I hope to share creative stamping ideas with you and get your creative juices flowing! As Stampin' Up's advertisements say, "EARTH without ART is just "EH" !!!

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Rag Quilt Purse

I can't BELIEVE that I made this in 2 short afternoons!!!  I am not a sewing machine person, altho I got one for college graduation...I just don't have the patience of cutting and messing with things going wrong with the machine and not having a finished project right away...  WELL!!!!  I cut for this using the Big Shot Die cut machine (sooooo easy) and I was able to go from start to finish in about 4 hours!!!  The material is some that I got from my mom's stash (she was a wonderful sewer).  Know what I'm going to do next?  Make those flowers and put them on flip flops--what a cute outfit with a pink golf shirt and white capris!
The hardest part of the whole purse was turning the handles inside out after I sewed them!
Thank you, Stampin' Up, for coming up with such creative ways to use the Big Shot machine!  I can't wait to make some more things with fabric!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Photo Easel Card

This is a sneak peek at one of the make & takes for the Spring Fling weekend at the Embassy on March 12-13. If you haven't signed up yet, you have ONE MORE DAY--and you don't want to miss out on the fun of a crafting weekend with 12--yes 12 FREE make & takes and 10 plus door prizes!!!!! All at a discounted price, even! Let me know if you are interested ASAP! Peggy F. has done a GREAT job of organizing this!
Thanks, Peggy!
Anyway, this is one that I'm doing for free--it's the easel card made into a frame. I also used the build-a-brad on the punched flower. Come and learn how to make it! The pic is 15 years old when my sister flew here to surprise me for my 40th b'day (I guess I just gave my age away--whoops! You didn't read that!) This is a great thing to give as a gift, isn't it? And yes, I know that isn't how you really spell "surprise!" :-)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Chocolate Bunny

This is one of the cards we made at the make & take this weekend--isn't he cute?  Some of us added a googly eye and punched some bites off of his ears.....adorable!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another make & take card

Can you tell that the vase is the ornament punch?  I also used one of the new brads on the flower--it matches perfectly, doesn't it?  This card can be used more many  different occasions, I think.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I LOVE Easel cards!

This is my first attempt at an easel card--and I was thrilled how easy it was!  We are doing this at the make & take this weekend.  The pics show it closed, as an easel, and open.
Basically, you want to score an 8 1/2" x 4 pice of cs  lengthwise at 4 1/4 and 6 3/8.  Fold mountain style.  Attach a piece of 4x4 cs at the top of the smaller fold.  This gives you the "easel".  The only other thing that is necessary, is to put a piece of cs at the bottom of the inside so it will stand up (that is the sage shadow scalloped piece here.)  I used the new Sizzlets butterfly die for the butterflies.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Think Spring?

The sun comes out for about 1 second, and I think of Spring!  I know, it's a long way off--but it is fun to make a "Springish" card!  This uses the stamp set we got at convention-I totally forget the name of it-and my catty isn't right here-sorry!  The cs and ink are "in colors" and Old Olive.  I also used the NEW scallop border punch that I got FREE with a $50 order in the Sale-A-Bration brochure!  You can have one, too-just click on the SU catalogue and it will take you to my website where you can place an order.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Back to stamping!

I'm back to the wonderful life of stamping!  And I want to thank all of my friends for their concern and wonderful cards after my surgery-I don't know what I would do without you!  The healing will be a long process, but at least I can see and the cancer is gone-whew!
This cute card is one we will make this Sat. with the 5th grade girls.  The back is embossed and I markered the tree to get the 2 colors.  Then I used the Blender pen to fill in the trunk.  Of course, I had to add glitter on the tree top!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

More fun projects...

Hi stampers!  Here are some projects that I have planned for the 13th-there are a bunch of 5th grade girls coming over for a make & take--won't that be fun?  There will be one more item--but I'm not sure what it will be yet!  The fish are using the ornament stamp and punch--The tic tac holder and pixie stick use the butterfly Big Shot die .  The initial card uses the new designer paper and is perfect for a note or a thank you card.
Tomorrow I undergo a Moh's procedure (removal of squamous cell skin cancer) on my lower eyelid and the next day is the plastic surgery reconstruction.  I'm telling you this because it's all because I felt I had to be tanner that everyone else when I was younger!  Please tell your kids (and you, too!) USE SUNSCREEN!!! 

I'll be back with more when I am able to get back to stamping!!!  Soon, I hope!
Thanks for stopping by!