Tuesday, July 16, 2013


A chicken bookmark? 
I needed to give a little thank you to someone and we both have
chickens so I thought this was appropriate.  : )

On a related note, we now have REAL chickens!  Sam wanted to raise chickens for 4-H so we decided to take the plunge and do it.  Here he is in the coop (it was someone's fish house originally, but they never finished it - we spruced it up and this is what it looks like now.)

Randy and Sam. 

The flock - back in May, they are bigger now!

Below - A little timid the first time going outside in their new run. 


Club Jars and Chapstick Dresses!

Here are some little jars I found at the store.  Aren't they short and cute? 
This is what the gals received for signing up for Stamp Club this round.

These mini little dresses are actually chapstick holders.  Just die cut 2 dresses with the Big Shot and put a box in between them! Voila!

These were attached to the gals' order bags a while back.

Owls, Golf and Doily Dresses

What a combination!  Just wanted to post a couple of projects that I've made in the last few months. 

The first is a CUTE owl that I CASED from someone on the Stampin' Up! website with a few minor changes.  Fun little girly owl for Easter!

 It's a box I put a bag of candy in for a little gift.

The grouping below is a Birthday gift I put together with a 'certificate' for a round of golf.  He liked it!  Just run the golf ball through the Big Shot with the polka dot embossing folder and it looks like the real thing.  (actually - I should have turned it upside down so the dots are indented instead of sticking out - but oh well)

Here's my Mom's Mother's day gift:  A card with a cute little dress and doily background with a decorated jar with goodies in it.  For the top of the dress - I cut a separate piece of CS down the middle so it looks like a little sweater with mini pearls for buttons.  Don't forget to emboss the envelope flap!

It's about time! and Mustache Bash!

Yikes!  it's been a few months since I've posted.  Busy, busy, busy.  The first photo is a continuation of my last post with this set.  It's a group of 3x3 cards and envelopes made with the Feeling Sentimental stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  I really like this set, especially if you need a masculine card.

Below are photos from our Mustache Bash in March.  The first are the birthday bags I made with mens' ties closing a paper bag with a mustache clothespin. 

We had fun - did some mustache trivia, did 'Name that 'stache' and drank our drinks with mustache straws.  Fun theme party!

Here's our Stamp group, with 'staches of course!  Behind the mustache'd gals is a clothesline of ties and the 'Name that Stache' poster of some famous upper lips.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sentimental Dressed Up Pop Tops

I thought the title of this post summed up the three projects we are going to create for
March Stamp Club {smile}.
Project #1
This is one of the pop tops that you can find in the Stampin' Up Spring catalog. 
I just added a chain and it became a necklace! 
If you are wondering why this doesn't look like the pop tops in the catalog,
that's because it is flattened.  Flattened?! 
Yup, run it through the Big Shot and flatten 'er out! 
Here is a close up.  I used the 1" circle punch to add a piece of designer series paper from Sale-a-bration called Sycamore Street, glued it down and let it dry.  Then I added a thick layer of Crystal Effects on the top for protection and to make it nice and glossy.
Project # 2
The above frame contains 3 of the dresses and the dress form from the new 'All Dressed Up' framelits. Each dress is embellished differently.  For Club we will be making something similar to the above framed project but easier and quicker to 'whip up'! 

  LOVE these framelits!!  Lots of possibilities.........
Project #3
~ will involve the Sale-a-Bration stamp set 'Feeling Sentimental', the new cotton ribbon and the cool new buttons.  Oh, and also some Sycamore Street DSP.  I might also throw in a Honeycomb or Chevron embossing folder to top it off.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Tea Party Stamp Club!

Here is the Stampin' Stampede.  Teacups in hand - pinkies out!  : )

As members arrived, they assembled their valentine projects
and then made a Tea Party Hat.  Sorry about the blurriness (again!)
Here are some random photos of everyone working hard on their projects and hats.

The hats were made out of newspaper - with masking tape around the circumference
of the person's head and then the edges were rolled up.  They were decorated
with silk flowers, tulle, ribbon, and lace. 
I got the idea from someone on Pinterest (love that place!) 
Here is Jess, our hostess, with a couple extra hands helping her form her hat.
And here is Jess wearing her beautiful hat (and a bouquet!).  Very nice!
Below is Stephanie - Love her hat and the tulle 'tails'!

This next photo doesn't do Kalie justice but her hat was really cool. 
It was kind of square at the top - so it looked like a 'Mad Hatter's Hat'! 
Very fitting for the event!

Super picture of Amy below - she's got the look with the tip of the hat!
Sharon had some awesome lace tails on her hat!  Cute, cute!
Some photos of the do-dads on the table.  Everyone got a 6x6 scrapbook page
for a placemat, and a heart with a Tea Time Trinket to keep.

The little words scattered everywhere ended with 'tea':
 sportea, serenitea, opportunitea, possibilitea.....

Cute group!  The hats really made the event. 
At one point, we were all eating and chatting and
Rhea says, "Look at us!", referring to our hats, and we all burst out laughing. 
Speaking of Rhea - SOMEHOW she escaped from having a close up photo with her hat! 
She's the second person on the left in black with the pink hat.  : )
Below are all the prizes up for grabs before the dice game began.

The next few photos are kind of a blur - because things were moving fast as
everyone tried to roll doubles in dice and steal prizes from each other.


And one last group picture - with hats and teacups! 
Thanks for a fun time ladies!

Sunday, January 27, 2013


 A couple of prizes for our Tea Party tomorrow.  I wonder what's inside.......

There are many different kinds of tea.