Sunday, March 28, 2010

Have a "JustRite" Easter!

Stamps: Just Rite, Dandelion Designs
Paper: K & Company, Bo Bunny
Ink: Memento
Misc: Ribbon, crystals, copics, nestabilities, paper punch, pop ups

I should be cleaning my apartment right now, but I'm just too tired! It was a crazy weekend at work, so, instead, I'm sitting at the computer and eating doughnuts. This is a cute card I made the other day. I'm trying to try new things, so this time I used a corner rounder and practiced with my Just Rite stamps.

Hope you had a nice weekend.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter Treats Holder

I bought these little tins at Target on clearance one day, I can't remember when ! I found this cute little holder at Mushi's Creative Inspirations and thought it was the cutest. She had the square tins, so I just made some minor adjustments so that it hold two of the round ones. I made up a bunch of Halloween ones and everyone really liked them. Then I decided I would make some for the winter holidays, but they are still sitting on my table waiting to be finished! My stamps that I won from Dandelion Designs came and I figured that they would be perfect to make some for Easter.

You can't see it in the picture, but there are little chocolate eggs in the tins. I had to put a piece on the front of the holder to take the picture because it kept coming out yellow.

Stamps: Dandelion Designs
Paper: K & Company, Reflections
Misc: Scor-tape, ribbon, crystals, half pearls, copics, pop up dots, paper punches, brads, mini tins, chocolate eggs, liquid applique, diamond glaze

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter Bunny Treats

My scrap box is so overloaded that I can't close it! My cats don't seem to mind, one of them thinks it's an excellent comfy spot to take a nap! I needed a project to make that used some scraps, and I came up with these punch bunny treat boxes. I like to have a little something to give to my regulars that visit the restaurant where I work as a server/bartender. This project is perfect for that or anyone else that needs a little holiday hello. The box is made with the triangle treat box stamp by Art Gone Wild!. Then, I just used a variety of punches to make the bunny's features. The bunny holds some candy and is tied closed with ribbon. The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamp: Art Gone Wild!
Paper: Reflections, Bazzill
Misc: Punches, ribbon, cellophane bags, easter grass

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Teacher

Edit: Thanks to one of my sweet readers, it was brought to my attention that I had a "few mistakes" in my instructions. Sorry if this caused any problems for anyone. I have fixed the measurements.

My sister, Laura, is a teacher. I love to make teacher themed items for her and her friends. In my last post, I made a box to hold a Hostess or Little Debbie cupcake. I used teacher paper to adapt the cupcake box for your favorite teacher's birthday, teacher appreciation day, or just to say thank you for all they do!

Paper: DCWV, Reflections, Bazzill
Stamps: Dandelion Designs (sentiment), Sweet & Sassy Stamps (digital stamp, School Girl Sally)
Misc: Nestabilities, Scor-tape, clear acetate, cupcake, pop up dots, copics, scallop punch

These boxes are really easy to make. I searched all over the web for different patterns, and then sort of combined them to one!

1) For the box base, cut a piece of cardstock 10 1/2 in. X 10 1/2 in.
2) Score @ 3 1/4 in. all all 4 sides
3) Cut on the score line to where the lines intersect (2 on the top, 2 on the bottom)
4) Adhere flaps with scor-tape or sticky strip
5) This makes the box bottom.
6) For the lid, cut a piece of cardstock 6 1/8 in. X 6 1/8 in.
7) Score @ 1 on each side
8) Cut a 3 in. circle on the top
9) Adhere a piece of acetate to the under side of the lid.
10) Assemble the lid as same as the box bottom.
11) For the insert, cut a piece of cardstock 4 7/8 X 4 7/8
12) Score @ 1/2 in all 4 sides.
13) Cut a 2 1/2 circle on the top
14) Assemble the insert the same as the lid and bottom
15) Gently slide the cupcake in the hole, tucking the cardboard (under the cupcake) in the hole you cut
16) Using the scor-tape or sticky strip, adhere the insert in the box bottom
17) Embellish the top as desired.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Today is Tressie's birthday, one of my very best friends. Unfortunately, she has to work tonight, but last Sunday we celebrated her day and saw Lynryd Skynyrd at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Since we are working together tonight, I'm bringing her a little surprise.

I made this matchbox style box and filled it with Ghirardelli chocolates. Then I stamped some images with Dandelion Designs stamps, punched out some butterflies from my MS punches, and popped everything up with pop up dots.

Since it's the law and you have to have birthday cake on your birthday, I made this cupcake box. I cut the inner circle to fit either a Hostess or Little Debbie cupcake. If you are just making one cupcake box, it's easier and cheaper just buy the cupcakes already wrapped. It is a great ideal to give your child's teacher, friends, co-workers, party favors, or anyone that needs a little something. You could even put it in a lunch box for your favorite birthday girl or boy! I stuck a little candle on top of the cupcake so you can make wish. I, then, decorated the box top to match the chocolate box. Both projects were quick and easy to make and I was able to use up scrap paper, as well.

Stamps: Dandelion Designs
Paper: DCWV, Bazzill
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versacolor Opera Pink
Misc: Copics, Score-Tape, MS punches, rhinestones, pop up dots, candle, cupcake, Ghiradelli squares

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I used to be snow white...

I love these vintage papers by Graphic 45. They remind me of the movie, "Road to Perdition", with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman. The fashions of the women during this period were really cool, I think I could have been a mob mole in my previous life!

I found this quote on-line, (somewhere, I don't remember!), and it pretty much describes what I'm thinking right now! I thought it was a perfect match for this cute Inky Antics stamps. The sentiment is computer generated. I'm also totally hooked onto making flowers with this Martha Stewart punch. I haven't tried the larger ones yet, the small ones just seem to be the perfect size accents for my cards. I added a little gold stickles to her shoe.

Stamp: Inky Antics
Paper: Bazzill, Graphic 45, Reflections
Ink: Palette Noir Black
Misc: Stickles, half pears, MS punch, pop ups, copics, corner rounder

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Flowers

I love all of the "white" cards over at Splitcoast, they always look so elegant. I decided to try my hand at one, and this is what I came up with. The flower stamp is from Great Impressions, it's part of the March release. I stamped it twice, so I could layer some of the flowers. All of the layers (except the bottom two) are Nestabilities. I glued some mini half pearls on the bottom medallion.

Stamp: Great Impressions
Paper: Reflections
Tools: Nestabilities
Misc: Pop ups, half pearls, crystals, stickles, glitter, 2-way glue pen

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I Won!!

I am just so excited! I never win anything, EVER!! Last week I entered a contest at, Dandelion Designs, and I actually won some free stamps! Whoo Hoo!! I love Dandelion Designs, even before I won them, they are so cute. The company is in Hawaii. There are a bazillion images and they are so easy to color. One of the things that I love about Jean's blog, is that she has all of these amazing templates you can download for free. I have made many things for family and friends from these templates. If you haven't checked out Jean and Dandelion Designs, you need to go! There is a link to her blog on my list of favorite blogs, you won't be disappointed. In honor of my big win, I've made some altered clipboards and office kits with Dandelion Designs rubber stamps.

I found these cute little clipboards at the dollar store. I've been wanting to alter some clipboards for a while now, and thought these little girls would be perfect. These are not the stamps I won, but they are some of my favorites.

I used some mint tins to make little office kits with tiny supplies in them. I apologize for the pictures, they don't do the finished products justice. I've made a light box to take my pictures in ,but I need to make a bigger one to hold my larger projects.

Stamps: Dandelion Designs
Paper: DCWV, Bo Bunny, Reflections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc: Clipboards, post it notes, tacks, sticky strip, MS butterfly punch, stickles, rhinestones, ribbon, Modge Podge, mini office supplies, mint tins, cork board

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Miss Rosalie

When I get something in my head, I want it right now! That's why I love digital stamps. If you haven't tried digital stamps, you definitely should. Many of the websites have free images for you to try out. This is the second time I've used Miss Rosalie, she is very sweet, and you can change the color of her outfit for any occasion. I used diamond glaze on her shoes to give it the patten leather look. The layout was inspired from a card that Lauren Meader had made. I also made some "doodads" (thanks to Michelle Wooderson) with buttons and glitter cardstock.

Stamps: C.C. Designs Digital Stamps-Miss Rosalie
Paper: Reflections, Lasting Impressions, DCWV, Serendipity
Misc: Copics, Buttons, Ribbon, Paper Punch

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tea For Two

Have you every had one of those days where nothing looks right? Well, I have been having that experience! There are more cards in my trash can right now, then Hallmark has at Christmas! I think I've ripped this one up at least four times already. So, I'm officially done finishing and posting this one.

I used my Martha Stewart punch to make the little tiny flowers and then put Reflections half pearls on for the centers. The tiny leaves are from the same flower punch, I just cut them up to look like leaves.

Stamps: PTI-Tea For Two
Paper: Making Memories,PTI, Reflections
Ink: Memento
Tools: Nestabilities, MS Paper Punch
Misc: ribbon, half pearls, snail adhesive

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

All The Best Girls Root For Boston!

Yesterday, my sister, brother (who flew down from Boston) and I went to a Red Sox Spring Training Game at Ft. Myers. It was awesome! We saw Big Papi, Dustin Pedroia, Jonathan Papelbon, Kevin Youklis (YOUK!!), Josh Becket, and Skipper Terry Francona. For all of you Bostonians, it was wicked pissah! It was so great to see the boys again, it's going to be a great baseball season.

In honor of the greatest baseball team in the world, today's post is for all you chowdaheadz! I got the litle purse instructions from Nichole Heady at Papertrey Ink. I filled it with Boston Baked Beans Candy. I made a little notebook with my Bind-It-All. I love the little punch dolls from Splitcoast and used both Rubber Stamping Diva and Stampin Mutt's as models. I don't have all of the punches they used, so I improvised with my cricut and other punches.

Paper: DCWV, Best Creations
Tools: Punches, Cricut, Bind-It-All
Misc: Brads, pop up dots, coasters, stickers, ribbon, card box, snail adhesive

Here is our picture from our family fun day. I had a really good day, I don't know why I'm frowning. (I'm on the left, Richard, and Laura).

Thanks to the Boston Red Sox for the win! The game was so good, so good, so good!

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pattern of Friendship

Since I've always loved sewing, I knew I had to have this stamp set. Of course, I never bought it when it was in the catalog, so after months of searching, I finally found it. But, that was nearly a year ago, and I'm finally getting around to using it! I've been admiring this paper at my favorite local scrapbook shop, it has always reminded me of my Grandma Maggie. She had an amazing talent for sewing and quilting. I have her old 1956 Singer Sewing Machine that I use, it still works great. I was going to save this card for Mother's Day, as a special tribute to her, but I just couldn't wait.

Stamps: Stampin' Up-Pattern of Friendship
Paper: DCWV, Graphic 45, PTI
Misc : Nestabilities, Copics, snail adhesive, buttons, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Basket Of Daisies

Although all of my Papertrey Ink stamp sets are my favorites, I think Vintage Picnic is my favorite favorite. It's a dreary day in Central Florida, so I thought daisies would help make it a little brighter. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Everyday Button Bits, also my favorite set!

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Vintage Picnic-Papertrey Ink
Paper: DCWV, PTI
Misc: ribbon, half pearls, corner rounder, snail adhesive, glue pen,
copics, Memento Black Tuxedo ink

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