Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tea Bag Holder

Hiddy ho stampers!  Here is a fun little project made with some new In Colors and the individual stamp Tiny Teacup.  The colors are Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Lucky Limeade.  I am going to be using this for a club project later in September.  I absolutely love the little polka dot brads and used them for the centers of my flowers that I punched with the triple layer Blossom Bouquet Punch - these are a great way to get alot of value in your punch.  If you are interested in joining a club and live in my area, contact me today as clubs are resuming in September and I will have a few spots opening up.  Clubs are always alot of fun and I really look forward to each one, it's like having a whole bunch of friends over.  Some of my club girls have been with me since I started just about 3 years ago and I have really gotten to know them and love getting together.  It's always so much fun to share what you love doing and get paid to do it - now that's a great job!

Thanks for stopping by......

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ribbon Swap

Happy weekend peeps!  I know it's been a week since I've posted and I say it everytime, but seriously, I need to hire an assistant.  I just tried to post this here and blogger lost the whole thing....don't they know I don't have an extra 10 minutes in my day!    If I didn't have to take care of everything else, like children and housework, I'd have so much time for playing with my stamps - LOL!

Here is the ribbon swap that I recently did.  The fabric is coming out in your new Holiday Mini on September 1st and just look at those huge buttons - I just can't get enough Stampin' Up.  The box is a BigShot die, Box #2 and was so amazingly easy to put together, I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more of this one around

I'm off to try and get the next month's worth of club prep done - got that back to school, get organized feeling - maybe even get another little creation done

Till next time....thanks for stopping by - hope you enjoyed your stay!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hello with Aviary

Wow, where did that week go - I didn't really realize how long it had been since I posted something!  So I'll post a few that I've made lately.  I have had a 15 month old who I swear is getting about 6 teeth at once and I can't even walk out of the room!

So here is a Mojo Monday sketch again.  This time using Sahara Sand and Poppy Parade with the Aviary and Tiny Tags stamp sets.  These colors are really great together - thanks to my super duper Color Coach.  I just love it - always so easy to put together some great colors that you may not normally reach for.

These two are wedding cards (obviously).  I just changed up the order of the colors - one is black and Melon Mambo and the other is Melon Mambo and Black.  Can't decide which way I like it better if I even like them at all - you know when you have those, just not my fave.  I think because I like wedding to be a little more traditional, but I am seeing lots of funky colors for weddings this year so that's what inspired these creations.

Last but not least, this one took me all week.  I started, got interrupted, started again, couldn't make it work, then finally last night, I managed to pull it together - I really like how it turned out.  I used the designer embossing frames and then inked on top of it to really make it stand out.  The pumpkin is from Button Buddies and the greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The colors are a little hard to tell in the picture, but again from the Color Coach they are More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy and So Saffron.  Must be the back to school feel that made me think Thansgiving already!

Happy Sunday Stampers!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wedding Day

Here is another creation from today.  We have to go to a wedding tonite and I happen to know that the bride is a Stampin' Up fan - her invitations were all SU!  So I had to impress her!  I've used River Rock and Very Vanilla along with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder - an alltime fave.  I finally mastered the gathering seam binding, it took me a little while until I got it and I love, love, love how it turned out, layered it with a little vintage lace for a pretty little touch.  The mount for the greeting is the decorative label trick that I had mentioned a couple of posts back.   Some of you have asked that I share that little trick.   I believe that I saw it on Mary Fish's blog, she had a little 1 minute video on how to do it.  Basically, you punch 1 decorative label, then attach another piece of long scrap to the side of it, (glue dot) put it back into the punch only half way and punch again!  You can get 2 pieces doing it like this and I just love the elegance it gives you.  Give it a try, I showed it to my club girls and they loved it.  It's great to have a punch that can be used more than one way.

tata for now.....

Happy Birthday Addisyn

Happy weekend everyone - I finally got to do some creating today - this week has been good and busy spending lots of time with my brother and his family.  Kids have been to just about every beach around - lol!

My niece (my sister's daughter) is having her 3rd birthday party tomorrow and I had seen this bird quite a while ago and saved it until now - I just added the fence and scenery.  I just thought it was so perfect for her and so easy to make - all you need is a circle punch and a scallop circle punch - well actually the Word Window punch as well to make the fence.  I sponged the clouds in the sky with a scallop circle, added a little grass behind the fence, a flower and butterfly and I think it turned out darn cute!  Hope she likes it - actually hope her mom likes it too, there is always a friendly competition when it comes to family birthday cards - heehee!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Field Flowers Club Project

Happy Monday - here were are again, the beginning of a new week, the sun is trying to shine.  This is the second project for my club this month.  I have used Basic Gray, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant.  The matting for the greeting is made with the Decorative Label punch - a little trick I learned from another talented demonstrator and I am going to share it with my girls tomorrow night.  I love the 2 step stampin sets, you put the first stamp down and think "hmmm, it's ok...and then you put the second on top and it turns it to wow instantly!  I've also used those mini brads again - a pefect little somethin'

My brother and his family arrived last night from out of town, so I am hoping to find time to still post this week, but if you don't see much of me, it's because I am spending time with family.  I get to meet my niece I haven't met yet (she's 10 months old) and he will get to meet my daughter he hasn't met yet (she's 15 months old)  Sometimes I wished we all lived closer together

Thank you for stopping by.......hug someone you love today

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Nursery Nest

Hiddy ho stampers!  This has got to be one of my most favorite color combinations Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride.    I always, always reach for green!  My house is green, my scraproom is green - I just love green and with pink and brown it's a match made in heaven!  This is the new designer paper called Nursery Nest, I loved the pink bird on the bottom of the 12x12, so I just cut her out and used it as my focal image instead of a stamped image.  The sketch started out as a Mojo Monday sketch and sort of evolved since my image was too large.  If you haven't ever worked with a sketch, I just love for their awesome sketches.  They really get the "mojo" flowing and stretch your own creativity. 

Well, it's getting late and I have a little one clinging to my leg crying - she just won't go to sleep tonite, so I am off to try again

Thanks for peeking in

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nature Walk Birthday

Happy sunny Thursday stampers!

Today's post is made with the Nature Walk set, I am so happy this one made it into the IB&C.  I've used Early Espresso (an all time fave!)  Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  I am so sad though that the Early Espresso Satin Ribbon is no longer, although we can still get other colors, this one just looks so rich and yummy!  I've added a little piercing in a couple of corners and the new Mini Brads - these are just so....well, cute 'cuz their mini! and as I mentioned yesterday I love anything mini:)  I used this card last night for my nephews birthday (he's 20 something??) so I thought it served well as a more masculine card

Thanks for peeking in.....enjoy your day - do something that makes you smile - life's too short not too!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Scallop Envelope Box

Good morning stampers - here's the project I was working on.  If you've been following along for a while now or are part of my clubs, you will have figured out that I love anything mini, polka dots and bling - well, this cute little box and matching cards have all of it together!!  I made the box from the Scallop Envelope Die and the papers and embellishments came from the Tickets and Tags Simply Scrappin Kit (keep an eye out for more projects with this awesome kit)  The greetings were stamped with the Petite Pairs set on the Decorative Label Punch.  This kit makes putting together something like this so simple - everything is there for you.  The die cuts are self adhesive and I used to detest "stickers" but when I saw Stampin' Up's self adhesive die cuts, I was a changed woman!  These are so fantastic, they are thick and don't resemble a "sticker" at all....and of course, add a little rhinestone jewel for bling and it's complete! 

Now I'm off to cook somethin' up for you for tomorrow!  Thanks for stopping by........

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Counting Fun with Barnyard Buddies

Happy Tuesday peeps!  I have been away for a few days relaxing with my family on the beautiful beaches of Vancouver Island.  Oh how I missed my stamp room, I would love to be able to take all my stampin' things with me but I think I might get in trouble with the "luggage department" in my house - LOL!

This was one of those sets that I just had to buy to make the project.  This little counting book is made with the Barnyard Buddies set and I normally would not have bought it, but the project in the Idea Book and Catalogue inspired me! I also used the two tags die and a mini alphabet set (that's another story for another day!)   So very simple to make - the only thing I may change is to limit the embellishments to something a little flatter so that I can have it laminated for my little one.  She saw it sitting on the table after I took the picture, grabbed it and immediately was ripped of the buttons, which tore the paper.  So maybe 14 months is a little young to learn how to count!

I can't wait to get all this vacation laundry done and be able to go play in my room tonite - I started a cute little project before I left and will finish it up so I can show it to you tomorrow.

Thanks for peeking in......