Friday, February 26, 2010

I just made these cards quick trying a technique for flowers that was in this month Stampin' Success magazine...It was 3 scalloped circles punched out, spritz with water (I used shimmer mist instead), distress, let dry, cut the top two one petal in and adhere, the put them all together and make a flower! I also tried one (left) with the new flower punch...I love the way it looks!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Candle project...take one!!

I was inspired by Carrie Gaskin to give this a try. I love the look of stamping on candles but did not know the secret of doing it. (Carrie G. hasn't yet shared!) I found some You-Tube videos and gave it a try. I am quite pleased with the result...I used the Baroque Motifs stamp set (which I finally broke down and bought!) Vanilla hodge-podge (that idea I got from Carrie G.), it bends nicely around the candle, and I tied it on with some satin, double sided ribbon in Old olive and very vanilla. Oh- I also added a crystal for some bling....I can't wait to make more of these.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Easter Bunnies....

I got the idea for the "easel" card from Heather Summers...I am so glad someone figured out how to make the treat cup cards stop falling over! I used the Sweet Pea DSP and used cheddar bunnies for the inside. The Bunny image is from Eggcoutraments (SU)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It was bound to happen...

My craft room had to share with my sewing "stuff"! I just couldn't continue to have my sewing room on the kitchen table anymore....although I had cleaned out my hutch and had fabric, and other sewing related things stashed in there! I got a great deal on a sewing desk (Craigslist!), so had to make room. It is still a bit disorganized and will need a few modifications, but there is actually more floor space in there now that one of the big craft tables is gone.
AND....I got rid of at least 1/2 of my stamp sets!!!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yoga Bag

How cute is this? I saw the pattern (Amy Butler) and new I had to make one for my yoga mat!
The fabric is also Amy Butler. The inside is lined with the same fabric as the striped pocket on the outside. I serged the inside seems as well as the bottom and did a decorative stitch on the handle. I don't really care too much for yoga, but I am going to go more just to show off my bag!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Go Canada

I made this honor of our Gold medal snowboarders! I was going for the red and white with Gold, added a few sparkles for the snow. I also embossed the snowboarder with clear embossing powder.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


These are the treat holders I ended up making for Markus' preschool classmates. Not what I had originally planned, but since I left it until the last minute, I had to simplify!
I used the Pillow-box sizzix die to cut out the box with my Big-shot, folded the box up using sticky strip, stuffed it with a few mini hershey bars, and then wrapped the designer paper around the box, tied 1/4" pink grossgrain ribbon around the middle. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched out with the modern label punch, and lastly I added a mini-tag handwritten with Markus' name and tied on with linen thread. Oh-I also added some sticles for some last minute bling!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sweet Treats

I am planning to make a version of this for my son's valentine's to give to his preschool class, but smaller and with cinnamon hearts.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Love birds

I used the new Sweet Pea DSP, and of course the new punches! (SU)