Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sweetness Unlimited

Isn't this a sweet card? The perfect polka dots embossing folder makes all the difference on this one! I used the Fox and Friends stamp set from Stampin' Up! and the Sweetness Unlimited single stamp along with Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso cardstock and ink. The white taffeta ribbon was added with a stampin dimensional.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It's Sponge Bob!

Here's a fun card for a teenager. I had to make a last-minute birthday card for my teenage nephew. Not an easy task! Then I found this card created by someone on SplitCoast. He liked it and even said it was "awesome". I used some yellow non-SU paper and punched out some circles to make him look like a sponge. The mouth is made with 2 oval punches, punch the small one first then the larger one to get this curved line. No stamping involved on this one!!

I popped the nose up with a dimentional. After seeing the cartoon again, I think next time I will make a longer, slim nose.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Coming soon....

I know, I know - it's been a long time since I've posted. SORRY! My family and I are doing all those last minute things before school starts. I will try to post a couple of photos in the next few days however!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Birthday Owls!

That new owl punch from Stampin' Up! is sooo fun!! (sorry the photo is somewhat blurry) This card was made by my very crafty and talented MIL, Kae. Look closely - the girl owl has a little heart and the boy owl has a BOWTIE! Love it!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Milk Carton gift

The milk carton die cut is the perfect size for putting little presents in!! Like chocolates! I used Crumb Cake card stock and ink, the Just Believe clear stamp set and a chocolate chip clip.

The flower is made from Pumpkin Pie card stock and the Fancy Flower punch. A new antique brad adds the finishing touch. Those brads are REALLY nice! They look like buttons, but have the prongs on the back to attach to projects, very useful in many ways.

The cardstock flower is just fluffed up a bit with a bone folder and by shaping with my fingers.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Coffee Cups and Build-a-Bear!

Morning Cup is the name of this stamp set from Stampin' Up! It's perfect to watercolor with an Aqua Brush, blender pen or you could use pastels too (chalk). I used an aqua brush and the Lattice embossing folder for the background. I think it looks like a linen tablecloth - perfect for a morning cup of coffee with a friend.

Close ups of the background. I'm loving these embossing folders!

Last night, I held a Mom and Me Build-a-Bear Workshop. It was really fun and all the girls went home with a closet-ful - I mean tin full of clothes and accessories for their bears. We used a CD tin and magnet sheets. After putting the ribbon through holes punched in the tin with the Crop-o-dile for a handle, I found the tin would not fit tight. Bump it into something and it might pop open so we put a ribbon around the middle for extra insurance. It can be slipped on and off. Looks pretty cute too!

The scalloped square cut with the Big Shot does not have a magnet, the magnetized bear holds it on.
Another tip - the little sizzlets with the bear accessories - hat, purse, flowers, etc. will not cut through a magnet sheet. So, what I did was use two-way glue. I glued the backs of these items and then set them aside to dry. Once dry, they are kind of like a post-it note that you can stick over and over again. Worked great with these bears - didn't have a magnet but still stuck. Another option would be to stick the accessory to the adhesive side of the magnet sheet and carefully hand cut it.

Cute boy bear with messenger bag.

Inside of tin.