Sunday, March 28, 2010
Name Badge Pins
This is my group of pins that I made for our stampin up retreat weekend. Ronda Wade (head of Rubberqueens) and Melissa Rogers were our leaders, Sandi and Lois are my sisters and Tricia is my sister Sandi's daughter; my neice. I used the stamp set "Tote-ally Tess" and the new border scallop punches.
Flower/Button Balloon Birthday Card
Another birthday card that I did last night. I had lots of fun with this one. I went to my button box and put lots of different buttons on each card. You need to enlarge to see all the pretty details of each button they are so pretty. The main theme of this card is balloons and of course balloons come in all different colors so I just had to use the rainbow. This picture shows the outside of my card.
The card on the top right is of the inside of my card.
Bird Birthday Card
This is the last of my birthday cards for a while but boy do I love it. I had this stamp set for a while "It's A Stretch" but had never used it. The other stamp sets are "Birthday Best" and "Crazy for Cupcakes". I think this new bird punch goes just perfect with the stamps and I just have to have a 3-D object on my card with dimentionals. The DSP is from the sweetpea paperpack.
Well now I am off to do some milk cartons. I glued together thirty of them and now I am off to decorate them more on my next post. Let me know what you think of my cards see ya have a good day.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Finally had time to get some new cards done so have been busy this week. Here you go.
This card I cased from Ronda's group of extra cards from our stampin weekend. I changed the colors a little and created the inside of the card. The card on the left is of the outside and the card on the right is of the inside. I love using the new punch for the edging. I like the idea of tying the ribbon in the hat.
Bear Cheerleader Birthday Card
I had an order from my friend for five birthday cards and her granddaughter is a cheerleader so we came up with this card. It is so fun dressing your bear. The card on the left is of the outside and the other card is of the inside. That is her purse she is holding in her hand, if you look at it quickly the cuff on her sleeve and the purse together make a teapot. Do you see it? Some future idea maybe...
Cat Birthday Card
This one is for all you car lovers. My sister Sandi has been after me to make a quick and simple card well Sandi here you go. I came up with this one in just a few minutes. But I think most of that is because I just love this stamp set "C is for Cat" thanks to stampinup. Picture on the left is outside of card and picture on right is of the inside.
Baseball Birthday Card
This is another of the cards that Clara ordered for a special friend who loves sports. Her friend Alice has a granddaughter who is really into baseball and I had her in mind when I mad this card and will surprise her with one also. The card on the left is of the inside of the card and the card on the right is of the outside.
Basketball Birthday Card
Another one of the cards that I did at my scrappin weekend. I got so much stuff done there. I got accused by my sister of not being sociable because I was so busy creating. Now you know Sandi how we feel when we want to talk when you are busy! I really like all the sports stamps that stampinup has and plan to get all of them. I used the silver zizzy pen on the hoop and the ball is put on with dimentionals.
So as you can see I have been busy. I made ten of each of these cards and have sold six so far. I have not shown the two sports ones yet but will take down to show on Monday. I am planning a craft show the end of next month so want to get my enventory built up. Right now I have three dresser drawers full of cards already.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Have been busy doing my Easter samples. Got off to a good start at Ronda's retreat this past weekend. We did all the boxes and my new Easter card there so just had to come home and make more.
Cased Easter Card
Ronda had a large table full of cards that we could case while we were there and this was one of the ones that I chose. The picture on the left is of the outside of the card and the picture on the right is what I did for the inside of the card. I just love all the spring colors. This was not a quick card to make but well worth the effort when done. You have to quess what punch that I used for the tulip buds......... Okay I will tell you it is the wing from the new 2 step bird punch, who would of guessed, not me!
Ronda did these bunny boxes as an extra project and I was so glad because I was going to go to Tamie's blog and get the directions when I got back to make them. I changed mine a little by adding the stitch marks. I created a boy bunny with the gray and give him floppy ears then changed some of the colors. Also my sister Sandi added a tail. I took these down to lunch yesterday and sold two boy bunnies. I also added the handle and did not put the top note on the backside of the box so you could put your hand inside the box easier. With the handle on it was harder to get inside to get the candy in and out.
This was another project we did and we got directions for three different sizes this is the medium size. This basket is very quick and easy to make in just a very shot time. I like the triangle and different shape of it. I sold the purple one in the front yesterday at lunch for $3.00 to my friend Clara. She is another purple lover like me. I always have to make at least one purple and one pink of everything.
Scallop Envelope Baskets
Don't you just love all the pretty colors. Can you tell I am a bold bright person? Lastly we did these scallop envelope baskets out of the big shot die. One of our gifts in our $60 goodie package was a pack of Sweet Pea Designer Paper and it came in handy with all these baskets.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Had a GREAT scrappin weekend with Ronda Wade and Melissa Roberts as our hostess. We stayed at the Quality Inn University hotel in Lansing from 3:00 Friday March 12 to noon on Sunday March 14th. I think there were something like 26 of us and we each had a 6 foot table space. We had four optional classes we could sign up for and of course I could not resist but had to take all of them. Then we had four make-n-takes, raffles and silent auction all during the weekend. Included were our meals, snacks and lods of goodies and complements of the hotel a free drink pass each day. I guess this is going to be a semi annual deal and this is my second time I have been. If money allows I will be at the next one in November. Here are just a few of the pictures that I took.
This is my sister Lois's table and in the background is Cheryl working away at her table, she ended up doing over 40 cards that weekend.
Neice Tricia's Table
This is my neice Tricia Trelstad's table and her mom, my other sister Sandi Dailey, was just off camera to the right of her. They had pop corn as a snack on Friday night and the cute plastic pop corn container was our gift. Also your eyes are not deceiving you that is Diane Emery in the background in her pink flower pj outfit for the contest.
Sandi Dailey and Tricia Trelstad
This is my sister Sandi and her daughter Tricia. Sandi made both costumes. Sandi does not like to waste any scraps and is always going through the trash at meetings to retreive leftovers people throw away. So she through this would be a perfect idea for her since everything was recycled from her scraps. Tricia is Maxine the cartoon lady and Sandi made this up even the maxie pad slippers. You will have to enlarge to see the details they are really made from maxie pads and the flower sizzlet die.
Jane Delau, Sandi and Tricia
This is Jane Delau aka Princess Kitty and Sandi and Tricia from the backside.
The winner was Tricia
Of course what would be a party without a goodie table and I was so lucky it was right next to where I sat.
We had so much fun you hated to pack up and leave on Sunday. But I did need two days of sleep once I got home. I do not know how Ronda and Melissa do this all the time with all their classes they do all week long. I could never keep up.
Well that well be all for now, but I will post some of the projects later and show you what we did, they were awsome.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Special Lady-Clara Smith
Well here she is I got a picture of her, Clara. This is the lady I talked about previously who just had her breast removed about 6 months ago. Isn't she a sweetie. She always has such a pleasant disposission and in such good spirits. She comes over to my apartment building to play bingo twice a week and buys lots of my crafts. Here she is wearing the cancer pin that I made and gave her.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Here are two pins that I made using the Ribbon of Hope stamp from StampinUp for Cancer Survivors. One of my good friends Clara who buys lots of stuff from me and goes to the lunches and bingo is over 80 some years old and this last six months had a breast removed to cancer. She is a sweetheart and a trooper and came back strong and very quickly. She was right back in the swing of things within a few weeks. I gave her the one on the right and she just loved it. It just so happened that that day she had on a matching sweater in the purely promagranate (or maroone as some of us called it). So I pinned it on and she blossumed beautifully. I should of though of it and taken my camera down and taken her picture. Maybe I will ask her to bring it back and I will add it later for you.
Here are some more of the pins that I did also:
I did something different on the top row. The two on the outside edges I punched a scallop circle out of the scallop punch using DSP. Then I cut the scallop apart into individual petals. I glued a large circle on the back of the pin as a base to glue the petals to and inserted the petals between the plastic front of the pin and the cardstock circle on the back to make it look like a large flower. If you enlarge the picture you can see it better. Also I glued tiny seed beads around the clear plastic front. The middle pin I used the sizzit scallop die to make the background scallop. The bottom right rose and heart pin I used the new boarder punches.
Enjoy hope you like what you see send me your comments and let me know what you think.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I got started doing this new idea making pins with the bigshot dies that I just could not stop making them. Since starting with stampingup I have been neglecting my other crafts like sewing. But with the bigshot I can combine both at once. So off to my fabric stash I went. I had so many fat quarters for my quilts to choose from it was hard to stop. I tryed to use a combination of three different fabric choices per flower. A couple of them I even used my ink and sponged the edge of the white material to match (see the green on on the far right on the third row and the blue one at the start of the next row. The blue one is very hard to pick up and see but I just used my sponge and inked the edge of the material like we do on our stamps.) I attached all the beads and buttons with crystal effects. There is a little bit of sewing to gather the scalloped flowers but the daisies are all done with just the bigshot then I used tombo glue to glue the layers together.
These two pins use lots of material and took longer to make. They are ruffly the same size but just taller and fuller.
These are barrets/hair accessories. I basically used the same patterns as with the pins but a few are different. All my pattern directions I got from http://www.stampinconnection.com/ video's. I ended up doing a total of 99. You do not know how hard it is for me not to make it an even 100 but already put everything away and on to the next project. Sold four at lunch today to one person so my numbers would of still been off.