Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A little Mojo Challenge Time MOJO88

I love a little challenge like these to help get my creative juices flowing. Like most of us, I go back and forth with the amount of creativity my brain can handle. I have days that I have NOTHING in my mind to work with, then others that I can't keep up with my own mind. Sketch challenges are a great start for those creativity brain blocks. I enjoy the Mojo Monday challenges a lot. I try to do them whenever I can . Check it out if you haven't stopped by that blog yet. Just clink the link above to go there quickly. Anyway, here is what I came up with this week for the challenge...
I used DSP from the Angel Company Toodle Loo SWIC set. I then used the TAC stamp set doodlebugs for the little bee. I stamped him in Kiwi Kiss ink, and cut him out with a large 2" circle punch. I stamped a second little bee and cut out the upper wings to make them 3-D. I colored the image with markers. I added some stickles to the antennas and google eyes for some more 3-D effect. The sentiment on the bottom is also from the same stamp set.
Well I guess that is all for tonight. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My first Party

So as I mentioned awhile ago...I just started selling for The Angel Company. Due to the craziness that is my life, I have yet to have a party. Well I now officially have my first party booked for June! So tonight I created what will be the make and takes for the party. I will be doing two of them that night. I am also excited because I booked another "gig" too. I will be teaching a class at a friend's scrapbook/craft studio. I am nervous and excited all at the same time. As soon as I get the sample for that made I will put it up. In the mean time I need to snap a whole bunch of pictures of my crazy dog...since the album we will be making is about dogs. Well...here is the photos of what I came up with for make and takes.

This is the first card. It uses the stamp set "an'undderbirthday?". I stamped the cow, colored the bikini using markers. I cut out the cow and used some liquid applique on the ice cream cone. I added some fun flock to the cow for some fun! The blue paper is from the Designer Collection Brighten my Day. I added the little sentiment on the bottom as well.

The 2nd make and take will be this little "favor" box. Last weekend I went to a baby shower. Being me...I didn't just take the favor and leave...NOOO...I had to stare at it for a while and try to figure out if I could make it on my own. So I took mine, and two other people's box and made a template. Here is what I got! I scored the box using the Scor-Pal. I stamped the sides with the "gerberadaisy" stamp. I colored in the flower using markers and added an eyelet to the center. I also put some stickles on the flower as some added "bling".

Well that is it for now. Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 16, 2009


Anyone up for some prizes! I love prizes. Check out my friend Janette's Blog for your chance to enter to win some great stuff. She also has some awesome cards to see. Her work is always beautiful. Click HERE to check it out and enter to win some Blog Candy.

That is it for now.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Baby Cards, Birthday Card, and A Challenge CBC65

Well today was the first time in a while I have been able to get down to my stamp room. Life has just been busy! So, since I needed a few cards for this weekend, and my hubby went out for the night...I went to play.

This first set of cards is for a baby shower I have to go to, and also a friend that just had her 2nd little boy. I saw this idea from SCS. The link to the template can be found HERE. Thanks Deneen for sharing the template for this adorable card. So here is my take on it...

I wanted to use a different stamp set originally, but the stamp was too big for the pocket. So I used the little duckie from Seasonal cuties (a TAC stamp set). I have had the DSP for like 6 years...got it as a baby shower gift, and well...I have all girls. =) The buttons I picked out of my mother's old button tin. There are so very many buttons in the button tin! I hand drew the trim on the shirt.

My next creation tonight was a birthday card for a little girl turning 5.

My hubby gave me this new Sizzix embossing folder set for mother's day. I thought it would be cute for this card. I wanted lots of sparkle and shine for a little girl. I used twinkling H2Os to color in the dress and flower. I put white fun flock all over Hello Kitty's face, hand, and foot. The cupcake is a stamp from the April '09 TAC stamp set promo. I colored in the cupcake with markers, then added some liquid applique and stickles (cotton candy). I also used some purple stickles on the flower, as well as some pearl stickles on the cheeks and center of the flower. The cupcake is attached with dimensionals. It is hard to see some of the sparkle and fun on this card, but I promise it is there! ha ha.

My last card tonight is for the Belli Challenge #65. (CBC65) This weeks challenge was a color challenge. I also had a template that was featured in PaperCrafts magazine in the March/April 09 issue. I have been wanting to try this so, I figured now was better then ever! Here is what I came up with...

The colors for this challenge were: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, and Cameo Coral. I used Apricot Appeal for the dress base. I used a cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder for the vellum overlay. I then ran the brayer over it with Cameo Coral. I used Certainly Celery ribbon for the bow. I also added some sparkle and shine! I used some glitter and micro beads along the bottom of the overlay piece. I also added some crystal stickles to some of the swirls on the overlay. I added some swirls to the top part of the dress as well as a boarder around the sleeve area. I used some pearl stickles to make a "pearl necklace" at the neckline of the dress.

That is all for today. I have a couple more cards I HAVE to make this week, so stop by again for another post soon. Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my creations.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mother's Day Gifts

Here is what we made for mother's day this year. Just thought I would share. I bought totes at the craft store, and some puffy paint. Although I was rather disappointed that the paint didn't say ANYWHERE on it that is dried clear. =( But they still look cool, and I am sure they will be appreciated. I traced each one of my girls' hand then added lines to make them look like tulips. Then little stems and leaves.
These green totes for for the Godmothers. I drew the flower on and let it dry. Then the next day gave one to each of my girls and let them go to town with the puffy paint! They LOVED it. You can tell which was made by my 2 year old...=). They are so creative! I hope they like them.Well thanks for stopping by. Have a great Mother's day to all of you moms out there!


Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Well it is national teacher appreciation week. As president of the HSA at my daughter's school, I am responcible for coming up with gifts for all the staff at the school. The VP and I came up with this idea, and executed it! Like most groups, we are trying to cut costs where ever possible. Since I already had most of the stuff we needed to create these, it costs us less than $50.00 to make 30 sets of these. The only thing we had to purchase was the white cardstock and white envelopes, which I bought in sets at a local craft store. So...here they are....

What do you think? I used pre-cut and scored cards this time...as a time saver. I cut 4"x1" strips of DSP in lots of different colors and patterns. I stamped the letters on white cardstock and cut them out with a 1 3/8 circle punch. Then we punched either scalloped circles or used pre-cut squares to layer. We tried to corridinate colors as much as possible. To finish them off, we wrapped each set of 6 cards and 6 envelopes in a full sized (8 1/2 x 11) sheet of vellum. A thinker vellum is better for this. Then tied a wide ribbon around and added the sentiment, which was cut with the square punch.

Just another view. I had to rearrange them for my liking...ha ha. Well that is it for now. I will hopefully get some more crafting done today. I am working on mother's day gifts. We are making totebags that are coming out just adorable! I have to make the Godmother ones still. These take a little bit of time when you are trying to make them with a 6, 4, and 2 year old helping. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Flower Pot Cards

I saw this on splitcoast, and had to try it. Very cute idea! The directions can be found HERE. Thanks Stephanie for giving us all these very easy to follow directions.

So here is my take on this. I made these for mother's day. Check out the Flower Pot Card gallery on SCS too. So many neat twists on this card.

I made two different ones. One for my mommy and one for my MIL. I used the TAC Designer Collection papers in the cuttlebug to create the flowers. I had a layered flower die, and a sizzlet (which embosses and cuts!). The butterflies are also cut with a sizzix die. I added some stickles to the butterflies and flowers as well as some pearlized stickle stuff ( can't remember the exact name right this second).
So give this very simple card a try! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Stationary Box - Belli Challenge Jumbo Eyelet CBC64

Well I did a lot of work today. I was able to get 3 projects done. The previous post, now this one. There is one more, but I am waiting for the stickles to dry. I love productive stamping days! Well I created this stationary box, as I said previously I would. I used all papers from TAC and the stamp sets are all from TAC also. The only thing that isn't is the "friendship" sentiment on the front...which is from another set that I have had for a while. The instructions for making this can be found in the 4/28 post. The link is there if you are interested in trying it. It is VERY easy to create, and fun. I will be making 3 more similar to this to use as dance teacher gifts. So...here is some details about my little creation. The background paper is from the Tutti Fruitti TAC set. This is a great set of papers...very bright, very fun! The set also includes some die-cuts and alphabet stickers. The front stamp is called gerberadaisy from TAC. I just loved this stamp , since it is my favorite kind of flower too. I chose this to coordinate with the paper. I added a jumbo eyelet as the center of the flower. I wanted to add some sort of jumbo eyelet somewhere for the Creative Belli Blog challenge. I like this blog a lot...check it out and have fun playing along. Anyway...I colored the flower with markers. Now the fun part, the inside....
I created 4 of each one of these cards. It is what I like to call...."The Four Season Set". So basically it is a stationary set with 16 cards...4 for each season. I used the Seasonal Cuties set from TAC. The DSP strips are from the TAC Designer Collections...Brighten My Day and Gentle Beginnings. So all of these are inside this neat little box all tied together with some ribbon.
Well I think that is enough rambling for one day. I am still new at this posting thing, so I probably go on more then necessary...but I will learn. Thanks again for stopping by.

Wild about You!

I decided to experiment today. I wanted to try out some of my new Angel Company stamp sets. The giraffe is from the Wild for You set. It is a really cute animal set. I found the ribbon at a local craft store for only $1.00 a roll. Couldn't pass it up, since I knew I had a matching stamp. I thought it would be fun to create a background also. I started by cutting out some random shapes to use as the spots on the background. Then I used 2-way glue to get the "sticky note" effect on them. I attached them to the cardstock. I used my brayer in So Saffron for the "yellow", removed the "spots", and then sponged the spots in Really Rust and Close to Cocoa. I did the rust color first, then added a little brown to darken them up. Next I added the ribbon...which I wanted to tie a bow, but I am horrible at bows...so a knot it is. The giraffe is stamped in So Saffron and I used an aquapainter to color in the spots with Close to Cocoa. I stamped the sentiment, which is part of the same set as the giraffe. That is it for this post. Thanks for stopping by.