Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Red, White and Blue Lanterns

Last one for today, I am finding such cute things to bring in the 4th with a bang! Here are some lanterns to add the the stars and pinwheels. Now all you need is red, white and blue, plates and napkins and your set to go. Of course you can't forget the fireworks! Directions for the lanterns are here. Don't forget to get the kids involved in these projects they are easy enough for them to do too.
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Bringing in the 4th of July

Red, White and Blue! We are all getting ready to Celebrate the 4th of July. Bring it in with a bang with these Red, White and Blue Stars! I was surfing the net and found these. What a cute way to decorate for the holiday. You can find directions for this at the Martha Stewart Website. These would go great with the Pinwheels I shared not long ago. Wouldn't these stars be awesome across a deck? Then have your pinwheels on a basket on the table.
Hope you enjoy and I have sparked some holiday interest.
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Piggy Pattern

Sorry been busy working on swaps and forgot to post the pattern. Here is the link to the Piggy, this is such a cute pattern. Please give credit for this to Sara Sandberg. She is the one who created this pattern and was nice enough to let me use it for a swap. She has more patterns too, so check out the rest of her blog here.
I will be sharing another piggy when they are completed that I am doing for the swap. On the ones I am working on I am using pop dots to pop his head so it looks more 3D and also his snout will be pop dotted. I am doing them in a brighter color.
In the meantime check out Sara's place and enjoy her patterns.
Note: You will need to make the pattern smaller to work with our regular card envelopes 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. From what I am told you reduce it with your printer program 20%. I just had someone do it for me I cheated.
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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Here Piggy, Piggy......

Sorry I haven't posted much, I have been sick. They changed some of my medication and I am not doing well with the change. I wasn't doing well without the change either so had to do something. Anyway, trying to give these new meds a chance to work. Cross your fingers that they will work out and I don't have to go through this again.
I am in a Shaped Swap and I found this pattern on the net and fell in love with him. If my hands can hold out I will be making 12 of these little piggies! My aunt and uncle used to be pig farmers so this was the ideal card. One will also go to my aunt who is in assisted living.
I had to adjust the pattern to this template as it was to large to fit in a A4 envelope which is the size of our normal cards. So I will share that with you later. In the meantime I hope you enjoy my piggy.
Supplies needed:
Flannel Background Stamp
Blush Blossom Card stock
Blush Blossom and Black Marker
White Gel Pen
Mono Adhesive
I cut out my pattern and traced onto card stock and cut all pieces out. With Versamark I stamped each piece with the Flannel background stamp. With the Blush Blossom Marker I made his nose holes. And I sponges around each edge of all the pieces so it showed some dimension. Used black marker for his eyes and then added a dash of white gel pen for his eyes to make them glisten. Add the snout to the face and then add face to the body. This card opens up and the head kind of goes back when open. I think it turned out kind of cute for a first try.
Hope you enjoy.
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Monday, June 16, 2008

Origami Tie Tutorial by Connie

Connie has a tutorial on her blog on how to make Origami Ties. She did an awesome job of showing us how to make them. Check it out and try for yourself. They are easy to do with her directions.
Here is the one I made haven't had time to do anything with it yet but wanted to show you that you can make one too, they are not hard.
Check out Connie's blog for her tutorial here. Thanks Connie for the great tutorial. I love having a picture eye view of what the steps are.
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Make your own Dew Drops

Check out Stamps with Heather for a tutorial on how to make your own Dew Drops and save your money for other things. All you need is Crystal effects and re-inkers. How easy is that!
No stamping today but wanted to share somethings with you.
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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Making your own jump-rings.........

Going through my emails I ran across this email of a video on how to make your own jump rings so you can attach your charms to your projects.
Check it out at TV Weekly, you can also do as I do and subscribe to the site and get updates each week. I have gotten some really good video (tutorials) from this website.
I hope you find this site and video useful. Take a look around while you are there.
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BBQ Apron

From storms to sirens going off this week, I haven't been on much. Sirens blared again tonight for about 15 minutes or so. And did a few nights ago. Sounds like some touchdowns near us according to our police scanner and the radio. But nothing real close thank goodness for that. I think we are in for a long summer with many storms and tornado's. So needless to say I have not updated in a week. Been so much going on.
Next week I see the doctor again for RLS Restless Leg Syndrome and to find out what all they are going to do and test now. Sleep Apnea come back as being a mild case so don't need the CPAP machine, thank goodness. Ok enough of that on to the project.
I made this thinking of my hubby and grilling. Speaking of which if the weather permits it would be nice to do that through the week.
Supplies used in this one was:
Night of Navy Card stock
Whisper White Craft Ink
White Gel Pen
Backyard BBQ (retired SU set)
Cut NON card stock into 1/4's out of one sheet you would get 2 aprons as you need the rest for you pockets.
Print out pattern and put on card stock. Stamp as desired. I layered my pockets with mono adhesive. I added faux stitching with my white gel pen all around except for the top of the apron and the top of the pockets.
Added ribbon to the top of it and was going to on the sides but decided it would make a cute recipe card to so didn't add the ribbon along the sides. Just flip it over and with a white gel pen write your recipe or do one up on the computer in the shape of your apron and mount to the back.
I cut out two oven mitts and tucked them inside the largest pocket.
Hope you enjoyed today's project and I will try and do better at keeping my blog up to date.
The pattern for this is from Valita's Blog, thanks for the pattern. Check hers out she made hers into a apron that holds tools for men, cute idea.

Thanks for stopping bye.
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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Double Slider Card

I have been unable to get into my blog for 2 days. I had updated and it messed it up some how so I went back and un-did it. Frustrating!
These cards are fun to make, but do take some patience. Working with those plastic grocery bags is a challenge. They always looked so hard to make until I seen this tutorial on Dawn's Blog.
You might have to click on the cards to get a larger view they didn't show up to big, kind of hard to see.
Anyway, what I used was the following:
Non SU stamp sets, I got this angel set from my friend LuJean. Thanks Lu!!
Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Basic black card stock
Black stitched ribbon
Brocade Blue Ink Pad, Black Ink Pad
Gamsol and Colored Pencils
Plastic Grocery Bag
Red liner tape and mono adhesive
Cutting directions so you don't have to watch the tutorial over and over again like I did before I caught on I didn't have to. LOL
Brocade Blue is cut at 5 1/2 x 11, then scored at 3 1/2, 7 1/8 and 10 5/8
Inside pieces that slide is Whisper White and is cut at 3 1/4 x 5 1/2. You will need two of these.
The plastic bag is cut approx. 1 to 1 1/2 wide by 12. You need it long enough to wrap around the card.
I pop dotted my image to the front of the card.
Hope you enjoy today's project and are able to use the link.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Clothespin Pinwheel

Here is a great idea for doing Graduation Parties or for the 4th of July coming up. I have one started but not finished. Want to paint my clothespin first.
Clothespin Pinwheel these would be cute on many items besides on clothespins. You could use pixie sticks for the kids, straws all kinds of things.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Catch of the Day

I found this pattern on SCS and it was created by Valita, what an awesome card idea for the man/men in your life that loves to fish. Besides the pattern for this being on SCS she also has it and a sample on her blog. Just click on the highlighted words above and it will take you to them.
This is so fun to create and so different than the normal cards. I really enjoyed making this one and love to do different shaped cards. No stamping on this one at all. Of course when I got all done coloring in my fish. My oldest son tells me that I they are Bass and not Trout so I colored them wrong. Well, Who Knew! LOL, to me one fish is the same as any other. So I have Trout colored Bass fish. I am sure the fish don't mind. LOL
Here is what you need to make this awesome Fishing Basket:
More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Gold card stock
Bass Fish Punch (retired SU Punch), Word Punch and Double Rectangle punch
Choc Chip Ink Pad
Chalks for chalking in your fish
Black marker for making the dot for the eye
Pop dots for back of fish
Hemp for hanging fish from
Mesh Embossing Folder
Cut out pattern according to directions on More Mustard card stock. I enlarged mine a little from the pattern so it would fit nicely in a A4 (regular card sized envelope). If you would like to do this also use the Magic Matter Disk Set, I used the largest one.
Once pieces are cut out run though your sizzix or cuttlebug with the embossing folder. With a sponge and Choc. Chip Ink Pad sponge lightly over embossed card stock. Gives it a great two tone effect. Cut a strip approx. 5 1/2 x 1/2" and emboss like you did the main card. Again sponge with Choc. Chip to two tone it. Add your handle to the back of the basket flap.
With word punch and Choc. Chip card stock punch out your leather strap for the basket. With gold card stock cut a 1 x 1 piece and punch with the double rectangle punch. Punch hole through top of this and the bottom middle of the basket flap. Attach with a brad. Attach the flap to the main basket.
Punch out two Fish with your punch. Color in with chalks. Add an eye on each one with the black marker. Pierce a hole through the fish about where the gills would be. Run your hemp though each fish. Add pop dots to the backs of the fish so they stand out from the basket. 3D effect. Tuck under flap of basket as shown on my card.
This turns out so cute and I am sure an man in your life that loves to fish would love getting a card like this.
Hope you enjoyed today's project.
Angel hugs

Monday, June 2, 2008

In Flight--CBC20

This card is quick and easy to make. The dots around everything takes sometime but well worth the affect you get.
This is a challenge card for Chrissy's Blog, she does a Belli challenge weekly, go and give it a try. This week is to use Vellum or Mulberry Paper on your project. I chose to use the Vellum. I embossed my Butterfly on Vellum with black embossing powder and colored in the back with an orange gel pen. You could also use a marker for this. Then I trimmed out the butterfly and used some double sided tape and attached him to my scalloped circle.
Supplies needed:
Whisper White, Basic Black and Only Orange card stock
White Craft Ink Pad
Orange, White and Black Gel Pens ( could also use our SU Markers for this)
Card stock Vellum
Scalloped Circle Punch
Corner Rounder Punch
Touch of Nature Stamp set and Friendship Blooms

Cut basic card from Whisper White. 4 1/4 x 11 fold in half.
Cut Basic Black at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and stamp images on with Craft white ink. Let dry then add to front of basic card. Add white dots with Gel pen all around the edges.
Cut another piece of black at 4 1/4 x 1 1/4 add white dots with gel pen. Stamp verse on left hand side.
Only Orange cut at 4 1/4 x 1 3/4. With a corner rounder punch, punch along long edge all across. Add dots with black gel pen. Mount black piece to this and mount to card about an inch from the bottom. Add white gel pen dots around top and bottom of this piece.
Punch an orange scalloped circle and add black dots with gel pen to each scallop. Center the Vellum butterfly in the middle with some double sided tape.
For butterfly, stamp on card stock vellum with versamark, add black embossing powder, heat set. Cut around. Add just the double sided tape to the body of the butterfly so you can bend the wings and he looks like he is in flight.
Hope you enjoy today's project.
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Sunday, June 1, 2008


Apparently I am into birds this weekend. I did these for my small scalloped circles and squares that are die cuts. They are in little tins and hold them really nice and make it for easy storage.
All I did for these was to rub them on with a Popsicle stick and pull off the backing and I have my decorated tins. Turned out pretty cute huh!
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Garage Sale Finds

I found the most pretty finds at a garage sale today. I also do tole painting so this was a treat to not paint them myself. And to think they was only a quarter each! Gotta love a deal like that. These are off of some type of farm equipment and was sanded and painted. I love the shape. And she did a wonderful job of painting them.
I also found a Home Interior picture of hummingbirds in flight. Rather large I would say about a 24x12 maybe. I love hummingbirds and to get a Home Interior picture for a dollar can't be beat.
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Lilac Planting

We have been so busy planting Lilac bushes. Friday we spent a big part of the day planting 26 or 27 Lilac bushes in our yard. We are trying for privacy and a wind block for winter months. Although we have 44 pine trees in the yard I want something smelling good and that can block and get privacy from. My sister bought me in some bushes from our old property that they bought from us. She even has more so we can do the south part of our land and finish the east side. We got most the east side done with this bunch and a small portion in the front of the yard. It had rained two days in a row before we started planting so the gound was so nice and moist for doing this. I can't wait to get the rest of the property done an them growing big so I can have my privacy in my back yard.

We planted big and small ones, so some is going to take much longer to bush out and be nice. But as you can see we have a good start. I didn't show the long angle of them. I believe we have 15 to 17 along the one side.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too! Angel hugs