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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stampin Royalty #39

Here is a sketch for you this week on Stampin' Royalty. Join us by creating a card or scrapbook layout using this sketch and downloading it for the rest of us to enjoy. The design team has some great inspiration for you! Check it out here.

Here is my take on the sketch.


I love this angel from Angelic Joy. I knew I had to have it when I saw it in the Holiday Mini. My mom sort of collects angels and I knew I would base her Christmas cards this year around this stamp. I chose not to colour it in other than her halo. She is stamped in Soft Seude on Very Vanilla Cardstock. I tore around the stamped image and then rubbed the edges with Crumb Cake ink. I did so also on all the edges of all the other paper. The dsp is from Deck The Halls. The holly is also dsp from the same pack. I just cut out 2 pieces and attached them with 2 Glimmer Brads.


The ribbon is 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. This ribbon is so soft and easy to work with. I only bought this one to start but after working with it, I want it in every colour available! The sentiment is a narrow one like most but I wanted it on the new Decorative Label Punch so I had to layer it up a little. All edges were rubbed with a little Crumb Cake again. I find it "warms" it up a bit! If that makes sense?!?

See you at Stampin' Royalty with a project of your own!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Baby Bibs For Paper Players

You have to check out this adorable photo that LeAnne of Paper Players chose as the inspiration for PP17. Isn't she sweet? And of course, pink and brown works for a girl of any age and after seeing that picture it's hard not to make a card in those colours!.

Here is my take on the challenge.

Start with a Scallop Circle in Early Espresso layered with Pretty in Pink embossed with Polka Dots. 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon was used for the bow and a few buttons from the Neutral and Subtle Collections.

I added a few more 3/4" polka dots and turned one into a base for my sentiment. First I stamped a few flowers from Itty Bitty Bits in Pretty in Pink and then stamped "baby" from Tiny Tags over it in Early Espresso. Then I centered it and punched it out with a 5/8" circle punch.


And of course most often I make two of everything so I turned one into a boy's card. However it just isn't the same. So glad I have girls!!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Quick Boo For You!

Just wanted to share a quick card with you. I am a little late in making my swaps for our meet tonight. I wanted to come up with something easy but with a bit of a pop! The layers were easy. Polka Dot Embossing folder on the Basic Black Cardstock and the stamp Dots, Dots, Dots on the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. A bit of sticky strip to hold the ribbon and 3 different label punches stacked up with a sentiment from All Holidays! My "boo" is the pop. I used the Sizzix Die Alphabet Simple Letters and cut the letters out of chipboard first and then again with dsp from the Brights Collection.

Over all it took me 15 minutes for the first card and once it was designed it took no time at all to pump out a few more! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

2 New Holiday Classes!

I am so excited to share these with you. This first class will be Thursday, Oct. 7th @ 7:00pm. Thanksgiving is creeping up quick and these are the perfect little gifts for each of your family members at the dinner table. I always make treats like these at our big family dinners and they are always a huge hit! You can even personalize them with a little tag and turn them into a treat/name place setting! (whatever you would call it!)

The turkey is a sweet treat cup filled with m&m's (kids?) and the pumpkin has a Lindt chocolate ball (adults?) in the middle! The cost of the class is $2 a piece. All the supplies are included as well as all the treats! When you register you need to let me know how many of each you would like to make!

Class #2 is Thursday, Oct 21st @ 7:00pm. Remember these fun Halloween boxes? The cost is $12 which includes all supplies again including the bags and fresh gourmet popcorn!



Space is limited so email hands76@hotmail.com to reserve your spot for each class asap! I will open a day spot if enough interest is there!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stampin' Royalty #38 Anything But A Card!

I love it when a challenge like this comes up! This week Stampin' Royalty wants you to share your projects other than cards. In my opinion, this is where the really fun projects come out! I have something super sweet to share with you! It's the mini milk carton carrier decked out for Halloween! The carrier itself is Basic Black layered with Basic Grey cardstock run through the BigShot with the Spider Web Embossing Folder and then sponged with black ink to bring out the impression.


I really had to "step into the box" to come up with creative ideas to decorate each milk carton. I shared my favourite with you already here but it didn't seem to fit with the rest. The pumpkin uses the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder and the Frankenstein uses a ton of different size circle punches.


The ghost was created with the Polka Dots Embossing Folder and lastly the cat also uses a variety of circle punches.
My sentiment is from the stamp set Sweet Centers. I punched out the middle of the stamp with a 1 1/4" circle punch and then layered it on a 1 3/8" circle and finally on a scallop circle!



Stop by Stampin' Royalty and check out the Design Team's creations and then link up your own. Can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy crafting!

Monday, September 20, 2010

PPA60 Halloween Challenge

I was preparing for my Stampin' Royalty project this week and had a little extra inspiration when talking to a friend about it so I thought I'd enter this little mini carton into Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week for a spooky Halloween project. I know she doesn't have this particular die cut so I thought I'd make it in honour of her. This one's for you Jheri Lyn!


Everyone I know loves cany corn! The"BOO" is from Tiny Tags. I clipped it on with a Mini Library Clip and added a little snippet of Dafodil Delight 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon to finish it off.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

More Leaves

I decided to play with my Leaves Die Cut one more time using a new blog challenge that I found. Card Patterns #82! This time the card is for our technique club which we are kicking off tomorrow night. I haven't used the die cut this way yet and was really pleased how it turned out.


If you'd like to join us drop-ins are welcome! The cost is $10 or free with a $25 purchase. We are going to have a lot of fun. There are lots of new faces this time around! RSVP to reserve your spot.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

All The Leaves Are Falling Down

With all the Fall things starting to happen, I was reminded of the little song my daughter learned in preschool sung to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down.

All the leaves are falling down,
falling down,
falling down.
All the leaves are falling down,
red, orange, yellow and brown.

This little tune inspired these 2 projects I am sharing with you today. The first is for Paper Players #15 Colour Challenge. Love this inspiration photo! Look at those vibrant colours. I tried to capture them.

This fun treat holder is the new Candy Wrapper in the Holiday Mini. I stamped it with the Woodgrain Block Stamp before assembling it. For the leaves I used the Die Cut Leaves #2 and crumpled them up and rolled them over the coordinating ink pad. My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used the new Decorative Label Punch and after punching it out the first time, I put it back in and punched out just a sliver of it where my sentiment was stamped.







I used the same Woodgrain stamp, Leaves Die #2 and even the same 1/8" Early Espresso Tafetta Ribbon. My sentiment for the card came from the stamp set Just Believe. I started with the same Decorative Label Punch and the layered it up with the Curly Label Punch and the Modern Label Punch. I finished it off with 3 Vintage Trinkets.


Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stitching Madness!

Stitching is the theme for Stampin' Royalty Challenge #37 this week. Real or fake, it is up to you! I went for real for the first time ever. When I found out the theme I had the inkling that it was time to pull out my sewing machine. What fun! Check it out!



I used MOJO 156 for my layout. I started by attaching all the ribbon ruffles with sticky strip. Next I pulled out my sewing machine and ran a straight stich over each ribbon. My needle got a little gummed up due to the sticky strip but nothing a little Fantastic couldn't get off.



The main image is from one of my favourite sets, Just Believe. I finished it off with a few little pearls. One of each size.


Check out the creations from the other designers at Stampin' Royalty and play along.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to me! Yes, today is my anniversary but my husband is too sick to celebrate much less go out! Anyways I still have my little card for him and thought I'd share it with you. Crafting time as been extra sparse again this week. We are working like mad on the house. I'm talking almost 12 straight hours a day painting for me. My kids are asking when I'm gonna be around, when I'm actually gonna make dinner and so on. I'll admit they didn't get a bath for 5 days. It's getting bad! I'm actually glad it's raining today because I don't have to go outside to work. I should be cleaning inside but it's Sunday! A day of rest! Ahhhhhhh.

Here goes... I used Stampin' 411's sketch #168. I went with the simple card I had planned for my husband. He's not really into anything extravagant. And by no means any pretty accessories. I actually snuck a snippet of ribbon in there but not before I sponged it to make it a little dirty looking. Every layer on this card got dirtied up. You should see my fingers. All that leftover white paint from the house is now black with ink.


The sentiment from Word Play says it all! I just stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock, tore all around it and sponged all those edges. Hope he likes. In all reality the paper means nothing to him without my words on the inside. But those are for him to see! You can just admire the front! lol!

Hope you have a great day!

Love Letter DSP 117162
1 1/4" Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon 115615
Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die 117332
Word Play (w) 120308 (c) 120651

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Halloween Fun

I sat down last night after a long day of running the kids around and then washing our house. My husband doesn't believe in power washing so I had to do it with a broom and hand held brush. Needless to say I needed to have a little me time in the evening! I started out with a card challenge I have played with before but I'll just say my card didn't make the grade. I was ready to give up and go watch some TV with my husband but then he came down to tell me he was getting into the tub for a soak so I thought maybe I'd give it another go. I happened upon this sketch #114 from Create With Connie & Mary and found inspiration!

I knew I had a good thing going so I decided to make 2 and change them up just a little. In the end I couldn't decide which one I liked best so I'm showing you both.


The dsp for both cards is from the Brights Designer Series Paper stack. I used the Polka Dots Embossing Folder on the black card and the new Spider Web Embossing Folder from the Holiday Mini. The pumpkins use a 3/4" circle punch and the new Small Oval punch also from the Holiday Mini. The ribbons are 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbons paired up with the new Glimmer Brads once again from the Holiday Mini.



I didn't have much to go with as far as Halloween sentiments is concerned until I came upon this little Boo from Tiny Tags. Inspiration struck once again!

Hope you like. I sure had fun putting these together and so glad I gave it another go. Make sure you check out the Holiday Mini here for all the goodies I used and more!

Stampin' Royalty #36

Picture Perfect Inspiration



Stampin' Royalty #36 has a fun photo to inspire you this week. With a little help from this photo use your imagination to create a card, scrapbook layout or 3-D item to play along. Here is what I came up with.

The photo actually inspired me to create the inside so I'll start there. It's a pop-up card! Fun flags to wish a special someone happy birthday. I used toothpicks as my flag polls. The dsp is the level 1 hostess mini paper stack of all the in colors. Love the designs!


I made the card front in 10 minutes. Super easy with your scallop square and 1 1/4" square punch. This super fun sentiment is from Word Play. One of the hottest sets in the new catalogue.


Hop on over to Stampin' Royalty to see what the others have created for you!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Simply Back At It

Feels like forever since I have crafted. In reality it has been about 2 weeks but for someone like me that tries to find a little time each day it feels like an eternity. I figured I better get back into it slowly seeing I still have a lot of cleanup from holidays to do. Well, Pals Paper Arts #58 asked for a clean & simple card with pearls and Paper Players #14 asked for a clean & simple card. What a great way to get back into it with 2 of my favourite blog challenges.

Love Elegant Soiree DSP. It can make any card look good. I used the Flower Burst Embosslit Die for the flowers. This is another easy tool. It embosses and cuts out your flower in one run through your big shot. I simply inked the die up before running it through for a little added dimension. (I can't help myself)

I also gave the flowers a little spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist. And since PPA asked for pearls, I was happy to oblige. They are one of my favourite new embellishments from the new cattie. As you can see I used all 3 sizes. Lastly my sentiment is from the hostess level 3 set Occasional Quotes.



Hopefully I will be posting a little more often now that school is back in. Thanks for stopping by!

Elegant Soiree dsp 117163
Flower Burst Embosslit 114515
Pearls 119247
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint 116806

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I Design For Stampin' Royalty!


I am so honoured that Stampin' Royalty asked me to design for them on a permanent basis! This is very exciting. They are a fabulous bunch of women that are fairly local to me with some serious talent. I hope you come along and join me for my first challenge with them.


Stampin' Royalty #35 is all about rhinestones and pearls. I finally got to play with a few new items from the Holiday Mini which is actually available to you starting today! Here is what I came up with. I wanted to get a little of both on my card but had to make sure I didn't over due it. I used Stampin' 411's sketch #166 to help me get started.


Hope you hop on over to Stampin' Royalty to see what the talented design team has for you to see today and maybe share your own creation with us!

Don't forget to check out the new Holiday Mini available today!