Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
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It sure has been a long time since I have been here, but I am back and have some great stuff to show you as well as a blog hop that starts tomorrow!!! This is always a crazy time of year with the Holidays and all, and then I have 3 of my kids birthdays mixed in so it gets even more crazy. I have been working on a lot of my holiday crafts in advance so that I could get them done before things got too crazy to get any of them done.
If you missed Ustamp With Dawn and Friends Knock Out Punches, you sure missed some live fun but it is not too late to access all of the great projects! This is one of my projects. This is a fun project for the Birthday Child, it is a ballpark vendor style party favor container. I don't know about your kids, but my kids just love handing out the goody bags at the end of the party. They usually cant hold them all without dropping them and getting confused and it turns into a big hassle. Well this is one way to solve the situation! I am enjoying the 1x8 cello bags from Stampin’ Up! a little too much. They are so much fun to work with and decorate.
Elephant- DSP Wrapped Pencil, Snow Cone- Vanilla Bean Jelly Bellys, Punched Clown- French Burnt Peanuts, Popcorn Tub- Buttered Popcorn Jelly Bellys, Whale- Red and Yellow Swedish Fish, Lion- Yellow and Blue M&M’s, Owl- Sunflower Seeds, Monkey-Corn Nuts
Birthday Bear- $1 bill, DSP Clown- Sour Gummy Bears
Friday, October 21, 2011
I really love almost all of the hostess sets in this years catalog. I love how they are all so achievable. I was always bummed about atleast one of the level 3 stamp sets that I would never be able to earn. Now I can earn them all! I really like the images in the hostess set Aint Love Grand. I have pulled it out a couple of times but have had a hard time using it on a card. This is the first attempt that I am actually happy about. I stamped the plane image with stazon ink on some watercolor paper and then colored it with an aquapainter. I used Lucky Limeade and Pool Party for the water coloring. The paper is from the Spice Cake DSP in the Holiday Mini, it is my all time most favorite paper yet from Stampin’ Up! I’ve got a busy weekend ahead but a fun one, have a great weekend!Pin It Now!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I have had a lot of fun with the Up, Up and Away stamp set. I have always loved hot air balloons and watching them in the sky. In fact I remember one time as a child, playing in the backyard with my siblings and seeing one float over our yard, close enough for us to shout “hello” at the people in the balloon and have them shout back at us. This card is super simple but could be used for a variety of different occasions, (I love to have those type of cards around.) The colors are Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi and Concord Crush, and were inspired by a dress my daughter was wearing.Pin It Now!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Who wouldn’t love a 3 in 1 gift? This is a fun Nesting/Stacking trio of boxes. Although the live event it over you can still get access to all of the projects from the Paper Parade session of UStamp With Dawn and Friends, which include this tutorial.
I think my favorite part of this project is the card. I just love the look of the quilling on the strawberries.Pin It Now!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Well in my blogging absence I had two projects post on UStamp With Dawn and Friends!!. The live even is now over but you can still join and have access to all of the 50+ projects and ideas. My first project was centered around the little stamp set Merry Winter. I just love the little snowmen. I just love snowmen in general, probably because I grew up in sunny warm San Diego, the land of no snow (except Christmas Eve 1987, I was 8 and it snowed, but of course melted as soon as it hit the ground). I just cannot get enough snowmen. I don't know about you, but I always seem to be reaching for a quick card around the holidays, whether it is a quick note to give with a baked good, or a thank you for some kindness from someone else etc, I never seem to have enough cards around or I have to go digging through stuff to go find one that will work at the last second. I came up with this cute guy to have out and hide my card stash at the same time.Pin It Now!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Wow, I cannot believe it has been a whole month since I have posted here to the blog. Each of my 4 kids added one new activity to their schedules this school year. When they asked about these activities I really only thought how it would affect each of their individual schedules and not the big impact on me. Boy was I not thinking! Then my DH and I went out of town on a business trip a week and a half ago and I think I am finally caught up on all of the chores. I miss all of my time, but it is all worth it. I guess that I have learned that I am going to have to actually physically try to schedule in a specific time to work on my blog and set some posts up in advance. Or at least that is my goal to get something here to you on a more regular basis. The good news is that I do actually have some things to share with you!
Today I have a card featuring the Trick or Treat Letter Press Plate for the Big Shot. I really like the look of the de-bossed, inked image. A picture will not do it justice.Pin It Now!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Goodness, I have had the hardest time with this blog and finding stampin time lately. Well at least for now things have finally slowed down a bit and we have had some of out problems solved an figured out so there is a lot less stress in our lives over here now. If only it could stay this way a while, please, I might actually get time to stamp and post on here.
During my absence I celebrated my birthday and I like to offer blog candy on my birthday so I will have to go find something to offer up and probably post it here tomorrow!
I love the new Field Flowers stamp set. You just can’t go wrong with this set. It creates beautiful cards in a matter of moments. I made this card a few weeks ago when I had less than 5 spare minutes and took them to stamp. It took more time to get out the supplies than to make this card. I’ve got to go run and get caught up on stuff like laundry and mopping the floor. Have a stamperific day!Pin It Now!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
My second project for Ustamp With Dawn and Friends!! went live yesterday so I can share it with you. It seems that each year I give more and more gift cards vs. actual gifts. I always feel guilty about giving a gift card even if it is what the person really wants and has asked for. So this is my way to ease some of that gift, fun homemade gift card holders. All 5 items in this picture are different gift card holders.
My favorite one to give is the candy bar. That way the recipient gets something sweet while they are waiting for the opportunity to go spend their gift card.Pin It Now!
Monday, August 29, 2011
School is back in session and we can stick to a schedule! Hopefully that means more stamping time for me at nights.
I have a few more sets of treat boxes to share with you. Christmas was the most fun season yet. There were so many things to create. And you know the best part about all of these treat boxes is that if you make a set for yourself to keep and reuse each year, they fold up completely flat. This Christmas set folds up into a set, that I keep together with one of those black binder clips, so depending on how many are in a set you have a stack that is only 1-2 inches thick.
It is really hard to pick a favorite out of this set but I think that these have a slight edge over the others.Pin It Now!
Friday, August 12, 2011
I am addicted to the candy wrapper die. I just love it. Ok I have to admit that when I first bought it and cut out the first few boxes I wanted to pull my hair out and run away screaming. I just could not get the folds right and the ends were bent and messy and the whole thing was just a mess. So I put it aside and didn’t think twice about it. After a few months of staring at my expensive dust collector I decided that I would tackle it again and this time I would be the one that came out on top! I figured out the best way for me to assemble the die (see the current session of UStamp With Dawn and Friends!! for a video tutorial.) Once I mastered the basic box I saw all of the potential these little cuties possessed.
My favorite out of this bunch is the corn. It is just too cute? My wonderful husband suggested making several sets of these as place cards at the Thanksgiving table with after dinner mints inside. Brilliant!Pin It Now!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I have some computer time and something to share. Boy this summer has been a chaotic one for me. I like being able to have everything planned out in advance and a set schedule but that is just not even coming close to happening. It has just been busy with all of the little things this summer and I have loved the time with the kiddos. But the good news is that school starts back in a week and a half and I am looking forward to some regular stamping time and a schedule.
And to top it off one of my projects was shared today so I can share it with you! It is a set of 10 Halloween Treat Boxes made from the Candy Wrapper Die.
To get all of the details to make the 10 boxes head over to www.ustampwithdawnandfriends.com to sign up!Pin It Now!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I needed a bunch of quick little gifts to give to some people who attended an event. I just LOVE the Candy Wrapper Die because it is just perfect for occasions like these. I made up a ton of these little guys. You can get 4 boxes from one sheet of designer series paper and if you are careful about how you cut them out you will have scraps left over for card making too! I did lots of these as a way to use up some of my retired paper stash but these are two from current paper. This is from the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper. For these I used Cherry Cobbler seam binding to tie bows around each one. The label is made from the Decorative Label punch and the Extra Large Oval punch. The sentiment is stamped from the Friendly Phrases stamp set. I then poked a little hole and attached them to the bow using the Espresso/White Bakers Twine.Pin It Now!