Tuesday, November 25, 2008

You like me , you really like me!!!!!

LOL. I couldn't resist quoting Sally Field when I saw this award. It really made my day.
I was reading my past comments and saw that I received my first ever "Award". Thanks to Twila for the Blog Award nomination. Twila has a great Blog if you want to check it out here:http://stampalittlelonger.blogspot.com/
Here are my 5 nominations:Be sure and check out their wonderful work!

1. The rules that go along with this award are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for you nominees.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Our Rub-ons and a dollar ornament at Michael's make a perfect little gift!Add a little ribbon to top it off..

MIni Tag Album

I just love making these little mini tag books. You can cut them any size to suit your taste. I had wanted to do a shaker card with my clubs, but decided to just take the shaker element and add it to the front of a tag book. We did end up coloring the sky with a blender pen and Baja Breeze ink. Made it POP a bit more... This little stamp set is one of my absolute favorites. I had overlooked it many times and then one day I just had to have it. It is so versatile.

This particular book is 5.5 x 2.5 if I am remembering correctly. :)
Shaker was made with Chipboard die cuts and filled with microbeads.
The front and back cover are Ski Slope DSP, inside pages are Choco Chip, Baja Breeze and Real Red. Mine is a total of 5 pages, but you can make manyy more.
Punch a hole with the cropodile and add a ring. Tie coordinating ribbon all around.

Super easy and fast. And, it makes a great little gift. :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Oh the weather outside...

is frightful.... Okay, not really. It is California after all. But, it is nice and cool. The weather is finally catching up with my Christmas spirit. Here are two of the projects we did at Stamp Clubs this month.

Truck Card :

Paper/Card stock: Kraft, Real Red, watercolor paper
Stamp Sets: Loads of Love and the matching wheel
Ink: Always Artichoke, Timber brown staz-on, watercolor wonder crayons
Accessories:New rope from the mini and Jumbo eyelets

The bag is a Box in A Bag. So fun and easy to make. You can find the tutorial over at splitcoast.

Paper/Card stock: Chocolate Chip and Ski Slope
Stamp Sets: None
Ink: None
Accessories:Build A Brad, Felt Flurries, Tab punch, ribbon
I knew it had been a while since I posted last, but I did not realize that it had been 2 weeks! Life has been busy and hectic around here. I have been working on many projects- either for gifts, classes or clubs. I have lots to share with you, so hopefully I will be better about posting in the coming weeks.

These projects utilize the Decor Elements line. I cut aprt the images so that I could have the bell color contrast with the words. I love how these turned out. The frame is a shadow box type and cost about $10 at Target. Perfect for showcasing this little wall decor. I like the idea of using the Holidaqy line on an object so that it can be enjoyed for years to come. I love this particyular Decor Element- at $3.50 , it just cant be beat!The jar was just about $6 at Target. These make great Hostess gifts for all of your Holiday parties. What is your favorite holiday Decor Element?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Here are two of the card from my upcoming Christmas Card Bootcamp.I rarely CASE, but these were both heavily inspired by talented stampers over at Splitcoast and I am holding a session Thursday and Sunday of this next week. If you missed signing up, you still have a chance. Sign-ups are accepted through Nov 2nd.

Tree Card: Handsome Hunter CS and ink, Whisper White CS , Real Red ink
Dazzling Diamonds, Red/White Gingham ribbon
Lovely As A Tree, Best Yet stamp sets
Inspired by this gorgeous card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1056410

Snowman Card:Kiwi Kiss CS, Frosty Day DSP, Bashful Blue ink
Chocolate Chip ribbon
Deer Friends stamp set
Tutorial for Flap Cards:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Members of my club can sign up for swaps. I thought I would share a few of this month's Halloween swaps. Aren't they cool?

Frankie Box by Andrea
Witches Shoe by Gwen
Pirate Necklace by Dianne
Frapp bottle by me

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Christmas Swaps

I feel completely in the mood for Christmas! Probably because we are headed home to Texas this year.We have missed the past two Christmases with family and this will be so good for all of us. My daughter even said she wanted to skip fall, which includes her 15th birthday, and head right to Christmas. We are so excited!

I made these two items for a Christmas swap on splitcoast. I am so proud of this card. it may be my favorite card I have ever made! I just love everything about it. :) It Uses:

Curly label stamps/punch
Holiday Treasures DSP,
Old Olive card stock/ink/wide ribbon
Baja Breeze ink
Window Punch
Large Felt Flurries
To You and Yours stamp set

The recipe card was so fun to make as well. Theses are my favorite cookies in the entire world! I used to ask for these instead of a birthday cake.

I used:

Ski Slope and Bella Rose DSP
Riding Hood Red/Baja Breeze card stock
Old Olive ribbon
Clip Assortment
Felt Flurries
Wointer Post stamp set

Saturday, October 11, 2008

After Scool Enrichment Program

I am teaching a paper-crafting After-School Enrichemnt program at our local elementary school. It has been a lot of fun. I have 12 second through 5th graders. This was for the first class. I wanted to see the ability level before I decided the entire curriculum. As you can see, I left a lot of white around the crab. I thought it would be too intimidating if I trimmed him closely. Those girls and boys are pros- for the most part! They were able to trim him perfectly. They thought the tearing and glittering was the bomb. LOL Of course, they loved using the wheel as well. Parents seemed pleasantly surprised that they came home with a nice project. :) We made a tag book album last week and the Frankenstein box this week. I will be sure and post pictures of our other projects as well.

Crab and Co
Baja Breeze, Kraft

Christmas Photo Card

This was a Christmas card that I made for a Photo card swap. I just love it. It is so beautiful in person. Perfect for beach or black and white photos. I am thinking this *might* be my Christmas card this year.

Baja Breeze card stock/ink/ribbon
Very vanilla card stock
Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Baja Felt Flurries
Cutter Kit and corner punch
Winter Post stamp set

October 5x5 Clubs Projects

I love my Stampin UP 5x5 Clubs! I currently have three and we all meet on one night!We usually have a few guests as well. It is loud and crazy and fun. I love spoiling them. :) Here are the projects we made:

1. A Gratitude Journal- featuring Autumn Vine, the yummy new brown ribbon, twine, and A Friend For All Seasons from the new mini. What a great stamp set and I am loving the colors of the DSP! I love altering Composition Books . They are fairly inexpensive and have a WOW factor to them. I think my girls liked them a lot.

2. A 6x6 Recipe card - Featuring Autumn Vine and Happy Blessing from the new mini. We also water colored with WaterColor Wonder Crayons and the aqua painter. That was new for some of my stampers and they loved it.

3. A Punch Turkey card- I have seen these on Splitcoast and wanted to try one out. We used Haiku, large oval punch, flower punch from Boho, Ribbon and the good ol cropodile and jumbo eyelets. The cropodile was new to my newer stampers. They loved how easy it was to set those eyelets.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

All-Inclusive Stationery Box

I got the design for these great stationery boxes from Jackie Topas's Blog. Be sure and check it out for all the directions. This is my October class. Some of my friend's have just been waiting and waiting for this one to come around. Each kit is made with one half of a Simply Scrappin KIt, plus pen, beads, 4 regular envelopes and 3 3x3 envelopes. No stamping involved! THey can always jazz it up at home. But honestly, I really like the way they look, even w/o stampin or ribbons. My class gets to choose from I Wish or Best Ever. If you did not get the evite , but want to come... just let me know!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Blog Candy For Ahlzheimer's

WOWZA!! Check out this amazing blog candy/prize package. This is all in thename of Ahlzheimers. My Mamaw died from complications of thsi terrible disease. IT is such a worthy cause to support. SCroll down for the entry and rules. Contests ends today. I will post my Thank You card when I get home this evening. http://myblogbycammie.blogspot.com/

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Halloween Spook-Tacular Class/ Sept 21st

I am having this great little class tomorrow. Lots of fun Halloween projects using new papers and stamp sets. The door hanger was inspired by Andrea Walford. You can find the pattern on her blog. Frankie was inspired by similar projects posted by many different crafters on splitcoaststampers.com. The little cookie holder , made form a cd sleeve, is so quick and easy to make. The two little baskets are made form an exclusive Stampin' Up! die for the Big Shot.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Envelope Albums

These albums are so quick and easy. I just love making them. You can find a tutorial on www.splitcoaststampers.com. Just look under resources. They are made with clear envelopes. I highlighted the starfish with glitter. It is so pretty in person.

SU! Supplies:

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accesories: twine, dazzling diamonds,cutter kit

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Merry Cali-Christmas!

Don't you love when you think up a card and it actually turns out just the way you envisioned it? Rarely does a finished project look the way I first planned it to look. Sometimes that is good and sometimes that is bad. LOL This one went from brain to paper in one easy movement. I love those days!This was for a swap on splitcoaststampers.com and I made 10 of them. My hand was killing me from all that distressing. I would love for this to be our family Christmas card, but I don't think my hands can take it. :)

All supplies are SUO:

cardstock: Very Vanilla, Kraft, Baja Blue, Brocade Blue
Ink: Brocade Blue, baja Blue
Acessories: 1" double stitched grosgrain in Baja Blue, blender pens, dazzling diamonds,, hemp, word window punch, colored pencils, cutter kit ( distressing tool)
Stamp Sets: Shellebrate, Warm Words ( on dormant list)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My Luggage is stylin'

If you have not tried these luggage tags, you need to! They are so easy to make and they sure help you find your luggage at the airport. I have one on my craft tote and it looks so cute. :)Very inexpensive , as you can pretty much use scraps of ribbon and paper to creat the entire thing.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Bella Rose designer paper,Pink Pirouette CS, chipboard letters, white craft ink, embossing powder, current and retired SU ribbon pieces

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Goodbye Summer.....

Fall weather is finally showing up around here. We were having a heat wave and it was getting old. I love fall and expect that I will be posting tons of fall projects on my pages in the weeks to come.

This 6x6 recipe is my farewell to summer. It is a friend's recipe for Strawberry Spinach Salad. It is so good. Strawberries are getting a little harder to find now, so I better make it one last time. The strawberries were embossed, cut out and pop-dotted.

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Real Red , Old Olive, Whisper White
Tart and Tangy Stamp Set
From The Kitchen Of Stamp Set
Embossing powder, pop dots, 1/2 striped grosgrain

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Two Months??

I just realized it took me two months to actually make another post after I created the blog. It is a lot to get used to, but I think I am really going to enjoy it with a little practice. :)

Seriously Dude!

My clubs are having a card swap this month and the theme is "Kids Cards". I went more towards the pre-teen/teen side with my cards. I did a version that is sure to make a boy or a girl smile. If they aren't wowed by the card, I am sure they will love the gift card that tucks into the little inside pocket. The card base measures 4 3/4" x 9" and it is scored at 4" and 8" on the long side. Each card has it's own special embellishment. Crystal Effects makes the boys card look like mud and a girl card just can't be without Chunky Glitter!All items used are Stampin' Up!I saw the measurements somewhere online for this type of card. Unfortunately, I did not save the link and I am not sure whom to credit with it. If I come across it, I will be sure and let you know.

Supplies Used:

Boy card: So Cool stamp set, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, and So saffron card stock, Chocolate Chip ink. Crystal Effects,Window Punch.

Girl Card: Seriously Sassy Stamp Set,Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, and So saffron card stock, Chocolate Chip ink. Chunky Glitter.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Well, this it. I think I am actually blogging. My kids will never believe it. I love the computer, but I tend to avoid all other technology. :)It is so much easier to dial the phone than text message. LOL

I hope to challenge myself this year in the world of paper crafting. I created this blog to post projects and ideas for mys customers and friends. I can't wait to get started.

With Flying Colors is a nod to the fact that we are a Coast Guard family and that I love to use color in my projects.