Sunday, September 1, 2013

"Girl Scout Week - RSVP Pens"

I love love love making these pens. This is the last item for the gift boxes. Tomorrow I will post the gift set all put together. The Girl Scout image is from the retired Close To My Heart stamp set Make New Friends and I colored them with SU Markers. Here are the directions on how to make the pens. I also made a step by step tutorial like 5 years ago on SCS Here is the link to that. The only thing I do different now is I buy tacky tape sheets instead of using the roll tape. I get the tacky tape sheets at Oriental Trading Company. You get 3 8 1/2 x 11 sheets for $4.95. It is a super deal. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me.
Stamps: Make New Friends (retired Close To My Heart)
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: RSVP Pens, Micro Beads, Tacky Tape, Heat Gun, SU Markers, Address Label

Friday, July 12, 2013

"My New Stamp Room"

Well, we are finally all moved in and settled in Iowa. I absolutely love it here. The only thing I don't like is the humidity. I really miss my dry heat. I haven't done a whole lot of stamping since we moved in. My two youngest are in softball and that pretty much consumed most of my free time. The girls all have adjusted well here and they love their school. It's so different for them than when we were in Cali. They take a bus to school and home, they have hallways (indoor school) they have lockers and swings on the playground. They said that they are going to a school like they see on TV. They only went to school for 2 months before summer vacation but I did get a chance to make the teachers a little something and I also made something for the bus driver. I have to locate the pictures though, they are on my old laptop, then I will post them. I also made a gift set for each of the 12 girls on Sarah's softball team. I didn't make anything for Molly's team this year. I didn't have much time or enough paper. Oh well, her team will get them for sure in the spring. Thanks for sticking with me in my absence. I miss you all.

Friday, March 8, 2013

"Girl Scout Week- Gift Sets"

These are the completed gift sets for the Girl Scouts. I had so much fun making these for the girls. Molly passed them out on Tuesday and the girls loved them. The treat boxes were filled with two bag toppers, a peppermint sammich, gum holder, and RSVP pen. You can find the directions for the items from the previous posts from this week. Now I need another project. Maybe I will do some Valentine treats for the teachers. They do love to get gifts and I love making them.
Stamps: Make New Friends (retired CTMH) Girl Power (retired Stampin' Up)
Paper: Glorious Green, Close To Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Glorious Green, Close To Cocoa, Stazon Black
Accessories: SU Scallop Circle Punch, SU Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Tacky Tape, Micro Beads, Heat Gun, Address Label, Trident Gum, Hershey Nuggets, Brads, Green Apple Grosgrain Ribbon, Ziploc Baggies, M&M's, York Peppermint Patties, SU Markers, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, RSVP Pen, Glue Dots

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Girl Scout Week - Bag Topper #2"

This bag topper was fun. They always sing the make new friends song at the end of their meetings. You know the one I'm talking about, "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the others gold. A circle's round, it has no end, that's how long I want to be your friend." The stamp set has part of the Make new friends poem. It is from the retired Close To My Heart clear set called Make New Friends. I also thought it would be fun to use one silver brad and one gold one to hold the topper closed. To tie in the song, I bet the girls won't even notice that I did that and I don't think you can see it in the picture either.

I filled these bag toppers with stamped Hershey Nuggets. I stamped on labels and wrapped them around the nuggets. I buy the labels at Walmart, Target or Walgreens. They are in the pen isle usually. I buy the 1 x 3 inch labels. 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: Make New Friends (retired Close To My Heart) Girl Power (retired Stampin' Up)
Paper: Glorious Green, Close To Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Glorious Green, Close To Cocoa
Accessories: Brads, Ziploc Baggies, Hand Held Hole Punch, Hershey Nuggets, Address Labels, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Thursday, January 3, 2013

"Love My Butterflies"

I'm sure I don't have to tell you that Flight of the Butterfly is my FAVORITE stamp set right now. I cased the layout and colors for the card from page 15 in the Mini Catalog. I don't have the new heart set so I replaced the heart with a couple butterflies. This is the only like the third time I have used the catalog samples for inspiration. I don't know why I don't do this more often. I am hoping to get some more stamping done this weekend. I was sick most of last week and stuck in bed. I went to the doctor yesterday cause I thought I might have pneumonia. Turns out that I had an ear infection. Which was fine but I didn't know why I spent three days coughing non stop. I coughed so hard some times that I almost passed out. It was weird. Turns out that I had a severe asthma attack and had major bronchial constriction. So I am taking steroids for 5 days, Advair twice a day, and using the nebulizer every 4 hours for the next two weeks. I feel better than I did yesterday cause now I can breathe, but still not a 100%. So this weekend I am going to set up a card table in my room, let the kids have free reign of the house and I am going to rest and stamp!
Stamps: Flight of The Butterfly
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Butterfly Punch, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder