Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Spider

I made one of those cute little spiders from Dawn's site. She does such cool tutorials. You will need Black CS, Whisper White CS, I used Dusty Durango CS, Scallop Circle Punch, Photo Corner Punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch (retired), Mini glue dots and Adhesive. Oh yeah, I didn't have the kind of candy Dawn used so I found a round piece of covered chocolate in the Trick-or-Treat bowl. Isn't this little guy just too cute?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Halloween Treats

I made some treats for my workmates for Halloween. Pretty easy ~ and they turn out cute. Love those punches. I used the Batty for You Stamp Set for the images.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Dasher Matchbox

I made this little matchbox with the Dasher Stamp. I cut it out and rounded the corners with the corner rounder punch and sponged with Soft Suede. I sprayed it with the Champagne Mist mixed with alcohol and sprayed onto the Whisper White CS that had been stamped with with Dasher Stamp in Rich Razzleberry. The picture doesn't really show the sparkle well, but that spray makes it so pretty.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Butterfly Thank You Cards

I learned this new technique (Faux Foil) on tonight. You make a little box to hold 5 1/2' x 3 1/2" note cards. The cards are made by making a stencil, I used the Big Shot Beautiful Butterflies for my pattern. Use the sponge daubers to add Platinum Shimmer Paint and your Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the Thank You from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. Rich Razzleberry CS for the box and Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad for the "thank you". I used the silver cord and added a little bow made with the Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon. Clear sheets for the box cover. (Sorry but the shiny gives off a reflection when I'm taking the picture!)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Christmas Decoration Card

I totally cased this from Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho. I used Specialty DSP Christmas Cocoa and the sponging was Soft Suede. The pearls are from the Pretties Kit and I used the gold stretch cord and Brown Grosgrain Ribbon. I love the Ornament Punch, it makes doing these types of cards so easy ... just punch out 3 and glue 'em together. If you want to mail, leave off the pearls and it will lay flat in an envelope and when they open it up they can make the ornament stand out again. The other die cut I used for the background is another favorite, the Top Note Die.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thinking of You Sympathy Card

I made a Sympathy card tonight for my work friends who lost their 26 year old son. I used the Clearly Thanks Printed Window Sheets ~ they are so awesome. I stamped the Thinking of You from Kind & Caring Thoughts Stamp Set.
(Sorry for the reflection on the window sheet!)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Christmas Box

My friend Tina sent me these instructions from Kay Sha at Creations on Paper~ she does such great tutorials. I used the Christmas Punch Stamp Set with Always Artichoke and Real Red Stamp Pads.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Water Color Pumpkin Card

I used the SU Water Color Paper for the first time. I used the Autumn Harvest Stamp Set for the pumpkins and leaves. Thinking of You from the Kind & Caring Thoughts Stamp Set. Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon with a little embelishment from the Hodgepodge Hardware set. I used the marking pens of in colors and some water color pencils along with the aqua painter for coloring the pumpkins and leaves. Sponged the edge of the oval with Thinking of You with Always Artichoke.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Christmas Gift Card Holder

I saw this on Dawn's site. Her's is purple ~ and soooOOO cute, she even has a video ~ just click on her name and you should be able to find it. I did mine in red.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bag w/Scallops Tree 3-D

I got the Bag w/Scallops Sizzix Die from Stampin' UP! today, that little guy is so much fun! I had an oval cut-out from last night's creation sitting on my work table and it matched up perfect to put on the front of the bag. (Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set stamped with Soft Suede Ink Pad and sprayed with Champagne Mist.) Just a little Soft Suede Ink sponged on the edges, added one of the new 5/16" Neutral Brads and viola ... a little gift bag. The bag is made with the Autumn Meadows DSP.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Best Wishes Tree Card

You can't tell in the photo, but the trees shimmer (I used the new Champagne Mist in alcohol put into a fine mist spray bottle), they're so pretty. I used the Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set stamped on Autumn Meadows DSP and cut two of the trees out with the oval punch. Ran the Dusty Durango CS through my Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder. Layered onto Bashful Blue CS. The best wishes is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set stamped on Whisper White CS and cut with the Word Window Punch and sponged with Soft Suede and layered onto Bashful Blue CS punched with with Modern Label Punch and that is layered onto Soft Suede CS punched with the matching die that goes in the Curly Label Bigz Die.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Trident Gum Holder

Judy (my Twin) did a little holder like this last night and sent it to me ... it's from Chic n Scratch, she does such cute work and Judy picks out the neatest designs for making it her own ~ thanks for the great idea Judy. If you need the directions check the Chic n' Scratch link. Judy used the new Autumn Meadows DSP, Classic Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay Ink Pads and Paper. Use the Oval All Stamp Set for the "Just for You". Also, inside we used the word window punch to make the hole for the gum to go in.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Blog Header

I followed Patty's instructions to use my digital STUDIO to design and new header for my Blog page. Thanks Patty! Let me know what you think?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Box

I finally made something (on my own, not a copy) LOL!!!! It's a little box I used Rich Razzleberry CS and ran it through the Big Shot with the Final Press Embossing Folder, added some Ribbon Originals Mistletoe and a tag that I made with punches and the Think Happy Thoughts Stamp Set, a little sponging with Razzleberry Ink Pad and Always Artichoke Ink Pad and attached with some of the Silver Elastic Cord. That's it!


This is from my dear friend Tina ~ her creations are so cute. Thanks Tina ~ love it and I finally got together with Judy last week-end and gave her the BOO you made for her ~ she absolutely loved it! You're awesome, it's totally cool to have a friend like you! Click her name above and check out her cute blog. Keep stampin' & craftin' :o)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Drawin' n Stampin'

Well, I saw a card somewhere online and can't remember where, but the one I'm posting tonight reminds me of that card. I used the new Delightful Decorations Stamp Set and cut the top and bottom off the bulb to make the vase. I hand sketched the stems and leaves and used the little flower in the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set. Ink Melon Mambo, Soft Suede & Bermuda Bay along with the Melon Mambo CS, Bermuda Bay CS and Whisper White CS. I used the pearls and flower from the Pretties Kit and punched the corners with the Ticket Corner Punch. Hope you like it!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pumpkin Bear

Okay ~ got the little guy all decked out for Trick-or-Treat! He's gonna be a pumpkin! I used the SU Kooky Spooky Sizzix Die, Basic Black CS & Dusty Durango CS. Isn't he just too cute?