Thursday, February 28, 2008

Workshops & Classes

I know I've commented to several people that I have my classes listed on this site, but it's been a couple months since I listed them. Here they are again :)

Feb. 29 - Faux Metal Technique
March 28 - Watercoloring
April 25 - Punches
May 30 - Cracked Glass
Classes are 7pm - 9:30pm $10 per person

Open Scrapbooking Nights are:
March 21, April 18, May 23 and June 20

And for a lovely project to share....
This is an old card I still REALLY love. It was my first good card with my watercolor crayons. It's made with a discontinue set called Angler.

Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Boardering Blue, Whisper White - paper; Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Boardering Blue - ink; Angler - stamp set; watercolor crayons, blender pen, vintage brad - accessories;

Monday, February 18, 2008


One of my co-workers asked for some thank you cards. Here's one of them. I think it's cool. Different than what I usually make, but I like it. I feel so guilty when I have a stamp that I don't use much. This Fleur-de-lis was in an old hostess set, Timeworn Trim. I think I've only used it once or twice before. Love it with the Le Jardin DSP!

On this card I used Textured Bashful Blue for the card base, gold metallic & Very Vanilla paper of the matting & Le Jardin DSP. The lighter blue DSP in the background was distressed by inking the edges with Bashful Blue. As usual, since I don't have the ticket corner punch, I used the 1/2" circle punch for the corners. I decided to only add the brad on the inside tickets because I think it makes the center portion stand out more. The scalloped circle was punched from gold metallic paper & the center circle was made with two different stamps. In the Timeworn Trim set is a scrolly square which I stamped in Bashful Blue. Next I heat embossed the Fleur-de-lis in gold over top and punched it out with the 1 3/8" circle punch. Finished off the card by embossing the "Thanks" in gold and adding some blue taffeta ribbon.

Quite a French, formal looking card, don't you think? After looking up how to spell Fleur-de-lis I had to read all about where the symbol came from, etc. It was interesting stuff. Apparently there's some contraversory over which flower it was actually derived from, an iris or a lily. Who knew?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Baby Food Jar

When my boys were on baby food, it seemed such a crime to throw away all those jars! I eventually started recycling them, but I saved one box for "I could make something with that!" This is one such "something". As I've mentioned before, I'm crazy about Rub Ons. When the new catalogue came out, I loved all the glass objects decorated with rub ons, so I had to make one of my own. For this project the green twill on the lid was stitched and gathered. I also discovered that it's possible to color white rub ons with the Stampin' Up! markers.

Here's a close up of the coloring:


Bali Breeze DSP, Whisper White, Rose Red - paper; Old Olive, Rose Red - ink; Circle of Friendship, Baroque Motifs, All Holiday - stamp sets; Eastern Elegance Rub Ons, Old Olive marker, Rose Red marker, Jersey Ribbon Originals, Lg tag punch, Sm tag punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, sticky strip, white crochet cotton - accessories;

The finishing touch was the turquoise candy. I hunted through the bulk candy @ the grocery store to find the perfect color of candy... Stamping can even effect your grocery shopping :)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Clipboard & SAB flowers

I made this clipboard in January for my Open House. I've had the clipboard sitting there for months. I love how it turned out! This is also one of my favorite photos of my sons. They're sitting on a low bookshelf looking out the window :) It took quite a while to cut a pattern to go around the clip. I saved my pattern, so if anyone's interested, I can post it.

Le Jardin DSP, Very Vanilla, River Rock - paper; Always Artichoke (craft), River Rock, Bashful Blue - ink; Everyday Flexible Phrases, Define your Life, Well-Worn Alphabet, En Francais - stamp sets; tab punch, corner rounder, Ice Square Rhinestone brads, On Board Lots of Letters, On Board 4 1/2" x 9" clipboard, Beachfront & Theater Ribbon Originals, blue gingham ribbon, Blue Taffeta ribbon, sanding block, liquid glue - accessories;

This card is for my sister-in-law. I CASE'd it from I so adore Rub Ons! This card was SOOOO easy to make! Just stamp, punch & rub. All done!


Rose Red textured, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White - paper; Rose Red, So Saffron, Bashful Blue - ink; So Many Scallops - stamp set; clear buttons, linen thread, blue taffeta ribbon, scallop punch, Love & Happiness SAB Rub Ons - accessories;

TFL! (Thanks for looking!)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Sour Cream Container

Good morning again :) We had a big scrapbooking fundraiser here last week-end. It's called Scrap for Heart. The proceeds go to the Heart & Stroke foundation. It was a blast!! Twelve hours of non-stop scrapping! One my projects during Scrap for Heart was Sour Cream Containers. The instructions were posted on splitcoast a couple weeks ago.
I thought they'd make great hostess thank you gifts, filled with Hershey's Hugs. I also really wanted to use my new stuff :D I'm not sure why they're called Sour Cream containers, but I'm assuming somewhere they sell sour cream in baggies like these. They're super easy to make! New stuff used to make this was my Berry Bliss DSP, my So Many Scallops SAB (Sale-a-bration) set & my Lots of Thoughts SAB set. The colour combo for Berry Bliss just makes me hungry for chocolate covered strawberries! I used the winter/snowflake stamp from So Many Scallops and the Lots of Thoughts for the "Thank you".


Berry Bliss DSP, Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomagrante, Pretty in Pink - paper; Close to Cocoa - ink; So Many Scallops, Lots of Thoughts - stamp set; Theater Ribbon Originals, Scallop punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1/16" punch, white crochet cotton, crimper, sticky strips - accessories;

Mmmm... chocolate ;)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

More of the Same?

IF THIS IS YOU MOM, DON'T LOOK! This is the Valentine's card that I made for my dad to give to my mom :) They're on a cruise, so I'm hoping she won't be looking here!
I posted the ribbon a while ago with my other rub-on cards. The colour combo and the flower idea on yesterday's post was used on this card originally. Really like how this one turned out too.
Almost Amythst textured, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White - paper; Almost Amythst - ink; Big Deal Alphabet - stamp set; Eastern Elegance Rub Ons, 5/8" Real Red grograin ribbon, Three for you Flower punch, corner rounder, silver brads - accessories;
Think I'm going to have to start thinking about blog candy. I'll keep you posted :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Valentine Make & Takes

I have a Valentine themed workshop this week-end. Here are the make & takes for it.

The flower idea on the card came from the new Occations Mini Catalogue. I thought it was really neat. I downloaded Qbee's pattern for the little peek-a-boo box. It's filled with cinnamon hearts.

Card Ingredients:

Almost Amythst, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Almost Amythst Prints DSP, Whisper White - paper; Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White - ink; All Through the Year, Define Your Life - stamp sets; corner rounder, Three for You punch, white embossing powder - accessories;

Peek-a-boo box:
I downloaded the pattern for these boxes from a splitcoast link & then printed them on the red cardstock. I think I'm going to try to make a pattern for my Sillouette, so it can cut the rest out for me :)


Real Red, Almost Amythst, Whisper White, transparency - paper; Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amythst, Basic Black - ink; For a Friend, All Through the Year - stamp sets; White rickrack, Scallop punch, 1/16" punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 3/8" square punch, cinnamon hearts, Stampin' dimensionals, blender pen - accessories;

Hope everyone will like them!