Monday, June 30, 2008

Card of the Week - June 30th

We made this card at several of the home workshops I've done recently, and it's been a fun favorite of everyone's! I did have someone ask me why you would put a sheep on a birthday card and I didn't really have a great answer other than "because it's cute"! I wouldn't mind having a sheep on my birthday card - I think he's adorable! Oh, well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? The recipe is attached!


Paper: Whisper White - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Bashful Blue - 5-1/2 X 2-1/2; Whisper White Scrap; Pumpkin Pie Scrap

Stamps: All Holidays (P. 146); Dilly Dally (P. 50 - and this set is retiring, so if you want it, you'd better hurry!)

Inks: Black Staz-On; Pumpkin Pie; Bashful Blue; Certainly Celery

Miscellaneous: Black Gingham Ribbon; Blender Pens; Ice Circle Rhinestones; Paper Piercer with Mat; Coluzzle Cutting System; Scallop Circle Punch; Stampin' Dimensionals; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Key Tag Punch

Friday, June 27, 2008

Decor Elements Rub-on

I am so proud of myself for getting this rub-on up! I just had to share it with you! I can mess up things like this in five seconds flat, so I'm feeling rather sassy that I did this myself! I was spitting nails while I was doing it, but as soon as I peeled away the paper and saw my wall, I instantly fell in love with it and now I want to do another one! Doesn't this look way cool? I am going to love this new line of products!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pick a Petal 12 Page Mini Album Tutorial

I never grow tired of little albums! If I had my druthers, I'd make projects like this all day long! Sometimes I do, and that's why I have a pile of laundry a mile high and we're all out of underwear! Oh, come on, you know it happens to you, too! The recipe and the video tutorial are below! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! Have fun with it, but get your laundry done! Videographer: My daughter Haley


Paper: Whisper White - 8-1/4 X 11, scored portrait mode at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2", and then scored landscape mode at 2-3/4", 5-1/2", and 8-1/4"; Kraft - 6-1/2 X 3, scored at 3" and 3-1/2"; Bashful Blue - 2-1/2 X 2-1/2; Whisper White 2-1/4 X 2-1/4
Stamps: Pick a Petal (P. 115); I'm not sure where the "friend" came from, but "Smile" in the video tutorial is from Dare to be Darling (P. 52)
Inks: Bashful Blue; Basic Black
Miscellaneous: Blue Gingham Ribbon - 16" long; Stampin' Dimensionals; 3/4" circle punch; Crystal Effects; Clear Microbeads

Monday, June 23, 2008

Card of the Week - June 23rd

This card is beautiful in person, but once you photograph it, place it on your computer and move it to your blog, it loses something! I've made a kajillion of these cards because they are perfect for any occasion, and I love cards that are versatile like that! I hope you'll enjoy it - it's way prettier in person, so soft and sweet! I'm going to be lost without River Rock and Soft Sky when they retire! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!


Paper: River Rock - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Soft Sky - 5-1/4 X 4; Whisper White - 5 X 3-3/4
Stamps: Kind Thoughts (P. 119); Sweet Dreams (P. 20)
Inks: Basic Black; River Rock
Miscellaneous: Soft Sky Ribbon

Friday, June 20, 2008

Pick-a-Petal Card

This card goes down as one of my all-time favorites EVER! The colors make me melt! This is one of those great card designs that can be used for any occasion - even a sympathy card. It is sponged all around the edges with our Craft White Ink and I used our nifty cutter kit to get the distressed edges without ruining my fingernails! All supplies shown and used are from Stampin' Up!


Paper: Kraft - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Bashful Blue - 4-1/2 X 3; Kraft - 4-1/4 X 2-3/4; Whisper White for the flower petals
Stamps: Pick a Petal (P. 115); Hugs & Wishes (P. 143)
Inks: Craft White; Bashful Blue; Basic Black
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Sponges; Cutter Kit (P. 184); Slot Punch; Soft Subtles Button; Stampin' Dimensionals; Blue Gingham Ribbon; White Grosgrain Ribbon; Linen Thread

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

First Aid Kit

I had fun with this project! I made this as a convention gift for our group a couple of years ago so they'd be prepared for any malady that might come along! It's also a great gift for kids going off to summer camp or anyone leaving on a trip! There is no recipe, really. I used a 99 cent Johnson & Johnson first aid kit and covered the outside with a strip of designer paper. The top is card stock stamped with a cute little flower (sorry, it's a retired set that I can't remember the name of). I put a rhinestone brad in the center of a couple! The inside is filled with Tums, Motrin, Chapstick, throat lozenges, and Band-Aids. I love it! If you make this for kids, it's always a good idea to put emergency phone numbers in there, too! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, except the medicines.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Card of the Week - June 16th

The Card of the Week was stamped by my sister Pam for my son's birthday! Once he took the money out of it, it became mine because I love it! Pam always stamps the cutest cards and I'm happy that I get to receive so many from her! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!
Paper: Kraft; Bashful Blue; Whisper White; Wild Wasabi; "Summer Days" Simply Scrappin' Kit
Stamps: Wonderful Favorites (P. 145); It's Your Birthday (P. 141); Canvas Background (P. 136)
Inks: Wild Wasabi; Pumpkin Pie; Brocade Blue
Miscellaneous: Chipboard Star; Star Punch; Sanding Block

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Envelope Basket Tutorial

It's the little things that mean so much - like this cute little envelope basket! The envelope can hold candy (especially individual packets of cherry licorice) or even jewelry - whatever your heart desires! The video tutorial below will show you how to make it! The recipe is also attached. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, except the red shredded paper! The videographer: My son Hunter


Paper: Whisper White Medium Envelope; Bashful Blue - 5-3/4 X 2; Summer Picnic Designer Paper - 5-3/4 X 1; Real Red scrap; Whisper White scrap
Stamps: Canvas Background (P. 136); Tart & Tangy (P. 14 - Occasions mini catalog); Absolutely Fabulous (P. 141)
Inks: Bashful Blue; Basic Black; Old Olive Marker; Real Red Marker
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Real Red Gingham Ribbon; Scallop Circle Punch; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; Basic Black Brads; Paper Piercer with Mat; Stampin' Dimensionals; Scissors; Red Shredded Paper

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Card Kits 1 - 5

Every month I offer a card kit that you can purchase! So far, it's been a hit! You can purchase a kit containing all of the supplies needed to make ten of whatever card you choose! In some cases, you will need to have the stamp set and the inks used, but for some of the kits, I do the stamping as part of your kit! The price is $25 per kit - and it's a convenience for those who are super busy! All of the measuring and cutting is done for you - you just stamp and assemble! The kits contain all of the paper, embellishments, ribbons, envelopes, and whatever else the card calls for! I also include a color Xeroxed copy of the finished card so you can have it in front of you while you're stamping and assembling! I'm posting all of these right now for archiving purposes, and then I'll post one a month in the future! If you are interested in purchasing one of these card kits, just e-mail me at! I know many of you love this convenience - it's like a stamp camp ready to go whenever you are! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!

Monday, June 9, 2008

My Father's Day Card

This is the card I'm giving my dad and my husband for Father's Day! I love the colors! I CASEd this directly from! The Summer Picnic Designer Papers have made me really happy! I'll be sad when I can't purchase it anymore! Have a wonderful Father's Day! I'll be at a Family Reunion in Galveston, Texas on Father's Day, so I'm happy that I get to hand this card to my dad in person! The recipe is below! All supplies shown and used are from Stampin' Up!

Paper: Old Olive; "Summer Picnic" Designer Papers; Bashful Blue; Whisper White
Stamps: All Holidays (P. 146)
Inks: Pumpkin Pie Marker; Bashful Blue Marker; Old Olive Marker
Miscellaneous: Silver Brads; SNAIL Adhesive; Paper Piercer with Mat; Stampin' Dimensionals; Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon; Scissors

Card of the Week - June 9th

For me, masculine cards have always been a challenge, but this card fits the bill! I CASEd this from, and I think it would make a nice Father's Day Card! After all, your dad is "the one and only," right? Make sure to place a piece of Very Vanilla card stock on the inside so the message you write can be seen. The "Western Sky" Designer Paper is so nice, and it worries me that it won't be available in the new catalog. Guess I'll just have to buy 5 packets to have on hand for the rest of my life! Do you feel my pain? All supplies shown and used are from Stampin' Up!

Paper: Chocolate Chip; "Western Sky" Designer Paper; Sage Shadow; Very Vanilla
Stamps: Bronc Buster (P. 107); Wanted (P. 107)
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Miscellaneous: Linen Thread; Sponge; Stampin' Dimensionals; Vintage Brad

Friday, June 6, 2008

French Fry Box Treat Container Tutorial

Want a super-easy party favor? This is it! Imagine the possibilities: A baby shower favor with pastel mints! Or how about for Halloween, with candy corn! Or how about for Christmas, with peppermint pillows! Wait, don't forget Valentine's Day, with red hots or conversation hearts! The list goes on! To see how to make this french fry box treat container, just watch the tutorial below! I've also included the recipe below! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! except the orange slice candy and M&Ms! Videographer: My son Hunter


Paper: Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper; Bashful Blue scrap; Real Red scrap; Whisper White scrap
Stamps: Tart & Tangy (P. 14 of the Occasions Mini Catalog)
Inks: Pumpkin Pie
Miscellaneous: Bone Folder; SNAIL Adhesive; Scallop Circle Punch; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; 1-1/4" Circle Punch; Small Cellophane Bags; Red Gingham Ribbon

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Mini Envelope Album

I love little projects like this! It's such a unique way to showcase favorite photos from a special event! All you do is take three 3 X 3 envelopes, lick the flaps, and stick one to the back of the envelope above it, leaving the last flap unlicked! The last flap is what folds over the entire album. Then you just cut card stock to fit inside the envelopes and you can place photos on the front and back of the card stock, so this little album will hold six photos. For the little tabs on each pull-out, I used my 3/4" circle punch and then placed a brad at the top. Tape the back side of the circle down after you have placed the brad in the front to hide the back side of the brad! It looks better that way when you look at the picture on the back! I placed Crystal Effects on my sunglasses so they look shiny and real! The album gets folded up accordion style! This album could be used for birthdays, Christmas, vacations, Halloween, yada, yada, yada! Fun, fun, fun! All products used and shown are from Stampin' Up! The recipe is below!


Paper: Blue Bayou - 3 X 3; Mellow Moss - 3 X 3; Chocolate Chip - 3 X 3; Mellow Moss scrap; Chocolate Chip scrap; Blue Bayou scrap; River Rock - 2-3/4 X 1; Mellow Moss - 3 X 1-1/8

Stamps: Life's a Breeze (P. 80); "Something Fishy" Jumbo Wheel (P. 80); Retired set for the sun (sorry!); Everyday Flexible Phrases (P. 152)

Inks: Chocolate Chip; Mellow Moss; Blue Bayou, Summer Sun; Mellow Moss Marker (sailboat); Chocolate Chip Marker (sailboat); Bashful Blue Marker (sailboat)

Miscellaneous: Sponges; Vintage Brads; 3/4" Circle Punch; Paper Piercer with Mat; Crystal Effects; 3 X 3 White Mini Envelopes; SNAIL Adhesive

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Card of the Week - June 2nd

The Card of the Week was stamped by my sister Pam! This card is absolutely precious and the colors are so sweet and soft together! I tried to CASE it, but I can't make mine look as cute as hers, so I'll just sit back and admire hers! All products used and shown are from Stampin' Up!

Paper: Blush Blossom; Certainly Celery; Very Vanilla

Stamps: Sweet Dreams (hostess set - P. 20); All Holidays (P. 146)

Inks: Basic Black; Pretty in Pink Marker; Cameo Coral Marker; Certainly Celery Marker

Miscellaneous: Color Spritzer Tool; Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon; Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; 1-1/4" Circle Punch; Stampin' Dimensionals; Paper Piercer with Mat