Saturday, May 30, 2009

Making Pattern Paper

Do you ever have one of those moments where you just can't find the right pattern paper you want to go with your card? I do! So my simple solution was to make my own pattern paper. After I had stamped my flower & leaves, from CTMH's "Cottage Floral", in Hollyhock, Buttercup, Sweet Leaf & Olive, I used coordinating paper (Hollyhock) to use for the pattern paper. I then used Papertrey's "Spots & Dots" to create the pattern paper. I stamped my "spots" in Smokey Plum since that was the color of my base. I then accented some of the "spots" with Momento's Tuxedo Black. Then my pattern paper was complete. All I needed to do was assemble my card. I used my Fiskars border punch, foam dots and some ribbon to complete this card.

Here is a close up of my flower...

And here is a close up of the pattern paper. This really was a fun and easy project!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo

I hear the train a coming!!! Choo choo!!! I made this for a birthday party we are going to this Saturday. The little birthday boy LOVES trains, so I thought this would be perfect for him! I had cut out the train on scrap paper then just modified it for the layers. I hope he likes it...I am sure this party will be a fun!!!

Recipe: Paper: "Good Times" paper packet, Ink: Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, & Crystal Blue, Momento's Tuxedo Black, Stamps: "Circle Around", "Express Postage", and "W189" alphabet set, Misc: CTMH clear buttons, ribbon, and Shimmerz "mellow yellow" glitter paint for the star, embroidery thread, stickles for underneath the buttons, hemp, foam dots, and nestabilities to cut out circles.

*all products CTMH unless otherwise stated*

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Friends "Furever"

This little set was made for MFT's Idol Judges Challenge. This week it was to be creative with packaging. MFT has come out with some neat new ideas on packaging gifts...check them out here...
I made my little set for my puppies. They can drive me crazy from time to time, eat my brand new flip flops, pee on the carpet...but they always are happy to see me and great company when the kids are at school! I filled it with their favorite treat, milk bones. One of my pups even knows how to get them out of the box they come in. Sneaky little thing she is! I hand cut out a "buckle" for the ribbon to make it look more like a collar. I also added crystal effects on the "buckle". I sewed the end of the ribbon and used my crop-o-dile to punch the eyelets in. I used Martha Stewart's circle cutter to make the perfect circles for the lid. **When it comes to getting a good circle, that circle cutter is AWESOME!!!**

Here is the top of the container...

The card. Now I know my dogs won't really care to much about the card, but I figured it made the set, well a set! I cut out the ovals with my nestabilities and then propped the red one up on foam dots. You can't really see it very well but the collar, hair, shirt, shorts and shoes are all layered. The shirt is layer three times and the shorts, hair, shoes and collar are layered twice.
Recipe: Stamp: MFT's "Friends Furever", Ink: Copic Sketch markers, Momento Tuxedo Black, Paper: Hobby Lobby cardstock, Misc: Crystal Effects, foam dimensional, silver elastic, eyelets, ribbon, nestabilities, Martha Stewart circle cutter.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Celebrating Flopsey!

It's time for another MFT Idol Judge Challenge! This week we were to use one of the Flopsey sets to Celebrate Flopsey. For this week I chose to use my "Flopsey Flowers" set. I also used "Congrats All Around" for my 'congrats' sentiment. I just got a Cricut Expressions for part of my Mother's Day gift so I used it to cut out my Flopsey letters, grass and scallops. I am used to the regular Cricut and this one has more bells and whistles so it will take some time to get familiar with it...but while I am, I'm enjoying playing around with it for now.

For this card, I wanted it to be more simplistic, so I didn't go crazy with all the little add ons. I really had to hold myself back...I had thought about adding some stickles here and there, some bling...but literally sat on my hands and talked myself out of it. I did decide to add some little buttons and some whiskers to Flopsey. The whiskers are just embroidery thread that I tied in a knot, colored the knot black with my copics and then let the ends unravel. I used Zip Dry to hold it on. I figured those added just the right amount with out going overboard!

You can see Flopsey's whiskers more clearly here...

Thanks so much for stopping by...:o)
Recipe: Stamps: MFT "Flopsey Flowers", "Congrats All Around", Ink: Copic Sketch markers, Momento Tuxedo Black, Paper: White cardstock, dp is from the Scrapbook 911 store (can't remember the names of the dp right now), Misc: buttons, Cricut Expressions, embroidery thread, foam dots

Friday, May 8, 2009

Teacher Appreciation...Part 2 & Blog Candy Winner!!!

Here are some more little projects that I have been making for my girls teachers this week! I made them a cute little book bag filled with Hershey Kisses and a dry erase picture frame. I think they turned out really cute!

This is a very simple project to make. Plus you can change it as often as you change purses!

I really enjoyed reading all the wonderful stories about moms this week! Moms truely are amazing! I hope you all have a Wonderful Mother's Day!!!
Drum roll please....................................brb brb brb brb brb.........okay that is about as good as it gets for a drum roll....

Monday, May 4, 2009

Blog Candy!!!

Who wants some blog candy???

It is almost Mother's Day, and I know a lot of us are I thought what better way to show my appreciation to you by giving away some blog candy! I'm giving away...Martha Stewart glitter in yellow, golden and peridot; K&Company chipboard die cute shapes and Recycled 4x6 double sided mat pad; glass bead in green, and 3 rolls of brown and green ribbon!

Now all you have to do is become a follower, comment to this thread, leave an email where I can reach the winner for their addy and tell me one of your favorite memories of Mother's Day (can be yours or something you did for your mom). If you tell a friend and they comment that you sent them here...then you get your name thrown in the pot again...for 2 chances to win!

I will post the winner on Friday! I will write all the names on a piece of paper and my 3 year old will pick the winner. Good Luck!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Teacher Appreciation...Part 1

It's Teacher Appreciation at my girls school this week. Monday is "Sweets for a Sweet Teacher" day. So we are giving our wonderful teachers a Hershey chocolate bar and some popcorn. We have been very blessed to have 2 wonderful teachers. They are such loving and caring people. I am glad they are my girls teachers, I couldn't of asked for better!

The complete set...

Here is the giant Hershey bar...

The popcorn bag...

The gift bag...

I used MFT's "Spring Sprouts" by Sara Williams. Love this little set! I stamped all images in Momento Tuxedo Black and colored with my copics. I did put Shimmerz "Pixie Dust" on my clouds to give them a little sparkle. The paper is from K&Company and Hobby Lobby cardstock. I added a little ribbon...because...well you just gotta have ribbon! I hope they enjoy their little treats as much as I enjoyed making them!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Life IS Good!

I am surrounded by wonderful family, wonderful friends, and a wonderful Heavenly Life Is Good!!!
Here is my newest creation...a dry erase frame.
Perfect for leaving the kids notes, my hubby notes or the grocery list.
I used my new CTMH "Treetop" stamp set. Love this little stamp set!! I think it is just way to cute! So many possibilities, so many creations just waiting to be made! I also used CTMH's "Moon Doggie" & "Back Country" paper packets. I modge podge the paper on the outside of the frame. I figured that would help protect it against sticky little hands.
Here is a close up of the trees...
Dry erase markers wipe off easily off the glass.
My card...I didn't want to throw away the extra squares so I decided to make a quick card with them.
Recipe: Stamps: CTMH "Treetop", Paper: CTMH "Moon Doggie", "Back Country", & Colonial White, Ink: CTMH Garden Green, Brown Bag, Olive & Black, Misc: buttons, hemp, frame, modge podge, glue dots