Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Play Date Post It Holder!

One of my favorite things to do at the weekend events I go to is the shoebox swap. This is where all of the participants bring a project for the rest of us to complete. This time, I brought this cute little Play Date Post it note holder.
For this project you simply cover a 4x4" coaster or piece of chipboard with some Designer Series Paper, (here I used Play Date DSP). Then add your post it pad and a binder clip. That is really it! To dress it up a bit I did add a strip of DSP to the binder clip and I also stamped a sentiment on the back. My kids are brining these in for their teachers on Friday to Thank them for a great first week... Good idea right? This is what you do when you forget to send them in on the first day! :)
I hope all of the kids out there can "Go confidently in the direction of their dreams" this year! Have a great school year everyone!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I'm Back!

Ok... I cannot believe that it February was the last time I posted anything here! It has been a crazy few months, but still....

So here is a sample from the last event I went to.

This plate was created with the new Decor Elements from the new mini catalog! It took just a few minutes to create! Wouldn't it make a great gift wiht some holiday cookies on it for a friend or neighbor?

Well, I promise now that the kids are going back to school, that I will be updating a lot more often than every 7 months!!!!! In fact, look for new samples from this event in the next couple of days!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Color Challenge 2-2-09

This week's color challenge was getting us thinking about Valentine's day! The colors were Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla. My sister in law has been asking me for years now to do another Quick cards class... so I decided to make thisw color challenge a "Quick Card" that will be part of my next stamp a stack.

I have 2 versions to show you. The first is a little more simple. This was the first one I made and I liked it, but felt like it needed something.

So the night that I made this I had a dream about this card... Sometimes that happens to me and the dreams don't come out so well on paper... but this dream translated very well to the card stock!

It is a little hard to see in the pic, but I added some texture with my Big Shot texture plates on the Pretty in Pink layer. I also sponged some Pink ink around the edges and over the texture on this piece.

Finally, I added some stamping to the inside of the card as well!

The edges were punched with the new scallop trim border punch and the hearts on the bottom are the new small heart punch. The heart stamps that I used for this card are from the I {heart} hearts stamp set. Don't forget that when you buy this stamp set before Fevbruary 28th, Stampin' Up! will be donating $2 to the American Red Cross for Haiti! So you get a really great stamp set and get to donate to a great cause!!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some Color Challenges!

So, last week I told you that I had completed the color challenge from the first week of the year. I just never got a chance to post it. Well, here is that card.

The colors for the week were Rich Razzleberry and Not Quite Navy. I used the Sale a Bration set called Good Neighbor. I have to say that I had a vision of this card in my head and on my first shot at making it, it didn't quite come out the way I had pictured! So I tweaked and added and took away and changed... and then some - but I finally came out with something that i was happy with!

This week the colors were Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Bermuda Bay. I had seen a card made by another demonstrator named Kara Creech, and I fell in love with it. Anyway, I used her card for some inspiration and then made it mine!

I started with a black card base. And then layered on the Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay layers. On the Bermuda, I stamped the Bella Toile Background stamp in Bermuda ink. Then I stamped the Medallion in Black ink off to the side. I added the White satin ribbon. Finally, I used the Circle scissors plus to cut out my circles. On the white circle, I stamped the saying from the Sale a Bration set called Whimsical Words in black and then the flowers from Vintage Vogue.

To make this card even more special, I wanted to add a little something in the middle of the flowers. Have you seen a product called Stickles? You can get it at craft stores. Well, being a Stampin' Up! purist, I wanted to see if I could get the same look of Stickles only using Stampin' Up! stuff. So, I took out my Crystal Effects and my Chunky Glitter. I mixed a little Crystal Effects on a piece of wax paper with a little of the glitter. Then i used a paper clip to pick up some of the mixture and place it in the center of the flowers. It gives a great sparkle and even some dimension! I am really pleased with this card!!!!

I hope you like it to!

Remember, if you would like to purchase any of the products I used today, you can simply go to my website and click on Shop Now!



Thursday, January 21, 2010

Relief for Haiti from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! always takes note of people in need. When they heard about the earthquake in Haiti, they knew they needed to do something to help. So, they have decided to donate $2 from the sale of the "I {heart} Hearts" stamp set from now through February 28th.
Product Name
I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount (block D recommended)
Item # 118571
I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount
Item # 117010

Click here and then on Shop Now to order yours today and help make a difference!

A New Year of Color Challenges!

Welcome to 2010! and a new year of Color Challenges. I am catching up a bit, but what else is new?? Oh Well! I got them done on time, just haven't posted them on time!

This first challenge I have here is Real Red, YoYo Yellow, and Bermuda Bay. I used Kraft card stock for the card base and the new stamp set from the Mini catalog called Vintage Vogue. I really like this new set! I have already made several projects with it and have so many more ideas. It is a very versatile set!

This next challenge was Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, and Crushed Curry. I have been seeing some cards made with the scallop square die for the Big shot and wanted to give that a try. I still have some of the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper with the Crushed Curry design, so I pulled out the Razzle Dazzle stamp set to match and came up with this...
I even added a little something to the inside of the card.
I hope you like them!! I have one more challenge to catch up on. Hopefully I can get that one posted tomorrow! The colors were Rich Razzleberry and Not Quite Navy.