Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral

Fifth Avenue Floral
I started this card at my sister Sandi's house using some of her design a while ago and am just getting around to finishing it.  I know this is a old stamp set but I never get tired of using flowers.  Outside of word stamps I think flowers comes in second on the list of quanity of stamps.The picture on the left is of the outside of my card and the picture on the right is of the inside.

STAMPS: Fifth Avenue Floral, Designer Label
PAPER: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
INK: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
ACCESSORIES: Dimentionals, BigShot, Designer Label Punch, BigShot Textured Impressions Manhatton Flower Die, Green Micro Beads, 2-Way Glue, Snail, Ticket Corner Punch

Sassy Suzie

Wisecracking Sassy Suzie

Isn't she funny? I just love the Sassy Suzie stamps.  This stamp reminds me of my sister Pam because she just does not function and panics until she has her two cups of coffee in the morning and of course I always reply with the saying on the inside of my card!  I just love my sisters.  The left picture is of the outside of my card and the right side of the inside. 

STAMPS: Sassy Suzie, Wisecracks
PAPER: DSP Summer Picnic  CS Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Dimentionals, My Way Punch

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gift Bags Galore

Fabulous Gift Bags for Everyone
After several weeks I finally decided to call it quits.  I ended up making two of each of these bags plus did one class already and have booked another class.  Tomorrow I take them down to the community room at lunch time and show everyone to see how they go for sales.  A card is included with every bag plus I have a small decoration on the backside.  All of the bags have lots of 3-D effects to give it that extra WOW. Right click to enlarge to see details.

The first two are both alike but I used different DSP sheets from Spring Fling. Stamps: Big On Spring and By Ones & and By Twos. Ink: Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, and Basic Black. 

The bag on the far right I used Stamps: Fox & and Friends, Wild About You and Animal Stories. Ink: Basic Brown, Baja Breeze, Yoyo Yellow, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Going Gray. Accessories: Beaded Letters, Wide Oval punch, Scallop Square Punch, 1 3/4' Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Scallope Punch, Oval Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, My Way Punch.

Big Shot Build A Bear                         
This was my first time using the build a bear and I had lots of fun.  I guess my disco craze was coming out in me.  Dig those poka dot britches.  Doesn't he look like he is doing the hussel?  The DSP paper that I used here was Cutie Pie with Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Riding Hood Red CS.  Accessories: Small Hole Punch, Circles Scallop #2 Die, Bigz Beary Essentials, Bigz Bear, Embosslets Pawsitively, Embosslets Lil Paws, Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Snail, 2-way glue, Hemp Twine, Gift Bag. The large brown circles are the embosslet Lil Paws which are the raised embossed pawprint. You cannot see it here but it really looks great on the bag.  On the boys shoes I used white hemp twine and tied a knot through the holes in the templete.

Birthdays- Cupcakes, Cows, Buttons                            
Everyone needs a birthday bag and these are three of my favorates.  The pink cupcake one on the far left is done using liquid applique.  After you apply it you heat set it and it puffs up.  I added beads before heating it and I tell you it looks just like a real cupcake.  The balloons are put on with dimentionals and hemp twine added with just a little crystal effects in several spots leaving lots of curl to really give it that 3-D look.  Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Birthday Whimsy, Cause to Celebrate. 

The cow birthday bag in the center used  stamps: Birthday Banter  Accessories: Aqua Blender Pen, Eyelets Fresh Favorates II, Crop-a-dile, Sizziz Die Flower Daisies #2, Sizzix Circle Scallop #2, Big Shot, Spring Flower Bouque Punch, Rich Regal Brads, 1/4" Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Cordury Small Brads. 

Lastly the birthday gift bag on the far right with all the color and buttons.  Stamps: So Many Scallops and All About Occasions. Wheels Jumbo: Birthday and All About Birthday. Colors: Pretty In Pink, Pixie Pink, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Gable Green

ChipBoard Bird-Fall Daisy-BigShot Butterfly
There are so many different things to choose from to use in StampinUP.  For this bag on the far left I choose the Onboard So Tweet Chipboard set then applied Delicate Dots DSP over it.  On the tree branch I used acrylic paint.  Stamp: Good Friend.

Gift bag in the center was a bag that I started at a class at my sister Sandi's house a long time ago.  I decided I needed to doctor it up some.  She had a different DSP on top so I changed it out.  Then I added the extra strip of trim under the ribbon, the metal dragonflies and beads on dasies.

Gift bag on right was done using the bigshot Bigz Beautiful Butterflies, Bigz Clear Large Square Scallop Transparent, Stamps: Bella Blossoms and Flight of the Butterfly, Paper: Fall Flowers DSP, Ink: Really Rust, Soft Sky and Old Olive

 Horses and Liberty                            
Horses are always a big hit around here.  The one on the left was done using the stamp set: Bronc Buster, Star Struck, and Wanted.  I used Western Sky DSP with Whisper White, Blue Bayue, and River Rock CS.  I put small grommets in the center of the large circles on the front. 

The horse gift bag on the far right I also used Western Sky DSP and the same CS.  I used the Star punch, Large Star punch, Phote Corners punch and small hole punch plus black and gold brads.

The Liberty bag used stamp set The Free & The Brave. DSP Blue Bayou Prints, CS Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Real Red. Die Cuts Bigz XL Sizzic Die Settings.

Office Ephemeria
Lastly this gift bag is for that hard to give person.  I like this stamp set because it can be used for almost anyone.  Stamps: Office Ephemeria, Thinking of Father. Paper: Walk In the Park DSP CS Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. Accessories: Crimper, Pushpad, Vintage Brads, Aqua Painter, Dimentionals, Tacky Glue, Gift Bag, Hemp Twine.

Hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as I did creating them.  Let me know what you think.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Make-Up Tray

Mariah Elizabeth Smith
Here is the make-up tray that I made for my granddaughter Mariah this Christmas.  Look several entries below and you will see an entry of how I made it.  I thought I would include a picture of how she looked when she opened it.  It was so funny.  When she opened it she said "Oh I got a basket?" Right away I corrected her and said "A Make-Up Tray"  And she comes back with "Ya a Make-Up Tray thats what I ment to say"  Good cover Mariah!

Here she is looking at her goodies inside.  Afterwards she told me that she had almost thirty bottles of fingernail polish.  I guess that explains why that day she had several different colors on different fingers.  I think it was green and orange here.  Was I this crazy when I was 13? I Love her to death though.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas Gift Bags 2009

Christmas Gift Bags w/Card
Here is my try at two gift bags that I made for my girls for Christmas this year with attached cards.  The left one is for my oldest daughter Stephaine and I used DSP Bashful Blue, Cardstock: Real Red, and Old Olive.  Supplies: Dimentionals, Glitter & Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Sticky Strip, Mellow Moss-Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla 3/8" Ribbon, and Hemp Twine.  The bags I bought from stampinup but they no longer sell them.

The right one is for my youngest daughter Stacey.  I used DSP Wintergreen and Cardstock: Always Artichoke.  Supplies: Soft Subtles Buttons, Crystal Effects, Dimentionals, Hemp Twine, Mellow Moss & Chocolate Chip Taffeta 3/8" Ribbon.