About Me

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Easter cards

Here's a couple of Easter cards that I did yesterday.  I got the idea for the one at the bottom off of someone's blog but I didn't write anything down so now I can't remember who it was. 
These are pretty simple.  They both use the new Framed Tulips embossing folder, the Top Note Bigz die and the ovals Bigz die.  This blue one also uses the Elegant lines embossing folder.  The stamp set is Crosses of Hope.  

This is the card that I cased from someone else.  Now if I could just remember who it was I'd give them credit.  Anyhow, it uses the Easter Blossom stamp set that is in the Occasions mini.  Isn't it pretty?                                                                                                                          
I hope you've all had a good day.  I'll be so glad when it warms up a little bit.  Now I've got to give up and go to bed.  I have the academy awards on t.v. and I'm missing a lot of it.  Just hope this blog makes sense.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Receipt Holder

I think that I need to get a video camera so that I can post tutorials because this would be so much easier to show a video than to try to write about it.  I hope it all make sense to you.  A couple of the girls at class last night asked me for the directions so I decided to post it. 

This is a cute holder to put receipts or coupons in and carry in your purse. I know that some people carry a lot of coupons and this might not work for that but on a trip or just a day of shopping there's room for receipts.

Here's the inside.  It's just two pockets on the inside. 

 I started with a piece of 12 X 8 1/2" card stock but it can be made out of an 8 1/2 X 11" of cards stock.  It will just be a little shorter.   Anyway, on the long side score it at 1/2", 4 1/4" and 8".  Now turn it one half turn and score it at 5".  Now your going to cut off the 1/2 edge from the score line to the end on the longer side of the 5" score line.  Then the easiest way to get the middle cut is to just fold the card stock in half on the score 4 1/4" score line.  While it's folded make a very short cut into the card stock on the score line.  Then cut from the cut down to the bottom of the card stock on the short side of the 5" score line. Does that make sense.  The picture above should help you figure it out.

 Now fold in the two edge pieces that are left.  Your going to put sticky strip on these edges and then fold up and adhere to the top of the card stock.   Do this to both sides and you should have two pockets.

I used the corner rounder on the top corners because I think that round corners don't wear out as fast as square corners.  Now you can decorate the outside of your holder.  I used mini binder clips to hold it shut but you could put ribbon on it and tie it shut.  Whatever appeals to you.  Now, don't you think a video would have been simpler?  Let me know what you think.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Card Class

Tonight was my regular card class and here are the cards that we made.  Of course we had to have a St. Patricks Day card.  Everyone celebrates St. Patricks Day, even if they're not Irish.  Right?

 This card is one that I got at Leadership.

 And this one is a copy of Sandi Dailey's last swap.  I just changed the color.

 And if your like me you're always looking for masculine cards.  I like this one because it's so easy to change the greeting.  But I should have looked for a picture of an eagle to see what color the feet should be.

 This one is the Bliss stamp set that you can get for free out of the Sale A Bration mini.

 And here's the 3-d item that we made.  It's a really cute little holder for receipts or coupons.  I'll post the directions for it tomorrow (maybe, I think, probably) if I don't forget.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Special class

I'm in love with the Springtime Vintage designer paper that's in the Occasions mini catalog.  So I'm going to offer a special class using this paper and five other items that are in the mini.  You'll get 1/2 package of the Springtime Vintage paper, 1 bolt of Baja Breeze seam binding, 1/2 package of the beveled window panes, a clear stamp case and a pack of the new trinket keys.  Along with this you'll make 8 cards and we'll be using the new Fun Flowers bigz die and some of the Springtime buttons.  This class will be $30.00.  The class will be on March 16th but I'll have to know if your coming by March 9th so that I can order the supplies. 
We'll be using the clear mount stamp case to make a case to put cards in or you can use it for an office on the go.  It has room for a note pad, some post it notes, a mini calendar and a pen. Here's a picture of it.

 We'll be making a cute little top note purse that will hold small note cards or a treat.

 And a post it note holder that will fit in your purse.

 We'll be doing 8 cards and there will be samples of other cards and a couple of 3-d items that you can make with your paper that will be left over.
I think you'll be in love with Springtime Vintage after you take this class.  And don't forget that Sale-A-Bration is going on right now.  If you add another $20.00 to your order then you get to pick something free out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  But you would have to order at the time that you sign up for the class in order to get the free item.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Easter Blossoms

I'm dipping into the Occasions Mini again for these cards.  These are all using a set called Easter Blossoms.  These cards are all cards that I received in swaps.  Well maybe not all.  This first one is one that I made at Ronda's Sale A Bration kick off.  It's pretty simple but with a little glitz it's really pretty.  Can you see where I put some of the Smooch paint on the Baja Breeze? 

 This one is by fellow Rubber Queen Tamie Ackerson.  Very easy to do but very pretty.
 And here's another Rubber Queen card.  Joanne Jeter made this one.  I love it. So elegant.
 And this one is what's called "over the top"  It's by Patti McDermott and I got it at leadership.  I love this vintage style.
 And this one has no name on it so I can't give anyone the credit. 
So now that you've seen these cards don't you want the set?  It's on page 17 of the Occasions Mini.  Just let me know if you want it.  Or, better yet come to Laurel's workshop on Monday or card class next Thursday.  You will for sure see this stamp set at card class either this month or next month.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Need a masculine card?

If you're like me you're probably short of masculine cards.  Well, if you look at page 40 of the new Occasions mini catalog you'll see a set called Plane & Simple.  Here's a couple of cards made with that stamp set.  I got these cards when swapping at Leadership.  
This one was made by Cathy Worrell.  Along with the stamp set she used the Square Lattice embossing folder.

This card was made by Dianna Richards.  Same stamp set, totally different look.  Here she used the Spiral Border punch. 
So if you need some masculine cards think about getting this stamp set.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Your invited to a workshop.

My sister Laurel is having a workshop at the Paper Palace and your all invited.  It will be next Monday, Feb 21st, at 7:00.  Come and have fun stamping, talking and eating.  We'll be doing some make and takes and seeing lots of samples.  And don't forget Sale A Bration.  For every $50.00 that you spend you get to pick something free out of the Sale A Bration mini.  We're going to have lots of fun.  Hope to see you there.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Here's a card that I made yesterday using a stamp set that I've never used before.  It's called Cute By The Inch and it's a hostess set.  I've had this set for quite a while but I've never used it because it just didn't appeal to me.  So I decided that it was time to step up and do something with it.  And I really like this cards.  It might be cuter in some other color but with it being so close to Valentine's Day the Real Red was just sitting there staring me in the face.  

And now I'm going to show you a cute tea bag caddy.  I got the idea from Andrea Walford's blog but I changed the instructions a little because I couldn't download the PDF for some reason.  I decided to fudge a little and do my own thing. 
 I started with a sheet of Old Olive that is 12" x 10".  On the 12" side score it at 2 7/8", 5 3/4", 8 5/8" and 11 1/2".  Turn the card stock 90 degrees and score the 10" side at 2 7/8".  Now you should have 4 equal parts with one narrow part at one edge.  It's just like doing a 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 box.  Cut up to the score line on the 10" side.  Cut off the narrow part at the score line.  See the picture.  Now you're going to cut off one of the flaps but cut it about 1/2" above the score line.  See the picture.  Now just assemble the box as normal.  I made a top to go on it.  The top is a piece of card stock 4" x 4".  The score it 1" from the edge on each side.  Then on two opposite sides cut up to the score line and assemble.  Then decorate it however you want.  I only had the one stamp that had a tea cup on it so that's the one that I used.  I had to cut the tea cup on the front using some punches.  I hope this isn't to confusing but like I said it's the same as a 2 4 6 8 box but different dimensions and one of the flaps cut off.  Just give it a try.  It's not really that hard.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

More valentines

At our demo meeting on Tues night Ronda showed us a cute little box and I decided to use the pattern for these little Valentine boxes.  They are just the right size for four Hershey Nuggets. 

 Here's a couple of valentine cards that I got at Leadership.  I don't know who did this one but isn't it cute?  I love Hershey kisses and I think this is just to cool.

 And here's a really cute and quick card.  Again, I don't know who made it but I like it.

And this one isn't a valentine but I was playing and brought out these flower sizzlets.  Sometimes I forget to use things that I've had for awhile.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentines and freebies

I was playing today and came up with this card.  The fancy stamp is one that you can get for free.  It's called Elizabeth and with a $50.00 order you can get it free. It's listed in the Sale-A-Bration mini at the very back where there's quite a few stamps out of the big catalog that you can get for free.  The bird in the center is from a hostess set called Silhouette Sentiments. 

 And by now you should be making Valentine cards like crazy.  After all, Valentines day is only a week away.  This stamp set is "XOXO".  It's in the occasions mini.  I got this card at Leadership and I don't have it handy to see if there's a name on the back. 

Tomorrow night is our regular Rubber Queens meeting and I designed my swap cards based on a set out of the Occasions mini.  I don't have the stamp set that I wanted to use so I ordered it last week.  Should be here in plenty of time, right?  Well on Thrus last week it was in Wyoming, Mi.  Well it didn't get tere on
Friday so I decided that because of the weather it would get here today.  No such luck.  So I got online and checked on it and it said that it's now in Toledo, Ohio.  So I probably won't get it tomorrow either.  Don't you just love winter.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The last of my projects

This is my last post about last weeks Sale-A-Bration event.  Or at least the last of my projects.  I'm not sure what this first one is called.  Maybe it doesn't even have a name but it's a picture frame with a foam board backing.  I covered the foam board with fabric and then added the ribbon in a criss cross pattern.  You can't see it in these pictures but at every place where the ribbon crossed I put a brad to hold the ribbon in place.  Then just add some cards or whatever you would like to display.  Here I've got a couple of 3 x 3 cards, a fabric broach, a hair clip and a bracelet.  

 Here's one of the 3 x 3 cards.  I used the adhesive sheet on the back of the fabric and then run it through the Big Shot with the new Fun Flowers die.  The button in the center is one of the free buttons from the Sale-A-Bration mini.
 This is also cut out on the Big Shot. 

 I really need a new camers.  This is the hair clip and you can hardly see it.  I cut the flowers out on the Big Shot and then sprayed them with spray starch, scrunched them up and then spread them out and let them dry.

 And at last we're nearing the end.  Here's a couple of cards with fabric on them.  This one has just an oblong piece of fabric attached with sticky strip and finished with the Sew Suite stamp set.

 And this last card has fabric flowers attached with the adhesive sheet and cut out on the Big Shot.  How simple.

It's snowing AGAIN!!!  What's up with all this snow.  I was suspose to get an order from Stampin Up! on Friday and it still isn't here because of the big storm.  I sure hope it comes tomorrow because I need it before Tues. night. I will be so glad when spring comes this year.

Friday, February 4, 2011

My fabric projects

For my Inspiration table at the Sale-A-Bration event last Sat. I showed things you can do with the new Stampin Up! fabric, Springtime Vintage and Sweet Stitches.  These fabric's are in the Occasions Mini.  This first project is a laptop bag.  I thought that it would be so simple to make with a pattern.  I've been sewing since I was 10 years old but the last few years the only sewing I've done is repairs and quilts.  So I was totally unprepared for the fact that I couldn't figure the pattern out.  I finally threw that pattern away and decided to wing it.  So this is just a quilted piece of material stitched up on the sides with a zipper on the top.  I used the Springtime Vintage to decorate the bag.  In this picture you can see that I put pockets on one side.  It would be nice with pockets on the inside too but I didn't put any there. 

 This is the other side of the bag decorated with fabric and the cool buttons that match the fabric.  Now I have a one of a kind bag that is totally feminine.  I offered to make one for my brother but there was no response.

 This next bag was suspose to be to carry mini's in but I measured it wrong so it's to narrow.  Oh well, I think a wine bottle will fit just right.

 And here's one of the simplest things to do with fabric.  Stampin Up! sells the adhesive that you just iron on the fabric.  Then just run it through the Big Shot with your favorite die and presto chango.  A new shirt.

 And a couple of years ago when Stampin Up! added the Sizzix to their product line we could get these cute Build A Bears at convention.  Well my bear was just hanging around in only an apron so I decided that she needed a dress.

 The only problem is that Build A Bear has a paten on the clothes and I couldn't find a pattern for teddy bear clothes that fit.  Then someone said that the American Girl patterns would fit, around.  They are way to long because the dolls are much taller than the bears.  So this dress is a top that I still had to cut about 2" off at the bottom.  But she looks much nicer with clothes.

 And here's a cute holder for all the little things that are always wandering around on my craft table.  This is made using a Simplicity pattern # 2450.  I had a little trouble figuring out the pattern but now that I've done one I know that it's really quite easy.  I just hadn't done much sewing lately.  This fits right inside a mug.

 This is what it looks like when it's laying flat on the table.  There's velcro strips to fasten it once it's inside the mug.  And I love this Tangerine Tango fabric.  It reminds me of Dick and Jane from my first reader in school.

I've got a few more pictures to show you tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sale-A-Bration samples

Here's just a sample of some of the beautiful samples that we saw at the Sale-A-Bration kickoff.