval saying is put on with VersaMark, Copper Embossing Powder, then heat set. I inked the edge of the Real Red cardstock with Basic Black ink to give it depth and flow, I also did the same on the inside on the Whisper White cardstock.  The stamp on the inside is from StampinUP "Bearing Gifts". I made 22 of these and only have a few left after sending out my  cards. Hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think.

STAMPS: Christmas Punch, Bearing Gifts
PAPER: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Brushed Copper, DSP Cutie Pie
INK: Staz On Jet Black, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, VersaMark
PUNCHES: Wide Oval, 1 3/8" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Boho Blossoms, Single Slot Hand Held Punch
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, XL TopNote Die, Mini Glue Dots, Gold Brads, Zig Pointy Gold/Silver Marker, SU Markers, Sponges, Paper Piercer, Paper Piercer Soft Mat, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Snail Adhesive, Sizzix Small Dots Embossing Plate, Sizzix Multi Purpose Platform, Sizzix Texturz Accessory Silicon Rubber, Sizzix Texturz Accessory Impressions Pad

Patchwork TopNote Die outside

Patchwork TopNote Die inside
This is my second card for this year.  This one I got the idea for the outside from, thanks.  This was a very time consumming card.  First you have to punch out all the 1 1/4" sqs to form a 5 X 3 1/2" rectangle to place on the bigshot to cut out your top note from.  I glued my squares to my chocolate chip cardstock and left a little space between each square to give it that quilted look.  I used SU stamp "Holiday Best" inside the Ivory HodgePodge Hardware on the outside, applieing this before glueing  down to card.  I also added my ribbon before adding my layers.  The Originals Apline 5/8" ribbon matched so perfect here I just loved it.  I was not sure on what to do for the inside but saw all the negative pieces left over setting on my table from the topnote cutouts I though why not use them.  So I traced the outlie of the note first in pencil.  Then inked the background of the card in Always Artichoke using a sponge going over the line just a little.  Then I glued on the topnote.  I used SU stamp "Perfect Presentation" with Always Artichoke ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then punched it out with the Designer Label Punch.  I continued to layer with River Rock, Real Red, and Old Olive and cutting around each layer to contunue patteren.  Hope you like this idea

STAMPS: Holiday Best, Perfect Presentation
PAPER: DSP: Holiday Harmone & Paper Dashing, Cardstock: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
INK: Chocolate Chip, Real Red Marker, Always Artichoke
PUNCHES: Designer Label Punch
ACCESSORIES: Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Paper Piercer, Aqua Painter, 5/8" Originals Alpine Ribbon, 5/8" Sleigh Bells Ribbon

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fancy Treat Boxes-Reindeer and Santa

Reindeer and Santa showing side view of fancy box.

Front View of Reindeer and Santa
Here are the last two fancy favor treat boxes. I can just see them filled with candy canes, mixed nuts, trail mix, chex mix, or candy kisses.  I think they would look great on someones dest at work.  Look below for the other two, snowman and elf that goes with the set.

PAPER: Soft Suede, Whisper White
INK: White Gel Pen, Black Journaler
PUNCHES: Eyes: Large Oval, 1/2" Circle Punch, Nose: 1" Circle Punch, Ears: Wide Oval, Face: Top Note Sizzlet Die, Horns: Sizzix Flourish #2
ACCESSORIES: Red Micro & Red Glass Beads, Ribbon, Tacky Glue, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, XL Fancy Favor Die Cut Box, 2-Way Glue

PAPER: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
INK: Cameo Coral, White Gel Pen
PUNCHES:  Sizzix Top Note (face, beard, mustach, and hat), Trim on Hat: Scallop Oval, Eyes: 1 1/4: round, 1/2" round, Nose & Mouth: 1" round
ACCESSORIES: Pom Pom, Mini Glue Dot. Tacky Glue, Snail Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Sponge Dauber, Big Shot & accessories, XL Fancy Favor Die Cut, Sizzix background plate Flourish: for ovals on hat, mustash, and beard.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fancy Treat Boxes-Christmas

Snowman and Elf Fancy Favor Treat Box
Well I finally got two of the four complete of this set.  Are they not sweet?  Sorry about being so slow lately in posting but have been kine of lazy and just laying around recovering. Went to the doctors yesterday and lost all the water weight plus seven pounds more so am on top of the world right now.

But to get back to my projects these are cases from several places but mostly from Sandy Haines, I think that is how you spell her last name. I changed the hat on the snowman and the ears and collor on the elf.  They are not real big but it is a good size goodie box and would look great with either candy canes or candy inside. Hope you enjoy making these as much as I did let me know your comments, thanks.

PAPER: Whisper White, Basic Black, Only Orange
INK: Cameo Coral, Basic Black Journaler, White Gel Pen
PUNCHES: Eyes: Large Oval, Small Oval, Mouth: 1/4" circle, Hat: Top Note Die, Snowflake: Sizzlits Die Merry Details.
ACCESSORIES: Top Note XL Die, XL Fancy Box Favor, Big Shot, Sponge Douber, 2-Way Glue, Dimentionals, Snail Adhesives, Sticky Strip,

PAPER: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, More Mustard, Whisper White
INK:  Cameo Coral, White Gel Pen, Black Journaler
PUNCHES: Big XL Fancy Favor, Big XL Top Note, Ears: Wide Oval Punch,3/16" Corner Rounder Punch for tip of ears, Eyes: Large Oval Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Nose: 1" Circle Punch
ACCESSORIES: Bell, Cordurory button, Tacky Glue to hold down bell, Snail Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Wire to adhear bell, Sponge Douber

Friday, November 13, 2009

Grandson's Birthday Card 111409

Alex's Birthday Card

Now that my grandkids are getting older I need to add to my stamps.  I had a hard time coming up with an older stamp set plus male for Alex this year.  He is eleven.  I had intentions in doing one of the sports stamps but they do not have a football guy and that is what he is into right now.  All the rest of my stamps are geared for more on the younger side so I setteled on this star set, "IN THE STARS" . The top picture is of the outside of the card and the bottom open picture is of the inside of the card.  The saying "May All Your Dreams Come True" is put on with dimentionals.  I also decorated the envelope with some of the star stamps.

STAMPS: In The Stars
PAPER: Old Olive, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White
INK: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue
PUNCHES: Modern Label, Large Star
ACCESSORIES: Snail Adhesive, Dimentionals, Star Brads, Circle Tags

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Craft Table Displays


Here are the peppermint pattie punch stampinup gifts that I made for my craft show.  They are all made using different stampinup punches.  There are so many ideas out there you could go on forever.  If you cannot make out the picture do a left click on you mouse on the picture and it will enlarge the picture so you can see it better. But here is a list of what every thing is: back row Santa, raindeer, spider, eyeball, chick, sheep, next row are the four Sesame Street Characters Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and Elmo, then a pink flower, blue flower, cupcake, next row are three different ornaments cut from the new ornament stamp set and punch, penquin, snowflake and front row a fish.  I sold a lot of these and sold them 3 for a $1.00. The best seller was the santa.  I made a total of 10 and sold all of them.  Least was the cupcake and eyeball did not sell any of them.  The eyeball would do good probably before holloween and this was just after.

Die Cut Christmas Tree
The new die cut Christmas tree from the Christmas flyer.  If you want to spend a lot of time on a project this one is for you.  I have seen on line where some people just cut it out of DSP then put it together and that is it, they were wise!  This was very time consuming.  I only put $3.00 on mine, made 5, kept one for myself, sold three. I am glad I got my die cut at the discount $10 price.

Santa Boxes
These were a big hit.  I think I made a total of 16 and only have 5 left.  I sold them for $3.00 each. I got the idea from Tammy Ackerson
She comes up with the best ideas.  People seem to like the tall one better, which I would of though it would of been the other way around.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Amazing Trivets

Tile Trivets
I just finished making these trivets for the craft show. I made two of the bear and snowmen tiles and sold all and had an order for another snowman.  I used a sponge to do the background on the bear plus walrus and then used shimmer paint flicked on with a stiffel brush in the water on the bear tile. The snowman tile I just painted the shimmer paint on the bottom of the tile.  I baked them 15 min @ 350 then sprayed each tile with a sealer.  I used cork circles on the back so it would not scratch the furniture but most people were going to use it as a display piece. I made a total of 15 and only had 5 left and had orders for 4 more.  The tiles cost me 78 cents and I sold them for $3.00 and probably could of gotten more.  I think next time I will try putting painted wooden beads on the bottom.

I made two of the card tiles and sold one.  I sold both of the other tiles pictured here.

I sold the cardinal tile and make another one tonight for my friend Connie who helped me during the craft show as a surprise for helping me. The Santa tile also sold.

I still have the country one in the middle but the train and horse tiles were gone right away.  They are done in black ink but for some reason my stampin up black ink come out as a dark purple some times.  These tiles are quick and easy to make and take less time than it does to bake to stamp and color.  Just make sure that you get the unfinished with no glaze tiles so that the ink will not rub off.

Finally Craft Day-Table Display

Pretty in Pink
Well finally craft day is here.  After a lot of work and long hours this is what I have to display for my craft show.  Starting on the left you start with sets of tags, stationary w/envelopes, matchboxes w/candy inside, trivets/hotplates, calendar packet which includes 12 months-easle-and decorative box, and on right corner are corner bookmarks. Far back right corner are three wooden pencil holders with 3-D stampin attachments.

Starting on left front corner are my tic-tac-toe magnetic tin games, 3-D die cut Christmas tree, Santa Boxes, hard to see but two jars with holiday rub-ons and filled with potpourri, gable boxes along back, decorative boxes, note purses with four note cards included, pepermint patties punch caracters, double tea bag card holders, hot coco cards, cup-a-soup cards, holiday matchboxes filled with candy, candy favor bags, sweetart sliders.

This table I had my cards on display.  I have all my Christamas cards out and then a few of my favorate assorted other cards.  People would come by and look and then pick up which one that they wanted then bring it to me.  I had my extra behind the display to hand out.  Also for those that I could not put out for display since I have over 150 cards total I have three different binders. The binders are Birthdays, Holidays, and Card Catalog which are divided with tabs labeling the catagory such as Get Well, Friend, Anniversary, etc..  People were told to look in the binders and if they wanted a card to take it out.  I have them attached with velcro then to bring it to me and I will get them the card for them.  I have a number on the back of each card so that I can keep record of sales plus know where to place it back in  my binder.  I had great success with this and sold many cards. All my cards are the same price $2.00.

I had a supper success at this show and made many new contacts.  For the small town that we are the amount of sale that I ended up with ended up being the same or better than what I have done at big town shows.  I ended up selling over 2/3 of my enventory.  Now I have room to start stamping for more great ideas!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Instant Coco Pocket Card

Instant Hot Coco with Peppermint Pattie Card
I guess this colder weather has been getting to me because this card sounded so good to me tonight I had a hard time not sampling them.  The top picture is of the outside of the card and the bottom picture is of the opened inside.  The other night I was making my peppermint patties for the craft show and I made some hot coco and thought I wonder what it would taste like if I put one of the patties in the coco.  Well let me tell you no more plain coco for me.  So I though I would pass this on too my customers and include the extra treat with this card.  My sister Sandi Dailey had done a similar card using the bear setting on the iceberg with the trees in the background so I kind of borrowed the idea from her, thanks Sandi.  I used a sponge to do all of the background coloring, the edge of my bone folder for the scrape marks and stamps for everything on the iceberg. I used the tacky glue to glue on the peppermint and the sticky strip cut into small pieces for the inside pocket. Tip:  Tacky glue did not hold so had to staple the two sides of card to hold the weight of hot coco packet.

STAMPS: Cool & Cuddly
PAPER: Whisper White CS, Bordering Blue CS
INK: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Soft Sky, Bordering Blue, Handsome Hunter, White Gel Pen
PUNCHES: Large Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Punch
ACCESSORIES: Sponge, Snail Adhesive, Tacky Glue, Sticky Strip, Hot Coco Mix, Peppermint Patties

              Yummy for your Tummy
I guess I should include some substance to go with the sweet stuff. Here is the cup of soup card I just finished.  The top picture is of the outside of the card.  Whoops the bottom picture is turned the wrong way, it is suppose to go sideways, but it is of the inside of the card. I think you get the drift of things.  I just wanted something very quick and simple so really did not do much on this one.  The little tag on the front is put on with dimentionals thought.  When I seen the little tea cup I though of blue and white china so that is where I got my color choices from. Tip: Tacky glue did not hold so had to staple the two sides of card to hold the weight of soup packet.

STAMPS: Yummy, Cool & Cuddly, Jumbo Incentives II, Great Friend
PAPER: Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue
INK: Basic Black, Markers: Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue
ACCESSORIES: Dimentionals, Snail Adhesive, Instant Soup Mix,

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Delightful Dates Calendar and Box

Delightful Dates Calendar and Box
This is what has been keeping me busy lately. I was just going to do only one up for the craft show but after I got started I fell in love with the set so decided to do all four that I had.  I think the price is a little steep in the book, almost $8 ea. before decorating.  So I had to think of some way to really sell these.  There is DSP on the back of each card and a chipboard easel to set them on. The November card above is setting on the easel but it is hard to see because it is black. I decided to create a nice decorative box to go along with the set.  I took the punched out chipboard parts from the easel painted them black and glued them to the top of the box.

TIP: A good stamp set to use for this is "Teeny Tiny Wishes" from Stampin Up.  It has almost all of the holiday sayings that I used on this project. Very useful stamp set.

Here is each month as I decorated it:

If you want to see a closer view of each month do a left click on the picture and it will enlarge your picture.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Game Time-Tic Tac Toe-Small Metal Tins

Anyone for an old fashion game of tic tac toe?

This is what I have been working on this week getting ready for the upcoming craft day in November.  I seen these online a while ago and have been wanting to do them. Here are some pictures.

This is the dino one from the top picture bottom center in both pictures only this shot it is opened to see the player pieces and the play board.  The pieces have magnets on the back of them so they stick to the tin.

More open tins. 
The far left opened one can be found closed on the first picture top row last one on right.  The middle pink one can be found on the first picture top row in the center for the front of the tin.  And the blue tin is on the first picture on the top row on the left first one.

The metal tins are on sale for 99cents right now so if you are thinking of doing these it is a good time to order.  They were fun and fast to make.  Used various supplies so will not list but if you need help just e-mail me and I will be glad to help If I can with directions.

P.S. In case any of you notice I have more than enough player pieces per person.  I did this on purpose! Partly so in case they lose one.  But I think mainly because it looked neater in the tin, that's me !!!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trick or Treat 102109

Left side of picture is of the outside of card and the right side of picture is of the inside of card.

I got the idea for the pumpkin on this card from Ronda Wade and just went with the flow for the rest.  This is the first year that I have bought any StampinUp Halloween Stamps so am having lots of fun with them.  They really do look much better in person.  It is so hard to get the proper angle with the camera sometimes.

STAMPS: Sweet Centers, Holiday Best, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Seasonal Icons, Twick or Tweet
PAPER: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss
INK: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Spectrum Pumpkin Patch, Moonlight White, Markers- Night of Navy, Old Olive, So Saffron.
PUNCHES: Horizontal Slot, Wide Oval, Scallop Oval
ACCESSORIES: 1/2" Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Aqua Pen, Snail Adhesive, Dimentionals, BigShot, Sizzix Bigz TopNote Die, Sponge

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween-Sweet Treats Cups 102009

Top Card outside bottom picture inside of card.

This is my attemp at using the new sweet treats cups on a card.  They were not that hard to use just a little hard to place so that your punch would reach.  The string of boarder leaves are a little hard to see here but they were done using the spectrum stampinup ink pad "Pumpkin Patch" in the varigated orange colors. This was a very fast and easy card to make once you knew what you were doing.

STAMPS: Sweet Centers, All Holidays, Itty Bitty Boarders, Twick or Tweet
PAPER: Dusty Durangs, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
INK: Basic Black, Spectrum Pumpkin Patch
ACCESSORIES: Snail Adhesive, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder, Sweet Treets Cups, Indian Corn Candy

Frankenstein Card-Halloween 101909

The left picture is of the outside of the card the the right side is of the inside of the card.
Isn't he cute?  I just love him, "Mr. McDreamy"  I got the idea for the Frankenstein from Tammy Ackerson, except I created the bolts on the neck.  Can you guess how I punched them? It took me an overnight thought process but after a night of thinking came up with a solution.  Yep, I used, believe it or not, the My Way Punch. I cut the strip not as wide/long as the whole punch then slid it into the large arrow.  Or I guess you could punch out the large arrow then just cut off the tip, either way would work. But doesn't it make just the perfect bolt???  One other tip do not stick them on until you are ready to place them on the front of your card so that you can place them correctly so they do not go over the edge of your card.  The purple hair I used the new shimmer Frost White plaint with alcohol to give it that shine.

STAMPS: Twick or Tweet, Whimsical Aplhabet Lower
PAPER: Green Galore, Whisper White, Basic Black, Lavender Lace
INK: Green Galore, Basic Black
PUNCHES: Round Tab, 1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, My Way Punch, Tag Corner
ACCESSORIES: Sizzix Bigz TopNote, BigShot, Snail Adhesive, White Gel Pen, Night of Navy Marker, Sponge, Sucker, Shimmer Paint Frost White, Paint Brush

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Caly's Bridal Shower Card 101709

Now that I am done with the gift it was off to create the card.  Here is my card to go with the cookbook scrapbook that I made for my neice Caly to give to her tomorrow. The picture on the left is of the outside of the card and the picture on the right is of the inside of the card.
Yea I know it is kind of springy looking and it is getting awful cold here in Michigan right now but a girl can always dream.  Besides I just finally broke down and got the butterfly die cut to use on the bigshot and was just itching to use it.
 I tried the marbeling tecnique on the flowers on the background by using a babywipe and two different colors of ink.  Then stamping your stamp on the wipe then onto your card to give it that two toned look.  I used the Brocade Blue and Lavender Lace for this.
The two tags on the front of the card are put on with dimentionals. The front of the card has just the bottom edge trimmed with the eyelet punch.  I did not do the second page. Then I sponged Brocade Blue ink on edge to highlight so it would stand out against the white background.  On my second card that I made I sponged the tag (for your shower) with Rose Red to make it stand out more.  Already had this one put together before I thought of it.

STAMPS:  Fifth Avenue Floral, Lots of Thoughts, All Holidays, Congrats, Teeny Tiny Whishes, Kind & Caring Thoughts
PAPER: CS Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Lavender Lace, Basic Black, DSP, Clear Velium CS
INK: Basic Black, Rose Red, Brocade Blue, Lavender Lace
PUNCHES: Modern Label, Curly Label, Eyelet Punch
ACCESSORIES: Bigz Beautiful Butterflies BigShot Die, BigShot, 5/16" Ribbon, Rhinestones, 2-Way Glue, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Wet Wipe, Rhinestone Fire Circle Brads, VersaMark, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

Monday, October 12, 2009

Caly's & John's Cookbook Scrapbook Last Page 30

Well finally made it, this is the end and last page.  I am including 10 extra pages so she can add more pages herself.  This recipie is Chili Beef Stir-Fry with Scallions and Snow Peas, sound good.

STAMPS: Baraque Motifs, Bloomin Beautiful, From the Kitchen Of
PAPER: Basic Black, Whisper White, Rose Red
INK: Rose Red, Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Snail Adhesives

Finally There- Last Three Pages- Caly's Cookbook- Pages 28-29

This is the last section, Miscellaneous, just kind of through a little bit of everything here.  This recipe is for cornmeal bini bites sort of like a pancake with ricotta and grape on top.

STAMPS: Embrace Life, Live Your Dream, From the Kitchen of
PAPER: Basic Black, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
PUNCHES: Ticket Corner
ACCESSORIES: Snail Adhesives

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Caly's & John's Cookbook Scrapbook 26-27

These are pictures of Caly and her sister-in-law Heather. Then on next page Caly's oldest brother Cory, Heather's husband. I like the lilies on these two pages and applied the second copy with dimentionals.  The tag above the pictures is done using the modern label and word window punch.  I used "Fifth Avenue Floral" stamp on the background paper with Lavender Lace ink.

STAMPS: Olive You, Fifth Avenue Floral
PAPERS: Whisper White, Lavender Lace, Basic Black
INK: Lavender Lace, Basic Black
PUNCHES: Modern Label, Word Window
ACCESSORIES: Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Rhinestone Ice Circle Brads, Black Vintage Brads

Caly's & John's Cookbook Scrapbook 24-25

Been waiting to use this picture of Caly and John isn't is sweet?  It is so nice that it so happens to fall on my pink page and matches.  This is just a basic simple page not much happening here.  The hodgepodge hardware has a grape, lime, orange stamped in it which I though went well with the recipies.

STAMPS: Olive You, One Smart Cookie, Best Blossoms
PAPERS: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Whisper White
INK: Rose Red, Basic Black, Lavender Lace
ACCESSORIES: Snail Adhesive, Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware

Getting Close- Caly's Cookbook- Pages 22-23

The end is within sight.  Only a few more pages to go, now after all this work it is going to be very hard to give this away, I need a copy for myself.  Well this starts the drinks section of the cookbook and time to have some fun.  I love the olive stamp on the tag.  It is from the "Olive You" Stampin Up set and on the bottom of the stamp it states "Olive You" but I omited that part. The arrow, glasses and cheers on the title bar are Stampin Up rub-ons and the doodles across the top on page 23 are also rub-ons.  The second picture of Caly on page 23 is put on with dimentionals.  I like lots of color so enjoyed doing the triple layers of matting.

STAMPS: Starstruck (22) Olive You (23)
PAPERS: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Lavender Lace, Brocade Blue, Basic Black
INK: Basic Black, Brocade Blue
PUNCHES: 3/16" Corner Rounder
ACCESSORIES: Dimensionals, Rub-Ons; "A Perfect Day", "Sesonal Sayings", Snail Adhesive