Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ears wishing you a happy day!

Here's a little get well card I made for a friend who is in the hospital for surgery this week. I hope this makes her day.
I started with a card from the scallop circle die cut. I punched two horizontal slot punches on the side and threaded ribbon through that for the side. Next, I layered a 3 1/4" circle on top with the Sending Love specialty paper.
For my image, I used the Animal Crackers set. I stamped it in StazOn on watercolor paper and added just a tiny bit of watercoloring with my watercolored pencils. I also added some cotton on the tail, because all bunnies need cottontails! I punched this out with my 1 3/4" circle punch.
Finally, I used some flowers and rhinestones to create a trail of flowers for the bunny to hop through.
So, ears wishing you a happy day!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monkey Match

I love the sock monkey. I thought it would also make a super cute game for my daughter to practice her counting. We just used a gallon sized paint bucket and lots of stamps to make this Monkey Match game.
Here is the outside of the bucket and the cards to go inside....lots and lots of scalloped circles! I stamped the number word and used a matching number sticker for each card. For the match I made a card with one of the sock monkey accessories that had that number of items on it, for instance, 2 pumpkins for two, 10 flowers for 10.
And here's my favorite little monkey making a match! See what you can make with your scrapbook supplies! Get busy!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I love the swirly diecut!

Okay, I just have to say that I LOVE the swirly die cut! I could make a gazillion things with it! Here is a scrapbook page I made using it and the last few pieces of my clearance scrapbook kit! That was money well spent! I made a mini scrapbook for a gift as well as 3 double page layouts and I STILL have leftover paper to use on other projects! I love Simply scrappin' kits, too!

Like the little title here at the bottom? Some Bunny Loves You! I couldn't resist using that little bunny!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Little punched circle flowers - a great accent for your scrapbook pages!

Got Eggs? I made this layout with the retired Simpy Scrappin' Kit again. I love the soft colors and the white space in the layout. I decided to add a few of the little punch flowers that were demonstrated in Stampin' Success magazine this time. Don't get the magazine? It's just one of the many wonderful benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator - let me know if you're interested in becoming one!
By the way, if you're wondering what circle punches to use - I used one 1 3/4", three 1 3/8" circles, and one 1 1/4" circle to make these. I just snipped each edge toward the center and sponged each with Regal Rose ink. I layered the flowers and punched a small hole in the center for the pretty in pink corduroy button brad. Finally, fluff the edges and curl them upward and you will have a darling 3-dimensional flower that is very easy on the budget!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Our girl - scrapbook page

Here's a scrapbook page I made recently using an old Simply Scrappin' kit I got off clearance a while back. I used a bunch of rub-ons and lots of little rhinestones to make this page! The color is a bit off, but you get the idea. I have a few other pages I'll share with you soon, too!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

H is for Halleigh

As my scanner almost always does, it really gives great detail to the forefront objects and blurs the objects that are just a centimeter behind it....needless to say, this picture is not this blurry in real life!
Here is a little project I made that was less than $3 overall to make! I bought the frame from Michael's for $1 and painted it pastel yellow. Then, I took a sheet of paper from the Sweet Pea paper stack and cut it to place over the frame. I cut out the center of the sheet to leave room for the opening and glued the paper down with Tombow.
For the decoration, I first cut a swirl out of a sheet of Pretty in Pink with my big shot. Next, I took a chipboard letter H and dabbed it in VersaMark. I sprinkled Heat and Stick powder all over that and heated it up with my heat gun. Finally, I sprinkled chunky pink glitter on that and re-heated it to set the glitter in the glue.
For my final step, I used Crystal Effects to glue the small circles onto the swirls - it seems to hold the 3-dimensional objects in place a little bit better than just glue dots.
Give this little project a try - it will come together in a snap!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Halleigh's project, my project

Since it's 10 degrees outside and snow on the ground, Halleigh and I have been making little projects each day. Here was today's project, inspired by Andrea Walford's March Madness class.

My version uses some retired DSP and a new hostess set.
Stamps: Forest Friends, Picnic Parade
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey
Paper: Retired DSP's, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon, sponges, Modern label punch, stampin' dimensionals, scallop trim border punch, blender pens, rhinestones
Here's Halleigh's little masterpiece....well, hey, at least she matched the hairbow to the dress, that's pretty good for a 3 year old! She says her little polka dots are flowers that the lambs are going to eat....Anyway, hers is made mostly from scraps I have had for years!
If you're wondering what's inside, it makes a little portfolio for crayons and coloring pages or 3X3 cards!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Halleigh's card

Here is Halleigh's little Valentine card - I let her pick all of the images out for her card - she wanted this elephant and the raccoon....not a common set of friends in the world, but hey, that's the way 3 year olds think!

Stamps: Happy Heart Day, Love Bandit
Paper: Kraft, Red Riding Hood DSP, Valentines day DSP from last year, watercolor paper
Ink: Stazon, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon, stampin' write markers, blender pens, aqua painter, scalloped heart of hearts embosslit, dazzling diamonds

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sharing your Sorrow card

We had a few deaths in families of our school staff this past week, so I thought I would make a card for each of the families to share my concern. Here is the card I made. Everything is retired except for the stamp set.

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette

Paper: Pink Pirouette, the DSP from last valentine's day

Accessories: Stampin' Write markers, Striped Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder punch, Circle Scissor, little tiny half pearls My dear blogging friend, Fia, from Sketches 4 All gave me a blogging award, so I thought I'd pass it along.
10 things that make me happy:
My hubby and daughter
Scrapping and papercrafting
Exercising (I know, I'm wierd!! I have to do something to counteract the fact that I love to eat!)
Finding a good bargain
Playing piano and singing
Serving God
Bringing a smile to another person's face
Here are just 5 of my favorite bloggers (although, if you saw the list on my favorites, you would know it is more like 500!)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Quickie card

Here is a super quick card to make for a customer or a friend. Most of the supplies came from the clearance rack (my favorite place) on my stampin' up website

I know all of the papers are retired - I don't remember the name of the DSP, I just remembered loving it. The colors are soft sky, purely pomegranate, and whisper white. There is a touch of dark pink fine glitter in the thanks stamp and a little flower I found super cheap that matched perfectly.

Stamp sets: Very Thankful (free!!!), Circle Circus, Bitty Backgrounds (free!!!)

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Busy week, but finally a quick little card!

Okay, to be honest, I think this card is just a little too plain, but my husband really likes it - not too much frill to it (I guess he won't like his valentine card, lol!)
Anyway, I made this in 5 minutes or less! I used one of the overlays, 2 real red brads and a real red card base. Finally, I matted the overlay on a regal rose piece and cut the corners with the ticket punch - it was that easy!!!