Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
OK, I am a self-proclaimed SU designer paper Hoarder! I know shocking!!! But I broke it out for this one! And I’m glad I did, I love it!
The card base is blue bayou, with a layer of white and then another layer of blue bayou dp.
Have a great Evening Everyone!
Ps don’t be afraid to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I’ll post my entry for this weeks challenge a little later!
Hope you all have a good day!Laurie
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The stamp set is also from GinaK, it’s the Little Tee’s set designed by Melanie Muenchinger, and it’s so fun to play with, and can be used for pretty much any occasion! Take a peek at some of the other ideas Melanie has come up with for this set in July and she also has a fabulous tip sheet! Another great place to see the versatility of this set, is the GinaK gallery at splitcoaststampers.! WARNING! I cannot be responsible for your urge to shop after using these links!
Ok, lets see, this kit contains the same things as below, but I added more to them!!! 2 binder clips, a small mechanical pencil and some chocolates!!! Who doesn’t NEED chocolate!
I also added some stickles to the U on the Tee, and some of the flower centers on the top. These tins are so handy and easy to decorate! I think I’ll make one for my other daughter Rachel, to put in her locker at school!
I hope you have a great day!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I used the ‘Little Tee’s stamp set designed by Melanie Muenchinger sold at GinaK, this set has unlimited possiblities! I stamped the shirt with black ink onto white and cut out. The U is also part of the set & I stamped it in red and coloured in with a yellow marker. I trimmed the sleeves to ¾ length and shortened the bottom to fit in the window.
The sentiment is computer generated and layered on real red cs. The paper I used to cover the tin and for the background of the lid is handmade paper. I wanted the tin to look more masculine, and this paper reminded me of leather.
I used the SU round tab punch to make the thread holders.
I also made a little book type holder for needles & pins. The belly band velro’s closed, I put a piece of felt inside to hold the needles & pins.
The tins were purchased at a local store called Prima Wrap.
The tin is filled with all kinds of goodies they’re probably used to having at home, and may need while away.
Here’s a list of things I included, I can’t believe it all fit!
Post it notes
I’m also going to include a gift card for the coffee shop! Cause I’m sure they’ll be needing that!
Hope you have a great day
Friday, August 15, 2008
I had precut and scored the holders from cardstock. Then they were ready to be decorated. The labels on top of the bottle were stamped on white and punched out with a 1 ¼” punch. The insert inside the box has 3 holes punched out with the 1 3/8” punch, the jars fit in perfectly! I will come back later & post the box measurements later.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
This was my first bookmark card, and it was very easy, so if you haven't made one yet, you should give it a try. It's nice to make & give something that has a purpose, then they can keep and use it!
You need: one piece of cardstock 8.5" x 11", cut this piece at 5.5" length wise. Then score this piece at 4.25" and perforate at 8.5", this makes a 5.5" x 4.25" card. Now all you need is stamps & dp to finish however you like!
The card base is blue bayou, with a layer of old olive & a layer of dp modern milan (me & my big ideas). I don't know where the stamp is from, but I stamped it with black on white. Lots of punches where used for this one, small ovals for the sides, circles for the sentiment, and circle and scallops for the cats on the bookmark. Eyelets were used on the sides to thread the ribbon through, and on the bookmark.The sentiment is popped up and a tiny bead was glued in the center of the flower.I used the perforator tool from SU, it works beautifully!
I hope everyone has a great day!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So my very first order from Flourishes arrived yesterday (there shipping was fast to Canada) Each Tuesday Faith has been posting a challenge, which you post on the forum by the the following Tuesday Chat. Well I had to take advantage of the challenge since my stamps came, so I whipped up a card as fast as I could & posted it just before the deadline…nothing makes me move that fast usually! LOL Then there is a random draw from all the entries, and the winner gets there card posted on Faiths blog! What a fantastic opportunity! And guess what mine was chosen!!!!! I have been so incredibly lucky lately, I just can’t believe it!
Well that’s about all I have to report right now, I’m still excited from the news…so check out Faith’s blog she has lots of great info & tutorials & fantastic creations!
Have a great Evening (or day depending where you live!)
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Well what a year it's been! Hard to believe last July...yep 2007, I had my first Stampin' Up party! At that point I think I had attended a couple workshops. My Friends Sue & Sandee are Stampin' Up demonstrators so it's their fault that I'm hooked! Then they told me about http://splitcoaststampers.com/ so of course like many others I am totally addicted!
The first card I'm posting, is actually a card I made quite a while ago, but it includes lots of things I love, & how I got to this point! I first saw this stamp set used by Faith (markie'smom) http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com/ on SCS (the link above) so she's also to blame for my addiction! This led me to GinaK Designs, http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/category.sc?categoryId=11 , which led me to Melanie, . http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/ Melanie is the creator of these wonderful animal stamps and most recently, a T-shirt stamp set! So they are also to blame for my addiction!
Melanie often has contests/challenges! I've never been a competative person, but this kind of competition I seem to love! No one gets hurt and you could win something!
Oh yeah...I forgot I was talking about the card!!! OK so I like funny stuff, I like to laugh, & I believe laughter is the best medicine, and there just isn't enough of it! So I made this card for my Husband, he loved it! I I think it's cute & funny!
Now I have to figure out how to make my links smaller!