Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More Fabric!

I haven't had a chance to create anything new in the last few days but I did go fabric shopping again :)

Now to decide what to make with each print........purse, tote, mini square bag, table runner, pin cushions, placemats......
Oh, and there's a few Club members who were busy sewing purses this weekend. Yeaah!! Jess, Amy and Rhea - I want to see them!!

These are some covered lunch bags I hadn't posted before using the Tall Tales DSP. I was trying to figure out what didn't look right about these bags, and realized I hadn't punched holes for the handles yet. And...because my memory is so bad, I don't know if I even did before I gave them away to the birthday girls in Club this month! You'll have to let me know if I did or not - Cadie and Kalie : )
Anyway, I wanted to post this because I'm really liking the color Rose Red with So Saffron! and that big flower punch is pretty awesome with the pedals shaped with a bone folder and a large circle in the center!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Talk about big feet!

What a fun bunny! This is put together from oval punches, the 1 3/4" circle punch and one of the flowers from the Boho punch. Whoever came up with this idea was thinking outside the box! - or maybe trying to escape the box!

Hmmm, can't decide if I like him better with ears or not. Hubby says it depends on whether you want him going straight down a hole or if he's just running away. What do you think?

Do you recognize the punch?

Tulips have always been my favorite flower - love em! Now someone out there in blogger-land has come up with this amazing idea to use the wings from the new bird punch for tulips. Even the leaves are actually wings. This card is layered with that scalloped square die cut too!

This is a 3x3 envelope sealed and cut across the very top to make a little basket. Just add the large flower punch and some Sweet Pea stitched felt and a ribbon for a fun little gift! The idea came from SCS and the SU demo site.

Here's the fabric that I'm going to be using in some upcoming projects - just not sure what! Unfortunately, I will not be able to spend any time this weekend creating so I guess I'll have some time to think about it. : )

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rag Quilt Purse - Done!

I finally finished my first rag purse! I've been obsessed with this for a while and I had some time this weekend to get'er done. It is made with fabric, 100% cotton batting, and the clear scallop square die cut for (what else?)the BIG SHOT! You can cut up to 8 squares at a time! Sure beats doing them by hand - not to mention that the scallops would be impossible by hand anyway. Angie Juda from Chick'n Scratch was the inspiration for this. She has a cool video with all the details, even tho I changed mine a little bit.

Notice the unique button? It is from my aunt's button jar. She passed away a couple of years ago and I think this is a nice way to remember her. In this picture, you can also see a close up of the seams AFTER it was washed and dried. They really did fluff out. Kinda fun.

Here is a picture of the rag purse BEFORE it was washed and dried. It was stiffer and had a "cleaner" look to it, but no "fluffed out" seams.

This is what it looked like with just 6 of the scalloped square sandwiches sewn together.

Here I have the front and back laid out with the bottom and sides running through the middle. At this point I sewed the 7 squares together in the center and then sewed them onto the front and the back, then up the sides.

And the bag without the straps and closure. If you look closely, you can see a pocket that I added in the back center on the lavender piece. It was pretty easy, I just sewed it in with the other layers.

I even stopped at the fabric store today and bought some more fabrics in pinks and browns for other projects with the scalloped square. Fun-Fun! I have ordered the big scalloped circle die cut too, so when that arrives, I'll have even more possibilities.

Oh - the obsession!

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Congrats LaReatha!!

LaReatha won this super-fabulous Stampin' Up bag by having the most correct answers on the Acronym Challenge we had last month at Club. I think she only missed a couple items.

Do you know what DSP and CASE mean?

March 2010 Club Projects

Here are the projects our club gals made this month for the theme "Anything Spring-y"

This post-it holder was made by Rhea - it even has a matching pen and cute little Easter post-it!

The ornament punch isn't just for Christmas projects! Jess created this super-cute Melon Mambo flower vase card. Who doesn't love pink ? : )

This cute little fancy favor die cut basket was made by Sharon. She put a handle on it and decorated it with what else - Butterflies!! They're everywhere!

Here's a birdhouse made by myself with the milk carton die cut. There's so many fun things to do with that milk carton!!

Here's the open view of a circle card made by our hostess that night, LaReatha. This is an awesome project - Imagine photos inside!!

Also in the group picture is a fun little box made by Kalie with accordian sides, and a card using the sweet treat cups and some very cool Bling by Cadie.

TGIF tomorrow! Have a good day!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Club Projects!!

Happy Saturday to all! I have finished the projects for Stamp Club coming up on Monday night and am posting a sneak peek - it's actually more than a sneak peek - it's everything!
The first is a picture of all four projects:

Here is a close up of the Congratulations card which features a paper flower made from the scallop punch. The DSP is Cottage Wall from the main Stampin' Up! catalog. Looks complicated - but it is very easy! Just involves a lot of scrunching - and a run or two through the crimper!

Here is a real close up so you can see the layers - all 6.

Then there's the Easter Basket made with the fabulous clear scallop square die cut for the Big Shot. The chocolate bunny is soooo cute! (and the butterflies fluttered in again :)

And we can't forget about St. Patrick's day! This little set is from the Occasions mini called "Hugs" mini note cards and the matching glassine (kinda like wax paper) envelopes.

The milk carton was posted earlier - so scroll down if you'd like to see a close up.
That's it! Enjoy your weekend. I'm still hoping to see the sun soon!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Still working the bugs out......

Last Saturday, I put together a "draft" to post later this week, like today. Well, I posted it today but it is listed with Saturday's date. So....skip down past the club projects from Sunday to see a "new" posting featuring the milk carton die cut. Meanwhile, I'll have to consult with my blog specialist : ) to figure out how to post a draft for a later date.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

More Club Projects!

Here are some more club project pictures that Sharon just emailed me. This first card was made by Amy (the other Amy), the next one I believe was made by Jess. Correct me if I'm wrong about that. Both cards are fun and springy!!

The next card was made by Rhea - she CASED it from InkingIdaho. It is a really clever card that opens with a slider in the back so you don't have to rip it apart to get at the candy in the Sweet Treat Cup. You can still have your card and eat it too : )

This last one was made by Sharon. It's a cute little package that you can put a treat inside.

That's it for today. We've been at the kid's fishing derby in town and it was VERY warm on the ice! I think it hit 50 degrees! We might be a little sunburned... Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Looks are Deceiving

As promised in a recent post, here is a picture where you can see the true size of the milk carton made from the Big Shot die cut. It's no bigger than my hand. It's tiny - and cute!

Simply Adorned

I have been busy this afternoon! I meant to just make one or two inserts for these Simply Adorned lockets and ended up with quite a few! I seem to do that a lot - "oh, I'll just stamp something quick", and well, before you know it the afternoon is gone.

Anyway, here's some fun inserts with the butterfly embosslit and the Bella Bleu designer paper.

Notice in the above picture how the locket has beveled glass on the front. It's a nice added touch. This one is the 1 x 1 1/4" size.

Here are a couple of closer views.

Here is a picture of my Simply Adorned bracelet. Here's the front with an image from the Vintage Vogue stamp set and below is the back which I just inserted a piece of Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. This smaller size 5/8" square does not have the beveled glass.

Update on the butterfly embosslit that is backordered: it's still backordered but they are receiving shipments and are filling orders as they came in. I'm hoping they ship out any day, I've got my fingers crossed!!

This is what the embosslit itself looks like opened:

This embosslit is a MUST HAVE! I have used and used and used mine - many times. When I decided to make these locket inserts today, I did not have the tiny butterflies in the plan but they seem to keep fluttering into all my projects lately ; - )