Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Elfin' Magic

Here is another 3D item I made for Karen. This one was also fun. I bought a package of these snowmen and snowflakes and then made a topper for it.
Just cut your card stock to fit the item. Stamp with White Craft Ink the snowflakes. And whatever verse you want on it.
The elf now he was fun to make. I used a 1 1/4" Circle Punch for his face and used Flesh card stock. 1/4" Circle punch for his eyes you need two of these done in black, and then take the white gel pen and give some character to his eyes. His nose is also done with the 1/4" circle punch and I took some pink chalk and chalked his nose to add dimension and also chalked his cheeks. Drew on a smile for his mouth. His ears are done with a flower punch just cut two petals for his ears one for each side of his head of course. His hat is a 1 1/2" punch cut on the diagonal and the word punch is put on the bottom of that and attached to the top of his head. 1/2" punch for his pom pom on his cap. Then use two way glue pen on his rim of his cap and his pom pom add glitter and he is done. Very easy to make and they are so cute. Give one a try for yourself, they make cute toppers.
Hope you enjoyed the project.
Angel hugs

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Reindeer Card Holder

I know it has been a while since I posted. I had to put my Mom in the hospital again with dehydration and pneumonia and blood counts out of site. 2 days ago she had blood transfusions cause her hemoglobin was to low. She seems to be doing better so that is a good sign. She has had many test and most have come back good no cancer so that was a joy to hear. Waiting for results on a few more test yet.
Ok so on with the project. I have had these done for about a week now but didn't post them cause I wanted my Stocking Swap Partner to have to guess who I was. Must not of been real hard cause she guessed me right away. LOL We was to make 3-3D items and 3 cards and then add things from her wish list she had. Karen was easy as she loves embellishments so I got her a bunch of embellishments. And she collects Barbie Dolls so I got her a Barbie Doll for her collection. Her brother used to get her one every year for Christmas but sadly he had passed away, so I figured I would help out her brother this year and get her a Barbie.
Today's project is a Card Holder and it holds our A2 sized cards ( 4 1/4 x 5 1/2). And they are so easy to do. I think you could fit a good 8 to 10 cards with envelopes in this little box. Make a nice gift for anyone.
Supplies used for the box:
Pale Plum for main box
Acetate for lid
Snowfall Stamp set
Staz-on White Ink Pad
Red Liner Tape
Here is Tracy's Video Tutorial on the Box. She gives you all the measurements and shows you how to make it in this video.
Now I added instead of the ribbon and band a Punched Reindeer. For him you will need the following:
Wide Oval Punch
Large and Small Oval Punch
Small Swirl Punch
Word Punch
1/2" Circle Punch for Nose
Close to Cocoa and Craft Card Stock
Black and White Card Stock
White Gel Pen
Black Marker
Scrap of designer paper for the Music Book he is holding.
Antlers are done in the craft card stock, you need 4 small swirls.
Head is done with the wide oval punch done in close to cocoa. The mouth is done in black with the small oval punch. Glue on and add a black line that will go up to his nose.
Nose is a 1/2" round punch and add a little mark on his nose with the white gel pen. Attach to head. Attach Antlers to head.
Body is done with the large oval punch in close to cocoa and the small oval punch with the white for his belly. Attach to head.
Punch 2 word punches in close to cocoa for his arms and add to reindeer body, fold over for his hooves.
Make a Music Book for this I just winged it as I had no pattern. Put a pop dot under the book and attach the hooves to the book.
The bottom part is a scrap piece of Pale Plum and the work Fa La La is a sizzix die. Punch out word and glue to the scrap piece of Pale Plum. Get some good adhesive for holding glitter and add to the the saying. Attach to the bottom of the reindeer.
Tie a ribbon around his neck for a bow tie.
Glue Reindeer to box using glue dots.
Such an easy and fun project to do. I will be making more of these.
Angel hugs

Friday, December 12, 2008

Kreativ Blog Award

I am so excited, look what I got from my great friend Danita at Danita's Daily Dish! I just love her artwork, its all BEAUTIFUL! OK, the deal is that I have to nominate 5 others and pass it on to them.The *official rules* 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 your nominees.

Thanks so much Danita your awesome!

My 5 picks would be:

2. Mel

4. Wanda

A Ton of Blog Candy at Paper Monkey

Boy I would so love to win this! She has around $200.00 worth of goodies she is giving away. Go and check it out and while you are there make sure and see her artwork. Wow! Here is Suzy's Blog with all this good candy. Wouldn't that just be the presents of presents under the tree this year?
Angel hugs

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Dirt on Stamp Cleaners

Oh my gosh you all have to check this out. Think I might start making this stuff myself and save a little green for more stamps! Linda Heller at Where the Rubber Hits the Road Blog has a video on stamp cleaners. She took the recipes that everyone has and compared them against SU Mist Cleaner and the Stazon Cleaner. I love her blog as she test all kinds of things for our stamping additions and you know if it is myth or for real. If you get time check it out, you won't be disappointed and will learn all kinds of things on her blog. She has tested many things and has video's I believe on all of the things she tested so you get the inside scoop.
Hope you all find this helpful.
I promise I will be sharing soon some more projects.
Angel hugs

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Pine cone Penguins, Cardinal and Mouse

I was doing a little blog surfing tonight and run across this cute Pine cone Penguin. These are on the Martha Stewart website. I have tons of Pine cones in my yard. Not sure how nice since the snow has hit them but going to find out tomorrow and see. If not then this will make a good project for next year. These are so cute, I just had to share with you all. They also have a Christmas Pine cone Cardinal which is also adorable and a Pine cone Mouse. Any and all of these would be so cute on a Christmas Tree or scattered around some candles as a center piece. The photo's are small so I will not show them here so click on the links and check them out.
Tomorrow I should have another homemade project for you.
Angel hugs

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Blog Candy at Maria's Blog

Maria has some fantastic blog candy she is giving away celebrating her 2nd year of blogging. Run on over and check it out you won't be disappointed. Click here to go to Maria's blog, follow her directions and maybe you or I will be a winner.
Angel hugs

Monday, December 1, 2008

Patty Penguin

I have been so busy with Mom and back and forth to the clinic and hospital with her. She is out again and doing ok. Dehydrated and her kidney levels was way down. Then with Thanksgiving I got a little behind again.
We got snow on Thursday morning and this time it stayed. Been real cold here so have been trying to stay in as much as possible with this fibro.
I love working with punches. This little penguin turned out so cute. I put him on a mini notebook. I also used the Snowflake embossing folder with Bashful Blue and put that as my background cover and inside cover. I just used black card stock for the binding.
For punches I used the following:
Word Punch (Real Red)
1/2" circle punch (Real Red)
1 1/4" circle punch (head done in basic black)
13/8" circle punch ( hat done in whisper white)
Wide Oval Punch (basic black for body)
Large Oval Punch (whisper white for belly)
Small Oval Punch (basic black for his arms)
1/4" circle punch (eyes) Now I have two 1/4" punches one is larger than the other so did the smaller one in basic black for his eyeballs.
Beak and feet are done with the punch that has 3 flowers on it.
I also used the 2 way glue pen to glue him together.
You can find a tutorial video here. Heather tells you all the punches you need before she gets started on showing you how to make the penguin. So cute!
Hope you enjoy.
Angel hugs

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Glittered Candle Holders

These are so pretty and would be so easy to make. Instead of putting clip art behind the glass to do, stamp an image and put it behind the glass and follow the directions. These would make such a nice gift.
Directions for making this project and supplies are here. I have to get me some taller candle holders and some glue with a small tip on it and I am making these.
Angel hugs

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More Blog Candy on Scrap-Creations

OMGoodness you have to check out this blog her work is awesome! Plus she has blog candy she is giving away. And again what wonderful blog candy. Go here to see Kristen"s creations and her blog candy.
Angel hugs

Blog Candy at Sweet 'N Sassy's Blog

Wow, and some blog candy this is. You have a chance to win ...............Get this 6 stamp sets! Wowser hows that for blog candy? So if you want a chance to win go over to the Sweet 'N Sassy Blog for your chance to win and follow the rules. I've got my chance in now it's your turn.
Don't forget to wish them a Happy Anniversary too!
Angel hugs

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gobble Gobble

I found this cute card on two blogs one is Karen Gibson's and one is on Dawn's Blog. They are so cute. Well it hit me I needed to make some Thanksgiving cards for my parents and my 3 aunt and 1 uncle that is still with us. So far I have two made and three to go. They are so fun and easy to make. I used smaller eyes on mine. I think they will get a kick out of them.
So if you go to Dawn's blog she has a video tutorial on a snowman and you make the turkey card the say way except of course you add the waddle and the beak.
Hope you enjoy today's project.
Angel hugs

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CBC#42 - Candy Cane Mouse Package Tag

Chrissy has another challenge this week. This one is using tags, I chose to make a 3D tag for mine. I will just write the name of the person on the back of the mouse and tie a ribbon to the candy cane or put a little bow between his/her ears. These are so fun and easy to make. And will make such a cute tag for your Christmas gifts.
You can find the template on Dawn's Blog here. Scroll down some and you will see a PDF file to download for the template. Then if you go over to her studio you can see a video on how to put him together. Super easy, super fast and super cute! Now mine is done in creamy caramel but you can do him/her in many different colors. Just have fun with your little mouse. These also would be really cute hanging on the Christmas Tree. Heck go wild and hang them from the curtain rods or around your lamp shades.
Don't forget if your making a tag for the challenge to go to Chrissy's blog and add to the comments for a prize giveaway. And if upload to SCS be sure to add CBC42 and on your blog link back to Chrissy's blog. Also remember if you mention her blog candy on your blog you can leave a comment and have a chance for some blog candy.
Be sure and check out the other girls on the DT on what they come up with this week. You can find those links on my side bar listed under Belli Challenge Design Team on the right hand side of my blog.
Angel hugs

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blog Candy 50,000 Hits and her Blogaversary!

Chris is Celebrating this week as she hit over 50,000 hits on her blog and it is her 1year Blogaversary. To Celebrate she is giving away blog candy, go check it out she has such great creations on her blog.
Angel hugs

Sharpen your punches with Pop Cans

HI everyone I am back. Sorry I have been gone so long been having some major problems with my Fibromyalgia and my osteo-arthritis and was unable to do any crafting at all let alone house work and such. On some new medication now that is starting to help, so hopefully I can get back into the swing on things again.
I will have a few things I hope to share today but today I run across this blog on sharping our punches with a pop can. She has a video on it and I am so glad she did video so we can see how this works but boy did it make a difference on her punches. I need to do this to sharpen mine as I have got some newer ones that don't punch real well and hoping this will do the trick. So check it out and watch the video maybe it will help your punches too!
Until later Angel hugs

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween Ideas

I am so behind on everything. Took Mom to the doctor again and they think her coughing is from one of her medications so we are stopping that one and changing to something else. See if that works, if not she will have to go back in 2 weeks. So I haven't had the time to do much stamping.
Anyway I was scanning the net last night when I couldn't sleep and here is what I found. Hope you can use an idea or two for Halloween.
Glitter Silhouettes:

Witch Ornaments:

Coffin Treat Box:

Glitter Hurricanes:

Skull Treat Box:

Clothespin Bats:
Hope you enjoy and can do something with these video's. I would really like to try some of these when I get some free time to create.
Angel hugs

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Blogaversary Winner

Ok now what you all have been waiting for and that is the winner of the blog candy. I had 26 sign for the blog candy most I have ever had. Thanks everyone for keeping up with my blog and playing along, I really enjoyed all your stories. It was so fun to read each one of them. I love bringing back memories especially the good ones. And you all had some good stories thanks for sharing them with us. If you happen to have time, go and read them.
Ok on to the winner.
Shelly is our winner for the blog candy. Shelly I will email you for your address beings you left me your email addy. Thanks makes it so much easier to get in touch with you. Here is what Shelly had to say:
Happy Blog-aversary! My absolute favorite Halloween memory is when I was about 6 or 7 years old. My parents weren't together, and now as an adult, I know that there were money issues-- but you wouldn't have been able to convince me! We had a neighborhood Halloween Party-- everyone brought an apple as an entry fee -- we had a bobbing apples contest -- all costumes had to be homemade and made from scratch -- we weren't allowed to use a cousin's costume, or a sibling's. I remember going as a 'die' -- a single 6-sided die! Hey, cardboard boxes were easy to come by -- talked a neighbor out of some white paint, and cut the black dots out of construction paper! We had a Halloween parade around the neighborhood! Thanks for reminding me to enjoy the fun part of the Halloween holiday, Debby-- Shelly ~ waving from a chilly SD
Congrats Shelly hope you enjoy your prizes.
Angel hugs

Baby Food Jar Candle Holders

These are so cute! I found them while surfing this morning. You can get full directions here. For all you new mom's out there you can use up those baby jars on something really cute.
Enjoy, I have been sick with my fibromyalgia and didn't get to do the drawing for the blog candy last night. Once Travis comes in we will do that and I will announce a winner.
Angel hugs

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Don't forget the blog candy

I have my son draw a name on Sat. the 18th. You will need to post on the first blog candy post here. Only a few days left.
Angel hugs

CBC38 Belli Challenge Snowmen

Today on Chrissy's blog she is having another belli challenge. This one is using clips, paper clips, clips from the hardware kit that SU sells, binder clips anything you use to clip things together.
I found some swirl clips and used one of them to hold my ribbon on the card. Ribbon don't show to well in the scan but it has a small snowman face and says Snowballs on it.
I used the following supplies:
Snowman stamp set SU
Basic Black & Whisper White card stock
Snowflake Designer paper also SU (retired)
Swirl Clip
Snowman Ribbon
Black and Pumpkin Pie Ink
1" Circle Punch
1 1/4 and 1 3/8" Square punches
This card is cut at 8x9 and folded in half to for a 4x9 card and fits in a business sized envelope. The rest of the card pretty much explains itself.
Check out the other cards done with clips from the Belli Challenge Team
Hope you enjoy today's project.
Angel hugs

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Extreme Fall Beauty In Minnesota

I love this time of year all the beautiful leaves and the crunch when you walk through them. The clean fresh air it brings. I think the fall of the year is the most beautiful time. Normally it is not quite this chilly yet, but it has been a strange year for weather. I remember when we was little and we would rake up all the pretty leaves into big piles then get on the swing set and swing as high as we could and then jump into the leaf pile. So much fun.
Our yard is full of Pine Tree's so I really don't get this beauty. But at my parents house is another story they have beautiful birch, maple and all kinds of beautiful trees.
The top photo is by some friends house. A place where we thought of building at one time in our imagination. LOL At the end of this road is a beautiful circle type drive and it is all trees like this.
Next is a picture of a Maple tree in my parents yard. Isn't this just beautiful? And the next one is also in their yard.Lastly is one not far from us it is a bush. That bright crimson is so pretty. Hope you enjoyed the little tour of our trees in Central Minnesota.
Angel hugs

Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's time for some Blogaversary Candy

Wow, hard to believe it has been a full year on Blogspot. I enjoy blogging for you all, and appreciate you all taking the time to stop by and check out what I have been working on plus my ups and downs of illnesses in my family along the way.
So without further ado here is what is up for grabs.

20 6x6 sheets of designer paper (10 different designs so you are getting 2 of each)
Karen Foster Jumbo Eyelets 40 pieces in Wild Berry
Karen Foster Chipboard Book Kit also in Wild Berry (Kit contains 2 Chipboard covers, 8 card stock pages and 2 rings all already punched and ready for use)

Now to win the prize package you need to leave me a message on this post telling me about your favorite Halloween. I'll start and give you an idea.
When my brother and I was little our older sisters (9 and 10 years older than us) put on a spook house for us and the neighborhood. Some of the older neighborhood kids helped. We had a blast going through our dark basement all decked out. Now our basement you could get in two ways one being from outside so Mom and Dad wasn't stuck with a hundred kids in and out of the house. The cellar was the dungeon an had all kinds of creepy things in there, they had fake cobwebs hanging down so you run into them trying to get out. And like all damp basements and cellers real spiders. They did bowls of things you had to stick your hand into and figure out what it was. They had brains, intestines, eyeballs, all kinds of gross things. Which by the way was all made using things from our cupboards in the kitchen. Think Mom and Dad might of went broke that year. They had Halloween music playing, creepy things all over and the older neighbor kids would pop out of no where and scare the snot out of ya. They was all dressed up in costumes too. Outside we did bobbing for apples and things like that. Needless to say our yard and basement was packed but we sure had fun and is something I will always remember.
So tell me about your favorite Halloween and I will put all your names into a hat and have my little spook pull out a name. Travis was born two days before Halloween so we sometimes call him our little spook, he will be 13 this year. Wow time flies!! Make sure and read the other comments to and bring back fun memories.
I will have Travis draw a name out next weekend on the 18th and post who the winner is. Please add a name and email addy to your post so I can get in touch with you for your prize.
So on with the stories!
Angel hugs

Saturday, October 11, 2008

An Award

I got an award from Ceil yesterday and want to thank her for nominating me for this award. She gave it to me for my Blogaversary which happens to be tomorrow! WooHoo one full year of blogging. So thanks Ceil for the honor. Ceil and I are both on the Belli Challenge Team.
So I went and looked it up and I am suppose to award this to 7 other blogs that catch my eye. Gosh this is going to be hard as I know this award has been around for a bit but, I am going to try and award ones that hasn't gotten it as of yet.
Here are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated
So here is who I am nominating. If you have gotten this award already pass it along again to someone you know don't have it yet.
1. Rochelle Love the projects she comes up with. In Fact check out her blog today for a candy jar. how cute is that.
2. Jennifer, she is very creative, be sure and check out her blog also.
3. Shelly, who is also in the Belli Challenge Team, love her work too.
4. Kimber, hopefully to give her inspirations to catch up on her blog.
5. Karen, has been a long time friend of mine. Check out her blog she always is so creative.
6. Quilt Nut Creations, you have to check out the awesome quilts on this one. Plus she has a yummy recipe to try out.
7 Kim, check out her blog she does such wonderful work.
Angel hugs

Friday, October 10, 2008

Two more days until my Blog Anniversary

Wow, hard to believe it has been a year already since I started this blog. Originally I started on Yahoo and moved over to here. Gosh the time sure has went by fast. So for all of you helping me get this far and the encouragement to keep me going I am going to be doing some blog candy. Be watching and see what yummies I have to give away!
Angel hugs

Hershey Kisses Treat Box

I seen a link to a blog today with this project on it and the original designer of this box is from Becky Fisher. Sorry don't have a blog addy so if anyone knows it please share her blog with me.

I thought this was a neat project, it holds 5 Hershey Kisses. Would be great for a teacher, Halloween treat or for your sweetheart, the sky is the limit on this one.

I will include the pattern here and you just pretty much follow the diagram shown. Pretty simple to do and they turn out so cute. Thinking of doing some of these for Trick or Treaters, we don't get many Tricksters here to Treat! So wouldn't take much to make a few up.

Hope you enjoy today's project. And Thank You to Becky for the great pattern. Sorry now that I am uploading the pictures they are kind of blurry. I hope you get the idea of them though.

Angel hugs

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Punch Sample Swap Anyone?

I only got 3 possible 4 to sign for the swap which is not enough. So I will be canceling the swap. Sorry girls we will try for another time.
Angel hugs

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Origami Shirt Tutorial

Boy, I lost track of time this week. Where does the time go? I found this neat tutorial on making Origami Shirts and with a note inside. You can find the tutorial here. I love the step by step directions she shows as I have tried several times to go by a diagram before and it just don't turn out for me. So this is awesome! this week has a different tutorial on a bunch of different things this whole week so check it out.
Mom got her scooter today so she is in 7th heaven, I know this is going to help a lot getting around for her. She is still using her walker and us walking with our arms around her waist in case she starts to fall but when she is really weak she can get around on this now. Won't have to worry about her falling. I think they said it can go up to 10 mph. Really pretty red one, with a basket on the front.
Angel hugs

Saturday, October 4, 2008

WCMD Blog Candy with Korin

Today is World Card Making Day and to celebrate Korin is having some blog candy. Follow the rules on her blog for a chance to win some awesome candy. Here is some of what she will be giving. Be sure to click on Korin's name above to go to her blog Inky Doddle and try for your chance to win.
Angel hugs

Friday, October 3, 2008

Punch Sample Swap Anyone?

Would anyone want to do a punch swap of any of the SU Punches? I have some of the punches but not all and would like to get at least samples of each of them. We would do a swap of say 5 or 10 per person and limit it to a group of 5. You would send me 5 to 10 pieces in various colors or white. I would swap them out and you would get different ones in return. If there is enough interest I will get it going.
Email me if interested at and if I get enough interested I will post the rules and the different punches.
Angel hugs

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall Leaves Triangle Box CBC36

Finally got a chance to create and I did this project for Chrissy's Belli Challenge. This week was to use Leaves. And this project sure has that. Love how it turned out. I love the fall of the year anyway and this just adds to that for me. Today with my parents after Mom's doctor's appointment we drove around and looked at the beautiful leaves so this project was really inspired by that and by Julie over at Paper Pleasing Ideas, this is also where you can find the pattern for this box gift bag. I thought it was such a neat idea and when I found this paper I knew I was going to do Chrissy's challenge in this so Thanks goes out to Julie for the awesome template for the Triangle Box and to Chris for the Leaves Challenge.
What fun these boxes are to make and the shape is just out of the box! I love templates that are out of the norm and this is one of them. What a neat idea.
As for what I used in this project, I used SU Choc. Chip, Really Rust and Whisper White card stock. Stamped my image on the Whisper White and colored in with Gamsol and colored pencils. With a paper piercer I pierced around the scallops of the Choc. Chip and Really Rust Scalloped Circles. Cut out the image (Just for Fun Stamp Set) and put pop dots on the back of this piece and the Really Rust Piece. Mounted this to the Choc. Chip. The Just for Fun Stamp Set is retired so if you want that you need to check with your demo and maybe she can find it for you.
The box part I used two designer papers that was Non SU. Glued them back to back so I had double sided paper and it was more stable this way. The inside designer sheet is trees with fall leaves on them also but in much smaller detail. So they matched up pretty well. Got the template from Julie and went to work. Just follow her directions and you have it. For the scalloped top of my box I used a corner rounder and scalloped my edges that was as I don't have the long scalloped edge punch as of yet. It's on my wish list! Then with an 1/8 circle punch I punched in each scallop to keep the details on the scallops the same. Lastly I added SU Satin Choc. Chip Ribbon around the lower half of the box and then added my scalloped image piece to this and it was done. Very simple and I just love the shape.
I hope many of you try this with the leaves for Chrissy's challenge and the template of Julie's. You will love the outcome. Please share with Chris and Julie how yours turns out. Chrissy's challenge is a weekly thing she does each week and I have been missing all the fun. Remember when you make the Leaves Challenge to put CBC36 on it if you upload to Split Coast Stampers and let Chris know on her blog you did. You can also do the same and upload to your blog if you like.
Hope you enjoyed today's project, I know I sure did.
Angel hugs
Forgot to tell you how Mom turned out today. She has some fluid on the lungs so they gave her water pills to help rid that. She needs to do more exercises with her legs, which I am to help her do. That will help to build the strength up in her legs so she can walk better and hopefully without falling. We talked with them about the scooter to and that should be on the way. Lack of communication on that one or she would of had it by now he said. So things are looking up for Mom too. Thank you all for the well wishes for Mom.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Child of God

Hi everyone I am back for a bit here. It it going to be a while before my Mom is better, they said 8 months to a year for her to get back to normal from the stroke and mini strokes she had. I take her in again tomorrow to the doctor to see what they can do for her cough. So I will be here and there so stick with me, I will try and keep this updated better this month.
I used the stamp set Child of God which was created by my friend Chris Dickinson you can purchase this stamp set on Sweet an Sassy Stamps. I just love this set it can be used for so many things for children.
Going to try and get some stamping done today.
Thanks for stopping by and sticking with me.
Angel hugs

Friday, September 19, 2008

My Version of Frankie

Everyone seems to be making this card or something with this pattern like bags, boxes, notebooks you name it they are making it. Such cute idea's out there. I will be doing more with him to just need to get the time. Frankie, is so easy to make and with limited supplies you can make him too. Halloween is not that far away so I will be doing some Halloween projects and sharing them as time permits.
I have been taking care of my Mom who had a stroke as many of you know. My time in stamping and creating has been very limited. What little time I have had I have been trying to spend with my family instead of stamping. Today I got a chance to create Frankie so wanted to share him with you.
Supplies needed:
Certainly Celery Card stock
Basic Black, Whisper White Card stock
White Gel Pen
Black Marker
Tab Punch
1 inch, 1/2 inch circle punch
Pop dots

Basic card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in Certainly Celery.
With Certainly Celery and 1 inch punch you need one circle, cut in half for eyelids.
With 1 inch punch cut out 2 white circles. Eyes
With 1/2 inch punch cut out 2 black circles. Eyes
With Certainly Celery punch out a nose piece. This will be cut in half.
Sponge around eyelids and nose.
Add pot dots to back of eyelids.
Add nose to card stock kind of centering. Add the white eyes above and then the black circles. Then add little comma's with a white gel pen. Pull tab off of pop dots on back of eyelids and attach as shown in the sample.
Cut hair as you desire, adhere to top of card.
With black marker make scars in places you like. Then add the mouth, can be any kind of mouth. Add stitching to scars and mouth and he is complete.
Option: Some have added a arrow or make a card stock screw for his neck. I omitted that.
He is so easy to make and is such a cute card. I am thinking of making him into a coaster also.
Get started on your Halloween cards and have them ready.
Angel hugs

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Blog Candy Alert

Chrissy is having blog candy celebrating 40,000 hits on her blog. You won't want to miss out on this candy as it is a set that Chrissy created herself! You can also buy her stamp set at Sweet and Sassy. Go check it out and follow her rules for her blog candy to enter. This is Chirssy's second set she has done. Congrats Chirssy on the awesome set. I have her first set already.
Angel hugs

Oliver Owl CBC34

Chrissy over at Creating with Chrissy is having another Belli Challenge. Be Square, and this is what I came up with. I also did some punching with my SU punches for the owl. Hope you enjoy. He scanned a little crocked as my scanner was having an attitude problem and it took me 3 hours to get him scanned. So this is as good as it gets until I can figure out what is wrong with my scanner.
Oliver was so much fun to make. I will be making more of him. In the mean time here is the supplies needed and directions:
Choc. Chip card stock cut at 4 1/2 x 9 fold in half to get a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch card base.
Choc. Chip card stock cut at 2 x 2, you will need 4 of these
Creamy Caramel cut at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
Designer Paper cut at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 layer on top of the 2 x 2 choc chip pieces. Layer these on top of the Creamy Caramel and then on to you choc chip basic card. Those are my square pieces for the challenge.
For Oliver you will need:
Scallop Circle Punch for his wings done in Choc. Chip
1/2 inch Circle Punch for his eyes done in Creamy Caramel
1 3/8 inch Circle Punch done with Creamy Caramel
Tab punch, punched out of Choc. Chip
Spring Flower Punch done with Pumpkin Pie
2 Rhinestone brads
Mono adhesive
Once all your pieces are cut out for this just follow Oliver Owl for placement. On the Scalloped Circle I cut in half and then kind of rounded out the wings for the inner part of his wings. His feet punch out one flower in the Pumpkin Pie and cut flower into 1/3rds for his feet, see card for how this was done and then cut a piece off for his beak. Adhere him all together and use pop dots to attach him to the center of the card.
Check out the other Challenges here:
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Faux Seaglass

Pretty soon I will be back to stamping and creating myself again. Mom is slowly getting better from the stroke and mini strokes she had about 3 weeks ago. Today I took her for a hearing test and next week she will get a hearing aide. That should be a big improvement for her on hearing again. She has a lot of nerve damage in her ears and one ear they can not help her hear out of anymore from all the nerve damage in it. So hopefully with the hearing aide on her better ear she will be able to hear clear enough soon.
I was blog hopping and seen these Faux Seaglass bracelets and thought what an awesome idea! So I asked Patty if I could share them with you and she said yes. She does however no longer offer the kit or anything, but has some fantastic directions for making them. I just love this idea as finding faux glass in my area is next to impossible without the Internet. Well to me nothing beats homemade so check out Patty's Stamping Spot for step by step tutorial on making your own Faux Glass. And thank you Patty for letting me share this with my readers.
I love how she tells us how to use a stamp to get them textured and designed also. How cool is that? I will definitely be making some of these soon. Now where did I put that Shrink Plastic? She colored them by using our ink refills and our Crystal Effects. Talk about beautiful. Anyone would be happy to have this on their wrist.
Hope you enjoy today's idea and make sure and check out Patty's blog for the tutorial and what else she has done. She does have some wonderful talent.
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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Punched Angels

These have got to be the cutest angels I have seen. Jen over at Crazy Stamper Girl did these with the SU punches, she has a tutorial on her blog, check it out and make some for your own. She has many other wonderful artwork on her blog also, browse around while there. I am going to be making some of these soon when things settle down around here. I just love them and am a collector of angels so these really stood out to me when I seen them.
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Sizzix Big Shot Video Tutorial

You have to check this out if you own or planning on getting the Sizzix Big Shot. This video tutorial will tell you everything you need to know about this wonderful product now available through Stampin' Up! Not only does this wonderful die cut machine cut Stampin' Up! exclusive dies it also fits all others on the market and more, like the clear cuts, embossing folders ect.....
Hope you enjoy this tutorial on the Scrap Time Blog.
Also Gracie and Fred's Grandma, the card with the Rose on it for the Anniversary card I did. The stamp is called Stipple Rose and it is an old SU stamp, retired some time ago. You can however look it up on Ebay and purchase one I have seen them sold there. Otherwise email me.
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Friday, September 5, 2008

Coffin Gift Boxes

I have been so busy with my Mom being in the hospital from a Stroke and now home. I have been doing her medications and helping get things done. Tomorrow I will go over and clean the house and my cousin is going to be putting in some hand rails along the wall for her to hang on to on the way to the bathroom. So needless to say I have not been posting as I haven't had time to stamp or create. But I did find this neat site for making Coffin Gift Boxes I wanted to share. I am going to try one of these as soon as time permits. Check out the site and make a few for Halloween Treats and share with me what you do by making a comment to your link or on SCS. On SCS site put in the keyword as Coffin Gift Boxes.
The PDF templates on on this link above plus PDF directions. Have fun.
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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Child of God CBC31

This is a sampling of a stamp set that Chrissy Dickinson drew up for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps to be released for the first time for purchase on September 1st. Go check them out on the 1st of September, she has two sets that will be for sale. This set is so adorable it has a boy and girl praying and a bunch of sayings. She also has another one coming out that is all Fall leaves and sayings. You can see that one on her blog today.
So the challenge this week was to add some baubles and bling. Be sure when you do Chrissy's challenge that you post on her blog for CBC31 and add that to your challenge piece either on your blog or SCS. You will be entered in a drawing for a prize from Chrissy.
Ok onto the card I made for this challenge. I used the little boy image for this one. And for my baubles and bling I used star bradlets. I also added some stitching with a white gel pen. Card stock is Bashful Blue and the designer paper is just some I picked up along the way, don't even remember where I got it from. Loved the look of it and it seemed to go with this so well. The little boy is colored in with gamsol and colored pencils. The designer paper is cut at 3 1/2 inch square and cut on the diagonal. Then off set on the sides of the card. This did not scan real well but you get the idea anyway.
Hope you all have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.
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Friday, August 29, 2008

Anniversary Roses

What a beautiful day today, the sun is shinning and it isn't to hot. I haven't been on to post. As many of you that comes to my blog know that my brother broke his neck. Well it didn't stop there my Mom had a stroke 9 days ago so I have been very busy with all this with my brother and now Mom. She is still in the hospital and will be until at least Monday.
A friend of mine needed a card to send to a old neighbor for their 60th Anniversary. This is the card I came up with. The Rose stamp is retired from SU. I stamped that in black colored in with colored pencils and gamsol. Then I cut out with an exacto knife. Put pop dots on the back to make it look more 3D.
I used Real Red card stock for my card. and for the panel I also used Real Red. With basic black I punches a scalloped edge on it and used a white gel pen to add dots. Layered the black under the real red panel and attached to the card. Then place your deemensional on the card to the left side. Stamp Verse in White Craft Ink.
Pretty easy and turned out so pretty. Hope you enjoyed today's project.
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Friday, August 22, 2008

Purse in a Box

I got this wonderful idea from Andrea on her blog today and had to make one. It is real similar to the one I made a few days ago. Only this one holds approx. 5 regular sized cards and envelopes. Love this idea. You can find the directions for this on Andrea's Blog. I will be making some of these for gift giving. Always nice to have something handy for when you need a quick gift. The one I made here was designed and created by Diana Gibbs originally. Both are so much fun to make and very addicting when you make one you want to make more. Just click on the links highlighted and it will take you to the directions for both of these bags/boxes.
I will not add directions to this one as you can go to the blogs highlighted and get a step by step tutorial. But will give you the supplies I used here.
12x12 designer paper (non SU)
Pixie Pink, Whisper White Card Stock
White and Pink Gel Pens
Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon
Red liner tape
Corner Rounder Punch ( SU Retired ) just take off the guard and it works to make scallops
Tab Punch
1/4 circle punch
Have fun making these as they are so easy and fun to do. I am adding another view here. Thanks for stopping by.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Belli Challenge #30

Chris is having another Belli Challenge on her blog using coasters this week. I love working with these coasters and so do my kids. So if you want some thing your kids can get into with you on your craft this is the one. So many things you can do with coasters. As you can see mine is a note holder for this project today. I stamped some dog images, colored them in with gamsol and colored pencils and cut them out and mounted using pop dots. I added a dog to both sides of the box but left the back plain.
Supplies Needed:
Designer Paper cut 4 pieces @ 2x4
3 Coasters 4x4 cut 2 of them in half so you have 2 @ 2x4
Crystal Effects
White Card Stock
Bow Wow Stamp set, Stamp images on White card stock in Choc. Chip Ink.
Colored Pencils, Color images in with gamsol and colored pencils and set aside.
Pot Dots
exacto knife
cutting mat

Add designer paper to coasters and round off corners.
With Crop-a-dile punch 2 holes on each short side of your coasters. Do this on all 4 coaster pieces.
Measure in 1 1/2" from both sides on the top of one of the pieces. And down about and inch or so. Use exacto knife and cut out. This gives you the place so you can get at your notes easier.
Cut strips of ribbon and tie coasters together to form a box shape. With the 4x4 coaster place in bottom of box shape and use crystal effects to glue it in. Let dry for about 1/2 hour.
Put pop dots on back of dogs and attach as desired on note box. That's it pretty simple huh!
Hope you enjoyed today's project.
Check out the other projects from Chris's Design Team:
I also have other things done with Coasters on my blog you can check them out here.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

School Book Stickers

Want some really cute stickers for your children's books? I found some you can print out on your computer, you use a full sticker sheet and just cut around them. These would be a big hit at school. You can also make your own just stamp on the sticker paper and do some thing similar as these stickers.
Here is the link Martha Stewart. It goes right to the pdf file for downloading this link does. Hope you enjoy.
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hummingbird Designer Bag

These bags are so popular right now I had to try one for myself. And a lot of the girls on one of my yahoogroups was making them so I had to join in. Glad I did they are a lot of fun to make. Think I will be making more of these for Birthday bags and for Christmas giving.
The hummingbird is a rub-on that my friend picked me up from Michael's. Love them and they are all glittery. So pretty, I thought it would work great with the sky designer paper I got a while ago at Joanne's Fabric. The rest of the card stock is from SU.
I would like to thank everyone for the prayers for my brother Arnie, they are so much appreciated. Bonnie, you ask what state, it is MN.

Supplies needed:
Brocade Blue, Whisper White Card Stock
Designer Paper
Black and White Gel Pens
Cutter and score blade
Red Liner Double Sided Tape
Pop Dots
Round Punch, Scalloped Round Punch, 1/4 circle punch and Tab Punch
Cut Brocade Blue Card Stock @ 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and score all 4 sides @ 1 inch. Cut in to the score line on cut on two sides to make tabs for folding in. On opposite sides. Add adhesive to tabs and fold in to form a box. This is the bottom of your bag.
Cut designer paper @ 5 1/2 x 11 add adhesive on one short side and one long side. Make sure your paper is going the right way for your design. You put the adhesive on the part you want to be on the inside of the bag.
Peal off liner tape and starting in the middle at the side of your box. You will want the bottom edge of your designer paper to be on the bottom edge of the box. Slowly wrap around and press as you go to secure. You can secure by rubbing your fingers on the inside of the box, it will make your adhesive stick good this way. When you get to the last side of the box, meeting the starting, you will want to take the adhesive off the side piece so you can secure when the pieces come together. Once this is done take you hand inside and press down good to secure the seam.
Cut Brocade Blue @ 1 1/2 x 11 and take your corner rounder or the new scalloped punch and scallop the long edge. Only one side. See sample. Cut a piece of designer paper @ 1 x 11 and add to the piece you just did. Center as good as you can. Now you want to add your dots with your white gel pen. Then add with adhesive to the bottom of your bag. Bottom edge of card stock to bottom edge of bag. Wrap around and adhere together at the end.
Punch out two Brocade Blue Tabs for the top of your bag for closing, Fold in half punch with 1/4 punch in top of folded tabs, add white dots with gel pen. Adhere to top of bag in the center. Add ribbon, through the punched holes.
With Brocade Blue Punch out large Scalloped Circle. Add white dots with gel pen to scallops.
Punch out circle for image, rub on image, used black gel pen and add dots or dashed lines around edge of circle to add depth for the image. I used a hummingbird. Add pop dots to the back of the blue scalloped circle and adhere the white round circle to the front of that and attach to the front of the bag. Here is a different view with a brighter background of my bag.
These make such cute gift bags. You could also add a tag with to and from on the ribbon. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed today's project.
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Friday, August 15, 2008

Injured Brother

Sorry everyone I have not been updating. My brother fell off a ladder and fell 12 feet and landed on his head and shoulder. He broke his neck. He is not paralyzed but broke the 6th and 7th vertebra in his neck. He got very, very lucky. He has been in the hospital since Tuesday and I have been traveling back and forth to the hospital. He is in a town a little over an hour away. Been a very long week for all of us here. They did surgery as he had bone chips pressing against the spinal cord and a nerve pinching them off. Which of course made his arm, neck and shoulder hurt. He also hurt his chest in the fall which is quiet painful. He bruised the bones and the muscles. Since the surgery last night he is doing somewhat better, but it is going to be a long process for him to recover. He was able to get up and walk today a little bit. When he fell he hollered for help but no one heard him. So he crawled around the house up a couple of steps into a porch and they finally heard him and called my sister to come help him. Like I said he was very lucky. We would appreciate it if you all could pray for him. His name is Arnie.
Today I didn't go down to see him, so might doing some stamping tonight if time permits. If I do I will share tomorrow what I get done.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Confetti Flinger Card Directions

As requested here is the directions for this card and what a fun card it is too.

Confetti Flinger Card Directions:

Instructions received from Karen Gibson and Skye DeWeez


8 1/2 x 3 card stock (use sturdy card stock only)

3x3 designer paper (not card stock)


rectangle or 1/8 circle punch

mini glue dots

red liner tape

size 2 rubber band


1. Create card front as desired on 1/4 sheet card.

2. The confetti box will be placed in the center of the inside of the card. Card can open either horizontally or vertically, but if it opens facing the recipient directly, you will get a better surprise effect.

3. Score 8 1/5 x 2 card stock

a. On the long sides in 1/2" from the edge.

b. The short way , at 2", 4", 6" & 8". There will be one 1/2" tab at the end. This tab will be used to close the box.

4. Cut notches at all intersections of the scored lines. The notches are about 1/8 cut in a v shape. The notches will allow the edges to fold in and lay flat. Do not cut past the 1/2" score lines, just cut up to t hem.

5. Fold in the 1/2" scores and adhere. Use red line sticky tape.

6. Punch using the rectangle punch or the circle punch at 2" & 6" score lines (1st and 3rd scores ) ONLY, only half punch not full punch.

7. Fold in to create a box. Use the 1/2"tab to adhere it closed. The tab will be on the bottom part of the box. (The sides are reinforced to stay firm because of the edges you folded inside the box.)

8.. Attach rubber band diagonally through the punched out notches.

9. Place 4 sticky dots to the bottom of the box or use more red line tape.

10. Press box flat (avoid touching the sticky dots) inside the card. The sticky dot bottom of the box will be towards the open side of the card. It will fold flat towards the center of the card, stretching out the rubber band.

11. Cut 3x3 square of paper. Fold up all the corners to create a square.

12. Attach 4 sticky dots to the bottom of the square, and attach to the top of the box. Add confetti. (You can use your notch scraps for confetti to match your card.

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Cupcake Pattern

I am going to do two patterns today for you. This one is Kathy Logan's pattern. I am so glad I joined that swap. I got the nicest cards and patterns. Enjoy all.
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Windmill Pattern

Here is the windmill pattern, now this is small but really cute done. It will fit in a card envelope well cause the blades on the windmill are big. This is from Dar. Hope you enjoy.
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Friday, August 8, 2008

Dress Pattern

This is the pattern from Loydean's beautiful dress card. Right click on it and save to your computer. It should print to correct size for you.
I got the new SU Catty today in the mail. Thanks Trish! And boy are you all in for a treat. Love a lot of the stamps in the catty and the ribbon is to die for too. This one is so much better than the last one. I didn't get much out of the old one but, this one I will be saving my change for. I already have a wish list. And the more I look the more I like.
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