Thursday, July 23, 2009
Now I need to start packing for CHA! I am so excited. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I used baby blue CS as the base. The DSP has little blue hand and foot prints. The little duckie and bear are from The Angel Company stamp set from March '09. Which I almost didn't get! I didn't start selling for TAC until April this year. The first TAC party I ever went to was in March this year. This was the first set I saw online before I went to the party. I HAD to have it. They had already run out, but the demonstrator happened to have 1 left! There are 6 adorable little animals in the set. ANYWAY...I added the little buttons to the bottom, and used a sentiment from a SU set.
That is all for today. Thank you for stopping by!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I used a white CS base, and layered red and green. I used the eyelet boarder punch to create the scalloped look. I just purchased some new holiday DSP, but none of them went well with the stamp I wanted to use, so I created my own. I used the little snowflake from the TAC PWP set Swirly Seasons. This is a brand new set from the new Angel Company catalog. If you purchase $30 worth of anything from the catalog, you can purchase one of the "Purchase with purchase" sets for $2.95. There are good amount of them to choose from too! The tree is from the retired TAC set Seasonal Cuties...which happens to be on sale right now for a short period of time. I just love this set, and was so sad when they retired it. I added some crystal stickles to the tree, and the little Christmas tree brads to the corner.
I wanted to make a post-it note holder, but decided I didn't' want a desktop one. So I found this frame at my local craft store, and went with it. It is a 4x6 magnetic frame. The stamp is from one the TAC April '09 SOTM set. I am just hitting all the retired or unavailable sets tonight...ha ha. The DSP is from SU...just using up some papers I have. I colored the image with the aqua painter and the ink pads. I hand wrote the "Notes" sentiment. I attached everything with sticky strip to get a good strong adhesive. The pen is just a 1"x3" piece of DSP to match. I attached the pen with some white ribbon.
The last thing I wanted to share with you tonight is my new "Pride and Joy". My husband and I just bought this lovely 30 foot camper!
We are keeping it at our property in the country. Since it is like 7500 lbs., and our minivan just can't tow that...lol. It is such a wonderful upgrade from our pop-up! We like to spend the night down there with our girls, and now we even have a BATHROOM! Can you tell I am excited? There is so much room for our family in there.
Well that is it for today. I am really looking forward to my big trip next weekend. My mom and I are going to CHA! I am just crazy excited to go. I am going to try to get some photos, and hopefully lots of make and takes that I will be able to share with you. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Friday, July 17, 2009
I used a purple CS for the base (which is the mother of the little girl's favorite color). The DSP is all from Stampin Up...don't remember what set though. The stamp set is from There She Goes. It was a gift from a friend. I thought it was perfect time to use it. The butterflies on the front, I stamped in Versamark ink then sprinkled a violet tinted glitter on them...although it is hard to see the violet in it...still pretty. Here is a close up...The green and purple butterfly I stamped 3 sets of. Then layered them for a 3-D effect. I also added some stickles, and liquid pearl to it. All the butterflies were attached with dimensionals. Here is a close up of the green butterfly.I used a gel pen to write the sentiments...other then the "Happy Birthday", which is from TAC Ordinary Greetings set. With the lighting, it was tough to get a good view of the hand written stuff. On the front is says..."Just fluttering by...". Second panel says "to wish Nia a very...".
Well that is it for tonight. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend. We are also throwing a little camping trip in tomorrow...since we couldn't go tonight. Always a good time. I am really looking forward to some S'mores!!!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I used yellow CS as my base, and layered lilac CS on top of that. The DSP is from the Tutti Frutti Collection from The Angel Company. I then cut another yellow square, and layered it with a lilac square. The daisy stamp is the Gerbera Daisy from TAC (My favorite TAC stamp I think!). I cut just the flower part out, and colored the center in yellow. Last I stamped the little butterflies, which are from the TAC set Wild for you. I added black fun flock to them, and cut them out. I used dimensionals to attach them. Here is a little closer shot so you can see the pop-up of it, and the flocking.
The last thing I did on this card was add a little bit of crystal stickles to the flower. You can see that in the photo above also.
My second creation tonight was the first of the prizes I am making for the baby shower for my SIL I mentioned in a previous post. I had seen these on SCS, and thought they would make great gifts/prizes. Well...I struggled to find the note cubes. I went to the links I found off people's SCS posts, and they were unavailable. I did all sorts of google searching, and sent my husband to 3 different office stores! Isn't he great...all that for my stamping project! Anyway, I finally found them on Oriental Trading. They are a 3 pack of them for a very reasonable price. I ordered 2 sets this time around, because I want to make them as teacher gifts this year for Christmas too. It is July and I am already thinking what I am going to make for Christmas gifts...lol. So here is the first one I made. I am going to make at least one more of these, but use a different stamp set. I used TAC's Fruit Collages set for this one. Funny this is the second time I have used this set that my mother liked, and I said I would NEVER use...lol.
As you can see, I stamped on all 4 sides of the cube. I used a purple ink for the grapes, and for the strawberries and raspberries I used red inks...although they are not the same red. I did the strawberry twice. These were SOOOO easy! The hardest part was holding the pad together while stamping on it. I am also going to add a pen to go with each pad when I get them ready for the shower.
Well that is it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Monday, July 6, 2009
As you can see the color challenge was black and white. I used the Sweet and Sassy newly released stamp set "Gone Buggy", which is ADORABLE! I layered black CS on white CS. I used a scalloped circle punch on white, and layered it with a black circle. Then added white bitty blossoms. I made my own background paper for the strip on the bottom portion. I used the TAC Stamp of the Month from April '09 Floral Vines. The bug and saying are both from the set mentioned above. And no card is complete without some sort of sparkly and shine! So I added some stickles to the antennas and on some of the flowers on the bottom strip. I also used pearl stickles on the bug's wings.
My next card is the first of the set of thank yous.
I used a 1" strip of DSP from a set I got at Jo-An's. It is a cute set of baby boy papers...which is TOTALLY foreign to me as a mother of 3 girls...lol. The little blue square is cut and embossed with a cuttlebug die that came with the machine when I bought it. It is a little hard to see, but it is a stamp with a baby carriage on it. The sentiment is from TAC "ordinary greetings".
That is it for today. Thanks for stopping by!