Saturday, June 26, 2010


I wish I could take credit for all of this card but I cased most of the front from  the May 2010 Stampin Success. I used some different stamps and different tag to change it a bit but loved the overall idea, thanks StampinUP.  But the inside was my idea, how do you like?  I like using tags and dimensionals.  The two tags and the balloons are cut with a sizzix die then applied to the card.

PAPER: Whisper White, River Rock, Blue Bayou CS, and Western Sky DSP
STAMPS: Wanted, In The Stars, Brono Buster, Everyday Flexible Phrases
DIES: Sizzix Sixxlets: Balloon Bunch and Tags, Scallop Combo
ACCESSORIES: Hemp Cord, Sponge, Snail Adhesive, Hodgepodge Hardware Silver Star Brad, Dimentionals, Blender Pen, Basic Black Journaler, Small Hole Punch for Tags.
INK: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Ruby Red, and Basic Black

This one I had done a while back and had a request for to repeat so if I have already put this on here please bear with me.  Picture on the left is of the outside of my card and on the rightly is of the inside of my card.

PAPER: Basic Black, Blue Bayou, Bashful Blue, Whisper White CS
STAMPS: All Holidays, Spring Pictogram's, Sweet Serendipity
PUNCHES: Large Oval, Scallop Oval
ACCESSORIES: Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass ribbon hinges and brads, Rub-On's "A Perfect Day", tape, snail adhesive, tombo glue, Bashful Blue 1/2" striped ribbon, dimentionals, basic black journaler, ruby red marker.

This card I made for a lady in my building who treated everyone in our building to a steak dinner/potluck this month. She did an awesome job and decided she needed a special card to compensate for her kind deeds. I did them in two different color combo's. This card was cased from the March 2010 Stampin Success. I changed it a little and added my own inside which is the center picture.

PAPER: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss, Pink, Rich Razzleberry CS, Rella Rose and Razzle Berry Lemonade DSP
STAMPS: Kind & Caring Thoughts, Congrats, and Teeny Tiny Wishes
PUNCHES & DIES: Scallop Oval, Sizzix Eyelet Texturz Plate, 2 Step Bird Punch
ACCESSORIES: Paper Cutter, Distressing Tool from Cutter Kit, Dimentionals, Snail Adhesive, 2-Way Glue, Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka Dot Ribbon, Ceertainly Celery 5/8" Satin Ribbon, BigShot, Water Spritzer

Had my share of congratulations and birthdays this month.  This was for an order for a lady who's daughter had just graduated from nursing school. Simple and quick but fun to do.

STAMPS: Congrats, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Great Grads, In The Stars
PUNCHES: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 3/16" corner rounder, BigShot Circles Scallop #2

This card was for my special friend Clara who turned a happy "89".  She has a cat called "Miss Kitty" who is a gray tiger kitty so just had to do a cat card for her.  I really remembered her birthday but wanted to make a belated card since I do not have to many of them as samples.  I was tired of the simple rectangle size so decided to use my Carousel Notes, love scallopes.  Tried something new with how I attached the two cards together to open.  I used the  round tab punch, it worked great.

PAPER: Carousel Notes Cards & Envelopes,Whisper White and Basic Gray CS
INK:  Basic Black, Going Gray
STAMPS: C is for Cat
PUNCH: Sizzix Circle Scallop, Round Tab Punch
ACCESSORIES: Snail Adhesive, Certainly Celery & Blush Blossom marker, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge, Cutter


Finally my Joker birthday card, this one was so much fun.  I just love this stamp set. I used  the StampinUP Textured Cuts Wood Sheets on the back of the Jackpot DSP to make the cards.  They look so real.  This card was made for a friend of mine who I play cards with and though it would be just perfect for her.

PAPER: Jackpot DSP, Whisper White and Real Red CS
STAMPS:  Game Night, Card Gamesw, Birthday Banter, Whimsical Words
PUNCHES: 5/16" corner rounder
ACCESSORIES: Testure Cuts Wood Sheets, Paper Cutter, Dimentionals, Snail Adhesive, Markers, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Friday, June 11, 2010

More Crafts from Craft Sale

Large Magnetic/Clip/Chalk Boards
The top one is my game board using left over pieces from a Scrabble game and the Game Night DSP from StampinUP and the matching stamp set on the hanging chipboard tags. You can barely see the little note clip on the top left corner on the magnet side of the board.  That whole side of the canvas is a sheet of metal covered with the DS paper for your magnets.  I included three wooden magnets with every board, here I used three stars with Scrabble tiles spelling "GUM". At the bottom on the right side is the tray from the Scrabble game but instead of using it to put your letter on it is to put your chalk on. The bottom board is the same idea only using ducks.

The top one is for the pet lover.  You can see the clip on the top left corner a little clearer here it is holding a round tag.  At the bottom right corner I used an inverted wooden thimble to hold the chalk for this one. I painted the canvas with chalk paint first before starting my project.  This was before I found out that StampinUP had chalk vinyl for sale.

These are the three different sizes that I choose Large, Medium, and Small.  The medium and small sizes are just chalk boards and are a good size for handing on a door knob.

Back left jewelry packs (necklace-pin-earrings), gable boxes, wooden pencil holders, sliding matchbox decorative boxes, cloth pins, in front gift bags with card.

Here is some of my sister Pam's stuff that she did.  On the far left side which you can barely see are some gift bags, then some kitchen towels, purses and in the front on the right side are some bags within a bag for your purse.  It is for when you are in the store and you buy something and you forget your tote bag you have a bag inside your purse handy.

Pam's purse selection one of my rag purses on the very bottom and my applique sweatshirts on the bottom.

Well now that is the rest of my pictures hope you enjoyed seeing them let me know what you think.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Newest Crafts

Sorry my next day update turned into two days.  I have been having trouble with my knee from Hell this week.  My arthritis decided to control my lifestyle and I have been limping in pain for the past two day. So finally got some pain pills yesterday and much sleep later am able to set at the computer for a while at a time.

Here are the pictures of the crafts that I did for my craft show.

Here is the display with all of my birthday cards on it.

These are all occasion cards

The rest of the cards.
I set out one of each card for people to look at. Then behind the table I have all the extra cards that I sell.

In the center are the new small and medium chalk boards that I just started making.  These are small enough to hand on your door for a quick message.

Bottom row are the new plaster tiles that I just tried doing.  They were fun and quick to make.  Just make sure that the tile that you choose does not have a smooth finish or else the plaster will slide off after it is dried and it will have to be glued on with crystal effects.  Believe me I found out this the hard way. Center row are the birdhouse milk carton boxes with jellybeans inside.  You use the bigshot milk carton die for these.  I also did some with butterflies on the front.  The back row are the large 12 X 12 magnet/chalk/note boards. I included a place on each one to hold the chalk.  Instead of buying the new chalk sheets from StampinUp I bought chalk paint from the store and painted my background canvas with the paint.  The metal sheet for the magnet side I covered with DS paper then added three wooden magnets.  There is also a little clip on the top left corner to hold messages.

More samples but here you can see the butterfly milk cartons.

Around the corner and here are the new cloth barrettes, corner bookmarks, beaded pens, chap stick purse, post-it note holder container,  back row decorative boxes.

Lastly I will leave you with the homemade sidewalk chalk that my sister Pam and I made.  Not bad for our first try.  Can you guess what we used for our mold? If you guessed toilet paper cylinders you were right. There is a total of 56 here and we used two boxes of plaster.  And it really works.  It is so cool.  The favorite color of everyone was the black and white one.

Well I will post more tomorrow with the rest of the stuff, let me know what you think.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Craft Show

Craft Show 05/21-22/10
Okay it has been a while since I have posted but I needed a break.  As you can see from this picture I was a very busy lady.  My sister Pam and myself did a two day craft/bake sale here at my apartment building and we did not do to bad being that it downpored rain the first day.


As you can see we were kept very busy making things. We had a third person who lived in  my building Sherri who did the afagans. 

The purses on the top were made by Pam and the purses on the bottom are my reversable rag purses.  Pam's husband made this tree stand and it made for a wonderful display rack.

Now comes the fun part, FOOD, this is were we did 99% of our sales. It just was not the right time of the year for craft sales but thank goodness that we had the baked part to our days.  Pam is such a terrific cook and the word spread fast.  She had this super idea on the first day to start off with baking Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip cookies first thing.  Man the smell spread throughout the three floor building and we had them coming like flies.  We sold all six dozen before the end of the sale.  We also did a take-out lunch/dinner all day menu and had Pam flying in the kitchen.

Well that is all I well share with you today.  I will share more pictures tomorrow of the different crafts we had.  Enjoy and let me know what you think.