Ok, the past couple months have been such a whirlwind. I came back to MN for my grandma's funeral last week and Katie and I drove down to Iowa to find us a house to rent. It is harder than I thought. I can't seem to find more than 4 places to look at. So we have expanded to town homes and apartments. I have 4 appointments today so wish me luck. I fly back to California on Thursday to get the house stuff all in order and then close on the house in a couple weeks and drive to MN to get my girls and go to our house in IA. I am leaving the girls with grandma while I go back to CA. So, I won't be posting for a while but you can bet as soon as I get settled and unpacked I will be back to stamping. I miss it so much. Thanks for sticking it out with me and being patient while I have been away. Can't wait to re-connect with you all again soon.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Once again a super easy candy project for Molly's Girl Scout troops gift set. I make these all the time. The stamp set that I used is a retired Close To My Heart clear set called Make New Friends. When you are looking for the York Peppermint Patties, make sure you find the ones that are completely wrapped in foil and not the ones that are individually wrapped ones in little pouches. Those won't work. To adhere the scallop circles to the peppermint patties I used glue dots. I used a couple cause when I used one sometimes the scallop shifted a little and that annoyed me. Come back tomorrow for another item for the gift set.
Stamps: Make New Friends (retired CTMH)
Paper: Close To Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Glorious Green
Accessories: SU Scallop Punch, SU Circle Punch, Glue Dots, York Peppermint Patties
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
It's the second day of Girl Scout week and today's post is gum holders. I have to say I love making these a lot too. Another super easy project that people love. In case you didn't catch yesterday's post, Molly wanted me to make a gift set for the girls in her troop so they can remember her when she moves. I found the Trident 5 piece pack of gum at the Dollar Tree. They come in a 4 pack for $1. That is the only place I have found them. The bigger 18 stick packs just don't fit. The Dollar Tree has them by the registers and they have several different flavors. Here are my directions on how to make these fun little treats. Stay tuned for another item for the treat box tomorrow.
Stamps: Girl Power
Paper: Glorious Green, Close To Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Glorious Green
Accessories: SU Word Window Punch, SU Scallop Circle Punch, SU Circle Punches, Velcro, Tacky Tape, Trident Gum
Monday, February 1, 2010
This week is Girl Scout week! My youngest daughter wanted me to make something for the girls in her troop to remember her by, since she will be moving soon. So this weekend I came up with a bunch of stuff to fill the treat boxes that I also made. I will be sharing one item each day that will be in the special boxes, as well as the finished set. It was fun to actually make something for a special occasion. It seems like I am just making stuff for no reason and when I am done then I decide what to do with it. I like having projects way better. These are bag toppers. I love making these cause they are so simple and you can put practically anything in them. The stamp set is a long retired Stampin' Up set that I found at a rummage sale several years ago. I found the green M&M's at target on sale this weekend which was nice. I bought 2 bags and that filled my 9 baggies and I even had some to spare. I buy my baggies at Joann's. They come in a 100 pack for $1.50 in the jewelry/bead isle. You can also find them at Walmart in their jewelry/bead isle. They are 3 x 4. The topper is cut 4 x 3 1/4 and score at 2 inches on the 4 inch side. So when you fold it the dimensions are 2 x 3 1/4. The mat is 1 7/8 x 3 1/8 and the stamped piece is 1 3/4 x 3
Stamps: Girl Power
Paper: Glorious Green, Close To Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink Close To Cocoa
Accessories: Ziploc Baggie, SU Markers, Gold Brads, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Hand Held Hole Punch, M&M's
Friday, January 29, 2010
I am getting bored with cards so I decided to make some more of these super easy and super cute treat boxes. I will probably fill them with candy and give them to the girls teachers. I love making these. I am going to do some for my daughters Girl Scout troop this weekend. I have absolutely nothing planned this weekend, so all I am going to do is stamp...all weekend! Woo Hoo! I am still waiting for the house to sell which is annoying. I hate not having a time line to work with. So, while I wait....I create! Here is the link to the directions that I used for these boxes. Have fun making your own.
Stamps: True Friend
Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Whisper White, Bella Rose DP, Raspberry Tart DP
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Bling, SU Scallop Circle Punch, SU Circle Punches, SU Scallop Border Punch
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I love this layout and I thought it would work with any pattern paper combo but I really don't like these cards. I like the colors but not with this layout. Oh well, I tried. I also made one in Bashful Blue but it looked horrible. I had to pack up my stamping stuff this morning, the buyers want to take another walk through the house today so in the garage it went. I'm gonna take it out again tonight so I can stamp. I am really enjoying stamping again, which makes me happy. I made a super cute card last night that I will post tomorrow. Well, I think it is super cute. Off to clean the bathroom and vacuum.
Stamps: Happy Everything, All About Occasions
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Bo Bunny DP
Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, White Grosgrain Ribbon
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I got a chance to stamp this weekend, yay!!! I didn't get to make too many cards though cause I ended up getting a sick on Sunday and have been in bed for the past 3 days with a fever and stuff. I am feeling a little better now but still not 100%. It's a good week to be sick though cause it is rainy, windy and cold here. I really like the layout of this card, it was such a quick card to put together. I also like this color combo. Looks like I will be getting some more of the in colors. I don't know if you can see it very well but I used the paper piercer in the scallops for enhancement, and popped it up on dimensionals, cause I love dimensionals. These cards are easy to make and you could make a bunch at one time to give as a gift to teachers or friends.
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Razzleberry Lemonade DP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: SU Scallop Circle Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Circle Punches
Friday, January 15, 2010
Here is another card that we made at my last class. Yes, this one I cased too. But in my defense, I haven't stamped in sooooo long that I lost my grove. I almost didn't feel like stamping again. It has been a long year for my poor neglected stamps. I was searching splitcoast for ideas and this card jumped right off the page to me. I cased it from bejoyce (who actually cased it from someone else) LOL I love square cards but I don't make them very often. I loved the layout and the clean lines on this card, I just had to make it. I don't have all the in colors (which is what she used) so I came up with a different color combo. Thanks Carrie and your color wheel! I just noticed that I took a picture of the wrong card, I forgot to put a greeting on this one. Anyway, if there was a greeting, it would be under the Amethyst square.
Stamps: Great Friend
Paper: Almost Amethyst, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Thursday, January 14, 2010
This is another card that we did in my last class. This is a very simple layout and one of those quick cards. I Used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the greeting, cut a slit in the top fold of the card for the ribbon and punched the flowers out with the SU trio flower punch. I also added some bling to the middle of the flowers to give them some pizazz. I got the ribbon from Joann's. They have so many different stripes that you could use any color card, which means this would also make an easy card set to make someone for a gift. Which just gave me an idea, I think I will make more in different colors to give to someone. Thanks Rochelle! LOL
Stamps: Wonderful Favorites
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Basic Black, Only Orange, Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Real Red
Accessories: Bling, Trio Flower Punch, Striped Ribbon, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I pretty much cased the cards from sam.2001 on splitcoast cause I loved them. She used pocket silhouettes and I used garden silhouettes. (I don't have pocket silhouettes) I love the colors that she used for her card. It is one of my favorite color combos. I think that the Flight of the Butterfly is my favorite stamp set. I bought it when it first came out cause Sarah's teacher loves butterflies and I wanted to personalize the things that I made for her.
The card holder holds 4 cards and envelopes, and it is super easy to make. You only use one piece of cardstock too. When you thread the ribbon through, you do it so that it will hold the cards and envelopes in place. Here are the directions on how to make the card holder.
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Garden Silhouettes
Paper Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Butterfly Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Hand Held Circle Punch, Dimensionals
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This is another card we did at my class. I also cased this from the catalog. I can't wait to try this one in different colors. I used the orange stamp from Tart N Tangy, stamped it once and punched it out with the 1 inch punch, then stamped it again and punched out the middle with the 3/4 inch punch and popped the middle on dimensionals. I have lost my mojo so I decided to case from the catalog to get inspiration. I have had some time to stamp lately which makes me happy. I feel like I don't get to stamp for myself at all anymore. I am so busy with getting ready to move. Last week I rented a dumpster and got rid of a bunch of junk. Feels good to throw so much away. Now if I can get the kids to throw away all those stuffed animals we will be good. I got rid of a bunch when they were in school but there are more. I think they are multiplying.
Stamps: Tart N Tangy, Warmest Regards
Paper: Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Accessories: SU 1 Inch Punch, SU 3/4 Inch Punch, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Monday, January 11, 2010
I had my last class on Friday and this is one of the card that we made. I cased it from the catalog only I didn't paper pierce as much as they did. I stamped the butterfly in white craft on vellum then cut it out, spread the wings and adhered it to the modern label punch. The picture doesn't really do it justice. It is a beautiful card and super easy to make. It would look great in other colors as well. I am sad that I am done teaching my class, but on the other hand, I am happy cause now I can spend my time getting ready to move. Woo Hoo!!
Stamps: Great Friend
Paper: Old Olive, Pale Plum, Vellum
Ink: Old Olive, Kraft White
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Bling, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer